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BODYWORK

How to Turn Back the Clock

34 THE RE-USE REVOLUTION

Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies

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38 VENOUS RISING

Natural Help for Varicose Veins

39 FAIRY MAGIC

Feeling Their Touch in Nature

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Music at St. Paul’s presents The Delray String Quartet with violist Chauncey Patterson Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3pm (pre-concert conversation with Dr. Claudio Jaffé at 2:30pm) $20 suggested donation / 18 and under FREE St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible On Sunday, September 22, Music at St. Paul’s continues its 32nd Season with a concert by the Delray String Quartet with guest violist Chancey Patterson. Titled “Now THAT’S a Viola Quintet,” the program features three works for viola quintet, that is, a string quartet plus a second viola. The program includes Mozart’s Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Major, K. 174; Brahms’ Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88; and Bruch’s Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. Posth. Tickets for the concert are $20 (18 and under are FREE) and are only available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 32nd Season, visit music.stpaulsdelray.org. St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible. For more information on the entire season, visit www.music.stpaulsdelray.org.

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Move – Connect – Play: 10 Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Emotional IQ your own” helps build a child’s confidence and teaches perseverance. (2) CREATE a Calming Kit Creating a Calming Kit is a great way to bond with your child while introducing the skill of self-regulation. Decorate, create or purchase a box or bag and fill it with items that are soothing and comforting your child. Items that may relieve stress include a snow globe, a stress ball, play-doh, or a puzzle. A Rubik’s cube or coloring materials help focus attention. Bubbles, pinwheels or feathers encourage deep breathing, and things such as calming music, a soft pillow or blanket and pictures of family generate a general sense of well-being. The possibilities are endless! But remember to have your child practice using the Calming Kit when they are not upset, so they will be able to access its benefits when distressed.

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(3) CONNECT When dealing with challenging behavior, connection is vital. The level of connection children feel with their parents is directly related to the amount of cooperation they provide. Try to connect with your child whenever possible by using eye contact and/or a soft touch. Get into the habit of establishing eye contact during everyday interactions. This is the process of making deposits in your child’s emotional bank account. There will be times when you cannot make eye contact with your child, but that’s ok because you will have been making deposits all along. I also encourage parents to pause what they are doing, acknowledge when their child needs their attention and address whether or not they are able to provide it at that moment by saying something like, “I see you need my attention right now. I am making dinner for us, so I will be able to give you my attention in 20 minutes.” (4) ENCOURAGE Movement When children are having a difficult time, it often helps to get them moving, especially upside down. Choose three physical things with your child that you can encourage he or she to do when facing challenging behavior or difficult emotions. Examples include jumping jacks, shaking out the sillies, crawling like a crab, hanging upside down, or doing some simple yoga poses like downward dog.

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(5) KEEP Routines Consistent Keeping routines as consistent as possible helps reduce children’s anxiety. When children know what to expect and who to expect it from, they don’t need to use space in their brains to figure it out. Keeping a family calendar or weekly agenda helps relieve feelings of anxiety that may arise around regular household activities. Children frequently have difficulty with transitions, as do many adults. Try put yourself in their shoes and remember that it isn’t pleasant when someone asks you to stop doing something you enjoy immediately so you can go grocery shopping. Providing consistent time warnings is helpful, particularly when you need your child to stop doing something they enjoy. Let your child know what will be happening in 10 minutes, 5 minutes, and 1 minute, for example. (6) LIMIT Screen Time Children are more sensitive to electronics than adults and they are spending significant amounts of time in front of screens during the school day, so it is wise to limit screen time at home. Excessive screen time can have negative effects on a child’s physical and mental development, increasing their chances for anxiety, depression and social isolation. Think before you allow a TV, computer or video game equipment in a child’s bedroom, and instead use a family computer with common passwords. Set limits as early as possible and do not use screen time as a reward. Lastly, be sure to designate screen-free times together and media-free locations such as the dinner table and bedrooms. (7) PLAY I could go on and on about the importance of play, but I will simply say that it is vital for healthy development. Luckily, it’s also fun! Carve out 20 to 30 minutes per day to commit to one-on-one play time with your child. During this time, let them be in charge. Set limits when needed, but refrain from using this time to teach or correct. Instead, rest assured that this time is helping them understand the world around them, develop communication skills, experiment with new ideas, and prime their brain for higher-level learning.


skills. I also encourage limiting extracurricular activities. We all acknowledge that involvement in athletics and other activities can be beneficial, but for our already stressed-out kids, an overloaded schedule can be overwhelming. Instead choose one or two activities that your child really loves and stick with those. (10) VALIDATE Feelings When children are feeling stressed, under pressure or even just tired, validating their feelings is the first and most important step in avoiding or moving past a meltdown. Respond to your child by validating their feelings so they feel heard and understood. In the process, you’ll be helping them recognize and identify their feelings, the first

step in overall emotional regulation. Next time your child is upset, try saying, “you look sad.” “you seem frustrated,” or “that makes you embarrassed” before attempting to redirect them. Tara McDonnell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Families, a group practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tara is dedicated to providing early intervention to help families create a strong and healthy foundation for a lifetime of health and well-being. She specializes in working with children under 6 and gifted children. You can learn more at www. CenterforMindfulFamilies.com.

(8) PROVIDE Choices Parents can help prevent stress by giving children a sense of autonomy and control through choice. This can be as simple as encouraging your child to choose his or her outfit or which bowl he or she will use for breakfast. Allowing a child to feel in control hard-wires the brain to better handle stressful situations later in life and when children feel they lack control, they try to take it. Providing two acceptable choices helps: “It’s time to brush your teeth and put on your pajamas. Which would you like to do first?” or “It’s time for breakfast. Do you choose the red or the blue bowl?” Remember to also give your child age-appropriate household chores, which helps build confidence as well as a stronger connection to the family. (9) SCHEDULE Downtime & Limit Extracurricular Activities Downtime is becoming rare, so it might help to schedule it on your calendar. Downtime can mean doing something relaxing such as coloring or listening to music, but it can also be time for plain old daydreaming, meditation, or a simple nap. The bodies and minds of children need downtime to rest and recuperate from growth and development. This time opens up the creative areas in our brains and allows us to see things from a new perspective, improving problem solving and conflict resolution September 2019 17


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Have You Been Putting Your Life on Hold?

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Maybe you’re waiting for the perfect time to do what it is you’ve always wanted to do. Or you think, “Just one more promotion and I’ll be able to enjoy my life.” Perhaps you wonder if you even deserve to take time for yourself when there are so many things that your family needs. Regardless of your reasons, waiting for “someday” or holding out for the “right time” often means you miss out on the happiness and sense of fulfillment you deserve. Is there another choice? You bet. Choose what you desire for your life right now. Not tomorrow. Not someday. Use these five simple action steps to get started on your path to living an awesome life now: 1. Take Time to Dream Many of us have felt stuck because we were uncertain about what we’d like to see in our lives. So take some time to dream. Think about the things you desire. The things that bring you joy just thinking about them. Make lists. Let yourself dream big. Jot down your short-term and long-term goals.

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2. Clarify Your Vision Once you have some ideas, start to narrow things down. Which options bring you the most joy? Which can you begin working on now? Commit to working toward them by writing them down and telling someone you trust about them. Create a vision board with images that keep your dreams in your consciousness. 3. Create Your Map With your new-found clarity you’re ready to map out how you’ll reach your destination. It’s amazing how, when you are focused, you can see your path clearly. Write down the steps you plan to take, key milestones and a timeline. Share your map with your friend from Step 2 to further strengthen your commitment. 4. Take Action It’s time to start bringing your plan to life. Choose which actions you can take right now to begin making progress toward the goals you’ve set. Grab your calendar and write down guideposts for these steps so that you know what you should be working on at each stage of your journey. 5. Have Fun Enjoy the steps along the way. Remember your sense of excitement and anticipation when you got clear about your vision? Your journey should be just as joyous. Take the time to cel-

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9/8 HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Enjoy this very popular hike of 7 to 12 miles. Meet at the front gate of the park at 8:00 a.m. Bring plenty of water. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate. 9/14 TRAIL MAINTENANCE. Work on the trails for fun and exercise. Details will be announced at the monthly chapter meeting. Contact: Scott Lunsford, (561) 441-1251. Public/Leisure-Moderate. 9/15 MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS EVERGLADES HABITAT, 3491 Flying Cow Ranch Road Wellington, FL 33414. WALK with Paul and FTA members in this wildlife preserve. Arrive before 8AM Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-963-9906. Public/Leisure. 9/21 OKEEHEELEE PARK, Okeeheelee Park South, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Walk 4 miles. Meet at Okeeheelee south new parking lot (turn south off Forest Hill Blvd). 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce, 772-333-1837. Public/Leisure. 9/21: Hike the Raphael Sanchez Memorial Trail. 7:45am. 11.5 miles. Trailhead is located at the junction of Hwy 441 and Kanner Hwy (SR 76), Port Mayaca. Please bring a minimum of 2 liters of water, any snacks, and bug spray is highly recommended. Check Meetup.com for updates and trail conditions. Contact Rita Black: 772-985-0579. Public/Strenuous 9/28 Hike in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. Join Amy for 8 to 10 miles. Gates open 8 AM, meet early to sign in before entering, pay JD fee & start by 8:15. Amy will direct hikers to the starting point. Bring two liters of water and snacks, the proper attir, etc. Contact: Amy 561-289-5551, Public/Strenuous 9/29 SEACREST SCRUB AND HIGH RIDGE SCRUB NATURAL AREAS HIKE. Seacrest Scrub Natural Area 3400 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL. Walk about an hour in these two scrub and scrubby flatwood areas in Boynton Beach. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure. Loxahatchee Chapter Public Relations Chair, Florida Trail Association, 6335 Riverwalk Ln Unit 7, Jupiter FL 33458Email: Padiwan.jf@gmail.com

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Chris Evert To Celebrate 30 Years In Community Giving Back Through Charity Event

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ne of the longest-running charity events held in South Florida by a former professional athlete returns for its 30th year – the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic presented by Chase Private Client. Set for November 22 through 24, the Pro-Celebrity has raised more than $25 million, including $800,000 in 2018. The monies raised are distributed through the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Drug Abuse Foundation of Palm Beach County. The highlight of the 30th anniversary, will certainly be the annual black-tie gala at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The gala will feature one of the one of the most successful performers of all-time, the legendary Barry Gibb. Gibb will entertain the crowd at the elegant black-tie affair on November 23, which includes dinner, cocktails, and live and silent auctions.

The three-day Pro-Celebrity charity event also includes tennis at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday and Sunday. Celebrities confirmed include Chris Noth, who set hearts aflutter as the iconic “Mr. Big” on HBO’s Sex and the City, Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), American Idol winner David Cook, actor Shawn Hatosy (Animal Kingdom), actor Tate Donovan (The Man in The High Castle), actor Jamie McShane (Bloodline), 3-time Indy 500 champion Hélio Castroneves and actress Maeve Quinlan (Bold and the Beautiful). Tennis pros confirmed to play alongside Evert include Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova and Luke Jensen. Sponsors of the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic include Chase Private Client, Boca Raton Resort and Club, City of Delray Beach, Clive Daniel Home, Global Wings

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Iron Rich Foods for Your Daily Diet

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ron is an essential mineral. Our body needs adequate iron to make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red blood cells. About two-thirds of our body’s iron is found in a protein of our red blood cells called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from our lungs to the tissues of our body. Our body can’t get enough oxygen without healthy red blood cells. Iron is also necessary to maintain healthy cells, support our immune system and it contributes to normal cognitive function. Low iron is a common nutritional deficiency in the U.S. When iron levels are low you may feel fatigued, weak and irritable. The solution, in most cases, is to consume more foods that contain adequate amounts of iron. How Much Iron Do You Need? The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for iron are set to meet the average needs of the general population. The current RDA for iron (daily): for males, age 14-18: 11 mg, for males, age 19+: 8 mg, for females, age 14-18: 15 mg, for females, age 19-50: 18 mg, and for females over 50: 8 mg. Speak to your health care provider for your specific needs. An additional need for iron may result from: medications, medical

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Cold or unsupportive mothering styles can harm a child’s health into adulthood, Loma Linda University researchers have found. Compared to adults mothered in a “warm” style, adults that had been mothered in a “cold” manner had an average of 25 percent shorter telomeres, indicating faster cellular aging, a shorter life span and greater susceptibility to disease. The study was based on follow-up blood samples of 200 adults originally enrolled in cohort studies of 130,000 people starting in 1976. Those that described their mothering as cold tended to be overweight or obese as adults, with less education. A father’s parenting style had a much smaller effect and was not significant enough to impact telomere length, the authors found. 26

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For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best. Researchers at Leibniz University, in Hannover, Germany, recruited 76 men and women runners, divided equally between vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. They had an average age of 27 and ran recreationally two to five times a week. The runners were asked to pedal to exhaustion on a stationary bike, and researchers found that all three groups had similar exercise capacity and power output, and similar lactate production during exercise. The researchers concluded that vegan diets were “a suitable alternative for ambitious recreational runners.”

Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report. They compared 99 children with IBD with 396 healthy children using interviews with parents to establish a database. For every 10 minutes of sunlight exposure a day on average, there was a 6 percent reduction in risk, and 30 minutes a day reduced the risk by 20 percent. Also, children with deeper tans were at lower risk. IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, has been shown in previous studies to be less common among people that live in sunnier places and closer to the Equator.

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Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Drug therapy to eradicate the bacteria involving two antibiotics and one acid suppressant is usually successful, but about 10 percent of cases recur. A key factor may be sleep quality, suggests a new study from the University of Hong Kong. Researchers followed 1,420 people that had been treated for peptic ulcers for three years. The ulcers recurred in 8.3 percent of them, and those that had poor sleep—including taking longer to fall asleep and waking more during the night—were significantly more likely to be re-infected. Longer total sleep times helped reduce infection recurrence.

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Lower Anxiety to Ease Allergies People with generalized anxiety disorders affecting all aspects of life are more likely to have seasonal allergies triggered by grass or tree pollen and people with depression are more likely to suffer from chronic allergies triggered by such irritants as animal hair and dust mites, report German researchers at the Technical University of Munich. In the study of 1,782 people, they also found that food and drug allergies were unaffected by psychosocial disorders.

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Maqui, tiny black berries that grow wild in the rain forests of Chile and Argentina, are beloved by small birds. Now they are showing promise for computer-weary humans with dry eyes. In a recent study, Japanese researchers tested a standardized maqui berry extract on 74 people that suffered from dry eyes and eye fatigue that used computers, smartphones or video games for more than four hours a day. Half took 60 milligrams of the maqui berry extract and half took a placebo for four weeks. The maqui berry group showed significantly greater production of lacrimal fluid in both eyes compared to the placebo group, and also reported less eye fatigue and more relaxed shoulders.

Preventive antibiotics are frequently prescribed by dentists for older patients with certain heart conditions, but Oregon State University researchers recently found that those antibiotics, which can expose patients to unwelcome side effects, are unnecessary 81 percent of the time. Using four years of a healthcare claims database of almost 170,000 prescriptions involving more than 90,000 patients with an average age of 63, the research found that fewer than 21 percent should have been given antibiotics based on heart conditions. The findings are important because dentists are responsible for 10 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions written in the U.S., and overuse of antibiotics contributes to bacteria evolving to make the drugs ineffective.

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Deathly Air

Pollution More Deadly Than Cigarettes

Toxic air is killing more people in Europe than tobacco smoking, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. The number of early deaths caused by air pollution is double previous estimates and the lives of 800,000 people worldwide are cut short by an average of more than two years, the scientists calculated. Although air pollution enters through the lungs, its impact via the bloodstream on heart disease and strokes is responsible for twice as many deaths as respiratory diseases. Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, says, “Toxic air doesn’t just cut lives short. It also seriously affects the health and quality of life of millions of people.”

In the U.S., air pollution in general worsened markedly across the country between 2015 and 2017, probably due to rising temperatures, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2019 report. Based on federal, state and local data, it found that that many cities nationwide increased the number of days when particle pollution, often called “soot”, soared to record-breaking levels. More cities suffered from higher numbers of days when ground-level ozone, also known as “smog”, reached unhealthy levels. The report’s three-year span covered the hottest years on record globally, and as the report noted, the data “adds to the evidence that a changing climate is making it harder to protect human health.” Case in point: The top six cities or metro areas in ozone pollution—Los Angeles-Long Beach, Visalia, Bakersfield, FresnoMadera-Hanford, Sacramento-Roseville and San DiegoChula Vista-Carlsbad—were all located in California, one of the most environmentally proactive states. See a map of the 25 worst offenders by ozone, yearround particle pollution and short-term particle pollution and check out other locations by zip code at Tinyurl.com/ MostPollutedCities.

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Pollution Rises Across the U.S.

Trees Please

Elephants Never Forget—What They Smell

According to a new report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, elephants have such sensitive olfactory discrimination that they can determine different amounts of food just by sniffing it. Most animals use visual acuity to determine quantities of food, but this study shows that it’s important for psychologists to incorporate into experimental designs the ways in which different animals interact with their environment using all of their senses.

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Brainy Beasts

The Amazon Rain Forest continues to lose habitat for animals and plants by clear cutting practices that add to the burden of climate change. According to satellite imaging data compiled in 2018 by Global Forest Watch and analysts at the University of Maryland, removing large patches of forest to make room for ranching caused the highest loss of forest cover overall, along with other commercial activities like mining and soy production. The World Resources Institute, which tracks global forest cover, reports deforestation is increasing in Brazil, Indonesia, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Large swaths of forest serve as carbon sinks, helping suck excess carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to open the Amazon for industry and recently slashed funding to environmental and science research groups.

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Growing Pains

More than 160 dead gray whales have washed up on the Pacific Coast this year, including onto beaches in Canada, Mexico and Alaska, and scientists estimate that they represent just 10 percent of the total number of the dead, with the rest sinking into the sea. In Washington, officials have run out of public beaches for the huge carcasses to rot, and have asked for owners of private beaches to volunteer space. This could end up being the deadliest year for gray whales since 2000, when 131 were found on U.S. shores. Many of this year’s victims have been malnourished, according to David Weller, a research wildlife biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Southwest Fisheries Science Center, in La Jolla, California. That could be because of unusually warm temperatures in the northern Bering Sea last year, says Sue Moore, a biological oceanographer at the University of Washington, in Seattle. This results in less of the type of algae that amphipods (shrimplike crustaceans) eat, which in turn lowers the food supply for the whales.

Cultivation throughout the U.S. is becoming more difficult because of unpredictable weather patterns, leading to higher prices and lowered productivity. Farmers are finding that a shift of two or three weeks in a growing season can upset supply chains, labor schedules and other agricultural variables, like the routes that honeybees travel to pollinate fields. Also, climate change is driving a rise in pest infestations that will keep growers scrambling to keep up with rapidly changing conditions. “Decades-long patterns of frost, heat and rain, never entirely predictable, but once reliable enough, have broken down. In regions where the term climate change still meets with skepticism, some simply call the weather extreme or erratic. But most agree that something unusual is happening,” reports The New York Times.

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Record Numbers Starving to Death

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Companies Urge Vietnam Recycling Plans

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Whale Wipe-Out

Vietnam is among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, and Suntory Holdings, a giant Japanese beverage company, has joined its rivals CocaCola and Nestlé to encourage new recycling strategies to fend off such actions as the European Union’s move toward outlawing single-use plastic items. A report by Greenpeace last year found Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé to be the world’s biggest producers of plastic trash, although all three companies have made recycling pledges. Suntory, a maker of whisky and soft drinks, says it plans to switch out pure, petroleum-based plastic bottles in all markets by 2030, using only recycled or plant-based materials, at a cost of approximately $467 million, but also says it sees no viable alternative yet to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.

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Cetacean Liberation

Canada Bans Captive Sea Mammals

Canada’s Parliament recently passed legislation banning the practice of breeding and keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity. Violations are punishable by fines of up to $150,000. While celebrated by animal rights activists, the bill doesn’t free marine mammals currently in captivity, those being rescued and rehabilitated, or those being kept for the purposes of licensed scientific research. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the measure would especially impact Marineland, the Niagara Falls, Ontario, amusement park and zoo that has 55 beluga whales, five bottlenose dolphins and one orca, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Marineland said it will comply with the legislation.

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~Margaret Connolly waste elimination and immunity. Thanks to groundbreaking researchers like Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, it is now understood that prolonged daily stress weakens DNA structures by shortening chromosome-protecting telomeres, a major component in premature cell death and the trigger of genetic, predisposed markers for disease. Studies by Dr. Owen Wolkowitz, of the University of California, San Francisco, demonstrate the link between shortened telomeres and insufficient response to free radicals, resulting in chronic inflam-

Age-Defying Bodywork How to Turn Back the Clock by Marlaina Donato

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t has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and staying active contribute to vitality; however, fortifying the nervous system is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol. The key to keeping body and mind young may lie in the therapeutic modalities of bodywork, an umbrella term for up to 350 methods that include massage, energy work and meridian-based therapies like acupuncture, shiatsu and reflexology, which can improve quality of life and promote cellular integrity. Once considered a luxury confined to spas and private home sessions, bodywork is moving into the medical

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mainstream with reputable hospitals like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, which offers reiki sessions and instruction for patients and caregivers. According to a survey by the American Hospital Association, reiki and its close cousin Therapeutic Touch comprise one of three top complementary therapies in American hospitals, along with massage therapy and music. The Arthritis Foundation recommends massage for all types of arthritis and pain syndromes like fibromyalgia, as it can reduce discomfort and stress.

The Chemistry of Premature Aging Busy lives without enough downtime can set up the body to be in a chronic state of “fight-or-flight”, which compromises cardiovascular health, nutrient absorption,

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mation, now believed to be the catalyst of most degenerative diseases. Psychological stress, according to research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Sheldon Cohen of Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, changes how the body regulates inflammatory response. “Stress and inflammation cause pain and disease,” says Certified Reflexologist and holistic practitioner Martha Garland, of CreativeSpirit Healing Arts, in Baltimore. “All of this that we carry in our bodies will make us feel much older than our years.” Through application of pressure on specific reflex zones on the feet, hands and ears, reflexologists like Garland can help promote the natural flow of bodily functions. “Reflexology, a modality that is separate from massage therapy, reduces the tension, stress and pain that we hold in our feet and in the rest of our body, which can promote longevity and better quality of life,” she says. Certified craniosacral therapist Margaret Connolly, of Narberth, Penn-

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sylvania, agrees that mental or emotional strain plays a key role in the aging process. “During stress, the body is primed to resist or escape a threat, and in that situation, it’s not going to prioritize restorative activities,” she says. Craniosacral therapy (CST) focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid and the meninges surrounding the brain, spinal cord and related connective tissue, and helps the body drop out of excessive fight-or-flight mode.

Pain, Serotonin and Substance P Bodywork and its ability to impact the chemistry of stress has far-reaching effects on most bodily systems. Studies in 2016 from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine have shown that massage therapy helps to regulate hormones, boost immunity, improve attentiveness and ease the symptoms of depression. Licensed Massage Therapist Michele Duncan King, of Sea Spell Massage, in Cannon Beach, Oregon, knows firsthand how her work can assist in counteracting the energy-sapping effects of stress. “When the digestive system doesn’t go into the ‘rest-anddigest’ state via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, it can affect muscles, joints, organs and hormones. This, along with elevated cortisol, can certainly make us function less optimally, making us feel older and less vibrant.” Traditional massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, Thai and Lomi Lomi help reduce blood pressure, boost immunity by augmenting natural killer cells, decrease symptoms of depression and support the cardiovascular system. It can also assist lymphatic movement, which can prevent cold hands and feet and achiness. Massage also raises serotonin and dopamine levels, neurotransmitters that play vital roles in memory, mood regulation and immunity. Most significantly, higher serotonin levels are linked to lower levels of substance P, a neuropeptide that is central in pain perception. It soars during times of stress, anxiety and insufficient sleep, and has also been linked to tumor growth and inflammatory conditions.

Multidimensional Well-Being Bodywork can assist the physical body, but it can also be a restorative balm for the emotions and psyche. “As human beings, touch is so important. Massage modalities invite safe, healing touch,” says Anita Bondi, licensed massage therapist and a founder of the Wellspring Holistic Center, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “A good therapist will also educate a client about other benefits of a more holistic lifestyle. I believe any time we give ourselves permission to listen to the body’s wisdom and follow its lead, we reduce stress and increase well-being.” While women are more apt to include bodywork sessions in their health care, men can be hesitant. Connolly encourages both women and men to experience CST and other modalities. “Sometimes men are a bit nervous about being touched, whether the

practitioner is male or female. Even when open to hands-on therapy, some men believe extremely deep pressure is needed in order to be effective.” Not so, says Connolly, who cites the experience of Mark Bertolini, CEO of the Aetna health insurance company, who credits CST with saving his life when he was contemplating suicide and suffering severe neuropathic pain from a skiing accident.

Menopause and Cognitive Function CST can also have an impact on women’s hormonal changes. “Very slight movement of tissues near the pituitary gland can exert a subtle pumping motion on the master gland in a way that will facilitate its ability to produce and release hormones,” explains Connolly. The therapy is sometimes used in con-

Highlighting Bodywork Benefits

For Her:

n Shiatsu and acupuncture for hormonal imbalance, insomnia, migraine

headaches, irritable bowel syndrome

n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for stress reduction,

premenstrual syndrome, pain, food cravings

n Craniosacral therapy for headaches, back and joint pain, morning sick-

ness, postpartum wellness

n Maya Abdominal Massage (Arvigo techniques) for reproductive health,

fertility, bladder health, constipation

n Reflexology for healthier skin, food sensitivities, seasonal allergies,

overactive bladder

For Him: n Shiatsu and acupuncture for back pain, office-related pain syndromes,

gout and inflammatory bowel disease

n Swedish, deep tissue and aromatherapy massage for cardiovascular and

lymphatic circulation, blood pressure, depression, anxiety, better sleep

n Neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release and

cross-fiber friction massage for supporting muscles of the male pelvic floor integral to the prostate, bladder and sexual health n Craniosacral therapy for pain reduction, headaches, asthma n Rolfing, structural integration and the Feldenkrais Method for

changing structural patterns, pain reduction, body awareness n Reflexology for kidney stones

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junction with acupuncture, which also impacts hormones and works on the brain. A 2018 study by Chinese researchers published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows neuronal improvement through acupuncture in both cognitively impaired patients and healthy individuals.

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Most practitioners believe that deriving benefits from bodywork requires consistency, which can support longevity in unexpected ways. Garland says, “What really makes a difference in reducing chronic stress is consistent stress reduction. One session occasionally will feel good and reduce tension temporarily, but will not make a major difference in reducing stress in the long term.” King agrees: “A massage once a month is my recommendation for ideal overall maintenance, and more frequent sessions for specific conditions or goals.” Research and results confirm that well-being is not a luxury, but a necessity, and puts to rest the idea that bodywork is a guilty pleasure. “The more we do to help ourselves, the better our lives will be as we age,” says Bondi. Marlaina Donato is certified in massage and bodywork, and is the author of several books. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.


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aily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as the Pacific Garbage Patch. Tiny pieces of plastic are even showing up in our food and drinking water. The growing plastics crisis has some people yearning for the days when soft drinks and beer all came in reusable containers that required a deposit, or when milk and cream were delivered to the front porch in quaint, glass bottles. Sherri Mason, Ph.D., sustainability coordinator at Penn State Behrend, in Erie, Pennsylvania, believes this is exactly the direction this issue may take. “I do think some of it will be a return to glass,” she says. Mason conducted a study in 2018 and discovered that bottled water contained tiny bits of microplastic. An earlier tap water study she conducted showed there were about five particles of plastic in a liter of tap water, if averaged

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across the globe. “We thought that would shock people into demanding change. Instead, a lot of the comments were to drink more bottled water.” In the 2018 study, Mason and her team, then at the State University of New York at Fredonia, tested 259 bottles of water from nine countries that included all the top brands in the U.S.—Dasani, Aquafina and Nestlé Pure Life, among them. “On average, for every liter of bottled water in total, you would be ingesting 325 pieces of plastic. We had one bottle of Nestlé Pure Life with over 10,000 pieces of plastic. These are the particles that can make their way across the gastrointestinal tract and be carried to your blood, liver, kidneys and brain,” Mason says. Analysis of the particles indicates that the plastics found in bottled water leach from the container itself, while the source in tap water may be PVC pipes and fittings. However, plastics are also ubiquitous in surface and groundwater, and may make their way into drinking supplies via air, wind, rain and indus-

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trial activity, according to an assessment published earlier this year in the journal Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. After Mason’s findings were released, the World Health Organization announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. Meantime, the impact of plastic pollution on marine life—zooplankton, seabirds, marine mammals and reptiles throughout the food chain—is well documented, according to a 2014 study published in the online journal PLOS ONE. The study estimates more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing somewhere near 269,000 tons, are floating in the Earth’s oceans. People are loudly calling for change, and innovators are responding. In the United Kingdom, there is the Plastics Pact, which brings together businesses from across the plastic industry to eliminate

problematic or single-use plastics through redesign, innovation and alternative delivery models. A UK startup, Ooho, has created an edible water container made of seaweed to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact. Tom Szaky, the CEO and founder of TerraCycle, a Trenton, New Jersey, recycling company, is among those pioneering a rebirth of reusing with a pilot project launched in May called Loop. The company has partnered with Proctor & Gamble, Nestlé, Clorox and other major brands to deliver and retrieve products in durable, reusable containers, just like the milk man. Consumers can order everyday items from the online Loop store—paying a deposit on the container—and UPS will deliver it to their doorstep, picking up empties to be washed, refilled and used

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ntrepreneur, DJ and author Radha Agrawal is on a global mission to catalyze community and connect people meaningfully through shared values, talents and passions. Driven by her love of movement and music, Agrawal founded Daybreaker—early morning yoga sessions followed by live-music, alcohol-free dance parties that are being held in 26 cities worldwide—which are helping to break down the loneliness and isolation increasingly common to urban settings. She also co-founded the THINX line of period-proof underwear with her twin sister Miki and friend Antonia Saint Dunbar, and is now launching LiveItUp, a virtual “life school” featuring 21-day challenges from renowned guides such as Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and functional medicine specialist Mark Hyman, M.D. Her recent book Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live a More Connected Life shares her personal journey of finding her place and people in life, and offers hands-on exercises to help others do the same. Agrawal lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York,

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where she still loves to go out and celebrate life with friends several nights a week.

What inspired your journey to bring people together?

I grew up in a community-driven town in Montreal. My dad is Indian and my mom is Japanese, and I had a built-in sense of community within those two cultures. Yet I sleepwalked through my 20s; at 30 years old, I woke up realizing I didn’t feel a sense of belonging anymore and started on an intentional journey back to community. I was also shocked into action by the statistics around our lack of community. One in four Americans report having no friends to confide in; the number jumps to one in three for those over age 65. Another study showed that not having social ties is as harmful to our health as being an alcoholic, and is twice as harmful as obesity.

What steps can help people that are feeling isolated start to find community?

It starts with an internal journey of selfexploration. Make a list of your values, interests and abilities, and see where they intersect and how you can use them to serve your community. They may be bringing music to a space, asking questions or hosting, which is my particular


gift. Then find 10 communities that align with those interests and explore them in a lighttouch way until you find the ones you want to participate in more deeply.

What is the key to cultivating nurturing friendships?

Again, start by taking a self-inventory: the qualities you seek in a friend, the qualities you don’t want and the qualities you need to embody as a friend. Take stock on how you are showing up for your friends, and note if you are making excuses for yourself or your friends. I realized in doing this that I was often triple-booking myself and prioritizing everything but friendship, and made an effort to change. Now I look for friends who love adventure and lean in and say yes to life. Now, at 40, I seem to meet new people every day who come from the same star and make friends so much faster having done that hard work in my 30s.

What are the key components of a healthy, thriving community?

Community is built on safety and sustained on mystery. With Daybreaker, the mystery is not knowing the next theme or DJ or “Wow!” moment, but our members have the safety of knowing it will be a wellness-oriented event and a safe space where they will be hugged upon entry and can dance with reckless abandon every month. It takes effort to keep the excitement alive, but as a result, Daybreaker is scaling and gaining momentum.

How do we find the proper balance of commitments and interests?

Developing boundaries is key. When I first started Daybreaker, I would say yes to everything, and I was exhausted all the time trying to please everyone. Now that I have a daughter, my time is even more precious. If I ask myself if something is giving me energy and fulfillment and the answer isn’t a deep yes, then I know it’s a deep no. Celebrate your abundant energy, though; it’s a blessing to have lots of interests and friends. Stay curious to where you are in life and what the world has to offer.

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he season for wearing shorts and swimsuits may be coming to an end, but the unsightly—and often painful—puffy, blue streaks caused by varicose veins will likely remain an issue for many. While more than 40 percent of adults suffer from them, women are affected two to three times more often, according to a study in the journal BMJ Clinical Evidence. It cites child-bearing, especially more than two pregnancies, as one root cause of varicose veins. However, smoking, family history, obesity and professions that involve extended periods of standing and sitting such as chefs, hairdressers, office workers and healthcare professionals can also contribute to the condition. Birthdays can also be a factor. “As we age, the leg skin gets thinner from wear and tear,” says Marcelle Pick, an integrative OB/GYN nurse practitioner in Falmouth, Maine, resulting in even more visible veins. However, these lumpy blood vessels can cause more than cosmetic issues Varicose veins can promote pain, cramping, itching and swelling of lower legs, ankles and feet, as well as lead to more serious health conditions involving blood clots and poor circulation. There are a number of natural strategies that can alleviate symptoms and even prevent them from developing.

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Get Moving

Varicose veins are the result of valve damage and loss of elasticity that allows blood to pool inside the vessel. “When you’re standing still for a long period of time, the valves stop working and blood fills in the vein, creating more and more pressure, which dilates it like a water balloon,” says Dr. Mary Sheu, assistant professor of dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Walking, swimming, cycling and trampoline jumping are among the most beneficial activities. Sheu says it helps to get up and walk around every half hour for those with a stationary desk job. “Do some squats or go on your tiptoes to get the blood pumping, so it’s not stagnant.” Aerial yoga or headstands are other exercises that help move blood from the feet to heart, along with using an inversion table that holds people upside-down. However, most people can’t stay in that position for any appreciable length of time, so an easy daily option is to elevate the legs on a pillow or small stool. “Any position where your legs are elevated above the level of your heart would help with the flow of fluid back towards the heart,” says Sheu. Work with gravity: the higher the elevation, the quicker blood returns to the heart.

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Supportive legwear is another effective way to reduce water retention and swelling, boost circulation and improve pelvic posture. “Compression stockings help keep everything cinched in so veins don’t stay dilated and the valves don’t move farther apart,” says Sheu, especially for frequent flyers stuck in a small seat for long flights. In addition to old-fashioned tights, support options range from chic, charcoal, high-denier hose and lacey knee socks to stylish compression leggings, athletic compression socks and light support pantyhose. Most are readily available in airports and retail outlets.

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Because obesity is a known cause of venous issues, maintaining a healthy weight is essential to lessening pressure on the lower limbs. Pick recommends an anti-inflammatory diet rich in antioxidants that helps increase blood circulation. Foods like blueberries, blackberries, leafy greens, beets and ginger are good options. Chamomile and dandelion tea can arrest fluid retention, which relates to swelling and heaviness in the legs, as do botanical herbs. Ascorbic acid and ginkgo biloba stimulate circulation, helping the veins and capillaries contract. Australian naturopath Leah Hechtman, who specializes in reproductive health, often sees women dealing with compromised veins. “Rutin, quercetin, and vitamin P bioflavonoids, taken in conjunction with vitamin C, are effective at improving the integrity of the vein and improving blood flow,” she says. Another flavonoid, red vine leaf, reduces swelling and symptoms of tension and heaviness in the legs. Jill Blakeway, a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in New York City and author of Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing, advises, “CoQ10 increases circulation, while horse chestnut and bilberry reduce inflammation and increase fluid circulation.” She also recommends bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory and reduces the risk of blood clots, with acupuncture to raise central qi, which improves the elasticity of blood vessels and improves blood flow. Melanie Laporte is a freelance writer and licensed massage therapist based in Austin, Texas.

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FAIRY MAGIC Feeling Their Touch in Nature by Maggie Hamilton

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any of us have long been curious about fairies, aching to see them as a child, to glimpse their world. Often, all our longing goes into wanting to see these astonishing beings, not realizing we’ve already met them. Fairies live at the heart of creation, and daily they speak to us through our senses, setting them on fire. Know that every uplifting moment in nature—every blazing sunset that has moved us, every sprinkle of snow—is a glimpse of their healing presence, a glimpse of their world. To enter into a profound relationship with fairies, first we must believe in them— we must make-believe. Sadly, many of us have lost access to their wisdom, their healing touch, because we’re searching for funny little beings in pink tutus. Fairies are the heart and soul of living nature. They speak to us through beauty, as it’s a more healing language than our own. They whisper to us in the sound of the sea and the first appearance of buds in spring. We know when fairies are nearby, as we feel so alive. So hold these breathtaking moments close. Breathe them in. Ask intuitively, “What gift is here?” To draw close to these powerful beings, we can learn to take note of every single detail

when we’re in nature—even if we’re in a small park in the centre of a city or an avenue of trees on our street. Silently greet these living presences. Note their colors and scents, the shape of their flowers and leaves. Study any rocks and stones here. There’s something powerful about being seen, as all of these details draw us into connection. Develop a relationship with trees. Discover which trees we are drawn to. Run our fingers over their bark. Note the bend and sway of their boughs. Pay attention to how they look at different times of the day, in different seasons and weather. Learn to greet these trees as we would an old friend, and only connect with them out of love, not out of neediness, as no one, not even fairies, likes needy. Then, magically, all of this beauty and the story of each soul-stopping moment with nature’s fairy caretakers will live inside us until we no longer feel separate from the web of life. That’s when trees start to talk to us—when our soul soars to see a tiny blade of grass pushing its way up through the pavement. Maggie Hamilton is the author of the new Hay House book, Inside the Secret Life of Fairies: Where Dreams Come True. September 2019 39


Ayurvedic Prep Tips

Ayurvedic Cooking

Ancient System Restores Balance by April Thompson

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n Ayurveda, food is medicine,” says Susan Weis-Bohlen, the Reisterstown, Maryland, instructor and author of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally. “How we feed ourselves is the first line of disease prevention and longevity.” First developed in India some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It works to rebalance mental and physical health in coordination with mind-body energy types called doshas. The primary ones—Vata, Pitta and Kapha—correlate to the five elements of space, air, fire, earth and water, and can fluctuate over time. An Ayurvedic diet can help address dosha imbalances and optimize health and well-being. New York City chef, 40

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restauranteur and author Divya Alter embraced Ayurveda while suffering from an autoimmune disorder that conventional medicine couldn’t cure. “Food was instrumental to my healing,” she says.

Eating in Season “Ayurveda is about living in harmony. Eating seasonally and locally, you not only get the most nourishment, but also rekindle your relationship to food and the environment,” says Nishita Shah, of The Ayurvedic Institute, in Albuquerque. “In Ayurveda, we look to seasons to determine what to eat based on what is naturally available, like eating light juicy fruits in summer rather than the heavy root vegetables abundant in winter,” notes Weis-Bohlen. Spices and herbs have powerful

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Proper combination and selection of ingredients are a critical component of Ayurveda, according to Alter, author of What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen. She says, “Well-prepared food is easy to digest and protects prana—the food’s living force or energy—so it can nourish and energize.” Ayurveda also focuses on the “six tastes” ideally present in every dish: sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent. “Western cuisine has a strong salty and sweet bias. Health issues arise from an imbalanced palate,” says Shah. Alter adjusts taste profiles according to the season and the individual’s dosha. “Bitter foods can be very cleansing and help eliminate winter sluggishness. More pungent foods are good in the spring, when the body may feel congested and heavy after winter,” she says. To address diners’ differing doshas at her restaurant, Divya’s Kitchen, Alter focuses on seasonal dishes that incorporate all six tastes. “By definition, these are tri-doshic foods which can balance all three dosha types.” Good tri-doshic foods include asparagus in spring, berries in summer and root vegetables in winter. “Cooked leafy greens can also be tri-doshic,” says Alter, adding that spices can tweak the natural dosha effect of a given food.

Ancient Cooking for Modern Lifestyles Ayurveda’s rules of the kitchen—such as

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healing properties that can be combined in different ways to balance doshas in tune with the seasons. “In winter, use warming spices like ginger, cinnamon or chilies, and in summer, season with cooling spices like coriander and fennel, or fresh herbs like cilantro,” says Alter.

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avoiding cold, raw, processed or microwaved foods, not combining fruits with other foods, and making lunch the heaviest meal of the day—can run counter to the typical Western diet, but with time, Ayurvedic cooking can become intuitive. Ayurvedic meals don’t need to be complicated or challenging to prepare. “A simple apple or plain rice can nourish us,” says Shah. One of Alter’s favorite recipes is an apple or pear stewed with cloves, prepared and eaten first thing in the morning to stimulate the digestive system. Plain almonds are another good protein snack, especially in aiding digestion when soaked and peeled, she advises. A “Buddha bowl” packed with colorful, sautéed vegetables, lentils and a grain like quinoa, barley or millet makes for a simple, nourishing, well-balanced meal, says Shah. “I try to add just enough spice to enhance the flavor, while still being able to taste the sweetness of a carrot or the bitterness of chard.” A cook’s mindset is as important as the meal itself, say Ayurvedic practitioners. Alter believes mindfulness while cooking and eating not only enhances our experience, but also our digestion. Ayurvedic cooking should be fun, ignite curiosity and taste great—not feel restrictive or lack flavor, says Shah. “Food should bring joy, and bring us back in tune with our bodies. Our bodies are smart and will tell us what they need.” April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

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Simple Ayurvedic Recipes Crunchy Chickpeas

Pitta and Kapha pacifying While Ayurveda does nor promote snacking, sometimes we just need a little something to peck on now and then. Crunchy garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make a satisfying and supremely healthy choice for Pitta and Kapha. As witnessed by the many packaged chickpea snacks now commonly seen in stores, chickpeas are popular, so make this snack for a quarter of the price. Customize the flavors to satisfy a personal dosha, and palate, by getting creative with the spices. Yields: 5 cup servings

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, and use a spatula to turn the chickpeas over. Place back in the oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes or until the chickpeas are slightly browned. Roast a little longer, if desired, for crunchier chickpeas. Store the crunchy chickpeas in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate. These are great to sprinkle on salads and rice dishes. Don’t make more than can be eaten in three days.

To cook dry chickpeas, soak overnight, drain and place into a large soup pot. Cover with water, at least double the amount of beans. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Check on the beans during cooking. When they are soft, they are done. Recipe courtesy of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally, by Susan Weis-Bohlen.

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2 cups precooked chickpeas or 2, 8-oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tsp sea salt for Pitta or Himalayan salt for Kapha ½ tsp smoked paprika or ½ tsp ground cumin or ½ tsp garam masala powder (optional) 1 Tbsp sunflower or safflower oil (optional

Spread the rinsed chickpeas on a baking sheet to dry, about 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a mixing bowl, add the chickpeas; salt; paprika, cumin or garam masala (if using); and the oil (if using). Toss well to coat and spread on a baking sheet in a single layer.

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Golden Milk

Vata, Pitta and Kapha pacifying

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Golden milk is an age-old recipe that nourishes the body on many levels. Turmeric helps reduce inflammation, ghee distributes the healing properties throughout the body and tryptophan in the milk will encourage sleep. It is calmative, restorative and delicious. Make this a vegan drink by substituting milk and ghee with almond oil and a dairy alternative such as almond milk, hemp milk or coconut milk made without zinc oxide. Yields: 1 serving 6 to 8 oz whole-fat goat’s milk for Kapha and Pitta or cow’s milk for Vata ½ tsp ghee ½ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp ginger powder 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 pinch ground cinnamon 1 pinch ground nutmeg (to promote sleep) 1 small piece jaggery [sugar] (optional) Add all the ingredients to a small pot. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for a minute or two. Pour into a mug and drink before bed. To enjoy this drink during the day, leave out the nutmeg. Tip: If experiencing constipation, adding more ghee to the milk will help.

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he rules of Ayurvedic cooking can seem overwhelming, but there are simple ways to start aligning our diet with its principles. “There is a profound knowledge behind Ayurvedic cooking, but the methods of preparation are easy; you don’t need to be a skilled chef,” says chef, restauranteur and author Divya Alter. “One portion of food should fit in your hands when cupped together,” says Nishita Shah, of The Ayurvedic Institute. “Any more is going above and beyond what the body needs and can handle.” “Energetic imbalances can fluctuate, so what you need now doesn’t have to be what you eat for the rest of your life,” says Alter. Shah uses color to guide her cooking, declaring a dish done when its greens are at peak vibrancy.

Alter stresses eating according to the strength of your digestion. “Someone with a fiery or strong digestion may need to eat heavier foods and more frequent meals.” Cooking with fresh, highquality and ideally, organic ingredients is key. Food should be prepared soon after purchase and consumed soon after preparation to maximize flavors and nutrition. Ayurvedic cooking enhances natural flavors, while optimizing digestion, nutrient absorption and waste elimination. “How you experience food after a meal is just as important as how you feel while eating it. Deep frying, charring or cooking at high temperatures makes food hard to digest, overheats the liver and causes acidity,” says Alter.

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Recipe courtesy of Ayurveda Beginner’s Guide: Essential Ayurvedic Principles and Practices to Balance and Heal Naturally, by Susan Weis-Bohlen.

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September Is National Yoga Month This marks the 10th anniversary of the designation by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. National Yoga Month was developed to raise awareness of yoga’s health benefits.

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. ~W. Clement Stone

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Yoga gives us powerful tools so we may age gracefully. ~Lisa Moore

The Power of Yoga

Tapping Into the Life Force by Marlaina Donato

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ongevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch system of well-being that encompasses exercise, meditation, conscious breathing, diet and other elements, but how it effects mind-body fitness alone is proving to be a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression. Its stress-busting capabilities help to support challenged adrenal glands and lower elevated blood pressure. Getting on the mat can improve insulin sensitivity in diabetics and also help balance immune responses in individuals with autoimmune conditions or insufficient natural killer cells. Combined research from 22 studies by the University of Edinburgh reveals that yoga, compared to both sedentary lifestyles and other forms of exercise such as walking or chair aerobics, improved the lower-body strength and flexibility in individuals age 60 and older. The findings published earlier this year in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity also showed

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improved quality of sleep and fewer symptoms of depression.

Fewer Health Risks, Stronger Bones

Yoga’s inverted poses increase blood circulation to vital organs, including the intestines, which facilitates assimilation of nutrients and waste elimination. Asanas like shoulder stand, bridge and downward-facing dog stimulate blood flow from the lower extremities to the heart and fortify red blood cells by increasing hemoglobin, guarding against blood clots, stroke and heart attack. Yoga can also strengthen the bones. A 2016 study published in the International Journal of Yoga shows improved bone mineral density in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. “Much like a house that sits empty or a car left to sit unused in a garage, our human parts can age and rot without movement. Movement creates more energy,” explains Nancy Poole, a teacher at Clarksburg Yoga and Wellness, in Clarksburg, Maryland. Joints lose flexibility as we age, but yoga movement provides them with essential oxygen, blood and nutrients. Lisa Moore, owner

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Each time we show up on our mats, we show up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish the body, our one and only temple. of Free to Be Yoga, in Great Falls, Montana, underscores, “A joint needs to move through its full range of motion to function well. Movement helps lubricate and cushion joints, provides nutrition and removes wastes.”

Stretching Into Joy

A 2014 hatha yoga study published in the Journals of Gerontology revealed increased cognitive function in older adults after eight weeks of yoga three times a week. Yoga’s super power lies in its capacity to reset the autonomic nervous system and ramp up mood-boosting serotonin while decreasing monoamine oxidase, an enzyme that disarms the effects of stress hormones like cortisol. Under the influence of yoga, the brain is bathed in calming neurotransmitters, combatting depression and anxiety, and instilling a sense of optimism. “Yoga also helps us to embrace the hard times and ride the waves. With the tools that yoga provides, we can swim toward the light. It also helps us to experience a more intimate relationship with body and soul, and in turn make better choices in all aspects of life,” notes Carmen Ferreira, owner of the Sunshine Barre Studio, in Rocky Point, New York. Moore concurs, advising, “Yoga gives us powerful tools so we may age gracefully. One of them is to manage stress with equanimity.”

The Breath of Life

Conscious breathing is at the core of a dedicated yoga practice, and

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Breath exercise:

brahmari, or humming bee breath

Benefits: reducing anxiety How to do it: Close eyes and gently plug ears with fingers. Breathe through the nose and hum softly upon exhaling.

a lowered risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease gives us another reason to inhale and exhale deeply. Poole observes, “Our general population does not breathe correctly, and many of us even hold our breath unconsciously. For my students, the hardest part of yoga is learning to take deep, full breaths. Old breathing habits must be unlearned. Once attention is given to the breath, tensions can be released.” “Yoga improves lung capacity and brings more energy to the cells, which in turn creates more energy and life force in our bodies,” says Ferreira. “It helps us to live from the heart’s center and foster a better quality of life,” she adds. “Each time we show up on our mats, we show up for ourselves, an opportunity to nourish the body, our one and only temple.” Marlaina Donato is an author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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any Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time. They know firsthand what many parents fear—that kids are missing out on developing life and social skills because of technology that has been deliberately designed to be addictive. Recent studies link excessive digital use by kids to anxiety, depression and, according to a team of University of Southern California scientists published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a doubled risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared with infrequent users. However, there are sound strategies that we can use to help kids navigate the electronic wilds, say experts. “Parent like a tech exec by establishing strong tech limits and actively engaging your kids instead with family, school and the outdoors,” advises Richard Freed, Ph.D., a Walnut Creek, California, child and teen psychologist and author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age.

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Devise a family master plan for tech use. A good place to start

is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Family Media Use Plan (HealthyChildren. org/English/media). “Rules can be general, like no video games on weeknights, or very specific, like you can only play YouTube

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Part of the challenge we face as parents is that these devices make things easier for us because our kids are occupied, so if we want to change our kids’ tech behavior, we’ll have to change how we do things, as well. ~Mariam Gates videos on the living room computer when other family members are present,” says Angela Roeber, director of communications at Omaha’s Project Harmony, a child protection nonprofit.

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American Academy of Pediatrics recommends monitored, minimal screen time for kids under 2 years old; one hour a day for kids 2 to 5; and “consistent limits” for kids 6 and older. “What works best for my family is a simple kitchen timer,” says Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life.

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why limits are needed, how to evaluate internet information according to its source, ways to exercise caution on social media and why some games are deliberately designed

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having electronics in sight interrupts focus, University of Texas at Austin researchers found. At night, make sure devices are turned off an hour before bedtime, and then collect them into a recharging basket by the front door. Keep phones, computers and tablets in a public part of the home—out of kids’ bedrooms—so that online activities are in plain view.

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Keep up with the latest tech releases.

Join kids in their games, apps and website visits. Check out CommonSenseMedia.org, which rates such content. If one causes concern, instead of Googling just its name, add search terms like “risks”, “problems” or “child use”.

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games can be blocked or limited within the devices themselves. Consider replacing the Safari or Chrome browser on a device with a kid-friendly version like

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to be never-ending. A 2015 Korean study of 2,376 gradeschoolers published in School Psychology International found that if parents show warmth and supervise their kids’ tech use with rational explanations, the children use less digital media.

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Mobicip or GoogleSafeSearch, or installing in-depth monitoring programs such as Net Nanny, Norton Family Premier or Qustodio Parental Control.

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Create enjoyable alternatives. Bicycle with kids

in a park. Enroll them in sport teams and art classes. “Part of the challenge we face as parents is that these devices make things easier for us because our kids are occupied, so if we want to change our kids’ tech behavior, we’ll have to change how we do things, as well,” says Mariam Gates, an educator and author of Sweet Dreams: Bedtime Visualizations for Kids.

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Do a family digital detox. During one Sunday a

month at home, a weekend away camping or a vacation at a remote spot, keep all devices off and away—and watch how kids grow more responsive as they tune back into “real life”.

“Remember, our kids may always be an app ahead of us, but they will always need our parenting wisdom,” advises Sue Scheff, a cyber-safety blogger and co-author with Melissa Schorr of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate. Ronica A. O’Hara is a natural-health writer based in Denver. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer sees that particular allergen as an invader.

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This fun festival is a family-friendly wellness event where all ages and abilities are welcome. Experience green living, and health-related products and services, live music, as well as classes, activities and products that support an active lifestyle. Welcoming Vendors! Enjoy Classes, Workshops, Kirtan, Kids Zone, Music! Visit YogaFunDay.com or text/call 561-506-1108 for more information.

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PET PEEVE Natural Remedies for

Allergies to Furry Friends by Julie Peterson

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essica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When their third daughter was born with health problems and an allergy to dogs, Martinez was determined to manage the situation. She cleaned fervently—vacuuming, wiping down hard surfaces, and bathing and brushing the dog every day. Everyone had to wash their hands frequently. In addition, the room where other dogs were groomed had to be thoroughly cleaned after each session. It all eventually became too exhausting, and the husky was rehomed. But there may have been other options available to the family, say practitioners that treat patients with pet allergies. “I personally would rather not recommend that a patient not be around animals, because there are so many health benefits that animals can bring,” says Rosia Parrish, a naturopathic doctor at

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Boulder Natural Health, in Colorado, and a spokesperson for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Allergen Alert

Some families opt for one of the so-called hypoallergenic breeds of dogs or cats. However, experts at the American Lung Association and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advise that all warm-blooded animals shed dander: flecks of skin containing proteins that can cause allergies. Additional allergens exist in proteins from saliva, urine and feces. Because proteins, not fur, are to blame, even short-haired or hairless dogs and cats can elicit an allergic response. They’re present in the dander of all mammals, including horses, rabbits, cows and mice. “Allergies are caused when the immune system cannot discern the difference between a safe protein, such as egg, and a dangerous protein, such as mold, and it starts attacking the wrong ones,”

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says Barbara Meconis, a registered nurse and owner of Holistic Care Approach, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In the home, these proteins can easily become airborne and cling to surfaces and clothing. They can be carried by people to pet-free schools and hospitals, making the proteins difficult to avoid, so for those that deal with symptoms that range from watering eyes to difficulty breathing, allergies can flare up in unlikely places.

Traditional Medical Response

“Allergies are one the most complex, unresearched topics,” says Meconis. Because of the general lack of knowledge in the field of immunology, people with allergies may have difficulty finding relief, especially when multiple or severe allergies are present. Pet owners aren’t given many choices. “In the last five years, there is a working theory regarding being desensitized with incremental exposures, but there is no proof,” says Meconis. “Elimination has always been the answer from mainstream allopathic medicine, so if you are allergic to pets, they say, ‘don’t have a pet.’” Parrish suggests that making lifestyle changes may enable some people to keep a furry friend in their lives. Effectively preventing allergic reactions requires limiting exposure to the offending animal proteins. This can mean vacuuming often, using HEPA-grade air filters, removing carpeting, leaving coats and shoes at the door and washing sheets, mattress covers—and the pet—on a regular basis.

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At Holistic Care Approach, Meconis is trained in Nambudripad’s SPECIAL PRACTICES & EVENTS Allergy Elimination Therapy (NAET), a combination of allopathy,WEEKLY PRACTICES Meditation • Discussion Groups • Bookstore • Community Events acupuncture, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Treatments Calm Abiding Meditation Remembrance Practice are typically effective in as little as one session per allergy. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. at The Palm Beach Dharma Center & Sundays at 10 a.m. “We reprogram the immune system so that it no longer ‘sees’WEEKLY PRACTICES SPECIAL PRACTICES EVENTS Meditation • Discussion Groups • Bookstore • Community&Events NEW: Spanish Practice that particular allergen as an invader,” Meconis says. “By remov- Calm Heart Sutra Practice Abiding Meditation Remembrance “Meditación enPractice Calma” Tuesdays at 7:30 WEEKLY PRACTICES ing disharmony at the intercellular level, the body stops being so Wednesdays SPECIAL PRACTICES EVENTS at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. Friday July 27, 7:30&p.m. & Sundays at 10 a.m. Calm Abiding Meditation reactive.” Remembrance Practice Ngondro Practice Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. NEW: Practice Founded in 1983 by Devi Nambudripad, a California chiroSat., JulySutra 7 & 21 10 a.m. AllSpanish Good Buddha & at Sundays at 10 a.m. Heart Practice “Meditación enPractice Calma” NEW: Spanish Practice practor and acupuncturist, today there are more than 12,000 NAET Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Heart Sutra Practice Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. “Meditación en Calma” Buddha Sadhana Practice at 7:30 p.m. Friday July at27, 7:30 Saturdays 11:30 a.m.p.m. practitioners and they can be found at naet.com/practitioner-locator. Sat., July 14 atTuesdays 10 a.m. Ngondro Practice Ngondro Practice Parrish recommends natural treatments for affected people Sat., July 7 & 21 atPractice 10 7a.m. AllAll Good Sat., July & 21 at 10 a.m. GoodBuddha Buddha White Umbrella LEARN OPEN HOUSE Practice such as steam showers and baths with thyme, eucalyptus and Practice Sat., July 28Buddha at Practice 10 Sadhana a.m. Practice Buddha Sadhana Friday July 27, 7:30 p.m. PRACTICE Friday July 27,a.m. 7:30top.m. Sat., July 4 14that 10 a.m. menthol to help clear passageways, along with anti-inflammatory Sat., Saturdays, 12:30 1:30 p.m. Center closed Julyis 14 at 10July a.m. SOCIALIZE White Umbrella Practice supplements like boswellia, quercetin, nettle leaf, fish oil and OPEN HOUSE July 28 at 10 a.m. White UmbrellaSat., Practice magnesium. OPEN HOUSE Saturdays, 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Center is closed July 4th Sat., July 28 at 10 a.m. “Unless an allergy is severe, I think that living around cats, Center is closed July 4th Saturdays, 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. dogs and other furry animals is a really good thing and brings so 1205 N. Federal Highway N. Federal Highway much love and sloppy kisses into our lives,” she says. However, Lake1205 Worth, FL 33460 Lake Worth, FL 33460 for a serious allergic reaction such as asthma, a pet lizard may be 561-547-4711 561-547-4711 in order. 1205 N. Federal Highway

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

Offering the best of integrative Eastern and Western Medicine.

William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH,

FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.

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.”

Physician is a Medicare Provider 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100 West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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ilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) is a short, perennial shrub that grows in the northern USA, Europe and Asia. Its fruit, the bilberry, is a dark blue berry. Although the leaves do have some pharmacological properties, the bilberries themselves are what are used and studied. Bilberries have been eaten as food and used as medicine for centuries. There are several chemicals extracted from bilberries, but the two main biochemicals in bilberries are: flavonoids and anthocyanoides. Bilberries have astringent, tonic, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties. I will list and discuss some of its uses. Night vision: this aspect of bilberry has probably been studied the most, with probably several hundred research papers written on it. The results are mixed, however, with some researchers concluding that it was no better than placebo, while others showed significant improvements. On a positive note, anyways, bilberry seems to improve night vision, night visual acuity, quicker adjustment to darkness and faster restoration of visual acuity after exposure to glare. Bilberry anthocyanoides seem to have an affinity for the pigmented epithelium of the retina, which may explain why people with pigmentary retinitis had good results with it. Myopia, glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal degeneration: bilberry research has shown positive results for all of these conditions. Antineoplastic effects: bilberry biochemicals exhibit potential anti-cancer properties in vitro (in the lab, not yet seen in people).


Antioxidant effects: it is a potent antioxidant. It has been used to treat scurvy. Wound healing: bilberry relaxes smooth muscle (inside blood vessels), inhibits histamine-induced capillary hyperpermeability (blood vessels don’t leak), protects capillary fragility, and has antiplatelet activity (decreasing blood clots). It has been found to help in problems with: capillary fragility, bruises or purpuras, venous insuffiency, and varicose veins. Diabetes mellitus: this has a long history as a folk remedy for diabetes. It reduces hyperglycemia in normal and diabetic people. It has improved the vision of people with diabetic retinopathy. Dysmenorrhea: women taking 320 mg/day of bilberry anthocyanins for 3 days before menstruation reported reduced nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness. Inflammatory joint disease: bilberry has been shown to help people with rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Astringent: bilberry has been used for centuries to treat diarrhea and dysentery. Contraindications: Bilberry is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Adverse effects: irritation of the skin, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems. Drug interactions: increased risk of bleeding when taken with: anticoagulants, antiplatelet and thrombolytic agents, and low molecular weight heparins. Dosage: bilberry extracts are mostly found in tablets or capsules. •

Anthocyanosides: 20-40 mg three times /day

Vaccinium myrtillus (25% extract): 80-160 mg three times /day

Fresh berries: 55-115 g three times /day.

William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAMA, FAAO, FACOFP AOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 July 29th- Sept 9th - Kripalu Beginners

Yoga w/Robin Conover. Mon. 7-8:30PM Drop in Fee $20 Sept 3rd-24th - Pilates w/ Deborah Feldman. Tues. 10:30-11:30AM Cost $80 for 4 Class Pack Drop-in $25To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Learn to Kayak! 12:00 p.m. (about 1 hour)

This is a land-based course to provide beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. It will be held in the amphitheater and reservations are recommended. Free with Park admission. For information and reservations call (561) 624-6952. The Call of Soul Book Discussion 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. Florida Authors Academy 2019 Something Went

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negatively impact your writing. $25 per person. Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg. Murder On the Beach Mystery Bookstore Book store in Delray Beach, Florida 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 561) 279-7790 /murderonthebeach.com/index. php/upcoming-events-2/

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Tues. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 9/2 To

register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 FREE HEALING SESSION with CRISTOVAO

BRILHO 7:pmHoliday Inn WPB Airport 1301 Belvedere Rd - 33405 - FREE PARKING Call 786-295-8665 MUST ARRIVE BY 7:00pm NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance &

Self-Healing w/Randy Miller. Every Wed. 10:30-11:30AM Cost Drop-in $20To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Sept 4th- Sept 25th - Tarot 101 w/Mary

Ellen Collins. Every Wed. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $100 or $85 by 9/3 Drop in $25To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Sept 5th- Sept 26th - Ecstatic Dance w/Deborah

Feldman. Every Thurs. 10:30-12PM Cost $90 for 4 Class Pack Drop in $30To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

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FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training

Webinar - Sept 5 OR Oct 3 OR Oct 23 8:00pm-9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www. lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting October 27th. The comfort of your home. Register online now at www. lauranorman.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 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, SEPTEMBER 7 EMPATH’S GUIDE TO SELF-CARE: DEALING

WITH SPIRITS & APARITIONAS AND OTHER PEOPLE’S ENERGY with Margaret Ann Lembo. Do You See Dead People? Are you perturbed and disturbed when you have to be around other people? Do you have a hard time discerning your feelings from those of others? Come learn how to take care of your own energy with clearing tools, gemstones, meditation, situational awareness, and more. The veil between the worlds is quite thin. If you perceive spirits or hear them talking to you, you are not alone. It is more common than you might think. Come learn why and how this happens. Learn techniques to send the spirits home who are showing up uninvited and don’t want to leave. Learn a little


about what a medium does and how that is different than uninvited “guests.” If chaos is also present in your life and visitations from apparitions and disincarnate people are common, come to this event to learn how to help yourself and the spirits who are in “limbo” trying to find peace and the way home. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance &

Self-Healing w/Randy Miller. Every Sat. 10:30-11:30AM Cost Drop-in $20To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Educational Reef Program 11:00 a.m. Learn

about the fish and other inhabitants of our near shore reef through a presentation and discussion in the Nature Center Theater. After the program is over, participants will be instructed on where to snorkel in the Park. Bring your own snorkel equipment; a diver down flag is required for snorkeling activities and can be rented daily at the Beach Outfitters Gift Shop for only $5.00 plus deposit. Free with Park admission, for more information and reservations call the Nature Center at 561-624-6952. www.macarthurbeach.org Crystal Skulls: Portals of Knowledge w/

Alexandra Andrews. Sat. 1-2:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 9/6 To register or for more information visit us at http:// www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Build a Crystal Grid [...] w/Alexandra

Andrews. Sat. 3-4:30PM Cost $40 or $35 by 9/6 or attend both classes for $80 or $70 by 9/6To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Soul Connections: Heal Your Relationships

PBC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

w/Deborah Paiva. Sun. 2-4PM Cost $45 or $40 before 9/7 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 BOOK CLUB EVENT: CRYSTALS FOR

BALANCING AND HEALING with Margaret Ann Lembo. Be sure to read Chapter 5 in Crystals Beyond Beginners and have your specific questions ready. We will discuss - Crystal Alignment Chakra Balancing, and understanding the energy centers within and around the body. Broadcast live on Facebook from the Angel Room at The Crystal Garden. You’re also welcome to attend live in person if you’re in the area. Make sure and request to join Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club on Facebook before the event. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 Transformational Breath® w/Guest Facilitator. Tues. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by

9/9 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 MESSAGING AND FUNDRAISING IN PALM

BEACH - Join us for a Women on the Run workshop in Palm Beach County to learn how to create and use your campaign message to drive fundraising. Time: 6 - 8pm Location: Women's Foundation office in West Palm Beach (1818 S. Australian Ave, Suite 450). Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/ Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM 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.

COMMITTEE PLANNING MEETING -

Looking for a way to get more involved while honing your own skillset? The Professional Development Committee is a great opportunity! Join the committee as we review our 2019 programs and develop our 2020 PowHERful Series of events. Dinner will be served. Date: Thursday, September 12th 6 - 8pm Location: Gunster Boardroom, West Palm Beach RSVP: Email Takeata@ WomensFoundationFL.org

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary

Ellen Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit. Sat.

3-5PM Cost $30 or $25 by 9/13To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

FREE HEALING SESSION with

CRISTOVAO BRILHO

Wedenday Sept. 4th @ 7:00pm

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DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION with Margaret

Ann Lembo. We all have intuitive gifts. Your ability to know, hear, see or sense the truth using your intuition is as real as your ability to use your physical senses. Often these gifts go undeveloped because training may not have been available in school or growing up. Come learn how to listen to your inner guidance. Develop a strong sense of trust and self-confidence as you practice different tools to increase your skills. This is a class for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners who want a bit of practice. You will receive messages for yourself and others in a group setting. It is a fun class and you will get a lot of readings – and give them, too! 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 Cruisin’ Food Fest – 12 - 4:00 p.m. Cruisin’

Food Fest is back and better than ever! To start things off with a bang, this month the NorthPalm Beach Fire Department will demonstrate the Jaws of Life on a car donated by Palm Beach Brakes. Join us for a day of cool cars, live music, giveaways and Food Trucks! Cruisin’ Food Fest will be held the second Saturday of each month September thru May – don’t miss out! www.macarthurbeach.org Sound of Soul Event HU is the Sound behind

all sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together on Saturday, September 14th 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 eckankarblog.org/sound-of-soul/ Florida Authors Academy 2019 Florida Authors

Academy Has Talent! 10 am Open mic for the attendees of the workshops to read from their work in progress and get feedback from three multi-published author judges: NY Times Bestselling Author Charles Todd, Literary Agent Dianne Collier, Multi Published Author Diane 54

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A.S. Stuckart. Each writer will read for 3 minutes from their work in progress. Immediately afterward , each judge will give a short, constructive, verbal critique of the work just read. There will be an audience, but they will not critique the readers. For more information on how to participate, go to www.flauthorsacademy. com. $25 per person to read. Audience is free admission. Refreshments Served. Sign up at 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net. Murder On the Beach Mystery Bookstore Book store in Delray Beach, Florida 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 279-7790 murderonthebeach.com/ index.php/upcoming-events-2

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 Bluegrass Music – Untold Riches 1-3:00 p.m.

Just sit back and enjoy some foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ bluegrass music in Palm Beach County’s most beautiful setting. The concert is free with Park admission and is held in the amphitheater. For more information call (561) 624-6952 www.macarthurbeach.org Buddhism for Daily Living w/Maya Malay,

MA Buddhism is a very profound spiritual religion. It provides tools that alleviate suffering, establish peace of mind and lead to enlightened awareness. In the evening's program, Maya will discuss the fundamentals of Buddhism, Life of the Buddha, The Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path and Meditation. We will explore the meaning of these and how to incorporate them into our daily lives. These sacred teachings are so practical and in combination with mindfulness and meditation, we discover great tranquility and wisdom immediately available to us in these busy times which can be so stress filled. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $35 or $30 by 9/14 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Challah Bake for Rosh Hashanah! Bring the

whole family to enjoy making a round challah to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! The event is Sunday, September 15th at 2pm.

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New this year, register for all 3 cooking events and save.pots fill up quickly, so click here to register and learn more. www. JCConline.com Palm Beach Gardens|5221 Hood Rd.|Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 DRUMMING CIRCLE: A SUNDAY MORNING

RELEASE AND RENEWAL with Margaret Ann Lembo. Establish your intentions and drum in what you desire. Margaret Ann will call in the 7 directions using Smudge in Spray, a liquid alternative to smoking smudge. The first round of drumming is dedicated to clearing away what you don’t want. The second round of drumming creates your new reality as you focus on and imagine your life as you want it to be. To complete the ceremony, Margaret Ann will drum as she guides you in a meditative drumming journey into yourself to help you find the answers and guidance to step forth empowered and confident.. Special Note: It is important to realize that this is a sacred circle event. Be prepared to stay for the full ceremony 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 20 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend. The Sunday Sleuths Book Club : 3:00 p.m.

The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Whiteout by Ken Follett. $17.00.Murder On the Beach Mystery BookstoreBook store in Delray Beach, Florida Address: 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 279-7790 http://murderonthebeach.com/ index.php/upcoming-events-2/ “The Blessings of Gratitude”The ECK Light

and Sound Service is a time for people of all religious backgrounds to come and share the love for God. It will be held on the third Sunday of September 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.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Thurs. 6:30-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 9/19 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Sept 16th- Oct. 21st - Kripalu Beginners Yoga

w/Robin Conover. Mon. 7-8:30PM Drop in Fee $20To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Tues. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 9/16To

register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/

Intro to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Psychic Fair! Sat. 12-5PM 1 session=15

min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 HONORING THE SEVEN DIRECTIONS: CEREMONIAL TEACHINGS FOR THE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

FALL EQUINOX with Margaret Ann Lembo. In the tradition of her Circle Teachings, Margaret Ann will share about the Seven Directions and how each one assists us on our spiritual path daily. Each position within the wheel provides us with stories, wisdom, and insight into our life. Come learn about the animals associated with some of the positions quarter related to the Fall Equinox in the Wheel of Life and what messages they bring to us. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

Quarterly Round Table Discussion – “Trust

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM 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. More Tarot spreads: Focus on Court Cards

9/25 Putting It All Together 6:30-8:30PM Cost Drop-in $25, For Entire Series $100 or For Entire Series $85 before 9/3 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

In God & Take the Next Step” 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. Sept. 19th- Oct. 3rd- Intro to Meditation

w/Jamar (3 Week Series) 6:30-8PM Cost $90 for series or $80 by 9/18 To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Tequesta Drum Circle Autumn Equinox —

7–11:45pm, $15. Celebrate the Autumn 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). Huge Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 33304. Jeff 954-547-6502.

BOOK CLUB EVENT: CHAPTER 6 –

EVOLVEMENT OF YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT with Margaret Ann Lembo. Be sure to read Chapter 6 in Crystals Beyond Beginners and have your specific questions ready. We will discuss, Cords of Attachment to people and events, effects of negative talk from yourself and others, Self-exploration, gems for cord cutting, and Past Lives. Broadcast live on Facebook from the Angel Room at The Crystal Garden. You’re also welcome to attend live in person if you’re in the area. Make sure and request to join Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club on Facebook before the event. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Music at St. Paul’s presents The Delray String

Quartet with violist Chauncey Patterson Sunday, September 22, 2019, 3pm $20 suggested donation / 18 and under FREE St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible For more information, visit http://www.music.stpaulsdelray.org Music at St. Paul’s continues its 32nd Season with a concert by the Delray String Quartet with guest violist Chancey Patterson. Titled “Now THAT’S a Viola Quintet,”

On going Organic TROPICAL Gardening

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Transformational Breath® w/Jamar. Tues. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 9/23To

register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. “ECK Wisdom On Health & Healing” Free

Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 24th at 11:00 am, at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. 10:00 a.m. Florida Authors Academy 2019

Florida Authors Academy Has Talent! Open mic for the attendees of the workshops to read from their work in progress and get feedback from three multi-published author judges: NY Times Bestselling Author Charles Todd, Literary Agent Dianne Collier, Multi Published Author Diane A.S. Stuckart. Each writer will read for 3 minutes from their work in progress. There will be an audience, but they will not critique

the readers. For more information on how to participate, go to www.flauthorsacademy. com. $25 per person to read. Audience is free admission. Refreshments Served. Sign up at 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net. Murder On the Beach Mystery Bookstore Book store in Delray Beach, Florida 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 279-7790 http://murderonthebeach. com/index.php/upcoming-events-2

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walking tour through one of South Florida’s last remaining hardwood hammocks. There will be several species of butterflies to observe and identify as you learn which plants attract these winged wonders to your backyard. Reservations equired, visitors should bring binoculars or rent them in the Gift Shop. Free with Park admission, for more information and reservations call (561) 624-6952.

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Really Missing in Your Life w/Dr. Jamie Turndorf. Fri. 7-9PM FREETo register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 7:00 p.m. William Kent Krueger Booksigning

William will speak and sign This Tender Land. $27.00. Murder On the Beach Mystery Book store in Delray Beach, Florida Address: 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (561) 279-7790 http://murderonthebeach.com/index.php/ upcoming-events-2/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Energetic System Upgrade Workshop w/ Dr. Jamie Turndorf. Sat. 10:30-2:30PM

Cost $185 or $150 by 9/10 To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

Florida Female South Florida Regional Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n A u t h o r i t y ( S F RTA ) Engineers will share the history of South Florida railway and how rail plays a part in today's world. Girls will then learn about the requirements and process for the Pompano Beach station to recieve green LEED certification. This will be the 1st green LEED certified transit station! Girls will have the opportunity to tour the station and participate in hands on experience of driving stakes into railroad ties. They will compare the old methods of rail construction to the innovative modern methods. 9am - 12:30p Pompano Tri-Rail Station AUTOMATIC WRITING: CONNECTING WITH THE ARCHANGELS, SAINTS

AND HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Saints are sacred beings who walked on this Earth to elevate the vibration of the planet and thoughts all beings to become aligned with the Divine

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Self in all that is. Archangels are messengers of God with specific purposes. You can benefit from knowing about, connecting with and inviting their spiritual energy. Their energy assists us in developing positive thoughts, compassion, kindness, love, and Heaven On Earth. Bring a notebook and a pen or a tablet/laptop (fully charged) to record your writings. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $29 prepayment required, non-refundable. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden. com, 561-369-2836

SUNDA , SEPTEMBER 29 Past Life Regression w/Maya Malay 4:30-6:30PM Cost is $40 or $35

by 9/28 To register or for more information visit us at http://www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280 Healing After the Loss of a Loved One w/Deborah Paiva. Sun.

2-4PM Cost $45 or $40 before 9/28To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 GEMSTONE ORACLE SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo.

Available both in-store and live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group. Margaret Ann will pull cards from her 5 oracle decks (Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Archangels & Gemstones Guardians Cards, Masters, Mystics, Saints & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Animal Allies & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle Cards) to provide inspirational insight. Get your questions ready and be sure to join the Facebook group in advance if you want to attend live. Margaret Ann often finds when doing this event live that many people in the group will gain insight from a single question. So even if she doesn’t get to your question specifically, you’ll still get something out of this event. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden. com, 561-369-2836 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET

THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 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 http://www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

classifieds DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@ napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374. FOR RENT 2 bedroom 2 bath for rent in West Palm Beach. Call 857-209-6960 HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner , LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. Licensed Hair Stylist and/or Manicurist - Are you dreaming of working in a green, vegan, organic, health-driven, fragrance-free salon? Healthy Life Salon in East Boca is hiring! Call 561-891-7527 PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556. Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 Looking for someone to share office space (Mondays and Wednesdays) in office building in good location in West Palm Beach; $320 a month. Would suit LMHC/Therapist or similar. Call 561333-3372 for more details. Rev. Pearl Rauberts 561-333-3372 www.rauberts.com SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336. SPACE AVAILABLE Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448. SPA LAVAGE Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage. com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363 September 2019 57


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

ACUPUNCTURE

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

AGAPE HEALING ARTS

THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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.

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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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!

COLON HYDROTHERAPY ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE

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

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 lifechanging inner work and learn how to stop repeating negative behavioral patterns.

DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY

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

DENTAL HEALTH JOHN V. TERRUSA, L.C.T. L.M.T.

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EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993)

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.

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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


FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

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.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON

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

JULI EDWARDS

Master Holistic Hairstylist and Feng Shui Consultant, and owner of: Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar 561-891-7527 • www.HLSalon.com 203 S. E. 1st Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432

MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.

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!

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.

STUART ZOLL, DOM

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

IBANA VILLASENOR

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

HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART

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

Yoga teaches you how to listen to your body. ~Mariel Hemingway

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.

INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WEISS WELLNESS MD

Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention New office location at Vado Therapy bldg.: 3416 South Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 33483 Located: At the Boca Raton - Delray Beach borderline. Just South of Walgreen’s, (One block South of old office). 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. Now offering: Telephone consults, virtual visits, home visits, direct messaging. Office visits are by appointment.

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.

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

BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC

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

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

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

“Sprouts... The secret to youthful living!

WE SHIP AND DELIVER USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC WHEATGRASS SPROUTS MICRO GREENS SEEDS JUICERS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SUPPLIES VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION!

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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.

NATURAL & ORGANIC PRODUCTS ANATTA

447 Broadway, Suite 204 New York City, NY 10013 347-762-1268 • www.anattamarket.com Anatta is a global online marketplace for natural, organic and raw products from farmers worldwide. The newlyformed company’s products include a variety of essential oils and waters, and its unique business model eliminates overhead costs by connecting customers directly with farmers.


ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT

FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that reduces tension and discomfort. It works without being uncomfortable in the process. It is excellent for anyone seeking relief from pain, improved range of motion, increased flexibility, and improved postural alignment. Yini is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is certified as a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy by the Society of 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 and Inspired Life CoachingSto re-duce your stress, increase your energy, improve your health and love your life! Read Laura’s best-selling book, FEET FIRST: A Guide to Foot Reflexology and practice with one of our Instructional Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology DVDs with Laura’s Reflexology maps, her new Laura Norman Foot • Hand • Face Aromatherapy line and Laura’s other unique wellness products. Call or visit us online to register for one of our: • Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!

REIKI DEENA ELMORE

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

SPIRITUAL ADVISOR SARAHSPIRITUAL®

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

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

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

SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE

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

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

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Experienced, Licensed and Insured • ISA Certified Arborist

Trees Big or Small - We Do Them All!

COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS CENTER

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

MY FLORA AURA

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

SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?

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

GREEN IS SEEN when you advertise with us. 561-602-2630

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sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if used just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had By Doug Cornell in years.” ore and more people are He asked relatives and friends to try Copper can also stop flu if used early saying they just don’t get it. They said it worked for them, too, so and for several days. Lab technicians colds anymore. he patented CopperZap™ and put it on placed 25 million live flu viruses on They are using a new device made the market. a CopperZap. No viruses were found of pure copper, which scientists say Now tens of thousands of people alive soon after. kills cold and flu have tried it. Nearly Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the teams viruses. 100% of feedback confirming the discovery. He placed Doug Cornell said the copper millions of disease germs on copper. invented the stops colds if used “They started to die literally as soon as device in 2012. within 3 hours after they touched the surface,” he said. “I haven’t had a the first sign. Even People have used it on cold sores single cold since up to 2 days, if they and say it can completely prevent ugly then,” he says. still get the cold it outbreaks. You can also rub it gently on People were is milder than usual wounds or lesions to combat infections. skeptical but EPA and they feel The handle is New research: Copper stops colds if used early. and university better. curved and finely studies demonstrate repeatedly that Users wrote things like, “It textured to improve viruses and bacteria die almost instantly stopped my cold right away,” and “Is contact. It kills germs when touched by copper. it supposed to work that fast?” picked up on fingers That’s why ancient Greeks and “What a wonderful thing,” wrote and hands to protect Egyptians used copper to purify water Physician’s Assistant Julie. “No more you and your family. and heal wounds. They didn’t know colds for me!” Copper even about viruses and bacteria, but now we Pat McAllister, age 70, received kills deadly Dr. Bill Keevil: do. one for Christmas and called it “one Copper quickly kills germs that have cold viruses. Scientists say the high conductance of the best presents ever. This little become resistant to of copper disrupts the electrical balance jewel really works.” Now thousands of antibiotics. If you are near sick people, in a microbe cell and destroys the cell users have simply stopped getting colds. a moment of handling it may keep in seconds. People often use CopperZap serious infection away from you and So some hospitals tried copper touch preventively. Frequent flier Karen your loved ones. It may even save a life. surfaces like faucets and doorknobs. Gauci used to get colds after crowded The EPA says copper still works This cut the spread of MRSA and other flights. Though skeptical, she tried it even when tarnished. It kills hundreds illnesses by over half, and saved lives. several times a day on travel days for of different disease germs so it can Colds start after cold viruses get in 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a prevent serious or even fatal illness. your nose, so the vast body of research sniffle!” CopperZap is made in America of gave Cornell an idea. When he next Businesswoman Rosaleen says pure copper. It has a 90-day full money felt a cold about to start, he fashioned when people are sick around her she back guarantee. It is $69.95. a smooth copper probe and rubbed it uses CopperZap morning and night. “It Get $10 off each CopperZap with gently in his nose for 60 seconds. saved me last holidays,” she said. “The code NATA12. “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The kids had colds going round and round, Go to www.CopperZap.com or cold never got going.” It worked again but not me.” call toll-free 1-888-411-6114. every time. Some users say it also helps with Buy once, use forever. ADVERTORIAL

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