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Contents

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

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30 LIVING LONG & WELL Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth

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34 GREEN THERAPY

Ecopsychology and the Nature Cure

36 BILL MOYERS

On Covering Climate Now

38 NATURAL HEALING FOR HANDS

Getting a Grip on Pain

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40 GUT CHECK

Feeding the Immune System

42 WHEN WORKOUTS DON’T WORK

Why Less Is Sometimes More

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Deciding What We Really Want

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS

Teachers Prep Kids for the Future

48 WHEN OLDER PETS GET QUIRKY

Dealing With Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

DEPARTMENTS 8 news briefs 24 health briefs 26 global briefs 34 green living 38 healing ways 40 conscious

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42 fit body 44 inspiration 46 healthy kids 48 natural pet 52 calendar 61 classifieds 62 resource guide January 2020

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news briefs HIGH VIBE CRYSTAL HEALING- Crystal Frequencies and Body Layouts That Will Rock Your World!

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olie DeMarco is an spiritual lifestyle expert- in all things Metaphysical. She’s an inspirational speaker, author, professional grounded intuitive and renowned Crystal Healer. Some call her a “Crystal Junkie.” She is an extraordinarily gifted Clairvoyant channel, Medium, Reiki Master and Master Meditation teacher. Jolie says and I quote her; “I am just a conduit of messages and healing vibrations- I want to learn, teach and share all I have been taught by guides that come from the light. I want everyone to be happy & whole.” Jolie founded My Flora Aura, a Mindful Meditation Center & Metaphysical retail space, as well as the additional location called Crystal Junkie™. The spaces are enchanted. Jolie explains, “I wanted to create a space where people can feel chillaxed- let go and notice happiness.” I wanted to share the Crystal Meditation Center & Gem Garden to promote healthy hangouts.” She based these places on her therapeutic Crystal Healing system for people to learn and relax. Her crystal systems are for natural holistic Healing Crystal Grids that are for everyone to utilize and for all levels of users. These grids are used to advance, release or adjust a person’s body- for instilling optimal wellness by changing a persons’ lower frequencies to higher happier frequencies -and included some crystal body layout grids just for fun! High Vibe Crystal Healing-

Crystal Frequencies and Body Layouts That Will Rock Your World! Is her worldwide book by Llewellyn publishingit can be purchased on Barnes and Noble. Her book includes 26 Crystal body layouts, 22 essential oils and 66 Supersonic Crystals! Full details how to make a grid yourself or add it to your existing healing practices. From calming ADHD to Chakra Alignments, Self-Exorcisms, Finding Like-minded Love, Connecting with Spirits and Guides, as for Advancement of a Human Soul on Earth. You’ll love the information! Jolie is highly sought after for her abilities to channel spiritual messages for personal readings. She shares accurate intuitive knowledge & empathic body readings supporting her clients’ highest good and empowering them to live a “high vibe” lifestyle through the vast and unique array of alternative healing modalities she offers. Jolie has been featured on two episodes of TLC TV “I am JAZZ” show in 2019, Positively Positive, Today’s Yoga, Holistic Therapist, Palm Beach Woman, Boca Raton magazine, Natural Awakenings, Spirit Seeker, worldwide radio shows and more. Jolie also worked for our president Mr. Donald Trump! She has presented at Lead with Love in Aspen alongside notable luminaries including Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson. JolieDeMarco.com CrystalJunkie.com

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Age-Defying Habits Plus: Healthy Immune System

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Cardiovascular Health Plus: Regenerative Medicine

PLANT-BASED NUTRITION ISSUE

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Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet Plus: CBD

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WOMEN’S WELLNESS ISSUE

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Autoimmune Breakthroughs Plus: Protein & Collagen Connection

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Inspired Lifestyle Travel Plus: Brain Health

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

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his year give yourself a helping hand and sign-up for a series of Lymphatic Drainage Treatments. A series of treatments will help you reduce Holiday weight gain and you will feel better as you begin the New Year! The holidays have come and gone and we are all now focused on how we are going to maintain the commitments we made at the onset of the New Year. Ultimately we usually focus on things like losing more weight and exercising more. These are good objectives to begin the year. Lymph Drainage has long been a beauty industry secret here in the U.S., but now the merits of the treatment are being more widely recognized and incorporated into detox/beauty and weight loss treatments around the country The Health and Beauty Standard in Europe is coming of age in the U.S. Lymphatic Drainage treatments are

utilized by those who want to maintain a healthy immune system, optimum tissue health, immaculate glowing skin, reduction of puffy eyes and reducing the appearance cellulite. This light touch skin technique works to enhance the ability of the lymphatic vessels to cleanse your tissues and organs. The gentle movements performed by the specially trained practitioners are very specific and effective at increasing the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body’s tissues. This treatment is very gentle, relaxing and may put you to sleep. You will notice your skin to be glowing and healthy. Manual Lymph Drainage is also widely used as a therapeutic medical treatment to: Reduce edema/lymphedema, facilitate post surgical recoveries, reduce swelling, refine scars, improve peristalsis of the colon and aid in the removal of waste

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

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1/12 BIRD WALK AT WAKODAHATCHEE. 13270 Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33446. Meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot for an early morning bird walk. For additional information call Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure. 1/18 LOXAHATCHEE SLOUGH. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Loxahatchee Slough Natural area parking lot located on Beeline Hwy approximately 1 mile west of the PGA Blvd. traffic signal. A moderately easy 5 to 6 mile loop hike from the trailhead to the Observation Tower continuing on a portion of the Ocean to Lake Hiking trail(OTLH) then returning to the parking lot. Bring water. contact: Bea Rogers 561-644-0777 Public/Leisure 1/18-21 CITRUS TRAIL LOOP: ADVANCED BACKPACKING EVENT. RSVP required. Trail leader Ryan takes experienced packers on a three night backpacking trip. Contact Ryan: 904-891-4479 for instructions, to answer questions, and to reserve your spot (which fill quickly!). Public/Moderate to Strenuous. 1/19 PONDHAWK NATURAL AREA WALK, 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton Attn. south county hikers. The Pondhawk wildlife restoration natural area is located in Boca Raton. Meeting in the Spanish River Library lot, the Hike starts at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure. 1/25 ARTHUR MARSHALL WILDLIFE PRESERVE Join Amy on an 9 - 12 mile hike in Arthur Marshall located in west Boynton Beach on 441 / State Road 7. This is a 147,392-acre wildlife sanctuary is located in Palm Beach County, Florida. We will hike through historic Everglades wetland ecosystem. Call Amy Evans, 561-289-5551 1/26 OKEEHEELEE PARK WALK. 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Paul leads a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South, central Parking lot. 7:30 a.m. For additional information call Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.


START YOUR NEW YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT! elcome to 2020! A new cycle begins, and with it the opportunity to take stock and make conscious choices – a great time to be healthier, happier…and a time to grow. As Alan Cohen says in his wonderful book, A Deep Breath of Life, “We can transform our lives by changing the way we think about possibilities. We are prone to picture our future as an extension of our past. But we have no guarantee at all that our future will be anything like our past… Just when you think you know it all, life comes along and says, ‘Here, let me show you a bigger universe!’” How can you make your New Year’s resolutions more than just another dust-gathering To Do list? Review your accomplishments during the past year. What did you create? How did you help someone? What did you learn? Did you try something new? Open yourself to the universe of new possibilities. What would you like to do more of, be better at and experience for the first time? Consider some lifestyle changes that might allow you to spend more time with people you love. Would you like to make new friends? What kinds of activities are you interested in that can help? Maybe you’ve been considering a new career. Do you need education or training to take the

next step? Can you create a new opportunity for yourself or someone else? How can you unleash your creativity and live life more abundantly? What would bring more fun, joy and a sense of fulfillment into your life? Are you looking for a new hobby or a new sport? Are you ready to start a family? Have you discovered your passion and are you pursuing it? How can you find and follow your bliss? Take care of yourself first. This may be the time to take up meditation—or commit to a regular practice. If you’re facing challenges and desire support, maybe it’s time to find a spiritual community, support group or life coach—or to check out that therapist your friend has been raving about. Lots of us could do better in terms of healthy eating, exercise, getting enough sleep and other forms of self-care. Whether it’s a daily walk, a yoga class, or ballroom dancing, now is the time to start! “Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball Another way to feel great - incorporate reflexology into your wellness practices. Reflexology sessions improve focus, increase energy and promote better health and a deep sense of well being. Learn simple reflexology routines that you can

do yourself from my book, Feet First. Take a reflexology course and start a whole new career to help others feel as good as you do! How can you get started on the right foot? Just follow the three P’s: Prioritize! Focus on one or two resolutions. As you make progress with those, consider incorporating more changes. Plan! Identify the steps you will take to make a resolution part of your life. If you’ve resolved to finally write that book, have you created a quiet space where you can write? How much time will you set aside each day for writing? Will you start with an outline or do research first? Perform! Take it step-by-step. Just do it - put you plan into action and you will expand your life, your joy and your world! Happy New Year! Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting January 19th. Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products available.Instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220

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oin Audubon Everglades on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, when Florida Audubon EagleWatch Project Manager Shawnlei Breeding will be the featured speaker at their monthly lecture program. Shawnlei Breeding spent many years as an administrator before pursuing her dream of working with animals. She came to Audubon from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where she was a Bird Keeper at their Avian Shawnlei Breeding with Bald Eagle Research Center. She has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and an M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Central Florida. Her expertise and experience have led to many activities, including organizing wintering shorebird surveys, mapping sea turtle nest data, and maintaining strategic partnerships with local, regional, and national organizations to leverage conservation effectiveness. The Florida EagleWatch program is based at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. For 27 years, dedicated volunteers have monitored Bald Eagle nests around the state as part of Audubon Florida’s community science EagleWatch program. EagleWatch volunteers monitor documented nests in Palm Beach County and play an important role in reporting new nests, documenting nest status, and protecting nests from disturbances with the potential to cause nest failure. Last season, a Palm Beach County EagleWatch voluteer gave a 10-week-old eaglet a second chance at life. The eaglet fell out of its nest, was recovered by a local wildlife rescue organization, and, after a lengthy rehabilitation, was transported to Shawnlei's care at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, and released back into the wild in June. Come learn more about the program and how the data collected is helping Florida’s population of Bald Eagles. Audubon Everglades monthly speaker programs are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30PM. Audubon Everglades, a not for profit organization, serves the communities of Palm Beach County with activities and programs to educate and inspire people to conserve birds, wildlife, and the environment that supports them. Audubon Everglades, a chapter of Florida Audubon and the National Audubon Society, is supported by its chapter members and donors. Education and conservation are at the forefront of our mission, and Audubon Everglades field trips and monthly member programs are free and open to the public.

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Trends and Intentions for 2020 The Birth of a New Decade

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an you believe it is the end of the decade and a new one is here? It’s been a decade of so many things, from visiting new planets, the introduction of iPad, Smart TV, more people working from home, and so much more. Now, it’s time to see what 2020 will bring. One of the first things we are hearing everywhere is to Set Your Intentions, possibly another phrase for Setting Your Goals, but different meanings. Setting Your Intentions is about finding yourself within and setting your intention for your Best Life ever. Let’s now talk about trends in health and wellness. Have you heard the new terminology in the medical world? Patient navigator, medical concierge, facility conversion, epigenetics, biological nutrition, nutraceuticals, essential oil therapy, mindful methods, nature therapy, sound therapy, arts and crafts in the hospital, staff hospitality training, and so much more. Our medical paradigm is changing, embracing Eastern traditions along with Western medicine. New paradigms are emerging, integrating complementary medicine with traditional medicine. We can agree, American healthcare is the best in the world and we set the bar, but let’s raise the bar even higher and set an example for the world by embracing the changes occurring. At a recent Global Wellness Summit, in Miami, Susie Ellis, director of Global Wellness Institute, shared some upcoming trends in wellness:

• The successful brands of the future. As nature disappears—and disappears from our lives (with intense urbanization and lives spent in front of screens)—it will become both increasingly precious and commodified. Companies that “rewild” our homes, our offices, our travel—and even our fitness and beauty regimens— will meet deep human desires. • Grounding/Earthing. According to the author of Earthing, Clinton Ober, Earthing is a timeless practice and a modern discovery. It simply means living in contact with the Earth’s natural surface charge—being grounded—which naturally discharges and prevents chronic inflammation in the body. This effect has massive health implications because of the strong link between chronic inflammation and virtually all chronic disease, including aging and the aging process. So, stand and go barefoot on the grass, the sea and the sand. Get grounded! • Meditation. Meditation is the fastest-growing health trend in the U.S. People from all walks of life, including office workers, fire and police, school children, executives and many more are learning to calm down and go within. • Wellness Hotels and Destinations. According to Mia Kyricos, senior VP of Well Being Center, Hyatt focuses on wellness for not only their customers but their employees, for whom she will be shaping a multidimensional global wellbeing strategy. Many other hotel chains are going in the same direction. Consumers are demanding fitness and mind-body activities in their hotel rooms while they travel, including videos with which to work out, yoga mats, pure water, vegan food options and concierge services. • Medical and Wellness Concierge Services. This trend is cropping up throughout hospitals, gyms, medical facilities, country clubs, rehab centers and more. In Palm Beach, there’s a new trend where businesses work together to create synergy for their customers to have the best in services. An example of this is two new facilities joining to create the best experience for their guests and clients. Inspire Palm Beach, a 22-private-room, neuroscience-based wellness and recovery facility, is working with the Well Being Center, a holistic and integrative health center, to support expanded services for guests of Inspire. In a partnership arrangement between the two, Well Being Center acts as an extension amenities facility for Inspire Palm Beach’s guests, offering added holistic therapies to its current programs. • Virtual Realities. Want to travel to exotic places but don’t have the time or money? You can now travel through virtual reality experiences and feel like you are there. This technology is being used in children’s hospitals, allowing them to see outside their hospital room, to go to Disney World, and even see other things they would normally not get to see. So many things to explore and look forward to in 2020 and our new decade. CEO of Good Vibrations Music Co., Kathleen Haden can be reached at gvMusic369@gmail.com and via GoodVibrationsMusicCo.com.

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Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know Before Trying Hypnosis

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o you ever ask yourself why there are certain blockages in your life, no matter how hard you try? Do you know why this is? The answer might shock you. According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cell biologist, 95 percent of one’s life is run by the subconscious mind, so this means that only five percent is run by the conscious mind! If there are negative programs and beliefs subconsciously running in the background, this causes negative emotions which may have been inherited, programmed in utero, during conception, from past lives, childhood, etc. The good news is, there is a way to reprogram the subconscious and remove negative programs and beliefs by using hypnosis. Hypnosis has the ability to heal the inner child, allow forgiveness to occur, create gratitude that was once shadowed by fear, develop a deep love of self and others and deeply connect with a higher power. The beautiful thing is that hypnosis gets to the root of issues rather than dealing with just the symptoms. Typically, clients go to a hypnosis practitioner to achieve their maximum creative potential,

heal relationships, find love within themselves and others, discover and heal physical and emotional issues, attract abundance, learn how who they were in past lives is affecting their life today, realize their life’s purpose, understand the source of their phobias and self-induced limitations, weight loss, stress relief and more. There are no limits to what one can achieve during a hypnosis session. It all has to do with the client’s belief and willingness to make positive changes to benefit their life. Below are the top five things you should know prior to having a hypnosis session: 1. Make sure the practitioner has experience. Ask the practitioner for their history and how they have helped their clients. Also, make sure that the practitioner knows how to ask detailed questions, because when the client is in a hypnotic state, the practitioner needs to be able to ask the subconscious important questions in order to get to the root of the problem. 2. Will the hypnosis session access past lives and the subconscious? There are many different types of hypnosis, all of which can differ greatly. The somnambulistic state is referred to as “sleep

walking” and is achieved through visualization, a state which under ordinary circumstances is experienced only twice daily—the moment just before you become consciously awake and the moment just before you fall asleep. By going into this state of consciousness, the client can access the subconscious and past lives allowing for deeper healing. 3. Can miracles happen when under hypnosis and is it safe? Hypnosis is safe, effective, works quickly compared to most types of therapies and can also be life-changing. There are no guarantees as the client has free will. If the client is ready and willing to do what is necessary, transformative changes can occur. 4. Make sure you are comfortable with your practitioner. Developing a good rapport with the practitioner is extremely important as this is a co-creative process. Trust needs to be established between both parties in order for the client to feel safe going into a hypnotic trance. If this does not occur, it could lead to the client’s inability to reach the hypnotic state. This is why it is necessary to sit down and talk about who you are, what your needs are, what happened during your childhood, as well as your life today, so you can establish this connection. Speaking about your childhood is very helpful so the practitioner can have a better understanding of who you are and why you might have the blockages that you have. From birth to seven years of age, the most influential perceptual programming of the subconscious occurs. According to Dr. Lipton, children are in a hypnotic state, which is why programs that are established during this time frame affect the rest of a child’s life. 5. Can a practitioner make one do something that is against his/her will while under hypnosis? The conscious mind is not fully present under hypnosis but the subconscious is very much aware of what is going on. The subconscious only has the highest and best interest in mind and will not go against client’s morals or ethics. Jill Avery, of Quantum Healing Discoveries, is a certified quantum healing hypnosis practitioner and a kundalini yoga instructor who uses both therapies to assist her clients in reprograming their subconscious mind to heal physical, emotional and spiritual concerns. For more info, call 561-305-3236, email Info@ QuantumHealingDiscoveries.com or visit QuantumHealingDiscoveries.com.

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Love Children? Learn to Teach Kids Yoga

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he Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach is offering a unique opportunity to become a Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher, in eight weekend modules, from January 25 to May 17. Instructors include Lead Trainer, Louise Goldberg, MA, C-IAYT, who has been teaching children of all ages for more than 40 years. She is an international presenter on children’s yoga and author of Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs and Classroom Yoga Breaks, published by WW Norton; Christine Apter, PhD, author of Teaching Yoga Deeper, teaches sciences and yoga at FAU; Beth Johnson, LCSW, presents Mind-Up trainings across the U.S.; Veronica Aguirre, MA, RYT500, is a former elementary school teacher; and Maria Esther Lovero, RYT500, is a bilingual musician and educator. This diverse and highly experienced faculty offers instruction in yoga from preschoolers to young adults, with lots of teaching practice. The curriculum includes asana; philosophy; anatomy; social/emotional learning; mindfulness and meditation; posture sequencing; language skills; the art of adjustment; and musical yoga. The Yoga Center has been offering programs since 1968; staff and students alike describe the center as a welcoming, heart-centered studio. Location: 827 SE 9th St., Deerfield Beach. For info, call 954-427-2353, email info@YogaCenterdb.com or visit YogaCenterdb.com.

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Autoimmune Diseases / Prevent and Reverse

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he number of patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases has dramatically increased over the past 30 years. Conventional medicine relieves the symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as of pain by prescribing immune suppressive drugs. Functional medicine is very helpful for patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases. Functional Medicine is a highly personized, holistic medicine, and there’s a lot we can do by looking at lifestyle factors, with a focus on improving the digestive function. We are looking to resolve those triggers for autoimmune disease; antibiotics can cause imbalanced intestinal flora, dysbiosis. NSAID’s ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) can affect intestinal permeability, a perfect environment for autoimmune diseases. When there’s an inflammation in the intestines, toxins from the gut may cross the blood brain barrier and lead to memory loss, anxiety, depression, weight gain, and belly fat. We’re looking at foods that trigger an autoimmune

reaction the most common are gluten, and milk. Environmental exposure to inflammatory triggers, smoking, pesticides, toxins from chemicals in plastics, heavy metals, and alcohol. Many things can trigger an autoimmune disease, our lifestyle choices and how they influence our genes expression. Stress can trigger an autoimmune reaction in your digestive system. Have you ever been anxious about taking an exam or had to speak in front of a large group, only to run to the bathroom minutes before with an acute bout of diarrhea. Mind body techniques, yoga, meditation, and Tai Qi has been shown to help patients with autoimmune diseases. In an autoimmune disease the body attacks itself and can damage its own cells. Hidden infections and viruses such as Epstein Bar Virus, or a herpes outbreak, can trigger an autoimmune flare up. If your diagnosed with an

autoimmune disease, your immune system is on high alert, it’s on overdrive. It can launch an attack on your brain/ body. We’re not just treating the autoimmune disease we are treating the patient with the disease and identifying and resolving those triggers that are the root cause of the autoimmune disease. Stuart Zoll, LAc, DOM, FABORM Stuart is trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine. He is known one of the first American Acupuncturist, in practice since 1975. He practices in Boca Raton Florida, call for a free phone consultation 561-866-3468. We would be happy to answer all of your questions, go to our website thezollcenter.com.

Ease and Convenience of At-Home Health Tests

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he public can check many health aspects at home in an easy and highly convenient way without going to a doctor’s office. LetsGetChecked, based in Dublin, Ireland, and New York City, provides comprehensive, at-home health testing along with complementary clinical services and connections with a global network of regulated laboratories, enabling users to take more active roles in their health and decision making. After obtaining a testing kit online or from a selected pharmacy, customers self-collect a blood, saliva or urine sample with a kit-provided lancet and send it to an affiliated lab—all 20

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THE AWAKEN FAIR RETURNS TO PORT SAINT LUCIE The Awaken Wellness Fair, NY’s best-loved body, mind, spirit, green expo for nearly 20 years, returns to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The Awaken Fairs began in 2002 with just 42 holistic practitioners working on each other in a small office. Today it has grown to well over 1000 guests and 150 exhibitors participating in this quarterly party,” says event producer Paula Caracappa. “It has come to be called a party in recent years – it’s not a trade show, it’s a social event where like-minded people gather to support, educate and socialize with each other in an open, friendly atmosphere. We’re thrilled to be here in Florida!” Guests will be able to explore the exhibitor hall and find crystals, lavender and hand crafted jewelry, featuring Swarovski crystal angel bracelets, natural gemstone bracelets and one of a kind pendants. An opportunity to contact one’s higher self: one of which is thru spinning the Wheel of ECK, pointing in the best direction for personal journey of Soul. Learn about non-traditional healing, and enjoy perusing books, healing stones and crystal jewelry. Guests can stop by an essential oils table to get a personalized report of essential oils and supplements that will improve health. This year the event features over a dozen speakers, including Psychic Medium Joan Carra who will demonstrate her ability by communicating with the family, friends, and even pets of attendees. Exhibitor spots still available! Call 772-345-7218 for more details. AwakenFair.com

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Imaging the Human Biofield: See Yourself in a New Light

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urrent medical science is just beginning to explore the electric nature of the human body. Zhang has called the BIOFIELD the “electromagnetic body” and described it to be a complex, ultraweak field of chaotic standing waves, a dissipative structure of electromagnetic fields that forms the energetic anatomic structures including the chakras and acupuncture meridians (Zhang, 1995, 1996).1 Dr. Thornton Streeter refers to the Biofield as the “Human Atmosphere.” I came to learn of the Biofield Viewer imaging system/software when in the research and implementation phases of our Magnapuncture™ system (patent pending). Since 2012 Dr Thornton Streeter has collaborated with John Catchpole to develop a subtle energy imaging system, the Biofield Viewer. Biofield Viewer (BFV) is a digital imaging system that reveals light interference patterns between a controlled lighting environment and the

human biofield. Dr. Streeter has been an advocate of personalized solution-based medicine. Dr Thornton Streeter has trained over 10,000 practitioners worldwide at over 2,000 software installations of BFV. Biofield Viewer is NOT Kirlian, aura or thermographic photography. No electric charge is placed on the body or object as in Kirlian. The pictures are not indirectly composed from measured potentials on the fingers for example. Also, the pictures are not affected by temperature shifts in the room (as in thermography). Although, all of these do demonstrate energetic facets of the human biofield in their own way. Streeter and Catchpole also recognize the research of Dr. F. A. Popp on biophotonics emissions in living systems. Professor Popp showed that DNA in living cells holds and releases photons creating “biophotonic emissions” which may hold unique insight to illness and health. Biophoton emission (BPE) refers to the phenomenon of ongoing

and spontaneous emission of light from all biological systems including humans due to metabolic activities, without provoking excitation or enhancement. We at Absolute Wellness have invested in the Biofield Viewer system to: • Visualize progress of treatment regimens • Gain new insight on chronic issues/ perpetuating factors. • Realize how the biofield extends beyond your physical boundaries. • Explore possible physio-emotional connections to imbalance/health Dr. Streeter remains a ready resource, and is impressed with our early pictures and video captures. Let’s show you a couple of examples of our early illustrations with the Biofield Viewer. The first pair of pictures is the upper right back with the curve of the shoulder visible.

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The Biofield Viewer screen feed was fed to Camtasia™ for video capture and subsequent analysis. Red lines/ovals show energy pooling where potential symptoms may set up, in this case some upper back/neck shoulder pain. Illustrated in the picture to the right, is an immediate energetic shift with MagnaPuncture™ treatment, which reflected lasting pain abatement post-treatment. Per a news brief we shared a couple months ago in this very magazine, MagnaPuncture is acupuncture enhanced with frequency based magnetics, sound and light around the acupuncture points/needles.

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Figure 2a: D reflects energy pooling in LU/LI meridians, E reflects pooling in the chest. Both reflect allergy symptoms.

Figure 2b: AFTER Bio-Electric DDS on sinuses and LU/LI of arms, F reflects energy moving, G is major reduction in (red) pooling. Symptoms greatly improved.

In this pair showing a male patient with sinus and respiratory based allergies, we show pictures before and after Bio-Electric DDS on the Biofield Viewer. DDS uses micro-current directly through the practitioner’s hands. In this case the Yangming (LU/LI) meridians of the arm and the sinuses are energized by DDS current. You can see the representative shift from predominant red to added blue and green regions representing improvement of the condition. We look forward to showing you more Biofield Viewer images next month along with our unique modalities and resources. Respectfully, Dr. Greg Bartosiewicz, (561) 676-8263 Schipke, Streeter, and McKusick in The Human Biofield cite J Nature 17:275– 281.
Zhang, C.L. 1996. Standing wave, meridians and collaterals, coherent electromagnetic field and holistic thinking in Chinese Traditional Medicine [in Chinese]. J Yunnan Coll Trad Med 19:27–30. 1

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About one in 10 babies in utero struggles with a dangerous condition known as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), in which the flow of oxygen and nutrients through the placenta is restricted, hampering development of the growing fetus. Now, a simple solution—of mom drinking an eight-ounce glass of pomegranate juice a day—offers hope of a way to reduce infant deaths and lower the need for infant surgery. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, studied 77 mothers with IUGR at St. Louis’ BarnesJewish Hospital that received either one cup a day of pomegranate juice or a placebo. Evaluating 55 of the babies’ development with MRIs after birth, researchers found that the babies with pomegranatedrinking moms had evidence of both better brain connectivity and development of white matter—tissue through which messages pass in the central nervous system. Pomegranate juice is a rich source of polyphenols, a class of foods also found in nuts, berries, vegetables and teas that’s known to cross the blood-brain barrier and have neuroprotective effects.

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Live Near Green Spaces to Stave Off Metabolic Syndrome Middle-aged and older adults that live in greener neighborhoods have a lower risk of metabolic syndrome, reports research from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in the journal Environmental Pollution. The study followed more than 6,000 British adults in a cohort initially between ages 45 and 69 for 14 years, and correlated health records and interviews with satellite images of greenery. They found that exposure to green spaces seemed to help prevent metabolic syndrome and its individual components such as large waist circumference, high levels of blood fats and hypertension. The results “could be related to better opportunities provided by green spaces to perform physical activity, as well as a decrease in exposure to air pollution,” notes Carmen de Keijzer, first author of the study. Women fared even better than men, perhaps because women may spend more time in green spaces.

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Eating and drinking fermented probiotic dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, cheese and sour cream reduces the risk of heart disease for women, report researchers from the Netherlands that analyzed data from nearly 8,000 Australian women over a 15-year period. The effect was particularly strong for those that were obese and had Type 2 diabetes, according to the research. “In the process of dairy fermentation, beneficial compounds are released that have shown promise for improving glycemic control, blood lipids, cholesterol concentrations and blood pressure,” write the study authors.

Chomping on more nuts daily keeps the pounds at bay, according to research published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Using records from three long-term longitudinal studies spanning 20 years and including nearly 300,000 health professionals, the report from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that increasing nut intake by a half serving a day—about 12 almonds or seven walnut halves—was linked to lower instances of weight gain and obesity. Swapping out a serving of meats, refined grains or desserts for half a serving of nuts was associated with staving off weight gain of between 0.9 and 1.5 pounds in any four-year period. A consistently higher nut intake of at least half a serving a day was associated with a 23 percent lower risk of putting on 11 or more pounds and becoming obese in the same timeframe. No such links were found for eating more peanut butter. The researchers suggest the high fiber content of nuts can make a person feel full longer, and that that the fiber also binds well to fats in the gut, affecting a greater discharge of calories.

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Women eating more onions and garlic reduced their risk of breast cancer by 59 percent compared to those that ate less of these, according to a study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. Researchers from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Puerto Rico surveyed 660 women in Puerto Rico to measure their intake of onions and garlic, as well as sofrito, a local dish also cooked with bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and black pepper. Women that ate the onion- and garlic-rich sofrito sauce more than once a day slashed their risk of breast cancer by 67 percent compared to those that didn’t eat it. Both garlic and onions contain compounds with anticarcinogenic properties, and earlier studies have found a link between higher onion and garlic intake and fewer cancers of the lung, prostate and stomach. Puerto Rican women eat more onions and garlic than women in Europe and the U.S., mainly due to the popularity of those two ingredients in sofrito, and also have markedly lower breast cancer rates.

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According to researchers, each airline passenger produces about three pounds of trash per flight, from disposable headphones and plastic cutlery to food scraps and toilet waste. To increase mindfulness about the trash, British design firm PriestmanGoode has refashioned the economy meal tray, replacing plastic with renewable materials such as coffee grounds, banana leaves and coconut wood. Associate Strategy Director Jo Rowan says, “Onboard waste is a big issue. Knowing that you have 4 billion passengers per year, it all adds up very quickly.” The redesigned items are featured in an exhibit, “Get Onboard: Reduce.Reuse.Rethink.” at the Design Museum, in London. The biggest environmental issue with air travel is carbon emissions, which are growing at a faster rate than previously projected. But as air travel becomes increasingly accessible and more people fly, airlines have been making public pledges to curb their environmental footprint, including the plastic forks and leftovers their passengers leave behind.

A collection of 18 papers published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco indicates that climate risks may cause home values to fall significantly; banks to stop lending to flood-prone communities; and towns to lose tax money needed to build seawalls and other protections. One recommendation is for regulators to penalize banks that lend money in areas that have been hit by disasters, yet have not taken steps to protect themselves against similar future disasters. Banks could also be rewarded by regulators for financing projects that leave communities less vulnerable to flooding or other hazards. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell wrote that the Fed takes “severe weather events” into account in its role as a financial supervisor. The San Francisco branch of the Federal Reserve, responsible for banking oversight across a major swath of the American West, wrote in March that volatility related to climate change has become “increasingly relevant” as a consideration for the central bank.

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Cattle Survive Churning Sea

Three cows turned up at Cape Lookout National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina months after being swept out to sea by Hurricane Dorian. Local resident Paula D. O’Mally wrote on social media, “The cows are wild and have survived for decades without human intervention. They’re pretty tough that way.” A massive wave swept away nearly all 20 of the cows and 28 wild horses that were on private land on Cedar Island. The cows’ caretaker has identified them, and a group is formulating a plan to get the cattle back home. The rest, and all of the horses, are believed to have perished in the storm.

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Gender Gap

Scientists warn that as the Earth gets hotter, sea turtle hatchlings worldwide are expected to trend dangerously female. The West African island of Cape Verde is home to a sixth of the planet’s total nesting loggerheads, and 84 percent of youngsters are now female, researchers from Britain’s University of Exeter stated in a July report. “Males here could vanish in two or three decades,” says Adolfo Marco, a Spanish researcher. “There will be no reproduction.” Sea turtle eggs that incubate in sand below 81.86 degrees Fahrenheit produce males, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, while nests in the mid-80s create a gender mix. Temperatures higher than 87.8 degrees effect 100 percent females. In Cape Verde, the sand temperature has risen about 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1964. Populations in Florida and Australia are also showing dramatic sex imbalances, casting the shadow of extinction over the ancient species. Sea turtles can live for 100 years and lay more than 1,000 eggs. They are polyamorous, and one male can fertilize dozens of females.

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Growing up in Gambia, Nfamara Badjie’s parents taught him it’s much healthier to eat food they grew rather than food bought in a store. Badjie, a well-known drummer who moved to the U.S. in 2005, bought a plot of marshy land in Ulster Park, New York, two hours north of New York City, and is learning how to adapt the rice-growing practices of his West African ethnic group, the Jola, to East Coast climates. Agronomists hope the innovative operation, Ever-Growing Family Farm, can provide a blueprint for other area farmers to introduce new crops due to the threat of climate change. Erika Styger, an agronomist from nearby Cornell University, says, “We can reinvent agriculture even today, and if we have that mindset, there is a lot that can be done. We shouldn’t get stuck in how we have done things, and we need to adapt to climate change.” January 2020 27


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Renewable Energy Should Speed Progress

The International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will surpass coal as the world’s leading source of electricity by 2030. Its 810-page annual World Energy Outlook also notes that even though offshore wind farms, solar installations and battery-powered cars keep getting cheaper, they aren’t progressing fast enough to slash global greenhouse gas emissions and bring global warming under control because the world’s appetite for energy keeps surging. Bright spots include large, offshore European turbines that can harvest the stronger and steadier winds over the ocean; electric car factories in China; and new building codes and fuel economy standards. Africa currently poses about 40 percent of the world’s potential for solar energy, but has less than 1 percent of the world’s solar panels.

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A Hawaiian beach that was formed by lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano in 2018 is already littered with invisible pieces of tiny plastic. The black sand beach named Pohoiki, which stretches for 1,000 feet on Hawaii’s Big Island, was created from shards of hot lava coming in contact with seawater, and looks pristine. Nic Vanderzyl, a University of Hawaii at Hilo student, saw the new beach as an opportunity to study sediment that was perhaps untouched by human influence, and discovered 21 bits of microplastics per 50 grams of sand on average. The microplastics were smaller than five millimeters and rarely larger than a grain of sand. Most of them, he says, were microfibers, the hair-thin threads shed from common synthetic textiles like polyester and nylon. This invisible plastic has washed ashore on some of the world’s most remote beaches, uninhabited by humans. It’s still unclear how it will affect marine ecosystems, but scientists think it may have dangerous consequences for wildlife and human health.

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The Bottom Line on Eco-Friendly Baby Care Taking care of newborn babies in an eco-friendly way can have a significant impact on both our environment and the little ones’ health. Treehugger.com reports that disposable diapers, made from a blend of plastic and wood pulp and often encased in additional plastic, remain for an estimated 200 to 500 years. A baby uses between 5,000 and 8,000 diapers before being potty-trained, generating 18 billion diapers annually in the U.S. alone. Further, a recent study by the French agency in charge of food, environmental and occupational health and safety says disposable diapers have been linked to allergic skin reactions and difficulties with potty-training because kids can’t detect as easily when they’re wet. It’s also cheaper to go cloth instead of the disposable route. Consumer Reports estimates parents spend $1,500 to $2,000 for disposable diapers before their child no longer needs them. GreenBabyGuide.com attests that the most affordable cloth option—prefolds plus covers—can cost as little as $243 over 2.5 years, which includes washing and drying expenses. Tips for washing cloth diapers at AllAboutClothDiapers. com include using a prerinse/

wash that “agitates, spins and drains” (and to do a longer wash cycle if they aren’t getting clean), using the longest available hot wash cycle and an appropriate amount of water for the load size because “too much water, they are just ‘going for a swim’; too little water and they won’t be able to move, and therefore won’t get clean.” The Beginner’s Guide section of ClothDiaperTales.com provides advice on choosing from different types of new cloth diapers and covers, which are better for overnight use, what to do about leaks and how many diapers new parents might need to get started. It includes a chart comparing the pros and cons, average cost and some of the most popular, current brands, covering pre-fold, fitted cloth, snap-in/ all-in-two/pop-in, pocket and all-in-one cloth diapers. The nonprofit Real Diapers Association (RealDiapers. org) organizes local advocates and activists for cloth diapers via a member-supported resource center that plans campaigns, trains organizers, distributes educational information and supports local groups. Local Real Diaper Circles involve users with knowledge and tips to make cloth diapering more accessible and acceptable to parents.

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We know caloric restriction extends life. But no one wants to do it, because it’s no fun. ~Lori Taylor

Learning From the “Blue Zones”

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In their search for secrets to longevity, investigators often look for lifestyle clues provided by long-lived populations. Those residing in what National Geographic Fellow and bestselling author Dan Buettner calls “Blue Zones”, for example, are more likely to celebrate their 100th birthday and escape chronic maladies such as heart disease and cancer—the two biggest killers in the U.S. Buettner has identified the “Power 9” lifestyle habits commonly practiced by centenarians living in the five designated Blue Zones—Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; and the Seventh Day Adventist community in Loma Linda, California.

LIVING LONG & WELL Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth by Melinda Hemmelgarn

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t age 29, Betty Holston Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, weighed more than 200 pounds, smoked cigarettes and ate processed junk food. Now, almost 79 years young, she is a vegan ultra-marathon runner and an inspiration to anyone wanting to age well. Smith’s story underscores the findings of researchers that have long pursued the keys to a long and healthy life. Some of these factors— heredity, for instance—are beyond our control. However, the most critical ingredient seems to be our daily habits. Although we’ve all likely heard or read about someone that lived into their 90s, ate bacon, drank whiskey and smoked a pack a day, these individuals are outliers: In truth, longevity is determined by a combination of genes, environment, lifestyle choices and luck. 30

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For example, some individuals may be born with genes that confer longevity, but be unlucky due to where they live. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that life expectancy varies by zip code. That’s because where we live influences how we live, predicting access to healthful food, clean air and water, safe neighborhoods and stress-relieving green spaces such as parks and gardens. Genes are important, but our social and physical environments play a greater role in predicting our “healthspan” —the essence of a long and healthy life. According to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, in New York City, even our first environment—the womb—can spawn diseases later in life if pregnant women are exposed to air pollutants, pesticides and the toxic stress of poverty.

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Regardless of genetics, the following behaviors can help anyone slow the aging process and improve quality of life: n Eat a plant-based diet. n Stop eating when 80 percent full. n Practice stress reduction techniques. n Find a sense of purpose. n Engage in physical activity throughout the day. n Consume moderate amounts of alcohol with food and friends. n Join a faith community, regardless of denomination. n Belong to a social network that engages in healthy behaviors. n Share love and time with children, parents and partners.


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Survival of the Fittest

Tom LaFontaine, Ph.D., a clinical exercise physiologist based in Columbia, Missouri, says, “Mounting evidence shows that engaging in regular aerobic and strength exercise offers robust defenses against life-threatening diseases such as heart disease and several cancers.” One important marker of longterm health, particularly among women, notes LaFontaine, is bone mineral density (BMD). After menopause, BMD decreases in women and can lead to osteopenia—low BMD—and osteoporosis—pathological loss of BMD. “Women with osteoporosis are particularly at risk for fractures, especially of the hip, which can lead to a reduced lifespan.” LaFontaine recommends weightbearing exercises such as walking, jogging and high-intensity weight training to significantly improve BMD; and he’s proven that it works. “In 2012, we started a program called Older Women on Weights (OWOW), in which 40 post-menopausal women with an average age in the low 60s train with heavy weights. Some even participate in weightlifting competitions.” “We have observed women in this group move from osteopenia to normal BMD and from osteoporosis to osteopenia

Studies in centenarians have suggested that people who live long and in good health have a regular lifestyle. They spend time in community, eat meals and go to bed at regular times, in sync with circadian rhythms. ~Eve Van Cauter based on pre- and post-bone density DXA scans,” he says. What’s more, the women in LaFontaine’s program have formed new friendships, benefitting from a strong network of social support.

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Smith, the septuagenarian marathoner, was inspired to make a change nearly 50 years ago when her 3-year-old daughter teased, “You can’t catch me!” during an innocent game of tag. She knew she had to make a change. She tried diet pills, fad diets and other quick fixes, but realized they were worthless. However, each evening Smith tuned in to Gabe Mirkin, a physician who hosted a national radio program about health and fitness. Following his advice, Smith began eating a diet rich in organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and says today she doesn’t want to put anything in her body that interferes with her lifestyle. She outlines the steps to her transformation in the book, Lifestyle by Nature: One Woman’s Break from the Unhealthy Herd to Roam Forever Healthy in Nature’s Lifestyle Change Herd. The first step—finding internal strength—is the most important, she says. “Most people have something in their lives they can point to for strength.” In addition to running 60 to 100 miles each week, Smith practices tai chi, meditates and enjoys camaraderie with her running mates. She also has an upbeat attitude, believing in the importance of passion, perseverance and “taking negative experiences and making them positive.” According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network, this spirit of optimism is protective against heart disease and other causes of death.

Eating Well, but Not Too Much

Food is a major contributor to both quality of life and life extension. Global and national recommendations to eat more fiber-rich whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and omega-3 fatty acids, while decreasing added sugars and sodium, all help reduce our risk for life-shortening diseases. The plant-based Mediterranean diet consistently rises to the top for its health-fortifying benefits. However, in contrast to our Western culture’s practice of eating until belt-bust January 2020 31


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Most people have something in their lives they can point to for strength. ~Betty Holston Smith ing full, Blue Zone Okinawans practice hara hachi bu—eating until one is no longer hungry, but stopping before feeling full. “We know caloric restriction extends life,” says Lori Taylor, clinical dietitian and Core Faculty of Integrative and Functional Nutrition at Saybrook University, in Pasadena. “But no one wants to do it, because it’s no fun.” Instead, Taylor recommends intermittent fasting, eating only during a set window of 10 or 12 hours each day to reduce caloric intake. Similarly, Dorothy Sears, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at the Arizona State University College of Health Solutions, has researched the impacts of both intermittent fasting and circadian rhythm on how our bodies handle calories. She recommends a “prolonged nightly fast” of 12 to 13 hours, as well as reducing caloric intake after 6 to 8 p.m. to help maintain a healthy weight and stave off such diseases as Type 2 diabetes and obesity-related cancers. Most significantly, she found that a 13-hour nightly fast reduced breast cancer recurrence by 36 percent among 2,300 breast cancer survivors in the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living study. 32

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Michael Grandner, Ph.D., director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, says Americans tend to see sleep as unproductive time, but it’s a “biological requirement for life.” In fact, it is one of the three pillars of health, along with good nutrition and exercise, says Eve Van Cauter, Ph.D., former director of the Sleep, Metabolism and Health Center at the University of Chicago. “Studies in centenarians have suggested that people who live long and in good health have a regular lifestyle. They spend time in community, eat meals and go to bed at regular times, in sync with circadian rhythms.” No matter how long we live, we want to make the most of our time on Earth. Beyond diet and exercise, finding our personal passion, reducing stress and spending time in nature and with those we love can add years to our lives. Despite our virtual social networks, real human connection is vital for physical and mental health. According to a report in the journal Heart, loneliness is as dangerous as smoking for heart disease and stroke risk. So volunteer, join a club, sign up for a community garden plot, yoga or dance class, or host regular potlucks or game nights—these just might be among the best prescriptions for staying young. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “Food Sleuth,” is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio show host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.

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Both improving diet quality and restricting calories appear to help slow the rate of aging at the genetic level, in part by preserving the length of our telomeres—the structures at the end of chromosomes that protect our DNA. The Mediterranean diet, with its abundance of protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients such as vitamins C and E, polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids, help prevent age-associated telomere shortening.


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“You’re fine, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. It must all be in your head.” I then saw my dentist as I was having severe pain with several teeth but I had just seen her a week before; she says, “I don’t understand what’s going on with you, something’s not right, but those two upper left teeth look like they need some extra work of some sort. I’m going to send you to an endodontist (root canal specialist).” I already had four root canals done and I didn’t know the difference between a root canal and a crown but I knew I had a lot of dental work in my life because my teeth have always been bad. I walk into the endodontist’s office and he grabs his tools and tells me I need two more root canals after seeing my X-rays; he starts drilling and that’s when I got up and said, “I can’t do this anymore; I can’t even stand the pain of fixing it.” I went home, crying; I was real upset and thought I was dying; it was just so painful all the time. A couple of days pass and I go to have my monthly massage and there was a magazine on the table of the waiting area called Natural Awakenings and the article titled “Mouth Matters” and it just so happened to be written by Dr. Yolanda Cintron. When the massage was done, I went home, read the article and thought, “You know, this sounds kind of off the wall... I wonder if it’s really true.” I decided to pursue it. I called her and she said, “You can come to my office for an evaluation and we can really figure out if it’s in your head or not.” Well, I came over to her office in Fort Lauderdale (we live all the way in Cape Coral which is about three hours away so it’s not an easy trip) and she examined me and explained to me some of the issues that she saw in my mouth; at that point, I cried, because I thought if this is really true, I’m not crazy! So anyway, I came back, she fixed me up and it’s the first day after the surgery and I have NO pain. For more information or to book an appointment, call 954-938-4599 and/or visit GoNaturalDentistry.com. We will take care of your needs and get you healthy again—pain free! Love, Dr. Yolie

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GREEN THERAPY Ecopsychology and the Nature Cure by Ronica A. O’Hara

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are an outgrowth of a ballooning branch of psychology known as ecopsychology, which investigates the critical links between nature experiences and human well-being. In examining such matters as our neurological responses to nature, how climate change and weather disasters lead to anxiety and depression, how nature deprivation affects children, and why nature can produce transcendent awe, the field is reshaping the way that therapists and doctors help both adults and children heal. Ecopsychology is a relatively new discipline. Little more than two decades ago, historian Theodore Roszak pointed out in Psychology Today that in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, one of the mostdiagnosed categories involved sex: “In mapping sexual dysfunction, therapists have been absolutely inspired… [but] the volume contains only one listing remotely connected to nature: seasonal affective disorder.” Now, as the planet’s dire plight becomes a source of mounting concern, that professional neglect is rapidly changing. The field of ecopsychology has produced more than 100 authoritative studies linking nature to not only physical, but mental

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health. Researchers have found that spending time in nature settings helps lower stress, anxiety and depression, boosts positive mood, improves resilience and immune response, increases life expectancy, decreases anger, reduces blood pressure, eases computer fatigue and enhances energy, concentration and cognitive functioning. Recently, Danish researchers found that children raised in the least-green neighborhoods were 55 percent more likely to develop a serious mental illness than children that grew up in the greenest neighborhoods, regardless of social standing, affluence or parental mental illness. A British study of nearly 20,000 people published in Scientific Reports concluded that spending at least two hours a week in nature, whether in brief breaks or long stretches, is an optimal amount of time to feel a sense of better health and well-being. Putting these findings in motion, doctors, therapists, naturopaths, nurse practitioners and other health providers are increasingly suggesting and prescribing time in nature, especially for children. As of July 2018, there were 71 provider-based nature-prescription programs in 32 states, potentially involving hundreds of thousands of patients, according to a survey by the Institute at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Ecopsychology research programs are opening at medical centers and universities, and ecotherapy classes are being added to academic degree programs for therapists. Major health insurers are financing pilot programs to measure time-in-nature outcomes, and electronic health records are starting to include nature prescriptions, as well as pharmaceuticals. Happily, it’s a therapy that can be selfprescribed. After Laura Durenberger, who blogs at ReduceReuseRenewBlog.com, gave birth to her son, she found symptoms of her generalized anxiety disorder at an all-time high, and ultimately linked it to rarely leaving her house. When she goes too long without being outside, she says, “My anxiety spikes. I am irritable. My energy is low. I don’t feel motivated or creative.” Now, even during the fierce Minneapolis winters, she is dedicated to spending half an hour a day in nature: “After my time outdoors, I feel grounded, renewed, energized and much more clearheaded than before I started.” As ecotherapist Dymond puts it: “Nature is always there for people to heal themselves in.” Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based health writer. Contact her at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

How to Practice Personal Ecopsychology n Spend two hours or more each week outdoors in natural settings, in either short or long blocks of time. n Take a free online course to gain an in-depth understanding of ecopsychology at Tinyurl.com/IntroEcopsychology. n Read books like Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, by Richard Louv, or The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, by Florence Williams. n Bring plants, flowers, seashells, pebbles and other reminders of nature into work and home settings. n Garden outdoors or keep a kitchen herb garden indoors. n Join a local birdwatching group. n Use nature scenes as wall art and screensavers. n Visit WalkWithADoc.org to join in a one-hour group walk with a local doctor. n Find more ideas at RunWildMyChild.com/incorporating-nature-into-daily-life.

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was now a vast furnace; warming oceans, melting Antarctica, rising seas.

What was your response?

A twinge of disbelief, a little shock. But this was no wild alarmist sitting at that table. Well, LBJ took science seriously. As president, he gave the green light for the first official report on the potential threat to humanity from rising CO2 levels. Go online to “Restoring the Quality of Our Environment—1965,” and read Appendix Y4— Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. He told us to distribute the report widely. One year later, his energy and attention and our resources were diverted to the war in Vietnam.

What prompted your sense of urgency now in taking the media specifically to task for its general lack of coverage of the climate crisis?

Reality. The hottest temperatures on record, fueled by greenhouse gas emissions. Hurricanes of extraordinary force and frequency. Floods, tornados, wildfires. Mass migration as a result of crop failures. A president who calls climate disruption a hoax. A cabinet and Congress protecting the profits of the fossil fuel industry. David Attenborough told the UN Climate Summit, in Poland, that we’re talking about “the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world.” But our corporate media was more obsessed with the new “royal” baby born in Britain.

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What is the nature of the Covering Climate Now project?

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Covering Climate Now is a big cooperative effort to tell the true story of what is happening and what we can do to change it—the story of fighting back against extinction, of coming to our senses. Our aim is to help beleaguered journalists and news organizations to abandon old habits, adopt best practices and overcome the usual obstacles—such as how to convince their own management to invest in better climate coverage and how to pay for it.

How crucial will the role of media be in influencing meaningful action on the most critical issue of our time?

Who else will sound the trumpet and be heard? We can take our readers, viewers and listeners to the ends of Earth, where oil palm growers and commodities companies are stripping away forests vital to carbon storage—and connect the dots. We can take them to the American Midwest, where this past spring’s crops brought despair and bankruptcy as farmers and their families were overwhelmed by floods—and connect the dots. And we can take them to Washington, D.C., and a government that scorns reality as fake news, denies the truths of nature and embraces a theocratic theology that welcomes catastrophe as a sign of the returning Messiah—and connect the dots.

What accounts for your own sense of urgency?

Photographs of my five grandchildren above my desk. Facts taped to the wall, like this one: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—an essentially conservative body—gives us 12 years to make the massive changes to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas emissions 45 percent below 2010 levels. And something Roger Revelle said many years ago that is lodged in my head: “Earth’s our home. Let’s not burn it up.” Julie Marshall is a Colorado-based journalist and author. Connect at FlyingBurros@gmail.com.

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ost of us take our hands for granted until buttoning a shirt or opening a jar becomes a daunting task. Getting a grip on that pain and loss of function with holistic solutions can be a game-changer. Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, as well as repetitive motion syndromes like carpal tunnel, are commonly linked to hand and wrist pain, and effective treatment relies on identifying the underlying cause. “Systemic inflammation will be an issue in any case, but the root condition needs to be addressed,” says Kiva Rose Hardin, a New Mexico-based herbalist and co-editor of Plant Healer Magazine. Carpal tunnel, for instance, is not always a repetitive injury syndrome; it can sometimes be triggered by endocrine imbalances such as hypothyroidism, she says. Susan Blum, M.D., author of Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally, agrees on both the role of inflammation and the importance of looking beyond the diagnosis itself. “Inflammation is a process in the body, an end result, and we have to go upstream, so to speak, to find triggers including stress, gut health, toxins and infections.” By finding the trigger, relief is within reach with non-surgical solutions and nat-

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We have to go upstream, so to speak, to find triggers including stress, gut health, toxins and infections. ~Susan Blum ural approaches such as physical therapy, specialized yoga, acupuncture, essential oils and inflammation-taming foods and herbs.

Gut Check

Factors like leaky gut syndrome, stress and inadequate nutrition can all kick inflammation into overdrive. The right dietary adjustments can go a long way toward putting on the brakes. “Inflammation from compromised gut health can contribute to both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis,” Blum notes. “Abdominal fat releases inflammatory molecules into the joints, so metabolic syndrome should [also] be looked at as a factor in osteoarthritis.” The simplest place to begin is to pay attention to food quality, she says. “Choose whole foods high in nutrients and fiber; eliminate all processed food; read labels to spot hidden sugars and food dyes.”


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Systemic inflammation will be an issue in any case, but the root condition needs to be addressed. ~Kiva Rose Hardin Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health, in Rye Brook, New York, initially guides her patients on an elimination diet to find dietary triggers like soy, corn, gluten, dairy, sugar and eggs. She also recommends a diet that is 70 percent plant-based and includes coldpressed, solvent-free oils such as high-quality olive oil. Blum cautions against nightshade vegetables like eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and white potatoes that can trigger osteoarthritis pain.

Exercise and Prevention

Improper posture can set off a domino effect from neck to fingertips, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome and other troublesome conditions. Prevention can go a long way. “Stretching and strengthening are the best ways to prevent injury or pain,” says physiotherapist Kelly Picciurro, of Spring Forward Physical Therapy, in New York City. Picciurro emphasizes exercise for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. “It’s vital that these patients maintain a certain level of mobility, and [physical therapy] can improve that.” Those with repetitive strain injuries also respond well to gentle yoga postures like tree pose, upward hands and upward fingers. In general, yoga helps upper body muscles support and align the hands, wrists and elbows.

Snuffing Out Pain

Acupuncture, especially with a focus on postural muscles of the neck and back, can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation. Hot and cold treatments can bring relief for arthritis flare-ups. Circulation and resulting improved cell nutrition can be achieved by employing heat via showers, baths and heating pads. For acute pain, cold from an ice bag or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel for 20-minute intervals reduces swelling by reducing circulation and dulling pain signals. Pain-reducing herbs such as cat’s claw, aloe vera, green tea, ginger, borage oil and chili pepper can all help fight systemic inflammation. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is also a heavy hitter. Blum recommends at least 1,000 milligrams daily of curcumin that is formulated with pepper or a phospholipid for optimal absorption. A 2018 study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that the combination of curcumin and black pepper can repress inflammation signals in the intestines. Essential oils such as peppermint, eucalyptus, ginger, Roman and German chamomile, lavender and balsam fir are also effective in reducing pain, and have anti-inflammatory properties. A few drops can be added to Epsom salts for a bath or diluted and rubbed onto the area three times daily. Marlaina Donato is an author and composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

STRATEGIES FROM THE EXPERTS Food tips from Susan Blum, M.D.

Replace refined sugar with maple sugar, coconut sugar or honey, all of which offer nutrients and minerals. Avoid overly processed agave nectar. If meats are consumed, choose organic and grass-fed. Choose whole grains.

Herbal suggestions from Kiva Rose Hardin For topical pain-relieving applications, look for a fat/oil-based preparation with mint or cayenne for faster action.

Powdered herbs in mass-produced capsules can lose medicinal efficacy quickly. Alcohol or glycerine-based tinctures are good choices that can be convenient when traveling. Ginger is an effective anti-inflammatory that can be added to food. Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum), sustainably sourced, is especially useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; the rhizome of this plant seems to work on the synovial fluid of the joints. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidim) is an important part of any autoimmune formula. A decoction or extract is beneficial for arthritis, fibromyalgia and lupus. Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum) reduces stress and anxiety while moderating inflammation; it is especially effective in the treatment of autoimmune disorders and endocrine disruption. Hawthorn (Crataegus) reduces systemic inflammation and has a moderating effect on most forms of arthritis and joint pain; it also strengthens the collagen matrix of the body and supports overall joint health.

Computer posture reminders from Kelly Picciurro

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educing stress, sleeping enough, exercising and getting sunlight are all known strategies for improving the body’s ability to protect itself from harm. However, the most important factor in building a rock-star immune system is nutrition. Here is a guide to the care and feeding of the inner fortifications that fight off disease, supporting long-term wellness.

Ground Zero: The Gut

About 70 percent of the immune system resides in the gastrointestinal tract—home to a microbiome that contains trillions of bacteria. It works as a complex ecosystem in which the good bacteria prevent the bad bacteria from taking hold and causing illness or disease. Eating plants promotes the robust growth of that good bacteria. “The GI microbiome evolved closely with our immune systems and under the influence of the plants our ancestors ingested,” says Holly Poole-Kavana, who practices herbal medicine in Washington, D.C. Yet about 90 percent of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequent weakening of the microbiome is a double-edged sword, because the processed foods Americans commonly consume promote the growth of harmful microbes. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans indicates that added sugars, saturated fats and sodium eaten by most Americans are far above recommended amounts. This tipping of the scales causes weight gain, toxin buildup and immune system dysfunction.

What Not to Eat

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Fruits and vegetables get their colors from phytochemicals, which provide the human microbiome with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that keep the gut healthy and help the immune system combat cellular damage. National guidelines suggest Americans eat 10 servings of plants a day, ideally two each from the green, red, white, purple/blue and orange/yellow categories. But data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys show that eight out of 10 people in the U.S. don’t get enough of any color category. “A good strategy is to add one new vegetable a week to your grocery cart,” suggests Canadian nutritionist Lisa Richards, founder of TheCandidaDiet.com. “Blending fruits and vegetables into shakes or smoothies is also an effective way to eat the rainbow for those who are busy.” Whatever goes into the grocery cart should be certified organic, the only sure way to avoid ubiquitous genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the food chain, which animal studies have linked to immune system damage. Herbs are also helpful to boost the body’s inherent ability to protect itself. Poole-Kavana points to medicinal herbs like astragalus and reishi mushroom, which support immunity and balance gut bacteria; antimicrobial herbs like garlic, thyme and oregano; and elderberry, an anti-inflammatory fruit that boosts the body’s ability to identify and eliminate viruses and bacteria. “The single greatest thing anyone can do for their health is to eat whole foods, including organic vegetables, fruits, high-quality proteins, whole grains and healthy fats,” says Calimeris. Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin and can be reached at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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GUT CHECK Feeding the Immune System

that gut microbes that fought inflammation were harmed by additives. According to the research, “Permanent exposure of human gut microbiota to even low levels of additives may modify the composition and function of gut microbiota, and thus influence the host’s immune system.” And of course, be wary of sugars. Anything that turns into sugar in the system—think carbs like refined bread products and pasta, not just sweets—is an immune-depressing culprit, says Heather Tynan, a naturopathic doctor at Evergreen Naturopathic, in San Diego. “The level of germ-fighting activity your immune system is able to maintain after a sugary meal decreases for a number of hours.” Saturated fats also alter immune cells, disrupting their functions and triggering inflammation. Getting away from processed food cravings can be a challenge, because the foods provide a temporary energy boost. Dorothy Calimeris, of Oakland, California, a certified health coach and author of three anti-inflammatory cookbooks, suggests that cravings mean the body needs something, but it may be rest or water. “By focusing on eating higher-quality nutrients, we can limit and eventually eliminate the cravings.”

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Stir in the coconut milk and cilantro, heat through, and serve. Total cooking time is about 15 minutes.

Creamy Turmeric Cauliflower Soup Turmeric is the darling of the anti-inflammatory spices. For best absorption, it should be combined with pepper. This soup gets its creamy texture from coconut milk, but other nondairy milk can be used instead. Yields: 4 servings

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2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or coconut oil 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced 3 cups cauliflower florets 1 garlic clove, peeled 1¼-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 1½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp ground cumin 3 cups vegetable broth 1 cup full-fat coconut milk ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro In a large pot, heat the oil over high heat. Add the leek, and sauté until it just begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cauliflower, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, pepper and cumin, and sauté to lightly toast the spices, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the

Excerpted from the book The Complete AntiInflammatory Diet for Beginners: A NoStress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System, by Dorothy Calimeris and Lulu Cook.

Lentil Stew Most stews take hours to cook, but this restorative dish, perfect for dinner or lunch, cooks up in a hurry. The plant-based recipe takes advantage of canned lentils and is loaded with nutritious, anti-inflammatory power foods. Yields: 4 to 6 servings 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and sliced 8 Brussels sprouts, halved 1 large turnip, peeled, quartered and sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced 6 cups vegetable broth 1 (15-oz) can lentils, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots, Brussels sprouts, turnip and garlic, and sauté for an additional 3 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the lentils, corn, salt, pepper and parsley, and cook for an additional minute to heat the lentils and corn. Total cooking time is about 15 minutes. Serve hot. Another tip: This soup is as versatile as it is simple. Feel free to use any kinds of beans or vegetables you have—it’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables at the end of the week. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for a week, or in the freezer for longer. Nutritional information per serving (4 portions): calories: 240; total fat: 4g; total carbohydrates: 42g; sugar: 11g; fiber: 12g; protein: 10g; sodium: 870mg Excerpted from the book The Anti-Inflammatory Diet One-Pot Cookbook: 100 Easy All-in-One Meals, by Dorothy Calimeris and Ana Reisdorf. Also visit DorothyEats.com.

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for women. “Aggressive xercise is a proven The key is to not workouts definitely percomponent in losing overtrain and to petuate stress, and aren’t weight and preventalways necessary for weight ing cardiovascular disease do just enough to and diabetes, but not all adequately stimulate loss. If one of my clients is stressed-out, sleepexercise regimens yield the the system. deprived, overworked and same results for everyone, doing intense workouts ~Beth Shaw especially when daily but not seeing weight-loss stress is a factor. While results, that’s a signal that cortisol is potenworkouts are often intended to reduce the tially too high and needs to be addressed.” body’s physiological response to mental Fat-burning, high-intensity interval and emotional stress, exercise itself can training (HIIT)—bursts of exercise with serve as a physical stressor that exacerbates minimal periods of rest in between—raises the problem. This delicate levels of cortisol. These tend to decrease afbalance revolves around the stress horter a workout, but can remain on overdrive mone cortisol. if HIIT is not balanced with low-intensity While cortisol is needed to kickstart movement. Add jam-packed schedules to metabolism and burn fat, too much of it can increase the body’s fat stores. Stephanie the mix, and the side effects of chronically elevated cortisol result not only in longer Mansour, host of Step It Up With Steph, recovery time, but insomnia, fatigue, low a weekly TV fitness program in Chicago, immunity and failure to lose weight, espesees this correlation in her private practice

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cially around the midsection—a phenomenon that has earned cortisol the nickname “the belly fat hormone”. Balancing HIIT with yoga, Pilates, elliptical training, swimming or walking can help to reset the nervous system and bring the rest of the body back up to speed.

Cortisol-Conscious Workouts

Mansour works with a naturopath that analyzes her clients’ cortisol and other hormone levels. “One of the first things we focus on is helping the body move into the parasympathetic nervous system and out of the fight-or-flight stress response. One way we do this is by shifting into more relaxed workouts—gentle yoga, beginners’ Pilates class, light cardio or light strength training.” Fitness expert Beth Shaw chose a zealous approach in her own exercise regimen until high cortisol levels unraveled her health. The founder of YogaFit, a yoga teacher training program headquartered in Toronto, she emphasizes moderation. “The key is to not overtrain and to do just enough to adequately stimulate the system.” She recommends 30-to 45-minute cardio sessions and no longer than 45 minutes for weights. “Endorphin release from these two types of exercises should offset

Aggressive workouts definitely perpetuate stress, and aren’t always necessary for weight loss. ~Stephanie Mansour any release in cortisol.” When we exercise may be as important to achieving weight loss and enhancing overall energy as the type of workout we choose, a factor based on circadian rhythm—the body’s biological clock. There are some schools of thought that cortisol is higher in the morning, and therefore this is the best time to exercise, says Mansour, while others believe we should target the mid-afternoon slump. “I advise my clients to pick a time that simply feels good to them.”

Mixing It Up

Hopping on a bike, going for a brisk walk or catching the waves on a surfboard can provide a great low-intensity, steady-state (LISS) cardiovascular workout, which aims for a low level of exertion for a long, continuous period. Repetitive motion for 30 to 45 minutes not only helps to balance

cortisol levels, but according to a 2014 Australian study published in the Journal of Obesity, it evens out fat distribution in overweight individuals. LISS also nudges the body to use fat as fuel, rather than taking valuable glycogen from the muscles. Yoga and Pilates classes, though distinctly different, offer valuable benefits. “If cortisol backlash is an issue, you definitely want to work with someone who knows the anatomy and physiology of breathing,” says Tori Brown, owner of The Pilates Room & Antigravity Studio, in Ithaca, New York. “By learning proper breathing techniques, practitioners are able to downregulate the nervous system into a more parasympathetic state, which leads to better focus, lower heart rate, better digestion, more optimal cortisol levels and improved sleep patterns. All of this leads to more focused workouts that build muscle while creating less stress on the nervous system.” Mansour suggests simple walking for stress-busting alternative cardio. “Brisk walking three times a week for 20 to 30 minutes is great to help reduce stress.” Marlaina Donato is an author and composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

More Low-Stress Workout Tips Beth Shaw: I recommend high-intensity training first thing in the morning on an empty stomach three times a week, and adopting a yoga practice a few days a week that includes restorative yoga in the evenings to reduce cortisol.

Stephanie Mansour: Try high-intensity workouts for a few weeks. Take inventory of how you feel each day. Look at your progress over a few weeks to find a healthy balance. If it’s not working, change it up.

Tori Brown: If Pilates is your go-to exercise for strength training, opt for private training three times a week (minimum). If you are combining Pilates with other modes of exercise and really just need the cortisol downplay and core work, choose mat classes two times a week. Pilates private instruction will completely change the way you do all other forms of exercise. It is very different than all other exercise and very complementary.

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any people have a bucket list of things they want to make sure they experience in this life. Tidying up that bucket list when it no longer reflects a person’s values and deepest desires makes sense. When reviewing our bucket list, we might feel inadequate or embarrassed because we haven’t accomplished what we thought we would. It’s okay if a goal is no longer as exciting as it once was. Guilt, frustration or embarrassment about what’s been lingering on a bucket list for years might be signs that it’s time to dream different dreams. What’s on a bucket list might have been based on a need to prove ourselves to others. If we no longer feel the need to impress people or win their approval, we can move on to new goals. Maybe our family has always talked about traveling to the land of our ancestors as an important thing to do someday, but we don’t feel the same way. We might prefer to travel someplace where we can swim with dolphins or meet people from a completely different culture than our own. Releasing the weight of having a bucket list heavy with other people’s expectations can help us feel much lighter. Maybe those bucket list items still spark some excitement, but it’s time to

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change the form of the experience. A goal to write a novel might turn into a goal to write our life story and turn it into a book. A goal to marry again might become a promise to ourselves to enjoy life with a new romantic partner, regardless of whether that leads to marriage someday. As we go down our bucket list reviewing each item, we can acknowledge which goals still inspire us and which make us feel dispirited. Tidying up a bucket list written in the past can be a good exercise in becoming more conscious of what we want to experience and why—and what dreams we are ready to release—because we have new aspirations now. If we’re spending our time doing what gives us a sense of vitality, happiness and well-being and there is something we haven’t done that generates a feeling of joy and anticipation, it should go at the top of our bucket list—and we should find a way today to start making it happen. Carl Greer, Ph.D., Psy.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner. He teaches at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is on staff at the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, in Chicago. Learn more at CarlGreer.com.

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school. “This type of hands-on work not only has a direct relationship to their lives here in Sussex County, but is also relevant to similar issues on a global scale.” The 30-year-old National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) no longer sends speakers to schools. Instead, it encourages teachers to get the students outside working with partners like the National Park Service or the U.S. Forest Service to learn about real world problems near their homes, says Robert Sendrey, program director of environmental education. Motivation and inspiration are key, he says. “We were created to help make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant and more connected to the average American’s life.” Rather than focusing on the negative aspects of climate change and the challenges ahead, NEEF promotes a healthy lifestyle and emphasizes the need for clean air and water. “We emphasize the well-being of people, which is directly related to the health of the environment,” Sendrey says. Success starts with a change in attitude and awareness, and ultimately needs to culminate with action, he says. For example, NEEF teamed up with zoos and aquariums for the Skip the Straw cam-

A major part of my philosophy for environmental education is to try to engage students in environmental issues in our own community. ~Aaron Baker paign, educating the public about the environmental harm caused by single-use plastics. The University of Wisconsin K-12 education program focuses on environmental impacts of the energy sector— especially on air and water quality. “If you are burning coal to produce electricity, it creates all kinds of atmospheric pollution—acid rain and soot that causes respiratory illness,” says Walz. “If we weren’t burning fossil fuels, urban smog wouldn’t even be a thing.” The energy curriculum for students includes content on biofuels and electric transportation. “For them, it is more thinking about the types of transportation they use, whether they are driving, riding a bike or taking a bus.” They don’t get to choose what kind of fuel the bus runs on, but they can be educated to be good future consumers, he notes. “I think they appreciate the issue,” Walz says of the students. “Middle schoolers bring the passion. That sort of raw, emotional angst is something we left behind in our teenage years. Adults have been way too complacent for way too long.” Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, Florida. She can be contacted at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com.

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s dogs and cats get older, they may slow down or have other physical issues. Some experience cognitive decline which resembles Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It presents differently in every pet and can include numerous symptoms that begin gradually, sometimes just seeming like quirky behavior instead of a disease. Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) can affect dogs or cats, and there is currently no known cause or prevention. Progress has been made on Alzheimer’s research in humans, with neurologists discovering that plaque buildup in the brain does not cause the disease: That is the immune system’s response to the disease. Necropsies on dogs with CDS have shown similar plaque buildup in the brain. “Unfortunately, little research has been done regarding this condition, so we can only hope to use human studies to gather information that will help our affected pets,” says Dennis W. Thomas, DVM, a holistic veterinarian in Spokane, Washington, and author of Whole-Pet Healing: A Heart-to-Heart Guide to Connecting with and Caring for Your

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Animal Companion. With no test available for CDS, pets are diagnosed by excluding medical and behavioral problems that can resemble having the ailment.

Signs to Watch For

Issues that could point to CDS include: n Confusion or disorientation: standing in a corner, difficulty walking through doorways, walking in circles or trouble following familiar routes n Decreased activity: sleeping excessively, seeming withdrawn, lack of grooming, loss of interest in toys, people or food n Restlessness, anxiety or compulsiveness: waking often at night, whining or yowling, new fears, pacing or constantly licking n Attention seeking: wanting to be near humans and showing high distress when left alone n Incontinence: soiling the house after previously being house-trained n Irritability or aggression: growling/hiss-


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These troubles could also be indicative of a treatable condition, such as a urinary tract infection or an injury, so it’s essential to have the pet examined.

Caring for the Patient While CDS will continue to alter brain and nerve function, there is some hope for pet lovers faced with the diagnosis in the early stages. Thomas recommends a natural approach that includes diet modification, filtered water, vitamin and herbal supplements, and eliminating stress. Diffusing calming essential oils can be helpful for dogs (and humans), but is not recommended for cats. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM, a veterinarian at Metro Paws Animal Hospital, in Dallas, also recommends dietary changes to her patients. “Recent studies have shown that medium-chain triglycerides may be helpful, and they are in some senior pet foods. Supplementation of melatonin may help with sleep-wake cycles.”

Anxiety often becomes part of the animal’s new normal, but pet parents can help cats and dogs with this by keeping them as active as possible, introducing new toys and interacting. “Keep your dog’s mind active by providing games and opportunities for play. Daily walks provide not only exercise, but also mental stimulation,” says Lisa Lunghofer, Ph.D., executive director of The Grey Muzzle Organization, in Washington, D.C. Pets with anxiety or pain may benefit from cannabidiol (CBD) products. Clarissa Valdes, a homemaker in Homestead, Florida, has a 15-year-old cat with CDS. Minini would wander around in the house, looking lost. Then, the all-night howling sessions began. “We started to worry that she was in pain,” says Valdes. However, a veterinarian diagnosed CDS. “The vet suggested medication, but I wanted to go in a natural direction,” says Valdes, who started Minini on CBD oil. The cat finally slept through the night. A month in, Minini is doing better overall. With time, CDS patients may lose hearing or sight in addition to experienc-

ing a progression of symptoms. “Make sure your home is predictable and safe,” says Lunghofer. Use gates to close off stairs or move furniture or other items that could be hazardous.

Prevention on the Horizon

Because inflammation caused by an inappropriate diet is the underlying problem of most chronic diseases in pets, Thomas believes that prevention for CDS is possible. “Feeding a non-inflammatory, speciesspecific, balanced diet that is fresh and not heat-processed is critical,” he says. In addition, he advises his patients get probiotics, digestive enzymes, omega-3s and antioxidant nutrients. Vaccinations, when necessary, should not contain heavy metal preservatives. “The goal is to keep the gut and immune systems healthy, avoid toxins that affect the nervous system and minimize environmental stress.” Julie Peterson writes from her home in rural Wisconsin. Contact her at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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

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e’ve talked about different aspects of weight loss over the years here, and today I want to simply dwell on: calories. The calorie when used in the context of food and weight loss is a term in biology, chemistry, and physics which is shorthand actually for the word “kilocalorie”, or one thousand calories. A kilocalorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram (a thousand grams) of water by one degree Celsius, from precisely 14.5° C to 15.5° C. For you precise people out there, a kilogram of water = 1 liter = 1 kg = 1.0567 quart (i.e., one liter = one quart). One kg = 2.205 lbs. Temperature equivalents are a little more complicated. To convert C° to F°: (9/5 x C°) + 32 = F°. To determine one’s proper caloric intake, one must make an estimate of one’s energy needs. Obviously, a precise estimate of one’s daily energy needs is practically impossible, because of the many factors involved. But we scientists have come up with a formula for defining energy requirements in human beings: TDR = BMR (60-75%) + EEA (15-30%) + TER (~10%) TDR = Total Daily Requirement BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate EEA = Energy Expenditure of Activity TEF = Thermal Effect of Food. Basal metabolic rate is a measure of the amount of energy expended to maintain a living state at rest and 12-18 hours after a meal. It is actually measured in terms of oxygen consumption. This number is dependent on one’s age, sex, body composition, and genetics. Energy expenditure of activity is a measure of the energy expended by one’s body during various physical activities. This number will obviously vary a lot depending on one’s body and the activities engaged in. Thermal effect of food is the number of calories produced (measured as heat) during the ingestion and metabolism of food. There are more than 190 methods for measuring energy expenditures! And there are many states of being which we have to take into consideration: such as, is the person ill, pregnant, a world-class athlete, etc.


The caloric equivalent to 1 pound of body weight is approximately 3400 kcal; i.e., you have to burn up 3400 kcal to lose 1 pound (you’ll notice I didn’t say 1 pound of fat; it’s quite complex, and it is more properly stated as 1 pound of body weight). About 25% of body weight is composed of adipose tissue (fat cells) in a normal adult (and yes, women have more than men). Another important number is the Body Mass Index, or BMI. BMI = weight (kg)/ height (meters squared). There are charts on the internet you can look up to find your BMI. Basically: underweight is BMI<19.9, normal BMI=20-24.9, overweight BMI=25-29.9, and obese BMI>30. By the way, there is no such word as cellulite, sorry. Advertisers invented the word cellulite to somehow make you think there were different types of fat in the body and that their products would eliminate it. Cellulite is fat. So losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories out. You have to eat less and exercise more. And you have to do it right, in a careful, nutritious, balanced way. So how do you do that? There are only a zillion books, websites, and sources of information on diet and exercise. Perhaps you might start by consulting friends or family who have tried a weight loss and exercise program, and ask them what worked and what didn’t. You might consult a physician knowledgeable in diet and weight loss, especially a bariatrician, for whom this is his/her specialty. A registered dietician is also an excellent person to consult. A certified personal trainer can also be of tremendous help. There are many legitimate, certified people out there who can help. Reading food labels is important when counting calories. And remember, this article is only dwelling on calories, which are only a small part of the total picture of good nutrition, health, and exercise. For instance: a can of soda twenty years ago had only 85 kcal, whereas today it may have 250 cal. Some rough estimates for caloric requirements are: the average adult needs about 2000-2500 kcal per day. Another rough way to calculate your caloric needs is: multiply your weight in pounds by 13. There are, as we said, many more sophisticated ways to calculate caloric requirements. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. It’s a lot easier to eat less (and more healthy) than it is to exercise more. We already said that a pound of body weight is roughly equivalent to 3400 kcal. Since a week is 7 days, and 3400 (or call it 3500, because it divides easier) divided by 7 is 500 kcal; you will need to either eat 500 kcal less or burn up 500 kcal more in exercise every day of the week to lose one pound in a week. A loss of a pound per week is a reasonable goal for most people, when done right. Below are two lists of information comparing food calories and exercise calories. Combine your diet and exercise programs in a healthy, careful, balanced, and fun way!

EXERCISE ENERGY EXPENDITURES Activity

Kcal per half-hour

Kcal per half-hour

Female 5” 5”, 128 lbs

Male 5’9”, 154 lbs

Cycling 5.5 mph

170

205

Dancing, ballroom 90 90 Golf 150 180 Jogging (9 min/mile)

335

405

Running (6 min/mile)

460

535

Swimming (slow crawl)

225

270

Tennis 190 230 Walking (15 min/mile)

140

165

FOOD CALORIES (KCAL) ½ dry bagel (2 ½ oz)

200

2 light waffles, 2 tbs light syrup

200

1/5 bacon cheeseburger 210 Veggieburger, bun, tomato, onion, pickle, ketchup

210

1 chicken frank 120 3 veggie hot dogs 120 ½ cup rich chocolate chip ice ream

300

15 plums 300 1 cup roasted cashews

880

8 baked potatoes with salsa

880

1 medium serving french fries

360

4 ears of corn on the cob

360

1 bagel (5 oz) 2 ½ oz cream cheese

650

4 light pancakes, 4 veggie links, syrup, fruit slices

650

1 chicken nugget 80 1 ¼ cups vegetable lentil soup

80

1 meatball 100 1 ¼ cups black bean soup

100

1 raspberry tart 440 8 cups raspberries with whipped topping

440

1 1/3 bagels (6 ½ oz)

530

13 slices light oatmeal bread

530

4 english muffins 530 2 oz gummy bears

200

1 pineapple (2 lbs)

200

½ watermelon (4 lbs)

200

2 2/3 oz potato chips

400

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

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1 Wednesdays 12:30- 1:30 pm. Free Meditation

and Breath with Donations to Jacobson Family Food Pantry. Find your breath and release into your being. Take an hour for yourself to unwind and connect with your SELF. Breathing and Meditation techniques will be practiced to assist students to find inner peace, joy and wisdom. Class will be led by Fabienne C. Grossman, RD/LD, E-RYT-500, YACEP® , 200 hr RYT Training Program Director at Simply Yoga of Delray Beach, 2275 S. Federal Hwy, Suite 150, Delray Beach, FL 33483 | 561-735-7172

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

FRIDAY JANUARY 3 Psychic Intuitive, Clairvoyant w/Countess Nadia

Starella - 2-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY JANUARY 4 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

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

Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 10:00-11:00am,

Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cin-

Freedom From Stress 7- 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Experience the ancient Raja Yoga Meditation. This wisdom from the ages enables the soul to maintain happiness and peace no matter what the challenge. FREE. Delray Beach. CALL: 561-305-9382 www.brahmakumaris.org CYPRESS CREEK NATURAL AREA 10035

Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Start your new year right! Meet at the Natural Area Lot entrance (north side of Indiantown Rd., west of Jupiter Farms Rd.) for Bea's annual New Year day hike. Varying routes 2 to 12 miles. 7:45am contact: Bea Rogers 561-644-0777 Public/Moderate

Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 10:00-11:45am, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi. org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

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

SUNDAY JANUARY 5 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

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

Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for a family friendly walk through area that attracts colorful wading birds including roseate spoonbill, great blue heron, little blue heron and white ibis. 14122 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter Farms, FL 33478 Free and open to the public.

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MONDAY JANUARY 6 Mon, Jan 6th - Psychic Readings w/Denise Pow-

ell – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar (6 week se-

ries or drop-in). Designed as a complete intro to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warm-ups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques as our foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind and motions working together through yoga. Jamar has taught more than 10,000 classes over his 30 years of teaching yoga. His teaching style is intimate, straightforward and humorous; all levels welcome. 7-8:30pm Cost $120 or $110 by 1/5 Drop-in $22. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY JANUARY 7 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training We-

binar - Tuesday, January 7th - 8:00pm-9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www.lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting January 19th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 6:00-7:00pm,

Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 6:00-7:40pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and push-hands


training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Lineage, Int'l bestselling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. www.happytaichi.org/class. Call or text 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve.

focus the mind and improve concentration, be present in the moment, tap into your natural joy. 6:30-8pm Cost $120 or $110 by 1/7. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

The Art of Happiness: Living The Life of Your Dreams w/Maya Malay.

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

moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 1/6. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8 7:30am-11:30am Birding Field Trip at Loxahatchee National Wildlife

Refuge Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for walk through the refuge. Meet at Marsh Trail parking lot. Family Friendly. Handicap Accessible. 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 Refuge entry fee required. Walk is free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/Randy Miller. Balancing

technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years. 10:30-11:30am Cost drop-in $20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 3-6pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Intro to Meditation w/Jamar (4 week series). Don’t just do something,

sit there! Are you usually meeting yourself coming and going? Are you under the impression that you are not “good” at meditating? This 4-week meditation course offers something for everyone as we discuss and explore experientially various ways to meditate. We will practice each form together, so that you might find something that fits your personality and lifestyle. We will also explore the workings of the mind and how to quiet it, the benefits of meditation and its positive life-giving affect on your life. Some other benefits include learning to: breathe fully and naturally, recognize when you are holding stress and how to release it, access and release your creative side, master yogic deep sleep techniques,

THURSDAY JANUARY 9 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler - 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35,

30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) There was a time when great joy stirred in our soul, aliveness was in our step and optimism played a part in all we did. Too often as life goes on, this great sense of openness, enthusiasm and motivation wanes, leaving us with diminished happiness and experiencing life as a struggle, where fear and worry over shadow our natural propensity toward happiness. In this course you’ll discover how to awaken this zest of life, implement practices that enhance your innate happiness, increase energy, improve health and lead to a meaningful and rewarding life. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $40 or $35 by 1/8. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY JANUARY 10 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 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. The mysti-

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cal quality of the vibrations, provide a conduit for quieting, releasing and energizing the mind and the body in a totally unique way. The 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 1/9. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY JANUARY 11 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, January 11th at 11:00 am, at the West Palm Beach ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For directions and more information call (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ ecankarinpalmbeach. You can learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul/ Psychic Intuitive Medium w/Cinthya Blanchard

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

Schloth. This is a deep immersion into your inner Goddess while in a loving, supportive, sacred circle of your sister Goddesses. You will know and experience the Goddess as a path to self -healing and Soul expansion, as you expand your inner knowing, by activating Codes of Light and reawakening the Mystery School Teachings. Sat & Sun 10-4:30pm Cost $325, early bird $275 by 1/6. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 7am-11pm - Birding Field Trip at Fran Reich

Preserve - Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide for walk through preserve. Moderate difficulty. Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida

presents, Tarot and Synchronicity 10am-4pm in Lake Worth at The Friends Quaker Meeting House. This creative learning environment offers both intellectual/lecture components and hands-on creative expressive experiences. Frank Kwiatkowski, will present a dynamic 54

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slideshow on how the use of tarot cards represents the active engagement of archetype, and how doing so may create the conditions for synchronicity. The experiential portion of the event will be facilitated by expressive art facilitator Elise Crohn. Attendees will engage in a quick-fire creative process to tap into the power of intuitive collage making that bypasses the analytical mind. They will learn to create their own tarot cards with deep, personal meaning. For tickets go to JungFL.org, for more information contact Elise Crohn, Juicy Creatives Studio 904-377-3500 FREE Saturday Tai Chi@Sanborn: 10:30am11:30am, Happy Tai Chi poses and moves. No

experience required. On-going class, proven to improve fitness, wellness and happiness. Presented by Yu School and lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness/happiness activist and mentor. Sanborn Square, Boca Raton. www.yuschool.com/class; www.myboca.us/Calendar.aspx. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details. Happy Tai Chi: BEGINNERS, 11:15am-12:15pm,

Foundation Form practice. No experience required. ADVANCED TAI CHI CHUAN, 11:15am-12:45pm, authentic Yang's family form with martial art applications and pushhands training. Prior experience required. Both are well structured on-going classes, conducive to learning and improving fitness, wellness and happiness. Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, 6th generation of China's Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Int'l best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.happytaichi. org/class. Text or Call 561-320-1120 for details or to reserve. Happy Qigong & Group Healing: QIGONG

CLASS: 1:00-2:00pm, new energy charge, 5-Element Qigong practice according to the season, then 1 of 3 Qigong forms of standing poses or gentle moves, healing sounds for organs, end with a short pose or moving meditation. GROUP HEALING: 2:05-2:20pm, sitting or laying. Bring mat, pillow & blanket if preferred. A profoundly joyful, healing and energizing experience! Lovingly led by Master Jennifer Yu, the MOMMA PANDA, Int'l

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best-selling author, wellness-happiness activist and mentor. Love Donation if in hardship. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. www.yuschool. com/class. Call or text 561-866-0852 for details or to reserve

SUNDAY JANUARY 12 DRUMMING CIRCLE: SUNDAY MORNING RELEASE AND RENEWAL with Margaret

Ann Lembo. Connect with and use the energy surrounding the full moon. Establish your intentions and drum in what you desire. Margaret Ann will call in the 7 directions using Smudge in Spray, a liquid alternative to smoking smudge. The first round of drumming is dedicated to clearing away what you don’t want. The second round of drumming creates your new reality as you focus on and imagine your life as you want it to be. To complete the ceremony, Margaret Ann will drum as she guides you in a meditative drumming journey into yourself to help you find the answers and guidance to step forth empowered and confident. Write a list of intentions and bring it with you. Bring your drum or rattles if you have them (although you don’t need a drum or any experience to attend – we have various drums, rattles, and noisemakers for you to use during class). You also will have an opportunity to drum on the big Pow Wow drum during this experiential workshop. Special Note: It is important to realize that this is a sacred circle event. Be prepared to stay for the full ceremony. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm , $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 20 people. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY JANUARY 13 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm

Cost 15 min/$45, 30 min/$70, 45 min/$100, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. Designed as a

complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warmups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and


relaxation techniques as our foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind and motions working together through yoga. Jamar has taught more than 10,000 classes over his 30 years of teaching yoga. His teaching style is intimate, straightforward and humorous, all levels welcome. 7-8:30pm Drop-in $22. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY JANUARY 14 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: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Breath® w/Dr. Judith Kravitz,

TBr Founder & World-Renowned Healer. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected Breath. Eliminate Restrictive Breathing Patterns. Heal yourself – Physically, Mentally, Emotionally. Live fully. Be Joyful. Judith Kravitz is the most impressive teacher for breathwork I have ever encountered in both the East and the West. Her techniques have the power to lead one to have a direct experience of liberation on many levels. You may call it a shortcut to enlightenment." -- Rinpoche Tulku Thubten, Tibetan Buddhist Lama 6:309pm Cost $60 or $55 by 1/13. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

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routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

THURSDAY JANUARY 16 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

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

Ellen Collins. Learn the basics of reading tarot in just a few hours (or super-charge your current practice with a refresher) with one of South Florida’s top tarot readers! Mary Ellen Collins will give you a succinct and easy-to-follow overview that will have you reading tarot by the time you leave. You will be able to read using a basic process of observing details in the cards to create your own intuitive meanings and perform a one-card reading. Feel free to bring your own tarot deck if you have a Rider-Waite-Smith (or a clone of RWS) or we have decks that we can loan. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $35 or $30 by 1/15. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY JANUARY 17 Soul Lab: Sacred Space for Intuitive Painting - 8

week series begins. Let’s Paint! Explore intui-

tive painting as a process and inner journey that leads to self-discovery. Make friends with your Muse and allow your Soul’s unique, healing imagery to surprise, delight and deepen you. No art experience necessary. 8-week session Friday mornings starting Jan. 17th 10am-1pm. Lake Worth. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Intro to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar.

Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. This is an extremely powerful modality that brings amazing changes in the area of your life where you need it most. Come watch and experience the art of Breath Analysis and the benefits of a full, deep, connected breath. See how one's breathing pattern is a reflection of how one shows up in life - or doesn't - and how to shift that. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns, clear the subconscious and connect more fully with one's Higher Self. Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-9pm Cost $52 or $47 by 1/16. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY JANUARY 18 Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19 – CHAKRA

AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 1 with Margaret Ann Lembo. This in-depth

Birding Field Trip at Wakodahatchee Wet-

lands 8am-10am - Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk. Learn about the birds at Wakodahatchee. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

w/Randy Miller. Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the January 2020 55


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and practical workshop gives you the tools to understand, activate and balance the seven main chakras that influence everything from prosperity and self-confidence to communication and intuition. Experience simple techniques with gems, crystals, affirmations and aromatherapy to manifest any goal and create positive change in your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. You will also learn some stone identification, how to incorporate gemstones into your daily life, and exercises for clearing negative energy, dispelling outdated belief systems, and identifying areas in your life that may be out of balance. 12 CEU’s, open to the public. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM both days, $237 includes lunch for both days prepayment required, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Heart Opening Cacao Ceremony, Sound journey

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and Tantra Puja 7-10 pm at Casa Mannabliss in Delray Beach. $65 pre-registration through Casa Mannabliss. Alexander Perez and Sidsel Ben Semmane of LUMIZONE will guide us in a Cacao Ceremony and Vocal Sound Healing Journey to our hearts and anchor in the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. Lourdes Starshower, Tantra Healer Florida, will then guide us in a Sacred Ceremony of Heart Connection known as a Tantra Puja. We will greet and empower each other with our presence and the healing power of eye gazing, heart connection and consensual, non-sexual touch. Celebrate the New Year by joining a Conscious tribe of Heart-Centered people wishing to expand their self-love, their ability to call in a loving relationship, and healing the schism between men and women. Open to both singles and couples. Call Lourdes for more information: 561-843-1261. 12-4pm Create Your Soul's Vision Board with

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SoulCollage® Take part in a very popular New Year creative experience practiced by SoulCollagers around the globe. Choose Jan. 18th or 19th to participate. Collage with a quickly (but meditatively) chosen image for each of the 12 months of the year to make one “channeled” vision board that creates an x-ray snapshot of the year to come. Private Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

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

Fla’s Premier Psychics: Omi Spirit [Clairvoyant & Psychic Intuitive], Mary Ellen Collins [Crystal & Tarot], Aileen Olsson [Psychic Intuitive & Channeler], Lillie Cintron [Numerology & Intuitive Readings] and Donna Kuebler [Shamanic Energy Healing] 12-5pm 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Birding Field Trip at STA-5/6 Wetlands Day

trip with Audubon Everglades to wetlands area located in Clewiston, FL. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org 8am-11am Behind the Scenes at Grassy Waters

Join Audubon Everglades volunteer guide. Meet at the Nature Center off the main parking lot. Moderate effort/Long distance walk. Information at www.audboneverglades.org

SUNDAY JANUARY 19 Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot

Reflexology Certification Program (11 days), Jan 19-23, March 29-31, April 26-28 (All days - 9am-6pm). Study Laura Normans unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a receive a Certificate with seal in Laura Norman Foot Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, AOTA CE


Contact Hours available). Continue on and complete our Professional Reflexology Certification Training (7 additional days) - includes our Face & Ear Reflexology (February 16-18) and Hand Reflexology (March 22-25) Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes. html - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. 12-4pm Create Your Soul's Vision Board with

SoulCollage® Take part in a very popular New Year creative experience practiced by SoulCollagers around the globe. Choose Jan. 18th or 19th to participate Collage with a quickly (but meditatively) chosen image for each of the 12 months of the year to make one “channeled” vision board that creates an x-ray snapshot of the year to come. Private Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Profes-

sional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), Jan 19-23, Feb 16-18, March 22-25, 29-31, Apr 26-28 (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. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes.html • Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. LMT NCBTMB Reflexology Specialty Certificate Class (5 days), January 19-23 (Sunday-

Thursday, 9am-6pm). 10 Reasons Why LMTs Should Learn Reflexology: Reflexologists are in demand. Spas, salons, wellness centers, doctors are searching for trained Reflexologists. You will qualify to take and pass the exam to earn the *NEW* NCBTMB Foot Reflexology Specialty Certificate. We are an NCBTMB Approved Provider. You will also earn all of your contact hour CEs required for license renewal. (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.

com/class_schedules.html • Call us at 561-2721220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. 8am-12pm Birding Field Trip at STA-2 Wetlands

Join Audubon Everglades for guided birding day trip to wetlands that attract wading birds, ducks, raptors, and other wildlife. Drive and observe from perimeter roads with little walking. Mile marker 50.5, US-27, Southwest Palm Beach County, FL Free and open to the public. Advanced registration required at www.audboneverglades.org 8am-10am Birding Field Trip at Wakoda-

hatchee Wetlands. Join Audubon Everglades for guided bird walk. Learn about the birds at Wakodahatchee. Meet at the top of the boardwalk. Family Friendly, Handicap Accessible. 13026 Jog Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484 Free and open to the public. Information at www.auduboneverglades.org Akashic Records w/Claudia Marrero. How many

times have we found ourselves in a desperate situation, looking for an answer that would get us out as painlessly and safely as possible? What to do when all apparent options available to us seem inadequate as they lead to undesirable and perhaps painful outcomes? Accessing a place of higher wisdom and knowledge where it is possible to receive the right guidance to all questions and challenges that face us in life. What is possible for you if you gain awareness of your soul’s contracts and agreements? Do you have a Vow of Chastity, or a Vow of Poverty? Join us for an exciting and revealing event 12-2pm Cost $45 or $40 by 1/18. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

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. Experience first-hand how Edd acts as a catalyst to activate the healing mechanisms in your body to remove pain & initiate healing. If you’re hurting and can’t find relief, come experience this new form of energy medicine. 6-7:30pm. $10 love offering. Must RSVP! To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY JANUARY 20 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm

Cost 15 min/$45, 30 min/$70, 45 min/$100, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) 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. If you’re hurting and can’t find relief, come experience this new form of energy medicine. 10am-5pm 15 mins $45. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. Designed as a

complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warmups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques as our foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind

Akashic Records Private Sessions w/Claudia

Marrero. Join Claudia for a private session and learn how to Know it, and how to Re-work, Renegotiate, or elevate to a new consciousness. 2:30-6:30pm 30 min/$70, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler

– 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Intrinsic Energy Healing Lecture & Demo w/

Edd Edwards. Here’s your chance to experience what it’s like to work with a remarkable energy January 2020 57


and motions working together through yoga. Jamar has taught more than 10,000 classes over his 30 years of teaching yoga. His teaching style is intimate, straightforward and humorous, all levels welcome. 7-8:30pm Drop-in $22. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

TUESDAY JANUARY 21 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: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply

moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 1/20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 3-6pm Cost 15

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

THURSDAY JANUARY 23 Reenchant Your Life: New Moon Creativity Group for Women 7-9pm

Discover a quick-fire creative process using paint and collage to energize your goals, dreams and visions. No art experience necessary to create your New Moon Wishes from your own imagination and intuition that can help guide you throughout the rest of the month. This group meets monthly, also on Nov. 26th and Dec. 21st (solstice). Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com/schedule Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6pm Cost 15 min/$35,

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

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

Speaking to Heaven: Contacting Loved Ones w/Joseph LoBrutto. Witness

technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA®

Joseph’s outstanding demonstration of his Evidential Mediumship style as often seen on TV! Noted by his own peers as being one of the best evidentiary mediums in the country, Joseph is on a fast track to becoming one of America’s most loved Mediums. During his gallery he brings through clear evidence about your loved ones in spirit, often clarifying questions you might have had since their transition. Recognized as a loving bridge to the departed he brings comfort and joy as he Randomly Reads for the audience members delivering heartfelt messages that will make your evening an unforgettable experience. 7-9pm Cost $65 or $55 by 1/22. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY JANUARY 24 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins - 2-5pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Seeing Auras: A Gift of the Sixth Chakra w/Jamar. Have you ever won-

dered about auras, the colors, and what they mean? An Aura is an extension of your energy field that demonstrates your mental and emotional states, and the physical health of the body. We all have auras, and likewise the natural ability to see and read them. For most, that gift lies unexplored and untapped. Come spend some time awakening your sensitivity to the energy fields of others. Learn the simple steps involved in utilizing vision in and on a new plane. Learn how to see, sense, and interpret auras within yourself and others. 7-9pm Cost $40 or $35 by 1/23. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

SATURDAY JANUARY 25 NEW YEAR, NEW MOON CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL MEDITATION

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with Margaret Ann Lembo. Happy New Year 2020! Through the use of intention and the imagination, using crystal singing bowls, and the power of the group energy, you will create a new reality. You will be using your imagination. Through confidence and vision you will actual-


ize what you want or something better! The sound produced by crystal singing bowls, which are made of quartz, brings positive effects and changes in the body, specifically the autonomic, immune and endocrine systems. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Intro to Spiritual Awakening w/Omi Spirit & Aileen Olson. Are you awake?

Do you want to wake up? This class will teach you the basics of how to hear, see, and feel Spirit. Learn what gifts you were given and how to develop them to their full potential. Create a safe space so you can see high-level vibrations and spirits who are here only for your highest good. Also, learn how to connect with your Higher Self. Protect your light and energy from outside sources using love, light, archangels, and crystals. 12:30-2:30pm Cost $45 or $40 by 1/24. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 1-5pm Cost 15

min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) How To Turn Your Healing Abilities Into a Successful Business w/Denise

Powell. There are people who are phenomenal healers and are not using their amazing gifts. Many want to create their own business, but do not have the business savvy to make it a success. Do you know have a talent but are not sure how and where to start? Denise will show you what it takes to get your business up and running, while ensuring that your integrity is not compromised. We will focus on the importance of giving and receiving for you and your clients. We will focus on marketing and how you present yourself to the world. Shine on, light workers! 3-5pm Cost $45 or $40 by 1/24. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Spirit Doll for a New Decade Weekend Retreat!! Jan. 25-26 While 2020

is just beginning this is the perfect time to tap into your intuition with with guided meditation, journaling prompts, an ancient and inspiring mythic story + an abundance of materials and instructions to create your own spirit doll. A Spirit doll can be a talisman for the energy you want to bring forth, helping to clarify and remind of the highest vibration and energy you want to bring forth. Join the magic and fun! No previous art experience required and yet you will be amazed by the meaningful spirit doll you create! Lake Worth location. 904-377-3500 www.JuicyCreatives.com/schedule

SUNDAY JANUARY 26 “Recognizing the Blessings of Divine Love” The ECK Light and Sound

Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It will be held on the of 4th Sunday of January at 11:00 am in the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. The service includes singing the HU, guest speakers, small discussion groups, creative arts and fellowship. Find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach for directions and more information, or call (561) 434-2003. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www. eckankar.org or find us on Facebook. Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler - 2-5pm Cost 15 min/$35, 30

min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Practical Magic for 21st Century Healing w/Claudia Marrero. Come dance with me on a spectrum where science and magic meet and discover: An entirely new paradigm of holistic healing that honors every aspect of you as a healer. The clarity and confidence to manifest what you really want in life using the tools of “scientific magic” to transform your life. The skill and wisdom to become a Reiki Healer in your own right. Your innate ability to experience – and share – abundance and love in every area of your life, every single day. The secrets to making a positive impact in your community, so you can make a difference and leave behind a legacy of love. 3-5pm Cost $45 or $40 by 1/25. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

MONDAY JANUARY 27 Private Reiki Healing Sessions w/Claudia Marrero. Join Claudia for a

private Reiki session! Anyone who knows how to be happy and spread happiness is a healer . We all have the power to heal and heal others. If we are to begin to change the world we see, we must first begin with what we see within us. 10-6pm 30 min/$80, 60 min/$150. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30pm Cost 15 min/$45, 30

min/$70, 45 min/$100, 60 min/$130. To register or for more info: www. JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

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

technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) January 2020 59


Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar. Designed as a

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

TUESDAY JANUARY 28 “Synchronicity: A Spiritual Gift” Free Spiritual

Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 am, at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington,

FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup. com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. Psychic 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: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Join us for

a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience

the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $46 or $42 by 1/27. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing

w/Randy Miller. Balancing technical precision with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has

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been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30am Cost Drop-in $20. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561630-2280. (PBG) Numerology & Intuitive Readings w/Lillie Cintron – 3-6pm

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

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

30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Past Life Regression w/Maya Malay. Often the patterns that keep us "stuck"

(money issues, relationships, family problems) originated in past lifetimes. When we "revisit" those situations through past life regressions, it is possible to clear the triggers that keep us in these cycles, so that we can move ahead. Participants will be guided in experiencing past life-times, and will be offered general information about reincarnation, karma and soul's journey. The understanding of past lives can bring one to tranquility and sometimes offer practical wisdom applicable to our busy times. 6:30-8:30pm Cost $40 or $35 by 1/29. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG)

FRIDAY JANUARY 31 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins - 2-5pm Cost

15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter.com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG) Reclaim Your SuperPowersTM Weekend Event w/Jamar, Senior Trainer.

The Reclaim Your Superpowers™ program allows us to experience hidden and dynamic parts of the mystical self by utilizing the energy of the Universal Life-Force created through the unique breathing techniques used in Transformational Breath. The Breath is your most direct connection with Life-Force Energy and the essential flow of life occurs in each breath. This weekend is a wonderful way to explore and experience the power and breath work of a minimal commitment and maximum results. Discover your own unique breathing pattern, begin to open your breath and feel the dramatic shift in your life as a result. Clear negativity in the subconscious and understand how Transformational Breath clears cellular memory. Discover how and why we can use the breath to create more Spiritual awareness and open your unique gift. What Superpowers would you once again utilize and exercise? Learn how to create magic in your adult life! This event includes six facilitated breath sessions and manual. 1/31-2/2 Cost $395 or $325 by 1/17. Fri Night Only Drop-In Fee $75. Must RSVP! To register or for more info: www.JamarCenter. com or call 561-630-2280. (PBG).

classifieds DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@ napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374. HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner , LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. Licensed Hair Stylist and Manicurist-dreaming of working in a green, vegan, organic, health-driven, fragrance-free salon? Healthy Life Salon is hiring! 561-891-7527 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. Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 Looking for someone to share office space (Mondays and Wednesdays) in office building in good location in West Palm Beach; $320 a month. Would suit LMHC/Therapist or similar. Call 561333-3372 for more details. Rev. Pearl Rauberts 561-333-3372 www.rauberts.com Ideal location in NE Boca Raton. Spacious, established massage room with electric table available to share with massage therapist or similar field. Call 561-629-3999 for more details. SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336. SPACE AVAILABLE Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448. SPA LAVAGE Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage. com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363 January 2020 61


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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

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

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

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

ASIAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

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

GARDENS WHOLISTIC HEALTHCENTER

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

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

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

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

ABSOLUTE WELLNESS SPA

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

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

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

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

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

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ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE

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

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

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

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

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


DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY

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

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

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

DOULA SOUL INSPIRED WELLNESS, HOLISTIC BIRTH CARE

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

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

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

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE STUART ZOLL, DOM

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

MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.

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

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON JULI EDWARDS

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

GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON

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

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON IBANA VILLASENOR

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

HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acute and chronic illness treated; Nutrition; Weight; Supplement consults; Metabolism; Thyroid; Digestion; Fatigue, energy; Healthy aging; Blood vessel health; Avoid stroke, heart disease, cancer. Wellness screening. Experienced 20+ years, expert care, excellent results. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. We treat the whole person, scientific approach. Insurances, Medicare, Direct pay. By appointment, afternoon, evening, Saturday. Home Visits: Medicare and direct pay. So that you may Remain Independent at Home. Call or message: Tel. (561) 243 – 8783 Online DeliaWeissMD@gmail.com.

INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST

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

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

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY

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

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

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

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

ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT

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

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


REIKI DEENA ELMORE

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

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR SARAHSPIRITUAL®

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

SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN

SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?

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

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

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

CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING

WELLNESS CENTER COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS CENTER

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

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

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

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

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

SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE MY FLORA AURA

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

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Copper in new device stops cold and flu

had colds going round and round, but not me.” Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, by Doug Cornell no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if used just before cientists recently discovered bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had time. He hasn’t had a single cold for 7 a way to kill viruses and in years.” years since. bacteria. Copper can also stop flu if used early He asked relatives and friends to try Now thousands of people are using it and for several days. Lab technicians it. They said it worked for them, too, so to stop colds and flu. placed 25 million live flu viruses on a he patented CopperZap™ and put it on Colds start CopperZap. No viruses were found alive the market. when cold viruses soon after. Soon hundreds get in your nose. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the teams of people had Viruses multiply confirming the discovery. He placed tried it and given fast. If you don’t millions of disease germs on copper. feedback. Nearly stop them early, “They started to die literally as soon as 100% said the they spread and they touched the surface,” he said. copper stops colds cause misery. People have even used copper on if used within 3 In hundreds cold sores and say it can completely hours after the first of studies, EPA prevent outbreaks. sign. Even up to New research: Copper stops colds if used early. and university The handle is 2 days, if they researchers have confirmed that viruses curved and finely still get the cold it is milder than usual and bacteria die almost instantly when textured to improve and they feel better. touched by copper. contact. It kills germs Users wrote things like, “It stopped That’s why ancient Greeks and picked up on fingers my cold right away,” and “Is it Egyptians used copper to purify water and hands to protect supposed to work that fast?” and heal wounds. They didn’t know you and your family. “What a wonderful thing,” wrote about microbes, but now we do. Copper even kills Physician’s Assistant Julie. “No more Dr. Bill Keevil: Copper quickly kills deadly germs that Scientists say the high conductance colds for me!” cold viruses. of copper disrupts the electrical balance have become resistant Pat McAllister, 70, received one in a microbe cell and destroys the cell in to antibiotics. If you are near sick for Christmas and called it “one of the seconds. best presents ever. This little jewel really people, a moment of handling it may Tests by the EPA (Environmental keep serious infection away. It may even works.” Protection Agency) show germs die save a life. Now thousands of users have simply fast on copper. So some hospitals tried The EPA says copper still works stopped getting colds. copper for touch surfaces like faucets even when tarnished. It kills hundreds of People often use CopperZap and doorknobs. This cut the spread of preventively. Frequent flier Karen Gauci different disease germs so it can prevent MRSA and other illnesses by over half, serious or even fatal illness. used to get colds after crowded flights. and saved lives. CopperZap is made in America of Though skeptical, she tried it several The strong scientific evidence gave pure copper. It has a 90-day full money times a day on travel days for 2 months. inventor Doug Cornell an idea. When back guarantee. It is $69.95. “Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!” she he felt a cold about to start he fashioned Get $10 off each CopperZap with exclaimed. a smooth copper probe and rubbed it code NATA16. Businesswoman Rosaleen says when Go to www.CopperZap.com or call gently in his nose for 60 seconds. people are sick around her she uses “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold CopperZap morning and night. “It saved toll-free 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. never got going.” It worked again every me last holidays,” she said. “The kids ADVERTORIAL

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Hotworks.org presents 13th Bi-Annual

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Professionally Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show Voted in the top 100 Art Shows in the Nation At Sanborn Square Park, Downtown Boca Raton Sat, Jan 25 & Sun, Jan 26 ~ 10am-5pm Daily ~ Free Admission ~ $5 Optional Donation Supports Students! Call for Entries ~ Budding Artist Competition – Grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 ~ more info www.hotworks.org

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January 2020 Issue Natural Awakenings of Palm Beach County  

Green Therapy, Living Long and Healthy: AGe Defying Habits that Work, Acupuncture, New Therapies for Pain, Refloxology, Healthy Kids, Activi...