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Philippe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy

EXERCISE vs. ALLERGIES All the Right Moves

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WATER RESCUE Our Role in the Coming Shortfall

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Root Cause

by Dr. Yolanda Cintron


re you not feeling as healthy as you want, and you and/or your physicians cannot connect the dots of how to get you there? I urge you to watch a groundbreaking documentary on Netflix titled, Root Cause. Reputable and successful doctors speak out about root canals and shed light to the world about “root causes” of diseases. I personally know Dr. Thomas Levy who made this documentary encompassing 30 years and including many reputable, nationally renowned physicians. It’s no coincidence that in over 95 percent of the patients cited, the root cause of their maladies was connected to their mouth. If you have an illness and have ever had an infection in your mouth, in your gums, tooth decay, heavy metals and/or root canals, you need a dental revision to evaluate and reassess what things need to be done for you. Any illness is going to be multifaceted, with the components being physical, emotional and spiritual. Physically, your body can only take so much abuse and pollution. If you have heavy metals and toxicity in your mouth (which is close to your brain), then your immune system is going to be preoccupied with addressing this attack and it weakens. Once you remove the things that are triggering this, your immune system and your biofilm will be restored and perform as designed, helping your body defend itself. The first thing to do is restore your mouth. Second is your gut flora and good bacteria. This will take time, especially if you have been exposed

to chemicals and bacteria for many years. Be patient during the process of restoring and rebuilding to health. As a biological dentist for 21 years, I p ersonally have witnessed that the root cause of a lot of ailments we see on a daily basis is related to oral health. A 35-year-old female patient came in with a chief complaint and a long medical history. She previously had a root canal on the front tooth and ever since had a horrendous staph infection, severe endometriosis, sinus and irritable bowel syndrome. The root canal tooth looked fine on the X-ray and the radiograph looked normal, however, after removing the tooth we found it was severely infected according to the biopsy report. Additionally, she had an abscess in the tooth that went into her sinus. She was able to take a copy of the DNA biopsy report to her doctors; meanwhile, we cleansed the area with ozone and other modalities to kill the bacteria. According to the meridian chart that connects the teeth to the organs, the patient’s front tooth was connected to the sinus and she had been suffering with sinus infection for 10 years. The same tooth is also connected to the urinary tract and ovaries and she had issues

with these very same organs for a decade, as well. Although it was a slow recover y, the patient is now able to think clearer with her symptoms and infections gone. She was able to celebrate with her family, have a normal meal and begin living a healthy life. Unfortunately, we aren’t taught about this “connection” in dental school yet; doctors must study on their own about medical practices that have been known in other parts of the world for thousands of years. This knowledge of meridians is coming to America with resistance but science shows it is true. Our practice is all scientific-based with laboratory testing and microbiology. The more we share this new/ancient technology, the healthier our patients are becoming. God made the body to heal itself, so we must remove the things that are opposing this before it’s too late. Thanks to documentaries like Root Cause, the knowledge is reaching the masses. If you have a root canal or other toxicity in your mouth, we are here to help. Call 954-938-4599 to book an appointment or visit GoNaturalDentistry.com.

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Healthy Hair from Roots: The Importance of a Healthy Scalp


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air holistic strongly believes that a healthy scalp is one of the important principles for a beautiful hair. We highly suggest our clients to book a 30 minute complimentary consultation to observe and evaluate their scalp health. We create a file and take picture with a digital scope that enlarges images from 400 to 800 times normal then we begin to tailor the right protocol to meet any needs identified. We encourage the client to schedule a scalp evaluation follow up periodically. We have found that many clients have had the incorrect hair care for their scalp health. Trichology is the science of the structure, function and diseases of human hair. Hair Holistic uses a natural approach to restore balance after our evaluation. However, if necessary we refer the client for medical care. The scalp which is specialized skin must treated on its needs to be healthy, needs based on life style, weather, age, and changing ph of various elements. In addition, we teach our clients to observe what their hair needs every time they shampoo. Commonly scalp excretions like sweat, oil, sebum can cause an Imbalance that affects hair growth cycles. We found very often in client evaluations an excess of product build up and very dull skin with clogged follicles and even ingrown bent hair, etc. Our scalp detox and jet rejuvenation are gentle exfoliates that are very effective methods that can show healthy results and resulting in healthier and more beautiful hair after the first treatment; Many times it is followed with a scalp nutrition or soothing treatment. Hair Holistic also honors the Morrocco Method moon calendar. For centuries, humans have followed the moon’s cycles to determine when to plant and harvest crops; planting during a particular lunar cycle determines what the crop will yield, a similar practice can be applied to your hair. The Lunar Chart has 5 optimal dates each month for cutting or scalp treat your hair based on your specific hair goal. This is called Lunar Hair Care. And of course, we always consider the importance of the inner health both physical and emotional. These issues can seriously affect the hair, scalp, and nails: hormone imbalance, metabolic difficulties, iron and nutritional deficiency and malabsorption, diets and fasting, fevers, medicines, stress, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping or with circadian rhythm. Working with a functional physician and periodically lab test will help you to reach your optimal health and wellness. Modalities like Ayurveda is an easy philosophy to start to understand your body and soul needs. Hair Holistic will help to balance the issues and improve hair length, appearance and health with vegan treatments like cassia or hennas, repair and rebuild treatments and ultrasonic device or hair cryotherapy. We can Reduce frizzy hair with apple or Argan stem cells or formalhyde free smoothing treatments with hyaloronic acid, cysteine amino acids. The split Ender device will help to trim ⅛ or ¼ or solid ends. Currently Hair holistic has an special of a 30 complimentary consultation scalp and hair evaluation before any service (value $65) Call 561-372-5354 to schedule.


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AUDUBON EVERGLADES MARCH 2019 PROGRAMS & EVENTS Monthly MEETING and LECTURE: “Spring Migration, A Parade of Colorful Birds” by Paddy Cunningham Pascatore, Biologist, Expert Guide, and Instructor for Birding Adventures

Paddy is a popular speaker and guide at Florida birding festivals such as Space Coast and Fairchild Gardens, and she is the Coordinator of the Everglades Birding Festival in its 11th year.

Tuesday March 5, 7p.m. meeting & lecture. Light refreshments at 6:30. Rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Despite being a busy mom and a full-time gifted science teacher in 2008, during a BIG YEAR, she was 1st in Florida, 20th in the Lower 48 states and 27th overall for the A.B.A. area. Her passion is teaching you to become a better birder while you find the birds you seek. Birds have always amazed Paddy, but she became more “all in” upon her retirement in 2009. She has been a member of Tampa Audubon for 10 years and served as VP for 6 years and as the Bird Protection Committee Chair since its inception. She’s an avid Backyard Birder and leads an 8-week OLLI class called Natural Hillsborough. She loves to awaken people to the beautiful birds of Florida, hiding in plain sight, right under our noses!

PROGRAM Spring Migration is the HIGHLIGHT of the birding year. It is a parade of males in their finest and brightest plumage from a wide variety of species, including thrushes, tanagers, orioles, grosbeaks and up to 25 species of warblers. Learn about the mechanisms of migration and the best hot spots and beautiful birds you are likely to see in South Florida. About the Speaker: Paddy Cunningham has been a naturalist in South Florida for 35 years. Her passion is birds, and she teaches a variety of classes to help birders gain advanced skills at Bonnet House & Gardens and numerous birding festivals. She has a unique teaching style in the field, and her motto is “YOU LEARN THE I.D.” Paddy’s company Birding Adventures takes small groups of birders throughout Florida - Ft. DeSoto, the Keys, North Florida - and the tropics -Jamaica, Belize and more. She calls her trips “INTENSE BIRDING at a RELAXED PACE.” Paddy also does private guiding for birders from throughout the world.


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EVENTS: (Free & Open to the public unless otherwise stated) email: FieldTrips@AudubonEverglades.orgor call 508-296-0238 March 2019 GUIDED FIELD TRIPS: March 2, Sat 7:30AM-12PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk STA-1E, Leader: Rick Schofield March 6, Wed 6:30AM-11:30AM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Loxahatchee NWR (Fly-out), Leader: Rick Schofield March 7, Thu 9:30AM-11:30AM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Lion Country Safari, Leader: Clive Pinnock


March 8, Fri 4PM-6:30PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Wellington Preserve (Birding by Bike Sunset Ride), Leader: Scott Zucker March 9, Sat 9AM-2PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Lake Okeechobee, Leader: Paul Gray March 10, Sun 8AM-10AM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Jupiter Ridge, Leaders: Melanie & Steve Garcia March 14, Thu All Day, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Leader: Jody Levin March 16, Sat 8:15AM-11:15AM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Riverbend Park (Birding by Bike), Leader: Vicki Rogerson March 17, Sun 5PM-7PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Wakodahatchee, Leader: Valleri Brauer March 22, Fri 10AM-3PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Jonathan Dickinson State Park (Wildfowers & Scrub-Jays), Leader: Lori & Tony Pasko March 23, Sat 6PM-8PM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Wakodahatchee (Fly-in), Leader: Chris Golia March 24, Sun 7:30AM-10:30AM, Audubon Everglades Bird Walk Hungryland Slough, Leader: Bart Scott. Always check the web site www.AudubonEverglades.org calendar for details, ease, length, registration links and last-minute changes. Trips, unless otherwise specified on the web site, are “Just Show Up.”







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The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Self-Care Training Level One March 15-17 2019 Days/Times: Friday 6-9pm Saturday 10-6pm Sunday 10-6pm Location: Agape Healing Arts Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Drive, Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469


he Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) incorporates massage, herbs, nutrition, meditation and emotional/ spiritual healing into a holistic approach for wellness and disease prevention. Maya abdominal massage is a non-invasive, external massage for reproductive and digestive health. It is our experience that this technique improves digestive and reproductive health by restoring circulation and energy flow as well as reducing congestion and inflammation of the abdomen. What is Self-Care Training? This training teaches you how to perform the massage on yourself. Additionally, we will discuss anatomy and physiology of the abdomen and pelvis, causes of a displaced uterus or swol-

len prostate, signs/ symptoms, contraindications, emotional armoring and supportive healing modalities. Our approach honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself and, as such, empowers participants with knowledge and tools that they can integrate into their daily life. SelfCare Training is an introductory workshop of the Arvigo® Program; upon completion of this training, participants will be able to practice the Maya Abdominal Massage on themselves only. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Arvigo Institute’s Professional Training, which educates licensed practitioners on how to perform this technique on others. Who can attend a Self-Care Workshop? Anyone who experiences one or more symptoms of a displaced uterus such as painful periods, PMS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infertility, miscarriages, painful intercourse, incontinence, low back pain, difficult menopause, digestive problems, etc. This course is also for those who are searching for a modality that heals the body holistically – physically, emo-

tionally and spiritually. This healing modality is for all who desire to have a strengthened connection to intuition, inspiration and creativity. 18 Continuing Education / CEUS available upon request. Prerequisites: This class is open to anyone; you do not need to be a health-care provider to attend. Comfortable clothing should be worn during the weekend. Additional info will be sent prior to class. Instructor: Dr. Bella Lauren, DOM, AP Dr. Bella holds several Licenses and certifications in Oriental & Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Midwifery, and a variety of complementary massage & body work techniques (Chinese, Mayan, Craniosacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Holistic Pelvic Care, Transformational Breath) and is a Woman’s Wellness Specialist. She has studied with Dr Rosita Arvigo in Belize and is educated in Maya Spiritual Healing, Arvigo® Techniques of Advanced Pregnancy Care and is an Educator for the Arvigo Institute. Register @ https://arvigotherapy.com/content/ self-care-training-march-2019-lauren or call The Arvigo Institute at 603-588-2571.

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10 Steps to Mindful Healing after Divorce


he end of a bad marriage can feel like a much needed relief but can also be painful, stressful and overwhelming. While many assume that divorce is a process of closure, if you are not prepared to let go and move on, you can be stuck in your unhealthy relationship long after it has ended. If you are divorced, something wasn’t the way you intended or wanted it to be, but without taking the right steps to uncovering what went wrong, you will likely end up making the same mistakes all over again. This process is not about shame or guilt so ditch the selfcriticism and embrace cu-riosity. Here are 10 steps you can take to transform the turbulence of change into an opportunity for growth and healing: 1. Recognize that you don’t know. Life is a constant cycle of things coming together and falling apart. Healing within this process comes from allowing space for all this to happen, which means making room for grief, relief, misery or joy without trying to understand it. When we think that something is going to bring us either happiness or pain, we actually have no way of really knowing. Understanding that we don’t know is an important step in this process. When there’s a big life disappointment, it can feel like the tragic end of a story, but it might just be the beginning of a great adventure.

4. Give up the victim card. It seems counterintuitive, but playing the victim is a method of self-protection, trapping us in pain in order to excuse us from accountability and taking action. Being the victim means someone or something else has control over you. Make an empowered choice and take responsibility for your life and your life choices. 5. Know your fears. We all have fears, usually triggered by events in our childhood, and they are often at the root of our relationship issues. We may fear abandonment, rejection or loneliness, and then make subconscious and destructive choices that ensure our fears won’t play out. Re-view your relationship, looking for trigger points and see if you can identify the fears that may be responsible. Knowing your fears can help you successfully navigate future relationships. 6. Learn your love language. In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman introduces the revolutionary concept of love languages. We each speak a main love language, giving and re-ceiving in ways that we know and understand. If your partner doesn’t speak the same language, it’s no wonder things broke down. The five love languages are: words of affirmation; acts of ser-vice; gifts; physical touch; and quality time. Learn yours.

2. Nothing more than feelings. Humans have a broad range of emotions for a reason, so allow yourself to feel them. Following a divorce, it is important to recognize what you are feeling and natural to feel sad, angry, frustrated and hurt. It is equally important, though, not to attach a sto-ry or judgment to that feeling or react and lash out from that place. Simply feel.

7. Date yourself. It is tempting to rush right out of an ending relationship and into the arms of a new one. Don’t. Take some time for yourself, rediscovering what you find fun and exciting. Look for interesting things happening in your community and take yourself out. Truly learning to enjoy being alone by focusing on yourself will help you build positive and healthy relationships in the future that aren’t based on dependency.

3. Challenge your thoughts. The thoughts we have play a powerful role in our lives, triggering our emotions, forming our beliefs and directing our actions. When life doesn’t go the way we want or expect, negative thoughts can take over, which only lead to more suffering. Notice your thoughts and question: How true is that? Then look for evidence that disproves that thought.

8. Change it up. Challenge yourself to do things that are new, different and out of your comfort zone. The power of doing, as opposed to thinking, can rewire unhelpful habits and patterns, and new behavioral experiences lead to new thoughts. A divorce is a clear sign that something didn’t go right, so break out of old patterns by doing something different and differently.

9. Cocoon. Surround yourself with people who love you and treat you well. Now is a great time to take stock of your social circle to ensure that not only do you have people in your life who support you, but also encourage your growth. Be on the lookout for people who are happy, posi-tive and proactive. 10. Create. One of the best ways to connect to your feelings is to tap into the power of creative expression. Find a medium that speaks to you—art, music, dance, writing—and allow yourself to get absorbed by the process. You’ll be amazed by what comes out. Using painful experiences as a platform for art is a great way to experience memories instead of trying to bury them—all playing a large part in the healing process. Remember, the failure of your marriage doesn’t mean anything other than what you want it to mean. Rather than looking back on it with pain and regret, try and find the small parts of it that you are grateful for, looking for ways it helped you become the person you are or the person you’d like to be. Sheva Ganz is a mental health counselor intern and expressive arts therapist who works with chil-dren, adolescents and adults. She has specialized training in education, play therapy, creative movement and the therapeutic use of yoga, meditation and trauma recovery. Her current practice, A (re)Creative Life, focuses on using creative tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of di-vorce for adults and children. For more information, call 954-4495335, email ARecreative-Life@gmail.com and/ or visit ARecreativeLife.com.

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ver the past decade there has been a great deal of discussion on food allergies and sensitivities. Food sensitivities may start during infancy. They are most common among children whose parents have food allergies, allergic rhinitis, or allergic asthma. Infants and young children with food sensitivities tend to be allergic to the most common allergy triggers (allergens), such as those in eggs, milk, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans. Food allergies are sometimes blamed for such disorders as hyperactivity in children, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and depression, as well as poor athletic performance. Interestingly, allergies and asthma are almost unheard of in the Amish community where children are in close proximity to the earth and animals. The majority of human allergies are caused by a limited number of inhaled small-protein allergens that elicit immune response in susceptible individuals. We inhale many different proteins that do not induce immune response which raises the question of what is unusual about the proteins that are common allergens. Although we do not yet have a complete answer, some general principles have emerged. Many allergens are relatively small, highly soluble proteins that are carried on desiccated (dry) particles such as pollen grains or mite feces. On contact with the mucosa of the airways, for example, the soluble allergen eludes from the particle and diffuses into the mucosa. Typically, when the immune system is first exposed to an allergen, a type of antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE) is produced in response. Besides IgE there are three other antibodies that are capable of tagging allergens that are absorbed into your bloodstream; they are immunoglobulin M (IgM), immunoglobulin G (IgG), and immunoglobulin A (IgA). There are certain antigens and routes of antigen presentation to the immune system that favor the production of IgE. CD4 TH2 cells can switch the antibody iso type from 16

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IgM to IgE, or they can cause switching to IgG2 and IgG4 (human) or IgG1 and IgG3 (mouse) (see Section 9-4). Antigens that selectively evoke TH2 cells that drive an IgE response are known as allergens. Researchers estimate that at least 60% of the U.S. population suffers from unsuspected food reactions that can cause or complicate health problems. Symptoms can be extraordinarily diverse, ranging from arthritis to eczema to migraines. In extreme cases, food allergies can lead to anaphylactic shock and death if untreated. Fortunately, most people do not have severe reactions. Clinical Signs and Symptoms: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Eczema Joint Pain Constipation Diarrhea Gas Headaches Bloating Palpitations Bowel Anxiety Depression Indigestion Fatigue Congestion Rheumatoid arthritis Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

What you eat every day sends a very important message to your body and even to your DNA. On average in the U.S., we spend approximately 2.5 hours eating or drinking each day, and we consume 1,966 pounds of food (nearly one ton) each year! When evaluating your health, it is important to analyze the foods you eat often to see how your immune system responds to them. In a study of 30 people who took the Food Sensitivity Profile, headaches and chronic GI symptoms involving pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating decreased when allergenic foods were identified and removed.


Because of the high frequency of food sensitivities and the tremendous quantity of food that we eat on a regular basis, we use food sensitivity testing to help get to the root cause of chronic, unexplained illnesses. The Dunwoody Labs Dietary Antigen and Environmental Allergen Exposure Profile measures both IgG and immune complexes containing the complement fragment complement (C3d), for multiple food antigens and actually reports it. Removing allergenic foods based on these results dramatically decreased those food reactions in subjects and was confirmed in follow-up tests. If your test results show you have food sensitivities, it means your immune system is attacking certain foods. We generally remove severe, high, and moderately reactive foods and rotate healthy foods in an effort to heal the gastrointestinal lining. Later, foods may be reintroduced one at a time to see if they cause problems. Each report includes a rotation diet template, shopping list so that dietary changes are easy to make. Depending on your clinical history and symptoms, we may use treatments such as enzymes, probiotics, and antimicrobial herbal formulas. If you have signs of intestinal permeability, we may use supplements designed to strengthen your gastrointestinal lining. Sometimes further testing is needed to find out why a person has so many food reactions, such as a Comprehensive Stool Analysis or Intestinal Barrier Assessment. For more information on food allergy testing and treatment, please contact Dr. Bill Rice at the Gardens Wholistic Health Center in Palm Beach Gardens. DrBill@writeme.com or call 439.6644.



efore Spring bursts forth into the world, with the pastel colors and sweet perfumes of blossoming trees—before robins return to build their nests—before daffodils wave in sweet Spring breezes—something is happening beneath the surface. While all may appear still, changes are already taking place. Deep inside trees, sap prepares to flow. Under frosty ground, bulbs are yearning to burst forth. Animals are already carrying their young, who will be born when days grow longer and the frozen ground finally thaws. People are often a lot like that, too. Before we make a major change in our lives, before we turn and take a different path—something is going on under the surface. We may not see it, and we may not even be aware of it yet. But it’s there, like a seed we plant that only later becomes a tree bearing fruit. Of course, change can be triggered in many ways. Something unexpected barrels into our lives and, for better or worse, we’re forced to change. People fleeing their burning homes during the California wildfires had little choice about changing. Their only choice was how to respond. Or maybe a new experience inspires change. That happened to me in college, when a friend gave me my first reflexology session. All that I was aware of was that it felt glorious. Yet, something inside of me was whispering, “Yes! This is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” Often it’s hard to say what lit the fuse. A new direction percolates inside us—perhaps for a long time—then bursts to the surface like a crocus in the early spring. What is going on? We continually launch desires, often unconsciously, by what we think, feel and say. Those desires are actually requests to the Universe for change. And the Universe is an equal opportunity Source for desire fulfillment. It always gives us what we ask for, whether we like it or not. When we think and speak positively, i.e., about what we already have and what we desire, from a place of appreciation and expectancy, the Universe says, “Yes!” and gives us what we desire. When we think and speak contrary to what we want, from a place of anger or scarcity, the Universe also says, “Yes!” and gives us what we asked for - what we don’t want.

The choice is ours. So, how do we stay positive? Here are some ways that have worked for me and my clients: Meditation and other forms of spiritual/ mindfulness practice. Meditation strengthens your connection with your higher self. The more consistent and deep your practice, the greater the flow. Positive Thinking and Speaking. Watch your thoughts and words. My partner Michael and I make a game of lovingly reminding each other when we do not speak affirmatively. It’s amazing how quickly we’ve become sensitized to contrary thoughts and words. Reflexology. Give yourself the gift of a soothing reflexology session. You will profoundly relax as you escape into a deep, trance-like state where you open to allowing your heart’s desires. Dream recall. Experts in dream analysis say that every important thing that comes into our lives is previewed in a dream. And the more we focus on remembering our dreams, the better we get at it. So I keep pen and paper by my bed to record my dreams each morning. Watching for synchronicities. Something keeps popping up—a word, an image, a topic

of conversation—pay attention. Maybe you’re finding yourself drawn to people, activities, or things that didn’t seem important before? The Universe is calling. Pivoting. When something begins to disturb you, immediately shift your attention to something you enjoy, something that feels blissful. Listen to music, take a walk, go dancing, pet your dog or cat. Whatever it takes to transport you to a better-feeling, more positive place. “Happiness depends on your mindset and attitude. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.” – Roy T. Bennett Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the bestselling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions now at Thermae Retreat in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting March 9th and 16th. Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products available. Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220

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Lake Worth Native Supports “Silent Service” at Submarine Training Center in Pearl Harbor PEARL HARBOR –A Lake Worth, Florida, native and 2010 Santaluces High School graduate is serving at the U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.


etty Officer 1st Class Jermaine Johnson has served for eight years and works as a Navy machinist’s mate (weapons) and is serving within the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations. The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean. As a Navy machinist’s mate (weapons), Johnson is responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of torpedoes, missiles and small arms onboard a submarine. Johnson credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Lake Worth.“The lessons from my hometown that I have applied to my career that has helped me succeed in the Navy is to keep your values dear to your heart, so you never forget your purpose,” said Johnson. A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, according to Navy officials, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water; 80 percent of the world’s population lives close to a coast; and 90 percent of all global trade by volume travels by sea. “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on speed, value, results and partnerships,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “Readiness, lethality and modernization are the requirements driving these priorities.” The Pacific is home to more than 50 percent of the world’s population, many of the world’s largest and smallest economies, several of the world’s largest militaries, and many U.S. allies. The Navy has been pivotal in helping maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region for decades. Though there are many ways for sailors to earn distinction in their command, community, and career, Johnson is most proud of earning a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for being selected as NSTCP Instructor of the Year.“I’m proud of this medal because I worked hard for it,” said Johnson. “It’s the highest level of achievement at a training command.” Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Johnson, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Johnson is honored to carry on that family tradition. “I have one family member who was in the Marines, but what influenced my decision to join the Navy was actually desiring to travel and experience the world,” said Johnson. “Even though I’ve traveled the world under the ocean, I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.”According to Navy officials, supporting the high operational tempo and unique challenges of the submarine force builds strong fellowship and a strong sense of mission. As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied-upon assets, Johnson and other sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. “Serving in the Navy is honorable to me,” added Johnson. “To learn about the people who’ve fallen before me and the sacrifices they’ve made, gives me the unstoppable will to do the best I can each and every day.”


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ou know it’s important to eat right and exercise to stay healthy, but did you know that the sounds you hear daily can have an effect on your health? Mitchell Gaynor, M.D. and oncologist says, “You can look at disease as a form of disharmony. And there’s no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound and music and vibration.” The questions become, does sound really have an impact in wellness and how can you use sound to support your health? First, sound therapy follows the law of physics which points out that everything is vibration. All matter is vibrating at a specific frequency, from the book you are reading to the food you eat and even the organs of your body. This idea that sound and music can support health is not new. Don Campbell and Alex Doman note in their book, Healing at the Speed of Sound, “In 1944, as sound’s power to heal became more widely recognized and acknowledged in the scientific community, the first music therapy program was created in the U.S.” Modern medicine also embraces sound with the use of such technology as ultrasound, for example. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health found significant improvements in those with fibromyalgia where medication was reduced in more than 73 percent of patients and discontinued in more than 26 percent through the use of low-frequency sound. That’s real, tangible, positive health impact! Major hospitals are embracing sound and for good reason. A December 2017 article reported, “Experts at Mayo Clinic have installed ambient therapy systems (playing sounds such as ocean waves and nature sounds) in certain operating rooms and patient rooms… sounds can help patients relax, and some reported feeling less pain.” It’s now becoming more widely known that the use of sound therapeutically provides many benefits to our health and wellness: •

Strengthens immune system

Reduces stress

Lowers cortisol

Reduces anxiety before surgery

• Increases production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells •

Decreases pain in pediatric ER patients

Promotes deep, meditative relaxation

Sound has been used for centuries both naturally and therapeutically. So, how can you use sound to support your health? There are many ways, both ancient and modern. In ancient Egypt, for instance, the hieroglyph for music was also that for wellbeing. Ancient pre-

scriptions often included rhythmic singing and chanting. Today, you could attend a yoga or kirtan class that embraces these activities. Being conscious of the sounds you hear daily can also help you maintain health. Avoid noisy environments and plan for silence in meditation. Why? While hearing loss is the most obvious effect of living in a noisy environment, one study reported: “Non-auditory effects of noise exposure are… elevated blood pressure, loss of sleep, increased heart rate, cardiovascular constriction, labored breathing and changes in brain chemistry.” Support your wellbeing by planning for and preparing your “sound diet”. Listen to music. Doing some research on music therapy, sound therapy and vibroacoustic therapy will turn up impressive results of the health-supportive powers of music. Benefits address a scope from cold and flu relief to inflammation reduction and increased energy, all the way to support for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism. This modality of sound therapy is a simple yet powerful tool to add to your wellness maintenance toolbox. Enhance your daily soundscape by listening to music with healthsupportive frequencies. Sometimes frequencies aren’t so easy to listen to alone as the high and low tones can be challenging to the ear. But in today’s world of modern invention, you can find music that is composed specifically to be health-supportive and easy to listen to such as music infused with frequency. Nikola Tesla said it best: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” It’s time to ask, what do you find yourself listening to throughout the day and is it supporting (or detracting from) your health? You can change your music to change your health; simply plan your “sound diet” today. Kathleen Haden is CEO of Good Vibrations Music Company, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For a free download of Frequency Infused Music, visit GoodVibrationsMusicCo.com. SOURCES: Campbell, D., and Doman, A. 2011. Healing at the Speed of Sound. NY, NY. Hudson Street Press Chepesiuk, R. (2005 Jan); Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World. Environ Health Perspect. Retrieved from: www.ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253729/ Dewhurst-Maddock, O. 1993. The Book of Sound Therapy: Heal Yourself with Music and Voice. NY, NY. Simon & Schuster Inc. Howland, J. (2017) Mayo Clinic Minute: Harnessing the healing power of nature sounds. Retrieved from: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic. org/discussion/mayo-clinic-minute-harnessing-the-healing-power-ofnature-sounds/ Naghdi, L. et al. (2015 Jan-Feb). “The effect of low-frequency sound stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia: A clinical study” Pain Res Manag. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/ PMC4325896/ Novotney, A. (2013), Music as Medicine. American Psychological Association. Retrieved from: www.apa.org/monitor/2013/11/music.aspx March 2019


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What the acupuncturist will do to manage and relieve you of your allergies without over the counter meds


o you suffer from seasonal or chronic allergies? Are you looking for a more natural approach to relieving these allergies? Great news! Acupuncture is an excellent way to help relieve all different types of ailments, naturally! The goal of acupuncture is to balance the entire body. This means all organs and organ systems are functioning at their proper abilities and in harmony. Not only does acupuncture work to create balance within the body, but it also creates balance between the body and nature. As the seasons change, your body must be able to change with them. If you have some deficiencies within certain areas of your body, you may not be able to adapt to the seasonal changes and this is where you may end up with seasonal allergies. How do your allergies show up on your body and how does that tell the acupuncturist which organ to work on? Every symptom your body has ever experienced can be traced back to a certain organ or organ system. For example, allergies that show up mostly in the eyes such at itching, redness, swelling, etc, show that there’s an issue with the liver or liver channel. Symptoms such as chest congestion, coughing, and sneezing show there is a weakness or deficiency within the lung or lung channel. What will the acupuncturist do to strengthen these organ/systems and relieve you of your allergies? First, the acupuncturist will determine exactly which organ or organs are being affected. This is based on of the time of year you experience your allergies, where on the body you experience the most symptoms, and other general and medical

background information. Once the acupuncturist determines your diagnosis, they will then create a specific point prescription of where to insert the acupuncture needles. Each point on the body has its own function, and when combined with other points, the functions of the points are enhanced. The points selected are located all over the body, some local points near the specific organs may be selected or distal points that run along the organ channels throughout the body may be used. In any case, the points selected are all working to bring your body back into balance and strengthen the organs that need strengthening to relieve you of your allergies. Food and herbal therapy is also a big component to Chinese Medicine. Depending on your symptoms, your acupuncturist may suggest you eat certain foods to counteract what is happening within your body. For example, if you are experiencing watery eyes and a runny nose, you could have excess ‘dampness’ within your body. In this case, your acupuncturist will suggest eating foods that are drying. The same goes for herbal therapy, a specific all natural herbal prescription may be suggested to aid with the needle treatment. Dr. Meng’s treatment principle is derived from the the Traditional Chinese Medicine Concept where it promotes the idea that “We as people must be one with nature, not just simply being part of nature.” Dr. Meng believes in the approach of individualization for each of her patients, using the proper differentiation principle, manipulation techniques, herbs, and a nutritional plan to help each of her patients achieve the best possible result. Give Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center a call today to schedule a FREE consultation. (561) 656-0717.


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Goddess T.O.U.C.H. Spiritual Services Expands


o better serve Palm Beach clientele, Carole Aileo Ha’la Ramsay, Goddess T.O.U.C.H. Spiritual Services, is proud to announce she is expanding her services to Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 North Federal Highway, Suite 211K, Lighthouse Point. A multidimensional consciousness expert, Ramsay will offer the same personalized, high frequency services she continues to offer at Jade Wellness, 2717 Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale. “We’re so excited to be teaming up again with Carole Ramsay, international energy expert,” states owner of Lisa’s Healing Center, Lisa Smith, LMT. “Lisa’s Healing Center is a perfect fit for Carole and Goddess T.O.U.C.H. spiritual consultations, from Life Readings, Pet Psychic services and multidimensional energy work to Raindrop essential oil treatments, Past Lives, and more.” Ramsay continues to offer her impactful Sacred Circles every Tuesday at Jade Wellness, in Fort Lauderdale, and is committed to offering the highest form of clarity and focus for higher consciousness living. Look forward to your next magical session at Carole’s Deerfield Beach, Lisa’s Healing Center, or Jade Wellness. For more info call 954-655-5490 or visit GoddessTouch.net, LisasHealingCenter.com and/or JadeWellness.com.

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Color, Color, Everywhere “Mere color can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” ~ Oscar Wilde

or to calm, to uplift or to create feelings of peace.


olor is everywhere, constantly influencing us in ways large and small. The language of color is subtle but effective. Just look to modern advertising practices and the ways they evoke reactions and convince so easily through the power of color. The practice of chromotherapy, developed by ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures, is still used today as a holistic treatment. As anyone diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) knows, light and color can dramatically affect our moods. The subtle energy field around a person emits colors that can reveal energy blocks. Used in conjunction with the chakra system, color can be incorporated in various ways to motivate, attract, inspire and ultimately transform or shift energy where there is a need for healing to occur. The use of crystals and crystal healing are powerful tools based on the vibration of light and color. Crystals are not only beautiful, but they have the power to stimulate


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Entura Psychospiritual Healing Art Sessions are a new and exciting healing modality based on color and light. The client, guided by the Entura therapist, enters a meditative state through which they channel information using the vibration of colors and symbols in the form of Entura drawings. Readings of these drawings offer new perspectives and deeper insights which become a catalyst for inner transformation and healing. Studio 101, an organic gift shop for the heart and soul, is centered on color, light and energy. Located at 12 Southeast 1st Avenue, Suite 101, in Delray Beach, the studio offers an exciting selection of beautiful and affordable spiritual gifts as well as a range of services geared to bringing positive energy and wellness to your life. Lidia Tohar is available for a range of wellness services including Entura Psychospiritual Healing Art Sessions. She can be reached at 561-573-4205, 561-330-9540 or via email at ArtSpace27@aol.com.


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Eye Yoga and Brain Games Training


ith recent breakthroughs in the field of neuroscience on the workings of the human brain, modern neuroscience is overwhelmingly embracing the idea of neuroplasticity, even as we age. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to repair and re-wire itself, building new pathways as it learns new things. Neuroplasticity also refers to the brain’s ability to synchronize both hemispheres and access Whole Brain thinking- requiring the right and left sides of the brain to talk to each other. Cutting-edge research shows that it’s never too late- the brain and the visualperceptual system is elastic and trainable at any age! Your eyes are responsible for 10% of your vision; 90% is purely mental. Concentration, memory, imagination, and dreams are all part of the visual process. The way you see is a reflection of the way you think! Poor visual habits reflect poor mental habits. Poor mental habits lead to poor concentration, short attention span, and poor memory. Restore Your Sight, Train Your Brain with Eye Yoga and Brain Games uses the eyes and visual-perceptual system as the key to unlock deep-seated patterns within the brain. Restore Your Sight; Train Your Brain with Eye Yoga and Brain Games has a natural, holistic approach to Eye-Brain health and fitness. It is based on an expanded version of Eye-Brain exercises that evolved out of ancient Yoga and Qi Gong Practices merged with modern neuroscience. It hones the skills that make you a keen observer of your environment! It teaches you how to be aware and totally in the moment as a fully present participant in a vivid, colorful, vibrant, three-dimensional world. Learn to reconnect with the mag-

nificent vision that we inherited from our ancestors, not the dumbed-down version that we are fostering by too much staring at computer and phone screens. The eyes are truly powerful tools of the brain and the windows of the mind and the soul. Your eyes are made of actual brain material! They are a direct extension of the brain pushing itself out through the eye sockets searching out light! You can learn how to promote your own eye-brain health and fitness by practicing Eye Yoga and Brain Game exercises. Efficient seeing and thinking are skills that must be developed just like any other skill. You are not born with your visual habits or perceptual skills in place. They are developed and learned behaviors, and can be improved- no matter whether you are 6 or 86. This educational program establishes good conscious and subconscious habits of normal sight that overflows into many other aspects of your life! Eye Yoga and Brain Games has an organic approach that immerses itself in nature and natural ingredients. The brain is transformed through concentration and memory games that tone-up the Eye-MindBrain connection. You will experience feeling energized and centered with mental clarity. It trains both eyes to work more efficiently together and with equal power, which leads both hemispheres of the brain to work more efficiently together with equal power. You start to see more clearly and think more clearly. With only a few minutes a day of practice, you can benefit from fun and easy techniques to restore your clear sight and mental clarity, naturally. Become empowered to take care of your eyes and brain, and to enjoy healthy sight for life! So let’s get started! Workshops and Classes at Sacred Treehouse, 250 Royal Court, Delray Beach, Fl. 33444 Taught by: Doreen Cott, Acupuncture Physician and Bates’ Method Teacher. info@ eyeyoga-braingames.com or call The Sacred Treehouse at- (561) 303-1185

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Reclaim Your Superpowers TM … A Transformational Breath Weekend with Jamar Coming to South Florida… March 8th – 10th, 2019


he Reclaim Your SuperpowersTM program allows us to experience hidden and dynamic part of the mystical self by utilizing the energy of the Universal Life-force created through the unique breathing techniques used in Transformational Breath. In effect, the course teaches us how Transformational Breath can be used as an effective tool to support the actualization of what we might even consider our Superpowers. The Breath is your most direct connection with Life Force Energy, and the essential flow of life occurs in each breath. However, cultural and family conditioning often leads to the disruption of our natural healthy breathing patterns. Transformational Breathing is a powerful holistic approach to your world. When we transform the way we breathe, we also transform the way we experience life. (RYSP) is one of several official TBF introductory weekends that allow you to discover profoundly the three levels of Transformational Breath and experience them in four very powerful breathing sessions. This weekend is a wonderful way to explore, and experience the power, and breath work, with a minimal commitment and maximum results. Discover your own unique breathing pattern, begin to open your breath, 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. You can be an adult and still be magical! The weekend will run Friday 6-9PM, Saturday 9-5PM, Sunday 9-12PM. Cost $375 or $299 BY 2/22. Hosted and facilitated by Jamar, the owner and director of The Jamar Enlightenment Center located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, Meditation teacher, LifeSupport facilitator, Transformational Breath Trainer and Practitioner, Pranic Healer and Enlightenment Master. His spiritual quest encompasses over 25 years’ experience in the self-help field and was the natural evolution of his own inner search for Truth. He has taught over 6000 yoga classes and facilitated another 3000 workshops, events, and retreats. He brings a contagious enthusiasm and love for the gift of yoga, sharing it as a way to connect with you Higher Self. He supports all that have a desire to wake up and have a direct experience of the Truth for them Self… Enlightenment. For over 20 years, The Jamar Enlightenment Center has prided itself in “Growing a conscious, safe community that invites an adventurous, authentic exploration of Truth and Self.” The Center is a place for those seeking to find a peaceful place in the most obvious—and overlooked—place; within oneself. Visit them in their newly expanded location, The Jamar Enlightenment Center; Where Truth Happens! Conveniently located ¼ mile west of I-95, at 4595 Northlake Boulevard, Villa Palm Plaza, Suite 107, PBG. For more information and details please call 561-630-2280 or visit us at www.JamarCenter.com for a list of upcoming classes, workshops and exciting presenters.


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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a soothing herb from the mint family, can significantly improve the condition of patients with chronic stable angina, reports a recent study in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Researchers at Iran’s Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences tested 80 patients with the condition, which involves chest pain linked to a lack of blood flow to the heart. The patients were given three one-gram doses a day of lemon balm powder or a placebo. After two months, the patients given the lemon balm had significant reductions of “bad” low-density cholesterol (LDL), both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and increased workout capacity, a measure of heart function. 26

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A Harvard study was conducted on the diets of nearly 28,000 male health professionals spanning two decades between their 50s and 70s and published by the American Academy of Neurology. It found those that drank orange juice and ate leafy greens, berries and dark orange and red vegetables suffered significantly less memory loss than others. Subjects reported every four years and were examined for both thinking and memory skills. Those that ate about six servings of vegetables a day were a third less likely to develop poor thinking skills than those consuming two servings; those that drank orange juice every day were half as likely to develop poor thinking skills as those drinking one serving per month. Men that ate larger amounts of fruits and vegetables 20 years earlier were less likely to develop similar problems, whether or not they kept eating larger amounts of fruits and vegetables later.

Herbs Make Worthy Prebiotics Ginger, black pepper and holy basil, mainstays in traditional medicines as anti-inflammatories, also contain significant prebiotic potential that could help gut health, report researchers from India’s National Institute of Nutrition, in Hyderabad. Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) showed significantly higher prebiotic activity, especially of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, when compared to the well-known prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS). Black pepper (Piper Nigrum) had prebiotic effects similar to FOS.


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Meditating or listening to classical music altered biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in adults experiencing memory loss, according to a recent West Virginia University study. The 60 participants had subjective cognitive decline, including forgetting familiar names and losing objects, a condition that may be a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s. For 12 minutes a day, they either listened to instrumental classical music or did a kirtan kriya meditation involving chanting, visualization and finger poses. After three months, all subjects had increases in a key beta amyloid peptide protective from Alzheimer’s, as well as better memory, mood, sleep and quality of life, while the meditation group experienced significantly better improvements. Activity in two chromosomal markers of cellular aging—telomere length and telomerase activity—increased for both groups, especially among those that practiced more frequently or started with lower cognitive scores. The improved biomarkers were maintained or even strengthened three months after the study ended.

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Being exposed to high levels of artificial outdoor light at night contributes to insomnia and greater use of sleeping pills, reports a new study from South Korea’s Seoul National University College of Medicine. The researchers studied the records of 52,027 people without diagnosed sleep disorders—60 percent of them women—and correlated their sleeping pill use with their residential location relative to artificial outdoor light intensity. The brighter the outdoor lighting, the more likely were sleep issues and the greater and more frequent use of sleeping pills. The study joins other research that has shown that artificial nighttime lighting—outdoors and indoors—disrupts circadian rhythms, potentially leading to such metabolic and chronic diseases and conditions as cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression.

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Pine Bark Soothes Prostate Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), a condition that affects half of men older than 60, is related to increased prostate gland size and a reduced flow of urine from the bladder. To test the effectiveness of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol on BPH, researchers from Italy’s D’Annuncio University divided 75 men with the condition into three groups: One was given 150 milligrams a day of Pycnogenol, another received standard non-drug management and the third was given conventional drug treatment. The researchers found that urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences significantly improved after 60 days of treatment among the pine bark extract group.

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A new project by Oskar Pernefeldt, a graduate student at Beckmans College of Design, in Stockholm, Sweden, has designed a new flag for the entire planet to be used worldwide in a move toward unity. Its minimalist design shows seven rings intertwined on a deep, sea-blue background, forming a flower in the middle. Simple and contemporary, the flag evokes the Earth’s natural beauty. “The blue field represents water, which is essential for life,” writes Pernefeldt. “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet, and the blue surface could represent the universe.” The flag has yet to be adopted by any official government agencies. 28

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Bionic Leaf 2.0, a new, artificial photosynthesis system developed by a team headed by Harvard University scientists, takes in carbon dioxide, water and sunshine to create a sugary fuel. Solar energy splits up a water molecule, and bacteria turn hydrogen and carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, mainly isopropanol, which could be used someday to power a car. An improvement on their prior effort a year earlier, the new system has a catalyst made of cobalt and phosphorus, increasing the efficiency of the reaction to 10 percent. Normal photosynthesis in plants is just 1 percent efficient at converting solar energy to biomass. This technology has the potential to bring another type of solar energy to the planet, especially in the developing world.

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Solar power is cheap and plentiful, but there has been no way to store it efficiently. Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenberg, Sweden, are developing a liquid molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that when exposed to sunlight, rearranges the bonds between its atoms into an energized new isomer. In this way, energy from the sun is captured between the isomer’s strong chemical bonds and stays there even when the molecule cools down to room temperature. When the energy is needed, the fluid is drawn through a catalyst that returns the molecule to its original form, releasing energy as heat. “The energy in this isomer can now be stored for up to 18 years,” says Chalmers University nanomaterials scientist Kasper Moth-Poulsen. “And when we come to extract the energy and use it, we get a warmth increase, which is greater than we dared hope for.” The hope is that this warmth can be used for domestic heating systems, powering a building’s water heater, dishwasher, clothes dryer and more. The scientists claim the fluid can now hold 250 watt-hours of energy per kilogram, double the energy capacity of Tesla’s Powerwall batteries. Moth-Poulsen believes the technology could be available for commercial use within 10 years.


The North Pole and South Pole each have unique, pristine environments, virtually untouched by civilization, but a pair of federal studies cast doubt upon their future status. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in a study based on satellite data, warned that ancient glaciers in West Antarctica, thought to be more stable than those to the east, are “waking up” and beginning to dump ice into the sea, which could further contribute to rising sea levels. A second NOAA study reported that glaciers at the top of the world are also thawing, melting and breaking down. According to that document, the Arctic is undergoing a period of “record and near-record warmth, unlike any period on record.” Lead Arctic NOAA researcher Emily Osborne announced at a major geoscience conference, “The Arctic is experiencing the most unprecedented transition in human history.”

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“Meditation-Induced Near-Death Experiences: a 3-Year Longitudinal Study,” published in Mindfulness, concludes that some Buddhist meditation practitioners can willfully induce neardeath experiences (NDE). These profound psychological events typically occur in people close to actual or perceived death. The ability to willfully induce such experiences could help scientists better understand the phenomenon, which has been difficult to research. “The practice of using meditation to gain a better understanding of death is longstanding, particularly in Buddhism, where ancient texts exist to help spiritual practitioners prepare for or gain insight into the process of dying,” says study author William Van Gordon, of the University of Derby, in England. “Unlike regular near-death experiences, [12] participants were consciously aware of experiencing the meditation-induced NDE and retained control over its content and duration. Also, compared to regular forms of meditation, the meditation-induced NDE led to a five-fold increase in mystical experiences and a four-fold increase in feelings of non-attachment,” explains Van Gordon.

Oil companies have received federal permission to use seismic airguns to find oil and gas deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor during offshore oil exploration from New England to Florida. Repeated every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time, the airguns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine mammals, sea turtles and other wildlife, harm commercial fisheries and disrupt coastal economies. The proposed testing could injure 138,000 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more, according to government estimates. Impacts include temporary and permanent hearing loss, disruption of mating and feeding, beach stranding and deaths. Whales and dolphins rely on their hearing to find food, communicate and reproduce. Airgun blasts can kill fish eggs and larvae, and scare away fish from important habitats. Catch rates of cod and haddock declined by 40-to-80 percent for thousands of miles following seismic surveys. Nonprofit environmental watchdog Oceana is working to halt the use of the devices and stop the expansion of dangerous offshore drilling that follows the seismic testing.

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pringtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. n Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend more than $30 billion annually on weight-loss products. Despite this hefty investment, restrictive diets don’t work, says Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist based in northern California. Aamodt co-presented the Neurobiology of Dieting: Evidence for Improving Mental Health With a Self-Care Approach session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) annual meeting last October in Washington, D.C. “Diets are not harmless,” Aamodt ex30

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plains. “They create stress, persistent hunger, trigger eating disorders such as binge eating and even make people fatter over time.” It’s better to take a kinder approach, says Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington, D.C.-based registered dietitian and Aamodt’s co-presenter. Scritchfield is the author of Body Kindness: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again. She teaches her clients to value their self-worth regardless of body size, practice mindful eating and focus on overall self-care: Think enjoyable physical activity, adequate sleep and positive self-talk. Mindful eating includes paying attention to thoughts and feelings that trigger eating such as hunger, but also stress, boredom and loneliness, says Californiabased registered dietitian Andrea Lieberstein, who wrote Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and


n Learn how to cook and garden. The best

dietary upgrade starts in our own kitchens, where the cook controls the ingredients. Home cooking with fresh, whole foods is at the heart of feeding ourselves well. Processed food manufacturers would like us to equate cooking with drudgery or think that cooking takes too much time, yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, in Seattle, established a culinary medicine program that includes both cooking and gardening classes. Sethi says, “Eating is sacred; it’s our connection to the earth.” She also


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End Overeating. She encourages clients to identify voids in their lives and fill them with healthy relationships and pleasurable activities, rather than food. The “health at any size” philosophy is accepted by a growing number of health and nutrition experts, including Annie Kay, a registered dietitian and registered yoga therapist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of Every Bite is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight That’s Natural for You. Kay injects compassion into her work, promoting stress reduction, conscious eating and finding peace for individuals to reach their natural weight.


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believes there is wisdom in the way food has been traditionally cooked. Sethi recommends a Mediterranean eating pattern for its power to reduce depression and ward off chronic diseases. She also promotes the “herb and spice pharmacy” to reduce inflammation and treat and prevent disease. For example, she says, “Ginger and turmeric both act on the same biochemical pathways as anti-inflammatory medicines.” Cooking and eating together as a family has multiple benefits, too, improving children’s nutrition, self-esteem and school performance. Best of all, says Sethi, “Family meals allow us to connect with the people we love.” Put away phones, turn off screens and truly tune in to each other. Connecting to the earth through gardening also improves our health, according to both Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, a registered dietitian and associate director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Diana Dyer, a Michigan-based organic farmer, registered dietitian and author of A Dietitian’s Cancer Story: Information & Inspiration for Recovery & Healing. They promote gardening as a way to interact with nature, reduce stress and improve quality of life. With just a small patch of soil, home and community gardens provide a ready source of affordable, fresh and nutritious vegetables and herbs. n Eat to protect our planet. According to the American Public Health Association, climate change is a major threat to our population. Droughts, fires, storms and flooding create obvious challenges to growing crops, but new research also shows how increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere decreases the nutritional quality of food, leading to lower levels of protein and minerals. One solution is to change the way we farm and eat. For example, Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., a professor of environmental engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California Los Angeles, calculated the carbon foot-

prints and climate impacts of a variety of food choices. In general, she says, the fewer animal products in our diets, the lower the greenhouse gas impact. But meat and other animal products need not be totally off the table. Simply choose smaller portions and when possible, purchase local pasture-raised products produced without antibiotics and hormones. Organic food production introduces less fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and greenhouse gases into our environment. So, what’s best for the planet is best for us. Jay provides easy, plant-based and planet-friendly recipes at Meals4Planet.org. n Support gut health. Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates said, “Bad digestion is the root of all evil.” Fast forward through the centuries to today, and one of the hottest areas of research in health, medicine and nutrition revolves around the microbiome; more specifically, the community of microorganisms living in the gut. “Seventy percent of our immune system is in the lining of the gut,” explains Sethi, which is why she advises,“Feed the bacteria in your gut real food.” Similarly, Teresa Martin, a registered dietitian and certified

diabetes educator based in Bend, Oregon, emphasizes the value of unprocessed, high-fiber, organic plant foods to nourish gut bacteria and maintain microbial balance. Speaking at the same recent meeting, Martin described multiple ways gut bacteria influence our physical and mental health, including nutrient absorption, body weight and blood sugar control, bone density, inflammation and mood. Microbes in the colon digest and ferment plant fibers into short-chain fatty acids, which help ensure a thick, healthy, intestinal mucus lining. Martin notes, “When we don’t eat enough plants, we can’t make enough short-chain fatty acids,” which are key to gut-brain crosstalk and control of appetite and mood. Martin recommends eating 35 to 50 grams of fiber per day from food, not supplements. She also warns against “microbial assassins” such as antibiotics, processed meats, high-fat diets, refined carbohydrates, added sugars and artificial sweeteners, plus the emulsifiers polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, which are commonly added to foods like ice cream and baked goods to improve texture and extend shelf life. All contribute to microbial imbalance, the loss of microbial diversity and leaky gut—the inability to keep offending food compounds like gluten and intact milk protein out of the bloodstream—leading to food intolerance, inflammation and autoimmune disorders.

Eat-Right Resources Dorothy Sears: beta.prx.org/stories/225407 Food Sleuth Radio interviews: exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio “The Great Nutrient Collapse:” Tinyurl.com/GreatNutrientCollapse The Kick Diabetes Cookbook: An Action Plan and Recipes for Defeating Diabetes, by Brenda Davis. BrendaDavisRD.com Mediterranean diet pyramid: Tinyurl.com/OldWaysMediterraneanDiet The Obesogen Effect: Why We Eat Less and Exercise More but Still Struggle to Lose Weight, by Bruce Blumberg Tanmeet Sethi: beta.prx.org/stories/243771 Whole Grain Hierarchy: Youtube.com/watch?v=nkFJZUIUeEA Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss, by Sandra Aamodt March 2019


n Try intermittent fasting and smart meal timing. Allow-

ing the body at least 12 hours without food intake benefits gut microbial diversity, says Martin. Intermittent fasting, or eating patterns in which no or few calories are consumed between 12 to 16 hours, can protect against a variety of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, perhaps in part due to the effect on gut microbes. Dorothy Sears, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego, studied the effect of intermittent fasting, or “time-restricted feeding”, on the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In a study of more than 2,300 breast cancer survivors, Sears discovered the women that fasted for at least 13 hours a day reduced breast cancer recurrence by 36 percent, regardless of other dietary factors. Putting this into practice, if the last meal of the day ends at 6 p.m., the first meal of the next day would not begin before 7 a.m. In addition to this “prolonged nightly fasting,” Sears says that when we eat affects the way our bodies handle calories. She recommends eating during the first half of the day, when the sun is up and our enzyme and hormone systems are best able to handle calories, control blood sugar and body weight. Spring forward with these five tips and enjoy better health. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “food sleuth”, is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@ gmail.com. Tune into Food Sleuth Radio through iTunes, Stitcher and KOPN.org. 32

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Quick Tips for Enjoying Good Food, Fast 1. Cook once, eat twice (or more).

Smart, busy cooks use this wise, old home economics strategy. A big pot of soup, stew or chili makes many servings of easy-to-heat leftovers. Store extra servings in glass, never plastic, for quick, heat-andserve meals. Add a side salad and fruit for dessert for a nourishing, fulfilling meal.

2. Master the omelet. Eggs, prefer-

ably free-range and organic, make fast, easy, affordable meals. Get creative with personalized omelet fillings. For example, in a tablespoon or more of olive oil, quickly sauté any combination of seasonal vegetables like potatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, kale or spinach. When tender, slide vegetables into a bowl. Add a few more drops of olive oil to the pan and pour in beaten eggs. When eggs are almost set, top them with sautéed vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese. Cover the pan, set heat to low and when cheese is melted, it’s time to eat. For an alternative filling, try beans, avocado, cheese, onions or peppers with a side of salsa.

3. Use an electric pressure cooker. Say goodbye to sodium-laden,

BPA-lined cans of beans. With today’s safe and easy electric pressure cookers, a pot of un-soaked dry beans can be ready in less than an hour. Use cooked beans in a variety of quick, delicious dishes, including hummus, burritos, soups, chili and veggie burgers. For tips on vegetarian cooking and stress-free pressure cooking, visit TheVeggieQueen.com.

4. Make friends with farmers.

Find local farmers’ markets for the most flavorful, fresh, seasonal produce. For those not sure what to do with kohlrabi or a strange-looking squash, farmers and fellow shoppers will gladly provide ideas. It’s like going to a community party with fellow foodies—much more fun than a trip to the grocery store.


5. Experiment with helpful cookbooks. Mark Bittman’s Kitchen

Express provides 404 seasonal dishes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Betty Crocker, the renowned classic teacher, shows beginning cooks how to make standard dishes from scratch. For delicious vegetarian meals, check out Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. And to enrich children’s taste buds, invite them into the kitchen with The Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook: Food & Fun Around the World, by Deanna F. Cook.

6. Invest in a microplane grater or handheld rasp. Add a punch of flavor and pizzazz with this versatile kitchen tool. Use it to add freshly grated garlic, ginger and turmeric; plus lemon, lime and orange zest.

7. Purge cupboards of packaged, processed foods. Read

ingredient labels to remove the big offenders: refined flours, sugar and substitutes, artificial colors and additives that harm gut microbes, including polysorbate 80 and carboxymethyl cellulose.

8. Stock up with grab-and-go snacks. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, nut but-

ters and plain yogurt (sweeten to taste with local honey, seasonal fruit and cinnamon) make satisfying, high-nutrient snacks.

9. Keep assorted organic herbal teas handy. Unsweetened herbal teas

make cozy companions during prolonged nighttime fasting. Staying well hydrated is key to mental performance and weight control, too. Thirst often masquerades as hunger, so drink water or tea first, then reassess appetite.

10. Put fun and pleasure back into eating. Host a potluck with friends

to share cooking and clean up, or have a picnic with kids of all ages. Put flowers or a candle on the table and play soothing music—it all enhances digestion and encourages mindful eating. Bon appétit!


Registered dietitian Brenda Davis, of British Columbia, also recommends wholefood, plant-based diets to reverse Type 2 diabetes. She developed a “whole-grain hierarchy” to identify the most gut-friendly, least-processed grains, including cracked oats, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, sprouted grain, wheat berries and kamut. Along with beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, Davis says these foods nourish beneficial gut microbes and reduce inflammation.

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hilippe Cousteau Jr., the 39-yearold grandson of legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, is continuing a rich family legacy of sharing the wonders of the natural world with a global audience. A diver, conservationist and environmental activist, the younger Cousteau has also become an inspirational speaker, writer, social entrepreneur and producer of myriad television and film projects. Now in his fifth season of hosting the Emmy-nominated series Xploration Awesome Planet, which airs on a number of outlets, Cousteau and his wife, Ashlan, also co-host the popular Travel Channel series Caribbean Pirate Treasure, a waterborne odyssey that explores pirate legends, shipwrecks and the lore of lost treasures. His previous work has examined the fragile future of sharks, tigers, rhinos and other species nearing collapse, and their critical places in the natural order. Like his grandfather and father before him—Philippe Sr. died in a plane

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crash six months before his son was born—Cousteau has embraced the mission of inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet, launching EarthEcho International in 2005 and authoring several children’s books.

How did your grandfather inspire you?

He was a captain in the French Navy during World War II when he and an engineer invented scuba diving. It revolutionized humanity in many ways because until then, we were limited in our ability to explore the ocean. He then went on to help create underwater cameras and lights and the means to do storytelling about this wonderful world that he was exploring. It was the first time for millions of people around the world to get a glimpse of what lived in the ocean. Ted Turner called him the “father of the environmental movement” because over time, his stories led him to a deeper

understanding of the changes that were happening in the oceans and inspired him to embark on a journey not just of exploration, but of conservation. Growing up with that legacy, I was very much inspired by his work. My father was also a big part of the early Cousteau Society, and was a major driver in the early days of the conservation ethic.

How did covering the 2010 BP oil disaster for news organizations and being among the first to dive into the historic spill shape your world view?

It was a transformative experience for me, and for the country. It was a much-needed reminder of the consequences of our addiction to oil. Seeing the spill firsthand was a horrific experience. While I was already engaged and committed to conservation, it really helped [me] to double down on the urgency that I feel on these issues, because I saw not only what it did to the environment, but what it did to the communities that rely on the environment—the fishermen, the tourism operators, other people. They were all shattered and devastated by that spill. It was a powerful reminder that when we talk about conservation, we are really talking about building a world where humans can thrive as much as nature.

What are your goals in reaching out to the next generation?

A focus on environmental education is something we’ve always been doing. EarthEcho International has become one of the leading environmental education groups in the U.S. My grandfather always recognized that young people are key to building society’s ethos of environmental sustainability. We have to start with young people to grow constituencies of the older people to understand and be able to connect the dots and to care about it. Xploration Awesome Planet is targeted to the teen and tween audience, and we also have a lot of adults that watch it. It’s a great example of a program that’s all about inspiring people to not just be a passive observer of the world around them, but to be an active participant, to get engaged.

How can parents build upon the foundational message of environmental responsibility that your work instills in kids?

They can treat their kids like the hearts and minds of these issues and recognize that they are more than vessels to be filled with information. We try to encourage them to be treated like they are agents of change, that they are creative, and give them the latitude, trust and empowerment to come up with their own ideas, to look at the world, be informed and inspired, so they can say, “Oh wow. This is an issue I really care about, and I am going to do something about it.” Randy Kambic, of Estero, Florida, is a freelance writer and editor.

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wenty-five years ago, As I dug deeper, I put health have ignited controverthe first genetically the pieces together of sy among scientists, consummodified (GM) crop the relationship between ers and even governments. came to market in the form Much of the research GMOs, gut health and of a tomato engineered for has been conducted in other subsequent diseases. a longer shelf life. Today, as countries—more than 60 ~Michelle Perro, pediatrician, much as 80 percent of food have banned GMOs—and in the U.S. contains GMOs author and executive director most studies have focused of GMO Science (as they are best known) and on the health effects of the most of the world’s genetically engineered glyphosate used on these crops, which the crops are treated with glyphosate herbicides, World Health Organization in 2015 declared primarily Monsanto’s Roundup. a probable human carcinogen. “Glyphosate Unlike hybrids produced by convenadversely affects the mitochondria, neutional breeding, GMOs are created in a rotransmitter production and hormones,” laboratory, often incorporating DNA from says Smith, whose recent documentary, other species, such as bacteria and viruses. Secret Ingredients, presents stories of people Researching the potential health effects that overcame chronic illnesses by eliminat“must be our number one priority, because ing GMOs from their diets. GMO technology is replacing nature,” says Smith recently conducted a survey pubJeffrey Smith, executive director of the Insti- lished in the International Journal of Human tute for Responsible Technology, in FairNutrition and Functional Medicine in which field, Iowa. “The altered genomes are passed 3,256 respondents reported improvement on to future generations.” in a number of health problems after they Although U.S. regulators generally switched to largely non-GMO and organic regard these foods to be safe, the ubiquity diets. “Many of the conditions that improved of GMOs in the food chain and a lack of in the survey participants are similar to the research on their long-term effect on human health issues found in lab animals fed GMOs



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or the associated herbicide Roundup,” he wrote. More than 85 percent reported improvement from digestive disorders. It is possible that glyphosate, which is antibiotic in nature, may disrupt the delicate balance of the microbiome, a community of microbes that inhabit the gut.

depression, infertility and gastrointestinal disorders,” he says. “It is impossible in the U.S. to just eliminate GMO foods from the diet, so eating organic is the only way to guarantee avoiding GMO foods. This automatically also reduces pesticides from the diet.”

Roundup and Gut Health

Dr. Michelle Perro, a pediatrician, author and executive director of GMO Science, in San Rafael, California, became involved when she came across research by plant biologist Dr. Arpad Pusztai, one of the first scientists to raise concerns about the safety of genetically modified foods. “I was able to correlate his findings with the change in children’s health that I was beginning to notice in my own practice,” says Perro. “As I dug deeper, I put the pieces together of the relationship between GMOs, gut health and subsequent diseases.” Perro has seen improved health in her patients once a cleaner diet is introduced. “Parents have the ability to help reverse chronic disorders plaguing their children, including asthma, eczema, food allergies

“Roundup can loosen the tight junctions between our cells,” explains Smith. “This can lead to leaky gut, which can contribute to inflammation and numerous diseases.” Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvard-educated physician and author of The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease, concurs. “I do believe that the microbiome is crucial for health, and by switching to organic, we eliminate the potential microbiome-damaging effects of glyphosate.” Palanisamy, based in San Francisco, emphasizes glyphosate’s known ability to cause DNA damage and potentially induce cell death. “It may be a contributing factor to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease,

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and neurocognitive disorders such as autism and ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder].” Palanisamy has also seen significant changes in his patients’ health when they heed his advice and avoid GMOs. “Often, they report improvement in digestion, mood, brain fog and energy levels.” The body is designed with the innate ability to heal, says Pero. “Chronic diseases can be reversed when organic nutrition is the foundation.” The Hartman Group’s Organic & Natural 2018 report reveals that 46 percent of American shoppers now seek GMO-free food. “The tipping point here in the United States has begun,” says Smith. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books on spirituality, health and wellness and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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Go-to Tips n Eat organic when possible, especially oats, wheat and other grains, soy, corn, beans and lentils. n Look for the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal on labels.

Advice From the Experts Dr. Akil Palanisamy:

n Sweat in a sauna or steam room 15 to 20 minutes once or twice a week to stimulate toxin release (infrared saunas are a good alternative for those that can’t tolerate the heat of traditional saunas). n Take 15-minute home baths with one-quarter-cup of bentonite clay. n Drink lots of purified filtered water every day. n Strive to have a daily bowel movement. n Add fiber to diet such as psyllium husk or fruit pectin.

n Eat a variety of detoxifying foods like cruciferous vegetables, ground flaxseeds, parsley, beet greens (the leafy tops of beetroot), cilantro and chia seeds.

Dr. Michelle Perro (for children): n Eat as much organic foods as possible and eliminate processed foods from a child’s diet. n Don’t drink tap water; use a quality water filter. n Strive to eliminate pesticides in the child’s environment, including at schools, playdates and homes of relatives. n Seek a foundation of nutritional medicine and individualized treatment strategies employing nutraceuticals, herbs, homeopathy and manipulative medicine. n Consider an elimination diet, beginning with dairy and gluten.

Helpful Resources

n 2018 Journal of the American Medical Association study: Tinyurl.com/OrganicFoodAndCancer n What’s Making our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It, by Dr. Michelle Perro and University of California San Francisco medical anthropologist Vincanne Adams; ChelseaGreen.com/product/whatsmaking-our-children-sick March 2019


Hard suggests choosing one new ingredient at a time to work with, old bread being an easy one to start with. “Stale bread can easily be transformed into breadcrumbs and croutons that can add nice texture to a lot of dishes,” says Hard. “Nail a couple things you can make out of anything, like fried rice or frittatas, which are both very accepting of most any ingredient you add,” says Matsuoka Wong. Hard agrees that simple, hearty dishes like layered casseroles or tasty tempura can be great ways to clean out the odds and ends in the crisper. Sometimes the toughest ingredients can yield the tastiest meal. Hard admits to having been stumped by what to do with the nonfleshy part of artichoke leaves, which can be tough and bitter, until she developed a recipe for artichoke leaf nachos. Edible weeds, leaves, stalks and stems of all kinds, including celery, asparagus ends and carrot tops, make for great pesto, which is itself a versatile ingredient—great for sandwiches, dips, pastas and more—and it freezes well, Hard says. Fish scales can be fried and eaten like potato chips; they are a crunchy bar snack in Japan, notes Matsuoka Wong. Fish carcasses or shrimp shells can also be boiled down into stock for risotto or seafood chowder, suggests Hard. Fruit cores can be boiled into sweet syrup for cocktails or non-alcoholic refreshments, or distilled down into vinegars. Fruit peels can be crisped up into a healthy snack or boiled into a tea. Hard likes to infuse tequila with beet peels for a dramatic look and a little extra flavor. Fruit or vegetable tops such as pineapples, strawberries, cucumbers and leftover herbs can be used to infuse water or vinegar. Water from canned beans, known as aquafaba, is a great stand-in for egg whites to make everything from homemade vegan mayo to fudgy brownies. “Cooking with scraps shouldn’t be intimidating or overwhelming or feel like a chore: They’re just ingredients,” says Hard. “The more you cook using these recipes, the more familiar the concepts will become, and you’ll realize how easy it is to adapt them to make them your own.”


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Making Meals From Mainly Scraps by April Thompson


It’s fun to challenge respecting the plant, the fish, ood scraps are no the animal and its life,” says longer relegated to yourself to create just making soup, something delicious out the co-author of Scraps, Wilt & stock and sauces that hide of something no one Weeds: Turning Wasted Food their true nature. Creative would think edible, like into Plenty. Tama Matsuoka Wong, chefs are reawakening to my banana peel cake. forager and co-author of the possibilities of skins, ~Lindsay-Jean Hard Scraps, Wilt & Weeds, points cores, rinds and other to the cultural relativism of cooking, noting parts we’ve needlessly been throwing away, that our ancestors or other cultures may with startling results. think that modern Americans are throwing “Cooking with scraps is good for the away the best parts of our food. “Some of planet and good for the pocketbook. Forty the best flavor and nutrients can be found in percent of food produced goes uneaten, vegetable, fruit and fish skins that often get unnecessarily filling the landfill with hundreds of billions of dollars of food,” says discarded,” says Matsuoka Wong. Both Scraps, Wilt & Weeds and CookLindsay-Jean Hard, a chef in Ann Arbor, ing with Scraps are intended as reference Michigan, and the author of Cooking With guides to provide inspiration to home chefs, Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and rather than rigid cookbooks to be followed Stems into Delicious Meals. Yet the real driving force behind Hard’s with precision. Matsuoka Wong suggests trying to work with the ingredients at hand, unusual, scrap-based recipes is the joy of using substitutions as needed, instead of creativity and innovation. “It’s fun to challenge yourself to create something delicious buying an ingredient just to follow a recipe. Cooking from scraps requires a shift in out of something no one would think edmindset about our food and a new mindfulible, like my banana peel cake,” says Hard. ness about our habits in the kitchen, says Mads Refslund, a Danish chef living Matsuoka Wong. “Before automatically in New York City, seeks nature in food by cooking and serving it on the plate. “In throwing something away or compostnature, there is no ugly, no trash, just cycles ing, pause and think, what might I do with of change. Using all the parts is a way of this?” she says. 38

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Cauliflower Core Cacio e Pepe Yields: 2 servings Cauliflower replaces pasta in this take on the classic cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) pasta. It’s an easy recipe that takes only 25 minutes when using a spiralizer—a vegetable spiral slicer that can turn both tougher and not-so-tough vegetable parts into beautiful, noodle-like strands (or other shapes). The addition of green and red pepper seeds adds a little spice. 4 lg cauliflower cores, lightly trimmed of the most fibrous outer parts 3 Tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup leftover seeds and white inner veins from any pepper, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, serranoes, poblanos (Optional, and no need to be too exacting about the amount. This is waste: If you have it, use it.) 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper 1 cup crème fraiche or heavy cream ½ cup Parmesan rind broth or other vegetable broth ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese ⅓ cup finely grated pecorino Romano cheese ½ tsp kosher salt


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Spiralize the cauliflower cores into a spaghetti shape using the thicker noodle blade of a spiralizer. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter to coat the pan. Add the pepper bits and cracked pepper and sauté for two minutes, until the pepper is toasted and aromatic. Mix in the crème fraiche and broth and cook, stirring for about five minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened. Add the cauliflower “spaghetti”, stirring occasionally until just cooked, about two minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and immediately add the Parmesan and Romano. Toss until the cauliflower is coated and not clumping. Serve right away, adding more pepper, salt and cheese to taste. Excerpted from the book Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food Into Plenty by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. March 2019


For the frosting: ½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar ¼ cup milk, 2 percent or higher 1¾ to 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut the banana peels into 1-inch pieces and place them in a small saucepan with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly, then drain the banana peels, reserving a cup of the cooking water. Butter and flour the sides of two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Butter and flour the pans again to coat the paper. Transfer the peels and the cup of cooking water to a tall, narrow container and purée with an immersion blender or a mini food processor until completely smooth. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing until incorporated, and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Mix in the banana peel mixture, then stir in the buttermilk until well combined. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients with the butter mixture and stir gently, just until combined. Put the egg whites in another bowl (make sure it’s dry) and whisk until soft peaks form, either by hand or with the whisk attachment on an electric mixer. If using an electric mixer, start slowly and gradually increase speed to medium-high. 40

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For one, two-layer cake: Peels from 2 very ripe bananas, stem and very bottom discarded (see note) ½ cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for buttering the pans 1½ cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs, separated ½ cup buttermilk 1⅔ cups cake flour, (gluten-free if needed), plus more flour for flouring the pans 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp fine-grain sea salt

You’re done when you pull out the whisk or beater and a soft peak is formed, but immediately collapses. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter and divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake pulls out with dry crumbs rather than wet batter, about 25 minutes. Let the cakes cool completely in the pans. When the cakes are cool, make the frosting. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the milk, raise the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Remove from the heat and let cool until lukewarm. Gradually whisk in one cup of the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add the remainder of it if the frosting is too loose. Use the frosting immediately as it will begin to thicken and stiffen as it sits. To remove the cake from the pans, invert one cake pan on a serving plate, lift off the pan and peel off the parchment. Repeat for the second cake pan. Put one layer of the cake on a serving platter and spread about one third of the frosting evenly over the top. Set the other layer on top, and spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides. Note: Banana peels contain some of the same proteins found in latex and could cause an allergic reaction. Those same proteins might also make your immersion blender feel slightly gummy to the touch. Rub the surface down with cooking oil before washing it. Excerpted from Cooking With Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals by Lindsay-Jean Hard.

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The Path to Wealth How to Make a Dream Come True by May McCarthy


uccessful professional athletes, musicians and business men and women that have achieved their goals can often point to repetition as a key to their prosperity and success. Undergoing both physical and mental training on a daily basis are keys for them to perform at their highest levels. Keeping their goals at the forefront of their thoughts, talking about the outcomes that they want to achieve and mentally seeing themselves achieving their goals are essential components of a repetitive practice that reaps great rewards. Everyone can implement a similar success practice. Revisit goals daily to enable subconscious and spiritual intuition to illuminate possibilities in taking steps necessary to create the life that we love. This repetitive practice will shift our beliefs so that goals will be achieved sooner. Motivational speaker and author Earl Nightingale writes, “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” To realize goals sooner, set aside 20 minutes and follow three simple steps each morning:

Write down your goals and be specific in describing the desired outcome.

For example, instead of saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds,” say, “I’m so grateful that I am physically fit in a pain-free body that easily moves through life.” By spending time each day describing completed goals

with gratitude, your beliefs will change and your subconscious can work with you to make those statements true.

Speak your goal statements aloud with emotion.

The practice of uttering your goal statements out loud anchors the meaning more fully internally. This practice helps to convince your subconscious that achieving your goals is possible. Ideas and thoughts that are in alignment with them will then become more noticeable.

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easonal allergies plague Exercising regularly sports like volleyball or basmore than 26 million creates a cumulative ketball seems to offer antiAmericans, according effect in the body, helps allergy benefits. Vitamin C can also help. Researchers to the Asthma and Allergy speed up metabolism from the Faculty of Sports Foundation of America, and improves immunity, Science at Chulalongkorn with numbers on the rise in so you could find recent years. This is due in University, in Bangkok, even less allergies part to a dramatic increase Thailand, found that 70 occurring over time. percent of participants that in the amount of airborne ~Stephanie Mansour, pollen, a possible byproduct took a vitamin C supplefitness expert ment and ran for half an of climate change. hour experienced decreased Environmental and lifestyle nasal congestion and sneezing. stress, inadequate nutrition and weakened “Exercising regularly creates a cumuimmune systems are also factors, leaving lative effect in the body, helps speed up many feeling too miserable to engage in physical activities. metabolism and improves immunity, so Yet, research shows that exercise can you could find even less allergies occurring help ease allergy symptoms and lessen over time,” says Stephanie Mansour, fitness severity. A survey of 2,000 allergy sufferers expert and former allergy sufferer from sponsored by the UK National Pollen and Chicago. “I used to get allergy shots for a Aerobiology Research Unit showed those runny nose and headaches during certain that exercised the most had the mildest times of the year, but personally transformed my allergies through expanding symptoms. my lungs and chest and balancing out my More Exercise, Less nervous system.” The American Academy of OtolarDiscomfort Boosting heart rate through aerobic activiyngic Allergy recommends gentler forms ties such as running, walking, jumping of exercise, and cautions against vigorous rope, treadmill routines, tennis and team workouts such as Crossfit or long runs




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that can be counterproductive and exacerbate allergy flare-ups. Mansour recommends yoga, Pilates, walking or weight training— especially when congestion is a factor.



Try Some Yoga Mansour, a certified yoga instructor, attests to the benefits of the practice. To ease the symptoms of allergies, she recommends yoga both for its physical effects and its breath benefits. “Yoga can also help bring equilibrium to the nervous system and help the body relax. When the body is in a healthy balance and relaxed, it’s more effective at warding off things like infection or allergies.” Registered nurse and yoga instructor Kristin Brien, of New York City, concurs. “A yoga practice trains and strengthens the vagal nerve, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system— rest and digest mode—and turns off the inflammatory response,” Brien says. “When we are under chronic stress, our nervous systems react as though our bodies are under constant threat, thus making some of us more susceptible to hypersensitive reactions to offending seasonal antigens like pollen and ragweed.” Yoga practitioners across the board recommend inverted poses such as the plow, shoulder stand and downward facing dog to relieve allergy-related congestion. While yoga can be beneficial, inverted poses should be avoided by anyone with high blood pressure, glaucoma or retinal issues due to increased pressure in the blood vessels of the head, and some experts emphasize that allergy sufferers and asthmatics should avoid hot yoga and other demanding forms during flare-ups. A gentle approach goes a long way. Ideally, Brien recommends asanas that anyone can do, including legs up the wall, supported bridge pose, supported reclined goddess pose and child’s pose.

Warm-Up No matter the type of exercise, warming up can play a key factor. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, stretching before activity and boosting heart rate helps to maximize exercise and its symptom-reducing effects.

Create a Healthy Space Lessening the body’s burden by making small changes in living or workout space can also optimize the benefits of exercise. Brien, an allergy sufferer and asthmatic, recommends using a

Helpful Links For a simple workout plan and an anti-inflammatory food guide to help combat allergies, join Stephanie Mansour’s free 21-Day Challenge (StepItUpChallenge.com).

Youtube videos:

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high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to reduce circulating allergens and also wiping down all surfaces, including yoga mats, floors, window sills and vents. During drier, colder times of the year, Mansour recommends using a humidifier to add moisture to the air and improve breathing. Exercise may not cure seasonal allergies, but it can lessen related symptoms, along with effecting a more balanced nervous system and better overall health. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmberMusic.com.

Helpful Workout Tips Before and After:

n Use a nasal saline spray beforehand. n Change clothes and shower after outdoor exercise; wash workout clothing exposed to pollens.

Consider Wearing:

n Wraparound sunglasses to avoid allergens getting into eyes n A breathable mask to filter allergens during outdoor activity

Avoid Exercising:

n In the morning when pollen and mold counts are highest n When it’s warm, dry or windy outside n On busy roads where exhaust fumes can irritate bronchial and nasal passages n When tired, sick or under significant stress; all three states prompt the immune system to react more severely to allergens


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Saving a Drop to Drink Our Role in the Coming Water Crisis

A It is not how old you are, but how you are old. ~Jules Renard

by Jim Motavalli

lthough climate change gets most of the attention, the international water crisis looms just as large. The World Economic Forum has ranked water scarcity as the top long-term environmental risk globally for the next decade; the United Nations reports that 1.2 billion people—a fifth of the world’s burgeoning population—live in regions of water scarcity; and as many as 700 million around the globe are already suffering from water deprivation. The U.S. is not in a water crisis—yet— but serious problems loom on the horizon in places like Southern California and the desert Southwest. Los Angeles and San Diego rely on mountain snow in the north to melt and replenish rivers and lakes. But record high temperatures and a shortfall of winter storms—problems aggravated by climate change—have greatly reduced available water supplies. In the Southwest, Colorado River reservoirs were at record lows last summer. As the region continues to use more water than can be replaced by rain and snow, places like Phoenix may experience severe rationing, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Arizona’s Lake Mead, which supplies

water to 22 million people, could run dry by 2021, report researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California at San Diego.

Finding a Solution “Fortunately, through conservation, more water-conscious consumption and smarter management of water, we can replenish and repair the water cycle. But we must make this a priority and pick up the pace,” says Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. Right now, we’re addressing a 21stcentury crisis with 20th-century tools. Leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty meters are responsible for the loss of 2.1 trillion gallons of water annually in the U.S., according to the American Water Works Association. And our lifestyles are extremely water-intensive. For instance, it takes 3,120 gallons of water to produce one smartphone; watering a 1,000-square-foot lawn even once uses 620 gallons of water. Here are some simple steps everyone can take. Doing them won’t crimp our lifestyles, but it will help us hold on to our finite and threatened fresh water supply:

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Fortunately, through conservation, more water-conscious consumption and smarter management of water, we can replenish and repair the water cycle. But we must make this a priority and pick up the pace. ~Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project 4 Eat less meat. The water required to produce one quarter-pound hamburger is equivalent to 30 showers, according to NationalGeographic.com. One serving of poultry uses 90 gallons. 4 Track down water leaks, which typically waste 10 gallons daily. Common leak sites are faucets, shower heads, swimming pools, garden hoses and pipe joints. 4 Replace old, leaky toilets with efficient models bearing the WaterSense label, or simply put a brick in the toilet tank to reduce consumption with each flush. To check a toilet for leaks, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if any of it transfers to the bowl without flushing. 4 Wash only full loads of laundry and use right-size load settings. Typically, the washing machine accounts for 15 to 40 percent of a household’s indoor water use. Consider a more water-efficient, front-loading washer. 4 Take shorter, five-minute showers with a low-flow showerhead (saving more than 10 gallons compared to the 10-minute

version), turn off the water while brushing teeth and shave with a full basin rather than open taps. 4 Wash the car less often: The process uses as much as 150 gallons of water. Driving may not seem to have much to do with water use, but the Water Footprint Calculator (WaterCalculator.org) reports, “Water is used in great quantities during fuel extraction, refining and production.” So taking public transportation, combining errands or joining a car pool will reduce our water footprint. 4 Reduce lawn watering to a one-hour soaking once a week, rather than daily. Water in the morning—before 10 a.m.— when it’s cooler, so grass roots can absorb moisture before it evaporates. If watering must be done in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m., which gives the grass blades time to dry before nightfall.


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Hard Facts About H20

What It Takes to Make Our Stuff An eye-popping amount of water is needed to grow or manufacture what we eat, buy and use on a daily basis. Although it’s impossible to reduce our water use to zero, it’s helpful to know how much water is required, so that we’re less inclined to overbuy or waste. 1 cup of coffee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 gal. 1 hamburger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660 gal. 1 gallon of milk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879 gal. 1 pound of wheat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 gal. 1 pound of soybeans . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 gal. 1 orange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 gal. 1 pound of chocolate. . . . . . . . . . 3,170 gal. 20 pounds of dog food . . . . . . . . 4,000 gal. 1 pair of cotton jeans. . . . . . . . . . 2,108 gal. 1 smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,190 gal. 1 car tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 gal.

1 avocado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 gal. 1 pound of chicken meat. . . . . . . . 468 gal. 1 pound of barley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 gal. 1 pound of rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 gal. 1 pound of almonds. . . . . . . . . . 1,900 gal. 1 egg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 gal. 1 slice of bread. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 gal. 1 pair of leather shoes. . . . . . . . . 3,626 gal. 1 cotton T-shirt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 659 gal. 1 car. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13,737 to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,926 gal.

Sources: Friends of the Earth, NationalGeographic.com, WaterFootprint.org

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by Avery Mack

n allergy is a dramatic overreaction of the immune system to environmental agents that are harmless to most people. Antibodies fight allergens with the release of histamines, and a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, coughing, rash or hives can be the tangible result. Common around age 10, allergies often fade later in life, so children are often most sensitive to their causes. Outdoors, the problem could be pollen from trees or plants. Indoors, chemicals, dust mites, mold or pet dander are common culprits. An allergist can help identify them. Author of Clearing the Air One Nose at a Time: Caring for Your Personal Filter, pediatrician Hana Solomon, M.D., in Columbia, Missouri, focuses on a natural approach to prevent, rather than treat, symptoms. “Thirty years ago, we didn’t have specialty cleaning products,” she says. “Natural solutions work; sometimes just a cotton cloth and water are enough.” Frisco, Texas-based Urban Hydration uses vegan-friendly, cruelty- and glutenfree ingredients and herbal extracts to ensure their cleaning products don’t contain parabens, synthetics, polybeads and toxic chemicals. Their home and spa collections are kept as natural as possible without


requiring refrigeration. Lemon extract and coconut oil are key ingredients in their all-purpose spray, dishwashing solution and fabric refresher. Microscopic dust mites live in upholstery, carpets and mattresses. They are the cleanup crew for the millions of dead skin cells humans shed daily. “If a child is allergic to dust mites, get rid of the carpet. Hang blinds on the windows. Vacuum heat vents,” Solomon says. “Use allergen-free pillows, no down or feathers, and a mattress cover. Wash it and bedding once a week. Reduce the number of toys and stuffed animals in use, wash [them] frequently and store others. Go unscented.” Leslie Fischer, an eco-minded mom and entrepreneur in Chicago, reviews mattresses for adults and babies at SustainableSlumber.com/reviews. “Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) off-gas from the mattress and disrupt sleep, but also trigger allergy symptoms, asthma and hives,” she says. “An organic mattress is a better choice.” Natural fabrics are the best option for bed linens. Kathryn Kellogg, author of the Going Zero Waste blog in Vallejo, California, lists 17 sustainable and eco-friendly bedding brands. For her own use, she chose organic cotton sheets from a family-owned business

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(Tinyurl.com/EcoFriendlyBeddingBrands). Pajamas are also important. Look for comfy organic fibers that wick moisture, are hypoallergenic and fire-resistant. Merino wool’s millions of tiny air pockets create a micro-climate to keep sleeping kids toasty in cold weather and cool in summer heat. Pallet furniture is trendy, but keep in mind that chemical residue or insecticides may remain in the porous wood, as well as E. coli or listeria from food transports. A safety checklist can be found at Tinyurl. com/PalletSafety. Often overlooked, indoor mold can live year-round in damp places like bathrooms. A DecoLife bath mat made of natural diatomaceous earth and resilient plant-fiber is antibacterial, non-slip and contains no colorants. It dries within three minutes to prevent mold or mildew from forming. Instead of dropping wet towels and washcloths into the hamper, hang them to dry and launder weekly. Lemon juice keeps faucets sparkly clean and fresh-smelling. Vinegar cleans glass shower doors. Ditch the old shower curtain; most are made with PVC and release chemicals into the air. Install a rain showerhead to avoid water spray, and use a fast-drying hemp or organic cotton curtain. Opt for natural flooring; bamboo and cork are both sturdy and sustainable, but have a large carbon footprint due to shipping distances. Linoleum, updated and colorful, is available with marbled, stonelike, flecked and woodgrain patterns. Antistatic and antibacterial, it withstands kids and pets, requiring only a mild cleanser and damp mop to stay clean. Pets are often blamed when a child develops allergies. It’s actually their dander that causes the reaction. Rather than giving Sparky away, use pet-friendly wipes on fur and feet to remove dander and allergens carried in from outdoors. The Daily Shep offers tips at Tinyurl.com/TheDailyShepTips. Kids bring allergens into the house, too. Leave shoes outside the door, schedule an early bath and change to indoor garb for the evening. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter will help clean the air.

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When Allergies Put the Bite on Pets by Sandra Murphy


pringtime doesn’t just mean warmer weather, colorful flowers and greening grass. It also brings seasonal allergies. For pets, it can be a miserable time of year, because dogs and cats are lower to the ground and pick up allergens on their fur. Grass, weeds, pollen, lawn chemicals, fertilizers and fleas can trigger reactions such as itchy skin, raw paws, sneezing fits and general discomfort. Due to the warmer temperatures of the past decade, flea allergies in dogs have risen 12 percent, while cats have seen a whopping 67 percent increase. Environmental allergies are also up 30 percent for dogs and 11 percent for cats, according to the 2018 State of Pet Health Report from the Banfield Pet Hospital, in Vancouver, Washington. The most common environmental allergens include dust mites, mold, fabric, feathers and cleaning solutions.

A dog’s itching will often manifest between the toes, on the wrists, “armpits”, groin, legs, ears, eyes and back, just in front of the tail. In the quest for relief, dogs will lick, chew, pull out hair and scratch, often leaving bare spots or open wounds that may get infected. Cats will pull hair, scratch ears and develop a rash or bare spot on the stomach or inside the legs. In extreme cases, a veterinarian will give an injection to calm the itchiness before more damage is done. Owners can use that lull to investigate what is causing the allergy.

Fleas For fleas, there are more natural ways to end the cycle than using potentially toxic pet treatments. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is affordable, non-toxic and safe, made from fossils of marine life crushed into a superfine powder. Its deadly effect on insects stems from piercing their hard shells so they become dehydrated. It does not harm mammals. Be sure to buy food-grade DE, not the kind that’s designed for use in pools and gardens. Simply dust the dog to the skin with the powder 48

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and sprinkle it on bedding, rugs and carpets. Cats tend to have more favorite nap spots than dogs, so vacuum first to get rid of any flea eggs. Sprinkle the DE and leave it in place for a couple of weeks. Vacuum again. DE can be hard on regular vacuums, but a Shop-Vac is up to the task.

Likely Causes and Remedies 4 A change in cleaning products. Use unscented, all-natural cleansers. Put the dog or cat in another room when vacuuming so they don’t breathe dust. A new cat litter can trigger allergic reactions. Look for unscented, dust-free litter. 4 Plastic bowls. Switch to stainless steel bowls for food and water. 4 Seasonal flowers and grasses. Pet-friendly wipes will remove excess pollen when the dog comes in after outdoor time. A twice-weekly bath during the worst of the season and weekly as blooming subsides will wash away pollens. An oatmeal shampoo is soothing; don’t use tea tree oilbased shampoos, which may further irritate skin. Be sure to dry the fur. Wet bedding can cause mold, another allergen. 4 Dust mites. Replace worn beds and bedding on a regular basis. Look for natural fabrics and fillings; no down or feathers. Wash weekly. 4 Lack of proper filtration. The air conditioner will capture incoming pollen: Be sure to change the filter often.

Be Proactive 4 Check the paw pads. If they’re irritated or red and raw, ask the vet for a salve to ease the pain while they heal. Be sure to wipe paws when coming into the house. 4 Take a look inside the ears. Allergies can lead to earaches, so watch for red, inflamed skin or black, tar-like goop. Either requires a vet visit and a prescription salve.

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4 If dog walks are part of regular exercise, ask neighbors or local park employees if they’ve sprayed pesticides or treated grassy areas. 4 Add a small amount, based on weight, of Omega-3-rich fish oil to food to soothe and smooth the skin. Diligence in spotting symptoms can stop itching in its tracks when remedies are in place or at hand. Connect with Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.

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Osteoporosis: for Women and Men By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist. RISK FACTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS


steoporosis means “porous bone”. Its’ definition has evolved over many years to the present accepted one from the National Institutes of Health and the National Osteoporosis Foundation:

“A systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk.” Osteopenia means low bone mass without the clinically increased risk of fracture. There is a wide spectrum of bone quality, ranging from normal to osteopenia to osteoporosis. Everyone reaches a peak bone mass in their twenties; and it’s downhill from there. The World Health Organization (WHO) further defines and quantifies the level of bone mass loss by using the criteria of bone mineral density (BMD): DIAGNOSIS BMD CRITERIA Normal bone BMD within 1 standard deviation (SD) of the young adult mean Osteopenia

BMD between -1 SD and -2.5 SD below the young adult mean


BMD more than -2.5 SD below the young adult mean

A person’s BMD can be measured by several methods: dual X-ray absoptiometry (DXA), quantitative computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and quantitative ultrasonometry. The DXA method is the best, and tests the bone at the lumbar spine or proximal femur (hip), which are common sites of osteoporosisassociated fractures. One can also do quick in-office tests on one’s wrist or ankle, but these tests are less sensitive. There are actually 2 “scores” you get from a bone density test: a “T-score” and a “Z-score”. A T-score is the number of standard deviations from the mean bone density for young healthy women 20-29 years of age. A Z-score is the number of standard deviations from the mean bone density, matched to an average for your specific age, sex, and ethnicity. So, as you can see, T-scores and Z-scores are not usually the same unless you are under 30 years old. What do the T-scores mean? For each standard deviation (standard deviation is a statistical term having to do with averages, it is defined as the square root of the variance or amount of variability about the mean of a sample) decrease in BMD, there is a doubling of fracture risk. In other words, if your T-score is –1.0, you are twice as likely to have a bone fracture as someone with a T-score of 0. A patient with a T-score of –2.0 has four times the risk, and so on. As stated above, osteoporosis is defined with a T-score less than –2.5 (that is, the T-score gets more and more negative). Your BMD and your T-score are just part of the determination of your risk for fracture. These are the risk factors for osteoporosis:


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• Advancing age • Female • Low body weight < 70 kg • Family history of hip fractures and/or osteoporosis • Prolonged bedrest • Sedentary lifestyle, low physical activity • Estrogen deficiency, usually postmenopausal • Low calcium intake • White race, Asian race • Alcohol • Smoking • Certain diseases: i.e., rheumatoid arthritis, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lymphoma, leukemia • Medications: i.e., benzodiazepines, glucocorticosteroids, anticonvulsants, anticoagulants, thyroxine, lithium, tamoxifen, immunosuppresants DIAGNOSIS Osteoporosis is usually a “silent” disease without many signs or symptoms. Loss of height, mid or low back pain or having sustained a fracture with minimal trauma might lead you and your physician to do a BMD test and assess the risk factors mentioned above. Osteoporosis affects approximately 15 million Americans, resulting in about 1.5 million osteoporotic fractures per year. About 15% of all American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, and about 40% have osteopenia. White women are twice as likely to have an osteoporotic fracture as black women. Men also get osteoporosis, accounting for about 20% of all cases. Estimates show that osteoporosis causes about $17 billion in American healthcare costs annually. It causes about 700,000 vertebral fractures, 300,000 hip fractures, 250,000 wrist fractures, and 300,000 other fractures per year. All those fractures lead to further illnesses, injuries, and deaths. And you big, strong, macho men take note: mortality (your chance of dying) from a hip fracture and its’ complications are 30% higher than in women! TREATMENT Treatment consists of basically three options: • Diet/supplementation • Exercise • Medications CALCIUM Since bone is mostly made up of calcium, then it makes sense to get it in your diet or in supplements. Because it is such a broad subject, I will write next month’s article on calcium, with the details on dietary recommendations, food sources, and calcium supplements. In the meantime, let me simply say for now: whether you are a man or a woman, you need 1000-1500 mg/day. Get it, now and forever! VITAMIN D Vitamin D is important because it increase intestinal absorption of calcium and promotes bone formation. Without it, children get rickets and adults get osteomalacia. Your body (your skin and kidneys), with sunlight, make enough vitamin D usually. The recommended dose is 400-800 IU/day. Vitamin D should always be taken with calcium, not alone. PHYTOESTROGENS

Plant derived estrogen sources can come from foods such as soy, beans, cabbage, rice, berries, sesame seeds, and grains, to name a few. There are four types of phytoestrogens: isoflavones, coumestans, lignans, and resorcylic acid lactones. Yes, they increase your estrogen levels (though you have to eat a lot of them), which helps increase your bone levels. And yes, they could, like any estrogen, increase your risk of breast cancer. The phytoestrogens still lack good research studies to show their efficacy or their adverse effects. EXERCISE Exercise builds bones. I need to repeat that: you want more bone, do more exercise. Excellent studies have shown that exercise benefits every aspect of our health, including bone mass and strength. Weight bearing, resistance exercise regimens are even more effective than aerobic exercises. Everyone should be encouraged to exercise at least 30-60 minutes per day, 5 times per week. Obviously, depending on your health, circumstances, etc., exercise carefully, maybe even under monitored conditions; but, at least, do what you can with what you’ve got! MEDICATIONS Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used for years for postmenopausal conditions, including osteoporosis. In July 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) made lots of news because a small but significant group of women had an increase in breast cancer, nonfatal stroke, venous thromboembolism, and nonfatal myocardial infarction. There were significant improvements in fractures and colon cancer, as well as menopausal symptoms. There were a number of problems with the study itself, including its’ patient selection, and that they only used one type and one dose of estrogen (.625 mg conjugated equine estrogen). This does not mean that other types and dosages and combinations of estrogen are bad or wrong; but you and your physician need to go over the risks and benefits carefully, as you would with any medicine. SOME OF THE ESTROGENS ARE AVAILABLE IN PILLS, PATCHES, AND CREAMS: • Pills: Premarin, Estrace, Estratab, Menest, Ogen, Ortho-Est, Activella, Duavee • Patches: Alora, Climara, Estraderm, Fempatch, Vivelle, CombiPatch, Estratest, Premphase, Prempro, Menostar, Minivelle • Creams: Estrace cream, Ogen cream, Premarin cream, Ortho cream MEDICATIONS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS • Hormone Replacement Therapy: Estrogen or Estrogen/Progestin (see above) • Risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia) • Alendronate (Fosomax, Fosamax D, Binosto) • Etidronate (Didronel) • Raloxifene (Evista) • Calcitonin nasal spray (Miacalcin, Fortical) and injection (Miacalcin) • Teriparatide (Forteo) injection • Ibandronate (Boniva) pill and injection • Zoledronic (Reclast) injection • Denosumab (Prolia) injection • Interferon gamma-1b (Actimmune) injection

Offering the best of integrative Eastern and Western Medicine. William H. Stager, DO, MS, FACOFP Clinical Assoc. Professor, Dept. Family Medicine, NSUCOM Clinical Asst. Professor, Dept. Family Medicine, LECOM

• AOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine • AOBFP Board Certified: Family Practice • Cranial Osteopathy • Medical Acupuncture

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.”

All the above medicines, as well as diet and exercise all take time to show results in your BMD tests: usually about 2 years! Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated by slowing its’ progression but cannot be cured: therefore prevention is paramount. Taking a lifelong approach from childhood through adulthood and old age with appropriate diet, supplements, and exercise is your very best plan. Next month I will devote my entire article to calcium. William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FA MA, FAAO, FACOFPAOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Intro to Transformational Breath® w/ Jamar Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 2/28 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Friday, March 1st – Psychic Reading w/ Countess Nadia Starella – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 JOHN PRINCE PARK WALK, 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Join your hiking companions for a relaxed stroll in the park. Choose your pace and distance. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure. What is Reiki? Energy healing for the body, mind and soul, stress reduction, relaxation and balance 11A Judy Camblor, RMT of Loving Light Reiki, will teach you how Reiki can benefit your health and well being as well as your loved ones. Lecture will be held at Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644 GREENMARKET Every Saturday; 9 A.M. - 1P.M. FREE (GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturday through April 20, 2019, with the exception of March 30, due to the Palm Beach Boat Show) West Palm Beach Great Lawn on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (N. Clematis St., just west of Flagler Drive) Events website/social media/contact info: www.wpb.org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch or on Instagram @westpalmbch or call 561-822-1515.


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Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/ Karyn Finley Thompson – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Learning to Build a Crystal Grid for Abundance in Love, Wealth and Health w/Alexandra Andrews Alexandra will be teaching the ins and outs of building crystal grids and how they work to create specific intentions and manifestations in our lives. 1-2:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/1 (Price includes set of mini crystals and template) To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit Come and enjoy a fun and carefree night of honing in on your psychic abilities and practicing with a professional intuitive. 3-5PM Cost $30 or $25 by 3/1 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 The Call of Soul This free book discussion meets the first Sunday of each month at 11am, and explores how to find spiritual freedom in this lifetime. The Call of Soul, written by Harold Klemp, provides spiritual exercises, dream techniques, Soul Travel experiences and in depth discussion to help you open wide the door to the most secret part of yourself; that YOU are Soul, a Light of God. The infinite world of God’s love for you translates into every event, relationship, and moment of your life and will lead you to whatever you seek to understand. The discussion group will meet at the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Call (561) 434-2003 or go to www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach for directions and more details on this class. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar. org or find us on Facebook.


THE GEMSTONE ORACLE: USING CRYSTALS AND ORACLE CARDS TO AWAKEN CONSCIOUSNESS AND RECEIVE MESSAGES FROM THE DIVINE with Margaret Ann Lembo. Using a big pile of gemstones and Margaret Ann’s gemstone oracle card decks, you will learn to understand why you or another are attracted to that series of gems. Receive inspiration and answers by learning how to observe the color, the size, and the shape to determine what they symbolize.11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $27 prepayment required, non-refundable Maximum 20 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/ Karyn Finley Thompson – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Kaleidoscope Focus and the Ultimate Happiness Formula w/Dr. Robin Zide Develop step by step action plans that help you optimize your energy and allow more happiness in your life each day regardless of your situation. 3-5PM Cost $50 or $45 by 3/2 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Beginners Yoga w/Jamar Designed as a complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. 7-8:30PM Cost Drop-in Fee $20 per class. New 6-week series begins April 1st. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Pre-Conception, Pregnancy, & Postpartum: Tips for Before, During, & After the Big Event (3 part series)Part 2 (Monday 3/4/19 from 6:30-7:30 pm): “Tips for Planning for Birth”Part 3 (Monday

3/11/19 from 6:30-7:30 pm): “Tips for a Thriving Postpartum Time” Presented by Kristin Schwarz, Jaime Hogan, and Susan Winograd. Lectures will be held at Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, $5 suggested love offering donation. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 March 4, 11, 18, and 25th

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Tuesday, March 5th - 7PM (English) & Wednesday, March 6th - 7PM (Spanish) – Universal Knowledge (AGEAC) with John & Lucy. AGEAC is the Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies. Looking for a metaphysical study group? Looking for ways to practice spirituality, to get more results in changing your life? Come join us and discover GNOSIS! The 1st class on March 5th & 6th is FREE to introduce you to the types of topics that will be discussed in a weekly basis. $15 per class the evening of by Cash or Check or the Series of 10 (in English on Tuesdays) for $120 by credit card online under Events Registration. 10 week series in English is from 3/12 – 5/14 on Tuesdays. Classes in Spanish are 3/6 – 3/27 on Wednesdays. See website for full list of Class Topics to be discussed. You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 QIGONG - 6:30PM-7:30PM - $15 - EVERY THURSDAY - Taught by DR. V this class will cultivate and balance your life force, improve your health, balance your energy, and deepen your awareness. Qigong is a series of movements and breath work that supports the physical, mental and emotional aspects of well-being. Dr. Laura Varga is certified by The Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School. JUST BREATHE WELLNESS STUDIO 350 Celestial Way Juno Beach Fl 33408 Space is limited - please email Dr. Varga at Dr.lauravarga@gmail.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Art of Divorce Workshop - 7 pm - 9 pm. $195. A four-session workshop designed for parents who are separated or divorced, and want to use the experience of divorce to become a better stronger person and parent. Facilitated by a mental health counselor and expressive arts therapist, this workshop takes a creative approach to self-discovery and teaches skills that will help stop negative patterns. Must preregister for all four sessions. To register or for more information call: 954-449-5335, email ARecreativeLife.com@gmail.com or visit ARecreativeLife.com. -- Sheva Ganz, Boca Raton Carole’s Sacred Circles on 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7.30pm. Also: March 21st. $15. Guided Meditation, Transformational Energy, Personal Channeled Message… for HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Living!

Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Hwy, Ste 211K, Lighthouse Point. Reserve 954-655-5490. CLEMATIS BY NIGHT Free Weekly Concert SeriesEvery Thursday; 6-9 p.m. FREEWest Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401Clematis by Night West Palm’s favorite Thursday night tradition for more than 20 years. During Clematis by Night, “Where the Party Begins,” guests will enjoy live music, food and drink specials and the hottest local social scene, creating an unmatched seaside happy hour setting. For more information, please visit Wpb. org/events or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB, on Twitter @westpalmbch FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar 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.e our ad in this issue for our complete Certification class schedules starting March 9th. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com. Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280

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Transformational Breath® w/Jamars. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 3/4 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. March 2019


Aromatherapy Creations w/Donna Kuebler Infuse your world with the therapeutic properties of flower essences and the healing powers of gemstones. After a brief introduction into the world of essential oils and crystal technology you will be guided to create your very own essential oil spray for your home and energy field. 6:30-8PM Cost $40 and $35 by 3/6 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Gifted Healings, Spiritual Guidance & Satsang ~ Awaken, Shift, Transform, Heal ~ 7–10pm, Free. Heal & Transform Root Cause of Disease: Mental, Emotional, Physical; People & Animals. Spiritual Guidance & Support via Divine Source Consciousness, Angels, Ascended Masters; Channeled Transformational Sacred Energy Healing, Activations with Spiritual Teacher, Intuitive, Channel, Healer, Ascension Guide, Animal Communicator, Lori Spagna LoriSpagna.com. Unity Church in The Gardens, 550 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL. 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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A Transformational Breath® Weekend, March 8th - 10th Reclaim Your SuperPowersTM w/Jamar The Reclaim Your Superpowers™ . Fri 6-9PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 9AM-12PM Cost $375 or $299 by 2/22 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 CRYSTALS BEYOND BEGINNERS: AWAKEN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS WITH PRECIOUS GIFTS FROM THE EARTH with Margaret Ann Lembo. Uncover Amazing Techniques and Insights to Take Your Crystal Work to the Next Level! Deepen your knowledge of crystals, gemstones, and rocks and learn how to put their power to work for you. In this comprehensive workshop, you’ll learn how to use crystals for career support, healing, spiritual insight, and much more. 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $97 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 20. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 HU is the Sound behind all sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together on Saturday, March 9th 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/ Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/Karyn Finley Thompson – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Laura Norman 2-Day Intro to Foot and Hand Reflexology, (Sat-Sun - 9am-6pm, March 9-10 - 16 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot and Hand Reflexology.Continue on with our Professional Reflexology Certification Training classes starting March 16th (see ad in this issue for details.) Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Location: Boynton Beach. Register online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com Gamma Breath and Healing with Jodi Neering.4pm Experience a profound activation of all regions of the brain, simply with the power of breath. Bring a yoga mat and water, with optional pillow and blanket. Pre-registration is highly suggested, but NOT required. $20 Cash or Check Only At The Door (You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online). THIS CLASS WILL ALSO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd FROM 10AM – 11:30AM (Morning Class) See website for more details. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Professional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), March 9-10, 16-19, Apr 27-29, May 18-20, June 22-24, July 27-29 (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 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. Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology Foot Reflexology Certification Program (11 days), March 9-10, Apr 27-29, May 18-20, June 22-24 (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 Hand Reflexology (March 16-19) and Face & Ear Reflexology (July 27-29) 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. R IVERBEND PARK KAYAK ADVENTURE, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. Be ready at the Loxahatchee River Picnic Island boat launch at 8am . Take a 5 mile paddle to the master dam and back. Expect to return about Noon. Bring water, snacks, and kayak with all your gear. RSVP for more detail. Contact: Rita Black, crblack97@yahoo.com. Public/Leisure.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 DRUMMING CIRCLE: A SUNDAY MORNING RELEASE AND RENEWAL with Margaret Ann Lembo. On this day when we bring Daylight Savings Time back into our lives, celebrate the release of the darkness and drum in more light on the path to your Sacred Journey. Establish your intentions and drum in what you desire. Re-

new your intentions for 2019.Margaret Ann will call in the 7 directions using Smudge in Spray, a liquid alternative to smoking smudge. You also will have an opportunity to drum on the big Pow Wow drum during this experiential workshop. Special Note: This event often runs long. 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. The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-228

MONDAY, MARCH 11 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, $5 suggested love offering donation. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 March 4, 11, 18, and 25th Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 3:30-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Mindfulness Based Recovery Intensive is scheduled for March 15/16 Details: Lisa Ladomer <Lisa@sacredtreehouse. org> (561) 702-0046. Sacred Treehouse 250 Royal Ct., Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 303-1185


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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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. PRIVATE AURA PHOTO AND INTERPRETATION SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Schedule your time with Margaret Ann for an aura photo and personal interpretation. Receive an 8 page report, and your high quality digital photo. Sessions run 15 minutes and are by appointment on every half hour so there is minimal wait time. 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, $30 for 15 minute appointment, prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® Self-Care Training Level One March 15-17 2019Days/Times: Friday 6-9pm Saturday 10-6pm Sunday 10-6pm Agape Healing Arts Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Drive, Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469 This class is open to anyone; you do not need to be a health-care provider to attend. Comfortable clothing should be worn during the weekend. For more information contact: Dr. Bella Phone 561.762.4273 Email dr.bellalauren@ gmail.com Introduction to Tarot w/Mary Ellen Collins Learn the basics of reading tarot in just a few short hours (or super-charge your current practice with a refresher) with one of South Florida’s top tarot readers! . 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16 PRIVATE AURA PHOTO AND INTERPRETATION SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Schedule your time with Margaret Ann for an aura photo and personal interpretation. Receive an 8 page report, and your high quality digital photo. Sessions run 15 minutes and are by appointment on every half hour so there is minimal wait time. 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, $30 for 15 minute appointment, prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Laura Norman Reflexology - 4-Day Hand Reflexology Certification, March 16-19 (Sat-Tues: 9am-6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and Hand Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach and the profound results clients experience through the hands. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Upon completion, receive a certificate of completion in Laura Norman Hand Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Contact Hours Awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com. Psychic Fair at UMC in Lake Worth. 1- Workshops, Free Educational Lectures, and of course Psychic Readings! Join us

• Career change? • Relationship Goals? • Getting to Where You Want to Be! Read Testimonials at www.YourFearlessLifeCoach.com Arlene J. Sherman, C.C.Ht. Certified West Palm Beach Hypnotherapist. Call now for a free consultation.

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every 3rd Saturday of the month for our Psychic Fair. Reservations are not required. Readings are available. $20 per 15 Minute Reading (cash, checks or credit cards). We also have Vendor Tables, Practicing Student Reader Tables, plus much more. Love donations accepted. See our website for more details on this as well as our other monthly Fundraisers. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. OKEEHEELEE PARK WALK, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Bruce leads a walk in this mid-county park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South, Hiking/biking Trails Parking lot, 7:30 a.m. Contact:Bruce, 772333-1837. Public/Leisure.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. “Seeing Through the Eyes of Soul” The ECK Light and Sound Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It is held every third Sunday of each month at 11:00 am in the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. The service includes singing the HU, guest speakers, small discussion groups, creative arts and fellowship. Find us on 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 18 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, $5 suggested love offering donation. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 March 4, 11, 18, and 25th

Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Psychic Readings w/Omi Velez – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath.6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 3/18 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 How are the Electromagnetic Fields in Your Home Affecting You? 7pm We will share with you: The difference between the three types of EMF in your home environment The possible biological effects of EMF How to minimize your exposure to EMFLecture will be held at Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644 Thank you! 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 information visit us at www.Jamar-

Center.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Tequesta Drum Circle Spring Equinox — $10. 7-11:45pm. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with drumming, dancing, glow poi and giant bonfire. Named in honor of those who came before. We gather on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the Earth. Park Gate closes at 10pm. No Alcohol, Drugs or Pets! This is a “MOOP-free event”. MoonPath Circle, Inc 501(c)(3), Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, Jeff, 954-547-6502.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Carole’s Sacred Circles on 1st & 3rd Thursdays — 7.30pm. $15. Guided Meditation, Transformational Energy, Personal Channeled Message… for HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Living! Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Hwy, Ste 211K, Lighthouse Point. Reserve 954-655-5490. Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Quarterly Round Table Discussion – “Was That a Miracle?” at the PBC ECKANKAR Center,1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. A lively discussion about spiritual principles and personal experiences. Held 7:00 – 8:00 pm with light refreshments. For info call (561) 301-0119. Super Moon & Spring Equinox Fire Ceremony w/Jessica Carmen Come join Jessica to celebrate the final Super Moon

of 2019. This super moon also falls on the Spring Equinox which makes for a very powerful time to release and purge all that is not serving you! T 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/20` To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Astrology Charting 101 w/Karyn Finley Thompson Ever see an astrological chart and wanted to know what it means? You will find that astrology is not as complicated as it appears! 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/21 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 MindBody Expo – Immerse yourself in a transformative experience by learning alternative methods of health, wellness, and sustainability. We are featuring vegan food, phenomenal speakers, fitness demos, and vendors. Come & enjoy special, themed zones designed for the whole family to enjoy. 9am–4pm, free, Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach 33444 Get involved: 561-568-2518. AROMATHERAPY ESSENTIALS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Do you know which oils promote sound sleep? What essential oils lower your blood pressure? How can

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you use aromatherapy to raise your selfconfidence and improve your outlook on life? Join award-winning author, Margaret Ann, for this aromatic event. Learn about aromatherapy safety and the multitude of uses for a wide array of essential oils. Find out about carrier oils for application. Meet basil, birch, elemi, niaouli, ravensara, spikenard, and vetiver and how they can help you mentally, emotionally, physically 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $27 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden. com, 561-369-2836 AYURVEDIC SPRING CLEANING 3:30-5pm Join us for this introductory class on Ayurveda and the importance of adjusting your lifestyle according to the seasons. We will be discussing dietary and lifestyle changes and explore the simple detoxifying cleanse known as Kitchari. $30 Space is limited - please call/text 561-951-1904 for questions and to sign up JUST BREATHE WELLNESS STUDIO 350 Celestial Way Juno Beach Fl 33408 Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/ Karyn Finley Thompson – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Primordial Sound Meditation w/Dr. Robin Zide Primordial Sound Meditation

uses individually selected sounds of nature called mantras to disconnect us from the activity of life. You will also earn a certificate of completion from the Chopra Center and this certificate is part of the Authentic Life accreditation. 10AM-4PM Cost $395 or $350 by 3/22 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/ Karyn Finley Thompson – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. ThetaHealing® Event-Creating Harmony Within w/Karen Truhon A great introduction to the powerful healing modality of the ThetaHealing Technique that is taught worldwide.. 3-5PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/23 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. All Message Worship Service with Rev. Justin 7pm Terry. Nationally known clairvoyant medium with United Metaphysical Churches. Everyone receives a message via the billet platform. Event held in the Sanctuary. $20 Members/$30 Non-Members (Max 25 people) *This event requires preregistration due to Max of 25 people. No

Walk-Ins. No Entry once doors are locked. (see website for Full Details & future dates on This event, and for all calendar events.) ^Membership Fees Must be current for 2019 to get Member pricing. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches, 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T/Th 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 25 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, $5 suggested love offering donation. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 March 4, 11, 18, and 25th Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 “How to Interpret Your Dreams” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 26th at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program


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and release negative beliefs or behaviors, 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 3/25 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 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 information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280

THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Buddhism from the Ground Up w/Maya Malay, MA Buddhism is a very profound spiritual psychology. . 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/27 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Spring Forward Event – Delray Bch. 10 -1pm. Join us for a ½ day of planting seeds of peace, health and connection. For more info, visit SacredTreehouse.org or call (561) 303-1185. Sacred Treehouse 250 Royal Ct., Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 303-1185 Sacred Sounds - A Healing Celebration w/ Alan Pratt and Guest Musician This work is beneficial for anyone who wants to release stress, anxiety, old trauma locked in the body, depression and attached entities. T. People who have participated in ayahuasca and other plant medicine ceremonies feel our work is highly compatible. . 7-9PM Cost $35 or $30 by 3/28 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

the time between lifetimes-are stored in your subconscious are available to you! An interactive class/workshop. Each class is $30. (See website for details) You may pre-register & prepay by Credit Card online United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 Office Hours T-F 10AM-2PM www.unitedmetaphysical.org. How to Turn your Healing Abilities into a Successful Business w/Denise Powell There are so many people who are phenomenal healers and are doing nothing with their amazing gifts. shine on, light workers! 1-3PM Cost $45 or $40 by 3/29 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Angel Card and Intuitive Readings w/ Karyn Finley Thompson – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 AROMATHERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL HEALING -13 CEU’s with Margaret Ann Lembo. March 31 and April 1Learn the basics about the essential oils and how to use them in day-to-day life. Become aware of essential oils that help to align chakras and balance the emotional, physical and mental bodies. Experience the spiritually aligned oils. Learn about Bach Flower Essences and the vibrational elements of

plants and devic forces. Learn to connect with allies from the gemstone, plant, and animal kingdoms. Learn about Archangels and Ascended Masters and how they relate to for each of you. Experience blending oils to create your personal blend. You will learn to create a synergy oil for a specific intent. Open to the public. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM both days, $257 prepayment required includes lunch both days, non-refundable. Maximum 10. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Past Life Regression w/Maya Malay Have you ever wondered why you’re so drawn to a place or particular time in history? 3-5PM Cost is $40 or $35 by 3/30 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. RIVERBEND PARK YOUTH HIKE, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. Get kids excited about hiking! This 1.5 mile walk on the Florida trail instructs what blazes are, to Leave No Trace, and coexisting with wildlife. For ages 6 and up, parent must attend. Get a new generation involved!. Journey starts 9 a.m. from main parking lot, lasts about 1.5 hours. Bring water, a snack, and wear sneakers. May be wet! Space is limited so RSVP for more detail. Contact: Brynn Kramer, brynnjkramer@gmail.com. Public/Leisure.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 2 events being held by Rev Sally Knuckles! 11AM Group Past Life Regression & 7PM The Power of the Mind. Past Life Regression: Details of every event, thought or emotion you’ve ever experienced in your current lifetime, your past lifetimes, and March 2019


classifieds DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum. AMAZING HEALTH WITH SUPER GREENS Buy InnerLight SuperGreens Powder! phmiraclestore.com or Amazon BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Therapeutic Essential Oil Business Booth. Yellow Green Farmers Market, Hollywood, Saturdays-Sundays 9-4. LisasHerbsAndOils.com 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.



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.

Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage.com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363

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

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Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Dr. Suite 4 Tequesta, FL 33469 561-76 AGAPE (561-762-4273) www.AgapeHealingArts.com Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher www.DrBellaLauren.com AGAPE HEALING ARTS provides natural, traditional & time tested healing modalities which include Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Yoni & Root Steam baths, Holistic Midwifery, Doula & Well Woman care, Hypnobirthing & Bellabirthing classes, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic drainage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Visceral Manipulation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Reiki, Energy Work, Acutonics, Vibrational & sound healing. When used in conjunction, all of these complementary healing modalities aid your body in its own unique healing process to return to homeostasis, health & Wellness. Follow us on FaceBook, Twitter & Instagram.

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!


Romola Hodas Sol Oasis Healing Arts Studio 408 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, 33436 917-863-1533 Romola.com/creatingharmony Discover how to moderate your drinking and enjoy more energy, better sleep, clarity and self esteem. As a Moderation Management group leader, I have meetings every Tuesday 6-7pm. One on One is available in Boynton or Zoom. Enjoy your favorite cocktails guilt free!

ASIAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE 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


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


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Founder, NF SpecialistCenter for Brain, Jupiter www.CenterforBrain.com 561-744-7616 info@CenterforBrain.com

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



Nancy Lavoie NancyLaterDressageHorses@gmail.com CarouselCoaching.com Nancy Lavoie has a gift for helping people navigate through social pressures and the complication of technology to find their unique confidence.


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.


Dr. Aiva Rozenberga-Drummond, Ph.D Board Certified Life Coach Aiva.Bluebird2@gmail.com Coaching and 8-week group compassion training/resource building to face life’s challenges; manage caregivers fatigue; motivate healthy lifestyle; transform challenging relationships.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993) The Massage Room at Back in Balance 7035 Beracasa Way, Ste 104 Boca Raton, FL 33433 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

CREATIVE COUNSELING DIVORCE SPECIALIST Sheva Ganz 954-449-5335 ARecreativeLife.com

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

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES “Private Tutoring That Gets Results” Master Educator 561.703.0016

All subjects,K-Adult..Academic Coaching, Assessments,Homeschooling,Mild Exceptionalities, Standardized Test PreparationA C T, S AT, G R E , L S AT, personalized & supportive environment..Your success is our goal. Master Educator 561.703.0016.


Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 1 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 917.454.8444 • www.castellanosmd.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.



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, Sacred Body Work, Custom Massage, Holistic Healing, Meditation. Sauna Memberships available.

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.


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.


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!


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!

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

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


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

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


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


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INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST 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.

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

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


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


A Wellness Company CBD (HEMP) PRODUCTS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY annmarie.massagetherapy.com www.facebook.com/amrtherapy/ 561-818-8233 Massage Relaxation of mind & body Release of muscle tension Calming of the senses Healing from within Bodywork Reflexology Reiki Stretch / Table Thai Specializing in: Therapeutic massage, which is a blended based on clients needs, Swedish, Deep, Reiki, and Reflex modalities.



Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Laura created Life Wellness CoachingSM to empower you to: • Release old programs that no longer serve you • Be balanced and stronger • Get clear about your goals • Think and speak affirmatively • Focus your inspirations about relationships career, prosperity, health and nutrition • Embrace and manifest your dreams • Love your life! Experience a unique blend of tools for your mind, bodyand spirit, including: • Guided imagery and visualization • The power of conscious language • Breath work with Aromatherapy • Law of Attraction • Love, Forgiveness and Gratitude • Laura Norman Holistic ReflexologySM Let us help you live an inspired life!


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.

MIDWIFE MICHELLE CERAMI LM CPM 561.501.0985 East Coast Midwifery www.eastcoastmidwifery.com

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


FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 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 Ortho-Bionomy, International®. Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. ® and is used with permission.

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


LMT, Reiki Master/Teacher Integrated Therapies 561-271-2651 / 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 BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836 www.thecrystalgarden.com

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



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


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.

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

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


Multi-Dimensional Being accessing Light Information for Higher Consciousness Living. Private readings and cellular memory activations and Reiki classes, pet psychic. Ask about Clear the Path™ and Past Lives Revealed™ sessions.


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.



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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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Natural Awakenings Palm Beach County March 2019 Edition  

Philipe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy; Excersise vs. Allergies ; Nutrition upgrades; Water Rescue; Acupuncture, Reflexology; N...

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Philipe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy; Excersise vs. Allergies ; Nutrition upgrades; Water Rescue; Acupuncture, Reflexology; N...