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By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to hit 10 billion, and food production will need to increase by 70 percent. Traditional farming won’t be able to keep up. Lisa Dyson, who holds three degrees in physics, including a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston, knows the reason: ubiquitous carbon dioxide. This byproduct of burning fossil fuels is a known culprit in the pace of climate change. Dyson is revolutionizing the way protein is made. Several years ago, she and colleague John Reed came across NASA reports from the 1960s and ’70s that discussed using microbes to recycle carbon dioxide aboard spacecraft. “We were fascinated by their research. We wondered if we could develop a similar technology that would enable us to recycle carbon dioxide into valuable products here on Earth,” Dyson says. Their startup, Kiverdi, uses microbes to transform carbon into bio-based products in special bio-reactors similar to the giant urns used to brew beer. This year, they’re commercializing a new process to transform CO2 into protein powder. The end product, Planet+Protein, is packed with essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. 10

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The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is in the process of implementing a neartotal ivory ban. It can’t happen soon enough because elephant populations continue to dramatically decline. As recognized by the parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species last September, “Countries with domestic ivory markets that contribute to elephant poaching or the illegal ivory trade should take all necessary legislative, regulatory and enforcement measures to close such markets as a matter of urgency.” Any legal ivory market leads to a parallel illegal market because ivory from recently killed elephants can be made to look like old ivory, which is legal in many countries, through processes like chipping, staining and cracking. The UK has long played a role in the international ivory trade. During the colonial era, more than a million elephants were killed to feed British demand for everything from ivory ornaments and piano keys to billiard balls and cutlery. Much of that material remains in the UK today, fueling the market. Trade data indicates that the UK is still the world’s largest exporter of legal ivory, most of which goes to Asian destinations like China and Hong Kong.

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Serious concerns have surfaced about food transparency, and people are asking questions. Documentaries like Rotten urge consumers to think twice about the origins and ingredients of their food, but answers are not always readily available. In addition to environmental concerns like long-distance transportation, people are worried about food recalls and safety. FoodLogiQ’s software solution creates “farm to fork traceability”, welcoming companies across the industry to participate, with approximately 7,000 having registered so far in some 100 countries—including Whole Foods, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Carl’s Jr., Subway, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Panda Restaurant Group. Information provides useful details such as where the food was harvested, whether pesticides were used, where the food traveled and how it was processed. FoodLogiQ Chief Marketing Officer Katy Jones suggests this is an important moment of change in the food industry, saying, “Food companies are embracing global standards to increase efficiencies and build a foundation for traceability and supply chain visibility.”


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McDonald’s plans to reduce greenhouse emissions from their restaurants, corporate offices and supply chain by more than 30 percent by 2030. They’re the first restaurant chain with goals backed by the Science Based Targets initiative. The company expects to decrease its total emissions by more than 150 million tons. AB InBev, the parent company of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser beer, has ambitious plans to purchase electricity only from renewable sources for its worldwide operations in seven years. The first step includes Bud Light. The goal is for all operations in the company’s 12 Budweiser breweries across the U.S. to be powered by renewable energy. Budweiser plants outside the U.S. will also switch to all-renewable energy, with all products planned to transition by 2025. The new status will be denoted by the label “100% Renewable Energy”.

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Saudi Arabia intends to host the world’s largest solar project. “It’s a huge step in human history,” says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. “It’s bold, risky and we hope we succeed in doing that.” Solar power is a logical choice for the country. Its capital, Riyadh, averages 8.9 hours of sunshine a day. The nation is also projected to be severely impacted if climate change raises global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. According to Climate Action Tracker, if the global temperature rises 3 to 4 degrees Celsius, 75 percent of the country would be excessively arid by the end of the century. According to the most recent data available from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia produces 13 percent of the world’s oil and currently obtains 60 percent of its electric energy from petroleum.

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Turtle Turnaround Hatchlings Return to Mumbai Beach After 20 Years

At Versova Beach, in the Indian coastal city of Mumbai, local volunteers have stepped up to finally clean up a shore covered in ankledeep trash and waste. The United Nations described the transformation as the world’s largest beach cleanup project ever, and the work has been rewarded with serious environmental progress. For the first time in 20 years, Olive Ridley sea turtles have hatched at Versova. The turtle is currently classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature because of environmental pollution. They’re the smallest and most common sea turtle, but all species are threatened by human encroachment and pollution. Lawyer and conservationist Afroz Shah says, “I had tears in my eyes when I saw them walking towards the ocean.” Local ecologists say it’s possible the Olive Ridley turtles have been nesting on the beach without anyone noticing, but capturing this momentous occasion is a huge boon to the volunteers, which have encountered some resistance via harassment and bureaucracy.

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Plastic Bag Deterrents Working in European Waters

A new study shows that there are significantly fewer plastic bags on the seafloor since a number of European countries introduced fees on them, according to a 25-year study from the UK government’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). Researchers saw an estimated 30 percent drop in the number of plastic bags in waters around Norway, Germany, northern France and Ireland. “It is encouraging to see that efforts by all of society, whether the public, industry, non-government organizations or government, to reduce plastic bags are having an effect,” says Thomas Maes, a marine litter scientist at CEFAS. “We also observed sharp declines in the percentage of plastic bags captured by fishing nets trawling the seafloor around the UK compared to 2010, and this research suggests that by working together, we can reduce, reuse and recycle to tackle the marine litter problem.” October2018


Knitting Releases the Blues


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Structured music lessons significantly enhance children’s cognitive abilities, including language-based reasoning, short-term memory and planning, while reducing inhibition, leading to improved academic performance, report researchers from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In the study, 147 Dutch 6-year-olds were divided into music, visual arts and control groups, and monitored for two-and-a-half years. The children in the music group sang, listened to music and played an instrument of their choice one to two hours a week during regular classroom time. Compared to the control group, they demonstrated improved verbal IQ and reasoning skills, and a greater ability to plan, organize and complete tasks, as well as improved academic achievement. Children given structured visual arts lessons showed improvements in visual and spatial memory compared to the control group.


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Knitting can alleviate the blues, slow the onset of dementia and distract from chronic pain, according to a survey published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Eighty-one percent of respondents described feeling happier after a session of needlework. In another study, researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital found that the act of knitting lowers heart rates by an average of 11 beats per minute, eliciting a state of relaxation similar to that of yoga. A Mayo Clinic study found that crafts like knitting and crocheting also reduce the chance of developing mild cognitive impairment by 28 percent. In a University of British Columbia study, 74 percent of 38 women with the eating disorder anorexia reported that it lessened the intensity of their fears and thoughts and cleared their minds of eating disorder preoccupations. In a survey of 1,000 members of the British group Knit for Peace, one in five respondents reported that knitting reduced their arthritic pain.


Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have found that receiving music therapy can significantly lessen a patient’s need for opioids and other painkillers after invasive surgery. The researchers tested 161 patients; 49 in the music group and 112 in a control group. After their surgery, both groups were offered painkillers intravenously at doses requested by the patient. Of those engaged in music therapy, 86 percent avoided the painkillers, compared to only 26 percent of the control group.


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Bats by Randall Jarrell A bat is born Naked and blind and pale. His mother makes a pocket of her tail And catches him. He clings to her long fur By his thumbs and toes and teeth. And then the mother dances through the night Doubling and looping, soaring, somersaulting — Her baby hangs on underneath. All night, in happiness, she hunts and flies. Her high sharp cries Like shining needlepoints of sound Go out into the night and, echoing back, Tell her what they have touched. She hears how far it is, how big it is, Which way it’s going. She lives by hearing. The mother eats the moths and gnats she catches In full flight; in full flight The mother drinks the water of the pond She skims across. Her baby hangs on tight. Her baby drinks the milk she makes him In moonlight or starlight, in mid-air. Their single shadow, printed on the moon Or fluttering across the stars, Whirls on all night; at daybreak The tired mother flaps home to her rafter. The others all are there. They hang themselves up by their toes, They wrap themselves in their brown wings. Bunched upside-down, they sleep in air. Their sharp ears, their sharp teeth, their quick sharp faces Are dull and slow and mild. All the bright day, as the mother sleeps, She folds her wings about her sleeping child. “Bats” is from The Complete Poems, by Randall Jarrell. Copyright © 1969, renewed 1997 by Mary von S. Jarrell. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC. October2018


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Quakertown Nutritionist Guides Toward Natural Health Solutions by Sheila Julson


hen Jon Holznagel was diagnosed with lung cancer, he didn’t want to accept the answers provided by his oncologist. “I’m a firm believer in knowledge and understanding, and using all-natural products,” he says. He steadfastly stuck to his beliefs, and eight months after the diagnosis, his oncologist couldn’t find any traces of cancer. Holznagel, known as Dr. Jon to his customers at To Your Health Natural Foods, grew up during the mid-century when TV dinners and processed foods were becoming mainstays in American diets, but his family remained true to organic, whole foods. Holznagel fondly recalls

many family trips to Penns Creek, Pennsylvania’s longest limestone stream and a popular fishing spot. Near Penns Creek was Walnut Acres farm, where Holznagel’s father frequently purchased organic produce for the family. Holznagel remained interested in nature and earned a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture in 1966 from Delaware Valley University. But like many youth during the 1960s, Holznagel’s plans came to an abrupt halt when he was drafted by the United States Army to serve in the Vietnam War. After he was honorably discharged, he worked for a landscaper in Bucks County for 28 years as an estimator and supervisor.

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“I got burned out and was ready to change careers,” he says. “That’s when I want back to school.” He studied nutrition through Clayton College of Natural Health, a distant learning school that was based in Alabama. “I earned a Ph.D. in nutrition from their program and started a business so I could provide a natural food store to my local community.” Holznagel opened To Your Health Natural Foods in 1995. He stocks high quality vitamins and supplements from smaller, specialized vendors such as Whole Earth & Sea, Nordic Naturals and EuroPharma, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their popular Terry Naturally Curamin contains curcumin, a property of turmeric that can ease joint inflammation. As people prepare for the upcoming cold and flu season, Holznagel has seen an increased demand for vitamin D and elderberry products, which he says boosts the immune system. “Maintaining good health all comes down to the immune system,” he advises. He provides personalized nutrition counseling and enjoys talking to customers about maintaining balanced diets. He credits To You Health’s success to Sylvia, his wife of 44 years who served as Community Blood Director of the local American Red Cross chapter for four decades, as well as his store employees that are trained in holistic areas such as aromatherapy and integrative physician therapies. He feels


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that the experience and sense of community his staff exemplifies helps set To Your Health apart from big-box stores. “We have the knowledge to guide people in the right direction, because there can be 35 products that all do the same thing, but people need to select the one product for them, without wasting money. Some stores have a dollar set value goal they like to hit with each of their customers, but we don’t do that here. Sometimes customers don’t buy anything, but we give them nutritional counseling and they later return and become lifelong customers.” To Your Health also carries natural health and beauty aids, and refrigerated items such as probiotics and specialty health juices like noni that aren’t available at larger stores.Although To Your Health had a larger food selection when Holznagel first opened, competition from larger supermarkets and online shopping has caused him to shift focus to vitamins and supplements. To stay competitive, he runs sales and offers store coupons through direct-mail advertising. Tangible, real-life results keeps Holznagel motivated to educate people about maintaining good health through natural means. At age 75, Holznagel feels great and is living proof of the power of holistic health. To Your Health is located at 212 N. Weston Blvd., Quakertown. For more information, call 215-538-3480 or visit Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.


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Youths Step Up to the Global Challenge Fresh Hope for a Troubled Planet by Linda Sechrist


ecognizing that it might be too late by the time they are older, many young people are already acting collectively and across partisan aisles on everything from climate change and the environment to gun control, gender equality, social justice, education and politics. Initiatives include creating solutions for the global water crisis, serving as global ambassadors, training for public speaking and leadership, organizing youth summits, marching for causes, planting a trillion trees, participating in United Nations (UN) programs, inventing a new educational system, lobbying legislators and seeking political office. 18

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Girl Up!

Angie Jiang, a 2018 graduate of Madison West High School, in Wisconsin, is a first-year student at Columbia University, in New York. Deploying her social impact and debating skills, this Chinese-American woman articulates her opinions on sustainability, environmental awareness, immigration and gender issues in public radio interviews and lobbies for policy changes in Washington, D.C. She’s one of 80,000 girls in some 100 countries that have been trained by the UN Foundation’s Girl Up initiative to help lead the movement for gender equality; Jiang currently serves as its 2017-2018 teen advisor. “Within our current political climate, it is

sage: “To everyone here today, know this. We are America’s future… So let’s not be afraid to shape it… We must be the voices of a generation, leaders for others and advocates for ourselves. Why shouldn’t we be the ones to end worldwide hunger, to make a breakthrough in medical science, to protect world peace or to put people on another planet? We are the generation that will do all these things. Why not start now?” In addressing environmental issues, Sonneborn supports a tax on carbon emissions, Vermont’s commitment to uphold the standards of the Paris climate agreement and renewable energy incentives. In Kansas, where six teenagers are running for governor, Tyler Ruzich’s campaign theme is, “A Republican for the Next

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Institute (ECI), a nonprofit that empowers global youth to engage with sustainability issues. Today, the New Jersey resident serves as its president, and is passionate about why investing in the education of children is significant. As just one example, “Amazonian children are teaching their parents about how deforestation impacts climate change,” says Patel. A degree in environmental law and policy at Vermont Law School, in South Royalton, and expertise in environmental education, curriculum development, field research and community outreach has helped Patel to assist in developing lesson plans for ECI Water Schools. Community groups and schools are mobilized to evaluate the health of rivers and provide basic training in good health habits.


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Generation.” This Shawnee Mission North High School senior has serious concerns and ideas to make his state a better place to live, learn and work. A well-prepared orator committed to public service, Ruzich is reaching younger voters on issues of voter registration, school funding, taxation, guns, immigration, agriculture, equal rights and job growth. On the Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien syndicated TV show, Ruzich said he believes his campaign is stimulating 18-to-25-yearolds to get involved in mid-term elections, which typically draw fewer voters.

Brandi Kneip’s family in Stuart, Florida, didn’t object when the 18-year-old decided to spend her college savings establishing a JAR dry goods store that fosters reusing and recycling materials to decrease or eliminate trash. Customers can buy what they need by dispensing pasta, herbs, spices, flour and other products into their own reusable jars or purchase glass containers to take home. JAR also carries eco-friendly household items. “I want my impact on this Earth to be like footprints in the sand. For a second, the Earth knows you are there, and when you move along, the waves wash them out or the wind blows them away. I’m so thankful for this big, green-blue planet, and I’ll strive every day to make more people notice the beauty it holds,” says Kneip.

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Felix Finkbeiner, a German student, started Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007, when he was only 9. “It’s an amazing organization run by young people,” says Patel. Inspired by the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, Finkbeiner expanded Maathai’s original concept of a billion plantings to the Trillion Tree Campaign. To date, it’s seen 15 billion new trees in 190 countries under the guidance of the U.N. Environment Programme. Speaking at an Environmental Systems Research Institute Conference, Finkbeiner said that beyond planting trees, children involved in the initiative have delivered presentations in schools and rotary clubs, and engineered sit-down meetings with mayors, local government officials and even

presidents of countries. Several have spoken before the UN General Assembly and national parliaments, urging them to address the climate crisis.

A Revolution in Education

After graduating from Beijing University Affiliated High School, Jason Wang, 18, postponed college for a year and visited the U.S. and Europe looking for the best practices in education. When he returned, he was in no hurry to enter college, but rather to develop the curriculum for Beijing’s Moonshot Academy, which opened in January with 30 students from 14 to 16 years old. Turning traditional methods of education on its ear, Moonshot Academy students are accepted based on their learning ability, independent thinking skills and capacity to turn ideas into action, rather than standardized test scores. Students learn through personalized experiences that enable them to practice and demonstrate core competencies to face the challenges of the future. “Research shows that by the age of 39, today’s average high school graduate will have had nine different jobs, half of which have not been invented yet. Artificial intelligence has changed the playing field. We can’t keep educating kids in the same way,” says Nancy Riehle, executive director of the Creative Academic Network Scholastic Foundation that supports the academy.

Time’s Up

Inspired by the January 2017 Women’s March, Jamie Margolin, a 16-year-old student at Seattle’s Holy Names Academy, October2018


If not us, then who; if not me and you Right now, it’s time for us to do something. ~Do Something by Matthew West, singer/songwriter Maryland; Zanagee Artis, 18, a logistics director from Clinton, Connecticut; and Kibiriti Majuto, 20, of Charlottesville, Virginia, originally from the Democratic

Republic of the Congo. They jointly developed the organization’s platform. “It’s our generation that is going to be impacted the most by the effects of accelerated climate change that we are causing. This march is a launch. We’re not done,” says Margolin. At a pivotal time in which many theorize that our nation lacks the ability to coalesce around a great enterprise to solve existing problems, it appears that those doing the calculating have not factored in the millions of motivated young people as critical decision makers. It may be that their imagination, energetic drive, passionate self-confidence and “no borders” cooperation paves the way to a brighter future for all. Not waiting for the torch to be passed, young people are seizing it and acting now, no longer naively thinking that there will always be enough time tomorrow. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Connect at

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conditions, obstetrics and gynecology. We also learn to perform minor surgical procedures.” Chiropractor Tom Hyland Robertson, of Whole Chiropractic Healthcare, in Odenton, Maryland, notes, “To limit chiropractic to two categories of traditional and integrative isn’t accurate. There are almost as many specialists among doctors of chiropractic (DC) as among medical doctors (M.D.). There are chiropractors that specialize in pediatrics, veterinary, orthopedics, internal medicine, neurology, radiology and other areas. Integrative chiropractic uses as many tools as possible from the realm of each doctor’s training.”

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son care to an integrated harmonious level. “Research shows that patient outcomes are far better with a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare needs,” says Herb. “Offering a variety of specialties like physical therapy, sports medicine, nutrition and natural pain relief in my practice means patients receive the care and amount of time they need. They are not limited by what I personally can offer or have time to provide.” Many chiropractic facilities nationwide employ acupuncturists and therapeutic massage therapists, offering diverse treatment options like functional medicine and cryotherapy—ice therapy—versus traditional heat therapy. Robertson provides complementary treatments ranging from nutrition to physical therapy and yoga because he has found it is important to incorporate multiple treatment philosophies, examining the same problem from different angles, saying, “Chiropractic integrates many safe modalities found to be more effective than opioids, for instance.” He notes that early chiropractic was actually integrative, with its founder, Daniel David Palmer, promoting a healthy diet and calmer lifestyle a century ago.

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an Buettner’s book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in the improved well-being of residents. “Add more years to your life and more life to your years,” says Nick Buettner, vice president at Blue Zones LLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the founder’s brother who spoke with us. “The people around you, the

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The five original Blue Zones are Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japan; and Sardinia, Italy. places where you work, live and play, and the social norms in your community have an impact on your health.” The original U.S. pilot project in 2009, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, is a prime example. Instead of widening a main thoroughfare and raising the speed limit,

Act Intentionally – “People that feel they have a reason to get out of bed in the morning tend to live seven years longer than those who just go through the motions,” says Buettner. A strong sense of purpose defines quality of life. Eat Healthy – Enjoy the benefits of a plant-based diet. One cup of beans a day adds three to four years in life expectancy. Plant a garden to grow fresher, pesticidefree food. Eat meat an average of five times a month and in small-portioned stir-fry, soups and pasta. Consume fewer calories. Drink wine in moderation. Check out Maintain Relationships – “If you have fewer than three friends, it’s the equivalent of smoking for 20 years,” Buettner maintains.

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the city widened the sidewalk and created a path around nearby Fountain Lake, offering safe exercise for bikers, joggers and walkers. The Hy-Vee grocery increased its health market section from two to seven aisles, leading to a 130 percent rise in related sales, and added a Blue Zones checkout lane for healthy grab-and-go options. City workplaces now offer quiet rooms and fruit instead of candy; one business converted a garage to a pickleball court.

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“Growing old in place and staying at home instead of a retirement or nursing home is easier to accomplish when you have a social network.” Meet regularly with friends.

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strength, cardiovascular and flexibility training is key to maintaining a great libido and continual excellence in sexual function,” affirms Dr. Jeffry Life, author of The Life Plan: How Any Man Can Achieve Lasting Health, Great Sex, and a Stronger, Leaner Body and owner of The Life Center for Healthy Aging, in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Testosterone—a hormone that plays a significant role in lighting our “fire” and keeping it lit—can be enhanced by adding workouts with weights. “Strength training can boost testosterone, which may boost sex drive in both women and men. For men, I recommend lifting weights and doing push-ups. However, it’s important to note that too much intense exercise or strength training may have the opposite effect, and actually reduce the desire to have sex,” says Mansour. In addition to a daily exercise program that includes cardio and flexibility exercises, Life concurs, “Thirty to 60 minutes of strength training three to four times a week is ideal.” According to a review published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, yoga may increase both male endurance and female response. “Yoga turns off our sympathetic nervous system, the part that keeps us in ‘fight-or-flight’ response. Inversions like the shoulder stand help to harmonize hormones, supporting a well-balanced sex drive,” explains Pam Medina, owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park, New York. “We need to feel attractive, and yoga can help us to accept the body as a sacred vehicle for the soul.” No matter the age or condition of the body, a more satisfying sex life and better self-image is possible through feeling fit. Life reminds us, “Check with your doctor before taking up an exercise regimen, and know that maintaining a healthy body can give us essential ingredients for a great sex life well into our 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.” Maya Whitman is certified in bodywork and clinical essential oil therapy. October2018


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Since the American Medical Association’s recent suggestion that hospitals consider providing plant-based meals for patients, perceptions are shifting. Holistic Cardiologist Joel Kahn, in Ferndale, Michigan, began teaching plant-based diets to heart patients in 1990, and has subsequently seen hundreds of them avoid invasive and surgical procedures, as well as show less evidence of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and hypertension. “Many of my patients have decreased or eliminated the otherwise lifelong ‘jail’ of prescription drugs. They learned that disease reversal, not management, is the goal,” says Kahn. Supermarkets across the country are stocking meatless products like plant-based burgers. Many athletes and bodybuilders that have switched away from eating meat attest to improved results by tapping into plant power. People of all walks of life, including seniors, have

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DONNA KARAN on Fashioning Healthful Change by April Thompson


s a style icon, humanitarian and pioneer of conscious consumerism, Donna Karan has elevated fashion to a platform for change throughout her career, using her celebrity status to raise funds for AIDS research in the 1990s and more recently venturing into alternative health care. Karan’s first collection under her signature label DKNY, which debuted in 1985, aimed to dress women in comfortable, professional clothes that embraced and flattered the female form. The brand was built on women’s strengths, rather than insecurities; her iconic 1992 “In Women We Trust” ad campaign depicted the inauguration of a female president. Her latest multidimensional Urban Zen project (UZIT) supports cultural

preservation, compassionate health care and education. The affiliated brand integrates luxury and sustainability with multicultural traditions and modern trends in a multifaceted line of clothing, accessories and beauty care products. UZIT fuses Eastern healing techniques and Western medicine in a patient-centric model intended to foster calm in the midst of the stress and chaos of illness. The complementary therapies program was born out of Karan’s challenging period serving as a caregiver during her late husband’s struggle with lung cancer. Karan is a member of the Coty Hall of Fame and recipient of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Glamour’s Woman of the Year award.

How has your fashion style and philosophy changed over the course of your career?

For me, fashion has always been about “dressing and addressing.” It all started when the AIDS epidemic broke out in the late 1980s, and the fashion community came together to launch Seventh on Sale to raise funds and awareness for the disease that was taking the lives of so many talented designers. Now more than ever, we must address such issues. My philosophy and purpose has always been inspired by cultures, creators and artisans from all corners of the world, connecting past, present and future. I launched the nonprofit organization Urban Zen to create a community of change through philanthropy and commerce. I want consumers to be aware that their purchases provide the power to help others in need.

How is the UZIT program enhancing health and well-being?

UZIT came about after witnessing the ones I loved suffer and going through their experiences by their sides. Launched in partnership with yoga instructor Rodney Yee, the program has trained members of collaborating healthcare and yoga communities in the healing modalities of yoga therapy, reiki, essential oil therapy,

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nutrition and contemplative care. The goal is to change the healthcare system by bringing care back into health care. Rather than just treat the disease, we need to treat patients, their loved ones and their caregivers. We also must express care for the doctors and nurses that are part of the story; they need gentle care every bit as much. We are all on this journey together. Therapists at centers such as the University of California, Los Angeles, rehabilitation unit have seen results with patients suffering from stress, claustrophobia, headaches and back pain through these techniques. Many patients report feeling more relaxed, sleeping better and experiencing less pain and anxiety than they had ever experienced with medication.

Do you see some positive trends in fashion today?

More people are paying attention to sustainability in fashion today than ever before, and more designers are using materials and fabrics that respect people and the planet; for example, by using quality materials that endure. Recycling fabrics and materials is one way to contribute to sustainability. We work with the Apparent Project, which recycles cereal boxes to make beautiful necklaces, as well as with Paula Coles, who makes bags out of T-shirts.


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Can fashion effect social change in the world?

I view fashion, design and style all as platforms for conscious change. I use fashion to raise awareness and inspire change in the areas of well-being, conscious consumerism and integrative education. Today, there is a greater emphasis on preserving our world cultures and maintaining the authenticity that comes from traditional artisans and artists. A collaborative mentality of “we” is far healthier than one of “me”. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at October2018


Sleep is an Important Component of Overall Health


by Ken Manzo

e all may have trouble sleeping on occasion, but healthy sleep is vital to our health, so finding solutions for sleeplessness is very important. Here are some tips that may help. Try to sleep only when you actually feel tired, instead of spending too much time awake in bed. Train your body to sleep well is to go to bed and get up at about the same time every day, even on weekends and days off. This regular rhythm will make you feel better and will give your body something to work from. If you haven’t been able to get to sleep after about 20 minutes or more, get up and do something calming or boring until you feel sleepy, and then return to bed and try again. Avoid doing anything that is too stimulating or interesting, as this will wake you up even more. Avoid consuming any caffeine for eight hours or nicotine (cigarettes) for at least four to six hours before going to bed. These substances act as stimulants and interfere with the ability to fall asleep It is best to avoid alcohol for at least four to six hours before going to bed. Many 38

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people believe that drinking alcohol is relaxing and helps them to get to sleep, but it actually interferes with the quality of sleep. Try not to use your bed for anything other than sleeping and sex, so that your body associates your bed with sleep. If you use your bed as a place to watch TV, read, eat, work or pay bills, your body will not learn this connection. Avoid taking naps during the day so you are tired at bedtime. If you absolutely need a nap, make sure it is only 20 to 30 minutes. A short nap can help to improve mood, alertness and performance Get adequate exposure to natural light. This is particularly important for individuals that may not go outside frequently. Exposure to sunlight during the day, as well as darkness at night, helps to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Many people that struggle with sleep watch the clock too much. Frequently checking the clock during the night can increase wakefulness and cause worry and reinforces negative thoughts. Taking a hot bath one to two hours before bedtime can be helpful because it

will relax you and raise your body temperature, causing you to feel sleepy as your body temperature drops again. Research shows that sleepiness is associated with a drop in body temperature. Regular exercise is a good idea to help with good sleep and good health, but avoid strenuous exercise within four hours of bedtime. A morning walk is a great way to start the day feeling energized. A healthy, balanced diet will promote good health. Some people find it distracting if they feel hungry at bedtime, so it may be helpful to have a light snack, but a heavy meal just before bed can interrupt sleep. It is very important that the bed and bedroom are comfortable, quiet and dimly lit or dark for sleeping. A cooler room with enough blankets to stay warm is best. Make sure you have curtains or an eye mask to block out early morning light and earplugs if there is noise outside your room. Often a “white noise” or relaxing sound machine or a fan can make the bedroom more relaxing. If you have tried all these tips and can still not get a good night’s sleep, a natural non-habit-forming sleep aid may be the solution. Key ingredients to look for are Melatonin which has been shown in several studies to be very effective in helping induce and maintain sleep in both children and adults with insomnia; 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) which is converted in the brain to serotonin an initiator of sleep and L-theanine, a unique amino acid found almost exclusively in tea plants (Camellia sinensis). When these supplements are taken together, they exert synergistic effects to relax, calm, and promote restful sleep without sedating. They will also not cause daytime drowsiness, or the other problematic side effects of the prescription and over-the-counter sleeping pills. Consult a physician if you are taking antidepressants. Ken Manzo is a Milford PA - Based Pharmacist and the formulator of Somnaid™ a health sleep supplement containing an optimal proportion of Melatonin, L-Theanine, and 5-Hydroxytryptophan to calm, relax, and promote a deep restful sleep. Visit Somnaid. com for more information. See ad page xx

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 Healthy Happy Hour – 5-6:30pm. Come meet Jennifer Ragazzo who is a functional medicine coach. She will be sharing some tips on health and wellness. Enjoy 20% off any item in the display case. Greenmouth Juice Café, 21 N. 7th St., Allentown. 610-810-8302. LV Lyme Support Group – 7pm. First Wednesday of every month, 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. Heidi Healey at 610-882-2253 or

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Astrology for Beginners: Class 4 – 6-8pm. Instructor: Michael Zaikowski. A brief history and introduction into astrology, the zodiac, planets, houses and reading a birth chart or other horoscope. Give birth name, date, time and place upon registration to be able to use your chart. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implified, 1500 t emble ve., te 202, orristown. ellness


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 Kindred Kids Meditation Practice - 10 -10:30 am. he first unday of each month, une teaches ids how to practice several mindfulness techniques, including seated and moving meditations. Cost: 5. acred pace, 45 . ater, ellertown. isit or call 610-546 .

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 Stress Relief & Heart Health: Introduction 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. 7-8:30pm, FREE, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Pre-register 610-670-6700.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 Free Tour of Columcille 9 0-12pm. perience this megalithic standing stone park with Irish historian and storyteller Tom Egan. Includes stories and interpretations of park features drawn from the history and culture of the ancient Celts. A mile walk on woodland trails, rain or shine. Contact: Tom Egan at 2155 Fox Gap Road, Bangor.

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Stress Relief & Heart Health: Introduction 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 0 am, R , win Ponds Center, West LV, Pre-register 610-670-6700.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Card and Chart Readings – 10am-5pm. Instructor: Michael Zaikowski. Through the wisdom and channeled insight of Michael, you have access to guidance from the stars, planets, your higher self, tarot, guardian angels, spirit guides and loved ones from the other side who want to help you on your journey. $65/30 min. card reading; $75/30 min. chart reading. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implified, 1500 t emble ve., te 202, orristown. ellness

Healthy Happy Hour, 5-6:30pm. Come meet Jennifer Ragazzo who is a functional medicine coach. She will be sharing some tips on health and wellness. Enjoy 20% off any item in the display case. Greenmouth able, 1 4 . 2nd t., aston. 4 4-560-51 6

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 How to Read Medical Blood Test Naturally: Class 2 – 11am-1:30pm. Knowing how to read medical tests and what deficiencies may be causing what indicators on the test is a powerful way to be in control of your own health. It’s not necessary to take classes sequentially. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s i - onth utritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave., Ste 202, Morristown. ellness Zen-Zone Art: Class 1 – 2-4 0pm. crylic non-toxic abstract painting techniques that Dian uses in her professional paintings hanging in both personal and corporate collections. Focusing on any art form uses the meditative mind, zen-zone, which accelerates the release of stress. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implified, 1500 t emble ve., te 202, orristown. ellness



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 How to Read Medical Blood Test Naturally: Class 3 – 11am-1:30pm. Knowing how to read medical tests and what defi ciencies may be causing what indicators on the test is a powerful way to be in control of your own health. It’s not necessary to take classes sequentially. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave., Ste 202, orristown. ellness implifi Psychic Development: Becoming a Message Bearer – 2-4 0pm. Instructor ichael ai ows i. nderstand and develop different layers of psychic gifts and skills from basic intuition to channeling. Work with partners and the group to aid and support each other in developing these gifts. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certifi cation Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implifi ed, 1500 t emble ve., te 202, orristown. ellness implifi

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 Healthy Kids Workshop: The Basics of Nourishing Your Family – 4-5 0pm. oin arah insch and Stephanie Borzio, both integrative nutrition health coaches, as they talk about what ingredients to avoid in foods, how to decode a food label, and the importance of where your food is sourced. reenmouth able, 1 4 . 2nd t., aston. 4 4560-5136.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 Stones and Crystals Workshop – 6-8pm. Instructor: Michael Zaikowski. An introduction to stones and crystals, their energies, uses and care. Bring some personal favorites to learn about or share with others. $50/public. $35/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implifi ed, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave., Ste 202, Morristown. ellness implifi

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Stress Relief & Heart Health: Introduction 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. 7-8:30 pm, FREE, Twin Ponds Center, West LV, Pre-register 610-670-6700.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 Life Science of DNA Transformation – 6pm8pm. By Angela Nicastro, Evolutionary Channel edium at Dian’s ellness implifi ed, 1500 t Kemble Ave, Suite 202, Morristown, NJ. A workshop on transformation releasing core fear, blocks and trauma and retrieving wisdom and authentic empowerment. Learn how to release the hidden potential in your DNA that has been blocked by fear and outdated belief systems. Cost: public, $50, or $35 for students of Dian’s Six Month utritional Certifi cation Program. R P at 97 267-4 16.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 Experiencing Electromagnetic Energy Tools – 11am-3pm. Demonstrations with application & testing for each student in several tools used in the anti-aging clinics of Europe, including Ondamed, a Class II-a medical technology that uses Biofeedback. $75/public. $50/students of Dian’s Six-Month Nutritional Certification Program. R P 97 -267-4 16. Dian’s ellness implifi ed, 1500 t emble ve., te 202, orristown. ellness implifi Restorative Yoga Workshop – Cultivate physical and mental balance to promote health and reduce stress, through the use of props that allow you to hold poses longer, giving you all the benefi ts of deep, passive stretching. 10 am to 11:30 am. All levels invited. XYZen Wellness, Cherryville, PA. Register at or call 610-760-3308.

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How the Body Works – 10-1pm. 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. aulfair edical Center 5925 ilghman treet, uite 90 llentown, P 1 104. 610-6 2-2104.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 Healthy Kids Workshop: Thriving Through Pregnancy and Your Baby’s First Years, 4-5 0pm. oin arah insch, certified health coach and owner of Greenmouth, as she talks about what to eat and what to avoid during pregnancy and nursing. She will also discuss baby-led weaning, baby’s fi rst foods, and the importance of creating a well-rounded pallet for your child. Greenmouth able, 1 4 . 2nd t., aston. 4 4-560-51 6.

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daily Narcotics Anonymous – If you think you have a drug problem, and are tired of being sick and tired, there is a better way. Call 24-hour helpline 6104 9-199 . e are here to help. ou are not alone.

sunday Sunday Services – Metaphysical and nondenominational. Rev. loyd oll, Pastor - ni ue 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 uiet your mind and rela your body. 10 45-11am. From 11-11:30am, enjoy crystal singing bowls as you meditate. $10. Kindred Spirits Books & Gifts, 66 . ater treet, ellertown. 610-546 . 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. First Sunday of the month. 10-10 0am. acred pace, 45 . ater treet, ellertown. 610-546 . 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, nity Church, 26 . rd t., mmaus. Call 610-7 7.- 54 or visit

monday QiGong/Tai Chi Crystal lein. Reduce stress, lower blood pressure, improve balance, and increase energy. Includes visual meditation, balance e ercises, followed by energy form. 11- noon, 96 classes, Pre-register 610-762-2702. Twin Ponds, 628 Twin Ponds Rd. Breinigsville. 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. 5 456 45 pm, 75 6 classes, Pre-register 610-61 -0467. Twin Ponds, 628 Twin Ponds Rd. Breinigsville. Yoga: Kripalu, Level 1-2 – Carol Siddiqi. This class will help you perform daily activities pain free and with greater ease by developing deeper selfawareness using the basics of Kripalu Yoga combined with the gentle movements of Feldenkrais®, 7- pm, classes, Pre-register 610-61 -0467. Twin Ponds, 628 Twin Ponds Rd. Breinigsville. 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. 7–8:15 pm, $15 drop-in or classes, Pre-register 4 4-554-4601. win Ponds, 628 Twin Ponds Rd. Breinigsville.

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 0am. Roots and ings, 127 5th t, ua ertown. 215-257-5025. Therapeutic Yoga - For students with health or physical challenges. An educational, therapeutic focus toward bringing healing at every level through modifi ed poses, meditation, and other modalities with a Professional Yoga Therapist. 6pm. Soulful ourneys, 1 1 . ain t., a areth, 610-65 - 971 Alpha sessions at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola – From September 11- November 20. Tuesday’s 6:30-8:30pm. Fr. Leo McKernan, pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola invites and welcomes you to come as our guest and attend the Alpha course this fall to persons searching for answers about the meaning of life and the path to happiness. Alpha is a time to share a meal, watch a great video and explore some of our biggest questions about life and faith all FREE of charge. Please pre-register by September 4th, at the Church of t. Ignatius oyola, 9 orth aple venue, ingston, P , 570-2 -6446. or more information, visit

wednesday Bellydance Cardio Drills – Learn and practice bellydance moves & combinations in a fun & upbeat environment with Surayyah. Shimmy away calories, build stamina, confi dence muscle tone. ll evels welcome. or your entire body. 6 15pm, 9. Persevere itness, 690 ehigh t. hitehall. 4 4-995-6029. Healthy Aging Chair Yoga – Applying the principles of alignment make this a dynamic and effective way to experience yoga with support. Gain confi dence in your body, move with awareness, and achieve the deep peace and relaxation that moving mindfully can give you. 11am. Roots and Wings, 127 5th t, ua ertown. 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 ings, 127 5th t, ua ertown. 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. ree. acred pace, 45 . ater treet, ellertown. 610- -546 .

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 ourneys, 1 1 . ain t., a areth, 610-65 - 971.

thursday Learn @ Lunch – First Thursday of each month join The Mindful Maven, a Spiritual & Wellness Coach, as she shares her experiences about her spiritual journey, struggles, and successes. Noon1pm. . acred pace, 45 . ater, ellertown. isit s or call 610-546 . 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. 11 90 . Delaware Dr. Bangor. uestions 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 0am. Roots and ings, 127 5th t, ua ertown. 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, llentown. 610-2 2-0709 to register. Qigong & Tai Chi igong 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 C C , 425 .15th t., llentown, 6104 4-9 1 .

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oga t® a ow 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 C C , 425 . 15th t. llentown. Call 610-4 4-9 t. 1 . Yoga Morning – Yoga postures to improve overall health including strength, e ibility, balance and better posture. Hold postures longer for relaxed muscles and re uvenation. pen to all levels. 9 1510 15am, llentown C C , 425 . 15th t., llentown 610-4 4-9 t. 1 .



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friday Yin/Yang Yoga – A balance between slow sustained holds to stress and strengthen the connective tissues (bones, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) and owing postures. It will leave you feeling open, refreshed and ready to face the day with a positive outlook. All levels are welcome and invited. 8 am. XYZen Wellness, Cherryville, PA. Register at or call 610-760-3308. Tai Chi Easy™ Barbara opystec i. oin our Tai Chi Easy 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. 10 am-11 am., $88/8 classes, Pre-register Yoga & Aromatherapy – Level 1 Yoga class incorporating the diffusion of essential oils, brief discussion of the benefits of the wee ly featured oil, and options to apply the oils throughout the practice. 9 0am. ll Bright oga, 766 ain treet, ellertown. 610-441-9007. Register at 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, 122 Butler t., aston. 610-559-72 0. 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 t, ua ertown. 215-257-5025.

and trust. 10-11 a.m. $10/1 adult & 1 child; $3/additional family member. Pre-register 4 4-554-4601

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 5th t, ua ertown. 215-257-5025.

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. levels of fitness are welcome! 8:30, $6. First class is FREE. Persevere itness 690 ehigh t., hitehall 4 4-2 2-0442

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 oga herapist. 9 0am. oulful ourneys, 1 1 . ain t., a areth, 610-65 - 971. Gentle Yoga – Perfect for students recovering from an in ury, ust starting bac into a fitness or yoga routine. Building strength and e ibility slowly and using restorative postures and breath work for healing and relaxation. 6-7. Blue Lotus Yoga @ Soulful ourneys, 1 1 . ain t., a areth, 4 4-546-6 0 .

saturday Tween Yoga – Karen Klubertanz. A playful exploration of the mind, body, and senses to develop strength, focus, and self-esteem. ges 9-14, 9-9 0 a.m., $7 per child, Pre-register at FivePathsYoga. com or 4 4-554-4601. Yoga: Hatha, Yin & Therapeutic, Kids & Family Class – Karen Klubertanz. A blend of creative play and relaxation. Light up your child’s face with joy! Great for building self-esteem, cooperation, focus,



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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 Center 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, NJSee facebook – the Community Center at Belvidere for more information. Pound Fitness – Sweat, Sculpt and Rock with P D, the fastest growing fitness phenomenon inspired by the infectious, energizing fun of drumming. P D is a full body cardio am session. Class is modified for levels. 10 10-11am, 6. irst class is free. Persevere itness, 690 ehigh t., hitehall. 4 4-2 2-0442. 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 5 -95 6 or lross4 ood hepherd llentown.

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COURSES eco e a licensed Sancti ed Healer Hypnotist – Contact Chorbishop Mullen for additional information at 570-216-1215 or Visit Chakra Energy Course Online – A 10-week online course. he fi rst webinar is free and limited. ne 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 9 per session. Sacred Space. To attend the free webinar, go to Childbirth Classes – Now booking private sessions, groups and childbirth classes! Visit or call 4 4- 7 -9990 for more information! HypnoBirthing® Classes – The Mongan Method, of childbirth education is an amazing program that teaches you and your birthing companion in fi ve, 2 and a half hour classes the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more natural and comfortable way. Call 570-7 0-996 for schedule. Peace and ealing or omen, 1 4 Broad t, troudsburg.

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Hypnosis Training Course – Classes forming for National Guild of Hypnosis-approved Banyan ypnosis Certifi cation uper Course with 5-P and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis techniques. For more information, call 610-24 -2 5 .

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Group & Individual Supervision for LPC/LCSW licensure – Dr. Alexandra Milspaw offers group supervision for those seeking licensure towards their PC or C on ondays 9am-10am, 50 person. Individual supervision is also available, $50/30-minutes. mail Dra ilspaw to register for group supervision. Spiritually guided card readings offered in person, or via phone, parties also welcome. Channeled messages are for your highest good. Let my gifts guide you Reasonable rates. Cheryl 90 -26 - 029. Service and Repair of TV – All brands. Free estimates and reasonable price. Call oe 4 4-522-5405.

Calling Holistic Presenters – Facilitate your wor shop or retreat at our pper Buc s center, with peaceful country setting, meditation gardens, and woods. Email info@Greenhire or call 215-5 -0976. Holistic Chiropractor, Naturopath or Natural Functional Medicine Practitioner Needed – Join our comprehensive solution Wellness Center in Stroudsburg. Access to over 2000 clients in a professional, dedicated facility. Call ic i at 570-977-1900 to discuss.

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SPACE TO RENT 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 pace, 45 . ater treet, ellertown. Contact une at 610-546 for more information. 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- 95- 55. Peaceful Country Setting Building includes 4 gathering rooms, kitchen, and covered porch. Wooded paths, meditation gardens. Perfect for workshops, weddings, retreats. ua ertown. Call 215-5 -0976.

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Heather Shoup, L.Ac. 2299 Brodhead Rd., Suite A Bethlehem, PA 18020 610-393-7589

A patient centered wellness community, where treatment is individually tailored. Heather promotes health and wellness by creating balance in the body. Acupuncture specializing in anxiety, depression, digestive, and cancer support.

LIVING ARTS ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE Lisa Baas Lic. # OM 000054 2358 Sunshine Rd, Allentown, PA 18103 610-841-9300

Board certified and licensed cupuncturist, Dietary and Lifestyle counseling, Chinese and Ayurvedic Herbs, Laser Acupuncture, Magnetic therapy (A.R.T.) Autonomic ResponseTesting for Detox and more. 20 years of holistic healing.


Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. • Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509   LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 36.


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Laura Eastman, MAc, LAc Sheila Papa, MAc, LAc 1617 Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 484-425-2865

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. M 12:30-5:30, Tu 8-5, W 8-12, Th 1:306:30, F 8-1, Sa 8-12.

AROMATHERAPY YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS Marilyn York, Independent Distributor # 489656 1-877-436-2299, ext. 2

Young Living has specialized in growing, distilling, and selling therapeutic-grade,organic Essential Oils for 20 years. Over 130 therapeuticgrade essential oils, and essential-oil enhanced nutritional supplements & products. Visit my website for details. Income opportunities available. See ad page 37.

AYURVEDA SPA ROOTS AND WINGS FACILITATING HEALING 127 S. 5th Street, Suite 150 Quakertown, PA 215-257-5025

Integrate self-care practices into your daily routine, identify stress habits, and guide healthy choices based in self-knowledge, inquiry, and observation. Traditional Indian w a r m o i l m a s s a g e , e n e rg y balancing, restorative yoga classes and private session.


188 Shiloh Court, Whitehall 484-695-8265 R

D R CR I R I - 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 tructural Integrator CM and Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. See ad page 17.


Marie Ruxton CMT, CN 628 Chestnut St., Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-2500 arie is a certified massage therapist trained since 1997 in dvanced 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 31.


Dr. Robert W. Livingston III, DC, L.Ac. Dr. Jennifer K. Bollinger, DC, L.Ac. 8026 Hamilton Blvd. • Trexlertown, PA 18087 610-395-5509   LiveWell Integrated Health offers traditional Chinese acupuncture, chiropractic, body work, and nutritional and lifestyle coaching. Being healthy is a lifestyle choice... choose to LiveWell. See ad page 36.


sing an open system which is unique to the area. This cleansing deto ification protocol clears the large intestine of accumulated toxins and undigested waste and dilutes the toxic load to the body’s eliminative organs (skin, lymph, lungs, kidneys and bowels). Reduce bloating, aid weight loss, increase nutrient absorption and increase energy levels. FDA approved for colonoscopy and endoscopy preparation. See ad page 42.


4833 Chestnut Street • Emmaus, PA 18049 610-966-7001 Offering colon hydrotherapy (CHT) from compassionate practitioners also skilled in health coaching and total system healing. Also offering Holistic Nursing, Life Coaching, Massage & Raindrop Therapy. Body Ecology Specialist. In addition to healing services, we also offer an array of organic nuts and seeds, sprouted our, fermented foods, and prepared nutritional meals. See ad page 13.



Offering natural skin & hair products with Dead Sea salt known for its high minerals content.No Itching, Redness or scaling. Natural beauty by clear soft skin! Formulations are patented, clinically tested and dermatologist approved. Not tested on animals. See ad page 13.


Sharon Kozuch, M.Ed., LPC, LMHC, Wellcoaches® Certified Health & Wellness Coach Bethlehem, PA 610-419-8668 Counseling | Wellness Coaching | Reiki

Stress, anxiety, & change are part of life. Sometimes it’s manageable, and other times it’s not. Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed, confused, exhausted, making it harder to navigate your next steps. I’m passionate and devoted to helping adults feel relief and experiencing life with joy on purpose. Let’s move through this together.


Rev. Lyn S. Felix, MSW, LCSW, CHT, RM 3037 S. Pike Ave. #105, Allentown, PA 18103 610-282-0709 A holistic, highly intuitive counselor, coach and vibrational chakra rebalancing practitioner who supports you in getting unstuck and moving forward. sing mindfulness, hypnotherapy, EFT, Reiki, tuning forks, breathwork, and more, Rev. Lyn guides you step by step from chaos to calm and confidence. Insurances & Private Pay. Free Phone Consultation. See ad page 32.


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 uoride-free. e 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 41.

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 e perience to remove mercury fillings safely. Cerec dentist, IAOMT, ANMA, and CDC. See ad page 31.


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 16.


Jennifer Craig, SHP 970-317-0118

hed our Past. nleash our oy. Reclaim Your Power. I will take the journey with you! Trained by Peruvian Indigenous Elders and Modern PhD. Shamans. Visit, watch instructional videos, read about my services, schedule online. Serving the Tri-State Area and Beyond.


618 W Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 610-419-2044 he alley’s premier oat center with five beautiful, open oat rooms, each containing an e tra-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 rela at etta include re e ology and massage.


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.


1121 Graham Street, Fountain Hill, PA 18015 610-868-4840 The only green cemetery in the Lehigh alley. cemetery of wild owers 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 44.


Cheryl Karcher 524 Northampton Street Easton, PA 908-319-0012

Integrative, individual herbal programs to address the root cause of your health concerns, resulting in optimal health. Combining herbs, diet and lifestyle for protocols where clients can participate in their own health. 15% off new clients!





When nothing else works, Hypnosis does Certifi ed Professional ypnosis 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 43.

board certifi ed 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 Re e ympathetic 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.Certifi ed by four hermographic Boards. See ad page 7.

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

LIFE COACH 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 he nows life isn’t always a bed of roses and we all need some help from time to time. June uses her super powers – Compassion, O r g a n i z a t i o n , P o s i t i v i t y, Empowerment – to help cut through the rough patches that life throws at you. Call or email her today for a free consultation and get the helping hand you need.


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. See ad page 42.


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, golfi ng, bi ing, yoga, posture, breathing, etc. See ad page 42.


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Family Physician, Board Certified Thermologist Serving Bethlehem, Easton and Fogelsville 856-596-5834



Mark D. Losagio, DC, DIBCN 1220 Illicks Mill Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017 610-865-8155

Dr. osagio is a Board Certifi ed 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 25.


Conrad Maulfair, D.O. 5925 Tilghman Street, Suite 90 Allentown, PA 18104 • 610-682-2104 •

Tina Stashko, PhD MIfHI Emmaus, PA 18049 610-965-8132

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, ubbard ethod auna deto ifi cation, and many other treatment programs. Bringing the best of both worlds to their patients. See ad page 6.

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 31.



Mikhail Artamonov, MD PhD 391 East Brown Street East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Combining Allopathic (Western) medicine, Oriental medicine and the newest medical technology to offer patients complete and personalized health care. Certifi ed in Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Pain medicine, Independent Medical Examination and Addiction Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Medical Acupuncture, Medical Marijuana, Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine. Comprehensive protocols for Lyme Disease, Stem Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine and HCG/Laser Weight Loss. See ad page back cover.


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 9.

Nicholas Theodorou, ND Easton, PA 18045 610 258-1894

Specializing in glutathione enhancement with Immunocal a unique, specially prepared and globally recognized natural whey protein proven to support overall health, wellness and performance! Listed in the Physicians’ Desk Reference. ey benefi ts include maintaining a strong immune system, helping antibodies and supports increased muscle strength and endurance to improve athletic performance. Free mini consults.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION Gale Maleskey, MS, RD, LDN Office in Bethlehem 610-625-5990

Learn how to live a healthier life, recover from serious illness, lose weight, gain energy, and develop lifesustaining habits, using a coachingbased, integrative nutrition approach. Gale Maleskey is a registered dietitian, licensed Wellness Coach, and trained at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative edicine at the niversity of ri ona. Call for a free 20-minute, get-acquainted chat.


Dian Freeman, MA, MHHC Private Nutritional Consultations, Classes, Nutritional Certification Course Morristown, NJ 973 267-4816 •

Clinical Nutritionist Dian Freeman has a private practice and nutrition school in Morristown, NJ, and she teaches a six-month nutritional certifi cation course with over 50 certifi ed graduates in olistic ealth over the last 15 years. She also practices frequency biofeedback, teaches 1-day classes and lectures widely. Dian is currently fi nishing her doctorate in edical umanities at Drew niversity in adison, . See ad page 47.


1901 Hay Terrace, Easton, PA 18042 610-253-2251

Dr. aplan is a Board Certifi ed podiatrist with over 30 years experience. ur offi ce feature stateof-the-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.

REFLEXOLOGY – MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDICAL REFLEXOLOGY Lorraina J. Telepo, Founder 2502 Schoenersville Rd Bethlehem, PA 18018 267-424-4549

Part of an overall health enhancement program. An exercise pressure is applied to re e 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.

SEXUAL HEALTH THERAPY ALEXANDRA T. MILSPAW, PHD, LPC 701 West Union Blvd, Suite 2 Bethlehem, PA 18018 484-894-1246

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. e offer Certifi cation in Rei i 1 thru Rei i aster eacher sui and Tibetan Style. Reiki and Reiki/ Shiatsu sessions and, also a monthly Reiki Share. Dr. Anthony received a Master/Teacher attunement on Kurama tn. apan, the birthplace of Rei i. C ’s for Massage Therapists. Member IARP., ICRT.

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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 7.


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