E HEALTHY LIVING E FR
Eating Ethnic Savoring the Worldâ€™s Five Healthiest Cuisines
SUNSHINE MAKES US HAPPY & HEALTHY
FRUGAL FOODIE Practical Uses for Aging Produce
Ilona Selke on
MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
March 2018 | Bucks & Montgomery County, PA Edition | NABuxMont.com
EMPOWERED LIGHT HOLISTIC EXPO
HOURLY PRIZES • FUN • COMMUNITY
Fri 5-9pm, Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-6pm Daily and Weekend Passes
Ataana Author, Intuitive, Crystal & Energy Healer
Jessica DeLuise The Authority on Healthy Eating
Dalien (13 Hands) Gabriele Weber Grammy-Nominated Intuitive, Clairvoyant, Healer & Teacher Musician, Sound Therapist, Yoga & Nutrition
SKIP THE LINE! Buy tickets online at:
EmpoweredLight.com Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Hall D & E, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA
This Expo was one of best that we’ve ever participated in, and you gave us so many opportunities to promote our business. We have never sold as much at ANY Expo as we have at yours... while having FUN! ~ Expo Vendor
It was life changing for me. It was literally life changing!
David Young Grammy-Nominated Musician, Healer, Channel & Author
100+ Vendors Offering: Inspiring Lectures (see full schedule online)
Healthy Food Samples Natural Products for Personal & Home Care Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, More Angelic & Intuitive Readings Yoga & Meditations Sponsored in part by
Experience REAL QIGONG
Learn NUTRITION SCIENCE
3-Days AMAZING Qigong and Food Healing $149
Day 1 SATURDAY Intro: History of Qigong Traditional Chinese Medice
Day 2 SUNDAY
Day 3 MONDAY
Qigong Strength Training:
Qigong Level-2 Form:
Wuji Level-3 Freestyle:
Make Fresh Red Pepper Paste Sample Taste Top Healing Food
Empty Force: Magnetic Favorite to Increase Energy Improves Standing Posture
Wider Stances Deeper Qi
Walking Qigong: Carry
Gives a Profound Euphoria Oxygenates Body to Core
Energy Wherever You Go Improves Focusing Ability
Tui Na Massage: Pressure
Foods for Cancer, Heart, Eyes, Diabetes, Brain and more
Qigong Level-1 Form:
Routine Decreases Stress, Improves Circulation in a Connected Group Atmosphere
Applied Points for Pain Relief
Our Most Powerful Breathing Helps Instantaneously Dissolve Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Improves Oxygen Metabolism
April 7th - 9th (800)-298-8970
Powerful Fitness without Injury Use Qigong in Your Workout
Uses Tai Chi like Movements Creatively in Your Sequence
Mastering Five Elements:
Psychology Self Improvement See Your Strong/Weak Elements
Pulsing Massage for Pain Relief
Advanced 9-Breath: Brings Qi to Pituitary Gland Helps Cognitive Performance Energizes in a Moments Notice
Somerset Cultural Center SAT -SUN- MON 9am to 6pm Reserve Your Seats Today Limited Space
Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.
Contents 16 QI REVOLUTION ENERGIZES NEW JERSEY
Internationally Known Practitioner Visits the Garden State
THE WORLDâ€™S HEALTHIEST CUISINES What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating
THE GOOD SIDE OF CHOLESTEROL
22 SPICE UP HEALTHY COOKING Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs
SPROUTS FOR PETS
Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love
ADVERTISING & SUBMISSIONS HOW TO ADVERTISE To advertise with Natural Awakenings or request a media kit, please contact us at 267-544-9585 or email Publisher@NABuxMont.com. Deadline for ads: the 5th of the month. EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS Email articles, news items and ideas to: Publisher@NABuxMont.com. Deadline for editorial: the 5th of the month. CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS Submit calendar events online at: NABuxMont.com. Deadline for calendar: the 5th of the month.
REGIONAL MARKETS Advertise your products or services in multiple markets! Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. is a growing franchised family of locally owned magazines serving communities since 1994. To place your ad in other markets call 239-434-9392. For franchising opportunities call 239-530-1377 or visit NaturalAwakenings.com. 4
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Five Steps to Positivity
30 SUNSHINE ON OUR SHOULDERS
Makes Us Happy and Healthy
on the Power of Dreaming Big
34 FITNESS IN 10 MINUTES
A Full-Body Workout for Busy People
DEPARTMENTS 6 news briefs 11 practice 12 14 22 24 26 28
spotlight health briefs global briefs conscious eating green living natural pet healthy kids
30 32 33 34 39 41 43
healing ways wise words inspiration fit body calendar classifieds resource guide
letter from publisher
Seeing What’s Good Thank you for being a reader. I hope you enjoy our March publication of Natural Awakenings. I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights. Thankfully, our magazine is not part of “the world of what’s wrong.” Seeing the problem is so easy. Want proof? Turn on a TV, a talk radio station, a political cable broadcast, the news… Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is wrong. I’m proud that we are a solution magazine, a common-sense publication that chooses to see the good in everything. We strive to focus on what is right. Where change is needed, we look for new and positive ways to get there. In the coming year, I hope to bring so much more of that into our pages. Through awareness and educational articles, inspirational stories and new informative categories, we will bring you more of the good stuff. A new teen corner is in the works, along with a holistic mom column and a whole lot more of “good” to ponder. Our magazines are dedicated to our readers’ interests. Your thoughts, your stories and your interests inspire every change we make. Text us, email us or call and let us know what we are doing well, along with what you would like to see improved. Trust me, we pay attention. I am so lucky that, through our magazine, I have been granted a platform to encourage others—to talk of peace, love, kindness, personal growth, community, serving others, friendship, good health, nutrition, respect, becoming a steward for our planet, family, spirit and the dignity of life. I believe that when we see what is good, there is little time to see what is wrong. Let me close with a few of my daily reminders. Do something good. Inspire someone. Make a difference. Be a kid. Smile. In all ways, create with good intention.
Joe Dunne, Publisher
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. ~Henri Nouwen
HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY PLANET
BUCKS / MONTGOMERY EDITION PUBLISHER Joe Dunne Publisher@NABuxMont.com • 908-405-1515 MANAGING EDITOR Melanie Rankin Editor@NABuxMont.com EDITOR Julie Vitto CALENDAR EDITOR Kevin Rankin DESIGN & PRODUCTION Melanie Rankin SALES & MARKETING Joe Dunne SOCIAL MEDIA Megan Connolly YOGA SECTION Rosie Lazroe YogaByRosie@gmail.com • 732-596-7384 ACCOUNTING/BILLING Asta Dunne Asta@NaturalAwakeningsNJ.com
CONTACT THE PUBLISHER Joe Dunne Cell: 908-405-1515 • Fax: 877-635-3313 Publisher@NABuxMont.com NABuxMont.com Visit our Facebook page for the latest health updates and information, or to post your events and comments.
Natural Awakenings BuxMont
NATIONAL TEAM CEO/FOUNDER NATIONAL EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR NATIONAL ART DIRECTOR SR. ART/MKTG. DIRECTOR FRANCHISE DIRECTOR NATIONAL ADVERTISING
Sharon Bruckman Alison Chabonais Linda Sechrist Stephen Blancett Steve Hagewood Anna Romano Kara Scofield
Natural Awakenings Publishing Corporation 4933 Tamiami Trail N., Ste. 203 Naples, FL 34103 Ph: 239-434-9392 • Fax: 239-434-9513 NaturalAwakeningsMag.com © 2018 by Natural Awakenings. All rights reserved. Although some parts of this publication may be reproduced and reprinted, we require that prior permission be obtained in writing. Natural Awakenings is a free publication distributed locally and is supported by our advertisers. Please call to find a location near you or if you would like copies placed at your business. We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised.
The content herein has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any condition. Statements are the opinion of the author/speaker. Check with a healthcare professional regarding the appropriate use of any treatment.
Natural Awakenings Magazine is ranked 5th Nationally in CISION’S® 2016 Top 10 Health & Fitness Magazines
Natural Awakenings is printed on recyclable newsprint for the environment.
Learn to Cook for Fido at New Hope Nutrition Class
Make Room for Nutrition Education
new large classroom is but the latest addition at Dian’s Wellness Simplified’s new Morristown, New Jersey, location, which is conveniently located around the corner from exit Dian Freeman in her new classroom 30B, off Rt. 287, on at Dian’s Wellness Simplified the border of Basking Ridge. With 30 tables that accommodate 60 students, and extra pull-out chairs, there is space to spare for overflowing attendance at her popular, six-month nutrition certification course. Once a student takes the course, they are welcome to take it as many times as they wish for free, and many of her students take advantage of this policy. Owner Dian Freeman explains, “Our record course enrollment was over 75 students for the fall semester of 2016, and we had to rent an amphitheatre! The new classroom will comfortably hold our normal class size of 40-45 students plus the extra seats we need for returning students. It is both heartwarming and a hopeful sign for the future that so many people are interested in learning about nutrition and how their body works.” Freeman’s next certification course begins April 22, and deposits for the 2018 spring and fall courses are being accepted now. “Stay tuned,” says Freeman, “there’s more coming soon.” Location: 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ. For more information, call 973-267-4816 or visit WellnessSimplified.com. See ad, page 15.
eciding what to feed our pet is the most important decision most of us will make to positively affect our pet’s health. Veterinarian Dr. Laura Weis, of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, is presenting Cooking for Your Dog, a one-night class offered by The Community School of New Hope Solebury from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dr. Laura Weis April 17 in New Hope. Weis will discuss the benefits of homemade dog food or supplementing commercial pet food with home-cooked meals. Pet owners (no pets, please) will learn how to make a few easy meals for their dogs that will meet nutritional needs based on breed, age and overall health. Weis has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in Bucks County since 1998. Her medical practice is limited to homeopathy and nutrition, and she continues to add holistic modalities to the offerings at Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, which she owns and operates with her husband, Dr. Ransome Weis. “Our dogs thrive on a variety of whole and prepared foods, including commercial foods when we are short on time. Most dogs, in time, should be able to eat a varied diet without experiencing unwanted side effects,” assures Weis. Cost: $25. Event location: New Hope Solebury High School, 182 W. Bridge St., New Hope. Register at Tinyurl.com/cook4dogs. Doylestown Veterinary Hospital: 380 N. Shady Retreat Rd., Doylestown. For more information, call Jennifer Ashenfelter at 215896-2389, email JPAshenfelter@DoylestownVeterinaryHospital. com or visit DoylestownVeterinaryHospital.com. See ad, page 17.
Treating the underlying cause of pain has never been more gentle & effective Offering the finest Upper Cervical care in the Delaware Valley. A safe, gentle, holistic alternative to medication or surgery. Recent successes include: • Chronic headaches • Neck & spinal pain
Call to schedule your Free Consultation
• Vertigo / dizziness • Seizures • Tremors • Fibromyalgia • Chronic Fatigue
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
LifeAligned Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Discover the difference it can make in your life.
Spring into Shape at New Hypnosis Counseling Center Locations
he Hypnosis Counseling Center is proud to announce it has moved its King of Prussia office to Valley Forge Towers and opened its first office in Ft. Myers, Florida. In keeping with today’s digital times, clients throughout the U.S. and around the world may also receive counseling via Skype. Hypnosis is safe, medically approved and proven to work. “Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, reach your personal best or free yourself of anxiety, hypnosis can help,” states Director Barry Wolfson, MS, who has been in practice 32 years. “It’s also been proven to be the most effective way to lose weight by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Mount Sinai, Dr. Oz and Dateline NBC.” The center also offers local classes to help people build confidence, overcome anxiety and quit smoking. “If you have the desire to change something in your life and the willingness to do it, explore what hypnosis can do for you,” invites Wolfson. Location: 3400 Valley Forge Circle, King of Prussia. Additional oﬃces in Flemington, Livingston and Princeton, NJ and Ft. Myers, FL. Call 908-303-7767 or visit HypnosisNJ. com. See ad, page 11.
HOUSE EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES
ION MENT FOR D A THIS E A FRE T IF G !
Get connected, still & empowered at our NEW Wellness Boutique and Healing Space. 58 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown (267) 733-7261
WHAT’S BUGGING YOU? LET US HELP
THE “GREEN” WAY TO RID YOUR HOME OF ANTS, BEES, MICE, ROACHES SPIDERS, FLEAS AND OTHER PESTS
MOUSE IN THE HOUSE? CALL TODAY! WE KNOW WHAT TO DO
Call: 610-395-4941 or 610-703 8031 WWW.THEGREENWAYPESTCONTROL.COM
Interested in natural foods? Discover all that Weavers Way Co-op has to offer: Prepared foods made from scratch, local and organic produce, sustainably raised meats, and much more! Everyone can shop, no membership required. Visit our website to
OFF TODAY! 5 www.weaversway.coop/ambler
Ambler 217 E. Butler Ave.
MAKE PAIN A PART
OF YOUR PAST Where Wellness Awaits You • Personalized chiropractic care • Applied Kinesiology
• Lifestyle support with Ayurveda, Nutrition & Weight Loss
NEW PATIENT OFFER
Initial Consult, Exam & Follow-up ($150 value)
Langhorne • 215-944-8424 • samselintegrativehealth.com March 2018
Directory of Advertisers
Thank you for being part of our community!
Abington Cardiology Associates Airmid Wellness & Counseling Center Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center Ascend Hospice Bridge Acupuncture Center for Natural Healing Dental Wellness Centre Dian’s Wellness Simplified Doylestown Food Market Doylestown Veterinary Hospital Dr. Julie Lachman, ND Dr. Paul Bizzaro, DC Dr. Susan Burger, DC Drinkable Arts Earth Rhythm Empowered Light Holistic Expo Evergreen Counseling Evolving Soul Greenway Natural Pest Control Healing Touch Pennsylvania Heartwell House Heritage Dental saved Hypnosis Counseling my husband’s life; Center he has Hunterdon Integrative been in good health underPhysicians Dr. MeshHandsnow ’s careIn forYour 20 years Inner Light Holistic Expo Inner Spa
*new or returning advertiser
Integrative Health Care International School of Shiatsu Journey to the Self Lanap and Implant Center of Pennsylvania LifeAligned Upper Cervical Chiropractic Lina’s Harmony Lisa Morrash Meadowbrook Animal Healing Medicine in Balance Montgomery Integrative Health Group Qi Revolution Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing Samsel Integrative Health Sharon Roache Shiatsu Shin Tai Bodywork Therapy Spark Joy Space Star Advanced Medicine Susan Duval Seminars and Sacred Journeys The Balanced Woman The Blessed Self The Organic Mattress Store Inc. The Room at Meadowbrook The Spa on State Visions of Reality Weavers Way Ambler Whole Body Yoga Studio
8 26 37 28 28 29 11 15 26 46 34 47 44 43 44 2 43 23 7 44 7 48 11 17 45 9 29
33 34 45 13 6 43 46 31 23 13 3 25 7 7 45 46 31 40 46 45 27 31 17 27 7 37
Let our advertisers know you saw them in Natural Awakenings BuxMont!
Peace of mind
starts with your heart
• • • • •
Preventative Cardiology Cardiac Disease Assessment Stress Testing Echocardiology Electrocardiography
“Dr . Meshkov saved my husband’s life; he has been in good health under his care for 20 years now.” Sarah K., Huntingdon Valley
Arnold B. Meshkov MD board certified cardiologist 35 years in private practice See more of Dr. Meshkov’s patient reviews on HealthGrade.com!
MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED.
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
ABINGTON CARDIOLOGY NABuxMont.com
1077 Rydal Road, Suite 307 in Rydal, PA
Ayurvedic Cooking and Cleansing Workshop in Quakertown
illery Woods Siatkowski, of Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 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 workshop, 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 a four-week Cleanse of the Koshas program beginning on April 9. The comprehensive April cleansing Hillery Woods program teaches balancing yourself Siatkowski with ayurveda, an ancient healthy living system devised in Indian over five thousand years ago. Monday evening support circles will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the program includes a 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.” Cost: $70 March 17 workshop; $319 April 4-week cleanse. Location: 127 S. 5th St., Ste. 150, Quakertown. For more information, call 215-257-5025 or visit HilleryWoodsWellness.com. See ad, page 25.
INNER LIGHT HOLISTIC EXPO April 7 & 8
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-5pm FREE Admission ~ FREE Lectures
Coventry Mall Center Court
Come share your Inner Light with us!
Dedicate a Day to Save a Life
nternational Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) is delighted to partner with PA Lyme Resource and Drexel University on a weekend intensive Lyme course. The meeting will begin on April 6 with dinner and CME speakers. The next day, April 7, has a full slate of scientific presentations. The conference will explore less recognized manifestations of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including neuropsychiatric and cognitive and CNS/neurological, including case discussions. Exhibits will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 7, as attendees enhance knowledge-sharing between researchers, tick-borne disease medical experts and front-line practitioners, and foster development of networks for improved patient care. Registration fee is $425 or $375 for ILADS members and includes CME fee plus meals and networking breaks. Location: The Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr., Hershey. To view the full conference agenda or to register, visit ILADS.org.
351 West Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown
Vendor Space Available! 100+ Vendors from across the East Coast 2,000+ Attendees
Crystals ö Jewelry ö Psychics Massage ö Reiki ö Hypnotherapy Aura Photography ö Reflexology Ionic Cleanse ö Aromatherapy Chiropractors ö Spiritual Gifts Medium Galleries, and much more...
CristinaLeeson@hotmail.com Sponsored in part by March 2018
Inner Light Spring Expo Inspires Awareness, Growth
ow celebrating its eighth year, the Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo will be held on April 7 and 8, in Center Court at Coventry Mall, in Pottstown. The expo will feature over 100 vendors from all over the East Coast exhibiting spiritual gifts and holistic services, including chiropractic, massage therapy, reflexology, readings, aura photography, crystals, books, jewelry and more. Attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary lectures taking place
throughout both event days. “We began with a November expo, but with over 2,000 attendees that shared how engaging and positive the expo was for them, we decided to hold a spring event, and we are so glad we did,” explains Cristina Leeson, founder of Inner Light Holistic Center, in Gilbertsville. “The response of the community has been phenomenal. We are so grateful for the support we have received from the mall staff, as well. Fostering community connections is at the heart of what we do, and we are committed to helping, promoting and supporting others on their individual and collective awareness journeys.” Facilitators from Inner Light Holistic Center will offer healing services, joined by other vendors that will provide opportunities to come together for learning and spiritual growth. Vendor space is available. Attendance cost: Free. Location: 351 W. Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown. For more information, call 610-413-8191, email CristinaLeeson@hotmail.com or visit InnerLightHC.com. See ad, page 9.
Empowered Light Holistic Expo Returns to Oaks
his spring’s Empowered Light Holistic Expo is just around the corner, running from 5 to 9 p.m., April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 28 and 29, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Plenty of free parking is available. The expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “People feel stressed and distracted, and they are looking for more connection and answers,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald. “The expo offers connection with new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel Volunte ers Nee ded! 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. Empowered Light engages attendees with experiential types of classes, like yoga, dance, meditation and sound healing, or mini-treatments, such as reiki and massage. Attendees can choose from over 50 workshops and lectures over the course of the weekend. Guests can linger and shop in between presentations with more than 150 holistic vendors. Interested vendors are encouraged to apply now for a space. Interested volunteers should connect with Greenwald via the contact information below. Cost: General admission, $5-$20. Some presentations additional. Advance ticket purchases encouraged. For more information, call 484-459-3082, email EmpoweredLightExpo@gmail. com or visit EmpoweredLight.com. See ad, page 2.
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Qi Revolution to Host Three-Day Qigong Event
Jeff Primack leading breath empowerment exercise
i Revolution is a three-day event designed to help attendees unlock their healing power and create their best lives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 7 to 9 at the Somerset Cultural Center. Attendees will experience authentic qigong and will learn nutrition science and how to breathe powerfully. “During the retreat, we start out with a presentation about what qiqong is, since most people don’t know,” says Jeff Primack, founder of the Supreme Science Qigong Center and creator of and instructor at Qi Revolution. “Then we’re doing qigong, standing style, Empty Force. It’s one of the most powerful kinds of qigong that I’ve ever learned. There’s this energy field—it’s a magnetic energy field, and you feel it. They come in pain, and before lunch they don’t have as much pain, and some people, they have no pain.” The retreat offers a university-style education in natural healing arts—a history of qigong, traditional Chinese medicine, food-healing, foot reflexology and mastering five-element psychology for self-improvement. In addition, participants learn tui na massage with pressure points, the nine-breath method and qigong strength training. Qigong practitioners report it is both fun to practice and brings powerful benefits. Qi Revolution brings like-minded people together, whether novice or advanced, for an energy experience that past attendees say is not to be missed. Cost: $149. Location: 135 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ. For more information, call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com. See ad, page 3.
ntuitive Life Coach Linda Harbaugh, owner of Journey to the Self, combines spiritual guidance with law of attraction techniques to help clients create the lives they desire. Her ability to communicate with spirit guides, translate their messages and then turn that information into action steps offers a personalized, supportive avenue toward clarity and peace of mind. “I help my clients to discover their life purpose, bring balance back into their lives, change negative patterns and attract that which they desire, all with the assistance of their deceased loved ones and spirit guides,” Harbaugh explains. Harbaugh is a certified life coach and intuitive/medium with 30 years of business experience in the healthcare industry. In addition, she is a certified teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, allowing her to provide counseling and guidance from both a trained and an intuitive perspective. “My coaching sessions teach clients to be deliberate creators of their lives, enabling them to reach their highest potentials,” says Harbaugh. “During a session, I intuitively guide them to release thoughts and actions that keep them from manifesting their dreams. Once blockages are identified and removed, the desired path becomes clear and achievable. The beauty of one’s true self comes shining through.” Harbaugh offers 30- and 60-minute sessions, both via telephone and in person. Testimonials are available on her website. For more information, call 484-904-9268, email Linda@JourneyToTheSelf. com or visit JourneyToTheSelf.com. See listing, page 45.
INVISALIGN Mercury Free Zirconium Implants Non-Metal Restorations
You have power over your mind— not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius
Digital X-rays Orthodontics TMJ/Facial Pain Surgical Extractions
Gooseberries are Good for the Gut Researchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into three groups. One received lactose, a placebo; another group was given omeprazole, an overthe-counter remedy; and the third Phyllanthus emblica Linn, an ayurvedic treatment for gastrointestinal issues also known as Indian gooseberry. The research found the herbal treatment resulted in less pain, vomiting, sleep loss and other issues. Participants’ intestinal walls also showed signs of significant healing. The researchers concluded, “Findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of P. emblica fruits has gastroprotective effects in humans that justify its traditional use.” 12
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.
Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.
Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DETERS ALZHEIMER’S 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.
Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease
DENTAL PROFILE ADVANCED DENTAL CARE
LANAP & IMPLANT CENTER 184 W. Main Street, Suite 200 Collegeville, PA 19426 (610) 617-4000 425 Market Street, 2nd Floor Williamsport, PA 17701 (570) 505-5565
Pictured Dr. David Digiallorenzo and Dr. Henry Hsu Today, the Lanap & Implant Center is improving the lives of patients from across the US with its state-of-the-art, integrative approach to modern dental care. At these internationally recognized centers for periodontal and dental implant care, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, Dr. Henry Hsu and their teams of well-trained professionals in Collegeville and Williamsport utilize the latest dental technologies and techniques along with holistic, biologically compatible treatments to deliver amazing results for their patients. Collaborating with more than 60 referring dental and medical professionals nationwide, they successfully address complex dental issues with fewer visits, less
discomfort and positive results. Their minimally invasive, patient-friendly solutions include: • Incisionless, same-day tooth replacement utilizing titanium or metal- free zirconium dental implants for either single-tooth replacements or loose denture stabilization • Single-visit, donorless stem cell gum grafting • LANAP single-visit laser therapy for chronic gum infections, eliminating all cutting and stitches • Advanced treatments for TMJ, chronic pain, complex case diagnosis, reconstruction and replacement of congenitally missing teeth in teens
The Lanap and Implant Center’s innovative treatments incorporate accredited professionals in acupuncture, laser bio stimulation, reflexology, massage, oral detoxification, nutrition advice and homeopathy for optimal outcomes. These advancements, along with the utilization of an array of sedation/relaxation therapies, make it easier for patients to positively address their dental health needs. Dr. DiGiallorenzo and Dr. Hsu invite you to find out more about their forward-thinking approach to dental care by contacting one of our practices or visiting our website at www.perioimplants.us.
Health Care with a Heart
First, we listen.
At Montgomery Integrative Health Group, we treat you as a whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Our goal is for you to experience what it means to be truly healthy. “I love everything about this practice. They take the time to really learn your body and your needs! — H. Joy
Most insurance is accepted. 1108 East Willow Grove Avenue Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Nutrition & diet Food sensitivities Digestive health Environmental toxins Lyme Disease Tick Born Illnesses Emotional stressors Autoimmune concerns Women’s Health Thyroid Disorders MTHFR & methylation Fibromyalgia/CFS
Heidi Wittels, MD Board Certified Integrative Medicine Functional Medicine Lyme Disease & Mold
Daila Pravs, MD Board Certified Family Medicine Integrative Medicine Women’s Health March 2018
Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind
The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International (Tinyurl.com/ TalkIsCheapOilReport). This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.
Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise
The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and land-ownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, selfsufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.”
Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry
A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.
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.
Floating Farm Helps Power UK Needs
Gino Santa Maria/Shutterstock.com
Marine Algae Could Nourish Growing World Population
According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential. Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere.
Dian’s Wellness Simplified 1500 Mt. Kemble Ave. Morristown, NJ
Veggie Renaissance Brits Cutting Back on Meat Eating
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).
Learn to Be a Naturopath! From a Full-Time Practicing Nutritionist with Decades of Clinical Experience and Thousands of Clients Take Advantage of the Knowledge And Experience of A Practicing Nutritionist Who Combines Clinical Nutrition, Herbology, Essential Oils, Energetic Tools And Holistic Health Modalities
Dian is Celebrating the 15th year teaching her Nutrition Certification Course for designation as a
Certified Holistic Health Counselor, CHHC With Over 800 Graduated Students Now Accepting Deposits for Summer 2018
Call today about special monthly Saturday classes open to the public!
Meets Twice a Month Every Other Week for Six Months Next Course Begins April 2018, noon to 5pm
Certified in Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health
This course includes preparation to practice nutrition as a career or to learn nutrition for personal and family use. Students get free nutritional counseling and years of health and business mentoring and support from Dian.
(973) 267-4816 www.WellnessSimplified.com March 2018
Qi Revolution Energizes New Jersey Internationally Known Practitioner Visits the Garden State
by Sarah Buehrle
eff Primack has brought qigong from the esoteric realm to the accessible world. Primack is founder of the Supreme Science Qigong Center and creator of and instructor at Qi Revolution, a conference he hosts all over the U.S. teaching his system of qigong, breathing exercises and food science. He’s brought Qi Revolution annually to cities across America since 2005, and will be at the Somerset Cultural Center, April 7 to 9.
“Philadelphia has been a responsive area for us, but we’ve never been to New Jersey before. Between 300 and 400 people will be doing qigong under one roof, moving and breathing and practicing together, and that’s a powerful thing,” Primack said in a phone interview from Hawaii. “I think a lot of people, they show up because they know the energy’s going to be there.” Primack explained that qigong is controlled breathing along with slow, repetitive
Call us to receive a free catalog.
Natural solutions FOR ALL YOUR HEALTH NEEDS • Sleep Apnea • Bruises, Strains, tissue damage • Sinus Infection • Skin Rash
Designed for my family, Shared with yours.
Order online at MyNaturesRite.com or call 800-991-7088 Get 30% of your entire order with
COUPON CODE SG30 16
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
tai chi-like movements that help people unlock and build qi, or life force, within themselves, to promote health and energy. He said that by the end of the conference, attendees will have some knowledge to create and maintain good health. “We start out with a presentation about what qiqong is, most people don’t know what it is,” says Primack. “Then we’re doing qigong, standing style, Empty Force. It’s one of the most powerful kinds of qigong that I’ve ever learned. There’s this energy field—it’s a magnetic energy field, and you feel it. Many come in pain and before lunch they don’t have as much pain, and some people, they have no pain.” James Quail, an independent massage therapist and energy worker, went to see Primack’s Qi Revolution in Atlanta knowing nothing about it. “It was the most eye-opening experience. It was real,” Quail said. “I really respect Jeff. Nobody would have known this much about qigong unless they did historical research, but a whole bunch of people go “Oh well, three days of training for 149 bucks. . .” U.S. military veterans can attend for free.
Sleep Apnea Relief Helps ensure deep, steady breathing throughout the night, improving the efficiency of the lungs and relaxing muscles to address sleep apnea.
Injury Repair Ankle sprains, bruises, painful elbows and shoulders all need help during repair. Bruise, Strain & Tear Repair clears the bruising and keeps the healing process going for as long as you apply it. Get a complete repair naturally.
Sinus Infection Sinus Relief offers a nasal spray that is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in a convenient spray bottle. Super Neti Juice offers the same antimicrobial power with soothing, subtle peppermint. Powerful tools to combat germs.
Rash Relief This powerful herbal lotion is designed to relieve the pain and itch of eczema, while correcting the cause and repairing the skin. A healthy and natural approach to correcting skin rash without dangerous drugs.
A week after Quail attended the Qi Revolution, he attended a Supreme Science Qigong Center certification program, and over the next several months earned level 2 and level 3 certifications. He began presenting with Primack and Qi Revolution. “That has probably been one of the most stabilizing things I’ve gotten into or been involved with, and it’s really been nice to pass it off and hand it to other people,” Quail said of practicing qigong and Qi Revolution. “The whole room seems to move at the same motion. There’ll be this power in the room; everyone just locks into their space. It’s even peaceful to talk about, and once experienced it can be brought back at any time.” Tina Rubke, a Brookhaven licensed massage therapist, said she went to her first Qi Revolution seminar several years ago, because it offered lower-than-average-cost continuing education credits for her profession. She went back a second time because there was more to the accessibility than price. “It’s also an amazing class, and that was what got me to go back the second time. It’s really fun,” Rubke said. “One of the things Jeff does that I think is really good, he helps those less fit people to feel comfortable to be there and still do it. There’s people in the back row in chairs. It’s an all-abilities class. He’ll show alternatives to moves.” Qi Revolution also includes Primack’s research into foodhealing, which he conducts in consultation with Claudia Gabrielle, M.D. Much of that research has been published in Primack’s book, Conquering Any Disease. The book focuses on foods that are specific to healing, such as kiwi for aiding asthma and okra for helping with heart disease. Primack has created a recipe for sweet red pepper paste that is a concentrated form of phytochemicals, and he has started giving out samples to Qi Revolution attendees. “The main thing that is new, always new with every year and that’s why we get a lot of people who come every year, is that the food-healing science that we share is pretty groundbreaking. And now we talk about oxidation and cholesterol, oxidation and heart disease and cancer, foods for cancer, and food for diabetes. We back it with science,” Primack said. “We’ve always talked about those things, but I’m always learning new things.” Rubke bought a three-horsepower blender after attending a Qi Revolution, and she took Primack’s advice about using avocado pits in smoothies. She also practices his breath work when she’s angry or stressed. Primack wants readers to try Qi Revolution in New Jersey in April. “I know everybody’s busy right now and it’s 2018; everybody’s going to go full speed with their goals and aspirations, and I would say, ‘Breathe, breathe deeper than you’ve ever breathed, get training and become healthier so that you have more energy to make more money and you don’t just go forward with no-Qi in your hands,” Primack said. “Get real energy going into the new year.” Jeff Primack’s weekend workshop will be held at the Somerset Cultural Center, in Somerset, for three days of training April 7 to 9. Open to the public, the cost is $149 for all three days. Members of fire and police departments and military are admitted free. For more information, call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com. See ad, page 3.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
+ 817(5'21 , 17(*5$7,9( 3 +<6,&,$16 $FRPPRQVHQVHDSSURDFKWR\RXUKHDOWKFDUH Scott P R Berk, MD, AAFP, AIHM Medical Director
33 Rupell Road • Hampton, NJ 08827 • I-78 Exit 13 Phone: 908-238-0077 • E-mail: email@example.com www.hunterdonintegrativephysicians.org COUNSELING FOR THE FOLLOWING: • Allergies • Asthma • Autoimmune Disorders • Bone Loss • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Chronic Pain • Depression/Anxiety • Fibromyalgia • Heart Disease • Heavy Metal Toxicity • Hepatitis • High Blood Pressure • Hormone Imbalance • Hyperglycemic Conditions • Intestinal Disorders • Joint Pain • Memory Loss • Menopause • Tick-Borne Diseases • Yeast Overgrowth • Vaccinations
MODALITIES OFFERED: • Anti-Aging Medicine • Biofeedback • Bioidentical Hormones • Chelation • Detoxification • Herbal Therapies • Homeopathy • IV Therapies • Mesotherapy • Metabolic Typing Counseling • Nutritional Counseling • Oxidative Therapies • Thermography • Vitamin Therapies • Wiley Protocol
PARTICIPATING IN MANY PLANS
Call today to schedule a convenient appointment!
215-345-6960 42 E. State Street, Doylestown
Introducing Liz Sines! • Award-winning experience • National and international master certifications • Personalized skin and coat care w/ healthy products • Clean, intimate salon for relaxing environment Announcing Cat Exclusive Mondays with Stephanie! Even the most finicky felines love the personal attention. March 2018
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.
Ingredients. The dietary benefits of green tea, fermented soy and mushrooms like shiitake and maitake are well documented. 18
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
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.” NABuxMont.com
Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the gluten-free savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and
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.”
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 cheesemaking,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”
Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green or unripe papaya contains more healthy
carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at VietWorldKitchen. com and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See Tinyurl.com/Viet-ChineseHotPotRecipe. French Bonus: While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). March 2018
Cook-It-Yourself Ethnic Recipes
Eat-a-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup
Yields: 4 servings
Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups 1 cup yellow split peas 1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes ¼ tsp ground turmeric 2 to 4 dried red cayenne chiles (like chile de arbol), stems discarded 1 Tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium-size tomato, cored and diced 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems 1½ tsp coarse kosher or sea salt Measure the peas into a medium-size saucepan. Cover with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them in-between fingertips. Drain and repeat three to four times until the water, upon rinsing the peas, remains fairly clear. Measure and pour 4 cups of water into the pan and bring it to a boil over mediumhigh heat. When some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it. Add the potatoes and turmeric to the peas, stirring once or twice. Lower the heat to 20
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
medium-low and cover the pan. Stew the mélange, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, but still firm-looking and the potatoes are cooked, 20 to 25 minutes. While the peas and potatoes cook, preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan feels hot (a palm held close to the bottom usually feels the heat within 2 to 4 minutes), sprinkle in the chiles, coriander and cumin.
1 Tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp peeled and julienned ginger 3 scallions, both green and white parts, cut into thin disks 4¼ cups chicken or vegetable broth ¼ cup sake 1 Tbsp instant wakame sea vegetable, soaked in cold water for 2 minutes and drained 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet Tamari to taste Ground white pepper to taste In a medium pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat until it’s hot, but not smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the white part of the scallions, reserving the green part, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Toast the spices, shaking the pan very frequently, until the chiles blacken and smell smoky-hot and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell strongly aromatic (nutty with citrus undertones), 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the chicken broth and sake, then bring the mixture to a boil. Add the wakame and the sesame seeds. Season the soup with a few drops of tamari and ground white pepper, and add the green part of the scallions.
Transfer this spice blend to a blender jar and plunk in the tomato. Purée, scraping the insides of the jar as needed, to make a smooth, reddish brown paste with a smoky aroma. Once the peas are cooked, scrape the spicy, well-seasoned tomato paste into the pan. Stir in the cilantro and salt. Set the heat to medium-high and vigorously boil the dal, uncovered, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mingle and the sauce to slightly thicken, 12 to 15 minutes. For a thicker sauce, mash some of the peas and potatoes with the back of a spoon. Serve warm.
After a few strong stirs, serve piping hot in individual bowls.
Recipe courtesy of Raghavan Iyer (RaghavanIyer.com). NABuxMont.com
Recipe of Hiroko Shimbo from The Japanese Kitchen; permission from Quarto Publishing Group USA.
photos by Stephen Blancett
This soup satisfies a body’s call for a dish rich in minerals and vitamins.
The Good Side of Cholesterol by Dian Freeman
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 redesign. 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 Lipoproteins, 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 senses an arterial crack, the liver sends cholesterol, a waxy flexible substance, to plug the crack, which, in turn, enhances arterial flexibility and circulation. Since sexual hormones are made in the cholesterol, lowering its levels often leads to impotency and infertility. Russian and Scandinavian studies have shown that men with low cholesterol have higher suicide rates and that severe depression is alleviated when low cholesterol returns to normal levels. Some forms of dementia have reportedly become reversed when low cholesterol levels return to normal, at which time brain function also often improves. This may be due to the fact that cholesterol-lowering programs include the avoidance of fat, a substance necessary for optimal brain function. A final result of artificially lowering cholesterol levels is exemplified in studies from Canada, Europe and Japan. These studies show that people with total choles-
terol levels below 150 or 160 have triple the chance of getting cancer. The protective properties and functions of cholesterol are rarely, if ever, discussed or debated in the U.S. The statistics on the rate of damage from the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are also rarely discussed. Both the side effect rates and the detrimental effects of low cholesterol should be part of a patient’s informed choice equation. All current statistics show that the rate of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes have not improved since the advent of statin use. In fact, the heart-health benefits being claimed for the use of statin drugs stipulate that those benefits are designated only for those at high-risk for heart disease. Drug commercials for statin drugs state as much in voice-over disclaimers. Yet, if asked, almost everyone who admits to taking cholesterol-lowering drugs will say they are doing so for their heart health. Years from now, historians may look back at the current cholesterol-lowering trend as detrimental to the health of the human body as the once touted medical practice of blood-letting and tonsil, uterus and gall bladder removal. Acute care, replacing and repairing broken parts, maintaining body fluids and functions and organ transplants are where medicine excels. The prevention of disease and reversal of chronic disease by living a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food and using effective supplements is where self-responsible humans can excel. It is in the attempt to redesign natural processes that humans and medicine continually fail. The true debate over cholesterol should be whether to lower it at all and the discussion should be on how we can help cholesterol better fulfill its protective functions—naturally. Dian Freeman, certified in clinical nutrition, has a private practice in Morristown, teaches a nutritional certification course and is certified in and practices frequency biofeedback. For more information, call 973-267-4816, email Dian2@ WellnessSimplified.com or visit Wellness Simplified.com. See ad, page 15. March 2018
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
SPICE UP HEALTHY COOKING Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs by Amber Lanier Nagle
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. 22
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
“Garlic may also reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu when taken at the onset of symptoms and each day afterwards,” says de la Forêt, citing a study published in Clinical Nutrition. “I mince a clove and mix it with honey to make it easier to swallow.”
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Dr. Lipi Roy, a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and blogger at SpicesForLifemd. com, considers turmeric the golden spice of life. “In addition to its role in Indian and Asian cuisine, turmeric is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat common ailments like stomach upset, ulcers, flatulence, arthritis, sprains, wounds and skin and eye infections,” she says. A study published in Oncogene concluded that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was a more potent anti-inflamNABuxMont.com
Used in India for 4,000 years, black pepper may be the most popular spice of our era. “Black pepper can increase the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from other food and spices,” says de la Forêt. A study published in Plant Medica concluded that subjects consuming a small amount (20 milligrams) of an extract of black pepper showed an increase of retained curcumin in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum)
“One of cinnamon’s super powers is that it may help regulate blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Roy says. In a study published in Diabetic Medicine, subjects taking two grams of cinnamon daily for 12 weeks exhibited much better blood sugar control. Roy suggests sprinkling it on oatmeal, apples, pumpkin pie and brownies. Roast chicken flavored with cinnamon and other spices is another treat.
Ginger (Zingiber oﬃcinale)
“Ginger is a rhizome people have traditionally used medicinally to help with digestive issues, including upset stomachs and nausea,” says Karen Kennedy, of Concord, Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research
matory agent than aspirin or ibuprofen. Try adding a little turmeric and ground black pepper to soups, salads and sauces.
Herbs are not spices although the term spice is sometimes used to encompass them all. An herb is the leaf of a plant when used in cooking. Spices can be buds, bark, roots,berries, seeds or any other part of a plant, and are often dried. ~McCormick Science Institute
THIRD EYE CHAKRA Awareness
THROAT CHAKRA Communication
Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer in Northwest Georgia (AmberNagle.com).
HEART CHAKRA Love/Healing
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.”
ROOT CHAKRA Basic Trust
SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA Personal Power
Paprika (Capsicum annuum)
from his world-renowned healing center in Brazil
SACRAL CHAKRA Sexuality/Creativity
noted that this spice also worked in alleviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms.
John of God Crystal Bed
CROWN CHAKRA Spirituality
Combining the power of color, light and crystal healing for your body’s chakra and biofield energy systems
Experience for yourself what everyone is talking about
PEOPLE’S UNIQUE EXPERIENCES INCLUDE: • Enhanced spiritual connection • Profound sense of peace, relaxation & well-being • Balance, cleanse & restore the body’s energy systems • Emotional, mental, physical & spiritual healings • Alignment & connection with one’s highest self • Insight, guidance & clarity • Increased energy, vitality & health • Release from negative energies & emotions • And much more
Elaine Berk, MEd, CHt, PLRT • Evolving Soul, LLC • www.PastLIfeRegressionPA.com 110 N. State Street, Newtown • 215-970-1534 • 15% OFF FOR NEW CLIENTS
Plain and simple... we’re just good medicine. • Women’s healthcare/gynecology • Holistic medical consultations for men and women
Wendy Warner, MD Past President, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Board Certified in Gynecology and Holistic Medicine
• Acupuncture, massage, osteopathic manipulation, energy work, stress management, and more 940 Town Center Drive Suite F-90 Langhorne, PA 19047 215.741.1600
www.MedicineInBalance.com March 2018
Fruit Snippets Stray grapes, a half-finished peach, overripe bananas, wrinkly berries and the core of a pineapple can all go in the freezer, and then into a smoothie.
FRUGAL FOODIE Practical Uses for Aging Produce
by Judith Fertig
hen Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut. “In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. “In America, a chef may have the person that washes dishes also prepare salads. With lettuce, he’ll cut off the whole top, cut out the heart and throw out the rest.” U.S. restaurant kitchens mirror home kitchens, where the average family throws away a quarter of the food they buy, wasting an average of $2,200 a year. These scraps mean wasted food and money at home, plus misspent resources to grow and transport the food. According to a report by the National Resource Defense Council, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of the fresh water consumed in the United States.” 24
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
To save money and also live better, here are just some of many easy ways to use up every bit of fresh produce we buy.
Self-described “frugal foodie” Diana Johnson, of Auburn, Washington, never lets asparagus ends go to waste. With the help of a blender, she turns them into a creamy asparagus soup—minus the cream—that her family loves (Tinyurl.com/AsparagusSoupTips).
Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Spinach Stems
Thrifty cooks know the magic of quick pickles. Recycle the brine from pickles and pack thinly cut stems of broccoli, Swiss chard and mature spinach into the jar until covered with the brine, then seal and refrigerate. In a few days, these quick pickles will be ready for snacking and sandwiches.
Carrot and Beet Tops
Very fine carrot tops can be used like parsley. With a food processor or high-speed blender, transform them into a favorite pesto NABuxMont.com
Freeze what’s left in the bottle in ice cube trays, suggests Anisha Jhaveri, a film writer and wine lover in New York City. It can add flavor to soups and stews, sauces and desserts like wine-poached pears.
Lemon Peels The limonene in lemon peels is a natural cleaner and degreaser, says blogger Jill Nystul, of Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes her own Citrus Vinegar All-Purpose Cleanser by simply packing lemon peels in a jar and topping with vinegar. See how at Tinyurl.com/HomemadeCitrusCleaners.
Vegetable Peels and Trimmings Instead of throwing out onion skins, carrot peels, celery leaves and tough leek stems, collect them in a freezer bag over time and store in the freezer. When enough has accumulated to fill a pot, make homemade vegetable stock, suggests Sonnet Lauberth, a certified holistic health coach, blogger and cookbook author in Seattle (InSonnetsKitchen.com/ how-to-make-perfect-vegetable-stock-for). At home, Pépin makes “fridge soup” once a week. “Whatever is left in the fridge—carrots, lettuce, a piece of leftover meat or whatever else I made the other day—goes into the soup,” says Pépin. “We finish it with some vermicelli or polenta or good bread.” A delicious meal, shared with family and friends, makes frugality festive. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).
or salsa verde recipe, suggests Registered Dietitian and nutritionist Madeline Basler, of Long Island, New York. One of her go-to’s is her Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto (Tinyurl. com/CarrotTopPestoRecipe). Beet greens can be sautéed like spinach, in a little extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, as a veggie side.
Nine Tips to Tackle Food Waste at Home
onathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (And What We Can Do About It), suggests many ways to curb this habit at, WastedFood.com. Here are some suggestions from him and others:
Ayurveda: Spa Therapies, Lifestyle Consultations and Yoga Classes
Shop smart. Plan meals for the week with a detailed shopping list, suggests Madeline Basler, a certified dietitian nutritionist in Long Island, New York.
Save, transform and eat leftovers. “Eat down the fridge,” counsels Kim O’Donnell, a chef and cookbook author in Portland, Oregon. Turn leftovers into frittata, sandwich fillings, pasta sauces and soups. In this way, we’re not eating quite the same meal again.
3 4 5 6 7 8
Store food in safe, sealable glass containers, so it’s easy to see. Avoid clutter in the refrigerator and freezer; if we can’t see it, we won’t eat it.
Treat expiration and sell-by dates as just guidelines. There is wiggle room in both, advises Bloom. Donate extra pantry items to food banks and places that provide hot meals for those in need.
Preserve the bounty of the garden. Learn how to make quick pickles, pasta sauces and foods to freeze.
Join a food exchange. Emily Paster, co-founder of Chicago Food Swap, helps farmers, foragers, home cooks, gardeners, bakers and canners trade or barter their produce and products.
Go social. PDX Food Swap, in Portland, Oregon; BK Swappers, in Brooklyn, New York; and ATX Swappers, in Austin, Texas, combine food exchange events with a potluck.
Warm herbal infused oil massage with skin brushing relieves mental exhaustion and stress. Hydrates the body, removes free-radicals and nourishes the skin. Energy Balancing treatment with warm herbal oil poured over the forehead to balance mental and physical exhaustion, reduce headaches and promote healthy hair Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation helps you integrate self-care practices into your daily routine, identify stress habits, and guide healthy choices based in self-knowledge, inquiry, and observation Assisted Yoga-Massage: Stretch and balance the body with the help of a therapist. Move stagnant energy, reduce hip and leg pain, and promote vitality. Dosha Balancing Vinyasa: Using physical yoga practice to balance seasonal influences. Tuesdays at 9:30am or Wednesdays 6:00pm Ojas Building Restorative + Yoga: Geared toward total relaxation and boosting immunity with self-healing practices. Fridays 6:00-7:30pm
Make Your Appointment Today! Call, email or online!
The Atrium 127 S. 5th Street, Suite 150
Quakertown • 215.257.5025 HilleryWoodsWellness.com March 2018
natural pet Sergieiev/Ermolaev Alexander/Shutterstock.com
X Gentle & Restorative Yoga Classes
All Levels $14/class Intro 30 days for $30 Schedule: AirmidWellness.com or 609.220.9982
JourneyDance Classes & Workshops Kelly Thomke 215-534-4989 Mar. 8, Apr. 5 & 21
Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation
Alleviating Phobias and Anxiety Reduction Cindy Copenhaver, MS, LPC, Certified Hypnotherapist 215-932-2172
Meditation & Mindfulness Satsang Women’s Empowerment Group
Monthly Groups Sandy Constable 267-337-1525 More at: www.AirmidWellness.com 1260 Old York Rd., Warminster 215.293.0744
Reflexology Practitioner Program Convenience & Connection Combined Online/Classroom Training See website for schedule! www.essentialconnections.biz NA Feb 2018.qxp_Natural Awakening Coupon
Sprouts for Pets
Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love
by Sandra Murphy
espite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.
Changes are afoot at the Come stop in and see us.... www.doylestown.coop 29 W. State St., Doylestown, PA 215-348-4548 26
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. Rather than upsetting the status quo, grow sprouts like alfalfa or barley on a handy windowsill for grazing. “My cats prefer self-serve,” observes veterinarian Carol Osborne, owner of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic, in Ohio. “Now they leave my house plants alone.” Both cats and dogs may show improved gastric intestinal health as a result.
Dogs Dogs are more accepting of new content in their food bowl. “Add just a few sprouts so a dog gets used to the slightly bitter taste. Once acclimated, one-eighth to oneNABuxMont.com
quarter cup daily per 20 pounds of the pet’s weight is the rule of thumb,” says Osborne. She counsels against serving Fido onion, garlic, corn or mushroom sprouts. Peas, sunflowers, radishes, alfalfa and clover are suggested; they are all tasty and easy to grow.
Birds “We encourage people to make their own sprouts. It’s easy to get quality seeds for legumes or grains from Whole Foods, BobsRedMill.com or Nuts.com,” says Ann Brooks, president of the all-volunteer Phoenix Landing Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina. They provide educational activities and facilitate adoption of birds, from parakeets to macaws. Sprouts from the store can be risky, because of bacteria, she cautions. “If not growing your own, the only one I recommend is the organic
Learn. Grow. Heal.
Benoit Daoust/Shutterstock.com marijonas/Shutterstock.com
crunchy mix from SunnyCreekFarm.com. Be sure to get the freshest date possible.” “One of my favorite sprouts is mung beans, because they appear in two days or less. Birds like the crunch,” says Brooks. “Sprouts are safe to leave in the cage all day because they are live foods.”
Horses When adding sprouts to a horse’s regular diet, it’s important to balance the intake. “A lot of barns feed forage three times a day. I know of a couple that feed one meal of sprouts and the other two of hay,” says Clair Thunes, Ph.D., a consulting equine nutritionist with Summit Equine Nutrition in Sacramento, California. “Several companies sell systems for large-scale growing.” The sprouts grow with matted roots in what is called a biscuit, weighing about 18 pounds. Difficult to mix with other feed, the biscuits are fed separately, roots and all.
Instead of sprouting one kind of seed per jar, consider creating a mix. “Because of sporadic drought conditions, the idea of growing your own fodder became more popular, thinking it might make forage supply more dependable and possibly cheaper after initial startup costs,” Thunes explains. “Owners have a sense of control over what the horse eats, there’s less reliance on a supplier and the seeds are less expensive than hay. Due to moisture and nutritional differences, you can’t swap sprouts and hay pound for pound. It’s best to consult a veterinarian or nutritionist.” Sprouts contain a lot of moisture and have an inverted calcium phosphorus ratio that has to be accounted for she says. Horses enjoy barley, sunflower and flax sprouts for variety. The high moisture content may help reduce the risk of intestinal impaction and resulting colic.
Good for All “Sprouts are a healthy form of nutrition and a hip way for both pets and people to enjoy greens,” says Osborne. “They’re a great go-to powerhouse of nutrition, often more nutritious than the adult plant.” Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.
Holistic & Psychic Fair Join us for a Fun & Inspiring Day!
1075 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055 Showroom between Philadelphia & New York City
Sprouting Tips 4 Always use organic seeds. SproutHouse.com and Rareseeds.com are additional sources. 4 Seeds sprout in water or soil. Avoid direct sunlight. 4 Practice good hygiene to avoid bacteria. Rinse seeds several times a day to prevent mold. Once the sprouts show a bit of green, dry them to remove excess moisture before refrigerating. 4 Refrigerate for up to a week for peak freshness, but no longer. 4 Use a mix of seeds or one kind at a time. Discard any seeds that don’t sprout with the rest. 4 Sunflower seeds produce a particularly high volume of sprouts.
March 10 & 11, 2018 Sat. & Sun., 11am - 5 pm at The James Lorah House 132 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901 .
Entrance Fee: $10. Lunch: FREE!
Booth/Table Activities are extra. FREE Parking Available
Get a psychic reading from several of our local psychics or our guest psychics, Frank St. James of the The Psychic Detectives, and BIO Channel, Celeste of the Fox Sisters, Mary, Cathy Marie, Nekara and Danielle. Experience different forms of massage and body work including Reiki and Vibrational Healing. Feel good about yourself and learn how to transform your life with the many holistic services available. For full schedule visit www.new-visions.com
Meet Others in Your Community & Network!
Toll Free: 1.866.246.9866
Benefits CHOP Chalfont Branch on Saturday and Lahaska SPCA on Sunday For advance appointments for readings or body work call Elizabeth Joyce at 215-996-0646.
Who You Are Makes Us Who We Are Become an Ascend Hospice Volunteer Ascend Hospice is actively recruiting reiki practitioners, certified massage therapists and comfort volunteers to positively impact the lives of our patients. To sign up for volunteer training, or for more information on volunteer opportunities, please call 866.821.1212.
Reclaim your future! Acupuncture is a safe and time-tested intervention
that can significantly boost your quality of life, reducing or eliminating the need for medications. It treats the whole you— body, mind and spirit— in order to get to the roots of disease.
Extensive experience with autoimmune cases:
• Rheumatoid Arthritis • Multiple Sclerosis • Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Fibromyalgia • Chronic Fatigue, and more
READ MORE & SCHEDULE ONLINE: www.BridgeAcupuncture.com
or CALL NOW for a FREE consultation:
Your Bridge to Natural Health
30 Garden Alley Doylestown, PA 18901
Paolo Propato, LAc Grace Rollins MS, LAc “I went in to see Grace as an acupuncture skeptic... and came out a believer.” ~ C.B.
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Upbeat Kids Five Steps to Positivity by Tamar Chansky
This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking.
Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience 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.
Step Three: Specify What Went Wrong
Don’t be tempted to try to solve the huge problem initially presented, such as, “I hate my life, everything is terrible, I can’t do anything right.” The goal is actually much smaller, so teach a child to shrink it by narrowing down from some global form to the specific offending thought or situation that needs to be addressed. With young
children, frame this approach as doing detective work to locate the source of the problem; with older children, explain that it’s usually a triggering event that makes us feel really bad—the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s key to helping them know what to do to feel better.
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 TamarChansky.com.
Do You Need Answers? Are You Lacking Hope? If you are dealing with any ongoing health issue that doesn’t seem to be getting any better, I can help. I can help you heal by locating the source of your body’s stress, rather than just masking symptoms. With 33 years in practice, I specialize in: Stiff Sore Joints, Headache, Heartburn/Reflux, Gas Pain/ Bloating, Constipation/Diarrhea, Anxiety/Irritability, Restlessness/Insomnia, Depression, Fibromyalgia
Call me today for your
FREE Phone Consultation Together, let’s discuss your health concerns and determine what a customized, conservative and affordable healing program can do for you!
Jeffrey L. Griffin, DC
252 W. Swamp Rd, Suite 26 • Doylestown
Info@Center4NaturalHealing.com March 2018
Sunshine on Our Shoulders
Welcome! like being a Natural Awakenings distribution site
Call Joe at
908-405-1515 and hear just how easy it is to bring our readers to your door • NO COST • NO HASSLE • SPECIAL BENEFITS
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Makes Us Happy and Healthy by Kathleen Barnes
ver since skin cancer scares penetrated the national psyche in the mid-1980s, Americans have been conditioned to cover up and slather on sunscreen when we leave the house. Now experts say we haven’t been doing ourselves a favor, even when strictly using all-natural formulas. We’ve been blocking the sun’s life-giving rays, essential for the body’s production of vitamin D, and possibly prompting a host of health problems.
Safe Exposure Update
“Ninety percent of the vitamin D we get comes from the sun, and exposing arms and legs for a few minutes a day is enough for most people with no risk of skin cancer,” says Registered Nurse Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Nursing at Chicago’s Loyola University. She’s the lead researcher for the Sunshine 2 Study, a clinical trial investigating the vitamin’s vital role in relieving depression. “Every tissue and cell of your body requires vitamin D to function properly,” says Michael Holick, Ph.D., a medical docNABuxMont.com
tor who has pioneered vitamin D research at the Boston University Medical Center. A 40-year professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, he’s a fervent advocate of sensible sun exposure. “Vitamin D is actually a hormone, essential for bone and muscle health. It plays a significant role in reducing the risk of infectious diseases, including cardiovascular problems and certain cancers, contributes to brain function and memory, and elevates mood, all while reducing early mortality,” explains Holick, author of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem. Yet, he says, about half of all Americans are among the 1 billion people worldwide that are vitamin D deficient. Published vitamin D research in the U.S. National Library of Medicine turns up 74,486 studies and citations dating back to 1922, with nearly half done in the past 10 years; 478 of the total were authored or co-authored by Holick or cited his research. His work confirms that sensible sun exposure and supplementing with natural
At least 10 hours a week outdoors in sunshine is crucial for children under 6 for development of healthy eyes. Otherwise, the risk of myopia increases, which in turn lends risk for cataracts and glaucoma in adulthood. ~University of Sydney Adolescent and Eye Study of 2,000 children vitamin D3 brings vitamin D levels to the optimal 40 to 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). New research from the University of Surrey, in the UK, found D3 twice as effective in raising vitamin D levels as D2, which is often synthetically produced. While the human body manufactures vitamin D as a response to sun exposure, eating certain foods like fatty fish, egg yolks and cheese can help. Fortifying foods with the vitamin is controversial. “It’s interesting that the right sun exposure will correct D deficiency rapidly, but won’t create an excess. Our bodies stop producing the hormone vitamin D once we have enough,” says Dr. Robert Thompson, an obstetrician, gynecologist and nutrition specialist in Anchorage, Alaska, and author of The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know.
Bare Minimum Holick, who differentiates between unhealthy tanning and healthy sun exposure, recommends exposing arms and legs to noonday sun for five to 10 minutes three times a week for most people. He adds, “Everyone needs 1,500 to 2,000 international units of vitamin D3 [supplements] a day year-round, and obese people need two to three times that much, because their ability to manufacture vitamin D is impaired.” Penckofer’s research confirms that fair-skinned people absorb the sun’s rays easily and quickly, while darker-skinned people have a natural sunblock, so they need much longer sun exposure to absorb the UVB rays that trigger the production of vitamin D. She remarks that inadequate vitamin D is a possible explanation for the greater risk of high blood pressure observed in African-Americans. Holick contends that anyone living north of Atlanta, Georgia, cannot get enough winter sun exposure to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. “While vitamin D can be stored in the body for up to two months, a winter-induced deficiency is a convincing explanation for the seasonal affective disorder that strikes many in northern states in January, just two months after the weather turns too cold to get sufficient sun exposure,” explains Penckofer. “In Alaska, we eat lots of fatty fish and take D supplements in winter. We know there’s no chance we’re getting the D we need from the sun, even when we’re sunbathing in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures,” quips Thompson. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, including Food Is Medicine: 101Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.
LOOK DIFFERENT FEEL DIFFERENT
BOOK A CONSULTATION Shape and tighten all body parts with BTL EXILIS ULTRA™ today!
We are also introducing the Exilis Ultra Femme 360™, a revolutionary treatment for feminine rejuvenation and incontinence with no down time. Limited time special: Buy a package of 4 treatments, get one treatment complimentary. Please call The MedSpa by SAM (Star Advanced Medicine) 267-544-0664 755 York Rd, Ste 101, Warminster
TREATS MULTIPLE AREAS
NON-INVASIVE WITH NO DOWNTIME
ENERGY MONITORING FOR YOUR SAFETY
AFTER 1 TREATMENT
COURTESY OF: JASON LUPTON, M.D.
AFTER 4 TREATMENTS
COURTESY OF: DOMINIQUE DENJEAN, M.D.
AFTER 4 TREATMENTS
COURTESY OF: BTL AESTHETICS
©2017 BTL Group of Companies. All rights reserved. This document includes registered and/ or unregistered U.S. or foreign trademarks. The products, the methods of manufacture or the use may be subject to one or more U.S. or foreign patents or pending applications.
715-74EUSILENUS100 BTL_Exilis_Ultra_LF_Stand-insert_ Letter_ENUS100
A peaceful, inspiring center connecting spirituality and community through classes, workshops and more.
Lyn Hicks 215-813-4073 TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com
Check out our classes online and in the NA calendar! LOCATED TOGETHER AT
4089 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942
Suzanne Walski, DVM
Serving your pet with a holistic approach
Integrative Veterinary Care featuring: Animal Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Bach Flower Remedies, Standard Process Nutrition and K-Laser Therapy
610-847-2776 SuzanneWalskiDVM.com March 2018
Ilona Selke on the
Power of Dreaming Big by April Thompson
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 vital step is to feel the feeling of your fulfilled wish as if it has already manifested. 32
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
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.
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 intriNABuxMont.com
cate 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.
How do our thoughts affect our reality? All our thoughts, subconscious as well as conscious, affect how things manifest around us. If we have contradictory beliefs, it is hard to manifest things. For example, if we say we want money, but somehow believe that money is dirty, evil or undeserved, then we are pushing and pulling against ourselves. It’s important to dive into our subconscious mind and heart, and deal with the negative feelings that dwell there, such as hurt, sadness and trauma. Make this a daily activity—cleaning your emotional being. Eventually, your subconscious and conscious mind as well as the superconscious will all point in one direction and you will see your desired results. We guide people to build their success, aspirations and dreams in alignment with their deepest values as well as their purpose in life. Uniting purpose and direction is tremendous fuel for moving in the direction of your dreams.
Why does choosing goals aligned with our purpose make them manifest more easily? 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. 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-by-step instructions on how to get there. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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.
Reclaim Your Magic
Make Your World Wondrous Again
by Paige Leigh Reist
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.
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.
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.
CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is
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 TheWholesomeHandbook.com.
Eliminate Your Symptoms: • Autoimmune ∙ Allergy ∙ Chronic Fatigue Solutions That Work: Nutritional Testing, Detox, Acupuncture, Light Therapy and Ionic Cleanse “I just didn’t feel like my old self, I was tired all the time. Dr. Rhodes gently but knowledgeably guided me through tests and discussion of my lifestyle and goals. Together we worked out a therapy plan. What an empowering experience!” - C.N.
Lisa Rhodes, LAC, DPM
Integrative Health Care
Start the Healing and Make Integrative Health Care Your Wellness Program 5055 Swamp Road, Suite 203 Fountainville, PA
www.IntegrativeHealthCarePA.com March 2018
Fitness in 10 Minutes
A Full-Body Workout for Busy People by Locke Hughes
Shiatsu Clinic March 3 Introduction to Shiatsu March 17-18
Arvigo Self-Care 17 CE hours April 20-22 See website for complete list of classes and CE courses
International School of Shiatsu 6055C Kellers Church Rd Pipersville, PA 18949 www.shiatsubo.com 215-766-2800
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by doing slow and controlled reps without dumbbells.
WALL PUSHUPS. Stand at armâ€™s length away from a wall with feet hip-width apart. Place palms shoulderwidth apart on the wall. Bend elbows and lower the upper body toward the wall, keeping the core tight and straight. Pause, and then press back to the starting position and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it harder by taking a step back from the wall, pushing out from a kneeling position.
ARM CIRCLES. Stand with feet hipwidth apart. Extend arms straight out to each side at shoulder height with palms facing down. Swing arms forward in a circular motion for 30 seconds, and then backward for 30 seconds. Keep shoulders down and back and elbows slightly bent.
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 NABuxMont.com
Change Your Career, Change Lives
hen life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, totalbody fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis for a 10-step workout that Franklin Antoian, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit, created for SilverSneakers. The steps can be part of a regular routine or done on their own three times a week every other day, gradually working up to five days a week. Needed equipment includes a chair, light dumbbells (or filled water bottles or food cans), a yoga block (or small soft ball or pillow) and a watch or timer. Given extra time, warm up by walking in place for five minutes, and then perform each exercise in order for one minute, doing as many reps as possible. Try not to rest between exercises. If a full minute feels too challenging, start with 45 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.
SEATED ADDUCTION. Sit in a chair with a yoga block between the knees. Press knees together to squeeze the device, pause for three seconds. Relax and repeat. Continue for one minute. HIP EXTENSION. Start on hands and knees with palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Align the neck and back while looking down or slightly forward. With foot flexed and knee bent, slowly raise the right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pause, and then lower. Continue for 30 seconds, and then repeat with the left leg. To make it easier, try it while standing, keeping the lifted leg straight, and hold the back of a chair for support.
BRIDGE. Lie face-up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Press heels firmly and raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Pause for three seconds in this position, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute.
CLAMSHELL. Lie on the floor on the left side, with hips and knees bent 45 degrees, the right leg on top of the left, heels together. Keeping feet together, raise the top knee as high as possible without moving the pelvis or letting the bottom leg leave the floor. Pause, and then return to the starting position. Continue for 30 seconds; switch sides and repeat.
SEATED KNEE RAISE. Sit at the front of the chair with knees bent and feet flat, holding onto the sides for balance. Keeping the knee bent, lift the right leg about six inches off the floor. Pause for three seconds, and then lower and repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating for one minute.
BICEPS CURL. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms at each side, palms facing forward. Keeping the upper arms still, bend both elbows to bring the dumbbells as close to the shoulders as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Each time arms return to the starting position, completely straighten them. Continue for one minute. Make it easier with slow and controlled reps without using dumbbells.
TRICEPS EXTENSION. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold the end of one dumbbell with both hands. Position arms so elbows are pointing up, with upper arms by the ears and the dumbbell behind the head. The neck is aligned with the back; with shoulders down and back. Keeping upper arms still, straighten the elbows until the dumbbell is overhead. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by sitting in a chair. Locke Hughes, of Atlanta, GA, contributes content to SilverSneakers, a community fitness program that helps older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve well-being. Learn more at SilverSneakers.com.
THE SLEEP BRACELET Wearers have experienced:
· Falling asleep faster · Increased quality sleep · Waking up more refreshed Recommended by
Sold exclusively online at If you choose to return your Philip Stein goods, please do so within 30 days of receipt in perfect condition and in the original packaging.
CARLSON BRIDGE® “WINGED PONTIC” Tooth Replacement The only solution that is less damaging, less time-consuming, simple, effective, durable, and far more affordable
Missing Front Tooth
“CB® Winged Pontic” With Adhesive
Teeth with Composite Adhesive
Finished “CB® Winged Pontic” Bridge
Ask Your Dentist About It
Information Contact Dr. Ronald S. Carlson 808-735-0282 Carlsonbridgetech.com firstname.lastname@example.org University Of Michigan Dental School 1969
THE FIRST AND ONLY “BONDING-IN” DENTAL FIXED BRIDGE Member BIO-LOGICAL DENTAL CONFERENCES HDA, IABDM, IAOMT
BUCKS COUNTY Bikram Yoga Doylestown 1717 S Easton Rd, Doylestown 570-977-6689 BikramYogaDoylestown.com Blossom Yoga 2324 2nd Street Pike, Newtown 215-416-3252 Blossom-Yoga.net
Cornerstone Health & Fitness 740 Edison Furlong Rd, Doylestown • 215-794-3700 415 S York Rd, New Hope 215-862-2200 419 S York Rd, New Hope 215-862-2200 847 Easton Rd, Warrington 215-918-5900 CornerstoneClubs.com Dragonfly Yoga Studio & Massage Therapy 156 Green St, Doylestown 215-622-4612 DragonflyYogaStudio.com Moondog Yoga Studio 115 E Broad St, Ste 200, Quakertown 267-374-4046 MoondogYoga.com
River Yoga 5667 York Rd, Lahaska 215-794-1890 RiverYoga.org
Shine Yoga Center 601 W Market St, Perkasie 267-221-0980 ShineYogaPerkasie.com Sun Dog Yoga Studio 17 W State St, Ste 1, Doylestown 215-230-4031 SunDogYogaStudio.com Yoga at Airmid Wellness Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster 609-220-9982 AirmidWellness.com Tristana Yoga Studio 4095 Ferry Rd, Doylestown 267-245-4140 Yoga Vibhuti 77 2nd Street Pike, Southampton 215-514-6065 YogaVibhuti.com Yogasphere 18 Swamp Rd, Newtown 215-579-6130 Yogasphere.net EASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Park Club Fitness and Wellness 620 W Chestnut St, Ste 101, Perkasie 215-257-8877 Facebook.com/ParkClubFitness
Amma Yanni Yoga Center & School 827 Glenside Ave, Wyncote 215-572-9881 AmmaYanniYoga.com
Prancing Peacock 524 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley 139 Zimmerman Ln, Langhorne 267-679-0791 PrancingPeacock.com
The Buddha-Bar Yorktown Plaza 160 Yorktown Plz, Elkins Park 215-901-2835
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Dana Hot Yoga 2278 Mount Carmel Ave, Glenside • 610-667-3262 832 N Bethlehem Pk, Spring House • 267-974-9805 DanaHotYoga.com* Dhuni Yoga & Pilates 1458 County Line Rd, Huntingdon Valley • 215-917-0501 DhuniYoga.com
Jenkintown Hot Yoga 409 Old York Rd, Jenkintown 215-478-1701 JtownHotYoga.com Nourishing Storm 124 N York Rd, Hatboro 215-394-8152 NourishingStorm.com SSP Yoga 400 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington • 610-656-6041 SSPYoga.com Tara Yoga 1134 Easton Rd, Abington 215-305-8325 TaraYogaPhilly.com Twisted Monkey 501 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge 215-379-1046 TwistedMonkeyYoga.com
Twisters Wellness Centers
131 E Butler Ave, Ambler 717 Bethlehem Pk, Erdenheim 215-654-5393 TwistersYoga.com
Local Yoga Whole Body Yoga Studio 103 E Walnut St, North Wales 215-661-0510 WholeBodyYogaStudio.com Yoga Evolution/MomentOM 261 Old York Rd, Jenkintown 215-885-1800 MomentOM.me WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY Aim High Studio 3015 W Germantown Pike, Norristown • 484-686-0067 AimHighStudio.com
690 Harleysville Pike, Lederach 215-740-1354 AnahataYogaWellness.com
Art & Soul Yoga & Pilates 1690 Valley Forge Rd, Eagleville 610-220-8572 ArtAndSoulYoga.com
Have a Vision Collegeville Yoga Bar 50 Second Ave, Ste 3, Collegeville • 610-409-2696 CollegevilleYogaBar.com Moyo 4335 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville 610-584-1108 Moyo-Yoga.com
for Local Yoga?
SPONSOR THIS PAGE
Sol Yoga Studio 117 W Ridge Pike, Conshohocken 610-636-0391 SolYogaStudio.com Stillpoint Yoga Studios 217 W Church Rd, King of Prussia 610-213-3280 StillpointYogaStudios.com Yoga Home 424 E Elm St, Conshohocken 484-344-5040 OurYogaHome.com Yoga-Cise2 533 S West End Blvd, Quakertown 267-718-6444 Yoga-Cise2.com YogaOne Park Ridge Ctr, 4 N Park Ave, Trooper • 610-761-3620 Yoga-One.co
Don’t see your studio here? Contact Rosie Lazroe to find out how to join us. YogaByRosie@gmail.com • 732-596-7384
YOUR input helps shape this section while OUR input
HELPS YOU GROW! Contact Rosie Lazroe YogaByRosie@gmail.com
732-596-7384 *Denotes multiple locations in various regions.
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 CopperZap.com 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.
calendar of events Submit your listing online at NABuxMont.com by the 5th of the month, one month prior to publication. Please email Publisher@NABuxMont.com with questions.
Experiencing Electromagnetic Energy Tools – 11am-3pm. Demonstrations with application and testing for each student of modern electronic tools used in the elite healing clinics of Europe. One tool, for example, is Ondamed, an advanced Class II-a medical technology used to create unique individual treatments using biofeedback to address stress linked to most common disease. Instructors: Dian Freeman and Dan Lewis. Open to public. $50/ WS student; $75/non-student. Wellness Simplified, Morristown, NJ. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Info@ WellnessSimplified.com. WellnessSimplified.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
MONDAY, MARCH 5 Guided Meditation – 7-8pm. Join Frank Listner in this guided meditation. This meditation will help you to expand and connect with your higher self. If you need any answers to any situations, concerns, issues or just some guidance in your life, connecting with your higher self is a good place to start. $10. Lina’s Harmony–Center for Spiritual Health and Wellness, 366 Easton Rd, Warrington. 215-431-8122. Lina_Harmony@yahoo.com. LinasHarmony.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Summer Camp Open House – 6-8pm. Come meet our summer camp staff, explore the grounds and get to ask any questions you may have. This is also a great opportunity to meet other camp families and familiarize your child with Silver Lake Nature Center prior to camp. Free to attend. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd, Bristol. 215-7851177. SilverLakeNatureCenter@BucksCounty.org. SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 JourneyDance – 6:30-8pm. Authentic movement, JourneyDance is a transformational dance that combines freestyle and guided movement that inspires well-being and empowerment. JourneyDance’s meditative, joyful movement is for everyone. Come as you are, wherever you are on your journey. Bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for movement. $20. Airmid Wellness and Counseling, 1260 Old York Rd, Warminster. 215-534-4989. EarthRhythm SacredDance.com.
Got Events? Get Noticed! Advertise in our calendar!
SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Overview of Chinese Traditional Medicine: 14 Formulas – 11am-1:30pm. 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. Because of its effectiveness, Chinese Medicine is used today to treat any kind of illness. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Ste 202, Morristown, NJ. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Info@ WellnessSimplified.com. WellnessSimplified.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3
Beginners Yoga with Erin Range – 11:15am12:30pm. Always wanted to try yoga? Not sure how to start? Want to learn in a small, intimate class? You will learn foundational yoga poses, modifications of poses for your unique body, proper alignment, discover the link between the breath and movement, and explore ways to center and relax. Mats and props provided. $20. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. 215-813-4073. FreeRangeYogaSup@gmail.com.
Spiritual Health and Wellness, 366 Easton Rd, Warrington. 215-431-8122. Lina_Harmony@yahoo. com. LinasHarmony.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
savethedate Holistic & Psychic Fair March 10-11 11am-5pm A day of fun and inspiration that benefits local Bucks charities. Psychic readings from local or guest psychics. Frank St James of The Psychic Detectives and BIO Channel, Celeste of the Fox Sisters, more. Enjoy massage, bodywork and other holistic services. Call to book advance appointments.
Cost: $10 entrance / Free lunch Booths/activities extra
The James Lorah House 132 N Main St, Doylestown
Elizabeth Joyce, 215-996-0646 New-Visions.com
Reiki 1 – 1-7pm. Reiki 1 is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level, allowing you to connect to the universal life force energy. We will talk about the history of reiki, how it works and how the attunement process works. Manual included. $150. Lina’s Harmony–Center for Spiritual Health and Wellness, 366 Easton Rd, Warrington. 215431-8122. Lina_Harmony@yahoo.com. Linas Harmony.com. Dowsing Beyond Duality – 2-4:30pm. Learn how to use the pendulum to access inner wisdom, how to go beyond its traditional use to divine “yes” or “no” answers, and how it can be used for divination, healing and manifestation. Pendulums available to borrow or purchase, or you can bring your own. Instructor: Dian Freeman. Open to public. $35/WS student; $50/non-student. Wellness Simplified, 1500 Mt Kemble Ave, Ste 202, Morristown, NJ. RSVP to 973-267-4816. Info@WellnessSimplified.com. WellnessSimplified.com. Balance Yourself with Ayurveda – 2-5pm. Series 3: Diet, Spices, Recipes and the Six Tastes. Forget die-it, food is consciousness, embrace live-it. So let’s get cooking. We will create spice blends, a cleansing meal and learn how to use the six tastes in meal planning. This class prepares us for Spring Rejuvenation and Spa Immersion in April. $70. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. Hillery Siatkowski, 215-257-5025. Info@HilleryWoodsWellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Sacred Femininity Sisterhood – 7-8pm. A sisterhood for women to express, experience and cultivate their nourishing Divine Feminine. Play, inspiration, learning, practices, rituals, education and reclaiming of our innate wisdom of the nourishers we are. In community we gain power, cleanse our emotional nature, inspire each other with these ancient sacred practices that feed our hearts. $15. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. 215-813-4073. Lyn@LynHicks.com. TheRoomAt Meadowbrook.com.
Core Workout and Release – 2-4:30pm. Using yoga tune-up therapy balls, we will learn a series of extraordinarily deep abdominal exercises that will strengthen you from the inside out, helping to penetrate weak muscle fibers, improve breathing dynamics, awaken sluggish organs, stretch scar tissue and cultivate vibrancy throughout your nervous system. $40. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215661-0510. Patty@WholeBodyYogaStudio.com. WholeBodyYogaStudio.com/workshops.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Spring Restorative Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Join Jamie Nichols in this beautiful spring restorative yoga workshop. Reawaken your spirit for the coming season with a restful, meditative yoga in a peaceful setting. Students from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of this gentle, meditative practice. Spring into the new season with a renewed body. $30. Lina’s Harmony–Center for
MIH Meetup Group “Potty Talk 101” – 6-8pm. If you have the “guts” to join us for Potty Talk 101, we will be discussing the critical importance of digestive wellness when thinking about all healthcare concerns. Montgomery Integrative Health, 1608 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor. Donna Butler, 215-233-6226. DonnaButler19@gmail.com. MontHealth.com.
Make Peace with Your Body and Food – Noon3pm. Through this workshop, you will begin to explore the root causes of what may be interfering with your having a healthy relationship with food and your body. Our focus will be on kindness, acceptance and forgiveness, concentrating on what’s inside and outside the boundary of our skin. $99. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215-740-1354. KTooley22@hotmail. com. AnahataYogaWellness.com.
savethedate Susan Duval Seminars and Sacred Journeys Doylestown • 215-348-5755 SusanDuvalSeminars.com Register online or call Susan. Sign up on website to receive weekly newsletter for updates on seminars and trips. March 3, 1-4pm and 6:30-9:30pm Healings & Channeled Messages, Small Groups Eve Kerwin, White Buffalo Woman, carries the same Divine Feminine imprint as Mother Mary, Isis, Quan Yin and Eve, the wife of Adam. Limited to 12 people, everyone will experience a shamanic healing and a channeled message from angels, masters or guides. Past lives are frequently described and how they relate to your current life. $125. Doylestown. March 4, 10am-8pm Healings & Channeled Messages, Private Sessions White Buffalo Woman will begin your session with a shamanic healing, an energetic “re-wiring” and a clearing of your etheric body. Next, a guide will come through with a personalized, channeled message. This being may be an ascended master, archangel, your own higher self or inner child. $250 for 1 hr. Doylestown. Sunday, March 18, 2-4pm The Wisdom of the Heart Award-winning author and healer Dana Micucci will offer powerful, heart-based teachings and practices from the world’s wisdom traditions (Tibetan, Mayan, shamanic, Egyptian, mystical Christian) gleaned from her lifetime of travel to sacred sites that you can apply to your daily life. $40. New Britain. Monday, March 19, 9am-8pm by appt Healing Sessions (in-person or by phone) Coming to us from Taos, Dana Micucci will offer the following modalities – spiritual counseling, Reconnective Healing, shamanic soul retrievals and The Reconnection. For details, see Susan’s website. Sessions are 1-2 hours, $165-$333. Doylestown. Swim with the Dolphins in Bimini, the Bahamas July 15-20 Bimini is renowned for the pods of Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins. We will go out every afternoon to swim with (but not touch) the dolphins in the sea. We will also snorkel over the Bimini Road, reputed to be part of ancient Atlantis. Explore the island on golf carts, relax at the gorgeous beaches and shop at local markets. Our private chef will prepare three delicious gourmet meals for us every day. Ascended Masters Retreat, Grand Tetons, WY July 27-29 The ascended masters assist us in achieving our own self-mastery and guide the expansion of light on the planet. In addition to the teachings by Dana Micucci, we will go on a Snake River raft trip, hike up to Inspiration Point and experience energetic upgrades and activations as we connect with the Cave of Symbols in Idaho, in view of the etheric Table Mountain Retreat of Saint Germain. See Susan’s website for other upcoming events and sacred journeys!
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Natural Egg Dyeing – 1-2:30pm. Use common vegetables, berries and spices to create beautiful eggs. You will take home your finished eggs and some of the dyes you create. Please bring six hardboiled eggs and wear old clothes. Class size is limited; registration is required. Visit our website or call for more info/registration. $3. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd, Bristol. 215-7851177. SilverLakeNatureCenter@BucksCounty.org. SilverLakeNatureCenter.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23 Dark Side Glow Flow – 8-9:30pm. Join Tiffany for this super fun, 90-minute practice in the dark. A moon salutations-inspired flow in a room full of black lights while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Students are encouraged to wear white or light colors. Glow sticks and glow paint will be provided. $25. Whole Body Yoga Studio, 103 E Walnut St, North Wales. Patty Ferry, 215-661-0510. Patty@WholeBodyYogaStudio. com. WholeBodyYogaStudio.com/workshops.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Hello Yoga! Beginners Workshop – 11:30am1:30pm. Am I doing this right? We can help. Try the Hello Yoga! Beginners Workshop, a group workshop where you’ll learn to calm and connect with breath, key foundational yoga poses and modifications to serve your unique needs. You’ll feel safe practicing on your own or in any gym or yoga studio. $35. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215-740-1354. AnahataYogaWellness.com.
Beekeeping Demo – 2-4pm. Local beekeeper Chuck Pressler will be presenting on how important bees are to us as pollinators. We will look at the hives at BCAS and learn all about honey. $10. Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope. MFarra@BCAS.org. BCAS.org/ product/beekeeping-demo.
MONDAY, MARCH 26 School Holiday Camp: Spring Break – 3/26-3/30, 9am-3pm. Do you have to work while your child has off for spring break? Bring them to Bucks County Audubon Society’s School Holiday Camp to learn about habitats, like the pond, stream, marsh and forest, and the animals that live in them. Register for one or all of the days. $60. Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope. 215-2975880. MFarra@BCAS.org. BCAS.org/product/ school-holiday-camp-april-spring-break.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 PWBN Networking Breakfast – 8-9:30am. Professional Women’s Business Network, Doylestown, PA
savethedate Moondog Yoga 115 East Broad St, Quakertown 267-374-4046 MoondogYoga.com Info@MoondogYoga.com Big Spring Cleanse April 6-8 Four Sessions; Times Vary Seasonal cleansing offers us a way to bring our bodies and minds back into balance. We clear out of our system imbalances so that we can move into the new season with ease. In ayurvedic cleansing we support our mental as well as our physical health. Receive three, 7-day phases, recipes, tongue scraper, massage oil, kitchari, yoga, more. Registration required. $160.
Ayurveda Yoga Specialist Certification Four Weekend Sessions: June, Online, October, November This certification will open new doors and revenue streams for you by laying the groundwork that will allow you to support individuals in managing their lifestyles for optimum health. Gain the ayurvedic tools (in addition to asana) to support your clients in creating optimal health. Registration required. $399. Three Wisdom Tradition Learning Lab November 2-4 Fri 6-9pm; Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 12-4:30pm Yoga therapeutics, ayurvedic medicine and traditional clinical psychotherapy are three powerful healing traditions that can restore balance in life. Imagine applying all three of these wisdom traditions synergistically to support the challenges in your life, or in the lives of your clients and students. Registration required. $349.
chapter, invites women professionals and business owners to discuss this month’s roundtable topic: Why is it so hard to ask for help? Bring your own breakfast; coffee and tea provided. Promotional material welcome. Limited to 15 guests. With online registration/without cost: PWBN Members $0/$5; Guests $10/$15. Shiatsu office, 800 W State St, Ste 103, Doylestown. Laurie Van Valkenburgh, 267-566-6056. Lavabigail@gmail.com. PWBN 4Women.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 CBD Oil for Your Pet – 7-8pm. Come and learn about natural CBD products that can help your pet manage joint pain, anxiety and neurological disorders. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that has been found to have significant medical benefits without the psycoactive side-effects that THC causes. $5. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. 215-813-4073. Lyn@LynHicks.com. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com.
Inner Light Holistic Expo April 7-8 Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Empowered Light Holistic Expo April 27-29
Spring 2018 Inner Light Holistic Expo, held at the Coventry Mall in Pottstown, Center Court and throughout the mall. Crystals, jewelry, books, aura photography, massage, reiki, hypnotherapy, chiropractors, psychics/medium readers, ionic cleanse, spiritual gifts and more. Vendor spaces available.
Free admission; Free lectures Coventry Mall 351 W Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown
Cristina Leeson, 610-413-8191 CristinaLeeson@hotmail.com InnerLightHC.com
Fri 5-9pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-6pm Enjoy inspiring lectures, meditations, yoga, alternative healing treatments like reiki, massage and reflexology, as well as angelic and intuitive readings. Try healthy food samples, and purchase natural products for personal and home care. Empowered Light Holistic Expo will focus on healthier lifestyles, including food, physical activities, stress reduction and self-care. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Halls D & E Oaks, Pennsylvania
Sue Greenwald, 484-459-3082 EmpoweredLightExpo@gmail.com EmpoweredLight.com
SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Access Your Intuitive Abilities – 11am-4:30pm. Work with experienced guide, Diane Wing, to learn the best ways to access your natural abilities and become consistent in using them. Three classes: Insight Stones at 11 am, Using Intuition to Navigate Daily Life at 1pm and Learning to Manage Your Empathic Gift at 3pm.Take one or three. $78. The Room At Meadowbrook, 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville. 215-379-2972. Diane@DianeWing. com. TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com. Basics of Mindfulness – 1-3pm. In this practical, user-friendly workshop you will learn what mindfulness is, how to do mindfulness meditation, how to practice at home plus a variety of mindfulness practices (your own personal toolbox). Facilitated by Kris Bronson, PhD. $40. Anahata Yoga & Wellness Center, 690 Harleysville Pk, Lederach. 215740-1354. AnahataYogaWellness.com.
plan ahead savethedate Reflexology Practitioner Program April 5-June 28 8:30am-4:30pm Do you have a passion for helping others? This 150-hour course combines convenient online modules with hands-on experience in live classes to give you a solid foundation in the core knowledge needed to become a skilled professional reflexologist. Class held weekly Thursdays. Early registration discounts and payment plans available.
Qi Revolution Saturday-Monday, April 7-9 9am-6pm
$30 for 30 words, then $1/word. Email Editor@NABuxMont.com by the 5th.
Experience real qigong. Learn nutrition science. Breathe powerfully. Three days of amazing qigong and food healing. Space is limited – Reserve now.
Cost: $149 Somerset Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ
savethedate Cleanse of the Koshas April 9-30 6:30-7:30pm
Beautiful, positive energy-filled, SHARED TREATMENT ROOMS available in Harleysville. Are you a healing arts practitioner looking for a place to share your gifts? We have space for you. Six-month minimum commitment. Call 215-740-1354 or email Kathy@Anahata YogaWellness.com. CARDIOLOGY OFFICE – Rydal-Abington area. Used only two days a week; looking for another professional to sublet. 600 square feet, private office, exam room, waiting room – office built in 2015. Internet, computer access. Large parking lot. Located on major road, street visibility. Elevator building. Contact A. Meshkov, MD, 267-626-2881.
Four Mondays. 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, ayurvedic spa therapies, yoga classes and support circle.
Are you a COMMUNITY CONNECTOR IN HEALTH AND WELLNESS in Main Line (Montco), Plymouth Meeting/Kop/Conshohocken? Consider becoming a Community Liaison. NABuxMont seeks passionate, self-motivated people to become a part of our growing outreach team. Part-time, flexible hours, commission-based pay for living what you love. Help be a part of “Making the Awakening” in BuxMont. Email Publisher@NABuxMont.com.
Complete Wellness Quakertown, LLC 519 W Broad St, Quakertown
Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown
Tracy McGovern, 215-858-8195 Tracy@EssentialConnections.biz EssentialConnections.biz
215-257-5025 Info@HilleryWoodsWellness.com HilleryWoodsWellness.com
PLANS CHANGE! CALL AHEAD FOR CONFIRMATION.
NOW TRAINING – Attention yoga teachers, massage therapists, nutritionists, reiki and healing practitioners: supplement your income and expand your repertoire of expertise as a colon hydrotherapist. This unique healing modality has immediate earning potential. Train and work locally within months. Christine@InnerSpa.org.
ongoing events Submit your listing online at NABuxMont.com by the 5th of the month, one month prior to publication. Please email Publisher@NABuxMont.com with questions.
sunday Philly Lyme Disease Support Group – 2-4pm. 1st Sun. Our peer support group is for individuals with Lyme disease or co-infections and their loved ones. Share your story and hear the stories of others that often have similar struggles. This is a space to give and receive support and share information. Free. Montgomery Integrative Health Group, 1108 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor. 267-586-0482. EYost@RiverRock.org. MeetUp.com/PhiladelphiaLyme-Disease-Support-Group.
monday Quest for Health Q&A Session – 6-8pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. Bruce Lipton says our bodies hear our thoughts, respond to our beliefs and create the health we think is possible. Do you want less pain, more energy, more clarity in your daily life? Bring your questions to our open Q&A sessions on the first and third Mondays of the month. $15. International School of Shiatsu, 6055C Kellers Church Rd, Pipersville. Shirley Scranta, 215-766-2800. LearnShiatsu@gmail.com. Shiatsubo.com. Mental Health Support Group – 6:30-7:30pm. Join 4 The M.I.N.D.S. for its weekly peer-to-peer support group. We welcome family, friends and individuals that suffer from mental illness. Aldie Medical Arts Building, 11 Welden Dr, Doylestown. 4TheMINDS@gmail.com. 4TheMINDS.org.
tuesday PWBN Networking Breakfast – 8-9:30am. 4th Tues. Professional Women’s Business Network, Doylestown, PA chapter, invites women professionals and business owners to discuss this month’s roundtable topic. Bring your own breakfast; coffee and tea provided. Promotional material welcome. Limited to 15 guests. With online registration/ without cost: PWBN Members $0/$5; Guests $10/ $15. Shiatsu office, 800 W State St, Ste 103, Doylestown. Laurie Van Valkenburgh, 267-566-6056. Lavabigail@gmail.com. PWBN4Women.com. Gentle Yoga w/Relaxation Meditation – 1011:15am. Gentle Yoga with relaxation meditation will guide you to open and quiet the mind and body. Soft subtle movements and visualization will relax you at every level and help reduce tension and anxiety. You will effortlessly become more
Got Events? Get Noticed! Advertise in our calendar! 42
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
thursday Tibetan Heart Yoga, Guru Bliss – 9:30-11am. Slow-paced yoga practice with mantra, mudra and pranayama. Embody ancient meditations to harmonize your thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. This month will focus on honoring the teacher within, your guru. This is for practitioners that are ready to propel their already established practice. Rejoice, move and challenge your body, mind, breath. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. 215-257-5025. Info@Hillery WoodsWellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com.
friday centered; grounded all day long. All levels. No experience necessary. Also Saturdays 10:30am. $14. Yoga at Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Hartsville Professional Village, Warminster. Ed Salkind, 609-220-9982. EdSalkind. Airmid@gmail.com. AirmidWellness.com.
wednesday Intuitive Medium Readings – In-person readings, afternoon and evening appointments available. Receive messages of love, guidance and support from deceased loved ones, guides and angels from an intuitive medium and certified intuitive life coach. Ambler. Linda Harbaugh, 484-904-9268. Linda@ JourneyToTheSelf.com. JourneyToTheSelf.com. Restorative Yoga w/Elizabeth Jones – 1011:15am. A practice to let go of everyday stress and release deeply held mental, physical and emotional tension. Come into yoga postures while being supported by various yoga props, enabling us to effortlessly hold the postures while focusing on the breath. The experience will leave us feeling balanced, renewed, refreshed. All levels. $14. Yoga at Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Hartsville Professional Village, Warminster. Ed Salkind, 609-220-9982. EdSalkind. Airmid@gmail.com. AirmidWellness.com. Healthy Aging Chair Yoga – 11am-noon. The chair is a great way to practice 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. Fridays at 11am, too. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. 215-257-5025. Info@Hillery WoodsWellness.com. HilleryWoodsWellness.com. Community Acupuncture – 3-6pm. Seated in a serene group environment, receive affordable acupuncture for stress management, detox, routine health/pain issues and overall wellness. $35. Mention NA to waive initial $15 paperwork fee. Online scheduling via BridgeAcupuncture.com or call 215-348-8058. Bridge Acupuncture, 30 Garden Alley, Doylestown. Paolo Propato. BridgeWellness@ gmail.com.
Restorative Yoga with Andie Rio – 9:30-10:45am. Andie’s approach to the practice is delicate, respectful and sensitive as a reiki practitioner, which translates in special attention to each student. We come into yoga postures while being supported by various yoga props, enabling us to effortlessly hold the postures while focusing on the breath. The experience will leave us feeling balanced, renewed and refreshed. All levels welcome. No experience necessary. Class also offered Fridays at 6:30pm. $14. Yoga at Airmid Wellness and Counseling Center, 1260 Old York Rd, Hartsville Professional Village, Warminster. Ed Salkind, 609-220-9982. EdSalkind. Airmid@gmail.com. AirmidWellness.com. Quantum Leap in Joy and Freedom – 6-7pm. Every Friday night starting in March, combine proprioceptive exercise with mindful meditation classes. Held in my New Hope office, near Peddlers Village. Join like-minded women that want to cocreate the life they want, effortlessly and joyfully. Let it all go and learn how to connect our body, mind and spirit. $20. Shiatsu Bodywork Therapies, 6064 Upper Mountain Rd, New Hope. Laurie Van Valkenburgh, 267-566-6056. Lavabigail@gmail. com. ShiatsuBodyWorkTherapies.com. Ojas Building Restorative Yoga – 6-7:30pm. Each week we choose a meridian group to balance using jin shin jyutsu self-help and restorative yoga postures. The movements are gentle and regenerate energy. You will help yourself unload toxic behaviors, attitudes and habits. Candle-lit yoga in a quiet and private facility. Dedicate time to heal and repair. $15. Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, 127 S 5th St, Ste 150, Quakertown. 215-257-5025. Info@HilleryWoodsWellness.com. HilleryWoods Wellness.com.
saturday Shiatsu Community Clinic – 9:15am-4:45pm. 1st Sat. Shiatsu sessions offered in supervised clinic setting. Each student will interview, assess energy and create individualized shiatsu session to balance the body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton. Wear socks. No cell phones, no perfumes. $45. International School of Shiatsu, 6055C Kellers Church Rd, Plumsteadville. Shirley Scranta, 215-766-2800. LearnShiatsu@gmail.com. Shiatsubo.com.
community resource guide
Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. To find out how you can be included, email Publisher@ NABuxMont.com to request our media kit. ACUPUNCTURE BRIDGE ACUPUNCTURE
Grace Rollins, MS, LAc, NTP Paolo Propato, LAc 30 Garden Alley, Doylestown 215-348-8058 BridgeAcupuncture.com Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about acupuncture and our warm, joyful wellness center. 10% off your first treatment for NABuxMont readers. Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine can safely and effectively relieve chronic pain, stress and anxiety, restore sleep, boost energy, promote healthy digestion, balance the immune system and regulate hormones. Meditation classes, qigong, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, pediatric acupressure and more. Google our many positive reviews and testimonials. Easy online scheduling available. See ad, page 28.
ALLERGY SERVICES INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE
Lisa Rhodes, DPM, Licensed Acupuncturist Fountainville • 215-230-4600 IntegrativeHealthCarePA.com Utilizing applied kinesiology and nutritional testing to develop individualized, holistic therapeutic solutions. Integrative approach to optimizing your health and function. Specializing in allergy elimination and immune function. See ad, page 33.
AYURVEDIC BODYWORK ROOTS & WINGS FACILITATING HEALING: Self, Family and Community Hillery Woods Siatkowski, LMT, BCTMB, RYT-200, AYS HilleryWoodsWellness.com
Featuring specialty yoga, ayurvedic spa, therapeutic massage, jin shin jyutsu and far-infrared sauna in a boutique wellness retreat. At Roots & Wings, you’ll learn self-healing rituals to sustain your vital essence. See ad, page 25.
One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE LIFEALIGNED UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC
Andrew Persky, DC 1432 Easton Rd, Ste 4A, Warrington 215-491-4200 • LifeAlignedHealth.com LifeAligned offers a unique treatment for chronic musculoskeletal and neurological pain conditions, offering a safe, gentle alternative to drugs, surgery or traditional chiropractic “twisting” and “cracking”. See ad, page 6.
SAMSEL INTEGRATIVE HEALTH Katie Samsel, DC SamselIntegrativeHealth.com 215-944-8424
Let’s make pain a part of your past. Integrative chiropractic care in a warm, familiar setting. Applied kinesiology, lifestyle support, ayurveda, nutrition and weight loss. See ad, page 7.
COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER LINA’S HARMONY
Center for Spiritual Health and Wellness 366 Easton Rd, Warrington 215-431-8122 LinasHarmony.com Deborah Paul, Jamie Nichols, D a n n a Ya h a v , L a n a Bukovsky-Zeyl and Ellen Minicucci are the talented family of healers at Lina’s Harmony. Our classes, spiritual workshops, crystals and jewelry are designed to create a positive, supportive environment to work on spiritual health and wellness without judgment. Walk-in hours are on Wednesdays from 2-5pm.
THE ROOM AT MEADOWBROOK Lyn Hicks • 215-813-4073 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville TheRoomAtMeadowbrook.com
An educational center for spiritual enlightenment, which nourishes the holistic lifestyle. The Room hosts classes, workshops, retreats and is available for rental to instructors sharing the healing and expressive arts. See ad, page 31.
AIRMID WELLNESS AND COUNSELING CENTER
1260 Old York Rd, Warminster 215-932-2172 • AirmidWellness.com Cindy Copenhaver, MS, LPC, Certified Hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy aids smoking cessation, weight loss, anxiety and phobias. She treats adults, adolescents, addiction issues—specifically opiates, depression, anxiety and LGBT issues. See ad, page 26.
Alexis Zankman Lee 5 Evergreen Ave, Warminster 215-323-4244 • Evergreen-Counseling.com
Asking for help is not a l w a y s e a s y. We provide individualized therapy in a warm, supportive environment for children, adults and families. Please call for a free consultation.
CRAFTING DRINKABLE ARTS
Ava Adames • 267-560-7351 Event Planner/Arts Entertainer-Instructor Ava.Adames@DrinkableArts.com Facebook.com/DrinkableArtsPhilly Facebook.com/DrinkableArtsLehighValley A mobile art event company providing instructor-led paint on glassware and wood events at local restaurants and private in-home parties. Guests create their own item for gifting or keeping. Fundraising events available with a percentage of proceeds to charities/ causes. Let us plan an unforgettable event with you.
CRYSTAL – COLOR – LIGHT HEALING JOHN OF GOD CRYSTAL BED HEALING Evolving Soul, LLC Elaine Berk, MEd Counseling 110 North State St, Newtown 215-970-1534
John of God Crystal Bed Healing cleanses, opens and invigorates the body and soul by balancing and clearing one’s chakras and energy field. Colored lights, chosen to match the chakra colors, radiate light and energy through precision crystals, activating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms. Gain insight & enhanced emotional, physical & spiritual well-being. See ad, page 23.
Chocolate was once used as currency. March 2018
Meditation, Yoga, Stress Management, Music and more...
T AL HE
T AL HE
NG VI LI
Kelly Thomke, JourneyDance Certified Facilitator 215-534-4989 • JourneyDance.com EarthRhythmSacredDance.com JourneyDance is a whole-body experience that tickles the mind and nourishes the soul. It is freestyle movement to world music where self-expression releases tension. Visit the website for upcoming dances or to book a JourneyDance for a group. No dance experience needed to feel this wild freedom.
ET AN PL
’s feld sen for k Ro ecrets r a M ss S ce Suc
ING IND E
viv Sur Times gh ing Tou Thriv d an
WELLNESS CENTRE tioner DENTAL a t Hyo J. Lim DMD i MedSampPrlacticeu 216 Mall Blvd, Ste 11, King of Prussia o 610-265-4485 e StyleFindintgWthorks for Y DentalWellnessCentre.com
Subm f ev prio it your ents r to publ listing on icat ion. line at Pleas NA RSD e em BuxM Colla AY, ge ail P ont.c FEB 3:30 &C ublis om by RUA on Tu-5pm. 90 reativity her@ th RY 1 self- es/Thu -minute – Teen NAB e 5th of n | uxM and awarenesrs. Proc group se s/Twee ditio ont.c the mon ns – and ability s and press prom ssions 2/1om ty E to (e de ot ob ig with th, one es lem uniq cision make ht 3/27, oun in ques m heal solvin developmweeks) mak ryonC $2 advance ity anue self th g, in en y am g pr copi dm on omtieons. th glas5 and in to reserv br ng t of oc choi
g co indf ing ce es regi snacks ulness mmun ses, ex s, resilieskills str ity of pl ncy fice, ation. . See w strateg ot oratio ie 215- 121 Fr $35. W ebsite s, parti hers, cr n of ea Will 345-4096iends Lnithin W for pkg cipants tivowEs may pric . , New ellnes in se Will s
DENTISTRY - HOLISTIC
cl s, e Cree glass paudes Cr your se Park kside Co int, br eekside at toda y. us Drin . Ava A -op, 79 hes an commun Class da fe d kabl eArts mes, 26 09 Hig all supp ity disc e is ount hs lie 7.com FRID . Drin 560-73 chool Rds needed , AY, 51 ka bleA . Ava. , Elki . Cha FEB A ns rts.c RUA join rcoal D om. dames@ ra us RY 16 win for will g a of ch teach yo evenin with La grea arcoal. u how to g of ch na – 6insp combine yDance 8:30pm ar This ire m with t Miche Dan s wel s freesty is a tra . A cons flow aster th coal dr 8pm. Co la ce ordi some w ngelo ing med e ancienawing. me one. ’s med l-being le and gunsform cious da an na La at ar an iu ita Co t d tio iona ided nc d Harm tiv Leon m was techni na m jour n flo m-ups ney. e as yo e joyful empow movem l danc e ness ony–Ce wing. Ev , to get ardo. Cl used byques for e u ar en mov ermen m Brin Lina , 366 Ea nter fo ent/$40 the hand ass will the 690 ovemeng a water e, where emen t. Jour t that Silv r _Har er t sto , -a sta y Earth Harleys t. $20. bottle ver yo is for ev neya be Wolf mon n Rd, Spiritual supplies/$nd-eye rt u ar and y@ya War Rhyt ville A er co SAT Loca autiful Valentin hmSa Pk, nahata dress co e on yo yyhoo. ringtonHealth 15. Lina pi URD Yo an Le ’s com ur SAT cred m Mar lly mad ece of e PopJour . Lina . 215-43 d Wel AY, Dan derach ga & fortabl ke U URD llneyD Wel Doy t, 29 W e and ha jewelry p – 10 ce.c y . 21 F sHar 1Sh E Bird ln om A le am 5-53 BRU an e nd St mon 8122. fo stow Y, F . 4-49 ess, y.com wan loves fie ce of th n.co ate St, D -made. r your -3pm. G Join ing 101 ARY EBR 89 ts. op e rc Va S D – et BC oy . W . el . 10 oy Sh U le UAR lesto selfarri 17 to be AS fo am-2 NDA e em y, kn wn. lestown ntine. Y3 Y pow love. Sh bodies ows whoor God 215bird come on r a Bird pm. Wan Wha , Fo F de er od e 34 EBR 8-45 wisd . A danc celebr wisdom she is ss – 1tify watch. W e of th ing 101 t to ID Lear t Com UAR 48. es fr w 3pm ates om. e , com and n ho e of da Spac hat you’ e’ll teac 50+ m course local bird ca w . om w lif Th ra Y pa nc ha n pu ke e di is an 11 N o e the tru women cal self- as she ssion, ra t she Coun e capped re seeingh you w illion A d learn life? even sh a pe eping a Gratitud m Wel da nc e ex est brig ’s wor love an stands in dical Hop ty Aud at 30, , to use hat to lo erican how Gro creative rson to journal e – 11 ln ub wt ok fo th s Rd, ess an pe ri en htest ex kshop ind empow her BCA e. Diane on Soci so sign binocu crea h, Mar writing. a place at incl am-12:30 r to id that d ud la tiv up S.or Sm K el Hartsvill Counse ce ne ce pressio vites yo ered exer ity by ie Higgi Author of stilln es grat pm. g. BC ith, 21ety, 2877 early rs and m enn ly . $1 ore. AS.or 5-29 Cr Sacr Th om e Profes ling Ce ss ar y. of your u to TUE spiri cises ar lookin ns shar of Sproutess, calm itude 0. $3 edD ou g g/ev 7-5880eamery Buck SDA ance ke , 21 sional nter, 12 0. A ir self. owbr tual jour nd crea back es how ing Spiri and ent/b . Dia Rd, N s Bala Mel in gr Y, F Villa 60 O .com 5- 53 m oo sh na ird tu tin ew id ne e anie k, al nc 40 lin ingg ou atitu ge 4- 49 . ld EBR cam 40 73 g. 2: To e Your Klein 101- Smith@ Kle 89 . , Warm York UAR Mea . Cardin 89 Dur $25. Th r own de. Ope e to 2. Ea rt in of ay xicity, D self w in Se ’s Theo in’s Th gr ha dow Y6 hR hy ster. ith broo alTouc m Rd e Room atitude ning oil to urveda igestion Ayur (20 ssions is ries: An eories – h@ve , Otts th m k.co an SW m. rizon ville At Mea d Lear balanc emphas and Self-veda – ing CEs) a clinic Outrage 10am-n iz 2di .net. . 215- dbody n how to e stress, es regu Massage 5pm. Se othe rector introdu al study ously H oon. Mel TheR 813an oom learn : digesti suppor mental lar self- . The be ries FullLr Tuesda offers th cing Mel d supe elpful G anie At an rv is ui an y. ivin redu easy w ve, lym t three pr d emotmassage auty g.co 1315 10-ses ie Kle ision gr de m. in ou Ches sion SAT tatin ce our to ays to heph, and imary sy ional he with Aro sem . Full Li p tnut g Hea xic circul stem alth. URD mat lp in vH St lo ou ar iller lin s of ad , Ph at rs Fall Feb herapy AY, ilade every Woo y Siat g, 127 S . $55. Roelves fe ory. We the ruar FEB noth In Love lphi dsW kowsk 5th St ots & el bette will Esse a. RUA 1-4p y 11 ellnes i, your ing selfi with Yo ntia m s.com 215-25 , Ste 150. Wings r and m RY 10 SUN with self first. sh, narc urself varie ainstreaml oils are . Hill 7-5025 Qua FaciliDAY ke eryW . Livi lovi out guilt You ca issistic – 9am-n , FE out ty of he and ar becom oods Info@ rtown. ng yo ng oo or n . BRU H Chro with the how for a fun alth and e used ing mor u – Learn cherish wrong n. Th Ea sa ARY Wellness.cillery e to us aftern beau for a ther nic Pain se – 1else me w to truly five way and ho by pu ere is ho om e w ap ty ay 18 me tti oo th id . nor s yo ite lo can ist, M , with D 3pm. St At Mtreasure that your ng u perf three prem for pen, learn ms. C e ac BA. yo ve an ra iane um om pain tually 215- eadow and ho u’d lik d ador can focu self Kist tegies not af e and oducts rsonal more ab e he Disc : ro can and enjo lp with over whyler, E-RYfor Man Mea 813-4073brook, ld you e to ha e yourse s on us ou a fil do ag de 40 dow line iated w sugar bo om spra e and ta t Cent on yo y a ther pain, th unders T500, ing broo . Lyn@ 89 Dur ar. $60. ve som lf in ke and ur eone k.co LynH ha Th ther ith any dy scru y, roll-on 1354 er, 690 own. apeutic e scienc tanding yoga m. co b. e are icks m Rd, e Room e . Ana Harle $35. A yoga pain .com O no sa mpany/p We are pr behind hata ys na . Th ttsville Alche Yoga ville Pk hata Yo actice th your les in rodu M Cos eRoo . O Wel ct volv t: $2 my NDA mAt lnes , Lederaga & Welat you ed. 0 519 Crystal Y, F s.com Scho ch. ln WB EBR 215- ess . the da ol Holid road s and Aro 740Lisa UAR St, Q m abou y off of ay Cam Fr Adve Y 19 uake atherapy Lisa@anklin rtow expe t states school p – 9am rtise Alche , 267-44 n in o onlin riments, of mat for a da -3pm. Jo WED my8 6te y ur ca 002. 3778 Buck e. $45/ crafts an r throug camp. in BCA Buck NES le co BC W d s S h K n m natu s& Coun on AS DAY Rd, dar! ids hand e will re Mon m , FE entin Paint MFa New H ty Audub embers explorat s-on sc learn tgom BRU ery kidd es Day at Creek holid rra@BCope. M on So , $60/no ion. Re ience , ARY Cou ci ar gi ay-c A help o’s crea and pa side – nty amp. S.org. issa Fa ety, 2877n-membester 14 tiv in you Editi Kid BCA rra, mak e side. t a mas 6-8pm. rs s on e yo S.or 215-29Creamer . 4pm & Nat ur cr We prov on jar. Happy g/pr NAB U eativ Va oduc 7-5880 y ex . 6- to 13 ure – W id uxM ity co e all m ncork yo l- w plore t/sch inter -yea . ont.c th at r-old oolme to ith ur Adv e er om life. ials and Lake our animtrails, pl s are in enture Regi 785- Nature als and ay gam vited to Day – ster org. 1177. Si Center much m es, mak join us 9am, as lv e Silv erLa erLake 1306 Ba ore. $50/ crafts, we N keN atur atureC th Rd, child. Si visit Br eCen en lv ter.o ter@Bu istol. 21 er rg. cksC 5ount y. g So Ther owEs to FRID senc wn. Li lutions and ruary a.co eLLC m. sa Ofeb AY, 34@ Morra FfJour FEB sh gmai RUA party neyDan l.com , . RY 2 that . Journe ce – 7-
s& uck | B 2018
sav eth eda te
Go Get t Events Noti ? ced!
Whatever your event,
Submit listings at our website,
NABuxMont.com Questions? Email Calendars@ NABuxMont.com
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
Dr. Hyo Lim provides a holistic approach to exceptional dentistry, in a warm and caring environment. At Dental Wellness Centre, mercuryand metal-free restorations are used for the most biocompatible results. Biocompatibility testing for dental materials is available. Invisalign is offered as an alternative to metal braces. Zirconium and titanium implants are offered to replace damaged or missing teeth. Free digital X-rays with initial consultation. See ad, page 11.
FOOD CO-OP WEAVERS WAY AMBLER 217 E Butler Ave, Ambler WeaversWay.coop
Weavers Way Ambler is member-owned and open to the public. The new store includes a café, full-service butcher, bulk and prepared foods. See ad, page 7.
GREEN LIVING THE ORGANIC MATTRESS STORE
1075 Main St, Hellertown Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5pm; Sat, 9:30am-3pm TheOrganicMattressStore.com Why an organic mattress? Remove toxic chemicals from the bedroom, naturally flame retardant, repels dust mites, mold and mildew, naturally regulates temperatures and improves spinal alignment. Say goodbye to toxic gases, allergies, night sweats and back pain with an environmentally friendly mattress. Serving the community since 2004. See ad, page 27.
HEALING TOUCH JEAN M WHITE
102 S Bellevue Ave, Langhorne 267-374-0187 HealingTouchPennsylvania.com
Beth Skovron, DDS 595 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville 215-822-3860 • HeritageDentalDDS.com Enjoy an anxiety-free dental experience. You no longer have to be nervous about going to the dentist. From the moment you open the doors, our friendly and courteous team will make you feel comfortable in our relaxing spa atmosphere. Choose from a wide range of holistic services. See ad with special offers, back page.
LANAP & IMPLANT CENTER OF PA David DiGiallorenzo, DMD 184 W Main St, Collegeville 610-422-3120 • PerioImplants.us
Dr. David DiGiallorenzo focuses on providing oral health solutions through holistic, biologically compatible and organic practices. It is one of the world’s most accomplished centers for periodontal and implant care, which integrates wellness services into their therapeutic approach. He is experienced at immediate total tooth replacement with metal-free dental implants, treating gum disease with LANAP, a no-cut, no-sew method of treating gum disease, comfortable gum grafting with PRGF, implant denture solutions and chronic pain management. See ad, page 13.
Jean White is a holistic nurse and expert Healing Touch practitioner/ instructor who has been successfully helping people for two decades. She helps women that feel fatigued and have trouble getting through the day tap into their hidden energy reserves to feel alive, excited and ready to rock their
HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING SUSAN BURGER, DC
215-736-3803 DrSusanBurger@gmail.com LiveWithVitality.com Let the masterpiece that is you e m e rg e . P r o v i d i n g n e u r o emotional technique, lifestyle and wellness coaching, creative chiropractic care, energy healing, mind/body healing education and workshops.
Ranch dressing contains titanium dioxide, which is used to make it appear whiter. The same ingredient is used in sunscreen and paint for the same effect.
HEART HEALTH ABINGTON CARDIOLOGY
Arnold B Meshkov, MD 1077 Rydal Rd, Ste 307, Rydal 267-626-2881 • AbingtonCardiology.com Board-certified cardiologist with 35 years in private practice. Offering a holistic approach to cardiology with an emphasis on outpatient management, prevention, diagnosis, lifestyle and treatment. See ad, page 8.
HOSPICE ASCEND HOSPICE
108 Cowpath Rd, Stes 3 & 4, Lansdale 215-542-2100 AscendHospice.com Bringing a personalized and holistic approach to hospice care. Our trained volunteers offer aromatherapy, massage therapy, reiki and pet therapy to bring healing and wholeness to clients and their families. See ad, page 28.
HYPNOSIS HYPNOSIS COUNSELING CENTER Barry Wolfson 28 Mine St, Flemington, NJ 43 Tamarack Cir, Princeton, NJ 2 East Northfield Rd, Livingston, NJ 3400 Valley Forge Cir, King of Prussia 908-303-7767 • HypnosisNJ.com
With 30 years experience, Hypnosis Counseling Center of NJ utilizes traditional counseling methods and the art of hypnotherapy in private and group settings. Regularly holds adult education seminars, works with hospitals, fitness centers and individuals wanting to better their lives. Specializes in weight loss, stress, smoking, confidence building, phobias, insomnia, test taking, sports improvement and public speaking. See ad, page 11.
MASSAGE & BODYWORK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHIATSU
6055C Kellers Church Rd, 2nd Floor, Pipersville 215-766-2800 • Shiatsubo.com Celebrating 20 years as the area’s leading center for shiatsu massage training and treatment. Come visit our new space in Pipersville. New courses start regularly. See ad, page 34.
IN YOUR HANDS, LLC
Megan Downs, LMT, E-RYT Center for Natural Healing Bailiwick Office Campus, Ste 26, Doylestown • 215-206-3394 InYourHands.MassageTherapy.com Megan’s therapeutic massage technique works deeply by targeting specific problem areas while keeping in mind the whole. She incorporates a variety of methods including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Hot Stones, Bellabaci Method of Cupping and Aromatherapy, and also offers Therapeutic Yoga instruction. Relieve pain and stress, increase body awareness, heal and relax.
SHIATSU SHIN TAI BODYWORK THERAPIES
Laurie Van Valkenburgh, ACBT, LMT 6064 Upper Mountain Rd, New Hope 800 W State St, Doylestown email@example.com • 267-566-6056 ShiatsuBodyworkTherapies.com Experience Shiatsu/Shin Tai Bodywork, in New Hope. Align your body’s structure using muscle energy and fascial release techniques, central channel release to allow free-flowing spinal alignment, and cranial work. This releases hidden trauma trapped in the body, and life force is then able to return.
METAPHYSICAL SERVICES ELIZABETH JOYCE Visions of Reality 201-934-8986 New-Visions.com
Modern-day psychic, mystic, author and master spiritual teacher/healer, Ms. Joyce is widely recognized for accurate predictions, mediumship and guidance for missing persons, dream analysis and past-life regression. Visions of Reality classes help develop psychic/intuitive abilities. Listen Sundays, 9 p.m., to Let’s Find Out on BBSRadio.com. Skype sessions available. See ad, page 27.
JOURNEY TO THE SELF
Linda Harbaugh Intuitive Medium Certified Life Coach Linda@JourneyToTheSelf.com JourneyToTheSelf.com • 484-904-9268 Delivering messages of love, guidance and support from deceased loved ones, guides and angels via 30- or 60-minute telephone or in-person readings. A certified life coach, Linda also offers intuitive coaching packages to help you navigate life, jobs and relationships. Psychology degree, former teacher, 30 years business experience.
Psychic Medium, Reiki Master, Soul Coach TheBlessedSelf.com • 609-353-7210 Facebook.com/TheBlessedSelf Kimara empowers clients to discover purpose, develop intuition and find clarity. Connect with loved ones who’ve crossed over for healing, closure and forgiveness. In-person or virtual, private and group readings available.
NATUROPATHY LICENSED NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR Julie Lachman, ND, LLC 1432 Easton Rd, Ste 3G, Warrington 267-406-0782 • DrLachman.com
Julie Lachman, ND, graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has maintained a thriving practice in Bucks County since 2012. NDs are experts in complex diseases, like autoimmune diseases and infertility. Dr Lachman has additional training in women’s health, pediatrics and autism. See ad, page 34.
LICENSED NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR Khadija Douglas, ND 1432 Easton Rd, Ste 3G, Warrington 267-406-0782 • DrLachman.com
Khadija Douglas, ND, graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, and Dr Lachman is excited to have her join the practice. Dr Douglas focuses on blood pressure, weight loss and mental health and is passionate about getting to the root cause of your health problems. See ad, page 34.
NUTRITIONAL HEALING CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING Jeffrey L Griffin, DC Bailiwick Office Campus, Ste 26, Doylestown • 215-348-2115 Center4NaturalHealing.com
Dr. Jeffrey Griffin is a chiropractor w i t h 3 1 y e a r s o f p r a c tic e experience in chiropractic care that is blended together with enzyme nutrition. This combination of treatment modalities allows Griffin to successfully treat a wide variety of health complaints, ranging from neck and back pain to headaches, digestive maladies and fibromyalgia. Call him today for a complimentary phone consultation or visit his website. See ad, page 29.
When cranberries are ripe, they bounce like a rubber ball.
PAST LIFE REGRESSION THERAPY EVOLVING SOUL, LLC • ELAINE BERK Certified Past Life Regression Therapist Certified Hypnotherapist MEd in Counseling 110 North State St, Newtown 215-970-1534 • PastLifeRegressionPA.com
PLRT is a unique therapeutic process that helps you recall and resolve emotional trauma from previous lifetimes which, unbeknownst to us, is often the root cause of issues we’re struggling with in this lifetime. As a former psychotherapist and PLR therapist, I work with clients to address these complexes and bring about transformation and healing. See ad, page 23.
HEIDI L WITTELS, MD
Montgomery Integrative Health Group 1108 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor 215-233-6226 MontgomeryIntegrativeHealth.com Dr. Heidi Wittels is a functional medical doctor who specializes in “whole-person” diagnosis and integrative treatment of Lyme disease, mold sensitivity and biotoxins, cognitive decline, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipidemia, digestive concerns, nutrigenomics and methylation. See ad, page 13.
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE STAR ADVANCED MEDICINE
Bonnie McKinley, DO 755 York Rd, Ste 101, Warminster 267-544-0664 • StarAdvancedMed.com A board-certified physician, Dr. McKinley specializes in noninvasive, regenerative treatments including prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, DioWave laser, microneedling, and the Vampire Series: Facial, Facelift, Breast Lift, Hair Restoration, O-Shot and P-Shot. See ad, page 31.
LISA MORRASH, MS.ED COUNSELING WillowEssenceLLC34@gmail.com WillowEsseThera.com 215-345-4096
Adult or teen weekly collage-card small group workshops help promote self-actualization through creative, intuitive and mindfulness process. Selfrealizations through engaging in satisfying practice of creating, reflecting and interpreting visual imagery. Contact or see website for more information.
PET GROOMING THE SPA AT HOLIDAY HOUSE ON STATE 42 E State St, Doylestown 215-345-6960 HolidayHousePetResort.com
Liz Sines is an award-winning National and International Master Groomer. Clean, balanced, natural looks and breed-specific styles. Featuring all-natural, Americanmade salon products. High-quality grooming experience in a relaxed atmosphere. See ad, page 46.
PHYSICIAN - INTEGRATIVE DAILA PRAVS, MD
Montgomery Integrative Health Group 1108 E Willow Grove Ave, Wyndmoor 215-233-6226 MontgomeryIntegrativeHealth.com
SPA – HOLISTIC INNER SPA
4 Terry Dr, Ste 12 Atrium Bldg, Newtown Info@InnerSpa.org 215-968-9000 • InnerSpa.org InnerVitalitySpa.com A fully organic, holistic, ecofriendly wellness spa featuring an array of detoxification, cleansing and therapeutic services. The spa is one of the only facilities in the area to offer colon hydrotherapy. See ad, page 29.
DOYLESTOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL & HOLISTIC PET CARE 380 N Shady Retreat Rd, Doylestown 215-345-6000 DoylestownVeterinaryHospital.com
Improving the lives of pets through acupuncture, herbal therapy, homeopathy, nutritional counseling and integration of holistic therapies with conventional medicine for customized approach to care. See The Spa on State ad, page 17.
MEADOWBROOK ANIMAL HEALING Suzanne Walski, DVM 4089 Durham Rd, Ottsville 610-847-2776 • SuzanneWalskiDVM.com
Dr. Suzanne Walski has been serving the community since 1987. Currently providing chiropractic, TCVM acupuncture, K-Laser, Bach Flower, and nutritional/food therapy. Geriatric and pets with complicated health issues welcome. See ad, page 31.
WOMEN’S HEALTH THE BALANCED WOMAN
Maria Lisa Lambert, MD Alene Bender Herman, MSN, CRNP 233 Lancaster Ave, Ste 103, Ardmore 610-642-1330 • TheBalancedWoman.com Integrative women’s health and general gynecology. Specializing in bioidentical hormone therapy and functional medicine for women.
SPACE ORGANIZATION SPARK JOY SPACE
Christina Rosenbruch, Certified KonMari Consultant 267-544-7171 • SparkJoy.Space Find freedom, joy and spaciousness to live a new life using Marie Kondo’s proprietary technique. Let’s start today, organizing your space and transforming your life.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,
Dr. Daila Pravs is trained in integrative, functional medicine and specializes in family medicine, women’s health, urinary tract infections, colds, rashes, musculoskeletal concerns, nutrition and food intolerance, nutrigenomics, stress, sleep, emotional wellbeing, digestive wellness and environmental factors. See ad, page 13.
Honeybee workers must visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey.
Bucks & Montgomery County Edition
VETERINARY – HOLISTIC
‘What are you doing for others?’ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
GET RID OF THE KNEE PAIN WITHOUT DRUGS, SHOTS, OR SURGERY! Introducing a Drug Free, Non-Surgical, FDA Cleared, State of the Art Laser Therapy Whether you suffer from long-term pain or pain from a recent injury:
YOU CAN GET PERMANENT RELIEF FOR YOUR PAIN! Do You Live with Any of the Following Conditions? • Tendonitis • Cartilage Damage • Knee Pain
• Prior Surgery Pain • Arthritis
• Recent Injury • Bone-on-Bone
MLS Laser Therapy is an effective, painless treatment for all types of pain relief that has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible research studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard Medical School. Our laser is a dual-waved synchronized fully robotic MLS Laer. Our laser uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. As a result of the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. In simple long standing pain from from prior surgery, injury, arthritis, or you have a new injury our laser therapy has been proven to work.
Benefits of Laser Therapy • Non-Surgical Treatment • Pain Free • Rapid Results
QUICK RELIEF! DRUG FREE!
• Speed Healing Process • Extremely Safe with No Known Side Effects
DON’T LIVE IN PAIN ANY LONGER!
Call our office at 215-493-6589 to set-up a FREE CONSULTATION to see if MLS Laser Therapy is right for you! www.drpaulbizzaro.com MLS Laser Therapy at Paul M. Bizzaro, D.C. 81 S. Main Street • Yardley, PA 19067 215-493-6589 • www.drpaulbizzaro.com
Stress-Free Dentistry Get comfortable with us!
Dental Care in a spa-like atmosphere With every visit, we offer COMPLIMENTARY services to help you relax, such as: Massage Chairs • Refreshment Center • Music & Video Headsets • Hand Treatments For No Extra Charge
Heritage Dental Spa is a truly unique dental practice Not only can you trust Dr. Skovron with all of your Holistic Dentistry needs and treatment plan, but you can trust that the team at Heritage Dental will make you feel as comfortable as possible in their relaxing spa atmosphere.
Offering Anxiety-Free exams and cleanings, PLUS State-of-the-Art Holistic and Metal-Free dental services Safe removal of mercury fillings Non-surgical gum treatments Tooth-colored restorations ClearCorrect® “invisible” orthodontics Bio-Compatible Implants CEREC® one-day metal-free crowns
Holistic solutions for sleep apnea Root Canals - Specialists on premises Dentures secured by implant snaps Now offering: High tech digital scanning with less radiation and 3D imaging
“This is by far the best dental appt I have ever had. I have a terrible fear of dentists and I was put to great ease. Very detailed appt which made me feel that they took everything into consideration. I really can’t say enough.” ~ Janice M.
Accepts Aetna PPO, Delta, MetLife, Guardian
Ready to book your Stress-Free dental ar appointment? Call TODAY! We want to hein you saw us Natural Awakenings!
Open Wide and say Spaaaaaa! Dental Cleaning (prophylaxis) for healthy adults, Comprehensive Exam & Digital X-ray
Offer does not include periodontal therapy, for adults with perio condition present
Consultation OR Second Opinion
No Insurance? Ask About Our In-Office Plans
Plans start as low as
595 Bethlehem Pike, Suite 302 Montgomeryville HeritageDentalDDS.com
Serving the Bucks and Montgomery areas of PA as the #1 natural living resource in the area.