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The Jamar Enlightenment Center Presents

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he City of West Palm Beach may be occasionally iCONE-ic when dotted with construction or traffic cones, but our City is always iconic especially along its award-winning Clematis Street corridor. Visitors to the West Palm Beach waterfront can expect to see the fun spin on the word “iconic” throughout downtown during this year’s Summer in Paradise (SIP) campaign. The fifth annual campaign, which encourages visitors to take a ‘SIP’ of fun and free activities, will have a construction theme to embrace Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, which aims to create wider sidewalks with more shade trees to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment on our City’s most iconic street. Phase II improvements are scheduled to break ground on the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street in mid-May, and Summer in Paradise programming runs from Thursday, June 6 – Thursday, August 1. “It is an exciting time to be in the City of West Palm Beach,” said Mayor Keith A. James. “Our downtown is becoming more vibrant with the urban renaissance underway. While we work together with the community to make continued improvements, let’s have a little fun with the Clematis construction. The City’s events team has developed a full list of activities to encourage people to pardon our dust and come downtown.” While the iconic orange traffic cone will signal road work ahead, it will also be a key image in the City’s branding and Summer in Paradise activations. Each activation plays on the word cone and activities include:


Cone-y Island | Open daily from 11a.m. – 8p.m., June 6 –August 1 on the Great Lawn A summer-long maze created by nationally recognized prop master, Frank Navarrete, will be configured out of construction materials with interactive play zones, shade areas and water misters on the Great Lawn. Cone Checkers | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily and during special event hours through Aug. 1 Come play checkers on a giant checker board with cones converted into checker pieces. Cone in the Zone | Mondays – Sundays from June 9 – July 31 The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is hosting a fun, summer twist on ‘Elf on the Shelf ’ inspired activation. The public is encouraged to come in and search the stacks to locate Mr. Coney McConerson, the Library’s decorated mini orange construction cone, who will be hiding in the Library all summer long. Find Coney, bring him to a customer service desk and win a prize! Kid’s Cone Zone | During various events from June 6 – August 1 Big City of West Palm Beach trucks and construction vehicles will be on display for kids to touch and explore. SnowCONE Saturdays | Weekly from noon – 2 p.m. from June 8 – July 27 Waterfront visitors can claim a free small snow cone on Saturdays throughout SIP, while supplies last. Location of snow cone giveaway will be announced weekly on the City’s social media pages. Orange Out | Weekly on Fridays through July 26 Downtown employees are encouraged to wear “traffic cone” orange on Fridays to win prizes. The more out of their comfort “cone,” the bigger the reward! Pop-up surprises all summer long, including dance performances, prize giveaways and artistic flares “We want residents and visitors to get out of their comfort ‘cone’ and join us in embrac-

ing the construction and changes happening downtown,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “We have constructed a bunch of events and activations to engage residents and visitors, and we are guaranteeing ‘funstruction’ this summer in downtown West Palm Beach.” Summer fun will be anchored by the Summer in Paradise kickoff at Clematis by Night on Thursday, June 6 from 6 – 10 p.m. and the finale, the Clematis by Night Back to School Bash, on Thursday, August 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. The kickoff will include non-stop musical entertainment from four different bands playing back-to-back on two different stages. The bands will cover iconic tunes from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. City officials will open Cone-y Island, and actors from Take Heed Theater will introduce themselves for the first time as the “Clematis Cone Heads” – a posse of cones who will spread spontaneous cheer throughout Clematis Street during Summer in Paradise. The SIP finale will be a celebration of summer and a pep rally for the school year ahead, featuring DJs, games for kids and prizes for all to win. Additional special Summer in Paradise dates include the Thursday, June 27 Clematis by Night where, in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach’s Summer in Paradise events, United Way of Palm Beach County will host its 90th Anniversary Celebration from 6 - 9 p.m. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy live music, food and games for the whole family to celebrate 90 years of providing access to the basics for those most in need. United Way will give out free T-shirts to the first 90 guests and free snow cones while supplies last. Summer in Paradise activities will take place along the West Palm Beach waterfront at 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, Florida. The two-month long promotion also includes twice the number of bands weekly at Clematis by Night from 6 – 9 p.m., monthly Screen on the Green movies on June 14 and July 12, and monthly Sunday on the Waterfront concerts on June 16 and July 21. For more information about Summer in Paradise and other waterfront events, visit wpb.org/ events or call 561-822-1515. For more updates on the Clematis Streetscape project, please visit www.wpb.org or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.

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Hippocrates Health Institute Releases Its Reformulated Line of LifeGive® Supplements


ipporates Health Institute recently released its reformulated LifeGive® line of premier supplements. These whole-food, plant-derived products were developed out of a desire to provide guests of the Institute with the purest and highest quality supplements. World-class biochemists have been selected to oversee every detail of this next-generation product, ensuring enhanced efficacy and impeccable safety standards. LifeGive® products have been tested to provide the necessary support for individuals looking to improve specific health concerns in addition to an overall sense of wellbeing. The LifeGive® supplement line uses ingredients that are raw, vegan, bioavailable, organic, gluten and soy free, non-GMO and have been Kosher approved under the Orthodox Rabbinical Supervision of Triangle K. For more information about Hippocrates Health Institute and the LifeGive® supplement line, visit: hippocratesinst.org or call directly at (561) 471-8876. Hippocrates Health Institute is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Intriguing, interactive online challenge designed to spotlight the difficulty of skin cancer detection and the importance of expert skin surveillance.


oleSafe USA, LLC, the provider of the Skin Surveillance Program (SSP), “The world’s most thorough skin surveillance program for the early detection of skin cancer, primarily melanoma,” today announced that it will launch an interactive, online “Spot the Melanoma Challenge” wherein participants are presented with the difficulties of detecting skin cancer that is not always apparent to even the most trained eye. The challenge is designed to educate the greater community as to the importance of regular skin exams and the fact that one in five people will get skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer, such as melanoma, can appear at any time in a person’s life and the risk increases as you age. The good news is that if it’s detected early, it’s almost always treatable. “As a key player in the industry, we fully support ‘Skin Cancer Awareness Month’ in May and are excited to launch this interactive and educational campaign to help spread awareness of the risks of skin cancer,” says Kevin Sheridan, CEO MoleSafe. “Hopefully, our fun interactive challenge will inspire people to get a checkup for themselves, their friends, family or colleagues. “At MoleSafe we pride ourselves on being an innovative, caring company that makes lifesaving skin surveillance technology available to all those at risk of skin cancer. Our goal is to protect and improve their quality of life,” says Dr. Mark D Kaufmann, Chief Medical Officer, MoleSafe USA. “There are over 1,250,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with melanoma in the USA and millions who are considered high risk for melanoma. Our world-class SSP combines total body photography with clinical and dermoscopic imaging of moles/lesions, allowing MoleSafe to more accurately distinguish between benign lesions and those suspicious enough to warrant a biopsy. Most importantly, the evaluation is undertaken by a team of board-certified dermatologists who are pigmented lesion experts.” “At MoleSafe we work with dermatologists and primary care physicians to make the MoleSafe SSP available to the millions of patients that have been diagnosed with skin cancer or are at high risk of developing skin cancer. Early detection not only saves lives but will lower overall health care costs,” remarks Kaufmann. MoleSafe’s “Spot the Melanoma Challenge” will be launched on April 30 online at www. molesafe.com/melanoma-challenge. As a part of the program, participants are placed into a draw to win a $1,000 vacation gift voucher. MoleSafe’s “Spot the Melanoma Challenge” online at www.molesafe.com/melanoma-challenge


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The Role Of Acupuncture And The Vagus Nerve Can Have On Your Health


he vagus nerve is the longest of the cranial nerves. Its functions contribute to the autonomic nervous system. These include sensory, motor and parasympathetic functions. Most notably, the vagus nerve affects blood pressure, heart rate, calmness, relaxation, alertness, and digestion. Moreover, of particular significance to health, one has to look at its role in inflammation. Mounting evidence suggests a common underlying cause of major degenerative diseases is inflammation. Observational studies and laboratory research suggests that inflammation can be a causative factor in many diseases. These include coronary disease, diabetes, cancer, colitis, Alzheimers, autoimmune disorders, just to name a few. Transdermal nerve stimulation with electroacupuncture is currently endorsed by WHO to control pain and inflammation. Furthermore, research shows that acupuncture can specifically stimulate the vagus nerve. Auricular or “ear acupuncture” and some body points are effective in stimulating this nerve.

This can address healing such disorders as: • Depression • SIBO • Anxiety • Panic Attacks • Tinnitus • IBS • Weight Gain • Diabetes • Chronic Fatigue • Migraines • MS • Rheumatoid Arthritis Acupuncture can significantly modulate pro inflammatory cytokines, lessoning the inflammation response. In addition, Neuroimmunogenic regulation of inflammation further provides insights into studies on how brain activity affects mind body health. For instance, meditation has been reported to increase vagus nerve activity.

This “wanderer” nerve that runs from your brain all the way to your gut is known as a remarkable internal sensory system. This system includes your emotions. “I felt it in my gut”, is derived from this. Science is just now starting to realize the importance of emotions on health. For any disease, for true healing to occur, the emotional undertone needs to be addressed. Working with the electrodynamic field, acupuncture and increasing vagus tone is a natural safe way to regulate emotions, specifically, suppressed emotions. This will lead to true health because all of the bodies: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical have to be aligned. Jennifer A. House DOM is a double board certified acupuncture physician in Boca Raton, Fl. She has been practicing in the S.Florida area for 15 years. She practices at The Therapeutic Alternative. Her website is www.jh- energyhealer.com and she can be reached at 561-702-5144.

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How to Discover Your Soul’s Purpose If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else. - Yogi Berra


any spiritual traditions hold that each of us is born with a specific mission or purpose. The great 16th century Kabalistic master, Isaac Luria, taught that no one ever was or will be born into this world with the exact same mission as yours. Today many people write personal mission statements. Is this the same as a statement of your life or soul’s purpose? If the mission is something you are driven to do, whether you’re paid for it or not, it might be. Your soul’s purpose may not always be the way you earn a living. Some fulfill their purpose through family life, a volunteer position or even a hobby. Your purpose could be interpersonal, such as counseling troubled families; it might involve the natural world as an ecologist saving endangered species. A soul’s purpose

could be scholarly, as in researching ancient cultures—or artistic, as a painter or musician. What is always true about a soul’s mission is that it’s a form of service—to your Higher Power, the human race, the Universe. I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer Some of us know our purpose from an early age, while others grope to find it. Remember, the Universe is on your side when it comes to finding your passion. It may find you! That’s what happened to me. It started when I was a student at Boston University. A friend from California, who had learned reflexology in a yoga class, came to visit. Seeing it was a stressful time for me, she

said, “Take off your shoes and go lay down.” She worked on my feet. The experience was profound, life-changing and healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. I thought, “Wow, I want to do this for people!” I studied reflexology and sought out every opportunity to learn—and read every reflexology book I could find. While working as a special education teacher, I began doing one or two client reflexology sessions a week, then one or two a day. When it got to three or four a day I left my job to practice reflexology full-time. For me it has been the most rewarding and fulfilling work imaginable. I later created my own Reflexology Certification Training Program to inspire others to share the power of reflexology. Over the last forty years, I have trained thousands of Reflexologists who have touched the soles/souls of many thousands more. Reflexology is my life purpose, and it is my privilege to empower others to transform lives through reflexology.

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The goal of a life purpose is not what you will create, but what it will make you into for creating it. - Shannon L. Adler If you’re trying to discover your life’s purpose, here are three ways to recognize it: • Think about the five most meaningful moments in your life. What did they have in common? When we feel the most alive, the most in touch with ourselves, we are aligned with our soul’s purpose. Find the thread—the common theme that connected those moments and, as Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss.” • Watch for synchronicities: a friend tells you about something; a book with a related title falls off the shelf in a bookstore; a sign you pass while driving repeats the same idea. Stay open to receiving these messages from the Universe. They can lead you to an extraordinary life. • Ask for guidance in your prayers and during meditation. Finding oneself and one's path is like waking up on a foggy day. Be patient, and presently the fog will clear and that which has always been there can be seen. The path is already there to follow. - Rasheed Ogunlaru Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, offers private Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs starting June 2nd in Boynton Beach (See our ad this issue for our complete class calendar) Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology Instructional DVDs and natural aromatherapy products are also available. Beautiful instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. www.lauranorman.com Call 561-272-1220 • Text 917-331-0428

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he basis of acupuncture is an energy force known as qi (roughly pronounced “chee”). A person’s health is influenced by the flow of this energy, or qi, in the body. If the flow of qi is insufficient, unbalanced or interrupted, illness may occur. Qi travels throughout the body along pathways called “channels.” The acupuncture points are specific locations where the channels are accessible and where qi is easily directed by the placement of needles, moxibustion or acupressure. Acupuncture can balance the opposing forces of yin and yang, keep the normal flow of qi unblocked, and maintain or restore health to the body and mind. A recent Mayo Clinic study documents that acupuncture has been shown to effectively stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue in the body, which in turn boosts the activity of the body's natural painkillers and increases blood flow. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release hormones, endorphins and other chemicals in the muscles, blood stream, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals can change the experience of pain. They also stimulate the body’s natural healing ability, promoting physical and emotional well-being. Acupuncture provides all-natural, effective treatments for issues such as pain management, infertility, allergies, depression and stressrelated issues, insomnia, headaches, weight loss and smoking/drinking addictions. Another key point of acupuncture is that, unlike prescription medications and surgeries, there are no side effects from acupuncture, as it is one of the safest, all-natural treatments available. Acupuncture is recognized as effective by the World Health Organization with established guidelines for practice. In the United States, acupuncturists are licensed by their state’s department of health. Checking for licenses is a good place to start looking for reliable and properly trained practitioners. Dr. Hui Wei is a female licensed acupuncturist with more than 28 years medical experience whose practice is in Lake Worth. Just moved to a new location. She is available for a complimentary consultation. The office will serve acupuncture, massage, essential oil, natural herbs and a lot more natural heath treatment. Please call the office: 561-308-5900, located at: 6250 Lantana Road, suite 25, Lake Worth, FL33463 or visit the website at www.palmbeachacupuncture.com


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hat started out as a competitive life with horses has led to a path of wellness and contribution for Nancy Lavoie. Lavoie began riding at a very young age and a competitive life took her all over the U.S. and Europe. For years, improving her riding skills was all that mattered. As time passed, she began wanting to give back to the community and volunteered with the Young Riders, organizing clinics and fundraising. It was at this point that she wanted to learn even more how to make a real difference in young lives. With so much competition and success pressure, today’s youth are not able to simply be in the present, believe in their own worth and just learn. Now a certified life coach and mindfulness coach, Lavoie is able to give the necessary support to youth, whether they are involved with horses or not. Coaching is available in person in Wellington, Florida, in the winter and Greeneville, New Hampshire, in the summer months. Coaching is also available via phone. Lavoie offers a bimonthly webinar, “Finding Our Identity through Riding Horses”, that youth riders can join from anywhere on their computers or phones. The webinar discusses difficult issues such as the fear of other’s opinions, competition pressure, values and how to build confidence as well as time management. The girls are able to share and work through difficult subjects as well as build a positive set of friends based on trust and common values.

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s God in That Bottle Cap? A Search for Truth, by John D. Sambalino, is the true story of a personal quest for spiritual enlightenment and the many benefits of meditation. The newAn book, published by Vanishing Circlea life of spirituality inspirational guide to leading Press, is based on the author’s 44 years of daily A true life story of the meditation, yoga, tai chi andpersonal qigong.quest for spiritual enlightenment and the many “We live in very stressful times,” says the benefits of meditation, based on the South New Jersey author. “While this book author’s 44 years of daily meditation, than 40 years of yogastress and tai can helpmore learn how to release naturally and more than 20 years of qigong throughchi, meditation, it’s not a how-to book and does not teach meditation. [It addresses] … readers should certainly howI meditation can relieve stress and help tothis make a happier, healthier, enjoy absorbing book, would love to see this more productive person. ” A lively and intensely readable book in the hands of story of of a Society, practitioners of all paths Ph.D., for Vijayendra Pratap, president ofone the man’s Yoga use Research A fun ride and informative variety of spiritual practices to self-realization. says, “I would love to see this bookreveal in thethe hands of of practitioners of all read. nature reality. - Vijayendra Pratap,”Ph.D. paths for self-realization. Kirkus Reviews calls the- Kirkus book aReviews “lively and in- - Jeff Cox, retired president of president of the Yoga Research Society, Snow Lion Publications Author (Beginning Yoga, of Yoga Vision, tensely readable story one man’s use of a variety of spiritual practices to Secrets of Hatha Vidya) www.isgodinthatbottlecap.com reveal the nature of reality.”

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Neuromusicology: The Scientific Study of the Effects of Music on the Brain


e have all been there: After a long, frustrating day at work, we get in our car, turn on our favorite tunes and, within minutes, are feeling better. Our stress level goes down, we are singing along, and by the time we get home, we feel good and ready for the evening. Music fuels our soul and changes our whole personality. Positively affecting our brain and nervous system, music reduces stress, changes our mood and can raise our state of consciousness. Music can improve visual and verbal skills. Already in several studies, it has been proven that music education at an early age stimulates a child’s brain and helps to improve their visual and verbal skills. Children who had music lessons had a greater ability to communicate and smiled more frequently. Music makes the brain healthier. Listening to music or playing music is like exercise to the brain, helping it to have better memory and mental sharpness. Music also boosts the immune system and reduces pain. According to research, listening to music lifts the levels of antibodies in the human body and improves sleep quality. Sleep quality is deeply related with stress and anxiety, and music has the ability to reduce both, promoting better sleep patterns and more restful sleep. Music has the ability to alleviate symptoms of depression as well as improve cognitive and motor skills, spatial-temporal learning and neurogenesis—the brain’s ability to produce neurons. It’s been shown that people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s respond positively to music. “Usually in the late stages, Alzheimer’s patients are unresponsive,” states Dr. Suzanne Jonas, a leading doctor in sound therapy. “But once you put on the headphones that play [their favorite] music, their eyes light up. They start moving and sometimes singing. The effect lasts maybe 10 minutes or so even after you turn off the music.” This can be seen on an MRI where “lots of different parts of the brain light up.” As to the type of music most effective, Dr. Jonas goes on to say that whether it’s rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, hip-hop or classical, your gray matter prefers the same music you do. “It depends on your personal preference.” Neuromusicology is a scientific discipline concerned with the function of the brain in music processing. Although neuromusicology is an area of study that utilizes present-day neurological methodologies and techniques, it is rooted in traditional cultural beliefs, and many ancient societies believed that music had a therapeutic effect on the mind and body. Investigations of this traditional concept with modern analytical tools have led to the development of the field of neuromusicology, and researchers have incorporated music therapy into attempts to treat behavioral problems and facilitate social learning. Because of the technological improvements in brain research methods, it has been possible via neuromusicology to gain a better understanding of musical cognition and how this information can provide a basis for biomedical and therapeutic applications. For example, studies indicate that music can stimulate complex cognitive, affective and sensorimotor processes in the brain. As such, it is hoped that insights from neuromusicology will prove valuable in attempts to treat deficits in motor function, behavior (including autism), cognition (including attention and memory), speech, and pain management. Finally, as researchers are discovering how valuable music is to the enhancement of the brain and starting to see how it positively affects the brain, they are finding that music designed with specific frequencies (Frequency Infused Music) can support and balance many conditions in the body. Specific recipes created with frequencies can help to manage pain, anxiety, sleep disorders and so much more. Imagine, one day we will be able to have our favorite music infused with frequencies for supporting and balancing our life conditions to feel better and be less stressed. Frequency Infused Music will be played throughout our work environments, hospitals, clinics, hotels, airplanes, malls, spas and schools, bringing harmony back to mind and body. Kathleen Haden is a sound therapist and CEO of Good Vibrations Music Co., a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Their mission is to help establish a new health paradigm that embraces vibrational medicine as a prominent alternative method for improved health and wellness. Visit their website for the free download, Safe & Sound for Love & Protection, at GoodVibrationsMusicCo.com. June 2019


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Promote Healthy Brain Activity with Acupuncture


o you suffer from memory loss, have a hard time concentrating, lose focus easily, or just feel like your brain is in a fog? Have you noticed that along with the brain function impairment, you have accompanying symptoms of anxiety or depression? Did you know that Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture may be able to help all of these issues? Your brain is the beginning and end to everything you do and feel. The brain contains different lobes all in charge of different areas of the body or different senses such as sight, smell, etc. The brain sends signals throughout the body to make you move, act, or respond a certain way. What happens if these signals are getting blocked? What happens if these signals are not sent out properly or they are weak? What happens if there are parts of the brain that are injured? This is where you will notice issues in anything that section of the brain is in control of. How does acupuncture help? The goal of acupuncture is to make sure there’s harmony within the body, organs and organ systems are in balance, and energy and body fluid

are flowing evenly and properly. All the organs have a relation to the brain, but there are three main organs pertaining to the brain. These organs are the heart, liver, and kidneys. In Chinese Medicine, the heart is known to “house the mind”, the brain is also considered the “sea of marrow” which is derived from the essence of the kidneys, and symptoms of poor liver functions show up in the brain as cognitive impairment or fogginess. Sometimes brain issues do not actually originate in the brain, but are originating in another organ that’s related to the brain. It is your acupuncturist’s job to figure out which organ or organs are affecting the brain and its ability to function properly. It is important to know that acupuncture cannot cure you of serious diseases. If you have been diagnosed by your western physician with an incurable prognosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, acupuncture will not be able to completely heal you. However, if you have been put on a certain medication for your illness, acupuncture has the ability to help with the side effects. Certain medications for Al-

Qi Revolution Coming to Kissimmee


i Revolution’s annual national gathering will take place June 22 to 24 at the Kissimmee Heritage Park Center, in Kissimmee, Florida. Led by national touring Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack, attendees will experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of qigong in a strong group energy field—including simultaneously inhaling while holding the same healing prayer—with sound, light and qi graphics all used to enhance the benefits that include improved circulation and endocrine imbalances. 20

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“People with injuries often experience pain relief doing qigong in the first morning practices,” says Primack. A highlight will be a Global Healing Circle using his 9-Breath Method, his signature breathing technique, while attendees hold hands and do it many times. “The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands,” he says. Along with suggesting kiwi to help reverse asthma, “I teach that eating red foods (high in carotenoids) is the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration,” says Primack. Smoothies and sweet red pepper are served to all attendees. Cost: $199 for all three days. U.S. veterans are admitted free. Massage therapists can earn 24 CE hours. For more information and to obtain tickets, call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com.


zheimer’s or dementia have the side effects of dizziness, nausea, constipation, etc. The medications, while they are important for the illness being treated, also disrupt the balance within the body. The acupuncturist will work to restore that balance and reduce the side effects of the medications. It’s important to attack an ailment at the first sign that something is wrong. If you notice your brain becoming foggy or notice you’re starting to forget certain things, call an acupuncturist right away. The sooner you and the acupuncturist can address the problem, the better the chance of the problem being fixed. Call Meng’s Acupuncture Medical Center today to to schedule a FREE consultation and learn more about how to keep your brain and body healthy! (561) 656-0717.

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Music at St. Paul’s presents the PEN Trio St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 188 S. Swinton Avenue * Delray Beach, FL 33444 561-278-6003 * www.music.stpaulsdelray.org Contact: Dr. Paul Cienniwa, drpaul@stpaulsdelray.org Sunday, June 16, 2019, 3pm (pre-concert lecture with Dr. Paul Cienniwa at 2:30pm) $20 suggested donation / 18 and under FREE St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible


n Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3pm, Music at St. Paul’s concludes its 31st season with a concert performed by the PEN Trio woodwind ensemble. Featuring Nora Lewis, oboe, Phillip O. Paglialonga, clarinet, and Eric Van der Veer Varner, bassoon, the program promises to bring the best of the orchestral woodwinds to a new chamber music experience. Along with a work by French composer Noël Gallon, this exciting program features new music by young American composers Daniel Perttu (Pennsylvania), Jaren Hinkley (Utah), and Jenni Brandon (California). At 2:30pm, Dr. Paul Cienniwa will give a pre-concert lecture. Tickets for the concert are $20 (18 and under are FREE) and are only available at the door on the day of the concert. For more information on this event and Music at St. Paul’s 31st Season, visit music.stpaulsdelray.org. St. Paul’s is handicapped accessible. About the performers… The PEN Trio bridges performance and scholarship to explore and expand the repertoire for the traditional trio d’anches. The ensemble regularly tours throughout North America and abroad and has become known for the quality and energy of their performances. The PEN Trio has visited dozens of universities and has performed at numerous academic conferences, chamber music series, and private functions. Recent highlights include performances in China, Hong Kong, Panama, and Trinidad, as well as appearances at the annual conferences of the International Double Reed Society, ClarinetFest, College Music Society, with flutist Francesca Arnone at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, as well as radio broadcasts on Michigan and Alabama Public Radio, as well as national radio stations in Cuba (CBMF) and Guatemala (TGW). The members of the PEN Trio are passionate about performance, education and scholarship, and the group is dedicated to expanding the scope of the traditional trio d’anches as well as to bring the intimate yet intense sound of this unique instrumentation to a wider audience. The term trio d’anches was coined by bassoonist Fernand Oubradous in 1927 to describe the now legendary Trio d’Anches de Paris. This celebrated group featured the three reed instruments commonly found in the orchestra: oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Popular mythology asserts that the group came together to explore a more perfect blend of timbres known as “une parfaite homogénéité,” that is not available to the standard woodwind quintet instrumentation, which includes the distinct and varied timbres of flute and horn. The PEN Trio was formed, in many ways, to continue the work that the Trio d’Anches de Paris began nearly one hundred years ago. Since 2010 the PEN Trio has premiered works by William Bradbury, Jenni Brandon, Allen Cohen, Jon Grier, M. Shawn Hundley, Peter James Learn, Wendy Wan-Ki Lee, and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, and has promoted these works in concert around the world. In 2013, the PEN Trio partnered with Trevor Cramer and TrevCo-Publishing to create the PEN Trio Collection. This collection includes new works as well as new editions of existing works to make the trio d’anches more accessible to musicians around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.music.stpaulsdelray.org June 2019


Imbibe Less to Lower Blood Pressure Even moderate alcohol consumption—seven to 13 drinks a week—increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a new analysis of the health records of 17,000 U.S. adults. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found that the average blood pressure among nondrinkers was about 109/67, among moderate drinkers 128/79 and among heavy drinkers 153/82, based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the years 1988 to 1994. The higher readings could be the result of alcohol’s affect on the brain and liver, or because it raises caloric intake, partly by increasing appetite, say the researchers. 22

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Eat Med Diet to Boost Performance What we consume can boost our body even in the short term, a new study from St. Louis University shows. After eating the Mediterranean diet for just four days, athletes ran faster than after eating a Western diet. In the study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, seven women and four men ate one of two diets for four days: the Mediterranean, with its emphasis on whole fruits and vegetables, nuts, olive oil and whole grains, or the Western, high in trans and saturated fats, dairy, refined sugars, refined and highly processed vegetable oils, sodium and processed foods. After a nine-to-16-day break, they followed the other diet. The athletes exercised on a treadmill for five kilometers after each diet and were found to have run 6 percent faster after following the Mediterranean diet, despite similar heart rates and perceived levels of exertion.

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Regardless of the type of protein consumed, lowcarb diets significantly increase the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study presented at the latest annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology. Analyzing the records of almost 14,000 people over a 20-year period, researchers found that diets such as Atkins, ketogenic and paleo, which emphasize protein instead of fruits, vegetables and grains, boosted the risk of AFib by 18 percent compared to diets with moderate carb intake. Researchers theorize that consuming less produce and fewer grains may aggravate inflammation, while eating high amounts of protein and fat may increase oxidative stress. Both conditions are linked to AFib, in which the heart beats irregularly, potentially causing palpitations, dizziness and fatigue. It’s also linked to a five-fold increase in strokes.

For those that don’t move vigorously throughout the day—whether stuck behind a desk or lying on a couch in front of a screen—there’s good news in a recent American Cancer Society study: Replacing just 30 minutes a day of stationary time with such moderate physical activities as brisk walking and dancing reduces the risk of dying over 14 years by a whopping 45 percent. Even light activities such as walking slowly, playing pool and doing housework like vacuuming for half an hour reduce mortality risk by 15 percent.


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Climate Change Discourages Childbearing

USA Today has reported that concerns about climate change are giving women pause about bearing children. The U.S. birthrate has been falling for years, and in 2017, it was 60.3 births per 1,000 women, the lowest fertility rate since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began keeping such records in 1909. Related causes such as women marrying later, worries about the economy and the difficulty of finding affordable child care have all been suggested. But prospective parents are also thinking about the increased frequency and intensity of storms and other natural disasters such as drought and wildfires. Further, geopolitical unrest and scarcity of water and other resources are convincing some to at least postpone their decision to increase the population. 24

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Earth’s Atmosphere Extends Past Moon

The scientific boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space is the Kármán line, 62 miles high. But a team of astronomers have published evidence in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics that the geocorona, a tenuous cloud of neutral hydrogen in the outermost region of the Earth’s atmosphere that glows in far-ultraviolet light, extends much farther than the moon. The discovery means that telescopes positioned in the geocorona will need to have some of their settings adjusted for deep-space observations.

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Printer Produces Plant-Based Substitute

Researcher Giuseppe Scionti, owner of Nova Meat, in Barcelona, Spain, has developed a synthetic meat substitute using vegetable proteins that imitate protein complexes found in real meat. Produced using a 3-D printer, it can mimic the texture of beef or chicken. The specialist in biomedicine and tissue engineering has been working for 10 years on bioprinting different synthetic tissues such as artificial corneas, skin and ears.

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Internet users can help fight global deforestation even while surfing. German online search engine Ecosia, now used in 183 countries, diverts its advertising revenue from clickthroughs to planting trees worldwide to the tune of more than 52 million since 2009. With each search, the company says, it removes around two-and-a-half pounds of carbon dioxide from the air. Christian Kroll, Ecosia’s founder, wrote, “Climate change is a very real threat, and if we’re to stop the world heating above the 1.5 degrees warned about in the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report, we need to plant trees at scale.” Kroll suggests that if Ecosia were to get as big as Google, they could absorb 15 percent of all global carbon dioxide emissions. Users can find it at Ecosia.org.


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Clean Water Solution in the Pipeline

With the world facing a future of climate change and water scarcity, finding an environmental way to cleanse drinking water is paramount. Researchers in China contend they are working on a method to remove bacteria from water that’s both highly efficient and environmentally sound. By shining ultraviolet light onto a two-dimensional sheet of graphitic carbon nitride, the team’s prototype can purify two-and-a-half gallons of water in one hour, killing virtually all the harmful bacteria present. This technique of photocatalytic disinfection is an alternative to current eco-unfriendly water filtration systems such as chlorination or ozone disinfection.

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Countries Learn from Recycling Strategy

In Norway, up to 97 percent of the country’s plastic bottles are recycled, and other countries are taking note. The government’s environmental taxes reward companies that are eco-friendly. If a company recycles more than 95 percent of its plastic, then its tax is dropped. Customers pay a deposit on each bottled product they buy. To get back their money, they must return their used bottles to one of the 3,700 machines found in the country’s supermarkets and convenience stores. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that if current global trends continue, plastic trash in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050.

Revamping Recycling China Forces U.S. Cities to Change Specs

China, one of the world’s main importers of recyclable waste, is rejecting shipments that are more than 0.5 percent impure, so loads contaminated by a greasy pizza box, disposable coffee cups and the odd plastic bag could end up in the local landfill instead. Most single-use cups, for instance, are lined with a fine film of polyethylene, which makes the cups liquid-proof, but also difficult and expensive to reprocess. Most waste management facilities will treat the cups as trash. Since China banned impure plastics, many U.S. municipalities no longer accept plastics numbered 3 to 7, which can include yogurt cups, butter tubs and vegetable oil bottles. Another contamination culprit is food residue. Washing out food scraps from recyclables can be just as important as putting the appropriate item in the recycling bin.

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Banish Toxic Air in Plane Cabins

Flying safety is more than making it to our destination; it’s about the air we have to breathe while in the skies. Toxic fume events can occur when air, contaminated by engine exhaust, fuel fumes, de-icing fluids and/or ozone, enters the aircraft cabin through the jet engine intake. Exposure to even low levels of these contaminants can incapacitate passengers and crew, and long-term exposure could lead to debilitating health issues. In April, U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the Cabin Air Safety Act (H.R. 2208) to protect commercial airline passengers and crew from toxic cabin air. Follow its progress at GovTrack.US. The bill would require training on toxic fumes for all pilots, crew members and flight attendants; make sure the Federal Aviation Administration maintains a record of all reports of and conducts investigations into all toxic fume occurrences; and direct the airline industry to install detectors in the air supply system of planes to locate sources of contamination. Contact a congressional representative, listed on GovTrack. US, to support the bill.

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Endangered Frogs Keep Millions of Acres as Habitat

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the protected status of 1.8 million acres of critical California mountain habitat for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs and the mountain yellow-legged frogs, species that have declined by 90 percent, and Yosemite toads. In 2017, a year after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated the land as protected under the Endangered Species Act, the California Cattlemen’s Association challenged the decision. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden stated the group had failed to establish that any of its members suffered injury from the designation. June 2019


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Mold Matters Kill It Naturally

Heavy rains, leaky pipes and floods can lead to mold growth, which can create poor and even toxic indoor air quality. Irritating the eyes, skin, nose, throat and lungs of both mold-sensitive and non-allergic people, mold can also cause immediate or delayed respiratory symptoms; some can be extremely severe in individuals prone to asthma. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that people with a weakened immune system are at higher risk of health effects from mold, which can also instigate a chronic cough. Toxic reactions can include pulmonary hemorrhaging in infants and memory loss in young children. A roof leak, burst pipe or malfunctioning water heater can all set the stage for mold to take root, sometimes hidden behind walls and cabinetry. Even in homes that haven’t been damaged by excessive water, mold can be found wherever humidity levels are high, including basements, garages and showers. Proper ventilation and repair of leaky fixtures can help keep mold growth at bay. According to the CDC, mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with soap and water. Natural antimicrobials such as plain white vinegar and baking soda are also powerful cleansers; tea tree oil is a natural, antibacterial and antiseptic fungicide that can kill black mold on impermeable surfaces. Remediation of extensive mold growth on drywall and other permeable building materials is best left to professionals to arrest its spread and prevent toxic spores from becoming airborne. There are many companies that use eco-friendly “green� methods and materials. If choosing to go the DIY route, sequester the area to be worked on and use specialized HEPA filters and a respirator to avoid inhaling spores. Use protective goggles and gloves throughout the entire process. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests that surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals that have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods and interpreting results.


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by Chris Bruno

have worked in the corporate world, served as a missionary in the Middle East during 9/11 and the Iraq War, been assaulted with a knife, launched a small business and a nonprofit and suffered deep loss at the early deaths of dear friends, but nothing has terrified or paralyzed me more than fathering my own son. It has demanded me to first face my own father-story with an intensity and intentionality I would rather flee than engage. My parents more than adequately provided for my physical needs. I had friends, lived in the suburbs and even had a horse. From the outside looking in, I had nothing to complain about. Any time the haunting ache of father-hunger emerged from my soul, I quickly squelched it, telling myself to simply move on. It is the story of most men in my generation. I continued to live as if all was well until I married and had a son of my own. I was now a father, and the weight of this title sent my soul into a tailspin. What is father? Who am I as father? What does it mean to father? And finally, with the force of a left upper jab to the jaw: How was I fathered? I realized that to father him, I, myself, still needed to be fathered.

In my conversations with men about their father-stories, the most frequent sentence I hear is, “My dad did okay. He did the best he could.” But no child wants an “okay” dad. Every child longs for a dad to know, see, pursue, hope, envision, create and bless. Franciscan friar and author Richard Rohr states, “If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it in some form.” Untransformed pain from our father, whether from his absence, vacancy or violence, will inevitably be transmitted to our children. I can only take my son as far as I myself have gone. Our sons were born into an already existing story—our story—and for them to know who they are, we need to know who we are, in all of our glory and pain. From this place of freedom, we can usher our sons into a manhood we can come to know together.

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Brain-Savers Smart Strategies for Preventing Dementia


by Melinda Hemmelgarn

ith 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, there’s no shortage of advice on how to enhance, preserve and restore brain function. Judging from the assortment of brain training games and apps to the multitude of books promising ways to avoid or even reverse dementia, a growing number of aging Americans want to know the best strategies for preventing and treating cognitive decline and memory loss.

Prevention: A ‘No-Brainer’ As with any disease, prevention throughout the life cycle is key, but especially important for Alzheimer’s—the leading cause of dementia worldwide. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the illness is con28

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sidered a slowly progressive brain disease that begins well before symptoms emerge. Despite predictions that the number of afflicted Americans will reach nearly 14 million by 2050, there are no drug cures. David Perlmutter, M.D., a board-certified neurologist based in Naples, Florida, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, summarizes a recent study evaluating the effectiveness of currently available Alzheimer’s medications. “Not only were Alzheimer’s patients who were taking these drugs not gaining any benefit, but their rate of cognitive decline was worsened when they were on the Alzheimer’s medications,” thus making lifestyle risk reduction even more critical. Dale Bredesen, M.D., a professor in


Food as Medicine Martha Clare Morris, Sc.D., a nutritional epidemiologist at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, and author of Diet for the MIND: The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline, says, “Given that Alzheimer’s disease is known as an oxidative-inflammatory disease, there has to be a dietary influence.”


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the UCLA Department of Neurology and author of The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, has studied the disease’s neurobiology for decades. He believes drug therapies have failed because scientists neglected to focus on why individuals develop the disease in the first place. He emphasizes, “Alzheimer’s is not a single disease,” even if the symptoms appear to be the same. Bredesen says it’s the result of the brain trying to protect itself from multiple metabolic and toxic threats. Bredesen developed the ReCODE (reversal of cognitive decline) protocol, an ambitious, comprehensive and personalized therapeutic program that includes genetic, cognitive and blood testing, plus supplements and lifestyle improvements, including stress reduction, improved sleep, diet and exercise. With the goal of identifying and treating the individual’s pathway to disease, ReCODE addresses fixing five key areas he believes form the underlying origins and progression of Alzheimer’s disease: insulin resistance; inflammation/ infections; hormone, nutrient and nerve growth factors; toxins; and dysfunctional nerve synapses. The Lancet International Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care also advocates multiple points of action. By addressing nine “potentially modifiable risk factors” throughout the lifespan, the commission says, “More than one-third of global dementia cases may be preventable.” These factors include maximizing education in early life; controlling hypertension, obesity and hearing loss in mid-life; and in later life, managing depression and diabetes, increasing physical activity and social contact, and not smoking.


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From two decades of research involving more than 10,000 people, Morris developed the MIND diet, which stands for “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay”. It’s a hybrid of the Mediterranean and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diets, modified to include specific components from each that offer the most protection against dementia. Morris identifies 10 brain-healthy dietary components: leafy greens, vegetables, berries, whole grains, nuts, seafood, poultry, beans and legumes, olive oil, and one glass of wine per day; plus five unhealthy components to limit: sweets and pastries, red meats, fried and fast foods, whole-fat cheese and butter or margarine containing trans fat. Morris found those individuals that most closely followed the dietary recommendations lowered their risk for Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 53 percent, while those following the diet moderately well showed a reduction of about 35 percent. Morris acknowledges a number of common aging-related, yet treatable, conditions that can cause “dementia-like symptoms,” including low thyroid hormones and vitamin B12 deficiency. She also identifies specific brain-protective compounds including vitamins E, B12, folate

and niacin, plus lutein, omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene and flavonoids found in colorful fruits and vegetables, tea and nuts. She is currently testing the MIND diet, plus a mild calorie restriction on 600 individuals 65 to 84 years old living in Boston and Chicago; results are expected in 2021. The Alzheimer’s Association is also recruiting individuals for a new lifestyle intervention study. Aarti Batavia, a registered dietitian based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a certified practitioner of functional medicine trained in the ReCODE protocol, says, “Diets that are good for the heart are good for the brain.” But she also warns that many common medications such as statins, antihistamines, some antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors (that reduce stomach acid, which is required for absorbing vitamin B12) can increase the risk for dementia.

Smart Steps

As we continue to discover how genetics, environment and lifestyle factors intersect, take the following smart steps to promote longevity and vibrant brain health:


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n The Alzheimer’s Association diet study: Tinyurl.com/AlzheimerAssociationDiet n Beyond Pesticides: BeyondPesticides.org n Blue Zones: BlueZones.com n Brain Health Education and Research Institute: BrainHealthEducation.org n ConsumerLab.com: assesses effectiveness and safety of supplements conducive to brain health. n Glycemic index and load: Tinyurl.com/GlycemicIndexAndLoad n Integrative Environmental Medicine, edited by Aly Cohen, M.D., and Frederick vom Saal, Ph.D. n Food Sleuth Radio interviews: Tinyurl.com/Food-Sleuth-Radio Aarti Batavia: to be posted on Food Sleuth site this month Brenda Davis: Tinyurl.com/BrendaDavisInterview, Tinyurl.com/BrendaDavisOnFoodSleuth Brenda Davy: Tinyurl.com/BrendaDavyInterview Teresa Martin: Tinyurl.com/TeresaMartinInterview, Tinyurl.com/TeresaMartinAudio Martha Clare Morris: Tinyurl.com/MarthaClareMorrisInterview David Perlmutter: to be posted on Food Sleuth site this month Dorothy Sears: Tinyurl.com/DorothySearsInterview

About Wheat and Other Grains When considering whether to restrict or include grain in one’s diet, consider the following: n Individuals with celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity should avoid wheat and other gluten-containing grains such as barley and rye. n According to nutritional epidemiologist Martha Clare Morris, diets rich in high-fiber whole grains, including wheat, decrease inflammation and oxidative stress, and improve cognition. She says, “Diets higher in fiber are linked to lower rates of diabetes and heart disease,” both of which increase risk of dementia. n Author Brenda Davis’ “grain hierarchy” promotes whole, intact grains as key in controlling blood sugar. n Whole grains are high in vitamins E and B, which protect against cognitive decline. n Dr. David Perlmutter, who supports high-fiber diets, but advocates avoiding gluten, warns against shopping in the gluten-free aisle. Foods there might not have gluten, he says, but they’re going to “powerfully raise your blood sugar.” n Choose organic grains to avoid exposure to pesticide residues. June 2019


the risk for dementia. Brenda Davis, a registered dietitian in Vancouver, British Columbia, and author of The Kick Diabetes Cookbook: An Action Plan and Recipes for Defeating Diabetes, advises reducing the glycemic load of the diet by limiting refined carbohydrates and sugars, and eating a high-fiber, plant-based diet. Dorothy Sears, Ph.D., a member of the executive committee of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego, says it’s not just what we eat that matters, but when. She discovered multiple metabolic benefits, including reduced blood sugar, with prolonged nightly fasting—13 hours between the last meal at night and the first meal in the morning. Brenda Davy, Ph.D., a registered dietitian and researcher at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, says hydration can influence blood sugar, weight and cognition, especially among middle-aged and older populations. She recommends drinking two cups of water prior to meals to moderate food intake.


Focus on ‘good’ fats: Olive oil,

nuts, avocados, and omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty, cold-water fish protect both the heart and brain. Michael Lewis, M.D., based in Potomac, Maryland, recommends an “omega-3 protocol” to help his patients recover from traumatic brain injury, which can increase risk for dementia.


Spice up your diet: Batavia recom-

mends cooking with brain-protecting herbs and spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, thyme and rosemary, which can help reduce inflammation and risk for dementia.


Mind your gut: Western medicine

has historically separated the brain from the rest of the body. But research on the “gut-brain axis” shows there’s communication between our gut microbes and brain, plus direct links to neurodevelopmental disorders and dementia. “What goes on in the gut influences every manner of activity within the brain: the health of the brain, the functionality of the brain, the brain’s resistance to disease process and even mood,” says Perlmutter. Both Perlmutter and Teresa Martin, a registered dietitian in Bend, Oregon, emphasize the importance of high-fiber plant foods that gut microbes need to produce beneficial, short-chain fatty acids to protect against inflammation, insulin resistance and “leaky gut”.


Prioritize sleep: All brain (and gut)

and increase the production of a hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is responsible for stimulating neuron growth and protecting against cognitive decline.


Avoid environmental toxins:

Exposure to pesticides, pollutants and heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic can increase the risk of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Choosing organic food both reduces exposure to toxins and protects water quality and farmworker health. Virginia Rauh, Ph.D., deputy director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, in New York City, spoke at the National Pesticide Forum in Manhattan in April. She explains that of the 5,000 new chemicals introduced each year, “at least 25 percent are neurotoxic,” and even very low-level exposure can harm children’s neurodevelopment.


experts recommend adequate sleep— seven to eight hours each night—to restore body and mind.


Exercise: Both Morris and Perlmutter

recommend aerobic activities in particular, like walking, swimming and cycling, to improve blood circulation to the brain

Socialize: In studies of “Blue Zone”

populations that enjoy longevity with low rates of dementia, social engagement appears to be the secret sauce for quality of life.

Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “Food Sleuth”, is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.

Protecting and Nourishing Gut Microbiota

n Strive to eat a wide variety of plant species and at least 30 grams of fiber every day (some cooked and some raw). n Limit “microbial assassins”, including refined carbohydrates and added sugar (no more than 25 grams or six teaspoons of added sugar per day); sugar substitutes; food additives such as polysorbate-80 and carboxymethylcellulose; smoking and vaping; chronic stress; antimicrobial soaps and sanitizers; antibiotics; proton pump inhibitors; high-fat diets; and processed meats. n Move every day for at least 30 minutes; don’t sit for more than 30 minutes and get outside. n Relax with yoga, meditation or mindfulness. n Sleep seven to eight hours each night. 30

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uring nearly two decades with CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has covered wars, natural disasters and the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Along the way, the Westerntrained, practicing neurosurgeon has explored myriad health topics, including the science of alternative medicine and the benefits of medical cannabis, the subject of his CNN docuseries, Weed. He’s written three books: Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today, Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds and a novel-turned-TV series, Monday Mornings. CNN’s chief medical correspondent recently found himself in Japan, soaking in a scalding bath—a form of stress relief practiced there—along with owl cafés and forest bathing. The visit was part of a sixcountry, immersive journey in some of the happiest and healthiest places on Earth— including India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey—to explore ancient traditions and modern practices that lead to a healthy and meaningful life. The result: Chasing Life, a new docuseries that aired in April and May, is now available on demand via cable/satellite systems, the CNNgo streaming platform and CNN mobile apps.


What inspired your interest in exploring holistic and alternative healing?

On a very basic level, a lot of people are surprised to hear that U.S. life expectancy has dropped three years in a row and the cost of health care is more than $3.5 trillion a year. Yet there are places around the world where people are living happier, healthier lives for a lot less, and longer. They must be doing something that’s beneficial, and we wanted to find out what that might be: What do places around the world have to teach us?

To what do you attribute the reemergence of traditional Indian healing practices?

Ayurvedic medicine is widely practiced in India among the healthiest people in that part of the world. It’s stood the test of time, so it’s worth exploring. In the U.S., we have an amazing medical system for people who are sick, but they aren’t doing as well as expected [which is why] there’s an open-mindedness that’s happening about one of the oldest medical traditions.

What role might ancient traditions play in reshaping 21st-century health care?

If you look at chronic disease in the U.S.,

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one could make the argument that 70 to 80 percent of it is entirely preventable—most of it related to our food. When you look at the Ayurvedic diet, how does a culture come up with a way of eating going back thousands of years? In the U.S., most of our diet is based on palate. With Ayurveda, it is more about the function of food: Every morsel must have some function. The type of food, the timing and the temperature at which it is cooked is also important. If we really are a little more thoughtful about how we view the calories we’re consuming, it can make a big difference in our health. When we say food is our medicine, what does that really mean? In India, they’re showing us what it means. It’s not that taste is sacrificed; it’s just that Ayurveda was driven by function and palate came after.

What was the most surprising discovery you made on this journey?

There were a lot of surprises along the way. If you look at the U.S. and life expectancy, there are a lot of countries that are pretty similar in terms of economics, labor force and other things. But what is happening in the U.S. is pretty unique in a lot of ways. In the U.S., this notion of rugged individualism is a marker for success. We’ve seen high rates of social isolation and loneliness—and the toxicity of that. Italy is one of the healthiest places in the world, and a lot of that has to do with social fabric. That this social cohesion could be so protective, even without paying attention to things like diet and exercise—I think the power of that surprised me.

What is an important takeaway for you from this experience?

There is a long-held belief that wealth will buy health. In Bolivia, there is an indigenous tribe that has virtually no evidence of heart disease and they don’t even have a healthcare system. We shouldn’t automatically equate health to wealth. There are a lot of things we can do in our lives that can help—right now. Jan Hollingsworth is the national editor for Natural Awakenings. June 2019


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he prostate is about the size of a walnut, yet this tiny gland can be the source of major problems for many men. Most potential health risks are preventable and treatable with proper diet, lifestyle changes—and a new array of natural approaches. Holistic and integrative practitioners are looking beyond traditional supplements like saw palmetto, lycopene, pygeum and green tea extract to treat common conditions such as enlargement of the prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which can develop as men grow older. Rob Raponi, a naturopathic doctor in Vaughan, Ontario, sees men struggling with nocturia, an effect of BPH that wakes them during the night with the urge to urinate. “It interrupts your sleep, which accumulates and starts to interrupt your day,” says Raponi, who uses zinc-rich ground flax and pumpkin seeds to ease BPH urinary symptoms and inflammation. He’s also achieving positive results by utilizing combinations of rye grass pollen extract. He says, “It seems to work wonders.”

Confronting Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, 34

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about one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the second-leading cause of male deaths in U.S. However, it’s also one of the most preventable cancers. “The key is to make our body inhospitable to mutating cells which could form cancer that ultimately threatens your life,” says Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. Part of the answer may lie in the human gut, which makes diet central to addressing prostate issues. According to a recent review of research published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, the microbiome—a community of microbes that supports digestion and the immune system—may influence prostate inflammation and the development of prostate cancer. “The microbiome’s ability to affect systemic hormone levels may also be important, particularly in a disease such as prostate cancer that is dually affected by estrogen and androgen levels,” it concludes.

The Nutritional Factor

“A plant-centered diet with low-glycemicload foods feeds your microbiome, which is at its healthiest and will thrive when it’s


fed healthy soluble fibers provided exclusively from the plant world,” says Cohen, the author of Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six. Antioxidants and plant nutrients counterbalance oxidative stress and damage, adds Cohen. “Cruciferous and bracken vegetables— raw kale, broccoli, Swiss chard, dark leafy greens and soy—invigorate the prostate. Also, a couple of Brazil nuts per day give a healthy dose of selenium to decrease risk factors.” Jim Occhiogrosso, a Fort Myers, Floridabased natural health practitioner and author of Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life, notes that most incidences of prostate cancer are slow growing and not aggressive. “One of my first clients was in his early 80s, was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and treated it with only herbs. Fifteen years later, in his mid-90s, he still has prostate cancer. He’s still doing fine and getting around, albeit slowly.” Occhiogrosso says he uses herbal mixtures of saw palmetto, “which is a good supplement for beefing up the immune system—also solar berry, mushroom extracts, vitamin C and fullfraction vitamin E.” Mark Stengler, a naturopathic doctor and co-author of Outside The Box Cancer Therapies: Alternative Therapies That Treat and Prevent Cancer, recommends a blend of five grams of modified citrus pectin, 200 milligrams of reishi mushroom and 1,000 milligrams of green tea extract taken two to three times per day, plus vitamin D. The five-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate cancer is about 98 percent, and it’s been rising for the last few years. Early diagnosis is critical, says Raponi. “If you stop prostate cancer when it’s still in stage one or early on, the five-year survival rate is 100 percent, but if it’s later on, it starts to drop into the 70s.” The same measures employed to prevent prostate issues—whole foods, natural herbs and regular exercise—should still be pursued, but more aggressively if cancer should develop. “The intensity becomes more salient after diagnosis,” says Cohen, “but we don’t need a diagnosis to up our game with healthy living.” Melanie Laporte is a licensed massage therapist and health writer based in Austin, Texas. June 2019


Mushrooms are pretty spectacular. All edible species benefit the immune system and together, support just about every system in the human body.

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handful of mushrooms a day just might keep the doctor at bay, according to a mounting body of research providing powerful evidence of the fungal kingdom’s abilities to promote health and fight disease. “Mushrooms are pretty spectacular. All edible species benefit the immune system and together, support just about every system in the human body,” says Stepfanie Romine, an Asheville, North Carolina, health coach and author of Cooking With Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and Promote Whole Body Health. When Robert Beelman started doing nutritional research on mushrooms 20 years ago, they were touted for what they didn’t have: fat, calories, sugar, gluten and cholesterol. “Today, we can talk about all the good things they contain: fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important micronutrients,” says the director of the Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health at Penn State University. Beelman’s research has focused on several micronutrients that are bountiful in mushrooms, including the amino acid ergothioneine, an antioxidant not found in significant amounts in any other plantbased food source. Ergothioneine levels decrease with age, and larger drops are associated with cognitive impairment, he says. Several large epidemiological studies in Japan and Singapore have significantly correlated higher mushroom consumption with decreased rates of dementia. Countries where residents eat larger amounts of mushrooms also enjoy a higher average life expectancy, even after controlling for other variables, says Beelman. 36

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Cordyceps and reishi mushrooms are also adaptogens—botanicals used for centuries in Asian medicine to help the body adapt to stresses, regulate bodily functions and support the immune and adrenal systems, according to Romine. Turkey tail is one such medicinal mushroom, a longtime treatment for cancer and other diseases in Asia. The tree-based fungus contains polysaccharide-K (PSK), that is believed to inhibit cancer cell growth and repair immune cell damage after chemotherapy. “Medicinal mushrooms have been approved adjuncts to standard cancer treatments in Japan and China for more than 30 years and have an extensive clinical history of safe use”, either alone or combined with radiation or chemotherapy, according to a literature review published by the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute. Oyster mushrooms, another fungal superstar, contain cholesterol-lowering lovastatin, plentiful B vitamins and up to 30 percent protein, according to Paul Stamets, one of the world’s leading mushroom authorities. Oysters are also the most easily digestible mushroom, according to mycologist and herbalist Christopher Hobbs, author of Medicinal Mushrooms: An Exploration of Tradition, Healing & Culture. Hobbs’ 2017 article in HerbalGram, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Botanical Council, cites 122 different studies supporting the safety and efficacy of medicinal mushrooms such as oysters.

More Than a Pizza Topping There are myriad creative ways to incorporate mushrooms into a diet, says Romine, who recommends aiming for a half-cup daily cooked serving. “Mushrooms are nature’s sponges, and will take on the flavor of any sauce, so start simply and add sauces sparingly.” She suggests sautéing mushrooms with a neutral oil, then adding wine or sherry and finishing with fresh herbs. Cooking with wine can help unlock the beneficial compounds the fungi contain, says Romine. Fresh or dried culinary mushrooms like oysters, shiitakes or maitakes can also be great additions to morning meals like savory oatmeal or tofu scrambles. Powdered mushroom extracts, available online or in health stores, are an easy way to infuse meals with fungi’s beneficial properties. They mix well into everything from raw desserts and baked goods to teas and smoothies. Whole mushrooms that are tough, like reishi and chaga,

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Lion’s mane is one variety known to protect cognitive health; it stimulates nerve growth factor, a protein that promotes healthy brain cells. “Lion’s mane is a cognitive enhancer, and it helps creativity, motivation and memory, as well as brain function,” Romine says.

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can be boiled to extract the healthful elements and consumed as a tea or used for soup broth. Romine says raw mushrooms are not as flavorful, digestible or nutritional as cooked. While a mushroom-rich diet can help protect and promote health, Romine cautions that they are not a cure-all or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. To address specific health concerns, she recommends working with a dietician or clinical herbalist to develop appropriate and effective ways to incorporate mushrooms into a health regimen. April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Contact her at AprilWrites.com.


Creamy Old Bay King Oyster ‘Scallops’

hen marinated in classic Old Bay Seasoning and sliced into hearty rounds, king oyster mushrooms are a pretty convincing stand-in for scallops—especially once they’ve been seared and braised. Corn furnishes a bit more heft, while artichokes lend their lightness and detoxifying properties. Yields: 4 servings

For the marinade

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1 tsp kelp seasoning blend 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning 2 Tbsp safflower oil or melted butter 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar ⅛ tsp pepper

For the “scallops”

Know Your Fungi Many beneficial mushrooms are available in the wild, and some exclusively so. Foraging for them can be rewarding, but proceed with caution; some edible mushrooms may have deadly lookalikes, so only forage with the help of a trained expert. Health food stores and online vendors are good sources of mushroom powders or extracts, which have a long shelf life. Look for a manufacturer of 100 percent organic mushroom extracts and supplements. Many farmers’ markets also carry specialty mushrooms like king oysters, lion’s mane or others not easily found in grocery stores. Not all mushrooms are created equal. Button mushrooms and others in the Agaricus family are lowest in micronutrients like ergothioneine, with porcinis in the Boletus family yielding the highest, according to Robert Beelman, director of the Center for Plant and Mushroom Foods for Health at Penn State University. Don’t expect magic from mushrooms, cautions author Stepfanie Romine; like most lifestyle changes or holistic treatments, it can take some months to yield results.

2 (6-oz) packages king oyster mushrooms, sliced into ¾-inch rounds 1 Tbsp safflower oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup artichoke hearts 1 cup corn kernels (optional) ½ cup dry white wine 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp heavy or cashew cream 1 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley for garnish or prepared mashed potatoes or grits for serving Mix all marinade ingredients together in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Add the mushrooms, toss to combine and marinate for at least two hours. Remove the mushrooms and reserve the remaining marinade. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil, then sear the mushrooms on both sides, about two minutes per side, then add the remaining marinade, garlic, artichoke hearts and corn (if using it). Deglaze the pan with the wine, scraping

the bottom to loosen any brown bits. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the artichokes and corn are heated throughout. Editor’s note: To make an organic substitute for Old Bay Seasoning: 1 Tbsp paprika 1 Tbsp ground bay leaves ½ Tbsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper ½ tsp red pepper flakes ½ tsp white pepper ½ tsp allspice Recipe used with permission from Cooking With Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and Promote Whole Body Health, by Stepfanie Romine.

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hen it comes to chiseling muscles, recovering from injury or reducing stress, men are finding that hitting the pool might even surpass hitting the gym. “Water aerobics is a great form of exercise for men looking to sculpt their bodies, because water offers multidirectional drag resistance that assists in developing muscle balance within the body,” says Denver aquatic fitness trainer Sean Sullivan. Pool workouts offer men and women of all ages and condition a low-impact, energizing way to get fit and burn calories. From specialized classes for patients with Parkinson’s disease to relief from the pain of arthritis and fibromyalgia, water aerobics harbors benefits for everyone. The Mayo Clinic adds improved cardiovascular health to the reasons why more men are joining classes that were previously considered to be a women’s domain. A recent meta-analysis of 14 studies published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that aquatic exercise can significantly lower blood pressure. Another


study published in the Asian Journal of Sports Medicine reached a similar conclusion when men that underwent 55 minutes of aquatic exercise three times a week exhibited marked reductions in hypertension.

Go Vertical for Stronger Muscles Water aerobics classes, which don’t involve swimming, are conducted in waist-high water. These vertical workouts provide 75 percent more resistance than land-based exercise. “When you perform a bicep curl in the water with no equipment, not only do you exercise the bicep muscle on the way up, but because of drag resistance, you’re also exercising your triceps muscle on the way down, for a balanced workout,” says Sullivan. Exercise physiologist Clinton Maclin, of the Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center, in Georgia, concurs. “Aqua aerobics helps all muscle groups benefit from increased endurance, resistance and range of motion.” For optimum fitness, Maclin recommends getting wet for a minimum of two-and-a-half


hours per week to stay in condition. The heart is also a muscle that benefits greatly from aquatic fitness. “Hydrostatic pressure is a property of water that aids in blood flow return to the heart, which may lead to a reduction in heart rate,” says Sullivan. “It’s a physiological benefit from simply immersing oneself in water.”

Less Pain, More Flexibility A number of recent studies have shown that aquatic exercise can ease pain in conditions such as fibromyalgia and also improve flexibility in joints. It’s recommended by both the Osteoarthritis Research Society International and by the American College of Rheumatology. In the water, older individuals can exercise without the risk of falling. “The water creates buoyancy, making it less likely to make sudden movements. The low impact of the water allows longer participation time, mobility and stability,” says Maclin. “Seniors can participate in higher-intensity movements and perform more activities, even while injured.”

Aqua aerobics helps improve balance and is also a boon to soft tissue. “Warm water provides a tremendous benefit to tendons and ligaments, adding mobility, flexibility and well-being,” notes instructor and fitness trainer Márcia Wilken, in Shawano, Wisconsin. “Seniors can benefit most from water exercise at least twice a week. It can also improve cognitive thinking and helps to promote a better sleep pattern.”

Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis Aquatic therapy in warm water helps to facilitate recovery after joint surgery and injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament tears in the knee. “Warm pools are a great environment for young athletes recovering from sports-related injuries. Hydrostatic pressure reduces swelling of the injured area, allowing for greater range of motion. Buoyancy reduces the load placed upon the injured area and reduces pain,” says Sullivan. “The properties of water allow injured athletes to begin the recovery

process sooner.” For individuals with Parkinson’s, the American Parkinson Disease Association recommends aquatic exercise for improved balance and pain reduction. In 2014, the European Journal of Experimental Biology published an eight-week Iranian study involving 60 men with multiple sclerosis that concluded it improved balance. Water resistance does a body good, but the experts suggest one-on-one attention for best results. “I strongly recommend finding an aquatic fitness and rehabilitation specialist, because not all exercises are beneficial for everyone,” says Sullivan. Wilken agrees. “A trainer can teach technique and different ways to move in the water, as well as proper breathing and good body alignment. It will double the benefits.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books on spirituality and clinical aromatherapy. She is also a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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he Congress for the New Urbanism, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy nonprofit, has some decisive views about what makes a walkable community: “complete streets” that are designed for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit. What it doesn’t have is cars—at least not those with tailpipes. City planners are increasingly designing green buildings without parking, and mandating—where it exists—that wiring for zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) is part of the plan. Oslo, Norway, for instance, has become known as the electric car capital of the world, yet it has also replaced considerable on-street parking with bike lanes and sidewalks. Its city center went mostly carfree this year, and according to Fast Company magazine, it’s a huge success: “Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people.” Until recently, a new apartment building without parking was unthinkable, but architects are now contemplating—and


building—just such new construction. A 13,000-square-foot, mixed-use development in Boston is being built with 16 rental units—and no onsite parking. Boston is a transit-friendly city and the complex is just a quarter mile from a Red Line subway stop. The city is a hub for what the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Institute, a project of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, calls “the creation of compact, walkable, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use communities centered around high-quality train systems.” Also proposed in the city is a fivestory, 56-unit apartment building that features a gym, media room, a rack for several dozen bicycles—but no parking. The structure is adjacent to the Red Line, and the plan aligns with efforts by the Boston Planning and Development Agency to reduce—to zero in some cases—the ratio of units to parking spaces. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has expressed concern that the residents of buildings without parking will simply add


to congestion on neighborhood streets, but a report by Atlantic Cities (now called CityLab) found that 45 percent of residents in five census tracts around one proposed car-free Boston building didn’t even own cars, so a possible “no cars” covenant could be part of a lease. According to the Smart Growth America report Empty Spaces, most TOD developments build reduced parking lots, yet even those turned out to be too big; on average, its study of five such developments shows they were 58 to 84 percent occupied.

Chelsea Sexton, a Los Angeles-based electric car advocate and advisor, backs the state law, with caveats. “Where there is parking included,” she says, “most buildings and public lots should be pre-wired for EV charging—while it is the most cost effective to do so and preserves the most flexibility for that property going forward.” It’s not just California. Atlanta passed a city ordinance in 2017 that will require all new residential homes and public parking areas ~Tom Saxton, Plug In America to accommodate EVs. Some 20 percent of the spaces have to be ready to be connected. In Washington state, 5 percent of parking spaces in new construction Wiring for EVs: It’s the Law have to be wired for EVs. In Colorado, which has the goal of nearly a It can be expensive to retrofit buildings with wiring for electric million EVs on state roads by 2030, the cities of Denver, Fort Collins, cars, because “trenching” under existing Boulder and Aspen all require new one- and two-family residential pavement is usually required. A California Air Resources construction to be EV-ready. There are also EV-friendly laws in New Board report in 2015 put these costs per building at between York City, Hawaii, Oregon and Montgomery County, Maryland. $3,750 and $6,975, and that’s just for the wiring. Costs are Tom Saxton, the chief science officer of the Plug In America reduced 64 to 75 percent if the buildings are wired when advocacy group, based in Los Angeles, says, “It’s super-important to they’re built, according to an Energy Solutions/Pacific Gas prewire for EVs. New buildings will last for 50 to 100 years, and in and Electric report. that time, EVs will become a much bigger slice of our transportation California has become the leader in requiring EV prewiring in future than they are now.” new construction of multifamily dwellings and nonresidential developments. The state began requiring wiring for Level 2 (240-volt) Jim Motavalli, of Fairfield, CT, is an author and freelance journalist. EV charging in 2015. Connect at JimMotavalli.com.

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hen Denaye Barahona, of New York City, became a parent, she felt compelled to buy everything for her son. “We are inundated as a culture with so many products for our kids that it’s hard to differentiate what we need; it really wears us down,” she says. While working on her Ph.D. in child development, Barahona discovered—both in research and personal experience—that kids actually thrive with less stuff. And so she began her journey toward minimalism by purging toys and clothes, eventually founding SimpleFamilies.com. Cary Fortin and Kyle Quilici, of San Francisco, believe time is better spent experiencing life with people than managing, organizing, cleaning and buying things. Their book New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living is a call to adopt a more mindful life. Fortin says, “You decide first what you value, how you want to spend your days, how you want to feel, and then reflect these values in your physical space.” “Minimalism is not about living in a tiny home and never owning more than 100


things; it’s about figuring out what brings value and purpose to your life and letting go of the rest,” says Atlanta’s Zoë Kim, author of Minimalism for Families: Practical Minimalist Living Strategies to Simplify Your Home and Life.

The Benefits

Time is precious, especially for parents. More free time is gained when a toy collection is significantly reduced, but other benefits result, as well. A 2018 University of Toledo study published in Infant Behavior and Development suggests toddlers engage in more focused and creative play when faced with fewer choices. “Kids who previously tore through bins or who didn’t care about their belongings immediately begin engaging with toys more appropriately and for longer periods of time,” says Barahona, the author of Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids. Research also indicates that our limited stores of willpower are depleted more quickly when we are flooded with decisions. “When you have less stuff in a room


and less choices to make, and then suddenly we’re Because kids are your mental state actually yelling at our kids. Simso much more easily plifying so we can prevent improves—you have more stimulated, they clarity and can focus better,” these scenarios positively she says. “Because kids are feel the impact of a impacts our mood and our so much more easily stimuchaotic room even ability to be present with lated, they feel the impact of our kids.” more than adults. a chaotic room even more Although the declutthan adults.” tering process starts with the ~Denaye Barahona Minimalism also arms parents, children should be children with self-reflection tools and introinvolved as much as possible, and in a positive duces them to the process of letting go and light. “Kids don’t like cleaning up, but with donating. “They learn to ask ‘Am I enjoying ongoing conversations and small consistent this? Could I repurpose it?’ while undershifts, children see how less stuff can lead to standing that some things we can mend and more time for enjoyable activities,” says Kim. enjoy for long periods of time, and other Minimalist strategies can be applied things we outgrow—which we can then give across many realms of life, such as scaling away,” says Fortin. back the family calendar and hovering less as a parent. “Family life always seems to Where to Start speed up, but we can break the cycle of busy Experts agree that in family households, the by scheduling blank time. Being intentional shift toward minimalism should begin with with time goes hand-in-hand with minimalthe adults. “It gives them time to understand ism,” says Quilici. how the process feels and models the behav To stay inspired, find social media pagior for their children,” says Fortin. es and websites to follow for ideas. “You’re Barahona streamlines her home by going to hit roadblocks, so it’s important to focusing on active spaces. “Active items are surround yourself with inspiration,” Kim the things you use regularly, such as your says. “Now that I’ve let go of the lifestyle I two favorite pairs of jeans—not the 13 pairs thought I needed, it’s nice to have less, but you rarely wear.” When active and storage it’s even better to want less.” items accumulate in the same space, the need to sort through extra “stuff ” wastes Meredith Montgomery publishes Natural time and energy, she says. “We’ve all lost Awakenings of Gulf Coast Alabama/Missisour keys when we’re already running late sippi (HealthyLivingHealthyPlanet.com).

How to Keep the Clutter Out Set Physical Boundaries

Establish rules for what can be stored, where and how much. Childhood keepsakes, artwork, craft supplies and school papers can accumulate quickly. Limit how much can be kept by designating a box for toys or a wall to display art. Digital photos allow the memories to be kept without taking up physical space.

Create a ‘Why’ Statement

Determine how we want to feel in a space, document it and refer to it for inspiration and guidance, especially when feeling frustrated or lost.

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Every time a new item enters the home, an old item needs to leave.

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The right toys invite kids to play more creatively over many years. Character toys may invoke more initial joy and giddiness, but a great block set will manifest longer-lasting value for kids.

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armer weather has arrived, and so begins many homeowners’ annual quest for a well-nourished, weed-free lawn. However, the grass isn’t always greener—or healthier—using conventional approaches. Turf grass covers up to 50 million acres of American land, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 60 million pounds of synthetic pesticides are used each year in yards and gardens, in addition to tens of millions more pounds applied in parks, schoolyards and other public spaces. Americans spend billions of dollars growing and maintaining manicured lawns resulting in a high price for pets, people and wildlife. Nitrogen from fertilizers seeps into surface water and groundwater, contaminating wells and spawning harmful algae blooms; pesticides kill off more than 70 million birds each year in the U.S. alone; and bees and other pollinators are also succumbing to the toxic chemicals at an alarming rate.


Pets at Risk

Chemicals routinely used in lawn care are especially problematic for the family dog or cat. “Animals are close to the ground, and their feet touch the ground, so every substance you choose to allow in your home and yard will affect them,” says Ashley Geoghegan, DVM, of VetNaturally, in Mandeville, Louisiana. A study conducted by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Purdue University concludes that common lawn chemicals like glyphosate, 2, 4-D and permethrin are linked to canine bladder cancer. A six-year study by the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine reveals that exposure to professionally applied lawn pesticides and herbicides increased the risk for canine malignant lymphoma by 70 percent. In pets, chronic or sub-chronic exposure to conventional lawncare chemicals manifests as eye damage and thyroid, urinary and reproductive conditions. Feline

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gastrointestinal distress is also a consequence, and even indoor cats are at risk from contaminants brought into the home. “Anything that goes on your lawn goes into your pet’s body. Pets walk through it, roll in it and then groom themselves,” says Michele Yasson, DVM, of Holistic Veterinary Services, in St. Augustine, Florida. “Max, one of my canine patients, developed acute, life-threatening pancreatitis just hours after his yard had been treated by a commercial lawncare service.”

Go Natural for Lush Lawns

Opting for a toxin-free lawn helps grass roots to anchor deeply into the earth, making them less likely to fall victim to weeds, disease and drought. An organic lawn has beneficial microbes; helpful insects like ladybugs and lacewings thrive, while pesty insects decline. Instead of chemical fertilizers and

“natural” alternatives like borax, vinegar, garlic, essential oils and cocoa mulch, which can also be toxic to pets, try using grass clippings, seaweed, corn gluten meal, singleingredient bone meal, diatomaceous earth or Bacillus thuringiensis (BT); all are better options. Redefining beauty and working with nature can also have a positive impact. “Set a goal to gradually reduce the area of your yard devoted to grass, and begin to establish plants like butterfly bush or bee balm that support pollinators such as bees,” recommends Sandy Long, of Greeley, Pennsylvania, a knowledgeable pet parent and executive director of the nonprofit environmental education organization SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support).

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products out of reach of pets and avoiding conventionally treated areas for at least 48 hours after application are paramount. Also: 4 Close windows during application. 4 Increase frequency of pet baths during spring and fall, when chemical application is highest. 4 Eliminate accumulation of water on lawns where pets might drink. 4 Leash pets during walks to keep them away from treated areas. 4 Wipe paws with a damp cloth after being outside. After weighing alternatives, dog trainer Rebecca Porter, owner of Rosy Dogs, in Stoughton, Wisconsin, settled on prescribed burns, mowing and hand removal of invasive plants. “It works, and now my dog gallops safely through the waist-high grasslands. As for my yard, I enjoy the volunteer plants. It’s a decision all landowners can make.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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Brain Health 2019 Cranial Osteopathy: Treatment for Infants, Children and Adults By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.


bout 150 years ago, Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, created and gave to the world his gift of holistic medicine called Osteopathy. Osteopathic principles and philosophy integrate the best of modern science and medicine and manipulative diagnosis and treatment. A few years after he founded the first Osteopathic medical school in the 1890’s, one of Dr. Still’s students, William Garner Sutherland, approached the old doctor and, after conferring with him, was inspired to investigate cranial manipulation, the rhythmic pulsation of the cerebrospinal fluid in and around the brain and spinal cord, and their relations to diagnosis and treatment. Thus began Cranial Osteopathy, an extension and expansion of Dr. Still’s integrative Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sutherland found, over years of study, research, and practice, that the cerebrospinal fluid pulsated with a rhythm, rate and amplitude measurable both by the hands of a skilled practitioner as well as later corroborated by modern scientific equipment. The whole body, in fact, pulsated in a detectable manner, at about 6-14 times per minute. Restrictions in the location, rate, or amplitude could be detected by the practitioner, helping to form a diagnosis, then leading to a treatment. Somatic dysfunction, or impaired or altered function anywhere in the body’s musculoskeletal framework, neurological system, internal organs, circulation, body fluids, and energies could be detected, diagnosed, treated, and integrated with sound medical and surgical practice. What makes the cerebrospinal fluid pulsate? Our cerebrospinal fluid pulses as a result of functional relations between liquid pressures and volumes, blood supply, volume and tone of blood vessels, production and resorption of cerebrospinal fluid, volume of brain tissue, conductivity of cerebrospinal fluid pathways, respiration, and neuromusculoskeletal tone in the entire body. The dynamic relations, interactions, and processes between the cerebrospinal fluid system and the cardiovascular system along with a complicated biophysical structure provide biochemical support (nourishment), physical support 46

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(the cerebrospinal fluid is the “waterbed” of the brain), and homeostasis of our brain and spinal cord. Animal research has been conducted to analyze the cerebrospinal fluid pulsations and cranial motion, and it is thought that perhaps all animals with a cerebrospinal fluid system have it, thus extending the possibilities of diagnosing and treating animals as well. Obviously, our body is a miraculously and marvelously complex system, and when it’s all working in an orderly and healthy fashion, we feel and function normally. And when there is disorder or dysfunction or restrictions, then we have injuries or illnesses. The holistic Osteopathic concept maintains that since most injuries or illnesses have a neuromusculoskeletal component, either as cause or effect, then diagnosing and correcting the somatic dysfunctions should help in the treatment. And it’s true! Thousands of studies and millions of treatment hours by thousands of practitioners around the world have contributed to the body of research and proof that Osteopathic manipulation, as well as Cranial Osteopathy in particular, work for a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Let’s start with birth and the newborn. As you can imagine (if not remember!), the birth process is traumatic for both mother and child (not to mention fathers!). The physical trauma to the mother, especially to her back and pelvis, as well as the trauma to the infant’s head and body as it is getting squeezed out is painful, intense, and can have temporary and even permanent sequelae. Some excellent research papers have been written on the effects of birth trauma to both mother and child, and I’ll quote just one here. Published in 1966, Dr. Viola Frymann, an Osteopathic pediatrician in California and student of Dr. Sutherland’s (I also was taught by her), wrote a paper on her observations: “Relation of Disturbances of Craniosacral Mechanisms to Symptomatology of the Newborn: Study of 1,250 Infants” (JAOA, vol.65, pp. 1059-1075, June 1966). She concluded that almost 9 out of 10 newborns had some form of cranial restrictions. The Osteopathic literature is replete with similar studies by physicians and researchers around the world. Cranial dysfunction patterns in the newborn have been found to contribute to a host of infant and eventually childhood and adult problems, and to some degree are all treatable with Cranial Osteopathy. These are listed here.

Infant and Childhood Problems Treatable with Cranial Osteopathy Difficulty nursing or feeding Nausea and vomiting Nervous tension Irregular respiration Headaches Scoliosis Plagiocephaly Infections of the ears, nose and throat Respiratory infections Learning and behavioral problems Neuropathies Acute and Chronic Pain

What parent has not been up for hours with a crying, colicky baby, trying everything they know with limited success? And what about adults with headaches and other neck and back pains, both acute and chronic? Relief from most neuromusculoskeletal pains and problems can be had, sometimes more, sometimes less, from Osteopathic or Cranial Osteopathic manipulative treatments. I wish every hospital had a physician who could treat every newborn child and its mother, thus stemming a growing tide of needless pain and dysfunction. I see a wide spectrum of patients here in my full-time Osteopathic manipulative practice, ranging from newborns to elderly; in fact, my oldest patient has just turned 100! Traumatic brain injury and concussions of all types are the subject of greater public interest now, and Osteopathic Cranial manipulative treatments are being shown to help. The seed planted by Dr. Still 150 years ago has grown and is flourishing throughout the world. Dr. Sutherland taught only a handful of physicians about 60-80 years ago, and I, in turn, was fortunate enough to have been taught by several of them (including one of the finest of them all – Robert Fulford, DO). I’ve been teaching students, therapists, nurses and physicians now for about 30 years all over the U.S.A., Canada, Norway, and China and continue as a Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, on the faculties of two Osteopathic medical schools and two local hospitals.

For information on physicians in your area who do Osteopathic manipulation and/or Cranial Osteopathy, contact: The American Academy of Osteopathy Phone: 317-879-1881 www.academyofosteopathy.org The Osteopathic Cranial Academy Phone: 317-581-0411 www.cranialacademy.com Andrew Taylor Still, M.D. (1828-1917) The Founder of Osteopathy William Garner Sutherland, D.O. (1873-1954) The Founder of Cranial Osteopathy William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FA MA, FAAO, FACOFPAOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.

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Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 2 of 2) Conducted by Publisher Damon Damato

DD: Why is Qigong Healing so profound compared to other remedial modalities?

trademarked the term Press on Qi as our way of expressing this idea unique to our Qigong style.

JP: Qigong works directly with your life energy to a greater degree than yoga or traditional exercise by using slower movements. Postures are “rooted” in one place where grounding and electrical charges build stronger. Graceful hand motions move the Qi and blood in profound ways while the person is very relaxed. Qigong’s relaxation response allows for greater microcirculation in the frontal lobes of the brain. Qigong practice can improve intelligence and even deepen one’s connection with God, the Source of life.

DD: How did your father’s work in the medical field impact you growing up as a child?

DD: You coined the phrase, “Press on Qi!” Why is this emphasized so often in your healing forms? JP: Press on Qi is describing subtle movement on the edge of your magnetic field. When a person practices Qigong and learns to press on the energy field, it immediately strengthens blood circulation, digestion and metabolism and improves important body functions. I 48

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JP: My dad is a pharmacist at a hospital and he loves people. He knows pharmaceuticals have side effects and believes in preventing disease using food. At first, he didn’t believe in Qigong. Once he felt the energy for himself, he began practicing Qigong and studying Chinese medical models. My choice to enter the wellness field was influenced by my dad and his emphasis to a scientific approach. I have a healthy skepticism and present with scientific method.

DD: What was the driving force for you to absorb so much from the most respected masters of Qigong? JP: As a graduate from University of Florida College of Business, I founded Supreme Science Qigong Center to be successful and took my job seriously. Many Qigong

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teachers I found did not provide the training I was looking for. I did a lot of research and found a Qi master, Paul Dong, who wrote the book Empty Force. I flew him from China to Florida in 2001, because he claimed to have practiced Qigong every day for over 20 years. We arranged a

Qi Revolution takes place June 22 to 24, at Kissimmee Heritage Park Center, in Kissimmee. For more information and tickets, call 800-298-8970 and/or visit QiRevolution.com. seminar and I gathered a hundred people to hear Paul share his forms, which were lightyears ahead of any Qigong learned previously. His presence activated my Qi and I practiced more because of coming in direct contact with him. After Paul flew back to China, I craved to find another Qigong expert who could explain more. Master Weizhao Wu was my most influential teacher for Qigong and he practiced since age seven. Although he passed away, his memory lives in the most excellent posture corrections that he carefully gave. He would open my thumb and relax it so the tendons were not hard anymore. That thumb correction makes a huge improvement to Qi flow and has been passed to my forms.

DD: Through this process of education and discipline, how long did it take for you to create the Supreme Science Qigong healing forms? JP: After five years traveling and producing seminars for other Qigong masters, I finally created my Level-1 Qigong Healing Form. It was first published in our books in 2003 and only a few dozen instructors memorized it, but by 2007 we had certified

a thousand people to teach the routine. Our videos were “Qi-animated” to show energy graphically and it assisted people in becoming sensitive to energy. In 2013, we upgraded our Qigong videos to HD animation and in 2017 we finally released our remastered Level-2 video with Ultra HD 4K animation. Spirit continues to reveal a better way to share these healing practices.

DD: Will participants get to experience these forms at the Qi Revolution event? JP: All 3-levels of our Qigong program are shared in detail along with Breath Empowerment, Nine-Breath Method, Tui Na Acupressure, Foot Reflexology and FoodHealing. Qi Revolution is balanced in presentation and practice. After the event, most people choose to continue practicing Qigong from home.

DD: Fitness classes normally get me amped up. Strength Training you share at Qi Revolution challenges me, but it has more mastery of breath than any workout I’ve done. What is significant in your

Qigong strength practices for longevity? JP: Most important is to slow down breathing in Qigong Strength Training, but most athletes increase respiration when using force. Slowing breathing during pushups changes hormones we make. To demonstrate this relaxing skill during exercises, I performed 750 pushups with 20 students counting and making sure I went up and down all the way. Qi breathing allows for the ATP to replenish faster so that muscle contractions can occur sooner. This also dilates arteries and increases production of nitric oxide to lower blood pressure during strenuous exercise.

DD: If there was one take-away at the end of the Qi Revolution, what would you wish for each person to embody? JP: The most important embodiment I’d like people to walk away with is that we can BREATHE through life’s challenges and allow God’s healing Qi to bring strength and guidance. Attendees will personally experience a higher energy from the Qigong. For the last 15 years, people write thanking us for the powerful breathing exercises at crucial life challenge points. Qigong helps people process stress, but most of all it brings us into a higher state of wellbeing. We deliberately make our seminar affordable at 3-days for $199 so that more people can reclaim their Qi.

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Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Stroll or speed walk in the park for one hour (2+ miles) in this mid county park. Some will then go for breakfast at TooJays. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.

WRITERS WORKSHOP 10 am - Noon. To Outline

or Not to Outline. Some authors outline, some don’t. Learn the pros and cons of outlining, with examples of different types and sources of information to make your writing much better. Reservations are requested. 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net For more detailed information: www.FLauthorsacademy.com 104Audience participation. $25 per person. Instructor: MJ Carlson. At our new location:104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach


Lembo. Are you ready to release old patterns? Prepare to enter this experience with your intention of who or what you are going to release. This workshop includes a lecture and a regression experience. Wear comfortable clothing. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $39 prepayment required, non-refundable Maximum 20 at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561-369-2836 to attend.

Be Your Magnificence! w/Joe Petroski Are you

feeling terrific about YOU and YOUR LIFE? Do you know your Purpose and Vision? Are you living them? Gain Your Power and Live Your Vision! Discover your purpose, determine your vision and how to live it and enjoy them! You will receive Readings and Powerful tools to live your Magnificence! We were created to be great and powerful and we slumber through life. Make the declaration to Live Your Greatest Life and Learn Tools to Live It! 3-5PM Cost $45 or $40 by 5/31

SUNDAY JUNE 2 Worship Service Healing and Meditation 10: 30

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


Palm Beach Edition

Sisters in Sobriety - 4-5:15 Donation, New Church

of Boynton Beach 10621 El Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437 Iyengar yoga, Mediation & a short discussion is the format. Bring your mat. For more info: 954-562-5645

(7 additional days) - includes our Hand Reflexology (July 20-23) and Face & Ear Reflexology (July 28-30) Certifications. Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes.html - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com.



PARK. 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL Bring plenty of water for this 7 to 12 mile hike. Meet at the front gate of the park at 7:50 a.m. Lunch can follow at the classic Dune Dog Café. Contact: Mary Miller, 561- 213-2189. Public/Moderate.

Laura Norman 2-Day Intro to Foot and Hand Re-

flexology, (Sun-Mon - 9am-6pm, June 2-3 - 16 Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA CE Contact Hours Available). Experience a unique, guided, hands-on introduction to Foot and Hand Reflexology. Learn powerful nurturing techniques that reduce stress, increase your energy and enhance your health and well-being with the Laura Norman Method. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Continue on with our 5-day LMT Foot Reflexology Specialty Certificate class July 14, 15, 16, Aug 4, 5 (see ad in this issue for details.) Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Location: Boynton Beach. Register online at www.lauranorman.com - Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@lauranorman.com.

Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Pro-

fessional Reflexology Certification Program (Foot•Hand•Face•Ear) (18 days), June 2-3, July 14-16, 20-23, 28-30, Sept 15-17, Oct 13-15 (All days 9am6pm). Study Laura Norman’s unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful nurturing relaxation and hundreds of Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques, Laura’s holistic approach, and become a Professional Reflexologist. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a Certificate with seal (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, CE Contact Hours awarded). Location: Boynton Beach. Complete info online at www.lauranorman.com/classes. html • Call us at 561-272-1220, email us at classes@ lauranorman.com.

Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology - Foot Reflex-

ology Certification Program (11 days), June 2-3, July 14-16, Sept 15-17, Oct 13-15 2019 (All days - 9am6pm). Study Laura Normans unique Method through extensive, guided, hands-on experience! Learn powerful, nurturing relaxation and extensive Foot Reflexology techniques, complimentary healing modalities, and how to create a healing environment. Led by Master Instructor Sande Rosen. Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare or expand your current practice! Upon completion, receive a receive a Certificate with seal in Laura Norman Foot Reflexology (Florida LMT, NCBTMB, AMTA, AOTA CE Contact Hours available). Continue on and complete our Professional Reflexology Certification Training


Mondays - Beginners Yoga w/Jamar Designed as a

complete introduction to yoga or a great way to renew your yoga experience. Learn warm-ups, yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation techniques as your foundation. Learn to listen for and release emotional, spiritual and physical trauma or holding patterns stored in the body and again experience body, mind and emotions working together through yoga. 7-8:30PM Cost Drop-in Fee $20 per class.

M O N T H LY C H A P T E R M E E T I N G . OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL Talk about your latest hiking adventures while you have refreshments at: 7:00 p.m. Program at 7:30 p.m. James Hoher will speak on his 4800 mile hike on the Eastern Continental Trail. Contact: Roy Moore, 561-307-7792. Public/Leisure.

June 3-9 Celebrate National Hemp History Week

at Nutrition Smart Hemp History Week is the largest educational campaign about hemp in the U.S., supported by grassroots organizers, leaders from the industry, farmers, and advocates from all walks of life. Join us all week to celebrate the “Return of the Plant” with product demos, cooking demos, hemp documentary screenings, raffles, samples and more! For event times, please see our website www.nutritionsmart.com/store-locations/ palm-beach-gardens/ Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644


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

GEMSTONE ORACLE SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Available both in-store and live on

Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group. Margaret Ann will pull cards from her 5 oracle decks (Angels & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Archangels & Gemstones Guardians Cards, Masters, Mystics, Saints & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Animal Allies & Gemstone Guardians Cards, Crystal Intentions Oracle Cards) to provide inspirational insight. Get your questions ready and be sure to join the Facebook group in advance if you want to attend live. Margaret Ann often finds when doing this event live that many people in the group will gain

insight from a single question. So even if she doesn’t get to your question specifically, you’ll still get something out of this event. 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 Freedom From Stress 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays

- Experience the ancient Raja Yoga Meditation. This wisdom from the ages enables the soul to maintain happiness and peace no matter what the challenge. FREE. Delray Beach. Contact: 561-843-2296 www. brahmakumaris.org Power Poses w/Joe Petroski Jamar Enlightenment Center 7-9PM Cost $45 or $40 by 6/4 JAMAR ENLIGHTENMENT CENTER www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JUNE 6 Carole’s Sacred Reiki Healing Circles on 1st &

3rd Thursdays — 7.30pm. Also: June 20. $15. Guided Meditation, Transformational Energy, Personal Channeled Message… for HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Living! Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Hwy, Ste 211K, Lighthouse Point. Reserve 954-655-5490.

FRIDAY JUNE 7 UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE 7-8:30pm. Themes include: Human Psychic, dreams, meditation, chakras, Kabbalah, Alchemy & Much More! Call John 754-2482690 or email: miami@ageac.org. UMCPB main room (2nd floor) 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460.


Walk in the wilderness while clearing trails for through hikers on this volunteer day. Expect to walk in water. Time and location: meet at 6AM off Seminole Pratt Whitney Road at the Stumpers Grade entrance to Corbett to clip from North grade west. contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.

Sound of Soul Event - HU is the Sound behind all

sounds, woven into the language of life. Join us as we sing HU together on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 am, at the West Palm Beach ECKANKAR Center, 1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. For directions and more information call (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach. You can learn more about HU at https://eckankarblog. org/sound-of-soul/

GAMMA BREATH & HEALING – 10 – 11:30am

Main room (2nd floor) 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. Experience a pro-found activation of all regions of the brain, simply with the power of breath. $20 See below for payment options.- CASH or CHECK ONLY AT THE DOOR. (If paying by cash, please try to have exact or close to exact cash as volunteers may not be able to make change. Thank you. - CREDIT CARDS - Can be paid for in advance by Pre-registering for the class online on our website. Please Note: The Instructor &/or Sign-in volunteer do not have access to offices to use credit card system or to make change. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches Inc 917 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460(561) 686-0217 www.unitedmetaphysical.org

WRITERS WORKSHOP 10 am - Noon. Using

Interior Description. Use interior description more effectively to enhance your plot, your characters, and influence your readers. Reservations are requested. 561-279-7790 or murdermb@gate.net For more detailed information: www.FLauthorsacademy.com How are walls and floors constructed? Materials and furnishings can be used as clues and mistakes. $25 per person. Instructor: Victoria Landis 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships w/

don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Attend this special workshop based on don Miguel Jr’s new book on relationships, and learn how to ignite your heart’s lantern. Whether you are working on moving beyond past hurts, celebrating or struggling with a life change, or simply expressing your respect and love…this event will bring awareness on how to bring greater intimacy and joy into your relationships. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. will share lessons, based on the Toltec Tradition, that are designed to help you enter a new space in your own being—one that allows you to love without fear. 1-5PM Cost $150 or $120 by 6/7 Enjoy both the Saturday and Sunday workshops for the low cost of $165! JAMAR ENLIGHTENMENT CENTER AD CONTACT INFO www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SUNDAY JUNE 9 Worship Service Healing and Meditation 10:

30 am United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches Inc 917 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460(561) 686-0217 www.unitedmetaphysical. org Sunday’s - Sisters in Sobriety - 4-5:15 Donation, New Church of Boynton Beach 10621 El Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437 Iyengar yoga, Mediation & a short discussion is the format. Bring your mat. For more info: 954-562-5645

JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE NATURAL AREAS 600 County Hwy 707, Tequesta, FL. Join the FTA in

this natural area just east of Jupiter Lighthouse Park. The area is split into two parks north and south of County Highway. 8:00 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.


Life w/ Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Imagine living a happier, fuller, more meaningful life. Imagine a life without conflict, without guilt, without shame...a life where you are free to express the real you without fear of being judged by others ...a life where you love and accept yourself just the way you are. This way of life is entirely possible, and it’s in your hands. “The Four Agreements for a Better Life ” presentation will deepen your understanding and practice of The Four Agreements, and guide you toward the life you really want to live. Unlock the power of these deceptively simple agreements. 1-3PM Cost $75 or $60 by 6/8 Enjoy both Saturday and Sunday workshop for the low cost of $165! www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

TUESDAY JUNE 11 Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us

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

joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 6/10 www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.


GEMSTONE KINGDOM with Margaret Ann Lembo. During this webcast you will learn about the matching crystal vibrations for saints, angels, and the heavenly realm. Learn the matching crystals to amplify your connection to your higher self. To conclude the event, experience a guided imagery meditation to meet with Archangel Michael. $27 at the Academy of the Spiritual Arts Online, www.AcademyoftheSpiritualArts.com 877-444-5099

Reiki for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients and

Caregivers 6:30pm Judy Camblor, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher presents a free chat on Reiki for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients and Caregivers. Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It is based on the belief that the power of physical touch can be used to channel the body’s natural energy in a way that promotes general healing and overall good health. Learn about the use and benefits of the proper application of Reiki to improve mild cognitive impairment as well as stress, anxiety and depression in Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Information will also be provided on Reiki treatment and courses offered to nurses and caregivers of loved ones with these medical conditions. Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644

THURSDAY JUNE 13 BOOK SIGNING Thursday June 13 at 7 pm. Panel

discussion: Miami - Glamour and Abandonment. Tanya Velazco will sign Abandoned Miami $24.99, and Deborah Pollack will sign Vintage Miami Beach Glamour $ 21.99. 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach


Road, Jupiter, Fl. Bruce Brown shifts his nature walk to the Jupiter area. Meet at the main parking lot and Visitor Center. Arrive at 7:50a.m. Contact: Bruce, 772333-1837. Public/Leisure.

Hike the Bluefield Ranch Natural Area, 10270

Bluefield Rd, Okeechobee, FL. Join Rita for 10.5 mile hike on this beautiful, former ranch. Expect wet, muddy and rough terrain. Sun exposure too, so be prepared! Have at least two liters of water and a snack/lunch. From 7:45 AM to 12:45 PM. Leave message or text to RSVP, contact: Rita Black: 772-985-0579 Public/strenuous.


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

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will get a lot of readings – and give them, too! We will be laughing, learning and increase confidence and joy! Come play! 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $27 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

PSYCHIC FAIR at United Metaphysical Church

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

of the Palm Beaches - 10am-4pm 917 N. Dixie Hwy., main room (2nd floor) 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches Inc917 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 686 0217 www.unitedmetaphysical.org

SUNDAY JUNE 16 Sunday’s June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - Sisters

in Sobriety - 4-5:15 Donation, New Church of Boynton Beach 10621 El Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437 Iyengar yoga, Mediation & a short discussion is the format. Bring your mat. For more info: 954-562-5645

FATHER’S Day Walk, Green Cay Wetlands 12800

Hagen Ranch Rd Boynton Beach, FL. Meet 7am for an early morning walk in this popular bird sanctuary. Bring water and binoculars to really enjoy the views. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.

“Truth Has No Secrets” The ECK Light and Sound

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

Worship Service Healing and Meditation 10: 30

am United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches Inc 917 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 686-0217 www.unitedmetaphysical.org

MONDAY JUNE 17 FREE Laura Norman Reflexology Training We-

binar 8:00pm-9:00pm. Talk with Laura Norman about: How to Add to Your Services • Start a New Career • Earn $75-$150 an Hour • FREE Registration online at www.lauranorman.com. Learn about Laura Norman’s unique, holistic Method of Reflexology, including powerful nurturing relaxation and Foot, Hand, Ear and Face Reflexology techniques you can learn through individualized, guided, hands-on instruction! Take your first step toward a new career in complementary healthcare, or expand your current practice! See our ad in this issue for our complete class schedules starting June 2nd. Location: The comfort of your home. Register online now at www.lauranorman.com.

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available


Palm Beach Edition

GEMSTONE ORACLE SESSION with Margaret Ann Lembo. Available both in-store and live on


6pm Part 2. Once in a decade you’ll discover the beginning of an investing supercycle. In the 90s it was the internet boom. In the early 2000s it was genetics mapping. And now, 2018 ushered in the dawn of the supercyle for cannabis. Join financial advisor, Bret Rosenthal, in this intimate ‘Conversation and Q&A’ where you’ll learn the importance of this generational investment trend; a complete perspective of the cannabis-hemp industry; plus, which stocks are most important to follow to participate in this supercycle opportunity. Sponsored by Holistic Health Connections. Palm Beach County Library -- Gardens Branch 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 Free and open to the public. For more information: HolisticHealthConnections.net, 561.531.1405.

Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 6/17 Jamar Enlightment Center

Murder on the Beach Book Club - Tuesday June

18 at 6:30 pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss Quiche of Death by MC Beaton $9.99. 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

THURSDAY JUNE 20 Holistic Happy Hour 5:30pm (every third Thurs-

day) at Nutrition Smart Don’t have an hour to attend a lecture, but you do have 15 minutes to stop by after work? Then join us for a unique, healthy event, providing the opportunity for you to meet local holistic health practitioners, learn about new wellness products, and connect with other health conscience people. This is a complimentary community event, with light refreshments, raffle, and samplings of products and services. Feel free to bring a friend or two! Please RSVP by calling the store, registering in-store, or through our FB page


@nutritionsmartpalmbeachgardens. Don’t miss your chance to meet some of the wonderful people in our community who are dedicated to making our lives more balanced, happier and healthier! Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644

Quarterly Round Table Discussion – “Accepting

the Freedom of a New State of Consciousness?” at the PBC ECKANKAR Center,1695 Florida Mango Road, Suite 4, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. A lively discussion about spiritual principles and personal experiences. Held 7:00 – 8:00 pm with light refreshments. For info call (561) 301-0119.

Carole’s Sacred Reiki Healing Circles on 1st & 3rd

Thursdays — 7.30pm. $15. Guided Meditation, Transformational Energy, Personal Channeled Message… for HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Living! Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Hwy, Ste 211K, Lighthouse Point. Reserve 954-655-5490.

FRIDAY JUNE 21 Intro to Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Discover how breath is the key to personal transformation and having a loving relationship with yourself. This is an extremely powerful modality that brings amazing changes in the area of your life where you need it most. Come watch and experience the art of Breath Analysis and the benefits of a full, deep, connected breath. See how one’s breathing pattern is a reflection of how one shows up in life - or doesn’t - and how to shift that. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns, clear the subconscious and connect more fully with one’s Higher Self. Begin to heal yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 6:30-9PM Cost $50 or $45 by 6/20 www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY JUNE 22 JUNE 22-24 Qi Revolution Annual National

Gathering Led by Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack, attendees will experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of qigong in a strong group energy field with sound, light and qi graphics all used to enhance the benefits that include improved circulation and endocrine imbalances. $199 for all three days. Free for U.S. veterans. Massage therapists can earn 24 CE hours. Kissimmee Heritage Park Center. To register: call 800-298-8970 or visit QiRevolution.com

Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic Fair!

The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics. 12-5PM And More…12-5PM 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90 United Metaphysical Church of the Palm Beaches Inc 917 North Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 686-0217 www.unitedmetaphysical.org


am - Noon. Who’s Talking Here? Point of View. Who’s telling your story? First person or third? Each method has its advantages and disadvantages which we will discuss here. Your novel’s success will depend on your choice and how you handle it. $25 per person. Instructor: Elaine Viets NEW LOCATION 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a

SUNDAY JUNE 23 Sisters in Sobriety - 4-5:15 Donation, New Church

of Boynton Beach 10621 El Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437 Iyengar yoga, Mediation & a short discussion is the format. Bring your mat. For more info: 954-562-5645


Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL. Joe Rosenberg takes you around 9 miles through this urban Natural Area. Arrive at, 7:50a.m. Bring plenty of water. Contact: Joe 561-859-1954. Public/Moderate.

Murder on the Beach BOOK CLUB - Sunday June

23 at 3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths Book Club will discuss Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Lowenstein 16.95. 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

MONDAY JUNE 24 SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY GREENWAY TRAIL SYSTEM HIKE 7501 N. Jog Road West Palm Beach, FL These trails include a large rookery that harbors thousands of native birds. Alan Collins will lead a 4-5 mile hike, arrive at 7:20 a.m. Contact: Alan Collins, 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure.

TUESDAY JUNE 25 “Understanding Out-of-Body & Soul Travel Ex-

periences” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 25th at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org.


profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:30-8:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 6/24 www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

THURSDAY JUNE 27 Murder on the Beach BOOK SIGNING Thursday

June 27 at 7 pm. Lori Roy will speak and sign Gone Too Long $28.00. 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

FRIDAY JUNE 28 FEATURED EVENT: June 28-30th A Transfor-

mational Breath® Weekend - Reclaim Your SuperPowersTM w/Jamar The Reclaim Your Superpowers™ program allows us to experience hidden and dynamic parts of the mystical self by utilizing the energy of the Universal Life-Force created through the unique breathing techniques used in Transformational Breath. The Breath is your most direct connection with Life-Force Energy and the essential flow of life occurs in each breath. This weekend is a wonderful way to explore and experience the power and breath work of a minimal commitment and maximum results. Discover your own unique breathing pattern, begin to open your breath and feel the dramatic shift in your life as a result. Fri 6-9PM, Sat 9AM-5PM, Sun 9AM-12PM Cost $375 or $299 by 6/14 www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.

SATURDAY JUNE 29 Murder on the Beach Bookstore 10 am - Noon. Edit

Yourself. You’ve written your first draft – now what? In this interactive session with a professional editor, effective and painless ways to self-edit for maximum

clarity and impact will be discussed. With exercises for all levels of writing. $25 per person. Instructor: DJ Niko 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

OKEEHEELEE PARK NORTH. Okeeheelee Park Natural area, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Join Paul Cummings for a TRAIL MAINTENANCE in Okeeheelee Park. Meet at the nature center at 7:30 a.m. Contact: 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.

PAST LIVES GROUP REGRESSION EXPERIENCE with Margaret Ann Lembo. Who were you?

Where did you live? Have the people in your life been with you before? Why are you coming back together with people from your past lives? Why do we reincarnate? Understanding the role of reincarnation, karma and dharma can assist us in our present incarnation. This workshop includes a lecture and a regression experience. While it is likely you will experience a past life, some participants experience events that occurred early in their life that need to be healed. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a sweater. 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, $37 prepayment required, non-refundable. Maximum 25. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836

SUNDAY JUNE 30 Sunday’s June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th - Sisters

in Sobriety - 4-5:15 Donation, New Church of Boynton Beach 10621 El Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach 33437 Iyengar yoga, Mediation & a short discussion is the format. Bring your mat. For more info: 954-562-5645

RIVERBEND PARK YOUTH HIKE, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. This 3-mile, kid friendly walk on the Florida trail is for ages 6 and up, parent must attend. Journey starts ‪9 a.m. from main parking lot‬, lasts about 2 hours. Bring water, a snack, and wear sneakers. Rain or shine, may walk in some water! Space is limited so RSVP for more detail. Contact: Brynn Kramer, 561-371-7393. Public/Leisure.

DEADLINE: 10th of the PRECEDING MONTH. Prepay at $6.00 per word for 3 months. Email your Classified Ad and Credit Card information to: classifiededitor@napalmbeach.com. Three month minimum.




Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374.

Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556.

Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448.

ROOMMATE WANTED Roommate wanted. Must be over 40, female and non smoker. Walk-in closet, pool, sauna and more. Call Romola 917-863-1533.

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



HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner ,LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703.

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


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

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

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

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!


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

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


Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, DCBCN Palm Beach Gardens 561-439-6644 • Healthy-Answers.com Experience Feeling Great! Dr. Rice – a wholistic physician serving patients since 1977 using Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Gentle Chiropractic care and Nutritional Counseling. We L i s t e n • We C a r e We Get Results.


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 1 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 917.454.8444 • www.castellanosmd.com Western medicine would have you believe that medications will “cure” what ails you. I believe that the truth to your health starts with giving your body what it really needs to create health. Let me help you explore what imbalances are creating your symptoms, which toxins are causing dysfunctions in your system, and how to correct these to reverse and prevent “dis”ease. Fatigue, sleep issues, memory problems & dementia, mood changes, hormones, and disease prevention.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.

Ten people who speak make more noise than 10,000 who are silent. ~Napoleon Bonaparte


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

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

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


Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention New office location at Vado Therapy bldg.: 3416 South Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 33483 Located: At the Boca Raton - Delray Beach borderline. Just South of Walgreen’s, (One block South of old office). 561.243.8783 • WeissWellnessMD.com DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine – Primary Medical Care and Holistic Wellness. Experienced, compassionate, positive results. Acute and chronic illness treated. Diagnostic testing/consultation in office. Insured and uninsured Primary Care services. Holistic Health Extended services: Health improvement guidance; Hormone, adrenal, thyroid balancing, anti-aging; Stress reduction (weekly classes Wed. 6PM); Nutrition and weight, Health coaching; Vitamin and skin therapies; Home and virtual visits. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. www.DeliaWeissMD.com online appointment requests and inquiries. Now offering: Telephone consults, virtual visits, home visits, direct messaging. Office visits are by appointment.

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!


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


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

REFLEXOLOGY LAURA NORMAN HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Visit world-renowned expert Laura Norman and her experienced associates and enjoy private sessions in Holistic Reflexology 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!


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.


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.


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


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

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

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370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 www.communicatingenergyinstitute.com Colleen A. Haney, M. Ed., Integrative Energy Therapist

All gardening is landscape painting. ~William Kent

Individual sessions, classes, meditations, drumming circle, women’s groups and more. Eden Energy Medicine, Healing Touch, EFT, Nutripuncture, Peace through Surgery Program, Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive readings. Full spectrum integrative support and nurturing. Know your personal energy body’s needs and have the tools to thrive! Free 30 min Lunchtime meditation every Monday at 12:00 noon. Call in and join a group of like minds from all over the world to hold Divine Love, peace and health. Facilitated by Colleen Haney, For details: bocacolleen@aol.com.

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Thai Lotus - Tequesta, Florida 137, North US Highway 1 Tequesta, Florida

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Serving Tequesta in the past 25years. Second location in Jupiter. www.thailotusflorida.com/jupiter

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