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Copper Ancient healing element stops a cold before it starts


a 2-day sinus headache. When her gently in his nose for 60 seconds. CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold went away completely.” It worked shocked! My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” again every time he felt a cold coming Some users say copper stops nighton. He has never had a cold since. time stuffiness if they use it just before He asked relabed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve tives and friends to had in years.” try it. They said it Users also report success in stopworked for them, ping cold sores when used at the first too. So he patented sign of a tingle in the lip. One woman CopperZap™ and put it on the market. said, “I tried every product on the market over 20 years. Some helped a little, Soon hundreds New research: Copper stops colds if used early. of people had tried but this stopped it from happening in the first place.” it and given feedback. Nearly 100 perColds start when cold viruses get in The handle is sculptured to fit the your nose. Viruses multiply fast. If you cent said the copper stops their colds hand and finely textured to improve if used within 3 hours of the first sign. don’t stop them early, they spread in contact. Tests show it kills harmful Even up to 2 days after the first sign, your airways and cause misery. if they still get the cold it is milder and microbes on the fingers to help prevent But scientists have found a quick the spread of illness. they feel better. way to stop a virus. Touch it with Users wrote things like, “It copper. Researchers at labs and unistopped my cold right away,” and versities worldwide agree — copper is “antimicrobial.” It kills microbes, such “Is it supposed to work that fast?” Pat McAllister, age 70, received as viruses and bacteria, just by touch. one as a gift and called it “one of Four thousand years ago ancient the best presents ever. This little Greeks and Egyptians used copper to purify water and heal wounds. Now we jewel really works.” People often use CopperZap know why it worked so well. for prevention, before cold signs Researchers say a tiny electric appear. Karen Gauci, who flies often Sinus trouble, stuffiness, cold sores. charge in microbe cells gets short-cirCopper may even help stop flu if cuited by the high conductance of cop- for her job, used to get colds after used early and for several days. In a crowded flights. Though skeptical, she per. This destroys the cell in seconds. lab test, scientists placed 25 million tried it several times a day on travel Tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show germs die fast days for 2 months. “Sixteen flights and live flu viruses on a CopperZap. No viruses were found alive soon after. not a sniffle!” she exclaimed. on copper. So some hospitals switched The EPA says the natural color Businesswoman Rosaleen says to copper touch surfaces, like faucets change of copper does not reduce its when people are sick around her she and doorknobs. This cut the spread of ability to kill germs. MRSA and other illnesses by over half, uses CopperZap morning and night. CopperZap is made in the U.S. of “It saved me last holidays,” she said. and saved lives. pure copper. It carries a 90-day full “The kids had colds going around and The strong scientific evidence gave money back guarantee and is available around, but not me.” inventor Doug Cornell an idea. When for $49.95 at or tollSome users say it also helps with he felt a cold coming on he fashioned free 1-888-411-6114. sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a smooth copper probe and rubbed it ew research shows you can stop a cold in its tracks if you take one simple step with a new device when you first feel a cold coming on.


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thoughts of spring and a chance to open some windows and get outside with just a light jacket. That day always triggers me into a new frame of mind. I start thinking of getting back into better shape and eating better. By the time you are reading this, I will have completed my annual dietary reset program that I always start in February. This is the second year for my particular program, which was very successful last year. Our March theme revolves around healthy eating. Judith Fertig writes about healthy ethnic food, including recipes from countries around the world. We also explain the functional benefits of six spices you can integrate into your diet. Also, local nutritional expert Dian Freeman provides some food for thought regarding cholesterol. One of the joys of my life is exploring different cuisines and ethnic foods. After 17 years in Texas, Mexican food is at the top of my list, but Japanese and Mediterranean are gaining favor as I explore restaurants all over Northeast Pennsylvania. Hopefully, you will be inspired to expand your own palate and experience the joy of eating healthy flavors from around the world. Perhaps I will see you out and about.

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news briefs

Lyme Disease Conference in Hershey


he International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is collaborating with Pennsylvania Lyme Resource and Drexel University to hold a weekend intensive Lyme conference. It will begin on April 6 with dinner and CME speakers. April 7 features a full slate of scientific presentations and exhibits from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hershey Lodge. NEW FRONTIERS INinclude LYME ANDexperts RELATEDand TICK-BORNE DISEASES Speakers frontline practitioners to foster development of networks Conference Description and Goals: for improved patient care. Topics include the less-recognized manifestations of Lyme and Provide an update on evolving perspectives and April 6&7, 2018 researchtick-borne on Lyme/Tick-borne diseases. other diseases, including neuropsychiatric, cognitive and CNS/neurological The Hershey Lodge Discuss critical challenges in addressing the epidemic of 325 University Drive will enhance knowledge sharing between aspects, including Attendees Lyme/Tick-borne diseases in PA. case discussions. Hershey, PA 17033 Share the latest in diagnosis and treatment strategies. researchers, tick-borne disease medical experts and front-line practitioners, and foster Explore less recognized manifestations of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, neuropsychiatric development ofincluding networks for improved patient care. and cognitive and CNS/neurological with case •

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practitioners, and foster development of networks for improved patient care.

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Target Audience: MDs, DOs, NDs, DMD, DVM, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSW, DC’s and other health care providers.

Belly Dancing Lessons in Whitehall


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ersevere Fitness, in Whitehall, is conducting an eight-week belly dancing course on Wednesdays, beginning at 7:15pm March For more information or to register visit: 28. Surayyah will teach multiple aspects of the beautiful art of belly dancing. Along with learning and refining movements for a dance routine, participants will gain improved posture, muscle tone, body awareness and self-confidence in an upbeat and positive atmosphere. All levels are welcome. Belly dance is a great overall workout for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. It is low-impact. yet raises heart rate and strengthens muscles and bones to gain strength and flexibility evenly in the rib cage, upper and lower back, abdomen and hips. The routines help improve posture, reduce stress, can aid in digestion, stimulate lymphatic function and engage the brain. Also, There is also the added benefit of improved self-esteem and the sisterhood created in learning this dance with others. Surayyah

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reen Drinks, the Lehigh Valley’s premier green networking event, will meet at the Allentown Brew Works on March 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Fegley's Allentown Brew Works. The meeting begins with networking to meet others interested in sustainability, followed by a program, Water, Water Everywhere, at 6:15 p.m. This primer on stream health in the Lehigh Valley is presented by Abigail Pattishall, Ph.D., vice president of conservation at the Wildlands Conservancy. She will give a brief introduction to the basics of determining stream health, and then explain in more depth about the state of our streams. In addition to holding 70 conservation easements throughout the Lehigh river watershed, Wildlands owns and manages nine nature preserves that total more than 2,600 acres and are open to the public. Location: 812 Hamilton St., Allentown. For more information, call Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network President Andrea Wittchen at 610-730-8246 or visit

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Quantum Consciousness Explained

Jim Skelton, MDiv., MEd. is presenting a series at the Institute for Learning in Retirement from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, for nine weeks, March 8 through May 3. on the Cedar Crest College campus The course explores human development as an expansion of consciousness, one that recognizes a reality that is inclusive of self, others and All. It traces the development of consciousness from simpler life forms to multidimensional awareness and depicts self-awareness as an ongoing process of expansion and individuation. Skelton uses meta-physics and quantum physics to illustrate universal consciousness, defining a level of being, where the world and reality is created through thought, words, and action. The nonprofit Institute for Learning in Retirement provides educational programs for seniors in the Lehigh Valley. Membership is open to all retired people and others 50 and older Cost is $30. To register, call 610-606-4666, ext. 3381. Location:135 Curtis Hall. For more information call 215-679-6051.

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Celebrate Food Lifestyles for Patrick's Day


tone Row Pub & Eatery is featuring their signature Shepherd's Pie during the Carbon County St. Patrick's Day Parade celebration March 11 in Jim Thorpe. Stone Row, set on beautiful and historic Race Street, is a plant-forward, meat-friendly restaurant with a selection of carefully curated beer, wine and craft cocktails. The menu is clearly marked to allow guests to make safe choices regarding food allergies, intolerances and general food lifestyle choices. With the inclusion of a children’s menu, there is something for everyone in this unique, casual setting. Live music venues, locally owned artisan shops, scenic train rides, skiing and snowboarding, hiking, cycling and water sports along the Lehigh River, paintball and numerous town-wide festivals and events make a trip to the Pocono Mountain town an adventurous, fun all-day or weekend adventure. Location: 45-47 Race St., Jim Thorpe, PA. For reservations (recommended), call 570-732-0465 or email StoneRowRestaurant@yahoo. com. For more information, visit ad, page 47. March 2018


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he 40th St. Luke's Half Marathon, 5K and Family Fun Walk will take place on April 22— registration is open until March 31. Enjoy beautiful scenery and spring colors as you wind your way through west Allentown and beautiful Lehigh Parkway. The race expo will be held at St. Luke's West End Medical Center, in Allentown, on April 21. A youth run will take place in Lehigh Parkway, in Allentown, also on April 21 The proceeds benefit youth running, scholarships and grants throughout the region. In the past four years, the nonprofit Lehigh Valley Road Runners have provided more than $400,000 to schools, organizations and scholarship recipients throughout the Lehigh Valley as means of promoting and encouraging long-distance running and a healthy lifestyle. Income from the St. Luke’s Half Marathon and 5K are a huge part of that equation. Entry fees are $70 for the half marathon and $45 for the 5K race. The St. Luke’s Youth Run and Family Fun Walk are free. For more information and to sign up, visit See ad, page 17.

Ideal Eyebrows Accentuate Any Look


rtisans Salon and Day Spa has introduced Microblading with Natalie, a semi-permanent tattoo performed specifically on the eyebrows. This procedure is completed by manually depositing pigment into the skin with a hand tool. The unique formation of needles allows the artist to create the

look of real eyebrow hairs. Microblading is a great solution for people that have overplucked their eyebrows or have naturally very thin/light eyebrows and want to accentuate the look of eyebrows on their face. The twostep process includes the first microblading session, followed four to six weeks later after allowing the brows to heal. The follow-up appointment is to make any adjustments to the detail of the brow. It is important to remember that the exact look of the brow is determined six weeks after the second session; the first session is not the finished look. Location: 413 Chestnut St., Emmaus. For more information, call 610965-3148 or visit See ad, page 22.

Open House offers Depression Solution


lue Mountain Psychiatry will hold a Calming Your Mind with Deep TMS Open House from 6 to 7 p.m., March 15, in Palmerton, with Muhamad Aly Rifai M.D. There will be free hors d’oeuvres and beverages, literature, demonstrations on how to decrease depression and increase positive thoughts to enjoy life more. Clinical depression is widespread, and usually treated with talk therapy and/or medication; however, a key clinical study shows

The Time for Effective Pest Control Without Harmful Chemicals


old weather typically reduces the activity of pest populations in homes and businesses, however, early Spring is an excellent time to cut into the life cycle of unwanted pests. Greenway Pest Control offers natural methods to kill and repel invasive insects without using toxic chemicals. Using botanical extracts, special soaps, herbs and other natural treatments to rid properties of pests ensures a healthier home, office or commercial space. As a research fellow at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Greenway founder Daniel Owusuh studied organic agriculture and discovered how much it benefited the environment. After several years working for traditional exterminators trying to affect change in the industry, he decided to apply the principles of organic agriculture to pest control, using a natural approach to minimize the chemicals being put into the Earth. With more than 25 years of experience, Greenway offers certified termite inspections and termite treatment; bed bug treatment, and environmentally friendly pest control using natural insecticides, pesticides and repellants that are safe for children and pets. Rates are affordable with flexible scheduling and prompt, reliable service. For a home or business inspection, call 610395-4941. See ad, page 39.

that more than 40 percent of these patients might not respond to medication as they suffer from a condition called treatment-resistant depression (TRD). These patients need to seek an alternative treatment for their symptoms. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an alternative treatment that has been shown to be safe and effective for those with TRD. Brainsway’s Deep TMS has been proven to be safe and generally well tolerated. The most common side effect is temporary, mild pain or discomfort in the area of the treatment site, which typically occurs only during the first week of TMS treatment. Location: Blue Mountain Psychiatry, 217 Franklin Ave, Suite 106, Palmerton. Please register at 610-826-2320. See ad, page 28.



Spring Cleanse A 21-Day Program with Daily Instruction

Seasonal cleansing offers us a way to clean out old habits and toxins and bring our bodies and minds back into balance. It leaves us feeling lighter, brighter, and more joyful.

Friday, April 6th- Sunday, 8th Cost: $136 if registered by March 2nd; $160 after

In this comprehensive 21-day renewal program, you will receive: • Three, 7-day phases to address every level of your body, mind, and lifestyle • Ebook including 30+ healthy recipes (with a complete shopping guide) • Yoga practices and relaxations to support your cleanse • Tongue scraper, massage oil, and kitchari Local students have the opportunity to attend additional classes

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Ayurvedic Cooking and Cleansing Program in Quakertown

properly designed edible landscape can really bring a property to life; imagine picking fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs from your own back yard. Consider the benefits of a vegetable garden, a bee and butterfly garden, or a backyard orchard. Start planning now by hiring an ecological edible landscape professional. Let this be the year that you realize your gardening goals. Richie Mitchell, owner of Bear Creek Organics specializes in edible landscapes. His forte is developing ecological systems that are rooted in science and centered on his expertise of the local growing conditions. He also is a talented designer and has a knack for creating balance and flow in the landscape. Mitchell sets himself apart from other designers by maintaining an edible landscaping plant nursery custom tailored to the Northeast. You can choose from a plethora of organically grown fruit and nut trees, berry and nut bushes, native perennial flowers and medicinal herbs. Michell asks, “What is the value of having a beautiful foodproducing landscape that really works for you and your land? On the other hand, what is it costing you every year that you don’t get started?”

illery Woods Siatkowski, of Roots and Wings, in Quakertown, will offer an ayurvedic cooking workshop from 2 to 5 p.m., March 17, for those interested in maintaining better health using Ayurvedic principles. During the worship, participants will learn to use diet, spices, and the six tastes and the class will make ghee, kitchari, simple cleansing meals and sauces to prepare for an upcoming cleanse program beginning on April 9. The comprehensive Spring cleansing program teaches balancing yourself with Ayurveda, an ancient healthy living system devised in Indian over five thousand years ago. Monday evening support circles are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to the weekly support circle, the program includes weekly FIR sauna session, ayurvedic spa therapies, and gentle yoga classes geared to all levels. Siatkowski says, “Cleansing is not just about food, it’s also about our thoughts and feelings. Spring is nature’s season to rejuvenate with vital energy. This cleanse will give you the support and tools to establish holistic balance. Each week will be themed around the koshas with recipes and expert guidance.”


For more information or to schedule a free consultation, email Mitchell at See ad, page 18.


Location: 127 S. 5th. St., Suite 150, Quakertown. 4-week cleansing program cost is $319, For more information, call 215-257-5025 or visit See ad, page 9.


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Information About Healing Autoimmunity


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unctional medicine nutritionist Kathy Harrington will speak about the ways that diet impacts our immune system and what we can do to repair a compromised immune system and heal autoimmune disease at 7 p.m., March 22, in Bethlehem. Harrington will explain the functional medicine approach to healing autoimmunity issues. Attendees will learn about the similarities between Hashimoto’s thy-

roiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, irritable bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Lupus and discover the best diet to decrease inflammation and restore balance. The immune system guards against bacteria and viruses. When it senses these foreign invaders, it sends out an army of fighter cells to attack them. Normally, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and our own cells, but with an autoimmune disease, it mistakes part of the body, like the joints or skin, as foreign, and releases proteins called autoantibodies that attack healthy cells. This process can be reversed with proper nutrition. Admission is free. Location: Best Western, 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, PA. For reservations (recommended), call 610-419-3909. See ad page 15.

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Spring Cleanse Begins in April


oondog Yoga, in Quakertown, will offer Kathryn Templeton’s 21-day Big Spring Cleanse, beginning on April 6. Participants receive daily guidance along with three, seven-day phases of instruction to address every level of body, mind and lifestyle; an e-book with more than 30 healthy recipes, a shopping guide, yoga practices and relaxations to support the cleanse, and a home support kit. Templeton, a psychotherapist for more than 30 years and registered ayurvedic practitioner, says, “Seasonal cleansing offers us a way to clean out old habits and toxins and bring our bodies and minds back into balance. It leaves us feeling lighter, brighter and more joyful.” Moondog Yoga offers therapeutic body work, acupuncture and chiropractic care, ayurveda yoga specialist certification and 200-hour yoga teacher training in partnership with the Himalayan Institute as a Yoga Alliance continuing education provider. Cost is $160. Location: 44 Front St., Quakertown. For more information, call 267-3744046. See ad on page 9.


Lehigh Valley Edition

Empowered Light Holistic Expo Returns to Oaks


he Empowered Light Holistic Expo is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 28 and 29. The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. The expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported in a fun way. The April Expo will feature a Shamanic Sound Meditation and Healing Concert with Grammy nominee Dalien, aka 13 Hands, and The True Story of Jesus and Mary Magdalena with Grammy nominee David Young. Jessica DeLuise, founder of Eat Your Way to Wellness, will be a featured speaker, as will Ataana, author, intuitive and energy healer from Nashville. Attendees can experience classes, like yoga, dance, meditation and sound healing, or mini-treatments, such as reiki and massage. Over 50 workshops and lectures are offered over the course of the weekend. Over 150 holistic vendors will be present. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA. $5-$20. Some presentations additional. Vendor space is available. For more information, call 484-459-3082, email Empowered or visit See ad, page 11.

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According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like walking, dancing and gardening, which significantly improve brain volume in the hippocampus region and the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. The scientists studied 876 participants for 30 years and completed a longitudinal memory test of the patients, which were 78 years old on average, and followed up with MRI brain scans. They recorded their physical activity and logged caloric output every week. Two other studies found that any exercise that raises our heart rate and produces sweating for a sustained period will benefit cognitive health as we age. One meta-analysis of 36 studies from Australia’s University of Canberra found that exercise improved cognition by an average of 29 percent for those older than 50; another small group study from Germany’s Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg, specifically showed that dancing benefits seniors’ cognition.



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In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.


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Floating Farm Helps Power UK Needs

Hywind, the first floating wind farm in the UK, is located 15 miles offshore of Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its five turbines with a 30-megawatt capacity will provide clean energy to more than 20,000 homes to help meet the country’s ambitious climate change targets. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says, “The government’s commitment to the development of this technology, coupled with Statoil’s [lithium] battery storage project, Batwind, positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.” Hywind is operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.

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

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


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According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of

marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential.

Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foottall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere.

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In 2015, the World Health Organization labeled bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats with the same carcinogenic label as for cigarettes. According to the Mintel Meat-Free Foods 2017 Report (Tinyurl. com/MintelMeatReport), 28 percent of Britons have now drastically reduced their meat intake. Reasons vary. About 49 percent of those polled that have given up meat or are considering it say they feel prompted by health warnings. Other motivators include weight management (29 percent), worries about animal welfare (24 percent) and environmental concerns (24 percent). March 2018


COMMUNE Speaking our truth is transformative. To be heard, validated and supported is a powerful catalyst of personal growth and supports self-worth. Whenever possible, make time to meet with kindred spirits and share personal stories, wisdom and struggles around the proverbial fire.


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e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.


LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.


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EXERCISE INTUITION Trusting in our intuition is generally discouraged from a young age. We’re taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, definitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. The spiritual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.

CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Often, the qualities that carry our magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these qualities in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.


STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE Let go of anything that does more to limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people, activities and things that produce glowing feelings of inspiration, fulfillment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity. Paige Leigh Reist is a writer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who blogs at




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Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New York at Oswego found that bromeliads absorbed up to 80 percent of pollutants from volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by paint, furniture, printers, dry-cleaned clothes and other household products. Other plants that scored highly for purifying the air of VOCs in airtight container tests were dracaena and spider plants ( In related news, peace lilies have been shown to be effective in reducing airborne ammonia. NASA scientists have discovered that Boston fern, rubber plants, English ivy, devil’s ivy, peace lily, mum and gerbera daisies help clear the air of the formaldehyde often used in insulation, carpeting and particleboard furniture. ( Environmental scientist B.C. Wolverton’s book How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office cites ferns as another good plant for removing formaldehyde from the home. Ferns are nontoxic, making them good indoor plants for pet owners per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Indoor levels of formaldehyde can also be reduced by potting areca palm, amstel king ficus and weeping fig plants, according to The website also cites how dragon tree plants can help remove xylene (used in solvents), trichloroethylene (found primarily in adhesives) and toluene (a solvent and gasoline additive) from the air. Beyond improving air quality, indoor plants also boost ambient oxygen levels, lower mold counts and serve as a natural humidifier and mood enhancer.



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or 30 years, international bestselling author, teacher and speaker Ilona Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to create a more fulfilling life by discovering the power of their consciousness. She’s the author of six books, including Dream Big: The Universe is Listening and The Big Secret, co-authored with Jack Canfield. Her Living from Vision course, available in six languages including Chinese, teaches how to use the power of visualization to tap into our highest potential and deepest dreams in order to manifest miracles.

Born in the Himalayas to German parents, Selke spent her first three years in Afghanistan speaking Persian and German, and then grew up in Germany. She moved to the U.S. at age 20 to study philosophy, where she met her husband and partner, Don Paris. The couple spent 25 years studying and communicating with dolphins in natural waters, experiences shared through her books Wisdom of the Dolphins and Dolphins, Love and Destiny. They split their time between a geodesic dome home on a Northwest Pacific island and the Shambala retreat center they founded in Bali.

What is key to manifesting our dreams and desires? It’s a four-step process. First, form a clear description in your mind, positively framed and based on your passion. No matter how big the dream, if you are behind it heart and soul, you will manifest miracles. Next, imagine the scenario as if it has already happened. The third and most



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vital step is to feel the feeling of your fulfilled wish as if it has already manifested. Fourth, create a metaphorical image that represents the feeling. By applying this method, our clients have manifested a desired pregnancy, funding for an overseas orphanage and redemption of a suicidal teen. In the latter case, the young man went on to focus on his dream of learning jazz piano well enough to play benefit concerts for children being treated for cancer.

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Our talents are what we love to do, what we are good at. Yet our deeper purpose actually is to shine more light and share more love. That is the common true root to our purpose. My suggestion is to read books that share success stories from those that are living on purpose and provide step-bystep instructions on how to get there.

Personal goals and inner purpose are not always aligned for everyone. However, when you take time to become aware of your deepest dreams, you may find that a part of your purpose is embedded in them. Be aware that many people confuse their larger life purpose with their talents.

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Which universal principles are at work behind manifestation? We live in a conscious, interactive universe, and it is listening. Our Western scientific mindset may not support the idea, but thousands of years of mystical teachings, as well as new understanding via quantum physics, teach that the observer is an intricate part of what appears to be solid matter. In practice, it means we can communicate intentionally with the universe. When we learn to do so, it responds to us.

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ew words today can bring about more discussion and debate than the word “cholesterol.” The discussion generally centers around how high or how low one’s personal cholesterol levels are, while the debate generally addresses the best way to lower those numbers or even on how to eliminate cholesterol altogether. Such discussions and debates are based both upon misinformation and the lack of information about the value of cholesterol to the body. Why do we have cholesterol in the first place if it is so bad? Surely the design of the human body, one that has thrived for tens of thousands of years, is not as flawed as we are led to believe. The brilliance of that design is being second-guessed by those in medicine who continually attempt a re-design. Common sense should tell us that if cholesterol weren’t needed for human survival it would not have been part of the human design in the first place. Modern medicine’s concern is to lower cholesterol levels without understanding and treating the cause of why cholesterol might be

high. This action often lowers cholesterol to levels below its ability to fulfill its various functions for the health of the body. The liver produces cholesterol at a rate dictated by the body’s need. When toxins are present in the blood stream the liver manufactures Low Density Lipoproteins, LDLs, (often called “bad cholesterol”) and sends them out into the blood stream to attach to the toxins and bind to them so that the toxins will be unable to cause damage to the body. The HDL, High Density Proteins, known as “good cholesterol,” is then sent to sweep up the toxin-loaded LDL so it can be cleared out of the body by way of the liver and bowel. Toxins eliminated, LDL levels can then return to normal. Thus, a high LDL level can be indicative of a high toxicity level in the body. This is a situation best alleviated by the natural clearing processes of the body. Other valuable services performed by cholesterol include the patching of cracks in arterial walls. Arteries are lined with muscle that must remain flexible for proper circulatory function. When the body

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


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

Traditional Japanese

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

South Indian

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


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


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

Garden-to-Table Italian

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

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


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


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

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


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2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems 1½ tsp coarse kosher or sea salt Measure the peas into a medium-size saucepan. Cover with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them in-between fingertips. Drain and repeat three to four times until the water, upon rinsing the peas, remains fairly clear. Measure and pour 4 cups of water into the pan and bring it to a boil over mediumhigh heat. When some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it. Add the potatoes and turmeric to the peas, stirring once or twice. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover the pan. Stew the mélange, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, but still firm-looking and the potatoes are cooked, 20 to 25 minutes.

Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups

1 cup yellow split peas 1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes  ¼ tsp ground turmeric  2 to 4 dried red cayenne chiles (like chile de arbol), stems discarded  1 Tbsp coriander seeds  1 tsp cumin seeds  1 medium-size tomato, cored and diced 

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While the peas and potatoes cook, preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan feels hot (a palm held close to the bottom usually feels the heat within 2 to 4 minutes), sprinkle in the chiles, coriander and cumin. Toast the spices, shaking the pan very frequently, until the chiles blacken and smell smoky-hot and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell strongly aromatic (nutty with citrus undertones), 1 to 2 minutes.


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

2 Tbsp capers packed in vinegar 2 Tbsp wine vinegar 2 tsp natural sugar, optional 1 Tbsp pine nuts Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Pasta: ¾ lb farfalle or penne pasta 1 can tuna packed in olive oil, drained (optional) 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan 2 Tbsp julienned fresh basil leaves For the caponata, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook over medium-high heat, for 15 minutes, until lightly browned, mixing often. Remove the eggplant with a slotted spoon and add the onions and celery to the skillet. Lower the heat and sauté, stirring occasionally. When the celery is tender, in about 10 minutes, add the tomatoes. Cover and continue to cook, mixing the vegetables together, for 10 minutes more. Add the eggplant. Drain the capers and soak them in cold water for 15 minutes. Rinse and blot on a paper towel.

Pasta with Caponata Try adding a sliced avocado or a can of tuna fish packed in olive oil. Yields: 4 servings Caponata: 2 Tbsp olive oil ¾ lb eggplant, peeled and diced (about 2 cups) 1 celery rib (about ½ cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped (about ½ cup)

In a small pan, heat the vinegar and natural sugar together. As soon as the mixture boils, add desired amount of capers and pine nuts, then salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 minute, and then add to the eggplant mixture. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

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

Garlic (Allium sativum)

“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic supports heart health,” says Rosalee de la Forêt, a

clinical herbalist and author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition tracked the blood pressure of 79 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and found that the mean systolic blood pressure of those consuming two 240-milligram capsules of aged garlic extract a day for 12 weeks significantly decreased compared to those taking one capsule or a placebo.

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

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

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

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in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum)

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

Paprika (Capsicum annuum) A common spice added to Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian cuisine, paprika is rich in natural carotenoids (the orangey pigment in many plants with antioxidant power) and capsaicin, both of which may decrease mortality from chronic illnesses. Another benefit of this capsaicincontaining spice is its ability to control appetite. In research published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, participants that consumed red pepper spice had a slightly higher core temperature and energy expenditure after a meal than the control group. The study further suggested that those that consumed capsaicin-containing spices like paprika ate fewer calories per day and had less interest in food. “Paprika is a great salt alternative, too,” says Roy. “Too often, people think they are craving salt, but they aren’t. They are craving flavor, and paprika gives a nice kick to chili, salad, grilled cheese and so many other foods.”

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that this spice also worked in al-

leviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms. Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer in Northwest Georgia (


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il pulling has recently become a popular homeopathic method for treating a variety of ailments, many of which affect the oral cavity. The practice began in India 3,000 to 5,000 years ago when the world’s oldest health care system known as Ayurveda evolved. Ayurveda is derived from a Sanskrit word that means arising from two roots: “Ayur” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge.

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Ayurveda’s life knowledge uses herbs, plants and spices to connect the body, mind and spirit with nature. Oil pulling is a powerful detoxifying technique mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita, where it is claimed to cure 30 systemic diseases in the body. Ayurveda recommends oil pulling and oil gargling to purify the entire system, as it holds that each section of the tongue is connected to different organs such as the kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, small intestines, stomach, colon and spine. For this reason, holistic practitioners typically include a tongue diagnosis in their initial patient evaluation because changes in the tongue reflect stressed and diseased organs in the body. But, how do the organs get stressed initially? Diet, lifestyle and environment play a big role, as do mineral deficiencies, heavy metal excesses and the health of the teeth. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tells us that our teeth are part of acupuncture meridians that provide a flow of life-giving energy to different organs. So, for example, the upper lateral incisors sit on the meridian that supplies life-giving energy to the ovaries. If the maxillary lateral incisors become infected or has root canal therapy, the life giving flow of energy to the ovaries stops and diseases like cancer can be the result. Another example is the upper first molars. They sit on the stomach meridian, which includes organs like the stomach, liver, kidneys, pancreas and breast. Therefore, an upper first molar that’s infected or had root canal therapy would be like a circuit breaker that’s off. The energy would stop flowing in the stomach meridian and the stomach, liver, kidneys, pancreas and breast would be more susceptible to disease. Keeping the teeth healthy is key in creating health in the rest of the body. Oil pulling detoxifies and keeps the teeth healthy so the meridians can remain open and supply their life-giving flow of energy to the body’s organs. What exactly is oil pulling? It involves holding a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and “pulling” it between the teeth for up to 15 minutes to get both oral and systemic health benefits. Typically coconut oil, sesame oil or sunflower oil is used to swish around the mouth because they’re antibacterial and suppress disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. The daily practice of oil pulling has been shown to lead to significant decreases in oral bacteria, microorganisms in the plaque, gum disease, bad breath and can naturally whiten teeth. A gentle swishing, pushing and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that’s required.

The growing popularity of oil pulling can be attributed to the fact that it’s costeffective, easily accessible and uses organic ingredients. It’s a great adjunct to brushing and flossing that helps detoxify the system and keeps the teeth and gums healthy. Oil pulling can be especially helpful to those who have braces. The braces prevent the toothbrush and floss from reaching most areas of the teeth, so after a couple of years, patients can sometimes find they have a mouthful of cavities. Oil pulling can reach those areas that the toothbrush and floss can’t. Also, people with a strong gag reflex often find that brushing their back teeth can cause an uncontrollable gagging response. As a result, their molars in the back of the mouth don’t get cleaned, plaque accumulates, bacteria flourish and cavities and infected teeth are the result. Oil pulling can be a great solution because it prevents plaque and bacteria from accumulating, prevents cavities and reduces gingivitis. Gingivitis is inflammation in the gums and impacts 75 percent of Americans. It is characterized by bleeding in the gums when brushing or flossing and can lead to tooth loss. Numerous researchers have found that oil pulling works just as well—if not better—than chemical synthetic mouth washes and significantly reduces gingivitis, making it a much safer alternative. Coconut oil has an advantage when used in oil pulling because it predominantly contains medium chain fatty acids of which 45 to 50 percent is lauric acid. Since lauric acid has proven anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, its use in oil pulling could be very beneficial in eliminating both gingivitis and tooth decay. A 2014 report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that treating gum disease leads to better overall general health in the body. Researchers have consistently shown that oral bacteria and inflammation in the mouth are linked to heart attacks and dementia. Being that oil pulling significantly reduces the amount of bad bacteria and inflammation, it can provide a simple solution to health problems that plague many Americans. While oil pulling can create an ideal oral environment for the teeth, it’s of

utmost importance to have enough of the right minerals inside you to create and maintain strong teeth, gums and supporting bone structures. For example, silicon is a mineral that the body needs to strengthen the gums and supporting bone, but the vast majority of people are deficient in this vital mineral. Another mineral that most people are deficient in is magnesium, which helps the teeth and bone absorb calcium. So by combining today’s modern technology that measures the mineral content in

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While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of change. Instead, start from where they are, based on an expressed emotion. Reflect this with words, a hug or a gesture. Thoroughly accepting how a child feels doesn’t necessarily imply agreeing or sharing the same view, but it does release them from having to show how bad they feel. So when a child says, “I feel like I’m in jail,” resist the urge to say, “Are you crazy?” Rather than try to steer them off their course, go in the direction of their swerve to help direct them back to their best self. The key is to normalize the experience without minimizing it. Exhibiting too much good cheer means they have no choice but to be grumpy to get their point across. Introduce the idea of choice: “Your thoughts are making you feel really bad. I wonder if there is something different we could do.” Don’t oppressively correct them with the right answer; it makes a child feel bad for being wrong.

Step Two: Relabel Instead of being led down a thorny patch lined with terrible impossibilities and accusations, we might steel ourselves to remain calm, get some distance or take our thoughts with a grain of salt. Relabeling begins with noticing a familiar ring to a child’s thoughts and distress; like us, they can also learn to recognize when “Mr. Negative” appears. Then they’re better prepared for discussion. As parents, when we learn to predict, “Yep, I knew my negative thinking was going to jump to that conclusion,” we can decide to choose other interpretations.

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Step Four: Optimize and Rewire When a child is thinking negatively, their thoughts stall, their strengths and resources lock up, and their energy, motivation and hopefulness are drained. Try different settings or perspectives on the specific problem the child has identified and choose the version or interpretation that works best for them, one that is the least damaging, most accurate and gets their system moving in a new direction.

Step Five: Mobilize to Be the Change When we can’t think our way out of a mood, we can move ourselves out of it. Like picking up the needle on a skipping record and putting it down elsewhere, doing something active helps the brain engage in something enjoyable until our nervous system recovers. Thoughts, like a windup toy with its wheels against a wall, can keep spinning fruitlessly in place until manually turned in a new direction. Redirecting differs from distracting ourself from negative thoughts. Distractions play hide-and-seek with negativity; eventually, it will find us again. The master plan in caring for a child calls for us to first dismantle the power of whatever perspective is bullying them, correctly value ideas and then focus on what matters most. Whether we’re accepting or dismissing thoughts that suggest themselves, either way, we’re the boss because thoughts have only the power we give them and we are equipped to let them float on by or to amend, correct or replace them. Psychologist Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her many books include Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking. For more information, visit March 2018


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

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


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


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

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“We encourage people to make their own sprouts. It’s easy to get quality seeds for legumes or grains from Whole Foods, or,” says Ann Brooks, president of the all-volunteer Phoenix Landing Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina. They provide educational activities and facilitate adoption of birds, from parakeets to macaws. Sprouts from the store can be risky, because of bacteria, she cautions. “If not growing your own, the only one I recommend is the organic crunchy mix from Be sure to get the freshest date possible.” “One of my favorite sprouts is mung beans, because they appear in two days or less. Birds like the crunch,” says Brooks. “Sprouts are safe to leave in the cage all day because they are live foods.”

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Full Moon Release - Join us for a release exercise to let go of negativity. Bring a ceramic mug or fireproof container. Dress for briefly going outdoors. Event ends with a full moon meditation and door prize winner. 7pm. $10. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP to 610-838-5463

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Brain Health & Restful Sleep: Intro to Effortless Meditation™ − Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended meditation technique is a key for self-care. Gain relief from - insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog and more. 7:00 – 8:15 pm, FREE, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610.670.6700

What Will Your Crystal Be for 2018? - We will discuss crystals, their healing properties, and how to charge and cleanse them. Amy will guide you through meditation and help you choose a crystal to work with this year. Time: 10:30a-12:00p. Cost: $20. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP to 610-838-5463

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Empaths: Protect Your Energy – Empaths will receive spiritual help. You’ll learn to manage & conserve precious energy & cut unwanted energy cords from people who “drain” you. Time: 5:30p-7:00p. $29 in advance/$39 at the door. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at www.ksgifts. com or 610-838-5463

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Sacred Names - How is a sacred name different from your birth name? This workshop explores the naming process in spiritual work, whether you have already found a name you like or are just wanting to explore another name. 7pm. $29. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at www.ksgifts. com or 610-838-5463


Stone Row Pub & Eatery and St. Patrick’s Day – In Jim Thorpe. A special Irish-themed menu complete with Shepherd’s Pie and the backdrop of a festive weekend in Jim Thorpe! Plant forward. Meat friendly. Flexible with sensitivities. Celiacs welcome. Family friendly. 570-732-0465, 45 Race St, Jim Thorpe. Brain Health & Restful Sleep: Intro to Effortless Meditation™ − Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended meditation technique is a key for self-care. Gain relief from - insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog and more. 9:00 – 10:15 am, FREE, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610.670.6700

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Stone Row Pub & Eatery and St. Patrick’s Day – In Jim Thorpe. A special Irish-themed menu complete with Shepherd’s Pie and the backdrop of a festive weekend in Jim Thorpe! Plant forward. Meat friendly. Flexible with sensitivities. Celiacs welcome. Family friendly. 570-732-0465, 45 Race St, Jim Thorpe.


savethedate METABOLIC RESET WEBINAR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 * 6:30PM No matter what your health challenge, chances are these recommendations are going to help support you in taking your health to the next level. Receive a nutrition outline to help support your body in reducing inflammation, supporting digestive health, and to converting your body to a fat burning metabolism. Learn about the most advanced herbs and food sourced supplements to help support your health. 6:30pm. Free with RSVP. Call to register: 570-283-0111.

Hellertown Rocks Painting - Join us in painting Cooking with Essential Oils – What’s for kindness rocks, which will be used to spread kind- Brunch? Hands on cooking class with easy recipes ness and delight all around Hellertown. 2-4pm. using essential oils. Class taught by Kim from “Cater $5 includes supplies. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water To Me”. $20 includes tasting, recipes, and handouts. Ad5:30pm. Proof #1 - April 2011 Issue Street, Hellertown. RSVP at or Herbs To Your Success, 64 S. Main St., 610-838-5463 Nazareth. RSVP to 610-365-8996 or HerbsToYour awake n i n g s ®


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THURSDAY, MARCH 15 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 Dallas Wellness Center, 4048 Freemansburg Ave, Easton.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 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 mini-consultation with Gwen Ward ND. $80. Health Habits Natural Foods Store on Rt873 Schnecksville. Call 610-767-3100 to schedule.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 How the Body Works – Learn about medical modalities that are noninvasive and not usually available in main stream medicine. Looking for underlying causes alleviates many common ailments of aging and tough medical conditions that appear chronic. Make the connection for yourself. 10am1pm. Maulfair Medical Center, 2970 Corporate Court, Orefield. 610.682.2104 Mandala Making – For you “I’m not creative” types, this is your workshop. You’ll create a unique, colorful, and symmetrical mandala with June, The Mindful Maven. 12:30pm. $49 Pre-Registration Only. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at or 610-838-5463 Balance Yourself with Ayurveda – Diet, Spices, Recipes and the six tastes. Forget die-it, embrace life, live it! So let’s get cooking. We will make ghee, kitchari, simple cleansing meals and sauses to prepare us for the upcoming Cleanse of the Koshas in April. 2pm. Roots and Wings, 127 S. 5th St, Quakertown. RSVP to 215-257-5025. Overview of Chinese Traditional Medicine – Learn how to use the 14 major Chinese herbal formulas that help to balance the Meridians of the body following the ancient ideology of Acupuncture with Nutritionist Dian Freeman. 11am-1:30pm. $50. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave., Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Dowsing Beyond Duality – Learn how to use the pendulum to access inner wisdom, go beyond its traditional use to divine “yes” or “no” answers, and how it can be used for divination, healing and manifestation. 2-4:30pm. Dian Freeman. $50. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave., Suite 202, Morristown. RSVP to 973-267-4816. info@ Working with the Fairies - In this workshop, learn about fairies and how they help us throughout our journey. Share stories about how the fairies have worked and engage in a guided mediation. Do you have fairy energy about you? Come and find out. $20. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown, RSVP at or 610-838-5463

SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Yin Yoga & Ayurvedic Brunch – Celebrating Spring! Karen Klubertanz & Michelle Costantini. Join us for a morning to relax, refresh and renew with Yin Yoga and an Ayurvedic Brunch of seasonal vegetables, grains & spices. 11am-1 pm, reg. by 16th, $20 pre-reg., $25 at door, Twin Ponds Center, email:

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20 Hormone Health with Herbs and Spices – Taste hormone balancing teas and lattes, know your plant allies, what is a hormone disruptor. $20 includes all supplies and samples. 5:30pm. Herbs To Your Success, 64 S. Main St., Nazareth. RSVP to 610365-8996 or

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 Brain Health & Restful Sleep: Intro to Effortless Meditation™ - Greg Schweitzer. This physician recommended meditation technique is a key for self-care. Gain relief from - insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog and more. 7:00 – 8:15 pm, FREE, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 610.670.6700

Sacred Symposiums – A roundtable discussion & potluck dinner. What is your past trying to teach you? Every 3rd Wed @ 7pm, discuss spiritual or metaphysical topics. Free. Bring a covered dish. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at or 610-838-5463

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Working with the Spirits of the Land - Called the Fey, they give the land depth, helping us find balance and purpose in a chaotic world. Learn how to work with these powerful beings in a safe, effective way. 7pm $29. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at or 610-838-5463

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recommended meditation technique is a key for self-care. Gain relief from - insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, fatigue, brain fog and more. 9:00 – 10:15 am, FREE, Twin Ponds Center Pre-register 610.670.6700 Sonic Awakenings: A Healing Retreat – Meg Deak. Immerse yourself in sound vibration through toning, vocal play, overtone chanting, singing bowls and drumming. Free the parts of yourself that need to be voiced, heard and healed. 9am-5pm, $125, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Pre-register 610-504-4830. 60-Minute Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation – Relax as June plays crystal singing bowls during meditation. Short meditation followed by an hourlong vibrational sound bath. 10am. Doors open at 9:45am. $29 in advance/$39 at the door. Bring mats & pillows. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at www.ksgifts. com or 610-838-5463

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 Belly Dancing Series Start – Surayyah will teach you aspects of the beautiful art of bellydance. Along with learning movements for a dance routine, you will get improved posture, muscle tone, body awareness and self confidence in a positive atmosphere. All levels welcome. 8 Weds @ 7:15pm $89. Persevere Fitness, 3690 Lehigh St. Whitehall. Call 484-995-6029 to register.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Create Your Own Fairy Garden - In this fun workshop, we will get our hands dirty creating a portable fairy garden which can be displayed in or outdoors. $50. You must preregister for this event with a non-refundable $25 deposit. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at www.ksgifts. com or 610-838-5463 Full Moon/Blue Moon Release - Join us for a release exercise to let go of negativity. Bring a ceramic mug or fireproof container. Dress for briefly going outdoors. Event ends with a full moon meditation and door prize winner. 7pm. $10. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. RSVP at www.ksgifts. com or 610-838-5463

SUNDAY, MARCH 8 NY Style Salsa On2 Series – Ellie Valera has performed in NYC, PA and local colleges and universities. 6-week session Sundays. No exp or partner nec. Call 484-554-4975 or email EllieValera@gmail. com for times. RSVP required.. $90/ wks. Persevere Fitness, 3690 Lehigh St, Whitehall.


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CLEANSE OF THE KOSHAS MONDAYS APRIL 9 - 30 • 6:30PM Cleansing is not just about food, it’s also about our thoughts and feelings. Spring is nature’s season to rejuvenate with vital energy. The Koshas are layers of matter and consciousness. This cleanse will give you the support and tools to establish holistic balance. Each week will be themed around the koshas with recipes and expert guidance. Your fee includes weekly FIR sauna sessions, ayurvedic spa therapies, gentle yoga classes and weekly support circle. $319. Roots and Wings, 127 S. 5th St, Quakertown. RSVP to 215-257-5025.

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sunday Sunday Services – Metaphysical and nondenominational. Rev. Lloyd Moll, Pastor - Unique Sunday services 10:30am. All welcome! St. John’s Church of Faith, 607 Washington St Allentown. 610-776-7211 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. $10. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463 Kindred Kids Meditation – We invite you to our weekly kids meditation practice. This 30-minute session teaches children and basic yet effective skills for managing energy, strengthening focus and concentration. $5. 10-10:30am. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463. Walking Meditation - Sitting in a fixed position is not a requirement for meditation. During this onehour session, June - The Mindful Maven - will guide attendees through various styles of still and moving meditation techniques. Last Sunday of the month at 5pm. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463 Co-Dependent Anonymous – CoDA is a 12-Step Fellowship of men and women with a common purpose to recover from codependence. The only requirement for membership in CoDA is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. 7pm, Unity Church, 26 N. 3rd St., Emmaus. Call 610-737.-354 or visit

monday 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 concerns by exerting pressure to reflex areas encouraging improved instruction to every part of the body. 1701 Union Blvd, Allentown. 267-424-4549.


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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 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 Yin Yoga, Levels 1-3 – Karen Klubertanz. Embrace the balance of effort and surrender in gently supported poses. Learn deep breathing to release tension and support feelings of relaxation. A complimentary practice for all yoga students.7pm, $15 drop in or 8 classes/ $88, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-register 484-554-4601

tuesday Dosha Balancing Yoga – Choosing the right movements and sequence gives the student a practice with purpose. In the winter our movements are focused on building heat and opening the chest. Asana informed by Ayurveda with a purpose to heal, transform and deepen self-awareness. 9:30am. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025

Bellydance Cardio Drills – Learn and practice bellydance moves & combinations in a fun & upbeat environment with Surayyah. Shimmy away calories, build stamina, confidence & muscle tone. All Levels welcome. Work your entire body. 6:15pm, $9. Persevere Fitness, 3690 Lehigh St. Whitehall. 484-995-6029 Healthy Aging Chair Yoga – Applying the principles of alignment make this a dynamic and effective way to experience yoga with support. Gain confidence in your body, move with awareness, and achieve the deep peace and relaxation that moving mindfully can give you. 11am. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025 Dosha Balancing Yoga – Choosing the right movements and sequence gives the student a practice with purpose. In the winter our movements are focused on building heat and opening the chest. Asana informed by Ayurveda with a purpose to heal, transform and deepen self-awareness. 6pm. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025 Sacred Symposiums – Discussion & Potluck Dinner - Every 3rd Wed at 7pm, we discuss different spiritual, inspirational, or metaphysical topics. Please bring something to the table. Free. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463 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.

Free Meditation Circle – The 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, 7 pm to 8:30 pm. 2024 Lehigh St., Allentown, PA (across from Bennett Toyota). Enjoy a relaxing time & experience different types of meditation. See for more info. Like us on FB.

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.

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

LV Lyme Support Group – 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

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

thursday Open Hearts to Narcotic Addiction – Grief support for parents/survivors of heroin overdose. Kainoa’s Ohana Foundation. Monthly meetings will be held last Thursday of every month, in the studio at 7pm. 11390 N. Delaware Dr. Bangor. Questions contact: Tibetan Heart Yoga – Embody ancient movements from the Tibetan masters. Learn new ways to focus your mind and apply the teachings to your life. This month’s practice will focus on the bhandas, keeping and moving vital energy. You will feel connected, balanced, focused and fabulous! 9:30am. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025 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.

friday Tai Chi Easy™ − Barbara Kopystecki. Join our Practice Group to activate the healer within so your natural healing capacity can work with your body and mind to heal whatever physical or emotional condition that interferes with your wellbeing. 11:15am-12:15 pm., $88/8 classes, Twin Ponds Center, Pre-reg. 610-888-8600 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 Ojas Building Restorative Yoga – Support natural immunity and systemic vitality. Create a new weekly ritual for releasing stress. Jin Shin Jyutsu self-healing holds are used in concert with supportive restorative yoga postures. This gentle practice will leave you feeling like yourself and ready to enjoy the weekend. 6pm. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025 Healthy Aging Chair Yoga – Applying the principles of alignment make this a dynamic and effective way to experience yoga with support. Gain confidence in your body, move with awareness, and achieve the deep peace and relaxation that moving mindfully can give you. 11am. Roots and Wings, 127 S 5th St, Quakertown. 215-257-5025

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 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.

saturday 60-Minute Crystal Singing Bowls - June will play her crystal singing bowls for an hour as you meditate in the peaceful atmosphere. Begins with a short, quiet meditation. Every 4th Saturday at 10am. Please bring your own mats, cushions, and pillows and water. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 W. Water Street, Hellertown. 610-838-5463 Beginners Bootcamp – Start your journey now for a healthier you with a fun mixture of higher intensity moves to target a full body workout. Get moving in the right direction with us. ALL levels of fitness are welcome! 8:30, $6. First class is FREE. Persevere Fitness 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall 484-282-0442 Hatha Yoga - Join Michele Beha of OmBelvidere Yoga for an all levels class focused on breathing, alignment and mindfulness. 8am. The Community Center@Belvidere, 301 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ. See facebook – the Community Ce nter at Belvidere for more information. Chair Yoga – The very popular Om Belvidere Chair Yoga is perfect for those recovering from injury or with limited movement. 10am. The Community Center@Belviderre, 301 Second Street, Belvidere, NJ. See facebook – the Community Center at Belvidere for more information. Bootcamp – Start your journey now for a healthier you with a fun mixture of higher intensity moves to target a full body workout. We ALL need to start somewhere, begin your new chapter with us. ALL levels of fitness are welcome! 8:10-8:50am. $8. Persevere Fitness, 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall. 484-282-0442 Pound Fitness – Sweat, Sculpt and Rock with POUND, the fastest growing fitness phenomenon inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of drumming. POUND is a full body cardio jam session. Class is modified for ALL levels. 10:10-11am, $6. First class is free. Persevere Fitness, 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall. 484-282-0442 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 Good Shepherd Allentown




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Traditional acupuncture practiced in an open setting. Effective for treating acute sprains/strains, pain (chronic, arthritis, low back), headaches (including migraines), allergies, depression, digestive issues, support for lifestyle changes, infertility, PMS, anxiety, stress and much more. Personalized treatments for your physical, mental and emotional health delivered at a flat rate of $25. M 12:30-5:30, Tu 8-5, W 8-12, Th 1:30-6:30, F 8-1, Sa 8-12.


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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 15.


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Ronak Balani, DDS 2600 Newburg Rd., Easton, PA 18045 610-252-1454

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 39.


Brad Barnoski, CHHP Macungie, PA 717-503-8576 • 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.


Megan Morse Serving Lehigh Valley 707-776-6699 Are there areas of your life of your life that you would like to improve? I can help you balance and harmonize the energy of your home and office, ignite romance, increase wealth, analyze the Qi before purchasing a new home, sell a home, improve your health, attract more travel opportunities. Individual consultations or host a Feng Shui party or class.


1121 Graham Street, Fountain Hill, PA 18015 610-868-4840 •

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 34.


Marcella Hilferty, CPHI, CH, MBA Forks Township, Easton, PA 18040 610-248-2358

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 20.

LIFE COACH MICHAEL TARAS, DMD, FAGD, FIND, CDC, NMD, IBDM. 2900 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18103 610-432-1320

As the Lehigh Valley’s only Holistic Dentist, Dr. Taras focuses on the safe removal of mercury fillings using ozone, chelators, bio-compatible fillings, and more. With additional degrees as a Naturopathic Physician, in Nutrition, and Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine, Dr. Taras has both the decades of training and experience to remove mercury fillings safely. Cerec dentist, IAOMT, ANMA, and CDC. See ad page 37.


Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, FACP, FAPA, FAPM Chief Psychiatrist and Internist Offices in Easton, Palmerton and Stroudsburg. 484-546-5060 Offering Brainsway Deep TMS an National Institute of Heath developed, FDA cleared, non-invasive treatment for Treating Depression that is covered by most insurances. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is an alternative treatment that has been shown to be safe and effective for those with Treatment-Resistant Depression when medication is not reliving symptoms or produces negative side effects. See ad page 28.


618 W Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-2044

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.

ONE OF A KIND PERSONAL COACHING 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 30.


Nicos C. Elias, Supervisor Allentown, PA 610-433-2200 • 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.


Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center Greg Schweitzer 628 Twin Ponds Rd., West Lehigh Valley 610-670-6700 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.

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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.


Family Physician, Board Certified Thermologist Serving Bethlehem, Easton and Fogelsville • 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 36.


Conrad Maulfair, D.O. 2970 Corporate Court, Suite 1 Orefield, PA 18069 • 610-682-2104 •

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 14.


NATURAL HEALTH LOSAGIO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER LLC Mark D. Losagio, DC, DIBCN 1220 Illicks Mill Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-865.-8155

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 35.


Dr. Jonathan Tompkins 2591 Baglyos Circle Suite C-44 484-821-0818

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 56.


Fisher, NTP – Pasquale, NTP 801 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 610-419-8881

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! See ad page 11.

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 38.


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Tina Stashko, PhD, MIfHI Emmaus, Pa. 18049 610-965-8132

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 15.

NUTRITIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Nicholas Theodorou ND 5 Stonecroft Drive Easton, PA 18045 610-258-1894

“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.


Gale Maleskey, MS, RD, LDN Offices in Bethlehem and Breinigsville 610-625-5990

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.


Naturopathic Doctor and Nutritionist 888-234-7685

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Dr. Roger became a nutritionist and later a Naturopathic Doctor after learning that many people can and have cured themselves using nutrition and herbs as their healing products. Today through the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, he prepares students to pass their nutritional counseling certification requirements. See ad page 12.


Dian Freeman, MA, MHHC Private Nutritional Consultations, Classes, Nutritional Certification Course Morristown, NJ • 973 267-4816 Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman has a private practice in Morristown, NJ, she teaches a six-month nutritional certification course and has certified over 700 graduates in Holistic Health over the last 14 years. She also practices frequency biofeedback, teaches 1-day classes and lectures widely. See ad page 25.


Persevere Fitness, LLC 3690 Lehigh Street Whitehall, PA 18052 610-762-8447 Persevere Fitness is a unique studio with intimate class sizes for every level of fitness. Paula is a certified Pound and Urban Bootcamp instructor. She is also a Black Belt in Taekwondo. POUND is an exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates- inspired movements using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered as Ripstix. See ad page 11.


1901 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 610-253-2251 Dr. Kaplan is a Board Certified podiatrist with over 30 years experience. Our office feature state-ofthe-art technology including laser treatments for fugus toenails and shockwave treatments for heel pain. Dr. Kaplan emphasis is on non-surgical approached to all types of food and ankle pain. See ad page 23.


Mountain Top, PA Anthony V Wojnar D.D., RMT, OBT 570-706-6680 Our main focus is Reiki, a Spiritual practice which promotes physical, emotional and spiritual healing. We offer Certification in Reiki 1 thru Reiki Master/Teacher Usui and Tibetan Style. Reiki and Reiki/ Shiatsu sessions and, also a monthly Reiki Share. Dr. Anthony received a Master/Teacher attunement on Kurama Mtn. Japan, the birthplace of Reiki. CEU’s for Massage Therapists. Member IARP., ICRT.

REFLEXOLOGY METTA RELAXATION CO. 618 W Broad Street Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-2044

Reflexology is an applied pressure on reflex areas in the feet and hands that represent a specific organ, gland, or body part. The nerve pathways are stimulated, thus restoring a balanced, healthy body.


Lorraina J. Telepo, Founder 1701 Union Blvd, Allentown, PA 18109 267-424-4549 Part of an overall health enhancement program. An exercise pressure is applied to reflex areas, formed by 7,200 nerve endings in each hand and foot, encouraging improved instruction to each and every single gland, organ and part of the body, thus persuading the body to biologically correct, strengthen, and reinforce itself.


701 West Union Blvd, Suite 2 Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-894-1246

Counselor and educator specializing in sexuality, trauma, and chronic pain utilizing NLP and mindfulnessbased approaches. Learn easy, quick techniques to move towards healing your life and relationships by reprograming your nervous system’s response to stress and pain. “Breathe. Believe. Be.” Anything is possible!


188 Shiloh Court, Whitehall 484.695.8265

ROLF METHOD OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION highly effective hands-on approach for improving posture, alleviating chronic pain, increasing energy level, and enhancing flexibility through restoring your body to its natural state of alignment. Enjoy moving freely again! Board Certified Structural Integrator CM and Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. See ad page 20.


Bethlehem, PA 18015 (570) 871-3930

Changing your life can be scary and daunting. Working with someone takes the fear out of doing it yourself. Through holistic healing techniques, talk therapy, Reiki, mindfulness, and your guides and angels, change can be easy and empowering. Working with Jen, you can manifest your dreams, create hope, and begin living the life you desire on purpose with purpose!


Serving Bethlehem, Easton and Fogelsville 856-596-5834 A Board Certified Thermographic Technician has imaged thousands of patients for many types of health concern and administers outreach thermogram assessments in several eastern PA centers regularly. A Holistic Health Counselor and is a member of the American Asso-ciation of Drugless Practitioners. A founding partner of Health Through Awareness in Marlton, NJ, a cooperative wellness center that provides a variety of alternative services to facilitate healthy living including nutrition and lifestyle counseling, Reiki, thermography, and biopuncture. Liesha. See ad page 36.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE KIM’S HEALING CENTER 1223 Butler St Easton,PA 18042 610-253-7044 Offering traditional Chinese healing therapies such as acupressure massage, reflexology, herbal foot soaks, detoxification, traditional cupping, and tui-na. Also detoxification protcols using Infra-red sauna nd ion detox foot baths. Large selection of Chinese herbal teas, herbal supplements and hearbal heating pads for pain. Serving the area for over 20 years. Mention this ad and get an initial cupping session for just $20. See ad page 45.

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COURSES HypnoBirthing® Classes – The Mongan Method, of childbirth education is an amazing program that teaches you and your birthing companion in five, 2 and a half hour classes the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more natural and comfortable way. Call 570-730-9963 for schedule. Peace and Healing For Women, 134 Broad St, Stroudsburg. Chakra Energy Course Online – A 10-week online course. The first webinar is free and limited. One participant will win a scholarship covering cost. This course will cover the entire Chakra Energy System and crystals, meditations, and daily rituals associated with each chakra for awakening, balance, and enlightenment. $249 for the entire course or $39 per session. Sacred Space. To attend the free webinar, go to Hypnosis Training Course – Classes forming for National Guild of Hypnosis-approved Banyan Hypnosis Certification Super Course with 5-PATH and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis techniques. For more information, call 610-248-2358. Childbirth Classes – Now booking private sessions, groups and childbirth classes! Visit or call 484-373-9990 for more information!



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Classical 5 Element Acupuncturist – Jean Louise Collins retiring. I will be available to consult with you for referrals or any questions for a couple of months. I have many adventures ahead as an artist, teacher, story teller, and most importantly a disciple of Christ. God Bless. J.L.Collins M.Ac., Lic.Ac. 610-317-6064 Group & Individual Supervision for LPC/LCSW licensure – Dr. Alexandra Milspaw offers group supervision for those seeking licensure towards their LPC or LCSW on Mondays 9am-10am, $50/ person. Individual supervision is also available, $50/30-minutes. Email dramilspaw@4dcounseling. com to register for group supervision. I Answer Questions – JD Aeon, Astrologer. 610 570 0777 or In-Home Hair and Nail Services – All services available for homebound Men and Women. Call 484-860-5894

PRODUCTS Ionic Detox Foot Bath – Aqua Ion Chi Cleanse model FB401-E Purchased at $300. Used twice. $250 610-762-9922 Crystal Tones Singing Bowls – Classic & Alchemy for meditation & vibrational healing. Also offering personal vibration testing. Contact Anthony at Life Holistic Center, 570-706-6680 or See more at Sprouted, Organic Grains and Flour – Pathways Holistic Center, Emmaus. 610-966-7001 Teaonic Supplements – Delicious, ready to go, brewed herbal tea supplements, specially created to nourish the body at a cellular level. Pathways Holistic Center, Emmaus. 610-966-7001

SPACE TO RENT Unique Event Rental – Victorian home rental in the Poconos for workshops, meetings, private parties & other events. Custom rates to suit your needs. Call 570-443-7777. A Peaceful Sacred Place – Provides a serene atmosphere for yoga, meditation, lectures, workshops, or classes. Hourly, half day, or whole day rentals available. Sliding scale pricing available. Sacred Space, 45 W. Water Street, Hellertown. Contact June at 610-838-5463 for more information. Quakertown office rental space available, approximately 769 square feet. Rt. 309 Windowfront exposure. Great for Holistic practitioner. 267-718-6444. Attention health-care professionals! Twin Ponds Health Center, a highly diverse holistic health center, offers a unique lease opportunity. Schedule a tour of the site. 610-395-3355

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