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Natural Awakenings is a family of more than 70 healthy living magazines celebrating 25 years of providing the communities we serve with the tools and resources we all need to lead healthier lives on a healthy planet.

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The Lifeblood of Heart Health

32 VITAL STEPS

The Path to Vascular Fitness

34 GOOD HEARTS START YOUNG

Boosting Kids’ Cardiovascular Health

36 DISRUPTING

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DISPOSABLES The Drive to Banish Single-Use Plastics

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on Skills That Make Love Last

40 HEALING JOINTS FROM WITHIN

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42 A FEAST FOR ALL SEASONS

Embracing the Rainbow Year Round

44 PAIN RELIEF FOR PETS

Prolotherapy Gives Joints New Life

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February 2020 Monthly Meeting and Lecture Program: Dr. Ken Meyer, Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute Monthly Meeting and Lecture February 2020 Monthly Meeting and Lecture Program: Dr. Ken Meyer, Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute Date and Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm) Location: Origin Church, 6073 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33415

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Please join us and learn about the conservation biology of Reddish Egrets and the Great White Herons, the only species that have not recovered substantially from the plume-hunting decimations of wadingbird populations a century ago, will be the subject of Audubon Everglades speaker program by Dr. Ken Meyer on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Dr. Ken Meyer, Executive Director of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI), will present results and recommendations from the non-profit’s 11 years of pioneering studies on Florida’s small and vulnerable populations of these spectacular birds. Besides addressing the threats of climate change, sea-level rise, habitat loss, and human disturbance, Meyer will describe the techniques and technology ARCI has employed – satellite tracking, nest-searching, prey assessments, aerial and boat population surveys, and nest-camera surveillance – to help our federal and state wildlife agencies protect and sustain these and other imperiled species. Ken Meyer obtained his B.S. degree in Zoology from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1977, and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1987. From then until 1996, he studied imperiled birds as a post-doctoral and then research associate in the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and as a research biologist with the National Park Service. Since 1996, he has served as an adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Florida’s Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Ken co-founded Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) in Gainesville, Florida, in 1997.

More Meeting Information: Meeting and program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments, at Origin Church, 6073 Summit Blvd in West Palm Beach. We look forward to seeing you there! Saturday, February 1, 2020, 7:30am-12pm Shorebird Survey at STA-1E Join Audubon Everglades for birding field trip. Drive approximately 10 miles around the water impoundments stopping occasionally to view, scope, and photograph the ever-changing bird life. Expected species include raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl, and waders. 1991 Flying Cow Rd, Wellington, FL 33414. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org   Sunday, February 2, 2020, 8am-10am Birding Field Trip at Tall Cypress Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for birding field trip.  Meet at the boardwalk.  3700 Turtle Run Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33065 Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org 8

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 8am-10am Birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible.  13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public.  Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8am-10am Birding at Riverbend Park Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding field trip through the park. Meet at new main parking lot by the entrance. 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478. Free and open to the public.    Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8am-10am Birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible.  13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public.  Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Sunday, February 9, 2020, 8am-12pm Shorebird Survey at STA-2 Wetlands Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife.  Drive around impoundments and observe from perimeter roads with little walking.  Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL.  Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:30am-11:30am Birding at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Join Audubon Everglades for birding trip at the refuge. Meet at Marsh Trail parking lot. Family Friendly. Handicap Accessible. 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 Walk is free and open to the public.  Refuge entry fee required. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Friday, February 14, 2020, 7:30am-9:30am Birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public.  Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Sunday, February 16, 2020, 8am-11am Birding at Snook Islands Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide at the boardwalk to see American Oystercatchers, wading birds, shorebirds, and the raptors that inhabit the islands. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL.  Information at www.audboneverglades.org Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:30am-10:30am MacArthur Beach State Park Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide Clive Pinnock for birding field trip and Mangrove Ecology. Fee to enter park. Information at  www.auduboneverglades.org

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ORTHO-BIONOMYÂŽ AN EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO PAIN RELIEF

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rtho-Bionomy is one of the most effective types of bodywork that has emerged in the past few decades. It is structured as light and intuitive, with agreement between client and practitioner. This allows the practitioner to listen to even the most subtle body movements, thereby reaching deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue dysfunctions. This work stimulates the body’s self correcting and self balancing systems via the proprioceptive reflexes. These reflexes are located within in the body’s joints and muscles. This allows the body to reduce stressful tension patterns, which may be causing pain or discomfort. The body responds better when it is NOT subjected to forceful approaches. The body responds positively when it is given the corrective motive for change. Change can only come about when the instincts of the body are summoned up in such a way that the body does not resist the change. Anything beyond this is force, and when applied too much, leads only to a rebellion of the body. Ortho-Bionomy was developed by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, in 1976. Dr Pauls was a British Osteopath, who was looking to find a way of working with the body which honored the body’s inherent wisdom. From his experience as a Judo instructor, and

his training as an osteopath, he developed a technique which assisted the body (not working against the body) by exaggerating the body’s preferred postures, applying light compression, and therefore permitting the body’s self healing capacity in order to create greater balance and alignment. An Ortho-Bionomy session is relaxing and noninvasive, with duration typically of 60 to 90 minutes. The client rests on a massage table with clothing on, shoes off. Gentle, conscious contact is used, locating and addressing points of tension, pain, and sensitivity. The body is gently positioned for release using compression into the joints, and isometric muscle contractions, or other relaxing movements. Often self care instructions are given to the client to practice at home. In my practice, I have observed that an imbalance in the pelvis can impact the entire musculoskeletal system, and is often responsible for many musculoskeletal problems. One point of concern is the relationship between the sacrum to any anterior/posterior rotation of the Ileum. This can result in the sacrum being tipped; this creates imbalances in the base of the spine, which in turn affects the curvatures throughout the entire spine (lumbar, thoracic and cervical). When the curvature increases due

to the rotation of the sacrum, there are uneven stresses placed on the discs. This initiates uneven wear of the discs, eventually leading to thinning, bulging and herniation. Therefore, in looking at the relationships between these parts of the body, with structural re-alignment, we can alleviate pain and associated conditions. Ortho-Bionomy treatment for the above issue begins by focusing on the sacrum, bringing it back into alignment. This in turn will give the spine great balance; it re-trains the spine for the correct weight bearing support, avoiding spine curvatures and avoiding neck issues. All completed within the framework of a very gentle session. What is the result? Trust is built between the practitioner and the client. Also, the body will respond to the therapy sessions with increasing confidence and relaxation, allowing the therapy to reach a deeper level. The end result being, the reduction of pain, and the elimination of the postural imbalance that caused it. Yini Perel, LMT (Fl Lic#MA24690) is certified as a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy, InternationalÂŽ. You may schedule an appointment with Yini by calling, The Therapeutic Alternative @ 561-392-3340. 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste. 102, Boca Raton.

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alentine’s Day is just one day out of the year. Yet its focus is crucial to our long term happiness and well-being. What is that one theme that recurs again and again throughout our lives? The quality of our relationships–with our family, spouses/partners, friends, colleagues, clients and with ourselves. No matter where you are in your life today, whatever the challenges you face, improving your relationships will enhance the overall quality of your life. As a Reflexologist for over forty years I have seen the power of reflexology to nurture, expand, deepen and heal relationships of all kinds. Wondering how working on your feet, hands, face or ears can help your relationships? Reflexology works by relieving stress and promoting deep relaxation and a profound sense of inner peace. When our mind and body are relaxed we can only experience positive feelings. Try it and see for yourself. Reflexology creates an ideal environment for communication, healing and growth. It can unite two people (parents and children, husbands and wives…) in a special, intimate relationship that is strengthened each time you do it. By its very nature, reflexology focuses attention on each other in a warm, loving, and caring way.

So how do you get started? It’s easy. Private sessions – anywhere from 1 to 2 hours each, provide a wonderful opportunity to empower your whole being - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Share a double session with your lover, spouse, friend, child, or parent. You each receive a reflexology session while lying side-by-side. A great gift for Valentine’s Day, it’s a very special experience that is sure to deepen your relationship. Offer reflexology at company “Choose You” days to celebrate your staff and support their health and well being. Come to a Laura Norman 1- or 2-Day Workshop. Bring a friend, lover, spouse, child, parent, sibling or anyone else with whom you would like to share this powerful experience. Or come and meet a new “solemate”. You’ll be introduced to reflexology, visualization, NLP, conscious language and other techniques to help you take your relationships to the next level.

Attend Laura Norman Reflexology Training – weekend classes to learn the basics and, if you choose, complete programs to become a Laura Norman-Certified Reflexologist. Whatever you choose to do, take steps right now to nurture your relationships. Your commitment to yourself, your family, your friends and your partner will be returned to you many times over. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting February 16th (see our ad for complete class schedule). Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products for the hands, feet and face are available. Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220

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For couples, reflexology is both affectionate play and serious therapy. When my partner Michael and I have a tiff, he grabs my foot and helps me calm down. By reducing tension reflexology enhances sexual sensitivity and responsiveness–a great form of non-verbal communication for foreplay and afterplay! For families, reflexology is a great way to “talk” to children through their feet. Children need healers and mentors in their lives. Reflexology provides a setting where you both discover you can be healer, counselor, and friend, as well as parent. For companies, bringing reflexology into the workplace releases stress, increases productivity and reduces absenteeism. And when people feel good, others respond – feeling good is contagious! And reflexology is great for “breaking the habit”, e.g., to stop smoking, shed pounds, or eliminate other addictive behavior in your life. Try it now and start to feel stronger, happier and more in charge.

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ot Works’ new Palm Beach Fine Art Show, February 22 & 23, 2020 is held outdoors at the very popular Palm Beach Outlets, located off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Outlets is the 28th annual Providencia Award Winner for driving Tourism – featuring over 130 name-brand stores. The art show is held 100% outdoors with high visibility from Congress Avenue – and has plenty of free and convenient parking for everyone. Join us at this great location for Hot Works Palm Beach Fine Art Show! Show Producer Patty Narozny brings 30+ years of media & event experience, and holds a national, outstanding reputation for her integrity and for producing extremely high-quality juried art shows. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. There is new and exciting art for everyone – in all price ranges Hot Works flagship show is Orchard Lake Fine Art Show in West Bloomfield, Michigan; the Boca Raton Fine Art Show in downtown Boca Raton and the Estero Fine Art Show, now in Fort Myers – all are voted in the top 100 art shows in America! With our proven track record, this show will grow to be one of the best, too!

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The Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Expedition: Dinosaur presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital on Monday, January 27, at 10:30 a.m. 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 • A ribbon cutting will be held with Joe Cox, president & CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science, and Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. •

Expedition: Dinosaur, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, includes engaging and educational interactive experiences that explain dinosaur movement, digestion and evolution, and showcase the life and methods of dinosaur fossil hunters from the 1800s to today.

• Other highlights of the exhibit include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp and an interactive robot that allow visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs. • On display will be life-like animatronic dinosaurs including Albertosaurus, Young Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Dilophosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegasaurus and Triceratops. • The traveling exhibit will run from January 25 through May 25. Admission to the exhibits are included with a purchase of a ticket to MODS. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or through the Reservations Department at 954-713-0930. The exhibit will be open to the public daily through Monday, May 25. For more information, please visit mods.org. 12

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The Human Biofield: See Yourself in a New Light (Part 2)

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ast month we introduced you to the concept of a subtle energy field present around each of us, the Biofield. The Human Biofield is now visible via the Biofield Viewer system, reproducibly imaging subtle energetic structures of the human body. We are successfully showing positive effects of our treatments including MagnaPuncture™/Acupuncture and Bio-Electric DDS. We debuted MagnaPuncture™ in this magazine a few months ago. This system utilizes magnetic fields to tune and amplify acupuncture treatments. The MagnaPuncture™ system also employs acoustic vibration (sound), and synchronized LED’s. “Nancy” presented when she was recovering from a digestive invasion. She had some residual digestive issues in her epigastric area (between the navel and ribs), as well as next tension. She discussed an emerging and evolving process of expressing and knowing herself. She had recently traveled to Mexico to her original home where parental communication and her concepts of home were historically an issue. Upon pulse inspection and Biofield Viewer imaging, it was clear we could improve the energetics of more than the solar plexus. Upon completion of the MagnaPuncture™ treatment, she expressed that the ”weight of the world had been removed from her shoulders”, along with digestive improvement. We can see the improvement in Nancy’s neck and throat, and that her third eye was also energized. (Nancy is historically intuitive and

open to the connection of her emotional state to physical balance.) The before (A, B, & C) are in stark contrast of improvement to D, E, and F. The energetic flow improvement shown in the images is parallel to the positive and lasting symptom relief.

Before MagnaPuncture: note red pooling (C), shielding in the “3rd Eye”(A) & Throat (B)

After MagnaPuncture: see the positive color shifts in the “3rd Eye”(D), Throat (E), and Neck(F)

“Tabitha” presented with asthmatic symptoms, and neck/back issues from historical whiplash of car accident, as well as the stress evident to her adrenal system. Tabitha is a multi-tasking, successful businessperson and mom. (The pulse showed the adrenal’s symptomatic reaction.) She sought respiratory improvements, neck mobility improvement and relaxation. Before MagnaPuncture™, the Biofield

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Viewer images show red shielding/pooling of the throat, heart and solar plexus chakras. After MagnaPuncture™, there is major reduction in overall red pixilation, evident as improved flow in all three energy centers. Neck pain is greatly reduced, respiration improved, and a shift into parasympathetic (relaxation) state is achieved. See the front picture including from neck to solar plexus.

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Before MagnaPuncture: note red pooling (C), shielding in the “3rd Eye”(A) & Throat (B)

After MagnaPuncture: see the positive color shifts in the “3rd Eye”(D), Throat (E), and Neck(F)

Many patients present with structural challenges at our practice. Low back, including piriformis, issues are not uncommon. “Sally” presented as an active woman in her seventies. Pulse and tongue show signs of qi and xue stagnation. The right low back, gluteal area and leg presented with pain. The Biofield Viewer shows the red pooling/shielding that is spurred by the reduced energy of the impinged piriformis. MagnaPuncture™ of the lumbosacral area, along with ahshi acupuncture of the piriformis, gluteus medius, etc., produced a major reduction in red pixlyation of shielding/pooling. Please see the posterior right leg pictures from glute to popliteal knee (fold).

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Pre- MagnaPuncture™: Note Red pooled and marbled distributions (P) concurrent with pain, lack of mobility

Post MagnaPuncture™: Reduced red areas (Q), parallel to major pain reduction, improved mobility. Prominent shifts into blue and green…

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NewLife Expo Comes to South Florida

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ewLife Expo, the nation’s long-running event focused on conscious living, will return February 15 to 16, 2020, to the DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield-Boca, 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach. “For 30 years, NewLife has been instrumental in opening people’s minds to all possibilities by bringing experts from around the world in the fields of holistic health, spirituality, consciousness and human potential,” states organizer Mark Becker. “Following last year’s incredibly successful expo, we are back  at the DoubleTree Deerfield-Boca, located one block off exit 42B on I-95, an ideal location midway between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Attendees from both of my past expos can easily attend and being right off I-95 makes it convenient for our Miami attendees."

This weekend event will once again showcase more than 80 innovative, cutting-edge exhibitors and speakers. Among the keynotes are Dr. Robert Young, Dr. Joel Wallach, Roland Thomas, Maureen St. Germain, Kat James, Tracey Ash, Laura Norman and Psychic Jill Dahne. According to Becker, NewLife Expo is “unlike any other New Age fair. Whatever your flavor, come and open your mind to all possibilities and meet thousands of like-minded people. We are in a world that is constantly evolving and NewLifers are aware that we have to grow with it. At the very least, you might fall in love.” Expo hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., February 15-16. Cost: $15/per day in advance or $25/weekend. To exhibit, lecture, volunteer or pre-register, visit NewLifeExpo.com

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Max Planck Florida Announces 2020 Science Meets Music Series

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he Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) announces the 2020 lineup for “Science Meets Music,” a popular series featuring scientific discussions and live music. This year, MFPI will offer three Science Meets Music events, beginning February 5 with Peter Dayan, director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, who will be accompanied by noted South Florida pianist Sofiya Uryvayeva Martin. Science Meets Music takes place at the Benjamin Upper School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and is free and open to the public. This year will be the seventh year that the series has been presented. In addition to Dayan, speakers will include Jens Frahm, inventor of fMRI technology, as well as Silvia Cappello who is making headlines for her work on lab grown replicas of organs known as organoids.

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In addition to Martin, musical performances will include pianists Madison Yan and Sallie Zhou, both from West Palm Beach’s Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The full schedule is as follows: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6 PM Peter Dayan, Ph.D. Director, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany Musical Guest: Sofiya Martin, piano Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6 PM Jens Frahm, Ph.D.– “Our Body in Motion – MRI Movies in Real Time” Director, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany Musical Guest: Sallie Zhou, piano, Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6 PM Silvia Cappello, Ph.D., “Following Neuronal Trajectories” Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany Musical Guest: Madison Yan, piano, Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts For more information and to reserve seats, please visit mpfi.org or call (561) 972-9027. About the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience: The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), a not-for-profit research organization, is part of the world-renowned Max Planck Society, Germany’s most successful research organization with over 80 institutes worldwide. Since its establishment in 1948, 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists. As its first U.S. institution, MPFI provides exceptional neuroscientists from around the world with the resources and technology to answer fundamental questions about brain development and function. MPFI researchers use a curiosity-driven approach to science to develop new technologies that make groundbreaking scientific discoveries possible. For more information, visit http://www.mpfi.org/. Katie Edwards, Head of Public Communications. Katie.edwards@mpfi.org | (561) 685-7758

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Is Stress Overload Harming Your Thyroid?

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tressors in today’s busy society can seem never-ending. Stress appears in many forms from full schedules and long to-do lists to relationship challenges and financial problems. Not only can chronic stress negatively impact our overall health and well-being but it can affect our thyroid as well. The thyroid is one of the most essential glands in the body. The hormones it produces are responsible for many things including our metabolism, health of our skin, and sleep quality. Imbalances occur when the thyroid produces too little or too much hormone and can result in unpleasant symptoms such as fatigue, feeling down or depressed, or having an inability to manage weight. When we experience stress our adrenal glands are signaled to release a mix of stress hormones, including cortisol. Cortisol, the main hormone produced in response to stress can suppress thyroid function. A delicate balance between stress hormones and cortisol must exist for proper thyroid function. Although we can’t avoid stress we can learn to adopt lifestyle habits that will help our overall stress levels and thyroid health.

Practice Mindful Eating In our fast-paced lives we are often eating fast foods on the run. It is important to think about how we are eating. When we take the time to sit and enjoy our meals our body will be able to digest food better. The best way to start the day is with a balanced meal that is low in sugar but high in protein, healthy fat and fiber. Overall energy levels will improve with a diet high in whole, natural foods and low in alcohol, caffeine and sugar. A healthy balanced diet is necessary to provide the micronutrients needed for proper functioning of the thyroid – iodine, selenium and B-vitamins. Sleep Well Getting enough quality sleep is vital for our health and well-being. Try to adopt a consistent bedtime and avoid technology for a few hours before bed. Blue light emitted from device screens and artificial light can disrupt biological sleep signals. There are blue light filter settings on most devices and blue light blocking glasses are available. Winding down before bed can reduce stress levels and improve sleep quality. Wind down with a relaxing hot bath, reading, soothing essential oils and herbal teas, deep breathing, or prayer and meditation.

Exercise for Stress Relief Physical activity increases feel-good brain chemicals and other hormones that improve energy and mood and reduce stress. Choose activities and exercise you love such as swimming, going to the gym or walking in nature. Yoga can be a gentle and restorative way to find relief from the tension and stress of the day. Yoga, tai chi and Pilates are designed around controlled movement and breathing techniques which can support relaxation. Relax and Restore It is important to keep stress levels from building throughout the day. Make time during the day to take breaks or pauses. Taking deep breaths and concentrating on your breathing can have a calming effect and help you relax. Practicing mindfulness and staying focused on the present moment can change the way you feel about life. In contrast, focusing on problems or never ending to-do lists can lead to overwhelm. Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that uses positive mental images to influence how you feel. Imagine a peaceful visual image such as sitting in nature by a beautiful waterfall and experience the physical sensation of relaxation. Self-care is an important part of maintaining balance and cultivating well-being. Spend time in nature or take a break to enjoy your favorite hobbies. Enjoy time with friends and family and make fun and laughter a regular part of your life. Set boundaries around your present moments such as not answering texts or phone calls after a certain time in the evening. Try different things until you discover what gives you peace. Managing stress is important for supporting your adrenals and the associated impact to your thyroid. Keeping a positive attitude and learning tools and routines to relieve stress instead of letting it build within you will reduce one of the long-term effects of chronic stress – thyroid dysfunction. Diane Duvall, Life Coach and Certified Health Coach for the Lifestyle Medicine Practice of Dr. Geni Abraham, Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine. Our Internal Medicine Practice is an integrated medical practice with a focus on Lifestyle Medicine. We offer health coaching sessions to help you reach your personal goals. Dr. Geni Abraham, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc., 205 JFK Drive, Atlantis FL 33462. Phone: (561) 432-8935, Visit DrGeniAbraham.com and Follow us on Facebook: Dr. Geni Abraham

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Love Meditation & Crystals? Me Too! Check out these Rockin’ Rooms. Here are some local places you got to visit.

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isit My Flora Aura and Crystal Junkie Metaphysical stores! They offer mindful meditation stations and lots more- let me share… These are two local healthy hangouts where everyone of any age comes to chill , feel the great vibes from the super powerful Crystal healing rooms! Both stores are owned and operated by Jolie DeMarco. She is a local published author and intuitive. She opened the spaced called My Flora Aura 11 years ago. It has grown into a fantastic venue for self- healing and empowerment. It is a crystal shop with all things metaphysical, crystals and herbs included. They offer psychic readings, Shaman classes and Reiki circles every day of the week! If you are needing extra good vibes come in for a private Reiki session or Crystal healing with a Certified master. This store is known for its array of crystals and beautiful energy from all the spirit guided painted mandalas on the walls and the 5 crystal meditation

rooms. The crystals are built inside the wallsyou walk in each room and feel the different vibes – its incredible- the owner Jolie says the crystals adjust your body and mind-all of you and insists that “Feelin’ is believen’.” These 5 rooms are equipped with a comfortable bed or recliner so the user can be connecting with the crystal energy and listen to a soothing guided meditation. Of the 5 rooms; there is a Moldavite Auralite 23 crystal room, a Selenite cleansing room, a Salt room, and Herkimer Diamond Vortex room. Lastly, the invigorating Copper pyramid room for selfhealing and protection. Not only do you get to experience those great vibes, they offer a choice of guided meditation to listen to in each room to amp - up the journey! You can choose from a past life regression or parallel life, polarity, chakra healing, wilderness journey, Archangel Michaels Soul Talking©, Galileo’s out of body space odyssey-- just to name a few! Your first time is free in the crystal meditation rooms, Come by and say it’s your first time and ask for the mini tour! You never need an appointment- just walk-in.

The second location is named Crystal Junkie Deerfield after Jolie DeMarco’s favorite hobby slash passion- High Vibe Crystal Healing and her certification course which is based on her book High Vibe Crystal Healing with Llewellyn publishing. Her nickname is “Crystal junkie Jolie.” This Crystal shop and meditation Loft is located 819 Se 8ath ave. in Deerfield Beach. It is a two story grey building with a Meditation loft upstairs and crystal rooms. Downstairs is a plethora of crystals and sound healing tools such a crystal hand bowls for vibrational healing. Tons of crystal specimens and unique one of a kind jewelry for sale. There is a Tea bar where you can order an organic crystal infused tea and buy some herbs! They welcome you to sit, read, sip your tea and enjoy the outdoor Gem garden as well as the upstairs enchanted meditation loft. This location Rocks! Each month, every Full moon night they offer free educational talks on metaphysical subjects Plus-a Free sound vibes Live meditation in the loft!

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3 Reasons Why Acupuncture Should Be A Part of Every Women’s Self Care Regiment 1 ~ Acupuncture for Women’s Issues Works! What complaints do you regularly hear from your friends? The most common complaints are of tiredness, various menstrual issues, battling with remedies to relieve headaches, trying to understand why sleep is disrupted through the night or how to be released from emotional strain and unresolved issues. Digestion is also often an issue along with not being happy with physical appearance and of course not having enough time or the energy to address everything. How does acupuncture support these complaints? Acupuncture works to support physical comfort of the body and provide clarity of the mind. Acupuncture refines the body’s natural rhythms to enhance each patient’s unique state of balance. Acupuncture stimulates the movement of qi, our vital life force, and blood to ensure that the activity of the internal environment is always striving for balance. Smooth and free flowing qi and blood is the foundation of a harmonious internal environment.

2 ~ Acupuncture Supports all Four Pillars Required to Maintain Comfort and Good Health! There are four pillars of health that must be observed in support of smooth and free flowing qi and blood. • Experiencing Daily Restful Sleep • Practicing Stress Management Techniques • Making healthy food choices and eating in a relaxed setting to support sufficient digestion. • Engaging in regular Physical exercise. Move your body to move your qi and blood! Each patient contributes to their treatment plan by discussing their daily routine, preferences and habits. The patient’s main complaint remains the main focus of treatment while changes will be recommended to support balance for the whole patient. 3 ~ Acupuncture offers unique benefits to every patient. There are many perks to receiving regular acupuncture treatments. Your main complaint will always be addressed AND you will find that your sleep, digestion, overall energy and peace of mind will be complimented. Ease and comfort is available to women with the support of acupuncture and review of their choices. Those who receive acupuncture receive relief from general pain, tension from stress, various types of headaches as well as improvements in their menstruation, digestion and an increase in energy. Acupuncture also diminishes experiences of mental fog and eases emotional strain. Johanna Jacobs specializes in treating women’s issues with acupuncture, herbs, essential oils, food therapy and other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities. Her intentions are to bring joy to women by using holistic practices to balance the internal environment with our external surroundings. Call and discuss your concerns with her at 561.715.9920 Her private practice is located within Four Winds - A Modern Natural Apothecary. 100 Plaza Real S Suite H Boca Raton Florida 33432.

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For Health and Beauty: Advanced Lymphatic Drainage™ is a Powerful Part of a Weight Reduction Treatment

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his year give yourself a helping hand and sign-up for a series of Lymphatic Drainage Treatments. A series of treatments will help you reduce Holiday weight gain and you will feel better as you begin the New Year!

Drainage treatments are utilized by those who want to maintain a healthy immune system, optimum tissue health, immaculate glowing skin, reduction of puffy eyes and reducing the appearance cellulite.

The holidays have come and gone and we are all now focused on how we are going to maintain the commitments we made at the onset of the New Year. Ultimately we usually focus on things like losing more weight and exercising more. These are good objectives to begin the year.

This light touch skin technique works to enhance the ability of the lymphatic vessels to cleanse your tissues and organs. The gentle movements performed by the specially trained practitioners are very specific and effective at increasing the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body's tissues. This treatment is very gentle, relaxing and may put you to sleep. You will notice your skin to be glowing and healthy.

Lymph Drainage has long been a beauty industry secret here in the U.S., but now the merits of the treatment are being more widely recognized and incorporated into detox/beauty and weight loss treatments around the country The Health and Beauty Standard in Europe is coming of age in the U.S. Lymphatic

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Manual Lymph Drainage is also widely used as a therapeutic medical treatment to: Reduce edema/lymphedema, facilitate post surgical recoveries, reduce swelling, refine

scars, improve peristalsis of the colon and aid in the removal of waste build up in the tissues. At The Therapeutic Alternative we offer Advanced Lymph Drainage™ for beauty and health. We blend traditional Lymph Drainage Techniques with Ortho-BionomyŽ. This unique combination promotes an approach that respects the integrity of the tissues, vessels and nerves. The results are truly amazing! We are currently offering 5% off the purchase of a 5 session series and 10% off the purchase of a 10 session series. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at: 561- 392-3340 or go to: www.thetherapeuticalternative. com Liz Olivas, LMT is the founder of The Therapeutic Alternative located at 301 Camino Gardens Blvd, Ste 102, Boca Raton, FL33432

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Postmenopausal women are more likely to develop hypertension than men their age, but taking pumpkin seed oil daily may head off that condition, report researchers from Marymount University, in Arlington, Virginia. In a blind study of 23 participants, women taking three grams of pumpkin seed oil for six weeks had significantly reduced systolic blood pressure, as well as better blood flow in their arteries. The oil “might be effective in the prevention and treatment of hypertension in this population,” write the authors. 22

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Bone loss leading to increased fracture risk occurs in half of postmenopausal women, but new research from Sweden offers a deterrent: a combination of three Lactobacillus probiotic strains. A total of 249 healthy, early postmenopausal women over the age of 50 that took the probiotics for a year suffered no significant bone loss in the lumbar spine compared to a placebo group, report researchers at Gothenburg University. They had slight reductions in bone loss at the neck and no changes at the hip or upper femur. In a British Medical Journal-published study on probiotics that spanned 10 years and involved nearly 1,000 at-risk babies, researchers from the UK’s Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital found that newborns with gut infections were twice as likely to recover when given probiotics as part of their treatment in intensive care units, with sepsis rates reduced from 22.6 percent to 11.5 percent. The strains used were L. acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and B. longum subspecies infantis. The babies were suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis, a rare infection and inflammation of the intestines which can affect low-birthweight babies.

Get Nutritional and Antifungal Benefits from Celery Researchers from Cameroon’s University of Buea studied the properties of nine local vegetables and found that celery, Apium graveolens, had some of the highest levels of antifungal properties, as well as high levels of nutritional lipids, protein, vitamin C, copper, zinc and phosphorous. Also scoring high in nutritional and antifungal value were the seeds of Irvingia gabonensis, African or bush mango, sometimes used in the U.S. in weightloss products.

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Qigong, a traditional Chinese massage technique and movement practice, may offer hope for the one in 68 American children suffering from autism spectrum disorder. Researchers at Portugal’s Oporto University reviewed 10 high-quality studies, all of which involved massage for children as young as 2, including two which also employed slow qigong movements and breathwork for older children. Previous studies have found that the qigong type of gentle massage practiced for 15 minutes daily by parents on autistic children helps the children tolerate touch, feel reassured by it and bond more deeply with parents that also feel less stress. The meta-study affirmed, “Qigong seems to be able to decrease severity of individual sensory, behavioral and language components of autism, and improve self-control, sociability, sensory and cognitive awareness, as well as healthy physical behavior.”

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Try Mind-Body Options to Reduce Opioid-Treated Pain People suffering from acute pain often turn to addictive opioid treatments, but research from the University of Utah School of Social Work published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine concluded that certain mind-body therapies significantly reduce pain and the use of opioids. Reviewing 60 randomized, controlled, published clinical trials with more than 6,400 participants, researchers found that meditation/mindfulness, therapeutic suggestion and cognitive behavioral therapy all significantly reduced pain severity along with opioid use and misuse. Hypnosis also helped lower pain. Mind-body therapies proved effective at reducing short-term, acute pain from medical procedures, as well as chronic pain. Lead author and Associate Dean for Research Eric Garland pointed out that 82,000 Americans are projected to die from opioid overdoses in the next five years and noted, “If all of us—doctors, nurses, social workers, policymakers, insurance companies and patients—use this evidence as we make decisions, we can help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic.”

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Consider Vitamins to Reduce Eczema Severity Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, affects one in five people over the course of a lifetime, causing itchy, red, swollen and cracked skin, especially on the arms, hands and feet. Genetics, immune system dysfunction and environmental exposure, including to chemicals, are some causes, and treatment usually involves moisturizers and corticosteroid creams. Research from China’s Chongqing Medical University reviewed clinical research on treating eczema with vitamins and found 10 studies totaling 456 patients. Their study concluded that supplementing with vitamin D3 significantly reduced symptoms for patients with moderate to severe eczema, and that a vitamin B12 cream was also effective in soothing symptoms, as was vitamin E supplementation. A combination of 600 IU of vitamin E and 1,600 IU of D3 scored highest in a study included by the researchers, lowering symptoms overall by 64 percent in 60 days.

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Trees Exhibit ‘Heartbeat’

Scientists have discovered that some trees raise and lower their branches several times in the course of the night, indicating a cycle of water and sugar transportation, but they didn’t know why. Plants need water to photosynthesize glucose, the basic building block from which their more complex molecules are formed. For trees, this entails drawing water from the roots to the leaves. Dr. András Zlinszky, at Aarhus University, Denmark, used a laser scanning technique to measure the exact location of branches and leaves of 22 tree and shrub species, and published his observations of substantial unexpected movement cycles. He says, “We detected a previously unknown periodic movement of up to 0.4 inches in cycles of two to six hours. The movement has to be connected to variations in water pressure within the plants, and this effectively means that the tree is pumping. Water transport is not just a steady-state flow, as we previously assumed.” Some might call that pumping action a heartbeat. 24

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Alaska, which has some of the most pristine environments in the U.S., also has some of the worst air quality in its cities. According to the American Lung Association 2019 State of the Air report (Tinyurl.com/StateOfTheAirPDF), Fairbanks ranked third and a section of Anchorage ranked 21st in cities with high levels of short-term particle pollution between 2015-2017, the latest years that figures are available. Although the numbers are poor, they still represent an improvement from the last air quality report. “Particle pollution is made of soot, or tiny particles that come from coal-fired power plants, diesel emissions, wildfires and woodburning devices. These particles are so small that they can lodge deep in the lungs and trigger asthma attacks, heart attacks and strokes, and can even be lethal,” warns Marge Stoneking, executive director at the American Lung Association in Alaska.

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The 40th General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), held last November, adopted a resolution that reaffirms the importance of the Earth Charter (EarthCharter.org) as an ethical framework for sustainable development. The Charter’s four pillars— respect and care for the community of life; ecology integrity; social and economic justice; and democracy, non-violence and peace— have guided and underpinned UNESCO’s sustainable development work. Taking into account the current world situation and environmental crises, delegates felt it was time to act and that the Earth Charter provides the needed principles and values. Although it has no binding force, like previous UNESCO resolutions, its ethical foundation may surface in future battles in international courts.

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In 1969, there were only 100 South American fur seals and sea lions along the coastline of Lima, the capitol of Peru, but that has increased to more than 8,000 today, thanks to local fishermen that have realized over the intervening years that a balanced ecosystem benefits all. Once hunted almost to the point of no return for their pelts and because they ate so many fish, the sea mammals have slowly rebounded since Peru established its first marine protection area there in 1979, the Paracas Marine Reserve. Today, the Fishermen’s Union has defined these areas, in which each local fishing collective is dependent economically, and has assigned responsibility to that group for protecting those marine resources. Impetus for species protection is also being driven by the rise of tourism and artisanal fisheries. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which maintains a “Red List” database of species and the degree to which they are threatened with extinction, has also been involved. It also compiles a “Green List” to recognize global best practices for area-based conservation, a program working with marine reserves along the Pacific coast.

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A Billion Trees in Eight Years

Marrying forestry to technology, the startup Flash Forest, in Toronto, is using aerial drones to plant trees 10 times faster than human planters with a goal of 1 billion trees by 2028. Since testing prototype devices last year, it has already planted several thousand trees across Ontario using pre-germinated seed pods containing a mixture of species. The drones are capable of planting trees at just 50 cents per pod, or a quarter of the cost of typical planting methods. Funded partly by a Kickstarter campaign, the group will start planting trees in April, with at least 150,000 in the ground by the end of this year. At full capacity, one drone operator will be able to plant 100,000 seed pods per day. Flash Forest spokesperson Angelique Ahlstrom says, “Our goals are to have a significant and measurable impact on mitigating climate change in the next decade, while combatting deforestation and biodiversity loss on a global scale. We feel we are one of the only ways that the federal government will be able to fulfill its pledge to plant 2 billion trees in the next 10 years.”

A new Climate Neutral product label is joining others like Fair Trade, 100% Organic and Made in America, and is closing in on a Kickstarter (Tinyurl.com/ CarbonNeutralKickstarter) funding goal to raise $100,000. The idea for the label was hatched by the founders of San Francisco-based backpack and camera equipment maker Peak Design and Brooklynbased Biolite, which sells sustainable energy products. Participating companies start by establishing baseline emissions, evaluating such factors as raw materials, the energy costs at their facilities, the amount that employees travel, and how and where their products are shipped. They work to reduce and balance them through greener strategies, switching to renewable power and investing in carbon offsets before they can display the label on their products. According to Climate Neutral, it only costs 12 cents to offset the carbon emissions required to produce a $120 running shoe. More than 40 brands have already signed up.

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Fresh H20 Comes to Kenya Town

A drought-plagued Kenyan region is using a new, solar-powered, desalination plant from the international nonprofit GivePower to obtain clean water. Before the plant’s arrival in the town of Kiunga, villagers had completely run out of clean drinking water and had to use dirty well water and saltwater from the Indian Ocean. The new solar water farm produces enough drinking water that’s cleaner than typical desalination plants for more than 35,000 people every day. GivePower has a mission of using renewable energy as a means of bringing water, food and energy to places that need it most. They plan on building similar facilities in other drought-prone countries such as Colombia and Haiti. February 2020 25


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By laundering clothes using simple ingredients and wise eco-practices, consumers can both save money and lower their carbon footprint. Natural cleaning ingredients cited by TheEcoGuide. org include white vinegar, baking soda, lemons, borax and castile soap, all of which “can be bought in bulk with minimal packaging and have known cleaning properties that make them safe, effective and carbon-friendly alternatives.” Coarse salt is also suggested due to its moldfighting power. Look for biodegradable laundry detergents made with plant oils and other natural ingredients that are free of phosphates, bleach and surfactants such as petroleumbased nonylphenol ethoxylates. Consider coldwater washing. About 90 percent of the energy a washing machine uses goes toward heating water. By washing four out of five loads in cold water, a household could cut its carbon emissions by 864 pounds a year, according to Energy Star data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Because the cold setting may still heat the water to as much as 80° F, see if the washer has a preferable “tap cold” option. Also, the temperature recommendations on clothing labels represent “the highest spectrum clothes can handle,” Melissa Hockstad, president and chief executive of the American Cleaning Institute, recently told The New York Times, so the hottest water won’t necessarily clean clothes better. During rinsing, natural disinfectants that can be added include a few drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil; two teaspoons of tea tree oil; white vinegar (one-half cup per load); or one teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract. Always assemble a full load of laundry each time. Line drying outdoors or on a drying rack indoors also conserves energy and is gentler on fabrics. Further, learn how to make homemade, felted wool dryer balls at DIYNatural.com; tossing four to six of them in each dryer load saves time, energy and money plus reduces static cling. And consider running the dryer early in the morning or overnight: this shifts energy consumption to off-peak hours, which lowers the demand on power plants and could help reduce national reliance on fossil fuels.

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or the last 32 years, I have literally seen how oral infections have caused the death of far too many people. As a biological dentist, it pains me to see people suffering from heart conditions. These conditions could be stemming from an oral infection traveling to other locations in the body. Gum inflammation, oral infections, cavities, root canals and abscessed teeth allow microbes to gain entrance into the bloodstream, nervous system and immune system, causing infections to go right to the head, heart, lungs, gut, bloodstream, liver, pancreas, intestines, colon, kidneys, liver, etc. What’s in your mouth matters and impacts the rest of your body, including periodontal disease which can cause cardiovascular disease, cancer, rapid aging, adverse pregnancy outcomes, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, neurological and autoimmune issues. Every week I examine people that have no clue the medical condition they are fighting is rooted in their mouth. This really is so easy to fix. Why isn’t your doctor telling you this? Because there is such a gap between new oral health research and how medicine is practiced. The lack of awareness can cost you your life or quality of life. Let’s cover three pathways linking oral infections to systemic diseases:

Pathway 1 – Inflammation

• Bacterial infections will multiply on the cells lining the inside of the heart (known as the endocardium) causing inflammation of the heart • Brain abscesses: inflamed collections of pus immune cells and other material • Blood clot within a sinus cavity at the base of the brain • Inflammation of sinuses • Inflammation of the eye

• Skin ulcers • Infection of the bones • Infection in a replaced joint, which is why people who have had joint replacement surgery take antibiotics before dental work

Pathway 2 – Toxins

The bad microbes involved in a gum/ bone infection produce lethal toxins that cause destruction at the cellular level. Systemic diseases associated with Pathway 2 include: • Fusobacterium found on the thousands of biopsies performed by Dr. Thomas Levy, cardiologist and Dr. Huggins, on patients who had heart or stent surgeries. Later studies showed also the same toxic oral fusobacterium on cancer patients. • Stroke caused by a blockage in the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain • Heart attack resulting from the blockage of one or more coronary arteries • Abnormal pregnancy outcomes such as low birth weight and prematurity • Chronic fever: a low-grade fever that lasts longer than 10 to 14 days; sinus infections, headaches, migraines • Facial pain: either brief, electric shock-like pain or a less intense, dull, burning pain caused by inflammation of the fifth cranial nerve • Toxic shock syndrome: a life-threatening complication of certain bacterial infections experienced most commonly in women • Immunodeficiency: a malfunction of the immune system • Chronic meningitis: inflammation of the protective layers of the brain and spinal cord that lasts four weeks or more

Pathway 3 - Immune Response Autoimmune Diseases Oral microorganisms trigger an

immune response that causes inflammation throughout the body. When an antigen (a molecule perceived as a harmful foreign entity) enters the bloodstream, it causes an immune response that creates antibodies to neutralize the antigen. When the pathogen reacts with an antibody, they form an immune complex, giving rise to various acute and chronic inflammatory reactions. When the microorganisms are not removed, the immune system sends out the armies of antibodies and, after a while, the body starts attacking itself. Some of the systemic diseases associated with Pathway 3 include: • Inflamed blood vessels throughout the body, varicose veins, clots • Chronic hives, rosacea, eczema • Inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract • Ulcerative colitis: inflammation of the colon • Crohn’s disease: chronic inflammation usually located at the end of the small bowel at the beginning of the colon My experience tells me that many of these diseases can be avoided by removing the foci of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, parasites and yeasts. Don’t be too busy or distracted to take action and responsibility for your health. We are living lives so full of activities that sometimes we forget the basic and most important things. In 2020, let’s make our health a priority. Your health is your wealth. Take action. Call us today; use code #NAFEB20 for $100 off your new patient consultation exam and X-rays. For more information or to book an appointment, call 954-938-4599 and/ or visit GoNaturalDentistry.com. We will take care of your needs and get you healthy again—pain-free! Love, Dr. Yolie

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hen people think about heart health, what generally comes to mind is the fist-sized muscle that pumps and oxygenates the body’s lifeblood. However, the heart of the matter is not the pump itself, but the vascular system—the network of veins, arteries and capillaries that distributes blood to every cell in the body, delivering nutrients and eliminating waste. Each human adult harbors an astonishing 60,000 miles of blood vessels—enough to wrap around the planet twice. Keeping these hard-working vessels supple and open is the key not only to avoiding disease, but also to ensuring a long and healthy life. The alternative—arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries—can slowly and silently bring on cardiovascular disease (CVD), which can result in a heart attack, stroke, vision loss and cognitive decline. CVD is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing one in four Americans, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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and Prevention (CDC). By 2035, nearly half the population—45 percent—is predicted to have some form of the disease. “A hundred years ago, we were farming the back 40 with a team of horses, eating what we grew. Kids don’t get out and ride bikes; they’re playing video games and eating crap. There’s very little doubt how we got to this problem,” says John Osborne, M.D., director of cardiology at State of the Heart Cardiology, near Dallas. Yet, the nation’s number one killer, which can fester for decades without symptoms, is largely preventable and reversible. Only 15 percent of CVD is related to genetics; the rest is attributed to lifestyle, and the right choices can make all the difference. The key is to adopt heart-healthy habits before the body delivers a potentially fatal warning. “The initial presentation of heart disease can be an acute catastrophic event that results in death in half the men and twothirds of the women. That’s not treatable,” warns Osborne.

Know the Risk Factors

The first step toward cardiovascular health is awareness. Important indicators of CVD risk include: 4 High blood pressure (over 140/90) 4 High cholesterol (over 240 mg/dL) 4 High triglycerides (over 200 mg/dL) 4 High blood glucose (over 140 mg/dL) 4 Obesity (BMI over 30) 4 Inflammation (hsCRP test above 2 ml/dL) 4 Physical inactivity (less than 30 minutes a day) 4 Smoking or vaping (any at all) 4 Chronic stress 4 Loneliness

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Any of these factors can increase the risk of CVD, but possessing a cluster of the first five comprises a condition called metabolic syndrome, which significantly increases the potential for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes—itself a significant risk factor that can damage blood vessels, as well as the organs they support. “While diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, this figure belies the fact that most people with diabetes die of heart disease, kidney failure and other complications,” says Brenda Davis, RD, of Alberta, Canada, author of Kick Diabetes Essentials: The Diet and Lifestyle Guide. Metabolic syndrome, like CVD, has few obvious symptoms and is on the rise: Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. have it, according to the CDC. The one distinct marker for the condition is an accumulation of fat around the waistline, characterized by a measurement of over 35 inches for women and 40 for men.

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“When a disease is lifestyle-induced, the only thing that can reverse it is a dramatic change in diet and lifestyle,” says Davis. “We’ve seen over and over again that it works.”

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CVD flies under the radar even though it’s increasingly common at younger ages. The Journal of the American Medical Association released a study in December 2019 stating that about one in four young adults in the U.S. have pre-diabetes, putting them at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes and CVD. Lisa McDowell, director of clinical nutrition and wellness at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and team dietitian for the Detroit Red Wings, works with elite athletes of all ages and notes that they more likely know their favorite player’s jersey number than their own health numbers. “Learn what your blood pressure is, know your body mass index, get your cholesterol levels and triglycerides and your [hemoglobin] A1C.

There’s not an excess of blueberries in the American diet; there’s an excess of relatively inexpensive, highly processed junk foods in large containers. ~Lisa McDowell Know these numbers early on and, if there’s a problem, fix it,” she advises. While simple blood tests help monitor indicators for CVD, more sophisticated tests can be even more revealing. In 2018, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA) jointly issued new guidelines for patients over age 50 to get a computerized tomography (CT) scan to determine their calcium score. The procedure checks for hardening of the arteries and predicts the risk of a 10-year future cardiovascular event. “This identifies people who have preclinical atherosclerosis, regardless of risk factors,” says Osborne. “It also helps people modify behaviors, because they are faced with a diagnosis.” Yale R. Smith, a Melbourne, Florida, M.D., who specializes in metabolic and functional medicine, utilizes the U.S. Food & Drug Administration-approved protein unstable lesion signature (PULS) blood test. Recommended for patients in their 40s, it measures inflammatory biomarkers for the body’s immune system response to arterial injury and provides a chronological heart age and risk of a CVD event. “If you can show someone the future, it’s a wake-up call to make lifestyle changes to increase longevity,” Smith says.

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Perhaps the single most important change that people can make is diet. “But a lot of people don’t want lifestyle medicine— they’d rather take a statin with their Big Mac,” says McDowell. Preventing or reversing CVD requires diligence, but it’s largely about eating real, whole food—and mostly plants. This means

avoiding processed foods and consuming less salt, trans fats, saturated fat and cholesterol; and more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. “There’s not an excess of blueberries in the American diet; there’s an excess of relatively inexpensive, highly processed junk foods in large containers,” says McDowell. Overcoming the urge to grab fast and easy foods requires education. “Everyone needs to learn how to read a food label and avoid foods linked to vascular disease,” she adds. Vegans have healthier cholesterol levels in their blood compared to vegetarians, which in turn have better levels than meateaters. Study-verified diets that lower CVD indicators also include the Mediterranean diet, as well as two developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet, which also addresses exercise and weight control. “I don’t believe that one diet fits everybody, but there’s a preponderance of evidence that the more plant compounds you get, the better off you are,” says McDowell.

Some cardiovascular boosters:

Leafy greens flush out excess sodium and magnesium, and reduce inflammation. Berries improve circulation by boosting nitric oxide, which expands blood vessels. Pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure and reduces plaque formation. Walnuts, peanuts and almonds lower LDL, the “bad cholesterol”. Oily fish, chia and flax seeds with omega-3 fatty acids lower triglycerides. Soy with anti-inflammatory isoflavones helps dilate blood vessels. “We could eat tofu, tempeh, miso, edamame, soy beans or even organic soy ‘veggie meats’ in place of red meat,” says Davis. Yogurt, kefir and other fermented probiotic dairy products help improve glycemic control, blood lipids, cholesterol and blood pressure. Supplements can be very helpful: Red yeast rice extract, much like a statin, significantly lowers total cholesterol and LDL. February 2020 29


Sitting all day and then briefly exercising doesn’t provide the same benefit as moving periodically throughout the day. Take more frequent breaks from sitting, get up to move around for a couple of minutes every 30 minutes. Exercise strengthens the endothelium, the innermost of an artery’s three layers, and produces nitric oxide, which helps keep

n Stress Less, Socialize More

Spending even 20 minutes outdoors in nature can do wonders for high blood pressure and cortisol levels, studies show. Walking or talking with a friend deepens social engagement, a key factor in lowering CVD risk: “Having the right tribe is crucial,” says McDowell. “If you’re with people who support you and make you laugh, you feel less stress.” Walking a dog outdoors gets three cardiovascular pluses—exercise, nature and

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sociability, as dogs tend to be tail-wagging ice-breakers. Further, merely stroking a pet lowers blood pressure. Apps like Headspace and Insight Timer make it easy to do meditation, which studies suggest may reduce overall CVD risk.

n Don’t Smoke

Not starting to smoke or vape at all is ideal for cardiovascular health, but quitting allows the body to begin to heal, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease after one year by 50 percent, reports the AHA; 14 years later, the risk is the same as a non-smoker’s. “It’s not intuitively easy to make healthy decisions,” says McDowell. “We have to learn how to make good choices.” Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin. Connect at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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arteries open and healthy. Getting the blood moving lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases oxygen and nutrients to the body. Exercising outdoors provides additional benefits. Research from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that exposure to green spaces helped prevent metabolic syndrome.

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Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant, lowers blood pressure and combats the side effects of statins. Omega-3s in fish oil supplements reduce heart risk in healthy people and those already diagnosed with CVD risk. Nicotinamide riboside improves blood pressure and arterial health in those with mild hypertension. Garlic, fresh or in capsules, can lower cholesterol and blood pressure.


people often turn to vascular-destructive activities such as smoking, drinking and binge eating.

Previous studies have linked processed foods to hypertension and high cholesterol, and a 2019 British Medical Journal study of 105,000 adults reported that a 10 percent increase in the consumption of processed foods corresponded to a 12 percent overall increase in cardiovascular disease.

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Assess Personal Risk High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood pushing against the vessel walls is too high, making the heart and vessels work harder. The friction damages the endothelium—the inner lining of veins and arteries—plaque builds up, the vessels narrow and blood pressure increases even more. Contributing factors include being sedentary, overweight and consuming excessive alcohol or salt.

Metabolic Syndrome

A cluster of conditions that affect up to a third of Americans, metabolic syndrome is defined by high blood pressure; high levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides; and excess fat around the waist. It’s closely linked to Type 2 diabetes, another CVD risk factor.

Obesity

A waxy, fat-like substance found in all cells of the body, cholesterol can pile up (mostly as a consequence of poor diet) and stick to arterial walls, creating plaque that stymies blood flow to the heart.

Obesity—which afflicts almost 40 percent of American adults—causes chronic inflammation, harms the endothelium and causes poor cholesterol numbers. A 12-year study of 17,640 Europeans, published in the European Heart Journal, found that obese people with metabolic risk factors were two-and-a-half times as likely to have heart disease as those of normal weight.

High Triglycerides

Stress

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The end product of digesting fats in food, triglycerides become fat in the blood that gives the body energy. Numbers climb with consumption of refined carbohydrates, simple sugars and fatty foods, contributing to arteriosclerosis.

When stressed by such factors as work overload, family strife or traumatic memories, the body releases adrenaline, which causes acceleration of breathing and heart rate, contraction of vessels and a rise in blood sugar. Chronic stress can cause constricted arteries that lead to arteriosclerosis and inflammation of the endothelium. Further, stressed

Chronic inflammation, caused by such factors as fried and processed foods, smoking, obesity, alcohol and stress, can trigger the immune system to attack healthy tissues, including the endothelium, raising CVD risk. C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation marker, is measured by the hsCRP blood test. Men with higher CRP levels had three times the risk of heart attack and twice the risk of stroke, Harvard scientists have found.

Physical Inactivity

A lack of regular, ongoing physical activity has been shown to dramatically increase obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation. A 2019 British study found that artery functions declined and CVD risk factors worsened in just two weeks when active exercisers reduced their daily steps from 10,000 to 1,000.

Smoking and Vaping

Nicotine, carbon monoxide and chemicals in cigarettes increase blood pressure and heart rate, damage the endothelium and cause blood platelets to clot more, which is why smokers are two to four times more likely to get cardiovascular disease. E-cigarettes and cigars may be worse due to higher doses of nicotine, the AHA warns.

Loneliness

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The Path to Vascular Fitness t is well-known that exercise combats cardiovascular disease by balancing blood pressure and managing blood sugar, but aerobic exercise, not resistance training, takes the prize for keeping the body’s thousands of miles of blood vessels more supple. A 2017 study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise shows that all-extremity exercise like brisk walking improves arterial flexibility in older individuals; even those with a sedentary history. Moving the body regularly also lowers stress hormones like cortisol that can ignite damaging vascular inflammation. A West Virginia University study presented at the 2016 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego showed that aerobic exercise fosters healthy blood vessels in rats exposed to chronic stress. Combining aerobic exercise with good diet and paying attention to triglyceride levels all help to keep us young from the inside-out.

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According to a 2015 study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine published in Experimental Physiology, walking just 10 minutes after prolonged sitting can restore blood flow in the legs and improve impaired vascular function. Results like these are another reason to get up and move. Walking, running, swimming, cycling, jumping rope and 32

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playing tennis are all excellent options. “For blood vessel flexibility, any sort of sustained aerobic exercise helps. Find something you enjoy so that you’ll keep doing it in the long term,” says Alex Hutchinson, New York Times bestselling author of Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise. The Toronto-based, Outside magazine science columnist underscores that treadmills and walking outside foster equal benefits by increasing the heart rate. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic exercise. Dr. Regina Druz, a board-certified cardiologist and medical director of the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, explains, “This translates into 30 minutes a day, five times a week. A specific exercise program may be helpful for those with a medical condition, but for overall vascular health, any physical activity like walking or taking the stairs will do.” Druz also highlights the role of nitric oxide: “One of the most studied mediators of vascular health is [nitric oxide], which makes arteries flexible.” Research findings published in 2018 in the journal Hypertension spotlight the correlation between the number of daily steps and arterial plasticity through a technique called pulse wave veloc-

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ity, which measures how fast blood travels from the heart to the feet. The evidence suggests that 1,000 extra steps a day foster significant vascular improvement. Judy Heller, a walking coach and founder of Wonders of Walking, a fitness program in Portland, Oregon, concurs: “Moving throughout the day, not just once a day, is most important.” Heller is a firm believer in consistency. “My aunt lived to 107 and remained in her threestory house. Her words to me were, ‘Judy, don’t ever stop walking.’ Small changes yield greater rewards over time. We’re meant to move.”

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Nitric oxide, responsible for the dilation and contraction of blood vessels, is produced by exercising and helps to protect the smooth interior lining of the arteries from excessive plaque accumulation. Adding nitric oxide-boosting foods to an already healthy diet can give us an extra edge over vascular conditions like stroke and peripheral artery disease. “Beets, arugula, spinach and rhubarb are all good sources of dietary nitrate. They’re not miracle supplements, but if you make these foods a regular part of your diet, you’ll have a positive effect on your arteries,” says Hutchinson. Research by Florida State University published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reveals that a one-cup daily serving of blueberries helps to protect the arteries from stiffness. Watermelon, rich in the nonessential amino acid L-citrulline, also packs a nitric oxide punch. Full-spectrum vitamin E is another good option, especially for addressing peripheral artery disease and reducing serum triglyceride levels that are often seen as secondary to “bad” cholesterol levels, but which low levels are vital to cardiovascular health. Druz cautions against using supplements as substitutes for healthy nutrition and exercise, and underscores the importance of dialing down stress, “I advise my patients to build stress resiliency, which involves recognizing and practicing stress response. This, along with nutrition and consistent exercise, will lower inflammation and help build stress resiliency.”

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e don’t often think of children as having cardiovascular problems, but evidence is mounting that many youngsters today—because of scant exercise, poor eating habits and excessive screen time—are on track to experiencing serious heart and circulatory problems later in life. “Instead of taking a wait-and-see approach by treating disease later in adulthood, we should help children maintain the standards of ideal cardiovascular health that most children are born with,” reports Julia Steinberger, M.D., director of pediatric cardiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, in Minneapolis, and lead author of a 2016 scientific statement on children’s cardiovascular health from the American Heart Association (AHA). In a March 2019 update, the AHA noted that fewer than 1 percent of children meet all seven criteria, or metrics, for ideal cardiovascular health; half of all children

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meet merely half the measures, which include physical activity, healthy eating, not smoking, attaining ideal body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose readings. Poor metrics in a child are linked to such adverse outcomes as heart attacks, heart failure and stroke in adulthood, advises Elaine Urbina, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, adding that poor metrics in teens are linked to fatty build-up in the neck arteries and arterial stiffness later in life. But starting in utero, crucial strategies can promote strong cardiovascular systems in kids. Children born to mothers with low vitamin D levels have about a 60 percent higher risk of elevated systolic blood pressure between ages 6 and 18, reports a Boston Medical Center study in the journal Hypertension; vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may head that off. Other important strategies include:

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Get them moving. Children should be physically active at

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least 60 minutes a day, the AHA recommends, but among kids 6 to 11, only half of the boys and a third of the girls meet that guideline; by ages 16 to 19, merely one in 10 boys and one in 20 girls do. A review of 50 fitness studies in 28 countries involving 25 million children concluded that American kids today are about a minute and a half slower running a mile than their peers 30 years ago. “Aerobic exercises like running, swimming and cycling use the big muscles of the body and are excellent ways of stressing and strengthening the heart and lungs,” says study author Grant Tomkinson, Ph.D., professor of education, health and behavior studies at the University of North Dakota. Even simply walking to school in the morning for 10 minutes reduces stress in kids and curbs heart rate and blood pressure increases, a University of Buffalo study found.

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Feed them well. About 91 percent of U.S. children

have what is classified as a “poor” diet that’s heavy in simple carbs like desserts and sugary drinks, the AHA reported. It recommends feeding kids a diet heavy in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains and low in sodium and sugary foods and drinks. A 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of 2,142 children found that nine of 10 kids exceeded recomInstead of taking a wait-and-see approach by treating disease later in adulthood, we should help children maintain the standards of ideal cardiovascular health that most children are born with.

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mended sodium levels. A Cleveland Clinic study found that obese children eating a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet for four weeks began lowering their risk of heart disease by improving their weight, blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity.

Don’t smoke or vape. The risk of a child developing carotid

plaque in adulthood was four times higher if one or both parents smoked without taking care to limit the child’s exposure; when they did take care, the risk was still almost two times higher, according to an Australian study in the journal Circulation. Discouraging a teen from vaping is also critical to future health: New research from the University of Kansas School of Medicine shows that adults that vape are significantly more likely to have a heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression compared with those that don’t vape or use any tobacco products.

Restrict screen time. Australian 6-year-

olds that spent the most time in front of TVs, computers and video games had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes—a marker of future cardiovascular risk—reported a study in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular. A study from Canada’s McMaster University found that kids with video game addictions sleep less, which in turn elevates blood pressure, lowers helpful HDL cholesterol and raises triglycerides.

Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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Disrupting Disposables The Drive to Banish Single-Use Plastics

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niversities, sports There is momentum, petroleum, their production arenas, restaurants but it is challenging. also adds to greenhouse and other busigases that contribute to the nesses are taking up the call ~Eric DesRoberts climate crisis. to “disrupt disposables” as Two-pronged efforts part of a global effort to dramatically cut by businesses and individuals to divert down on single-use plastics. The environplastics from the waste system and replacmental problems caused by those ubiquiing them with Earth-friendly alternatives tous throwaways have become a mainstay will eventually pay off, experts say, but it of news reporting, and studies on how will be a long and slow process. However, best to reduce them through public policy momentum is building, spurred by conabound. A recent Canadian research paper sumer demand and a growing number of in the Marine Pollution Bulletin explores enterprising businesses, organizations and strategies such as bans, tax levies and academic institutions. education. Experts agree that it is not just At Penn State University, agriculture a litter problem, but a sobering matter of and biological engineering professor Judd human and planetary health. Michael is working with sports facilities to As these plastics wind up in the lower both plastics use and littering; the oceans and landfills worldwide, they can initiative is working so well that their aplanguish virtually intact for up to 1,000 proaches may be taken up by other schools years, entangling and choking marine across the nation. “One of my projects is mammals and terrestrial wildlife. Or, they with NASCAR’s Pocono Raceway [also break into toxic microplastics that enter in Pennsylvania], where the owners of drinking water supplies, eventually ingested the track wanted to continue to make the by humans. Because plastics are made from venue more green,” he says. “There is zero

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waste in suites for that track, and they are initiating a comprehensive recycling program. They try to get tailgaters to participate, as well.” On campus, Penn State provides bags of different colors for tailgaters with instructions for fans to separate recyclables in one bag and everything else in the other. That program was exported to Pocono. Michael is also working with PepsiCo, which owns Frito-Lay, to develop alternative packaging. The University of Florida’s efforts began in 2012, when the campus freed itself from plastic bags, getting buy-in from Chick-FilA, Subway and other eateries that agreed to switch to alternatives. “We’ve been Styrofoam-free since 2012, as well,” says Allison Vitt, outreach and communications coordinator for the UF Office of Sustainability. “At the end of 2018, we officially switched over all to compostable straws.” They feel like plastic, but are certified compostable, she says. UF has engaged with Cupanion, a company that developed an app that has

A lot of local folks have really changed their perspective. We see a lot more customers coming in and saying they appreciate that we are using compostable cups and compostable straws. ~Dana Honn a “fill it forward” program, distributing money to clean-water charities worldwide. “Since 2016, we’ve been working with them to reduce single-use plastic, rewarding people for reusing their bottles,” says Vitt. Interested students, staff and faculty are given a barcode sticker to scan on their phone each time a bottle is refilled at a campus retailer or water fountain. The app provides points that can be redeemed for monthly prizes. “It also shows you your personal footprint—your cumulative impact, like how many single-use bottles you have avoided,” she says. On a smaller scale, Dana Honn and his wife Christina went completely plastic-free upon opening Café Carmo, in New Orleans. “We only had about a dozen seats, but de-

termined to have as little waste as possible. Every year, we were able to build upon it,” he says. “A lot of local folks have really changed their perspective. We see a lot more customers coming in and saying they appreciate that we are using compostable cups and compostable straws.” It’s a slow, but steady effort, says Eric DesRoberts, senior manager of the Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas program. “We have worked with a number of restaurants talking about why it is important to be taking action to keep plastics out of the waste stream and out of the ocean.” More people are volunteering to clean up and cut back on plastics, and more businesses are asking the nonprofit, Washington, D.C.-based, environmental advocacy organization how they can do their part. “There is momentum, but it is challenging,” says DesRoberts. Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. Connect at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.

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What is the Love Cycles model?

It is based on the fact that feelings of love are seasonal. Like the seasons of the year, they are a natural progression of a relationship. If you understand the seasons, you can pass through them. All relationships are teachers. If we allow them to teach us, 38

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we become free to love deeper and better.

What is the most difficult Love Cycles stage, and why?

Each stage has its own unique challenges. For example, the first stage, the Merge, has a magic to it due to the chemical cocktail that floods your body when in the presence of your significant other. But this stage can be treacherous in that you can mistake your feelings for evidence that this is the “right” person for you. In the Power Struggle stage, feelings will have worn off and power struggles will start to show up. The third stage is Disillusionment. Differences between both of you really start to show up at this time. The fourth stage is the Decision stage. At this point, many couples find themselves wanting out. The key to making it through this stage is to remember that this, too, shall pass and to commit to working it out. It’s important to realize that life is not about getting an A+ at all times. Sometimes, we need to accept that a C- is okay; and if you do need to leave a relationship, it is possible to do it in a wholehearted way at best—at the least, to minimize damage. The fifth stage I call Wholehearted Love, a stage reached only through mindfulness and unconditional love. Because love has changing seasons, a couple will not stop at the fifth stage forever, but getting back to this state will become easier and easier as time goes on.

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I have been teaching the program for 25 years and drew from my almost 40 years as a couples therapist, many trainings all over the country and own life experiences in my relationship with my husband to compile the program. Most couples lack the skills to manage the troubles of life. There is a skill to every aspect of a relationship, especially in communication: listening, speaking, knowing when to speak and when to be silent.

Who is most likely to benefit?

The relationship you have with yourself is a core part of the Love Cycles model. If you do not have a good relationship with yourself, you cannot have a solid and meaningful relationship with another person. This is a couples’ book, although it can also be gone through by a single person if the partner is not interested in it. What I tell people is that you can only work on your part. If the other person doesn’t want to buy in or isn’t wholeheartedly on board—or at least partially willing—there is nothing that you can do about it. You need to be able to be okay and confident in yourself. You cannot change another person, but you can always change yourself.

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HEALING JOINTS FROM WITHIN The Promise of Regenerative Medicine by Marlaina Donato

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omeday, medical science will allow us to infuse damaged or aging organs with new cells, or to manufacture made-to-order organs on a 3-D printer. These emerging techniques to revitalize worn-out body parts are on the drawing board in the field of regenerative medicine. However, for the injured college athlete or the grandmother with compromised joint function, healing and pain relief can already be found in the form of prolotherapy and other non-invasive approaches that stimulate the body to heal itself. Injection therapies using dextrose or the patient’s own platelets or stem cells are being used to naturally stimulate the body to produce collagen and rejuvenated tissue, offering hope to those with soft tissue injuries, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease and even pain syndromes like fibromyalgia.

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A recent review in the British Medical Bulletin of 10 high-quality studies of dextrose prolotherapy in adults with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee showed patients experienced significantly less pain and improved range of motion in both the short term and long term without adverse effects. Eighty-two percent of patients were satisfied with the treatment.

Controlled Inflammation

A type of regenerative medicine innovated by osteopathic physician Earl Gedney in the 1930s, prolotherapy induces low-grade, temporary inflammation with the intention of triggering connective tissue cells called fibroblasts in and around the injection site. “If you cut your arm or twist your ankle, various immune cells rush to the area to begin the repair process. This is a very basic comparison of what prolotherapy does with injec-


says Ross A. Hauser, M.D., founder of Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics, in Fort Myers, Florida, and Chicago. “Prolotherapy is used to treat osteoarthritis because it helps correct the underlying reason why it has occurred, which is joint instability. The body overgrows bone as a long-term response in an effort to stabilize an unstable joint,” Hauser says. Naturopathic physician Brent Cameron, of Aurora Natural Medicine, in Gilbert, Arizona, suggests individualized treatment plans for best results. “My recommendations are very patient-specific, which is an important piece in prolotherapy.” Cameron says his patients are likely to start seeing relief in the first week. “In many instances, they experience complete relief and mobility after a series of treatments.” While Cameron attests to the efficacy of dextrose prolotherapy, he is cautious with recommending it for people with systemic inflammatory conditions. “Someone with a history of joint-related autoimmune response tends to mount stronger inflammatory responses. Other forms of regenerative medi-

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cine can be helpful for rheumatoid arthritis [RA], but not in the inflammation-mediated way, like prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.” One option, according to the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, in Boca Raton, Florida, might be very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELS), an emerging form of regenerative stem cell therapy. These have shown promise in dealing with RA and other autoimmune diseases. Meanwhile, the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is ramping up its research into approaches that stimulate the body to repair itself, with numerous ongoing clinical trials utilizing different injection therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

The Power of Platelets

PRP injections are similar to prolotherapy, using platelets from the patient’s body instead of dextrose. “As blood flows through an injury site, the inflammatory chemicals trigger the platelets to release growth factors, which causes the torn fibers of the damaged structures to heal,” says Fort Worth osteopath Gerald Harris, of Texas

Prolotherapy and Neural Therapy. PRP is sometimes used in conjunction with stem cell therapy, which is typically applied in cases in which something needs to be replaced, to help fill in gaps in ligaments or tendons, Harris says. PRP injections have proven to be effective in easing chronic low back pain from damaged vertebral discs. An overview of research published in the Journal of Spine Surgery in 2018 found it to be safe, effective and feasible, with promising potential for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Harris says that people that wish to avoid surgery or cortisone injections can benefit from PRP, which can also be applied topically to treat non-healing wounds like bedsores and diabetic ulcers. Harris subscribes to the power of persistence. “Don’t give up. With proper treatment there is a strong likelihood that you can live a happy, healthy life free from chronic pain.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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A Feast for All Seasons Embracing the Rainbow Year Round by April Thompson

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o matter where we live, eating seasonally in winter doesn’t have to be boring or limiting; a culinary adventure awaits the home chef that’s willing to leave avocados and asparagus to their rightful seasons and embrace the winter rainbow of bitter greens, sweet potatoes, sunny citrus and fuchsia beets, among other timely delicacies. “Sometimes people think of winter foods as brown and soft and boring, and it’s absolutely not the case. Winter brings bright things like pomegranates, beets and citrus, which offer color and acidity,” says Brigit Binns, the Paso Robles, California author of 30 cookbooks, including Cooking in Season: 100 Recipes for Eating Fresh. Eating seasonally is especially important in winter, says Shannon Stonger of Texas, author of Simple Food for Winter: 30 Grain-Free Recipes to Get You Through the Dark Days. “Winter foods like fermented vegetables, root vegetables, squashes and hardy greens are especially helpful in the colder, darker months, when our bodies are in need of comfort foods as well as pre- and probiotic foods,” says Stonger, a homesteader and founder of the blog NourishingDays.com. There are plenty of other reasons to stick to a seasonal diet in winter, adds Binns. “Food always tastes better in the 42

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season it was intended to be eaten in. Seasonal foods are naturally ripened, rather than harvested early and trucked in. In addition to enhanced flavor, eating seasonally helps minimize use of fossil fuels to bring our food to us, and is likely to be less expensive.”

Winterizing the Kitchen

Much of the fall harvest, particularly root vegetables, stores well through the winter (hence the idea of a root cellar), extending produce across seasons, according to Steven Satterfield, chef and author of Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons. There are lots of root vegetables beyond just carrots and potatoes to be enjoyed in winter, including sunchokes, parsnips and turnips, which can be used creatively rather than “boiled to death,” says Satterfield. For example, the Atlanta restaurateur incorporates parsnips into an upside-down cake with winter spices like nutmeg, black pepper and ginger. Binns likes to add texture to winter dishes with nuts, color with herbs, and crunch with a winter vegetable like fennel. Warming soups are always comforting during the coldest season, but she also likes warm salads, like a beet and escarole salad drizzled with a warm sherry vinaigrette. Satterfield suggests that specialty cit-

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Winter Health Boosters

Beyond selecting seasonal produce, chefs recommend a few key dietary tweaks in winter, such as stepping up vitamin D consumption. “Since you’re not seeing a lot of sun this time of year, it’s more important to get it through colorful vegetables like carrots, cabbage or radicchio. Watermelon radishes are another winter vegetable full of vitamins,” says Binns. “You can grow your own sprouts throughout the winter as a great microgreen option. Sprouts are incredibly high in enzymes, something often lacking in other winter dishes,” suggests Stonger. “Fermented vegetables and other fermented foods can make up the difference in winter.” April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

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Food always tastes better in the season it was intended to be eaten in.

rus like blood oranges, Meyer lemons and cross-hybridized varieties such as tangelos and pomelos are fun to intersperse with winter vegetables to maximize brightness and freshness. A lot of winter produce can be great in raw form as well, he adds, including Brussels sprouts, rutabaga or daikon radish, shaved thinly or julienned into a salad. Winter squash is a favorite staple of the Stonger family in the cooler months. “It is easy to grow, easy to store and so deliciously sweet and rich. We roast it as a side dish, mash it as a sort of breakfast porridge or make soups and curries from it,” says Stonger. Satterfield suggests using all the parts of winter vegetables to maximize the harvest and minimize food waste. For example, the seeds of winter squashes can be roasted with herbs and spices and eaten as is, churned into other dishes such as a squash seed granola or blended and strained into a homemade broth to add some texture, fat and flavor. After roasting carrots with Moroccan spices, Satterfield suggests taking the leafy carrot tops and chopping them with cilantro and garlic to make a green sauce to crown the carrots. Swiss chard stems can also be chopped and cooked into Portuguese bread soup, with leftover stale bread made into olive oil croutons and egg whites stirred in at the end.

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Cut the celery in half lengthwise. Using a serrated vegetable peeler or a mandoline, shave the celery into thin strips lengthwise down the ribs. Cut the strips in half crosswise and place in a bowl of water. Set aside. Separate the mâche leaves and transfer to a shallow serving bowl. Working on a plate to capture all the juices, use a serrated knife to cut a thick slice off the top and bottom of each citrus fruit. Working with one fruit at a time, stand it upright and, following the contour of the fruit, carefully slice downward to remove the peel, pith and membrane. Set the fruit on its side and cut crosswise into slices about ⅜-inch thick, discarding any seeds. Transfer the slices to the bowl with the mâche, reserving the juices for the vinaigrette.

Mixed Citrus Salad With Mâche, Fennel and Celery Winter is the height of citrus season, with an appealing display of oranges, mandarins, tangerines, tangelos, pomelos and more in the best-stocked markets. Use a varied mixture of sweet-tart types for the prettiest, tastiest salad.

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Yields: 4 servings 2 ribs celery 2 bunches mâche 2 lb mixed citrus fruits, such as navel oranges, blood oranges, tangerines, mandarins and pomelos ½ fennel bulb, trimmed 8 kumquats ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Cut the fennel lengthwise in half. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, cut the fennel crosswise into very thin slices and tuck among the citrus slices. Drain the celery and distribute evenly over the salad. Using the serrated knife, cut each kumquat crosswise into very thin slices, discarding any seeds. Scatter the kumquat slices evenly over the salad, then sprinkle the almonds over the top.

You can grow your own sprouts throughout the winter as a great microgreen option. ~Shannon Stonger

Chard and Squash Salad 1 small winter squash, such as sweet dumpling, acorn or golden 2 small beets, trimmed 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 bunch Swiss chard, tough ribs removed and leaves torn Red wine vinaigrette or vinaigrette of choice Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Cut the winter squash into wedges and remove the seeds, if desired. Transfer the wedges to a baking dish. Halve the beets and add to the dish. Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat. Bake in a preheated 450° F oven, stirring once, until tender and lightly browned, 20 to 40 minutes. Let cool. Peel and slice the beets. Place the chard in a bowl, drizzle with some of the vinaigrette. Toss to coat. Add the squash and beets, drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette, and season to taste with salt and pepper. From Cooking in Season: 100 Recipes for Eating Fresh, by Brigit Binns

To make the vinaigrette, pour the reserved citrus juices into a measuring cup. Add enough additional orange juice to measure ½ cup then add the vinegar. Whisking constantly, slowly add the olive oil and whisk until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, toss gently to coat, and serve. From Cooking in Season: 100 Recipes for Eating Fresh, by Brigit Binns

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Pain Relief for Pets Prolotherapy Gives Joints New Life by Julie Peterson

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rian Engler, involving the injecProlotherapy offers an of Drexel Hill, tion of a sugar solueffective alternative to Pennsylvania, tion directly into the surgery in a significant was asked to provide affected area. The body’s hospice care for a senior number of partial ligament inflammation response Akita. Tadao was undertears or persistent joint kicks in, resulting in reweight, weak, arthritic growth of new fibers in pain issues. and had been severely ligaments and tendons. ~Judith M. Shoemaker neglected. He needed a Prolotherapy has place to live out his rebeen around a long maining days in comfort. Even though Tadao time. It was used to treat lame animals was unstable with severely limited mobility, around 1350 B.C. Back then, a hot poker Engler believed that the old dog had more was used to induce the inflammation rethan a little life left in him. sponse. In the 1930s, injection of an irritant Engler’s veterinarian tried prolothersolution at the site of the injury became the apy injection treatments for Tadao’s joint new method, and has since been shown in pain and he soon became more comfortable scientific studies to facilitate the repair and and gradually more active. “By the time we regrowth of connective tissue, ligaments, completed the treatments, he was able to get tendons, cartilage and other joint-stabilizing up and down with ease and started cruising structures. around the kitchen looking for snacks on Modern prolotherapy has remained the counter,” says Engler. basically the same for the last 80 years, Prolotherapy, short for proliferative although the injected irritant solution is therapy, isn’t just for dogs. Any animal modified according to the veterinarian, the with a joint can receive the regenerative type of animal and the injury. Every vet uses injection therapy, which relieves pain by a slightly different prolotherapy “cocktail”, strengthening ligaments and tendons supwhich typically includes 50 percent dextrose porting the joint. It’s minimally invasive, and possibly several other ingredients the

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practitioner finds useful, such as saline, vitamin B12, lidocaine and homeopathic combinations. Some vets also offer plateletrich plasma or stem cells in the injection mixture. “Prolotherapy offers an effective alternative to surgery in a significant number of partial ligament tears or persistent joint pain issues,” says Judith M. Shoemaker, DVM, owner of Always Helpful Veterinary Services, in Nottingham, Pennsylvania. “It’s quite inexpensive and the success rate is very good. Many animals respond after just a few treatments.” Shoemaker typically does prolotherapy treatments in three- to five-week intervals until the joint heals. She also looks to correct the underlying issues of the problem. “Joints don’t get torn up with normal movement,” she says. Animals may have joint issues from falling, but other causes include overweight, long toenails or chiropractic issues. Prolotherapy stabilizes joints after an injury and achieves pain-free motion, but it’s only successful if the cause of the injury is remedied.

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By the time we completed the treatments, he was able to get up and down with ease and started cruising around the kitchen looking for snacks on the counter. ~Brian Engler “Prolotherapy is a very important tool in integrative veterinary care, but it’s not a panacea, and it’s never a stand-alone treatment,” says Christin Finn, DVM, owner of the Canine Rehabilitation & Integrative Veterinary Center, in Kingston, Washington. “It’s part of a combination of integrative treatments based on what is best for your pet.” The right balance of treatments to help an animal feel comfortable could include laser therapy, osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, physical therapy, custom braces, prolotherapy or rest. Using prolotherapy in conjunction with other posture-correcting and integra-

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tive therapies is a win for pets and their owners. Surgery is fraught with complications and expensive. When prolotherapy is used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, animals can recover from injuries that may have been debilitating or even fatal. Ivey Sumrell’s Irish sport horse recovered from a severe injury. At 8 years old, Johnny was bitten on the neck by a stallion. “His neck became unstable and he had severe problems walking,” says Sumrell, of Tryon, North Carolina. “Ultrasound-guided prolotherapy was done three times to all of his neck joints.” Johnny was able to be ridden and lived to be 22. And Tadao, the dog that was expected to die in hospice care a year ago, is enjoying life. He’s now well-nourished and loved, and painlessly goes for walks and plays at the park. “Tadao is the poster child for what prolotherapy can do,” says Engler. Julie Peterson writes about health and environmental issues. Reach her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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WALNUTS By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.

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Serving each person in body, mind and spirit to reach their highest light “Dr. Stager’s practice in West Palm Beach consists of integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine, especially using gentle hands-on body work, body/mind energy work and acupuncture. Dr. Stager treats a wide variety of patients from all over the world, of all ages, ranging from newborn to elderly; from common general health to neuromusculoskeletal problems.”

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love walnuts. The walnut (Juglans regia) tree is a large, handsome tree that grows up to 25 meters tall, with a strong trunk and branches that spread out some distance around it. Walnut trees can live several hundred years. There are two major species, English and black walnuts. They originated in Iran, Kashmir, and Nepal, and eventually were introduced throughout the Mediterranean area and Europe. They are mentioned in Greek literature dated from 116 B.C. They were brought to America in the 1500’s. California produces the most walnuts in the USA, and is the world’s largest exporter. The medicinal parts of the walnut are the leaves which are aromatic when rubbed, and bitter to taste. The chemical compounds that have been isolated in the walnut leaves, bark, etc. are: tannins, juglone, and flavonoids. Though rare, the hulls have been linked with cancer of the tongue and lips (so don’t eat the hulls). Of course, the fruit, or walnuts, are edible and quite delicious, cooked or raw. Walnuts have several important ingredients, including protein, alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, all with important health benefits. Walnut is approved by Commission E, the German equivalent to our FDA, for inflammation of the skin and excessive perspiration. Walnut is astringent and fungistatic. It has been used for centuries for skin problems such as eczema, herpes, and skin infections. In China, it is used to treat asthma, low back pain, beriberi (vitamin B1 or thiamine deficiency), impotence, and constipation. In India, it is used to treat arthritis, tapeworms, dysentery, and colic. Walnut is also one of the Bach Flower Remedies, all of which I use quite a bit for my patients. If you haven’t heard of these great homeopathic remedies, go to your local health food store and pick up some literature on them, or maybe look them up on the


Internet. In a nutshell (pun intended), there are 38 remedies, each for a different aspect of our emotions. According to the Bach literature, Walnut allows a person to be more adaptable to change. Changes may range from: physiological, such as adolescence or menopause, as well as changes in lifestyle, grieving, a new job, divorce, relationships, or new situations. Walnut helps us break old habits and become more flexible and positive. Wit h prop e r a d m i n i s t r at i on of designated therapeutic doses, walnut has not known adverse effects. According to Commission E, a decoction is made from two teaspoonfuls of the dried extract in one cup of water, boil and strain. An infusion is prepared by soaking 1.5 grams of the powdered dried leaves in cold water, then boiled and strained after 3-5 minutes. The average daily dose for external use is 3-6 grams. William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAMA, FAAO, FACOFP AOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.

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calendar of events NOTE: All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. No phone calls or faxes, please. Email calendar@napalmbeach.com to submit online.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/

Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) FREE Saturday Tai Chi@Sanborn: 10:30am11:30am, Happy Tai Chi poses and moves. No

experience required. On-going class, proven to improve fitness,  wellness and happiness. Presented by Yu School and lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Sanborn Square, Boca Raton. www. yuschool.com/class;  www.myboca.us/Calendar. aspx. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details. 7:30am-12pm - Shorebird Survey at STA-1E.

Join Audubon Everglades for birding field trip. Drive approximately 10 miles around the water impoundments stopping occasionally to view, scope, and photograph the ever-changing bird life. Expected species include raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl, and waders. 1991 Flying Cow Rd, Wellington, FL 33414. Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at  www.audboneverglades.org, 7:30am-12pm Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 11:15am12:15pm, Foundation Form practice. No ex-

perience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 11:15am-12:45pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l bestselling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Happy Qigong & Group Healing: QIGONG

CLASS: 1:00-2:00pm, new energy charge, 5-Element Qigong practice according to the season, then 1 of 3 Qigong forms of standing poses or gentle moves, healing sounds for organs, end with a short pose or moving meditation. GROUP HEALING: 2:05-2:20pm, sitting or laying. Bring 48

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mat, pillow & blanket if preferred. A profoundly joyful, healing and energizing experience!  Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, Int'l best-selling author, wellnesshappiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.yuschool. com/class. Call or text 561-866-0852 for details or to reserve Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie

Cintron 1-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Birding Field Trip 8am-10am at Tall Cypress

Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for birding field trip. Meet at the boardwalk. 3700 Turtle Run Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Free and open to the public.   www.auduboneverglades.org 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Mar-

garet Ann Lembo Monday, Feb 3, and 17. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell 4-7:30pm

Cost 15 min/$50, 30 min/80, 45 min/$105, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. 7-8:30pm

Drop-in $22. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4 Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 6:00-7:00pm, Foundation Form practice. No experience re-

quired. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 6:007:40pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Lineage, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Call or text  561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands 8am-10am. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Free and open to the public.  Information at www.auduboneverglades.org  Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez  3-6pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us

for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 2/3 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG Love Meditation and Soul Healing Class

7:30 – 9:00 pm Join Marsha Valutis, PhD for soul-guided meditations and practical techniques that can reprogram the information in your soul’s blueprint and help alleviate challenges. Learn easy practices that support your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Receive spiritual healing blessings to become healthier and happier. At Friends Meeting House; 823 N A St. in Lake Worth. Text 321-749-1084 for more information.


NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/Randy Miller Balancing

technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30am Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 5 Classes Pack $75, 6 Classes Pack $90 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 Freedom From Stress 7- 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Experience the ancient Raja

Yoga Meditation. This wisdom from the ages enables the soul to maintain happiness and peace no matter what the challenge. FREE. Delray Beach. Contact: 561-305-9382 www.brahmakumaris.org FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar - Wednesday, Febru-

ary 5th - 8:00pm-9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www.lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting February 16th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com.

and physical challenges, then provides a crystal reading of the chakras to affirm the blockages or identifies possible unknown areas needing attention and healing. Eduardo then practices the technique of Frequencies of Light: utilizing shamanic sounds and healing movements on all chakras of the body, addressing any imbalances. Eduardo Chianca is a Brazilian healer (and former IBM engineer and executive), with international experience, that recovered his ancient knowledge and wisdom as a Cherokee shaman from a previous incarnation. He is the channel of the Therapy of Frequencies of Light and founder of the Pleiades Institute in Brazil. 10-5pm Cost $125 These sessions will fill up fast, please reserve early. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the golden age of aviation his-

tory! The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is bringing the first-ever mass produced airliner to Stuart, FL and inviting you for a ride aboard our flight. From 1926 through 1933, Ford Motor Company built 199 Tri-Motors. For more information about the history of the Ford Tri-Motor and our tour, please visit http://flytheford.org. Media Flight Information Date: Thursday February 6, 2020 Time: 1:30 PM Place: Witham Field Airport. Stuart Jet Center, 2501 SE Aviation Way, Stuart, FL 34996 Public Flight Information Dates: Thursday-Sunday, February 6-9, 2020 Times: Thursday: 2-5 PM, Friday-Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM Place: Witham Field Airport. Field Location: Stuart Jet Center, 2501 SE Aviation Way, Stuart, FL To reserve up to 2 seats per outlet on our free media flight, please reply to this email with the following information: Group Acupuncture with Singing Bowls Meditation Event from 6-7:15pm -

Relaxing Ear Acupuncture with Meditation Sound Bath. Presented by Dr. Doreen Cott, Acupuncture Physician. Boynton Beach Healing Arts in Boynton Beach Arts District, 410 W. Industrial Ave. #2 Register and Info at- 954-654-1581 - $25

Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron 4-7:30pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Frequencies of Light-Holistic Pleiadian Therapy w/Eduardo Chianca  This

is a class that provides a cosmic overview of the multidimensional and holographic reality of the universe that we as human beings belong to, but due to the drop of consciousness that affects most of the modern civilization, the natural connection to the Higher Self (the divine spirit) has been blocked, keeping humanity in a slave state of solely a physical perspective of their reality. In the new era of Aquarius, there's an abundance of help and support from the cosmic energies of the Pleiades (Alcyone star), light beings (we can call angels), and humans that are awakening their consciousness as well. In this process, humanity will rescue their natural intuitive capabilities and senses that are more powerful than the scientific rational mind, transforming human beings in a cosmic consciousness, like a creator divinity. 6:30-9:30pm. Cost $40 or $35 by 2/4 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)  Frequencies of Light Private Healing Session w/Eduardo Chianca Feb

6th/7th. The healing sessions are approximately one hour. Eduardo dialogues with participants regarding current or repetitive emotional, spiritual

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Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 10:00-11:00am, Foundation Form practice. No experience re-

quired. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 10:0011:45am, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness,  wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellnesshappiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi. org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Sacred Planetary Ascension Movement Initiation w/Eduardo Chianca and Jamar. A combined

ceremony, including advanced Transformational Breath® techniques together with the initiation named PAM- Planetary Ascension Movement, that was channelled from light beings (angels) known by the name: Pleiadians and Syrians. They are helping humanity to increase their vibration and awareness, in order to be in balance with the cosmic vibrations that are reaching our planet. In this ceremony, where the main goal is to cleansing ancestral traumas and fears, even from previous life. We will act energetically to purify and harmonize memories stored at the cerebellum (reptile brain) and allow the natural tuning of humans beings with cosmic energies, toward oneness and enlightenment. The procedure of the initiation actually only takes a few minutes, individually, through an energy transmission via the eyes. It will be locked in place by the Infinity Breath led by Jamar 7pm Cost $45 or $40 by 2/5 To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 Psychic Intuitive, Clairvoyant w/Countess Nadia

Starella - 2-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Ceremony of Consciousness (Shamanic Circle) w/Eduardo Chianca. A shaman-

ic, multidimensional, ceremony, with the partnership of light beings ( Pleiadians and Syrians) that are helping all humanity to reconnect to its divine essence, or the Higher Self, during this planetary transition time, which started by 2012, as the beginning of the new era of Light (Aquarius). During the ritual (and beyond) special frequencies of light are activated to improve your spiritual awareness, 50

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through a cleansing of the pineal gland (crown chakra) and any fear and traumas from a past life, stored at the reptilian complex ( cerebellum memory). 6:30-9:30pm Cost $40 or $35 by 2/6. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

Author Signings at 6 pm. Douglas Preston and

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8

1-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

AROMATHERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL HEALING with Margaret Ann Lembo Saturday

& Sunday, February 8 & 9 – Learn the basics about the essential oils and how to use them in day-to-day life. Become aware of essential oils that help to align chakras and balance the emotional, physical and mental bodies. Experience the spiritually aligned oils. Learn about Bach Flower Essences and the vibrational elements of plants and devic forces. Learn to connect with allies from the gemstone, plant, and animal kingdoms. Learn about Archangels and Ascended Masters and how they relate to for each of you. Experience blending oils to create your personal blend. You will learn to create a synergy oil for a specific intent. 13 CEU’s, open to the public. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM both days, $257 includes lunch for both days prepayment required, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/

Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Soul Lab: Self-care with Expressive Art 10:00 AM

- 12:30 PM - A medley of expressive arts modalities and tools will be offered during this 6 week series. Come for the whole series, or, sessions are also available singly on a drop-in basis. Feb. 8th Art Journaling for Self Discovery! Expect to expand your self-knowledge and develop your creative expression through myth, metaphor and an abundance of experiences designed to help you connect to your highest and deepest truths and Soul desires.  No previous art experience is expected or required. Lake Worth location www.JuicyCreatives.com 904-377-3500  Sound of Soul Event - HU is the Sound behind all

sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00 am, at the West Palm Beach ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For directions and more information call (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach. You can learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog.org/ sound-of-soul/

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Lincoln Child will speak and sign Crooked River $29 Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard –

Birding at Riverbend Park - 8am-10am - Join

Audubon Everglades for guided birding field trip through the park. Meet at new main parking lot by the entrance. 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33478. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Birding at Wakodahatchee Wetlands - 8am-10am

Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Free and open to the public.  Information at  www.auduboneverglades.org Frequencies of Light Certification Course w/

Eduardo Chianca. Frequencies of Light is an advanced energetic holistic therapy involving three processes: 1. Precise diagnostic of energetic centers in the body (or chakras) with utilization of crystals 2. Focus on the harmonization and balance of the chakras, as well as (subtle bodies). 3. Activates spiritual connection of the Higher Self through the Pineal Gland. The two-day course provides technical knowledge of many areas of awareness and self-healing along with expansion of self toward humanity and the community, to assist others in their journey of self-healing and enlightenment. At the end of the two-day course, a certificate is provided to each new Frequencies of Light Therapist. Eduardo Chianca is a Brazilian healer (and former IBM engineer and executive), with international experience, that recovered his ancient knowledge and wisdom as a Cherokee shaman from a previous incarnation. He is the channel of the Therapy of Frequencies of Light and founder of the Pleiades Institute in Brazil. Sat. 9-5:30 with Shamanic Circle and Beings of Light Initiation from 7-10pm, Sun. 9-5pm $499 or $399 by 2/7 for all 3 events. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 The Sunday Sleuths will discuss Iced in Paradise

by Naiomi Hirahara $15.99 at 3 pm. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com


Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler –

2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Shorebird Survey at STA-2 Wetlands - 8am-12pm

Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive around impoundments and observe from perimeter roads with little walking.  Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org Bonnar Spring at 5 pm. will speak and sign

Toward the Light $26.95. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com

MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 NEW READER Private Astrological Readings

w/Maureen McStocker Feb 10th, 12th, 13th. Maureen is an Intuitive Evolutionary Astrologer, meaning she uses her natural intuitive gifts and birth chart analysis to uncover your soul’s path. In addition to providing Evolutionary Astrological Readings for Individuals and Couples, Maureen offers Personality Design Reports. These are more advanced readings combining Astrology, I Ching, and Chakra Systems to reveal your genetic design and body’s energetic flow. 11-2pm Cost 15min. $35, 30min. . $60, 45min. $85, 60min. $110 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Frequencies of Light Private Healing Session w/

Eduardo Chianca. The healing sessions are approximately one hour. Eduardo dialogues with participants regarding current or repetitive emotional, spiritual and physical challenges, then provides a crystal reading of the chakras to affirm the blockages or identifies possible unknown areas needing attention and healing. Eduardo then practices the technique of Frequencies of Light: utilizing shamanic sounds and healing movements on all chakras of the body, addressing any imbalances. 10-4pm Cost $125. These sessions will fill up fast, please reserve early. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. 7-8:30pm Drop-

in $22. To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Johanna Neuman will speak and sign And Yet

West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm

Cost 15 min/$50, 30 min/80, 45 min/$105, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11 Book Club at 630 pm. The Tuesday Murder

Club will discuss A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd $15.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue. Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com

Private Astrological Readings w/Maureen McStocker - 11-2pm Cost 15min. $35, 30min. . $60,

45min. $85, 60min. $110 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin-

tron – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Awaken Your Healer w/Jamar (4 wk Series) Feb

12th-Mar. 4th - This training/workshop will school you in practices that awaken your intuition and sensitivity to working with energy; yours and othPsychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6pm Cost 15 ers. Learn what Prana is and how it flows. Learn min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. how to do “Long Distance” and “Remote HealTo register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or ing”. Receive and practice energy work in class. Lots of time for a personal exploration of the “Self call 561-630-2280. (PBG) as Healer”. You will leave this class with clarity Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us and confidence in the practice of energy work for a profound and deeply moving process that and healing. Pranic energy work is the practice of helps integrate, re-program and release negative sending or channeling life-current directly to Self beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new or another. Jamar is a clear and powerful Pranic feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the Healer, a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, Phoebenefits and application of a full, deep, connected nix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Meditation breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. teacher, Life-Support facilitator, Certified Trans6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 2/10 To reg- formational Breath Facilitator and Senior Trainer, ister or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  and Enlightenment Master.  6:30-8pm. Cost $140 561-630-2280. (PBG) or $120 by 2/11. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

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Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

Group Acupuncture with Singing Bowls Medita-

Birding at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

7:30am-11:30am - Join Audubon Everglades for birding trip at the refuge. Meet at Marsh Trail parking lot. Family Friendly. Handicap Accessible. 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. Walk is free and open to the public. Refuge entry fee required. Info:  www.auduboneverglades.org

tion Event from 6-7:15pm - . Relaxing Ear Acupuncture with Meditation Sound Bath. Presented by Dr. Doreen Cott, Acupuncture Physician. Boynton Beach Healing Arts in Boynton Beach Arts District, 410 W. Industrial Ave. #2 Register and Info at- 954-654-1581 - $25  

The ART of SEEING with Eye Yoga and Brain

Games workshop from 6-8pm - Develop your Artist's Eye! Release stress from computer eye strain. Fun and easy eye exercises for healthy sight and mental clarity. How you see is how you think! Presented by Dr. Doreen Cott, Acupuncture Physician. Boynton Beach Healing Arts in Boynton Beach Arts District 410 W. Industrial Ave. #2 Register and Info at- 954-654-1581 - $35

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Private Astrological Readings w/Maureen McStocker - 11-2pm Cost 15min. $35, 30min. . $60,

The International College of Integrative Medicine presents “Endocrine Ecosystem: Balanced Hormones and Reduced Toxicity for patient Health and Happiness”

Sept 22-27, 2020 Dearborn Inn Detroit, MI

https://iaomt.org/ about-iaomt-meetings/ upcoming-meeting/ for more details Wendy Chappell wendy@icimed.com

45min. $85, 60min. $110 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler 

3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Tarot Workshop Using Tarot Spreads w/Mary

Ellen Collins. Learn the basics of reading tarot in just a few short hours (or super-charge your current practice with a refresher) with one of South Florida’s top tarot readers! Mary Ellen Collins has over a decade of experience reading and teaching tarot and will give you a succinct and easy-to-follow overview that will have you reading tarot by the time you leave. After working through this intensive tarot workshop, you will be able to read using a basic process of observing details in the cards to create your own intuitive meanings, know where to find resources for a solid tarot practice, and perform a one-card reading for yourself and others.  Feel free to bring your own tarot deck if you have a Rider-Waite-Smith (or a clone of RWS) or we have decks that we can loan. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $35 or $30 by 2/12 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 Valentine's Day Readings (LoveScopes) w/Maureen McStocker Maureen will be offering a one

day only LoveScopes reading. LoveScopes will reveal heart-opening planets and chart points that help you make the best romantic choices. Maureen will help you learn to communicate your desires and how to avoid relationships that are out of alignment with your highest good. Follow your heart, it's right there in your chart! 11-2pm Cost 15min. $35, 30min. $60, 45min. $85, 60min. $110  To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 

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ter or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)  Valentine’s Transformational Breath® w/Jamar There is no greater love than the love of one-

self. This Valentine’s Day. ignite your self-love with our Valentine’s Transformational Breath!!! Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. This is an extremely powerful modality that brings amazing changes in the area of your life where you need it most. Come watch and experience the art of Breath Analysis and the benefits of a full, deep, connected breath. See how one's breathing pattern is a reflection of how one shows up in life - or doesn't - and how to shift that. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns, clear the subconscious and connect more fully with one's Higher Self.  Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 2/13 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 Soul Lab: Self-care with Expressive Art Sat, Feb

15th, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - A medley of expressive arts modalities and tools will be offered during this 6 week series. Come for the whole series, or, sessions are also available singly on a drop-in basis. Feb. 15th Intuitive Painting: the art of spontaneous expression! Expect to expand your self-knowledge and develop your creative expression through myth, metaphor and an abundance of experiences designed to help you connect to your highest and deepest truths and Soul desires.  No previous art experience is expected or required. Lake Worth location www.JuicyCreatives.com 904-377-3500 CORD CUTTING: RELEASING THE ENERGETIC TIES OF YOUR PAST with Margaret

Ann Lembo. Are you ready to release old patterns? Do you notice you keep having the same type of relationship issues over and over again? Are your “buttons” easily pushed by friends, family members or even strangers? If you are Guided bird walk at Wakodahatchee Wetlands. getting a yes answer to any of these questions Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, and you are ready to release what is no longer Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray working for you in your life, it is time to cut the Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public.  cords that are binding you to the past. Prepare to Information at www.auduboneverglades.org enter this experience with your intention of who SCREEN ON THE GREEN “Lion King” (PG) or what you are going to release. Disconnect the 6:30 – 10 p.m. FREE | The Great Lawn, 100 energetic ties and watch yourself transform your life for the better. This experience will help you Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 recognize the patterns established at a young age Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary and from your upbringing. Identify the belief Ellen Collins  – 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 systems and habits that were installed at a young min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To Regis- age and set yourself free to be all you can be!

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2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $39 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/

Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Laura Norman 2-Day Intro to Foot and Hand

Reflexology, (Sat-Sun - 9am-6pm, February 15-16 - 16 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot and Hand Reflexology. Learn powerful nurturing techniques that reduce stress, increase your energy and enhance your health and well being with the Laura Norman Method. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Continue on with Foot Reflexology and other Certification Programs and our 5-day LMT Reflexology Specialty Certificate class on February 17th (see ad in this issue for complete schedule.) Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Boynton Beach. Register online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot Re-

flexology Certification Program (11 days), Feb 15-16, March 7-9, 28-30, April 27-29(All days - 9am-6pm). Be the Person Everyone Clamors to See: 1-Gain the skills to help your friends, family and clients put their physical and emotional issues behind them. 2-Earn additional income, full or part-time. 3-Have the freedom to make your own schedule. 4-Travel light...your hands are the only tools you’ll need. Study Laura Normans unique Method through

extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a receive a Certificate with seal in Laura Norman Foot Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, AOTA CE Contact Hours available). Continue on and complete our Professional Reflexology Certification Training (7 additional days) - includes our Face & Ear Reflexology (February 17-19) and Hand Reflexology (March 21-24) Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/ classes.html - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com.

Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psy-

chic Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics. Omi Spirit – Psychic/ Intuitive/Medium; Mary Ellen Collins – Crystal and Tarot Card Reader; Angel Card Reader and Healer; Lillie Cintron - Numerology & Intuitive Readings; Donna Kuebler – Energy Healing and more… 12-5pm 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG) LMT NCBTMB Reflexology Specialty Certificate

Class (5 days), February 15-19 (Sat-Wed, 9am6pm). Reflexologists are in demand. Spas, salons, wellness centers, doctors are searching for trained Reflexologists. You will qualify to take and pass the exam to earn the *NEW* NCBTMB Foot Reflexology Specialty Certificate. We are an NCBTMB Approved Provider. You will also earn all of your contact hour CEs required for license renewal. (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/class_schedules.html • Call us at 561272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Pro-

fessional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), Feb 15-19, March 7-9, 21-24, 28-30, Apr 25-27 (All days 9am-6pm). Be the Person Everyone Clamors to See: 1-Gain the skills to help your friends, family and clients put their physical and emotional issues behind them. 2-Earn additional income, full or part-time. 3-Have the freedom to make your own schedule. 4-Travel light...your hands are the only tools you’ll need. Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/ classes.html • Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. 6 pm. Randy Wayne White will speak and

sign Salt River $27.Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16 Join Audubon Everglades 8am-11am - Birding

at Snook Islands -volunteer guide at the boardwalk to see American Oystercatchers, wading birds, shorebirds, and the raptors that inhabit the islands. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL. Information at  www.audboneverglades.org Symbol, Archetype, Intuition and Tarot: A

monthly creative exploration of the powerful and timeless symbols of the Psyche. Feb. 16th 125pm In each ½ day mini-retreat you will explore a different set of related symbols and archetypes and have the opportunity to create collaged cards with deep personal meaning.  No previous art or tarot experience is expected or required. Feb.’s workshop will focus on the symbolic meaning of the #2 – with its themes of balance, attraction, duality and receptivity as well as the major archetypes of these qualities: High Priestess, Justice and Judgment. The program is being facilitated by Elise Crohn, Juicy Creatives Studio founder and Creative Depth Coach, and Frank Kwiatkowski, Tarot Coach and Mentor. To learn more about Elise and Frank, please visit their respective websites:  www.juicycreatives.com and www.tarotawakenings.com. Lake Worth location.  “The Road to More Love” The ECK Light and Sound Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It will be held on the of 3rd Sunday of February at 11:00 am in the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. The service includes singing the HU, guest speakers, small discussion groups, creative arts and fellowship. Find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach for directions and more information, or call (561) 434-2003. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org or find us on Facebook. Birding at Snook Islands -8am-11am - Join

Audubon Everglades volunteer guide at the boardwalk to see American Oystercatchers, wading birds, shorebirds, and the raptors that inhabit the islands. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL. Information at  www.audboneverglades.org Private Sessions w/Medium Marilyn Jenquin Join

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2pm Cost 30 min $85, 60 min $160 To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG) SUNDAY ON THE WATERFRONT 4 - 7 p.m. FREE | **Currie Park, 2400

Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33401** Note location change - Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls (Blues) West Palm Beach waterfront at Currie Park. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this outdoor event. For more information, please visit Wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @ westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch. ***activities are subject to change and cancellation*** Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) The British Are Coming! British Style Medium w/Marilyn Jenquin. Come

experience the unique perspective and delivery that the clarity of evidence and impact a reading has on an individual. Considered by many as the “Gold Standard” of Mediumship. There is no question as to who the Medium is speaking giving advice that follows then can be believed by the person receiving the reading. This advice can be life-changing, repair relationships, explain feelings left unsaid by the person who has passed. It can heal so many aspects and help the person left behind in life to move forward without pain. It can remove the fear of death by proving the continuation of life after the so-called death of a loved one. 3-5pm Cost $45 or $40 by 2/15. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 Laura Norman Reflexology - 3-Day Face and Ear Reflexology Certification,

February 17-19 (Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm). Part of our Professional Certification Program, Face and Ear Reflexology Certification is also appropriate if you are new to Reflexology or are a Health or Beauty Professional who would like to add powerful, unique, relaxing and healing techniques to your wellness services. Many LMT's and skin care specialists (Facial Specialists, Estheticians) register for this class to earn Laura Norman Face and Ear Reflexology Certification and expand their practice and income. Check out our other Reflexology Certification Training this month (see additional calendar listings). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE

MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 GEMSTONE ORACLE SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Available

both in-store and live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group. Margaret Ann will pull cards from her 5 oracle decks (Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Archangels & Gemstones Guardians Cards, Masters, Mystics, Saints & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Animal Allies & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle Cards) to provide inspirational insight. Get your questions ready and be sure to join the Facebook group in advance if you want to attend live. Margaret Ann often finds 54

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when doing this event live that many people in the group will gain insight from a single question. So even if she doesn’t get to your question specifically, you’ll still get something out of this event. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836  Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$50, 30 min/80,

45 min/$105, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar (6 Week Series) Mon, Feb 17th - March

23rd -Designed as a complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warm-ups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques as our foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind and motions working together through yoga. Jamar has taught more than 10,000 classes over his 30 years of teaching yoga. His teaching style is intimate, straightforward and humorous, all levels welcome.Mon 7-8:30pm Cost $120 or $110 by 2/16 Drop-in $22 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45

min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)  Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply

moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 2/17 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/Randy Miller. 10:30-

11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 4-7:30pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)  Love According to the Animal Kingdom w/Sandra Mendelson. Join animal

communicator, channel of animal consciousness and author Sandra Mendelson as she brings through and shares incredible insights and wisdom from over 80 species of animals. Sandra’s warm and down to earth style make this presentation especially accessible, as she shares powerful insights on love from the perspective of those who live outside of the human experience. Surprises are guaranteed! 6:30-8:30pm Cost $35 or $30 by 2/19 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)


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MacArthur Beach State Park. 8:30am-10:30am - Join Audubon Everglades

Natural solutions for Chronic Pain & Health Fair - 1-5pm. Free entrance.

volunteer guide Clive Pinnock for birding field trip and Mangrove Ecology. Fee to enter park. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins  – 2-5pm Cost

15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 PAST LIVES GROUP REGRESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Who were

you? Where did you live? Have the people in your life been with you before? Why are you coming back together with people from your past lives? Why do we reincarnate? Understanding the role of reincarnation, karma and dharma can assist us in our present incarnation. Remembering a past life or certain events that happened earlier in this life can bring a greater understanding of ourselves and what we have to learn. Regression experiences help you to remember your purpose, heal issues from the past, and learn the meaning of your life today. Come and explore your experiences from other lifetimes! This workshop includes a lecture and a regression experience. While it is likely you will experience a past life, some participants experience events that occurred early in their life that need to be healed. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a sweater. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $37 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/Randy Miller. 10:30-

11:30am Cost Drop-in $20.To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Alan Orloff will speak and sign I Know Where You Sleep at 5 pm.  $17.95

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com

Come learn about more natural solutions for chronic pain and chronic illness from local vendors. Prizes, Giveaways, Healthy food, Swag, Entertainment. Total Holistic Center, 4897 S Jog Rd, Lake Worth Fl 33467, Dr Anya Temer, 917-443-8486. Charles Finch will speak and sign The Last Passenger $26.99 at 5 pm. Mur-

der on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler  – 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$50, 30 min/80,

45 min/$105, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. 7-8:30pm Drop-in $22. To register or for

more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25 “Synchronicity: A Spiritual Gift” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday,

February 25th at 11:00 am, at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org.

Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5pm Cost 15 min/$35,

30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Yoga for Self Healing w/Lynn Einloth.  Come explore the healing potential

of mindful moving as an intimate way to connect with yourself and your body. Learning to listen we can actively participate, not only in self-care, but in activating self-healing. In this session, we will explore dialogue, movement, and breath. You will leave with tools that you can apply to any health challenge 2-3:15pm Cost $25 or $20 by 2/21 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)  The Secrets of the Animals: An Interactive Book Experience for Children w/

Sandra Mendelson. Your children and grandchildren will have a blast when local author and animal communicator Sandra Mendelson engages them in freestyle talking, drawing and seeing through the eyes of animals. Her children’s trilogy, The Secrets of the Animals shares animal wisdom ways that enable children to tap into their own intuitive abilities and understand what animals are communicating. Crayons and paper will be provided. 3:30pm Cost $30 or $25 by 2/21 Cost includes 1 parent & 1 child. Additional children- $12each or $10each by 2/21 To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

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What’s your Sign? The Luminaries Sun & Moon

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

Beginners Astrology w/Maureen McStocker In this workshop, Maureen will teach you about two of the most important astrological symbols in a birth chart, the Sun and Moon. Who are you? Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us How do you shine? What did you come here to for a profound and deeply moving process that do? How do you relate emotionally? Maureen helps integrate, re-program and release negative will take you on a journey through the natal chart beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new guiding you toward a basic understanding of feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the Astrology, as well as a better understanding of benefits and application of a full, deep, connected yourself and those around you. Maureen uses her breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. natural intuitive gifts and birth chart analysis to 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 2/24 To reguncover your soul’s path. Please provide us with ister or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call your Birthdate, Birth Time and Birth Place for a 561-630-2280. (PBG) personalized chart. 6:30-8:00pm 90 minutes Cost $45 or $40 by 2/26 To register or for more info:  WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26 JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG) NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/ Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen call  561-630-2280. (PBG) Collins  – 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin- 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more tron – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more Finding the Sacred Feminine w/Maya Malay info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. Be part of  a dynamic  workshop for  those who Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkenan will chose to find their inner radiance, feminine beauty, speak and sign You are Not Alone $27.99 Wed gentle strength, worthiness and self love. This is Feb 26 at 7 pm.  Murder on the Beach Mys- a time when we, as women and men, are being tery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, called to remember who we are, use the gifts that Delray Beach, FL 33444. Call 561-279-7790 we've been blessed with and embrace ourselves at the highest possible level. Through experiential www.murderonthebeach.com processes, meditations and ceremony you will THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 be guided in overcoming limitations that block Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – the sacred feminine and the heart of the goddess 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, within each of us. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $40 or $35 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: Jamar- by 2/27 To register or for more info: JamarCenter. com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG) Center.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 GEMSTONES AS A MONEY MAGNET: MANI-

FESTING AND VISIONING WITH CRYSTALS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Want more money? Do you need to establish avenues for income and financial freedom? Use the energy of this Leap Year Day to increase abundant consciousness. Join me to learn which gems are best to help you increase prosperity. Find out which crystals are the best to manifest your dreams and desires. Learn tools to help you gain clarity on what you want and how to make it happen. Learn how to use crystals to increase your courage and confidence to let yourself live the life you really want! 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $29 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/

Randy Miller. 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Soul Lab: Self-care with Expressive Art Sat, Feb

29th, 202010:00 AM - 12:30 PM - A medley of expressive arts modalities and tools will be offered during this 6 week series. Come for the whole series, or, sessions are also available singly on a drop-in basis. Feb. 29th Introduction to personal mandala making for healing and self-discovery. Expect to expand your self-knowledge and develop your creative expression through myth, metaphor and an abundance of experiences designed to help you connect to your highest and deepest truths and Soul desires.  No previous art experience is expected or required. Lake Worth location www.JuicyCreatives.com 904-377-3500. Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin-

tron – 1-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call  561-630-2280. (PBG) Understanding and Developing Your Intuition

(Advanced) w/Denise Powel I have created an advanced version of my understanding and developing your intuition seminar. We are going to go below the surface this time around and tackle the following: Understanding- 4 Claire’s, Predictions versus probability, Dreams and their interpretations, Signs from the universe, Mental and body awareness, Magnifying chakras, Intuitive journaling. This will be an interactive course, so be prepared to participate in group exercises. 3-5pm Cost $40 or $35 by 2/28 To register or for more info: JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 56

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classifieds DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum. AMAZING ESTATE FOR SALE- JUPITER FLORIDA

PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT

Need a great deal on 4 building estate with room to roam? Just listed: Large Lodge Like Country Estate with 4 Buildings, lush landscaping and majestic Oak trees with lots of parking and extra large pond- lake with dock including: Main house: 5 large bedrooms all with walk-in closets, 4 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, media room, large Den, large living room dining room with water views, marble, 24 ft Alpine ceilings. Guest House: 2 bedrooms, 1 large bath, kitchen with eat-up counter, fireplace and Alpine ceiling, lake view with separate driveway and parking; Cabana Gym Large fully equipped cabana workout facility located off the solar heated pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen, with dance floor, aerial yoga pole, treadmill, weight station, and more with large bathroom with shower and 2 dressing rooms; Barn 6 stall barn with office, large tack room, running water in all stalls, loft, equestrian shower area, convenient horse trailer parking. Covered Outdoor kitchen with gas burners, gas grill, sink, outdoor ceiling fans, large fenced dog run or other animals…. Horse trail nearby to Riverbend park trails…Hurry won’s last at this price $925,000... Call Doug Martin: 561-318-1844 or 561-339-3299 for more info.

Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374. HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner , LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. Licensed Hair Stylist and Manicurist-dreaming of working in a green, vegan, organic, health-driven, fragrance-free salon? Healthy Life Salon is hiring! 561-891-7527

Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 Looking for someone to share office space (Mondays and Wednesdays) in office building in good location in West Palm Beach; $320 a month. Would suit LMHC/Therapist or similar. Call 561333-3372 for more details. Rev. Pearl Rauberts 561-333-3372 www.rauberts.com Ideal location in NE Boca Raton. Spacious, established massage room with electric table available to share with massage therapist or similar field. Call 561-629-3999 for more details. SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336. SPACE AVAILABLE Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448. SPA LAVAGE Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage.com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. Deadline: 15th of the PRECEDING MONTH (e.g. Nov. 15th for Dec. Edition) Visit www.napalmbeach.com for pricing information

ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE

AGAPE HEALING ARTS

DR GINA MENG, AP DOM

Health & Wellness Center Tequesta FL 33469 561-762-4273 www.AgapeHealingArts.com www.WombWellness.shop www.BellaBirthing.com

4060 PGA Blvd., Suite 202, Palm Beach Gardens Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center www.mengsacupuncture.com 561-656-0717

Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher AGAPE HEALING ARTS is a Boutique Clinic and Wellness Center offering Concierge Integrative Services which includes Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, massage and an array of different healing modalities. Family owned and operated since 2013.

ASIAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

With over 20 years of experience Dr Meng offers, in addition to medical acupuncture and pain relief, a complete wellness and cleansing program, a facial rejuvenation program, and an aggressive weight loss program. Most major insurance, workers’ comp, and auto injury accepted. Call 561-656-0717

GARDENS WHOLISTIC HEALTHCENTER

Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, DCBCN Palm Beach Gardens 561-439-6644 • Healthy-Answers.com

Lisa K Perdue, AP Over 15 Years Experience 2298 NW Boca Raton Blvd #16 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.393.6513

• Acupuncture • Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture • Laser Therapy • Medical Qigong Treatments • K Laser Certified Provider

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

ABSOLUTE WELLNESS SPA

Greg Bartosiewicz, AP 2305, MM19098 6650 W. Indiantown Rd. Suite 230 Jupiter, FL 33458 561-254-7572 www.absolutewellnessspa.com

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Experience Feeling Great! Dr. Rice – a wholistic physician serving patients since 1977 using Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Gentle Chiropractic care and Nutritional Counseling. We L i s t e n • We C a r e We Get Results.

Mon-Sat hours by appt * Acupuncture * MagnaPuncture™ * Massage * NAET * Massage/Acupuncture Fusion Bio-Electric DDS Massage Micro-Needling with PRP option Microdermabrasion Complete Range of Peels, Facials

16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414 www.drelishaomd.com doctoresther@att.net

Dr. Esther Elisha, AP is a Hadassah Medical School graduate MD practicing alternative medicine. *Acupuncture *Homeopathy *Holistic Therapy *Tailored Wellness Programs *Pain Management *General Health Enhancement We accept all major insurance companies. Call to see if your’s covers acupuncture!

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ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE

5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Spalavage.com • erin@spalavage.com 561.617.0607 Spa Lavage is Boca’s premier colon hydrotherapy spa. Research studies suggest that a healthy colon promotes happiness. The atmosphere of Spa Lavage is one of tranquility and cleanliness. It features Grace, an open system, Class II medical device. Grace is similar in design to the Libbe and Angel of Water. The device features a thin, sterile, single-use nozzle and has a flow controller that can adjust the stream of water to provide a gentle and relaxing experience. Lic. MM34363, MA78533

JOHN V. TERRUSA, L.C.T. L.M.T. Colon Care-since 1985 Tequesta / 561-745-9170 Lic #MA0006248 / Lic # MM27361

90% of all sickness starts in the colon. Detoxification center specializing in gentle, caring combination of colonics, massage, and energy work for mind, body and spirit. Disposable speculums & filtered systems. Only registered hydroenterologist in FL-1 of 26 members of American Hydroenterology Association. Ionized Footbath.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993) The Massage Room at Back in Balance 7035 Beracasa Way, Ste 104 Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.bodymassageandbeyond.com 561-715-6185

Alternative Pain Management and Advanced Massage Therapies *Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapy *Deep Tissue Massage *Reiki Master, Reflexology *Electro-Therapy Point Stim Certified (ETPS). I have developed innovative approaches to Pain Relief through the integration of these Heaing Therapies for the treatment of: Car Accident Injuries, Headaches, TMJ, Stress, Sciatica, Neck and Back pain, Plantar Fasciitis, post surgical stiffness. Even Doctors have become my patients!! MA 14975; MM 10999


DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY

Delray 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, Florida 33444 561-332-5883 www.thermaeretreat.com Thermae Retreat Delray ~ An Organic, Wellness Retreat offering Finnish and Infrared Saunas, Organic Skincare, Sa cred Body Work, Custom Massage, Holistic Healing, Meditation. Sauna Memberships available.

DENTAL HEALTH THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DENTAL EXCELLENCE Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-938-4599 • GoNaturalDentistry.com

All phases of dentistry for optimum health, holistic, bio-compatible dentistry. • Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with biocompatible materials • Laser dentistry for painless surgeries & extractions • Zirconia/ceramic implants • Natural bone augmentation / Plasma Rich Growth Factor • Oral DNA Testing • Add gums to receding gums

DOULA SOUL INSPIRED WELLNESS, HOLISTIC BIRTH CARE

Brooke Sternberg BD, APD, CLC, RMT 561-403-2486 SoulInspiredWellness.co Offering a holistic approach to childbirth with continuous labor support and ayurvedic postpartum care to cultivate a deep connection between your mind, body, and baby.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 4800 N Fed Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33431 917.454.8444 * thebodymindmd.com Western medicine would have you believe that medications will “cure” what ails you. I believe that the truth to your health starts with giving your body what it really needs to create health. Let me help you explore what imbalances are creating your symptoms, which toxins are causing dysfunctions in your system, and how to correct these to reverse and prevent “dis”ease. Fatigue, sleep issues, memory problems & dementia, mood changes, hormones, and disease prevention.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE STUART ZOLL, DOM

Functional Medicine 7301 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, Fl. 33433 561-866-3468 • www.thezollcenter.com I help people to restore their health, by treating the root cause, we focus on healing digestion, improving brain function, identifying inflammatory responses and auto immune triggers, nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle factors, toxins, and genetic factors. We not only treat, we prevent and solve many chronic conditions, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, hormones, digestive disorders, auto immune diseases and infertility. Functional Medicine is Holistic Medicine for modern times. We use a holistic approach nutrition, personalized food plans, lifestyle changes, medical testing, with conventional medicine, and natural therapies. Call for a free phone consultation 561-8663468. Office hours also available once a week in Miami.

MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.

Board Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Family Medicine 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 245 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-994-2007 • www.bocamed.com www.facebook.com/bocaimaginewellness * Functional and Integrative Medicine * Age Management Medicine * Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy * Healthy Lifestyle Management * Weight Loss Programs Call 561/994-2007 to attend a free seminar on the Solution to Imbalanced Hormones.

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON JULI EDWARDS

Master Holistic Hairstylist and Feng Shui Consultant, and owner of: Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar 561-891-7527 • www.HLSalon.com 203 S. E. 1st Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432 Hair color specialist using pure leaping bunny certified Henna and ammonia free hair color, precision cuts, vegan gloss, organic facials, mani, pedi Small quaint two station salon & day spa with personalized service, organic wine, and organic herbal teas!

GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON

14545 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, Fl 33484 Phenix Salon Suites Suite 102 Nw Corner Atlantic Ave/ Military 561-767-0371 • glistensalon.com glistenorganic@gmail.com “ Where nature and beauty meet” A hidden jewel in the heart of Central Delray. Come and relax in the serene, private environment while receiving the finest in organic and conventional services and products. Let years of experience and professionalism guide you to Delrays First and Best Organic Salon. Celebrating 12 years.

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON IBANA VILLASENOR

HAIR HOLISTIC Master holistic hair stylist 141 NW 20th St. Ste. B7, Boca Raton, FL www.HairHolistic.com HairHolistic@gmail.com • 561-372-5354 Hair services & products with a truly holistic approach! Ecofriendly lasting hair dyes: chemical free Henna + botanical colors, digital scalp-hair: analysis, detox & jet rejuvenation: holistic-vegan services for scalp hair loss, dandruff, rosacea, psoriasis. Formaldehyde-free keratine. Complimentary consultation. Visit our new location!

HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART

HEALING HEART Nancy A. Keller, DVM, CVH, CVA, CVC 222 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 561-740-1313 FAX 561-740-0819 Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine. Holistic Veterinary Care for our animal friends. By appointment only.

HYPNOSIS QUANTUM HEALING DISCOVERIES Jill Avery 561-305-3236 Info@QuantumHealingDiscoveries.com QuantumantumHealingDiscoveries.com

The subconscious mind controls 95% of our lives. By reprograming the subconscious mind, and removing negative beliefs, you can begin to live to your full potential. ~ Quantum Healing Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner • Kundalini Yoga/ Meditation Instructor.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE DEBORAH A. DEMARTA, MD, FACS, FAARFM Institute of Colorectal Health & Wellness 218 SW Atlanta Ave Stuart, 772-539-9556 InstituteHealthWellness.com

Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. Colorectal Surgery and Functional GI, hormone replacement, food allergy and nutritional testing, IV vitamin therapy, heavy metals testing, medical aesthetics, THERMIva vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiSmooth skin tightening, HALO skin resurfacing, BBL BroadBand Light skin therapy, laser hair removal, botox and fillers, skin care, weight loss.

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INTERNAL MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC PREVENTION DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine Primary Care and Holistic Prevention 3416 S. Federal Hwy. in Vado Therapy Bldg. Delray Beach, 33483 561-243–8783 DeliaWeissMD.com

Acute and chronic illness treated; Nutrition; Weight; Supplement consults; Metabolism; Thyroid; Digestion; Fatigue, energy; Healthy aging; Blood vessel health; Avoid stroke, heart disease, cancer. Wellness screening. Experienced 20+ years, expert care, excellent results. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. We treat the whole person, scientific approach. Insurances, Medicare, Direct pay.

By appointment, afternoon, evening, Saturday. Home Visits: Medicare and direct pay. So that you may Remain Independent at Home. Call or message: Tel. (561) 243 – 8783 Online DeliaWeissMD@gmail.com.

INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST

LIFE COACH LAURA NORMAN INSPIRED LIFE COACHING AND HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Laura created Inspired Life Coaching to empower you to: • Release old patterns that no longer serve you • Own your power • Get clear about your goals and priorities regarding relationships, career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Re-discover your greatness • Allow, embrace and manifest the life you desire Experience a unique blend of tools for your mind, body and spirit, including: • Guided imagery and visualization • The power of conscious language • Breath work with Aromatherapy

• Law of Attraction • Love, Forgiveness and Gratitude • Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY

JANE GRAY FORD 561-827-3319 • janegrayford.com ENERGY ENERGY ENERGY The secret to healing starts in the energy field of the body. Pain and disease frequently begin in the auric/ energy field and over time block the energy to the physical body. This may go on for years creating pain and eventually disease. When this energy is restored the body begins to heal itself. Jane Gray Ford for over 20 years has served the community by releasing the causes of disease whether it be karmic, genetic or derived from experiences in this lifetime. Hypnosis and intuitive understanding of energy aid in returning the body to its balanced state.

BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC

FL Lic#MA6733 Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd.,Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Beverly is a Certified Lymphatic Specialist with over 27 years experience. See and feel the results; glowing skin, reduced swelling/

puffiness, improved immune function and better digestion. Decreases post-workout and post-surgical recovery time.

MEDITATION SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY www.lovetomeditate.org English (561) 715-3996 ~ Dave Espanol (954) 646-1715 ~ Nestor

If you want more than just stress relief and relaxation, meditation on the Inner Light could be what you have been searching for. Join us for weekly meetings focused on spirituality and meditation. No charge, no donations.

ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT

FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that reduces tension and discomfort. It works without being uncomfortable in the process. It is excellent for anyone seeking relief from pain, improved range of motion, increased flexibility, and improved postural alignment. Yini is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is certified as a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy by the Society of OrthoBionomy, International®. Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. ® and is used with permission.

REFLEXOLOGY LAURA NORMAN HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Visit world-renowned expert Laura Norman and her experienced associates and enjoy private sessions in Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life CoachingSto re-duce your stress, increase your energy, improve your health and love your life! Read Laura’s best-selling book, FEET FIRST: A Guide to Foot Reflexology and practice with one of our Instructional Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology DVDs with Laura’s Reflexology maps, her new Laura Norman Foot • Hand • Face Aromatherapy line and Laura’s other unique wellness products. Call or visit us online to register for one of our: • Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!

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REIKI DEENA ELMORE

LMT, Reiki Master/Teacher Integrated Therapies 561-271-2651 / www.deenaelmore.com Lic #MA45730 Personalized intuitive sessions integrating massage, Reiki, cranio sacral work, Chakra Rebooting, Angel Therapy & channeling, Lifeline technique, and Bach Flower remedies. These therapies assist to awaken each individuals’ own inner wisdom and healing abilities! Deeply relaxing and transforming! Over 25 years of teaching experience, Reiki Master since 1999. Ongoing Reiki classes, now offering Reiki Level 1 for 7 hours of CEU’s for Massage therapists. (NCBTMB certified) Reiki Healing/Sharing circles monthly. Visit website for details.

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR SARAHSPIRITUAL®

4047 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite 129 Tree of Life Plaza West Palm Beach FL 33409 561-682-0955 SarahSpiritual.com SarahSpiritual: spiritual advisor, radio personality, transformational coach, energy healer, musical messenger. Sarah is available for inperson, phone and Skype readings at her Expedito Enlightenment Center in West Palm Beach. SarahSpiritual empowers and transforms through Spirit-channeled classes and training programs. Sarah is a Featured Performer and Keynote Speaker. SarahSpiritual is the host of "Spiritually Speaking with Sarah®" and has been live on-air since 2009. Listen on WWNN 1470 AM and 95.3 FM in South Florida and nationally on iHeart Radio Wednesdays 5 – 8 PM Eastern. Watch SarahSpiritual on Facebook Live and YouTube.

SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE

SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?

8420 Resource Road Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 www.GotSprouts.com E-mail Info@GotSprouts.com 561-689-9464 Purveyors of Quality Wheatgrass, Sprouts, Juicers, Seed and Supplies. We supply Juice bars, Restaurants, Green Markets, Grocery Stores and The General Public with Healthy Sprouts! We Ship and Deliver.

CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING WOODY’S CREW TREE AND LANDSCAPE 561.325.8917 Woodystreecrew@gmail.com www.woodystreecrew.com

Experienced, Licensed and Insured. ISA Certified Arborist Techniques Used. Trees Big or Small We Do Them All! CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING

WELLNESS CENTER

Experienced, Licensed and Insured • ISA Certified Arborist

STEM CELL PATCH HEALTH AND HARMONY

Susan Forma 561-929-1627 SusanForma1@gmail.com Lifewave.com/HealthAndHarmony A non-transdermal patch which activates your own Stem Cells. Dramatic Pain Relief, Increased Energy, Mental Clarity, Improved Sleep, Enhanced Skin Appearance, Improved Sports Performance. Contact me for samples.

TANTRA / SACRED SEXUALITY LOURDES STARSHOWER www.tantrahealerflorida.com lourdestantra@gmail.com 561-843-1261

Trees Big or Small - We Do Them All!

COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS CENTER

370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 www.communicatingenergyinstitute.com Colleen A. Haney, M. Ed., Integrative Energy Therapist Individual sessions, classes, meditations, drumming circle, women’s groups and more. Eden Energy Medicine, Healing Touch, EFT, Nutripuncture, Peace through Surgery Program, Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive readings. Full spectrum integrative support and nurturing. Know your personal energy body’s needs and have the tools to thrive! Free 30 min Lunchtime meditation every Monday at 12:00 noon. Call in and join a group of like minds from all over the world to hold Divine Love, peace and health. Facilitated by Colleen Haney, For details: bocacolleen@aol.com.

Sacred Sexuality Coach, Clairvoyant Energy Healer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Relationship Counselor, Tantra Practitioner Certification Provider. I specialize is healing and awakening orgasmic pleasure, emotional intimacy, selflove, sexual/spiritual wholeness and personal power.

THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836 www.thecrystalgarden.com

A unique gift store, book store and spiritual center with more than 50 events a month. Check the calendar and website for listings.

SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE MY FLORA AURA

Daily Classes,Unique Gift shop & Free Organic tea Tasting 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL Jolie DeMarco / 561-901-5808 JolieMyFloraAura@aol.com www.MyFloraAura.com Please take a look at our web-site to see what events we offer this month. We have so many fun classes to attend. Floral designing, Channeling sessions,Master-Minds,Reiki, Meditation circles, Tea Parties and More! Stop in to say Hi, browse the store...or have a relaxing cup of Organic tea.

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had colds going round and round, but not me.” Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if used just before cientists recently discovered bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had time. He hasn’t had a single cold for 7 a way to kill viruses and in years.” years since. bacteria. Copper can also stop flu if used early He asked relatives and friends to try Now thousands of people are using it and for several days. Lab technicians it. They said it worked for them, too, so to stop colds and flu. placed 25 million live flu viruses on a he patented CopperZap™ and put it on Colds start CopperZap. No viruses were found alive the market. when cold viruses soon after. Soon hundreds get in your nose. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the teams of people had Viruses multiply confirming the discovery. He placed tried it and given fast. If you don’t millions of disease germs on copper. feedback. Nearly stop them early, “They started to die literally as soon as 100% said the they spread and they touched the surface,” he said. copper stops colds cause misery. People have even used copper on if used within 3 In hundreds cold sores and say it can completely hours after the first of studies, EPA prevent outbreaks. sign. Even up to New research: Copper stops colds if used early. and university The handle is 2 days, if they researchers have confirmed that viruses curved and finely still get the cold it is milder than usual and bacteria die almost instantly when textured to improve and they feel better. touched by copper. contact. It kills germs Users wrote things like, “It stopped That’s why ancient Greeks and picked up on fingers my cold right away,” and “Is it Egyptians used copper to purify water and hands to protect supposed to work that fast?” and heal wounds. They didn’t know you and your family. “What a wonderful thing,” wrote about microbes, but now we do. Copper even kills Physician’s Assistant Julie. “No more Dr. Bill Keevil: Copper quickly kills deadly germs that Scientists say the high conductance colds for me!” cold viruses. of copper disrupts the electrical balance have become resistant Pat McAllister, 70, received one in a microbe cell and destroys the cell in to antibiotics. If you are near sick for Christmas and called it “one of the seconds. best presents ever. This little jewel really people, a moment of handling it may Tests by the EPA (Environmental keep serious infection away. It may even works.” Protection Agency) show germs die save a life. Now thousands of users have simply fast on copper. So some hospitals tried The EPA says copper still works stopped getting colds. copper for touch surfaces like faucets even when tarnished. It kills hundreds of People often use CopperZap and doorknobs. This cut the spread of preventively. Frequent flier Karen Gauci different disease germs so it can prevent MRSA and other illnesses by over half, serious or even fatal illness. used to get colds after crowded flights. and saved lives. CopperZap is made in America of Though skeptical, she tried it several The strong scientific evidence gave pure copper. It has a 90-day full money times a day on travel days for 2 months. inventor Doug Cornell an idea. When back guarantee. It is $69.95. “Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!” she he felt a cold about to start he fashioned Get $10 off each CopperZap with exclaimed. a smooth copper probe and rubbed it code NATA17. Businesswoman Rosaleen says when Go to www.CopperZap.com or call gently in his nose for 60 seconds. people are sick around her she uses “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold CopperZap morning and night. “It saved toll-free 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. never got going.” It worked again every me last holidays,” she said. “The kids ADVERTORIAL

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