Natural Awakenings Magazine of Palm Beach County JULY 2020

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BEYOND FACTORY FARMS

‘Big Meat’ Comes at High Cost

INSPIRED PICNICS

Creative Ways to Cook and Grill

Gut Talk

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Contents

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

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FACTORY FARMS

‘Big Meat’ Comes at High Cost

19 CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT

The Spiritual Discipline of Evoking Joy

20 GREENER GREEN GRASS Why Organic Lawns Make Eco-Sense

22 OUTDOOR FEASTS

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Inspired Picnics and Healthy Grills

24 BALANCING ACT

Exercises for Strength and Stability

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Ways to Turn Anxiety Around

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on a Sacred Vision for America

30 EARTH-FRIENDLY PETS Our Animals Can Go Green, Too

DEPARTMENTS 6 news briefs

24 fit body

12 health briefs

26 healthy kids

14 global briefs

30 natural pet

20 green living

38 calendar

22 conscious

42 resource guide

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messages to our community 50% off Access Bars Sessions during July to assist with Covid Recovery

Zen Sweat Den, Infrared Sauna & Wellness Spa is OPEN to help with your health during these uncertain times

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ur services include: Infrared Sauna detoxification, muscle & joint recovery, immune system boosting and relief from stress & anxiety; Hydromassage, water pressured full body massage; Vibration Therapy, the "No Workout Workout" which provides increased blood circulation and potential cellulite reduction, and a "Zen den" where you can relax and mediate.

with Colleen Haney, Founder of Communicating Energy Wellness Institute in Boca Raton Find deeper relaxation, greater clarity, shift negative thinking and boost your immune system. Call now, limited appts available at 561-12-6862.

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ommunicating Energy Wellness Institute in Boca Raton offers an integrative approach to assist adults and children move through post- traumatic stress, and physical and health concerns regarding Covid 19 as well as all life issues. Qualified, nurturing therapists include an Energy Therapist, Family Therapist and Hypnotherapist. Individual sessions, in person, phone or zoom, meditations and group zoom sessions are being provided. A mother’s group, senior citizen support group and prosperity/ money manifestation groups are presently being formed to provide continuing support and nurturing during our recovery and on going daily life. Free meditations, blogs and youtube videos for stress relief and more at www.colleenhaney.com Colleen Haney, M.Ed., EEMP, CHTP, Founder, Certified Energy Therapist, Eden Energy Method Practitioner and Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, offers a variety of energy modalities to release destructive energies, assist in repatterning the brain and balancing the body. Each client leaves with tools they can use to assist their minds and bodies with maintaining a healthy outlook with new perspectives in thinking of the bigger picture and each’s role in life. Shift your energy, shift your life from depression, grief, trauma, anxiety or stress. Each person is regrounded, centered and nurtured into balance and wholeness. www.colleenhaney.com 561-212-6862 Email: news@ colleenhaney.com Sabrina Romero, CCHT, CTHT, IHP a certified Clinical/Transpersonal Hypnotherapist enjoys helping people access their subconscious through Hypnosis to reduce phobias, emotional conflicts, and health issues from a past events magnified by Covid 19 or present day events. She assists clients to have a better understanding of their life mission and purpose. She recommends meditation as a tool to help connect to inner wisdom and bring forth awareness and understanding. The intention is to do it all with love and to empower the individual even through crises. Spanish speaking. www.sabrinaromerohypnosis.com 561-810-0660 Email: sabrina@sabrinaromerohypnosis.com Natalia Ramirez, M.S. LMFT., Marriage / Family Therapist specializes in helping families and partnerships improve relationships by assisting members to work through stress, depression and/ or anxiety by accessing inner resources for better communication, managing emotions, making better choices or conquering negative effects of past experiences. She is especially trained in diversity and cultural differences within families, blended families or varied lifestyle differences. Tools include Cognitive Behavior (CBT) EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and more. Insurances accepted, Spanish speaking. 954-951-8994 natalia_ramirez@hotmail.com

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A Health/Life Coach is also available on staff and health and wellness products are for sale. Infrared saunas can help decrease inflammation more powerfully than other types of saunas, heating you from the inside out, instead of the outside in for a deeper sweat at the cellular level. Why is this important? It provides detoxification that relieves symptoms that occur with many chronic conditions, such as Arthritis, Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia, while boosting the immune system, proven to protect your body from virus and illness. Infrared sauna is ideal for muscle recovery after a workout and reduces stress and anxiety as it lowers your cortisol. A 60 minute session will offer the most optimal results as your body has the deepest sweat detoxification between 30-60 minutes. However, both 30 and 60 minute sessions provide tremendous health benefits. A 30 minute session is a great way to introduce your body to the benefits of infrared sauna as you work up to the 60 minute sessions. It is recommended that you utilize infrared sauna at least 3 times a week to achieve the best results. Heal the natural way with zero negative side effects to start living a pain free life. Come Get Zen...Relax, Detox, & Recover schedule your appointment today! Zen Sweat Den, Infrared Sauna & Wellness Spa 3008 S. Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561-223-2156 www.zensweatden.com

Eileen Yocheved Hande, MA, LMT, CST

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xperiencing anxiety and constant low level stress? You are not alone!!

My patients are finding CranioSacral Therapy and The Cranial Release Technique to be game changers!! These therapies literally release the trauma energy from your brain and body and bring you back to your center. Along with the effectiveness of personalized Bach Flower Remedy bottles that help to re-wire the emotional brain from such feelings as fear, insecurity, shame,anger and impatience, as well as the integration of other therapies like reflexology and micro current point stim I can help provide you with the healing you deserve now. 7035 Beracasa Way Suite 104, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, Call 561-715 6185 See my classified ad in the back! Yocheved Hande,MA,LMT,CST. Massage and CranioSacral Therapist bodymassageandbeyond.com • bodymassageandbeyond.wordpress.com


Spiritual, Emotional and Psychological Help in Times of Social Negativity

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rom the spiritual viewpoint the soul desires experience...and more than it desires experience-it desires growth, movement towards “Awakening”. Whenever we have a challenge, from a spiritual perspective, it’s always one of four things a reflection of negative beliefs, lessons to be learned, karma purifying or a gift that’s not yet recognized. Each one of these can be worked with, accelerated and transformed.

For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how to move through challenges and the difficulties that present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individuals and couples counseling and officiates Wedding ceremonies. July events with Maya include; Saturday Morning Meditation 10:30 - 11:00 am via Zoom (every Sat. - Dharma talk & Meditation) The Three Poisons; working with our negative emotions Wednesday, June 15 6:30 - 7:10 pm LWIN Interfaith Meditation via Zoom Fundamentals of Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Sundays July 12, 19 and 26 11:00- 12:30 on location and Zoom (Suggested per class $10 - $25) For more info; 561-832-0224 www.MayaMalay.com - Lotus Mind

Gardens Wholistic Health Center

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atural Awakenings asked us to write a few words informing their readers what we can do to help with post-traumatic stress, physical and health concerns. I have been treating patients and helping with these problems for over 40 years using a combination of wholistic treatments. These include gentle chiropractic, acupuncture, cupping, and nutritional counseling. These treatments have been around for thousands of years and help reduce pain, relax muscles, improve circulation and immune health. This is an excellent place to start to treat these recent health concerns and your chronic issues as well. I have been working through the Covid pandemic making sure my patients and families are safe. We request that patients wear masks when entering the office, for everyone’s protection. The rooms and treatment tables are sanitized after each treatment. And of course, our hands are sanitized after each treatment. Sadly, this is likely going to last at least a year – the new “normal.” So, it is best to accept it and do what you can to boost your immunity and stay well. That means making an appointment for chiropractic and acupuncture, getting enough rest and exercise, and improving your nutrition by making healthy choices. Most importantly maintain a good, positive attitude. Call the office to inquire about the various programs we offer. Dr. Bill Rice has been in practice since 1977, as an acupuncturist, chiropractor, and nutritional consultant. He currently practices in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information visit our website www.healthyanswers.com, call the office 561.439.6644 or email drbill@writeme.com

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Transformational Soft Tissue Therapy patterns that just reinforce the imbalance. Often these changes slowly creep up over time until one day you can't comfortably engage in an activity you used to be able to enjoy. Other times it may be an accident or sudden trauma from which you never fully recover and are left with aches, pains, and restrictions you never had before.

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o you have aches and pains, want to relax and reduce stress, or increase and maintain your flexibility and range of motion? Are you wanting to simply feel better, or perhaps improve your performance at your favorite sport? Whether you're looking for an excellent therapeutic massage or want to optimize your physical and athletic skills, you're in great hands. Find out if soft tissue restrictions in your muscles are keeping you from living the life you want to lead. So many of the challenges we experience in our bodies are caused by imbalances with range of motion between joints, causing compensational

I have spent over 34 years working with people in these situations, and studying therapies that may improve the way people move and feel. I have found that a one-two combination of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) provide a profound way to get clients back to optimal performance and pain-free living. The great thing about AIS is you yourself will see where the restrictions and imbalances are and, if you want, you can learn movements to perform at home to address those. AIS is unlike any type of stretching you've experienced. It's the fastest way to gain flexibility and open up the fascial system that I've found in all my years of study and hands-on experience. You will see and feel the difference. The addition of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) is a fantastic technique

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to work on any trigger points that may still be lingering. If you're feeling pretty good and are just looking for an excellent therapeutic massage, I have thousands of hours of experience at relieving stress and tension. I've been told my hands are magical in how they seem to find all the little spots and know how much pressure to use to release them. Either way, if you're looking to address some chronic problems or looking for an excellent full body massage, I would love to show you what I can do for you. You can read more by visiting my site www.StevenWhiteLMT.com or by calling or texting me to see if I can help your situation. Mention this article for $20 off your first visit. Office appointments by request, no walk-ins. House calls are an option in northern Palm Beach county.Steven White, LMT, is a certified neuromuscular therapy specialist as well as an expert in AIS. He has trained for decades with the top leaders in the field of therapeutic bodywork. Call or text Steven at 561-212-9980 www.StevenWhiteLMT.com License MA6693.


US Based BioLab Sciences Responds to Widespread Need for Rapid COVID-19 Testing BioLab Sciences Antibody Test Detects Antibodies in Just 10 Minutes with 98% Accuracy

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erforming widespread antibody tests has been identified as a key component in the fight against the coronavirus and restarting the economy nationally. Private sector companies have been racing to meet demand, but many do not have the resources and expertise to scale up to the level of production currently needed. However, one US based company, BioLab Sciences is doing their part in accelerating rapid antibody testing at the highest level of efficacy. BioLab Sciences, based in Scottsdale, Arizona is currently distributing millions of Rapid COVID-19 Result Tests to detect antibodies for the virus that can be completed in just 10 minutes with 98% accuracy. They are distributing the test devices to healthcare agencies, hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout the US. “Our goal at BioLab Sciences is to help healthcare providers obtain the resources they need to detect COVID-19,” said Bob Maguire, President and CEO of BioLab Sciences. “These tests are helping equip physicians and healthcare leaders with the data they need to make informed public health decisions and help guide our nation as we navigate the future of the virus.” The test is quick, efficient and user friendly and very similar to the process normally used to obtain blood during a glucose test. The test must be administered and results reported by a licensed provider. “The rapid antibody test detects the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies from COVID-19 generally available in whole blood, serum or plasma after an infection,” said Carlos Encinas, PhD, Chief Science Officer of BioLab Sciences. “With healthcare agencies and providers experiencing shortages and testing delays for molecular tests, these rapid antibody tests are a mission-critical need for the community to determine who has been infected by the novel coronavirus.” As of June 1st, there were 12 Antibody (Serology) tests that have been authorized under the FDA’s new Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) including the test by BioLab Sciences. Of all

the Antibody (Serology) tests, none are selfcontained, like the BioLab Science Rapid 2019nCov IgG/IgM Rapid Res Cassette Single Use Kit. There are 3 other tests that are similar (two are manufactured in China and the other in Malaysia), but the test by BioLab Sciences is the only one of its kind manufactured wholly in the US and authorized for Point of Care facilities.

to the PCR molecular test to ensure a thorough evaluation is completed.

BioLab Sciences also has one of the highest manufacturing rates of production in the United States with the capacity to produce more than 9 million tests per week to meet the pressing demand for quality testing. Biolab Sciences has partnered with Med Labs Supply as its authorized distributor of this product in the United States.

In general, because each person’s immune system responds on its own timeline, the results for Biolab Sciences’ aRTK are as follows:

Serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 is at increased demand in order to better quantify the number of cases of COVID-19, including those that may be asymptomatic or have recovered. Serology tests are blood-based tests that can be used to identify whether people have been exposed to a particular pathogen by looking at their immune response. In contrast, the RT-PCR tests currently being used globally to diagnose active cases of COVID-19 can only indicate the presence of viral material during infection and will not indicate if a person was infected and subsequently recovered. The rapid tests are our first line of defense since they can give greater detail into the prevalence of a disease in a population by identifying individuals who have developed antibodies to the virus. A high-quality rapid antibody test is able to detect COVID-19 antibodies for a prolonged period, even after disease resolution, which enables identification of prior infection. Knowledge of prior infection is epidemiologically important and represents a significant unmet need in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Antibody (serology) test fits into the overall problem solving equation that officials in Washington DC are addressing since it is a quick “Surveillance or Screening Tool” yielding results in just 10 minutes. The "Surveillance/Screening" Rapid Antibody Test Kit quickly allows States and Governments to narrow and sift through the populous of who is healthy and who has been exposed or infected by COVID-19. When a potentially infected citizen is rapidly identified, the next phase is a hand-off

The PCR (molecular) test that is completed with a nasal swab or blood vial, as a “Diagnostic Tool” takes 2 -7 days for results. Although the PCR (molecular) test is the ultimate diagnostic tool, it has limitations detecting someone who may have been infected but is asymptomatic.

• Positive for IgM only = exposed within days and approximately up to 4 weeks ago • Testing positive for IgM is valuable information since numerous reports from the CDC and other sources indicate that a significant number of individuals (25% or more) that are infected actually remain asymptomatic which further contributes to an increase in the transmission of the virus. • Positive for IgM & IgG = exposed approximately 4 - 8 weeks ago • Positive for IgG only = exposed more than 8 weeks ago For ordering, please reach out to Med Lab Supply at (844) 464-7999. About BioLab Sciences: Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, BioLab Sciences is focused on finding new ways for the body to heal itself. The company prides itself on developing better ways to address respiratory ailments, cardiovascular indications, pain management, ophthalmic issues, orthopedic injuries, wound care, aesthetic medicine,, and more. BioLab provides reliable, safe products with the highest quality to help optimize body performance through continuous innovation, education, superior customer service and teamwork. For more information visit www. biolabsciences.net. About Med Lab Supply: Med Lab Supply is based in Pompano Beach, FL and is an industry leader in the supply of PPE, COVID-19 rapid antibody tests, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, and a host of other critically in demand products helping our dedicated health care workers, first responders, and end user customers keep themselves and their families safe. For more information on Med Lab Supply visit www.medlabsupply.com.

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How Emotions Effect Tissues in the body

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hen I think about the body and mind connection, SomatoEmotional Release (S.E.R) immediately comes to mind. SomatoEmotional Release is an advanced therapeutic process that can happen in a Craniosacral Therapy session. The expression of emotion that may have been retained, suppressed and isolated in the tissues for some time. An example of this is if you are involved in a fall or accident and suffer a physical injury, it may be accompanied with shock or emotional trauma that gets absorbed into the tissues of the body. For the physical injury and restrictions to fully heal, we often need to address and resolve the emotional components also. In the late 70's, Dr John E. Upledger, a principal investigator from Michigan State University was in research at a county center for autism with Dr Zvi Karni, a biophysicist and bioengineer. The research was to see how effective Craniosacral Therapy is in the treatment of Autism and successfully measured the effects of Dr Upledger's therapeutic touch on the baseline electrical potential of the human body. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a manual therapy aimed to release tension, relieve pain and improve overall body function and health. Therapists use gentle palpation skills to release restrictions and tension in the fascia, muscles, bones and organs. The focus is on deep tissue release (although light touch is used) for improved functions of the body as a whole. Releasing the restrictions helps the body self- correct, relax and let the central nervous system and all connections to it, heal, strengthen resistance

to disease and eliminate pain. Working with the children, one of the many things discovered were the emotional expressions (fear, anger, frustration) during fascia & connective tissue change, muscle softening and releasing of anatomical positions. After releasing emotional expression and tension in the body, the autistic children who often reacted violently by the touch of the therapists in the beginning, began to express affection towards other human beings. This introduction to SER work led to further study. How can an Emotionally Traumatic Event Penetrate Tissue Traumatic Injury in physical terms is like an inserted force of energy into the victim’s body. For example, at the end of a go-cart ride I stopped, and my cart got slammed from behind by a kid. The motion between the main structures are important, the force of impact from the kid's cart was interrupted by my cart and my back, spine and surrounding tissues. The traumatic force is counterbalanced by the effect of the bodily tissues that the energy penetrates. This is because body tissues have density and if not, the energy of the injury would move all the way through the body. This abnormal input of excess/entropic energy, described by the research director Dr. Elmer Green as a "cyst of energy" can reside in the connective tissue, bone or joints and cause pain and dysfunction. Craniosacral therapists are trained to feel/locate the areas that can disrupt the function of the Craniosacral System and refer to them as Energy Cysts. I had a colleague perform a

CST session on me as I felt restrictions in my back and two weeks after the incident my frontal bone began to almost throb. The therapist confirmed that indeed there was an energy cyst at T11-12, Occipital Cranial Base and at the Frontal bone causing some discomfort and pain. At the time of impact, my upper body thrusted forward and back with great force (yes, whip lash from a GO-CART), within a second, each movement created a force of energy into my body creating energy cysts in its trail. Processing My Emotions
 Various CST techniques were used to release the energy cysts which then led to a SER experience. The emotional component of the injury was shock, anger and fear. I shared with the therapist that I was in shock that someone had the audacity to drive into my cart while I had stopped. I was angry for a moment, not at the snotty little kid that was completely oblivious to his actions, guilty of only having fun while driving underage with no clue how to drive, but I was angry with the company because there were no helmets to protect the children. I never thought this injury could happen at a children’s establishment, so then fear came in because I was driving with my seven old daughter. If I felt the impact that deeply then is my child ok? Multiple CST techniques contributed to processing my emotions, once they were shared in session, the biggest shifts in my body occurred and every complaint of pain and restriction I had was gone. The reason I wrote this article is for the reader to better understand how emotions effect tissues in the body. They say words are powerful, well so are emotions. Ref: Upledger, John E., O.M.M. (1990). SomatoEmotional Release and Beyond. Palm Beach Gardens, FL: UI Publishing, Inc. Upledger, John E., D.O., O.M.M. (1997). Your Inner Physician and You. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books Upledger, John E., D.O., F.A.A.O. (1983). Craniosacral Therapy. Seattle, WA: Eastland Press.

Vivien M Henderson LMT, CST-T. Certified Craniosacral Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Palm Beach County travel therapist, facilitator, writer, teaching assistant and founder of Vivacious Healing Massage and Vivien Henderson; Mobile Therapy Services. Vivien Henderson offers her clients an alternative route to relieve pain or dysfunction within the body with Craniosacral Therapy.

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Powerful Drug-Free Solutions For Autoimmune Conditions & Chronic Pain

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nner Alchemy Acupuncture is now accepting new patients. This clinic specializes in treating chronic pain, autoimmune diseases and other health conditions using cutting-edge medical solutions that are innovative and all natural. With a long track record of safety and effectiveness, acupuncture is becoming the relief method of choice in America and around the world, especially when pain has become chronic. In the midst of an opioid crisis that has been labeled a national emergency, acupuncture and herbal medicine can provide effective and lasting pain relief and disease management without the drawbacks of pharmaceuticals and surgery. “No one should have to give up their favorite activities due to illness,” says Inner Alchemy founder Dr. Jessica Baron, DAOM, AP. “This medicine is about supporting your body’s self healing mechanisms, so you are free to live your best life on your own terms, without the limitations of pain or chronic disease.” The central location of the Boca Raton office in makes these treatments accessible to all residents of South Florida. Inner Alchemy Acupuncture is located on the second floor of the beautiful Belle Terre Medical Condominium Complex, located at: 875 Meadows Rd Suite #321B, Boca Raton, FL, 33486. For a limited time, Inner Alchemy Acupuncture is now offering initial consultations for only $39 ($250 value). Call today to schedule: (561) 629-1888 Dr. Jessica Baron, DAOM, AP Inner Alchemy Acupuncture (561) 629-1888

LifeWorks Ranks Among Top Medical Clinics

Dream Angels is Now Open!

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e offer tools, resources, and information for anyone exploring their spiritual path. Our shop includes books, candles, incense, oils, herbs, jewelry, gifts, and much more! We also have daily psychic readings, classes, and events! DREAM ANGELS 128 Bridge Road Tequesta, FL 33469 (561) 745-9355 Thursdays 11am - 4pm Fridays 12pm - 6pm Saturdays 12pm - 4pm Angela is our only reader at this time. Phone readings are available, and limited in-person readings. Call the shop during open hours for details: 561-745-9355. Shop policies: 1) Please wear a mask in the shop. 2) Only 2 people permitted in the shop at one time. 3) Please limit your visit to only 15 minutes. THANK YOU, see you soon! (We are located in Tequesta, right behind CVS, on the south side of Bridge Road, across from Paradise Park!) http://www.dreamangelsonline.com/

Palm Beach Outlets Welcomes Zaxby’s Newest Eatery Now Open at Center for Drive-Thru and Curbside Pick-Up

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LifeWorks is fast becoming one of the leading alternative medical clinics in the U.S., offering more treatments under one roof than many others, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, IV therapy, ozone therapy, enhanced external counterpulsation, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and more.

“We are thrilled to open a Zaxby’s at Palm Beach Outlets,” says Zaxby’s licensee, Sebastine Elendu. “We invite West Palm Beach residents and visitors to our new Zaxby’s restaurant for our delicious prepared-at-order chicken and signature sauces,” he continues.

r. David Minkoff and his wife Sue Minkoff, RN, founded LifeWorks Wellness Center, in Clearwater, Florida, in 1997, as a healing haven where people could obtain the best medical care possible in an environment where they would be treated like family. Since then, they have continued to strive to provide the highest-quality natural medicine treatments and services for their clients.

LifeWorks is especially suitable for those with undefined and unresolved underlying health issues, or for anyone just not feeling right. They have been successfully treating patients with a variety of stubborn conditions, including Lyme disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, inflammation, thyroid issues and cardiovascular disease. They conduct research to discover what has changed in the patient’s body and mind, revealing the root causes of health issues, and then treat them naturally with life-enhancing supplements and healing modalities. 301 Turner St., Clearwater. For more information or to make an appointment, call 727-466-6789 or visit LifeWorksWellnessCenter.com

alm Beach Outlets (PalmBeachOutlets. com) has announced that Zaxby’s is now open. Zaxby’s features the restaurant chain’s “absolutely craveable” chicken menu featuring fried chicken meals, wings, salads, sides, a children’s menu, and a wide selection of mouthwatering dipping sauces. Zaxby’s is the newest eatery at Palm Beach Outlets and is available for drive-thru and curbside pick-up. A grand opening for in-restaurant dining is planned for later this summer.

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the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug naproxen, marketed as Aleve and other products, is a common prescription or over-the-counter medication, but it comes with side effects that can include gastrointestinal distress and higher blood pressure. In a study of 60 patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis, researchers at Iran’s Isfahan University of Medical Sciences compared naproxen in a double-blind trial with a turmeric extract, ginger and black pepper combination. After two doses a day of each for four weeks, the levels of prostaglandin in patients taking the herbs matched the improvements in those patients taking naproxen. Prostaglandin levels gauge joint inflammation in osteoarthritis.

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Research published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal analyzed 13 studies from around the world involving 921 people. The studies showed that eating citrus fruits or their extract can significantly reduce body weight. The research data found that citrus and its extracts reduced body weight by an average of 2.8 pounds per person and almost an inch of waist and hip circumference. It also reduced body mass index among those studied.

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Help Recover from Stroke with Ear Acupuncture Acupuncture in the ear can help speed rehabilitation of stroke patients, researchers from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine have found. In a study of 42 stroke patients, those treated with auricular acupuncture for just six days showed significant improvements in range of motion for arms and legs compared to those given standard acupuncture treatments and conventional rehabilitation.

Bacopa monnieri, also known as Brahmi, an Ayurvedic herb used for centuries to boost memory and cognitive performance. Dividing 42 patients with anhedonia into two groups, the researchers gave half of them the antidepressant medication citalopram (Calexa) plus 300 milligrams of Bacopa; the control group was given only the medication. After four weeks, the Bacopa group had significant improvements in symptoms and were able to experience pleasure more easily than the control group.

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Chlorhexidine gluconate, a mouthwash commonly prescribed by dentists to treat the swelling, redness and bleeding gums of gingivitis, actually increases acidic levels in the mouth, leading to an increase in cavity-causing bacteria, reports a new study from the UK University of Plymouth, published in the journal Scientific Reports. The researchers analyzed saliva and blood samples of 36 healthy people that used the chlorhexidine twice a day for seven days and compared the results to using a placebo for the same amount of time. Other recent research has found that the germicidal mouthwash disrupted the ability of oral bacteria to turn nitrate into nitrite, a key molecule for reducing blood pressure, increasing the risk of higher systolic blood pressure. Chlorhexidine has been used increasingly as a pre-rinse before dental procedures due to COVID-19 concerns.

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More of our time is spent indoors than ever before. One of the ways by which nature may improve cognitive function (i.e., the acquisition of and goal-oriented use of knowledge) is by improving memory formation and recall, specifically that of short-term or working memory, and goal-oriented or directed attention; the kind that requires focused effort. By comparing and contrasting 13 studies, a team of researchers has shed light on this complex interaction in research published in Frontiers in Psychology. The studies used the backward digit span task, which requires participants to invert a series of numbers and repeat them back. All demonstrated significantly improved cognition in nature as compared to urban environments. The benefits of studies like this are two-fold: not only are we learning more about how the brain interacts with its environment, but also how to leverage this interaction to lead healthier, more productive and happier lives.

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A new Stanford University study published in Landscape Ecology reveals viruses like COVID-19 that jump from animals to people will likely become more common as people continue to transform natural habitats into agricultural land. Researchers found the loss of tropical forests in Uganda put people at greater risk of physical interactions with wild primates and the viruses they carry, with implications for the emergence and spread of infectious animal-to-human diseases in other parts of the world. People have converted nearly half of the world’s land into agriculture. Tropical forests have suffered the most, with some of the highest rates of conversion occurring during the last few decades. Study co-author Tyler McIntosh says, “At the end of the day, land conservation and the reduction of forest fragmentation is our best bet to reduce human [to] wild animal interactions.”

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Forest Loss Leads to Spread of Human Disease

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A simple strategy–listening to music for 30 minutes a day– can lower post-heart attack anxiety and significantly reduce future cardiac risks, reports a new study from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, in Serbia, presented at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session and World Congress of Cardiology. The researchers recruited 350 patients diagnosed with heart attacks and early post-infarction angina at a medical center. Half were randomly assigned to receive standard treatment while half were assigned to regular music sessions in addition to standard treatment. In a follow-up sev en years later, the patients with music therapy on average had anxiety scores one-third lower than those on standard treatment and reported lower angina symptoms by about one-quarter. They also had an 18 percent reduction in the rate of heart failure; a 23 percent lower rate of subsequent heart attack; a 20 percent lower rate of needing coronary artery bypass graft surgery; and a 16 percent lower rate of cardiac death.

Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic can not only take a toll on a person’s mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man’s sperm composition that could affect future offspring, reports a new study in the journal Nature Communications. University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that the effects of paternal stress can be transferred to offspring through changes in the extracellular vesicles; small, membrane-bound particles that transport proteins, lipids and nucleic acids between cells and interact with maturing sperm. They are produced in large amounts in the reproductive tract and play an integral role in sperm maturation. “Connecting with our friends and loved ones by high-tech means or through simple phone calls can help us maintain ties during stressful days ahead,” advises Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Mindfulness and Meditation May Promote Longevity In addition to reducing stress and improving general health, mindfulness and meditation techniques have been linked to longevity, as marked by longer telomere length, a biomarker of human aging. In a new research paper in Scientific Reports, Spanish researchers at the Navarra Institute for Health Research, in Pamplona, reported that aging, which typically shortens telomere length, showed no association with that marker in a group of long-term meditators. They theorized that long-term meditation could be related to epigenetic mechanisms, in particular, gene-specific DNA methylation changes at distinct sub-telomeric regions. Lead author Maite Mendioroz, M.D., Ph.D., suggests that yoga practice and meditation are related to longer telomere length in blood cells, writing, “Leukocyte telomere shortening has been associated with several age-related conditions such as cardiovascular events, including stroke, myocardial infarction and cognitive performance.” July 2020 15


BEYOND FACTORY FARMS ‘Big Meat’ Comes at High Cost by Melinda Hemmelgarn

High Cost of Cheap Meat

fateful December day 16 years ago, Olive was outdoors on her family farm near Spencer, Iowa, when she noticed a strong, sickening odor. Feeling nauseous, she went inside, but later that evening, her tongue swelled, she became disoriented and began shaking and sweating profusely. Olive’s symptoms subsided over the next few days, but since then she has experienced multiple chemical sensitivities, transient symptoms of brain fog, muscle twitching, migraines, and respiratory and circulatory problems. Health experts at the University of Iowa identified the source of the sickening odor as toxic hydrogen sulfide from liquid CAFO waste that had been sprayed on farmland one mile from Olive’s home. In addition to the region’s concentration of hog CAFO, her home sat two miles from 1.5 million chickens. Today, Olive drinks filtered water and eats organic food to protect her health, but she notices that her symptoms return when triggered by exposure to CAFO air pollution and pesticides. In March, Olive moved to Spearfish, South Dakota, where she’s breathing easier and enjoying time outdoors. But she believes she left behind “thousands of rural residents who are having their lives and health destroyed by Big Ag.” SaimonSailent/Shutterstock.com

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a push toward greater efficiency created the shift to industrial livestock production. However, attempts to maximize production for higher returns at minimal cost come at a price. For example, a growing body of evidence shows that CAFO

leads to the social and economic decline of rural communities. “Research has consistently found that living near a CAFO is associated with an array of negative health impacts, including respiratory disease, mental health problems and certain types of infections,” says Keeve Nachman, Ph.D., director of the CLF Food Production and Public Health Program. Everett Murphy, M.D., a retired pulmonologist from Kansas City, concurs, “Not only are the odors from factory livestock farms offensive, but individuals living within three miles of industrial animal operations are at risk for serious, life-shortening illnesses and permanent disabilities.” Concrete reservoirs designed to hold manure present a problem as well, he adds, “They always leak into the groundwater, spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria and making the source of water to neighboring communities unusable and toxic.” Joan Olive says she is living proof that exposure to air pollution from factory farms is every bit as harmful as scientists and health experts have warned about for years. On one

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evin Walker, a Michigan State University professor and author of The Grand Food Bargain and the Mindless Drive for More, says, “Meat is the poster child of industrial food gone awry.” Independent animal farmers are disappearing while factory farms are getting bigger, causing more air, soil and water pollution in rural communities nationwide, reports the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Large industrialized farms known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) rely on the routine use of antibiotics to both prevent the spread of disease and promote animal growth and weight gain—a practice known to fuel antibiotic resistance and compromise human health.

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There Ought to be a Law “Government oversight and policies designed to safeguard the health of individuals and the environment from these operations have been inadequate,” says Bob Martin, director of the CLF Food System Policy Program. Citing environmental and public health hazards, the American Public Health Association issued a new policy statement last November calling for a precautionary moratorium on all new and expanding CAFO. It advises a complete halt until additional scientific data has been collected and public health concerns addressed.

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Bypassing Industrial Eating Many consumers don’t realize that the majority of beef, pork and chicken sold in supermarkets, served in restaurants and distributed to institutions nationwide comes from the industrial food system. According to the Public Justice Food Project, 85 percent of the meat Americans consume is produced by four corporate giants—Tyson, Smithfield, Cargill and JBS—each accused of hiding labor, animal or environmental abuses behind folksy brand names and packaging images. To shed light on abuses and steer consumers away from industrial meat, the Center for Food Safety created a website that pulls back the curtain on CAFO. It recommends replacing half of the meat we eat with humane, sustainably raised, grass-fed and organic meat, while replacing the other half with plant-based sources of protein such as beans, peas, lentils, nuts and seeds—a dietary approach that benefits our gut microbes and protects us against a host of chronic diseases.

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Meat Alternatives As concerns mount about the health, ethical and environmental impact of animal products,

Once you learn how our modern industrial food system has transformed what most Americans eat, you become highly motivated to eat something else. ~Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, Chew on This and coproducer of Food, Inc. the food industry has responded with more plant-based, lab-grown meat alternatives. Yet, according to the Food and Technology 2019 report by the market research firm The Hartman Group, many meat replacements rely on highly sophisticated technologies that hardly meet consumers’ definitions of “natural”. “It’s all about what isn’t on the label,” says Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., chief science advisor of the GRACE Communications Foundation. According to Rangan, many plant-based and fake meat products are actually ultra-processed foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients and rely on petroleum-based chemicals that are not required to be listed on the label. “The Impossible Burger introduces over 48 new proteins to the human diet without a thorough safety investigation,” warns Rangan. She questions whether these new meat alternatives are better than meat from animals raised on pasture without routine drugs and synthetic fertilizers.

There’s a big difference between the health and environmental impact of meat from animals raised in feed lots versus those raised with regenerative agricultural practices. “Industrial agriculture is absolutely harmful,” reports A Greener World, a nonprofit certifier of the trustworthy Animal Welfare Approved label. But thinking we have to go vegan or purchase fake meat to protect our health or the planet is misguided.

Eating Less, But Better Meat “Our bodies are designed to be omnivores, and animal products are part of a diverse, real food diet,” says Rebecca Thistlethwaite, director of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network at Oregon State University. Thistlethwaite, author of Farms with a Future and The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat, believes in ancestral eating and eating as close to nature as possible. She is mindful of portion size and eats only organic and pasture-raised animal foods to avoid synthetic chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures, in Bluffton, Georgia, declares, “It’s not the cow, it’s the how.” Harris transitioned his livestock operation from the industrial model to certified humane animal husbandry and sustainable practices that emulate nature. The switch to a pasture-based system yields healthier animals, he explains, and helps take carbon out of the atmosphere and back into the soil. In Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth, author Judith Schwartz describes how grazing animals play a key role in restoring soil health, and therefore human health. “Wellmanaged pastures and grasslands with ruminant animals can sequester more carbon than they emit, improve soil health and increase

Critical Questions to Find and Support Good Food Where does my food come from? Who produced it and under what conditions? Were workers treated fairly and animals humanely? What’s in or on my food? Were pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, genetically modified ingredients or additives used in producing it? Is it rich or poor in nutrients? What might be the unintended consequences of my food and farming choices? How might those choices affect our environment and future generations? July 2020 17


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groundwater recharge,” explains Thistlethwaite. Plus, both livestock and poultry can make use of inedible feeds that humans don’t consume, such as grass and sagebrush.

The COVID-19 health crisis highlights inequalities in how we produce and distribute food. A new bill, the Farm System Reform Act (FSRA), will help to create a more healthy, sustainable and equitable model, by placing a moratorium on new Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (commonly known as factory farms), cracking down on the monopolistic practices of multinational meat corporations and supporting farmers to transition to healthier, pasture-based models and organic farming. To support the FSRA, the Sierra Club has made it easy to contact members of Congress at Tinyurl.com/ BlockFactoryFarms.

Rangan and Harris emphasize that the power of consumer spending can shift the market. However, Thistlethwaite says, “We cannot just vote with our forks, as many people don’t have that luxury.” She urges change at both personal and political levels, favoring incentive-based approaches with fewer subsidies going to the industrial system. “We need more farmers raising high-quality animals in a humane, ecologically responsible manner,” says Thistlethwaite. But we also need more small-scale slaughterhouses and meat processors throughout the country to get quality meat to more of our tables. In addition to farmers’ markets, cooperatives and community supported agriculture, organizations such as the American Grassfed Association and Local Harvest connect consumers directly to farmers using sustainable practices to help rebuild regional food hubs and networks. “Start with small steps,” suggests Thistlethwaite. “Buy milk from a local creamery, eggs from a farmer in your community or one-quarter cow to fill your freezer from a local, grass-fed beef producer. Reward the farms and ranches that are doing it right by purchasing from them, promoting them, supporting them.”

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ur four-legged friends—from pampered pooch to stray cat—have the inborn ability to seize the moment. No matter what chaotic circumstances may swirl around them, they have a knee-jerk response to spring into playful action or curl up in a patch of inviting sunlight. As humans, we tend to postpone the smallest of joys and avoid emotional selfcare, opting for that extra glass of wine or spending more than usual to feel better for a brief period of time. Tending to our own happiness begins by seeing joy not as a mood dependent upon circumstances, but as a spiritual discipline like any other. Emotional well-being is a garden we must weed and water daily, and in turn, our physical health can’t help but be well-nourished by the harvest. Studies through the years have shown that certain sites and organs in the body, including the thymus, immune cells and bone marrow, have receptors for neurotransmitters like serotonin, which could explain why cultivating contentment might boost our natural defenses. Seasoned yogis and meditators often speak of an inner wellspring of joy that can be accessed through a committed practice.

Perhaps joy is less of a mood and more of a frequency that is accessible to all of us when we’re willing to align with its bandwidth. Making it a habit to step outside for 10 minutes to witness a sunset or greet the twilight while dinner cooks can be a beautiful way to advance felicity. Taking five-minute joy breaks during the workday to listen to a favorite piece of music with earbuds, read a few pages of an inspiring book or notice the clouds is another easy way to tend to happiness. Filling a “joy jar” with lovely memories written on scraps of colorful paper can prompt a spontaneous smile any time of day. Taking a half-hour drive on a pretty back road instead of scrolling through social media can reset depleted emotional reserves. Today, we can shift our thinking and see contentment as a precious, deserving loved one that needs nourishment like any other. Feeding joy in our lives can pave the daily humdrum road with jewels. In the end, perhaps fostering inner happiness by example is the greatest legacy we can leave behind. Marlaina Donato is the author of Spiritual Famine in the Age of Plenty: Baby Steps to Bliss. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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ith its dependence on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, America’s 63,000 square miles of lawns rely on fossil fuels, put pressure on water supplies and devastate soil, watersheds, animals and people. Fortunately, green turf can be attained organically, with important benefits. “In addition to protecting public health, eliminating our use of pesticides and fertilizers will allow us to build healthy soil and sequester more carbon as we face climate chaos,” says Mackenzie Feldman, executive director of Herbicide-Free Campus, a San Francisco organization working to transition colleges nationwide to organic lawns.

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Homeowner desire for lush swaths of monoculture grass has been fueled by lawn chemical ads equating model families with flawless lawns. Unfortunately, the “green grass of home” isn’t an ideal dream, it’s a nightmare. Research shows that it exposes people to cancer-causing, reproductive-harming and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, many of which are deemed safe by government agencies. The Pesticide-Induced Diseases data-

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base at BeyondPesticides.org holds myriad studies linking chemicals to asthma, diabetes, autism, lupus, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxins due to their developing organs. Exposure to lawn chemicals also comes through the air, on indoor surfaces and in water. A U.S. Geological Survey report found pesticides in 99 percent of urban streams. In mixed land use areas, 100 percent of major rivers and 33 percent of major aquifers were tainted. While the culture around the aesthetics of landscapes is strong, the tipping point has arrived. “People are becoming more aware that their children are at elevated risk and that there are deficiencies in the laws that govern toxic chemical use,” says Jay Feldman, executive director of Beyond Pesticides, in Washington, D.C. Lawn chemicals are also feeding climate change. “Not only are they fossil-fuel intensive to produce, they harm the biology in the soil and destroy its ability to sequester carbon,” says Diana Carpinone, president of Non Toxic Communities, a pesticide reform

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Recent lawsuits and climate change have given activists more power to effect sweeping changes in policy. “This isn’t just a niche idea. We have a mandate, given looming environmental crises, to transform our current chemical intensive systems to organic,” says Jay Feldman. Organic turf experts have devised methods to grow monoculture grass. According to Ryan Anderson, a community outreach specialist at the Integrated Pest Management Institute of North America and leader of Midwest Grows Green, “Homeowners can keep their lawns organic by increasing cultural controls.” These include aerating, over seeding and mowing high to build the soil, turf and plant system. While pristine lawns are possible, reconsidering aesthetics is another option. “We could let native plants grow and embrace plant diversity as fundamental to ecosystem resilience,” says Mackenzie Feldman. Indeed, “weeds” are beneficial. Clover feeds nitrogen to grass, benefits soil organisms and stays green long after turf. Dandelions were once considered a source of food and medicine, and all parts of it are edible, including flowers, roots and leaves. Instead of living with weeds, some homeowners are choosing to tear out lawns and put in indigenous plants to attract pollinators and other wildlife. But it takes time for society to adopt new views and front yards can be polarizing. “You can’t go from zero to hippie in a day. People need realistic goals,” says Carpinone. Whether someone rents, owns or only has access to shared green spaces, Shaina Rico, founder of The Generation Ground, an Austin-based organization helping farmers launch regenerative businesses, feels everyone must “take ownership of our green spaces. If you are not the one managing the land, ask questions of those that are. What are we doing to support the soil biology? Can we

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Greener Communities Concerned citizens are asking local governments and school districts to eliminate chemical turf management protocols at parks and schools. Nonprofit campaigns such as Beyond Pesticides, Non Toxic Communities and Herbicide-Free Campus can sometimes send a spokesperson and provide ample data to overcome common objections. “We can show that organic is viable and economical. Organic systems end up reducing costs over time,” says Jay Feldman, who helps install community pilot sites. Transitioning to organic practices requires a focus on soil health, building up microbial life and organic matter, understanding the ecosystem and creating a balanced ecology. Once in place, it’s a functioning system that doesn’t need much management. “You can have a beautiful, organic, green lawn that’s safe for all living things,” says Carpinone.

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othing defines the summer season quite like firing up the grill or escaping with a picnic basket to a favorite hideaway. From luscious fruits to gorgeous greens, enjoying a meal outdoors inspires us to eat what is in season and invites us to sip the moment. Most of all, it gives us special time with loved ones or with ourselves. Ashley English, of Candler, North Carolina, author of A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors, sees picnics as a delicious excuse to eat healthy and in sync with the seasons. “No matter what time of year you’re picnicking, there’s always going to be something ripe and in season to showcase. We all know that foods eaten at their peak time of ripeness simply taste better, so use your summertime picnic as an opportunity to bite into a ripe watermelon or your autumn picnic as the ideal time to bake an apple crisp.”

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ing not only in woodlands and on beaches, but on rooftops. Being open to different times of the day welcomes a shift in mood. “I’m particularly fond of breakfast picnics. They’re an excellent way to clear your head and get motivated, as they’re an activity fully engaging all of the senses. Twilight picnics are another favorite. As the sun begins to set, the light is less harsh and the mood outdoors becomes decidedly quieter. I find picnics during this time of day to be especially relaxing,” says English. Simple tasks like washing salad greens or whipping up a quick hummus dip the night before a picnic can save considerable time. Traditional picnic baskets are not required, and English recommends vintage suitcases, wooden crates or a backpack, especially if the picnic destination involves an uphill trek. She also emphasizes simplicity: “While a lavish spread with myriad options is quite fun, a simple picnic can be equally enjoyable. A grazing board to-go is quite easy. Pack up a medley of fruits, veggies, charcuterie or

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Grilling “adds a ton of flavor to food without needing to add additional fat or calories. Cooking over fire is also the oldest method of cooking,” says Lindars. Happily, the health risks associated with barbequing meat over hot coals can be reduced by using flavorful marinades or opting to go vegan. Reducing temperature decreases carcinogenic compounds associated with grilling meats and can be best accomplished by waiting until charcoal turns to embers or turning the gas grill down a notch or two. Grilling further from the flame on an elevated rack is also a good option. Citrusy or balsamic vinegar-based marinades naturally minimize toxic potential by reducing the formation of unhealthy compounds, studies show. “You are what you eat and what you eat was eating. Opt for the highest-quality protein possible—grass-fed beef, organic, humanely raised protein,” suggests Lindars. “Make your own marinades and rubs to avoid ingredients like soybean oil and corn syrup. You can easily make your own with simple ingredients like olive oil, fresh herbs, vinegars, sea salt and spices. Fresh rosemary, lemon zest, juice, sea salt, pepper and garlic with a splash of olive oil makes for an amazing marinade, and can even be paired with grass-fed butter to put on chicken. A basic rub of smoked paprika, sea salt, fresh ground pepper and dash of garlic powder is great on just about anything.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a recording artist. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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cheeses, crackers, spreads and pickles and a little something sweet, and you’ve got all you need to create a memorable meal outdoors.” Robyn Lindars, of Fort Myers, Florida, author The Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook: 100 Recipes with All-Natural Ingredients and Fewer Carbs, says, “I love grilled veggies paired with goat cheese and fresh herbs on French or Italian bread. You can add capicola or just stick to veggies for tasty sandwiches that do well in a cooler.”

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Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste; more water for a thinner consistency; and the basil at the end with one last blend with the immersion blender. Chill at least 3 hours before serving so the flavors have time to meld together. Garnish with diced avocado and fresh basil. Recipe and photo courtesy of Robyn Lindars, GrillGirl.com.

Fire-Roasted Gazpacho 3 lb small-to medium-size tomatoes, possibly a mixture of San Marzano and Campari tomatoes (The smaller tomatoes will get more exposure to the grill) 2 large cucumbers 1 poblano pepper 1 head of garlic 8 oz mini-bell peppers 2 tsp white wine vinegar 1 cup water (or more) Dash olive oil 1 Tbsp sea salt (preferably bourbon barrel smoked sea salt) 1 Tbsp black pepper (preferably bourbon barrel smoked pepper) 1 tsp sugar 1 large bunch basil 1 ripe avocado, diced Preheat a charcoal grill for medium direct heat— about 350° F. (Gas works, but will not produce as much smokiness as charcoal.) Prepare the veggies to go on the grill: wash everything and slice the cucumbers into thin lengthwise pieces; put the garlic cloves onto skewers. Grill the tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, garlic and poblano pepper until char marks form on all sides. Remove the veggies and place in a big pot. Add water. With an immersion blender, mix everything together until uniform in consistency.

Grind all of the spice blend ingredients together in a spice grinder or food processor or with a mortar and pestle until finely powdered. Transfer to a lidded container with a shaker screen. Place all of the fruit spears onto a serving platter. Squeeze the fresh lime juice evenly across. Let guests serve themselves as much fruit as they’d like, and then sprinkle with the spice blend. From A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well In the Great Outdoors, by Ashley English. Photo by Jen Altman. Reprinted in arrangement with Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Grilled Romaine Hearts 1 romaine heart per person 1 Tbsp olive oil Sea salt to taste Fresh ground black pepper Parmesan cheese or another hard, aged cheese

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Rinse/dry the romaine hearts, drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

A combination of fresh fruit, lime juice and chili seasoning, fruta picada is served at markets and roadsides throughout Mexico. The combination of spice and salt partnered with sweet fruit is guaranteed to take the edge off of a blistering summer’s day.

Grill the romaine hearts on direct heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until char marks form and the lettuce begins to wilt.

Spice Blend 3 Tbsp chipotle powder 3 Tbsp smoky paprika 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp sea salt 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1½ tsp celery seeds Fruit 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into spears ½ watermelon, peeled, cut into spears and seeded 1 large jicama, peeled and cut into spears 1 large papaya, peeled, seeded and cut into spears Juice from 2 limes

Remove the hearts from the grill, grate a generous amount of the cheese on the hearts and add a little more olive oil. For a crowd, chop the hearts up and put them in a bowl to serve as a large salad on the side of the main course. Recipe and photo courtesy of Robyn Lindars, GrillGirl.com.

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Chicago-based performance enhancement specialist and author of The Balance Manual. “The problem is people gradually spend less and less time standing and moving around—chasing kids or doing yard work—and spend more time watching television or sitting in front of the computer.”

Whole Body Equilibrium Balance training for all ages helps the body to move fluidly as a singular, balanced unit. Stephanie Mansour, a Chicago fitness expert and host of the PBS weekly Step it Up with Steph show, says, “Some people who have hip or back pain may have an imbalance: One side is more developed than the other. Other people may feel wobbly during workouts or walking upstairs, or less agile while getting in and out of cars; doing everyday movements. Balance training will help improve those

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n When you’re walking to the restroom, do it slowly in a straight line, as if you’re on a tightrope. n If you’re cooking in the kitchen and standing in place, try balancing on one leg while you’re lifting the other one. n Press down through the heel and pull your navel in toward your spine to engage your core. Unstable blood sugar levels, nutritional deficiencies, blurred vision, inner ear infections and side effects from medication can also contribute to poor balance. It’s important to find the source of balance issues with a physician. From Kollins Ezekh, here’s a basic exercise that anyone can do at any age: n Start by simply balancing on both legs, using support if needed. By doing this, you can work on reducing relying on your support and placing your feet closer and closer together with your eyes closed. n When you’re ready, try balancing on one leg. You can do this for 30 seconds at a time and repeat this three to five times. Don’t forget to make sure you give both legs the same attention. As you get more advanced, you can step it up and balance on one leg with your eyes closed while performing an activity, like hopping in place. In whatever you do, make sure to always work each leg evenly.

everyday activities.” Full-body exercises engage core muscles to stabilize movement. “You’ll be surprised by some muscles that are triggered that are otherwise less engaged during traditional exercises. No matter where you start, it only takes a few minutes of balance work a day to make a difference,” says Los Angeles fitness trainer Kollins Ezekh, emphasizing the added benefit of improved posture that naturally reduces lower back stress and resulting chronic pain. Balance training also packs a positive punch for brain health by focusing the mind and improving cognitive function while lowering stress levels.

Everyday Activity Being proactive throughout the day and adopting simple habits have far-reaching effects. “Start in the morning when you’re getting dressed for the day and pay attention to which foot you balance on first to put your legs in your pants. Consciously do the opposite. When you’re drying your hair or brushing your teeth, balance on your tip toes,” suggests Mansour. Ross recommends staying active in the daily routines. “Make a point of breaking up long periods of sitting like desk work and [watching] television. Get up and play with the kids instead of watching them. If you can, do your own housecleaning and yard work instead of hiring someone. Find a sport

that you can engage in as you age. For instance, you might play tennis in your 20s and 30s and then pickleball and Ping-Pong in your 50s.” No matter what type of training we choose, there’s a way to fit in balance elements. “You can try yoga, where the different poses really challenge your balance strength,” says Ezekh. “When doing weight training, you can do lateral exercises with dumbbells on your shoulders or even squatting movements. You need to use your balance strength to prevent yourself from swaying or toppling over. Even exercises like walking down steps require proper levels of balance.”

A Steady Diet Vitamin B12-rich foods, including whole-grain cereals, plant-sourced milks, eggs, sardines and nutritional yeast, as well as resveratrol-rich fruits like grapes or blueberries, can help improve coordination and motor function. A 2016 study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science reveals that women over 60 with higher serum vitamin D levels exhibit better stability and strength in their lower extremities. Overall, fostering good balance pays off in the long run. Ross notes, “Ideally, the time to start proactively doing activities that stimulate your balance is way before that first fall in your 50s and 60s.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a recording artist. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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decreased 87.5 percent of the time and disappeared completely 60 percent of the time. Parents drew closer to their children and felt less stressed themselves, and the kids continued to improve even after the study ended. According to Lebowitz, lead author of the study, the key is to reduce parental accommodation—actions that parents take to soothe and protect their anxious children, like texting to provide constant reassurances, speaking for a child with social fears or staying with a child that fears separation until they fall asleep. These actions may not be a problem in the short term or in tough times, but when used repeatedly, the child often becomes more fearful, less confident and unable to function in a normal manner. In a new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, parents learned in 12 weekly sessions how to slowly pull back from accommodating actions while validating the child’s emotions and conveying confidence in their ability to handle challenges. Notably, a parent-focused program, Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions, produced better results than the control group, in which


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the children underwent 12 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy learning to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. More information on this program for parents and therapists can be found at SpaceTreatment.net.

Everyday Anxiety-Busters Here are some other straightforward strategies that can lower childhood anxiety.

Getting physical. “Encourage your child

to do any kind of exercise: jumping, swinging, running, catch, tag, hopscotch, biking, hiking, skateboarding. These activities are all considered weight-bearing because they place deep pressure on the joints and muscles, which calms their sensory systems that help regulate emotions,” advises Brittany Ferri, a Rochester, New York, occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics and mental health.

Getting outdoors. Sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D and mood-boosting serotonin, and studies show that even brief nature walks can lower anxiety and improve focus in kids.

Giving them seeds and a shovel.

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activity and a sense of accomplishment, and growing their own vegetables makes them more likely to enjoy eating them.

Breathing deep. “Parents can teach

children coping skills such as relaxing their body or taking slow deep breaths to help them regulate their anxiety,” says Lebowitz. For example, a child can lie on their back and pretend to blow up a balloon. Or using a fresh flower, a child can breathe in the scent through the nose for a count of four, hold the breath for the same amount of time and then breathe out slowly through the mouth.

Playing it out. “Parents can help a child

role-play what they could do in a situation that they’re nervous about,” says Leigh Ellen Watts Magness, a clinical social worker and play therapist, in Athens, Georgia. “They can create a puppet show where the characters have a similar problem, create a poster about some strategies they might use to relax or have their figurines talk to other toys about how they feel. All of these things help kids process feelings of anxiety.” Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based health writer. Connect at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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ome words don’t help anxious kids, says University of Minnesota psychology professor Abigail Gewirtz, author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids. “These kinds of statements dismiss, minimize or even punish children for their anxiety, and they teach children that anxiety isn’t important, or worse, is damaging and should be ignored or stuffed away,” she says. Amanda Walker, a Los Angeles clinical psychologist, advises, “It is important to try and respond to the anxiety with loving kindness, with compassion and openness. Asking ‘What happened?’ instead of ‘What’s wrong?’ changes the way that a challenge is viewed. Other approaches are, ‘I can see why you might feel that way’, or, ‘It’s okay to be scared; lots of kids feel that way.’” To reinforce a child’s confidence, “The

key is reminding a child of past things they were afraid of that never came to pass or bringing to the attention of a child the ways that the child was able to face their fear and overcome it,” says Bruce L. Thiessen, a San Diego clinical psychologist. “Past reminders can increase self-efficacy and build self-confidence, which are powerful anxiety buffers. “Children find it all the more difficult to cope with anxiety if they feel that they are alone in their struggle,” he adds. “It is important to reassure them by saying something like, ‘We are in this together. I am here for you.’ It may be important to add, ‘No matter what happens, you and I are going to find a way to be okay.’” Statements to avoid: “You don’t need to worry. You have nothing to worry about. I’m the adult, let me do the worrying. When I was your age, I had much bigger things to worry about.”

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tephen Dinan, founder and CEO of The Shift Network, is committed to creating a healthy, sustainable, peaceful and prosperous world, as are the 200,000 members of his worldwide organization. Interested in personal growth and spirituality since his early 20s, Dinan’s core passion has been to shift society, not just the individual. In his book Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, Dinan harvests the world’s wisdom and his own experiences to show how humans can grow, evolve and mature psychologically and spiritually, laying out an envisioning process for what’s possible when America achieves its full potential. Positing that envisioning is not only the work of leaders but of all of America’s citizens, Dinan sheds light on a new sacred conversation and overriding vision that can guide us to finding the will and the way to midwife a new chapter in American history.

What is a sacred worldview? We have a lot of forces pulling us into our separate identities, whether this is as Americans, Democrats, Republicans or identifying as counterculture or mainstream culture. Bifurcations, which happen when we identify with a part of reality

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and make the rest wrong, bad or problematic, keep us in a state of suffering. A sacred worldview means living in reverence for all humanity and all life; seeing divinity in all people and things, not just in a few people, a group or political party; seeing the higher, nobler and deeper dimension to all manifest reality that is expressed in humanity’s spiritual and religious impulses. A different way of engaging each other and designing how life works flows out of seeing life as the great mystics do; from a higher vantage point of interconnectedness.

At its heart, what is Sacred America about? Sacred America, Sacred World is about recognizing our role within the larger whole. It’s about our unity as one human family. When we can redesign our society from this standpoint, we’re fulfilling the deepest principles upon which this country was based. Part of the fulfillment of a sacred vision for our country is building upon our most ancient principles. For example, “E pluribus unum” is a deep metaphysical concept meaning out of many, one. It’s not that all is oneness. This principle tells us that we evolve out of our “manyness” into our oneness, with each of us having a different role. Our manyness, our individuality, the unique flavors of life, different


cultures and languages, is not something we want to erase. We do want to remember that we share this unitive ground and vision, as well as the powerful founding code of liberty, equality and justice for all. Our country is coded with a mission to lean toward unity, to lean toward oneness. As the melting pot for the world, we integrate more cultures than any other country, creating unity from a great diversity of traditions, cultures, philosophies and religions. This is our shared inheritance. Ultimately, Sacred America, Sacred World is about building a movement of awake, conscious and caring citizens who are powerfully committed to building a new era for America.

How do we do this? America can fulfill its higher potential and promise in the way that parallels how an individual matures to his or her next level of development. I believe that America’s next level of expression is within each of us, but it requires that we do some internal housecleaning, clearing out the past, letting go of our different political polarizations, being more solutions-focused and more focused on fulfilling our larger mission in service to the globe, rather than just in service to ourselves. We have to go beyond partisan warfare to embrace those with other political views as our deepest allies. They are also part of the team that is here to help America shine; yes, even the people you can’t stand. In short, we need to open to a vision of possibility for our country, one in which we successfully navigate the crises, polarizations and political warfare of today to create a country that reflects our highest ideals and that truly serves the birth of a new, global era for humanity, one that is peaceful, sustainable, healthy and prosperous.

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ucts. Reject plastic and other toxic materials that degrade and leach harmful substances into the pet. Purchase toys that have minimal packaging and remember that it won’t be any fun to play with if it is constantly stuck under the furniture or falls to pieces during the first roughhouse session. Soft toys can be salvaged. Tie them in knots, sew them together or braid them into tug toys. Make soft or tug toys by upcycling old towels or T-shirts. Stuff some catnip in an old sock and let the playing begin. Cats can have as much fun with a paper bag as with an expensive toy. Consider simplicity.

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Green Grooming Taking a bath in chemicals seems wrong for both humans and pets. Eco-friendly alternatives are available. “We use shampoos without chemicals, preservatives or phosphates,” says Kim Molnar, owner of Salon Fido LLC, in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. “It keeps the dog from inhaling or absorbing hazardous chemicals and keeps the same from washing down the drain.”

Natural Nourishment A quality diet is good for the health of pets and the Earth. Many companies use local ingredients, sustainable manufacturing and recyclable packaging. Avoid artificial dyes, preservatives, fillers and chemicals. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 56 million cats and 50 million dogs in the U.S. were overweight or obese in 2018. Judicious feeding will trim a pet’s waistline and reduce the amount of packaging and bodily waste a pet produces. “You can reduce the number of products you need by sharing your food with pets. Saving whole-food leftovers reduces waste and helps move pets away from processed food,” says Molnar. “There’s so much common sense involved. Feed them food.” Dogs love cooked sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, broccoli and eggs. Cats can have cooked eggs, rice, spinach, pumpkin, salmon and chicken. Be aware of which foods are unsafe for pets. Some examples include onions, chocolate, bones, avocado and grapes.

Pooper Scoopers Poop happens. Clean it up right. Kitty’s litter can be nontoxic and kept fresh with regular scooping. Picking up after the pup keeps green spaces clean and limits excess nutrients going to waterways. “If your dog is harboring any type of intestinal parasites such as hookworms, roundworms or whipworms, then the eggs of those parasites can be present in poo and spread worms to other dogs and people,” says Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, CVJ, in Greeley, Colorado. Dogs and cats may seem to tread lightly on the Earth, but their carbon footprint can be heavy. Help them get green by evaluating what they consume and getting them in step with Mother Nature.

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elatonin is the primary hormone of the pineal gland (pronounced “pine-eel” because it looks like a little pinecone). Melatonin helps maintain normal circadian rhythms, that is, the normal daily and nightly rhythms of sleep and wakefulness. Melatonin starts as the amino acid tryptophan, which is biochemically converted to serotonin, and then to melatonin. All this happens mostly at night in the pineal gland. Melatonin synthesis is inhibited by exposure to light, and stimulated by periods of darkness, all through a neural pathway that connects the retina of the eye back to the pineal gland. The body’s highest level of melatonin occurs in the early evening, thus preparing one for sleep. Actually, the retina also makes a tiny amount of melatonin, as does, bone marrow, the gastrointestinal tract, and bile from the liver; in fact, the gastrointestinal tract produces proportionally more melatonin than the pineal. This interesting fact occurs with several of our hormones that were once thought to be primarily made in the brain, but have been found to also come from our digestive tract (yes, everything is interconnected). Melatonin secretion probably decreases with age, though how much is not known for sure, as various research studies have produced conflicting results. The liver metabolizes it and the kidneys excrete it. Regardless of when you take melatonin, it will make you sleepy; this is called a hypnotic and sedative effect. It will also lower body temperature slightly, which also contributes to sleep. Melatonin is thus a “chronobiotic”, that is, a biochemical that synchronizes the body’s inner clock. Melatonin also seems to work well for some people for jet lag, especially when traveling east across two or more time zones. It may also help some people who work night shifts to regulate their sleep cycle.

Melatonin seems to work in other ways:

• Immunomodulating: stimulates cytokine production by T-helper cells, including interleukin-2 and gamma-interferon, increases the


numbers of T lymphocytes, natural killer cells, and eosinophils (these are all cells and biochemicals that work for our immune system) • Inhibits cancer growth in the laboratory of cancer cells of the breast, brain, liver, lung, and kidneys • Antioxidant • Enhances luteinizing hormone, cortisol, and prolactin levels in women • Anti-inflammatory • Protects gastric mucosa from ulcers • Anticonvulsant properties • Lowers blood pressure • Reduces migraine headaches

internal master clock which regulates sleep. It does not act by general central nervous system depression like other sleeping pills, therefore it has no potential for abuse or addiction like most of them. 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.

• May be used as a preoperative sedative, as effective as Versed

Melatonin interactions with other drugs:

• Drugs that increase melatonin: caffeine, cimetidine, fluvoxamine, ciprofloxacin, erythromycin, and tricyclic antidepressants • May increase the risk of bleeding when used with blood thinners • May increase the effects of lowering blood pressure with antihypertensives • Chasteberry increases melatonin secretion • NSAIDS such as ibuprofen can decrease melatonin

Precautions/side effects:

• Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing mothers as it may affect the fetus/child • May cause disorientation, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, seizures, bleeding

Dosages:

oral doses of as low as 0.3 mg have been effective, but the average dose of 5-10 mg seems to be best for most people for sleep, taken about 30 minutes before sleep. There are two types of melatonin, that which comes from animal pineal glands, and that which is made synthetically. The animal melatonin is not exactly the same as our human hormone and may have contaminants. Man-made synthetic melatonin is identical to ours. All of these are over-the-counter, and do not need a prescription. There is one similar prescription medicine available: Rozerem (Ramelteon), which selectively binds to receptors in the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the brain, the

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hallenges are like two-sided coins. On one side, seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Yet flip that coin over and discover a wealth of opportunities, hiding in plain sight. As we’ve sheltered in place, I’ve spoken with an extraordinary group of clients, friends, and prospective students who bared their souls about how disillusioned they’ve become. And, while each had their own story, it blew my mind that the same themes kept showing up: • Married with children, • Have been in the same unfulfilling career for several years, • Feel smothered, unappreciated, undervalued, unacknowledged at work, • And these feelings have begun to affect my home life. I asked what would make them happy. Here’s what I heard: “A career I’m enthusiastic about, where I am appreciated and acknowledged for my contributions, where I know I’m making a difference, where I’m happy to wake up in the morning and go to work and excited to come home and share my day with my family.” Sound familiar?

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I trotted out my coin analogy. “COVID-19 is like that coin. Yes, it’s created obstacles. It has also given us time to stop, take a breath, and be open to new opportunities to jump-start our careers when they tap us on the shoulder.” As a practicing Holistic Reflexologist and educator, I’ve been offering certification training programs in holistic reflexology for over forty years. My graduates and I have seen how inspiring holistic reflexology is as a career. We’ve watched people shuffle into our treatment rooms, in physical and/or emotional pain. During the session their stress evaporates, they’re re-energized, and they glide out with a twinkle in their eye and a lilt in their step, like a kid skipping down the sidewalk. And I’ve also had to face COVID-19 challenges these last several months. For several decades all of my classes have been live and in-person. Well, the pandemic took care of that. After I calmed down and flipped that “coin” over, it was like the sun burst from behind some dark clouds. I saw how to continue my live classes, only now livestreamed over Zoom. We’ve just completed our fifth livestreamed class and all have been a huge success. Students have attended from Florida, Texas, California and as far away as Australia.


Based on the glowing feedback we received (71 students gave us a 4.8 out of 5.0 rating!), we’ve scheduled livestreamed classes over Zoom throughout this summer and fall. Flip your coin. Call or email us now for your free consultation. Curious about what traits my students and graduates share? They are loving, caring people drawn to give to others, whether it be their clients, their family or their friends. They yearn to make a difference in people’s lives, to be valued and appreciated. And, through their newfound skills and knowledge in reflexology, they are doing just that.

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Maybe you’re thinking, “What if I have to work during the week?” We’ve got you covered. Our livestreamed classes are over weekends. “Will I be able to afford your classes?” We offer easy, affordable payment plans for every class, designed to fit your budget. “I’ve never done anything like this.” You’re not alone. We’ve been turning newbies into passionate, professional holistic reflexologists for over forty years! “Is it safe to offer reflexology in the current COVID-19 environment?” Yes. We only use our fingers and thumbs and we only touch people’s feet and hands, so we can maintain social distancing. We also wear masks and gloves. Call or email us now for your free consultation. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the bestselling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Livestreamed Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs starting July 10th (see our calendar listings for class schedules). Educational streaming videos in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology and natural aromatherapy products for the hands, feet and face are available. Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Email classes@lauranorman.com Call 561-272-1220 July 2020 35


and one in your gut. The majority of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter. It has a popular image as a contributor to feelings of well-being and happiness, though its actual biological function is complex and multifaceted, modulating cognition, reward, learning, memory, and numerous physiological processes such as vomiting and vasoconstriction 5. Skin irritation Skin conditions like eczema may also be related to an unhealthy gut caused by a poor diet or food allergies.

GUT HEALTH By Dr. Bill Rice

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uch has been written about gut health…and for good reason. Proper gut health is essential for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

When your diet is poor and the gut unhealthy it can lead to leaky gut syndrome. This, in turn, may lead to pain, arthritis, gas, constipation, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disorders and other autoimmune diseases.

Here are seven signs of an unhealthy gut: 1. Upset stomach Stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut. A healthy gut will function optimally and have less difficulty processing food and eliminating waste. 2. A high-sugar diet A diet high in processed foods and added sugars can disrupt the healthy microbiome in your gut. This imbalance can increase your cravings for sweets, which only disrupts this balance further. Diets high in processed sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, have been linked to increased inflammation in the body. Inflammation can lead to several diseases and even cancer. 3. Unintentional weight changes Weight loss may be caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), while weight gain may be caused by insulin resistance due to poor dietary choices. 4. Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue Insomnia or poor sleep may also result from an unhealthy gut. Serotonin affects mood and sleep. Most people do not realize that we have “two brains” – one in your head 36

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6. Autoimmune conditions An unhealthy gut may increase systemic inflammation and alter the proper functioning of the immune system. This can lead to autoimmune diseases, where the body attacks itself rather than harmful invaders. 7. Food intolerances Food intolerances are different than food allergies and are caused by the immune system not functioning properly. This may be caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. So, what can be done to correct this condition. This is an individual process and must be unique to each patient. At our center we first take a complete history and do a thorough exam. We then evaluate blood tests and questionnaires to formulate the best approach for you, which will involve dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle changes. If you are ready for this journey call the office to set up an appointment. Dr. Bill Rice has been in practice since 1977, as an acupuncturist, chiropractor, and nutritional consultant. He currently practices in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information call Dr. Bill Rice at 561.439.6644 or email drbill@writeme.com


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Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Amelia Ibrahim, from West Palm Beach, Fla., manages the reception desk in the sick call ward aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy deployed in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts and serves as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense's missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden)

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020 "Creating a Brighter World" Free Spiritual Audio

Café at 11:00 am – a one hour conference call format discussion hosted by Eckankar on Meetup.com and accessed by your RSVP to this link: https://www.meetup. com/eckankarinpalmbeach/events/271163308. Share the joy of connecting with positive like-minded folk for a lively discussion on a wide variety of spiritually related topics. Unlock the keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in our daily lives. Presented by the Palm Beach County Eckankar Center, a chapter of Florida Satsang Society, Chartered Affiliate of Eckankar. For more information call our local Eckankar Center at (561)434-2003, find us on www.meetup.com/eckankarinpalmbeach or Facebook at Eckankar Palm Beach County. For information about Eckankar—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org.

FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training We-

binar - Tuesday, June 30th - 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 *livestreamed* over zoom 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. Classes start July 10th - right at home! Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www. lauranorman.com.

than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or never straight, and connective tissues are gently stretched. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs to advanced martial artists. Investment: $18 per class or series of 4 for $60. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

THURSDAY JULY 2 ZOOM DECLUTTERING HOUSE CALL Jumpstart your decluttering process! Overcome paralyzing

procrastination! Stay in your home and declutter while other participants do the same. Be motivated and bolstered by the positive and inspirational environment shared by like-minded zoomers who provide incredible oomph and accountability to get off that couch and just do it! With the expertise of Organizing Coach, Kathy Andio, keeping you focused throughout the call, you will feel accomplished and be clutter-free like never before! Thursdays, ongoing, 1-3pm. Cost: $20. Call Kathy Andio, M. ED., Professional Organizer. 561.236.4298. For Zoom details: Email organizer@letcluttergo.com

WELLNESS HOUR at CityZen Garden – 400

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

Datura Street. Join local instructors for an outdoor fitness experience to provide a better quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This wellness outdoor pop-up program promotes opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Open and free to the public every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m from now until September. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Wellness. West Palm Beach DDA, 300 Clematis St. Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FREEDOM FROM STRESS 7- 8:30 p.m. Wednes-

FRIDAY JULY 3

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

TAI CHI for EVERYONE When: Every Wednesday from Noon - 1:00pm. Description: Tai Chi is often

described as a Moving Meditation, which Harvard School of Medicine describes as "Medicine in Motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has significant value in treating or preventing many health issues. It is easy to get started even if you aren't in tip top shape or the best of health. In this low-impact, slowmotion, dance like exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions with names such as, "Wave Hands like Clouds" or "Grasp the Bird's Tail". As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention on your posture and bodily sensations. Tai Chi differs from most other physical types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather

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ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR - Every Friday

from Noon - 1:00PM. Acupuncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. This special auricular treatment features the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association's (NADA) five point protocol, which can help with detoxification symptoms, cravings, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. We'll meet you in our Community Room, where you can relax in one of our comfortable anti-gravity lounge chairs. Description: The mission of ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR is to make acupuncture accessible to EVERYBODY. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a low cost. Drs. Keith and Bella will usually insert approximately 5 points into each of your ears for an effective 30 minute detox treatment. Whether you're in the process of recovery, quitting smoking, or simply wish for a healthy way to unwind during a stressful work week, we hope to meet you at Happy Hour! Investment: $50 per treatment. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat:

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12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

SATURDAY JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY FOR USA Saturday Morning Meditation 10:30 - 11:00

am via Zoom (every Sat. Dharma talk and Meditation) The Three Poisons; working with our negative emotions. For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com –

SUNDAY JULY 5 Guided Turtle Walks A Turtle Walk is a unique

program that allows our visitors to learn about, and observe, the nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles. With the approval of State issued permits, experienced Loggerhead Marinelife Center scouts will patrol our designated section of Juno Beach searching for sea turtles while visitors enjoy an informative presentation on the plight of sea turtles and an after-hours experience to view our current patients in our outdoor Sea Turtle Hospital. Once a loggerhead sea turtle is found and begins her egg-laying process, the group is then led down to the beach to witness this unforgettable experience. Cost: $22/non-members; $20 members Ages: 10+ Time: July, Tuesdays - Saturdays at 9 p.m. Registration is required. 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, Florida 561-627-8280 info@marinelife.org

MONDAY JULY 6 Mindful Meditation with Ho'oponopono - Descrip-

tion: We will meditate with the Hawaiian prayer called Ho'oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within, and with others. When: Every Monday from Noon - 1:00pm Investment: $18/single class or $60/series of 4 visit website for more information and to register: https://www.agapehealingarts.com/meditation AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

WELLNESS HOUR at CityZen Garden – 400

Datura Street. Join local instructors for an outdoor fitness experience to provide a better quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This wellness outdoor pop-up program promotes opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Open and free to the public every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m from now until September. For more


information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Wellness. West Palm Beach DDA, 300 Clematis St. Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes. html Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@ lauranorman.com for a free consultation.

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Laura Norman Reflexology - *Livestreamed*

TAI CHI for EVERYONE When: Every Wednesday from Noon - 1:00pm Description: Tai Chi is often

described as a Moving Meditation, which Harvard School of Medicine describes as "Medicine in Motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has significant value in treating or preventing many health issues. It is easy to get started even if you aren't in tip top shape or the best of health Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs to advanced martial artists. Investment: $18 per class or series of 4 for $60. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

THURSDAY JULY 9 ZOOM DECLUTTERING HOUSE CALL Jumpstart your decluttering process! Overcome paralyzing

procrastination! Stay in your home and declutter while other participants do the same. Be motivated and bolstered by the positive and inspirational environment shared by like-minded zoomers who provide incredible oomph and accountability to get off that couch and just do it! With the expertise of Organizing Coach, Kathy Andio, keeping you focused throughout the call, you will feel accomplished and be clutter-free like never before! Thursdays, ongoing, 1-3pm. Cost: $20. Call Kathy Andio, M. ED., Professional Organizer. 561.236.4298. For Zoom details: Email organizer@letcluttergo.com

WELLNESS HOUR at CityZen Garden – 400

Datura Street. Join local instructors for an outdoor fitness experience to provide a better quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This wellness outdoor pop-up program promotes opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Open and free to the public every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m from now until September. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Wellness. West Palm Beach DDA, 300 Clematis St. Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FRIDAY JULY 10 Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology -

*Livestreamed* Professional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear), July 10-12, 18-19, 25-26, Aug 1-2, 7-10, 14-17, 21-23, Sept 11-14, Oct 24-25. Ready to make a difference and be appreciated for what you do? Study Laura Norman’s unique Method *livestreamed over Zoom* through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Right at home - over Zoom!

Hand Reflexology Certification, July 10-12, 18-19 (10am-6pm). Ready to make a difference and be appreciated for what you do? Study Laura Norman’s unique Method *livestreamed* over Zoom through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and Hand Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach and the profound results clients experience through the hands. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Expand your current practice or take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare! Upon completion, receive a certificate of completion in Laura Norman Hand Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Hours Awarded). Location: At home over Zoom. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com for a free consultation.

lenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com

MONDAY JULY 13 Mindful Meditation with Ho'oponopono - Descrip-

SATURDAY JULY 11

tion: We will meditate with the Hawaiian prayer called Ho'oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within, and with others. When: Every Monday from Noon - 1:00pm Investment: $18/single class or $60/series of 4 visit website for more information and to register: https://www.agapehealingarts.com/meditation AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

Saturday Morning Meditation 10:30 - 11:00

WELLNESS HOUR at CityZen Garden – 400

am via Zoom (every Sat. Dharma talk and Meditation) The Three Poisons; working with our negative emotions. For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com –

WRITERS WORKSHOPS – FROM INSPIRATION TO PAPER Saturday, July 11, 10 am – Noon

-Writers Block? What's that? Not when your brain is the most powerful organ. The brain is said to produce our every thought, action, memory, feeling and experience. Stimulate the brain and ideas will come. This interactive workshop is designed to do just that, get your creative juices flowing. You'll participate in a number of exercises designed to get you writing again. You'll leave feeling inspired and with original story ideas. $25 per person. Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble, To register, call us 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net with your payment information, and we will send you the link for Saturday morning. Thank you for supporting Independent Bookstores! For more detailed descriptions, go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www. murderonthebeach.com Summer Hours: Mon - Wed 10 - 6, Thu - Sat 10-5 Closed Sundays in the Summer

SUNDAY JULY 12 Fundamentals of Buddhism and Buddhist Medita-

tion Sundays July 12, 19 and 26 11:00- 12:30 on location and Zoom (Suggested per class $10 - $25) For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through chal-

Datura Street. Join local instructors for an outdoor fitness experience to provide a better quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This wellness outdoor pop-up program promotes opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Open and free to the public every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m from now until September. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Wellness. West Palm Beach DDA, 300 Clematis St. Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

TUESDAY JULY 14 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training We-

binar - Tuesday, July 14th - 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 *livestreamed* over zoom 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. Classes throughout the summer, starting July 25th - right at home! Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com.

WEDNESDAY JULY 15 TAI CHI for EVERYONE - When: Every Wednes-

day from Noon - 1:00pm Description: Tai Chi is often described as a Moving Meditation, which Harvard School of Medicine describes as "Medicine in Motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has significant value in treating or preventing many health issues. It is easy to get started even if you aren't in tip top shape or the best of health. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs to advanced martial artists. Investment: $18 per class or series of 4 for $60. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta

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THURSDAY JULY 16 ZOOM DECLUTTERING HOUSE CALL Jumpstart your decluttering

process! Overcome paralyzing procrastination! Stay in your home and declutter while other participants do the same. Be motivated and bolstered by the positive and inspirational environment shared by like-minded zoomers who provide incredible oomph and accountability to get off that couch and just do it! With the expertise of Organizing Coach, Kathy Andio, keeping you focused throughout the call, you will feel accomplished and be clutter-free like never before! Thursdays, ongoing, 1-3pm. Cost: $20. Call Kathy Andio, M. ED., Professional Organizer. 561.236.4298. For Zoom details: Email organizer@letcluttergo.com

WELLNESS HOUR at CityZen Garden – 400 Datura Street. Join local instruc-

tors for an outdoor fitness experience to provide a better quality of life for residents and visitors alike. This wellness outdoor pop-up program promotes opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Open and free to the public every Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m from now until September. For more information, visit DowntownWPB.com/Wellness. West Palm Beach DDA, 300 Clematis St. Ste. 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FRIDAY JULY 17 ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR Every Friday from Noon - 1:00PM - Acu-

puncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. This special auricular treatment features the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association's (NADA) five point protocol, which can help with detoxification symptoms, cravings, insomnia, stress, and anxiety. We'll meet you in our Community Room, where you can relax in one of our comfortable anti-gravity lounge chairs. Description: The mission of ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR is to make acupuncture accessible to EVERYBODY. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a low cost. Drs. Keith and Bella will usually insert approximately 5 points into each of your ears for an effective 30 minute detox treatment. Whether you're in the process of recovery, quitting smoking, or simply wish for a healthy way to unwind during a stressful work week, we hope to meet you at Happy Hour! Investment: $50 per treatment. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

WRITERS WORKSHOPS – GREAT BEGINNINGS - Saturday, July 18, 10

am – Noon -You know the great opening lines: Ishmael, Manderley, the last camel. Why do those work? And how can you create one for your own novel? And then, what about that crucial first paragraph? And a first page that will entice editors and enchant readers? How can you set the proper expectations for the story to come and make every word work? In this class, we will dissect and analyze acclaimed first lines and opening paragraphs, and reveal the writing secrets these brilliant examples offer. If you are brave enough, please bring your own first line! Hank will offer advice and guidance to set you and your book off in the right direction. $25 per person. Instructor:Hank Phillippi Ryan To register, call us 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net with your payment information, and we will send you the link for Saturday morning. Thank you for supporting Independent Bookstores! For more detailed descriptions, go to www. FLauthorsacademy.com Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Summer Hours: Mon - Wed 10 - 6, Thu - Sat 10-5 Closed Sundays in the Summer

SUNDAY JULY 19 Fundamentals of Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Sundays July 12, 19 and

26 11:00- 12:30 on location and Zoom (Suggested per class $10 - $25) For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com –

MONDAY JULY 20 Mindful Meditation with Ho'oponopono - Description: We will meditate with

the Hawaiian prayer called Ho'oponopono. This Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness can surely help restore harmony within, and with others. When: Every Monday from Noon - 1:00pm Investment: $18/single class or $60/series of 4 visit website for more information and to register: https://www.agapehealingarts. com/meditation AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

WEDESDAY JULY 22 TAI CHI for EVERYONE - When: Every Wednesday from Noon - 1:00pm De-

SATURDAY JULY 18 Saturday Morning Meditation 10:30 - 11:00 am via Zoom (every Sat. Dharma

talk and Meditation) The Three Poisons; working with our negative emotions. For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com –

scription: Tai Chi is often described as a Moving Meditation, which Harvard School of Medicine describes as "Medicine in Motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has significant value in treating or preventing many health issues. It is easy to get started even if you aren't in tip top shape or the best of health. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs to advanced martial artists. Investment: $18 per class or series of 4 for $60. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

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THURSDAY JULY 23 ZOOM DECLUTTERING HOUSE CALL Jumpstart your decluttering

process! Overcome paralyzing procrastination! Stay in your home and declutter while other participants do the same. Be motivated and bolstered by the positive and inspirational environment shared by like-minded zoomers who provide incredible oomph and accountability to get off that couch and just do it! With the expertise of Organizing Coach, Kathy Andio, keeping you focused throughout the call, you will feel accomplished and be clutter-free like never before! Thursdays, ongoing, 1-3pm. Cost: $20. Call Kathy Andio, M. ED., Professional Organizer. 561.236.4298. For Zoom details: Email organizer@letcluttergo.com

FRIDAY JULY 24 ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR Every Friday from Noon - 1:00PM

- Acupuncture Happy Hour is a wonderfully affordable way to incorporate acupuncture into your weekly routine. We provide acupuncture treatments in a warm and welcoming community setting at a low cost. Drs. Keith and Bella will usually insert approximately 5 points into each of your ears for an effective 30 minute detox treatment. Whether you're in the process of recovery, quitting smoking, or simply wish for a healthy way to unwind during a stressful work week, we hope to meet you at Happy Hour! Investment: $50 per treatment. AGAPE HEALING ARTS, 385 Tequesta Drive. Suite 4, Tequesta FL 33469. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sat: 12PM - 5PM, Sun: Day of Rest. 385 Tequesta Drive Suite 4 Tequesta Fl 33469

SATURDAY JULY 25 Saturday Morning Meditation 10:30 - 11:00 am via Zoom (every Sat. Dharma

talk and Meditation) The Three Poisons; working with our negative emotions. For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com –

WRITERS WORKSHOPS – MASTERING PLOT TWISTS - Saturday

July 25, 10 am - Noon $25 per person. Instructor: Jane Cleland. To register, call us 561-279-7790 or email murdermb@gate.net with your payment information, and we will send you the link for Saturday morning. Thank you for supporting Independent Bookstores! For more detailed descriptions, go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore 104 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Summer Hours: Mon - Wed 10 - 6, Thu - Sat 10-5 Closed Sundays in the Summer

Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - *Livestreamed* Foot Reflexology Certification Program, July 25-26, Aug 1-2, 7-10, 21-23, Sept 11-14, Oct 25-26. Ready to make a difference and be appreciated for what you do? 1-Gain the skills to help your friends, family and clients put their physical and emotional issues behind them. 2-Earn additional income, full or part-time. 3-Have the freedom to make your own schedule. 4-Travel light...your hands are the only tools you’ll need. Study Laura Normans unique Method *livestreamed over Zoom* through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a receive a Certificate with seal in Laura Norman Foot Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, AOTA CE Hours available). Location: At home over Zoom. Complete info online at www. lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman. com for a free consultation.

*Livestreamed* Laura Norman Foot Reflexology Part 1, July 25-26, Aug

1-2 - 24 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, ARCB CE Hours Available). Ready to make a difference and be appreciated for what you do? Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot Reflexology. Learn powerful nurturing techniques

that reduce stress, increase your energy and enhance your health and well-being with Laura Norman’s unique Holistic Method. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Continue on with our Foot Reflexology Certification and Professional Holistic Reflexology Certification Training. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Location: Right at home - over Zoom! Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com for a free consultation.

SUNDAY JULY 26 Fundamentals of Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Sundays July 12, 19

and 26 11:00- 12:30 on location and Zoom (Suggested per class $10 - $25) For more than 30 years, Maya Malay, MA has been teaching individuals, couples and groups, how move through challenges and the difficulties that they present, while using them as steppingstones to greater happiness. Maya has a Masters Degree in Theology, is a Pastoral Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Meditation Instructor, Rebirther, Theologian and Buddhist Ngakma. She teaches a variety of courses, leads retreats, offers individual and couples counseling and officiates ceremonies. For more info; 561-832-0224 or www.MayaMalay.com

THURSDAY JULY 30 ZOOM DECLUTTERING HOUSE CALL Jumpstart your decluttering

process! Overcome paralyzing procrastination! Stay in your home and declutter while other participants do the same. Be motivated and bolstered by the positive and inspirational environment shared by like-minded zoomers who provide incredible oomph and accountability to get off that couch and just do it! With the expertise of Organizing Coach, Kathy Andio, keeping you focused throughout the call, you will feel accomplished and be clutter-free like never before! Thursdays, ongoing, 1-3pm. Cost: $20. Call Kathy Andio, M. ED., Professional Organizer. 561.236.4298. For Zoom details: Email organizer@letcluttergo.com

How Healthy Are You-Really? Tired? Anxious, Nervous, Depressed? Indigestion, Bloating? Heartburn, GERD? Hot Flashes, Night Sweats? Trouble Sleeping? Dizzy, Lightheaded? Headaches, Sinus Congestion? IBS-D, IBS-C or Mixed? Constantly Getting Sick? Unresponsive To Treatment?

Dr. Nadia R. Malek

Chiropractic Physician Board Certified Chiropractic Internist Board Certified Nutrition

Get On The Road To Wellness! Malek Clinic for Natural Healing, LLC

Functional Medicine and Nutrition NeuroEmotional Technique-NET Applied Kinesiology (AK/QA) Dedicated To Your Health for Over 30 Years (561) 357-8495 3900 Woodlake Blvd Suite 205, Lake Worth, FL 33463 Visit our website at www.drnadiamalek.com for more information.

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COLON HYDROTHERAPY

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

ACUPUNCTURE

ACUPUNCTURE

AGAPE HEALING ARTS

GARDENS WHOLISTIC HEALTHCENTER

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

Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, DCBCN 4360 Northlake Blvd., 2nd Floor Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 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.

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

ABSOLUTE WELLNESS SPA

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

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

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

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

BODY SCULPTING ANTI-AGING CENTER OF BOCA 33 SE 4th Street, Suite 102 Boca Raton FL 33432 888-287-3989 AntiAgingCenterOfBoca.com

Specializing in taking years off your face and body without invasive surgery, injections or other painful procedures. Plus acupuncture, facials, waxing and much more.

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

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

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

DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY

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

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DOULA SOUL INSPIRED WELLNESS, HOLISTIC BIRTH CARE

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

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD

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

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.

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

HOLISTIC HAIR SALON JULI EDWARDS FENG SHUI CONSULTING

Master Holistic Hairstylist and Feng Shui Consultant, and owner of: Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar 203 S. E. 1st Ave., Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-367-5010 • www.juliedwards.net Juli Edwards has been practicing Feng Shui Consulting since 2009. Allow her keen, intuitive eye to safely view your home or office via ZOOM to determine what areas need corrections to help increase your finances and improve your health. Good Feng Shui will help to reduce stress; bringing in love, joy and tranquility. Sometimes a few simple changes can make all the difference.

GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON

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

HOLISTIC 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.

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 HOLISTIC HEALTH DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS

Internal Medicine Primary Care - Holistic Health 2828 South Seacrest Blvd., Suite 208 Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 243–8783 • DeliaWeissMD.com NEW OFFICE LOCATION FEB. 1, 2020. Located right across the street from Bethesda East Hospital. Acute and chronic illness treated; Nutrition; Weight; Supplement consults; Metabolism; Thyroid; Digestion; Fatigue, energy; Healthy aging; Blood vessel health; Avoid stroke, heart disease, cancer. Wellness screening. Experienced 20+ years, expert care, excellent results, supportive environment. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. We get to know you, we treat the whole person using a expert scientific approach, extensive clinical experience, plus natural therapies. Accepting: Most Major Insurances, Medicare, Direct pay. We are glad to assist you. HOME VISITS: For homebound Medicare Patients. Call or Text: Tel. (561) 243 – 8783 Online inquiries, appointment requests: DELIAWEISSMD.com

INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST HYPNOSIS QUANTUM HEALING DISCOVERIES Jill Avery, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner 561-305-3236 QuantumantumHealingDiscoveries.com

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

JANE GRAY FORD 561-827-3319 • janegrayford.com ENERGY ENERGY ENERGY Healing starts and ends in the energy field of the body. Over time blockages occur in the the physical body through karmic, genetic or experiences in this lifetime. This may go on for years creating pain, discomfort and disease in the body. Medically the body is treated and the symptoms go into remission. BUT...the problem may still exist in the energy/auric field.! When this is addressed, the healing is completed. Jane Gray Ford for over 20 years has served the community by releasing the causes of disease through Hypnosis or through an Intuitive understanding of energy frequencies. After experiencing a disease or trauma such as cancer, it is critical that the energy in the auric field be rebalanced.

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LIFE COACH

MEDITATION

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

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

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY 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.

MASSAGE BODY WORK STEVEN WHITE, LMT, CNMT 6971 N. Federal Hwy, #303 Boca Raton, FL 33487 561-212-9980 www.StevenWhiteLMT.com

Do you have aches and pains, want to relax and reduce stress, or increase and maintain your flexibility and range of motion? Whether you're looking for an excellent therapeutic massage or want to optimize your physical and athletic skills, you're in great hands. Steven has spent over 34 years studying and developing his craft. With over 25,000 hours of hands-on experience, you will feel the difference. Office appointments by request, no walk-ins. House calls an option for northern Palm Beach county. Mention this ad for $20 off your first visit. MA6693/MM3529.

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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.

MIND BODY SPIRIT WELLNESS HEALING MOMENTS HOLISTIC WELLNESS CENTER

“A Healing Playroom” Tracy McDonough MSW LMT 3200 N Federal Highway #107 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.931.2187 • spa@healingmomentsfl.com Text HEALING to 55312 for more information Visit our mind, body, spirit center. We offer Post-Surgery Lymphatic Drainage, Massage Therapy, Certified Health Coaching, Physical Therapy, Reiki/Quantum Touch Healing, Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy, Meditation, Chakra Balancing, BEMER Therapy, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, Kangen Water and many other healing products and services. We focus on goals such as Stress Reduction, Pain Management, Detoxification, Depression and Post Surgery Treatments. # Lic. MM 36169; MA 27196

ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT

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

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

REIKI DEENA ELMORE

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

SPIRITUAL 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.

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SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE

TANTRA / SACRED SEXUALITY LOURDES STARSHOWER

www.tantrahealerflorida.com lourdestantra@gmail.com • 561-843-1261

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.

Lourdes Starshower is an Advanced Certified Tantra Educator, Sacred Sexuality Coach, Relationship Coach, Clairvoyant Energy Healer, O r d a i n e d M i n i s t e r, C l i n i c a l Hypnotherapist and EMDR Therapist. Lourdes is the Founder of the Ecstatic Dakini Tantra Practitioner Certification Program, catalyzing the success of female Tantra practitioners in South Florida. She's the author of an online video program "Tantra Practices for Divine Ecstasy." She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Wellness. More Info: www.tantrahealerflorida.com. Call Now for a free phone consultation 561-843-1261.

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!

WELLNESS CENTER COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS INSTITUTE (CEWI)

370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 www.communicatingenergyinstitute.com news@colleenhaney.com Colleen A. Haney, M. Ed., Integrative Energy Therapist Individual sessions, classes, meditations, a variety of group sessions in person or by zoom. Eden Energy Medicine, Healing Touch, EFT, Nutripuncture, Peace through Surgery Program, Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive Readings, Full spectrum integrative support and nurturing. Know your body’s needs and have tools to thrive! Psychotherapy and family counseling with Natalia Ramirez,; Hypnotherapy with Sabrina Romero, CCHT, CTHT, IHP. www.sabrinaromerohypnosis.com 561-810-0660, Email: sabrina@sabrinaromerohypnosis.com. Join us for groups, zoom sessions or personal sessions for self care, healing, re-centering, balance and power to move forward in life with joy and abundance.

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Specializing In: Gutters • Fascia • Soffit • Rain Barrels About Seamless Gutters has been serving Palm Beach County, Florida for over 40 years, since 1970! We are licensed and insured, offer warranties on our products and work, and provide free estimates. Our Products are designed to withstand the harsh elements that Florida weather has to offer. For that very reason, we can offer confidence with our warranty packages! We offer more than 21 aluminum color options to blend in with your home’s design, and have copper available upon request. Although our products are not installed for decorative purposes, they will improve the appearance of your property and increase its value! Our gutters are flawless and customized to the exact dimensions of your structure. We build your gutters on-site with the highest quality materials. High-end materials and our expert craftsmanship are the solution to directing rainfall off your head and into the landscape.

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Shopping at The Hippocrates Store

Our Hippocrates store has undergone it's own transformation! Join us for an upgraded shopping experience and pick up your favorite Hippocrates approved supplements, raw vegan kitchen equipment, and enjoy daily deals on products. We can't wait to see you! 1466 Hippocrates Way • West Palm Beach, FL 33411