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Music At St. Paul 2019
usic at St. Paul’s is proud to announce its 32nd season of classical music in Delray Beach. The 2019-2020 Season features several collaborations with local performing arts organizations.
Most notably, the Delray String Quartet has been named Artist-in-Residence for the 2019-2020 season. Through this partnership, the DSQ will give three Sunday afternoon concerts during the regular series (September 22, 2019; March 29, 2020; May 31, 2020). In addition, the Delray String Quartet will perform two concerts “in the round” on Friday nights (January 24, 2020; February 28, 2020). The DSQinTheRound programs will feature the quartet in the center of the St. Paul’s Parish Hall, with audience seating on all sides. In the spirit of historical salon concerts, this is an intensely intimate way to experience chamber music! These special reserved-seating programs will be followed by meet-the-artists receptions. Music at St. Paul’s also continues its collaboration with Lynn University Conservatory of Music, presenting, for the second year, finalist ensembles from their annual Chamber Music Competition (Sunday, January 19, 2020). For years, St. Paul’s has been hosting monthly meetings of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Recorder Society, but this season, Music at St. Paul’s will partner with them to present a master artist, recorder player Anne Timberlake with lutenist Adam Cockerham (Sunday, February 9, 2020). These organizational partnerships are only a part of what has led Music at St. Paul’s to its fourth decade. All of the 2019-2020 Season artists are in partnership with Music at St. Paul’s, and this season’s roster is exceptional! For more information on the entire season, visit www.music.stpaulsdelray.org.
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ippocrates Health Institute released its signature LifeGive™ BECOME line of organic hair, skin and body products after years of expertise, testing, research and sourcing to find the best ingredients available. The BECOME Line is full of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, omega fatty acids, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatories, active enzymes and more. Each product is built upon a foundation of algae and seaweed extracts, assisting with beauty-based concerns, such as collagen-production, cellular renewal, melanin/ pigmentation consistency, skin elasticity and strengthening of the connective tissue matrix (to reduce fine lines and wrinkles), while also delivering a potent dose of fundamental nutrients. The BECOME Line supports the reuniting and reintegration of health and beauty, honoring the human body and supporting self-healing. Products are sold online at hippocratesinst.org/ shop, by phone at (877) 582-5850 or in person at the Become Organic Salon located on the Hippocrates Health Institute West Palm Beach campus. For more information about Hippocrates Health Institute and the BECOME line, visit: hippocratesinst.org/ or call directly at (561) 471-8876. Hippocrates Health Institute is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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No Way, Really? Non-Toxic Pest Control?
hen Richard Barsky, president of Atlantic Pest Control, Inc., in Delray Beach, Florida, was a building inspector in New York City, insect infestation was very common. Properties overrun with cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and more, Barsky says, were practically an everyday occurrence, and standard protocol at the time was to treat with chemical insecticide. The trouble with toxic chemicals, however, is that while they’re effective, they don’t distinguish between the insects you’re trying to extinguish and a property’s other residents, including dogs, cats, babies and other family members. “If only there were another, safer way,” Barsky thought. Turns out there is, and it’s a highly effective natural solution that has been successfully used for over 4,000 years. Among Barsky’s inspections, were pest-free residences in Chinatown, some of which were even located over restaurants. If any property was a magnet for ants and roaches, Barsky thought, it would be an apartment upstairs from a restaurant.
“We’re on a mission,” he says about his family company, “to get you the results that you would expect without exposing any family members to harmful chemicals.”
Atlantic Pest Control Atlantic Pest Control is a family-run business, with Richard Barsky and his son and daughter running the show. As Palm Beach County’s only “truly non-toxic pest control company,” Atlantic services are in high demand. But it’s Richard’s passion for keeping your family safe and pest-free that keeps customers returning again and again.
Atlantic Pest Control provides home treatments for ants, roaches, silverfish, millipedes, fleas, ticks, bed bugs and mosquitos. A long, distinguished building inspection career in New York City has also equipped Richard with the experience to rid homes of rats and mice, as well as provide live trapping services. But it’s the passion for keeping your family and pets safe with non-toxic pest control compounds that sets apart Atlantic Pest Control. Don’t be mislead by claims of “all natural” or “organic.” Contact Atlantic Pest Control today.
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Forget dangerous pest sprays and organic treatments that don’t work. Atlantic Pest Control provides safe, all natural pest control that keep bugs out guaranteed. We eliminate: Ants • Roaches • Silverfish • Fleas • Mosquitos • Bed Bugs Common household pests • Rats, mice, and rodents Unwanted critters (we trap them and take them away)
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The Crystal Garden Celebrates Its 31st Anniversary
he Crystal Garden announced its 31st anniversary as the premier conscious living store and center in the Palm Beaches.
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The Crystal Garden began as a passion project for Owner/Creatress Margaret Ann Lembo who dreamed of creating a sacred space for the community to come together for empowered personal development. From a single room to an entire building with 2500 square feet of retail space, The Crystal Garden has grown a lot in the last 31 years. Through it all though, the store still maintains its intimate feel offering one on one attention and loving guidance to all who enter. With a focus on building a conscious living community, Margaret Ann has steadily grown The Crystal Garden, adding a wholesale division in 2005 to handle the sale of her line of evolutionary aromatherapy products. Starting with the #1 Best Selling Smudge in Spray, the award-winning and ever-growing line now includes 43 Aromatherapy Mists and Sprays, 55 Single Note Medical Grade Essential Oils & Blends, and 9 Roll-On Essential Oil Blends. With retail partners across the United States, Canada, Europe, and even Hong Kong, The Crystal Garden truly has gone global. “The Crystal Garden has outshined my wildest dreams. I am so honored to be living out my purpose through this space.” said Lembo. “Moving forward, our focus will remain on holding a sacred space for all who enter our store, while expanding our reach to heal the planet one spritz at a time.” The Crystal Garden has also become the foundation for Margaret Ann Lembo’s platform as an author, speaker, and class facilitator. Through her award-winning titles which include Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones, she offers practical wisdom on personal development. With her dynamic style, she leads workshops and classes both at The Crystal Garden and around the country. The Crystal Garden team consists of empowered women from many walks of life, all sharing a passion for personal development through conscious living. For more information on The Crystal Garden and their line of Evolutionary Aromatherapy Products please visit TheCrystalGarden.com.
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Stop Drinking Pesticides In Your Wine!
hy organic wine? Does it make a difference? Yes, it does make a difference to your health and the environment. Everyday products such as spinach, apples, peaches, strawberries and blueberries have elevated levels of agricultural pesticides and therefore we purchase organic. Hidden is the fact that grapes are also heavily sprayed. These pesticides and chemicals then go into the making of our wines. The grapes must be free of toxic persistent pesticides and herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, sludge and irradiation and not derived from GMO to be labeled “organic”. Some wines are labeled as sustainably farmed. Sustainable agriculture must be all three; ecologically sound, economically viable and socially responsible. And the three must be in harmony.
Organic certification can vary. The global standard and most common prerequisite is that the wines are made from certified organically grown grapes. In the USA an organic wine is defined as “wine made from organically grown grapes without added sulfites”. By definition, majority of organic wines should be referred to as “wines made from organic grapes”, since they may contain 100ppm of added sulfites in wine. This definition is used in Canada, Europe and most wine-making countries except the US, which requires “sulfite free”. All countries monitor the amount of sulfur dioxide (SO2) present in wines. SO2 occurs naturally as a by-product of the fermentation process. Sulfites in wine have been added for hundreds of years as a preservative. Today, over 99% of commercial wines contain sulfites.
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Pesticides are another story: Data from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (*) lists these pesticides and chemicals; sprayed on non-organic vineyards; shown to cause harm to the environment and to our bodily functions. Not immediate, but cumulative over time: •
Boscalid/Chlorantraniliprole: bee hazard.
• Imidacloprid/Methoxyfenozide: kills bees and birds. • 1, 3 Dichloropropene: probable carcinogen. Mucous membrane irritation causing chest pain and breathing difficulties. Linked to lymphomas and leukemia. • Mancozeb: developmental toxin and probable carcinogen; thyroid hormone interrupter. • Oxyfluorfen: possible carcinogen; liver toxicity and causes anemia. • Pendimethalin: possible carcinogen; skin and eye irritant; causes thyroid problems and could disrupt pregnancy. • Chlorpyrifos: neurotoxin; blocks enzymes that control the nervous system, especially in children; causes headaches, agitation, and leads to an inability to concentrate. • Glufosinate ammonium: neurotoxin; effects central nervous system development. Could lead to birth defects In conclusion, please be aware of the products, foods, and wines that you consume. You personally are the ultimate decision maker for your own future and your own health. It does make a difference! Enjoy the good life! Healthy Life Salon & Organic Wine Bar, a full service cruelty-free organic salon & spa is located in downtown Boca Raton. All of the wines sold at Healthy Life Salon are organic and free of sulfites and chemical pesticides. Organic wine tastings are available for parties of 6 people (or more) for $35 per person. Vegan, organic wines are available also! Appointments for organic/vegan, hair, nail, facial and Reiki services can be made by calling 561-891-7527. Or book your appointment at healthylifesalon.com/service-menu2/ *http://www.cdpr.ca.gov
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aking up once a night to urinate may not be a problem, but I have many friends and patients who wake up three, four or five times every night. That’s a problem! It’s one of the most common lower urinary tract symptoms in men.
Enlargement of the prostate (BPH), overactive bladder and damage to the urethra can all contribute to urinary symptoms. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, nervous system disorders and some medications can also contribute to urinary tract symptoms.
The medical term for this is nocturia. It disrupts natural sleep patterns that can lead to many other health issues. In older men, it’s a frequent cause of falls and resulting fractures. Current medical remedies include prescriptions that offer limited improvements at best, but mostly they do not help at all.
Nocturia is one of the most common problems and can occur in at least half of all men over 50. Getting up to urinate two or more times each night increases significantly with age, affecting as many as 62 percent of men over 70. Aside from being annoying and interfering with a good night’s sleep, it can also lead to falls and contribute to poor health, lower energy, depression and increased overall mortality.
Wholistically, there are safer, more successful treatment alternatives. Supplements that have been shown to help include melatonin, beta-sitosterol, pygeum, lycopene and boron. Additionally, herbal aromatase inhibitors are important to prevent testosterone from being metabolized to a noxious form of estrogen which adversely affects the prostate gland. One recent study demonstrated that there was a 64 percent reduction in nocturia, an impressive result, with just the combination of supplements noted above. When you add natural treatments such as acupuncture, the results should be much better. Besides nocturia, lower urinary tract symptoms can include increased urinary frequency, urgency, incontinence, incomplete bladder emptying, hesitancy, dribbling and a weak urine stream. Many of these issues worsen as men age and may be due to a variety of factors that cause dysfunction of the urinary system.
In addition to the benefits from acupuncture and supplements, a key factor for sustainability is a change in lifestyle and habit. Citrus fruits and juices tend to stimulate the bladder and should be avoided. It’s vital to refrain from drinking any liquid after dinner, especially coffee or tea which are strong diuretics. If you are thirsty after dinner, try sucking on a small ice cube but avoid drinking. If you are taking a nighttime medication or supplement, take it with as little water as possible. Dr. Bill Rice has been practicing acupuncture, chiropractic and nutrition since 1977. He currently has an office in Palm Beach Gardens. For a personal evaluation, call 561-439-6644 or email DrBill@writeme.com
Unicorn Children’s Foundation Announces Board of Directors
nicorn Children’s Foundation, a leader in the field of special needs and neurodiversity, has announced this year’s Board of Directors, including 11 incumbents and 7 renewed/ newly ratified members. This group of individuals brings a wealth of business savviness and commitment to community that will help the organization expand its impact and ensure that children and young adults with special needs are provided supports and opportunities to excel in their communities. President Angela Fisher, DLD Management Corporation Vice-President Alisa Bachana Jaffe, UBS Financial Services Secretary, William Kruegel, Sunshine Health Treasurer Adam Ziffer, CPA, Adam C. Ziffer, CPA, PA Marjorie Bernstein, Philanthropist Lori Cabrera, President of Unicorn Village Academy Rafael Cabrera, M.D., Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton Patti Chiaia, Marketing, Public Relations, and Fundraising Experience Joseph Eppy, The Eppy Group Juliette Ezagui, Founding President and Philanthropist Gregory Fried, Gregory’s Fine Jewelry Sue Heller, Retired Art Teacher and Community Activist Joselyne Gago, TD Bank Tabitha LeTourneau Meyerer, CFP, United Capital Valeria Rosenbloom, Founder and Philanthropist Erica Leigh Sonn, Legal Aid Society Jeannette Stark, Philanthropist Gail Wasserman, Philanthropist Michelle Yellin, Philanthropist Unicorn’s CEO, Sharon Alexander expresses, “Board members play a very crucial role in the growth and direction of our organization. 1 of 6 children is labelled as damaged because 1 of 6 children is diagnosed with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other neurodiversities. This dynamic group will allow Unicorn Children’s Foundation to create an understanding in the community that differences can be a good thing and we are all more alike than different.” Newly-elected President Angela Fisher adds, “What an honor and privilege it is to be President of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation. As we celebrate 25 years of helping children and young adults with neurodiversities, we continue to strive by having fresh ideas that will help us succeed in our mission. We invite you to reach out to us if you are interested in being a part of #TeamUnicorn.” Make sure to stay tuned for Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s upcoming events… The Best Is Yet To Come! Visit the www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org or call 561.620.9377 for more information and to learn how you can get involved. Unicorn Children’s Foundation is a 25 year old non-profit organization that is dedicated to building communities of acceptance, support, and opportunity for kids and young adults who are challenged by special needs and neurodiversity by supporting or developing its cradle to career pathways. Our initiatives connect families to community resources, advocate for inclusive opportunities, respect differences, empower individuals, and support success. With 1 in 6 children being diagnosed with a developmental or learning disorder, we believe it is our responsibility to create a world where all children’s potential can flourish.
CALL FOR VENDORS Yoga Fun Day is coming to Delray Beach Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3. This three-day epic festival is a family-friendly wellness and yoga event where all ages and abilities are welcome. Attendees will be immersed in green living, healthy choices, sustainable practices, and activities and products that support an active lifestyle. Samantha Grout, the Founder, and her team are looking for vendors with health-related products and services, musical performing artists, healthy snacks, food trucks, spa products and services, artists, art work, juices, energy healers, jewelry, yoga and fitness clothing and related products, massage therapists, life coaches, candles, essential oils, plants, local produce, and more. “We want our attendees to have fun, connect with like-minded folks, and get outside and unplug for the day,” says Grout. “Our mission is to bring yoga to all. We want to help attendees Unplug & Unwind. Don’t miss out on this exploding industry; be a part of the premiere yoga and wellness festival. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your business, art and make connections throughout the community.” They are also looking for speakers on Spirituality, Awesomeness, Mindfulness or health-related topics. Vendor hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit yogafunday.com for more information and to register.
To learn more about the Unicorn Children’s Foundation visit unicornchildrensfoundation.org. Also available on Facebook and Twitter. August 2019
Hippocrates Health Institutes Welcomes New Spa & Wellness Director Pat Dutcher
utcher brings to Hippocrates Health Institute 10 plus years of management experience in the spa and wellness industry throughout Palm Beach County. Hippocrates Health Institute is proud to announce and welcome Pat Dutcher as the Director of Spa and Wellness. Dutcher will be responsible for the development and management of the Oasis Therapy Center, BECOME Organic Salon, and Hippocrates Weight-loss Academy.
Dutcher has spent 20 years in the hospitality industry, 10 of it working in the spa industry throughout Palm Beach County. She brings with her extensive experience and knowledge in the high-end resort and spa community, along with strong leadership skills. She recently managed the spa, salon and fitness center staff at Mar a Lago Club on Palm Beach Island as well as SiSpa at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island and successfully introduced new therapies and technology, such as the Hydrofacial, that resulted in increased esthetic & retail revenues year-over-year. “I am thrilled to be a part of the HHI team,” Dutcher says. “This is the most unique campus full of people (and critters). Helping people help themselves is a dream come true.” As the new Director of Spa & Wellness, Dutcher will oversee and manage more than 40 plus team members, while also implementing new technologies and services available to our local and oncampus guests. Set in a lush, tropical setting in West Palm Beach, Florida, guests from all over the world benefit from health and counseling, non-invasive remedial and youth-enhancing therapies, state-of-the art spa services, inspiring talks on life principles and a tantalizing daily buffet of enzyme-rich, organic meals. For more information about Hippocrates Health Institute, visit: hippocratesinst.org/ or call directly at (561) 471-8876. Hippocrates Health Institute is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Laetose™, Healthier Sugar Naturally Modified From Table Sugar, Unveiled at Harvard Health Summit Laetose™ presented as an innovative solution to address the global diabetes and obesity epidemic, meet the targets of the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative
esults of clinical trials conducted on Laetose™, a new sugar product from Sweet Sense Inc. that reduces its negative impact on the body, were recently presented to health ambassadors from around the world at Harvard Medical School’s annual Global Health Catalyst Summit. Laetose™ was developed by Daryl L. Thompson, Director of Scientific Initiatives at Global Biolife Inc., as a safer and affordable alternative to sugar. Global Biolife has joined forces with Quality Candy Company LLC to produce a healthier sweetener that is identical to regular sugar in taste, texture and shelf life. As a result of this medical advancement in the fight against diabetes and obesity, Mr. Thompson was invited to present at Harvard’s annual event that focuses on initiatives to eliminate global health disparities. Naturally Modified Sugar, Low-Glycemic, Disease-Fighting Benefits Laetose™ is believed to be the first alternative sweetener that is made mostly from sucrose (standard, granulated table sugar). “You can think of Laetose™ as Sugar 2.0. It is simply more than a low-calorie sugar but rather a solution to sugar itself in that it was specifically formulated to fight disease,” said Thompson. “We’ve developed a formula that uses sugar the way nature intended. Laetose™ tastes and performs exactly like sugar as a food ingredient but it is better accepted by the body.” Laetose™ is made by adding a natural compound found in berries (insulin-mimetic) to sucrose. • The patent-pending process transforms sucrose into a sweetener that is lower in calories and low-glycemic. • Diseases like obesity and diabetes are the result of a pro-inflammatory condition driven by the high consumption of sugar. • Laetose™ was scientifically proven by independent testing to inhibit inflammation caused by sugar. • In the longer term, Laetose™ is less likely to increase blood sugar levels that can lead to chronic diseases. “Daryl Thompson is very passionate about global health,” said Dr. Wilfred Ngwa, M.S., Ph.D., Director of Global Health Catalyst at Harvard Medical School. “He is developing solutions that can benefit people across the globe, not just in the United States.” Clinical Trials At the Global Health Catalyst Summit, Mr. Thompson announced the completion of human trials on Laetose™ conducted at one of the foremost laboratories in the world to measure glycemic index. Laetose™ was tested according to the international standard ISO 26642:2010 18
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at an Australian University and showed:The glycemic index (GI) score of Laetose™ as 53, as compared to a score of 100 in glucose.Scientific research has shown that a low GI diet helps maintain a healthy weight (1), improves heart health (2), increases energy while exercising (3) and lowers cholesterol levels (4).Additional independent testing conducted at Charles River Laboratories shows Laetose™ halts stimulation of lipopolysaccharide inflammation which leads to Metabolic Endotoxemia, the root of metabolic-driven disease. Impact on Global Health Mr. Thompson worked with a number of other health and food industry experts on the development of Laetose™, including Dr. Roscoe Moore, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc., former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Moore serves as a scientific advisor and is particularly interested in how Laetose™ can make the food supply healthier in developing counties. “Laetose™ has great potential to be the solution for the problems sugar is causing around the world,” said Dr. Moore. “This is an affordable way to make healthier foods that help address health disparities and prevent diabetes for future generations.” 'Less Sugar' Food Labels Laetose™ can help meet the targets of the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative (NSSRI), a partnership of more than 100 city and state health departments, associations and health organizations, including the American Heart Association. NSSRI is calling on the food and beverage industry to lower the sugar in their packaged products.“Laetose™ tastes 100 percent like sugar, but it's 30 percent less sugar when it comes to calories and glycemic index,” said Thompson. “We designed Laetose™ to help food and beverage manufacturers meet the NSSRI targets.” Ingredients, such as Laetose™, that satisfy 30 percent less sugar will be on the radar of manufacturers wishing to label their products “Less Sugar.” Ready for Mass Production, Cost-Effective Because Laetose™ is modified from regular sugar, it has the potential to be significantly less expensive to produce than many bulk alternative sweeteners. “Clinical trials are complete, patents have been filed and the product is ready for full-scale production,” said Thompson. “Sweet Sense is looking to license Laetose™ to a major company with the ability to introduce Laetose™ into multiple food products around the world.” For more information, visit http://sweetsensesugar.com.
news briefs • Protect Your Car and Prepare it For After the Storm Cars get damaged in a hurricane. Trees or branches can fall on them and high standing water can get inside. If possible put your vehicle in a garage after making sure that your garage door is hurricane rated or secured. Preparing Your Family Making sure you and your family are safe is the most important step you can take in preparing for a hurricane.
t’s hurricane season and while we may not see a storm for several months, now is the best time to prepare. There are many steps to take right now to secure you family, your home and your property. When it comes to securing your property, we at Woody’s Crew can help with everything from tree trimming and tree removal to clean-up after a storm. Having lived through several hurricanes, we can also provide advice on how to prepare your home and your family for a hurricane. Securing Your Property There’s no better time than right now to get your property ready, especially when it comes to trimming trees and cleaning up your yard. • Inspect Your Property Are there loose items that can be tossed around in a storm? Are there tree branches that have grown over your house that could fall and damage your roof? Are there loose fence boards that could come flying in a strong wind?
• Have a Hurricane Plan If you already have a plan for your home, make sure it’s updated. If you don’t have a plan, now’s the time to make one. • Make a Hurricane Survival Check List Making a list now and follow through on it will help you be sure to have enough food, water, medicine, flashlights, batteries and other essentials in the days after the storm. Include getting cash and gas on that list. • Document Your Belongings and Check Your Insurance Policy Take a video of the outside of your home as well as of the inside, being sure to show all valuable items. Look over your insurance policy and update it if necessary. For more information about how you can secure your property, visit www.woodystreecrew or call us at 561-767- 0332
• Trim Your Trees and Shrubs Make sure there are no tree limbs over your home and also look for branches that are coming close to powerlines. If you live on an easement, make sure you clear a path so the power company can repair downed lines. Also, if you have coconut palms, be sure to remove coconuts in advance of a hurricane. • Make Sure You Have Space to Store Items You Bring Inside As a storm approaches, you’’ll want to bring in potted plants, trashcans, lawn furniture and anything else that can be blown away by hurricaneforce winds. Make sure you take the time now to clear storage space. Preparing Your Home and Your Vehicle Unless you decide to seek shelter elsewhere, your home will be your sanctuary during a storm. It needs to be secure and safe. • Inspect Your Roof Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your home so it’s important that you be sure it’s in good condition. Walk your roof looking for broken tiles and roof shingles. If you can’t do that yourself, let us known and we’ll help you make sure your roof is okay. Don’t wait. Roofers are getting busy.
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At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if people moved to a largely plantbased diet, prominent scientists from Harvard University Medical School have calculated. An international initiative, “Food in the Anthropocene,” published in the medical journal The Lancet, linked plant-based diets not only to improved health worldwide, but also to global sustainability. The report advocates a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts, and low in red meat, sugar and refined grains. “Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to morbidity and mortality than does unsafe sex, and alcohol, drug and tobacco use combined,” it concludes. 20
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For the one-third of Americans struggling with obesity, new research on probiotics from the Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, in China, offers a promising approach. In a meta-review of 12 randomized, placebo-controlled studies that tested 821 obese and overweight people, probiotic supplementation was found to significantly reduce body weight, weight circumference and fat mass, and to improve cholesterol and glucose metabolism measures. Probiotics were administered in forms that included sachet, capsule, powder, kefir yogurt and fermented milk, in durations that ranged from eight to 24 weeks.
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Montmorency tart cherries, first discovered by Roman legionnaires along the Black Sea, have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, according to scientists. Now a study from the UK’s University of Hertfordshire published in the Journal of Functional Foods has found that the cherries can mitigate factors that lead to metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Just two hours after being given cherries in the form of juice or capsules, subjects showed significantly decreased systolic blood pressure, and insulin levels were significantly lower after one and three hours compared to those given a placebo.
Eggs should only be a now and then thing, the latest research from Northwestern Medicine, in Chicago, indicates. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at pooled data on 29,615 U.S. racially and ethnically diverse adults with an average of more than 17 years of follow up. It found that for every 300 milligrams (mg) of dietary cholesterol eaten per day, risk of death from heart disease increases by 17 percent and mortality from any cause increases by 18 percent. One large egg has a whopping 186 mg of cholesterol in the yolk, and eating three to four eggs a week increases heart disease mortality by 6 percent and allcause mortality by 8 percent. Frank Hu, M.D., at the Harvard School of Public Health, comments that low to moderate intake of eggs can be included as part of a healthy eating pattern, but they are not essential. Dietary cholesterol also comes from red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products such as butter and whipped cream.
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Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis Stopping smoking has the long-term benefit of reducing the risk of developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by 37 percent over 30 years, say researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston. The study was based on data from the 230,000 women that participated in two longitudinal Nurses’ Health Studies, and focused on the 969 women that developed seropositive RA. Risk began to go down about five years after women quit smoking and continued to decrease the longer they stayed non-smokers. Patients with seropositive RA generally have more severe disease manifestations, including joint deformities and disability.
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Running novices that trained for six months and then ran their first marathon actually reversed the aging of major blood vessels—and older and slower people benefitted most, report researchers at University College London. The study of 139 healthy first-time marathon runners, ages 21 to 69, was presented at the 2019 European Society of Cardiology Congress. It found that those first-timers reduced their arterial age by four years and their stroke risk by 10 percent over their lifetime. In another study presented at the Congress that was based on data from 605 heart failure patients, researchers reported that those walking the farthest in a six-minute test, indicating better fitness, were significantly less likely to have the cognitive impairment that afflicts 67 percent of patients with heart failure. August 2019
Tectonic Activity Shakes Geologists
Long considered to be geologically inactive, our 4.6billion-year-old moon is showing signs of tectonic activity via seismometers deployed between 1969 and 1972 during the NASA Apollo program. Although some “moonquakes” have been recorded near cliff-like fault scarps on the surface, they may be caused by the irregular gravitational effects of orbiting the more massive Earth or extreme temperature differences created by sunlight in the vacuum of space. Employing more sensitive equipment has been proposed for future missions to assist in choosing potential colonization sites. 22
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Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation
Fluorescent lighting is one of the most common sources of artificial light, but new research from Texas State University suggests there may be unexpected consequences at the genetic level. Team member Ronald B. Walter says, “Over the past 60 years, we have increasingly relied on artificial light sources that emit much narrower wavelength spectrums than does the sun. Yet, little research has been conducted to determine gene expression consequences, if any, from use of common artificial light sources.” Their findings, published in the online journal Genes, show increased inflammation in tissue and organs and increased immune response in the subject animals, regardless of whether the species is primarily active in the day or night.
Climate change has inspired farmers to turn to regenerative agriculture, which pulls carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and stores it in their soil. Regenerative agriculture incorporates the practices of planting trees, cover cropping, no-till farming and rotational grazing. As the groundswell of support grows, 250 soil health bills have been introduced in state and federal legislatures in the last two years. At a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee climate change hearing, Nebraska soybean farmer Matthew Rezac said that keeping soil healthy, not just reducing greenhouse gas emissions, was a key part of what farmers could do to cool a warming planet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the bills have different justifications, but they all focus on soil health. As disastrous floods and drought sweep away farmland, the idea that regenerative agriculture could make for more productive farming is gaining traction.
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Critical habitat is threatened for 12 coral species in Florida, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, while all corals worldwide are experiencing dramatic declines due to the impacts of climate change, pollution and overfishing. The Center for Biological Diversity, a Tucson-based nonprofit focused on species protection, intends to file a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to protect coral habitat as required under the Endangered Species Act. Benefits of securing a critical habitat designation from the National Marine Fisheries Service include improved water quality throughout the coastal zone, limits on overfishing, protection of spawning grounds, reduced impact from development and dredging, and reduced human pressures on thousands of species that inhabit the reefs. Nearly 30 percent of all corals have already been lost to warming ocean temperatures and ocean acidification due to greenhouse gas pollution; scientists predict that the rest could be gone by the end of the century without help.
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On Earth Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in retail stores that goes into effect next March. It’s estimated that New York uses 23 billion plastic bags every year, with 50 percent ending up in landfills and around cities and waterways. New York is the third state in which plastic bags are illegal, after California and Hawaii.
Solar panels currently generate only about 1 percent of our nation’s energy needs, but new research from the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that installation of “floatovoltaics”— floating, electricitygenerating photovoltaic panels—on only one-fourth of our manmade reservoirs would generate about 10 percent of U.S. energy needs without taking up valuable real estate. Floatovoltaics cost less to install than traditional, landbased solar panels because there’s no need to clear land or treat soil, and research shows that the natural cooling effect of the water below can boost the solar panels’ power production by up to 22 percent. Of the approximately 100 current floatovoltaic installations, only seven are in the U.S., mostly at wineries in California and water treatment facilities. About 80 percent are in Japan, where limited land and roof space make water-based solar anels especially suitable.
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Pollution Harms Mental and Physical Health
It’s well established that air pollution’s poisons and particles shorten lives, impair learning and increase risk for dementia. Now, a study published this spring in JAMA Psychiatry, which followed 2,232 children in Britain for 18 years, has found significant associations between exposure to air pollution and psychotic experiences during adolescence. Air pollution is believed to be responsible for 7 million deaths per year globally, according to the World Health Organization.
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Opponents Fight Mine in Arizona Desert
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reversed course without explanation, greenlighting the Rosemont copper mine proposed by Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals in Arizona’s Santa Rita mountains, 30 miles from Tucson. The Corps approved Rosemont’s Clean Water Act permit this spring after recommending its denial more than two years earlier. Environmentalists, local leaders and indigenous people are suing over the violation of this environmentally sensitive habitat. The Tohono O’odham, Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tribes consider the land sacred. The Cienega Aquifer will be severely impacted by a conical pit a mile wide and up to 2,900 feet deep. Tailings will cover miles of streams and trucks would haul an estimated 50 daily shipments of copper concentrate down the adjacent two-lane highway.
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Miniature Robots May Become Dental Technicians
A team of engineers, dentists and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania has developed a microscopic robotic cleaning crew that can precisely and non-invasively remove plaque buildup. Instead of the time-consuming and often unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth, a dentist could deploy either of two types of robotic systems— one designed to work on surfaces and the other to operate inside confined spaces. Robots with catalytic activity could destroy biofilms, the sticky amalgamations of bacteria enmeshed in a protective scaffolding, which would reduce the risk of tooth decay, endodontic infections and implant contamination. The work was published in Science Robotics.
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August is prime time for camping out in the woods or at a music festival. Communing with nature or enjoying the beat outdoors for extended periods can stress the environment—but with proper planning, it doesn’t have to. The Association of Independent Festivals has launched its Take Your Tent Home campaign in the UK, according to Treehugger.com. The group is urging concertgoers to not discard their tents at venues and retailers to stop marketing camping gear as intended for single-use; festival organizers also have been asked to eliminate single-use cups, bottles and straws. In America, MindBodyGreen.com reports that carbon credits are being offered to help offset trips to and from Lollapalooza, in Chicago, from August 1 to 4. Pickathon, taking place on the same days outside Portland, Oregon, will have a free bike parking lot, as well as a dedicated shuttle for cars, plus no single-use serving ware. ChasingGreen.org advises campers to look for tents and related products made with recycled material and natural fibers like hemp, cotton, coconut husks and bamboo. Marmot, Lafuma, Sierra Designs and The North
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PARENTING Preparing Kids for the Future by Meredith Montgomery
oday’s children have more opportunities to change the world than ever before. Teenagers are organizing global activism movements, LEGO lovers are mastering robotics and young entrepreneurs are launching successful businesses before they’re old enough to drive. But for Mom and Dad, this fastpaced, technology-driven childhood looks drastically different from their own. To help kids thrive, parents must learn to mindfully embrace today’s modern advances without losing sight of timeless virtues and skills such as kindness, creativity and critical thinking.
Finding Balance After-school hours used to be filled with outdoor free play in which kids independently developed their natural capabilities as self-learners and creative problem-solvers. The Children & Nature Network has reported that just 6 percent of children ages 9 to 13 play outside on their own. Instead, stress and anxiety are on the rise in our competitive culture as many kids attempt to balance heavy homework loads with an overflowing schedule of extracurricular activities. With the ability to connect to the world at our fingertips, Thomas Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, in Washington, D.C., notes that devices can also disconnect us from those right next to us. “It’s a massive struggle to find balance and mindfulness, but it’s vitally important. How often do we see an AP [advanced placement] kid that is falling 26
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apart emotionally? As parents, we need to recognize that kids have a lot on their plate—more than ever before.” Salt Lake City-based Courtney Carver, author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More, worries that parents are creating résumés for a life their children probably don’t want. On her BeMoreWithLess.com website, she focuses on living with less clutter, busyness and stress to simplify life and discover what really matters. “It’s challenging to maintain close connections when we’re overwhelmed with what’s in our inbox, or on Instagram or what the kids are looking at online,” she says. On her own journey to practical minimalism, she gained a greater sense of presence with her daughter. “When you can pay attention to a conversation and not feel distracted and antsy, especially with young kids, that is everything,” says Carver.
The ubiquity of digital devices is a defining difference between today’s youth and that of their elders, making it difficult for parents to relate and know how to set boundaries. As senior parenting editor at nonprofit Common Sense Media, Caroline Knorr helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids’ media lives. “We can think of media as a ‘super peer’: When children are consuming it, they’re looking for cues on how to behave and what’s cool and what’s normal.” Parents
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need to be the intermediary so they can counterbalance the external messages with their own family’s values. Today’s devices are persuasive and addictive. “As parents, we need to set boundaries, model good digital habits and help kids to self-regulate more—which is our ultimate goal,” Knorr says. To raise good digital citizens, Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education, in Arlington, Virginia, believes conversations about device use shouldn’t end with screen time limits and online safety. “Ask kids if their technology use is helping them be more engaged and find more meaning in the world or is it pulling them out of the world that they’re in,” he says. “Talk about how to use technology to improve the community around you, recognize true and false info, be involved in democratic processes and making your voice heard about issues you care about.” Parents are often uncomfortable with their kids socializing digitally, but Culatta encourages the introduction of interactive media sooner rather than later, so they understand how to engage with the world online before they are old enough to have social media accounts. Geocaching, which uses GPS-enabled devices to treasure hunt, and citizen science apps provide family-friendly opportunities to engage in both outdoor activities and online communities. “The majority of our kids will need these digital communication skills to be able to work with anyone at any time,” says Murray. He’s witnessed the impact of connecting classrooms around the world, observing, “When students learn to navigate time zones and language barriers to communicate and collaborate, they see that they can solve the world’s problems together.”
Raising Innovators “The world doesn’t care how much our children know; what the world cares about is what they do with what they know,” says Tony Wagner, senior research fellow at the Learning Policy Institute, an education research and policy nonprofit in Palo Alto,
We need to create an intentional family culture where virtues like kindness and respect are talked about, modeled, upheld, celebrated and practiced in everyday life. ~Thomas Lickona California. In his latest book, Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for The Innovation Era, he emphasizes the importance of creative problem-solving and the joy of discovery, especially as more jobs become automated. “We’re born with a temperament of creative problem solvers. But then something happens. The longer kids are in school, the fewer questions they ask, the more they worry about getting the right
answer and fewer and fewer think of themselves as creative in any way,” he says. “Instead of listening and regurgitating, kids need to learn how to find and be a critical consumer of information,” says Murray. Fewer employers are asking for college transcripts—including Google—as they discover the disconnect between what students are taught and what innovative skills they actually need. While most schools are slow to adapt to the modern needs of the future workforce, parents can proactively foster the entrepreneurial spirit and discourage a fear of failure at home by offering safe opportunities for risk-taking and independence. After speaking extensively with compelling young innovators around the world, Wagner discovered that their parents explicitly encouraged three things: play, passion and purpose. Their children were provided with many opportunities to explore new interests, as well as to learn from their mistakes. “The parents intuitively understood that more important than IQ is grit, perseverance and tenacity. You don’t develop that when Mom is yelling at you to practice; you develop it because you have a real interest.” To create a culture of innovation, Murray encourages teachers and parents to get to know the interests, passions and
Common Sense Media (CommonSenseMedia.org) provides education and
advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children. They provide independent, age-based, media reviews for TV shows and movies. Each detailed review includes pertinent information for parents, plus talking points to foster critical thinking skills.
Let Grow (LetGrow.org) seeks to restore childhood resilience by pushing back on
overprotection, and shows concern that even with the best intentions, society has taught a generation to overestimate danger and underestimate their own ability to cope. Its programs work with schools and parents to give kids more of the independence to do the things their parents did on their own as children—bike to a friend’s house, make themselves a meal or simply play unsupervised in the front yard.
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Teaching Kindness In a culture that is obsessed with selfies and threatened by cyberbullies, it’s a tough task for parents to teach compassion and kindness. “We need to create an intentional family culture where virtues like kindness and respect are talked about, modeled, upheld, celebrated and practiced in everyday life. What we do over and over gradually shapes our character, until it becomes second na-
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ture—part of who we are,” says Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist and education professor emeritus at the State University of New York College at Cortland, and author of How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain. Sesame Workshop’s 2016 Kindness Study found that 70 percent of parents worry that the world is an unkind place for their kids, but Scarlett Lewis believes it’s all in our mind, saying, “When you choose love, you transform how you see the world from a scary and anxiety-producing place to a loving and welcoming one.” After losing her 6-year-old son Jesse in the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, she attributed the tragedy to an angry thought in the mind of the shooter. Her compassion fueled the founding of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement to educate and encourage individuals to choose loving thoughts over angry ones. “Although we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can always choose how to respond,” she says. The evidence-based Choose Love Enrichment Program teaches children to live a life with courage and gratitude, practice forgiveness and be compassionate individuals. While we don’t want to overwhelm kids with all the evils in the world, Lickona notes that it is valuable to make them aware of human suffering and how we can help. “Cultivate the belief that we’re all members of a single human family. Teach [them] that one of the most important ways to show gratitude for the blessings in our life is to give back.”
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Beyond Sustainability Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change
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ost people have never heard of regenerative agriculture, but there’s plenty of talk about it in the scientific and farming communities, along with a growing consensus that regeneration is a desirable step beyond sustainability. Those that are laser-focused on clean food and a better environment believe regenerative agriculture will not only result in healthier food, but could become a significant factor in reversing the dangerous effects of manmade climate change. This centers on the idea that healthy soils anchor a healthy planet: They contain more carbon than all above-ground vegetation and regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. “We have taken soils for granted for a long time. Nevertheless, soils are the foundation of food production and food security, supplying plants with nutrients, water and support for their roots,” according to the study “Status of the World’s Soil Resources,” by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Most of the world’s soil resources, which also function as the planet’s largest water filter, are in fair, poor or very poor condition, the report states.
Tilling, erosion and chemicals all play significant roles in soil degradation. Regenerative agriculture seeks to reverse that trend by focusing on inexpensive organic methods that minimize soil disturbance and feed its microbial diversity with the application of compost and compost teas. Cover crops, crop and livestock rotation and multistory agroforestry are all part of a whole-farm design that’s intended to rebuild the quantity and quality of topsoil, as well as increase biodiversity and watershed function. “True regenerative organic agriculture can improve the environment, the communities, the economy, even the human spirit,” says Diana Martin, director of communications for the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Rodale, a leader in the organic movement, has been carrying the global torch for regenerative agriculture since the 1970s, when Bob Rodale, son of the institute’s founder, first began talking about it. “He said sustainability isn’t good enough. In the U.S., we are depleting our topsoil 10 times faster than we are replenishing it. We only have 60 years of farmable topsoil remaining,” says Martin. The institute is working with corporate
Cover crops can be planted right after brands in conducting a pilot project on farms harvesting a cash crop to help regenerate around the world to certify food as regenthe soil, adding nitrogen and organic materative organic. It has three pillars that were ter, he says. “It is a long-term benefit, so a created with the help of the U.S. Department lot of farmers are hesitant. It takes a while to of Agriculture’s National Organic Program: improve soil fertility through cover crop use.” soil health; animal welfare; and social justice, It doesn’t cost much, but for a corn or soybean the latter because people want to know that farmer making almost no money right now, workers are being treated fairly, Martin says. every expense matters. “The real things we “In some ways, we felt the organic program could do more, so we introduced In the U.S., we are depleting are working on are more toward different cropping systems,” he says, in which farmers the regenerative organic certification. It our topsoil 10 times faster are growing perennial tree crops that prois a new, high-bar label that is very holisthan we are replenishing it. duce nuts and fruits, absorb carbon and don’t tic,” says Jeff Moyer, an expert in organic require replanting or tilling. We only have 60 years of agriculture and the executive director at the Rodale Institute. The pilot phase involves 21 farmable topsoil remaining. There’s considerable interest in regenerative organic agriculture in Idaho, as many farms with connections to big brands like ~Diana Martin farmers there have already adopted no-till Patagonia, Lotus Foods and Dr. Bronner’s. practices, says Sanford Eigenbrode, a pro“We needed relationships with brands to fessor at the University of Idaho, who specializes in entomology, make this a reality,” Moyer says. Product should be rolling out by plant pathology and nematology. Farmers want to try to improve this fall. retention of soil carbon to both stabilize soils and improve long “There’s kind of a broad umbrella of things going on,” says term productivity, he says. “There are economic and environmental Bruce Branham, a crop sciences professor with the University advantages.” of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “No-till farming certainly is a small step toward regenerative ag, because every time we till Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, the soil, we essentially expose a lot of the carbon dioxide, which Florida. She can be contacted at YvetteHammett28@hotmail.com. burns off carbon.”
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s a neurologist, Dr. Aysha Akhtar wanted to acknowledge that medicine has largely overlooked our relationships with animals and their impact on our health. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and bullying, she gained strength and courage to change her situation after forming a deep bond with an abused dog. She found there were more stories like hers that explain how the health and happiness of humans and animals are interlaced. After traveling to interview people whose lives have been profoundly influenced by animals, Akhtar used her experiences and those of others to demonstrate the science behind the intricate and mutually beneficial associations between humans and animals. The result is her book, Our Symphony with Animals: On Health, Empathy, and Our Shared Destinies. After time spent with homeless people, a former mobster, a Marine veteran, a serial killer, animal sanctuary workers and farmers, she relates what happens when people forge (or break) bonds with animals, and how the love we give them comes full circle back to us.
How do you explain that an untrained animal, like Sylvester, the abused dog you bonded with, can help a person heal and recover? It’s the fact that the animal is not a human being. Animals help diffuse the humangenerated pressure in our lives. If you treat an animal with kindness, that is the only thing that the animal will judge you by.
Animals don’t care about your past, your money, your mistakes in life—they have no preconceived notions about you. Animals have a purity that helps us be our true selves without worrying about being judged.
What is the most memorable moment of your journey to discover more stories like your own?
It was a beautiful, warm, summer evening, and I was just sitting at an animal sanctuary with a pig named Ivy. She was such a sweet girl and such an emotional being, she reminded me of Sylvester. While Ivy was sleeping, I was listening to the sounds around me—ducks, chickens, cows, horses, dogs and nature. The sun was setting. I became immersed in the moment and felt a profound sense of connectedness. All the sounds came together for me like a Mozart symphony. I had never felt that kind of peace. It was beautiful.
There is a moral consciousness growing within our species. We are waking up to the fact that how we treat each other needs to be more ethical, and that includes animals. ~Aysha Akhtar
What is the science behind the neurological and biological phenomena you describe in this interaction between humans and animals?
First, studies are emerging that suggest that the way we feel empathy toward each other is not very different from the way we feel empathy toward other animals. It appears that we may feel stronger empathy toward other animals because, like children, we see them as vulnerable. Second, medical studies show that just being with animals provides measurable physiological changes within us, showing a boost to our well-being. For example, just being with a dog for five to 10 minutes can decrease blood pressure and stress hormones, and provide a long-term boost to cardiovascular health. It also leads to increases in positive neurochemicals like dopamine and oxytocinâ€” the chemicals that make us feel happy. Whatâ€™s even more interesting, studies suggest that the same positive effects are also happening in the animal.
How did you come to believe that compassion for animals is the next step in the moral evolution of humans?
Animals are more on the radar of the current younger generation than they used to be. This means that empathy for animals is growing with each generation. Part of the reason is that there is a moral consciousness growing within our species. We are waking up to the fact that how we treat each other needs to be more ethical, and that includes animals. Weâ€™re witnessing that the destruction of other species is causing the unraveling of ecosystems, and that is causing increases in things like mosquito-borne diseases. In other words, our disruption of other species is coming back to hurt us. Slowly, our collective consciousness is waking up to recognize that how we treat nonhumans affects us, as well.
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Go forward in life feeling a sense of empowerment and hope, recognizing that our well-being is very much tied in with the well-being of other animals. Julie Peterson lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, dogs and chickens, and has contributed to Natural Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact her at JPtrsn22@att.net.
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rom ancient Mongolian shamans that used drumming for physical and emotional healing to modern, boardcertified music therapists that work with special needs kids, science now confirms what we’ve always known: Music makes us feel better. Decades after Don Campbell’s groundbreaking work about the cognitive effects of listening to the music of Mozart, growing research reveals music’s ability to reduce chronic and acute pain, restore brain connections after a stroke, boost immunity and promote brain development in children. Recent studies of the benefits of music published in BJPsych International show decreased depression in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders and improvement in people with certain types of epilepsy.
Neurochemistry and Pain Reduction
Listening to music we find pleasurable can have an analgesic effect on the body, and
researchers theorize that the brain releases a cascade of natural opioids, including dopamine. A pilot study on cancer patients published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care in 2016 shows a significant reduction of pain when individuals are exposed to music for 20-minute intervals. Music also minimizes chronic pain associated with syndromes like fibromyalgia. Collective studies published in Frontiers of Psychology in 2014 suggest that relaxing, preferred choices of music not only reduce fibromyalgia-related pain, but also significantly improve mobility.
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Board-certified music therapists like Sheila Wall use live and recorded music to catalyze therapeutic changes in their clients. In her Eau Claire, Wisconsin, practice, Wall works with a wide range of clients ranging in age from 3 to 104. “Music bypasses the language and intellectual barriers in the brain that can prevent healing. Music helps the
brain compensate for whatever damage that has occurred through illnesses, disease or trauma,” she says. “I also work with children to help them build language and motor skills through music. Research last year by the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has shown that music training strengthens areas of the brain that govern speech, reading skills and sound perception in children. The results, published in Cerebral Cortex, indicate that only two years of music study significantly changes both the white and gray matter of the brain. Kirk Moore, in Wheaton, Illinois, is a certified music practitioner who provides live therapeutic music for people that are sick or dying. He says he sees daily changes through music. “I see heart rates slow down and blood pressure reduced. Breathing becomes steadier; pain and nausea cease.” Moore has also witnessed patients with aphasia—a language impairment caused by stroke or other brain damage—spontane-
ously sing-along to songs and regain the ability to speak. One memorable patient could only utter a single word, but listening to Moore ignited a dramatic change. “I sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and within seconds, she was singing. After 20 minutes of music, I expressed to the patient my hopes that the music had been helpful to her. ‘Oh goodness, yes!’ she responded.”
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Drumming has been proven to be able to balance the hemispheres of the brain, bolster immunity and offer lasting physical and emotional benefits for conditions ranging from asthma to Parkinson’s disease, autism and addiction recovery. Medical research led by neurologist Barry Bittman, M.D., shows that participation in drumming circles helps to amp up natural killer cells that fight cancer and viruses such as AIDS. Recent research published in PLOS/ONE reveals a profound reduction of inflammation in people that took part in 90-minute drum circles during
the course of the 10-week study.
Music and End of Life
Music’s capacity to bring healing and solace also extends to the end of life. Classically trained musician and certified music practitioner Lloyd Goldstein knows firsthand the power of providing music for cancer patients and the terminally ill. “I feel a deep responsibility to be as present as I can possibly be, to what I’m doing, the people I’m playing for,” says Goldstein, who left a secure orchestra position to join the team at The Arts In Medicine Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “It’s taught me how to be a better musician and a better person.” As much as the musician gives, music gives back. “I end up calmer than when I begin a session. That healing environment travels with me,” Moore says. Marlaina Donato is a composer and the author of several books. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
Wild and Wonderful Foraging for Foodies by April Thompson
here is such a thing more nutritious than cultiWild plants, as a free lunch, and vated plants—particularly because they it awaits adventurous in terms of phytochemicals must take care of foragers in backyards, city and antioxidants. They also themselves, tend to tend to be lower in sugar parks, mountain meadows and even sidewalk cracks. be more nutritious and other simple carbs, and From nutritious weeds and higher in fiber.” than cultivated juicy berries to delicate, deliPurslane, a wild sucplants—particularly cious flowers and refreshing culent, has more omega-3s in terms of tree sap, wild, edible foods than any other leafy vegeabound in cities, suburbia table, says John Kallas, the phytochemicals and rural environments. Portland, Oregon, author and antioxidants. Throughout most of Edible Wild Plants: Wild ~Deane Jordan of history, humans Foods From Dirt to Plate. were foragers that relied on Mustard garlic, a common local plant knowledge for survival, as both invasive plant, is the most nutritious leafy food and medicine. Today’s foragers are revivgreen ever analyzed, says Kallas, who holds ing that ancestral tradition to improve diets, a Ph.D. in nutrition. “However, the real explore new flavors, develop kinship with the dietary benefit of foraged plants is in their environment, and simply indulge in the joy great diversity, as each has a unique profile and excitement of finding and preparing wild of phytochemicals. There is no such thing as foods. a superfood, just superdiets,” he adds.
Wild Foods As ‘Superdiet’
Know Thy Plant
“There are many benefits to eating wild food,” says Deane Jordan, founder of EatTheWeeds. com, of Orlando, Florida. “Wild plants, because they must take care of themselves, tend to be
Rule number one of foraging is to be 100 percent sure of your identification 100 percent of the time, says Leda Meredith, the New York City author of The Forager’s Feast: How
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to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles. Foraging experts say the fear of wild plants is largely unfounded. “The biggest misconception is that we are experimenting with unknowns,” says Kallas. “Today’s wild edibles are traditional foods from Native American or European cultures we have lost touch with.” For example, European settlers brought with them dandelions, now considered a nuisance weed, as a source of food and medicine. All parts of it are edible, including flowers, roots and leaves, and have nutritional superpowers. To assess a plant, Kallas adds, a forager must know three things about it: the part or parts that are edible, the stage of growth to gather it and how to prepare it. “Some plants have parts that are both edible and poisonous. Others can be toxic raw, but perfectly edible cooked,” he says. Timing is everything, adds Meredith. “A wild ingredient can be fantastic in one week, and incredibly bitter a week later, so it’s important to know when its prime season is.” Kallas recommends staying away from highly trafficked roadsides and polluted areas. Given that many lawns and public areas are sprayed with herbicides, Sam Thayer, author of The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants, recommends not foraging in an area if it’s uncertain whether chemicals have been applied. Environmental awareness includes understanding how foraging may positively or negatively affect the ecosystem, says Meredith. “Overharvesting can endanger future populations. But there is a ‘win-win’ way to forage, where I get fantastic food and the landscape is better for my having foraged, by clearing invasive plants around natives or planting seeds while collecting a local plant gone to seed.” Thayer, of Bruce, Wisconsin, suggests collecting where species are abundant and thriving: “Fruit, for example, can be harvested limitlessly, as can wild invasives that disrupt the balance of the ecosystem and crowd out native species.”
Meal Preparation Vinegars, jams and cordials from wild fruits and flowers can be wonderful, but require some patience for the payoff, yet many wild
edibles can be eaten raw or lightly sautéed, requiring very little prep work. Thayer recommends sautéing wild greens with just a little soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. Foraging builds confidence, powers of observation and connections to the natural world. The biggest benefit, says Thayer, may just be the fun of it. “You can experience food and flavors you cannot have any other way. A lot of these foods you cannot buy anywhere, and really, it’s better food than you can buy.” Connect with Washington, D.C. freelance writer April Thompson at AprilWrites.com.
Beginner’s Tips From Master Foragers
on’t try to learn foraging; just try to learn about one vegetable or fruit, says Sam Thayer. “Take it one plant at a time. It takes the intimidation out of it.” Find a good local instructor that has a solid background in botany and other fundamentals of foraging, says John Kallas. “Also, get some good books, and more than one, as each will offer different dimensions,” says the author and instructor. Conquer the fear of Latin and learn the scientific names of plants, suggests Leda Meredith. As there may be several plants with the same common name, or one plant with many common names, knowing scientific names will help clear up potential confusion in identifying them. You don’t have to go far to find food, says Deane Jordan. “In reality, there is often a greater selection around your neighborhood than in state parks. In suburbia, you find native species, the edible weeds that come with agriculture, and also edible ornamentals.” Bring the kids: They make fabulous foragers, says Meredith. “They learn superfast and it’s a way to pass cultural knowledge along and instill that food doesn’t come from a garden or a farm, but from photosynthesis and the Earth and the sun.”
Simply Wild: Forage Recipes Leda Meredith, author of The Forager’s Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles, says, “Wild food aficionados may roll their eyes when they see that I’m including this recipe because pesto is used as the go-to recipe for this plant so often that it’s become a cliché. But there’s a reason for that: it’s really, really good.
Buttered Cattail Shoots With Peas and Mint Yields: 4 servings This is a riff on the traditional English springtime dish of lettuce wilted in butter with peas and mint. The pleasingly mild flavor of the cattail shoots stands in for the lettuce. Stick with just the whitest parts of the shoots for pure tenderness or include some of the pale green bits if you want a sturdier dish.
“You can toss garlic mustard pesto with pasta, of course, but a spoonful added to soup just before serving is also wonderful, as is a smear of it on focaccia or toast. My favorite way to enjoy garlic mustard pesto is on pan-fried polenta that is crispy on the outside and creamy within.” 2 cups fresh garlic mustard leaves and tender stems 3 Tbsp walnuts or pine nuts, chopped 1 tsp garlic, minced (wild or cultivated) ¼ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 cups cattail shoots, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
½ cup water
8 slices (½-inch-thick) cooked polenta
1 cup fresh or frozen shelled peas (if frozen, defrost them first)
Put the garlic mustard leaves, nuts and garlic into the blender or food processor. Pulse until the leaves are chopped.
2 Tbsp fresh mint, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the cattail shoots and water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often, until the cattail shoots are tender and most of the water has evaporated.
Add the cheese. With the motor running, add ½ cup of oil a little at a time until the mixture is well blended, but not completely smooth. (You want a bit of texture from the nuts and greens to remain.) Heat the butter and 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
Add the peas and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring. Remove from the heat and stir in the mint with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve warm.
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Add the polenta slices. (You can use the precooked polenta that comes out of a tube, or if you cooked some from scratch, spread it out ½-inch thick on a baking sheet and refrigerate until sliceable.) Don’t try to move the polenta slices until they’ve browned on the bottom side. You’ll know that’s happened when they dislodge easily. Use a spatula to flip them over and brown the other side. Plate two slices per person, with the garlic mustard pesto spread on top. Serve hot or at room temperature. Tip: If you want to keep this pesto in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to six months, blanch the garlic mustard greens in boiling water for 20 seconds, then immediately run them under cold water or dip them in an ice bath. Squeeze out as much water as you can, then proceed with the recipe. This blanching step prevents the pesto from losing its bright green color and turning brown in cold storage.
Simple Supper Garlic Mustard Pasta Yields: 4 servings This is a simple, but satisfying one-pot meal that comes together in about 20 minutes total. You can embellish the recipe with additional ingredients such as chorizo sausage or pine nuts, but it’s really not necessary. Sometimes simple is best. 1 lb penne pasta 1 lb garlic mustard leaves and shoots, washed and coarsely chopped (ideally, you’re using garlic mustard at the stage where the stems are still tender and the flowers are either budding or just starting to open) 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 to 2 medium-hot red chili peppers (pepperoncini), stems and seeds removed ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided (use your best as this is one of the main flavors of the sauce)
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Salt to taste ½ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, freshly grated (again, use the best you’ve got) Freshly ground black pepper Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the penne and set a timer for seven minutes. While the pasta is cooking, prep the other ingredients: wash and chop the garlic mustard, mince the garlic or put it through a garlic press, chop the chili peppers. After seven minutes, add the garlic mustard to the pasta in the pot and cook until the pasta is al dente, usually about five minutes more. Scoop out a ladleful of the pasta cooking water and set it aside. Drain the pasta and garlic mustard in a colander. Return the pot to the stove over low heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil to the pot along with the garlic and chili pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Return the reserved pasta cooking water and the drained pasta and garlic mustard greens back to the pot. Raise the heat to medium and cook, stirring, for a minute or two until the liquid is mostly evaporated or absorbed. Remove from the heat, then stir in the remaining olive oil and salt. (Go scant on the salt because the grated cheese you’ll be adding is salty.) Serve hot with freshly grated cheese and freshly ground pepper. Other wild edibles you can use in this recipe include any leafy greens, as well as the leaves of any wild garlic species.
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LOVING OURSELVES MADLY Practice Intentional Self-Love by Scott Stabile
t’s not enough to wish for more self-love. We must be intentional about creating it and commit to loving ourselves by practicing these habits every day.
Don’t believe our thoughts. Our minds lie to us all the time, especially where our self-worth is concerned. The moment we become aware we are mentally abusing ourselves, we can refuse to believe these thoughts. The fact is, we are worthy and enough exactly as we are. Any thoughts that contradict this truth are lies. We must not go to war with our mind, but should definitely get in the habit of challenging our mind’s lies and not believing them when they run amok.
Replace self-abuse with self-love. Not believing our crueler thoughts is step one. Replacing them with kinder, more compassionate and
loving thoughts is step two. When our minds call us ugly, we must sink into our hearts and remind ourselves that we are beautiful, as we are. When our minds insist we’re weak, we must declare our strength. Every single thought and word that speaks to our worth is a powerful and sustaining reflection of self-love. Substitute self-abuse with love as often as possible and then watch our lives change in powerful ways.
Set boundaries and enforce them. To love ourselves, we have to set clear boundaries with the people in our lives. State what works and what doesn’t work. If we don’t clearly speak our boundaries, people will trample them, and we’ll only have ourselves to blame. Boundaries show respect for all involved. A lack of boundaries will almost certainly lead to resentment.
Make time for happy places. We all have places that tend to bring us peace and/or joy: a walk among the trees, curled up with a good book, coffee with a close friend. Make time for these experiences. Every second we spend giving energy to the people, places and things that bring us joy is a second of dedicated self-love. It matters. Just as important, pay attention to the people, places and things that are depleting, that feel unhealthy and toxic, and give less energy to them. Knowing what to eliminate can be as impactful as knowing what to add. How we love ourselves is our responsibility. The greater commitment we make to self-love, the greater chance we create of living a more peaceful, joyful and meaningful life.
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opping on a used for creating new There is not one bicycle on a brain cells.” neurological disease beautiful day Cycling has been shown that cannot benefit to significantly boost the or taking a spin class at from aerobic exercise, neurotransmitters dopathe gym offers proven cardiovascular benefits mine and serotonin, as from Parkinson’s like lowering cholesterol well as brain-derived neudisease to Lou and blood pressure. Now, rotrophic factor—BDNF— Gehrig’s disease. growing research shows a protein that increases that it also packs a power- ~Laurence Kinsella, M.D. during aerobic exercise. ful punch for brain health. Low levels of BDNF have Aerobic exercise has been found to been linked to obesity, excessive appetite, have the greatest impact on cognitive ability, clinical depression, anxiety and cognitive deand low-impact cycling leads the way. David cline. According to a 2016 study by the New Conant-Norville, M.D., a Portland, Oregon York University Langone Medical Center psychiatrist, recommends cycling to help published in the journal eLife, higher levels children challenged by attention deficit of BDNF help decrease symptoms of depreshyperactivity disorder (ADHD). sion while improving memory function. BDNF helps maintain brain health and Depression and Memory stimulates the growth of new neurons. Pedal“Cycling brings more oxygen and nutrients ing regularly can fire up brain cell producto the cells,” says Carmen Ferreira, owner of tion by at least twofold; cycling only 20 to SunShine Barre Studio, in Rocky Point, New 30 minutes a day can decrease symptoms of York. “When we ride our bikes, our brains depression—and might even prevent it. also increase their production of proteins
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Cycle for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases “For years, we’ve been touting the benefits of mental exercises for Alzheimer’s disease, but physical exercise is also highly beneficial. There is not one neurological disease that cannot benefit from aerobic exercise, from Parkinson’s disease to Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Laurence Kinsella, M.D., a neurologist at the SSM Health Medical Group, in Fenton, Missouri. According to 2017 Canadian studies involving Parkinson’s patients, cycling improved motor function during a 12-week period. The results, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, also show a marked improvement in gait. Promising 2018 research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals cycling and other forms of aerobic exercise to be the most effective activity in slowing Alzheimer’srelated cognitive decline.
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A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive by Melinda Hemmelgarn
t’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a steady stream of persuasive marketing messages promoting low-nutrient junk foods. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association warn that media’s pervasive influence over children’s food preferences increase their risk for poor nutrition, obesity and chronic diseases later in life. Protecting children against marketing forces may seem like an uphill battle, but these strategies can help provide a solid foundation for good health.
Teach children to be media savvy. Andrea Curtis, Toronto-based
author of Eat This! How Fast-Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back), says, “Kids don’t want to be duped.” By showing children how the food industry 42
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tricks them into buying foods that harm their bodies and the Earth, we can turn kids into food detectives that reject processed foods and sugary drinks.
Feed children’s curiosity about where food comes from. Take
children to farmers’ markets and U-pick farms; organic growers reduce exposure to harmful pesticide residues. Kids that might turn up their noses at supermarket spinach tend to eat it in bunches when they’ve helped grow, harvest and prepare it. That’s the story behind Sylvia’s Spinach, a children’s book by Seattle-based author Katherine Pryor.
Introduce children to the rewards of gardening. Connie
Liakos, a registered dietitian based in Portland, Oregon, and the author of How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, recommends introducing children to the magic of planting seeds and the joy of caring for a garden—even if it’s simply a
Teresa Martin, a registered dietitian based in Bend, Oregon, says learning how to cook frees us from being “hostage to the food industry.” She believes cooking is such an essential life skill that we should be teaching it along with reading, writing and arithmetic in kindergarten. When we cook, we’re in control of the ingredients’ quality and flavor. Plus, cooking together creates parent-child bonding. Invite children to help plan and prepare family meals and school lunches. (Remember to slip a note inside a child’s lunch box with a few words of love and encouragement.)
Visit the library. From simple
children’s stories about food adventures to basic cookbooks, libraries open up a world of inspiration and culinary exploration. Find stories about seasonal foods to prepare with a child.
Prioritize family meals. Chil-
dren that eat with their families are better nourished, achieve greater academic success and are less likely to participate in risky behaviors. Family meals provide time to share values, teach manners and enjoy caring conversations. To foster peace and harmony at the table, Liakos advises families to “keep emotion out of eating, and allow children control over how much they eat.” Establish rules banning criticism, arguing and screens (TV, phones) during mealtime.
Reject dieting. Weighing, sham-
ing and putting children on restrictive diets is a recipe for developing eating disorders. Instead of stigmatizing children by calling them “obese”, Liakos emphasizes creating healthy eating and activity habits for the entire family. Children may overeat for many reasons, including stress or boredom. Pay attention to sudden weight gain,
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which could be an indication that something is wrong, she says.
Find or create a “tribe” of like-minded parents. Set
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up play groups with parents that share similar values. Advocate together for improved school food policies, establish a school garden or plan group field trips.
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Spend more time in nature. The American Academy of
Pediatrics recommends one hour of daily physical activity. Locate parks and hiking or biking trails to strengthen children’s innate love for their natural world. According to research at the University of Illinois, spending time in nature also helps reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Protect children’s sleep. The American Academy
of Pediatrics advises against TVs, computers and smartphones in children’s bedrooms. Children, depending on their age, need eight to12 hours of undisturbed sleep each night to support physical and mental health, and help prevent obesity. Remember that our children are hungriest for parental time, love and support. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “Food Sleuth,” is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer, speaker and syndicated radio host based in Columbia, Missouri. Contact her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.
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Center on Media and Child Health: cmch.tv/clinicians/eatingexercise-tips. Common Sense Media: CommonSenseMedia.org. Eat This! How Fast-Food Marketing Gets You to Buy Junk (and how to fight back), by Andrea Curtis: AndreaCurtis.ca. Prevention Institute: Tinyurl.com/StopJunkFoodMarketing.
How to Teach Nutrition to Kids, Connie Liakos: NutritionForKids.com. I’m Like, So Fat!: Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices about Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World, by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer.
American Academy of Pediatrics: A Healthy Family Media Use Plan: HealthyChildren.org/mediauseplan. Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood: Screen-free Activism: CommercialFreeChildhood.org.
Storybooks About Gardening, Cooking, Farms and Food
Review of farm-to-school children’s literature: Growing-Minds. org/childrens-literature. Sylvia’s Spinach: KatherinePryor.com.
Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life, by Richard Louv: RichardLouv.com/books/vitamin-n. August 2019
Treating the Whole Pet by Julie Peterson
bout 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were bleeding. “Our conventional vet prescribed steroids,” recalls Krouth. “It helped some, but also agitated Buckeye. When I found out that other side effects could include serious health problems, I didn’t want to put her at risk.” The Madison, Wisconsin, animal lover headed to a holistic pet supply store to ask about alternative treatments for the dog’s allergies. She learned about herbal remedies, and was advised to take Buckeye to a holistic veterinarian. “Treating her holistically seemed like a better option than the side effects of treatment with drugs,” she says. The holistic veterinarian recommended acupuncture. It helped, but the dog later became sensitive to the needles. At that point, she was given homeopathic plant-based treatments that worked well with no side effects. Buckeye, now 15, has also received laser light therapy and spinal manipulation to help with mobility in her senior years.
The Holistic Difference
Holistic veterinarians have been treating dogs, cats, chickens, livestock and exotic animals across the nation for some time, but many people aren’t entirely clear about how their approach—and their training— differs from a conventional vet. Both enter 44
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the profession after earning a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree. Holistic practitioners can then choose to train in a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, herbs and physical rehabilitation, plus trigger point, megavitamin and stem cell therapies. “Any method that is sufficiently different from conventional medicine requires extra training ... over a period of weeks, months or years,” says Nancy Scanlan, DVM, the executive director of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation, in Mount Shasta, California. Veterinarians, holistic or not, typically do the same initial examination of an animal, she says. From there, a holistic vet may look at additional areas or assess things in a slightly different way. “For example, someone trained in veterinary osteopathy or veterinary chiropractic would explore the range of motion of joints or the spine.” In treatment, holistic DVMs use an integrative approach. The goal is to look at the animal as a whole and treat the underlying condition, rather than treating the symptoms. “Integrative medicine is about broadening our medical options, blending both conventional medical and holistic approaches. It focuses on client education and participation in the healing process of their pet,” says Danielle Becton, DVM, of Aloha Pet & Bird Hospital, in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Holistic veterinarians may also choose to use fewer conventional drugs and limited
vaccinations. “Vaccine titers can be used to determine if a patient has adequate antibodies to a disease to create immunity,” says Becton. “If a pet is already immune, they may not need another vaccine booster that year.” Becton and Scanlan agree that alternative treatments such as acupuncture, laser therapy or massage can be used in lieu of drugs for pain management. However, Scanlan does note that in an acute or emergency situation, many natural methods do not work fast enough, “and that is when holistic veterinarians are more likely to use drugs.”
Choosing a Holistic Veterinarian
Pet owners seek out holistic veterinarians for different reasons. In Krouth’s case, it was the unacceptable side effects to drugs that led her to explore other options. Becton points out that she gets clients looking for a more natural approach for their pets
Integrative medicine is about broadening our medical options, blending both conventional medical and holistic approaches. It focuses on client education and participation in the healing process of their pet. ~Danielle Becton, DVM after they personally have had success with human integrative medicine. However, it’s important that pets are treated by professionals that are trained to treat animals. People with holistic training for humans may not understand animal anatomy or physiology. Ultimately, choosing a veterinarian is a personal decision, and seeing a beloved pet thrive is the best confirmation that it was the right one. “We are so glad that we still have Buckeye at this golden age, and believe it’s due to holistic care that she has lived a comfortable, long life,” says Krouth. Julie Peterson lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, dogs and chickens. She has contributed to Natural Awakenings for more than a decade. Contact her at JPtrsn22@att.net.
FINDING THE BEST VET
n some areas, holistic veterinary care is so popular that appointments are hard to come by. In others, there are few veterinarians practicing alternative medicine.
One way to find a veterinarian that has expanded beyond the confines of Western medicine is to ask other pet owners. Employees at pet food or supply stores will often have recommendations, as well. Search online or use the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s “Find a Holistic Veterinarian” search feature at ahvma. org/find-a-holistic-veterinarian.
If there are several doctors to choose from, read their websites to find out the nature of initial consultations, available treatments and associated fees. Read patient reviews there and look for some that aren’t on their site. Consider stopping in to see how the practice looks and feels.
Once an appointment is made, know what’s needed to make the most of it. Most veterinarians want historical records and intake forms filled out in advance. Be prepared to pay for services during that first visit. Because
holistic care is personalized to deal with underlying causes instead of symptoms, be ready to spend more time talking about the pet.
No matter which veterinarian is chosen, expect reasonable outcomes. Pets should be comfortable at the appointment and owners should feel they are heard. Care and cost of care should make sense. Follow-up calls from the office to check on treatment progress show that the interest in clients goes beyond the appointment. Reminder calls, emails or postcards about upcoming appointments or recommended services convey that the practice is organized and has a long-term interest in animal health.
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Serving each person in body, mind and spirit to reach their highest light “Dr. Stager’s practice in West Palm Beach consists of integrating the best of Eastern and Western medicine, especially using gentle hands-on body work, body/mind energy work and acupuncture. Dr. Stager treats a wide variety of patients from all over the world, of all ages, ranging from newborn to elderly; from common general health to neuromusculoskeletal problems.”
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By William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAAMA, FAAO, FACOFP dist.
apsicum frutescens is also known as cayenne pepper or chili pepper. There are several other species within the Capsicum family, including Capsicum annum, where Paprika comes from. The plants are native to the Americas and are cultivated mostly in the U.S. and Europe. The level of pungency is classified by the concentration of capsaicinoids, primarily of capsaicin, in the fruit. I think they’re easy to grow here in Florida, as I have had several varieties in my garden. The Capsicum species, as a medicinal plant, are used for such diverse conditions as: • colic • asthma • arthritis • muscle cramps • toothaches • fever • sore throats and upper respiratory infections • post-herpetic neuralgia • trigeminal neuralgia • post-mastectomy pain • diabetic neuropathy • cluster headaches • psoriasis
The medicinal or pharmacological affect of cayenne pepper comes from capsaicin. When capsaicin is applied topically to the skin, it first stimulates and then blocks small diameter pain nerve fibers. It does this biochemically by depleting the nerve fibers of a chemical called Substance P. Substance P (P for pain) is an important mediator of pain impulses in the sensory nerves, and also activates inflammatory mediators in joints in arthritic conditions. When capsaicin is taken internally, it has antioxidant properties, and reduces blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and platelet aggregation (lowers the ability to form blood clots). Capsaicin should not be used with anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, or thrombolytic agents, as it will increase bleeding. Although capsaicin is hot to taste, it lowers body temperature. Capsaicin is contained in ointments of 0.025% or 0.075%, which can be found over the counter in most supermarkets, pharmacies, or health food stores. When used in an ointment, it should be rubbed on no more than 3-4 times per day for 2-7 days at a time. Skin irritation does occur, but for most people this goes right away. It should not be used on open wounds. It can also be found in capsules and homeopathic remedies. It should be avoided in people with stomach inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, and kidney or liver diseases. William H. Stager, DO, MS, MPH, FAAFP, FAMA, FAAO, FACOFP AOBNMM Board Certified: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/ Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. AOBFP Board Certified: Family Medicine. Medical Acupuncture. Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, NSUCOM. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, LECOM Medical Director, Flagler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc. 311 Golf Road, Suite 1100, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Tel. 561-832-1894, Fax 561-832-1590.
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THURSDAY AUGUST 1 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Every Wed. & Sat.- NIA® Dynamic Blend of Dance & Self-Healing w/Randy Miller Balancing technical preci-sion with free-form expression, NIA® brings the mind, body and emotions into optimal health through movement, music and the freedom to express yourself. Randy will teach all about the benefits and perks of this growing technique and how to perform it. After the moves have been taught and demonstrated, the class will be interactive with everyone performing the routine together. Come get your body moving, feel the music in your soul and dance! No Experience Needed. Randy Miller is a certified 1st degree black belt instructor of NIA® and has been teaching in Los Angeles for years! 10:30-11:30AM Drop-ins $20, 4 Classes Pack $65, 6 Classes Pack $90 To register or for more information visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
FRIDAY AUGUST 2 Friday, Aug. 2nd– Psychic Reading w/Countess Nadia Starella – 2-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
SATURDAY AUGUST 3 Writers Workshops - 10 am - Noon - You Don’t Say…Getting Your Characters Talking. Crisp and focused dialogue is essential to any story. Learn how to successfully balance your dialogue with your narrative, create distinctive voices for your characters, and effectively use dialogue as a storytelling tool. Instructor: Diane A.S. Stuckart. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 561-279-7790 www.murderonthebeach.com Return to Life w/Deborah Eve Feldman Who is Joseph H. Pilates? What is Pilates? What and how does pila-tes work for everybody? In this class we will explore and experience all the answers to these questions us-ing the Pilates principles. We will begin with a lecture style exploration of the principles of pilates, followed by a mat class, where we put these principles into action, and finish with a Q and
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A. 2-4PM Cost $35 or $30 by 8/2 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlight-enment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280
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.
JOHN PRINCE PARK WALK, 2520 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL. Stroll in the park for about one hour. 7:20 a.m. Contact: Paul Cummings, 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.
Herbal Tarot/Kipper Card Readings w/Kevin Lopez – 11:30-3:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 with Margaret Ann Lembo. Level 2 is designed to apply the teachings of Chakra Awakening for balancing the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies through crystal alignments or the laying on of stones. This experiential workshop with meditations, third eye development, activation of healing energies, development of connection with your Master Healing Guide will help you remember your innate crystal healing abilities. Develop intuition and learn how to intuitively read the body. Practice laying crystals and gemstones with a fellow participant. You will receive a certificate. LMT 8 CE units Florida approved provider CE Broker Course #: 20-576832, Open to the Public. Saturday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, $257 prepayment required, non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Sunday. Maximum 8. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836
CHAKRA AWAKENING CRYSTAL HEALER LEVEL 2 with Margaret Ann Lembo. Level 2 is designed to apply the teachings of Chakra Awakening for balancing the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies through crystal alignments or the laying on of stones. This experiential workshop with meditations, third eye development, activation of healing energies, development of connection with your Master Healing Guide will help you remember your innate crystal healing abilities. Develop intuition and learn how to intuitively read the body. Practice laying crystals and gemstones with a fellow participant. You will receive a certificate. LMT 8 CE units Florida approved provider CE Broker Course #: 20-576832, Open to the Public. Saturday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, $257 prepayment required, non-refundable. Price includes lunch for Sunday. Maximum 8. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836
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HIKE IN JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL. This is a fairly rigorous outing (around 7 to 12 miles) in JDSP Meet at 7:50 a.m. at the front gate. Bring lots of water. Contact: Mary Miller, 561-213-2189. Public/Moderate.
BOOK CLUB EVENT: CHAPTER 3 – CRYSTAL INFUSED, AROMA-ENERGETIC MISTS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Be sure to read Chapter 3 in Crystals Beyond Beginners and have your specific questions ready. We will discuss - Making a Gemstone Essence, Choosing the Crystals, Choosing the Essential Oils, Holy Water, and Bach Flower Essences. Broadcast live on Facebook from the Angel Room at The Crystal Garden. You’re also welcome to attend live in person if you’re in the area. Make sure and request to join Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club on Facebook before the event. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836.
The Call of Soul Book Discussion - This free book discussion meets the first Sunday of each month at 11am, and explores how to find spiritual freedom in this lifetime. The Call of Soul, written by Harold Klemp, provides spiritual exercises, dream techniques, Soul Travel experiences and in depth discussion to help you open wide the door to the most secret part of yourself; that YOU are Soul, a Light of God. The infinite world of God’s love for you translates into every event, relationship, and moment of your life and will lead you to
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, 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. Topic to be announced. Contact: Roy Moore 561-307-7792. Public is invited. Mondays - Kripalu Beginners Yoga w/Jamar and Robin Conover 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 $115 or $99 by 7/28 Drop-in Fee $20 per class. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
TUESDAY AUGUST 6 Tuesday, Aug 6th– Psychic Readings w/Omi Spirit – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlighten-ment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 8/5 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 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. 561-305-9382. www.brahmakumaris.org Wednesday, Aug. 7th- Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
THURSDAY AUGUST 8 Thursday, Aug. 8th- Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.
JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Transforming Anger w/Maya Malay Anger is an emotional habit that can be transformed. This course re-veals what generates anger, how to work with it and how to dissolve any tendency to react with anger or to the presence of anger. Learn tools for developing greater self-awareness, being in harmony with our emotions, and the ability to consciously choose our responses. Learn the practices that transform the en-ergy of anger to that of loving kindness liberating us from oppressive feelings that prevent the peace and happiness we might otherwise experience. 6:30-8:30PM $35 or $30 by 8/7 To register or for more infor-mation visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
FRIDAY AUGUST 9 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl Concert w/Cynthia Fischione Experience the bliss of Cindy’s quartz crystal singing bowl meditation with her endocrine system bowls. Awaken and initiate healing at all levels and clear energetic blockages; these sound waves allow our cells to rejuvenate and heal naturally. Come and let the transformational healing of these sound waves relax you. 7-8:00PM Cost $30 or $25 by 8/10 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
SATURDAY AUGUST 10 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, August 10th 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/ Beach Cleanup Saturday, August 10, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. Ocean trash can entrap and strangle ocean wildlife including endangered sea turtles. Please join us to preserve our water ways. Community service hours will be provided for school aged participants. For more information call the Nature Center at 561-624-6952. 31st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR THE CRYSTAL GARDEN with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come by for a day filled with festivities! The Crystal Garden is celebrating 31 years of conscious living in the Palm Beaches. Be among the first to experience our newest additions to The Crystal Garden Brand of Aroma-energetic Mists and Sprays – St. Germain Spray, Archangel Zadkiel Spray, Frankincense Mist, and Eucalyptus Mist. A free Mini-workshop will be held at 1:00 pm followed by Inspirational Insights from The Gemstone Oracle. Join us for a song and some
birthday cake at about 3 pm. Yes, there will be an ALL-DAY SALE as well! We’ve had wonderful growth since August of 1988. There are so many new gemstones, books, oracle decks, tarot decks, and so much more that have just arrived on the shelves here. 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com. Call 561369-2836 to attend. Psychic Game Day w/Omi Spirit Come and enjoy a fun and carefree night of honing in on your psychic abilities and practicing with a professional intuitive. Omi will have you playing games, while digging deep to wake up the understanding of your gifts. Learn to decipher the difference between your thoughts and spirits’ thoughts. Come and get in touch with your magical inner child! 3-5PM Cost $30 or $25 by 8/9 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
Yoga Fun Day November 1-3
This fun festival is a family-friendly wellness event where all ages and abilities are welcome. Experience green living, and health-related products and services, live music, as well as classes, activities and products that support an active lifestyle. Welcoming Vendors! Enjoy Classes, Workshops, Kirtan, Kids Zone, Music! Visit YogaFunDay.com or text/call 561-506-1108 for more information. August 2019
CLIP & WALK, 11835 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd, West Palm Beach, FL Meet at the Southern entrance to Corbett Wildlife Management Area at 6:30AM for a clip and walk from the entrance at the Youth Camp in a westerly direction. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.
SUNDAY AUGUST 11 OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Take a leisurely stroll behind the Okeeheelee nature center. We will meet at the Center parking lot. Stroll starts at 8 am. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423 Public/Leisure. Creating Love That Lasts w/Maya Malay Creating a fulfilling, conscious & loving relationships can be exciting and tremendously rewarding. In this workshop you’ll be provided with the necessary tools and understanding to attract, create and maintain long lasting relationships. Learn how to work with and transform obstacles and difficulties that are detrimental to the success of a relationship. Whether you are single or involved, this course will prove beneficial to you, your partner and all your relationships. 1:00-3:00PM $35 or $30 by 8/10 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
MONDAY AUGUST 12 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 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
Palm Beach Edition
TUESDAY AUGUST 13 Culinary Creations with Bean Scene - 6:30p7:30p - Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644. Join us for this FREE culinary tour of delightful vegan creations with Chef Nina Kauder. She is extremely committed to empowering others with the tools they need to adopt conscious food and lifestyle choices. In this class you will learn how to integrate plant-based meals into your daily life. Monthly class details available at www. Nutritionsmart.com, click on our store location. Psychic Readings w/Omi Spirit – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Transformational Breath® w/Jamar Join us for a profound and deeply moving process that helps integrate, re-program and release negative beliefs or behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath. Eliminate restrictive breathing patterns. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 8/12 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Full Moon Sacred Healing Ceremony w/Shamama Hunting Owl Celebrate your personal growth, spiritual expansion, and manifestation of your hearts’ desires! This is a group for those who are seeking intuitive spiritual guidance, healing, & community as they embark on new life experiences. We will begin with a clearing & grounding, followed by a discussion about the current astrological energies, intention-setting, intuitive spiritual guidance & introspective journaling. The group will close with a fire ceremony, plus hands-on energy healing (if desired). 6:30-8:00PM Cost $30 or $25 by 8/13 To register or for more infor-mation visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
THURSDAY AUGUST 15 Holistic Happy Hour (every third Thursday) 5:30p-6:30p Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644. 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! Psychic Intuitive and Channeler w/Aileen Olsen – 5-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlighten-ment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
FRIDAY AUGUST 16 Friday, Aug. 16th- 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 breath-ing 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 8/15 To register or for more infor-mation visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
SATURDAY AUGUST 17 AROMATHERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL HEALING with Margaret Ann Lembo. Learn the basics about the essential oils and how to use them in day-to-day life. Become aware of essential oils that help to align chakras and balance the emotional, physical and mental bodies. Experience the spiritually aligned oils. Learn about Bach Flower Essences and the vibrational elements of plants and devic forces. Learn to connect with allies from the gemstone, plant, and animal kingdoms. Learn about Archangels and Ascended Masters and how they relate to for each of you. Experience blending oils to create your personal blend. You will learn to create a synergy oil for a specific intent. LMT 13 CE units Florida approved provider CE Broker Course #: 20-535463, Open to the Public. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (both days), $257 prepayment required, non-refundable. Price includes lunch for both days. Maximum 10. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 RIVERBEND PARK WALK, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fl. Bruce Brown’s nature walk is in the Jupiter area for this August adventure. Meet at the main parking lot and Visitor Center.
Arrive before start at 7:30 a.m. Contact: Bruce, 772-333-1837. Public/Leisure. Psychic Tarot and Crystal Readings w/Mary Ellen Collins – 2-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280 SWEETBAY NATURAL AREA: 12560 Aviation Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412 in Loxahatchee Slough. This hike is shin to knee high water. We go from Sweetbay to the Blue Campsite and back, approximately 11 miles. Bring at least two liters of water, snacks, and sun protection: road walk from Sweetbay can be hot.! Get updates & contact through Meetup.com, link at loxfltrail.org. Rita Black: 772-985-0579. Public/strenuous. INTRODUCTION TO SNORKELING August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Free with Park admission - Intro to Snorkeling Saturday, August 17, 11:00 a.m. Learn the basics of snorkeling including, proper fin and mask selection and fit, how to clear your mask, snorkeling safety, diving techniques and more. This is a land-based course. Free with Park admission; reservations required, 561-624-6952. MacArthur Beach State Park. Psychic Fair at United Metaphysical Church in Lake Worth 10AM – 4PM. Workshops, Free Educational Lectures, and of course Psychic Readings! Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for our Psychic Fair. Reservations are not required. Readings are available. $20 per 15 Minute Reading (cash, check, credit card accepted). 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460 (561) 686-0217 (Call or text) www.unitedmetaphysical.org, www. facebook.com/umcpb
SUNDAY AUGUST 18 AROMATHERAPY AND VIBRATIONAL HEALING with Margaret Ann Lembo. Learn the basics about the essential oils and how to use them in day-to-day life. Become aware of essential oils that help to align chakras and balance the emotional, physical and mental bodies. Experience the spiritually aligned oils. Learn about Bach Flower Essences and the vibrational elements of plants and devic forces. Learn to connect with allies from the gemstone, plant, and animal kingdoms. Learn about Archangels and Ascended Masters and how they relate to for each of you. Experience blending oils to create your personal blend. You will learn to create a synergy oil for a specific intent. LMT 13 CE units Florida approved provider CE Broker Course #: 20-535463, Open to the Public. 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (both days), $257 prepayment required, non-refundable. Price includes lunch for both days. Maximum 10. at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836
Introduction to Surfing, Ranger led course on the basics of surfing, lessons on land and water. Adults and children 12 and older (children under 18 must be accompanied in water by adult). Reservations required, call 561-624-6952. Free with Park admission. MacArthur Beach State Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome & Nature Center, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach, FL. 33408 Ranger Station / Park Entrance Gate: (561) 624-6950. Nature & Welcome Center: (561) 624-6952 Herbal Tarot/Kipper Card Readings w/Kevin Lopez – 11:30-3:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. “Dreams, a Tool to Enhance Living Life.” 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 August 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) 4342003. For information about ECKANKAR—The Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org or find us on Facebook. HIKE ROYAL PALM BEACH PINES, 110 Natures Way, Royal Palm Beach, FL. Take a nice stroll through this urban Natural Area. Starts promptly, 7:30 a.m. Bring plenty of water. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423. Public/Leisure.
TUESDAY AUGUST 20 Tuesday, Aug 20th– Psychic Readings w/Omi Spirit – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at http://www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
THURSDAY AUGUST 22 Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
FRIDAY AUGUST 23 Friday, Aug. 23rd– Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
SATURDAY AUGUST 24 Agents, Query Letters, and Synopses - 10 am – Noon What do you need to find a literary agent? Learn how to write your synopsis, query letter, and
MONDAY AUGUST 19 BOOK CLUB EVENT: CHAPTER 4 – COMBINING CRYSTALS FOR SPECIFIC INTENTIONS: GRIDS, AMULETS, AND CHARM BAGS with Margaret Ann Lembo. Be sure to read Chapter 4 in Crystals Beyond Beginners and have your specific questions ready. We will discuss, Crystal Grids, Altars, how to amplify intention of your crystal grid, Amulets and Crystal Intention Pouches, and Charm Bags and Bowls. Broadcast live on Facebook from the Angel Room at The Crystal Garden. You’re also welcome to attend live in person if you’re in the area. Make sure and request to join Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club on Facebook before the event. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL, www. thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836 Psychic Readings w/Denise Powell – 4-7:30PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
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whatever other sales tools you will need to go from aspiring writer to agented author. $25 per person. Instructor: Nancy J. Cohen. For More Detailed Descriptions, Go to www.FLauthorsacademy.com DUPUIS WILDLIFE MGT AREA, 23500 SW Kanner Highway Canal Point, FL (meet at main gate) Join Amy Saperstein at 7:45 a.m. for a 8 - 10 mile hike - hot (not much shade) Bring two liters of water to keep hydrated and snacks. Contact: Amy 561-289-5551. Public/Strenuous. Saturday, Aug. 24th- Psychic Fair: Join us for a Very Special Psychic Fair! The Most Amazing Lineup of South Florida’s Premier Psychics: Omi Spirit [Clairvoyant & Psychic Intuitive], Mary Ellen Collins Crystal & Tarot], Aileen Olsson,Psychic Intuitive & Channeler, Lillie Cintron [Numerologist & Intuitive English/Spanish], and Kevin Lopez [Herbalist & Tarot] 12-5PM 1 session=15 min. Cost $30; 2 sessions $55; 3 sessions $75; 4 sessions $90 To register or for more information visit us at www. JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. CORD CUTTING – RELEASING THE ENERGETIC TIES OF YOUR PAST with Margaret Ann Lembo. Are you ready to release old patterns? Do you notice you keep having the same type of relationship issues over and over again? Are your “buttons” easily pushed by friends, family members or even strangers? If you are getting a yes answer to any of these questions and you are ready to release what is no longer working for you in your life, it is time to cut the cords that are binding you to the past. Prepare to enter this experience with your intention of who or what you are going to release. Disconnect the energetic ties and watch yourself transform your life for the better. This experience will help you recognize the patterns established at a young age and from your upbringing. Identify the belief systems and habits that were installed at a young age and set yourself free to be all you can be! Come and explore your consciousness! 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, 561-369-2836
SUNDAY AUGUST 25 FRENCHMAN'S FOREST STROLL, 12201 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. Alan Collins will walk about an hour on trails that traverse shady pined areas off Prosperity Farms Rd., 7:20 a.m. Contact Alan: 561-586-0486. Public/Leisure. Sunday, Aug. 25th– Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
Palm Beach Edition
How To Read Your Oracle Decks w/Denise Powell This course focuses on reading an oracle deck whether Angel or Tarot in a completely different style than following the Fool’s Journey. In this course, we will fo-cus on reading your deck by using symbols, numbers, colors and of course, your psychic awareness. I taught myself how to read the deck in an unconventional way that brings more clarity and wisdom into my readings. This course will focus on simplifying the pictures so that you don’t over think their messages. Bring your cards to class! 2-4PM Cost $40 or $35 by 8/24 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Psychic Mediumship Message Gallery with Rev Justin Terry at United Metaphysical Church in Lake Worth at 7PM - Rev. Terry will randomly select participants to receive a message from Spirit, your Loved Ones and Guides. Attendance at the event does not guarantee a message. $20 for Members $25 for Non-members. Please register in advance at www.unitedmetaphysical.org/event-registration 917 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, FL 33460. (561) 686-0217 (Call or text) www.facebook.com/umcpb
MONDAY AUGUST 26 MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: GUIDED IMAGERY TO QUIET THE MIND with Margaret Ann Lembo. Come experience a peaceful guided meditation to release stress and find inner peace. A unique focus will be used for each meditation. If you can’t make it into the store, these meditations will be broadcasted live on Facebook in Margaret Ann Lembo’s Book Club Group as well. All of the meditations will be available for replay on the timeline of the Group, so you can listen again and again. 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM, FREE at The Crystal Garden, 2610 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL www.thecrystalgarden.com, 561-369-2836. 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.
TUESDAY AUGUST 27 “ECK Wisdom On Health & Healing” Free Spiritual Café at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:00 am, at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Café, 2635 State Road 7, Wellington, FL 33414. Share informal conversation about dreams and other spiritual tools. Unlock keys to understanding and meeting challenges we face in life. Presented by the Palm Beach County ECKANKAR Center. For directions and more information call our local ECKANKAR Center (561) 434-2003 or find us on www.meetup.com/ecankarinpalmbeach and on Facebook at ECKANKAR Palm Beach County. For information about ECKANKAR—Path of Spiritual Freedom visit www.eckankar.org. Psychic Readings w/Omi Spirit – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at http:// www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. 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. 6:308:30PM Cost $45 or $40 by 8/26 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 Numerology and Claircognizant Intuitive w/Lillie Cintron – 3-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561630-2280.
THURSDAY AUGUST 29 The 13the Rite of Munay-Ki w/Shamama Hunting Owl Be ready and open to receive the 13th MunayKi. Munay-Ki is a very special shamanic blessing meaning, “the energy of unconditional love.” It restores ener-getic balance & releases traumas related to the Divine Feminine Energy. However, men are also openly welcome & encouraged to receive this blessed healing, as we have all lived in someone’s womb in our life and taken on the energies related to those experiences, the lineage & how we engage with all Divine Fem-inine Energies. 6:30-8:00PM Cost $30 or $25 by 8/28 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter. com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. Thursday, Aug. 29th- Psychic Intuitive and Channeler w/Aileen Olsen – 5-7PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register
or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
FRIDAY AUGUST 30
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.
Shamanic Energy Healing w/Donna Kuebler – 3-6PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlighten-ment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. FEATURED EVENT: Friday, Aug. 30th-Sept. 1st- Transformational Breath® Reclaim Your Superpowers™ This 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 oc-curs in each breath. This weekend is a wonderful way to explore and experience the power and breath work of a minimal commitment and maximum results. Discover your own unique breathing pattern, begin to open your breath and feel the dramatic shift in your life as a result. Clear negativity in the subconscious and understand how Transformational Breath clears cellular memory. Discover how and why we can use the breath to create more Spiritual awareness and open your unique gift. What Superpowers would you once again utilize and exercise? Learn how to create magic in your adult life! Fri 6-9PM, Sat 9AM5PM, Sun 9AM-12PM Cost $375 or $299 by 8/16 To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280.
SATURDAY AUGUST 31 Psychic Readings w/Cinthya Blanchard – 1-5PM Cost 15 min/$35, 30 min/$60, 45 min/$85, 60 min/$110. To register or for more information visit us at www.JamarCenter.com or call Jamar Enlightenment Center (PBG) at 561-630-2280. The Health Detective - Ben Azadi - Keto and Intermittent Fasting 101 - 1p2p - Nutrition Smart, 4155 Northlake Blvd, PBG 33410, 561-694-0644 Join us for this FREE workshop to learn the science behind practicing keto and intermittent fasting the RIGHT way. Ben Azadi is a keto health expert and his views on ketosis and intermittent fasting have been published worldwide. He combines personal experience with over a decade’s worth of fine-detail research to provide his clients with an incredibly effective and uplifting path that moves them far beyond their health problems. DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION with Margaret Ann Lembo. We all have intuitive gifts. Your ability to know, hear, see or sense the truth using your intuition is as real as your ability to use your physical senses. Often these gifts go undeveloped because training may not have been available in school or growing up. Come learn how to listen to your inner guidance. Develop a strong sense of trust and self-confidence as you practice different tools to increase your skills. This is a class for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners who want a bit of practice. You will receive messages for yourself and others in a group setting. It is a fun class and you will get a lot of readings – and give them, too! 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. OKEEHEELEE PARK NATURE CENTER Clip And Walk, 7715 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Join a team of eco-volunteers who will meet at 7:30AM to help keep the Okeeheelee Nature trails clear. Contact Paul Cummings 561-596-4423 for details. Public/Leisure.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Wellness Cooperative in Palm Beach County seeking health and fitness individuals to share space. 516-236 8374. FOR RENT 2 bedroom 2 bath for rent in West Palm Beach. Call 857-209-6960 HELP WANTED Holistic practitioner ,LMT, ESTI, LAc Quiet and serene Shared space/ room for rent 10X11 suite has own lock, shared bathroom, lobby and common area. PBG area rent 558/mo and security deposit required. 561-632-4019 Hiring LMT’s & Animal Bodyworkers In Palm Beach County. Call 845-297-8703. PROFESSIONAL SPACE FOR RENT Massage Studio room for rent for $500- $650 monthly. It is very spacious and ready to move in. Its a great location so come and check it out. It could be used for either an Esthetician, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor, and/ or Massage Therapist. Please call if interested at (561)577-4556. Spacious room for rent in tranquil massage studio in NE Delray Beach. Need not be a MT, but similar field. 561-843-7991 ROOMMATE WANTED Roommate wanted. Must be over 40, female and non smoker. Walk-in closet, pool, sauna and more. Call Romola 917-863-1533. SERVICES Contact Mesmerized Cleaning Service for ECO-friendly house cleaning. Because you deserve a healthy home! Licensed & Insured. Call or text 561-460-8336. SPACE AVAILABLE Looking for someone with Integrative Modalities to share office space in our beautiful boutique vitamin store in Boca Raton. To learn more call Bonnie 561-392-8448. SPA LAVAGE Spa Lavage, Erin Schloyer CT, LMT, 5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26, Boca Raton, FL 33486. 561-235-5139 • erin@spalavage. com, spalavage.com. Colon Hydrotherapy, License: MA78533, MM34363 August 2019
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Connecting you to the leaders in natural healthcare and green living in our community. Deadline: 15th of the PRECEDING MONTH (e.g. Nov. 15th for Dec. Edition) Visit www.napalmbeach.com for pricing information
AGAPE HEALING ARTS
THE HEALING CENTER FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Health & Wellness Center 385 Tequesta Dr. Suite 4 Tequesta, FL 33469 561-76 AGAPE (561-762-4273) www.AgapeHealingArts.com Dr. Keith Cini AP, DOM Acupuncture Physician Dr. Bella Lauren AP, DOM, LM, LMBT Acupuncture Physician, Herbalist & Midwife Certified Arvigo Teacher www.DrBellaLauren.com AGAPE HEALING ARTS provides natural, traditional & time tested healing modalities which include Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Yoni & Root Steam baths, Holistic Midwifery, Doula & Well Woman care, Hypnobirthing & Bellabirthing classes, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymphatic drainage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Visceral Manipulation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Reiki, Energy Work, Acutonics, Vibrational & sound healing. When used in conjunction, all of these complementary healing modalities aid your body in its own unique healing process to return to homeostasis, health & Wellness. Follow us on FaceBook, Twitter & Instagram.
ASIAN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Lisa K Perdue, AP Over 15 Years Experience 2298 NW Boca Raton Blvd #16 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.393.6513
• Acupuncture • Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture • Laser Therapy • Medical Qigong Treatments • K Laser Certified Provider
Dr. Bill Rice, DC, LAc, DCBCN Palm Beach Gardens 561-439-6644 • Healthy-Answers.com Experience Feeling Great! Dr. Rice – a wholistic physician serving patients since 1977 using Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Gentle Chiropractic care and Nutritional Counseling. We L i s t e n • We C a r e We Get Results.
Palm Beach Edition
Dr. Esther Elisha, AP is a Hadassah Medical School graduate MD practicing alternative medicine. *Acupuncture *Homeopathy *Holistic Therapy *Tailored Wellness Programs *Pain Management *General Health Enhancement We accept all major insurance companies. Call to see if your’s covers acupuncture!
COLON HYDROTHERAPY ERIN SCHLOYER, CT, LMT SPA LAVAGE
5458 Town Center Rd, Suite 26 Boca Raton, FL 33486 Spalavage.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 561.617.0607 Spa Lavage is Boca’s premier colon hydrotherapy spa. Research studies suggest that a healthy colon promotes happiness. The atmosphere of Spa Lavage is one of tranquility and cleanliness. It features Grace, an open system, Class II medical device. Grace is similar in design to the Libbe and Angel of Water. The device features a thin, sterile, single-use nozzle and has a flow controller that can adjust the stream of water to provide a gentle and relaxing experience. Lic. MM34363, MA78533
The Massage Room at Back in Balance 7035 Beracasa Way, Ste 104 Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.bodymassageandbeyond.com 561-715-6185
Alternative Pain Management and Advanced Massage Therapies *Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapy *Deep Tissue Massage *Reiki Master, Reflexology *Electro-Therapy Point Stim Certified (ETPS). I have developed innovative approaches to Pain Relief through the integration of these Heaing Therapies for the treatment of: Car Accident Injuries, Headaches, TMJ, Stress, Sciatica, Neck and Back pain, Plantar Fasciitis, post surgical stiffness. Even Doctors have become my patients!! MA 14975; MM 10999
CREATIVE COUNSELING DIVORCE SPECIALIST Sheva Ganz 954-449-5335 ARecreativeLife.com
Counseling for divorced individuals who want to use this transition to do lifechanging inner work and learn how to stop repeating negative behavioral patterns.
DAY RETREATS THERMAE RETREAT DELRAY
Delray 205 NE 5th Terrace Delray Beach, Florida 33444 561-332-5883 www.thermaeretreat.com Thermae Retreat Delray ~ An Organic, Wellness Retreat offering Finnish and Infrared Saunas, Organic Skincare, Sacred Body Work, Custom Massage, Holistic Healing, Meditation. Sauna Memberships available.
DENTAL HEALTH JOHN V. TERRUSA, L.C.T. L.M.T.
GARDENS WHOLISTIC HEALTHCENTER
16244 S. Military Trail Suite 120 Delray Beach FL 33484 phone:561-498-1414 www.drelishaomd.com email@example.com
EILEEN YOCHEVED HANDE, BS, MA, LMT (SINCE 1993)
Colon Care-since 1985 Tequesta / 561-745-9170 Lic #MA0006248 / Lic # MM27361
90% of all sickness starts in the colon. Detoxification center specializing in gentle, caring combination of colonics, massage, and energy work for mind, body and spirit. Disposable speculums & filtered systems. Only registered hydroenterologist in FL-1 of 26 members of American Hydroenterology Association. Ionized Footbath.
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR DENTAL EXCELLENCE Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-938-4599 • GoNaturalDentistry.com
All phases of dentistry for optimum health, holistic, bio-compatible dentistry. • Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with biocompatible materials • Laser dentistry for painless surgeries & extractions • Zirconia/ceramic implants • Natural bone augmentation / Plasma Rich Growth Factor • Oral DNA Testing • Add gums to receding gums
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE HOLISTIC PSYCHIATRIST MADELEINE M CASTELLANOS, MD
Functional Medicine / Holistic Psychiatrist 1 W Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 917.454.8444 • www.castellanosmd.com Western medicine would have you believe that medications will “cure” what ails you. I believe that the truth to your health starts with giving your body what it really needs to create health. Let me help you explore what imbalances are creating your symptoms, which toxins are causing dysfunctions in your system, and how to correct these to reverse and prevent “dis”ease. Fatigue, sleep issues, memory problems & dementia, mood changes, hormones, and disease prevention.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MERNA MATILSKY, M.D.
Board Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and Family Medicine 2900 N. Military Trail, Suite 245 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-994-2007 • www.bocamed.com www.facebook.com/bocaimaginewellness * Functional and Integrative Medicine * Age Management Medicine * Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy * Healthy Lifestyle Management * Weight Loss Programs Call 561/994-2007 to attend a free seminar on the Solution to Imbalanced Hormones.
STUART ZOLL, DOM
Functional Medicine 7301 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, Fl. 33433 561-866-3468 www.thezollcenter.com I help people to restore their health, by treating the root cause, we focus on healing digestion, improving brain function, identifying inflammatory responses and auto immune triggers, nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle factors, toxins, and genetic factors. We not only treat, we prevent and solve many chronic conditions, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, hormones, digestive disorders, auto immune diseases and infertility. Functional Medicine is Holistic Medicine for modern times. We use a holistic approach nutrition, personalized food plans, lifestyle changes, medical testing, with conventional medicine, and natural therapies. Call for a free phone consultation 561-8663468. Office hours also available once a week in Miami.
HOLISTIC HAIR SALON GLISTEN ORGANIC SALON
14545 S. Military Trail Delray Beach, Fl 33484 Phenix Salon Suites Suite 102 Nw Corner Atlantic Ave/ Military 561-767-0371 • glistensalon.com firstname.lastname@example.org “ 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!
HOLISTIC VETERINARIAN HEALING HEART
HEALING HEART Nancy A. Keller, DVM, CVH, CVA, CVC 222 W. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33435 561-740-1313 FAX 561-740-0819 Integration of Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine. Holistic Veterinary Care for our animal friends. By appointment only.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan
HOMEOPATHY HOMEOPATHY CURE
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.
INTERNAL MEDICINE AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE WEISS WELLNESS MD
Delia Weiss MD Internal Medicine And Holistic Prevention New office location at Vado Therapy bldg.: 3416 South Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 33483 Located: At the Boca Raton - Delray Beach borderline. Just South of Walgreen’s, (One block South of old office). 561.243.8783 • WeissWellnessMD.com DELIA WEISS MD & WELLNESS Internal Medicine – Primary Medical Care and Holistic Wellness. Experienced, compassionate, positive results. Acute and chronic illness treated. Diagnostic testing/consultation in office. Insured and uninsured Primary Care services. Holistic Health Extended services: Health improvement guidance; Hormone, adrenal, thyroid balancing, anti-aging; Stress reduction (weekly classes Wed. 6PM); Nutrition and weight, Health coaching; Vitamin and skin therapies; Home and virtual visits. We listen to you and focus on your concerns. www.DeliaWeissMD.com online appointment requests and inquiries. Now offering: Telephone consults, virtual visits, home visits, direct messaging. Office visits are by appointment.
INTUITIVE HEALER/HYPNOIST JANE GRAY FORD 561-827-3319 • janegrayford.com ENERGY ENERGY ENERGY The secret to healing starts in the energy field of the body. Pain and disease frequently begin in the auric/ energy field and over time block the energy to the physical body. This may go on for years creating pain and eventually disease. When this energy is restored the body begins to heal itself. Jane Gray Ford for over 20 years has served the community by releasing the causes of disease whether it be karmic, genetic or derived from experiences in this lifetime. Hypnosis and intuitive understanding of energy aid in returning the body to its balanced state.
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.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & THERAPY BEVERLY DOWDLE, LMT, LLCC
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: email@example.com 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!
Palm Beach Edition
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.
ORTHO-BIONOMY® YINI PEREL, LMT
FL Lic# MA24690 Ortho-Bionomy The Therapeutic Alternative 301 Camino Gardens Blvd., Ste.102 Boca Raton ~ 561-392-3340 www.TheTherapeuticAlternative.com Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle form of bodywork that reduces tension and discomfort. It works without being uncomfortable in the process. It is excellent for anyone seeking relief from pain, improved range of motion, increased flexibility, and improved postural alignment. Yini is a Licensed Massage Therapist and is certified as a Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy by the Society of Ortho-Bionomy, International®. Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International, Inc. ® and is used with permission.
REFLEXOLOGY LAURA NORMAN HOLISTIC REFLEXOLOGY Delray Beach • New York City • The Berkshires 561-272-1220 • 212-532-4404 • 413-854-2615 www.lauranorman.com Visit world-renowned expert Laura Norman and her experienced associates and enjoy private sessions in Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life CoachingSto re-duce your stress, increase your energy, improve your health and love your life! Read Laura’s best-selling book, FEET FIRST: A Guide to Foot Reflexology and practice with one of our Instructional Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology DVDs with Laura’s Reflexology maps, her new Laura Norman Foot • Hand • Face Aromatherapy line and Laura’s other unique wellness products. Call or visit us online to register for one of our: • Holistic Reflexology and Inspired Life Coaching Sessions • Free Introduction to Laura Norman Reflexology Training Webinar • Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs • Foot • Hand • Face Therapy Products Claim your right to live an extraordinary life!
REIKI DEENA ELMORE
LMT, Reiki Master/Teacher Integrated Therapies 561-271-2651 / www.deenaelmore.com Lic #MA45730 Personalized intuitive sessions integrating massage, Reiki, cranio sacral work, Chakra Rebooting, Angel Therapy & channeling, Lifeline technique, and Bach Flower remedies. These therapies assist to awaken each individuals’ own inner wisdom and healing abilities! Deeply relaxing and transforming! Over 25 years of teaching experience, Reiki Master since 1999. Ongoing Reiki classes, now offering Reiki Level 1 for 7 hours of CEU’s for Massage therapists. (NCBTMB certified) Reiki Healing/Sharing circles monthly. Visit website for details.
SPIRITUAL BOOKSTORE THE CRYSTAL GARDEN 2610 North Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 561-369-2836 www.thecrystalgarden.com
A unique gift store, book store and spiritual center with more than 50 events a month. Check the calendar and website for listings.
SPIRITUAL CENTER AND ORGANIC TEA LOUNGE MY FLORA AURA
Daily Classes,Unique Gift shop & Free Organic tea Tasting 26 SE 4th street, East Boca Raton, FL Jolie DeMarco / 561-901-5808 JolieMyFloraAura@aol.com www.MyFloraAura.com Please take a look at our web-site to see what events we offer this month. We have so many fun classes to attend. Floral designing, Channeling sessions,Master-Minds,Reiki, Meditation circles, Tea Parties and More! Stop in to say Hi, browse the store...or have a relaxing cup of Organic tea.
SPIRITUAL THERAPY CAROLE AILEO HA’LA RAMSAY 954-655-5490 info@GoddessTOUCH.net GoddessTOUCH.net
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.
SPROUTS GOT SPROUTS?
8420 Resource Road Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 www.GotSprouts.com E-mail Info@GotSprouts.com 561-689-9464 Purveyors of Quality Wheatgrass, Sprouts, Juicers, Seed and Supplies. We supply Juice bars, Restaurants, Green Markets, Grocery Stores and The General Public with Healthy Sprouts! We Ship and Deliver.
CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING WOODY’S CREW TREE AND LANDSCAPE
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561.325.8917 Woodystreecrew@gmail.com www.woodystreecrew.com
Experienced, Licensed and Insured. ISA Certified Arborist Techniques Used. Trees Big or Small We Do Them All! CONSCIOUS TREE TRIMMING Experienced, Licensed and Insured • ISA Certified Arborist
Trees Big or Small - We Do Them All!
COMMUNICATING ENERGY WELLNESS CENTER
370 W. Camino Gardens Blvd, Suite 112 Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-212-6862 www.communicatingenergyinstitute.com Colleen A. Haney, M. Ed., Integrative Energy Therapist Individual sessions, classes, meditations, drumming circle, women’s groups and more. Eden Energy Medicine, Healing Touch, EFT, Nutripuncture, Peace through Surgery Program, Spiritual Counseling, Intuitive readings. Full spectrum integrative support and nurturing. Know your personal energy body’s needs and have the tools to thrive! Free 30 min Lunchtime meditation every Monday at 12:00 noon. Call in and join a group of like minds from all over the world to hold Divine Love, peace and health. Facilitated by Colleen Haney, For details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thai. Sushi. Sake
Thai Lotus - Tequesta, Florida 137, North US Highway 1 Tequesta, Florida
(561) 743-0069 Thai Lotus - Jupiter, Florida
201, North US Highway 1, Ste C4 Jupiter, Florida
Serving Tequesta in the past 25years. Second location in Jupiter. www.thailotusflorida.com/jupiter
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier ‘n puttin’ it back in. ~Will Rogers August 2019
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