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s your doctor or spouse constantly reminding you to watch your cholesterol or blood pressure? Why don’t you come see an acupuncturist to keep the worries and health concerns at bay?! The best way to keep a health concern under control is to attack the issue before it even starts. Acupuncture not only helps current issues within your body, but is also a great tool used as preventative medicine. High cholesterol can lead to more serious issues such as heart attacks and coronary heart disease. If you prevent high cholesterol before it begins, or if you maintain your high cholesterol before it worsens, you can better your chances of avoiding these other major health risks. So how does acupuncture prevent or maintain high cholesterol? Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine aim at balancing your yin and yang aspects of the body, and make sure there is a smooth flow of energy and body fluid throughout the body. A disturbance in any of these concepts will begin a domino effect of symptoms and arising diseases. Some of these disturbances are inherited, but most are due to diet and lifestyle. Constant high stress levels or emotional imbalances, excessive alcohol use, or poor eating habits can all cause high cholesterol levels. Your acupuncturist will not only give you a treatment that should get your body back in balance and leave you more relaxed, but they will also give you guidance and tips on how to maintain the relaxation and alter your diet, which in turn, should greatly reduce your cholesterol levels. What would a change in diet include? Aside from reducing the amount of unhealthy fatty foods from your daily meals, simple changes like adding in hawthorn fruit or coix seeds will help bring your body back into balance. High blood pressure is another issue seen among many Americans. High blood pressure can also stem from similar lifestyles as high cholesterol, and like the high cholesterol, your acupuncturist will work to put your body back into balance. In Chinese Medical terms, the high blood pressure is diagnosed depending on what symptoms, both verbal and physical, are portrayed. There are many different Chinese Medicine diagnoses for the one western diagnosis of high blood pressure. It is up to your acupuncturist to determine which diagnosis best fits your symptoms, and to treat the issue from the inside out. You can also help yourself at home by practicing meditation and eating certain foods like cucumbers and green apples to keep you cool and relaxed. If you do not have high cholesterol or high blood pressure but are at risk for it, it’s very important to do what you can for prevention. Seeing an acupuncturist regularly to keep your body systems, and organs in balance, and to help you relieve your daily stress, is a great way to prevent disease and remain healthy. Remember, illness and disease doesn’t just pop up out of nowhere. Even the slightest daily stress can build up over time causing other issues to arise. Making yourself and your health a priority is essential to a long illness free life. Choosing a doctor to aid you with your health journey is also very important. Dr. Meng has over 12 years experience owning and operating her practice in the US as well as many more years of experience working in China and Ireland. Dr. Meng believes in the approach of individualization for each of her patients, using the proper differentiation principle, manipulation techniques, herbs, and a nutritional plan to help each of her patients achieve the best possible result. Call us today to schedule your FREE consultation (561) 656-0717.


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Mindful Moderation with Alcohol


haos and dysfunction in my family created a life of addiction which I used to lead me on to my healing journey. I knew at a very young age that my happiness was going to be from the way I thought and the choices I made. So I knew I must search for answers. My family was schooling for me. They taught me that addictions can be life altering. My home taught me how horrible words, anger, fear and criticism can devour you. I watched my parents and my siblings fall into deep despair and addictions. I developed a habit of drinking when times got rough and feelings of overwhelm took hold. During my years as a business owner, I firstly was a holistic practitioner, but 30 years ago not many people knew what that was. I decided to create Harmony Marketing, a brokerage company, and sold amazing products to the natural food industry. I was one of the first female brokers in the industry. Helping people create healthier journeys for themselves with food, vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, yoga and whatever else they wanted to incorporate into their bodies and souls always made me happy. At my father’s second wedding, which I hardly remember, my younger sister woke me up. I realized I had a drinking problem but never considered myself an alcoholic—a problem drinker, yes. I decided to find out how to get a handle on my drinking. I first tried AA. In AA, which is wonderful for so many people, you have to abstain, to give it to a higher power because you cannot reclaim your life on your own. This was and is not my way. When I want to do something, I do research on it and learn how to do it. I wanted to be able to enjoy a glass of wine with my girlfriends and my partner. I wanted to be able to enjoy a Grey Goose martini. But when I started to drink, I didn’t stop until I was in a bad place and at times would black out. Thank God it was always with people I knew. But boy did it get embarrassing. I knew the way I was drinking did not fit into the vision of who I felt I was and wanted to be. My motto for my life: “I am going to be Romola Hodas once, and I am going to do whatever it takes to be happy.” Drinking like this was not on my list! Through my research, I found Moderation Management (MM). When I started over 14 years ago, there were four people that would come on Thursdays, to Ripley Grier Studios, on 8th Avenue, in

Manhattan. I found a home. I found my way. I saved my life. A wonderful professor also came to work on his drinking and he and I started to offer our homes every other Tuesday—one week at his and one week at mine. I am so happy to say that there are now three groups in Manhattan and more popping up in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, throughout America and even the world. With the many years of being a leader in MM and a holistic practitioner, I decided to help others on their journey to moderation. I now have a delightful space in Boynton and offer Moderation Management group meetings from 6 to 7 p.m., every Wednesday. I offer tools to help you create a responsible and balanced relationship with alcohol, and together we find new habits that work for you. The pride you feel when you watch yourself being good to yourself and learning your way towards being your own best friend, taking responsibility for your health and joy, is the way to a life of happiness and dignity. For those of you that want a more personal situation, I offer counseling on Zoom. Many of my clients like the idea they do not have to leave their homes or offices. Some are doctors and lawyers and want their privacy. Some live far and this works great for them. Thank God for technology. Everyone has their own path and we figure it out together. With the teachings of Creating Harmony Mindful Moderation, you choose the issues to work on and we work together to get you where you want to be in a sane, patient, loving manner. Are there mess-ups? Of course, but you have the support and tools to start a new day. You have the gift of being able to enjoy your favorite drinks. Let’s take a look at some situations and how you can move past them. You have a business meeting and don’t want to bring attention that you are moderating. You can approach it in a couple of different ways. First, you can ask for seltzer or club soda with lime or a virgin Bloody Mary. Or you can order a drink and keep a glass of water nearby. One sip of your drink, one sip of water. Or you can drink your drink and have the glass of water in between the next. Search out the slowest drinker in your group and sip when they do. Make sure you have food in your system. Buy some appetizers or have something before you

go to the bar. You can keep a banana or other fruits and nuts at your desk. Buy a sandwich at lunchtime and eat it before you go. Next situation is you are going to a party with family and friends and want to make sure you conduct yourself so when you wake up the next morning, you remember what you said to whom and how you got home. Again, eat before the party, decide how many drinks you will have. Keep water close to you. Make sure you have food in your system before you start drinking. Enjoy the people around you. Watch the slowest drinker. Remember that feeling good about yourself is the goal. Even if you drink a drink too much or don’t eat, look at the things you were aware of. Did you watch how many you drank, even if you drank too much? Did you eat before or during? Did you think of having water by you? These are all good habits that you have started to be aware of and incorporate. Getting to where you want to be takes time, patience, persistence and support. Be easy on yourself during this journey. The fact that you are even aware of it and determined to do something about it is major! So, to the many of you who know you are a problem drinker, and there are so many of you, Hello! Call or email me. Let’s get you loving yourself, respecting and honoring yourself, and being able to enjoy this gift we call life. As mentioned, for those of you who are not close to Boynton or prefer to be in the comfort of your home or office, I offer Zoom consults. Romola Hodas was a holistic practitioner and, as one of the first women owners of a brokerage company in the natural food industry, trained many people on the benefits of vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, food and moderating alcohol. She has been a leader with Moderation Management for over 14 years and now has her own consulting company, Creating Harmony Mindful Moderation, working with people who want to moderate their alcohol intake. Romola’s first book: The Princess of 42nd Street: Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Time Square’s King of Porn, Riverdale Avenue Books at To get in touch with her, call 917-863-1533 or email February 2019


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Acupuncture For Eyes And Vision


cupuncture, herbal and functional medicine are becoming complementary or alternative choices of treatments for many medical conditions due to their effectiveness, no or minimal side effects, and a relative low cost. They have been mostly utilized for pain, hormonal and fertility issues. However, public awareness of natural eye treatments is low, even among alternative health professionals. Numerous clinical studies and experience show that acupuncture, microcurrent stimulation, herbal remedies, and dietary changes are effective treatments for a wide variety of eye conditions, such as: blurred or distorted vision, central scotomas, dry eyes, macular degeneration, optic neuropathy, normaltension glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, vitreous detachment, etc. Acupuncturists specializing in Ophthalmic Acupuncture consider underlying systemic disease processes as a root cause of chronic eye diseases and treat both concurrently. We practice Microacupuncture - a modern hybrid system that combines several different acupuncture systems. It is highly effective not just for vision but also for many internal conditions, pain, neuropathies, and emotional wellbeing. Acupuncture helps vision by increasing blood flow to the eye, stimulating nerve cells, charging dormant retinal cells, regulating the autonomic nervous system, and promoting parasympathetic response. Ophthalmic Acupuncture is designed to improve and maintain vision, eye health, and overall health. It may be beneficial regardless of a patient’s age, or previous outcomes of other conventional treatments. Kornelia Anna Vitez, LAc, Dipl OM, has been educated in Ophthalmic Acupuncture by Dr Andy Rosenfarb, an internationally renowned expert in the field of Chinese medical ophthalmology. Her practice is in Boca Raton. Connect at, or 561-706-2642.


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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


he Visitor Center is now open, along with the restrooms. Only a limited number of staff members and volunteers have been allowed to return to work due to the continuing government shutdown, so there will be no tram tours, bird walks, night walks, swamp strolls, photography tours, rovers or other weekly activities. Everglades Day and a some other previously scheduled events will be held as planned, including school field trips and the Friends annual meeting. Loxahatchee Canoeing also continues to rent canoes and kayaks. Moonlight Guided Canoe Tours Saturday, January 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Meet at the Lee Road Boat Ramp to enjoy a guided moonlight canoe tour through a portion of the Refuge interior. Wear a long-

sleeved shirt and long pants and bring a flashlight and bug spray. Canoe rental from Loxahatchee Canoeing is $35; you may not bring your own. (One canoe seats 2 to 3 people.) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call LOXAHATCHEE CANOEING at 561-733-0192. Charity Auction: Blimp Ride for Two! The Friends have been awarded a certificate for a ride for two on the world-famous Goodyear Blimp! This will truly be a oncein-a-lifetime experience for someone because rides aboard the Goodyear Blimp are by invitation only. Goodyear receives hundreds of requests from charities each year, and only a lucky few are selected. We are very excited that this will help us extend the term of our Education Outreach Assistant and his work with visiting school groups and other community service groups. If you would like to bid, go to the Friends’ Facebook page at or send us an email at info@ We have already received our first bid of $1,000! Bids can be placed in increments of $50. Bidding will close on Sunday, February 17 at midnight. You can check the current highest bid at blimp_contest/blimp.html Goodyear Blimp Passenger Guidelines can be viewed here: Save the Date! 20th Annual Everglades Day Saturday, February 9, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join us for Everglades Day, our all-day family festival, with activities for all ages. The theme of the day will be “Giving Wings To Your WILD Side.” Enjoy tours, nature walks, bird walks, wildlife demonstrations, presentations, exhibits, games, kids’ fishing, kids’ archery, canoeing, music, dance, food trucks and much more! All day free admission. Details to follow! programs-and-events/everglades-day/

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Nourish Your Body Through Your Skin


rom Emmy winners to Broadway’s biggest stars, celebrities and people in the know are flocking to Nutrient Body Sculpt. A longtime advocate for holistic health, visionary Michael Bernard Beckwith ("The Secret") is the founding spiritual leader of Agape International Spiritual Center. He states, "This product is the missing ingredient for anyone seeking health, balance and harmony. Most people are suffering from malnutrition. This is an all-inclusive health treatment I would advise anyone to do." Loretta Swit, two-time Emmy winner and iconic star of M*A*S*H, says “It’s a whole new experience. I could feel my body receiving the nutrients it needs as it aesthetically improves. This product gives me amazing energy. What a find!” So what's behind the buzz? Hollywood’s go-to secret for that slimmer silhouette is now available in spas, clinics and luxury resorts across the country. Nutrient Body Sculpt is a revolutionary leap forward. Formulated by one of the world’s leading experts in antioxidant science, this treatment is the only sculpting product available today that contains antioxidants and minerals. Dr. Kedar Prasad, Ph.D, author of Micronutrients in Health and Disease, is the lead formulator for the product. "This is a viable alternative for maintaining optimum health." While there are thousands of companies focused on health/beauty and weight loss, there are no direct competitors to Nutrient Body Sculpt. Our product differentiates itself from competitors via the X-factor of a proprietary solution delivered transdermally vs. taking an oral supplement. Our doctor-endorsed proprietary solution is a vegan, natural premium product that is the perfect complement to your health or beauty regimen. A Nutrient Body Sculpt session can assist your goals to: • Tighten and tone • Increase body contour • Lift thighs, buttocks and breasts • Minimizes fine lines • Relieves stress • Increase energy • Support immune system • Relax the body Many of our clients see benefits after just one or two sessions and immediately start feeling more toned and relaxed. Experience Nutrient Body Sculpt today at Jupiter Body Sculpt. 561-427-4690


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Ortho-Bionomy®: Bodywork and More!


fter being a Massage Therapist for 20 years and a Registered Practitioner of Ortho- Bionomy, I still debate on what is easier: to demonstrate Ortho-Bionomy or to describe it. The best way to understand it is to feel it, or experience it! I will do my best to describe OrthoBionomy and entice you to have a treatment and experience Ortho-Bionomy for yourself. Ortho-Bionomy is bodywork and more, it is a method that addresses all of the physical tissues: Bones, muscles, ligaments, fascia, visceral organs, lymphatic tissue; and also those things that are not physical, like the aura, energy and things that have yet to be named. Ortho-Bionomy provides many benefits: It releases pain, Increases flexibility, encourages relaxation, implements neuromuscular reeducation, encourages good structural alignment. and it affects the emotional and physical balance of the body as well.

What are the qualities of the work? • Ortho-Bionomy is gentle and effective and non invasive • Ortho-Bionomy Is done with the clothes on • Ortho-Bionomy always moves the body away from pain, and towards ease • Ortho-Bionomy helps people feel relief, especially those with pain and tension, strain and injuries • Ortho-Bionomy encourages a sense of overall wellbeing and increases inner peace • The practitioner and client work together in a session in order to obtain the desired results. Ortho-Bionomy helps the body understand what it is doing (the patterns) that are causing the pain. Then through reflexes, the body corrects itself from the inside out. Your body can relearn how to move, without re-engaging the pain or discomfort. My clients report back that, at a minimum, they have an increased sense of well

being after a session. They feel considerably more relaxed, more aware of their bodies, and more integrated. Their pain is also reduced considerably. Symptoms can shift immediately, or after 3 or more sessions, depending on the perpetuating factors. If the tension patterns have been held for a long time it can take longer to release and integrate them. As the treatment progresses, sessions are scheduled once a month and then reduced to treatment only as needed. My goal is to convey that Ortho-Bionomy is simple yet highly effective. Its effectiveness is enhanced via clients continued use of the techniques of self care at home, as instructed by the Registered Practitioner. All of this not only helps to integrate the changes in our body better health, but also life’s changes. Simple, easy at times challenging, but results are worthwhile. For appointments call The Therapeutic Alternative 561-392-3340. Ortho-Bionomy®Is a registered trademark of the Society of OrthoBionomy International, Inc and is used with Permission.

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Acupuncture for Natural Health specific locations where the channels are accessible and where qi is easily directed by the placement of needles, moxibustion or acupressure. Acupuncture can balance the opposing forces of yin and yang, keep the normal flow of qi unblocked, and maintain or restore health to the body and mind.


he basis of acupuncture is an energy force known as qi (roughly pronounced “chee”). A person’s health is influenced by the flow of this energy, or qi, in the body. If the flow of qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted, illness may occur. Qi travels throughout the body along pathways called “channels.” The acupuncture points are

A recent Mayo Clinic study documents that acupuncture has been shown to effectively stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue in the body, which in turn boosts the activity of the body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow. Acupuncture provides all-natural, effective treatments for issues such as pain management, infertility, allergies, depression and stress-related issues, insomnia, headaches, weight loss and smoking/drinking addictions. Another key point of acupuncture is that, un-

like prescription medications and surgeries, there are no side effects from acupuncture, as it is one of the safest, all-natural treatments available. Acupuncture is recognized as effective by the World Health Organization with established guidelines for practice. In the United States, acupuncturists are licensed by their state’s department of health. Checking for licenses is a good place to start looking for reliable and properly trained practitioners. Dr. Hui Wei is a female licensed acupuncturist with more than 28 years medical experience whose practice is in Lake Worth. She is available for a complimentary consultation. Please call the office (5804 Jog Road, Lake Worth, FL33467): 561-308-5900 or visit the website at


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Connect Heart and Sole “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicolas Sparks, The Notebook


ebruary is the perfect month to refocus our attention on our love life! For Valentine’s Day, we are bombarded with reminders to honor our sweethearts with cards, flowers, chocolates and romantic dinners. How about taking your expression of love to a whole new level? In this age of information overload and packed schedules, what couples require most is a time out - time spent alone together just to reconnect and soothe one another. Deep in the center of our being we all long to be loved and accepted on a soul level. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost In my book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, I commit an entire chapter to Sole Mates. In it I explain how Couples Reflexology enhances relationships, prepares partners for exhilarating intimacy and nurtures each other through their soles! Here’s a brief overview: 1. Reflexology allows you and your partner to fully relax and let go of life’s distractions. When you and your partner are relaxed, you are more open and ready for pleasure. 2. Reflexology allows you to give and receive your partner’s full attention. Being fully present with one another triggers a shift in consciousness that allows you to tap into the higher sources of universal energy and unconditional love.

6. Would you like to find your special someone? Reflexology can help you attract your soulmate. The deep relaxation you experience during a reflexology session puts you into a state of allowing—much like hypnosis. While you’re in this open, receptive place, envision and embrace your ideal relationship and watch it show up in your life! How does Reflexology work? Imagine each foot as a mirror image of your body. Your toes represent your head, eyes, sinuses; the ball of your foot reflects your chest – heart and lungs; the arch of your foot represents your digestive system, including your stomach and liver; your heel and ankles reflect the reproductive system. Your left foot mirrors the left side of your body, your right foot the right side. Soothing the nearly 15,000 nerves in the feet during a reflexology session brings calm and balance to the entire body. Besides being extraordinarily pleasurable, reflexology is beneficial for many health conditions including neck, shoulder and back pain, hypertension, migraines, insomnia, circulatory, digestive, memory, weight management issues and much more. A session with a professional Reflexologist makes an amazing gift. And the intimate

act of doing reflexology together is a unique, powerful expression of how much you care. You and your partner can easily learn a simple reflexology routine to share, for pleasure and wellness. Or—take a reflexology course! Learn a skill that can benefit you, your partner, your family and friends—and even become a new career! Give the gift of better health and wellbeing to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day or any day. Touch them from heart to sole!

Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the bestselling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting February 9th and/or February 16th (See our ad in this issue for our complete class calendar). Laura has created Aromatherapy products and step-by-step Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology Home Study DVDs, and offers beautiful gift certificates for all occasions.Visit Call 561-272-1220

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3. Have one or both of you been temporarily affected by a lack of desire? Exchanging reflexology sessions allows you to connect intimately, yet non-sexually—which then allows the natural state of spontaneous sexual expression to return. 4. Reflexology is very nurturing and re-energizes your relationship. In today’s world, both partners expend tremendous amounts of energy just living each day. How do you re-fuel one another’s emotional and physical “tanks”? When partners begin to work on each others’ soles, they relax on a soul level and feel rejuvenated, opening up pathways of communication at a deeper level. 5. Making Decisions and “making up.” Sharing in a tactile way may helps when you have issues to discuss or decisions to make. It’s also a perfect ritual for ending arguments. Literally, take a foot and begin. You won’t even have to apologize!

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Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases When zinc, a trace mineral, is combined with tea, coffee, chocolate and other foods that contain specific antioxidant compounds, it boosts protection against the oxidative stress linked to aging and diseases such as dementia, cancer and heart disease, report researchers from Auburn University, in Alabama, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany. Zinc activates a plant compound known as hydroquinone, which boosts foods’ antioxidant properties. Hydroquinone alone cannot break down harmful free radicals, but when combined with zinc, a type of enzyme is created that helps prevent damage to organs and tissues.


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disinfection methods were suspected by the researchers. Plastic showerheads had levels that were, on average, two times lower than showerheads made of metal or metal and plastic components. “Hot spots” with high levels of mycobacteria—such as Hawaii, southern California, Florida, the upper Midwest and the midAtlantic states—generally overlapped regions where mycobacterium-related lung diseases are most prevalent.

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Harmful bacteria from the genus Mycobacterium have been shown to linger in showerheads and lead to lung infections through inhalation of steam. University of Colorado researchers analyzed 656 biofilms coating the inside of showerheads sent to them by volunteers throughout the U.S. and Europe, and found twice as much mycobacterium in showerheads from households receiving municipal water than in those receiving well water. Chlorine

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Immigration to U.S. Lowers Healthy Gut Bacteria People in developing nations have much greater diversity in gut bacteria than Americans, but a University of Minnesota study of U.S. immigrants has found that six to nine months after moving to the U.S. and eating a Western diet, the gut bacteria of those from countries with predominantly non-Western diets changed to match gut bacteria typical of a Western diet, while their gut bacteria became less diverse and less healthy. These effects increased with the duration of U.S. residence and were compounded across generations. The more “Westernized” a woman’s microbiome, the greater her risk of obesity.


Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a spiky, cucumbershaped fruit, has traditionally been used in Asian countries to lower blood sugar. Now, researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia report that it can significantly improve symptoms and reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Half of 75 patients were given a placebo and the other half 1,500 milligrams three times a day of a bitter melon supplement. After three months, the bitter melon group had significantly fewer symptoms and less knee pain and analgesic use, as well as lowered body weight, body mass index and fasting blood glucose levels.

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Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels Ashwagandha, a traditional ayurvedic herb, can significantly improve symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism, a condition that affects many women, a new doubleblind clinical study shows. Researchers from India’s Sudbhawana Hospital tested 50 patients that had high circulating thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. For eight weeks, half were given 600 milligrams a day of ashwagandha; the other half were given a placebo. In the treatment group, TSH levels fell by more than 17 percent, T4 levels increased by nearly 20 percent and T3 levels increased by more than 40 percent. “Ashwagandha treatment effectively normalized the serum thyroid indices during the eight-week treatment period in a significant manner,” the report concluded.

The Power of Thank-You Notes Practicing gratitude is a healthy habit, yet people often hesitate to write heartfelt thank-you notes to people that have touched their lives. Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Texas, in Austin, report that writers underestimate how much people receiving those notes are surprised, happy and appreciative. The researchers also found that the letter writers were unduly concerned about their ability to express their gratitude skillfully. While the writers worried about choosing the right words, the recipients felt happiness simply through the warmth of the gesture.

Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health In a double-blind study of 40 Type-2 diabetes patients, Iranian researchers gave half of them 200 milligrams of an extract of walnut leaf (Juglans regia) for eight weeks and the other half a placebo. Although the walnut leaf extract had no significant effect on their blood glucose levels or insulin resistance, it significantly lowered systolic blood pressure and body weight in the patients.

Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria After years of worldwide decline, malaria is on a worrisome upswing, but researchers from Durham University, in the UK, have found a quick, noninvasive, low-cost

detection method: dogs. Trained to sniff out malaria parasites in socks that West African children wore for one night, the canines correctly identified 70 percent among the infected and 90 percent among the uninfected children. February 2019


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Screen Time Doubles Kids’ Risk of Anxiety and Depression Children and teens that spend more than seven hours a day on screens have twice the risk of being diagnosed with anxiety or depression compared to those that spend one hour a day similarly engaged, concluded a San Diego State University study of more than 40,000 youngsters.

Nuts Improve Blood Vessel Health Munching on almonds and walnuts significantly increases blood vessel dilation and reduces artery plaque, say West Virginia University scientists. In a twoday study, 27 overweight volunteers ate 77 grams of almonds (about 2.5 handfuls) along with their lunch one day; on another day, they ate 60 grams of walnuts (about two handfuls) with lunch. Measurements taken four hours after each meal found that both diets significantly increased blood vessel dilation and lowered markers of artery plaque. Both types of nuts also reduced heart rate and systolic blood pressure among the volunteers.

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Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), an Indian herb also known as holy basil, has been proven effective in studies in reducing stress, lowering blood sugar and healing wounds. Now, research from India’s Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences has found that tulsi essential oil, used as a disinfectant, significantly reduced infection levels following root canals of primary molars in a study of 40 children. Although a triple antibiotic cream had better antibiotic properties, the researchers recommended tulsi for longstanding infections and to avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.

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Tips for a Tree-Free Home Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use

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If one in five households switched to electronic bills, statements and payments, the collective impact would save 151 million pounds of paper annually, eliminating 8.6 million full garbage bags and 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the PayItGreen Alliance. While computers continue to offer significant environmental benefits, there are other “tree-mendous” things we can do to conserve forest resources. n Paper bags can be substituted for plastic bags as trash can liners and serve as compost-ready receptacles for fruit and vegetable scraps. describes many ways to reuse paper bags after cutting them along the seams; use them to wrap gifts and shipping boxes or let the kids paint or draw on them.

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n Use the blank side of sales receipts, envelopes, shopping lists and other paper scraps to jot down to-do lists, notes and more. The family can keep a small pile that everyone can tap into. Michael Bloomberg at the special advance screening of Paris to Pittsburgh.

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National Geographic Documentary Films, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, has released the new film Paris to Pittsburgh (free at NatGeoTV. com), a tribute to the impassioned efforts of individuals battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film, which premiered in December in 172 countries in 43 languages, is directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio. It features local leaders and everyday citizens telling the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency. The documentary illustrates the tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including those in former coal boomtowns such as Pittsburgh, where Mayor Bill Peduto says, “There are now more jobs in renewable energy in the state of Pennsylvania than coal, natural gas and oil combined.”

n Replace paper napkins and towels with cloth napkins or portions of old T-shirts that can be washed and reused. n Choose paper products that are gentle on the Earth in how they are made. TreeZero Inc. (TreeZero. com) markets, supplies and distributes 100 percent carbonneutral paper made from recycled sugarcane waste fiber. n Consider “branching out” and help protect trees that are being threatened by overharvesting, development and the effects of climate change by supporting the Alliance for Community Trees (, a national nonprofit that plants trees in communities across the nation. Get the shovels ready to pitch in when the Arbor Day Foundation ( celebrates its 148th annual tree-planting events on April 26—especially important this year due to the destruction of many trees from recent hurricanes and fires. February 2019


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Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm North Carolina’s free-roaming wild horse herds on the Outer Banks have “ridden out” their share of storms. When Hurricane Florence struck the area in 2018, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund of Currituck County, where the herd lives, announced on Facebook, “The horses have lived on this barrier island for 500 years, and they are well-equipped to deal with rough weather. They know 24

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where to go to stay high and dry, and are probably in better shape right now than most of us humans, who are scrambling with final preparations.” Historians believe the herds, which number about 100 horses, descend from those brought to the New World by European explorers. Instincts dating back five centuries compel the feral mustangs to either

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Insects around the world are in a crisis, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the problem is even more widespread than scientists first believed. In a pristine rain forest in Puerto Rico, the number of invertebrates—including moths, butterflies, spiders and grasshoppers—dropped 60-fold between 1977 and 2013, probably due to a fourdegree rise in average temperature. The lizards, birds and frogs that fed on them also seriously declined. In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that globally in the past 35 years, the numbers of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. Another recent study showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves. The food web may be being obliterated from the bottom: Insects pollinate three-quarters of our food crops, feed the birds and fish that are also consumed by larger species and are vital to the decomposition that keeps soil healthy and ecosystems running. “Nature’s resilient, but we’re pushing her to such extremes that eventually it will cause a collapse of the system,” Brad Lister, a co-author of the Puerto Rican study, told the New York Times.

Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam in Manville, New Jersey, American shad are successfully spawning in the lower section of the Millstone River. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently observed juvenile fish there for the first time since 1845. American shad (Alosa sapidissima) are the largest member of the herring family and are anadromous, as they spend most of their lives in saltwater, but return to freshwater rivers each spring to spawn. They played an important role in American history and economics. New Jersey Department of Emvironmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says, “This species has an inherent tendency to recolonize once obstacles are removed from its migratory path.” During the Industrial Revolution, rivers were dammed for electric power and lakes, but during the last decade, dam removal has become a new call to action. Besides preventing fish migrations, dams also harm water quality in rivers by blocking water flow, trapping sediment and changing habitats.

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huddle on high ground, butts to the wind, or seek refuge in the maritime forest during storms, say experts. But news has come of a Shackleford Banks horse named Merlin that was fenced in an inundated quarantine site during the

storm, according to the Foundation for Shackleford Horses. Merlin somehow survived, and it “may have involved swimming,” says Margaret Poindexter, president of the foundation that co-manages the herd on National Park Service land.

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A cold-loving fungus known as white-nose syndrome (Pseudogymnoascus destructans) originating in Eurasia, where bats evolved to develop immunity to it, began infecting 15 species of hibernating bats in North America in 2006. As the fungus grows over bats’ noses and wings, it disrupts their winter sleep, causing them to expend too much energy and burn up fat they need for winter survival. More than 6 million bats have succumbed to the disease so far. Some species are experiencing near total collapse: Little brown bat populations have been decimated by about 90 percent, while tricolored and northern long-eared bats are suffering losses of around 97 percent. Ecologists thought the fungus might halt at the Rockies, but by 2016 it had made its way to Washington State. A collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, biologists, ecologists, mycologists, biochemists and other scientists at universities, NGOs and state, federal and tribal agencies have made significant progress in combating the fungus using genomics: Sequencing its genes has allowed them to determine its origin. Plans include treating the caves and mines in which the bats hibernate. It also appears that some species are developing resistance to the fungus or developing coping strategies, like waking up together every night to generate extra group warmth.

Scientists are trying to translate speech-paralyzed patients’ thoughts into speech using brain implants. The technique will potentially provide a brain/computer interface (BCI) to enable people with a spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke or other paralyzing conditions to “talk” again. Experts think a system that decodes whether a person is silently saying yes, no, hungry, pain or water is now within reach, thanks to parallel advances in neuroscience, engineering and machine learning. “We think we’re getting enough of an understanding of the brain signals that encode silent speech that we could soon make something practical,” says Brian Pasley, of the University of California, Berkeley. The first BCI read electrical signals in the motor cortex corresponding to the intention to move, and used software to translate the signals into instructions to operate a computer cursor or robotic arm. In 2016, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh went a step further, adding sensors to a mind-controlled robotic arm so it produced sensations of touch.



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Heart of a Woman The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall


ometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to one of them, Lenard had spent months painstakingly planning the 100-guest gala, so when the pain came, she ignored it and got on with the party. She even drove herself to her Long Island home that night. “I just assumed I was having indigestion and it would pass,” Lenard recalls. Hours later, her husband rushed her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a rare, often-fatal form of heart attack, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, in which intense stress literally changes the shape of the heart. Thankful to be alive, she has since taken up meditation, cleaned up her diet and now leads a support group for female heart patients of all ages. Like her, many of them never saw it coming.


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“Women tend to be the caregivers,” says Lenard. “We take care of our husbands, our families, our friends, our careers, and we often forget about our own health. Then look what happens.” Lenard is among the 44 million U.S. women with cardiovascular disease, an insidious illness that until recently has been erroneously framed as a “man’s disease”. In reality, it is the number one killer of women, responsible for one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). By comparison, one in 26 women die of breast cancer. While awareness has risen since 2004, when AHA launched its Go Red for Women campaign, surveys show only 17 percent of women view cardiovascular disease as something that should concern them. It should, experts say, because 80 to 90 percent of cases are avoidable with lifestyle and dietary changes. In some cases, natural remedies can even reverse it. “We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down to it, the vast majority of cardiovascular disease can be prevented,”

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In the late 1990s, researchers discovered women were about as likely as men to be diagnosed with the disease, and far more likely to die from it. “They didn’t have the classic signs and symptoms, so they often went undiagnosed and untreated,” explains Jennifer Mieres, M.D., a cardiology professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, in New York. Along with chest pain, women often suffer fatigue, shortness of breath, indigestion, pain in the neck, back or jaw, nausea or anxiety in the months leading up to a heart attack. In more than half of the cases, according to one recent study in the journal Circulation, doctors fail to recognize these symptoms. Then there is the “not now” factor. “I used to see women all the time who said, ‘I have had these symptoms for months, but I just didn’t have time to take care of it,’” says Mieres, co-author of Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to HeartHealthy Living. Recent research has also shown that women are uniquely vulnerable to developing heart disease in ways that men don’t share. Taking birth control pills (especially while smoking) can boost risk. Complications during pregnancy such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can be hard on the heart, increasing vulnerability for years to come. Because estrogen is believed to be cardio-protective, when it wanes during perimenopause and menopause, risk goes up again. “As soon as we hit menopause, our biological milieu starts to change,” says Mieres, noting that “good” cholesterol tends to decrease and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides tend to increase. Yet, arterial plaque—which can ultimately build up, break loose and cause a heart attack or stroke—starts accumulating as early as age 20, so the earlier women start paying attention, the better.


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We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down to it, the vast majority of cardiovascular disease can be prevented.

Food Not Meds

Thirty years after the first cholesterol-lowering medication hit the market, so-called statin drugs have become the largest class of medications in the world, with U.S. sales doubling between 2000 and 2010 to reach $20 billion, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While drugs can be appropriate for those already diagnosed with heart disease and at high risk of heart attack or stroke, they are not without serious side effects. Statins can cause chronic muscle pain, memory loss and increased blood sugar, while hypertension drugs can precipitate fainting and kidney damage. For many patients, there’s another way, integrative cardiologists say. Unfortunately, most of the talk about prevention focuses on prescription medications, says Stephen Devries, M.D., executive director of the Chicago-based Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology. “What often gets lost in the discussion are the dietary changes, which can be equally important.” Devries recommends a plant-based Mediterranean diet—low in the saturated fat found in beef, processed meats and cheese—and high in leafy greens, whole grains and the “good” fats found in fatty fish, olive oil and avocados. Specific foods have also been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Nuts, including walnuts, peanuts and almonds, have been shown to lower LDL. One 2017 study of 77,000 female nurses, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found those that ate peanuts or tree nuts (including almonds and cashews) two or more times per week had a 19 percent lower risk of developing heart disease. Those that ate walnuts once a week cut their risk by 23 percent. Dark purple and red fruits contain compounds called anthocyanins that boost production of nitric oxide, and in turn expand blood vessels, improving circulation. Another recent study, published in the journal Circulation, followed 94,000 women for 18 years and found those that ate four servings or more per week of blueberries and strawberries were a third less likely to have a heart attack. Pomegranates are also key for heart health, with recent research published in the journal Clinical Nutrition showing a daily serving of juice can make platelets less sticky, lower blood pressure and reduce plaque formation. Dark leafy greens like kale and broccoli—which are rich in vitamin K—play an important role in fostering a healthy heart structure, with each serving per week cutting the risk of heart disease by 23 percent, according to the Gaples Institute.

Nurturing the Emotional Heart

No discussion of heart health would be complete without an emphasis on social and emotional health, a critical risk factor which until recently has been largely absent, says Sandeep Jauhar, M.D., director of the Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and author of the new book, Heart: A History. But research shows the emotional heart can break, too, as in Lenard’s case. With as many as 90 percent of incidents occurring in women, the condition that landed her in the emergency room often shows up in patients with no signs of obstructed blood vessels or high cholesterol. Rather, factors like financial worries, work stress or the death of or break-up with a loved one can flood the heart with stress hormones, changing its shape to one that resembles a Japanese pot called a takotsubo and weakening it profoundly. “Remarkably, in many cases, once the emotional state returns to normal, so does the heart,” says Jauhar. Longer-term, emotional stress has been shown to lead to platelet aggregation, or stickiness in the blood, which can impact blood flow. Also, constant bombardment by stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol can damage the inner walls of blood vessels, boosting accumulation of plaque.

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or taking fish oil supplements (one to four grams daily of EPA/DHA) has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease in healthy people and lower triglyceride levels and risk of heart attack in those already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Walnuts, chia, hemp and flax seeds are excellent vegan sources of Omega-3s.

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What are Core Gifts, and what role do they play in the search for lasting love?

In my decades of work as a psychotherapist and coach, I’ve come to realize again and again that the qualities people feel most embarrassed or awkward about—their deepest insecurities—are some of their greatest gifts. These Core Gifts are like secret parts of ourselves that we often want to hide because we feel so vulnerable around them. But these gifts are where we have the greatest sensitivity and passion; they’re the things we feel and care the most deeply about and the keys to finding someone who really loves us for who we are. When we learn to lead with and cherish our Core Gifts instead of hiding them away, the story of our romantic life completely changes. But the opposite is true, too. Sup-

pressing our gifts is actually an act of quiet violence against our most authentic self, and it always leads us into situations where we end up feeling diminished or hurt. The degree to which we feel ashamed of those vulnerable parts of ourselves is the degree to which we’re going to be attracted to people who are bad for us.

How can we move past our insecurities to discover and honor our Core Gifts? If you find yourself repeatedly attracted to people who don’t treasure you for who you are, there are Core Gift qualities you haven’t learned to honor. Anywhere you’re insecure, you can ask yourself questions that really change the way you think about yourself. What might be the gift that lies inside this insecurity, and how have I not honored it? Who are the people in my life who have valued my gifts and how did that feel? You can also discover your Core Gifts by asking yourself what sensitivities keep getting stepped on or neglected—those are qualities you haven’t learned to treasure enough yet.

Why is it important to differentiate between what you call Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation? This is perhaps the most important distinc-

tion you can make in your search for love. Attractions of Deprivation are attractions to people who are only sometimes available to love and treat you well, but you become deeply invested in trying to get them to love you because you’re unconsciously trying to heal old childhood wounds through the relationship. But there are also Attractions of Inspiration; these are people who inspire you by who they are in the world and how they treat you and others. When you start really learning how to honor and lead with your Core Gifts, your attractions change. You’ll start becoming attracted to available people who love you for who you are. Deciding to say no to Attractions of Deprivation to only pursue Attractions of Inspiration is quite simply the most important decision you’ll ever make in your search for healthy love.

What is the Wave of Distancing, and how can it sabotage relationships? The Wave of Distancing is the single greatest saboteur of healthy love that I know of. If you haven’t yet learned to honor your Core Gifts, you’ll want to flee when you meet Attractions of Inspiration who are available and kind. You may begin noticing qualities about them that irritate you and find yourself wanting to leave—this is what I call the Wave. The Wave is fear, because something deep inside you knows that this person could be special, and to open yourself up to and possibly be hurt by a kind person is a very scary thing. So your psyche unconsciously protects you by making you want to flee, and if you don’t understand this, then you may leave what could be a wonderful relationship. If you do understand it, you’ll come to realize that like a wave, it hits hard, but then passes. If you can stick around long enough and just keep enjoying that person throughout the Wave, those feelings will disappear and the attraction will return. Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at February 2019


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ugs don’t just feel A Primal Need These behaviors good; they do also turn down our for Connection good. A simple biological response Mata Amritanandamayi, embrace can boost our a 65-year-old Indian spirihealth and mood, connect to stress and may tual leader better known as us spiritually and even even improve Amma, has hugged tens of help mend society. how our immune millions of people around the Hugs and other world, earning her the nicksystem works. types of affectionate name, “the hugging saint.” touching can provide ~Michael Murphy, Amma’s tradition of hugnumerous benefits in the researcher ging people grew organically, face of threats or stress, from hugging someone she according to Michael Murphy, Ph.D., a researcher with the Laboratory for the Study noticed in distress, to how she receives masof Stress, Immunity and Disease at Carnegie sive crowds clamoring for one of her loving, compassionate embraces. Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. “The re “A hug is a gesture that reveals the search shows that touch behaviors like hugs spiritual truth that, ‘We are not two—we are reduce negative responses to threats and one,’” says Swami Amritaswarupananda, one make people feel happier, more secure and of Amma’s senior disciples. “In today’s world, more supported.” where people often feel alienated and lonely, In a study of 404 adults, Carnegie Mellon researchers looked at how social support a hug can uplift and make us feel reconand hugs affected participants’ susceptibility nected to the people and world around us.” Intention is key to the exchange of to the common cold after being exposed energy that occurs with a hug, says Amrito the virus. “People experiencing lots of taswarupananda. “What is important is the conflict are more likely to get a cold when sincerity behind the action—the genuine exposed to a virus,” says Murphy. “But indifeeling of love and compassion. A simple viduals who also tend to receive lots of hugs glance or mere touch of the hand can have appear protected from this additional risk.”

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that same power to make us feel whole if that genuine, heartfelt connection is there.” Hugs tap into that fundamental human need to belong, says Murphy. “Hugs and other forms of affectionate touch act as powerful reminders that we belong. “These behaviors also turn down our biological response to stress and may even improve how our immune system works.” For example, researchers think that touching might trigger our body to release oxytocin, a hormone that can reduce fear and improve social bonding, Murphy notes. Hugs and the associated oxytocin release can have powerful ripple effects in the body, decreasing heart rate and levels of stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine, along with improving immune function and pain tolerance. Oxytocin can also trigger the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.

Bridging Divides With a Hug While Murphy cautions that the jury is out on the effects of hugs on strangers, as most research has been done on embraces between loved ones, Ken Nwadike, Jr. has built a national campaign around the concept. Known as the “free hugs guy”, the former competitive runner began offering up hugs during the 2014 Boston Marathon, the year after the deadly bombing. Nwadike has since brought the Free Hugs Project to more divisive spaces, from political rallies to protests, offering hugs to all to spread love and inspire change. The Los Angeles activist’s all-embracing hugs are a symbol of unconditional love, respect and unity at a time when tensions and political divisions are running high. For Nwadike, hugs are a way of de-escalating conflict and mending the human divide. “Communities are divided because of fear, hatred and misunderstanding. Starting the conversation with kindness, rather than hatred, will get us a lot further,” he says. Consent is always important, and not everyone appreciates an unsolicited hug. But like compliments, hugs are free to give and usually well received. As humans, we bear arms that were built not to harm, but to heal. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at

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Rich in dietary fiber and low in fat, butternut squash with low-salt vegetable broth and spices is an easy-to-make soup loaded with nutrients and flavor. Allow 40 to 45 minutes to roast the squash.

Butternut Squash Soup Yields: Four servings 1 butternut squash, 2-3 lbs, peeled and cut in cubes to equal 4 cups 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

Dash red pepper flakes Freshly ground black pepper Pepitas or pumpkin seeds for garnish Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a heavy baking pan with parchment paper. Spread squash cubes in a single layer, using two lined pans if needed. Roast for about 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Alternate method: Wash the squash. Make several slits to allow for escaping steam. Roast whole in the oven for about 45 minutes or until soft and easy to peel and cut. Transfer the roasted squash to a food processor or heavy-duty blender. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Add additional broth to reach desired consistency. Divide into four bowls. For texture and

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This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess bread contains flax, sunflower and chia seeds, hazelnuts, oats, coconut oil and maple syrup as a sweetener. Accompanying soup, it makes for a satisfying meal. This recipe is adapted from “Change Your Life Bread” in D’Anca’s book My New Roots.

Let it sit on the counter for at least two hours, or all day or overnight. When the dough retains its shape, even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan or lift the parchment, it’s ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing. Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well. For a quick and easy toast, slice before freezing.

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Yields: One loaf 2 cups shelled raw sunflower seeds 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup blanched hazelnuts 3 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats, if needed) 4 Tbsp chia seeds 6 Tbsp psyllium husks Pinch fresh ground coarse salt, preferably Himalayan 2 Tbsp maple syrup 6 Tbsp coconut oil, liquefied at low temperature in a small pan 3 cups water In a loaf pan lined with parchment, combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup and water together in a measuring cup. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is soaked and dough becomes thick. If it’s too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until it’s manageable. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.

Pasta is guilt-free when we use a whole wheat variety that digests more slowly than white flour pasta, avoiding blood sugar spikes, D’Anca says. Gluten-free, grainfree or vegetable pasta can be substituted for whole grain pasta. Fresh asparagus is recommended. If it’s not in season, consider red chard for its bright red and green colors and abundance of vitamins K, A and C. It’s a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.

1½ Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 lb fresh asparagus, pencil thin is best (if not available, substitute red chard) ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup white wine or white wine vinegar Squeeze garlic from its skins into a large skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is reduced and thickened to a sauce (coulis), about 20 to 30 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta well and place back in the pan. Add tomato coulis and olives. Toss well to infuse flavors. Let warm for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve at once.

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Chickpeas are a great source of fiber. Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, are available in white, orange, green and purple. Lycopene gives red tomatoes their color, may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Yellow tomatoes have twice as much iron and zinc and higher levels of vitamin B and folate to help red blood cells. Darker tomatoes ranging from purple to black produce higher levels of antioxidants for a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Don’t overlook green tomatoes, which are higher in vitamin K and calcium than reds or yellows.

Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Vegetables Yields: Serves two, or four if dished over quinoa

Whole Grain Pasta with Asparagus and Tomato Coulis Yields: 6 servings for dinner or 8 as a smaller first course. 1 lb of your favorite whole grain pasta 3 large cloves garlic, roasted for about 25 minutes in their skins 3 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Use red, orange, yellow or a mix of colors

12 small mushrooms, sliced 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1 yellow pepper, cut in strips 1 red onion, cut into wedges, or 1½ cups leeks, halved lengthwise, cleaned, and cut chiffonade-style About 6 cloves of garlic, peeled 2, 14-oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary Balsamic or white wine vinegar February 2019


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Remove the pan and turn the vegetables over. Add the chickpeas and rosemary and return to the oven. Roast for another 30 to 45 minutes until the edges of the vegetables start to turn dark and the chickpeas are browning.

1 cup almond meal ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup raw cacao, organic 3 Tbsp grade B maple syrup 1 tsp organic vanilla ¼ cup raw almonds, ground ¼ cup raw cacao nibs, ground Finely ground nuts like walnuts or hazelnuts, shredded coconut or raw cacao for texture and added flavor

Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, toss and serve warm as is or over quinoa.

Make a flax “egg” by mixing the ground flax seeds with the water. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens to an egg consistency. Place the bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Remove the mixture and drain in a fine sieve. Too much liquid will make the burgers fall apart.

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These burgers are good either oven baked or grilled, weather permitting. Offer toppings like baby spinach, salsa, nut cheese, pesto, fig jam, mango or slaw. Apple cider vinegar, dill, celery salt and agave nectar to taste makes a dressing for slaw. Thin slices of Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples add a tang of tart or hint of sweetness.

Black Bean/Veggie Burger 1 16-oz can of black beans, drained, rinsed well and dried on a paper towel ½ red bell pepper, cut in large pieces 1 medium-size onion, cut in large pieces 1 Tbsp chili powder, mild or hot to taste 3 cloves of garlic, rough chopped 1 tsp black cumin 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds 3 Tbsp water Approximately 1 cup bread crumbs (glutenfree if needed) to act as a binder 4 buns or bread of choice 36

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Place black beans in the food processor and pulse to a thick, sticky consistency. Add the drained red pepper mixture, flax “egg”, cumin and chili spice. Process until lightly mixed. Remove the burger mixture to a bowl. Add bread crumbs until the mix forms into patties. Grill for 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, or bake in a 350° F oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side.

Guilt-Free Chocolate Dessert

“Chocolate desserts usually include loads of sugar and butter, making them a highly processed and saturated-fat food,” says D’Anca. “These treats deliver the good fat of cacao nibs and the antioxidants of raw cacao.”

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix them to a smooth batter. Chill the batter for about 20 minutes. Roll into either bite-sized or larger balls to serve as is or roll in nuts, coconut or cacao for texture and added taste. For more recipes and information about nutrition and heart health provided by D’Anca, visit Avery Mack is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect via AveryMack@

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Put mushrooms, tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion and garlic in a large roasting pan. Roast for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables caramelize.

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ust as whales are born with an instinct for the deep, we are born with an impulse toward creating a quality of life. No matter the type of work that leads us there, following that impulse is the destiny of each soul, so we search to find our medium through which aliveness can express itself. Following our instinct for the deep, we find each other. In areas of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, whales sing basically the same song, and when a new verse is added, they all incorporate it. As humans, we have a greater capacity to communicate, yet we resist adding to our common song. Whales occupying the same geographical areas that may include large oceans tend to sing similar songs with local variations, but whales from other regions of the world will sing entirely different songs. Once united, though, they find a common pitch. The songs are constantly evolving over time, and old patterns are not repeated. In essence, whales stay current, freshly updating their communications with each other. It’s a noble task for us all to emulate. Most whales, especially humpbacks, compose patterns of sound that are strikingly resonant with human musical traditions. What helps whales be such good communicators is that sound travels about four times faster in water than on land. Thus, it is profoundly easier to hear in the deep. Dwelling there, we have a better chance of staying current and hearing our common song. When we follow our instinct for the deep, we discover our common song, which brings us alive. Through this unfolding, we make our contribution to the common good. From generation to generation, all that we learn and create adds to this living work of art we call a quality of life. Adapted excerpt from More Together than Alone, by Mark Nepo. Connect at and


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hether skiing on Preparing your offer ideal benefits, but simple fresh powder body should be on walking or running up and on a mountain down stairs can also do top of your list of wonders. “Stairs are the closest slope, ice skating or snowvacation details. thing to a hill, and you can get shoeing, winter recreation offers new opportunities to creative with stairs—skipping ~Linda Scholl get in shape and a speciala stair or hopping. It also has a ized focus for fitness. cardio component which helps you adjust to “Preparing your body should be on top the altitude of a ski destination,” says Scholl. of your list of vacation details,” says physical Maggie Lehrian, owner of Roots therapist Linda Scholl, of the University of Yoga Studio, in Hawley, Pennsylvania, Utah Orthopaedic Center. Her ski fitness attests to yoga’s benefits for conditioning, classes in Salt Lake City focus on developing “The standing sequences in yoga practice, four muscle groups: quads, hamstrings, glutes especially hatha yoga, are tremendously and core. “Ideally, you should take six to eight effective at increasing balance and strength weeks to prepare for a ski vacation, but three in the legs and glutes needed for crossweeks’ prep is better than nothing,” she says. country and downhill skiing, skating and That also goes for most winter pursuits. snow shoeing.” Sean Sewell, founder of Mountain She recommends adding 30 minutes Fitness School, in Denver, concurs. “People of cardio, such as walking or running, three tend to think that these sports are mostly times a week to a balanced yoga practice quad-dominant, but it’s not necessarily the that includes components of strengthcase. I believe the body works as a unit, and building and stretching. Yoga fosters is therefore only as strong as its weakest concentration and endurance and offers link, so all muscle groups are important in unrealized benefits. “Breathwork can be the big picture.” extremely helpful when traveling to higher altitudes,” says Lehrian. Yoga also scores Winter-Ready Workouts high for attaining a confident, healthy Lunges, single-leg dead lifts and lateralbeach body for a winter Caribbean getaway, motion exercises are all well-suited for with strength-building, core-focused styles such as vinyasa or power flow. tailored training. Winter fitness prep classes




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Avoiding Injury Experts agree that the body’s core muscle groups are not only key in getting fit, but play a major role in preventing common injuries. “The core should always be activated during heavy exercises. This keeps the back safe and allows for better power output,” says Sewell. “The core is not just the abdominal muscles. I like to think of the core as an area from the shoulders to the knees and both the front and back of the body.” Proper alignment is paramount. “Skiing involves absorbing a lot of force. It’s literally controlling a fall downhill, so leg alignment is everything,” says Scholl. This applies to many winter sports—including skiing, hockey and ice skating—to avoid injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, which stabilizes the knee.

Body Basics Being winter-ready also means eating well and staying hydrated, both on and off the slopes. “Eat well and take recovery seriously,” says Sewell. “If you are serious about performance and recovery, then do not skip out on eating.” Scholl recommends drinking plenty of water, avoiding alcohol before hitting the slopes and consuming a good balance of protein and carbohydrates, especially post-workout or after a day of skiing.

Perks of Winter Sports Choosing a winter sport is ideal to help combat cold weather blues and the all-too-common winter rut. As a bonus, skiing and snowboarding burn a surprisingly high number of calories. In essence, getting outside just makes winter more enjoyable. “Whether it is a solo powder day or a mellow spring day, being in the mountains is empowering and rejuvenating,” says Sewell. Scholl agrees. “It’s important to stay active, regardless of how cold it is outside. Enjoy winter and where you are.” Marlaina Donato is the author of Multidimensional Aromatherapy and several other books. Connect at

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ow we spend our money is important, but how and where we save it matters just as much. Today’s financial marketplace offers diverse options for values-based investing and banking, regardless of interests or assets. Sustainable, responsible and impact investing is rapidly expanding. Professionally managed assets in the U.S. using socially responsible investment (SRI) strategies grew from $8.7 trillion to $12 trillion in the last two years, according to a 2018 report by the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. This represents 26 percent—about one in four dollars—of all U.S. assets under professional management.

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While large numbers of investors are moving their money responsibly, changing bank accounts can still feel difficult to many people, says Fran Teplitz, executive co-director of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Green America, which works to promote a more sustainable economy. To make the sometimes intimidating bank-changing process a little easier, Green America’s Get a Better Bank campaign at breaks it

down into bite-sized steps. “Educate yourself on the issues with the conventional banking industry, from Wall Street speculation to predatory lending practices,” says Teplitz. People don’t need to sacrifice banking needs for their values. Reflect upon what’s important in a financial institution, and then shop around for the right fit. Credit unions and community development banks that lend in local and underserved communities are often great choices, says Teplitz. Green America’s Get a Better Bank database is a great starting point for responsible banking options.

Investing for the Future For longer-term investing, there are more vehicles available to responsibly assist investors toward their financial and social goals. While responsible investing once meant simply screening out “sin stocks”, like tobacco, guns and gambling, which were available only to investors able to make a large minimum deposit, today there are values-based funds to suit every cause and income level. “Socially responsible investing has come a long way since it got off the ground in this country during the apartheid divestiture movement in the 1980s,” says Gary Matthews,

an investment advisor and CEO of SRI Investing LLC, headquartered in New York City. Countering some investor concerns about underperforming SRI funds, there is a growing body of evidence to show that money that does good can also do well. The firm Nuveen TIAA Investments assessed the leading SRI equity indexes over the long term and “found no statistical difference in returns compared to broad market benchmarks,” nor any additional risks, according to a 2017 report Responsible Investing: Delivering Competitive Performance.

SRI Approaches and Outcomes Fossil fuel-free portfolios are trending, Matthews notes—which Green America encourages. While acknowledging the ever-fluctuating price of oil, Matthews says he’s seen diversified portfolios that eliminate oil, coal and natural gas do better at times than those that include them. A subset of SRI investments, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing focuses less on what sector a company is in than on how they conduct their business. The way companies treat their employees and respond to climate change are factors that may have a positive influence on financial performance. Robo-advisors, a recent arrival in the SRI sector, are online investment services that automate money management. Robo-advisor companies make it easier for people to invest and leverage technology to keep fees down, although they usually do not offer in-depth impact research on the companies within the financial products they offer, according to Amberjae Freeman, of the portfolio management team for Swell Investing LLC, an impact investment company in Santa Monica, California. Swell evaluates thousands of companies to build diversified portfolios of businesses aligned with at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Like most SRI firms, Swell offers retirement IRAs (individual retirement accounts), as well as more liquid brokerage accounts, with a minimum initial deposit of $50. While the array of investment options can be daunting, investors should aim for progress, rather than perfection, in their portfolios. As the money and impact in a portfolio grows, so does an investor’s confidence and knowledge.

A WORD TO THE MONEY-WISE n Verify that a bank is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) or the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), where accounts are insured up to $250,000 per depositor. n Responsible investors can also influence banking practices in their workplaces, religious institutions or professional associations by educating account managers about the issues. Green America has a free booklet for 401k benefits managers at n There are as many names for socially responsible investing (SRI) as there are approaches to it including community, ethical, green, impact, mission-related, responsible, sustainable and values-based investing. What an institution or a fund does and how they do it is more important than how it’s labeled. n The mainstreaming of SRI, while positive overall as impact investing is getting the attention of larger firms, has led to some “greenwashing”, where portfolios are being touted as socially responsible without much depth to their criteria, cautions investment advisor Gary Matthews, of SRI Investing LLC, in New York City. Fund sustainability rankings like the Morningstar Sustainability Rating can help take out the guesswork, although it pays to ask hard questions and look at a fund’s individual holdings. n Returns, whether social, environmental or financial, aren’t everything. “When it comes to investing, it’s important to get clear about specific goals, whether it’s planning for a home purchase or paying off student loans, understand the potential risks and returns, and set up an appropriate time horizon,” says Amberjae Freeman, of the portfolio management team for Swell Investing LLC, a Santa Monica-based impact investment firm.

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Soothing Anxious Kids Natural Remedies Restore Calm

K Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. ~Unknown

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ids and teens have balance of screen time and It’s important to always had plenty outside play.” know that anxiety is to be stressed Mindful activities highly treatable. about, such as family and creative outlets like finances, parental bickerart, music and dance in a ~Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo ing, the birth of a sibling no-pressure environment and other challenges on the home front. Then help kids get out of “fight-or-flight” mode. there are the age-old tensions of taking school “Both parents and kids need to have go-to exams and squabbles with friends and other coping skills,” says Rosen. “Meditation and classmates. yoga are safe and work very well.” Kids need Yet with the proliferation of social meto feel a sense of control over their bodies, dia and cyber-bullying, kids face obstacles he adds, and mindful breathing techniques other generations did not, and chronic juve- can make a significant difference in how they nile anxiety has become a pervasive mental handle stress. health issue. However, there are a number So can a regular dose of the great of integrative approaches that can help heal outdoors. Exercise helps boost serotonin youthful psyches. “I encourage kids and levels, which decreases anxiety. Timothy parents to focus on skills, versus pills,” says DiGiacomo, Psy.D., clinical director of Lawrence Rosen, M.D., founder of The the Mountain Valley Treatment Center, in Whole Child Center, in Oradell, New Jersey. Plainfield, New Hampshire, emphasizes “There are several safe and cost-effective the value of getting outside. “Connection natural options for anxiety.” to nature, calmness and present-moment awareness are all benefits.”

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Relaxing and engaging the imagination are necessary for healthy brain development and offsetting stress. Downtime in general and specifically limiting screen time is paramount. “Electronic devices can be very overstimulating and can cause or exacerbate anxiety,” says Kristi Kiel, ND, Ph.D., of Lake Superior Natural Health, in Ashland, Wisconsin. “There should be at least a one-to-one 42

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Sleep and Diet Triggers Before parents seek any treatment for their child’s anxiety, Kiel stresses the importance of looking at the basics. “When children don’t get enough sleep, their bodies don’t respond as well to stressful situations. Schoolage children need 10 to12 hours of sleep per night, and teenagers should be getting nine to 10 hours.” Sensitivity to certain foods such

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as gluten or dairy is also something to consider, says Kiel. Rosen concurs. “Artificial dyes and sweeteners can negatively impact mood and focus. More of an issue, though, is nutritional imbalance.” Skipping breakfast or eating mostly carbs can feed anxiety, he notes. “The brain relies on sustainable fuel—a blend of lean proteins, healthy fats—and in some cases, gluten-free, whole grain carbs.” Eating foods high in healthy fat and protein can help minimize blood sugar fluctuations that can trigger symptoms of anxiety in kids. Probiotics and/or cultured and fermented foods can help gut health and promote equilibrium. Omega-3 fats from fish or vegetarian sources are also important additions.

Helpful Supplements Supplements dosed appropriately for children and teenagers are safe and can offer huge benefits. “Magnesium is good for relaxation, especially anxiety accompanied by muscle tension. B-complex vitamins are also important because they are depleted by stress and help the body to handle stress,” says Kiel. Her herbal recommendations include skullcap, hops and milky oat as teas or glycerin-based extracts. “For teenagers, in addition to these three gentle herbs, I recommend kava kava, which can have a significant calming effect without drowsiness.”

Polyvagal Theory Research by Stephen Porges, Ph.D., a professor at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, addresses the importance of the vagus nerve, which runs from the brain through the face and thorax to the abdomen. His polyvagal theory suggests the interconnectedness of emotions, mind and body in both children and adults. This nerve affects all major organs and plays a critical role in anxiety and inflammation. Mindful breathing and using the vocal chords, especially singing, stimulates the vagus nerve and nourishes well-being. Splashing the face with cold water during times of stress also tones this nerve and reduces acute anxiety. DiGiacomo emphasizes that different natural therapies offer hope even for severe cases, advising, “It’s important to know that anxiety is highly treatable.”

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omeopathic remedies are most effective and long-lasting when they are prescribed by an experienced practitioner that can find a constitutional remedy that matches the child’s symptoms. However, they can also be used effectively on a short-term basis.

n Aconite: for panicky feelings that seem to come out of

nowhere, or for anxiety that begins after some type of trauma

n Arsenicum: for anxiety about health or fear of germs n Gelsemium: for stage fright and both performance and anticipatory anxiety

n Phosphorus: for children that worry about the safety of their parents

n Pulsatilla: for children that have a hard time being alone and need lots of reassurance and attention

For More Advice Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies ( International OCD Foundation ( National Child Traumatic Stress Network (

Food for Thought In 2015, The New York Times reported on the use of mindaltering medications for infants and toddlers. Approximately 83,000 prescriptions for Prozac were written for kids of ages 2 and younger in 2014, as well as 20,000 prescriptions for antipsychotics.

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ssential oils are derived One thing I’d say is, learn exam room with lavender from plant-based between appointments to all you can before using sources, leading people calm anxious clients. oils around pets. to equate natural with safe; Sally Morgan, a physi~Gary Richter, integrative cal therapist and advanced but that’s not always the case. Knowing how and when to veterinarian and founder of certified practitioner of use oils is vital, according the gentle animal bodyUltimate Pet Nutrition to Gary Richter, DVM, an work therapy known integrative veterinarian and medical director of as Tellington TTouch, sees clients in her Holistic Veterinary Care, in Oakland, CaliforNorthampton, Massachusetts, office. “I put nia. A veterinarian trained in the use of essena drop of a peace and calming blend or lavtial oils understands the properties of each oil, ender on the carpet or a pillow,” she says. “It along with its proper dilution and application, relaxes the animal and dissipates the smells a subject not generally taught in traditional of previous clients. I don’t use diffusers. The veterinary schools; holistic medicine requires odor can be too strong for their sensitive additional training. noses. There’s also a danger it could spill and With proper use under professional be licked up.” guidance, essential oils can be part of a larger Certified Professional Dog Trainer treatment plan, says Richter. Cats are generKnowledge Assessed Kim Paciotti, owner of ally more sensitive to oils because they don’t Training Canines, LLC, based in Statesville, metabolize medicine as efficiently as dogs, North Carolina, finds the scent of green apples he notes. “As one professor used to tell our relieves anxiety and soothes upset tummies veterinary class, ‘Cats are not small dogs, so for dogs and puppies that suffer from motion they can’t be treated as if they are’—always sickness. “Cotton balls placed inside a small good to remember.” container clipped to the outside of their crates deliver the smell,” she says. “They don’t have Soothing Effects direct contact, but still reap the benefits, allowJust as chamomile tea relaxes humans, anxious ing the dogs to self-medicate by sniffing when dogs find its scent calming. Some vets spray the they feel the need.”

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Helpful Resources 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center: 855-764-7661 Kimberley Wallace, founder of kW Sustainable Brands, in San Diego, burns organic, sweet basil-scented candles for their antiviral, antibacterial properties. Her pugs love the smell. “Our rescue pug has mast cell tumors which compromise her immune system. I do my due diligence to buy all-natural products whenever I can.”

Proceed With Caution Pure essential oils are far too strong to use undiluted, Richter says. Age, physical condition and species are so varied that guessing which oil and how to use it can be dangerous to the pet. “Skin irritation like a hot spot or rash is a relatively minor problem that could benefit from the right essential oil. An open wound requires a veterinary visit,” he says. “Some oils aren’t recommended unless under veterinary guidance. Reactions can range from mere annoyance to toxicity.”

Wintergreen, melaleuca, pennyroyal, tea tree and pine oils cause the most reported problems for dogs, according to Peppermint, cloves, cinnamon and oregano oil also can be quite strong and require educated use, says Richter. An uneven gait, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling and weakness can be symptoms of toxicity, requiring immediate veterinary care to prevent damage to the central nervous system or organ failure. In its fragrance and taste, plants have defense mechanisms to ward off destructive insects or to attract bees and butterflies. Those same properties can help people and animals. The plant’s natural compounds can ward off fungi, bacteria, parasites or inflammation. However, just reading a label isn’t enough to know which oils will work best for these problems. “The Animal Desk Reference II: Essential Oils for Animals, Second Edition, by Melissa Shelton, is a reader-friendly guide,” says Richter. “I touch on the subject in my book The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats, but for deeper study, I recommend Shelton’s book.” “One thing I’d say is, learn all you can before using oils around pets,” Richter says. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all formula for dilution for safe use. There are too many variables with oils and animals.” Be more than a well-meaning pet lover—also be well-educated. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect at

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loe is a plant originally from Africa, which now grows in the wild and cultivated throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It grows well right here in Florida, and I have some at my home. Aloe has many names (I counted about 60 in my search), the most common being Aloe Vera. The medicinal part of the plant is the juice from the leaves, and researchers have isolated about a dozen active compounds from the juice which are important contributors to Aloe’s properties. Aloe was called the “Plant of Immortality” in ancient Egypt 6000 years ago and was used by the Egyptians to treat the skin, infections, and as a laxative. Aloe was used in the New Testament (John 19:39-40) with myrrh to prepare Jesus’ body for burial. Ancient Greeks at about the same time used Aloe for skin infections, ulcers, hemorrhoids, and hair loss. The ancient Chinese used Aloe to treat constipation and fungus infections. In India, it is used in Ayurvedic medicine also as a laxative, for intestinal parasites, hemorrhoids, irregular menstrual periods, and for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. In ancient Arabia it was used to rub on the forehead and skin for headaches and fevers, as well as skin wounds and constipation. The Spanish brought Aloe to North and South America in the 1500’s. In the last century Aloe has gained popularity here in the United States in the 1930’s to treat X-ray burns. It is approved in Germany, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the FDA as a remedy for constipation. Its’ topical or external uses are not endorsed by the FDA. There is not a good standardization of Aloe products in the USA or in any country for that matter, and products may vary from between manufacturers or even within the same manufacturer. It is not recommended for prolonged use (more than one week) as a laxative, which could result in abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalance. Its’ use in postoperative wounds has shown an actual delay of healing in one research project. Toxicity experiments have shown that some of the main chemicals in Aloe – acemannan and anthraquinones – have not shown adverse affects in lab animals. Allergic reactions in people have occurred with topical Aloe gel; and it


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should be avoided by people with allergies to garlic, onions, or tulips. Because of its’ laxative properties, with potential potassium depletion, Aloe should be used cautiously in people with diabetes, and avoided by people with renal (kidney) insufficiency, cardiac (heart) disease, irritable bowel, abdominal pain of unknown origin, or conditions predisposing them to electrolyte abnormalities. In pregnant women, topical Aloe is probably permissible, but should not be taken internally, as it could stimulate uterine contractions. Because Aloe has a high mucilage content, it may interfere with food or drug absorption in the stomach. Aloe juice can lower blood sugar slightly, and thus should be used cautiously with patients taking oral hypoglycemics or insulin, as blood sugar or potassium can go too low. Aloe should not be used with Digoxin, Digitoxin, diuretics, other laxatives, and oral corticosteroids. There are no research reports on children under 12, so it should not be used by them. USES: ALOE HAS LOTS OF USES, BOTH TOPICALLY AND INTERNALLY. RESEARCH IN THE LAST 20 YEARS ALONE HAS SHOWN SEVERAL CONDITIONS CAN BE BENEFITED BY ALOE. THESE INCLUDE:

• Constipation • Seborrheic dermatitis • Psoriasis vulgaris • Skin burns • Radiation dermatitis • Genital herpes • Aphthous stomatitis Aloe comes in liquid, gel, cream, and capsules. For constipation, its’ active ingredient called hydroxyanthracene is recommended in doses of 10-30 mg/day. For skin conditions, it may be used up to 3 times a day for up to 2 to 4 weeks. William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FA MA, FAAO, FACOFPAOBNMM 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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MEDIUM JOAN CARRA AT THE NEW LIFE EXPO IN BOCA RATON Acclaimed medium Joan Carra will be giving messages from spirit at her lecture A Celebration of Life After Death and will be available for readings for the weekend. 203-531-6387 • • 48

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ally taught 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.;; Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 11am-12pm, foundation form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED, 11am-12:30pm, Yang’s family tai chi forms with martial art applications. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and happiness. Proven to improve fitness, health, balance and longevity. Personally taught 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.; Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Happy Qigong/Chi Kung & Group Healing: QIGONG CLASS: 1:00-2:00pm, 5-Element Qigong practice according to the season, then 1 of 3 Qigong forms of standing and moving movements, healing sounds for organs, and end with a short 3 Dantian (Elixir Field - Energy Center) meditation or moving meditation. GROUP HEALING: 2:00-2:15pm, sitting or laying. Bring mat, pillow & blanket if prefre. Lovingly led personally by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, Int’l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. The Center for Spiritual Living, 2 SW 12th Ave., Boca Raton. Call or text 561-8660852 for details or to reserve. Saturday & Sunday HEALING WITH THE ANGELS: REIKI, GEMSTONES, AND VIBRATIONAL HEALING with Margaret Ann Lembo. In this course you will gain an understanding and a practice of working with the energy of your guides and angels for spiritual and personal developmentYou will be attuned in Reiki Level One at the end of this course so that you can apply these techniques to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being as a healing modality. 1PM – 5PM both days, $297 prepayment required, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, Call 561-369-2836 to attend. COMPOSTING BASICS - Theory and Hands on workshop. February 2nd and 3rd-2019. What is Composting? How do you compost and turn trash into Green Cash? How to make your own Compost Bins and SAVE? Free: Handouts, Compost samples. Prepaid only ; Singles :$25. Couples $40. Children under 12 FREE. Same class offered Sat/ Sunday Feb 2-3-2019. PBC Location TBA. Same class Sat and Sun. RSVP/Info: farmertone16@ Limited seating. Rain or shine. By

invitation only. No walk ins. Psychic Vision Board Party with Donna Kuebler - At the party, Donna will expertly guide you as you create this map of your future based on her readings for your coming year! She will provide you with your own personal destiny numbers so that you can consciously align with what already is. You will need to bring scissors and some magazines for your masterpiece! 1-3PM Cost $35 and $30 by 2/1 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3 Unlocking the Crystal Heart Trinity-Hiddenite, Kunzite, & Morganite w/Omi Come join Omi Spirit in an intimate workshop about 1-3PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/2 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Challenge yourself to a good long hike (around 7 to 12 miles) in JDSP. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the front gate. Bring lots of water. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate. The Call of Soul - This free book discussion meets the first Sunday of each month at 11am, and explores how to find spiritual freedom in this lifetime. The Call of Soul, written by Harold Klemp, provides spiritual exercises, dream techniques, Soul Travel experiences and in depth discussion to help you open wide the door to the most secret part of yourself; that YOU are Soul, a Light of God. The infinite world of God’s love for you translates into every event, relationship, and moment of your life and will lead you to whatever you seek to understand. The discussion group will meet at the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Call (561) 434-2003 or go to for directions and more details on this class. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit or find us on Facebook.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 M O N T H LY C H A P T E R M E E T I N G , Okeeheelee Nature Center 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Meet up with your fellow hikers and socialize before the meeting inside the Okeeheelee Nature Center. Refreshments at 7:00 p.m. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Roy Moore, 561-422-2189. Public/Leisure. Developing Your Spiritual Gifts With Rev. Justin Terry from 7 - 9pm - 6 Week Discovery

and Development Class Mondays, February 4 – March 25 at 7PM Teachings Will Focus On: Working with the Aura, Spiritual Protection, Control of Thought Forms, Chakras, Meditation and Concentration, Channeling Healing, Nature of God, Mental Telepathy, Tapping into your Spiritual Strengths, and Connecting with your Higher Self, Guides and Teachers. Class Will Also Be Taught Live Online (Must Have a Facebook Account) Cost $130 See website for more details. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM Acupuncture Happy Hour - Mondays 12-1pm at Agape Healing Arts, Tequesta, FL. Making Acupuncture accessible to everyone. Sliding payment scale $25 - $50 Drs. Keith and Bella insert 5 ear acupuncture points for 30 mins. Detox. By appointment only. Mindful Mondays at Sacred Treehouse - Delray Bch. Start your week off right with gentle yoga and beginner-friendly meditation (no experience needed!). Mornings beginning at 8:45 am and evenings beginning at 5:30 pm. $35 for both classes. For more info, visit or call us at (561) 303-1185. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 Healing with Peruvian Super Foods - 6p-7p Daniela Velarde is the owner and founder of Inca Living; a company that is dedicated and proud to be bringing the finest quality superfoods directly from Peru. In this lecture, you will learn: 1. What are Peruvian superfoods and their health benefits 2. How to make a tasty salad dressing, refreshing drink, and healthy dessert. At Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 6-7pm, foundation form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED, 6-7:40pm, Yang’s family tai chi forms training with martial art applications. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and happiness. Proven to improve fitness, health, balance and longevity. Personally taught by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China’s Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton.; Call/text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 2/4 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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 visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar 8-9pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services - Start a New Career - Earn $75-$150 an Hour - FREE Registration online at 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 Certification class schedules starting February 9th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at Eye Yoga/Brain Games - Delray Bch. 6 - 7:30 pm. Improve your vision and reduce stress at the same time! Learn natural and easy eye-brain exercises that release visual and mental stress, especially from prolonged staring at screens. How you see is a reflection of how you think! 4-week workshop, $220. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. Wednesday nights Feb. 6th– March 13th 6-9pm “SoulCollage® Discovery Course” 6 week Wednesday night series begins. Each week learn a different aspect of this intuitive collage process that combines creativity, personal growth and spirituality. In SoulCollage® we use images from magazines to create a personal deck of collaged cards that speak to our All supplies included, if you can use scissors and glue this process is for you! Drop in by the week or sign up for the whole series and receive a “swag bag” of SoulCollage supplies to take home! Learn more at, Lake Worth location 904-377-3500. QIGONG - 6:30PM-7:30PM - $15 - EVERY WEDNESDAY - Taught by DR. V this class will cultivate and balance your life force, improve your health, balance your energy, and deepen your awareness. Dr. Laura Varga is certified by The Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School. JUST BREATHE WELLNESS STUDIO 350 Celestial Way Juno Beach Fl 33408 Call 919-518-4788 to register and for more info visit

Sedona Retreat 2019 April 27 - May 4

with Maya Malay, MA Join this adventure in mystical Sedona and it’s breathtaking beauty!

February events with Maya

Rebirthing; Conscious-breathing Thursday, Feb.7 • 6:30-8:30pm Sacred Flower Spa, WPB

Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation Thursday, Feb.14 • 7:00-8:15pm First Congregational Church, LW February Morning Meditation Retreat Saturday, Feb. 16 • 10-12:30pm WPB

Creating Love That Lasts Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 6:30- 8:30pm Jamar Enlightenment Center, NPB

For information and reservations:

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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 visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Better Living with Archangel Energy with Mary Ellen Join Mary Ellen Collins to learn how to tap into archangel energy for a happier, healthier life. 6:30-8:30PM Cost is $35 or $30 by 2/5 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. February 2019


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7 Rebirthing & Conscious-breathing with Maya Malay, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Sacred Flower Spa, WPB For info and reservations: 561-832-0224 website: Lotus Mind Art of Divorce Workshop - 7 pm - 9 pm. $195. A four-session workshop designed for parents who are separated or divorced, and want to use the experience of divorce to become a better stronger person and parent. Facilitated by a mental health counselor and expressive arts therapist, this workshop takes a creative approach to self-discovery and teaches skills that will help stop negative patterns. Must pre-register for all four sessions. To register or for more information call: 954-449-5335, email or visit - Sheva Ganz, Boca Raton Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Experience Healing Energy of Bio-Intrinsic Resonant Energy w/ Edd Edwards Here’s your chance to experience what it’s like to work with a remarkable energy healer! Learn how many medical institutions, physicians and research facilities are working with and studying Edd to understand why he is so effective in rapidly relieving pain and initiating “unexplainable” healings. 7-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 2/6 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS 10-11am, foundation form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED, 10-11:40am, Yang’s family tai chi forms with martial art applications. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, very conducive to learning and happiness. Personally taught by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China’s Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan,. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton.; Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Happy Qigong/Chi Kung: 11:45am-12:45pm, 5-Element Qigong practice according to the season, then 1 of 3 Qigong forms of standing and moving movements, healing sounds for organs, and end with a short 3 Dantian (Elixir Field - Energy Center) meditation or moving meditation. Lovingly led personally by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, Int’l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St.

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Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. Call or text 561-866-0852 for details or to reserve.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 The 5 Love Languages w/Jamar Are you getting enough of the “right love”? Do you know how to speak in your significant other’s love language? Can you reach family, children and friends at a level that they respond to? Join us for an illuminating afternoon with Jamar exploring Dr. Gary Chapman’s bestselling book, The Five Love Languages. The evening will involve experiential exercises so it would be helpful to bring someone to work with whether it is a significant other, spouse, friend, parent, brother, sister or a child over the age of 10. The Five Love Languages are: WORDS OF AFFIRMATION, PHYSICAL TOUCH, GIFTS, ACTS OF SERVICE AND QUALITY TIME. 7-9PM Cost is $40 or $35 by 2/7 or $70 or $60 per couple by 2/7 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Join Lori LIVE in her gifted events every second Friday of the month, 7pm - 10pm. At The Unity Church In The Gardens, 550 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL - FREE ~ Love Offering! Heal and Transform THE ROOT CAUSE OF ANY Disease: Mental, Emotional, and/or Physical for People and Animals... Receive Spiritual Guidance, Support & Assistance from Divine Source Consciousness, Angels, Ascended Masters, Loved Ones; Get Potent LIVE Transformational Sacred Energy Healing, Sacred Key Code Activations & Dormant DNA Activations with International Spiritual Teacher, Intuitive, Channel, Healer, Ascension Guide, Animal Communicator, Lori Spagna. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 1-4PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Eye Yoga/Brain Games - Delray Bch. 6 - 7:30 pm. Improve your vision and reduce stress at the same time! Learn natural and easy eye-brain exercises that release visual and mental stress, especially from prolonged staring at screens. How you see is a reflection of how you think! 4-week workshop, $220. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. 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 visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 City of West Palm Beach’s first public Vision Zero event, the Vision Zero Community Safety Fair. The event will take place from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. along Flagler Drive (north and south traffic lanes will be closed to vehicle traffic from Fern St. to Banyan Blvd.) People of all ages are encouraged to attend the FREE and interactive fair, which aims to make the streets of West Palm Beach safer through engineering, education and enforcement., visit, call 561-822-2222, or email Tara Applebaum at For all City of West Palm Beach news and updates, follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Professional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot-Hand-Face-Ear) (18 days), Feb 9-10, 16-18, March 16-19, Apr 27-29, May 18-20, June 22-24 (All days 9am-6pm). 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. Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at html Call 561-272-1220, email: 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 at 11am, 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 You


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can learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog. org/sound-of-soul/ Minds in Motion: Stretching and Energy Class w/Diana Sweeten MA. Stretching and Releasing. Healing and Growth. Inhaling and Exhaling. This gentle yet powerful class helps remove emotional blocks to open a space for renewal and healing. We will be working on the floor with pillows, mats, and yoga balls expanding our minds and bodies in unison10-12PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/8 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Private Energy Healing Sessions w/Edd Edwards Here’s your chance to experience what it’s like to work with a remarkable energy healer! Experience first-hand how Edd acts as a catalyst to activate the healing mechanisms in your body to remove pain & initiate healing. . 11-3PM Cost $45 for 15 Min To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Laura Norman 2-Day Intro to Foot and Hand Reflexology, (Sat-Sun - 9am-6pm, February 9-10 - 16 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot and Hand Reflexology. Continue on with our Professional Reflexology Certification Training classes starting February 16 (see ad in this issue for details.) Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Boynton Beach. Register online at www.lauranorman. com - Call 561-272-1220, email Eye Yoga/Brain Games - Delray Bch. 6 - 7:30 pm. Improve your vision and reduce stress at the same time! Learn natural and easy eye-brain exercises that release visual and mental stress, especially from prolonged staring at screens. How you see is a reflection of how you think! 4-week workshop, $220. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. Gamma Breath and Healing with Jodi Neering from 4 - 5:30pm (Afternoon Class) Experience a profound activation of all regions of the brain, simply with the power of breath. During the guided meditation and breath work journey, you’ll focus on simple breath patterns which provide access to expanded consciousness and deep peace. addictive behaviors. A powerful breath sequence changes the chemistry in the brain ... Bring a yoga mat and water, with optional pillow and blanket. Pre-registration is highly suggested, but NOT required. $20 Cash or Check Only At The Door (You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online). THIS CLASS WILL ALSO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd FROM 4PM – 5:30PM (Afternoon Class) See website for more details. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM Learn Sprouting/Transplanting/Plant Propagation and more..Theory and Hands on. February 9 and 10. Learn Basics on Sprouting / Propa-

gation from seeds-seedlings-cuttings -sprouting. Learn seed harvesting and how to source and differentiate between GMO/Organic/Heirloom seeds and much more ..Prepaid Adults:Singles $25.Couples $40 .Children under 12 FREE.Take home Organic Moringa tree :Specials $10 .Free seeds/seedlings/cuttings EXCHANGE( GIVE and TAKE /Barter) RSVP/Info: Tony Dagher @ PBC Location TBA .Same class offered Sat/Sun Feb 9-10.No walk ins. Limited seating .Rain or shine. By invitation only

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10 ESSENTIAL OILS LOVE WORKSHOP 3:00-5:00pm $35 (pre-reg) $40 (at the door) During this 2 hour class you will learn natural remedies for first-aid and common ailments, self-care & household cleaning. JUST BREATHE WELLNESS STUDIO 350 Celestial Way Juno Beach Fl 33408 Call 561-951-1904 to register or for more info, visit ANGELS, SAINTS, AND THE GEMSTONE KINGDOM: CRYSTALS & HEAVENLY VIBRATIONS TO LIGHT YOUR SOUL’S PATH AND PURPOSE with Margaret Ann Lembo. During this event, you will learn about the matching crystal vibrations for saints, angels, and the heavenly realm. As you understand how angels, saints, and the heavenly realm have offered help to improve humanity you will gain a connection with the Divine to light your way to your soul’s path and purpose.. We will also connect with select archangels, like Michael, Metatron, and Uriel and select saints like St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, and Mary Magdalene (to name just a few). Learn the matching crystals to amplify your connection to your higher self. To conclude the event, experience a guided imagery meditation to meet with Archangel Michael. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $47 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 20. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www., 561-369-2836 Music at St. Paul’s presents Russian baritone Anton Belov with pianist Milana Strezeva at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. 561-278-6003 Presented at 3pm (pre-concert lecture with Dr. Paul Cienniwa at 2:30pm) Music at St. Paul’s continues its 31st season with a concert titled, “A Poet’s Love and Songs of the Night.” Featuring Russian baritone Anton Belov with Moldovan pianist At 2:30pm, Dr. Paul Cienniwa will give a pre-concert lecture. Tickets for the concert are $20 (18 and under are FREE) and are only available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 31st Season, visit

“SoulCollage® Discovery Course” Feb. 6th– March 13th

Wednesday Nights 6-9pm 6 week Wednesday night series begins. Each week learn a different aspect of this intuitive collage process that combines creativity, personal growth and spirituality. In SoulCollage® we use images from magazines to create a personal deck of collaged cards that speak to our soul. We use the cards to do readings for ourselves that help us on our life’s journey, and to access our own deep inner wisdom. No previous art making experience is required. All supplies included, if you can use scissors and glue this process is for you! Drop in by the week or sign up for the whole series and receive a “swag bag” of SoulCollage supplies to take home! Learn more at Lake Worth location


BIRD WALK GREEN CAY WETLANDS, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL. Join Paul for a leisurely bird walk. 7am. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Paul Cummings, 561-5964423. Public/Leisure.

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All Message Worship Service with Rev. Justin Terry @ 7PM - Nationally known clairvoyant medium with United Metaphysical Churches. Everyone receives a message via the billet platform. Event held in the Sanctuary. $20 Members/$30 Non-Members (Max 25 people) *This event requires pre-registration due to Max of 25 people. No Walk-Ins. No Entry once doors are locked. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) ^Membership Fees Must be current for 2019 to get Member pricing. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM-2PM Personal Readings via Skype w/James Wan-

less Ph.D. James is the creator of VOYAGER TAROT, the best-selling deck of intuition cards that is the roadmap for the 21st century and psychology of success. Dr. Wanless has trained and certified thousands of people how to use Voyager for personal empowerment, business strategizing, decision-making, and relationships. . 12-6PM Cost 30 min/$80, 60 min/$150 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Manifesting Magnetic Me! w/Omi Spirit Who are you attracting? Why do you attract the people you do? What kind of magnet are you? Your vibe, whether positive or negative, is attracting your tribe. In this workshop, Omi will guide you towards understanding the em-

pathetic you, and teach you how to manifest the love you want in your life. 12-2PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/9 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 11 Mindful Mondays at Sacred Treehouse - Delray Bch. Start your week off right with gentle yoga and beginner-friendly meditation (no experience needed!). Mornings beginning at 8:45 am and evenings beginning at 5:30 pm. $35 for both classes. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Kristen Bomas Presents “A Conversation: Coping One Year After MSD Tragedy” A conversation where parents, teachers, children and the community can: address emotions and those of the children; understand the tragedy without living in fear and avoidance; talk with the children about the tragedy, their feelings and healing; and finally get answers to your questions. From 6:00 to 8:00 PM Boca Raton Children’s Museum RSVP: Benefiting the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation. Donations at the door RSVP by calling (954) 725-7200.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12 Mindful Business Owners Coffee - Delray Bch. 8:30 - 10 am. Join the Mindful Business Owners Group at Sacred Treehouse for a monthly coffee and networking. Meet like-minded professionals that share your visions, learn from each other, and make valuable connections. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. 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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Love Centered 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.. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 2/11 To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.


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Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation - 7:00 - 8:15 PM at First Congregational Church, Lake Worth. For info and reservations: 561-832-0224 ; ; website: www.MayaMalay. com- Lotus Mind Valentine’s Day Special - Learning How to Attract the Love I Desire w/Diana Sweeten MA. Come enjoy Valentines Evening with a fun and deep exploration of love. How we get it, why we block it, and how to change our energy patterns so that we match the frequency of our desires. 7-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/13 To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 5 week class series begins Soul Lab: Body Prismatic Intuitive Painting + Gentle Yoga 2:15PM -5:00pm - In this 5 week series we explore the relationship between mind-body-soul and creativity. Each session begins with 45 minutes of guided gentle yoga — we will find our creative pulse, and impulse, within the body and then shift into an Intuitive Painting process called “Body Prismatic”. Choosing power poses and tracing our shadows, we outline our forms onto life-size paper. This outline gives you a compelling place to start your creative journey. Lake Worth www. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 1-4PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Love Your Life - Vision Board Experience - Delray Bch. 12 - 2:30 pm. This 2.5 hour, life-changing class combines spiritual law, the science behind the law of attraction, spiritual coaching, a guided visioning exercise and creative art. Participants will use this time to a create a vision board on people, places, and things that raise their vibration or on a specific goal that is important to them. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185.

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Trail Assn.: Fred Davis, (preferred!), 561-585-6386. Public/Strenuous

Psychic Fair at UMC in Lake Worth from 10AM – 4PM. Workshops, Free Educational Lectures, and of course Psychic Readings! Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for our Psychic Fair. Reservations are not required. Readings are available. $20 per 15 Minute Reading (cash, checks or credit cards). We also have Vendor Tables, Practicing Student Reader Tables, plus much more. Love donations accepted. See our website for more details on this as well as our other monthly Fundraisers. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.

Learn Basics on Growing/Using:Tropical fruits/veggies/herbs/spices .Theory and hands on.February 16 and 17-2019 - Learn basics on growing /using tropical edibles (Culinary/Medicinal ) , from scratch and $ave! FREE EDIBLE PLANTS Exchange for your own edible plants. Get your hands dirty : Pay for play to Make and Take home edible tropical plants from seedlings/ cuttings in containers. Prepaid Adults Singles $25 Couples $40 .Children Under 12 FREE.RSVP/ class Sat/ Sunday Feb 16-17. PBC location TBA. No walk ins. Rain or shine. By invitation only. Limited seating.

Women’s Self-Love Mini Retreat - Delray Bch. 10 - 2:30 pm. Ladies, give yourself the gift of lovingkindness during this month of love! Join Dr. Nicole for heart-opening meditation and yoga, along with discussion, at Nourish: A Women’s Retreat. A light lunch will be served. Beginner yoginis welcome! $95. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185.


Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics. Omi Spirit – Psychic/ Intuitive/Medium 12-5PM Mary Ellen Collins – Crystal and Tarot Card Reader 12-5PM Donna Kuebler – Energy Healing 12-5PM Karyn Finley Thompson - Angel Card Reader and Healer 125PM 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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 02/16 THRU- 2/21/21 OCEAN TO LAKE HIKING TRAIL BACKPACKING EVENT. This annual six-day, 62-mile backpacking event is a strenuous activity and for experienced backpackers only. Walk from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean. This hike is limited to 25 hikers due to campsite restrictions. Contact Florida

Recognizing the Divine in Every Area of Your Life - The ECK Light and Sound Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It is held every third Sunday of each month 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 ecankarinpalmbeach for more info call (561) 4342003. For info about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit or find us on Facebook. Angelic Vibrations of LOVE w/Karen Truhon, RN ThetaHealer(R) Come & enhance the Vibration of LOVE within & around you. Karen Truhon will share how to connect to the Archangels of LOVE & how to invoke their presence. Brining Harmony & Love into your life.. Yoga Mats, pillow, chairs provided. 3-5PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/16 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Intro to Loving Transformational Breath w/ Jamar Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns, clear the subconscious and connect more fully with one’s Higher Self. Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 2/14 To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 February Morning Meditation Retreat from 10 – 12:30 WPB For info and reservations: 561February 2019


MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 Mindful Mondays at Sacred Treehouse - Delray Bch. Start your week off right with gentle yoga and beginner-friendly meditation (no experience needed!). Mornings beginning at 8:45 am and evenings beginning at 5:30 pm. $35 for both classes. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Yoga for Beginner’s Series w/Jamar (6Wks) Designed as a complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience.. 7-8:30PM Cost $115 or $99 by 2/17 or drop-in fee $20 per class To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19 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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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 $45 or $40 by 2/18 To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20 Creating Love That Lasts from 6:30- 8:30 at Jamar Enlightenment Center, NPB. For info and reservations: 561-832-0224 mayamalay@aol. com website: Lotus Mind

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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Creating Love That Lasts w/Maya Malay Creating fulfilling, conscious & loving relationships can be exciting and tremendously rewarding. In this workshop you’ll be provided with the necessary tools and understanding to attract, create and maintain long lasting relationships. Learn how to work with and transform obstacles and difficulties that are detrimental to the success of a relationship. When approached correctly, adversity becomes a stepping stone to greater love, harmony, trust, safety and intimacy. Whether you are single or involved, this course will prove beneficial to you, your partner and all your relationships. 6:308:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/19 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Gong Bath w/David Leclerc A Gong Bath is a rhythmic sound meditation that bathes you in music, explores a wide range of frequencies using several gongs and several other tonal percussive instruments.Gongs create voices that communicate on an astral level and reach deep within the heart & soul of being. Like the wind & the waves of nature, the gongs create a pulsating energized atmosphere and restores balance where true healing evolves. 7-8:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 2/20. To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler –

1-4PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Trance Circle -Guides & Teachers with Rev. Justin Terry @ 7PM – Rev. Terry will go into a trance state and bring through your individual Guides & Teachers to communicate directly to you. Rev Terry must meditate on your Guides/ Teachers; no last-minute reservations. Circle is held on the 2nd Floor of Building. $30 Members / $40 Non-Members *This event requires preregistration due to Max of 25 people. No WalkIns. No Entry once doors are locked. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) ^Membership Fees Must be current for 2019 to get Member pricing. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM-2PM 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 visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Seeing Auras w/Jamar Have you ever wondered about auras, the colors, and what they mean? An Aura is an extension of your energy. 7-9PM Cost $40 or $35 by 2/21 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 Strides for Education Beach Bash Dash at Loggerhead Park, Juno Beach Presented by Florida Crystals. 8am registration and packet pickup. 9am 2 mile beach run/walk. 9:30am finisher medals. 10am Chick-Fil-A Breakfast. 10am Fun Zone & Music by Digital Vibez, Free Carnival Games & DJ. Visit CRYSTALS BEYOND BEGINNERS BOOK LAUNCH PARTY with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come celebrate the launch of Margaret Ann’s newest book, Crystals Beyond Beginners: Awaken Your Consciousness with Precious Gifts from the Earth. Enjoy a free lecture and inspirational insights from the author, Margaret Ann Lembo, as well as a book signing. There will be an all-day sale and of course, cake! 11AM – 6PM FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL,, 561-369-2836HIKE ROYAL PALM BEACH PINES, 110 Natures Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL. Joe Rosenberg takes you around 9 miles through this urban Natural Area. Starts promptly, 8 am. Bring plenty of water. Contact: Joe 561-859-1954. Public/Moderate. What’s Hiding in your Energy Field w/Avilone Bailey Join Avilone in exploring how stuck or stored emotions can affect your relationships, health, finances, career and life path. . 12-1:30PM Cost $30 or $25 by 2/22 Privates available same day, after event. To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.


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Learn Basics on Organic Soil Preparation/ Org. Pesticides /Low Maintenance. Theory and hands on - Learn basics of preparing your own home made: org.soil/ pesticides from scratch and $ave!!Low edible garden maintenance made EASY! Take home FREE samples of organic soil/ organic pesticides and experiment. Prepaid Adults Singles 25 Couples $40.Children under 12 FREE. PBC Location TBA. RSVP/Info: farmertone16@ class Sat/Sun Feb 23-24.No Walk In!!Rain or shine. Limited seating.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 WINDING WATERS WALK, 6161 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL. This trail is located on south side of Dyer Road west of Haverhill. Join Alan Collins at 7:30 a.m. Contact Florida Trail Assn.: Alan, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure. Masterful Healing w/Joe Petroski Is life awesome and easy or are you settling for stress or less? Are you happy and thrilled with where you at or are you feeling dull and average? Are you filled with doubt and lack of clarity or feeling on track and inspired? 2-4PM Cost $45 or $40 by 2/23 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25 Pre-pregnancy, Birth and Babies (3 part series) Part 1 (Monday 2/25/19 from 6:30-7:30 pm): “Tips for Healthy Habits Before Conception” Part 2 (Monday 3/4/19 from 6:30-7:30 pm): “Tips for Planning for Birth” Part 3 (Monday 3/11/19 from 6:30-7:30 pm): “Tips for a Thriving Postpartum Time” Presented by Kristin Schwarz, Jaime Hogan, and Susan Winograd. Lectures will be held at Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644. Mindful Mondays at Sacred Treehouse - Delray Bch. Start your week off right with gentle yoga and beginner-friendly meditation (no experience needed!). Mornings beginning at 8:45 am and evenings beginning at 5:30 pm. $35 for both classes. For more info, visit or call (561) 303-1185. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26 How to Interpret Your Dreams - Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 26th 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 more info call (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup. com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For info about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit

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 visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 2/25 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 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 visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Voyager Tarot: The Reading Evolution w/ James Wanless Ph.D. Experience the revolutionary and evolved Voyager Way of Consulting the Cards. For 35 years, Dr. James Wanless has originated, practiced and taught the proactive,“Fortune Creation” unique and contemporary way of interpreting the Cards. “The Voyager Way,” like the iconic Cards themselves, have transformed the ancient oracular tarot into a modern-day strategic intuition tool for living the whole life of being happy, healthy, holy and wealthy for a sustainable, long life. Come meet the Dr. in person! 6-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 2/26 To register or for more info visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 THE POWER OF ONE Free workshop in SelfMotivation at Duncan Conference Center 15820 S. Military Trl., Stahl A, Delray Beach, FL 33484. Call 516-851-2656 www. (See ad in this issue).

Personal Readings/Consultations w/James Wanless Ph.D. James is the creator of VOYAGER TAROT, the best-selling deck of intuition cards that is the roadmap for the 21st century and psychology of success. Dr. Wanless has trained and certified thousands of people how to use Voyager for personal empowerment, business strategizing, decision-making, and relationships. He is the recognized “Master of Tarot” having done one-on-one counseling for over 40 years and author of WAY OF THE GREAT ORACLE and VOYAGER DIY MINDFULNESS PSYCHOLOGY. 11-7PM Cost 30 min/$80, 60 min/$150 To register or for more info visit us at www. or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Mastering Pendulums w/Vicki Rose Vicki Rose will be teaching her interactive pendulum class. These wonderful tools can pick up our subconscious thoughts, so getting a clear and accurate answer can seem tricky or difficult to the beginner, and even to those who have used them for many years. Learn and experience effective basics. And find out when, and when not, to use pendulums, how helpful they can be and much more!! Lots of fun, information and demonstrations! Bring your own pendulum if you wish or purchase one at the Center before class. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 2/27 To register or for more info visit us at or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Your Journey Through the Minor Arcana Numbers, Elements, and Truth - 7pm - 9pm - In this class tarot enthusiasts of all levels of experience will learn simple-yet-profound techniques to remember, understand and interpret the Minor Arcana cards of the tarot. . Feel free to bring a tarot deck (Rider-Waite-Smith or clones of RWS) or we have decks that we can loan. $25 at the door, $20 prepaid up until the day before. To prepay, please visit: dream-angels

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PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT 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. SERVICES PRIVATE TUTOR “You Never Fail Until You Stop Trying!” SAT, ACT, and Chemistry. Call 561-288-0893.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414

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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Discover how to moderate your drinking and enjoy more energy, better sleep, clarity and self esteem. As a Moderation Management group leader, I have meetings every Tuesday 6-7pm. One on One is available in Boynton or Zoom. Enjoy your favorite cocktails guilt free!


Founder, NF SpecialistCenter for Brain, Jupiter 561-744-7616

Get Your Head on Straight. 21 years as a specialist in technologies that improve the brain.WITHOUT MEDICATIONS, helps overcome chronic problems with ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, MEMORY and SLEEP. We deal with cases that often have multiple treatment failures and see consistent improvement. AT CBT we have created comprehensive programs to help the brain work better.


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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.


Dr. Aiva Rozenberga-Drummond, Ph.D Board Certified Life Coach Coaching and 8-week group compassion training/resource building to face life’s challenges; manage caregivers fatigue; motivate healthy lifestyle; transform challenging relationships.

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 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


Counseling for divorced individuals who want to use this transition to do life-changing inner work and learn how to stop repeating negative behavioral patterns.

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

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

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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.


Board Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Family Medicine 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 245 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-994-2007 •

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14545 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, Fl 33484 Phenix Salon Suites Suite 102 Nw Corner Atlantic Ave/ Military 561-767-0371 • “ 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.


Master Holistic Hairstylist and Feng Shui Consultant, and owner of: Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar 561-891-7527 • 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!


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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!

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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.


Dr. Iqbal Nazir, M.S, D.Pharm, D.H.S. Licensed Lab Medicine Practitioner 954-226-3652 Natural cure in homeopathy of the most diseases and symptoms. No side effects. Call Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Specialist, for an appointment.

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

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.


Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention 200 Lindell Blvd., Suite 914 Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.243.8783 • DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine – Primary Medical Care and Holistic Wellness. Experienced, compassionate, positive results. Acute and chronic illness treated. Diagnostic testing/consultation in office. Insured and uninsured Primary Care services. Holistic Health Extended services: Health improvement guidance; Hormone, adrenal, thyroid balancing, anti-aging; Stress reduction (weekly classes Wed. 6PM); Nutrition and weight, Health coaching; Vitamin and skin therapies; Home and virtual visits. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. online appointment requests and inquiries


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INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST JANE GRAY FORD 561-827-3319 • 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.

LIFE COACH MICHELE LANDERS & ASSOCIATES Board Certified Life Coach Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Numerologist Author of The Tao of Numbers and The Year of Living Miraculously Email: 954-444-6955

What Do YOU Really Want in Your Life? Confused about what you want? Unemployed - in transitionfacing layoff? Do you want to experience a more meaningful life? Whether you’re stuck in a rut, fearful of the economic situation, going through a transition or just trying to figure out what you want Michele Landers will help you to discover your talents and what you truly want and assist you in getting past the illusion of fear and confusion. Coaching is a valuable process that can produce dramatic results in a short period of time.


Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 Laura created Life Wellness CoachingSM to empower you to: • Release old programs that no longer serve you • Be balanced and stronger • Get clear about your goals • Think and speak affirmatively • Focus your inspirations about relationships career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Embrace and manifest your dreams • Love your life! Experience a unique blend of tools for your mind, bodyand 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 ReflexologySM Let us help you live an inspired life!


FL Lic#MA6733 Advanced Lymphatic Therapy™ The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd.,Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 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.


4187 Main Street Jupiter BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 561-818-823 Massage Relaxation of mind & body Release of muscle tension Calming of the senses Healing from within Bodywork Reflexology Reiki Stretch / Table Thai Specializing in: Therapeutic massage, which is a blended based on clients needs, Swedish, Deep, Reiki, and Reflex modalities.

MEDITATION SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY 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.

MIDWIFE MICHELLE CERAMI LM CPM 561.501.0985 East Coast Midwifery

Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife providing holistic traditional midwifery services including home birth, birthing center, water birth, doula support, placenta services, peristeam hydrotherapy, birth tub rentals. We trust in women’s ability to birth.


FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 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 Ortho-Bionomy, 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 Visit world-renowned expert Laura Norman and her experienced associates and enjoy private sessions in Holistic Reflexology, Life Wellness CoachingSM and Therapeutic Massage to reduce 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 and a colorful, foot-shaped pillow with Laura’s Reflexology foot map, 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, Life Wellness & Massage Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Let us help you live an inspired life!


LMT, Reiki Master/Teacher Integrated Therapies 561-271-2651 / 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.


Shamanic Healing for Humans & Horses Alaina Reed 954-645-0028


Kristin Schwarz 561-951-0404 • 877-315-7226 Ext. 447 Kristin@ Radiation Free Cancer & Inflammation Screening. Locations in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Injury documentation, determine origination of pain, evaluate nerve pathology, and monitor progress of current treatments.

Shamanic energy healing works to relieve ourselves from pain and suffering of past trauma, programming and wounds. Sessions may include illumination, extractions, space clearings, and soul retrievals.

SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836

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


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


Daily Classes,Unique Gift shop & Free Organic tea Tasting 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL Jolie DeMarco / 561-901-5808 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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370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 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:

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Sedation Dentistry

by Dr. Yolanda Cintron


ave you known someone with a dental need and they are avoiding it? Postponing dental care? In 2018 we were able to help so many very sick people and we thank God for His healing power. These patients were able to overcome their fears and objections and have a breakthrough. It saddens me when a patient is referred by a well-intentioned healthcare provider and the patient wants to get well, needs to get well, but they have had a bad experience or a phobia and they cancel their appointment because of fear. A patient of mine named Betty was diagnosed with breast cancer years ago and was treated successfully, but unfortunately, it spread to her bones a few years later. Her doctor had advised her to treat her dental needs first but she canceled her appointment and received her cancer treatment first and then came to see us—but it was too late. In her confusion and overwhelmed state, she did not follow the order of treatment that was going to give her the best outcome. Unfortunately, I was not able to render treatment to Betty because her cancer treatment would not allow her bone to heal and she would get osteonecrosis of her jawbone. Betty left devastated. Like Betty, we have other patients with prostate cancer, Hashimoto’s, MS, ADD, Alzheimer’s, ALS, autoimmune disorders, kidney disease, UTIs, candida, gut and intestinal dysbiosis. Thyroid, neurological conditions, depression, bad breath, respiratory problems, lung disease, heart disease, and all these health issues do not allow our bodies to heal successfully because if the oral biofilm is sick then the gut flora is out of balance. Remember, digestion starts in your mouth. Don’t be afraid to

get the work done; with sedation dentistry it is gentle, easy and safe. One case that made me very sad was a 49-year-old patient with a mouth full of mercury amalgam fillings. Her chief complaint was that her levels of mercury were very high on her tri-test for heavy metals and she felt she was losing her mind and could not remember anything. This was affecting her professional life and she was very depressed; as we were talking, it was obvious she was asking the same questions without recollection of what was discussed ten minutes prior. Further testing proved dementia. Doctors like Dr. Perlmutter, specializing in the connection between diet and brain health, are urging patients to remove mercury amalgam fillings before doing a detox to avoid further damage to the brain by neurotoxic heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, etc. It is important for you to take action in the proper order and in 2019 get your health in order in your mouth with a dental revision. First, your gums, bone and teeth have to be infection-free, caryfree, mercury-free, heavy metals-free and root canals must be revised (see We live in an amazing time—the 21st century—with technologies and treatment therapies that can address most fears. In our practice, we have heard it all and have developed strategies to honor and address the challenges. For each fear, there is a way to help you overcome it. One of our strategies is using sedation dentistry at different

levels; after your consult, we can determine what strategy is best for you. We have been doing sedation dentistry for over 21 years. Ninetynine percent of dental appointments broken are due to fear. Most people don’t want to acknowledge this and make an excuse. Maybe they are afraid of losing control or post-op pain. But there are things you can do to avoid that successfully. We want to help you achieve your goals not only in dental and physical health but emotional health as you overcome what’s holding you back from getting healthy. Sometimes, you find time for a vacation before you find time to get a tooth out or a dental infection taken care of. But being like an ostrich and putting your head in the sand is only going to make it worse. So make 2019 a year of courage and resolution; remember, we can sedate you and make the experience (un)forgettable. For more information or to book an appointment, call 954-938-4599 or visit We will take care of your needs and get you healthy again—pain free! Upcoming event: Join us from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 16, at Life Extension Wellness Center, in Fort Lauderdale, for a lecture on the latest cutting-edge treatments in the biological medical and dental world that can change your life. For more information and to RSVP, call 954-938-4599 or visit

Love, Dr. Yolie

Advertorial ~ International Center for Dental Excellence 2021 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 208, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 • 954.938.4599 February 2019


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