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he Borough of Flemington is pleased to announce the return of Yoga in the Park on Thursdays in July. Karen Walsh, owner of Be Here Now Yoga, will be coordinating the summer series which is partnering with A Life in Balance. The classes will be held each Thursday at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. Weather permitting, yoga will take place at Court Street Park. In the event of rain, 7 a.m. yoga classes will meet at A Life in Balance and the 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. classes will be held at Be Here Now Yoga. Participants should bring their own mat and water. The series is free and open to all adults in the community. Location: A Life in Balance, 1 Stangl Rd., Flemington. Be Here Now Yoga, 64 Main Street, Flemington. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Brooke Liebowitz at 908809-3585 or BLeibowitz@HistoricFlemington.com. For program questions, contact Karen Walsh at 908-642-0989 or Karen@ beherenowyoga108.com. See ad on page 27.
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remierMD and Premier Medical Acupuncture, located in Bridgewater, is pleased to announce its entrance into the exciting field of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is increasingly recognized as a therapeutic option for the treatment of multiple chronic conditions. Most recently, New Jersey has recognized medical marijuana as a viable treatment option for those suffering with chronic pain and anxiety. Aa family doctor and medical acupuncturist, David Boguslavsky, MD, DABMA, is uniquely suited to help patients determine if they are a proper candidate for medical marijuana therapy. While he is a medical doctor, he also understands the power of holistic and natural medicines. If he decides that a patient has an issue that can benefit from marijuana therapy, he can then help his patients navigate the certification process with the state. Medical marijuana is a promising option for people who donâ€™t wish to use potentially addictive and/or possibly dangerous pharmaceutical pain killers or anti-anxiety medications. Location: PremierMD, 757 Route 202-206, Bridgewater. For more information and to make an appointment, call Dr. Boguslavsky at 908-450-7002, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit NJMedicalMarijuana.us. See ad on page 23. July 2018
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As Earthâ€™s climate becomes warmer, sleepless nights will increase for many, predicts a study from the University of California, San Diego. The research links sleep data on 765,000 Americans collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with climate models that predict warming trends. Rising temperatures could cause six additional nights of poor sleep per 100 people by 2050 and 14 by 2099. Seniors, which have difficulty regulating body temperature, and low-income people without air conditioning, are likely to be the most affected.
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The danger of pesticide exposure for expectant mothers has been confirmed by a study of half a million people in the San Joaquin Valley of California, a heavy-pesticide region in which more than one-third of U.S. vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts are grown. Studying birth records, researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, found that the top 5 percent of women with the highest exposure had negative effects for all birth outcomes, including low birth weight, gestational length, preterm birth and birth abnormalities.
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Air Pollution Affects Teen Menstruation Polluted air raises the chances of irregular menstrual cycles among teenage girls, a new Boston University School of Medicine study reports. Studying the records of 34,832 women and linking that information with levels of pollutants when the women were 14 to 18 years old, researchers concluded that teenage girls in polluted areas have a slightly greater likelihood of menstrual irregularity and take longer to achieve regularity in high school and early adulthood. It may also put them at long-term risk of other hormonerelated problems, researchers warned.
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nsomnia plagues millions of Americans, and finding a solution can be difficult when the condition is chronic. Prolonged lack of quality sleep compromises health and sets the stage for depression, high blood pressure, obesity, inflammation, poor memory and even serious risk of heart attack. The good news is that natural alternatives, especially regular exercise, offer relief. Northwestern University research published in the journal Sleep Medicine even confirms better results from exercise than other natural approaches.
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Circadian rhythm, the body’s internal clock, governs physiological patterns involving sleep and hunger, and is cued by temperature and sunlight, so timing our exercise is important. Other studies at Northwestern reveal that workouts earlier in the day yield better results because muscles also have their own rhythm (internal clocks) that help them perform more efficiently due to the presence of daylight, and function optimally then. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a decrease in body temperature after an initial increase during physical activity initiates sleep, which also suggests that exercising later in the day, but not before bed, is helpful, as well. Research from Princeton University further shows that exercise can help the brain process stress, helping to minimize anxiety which often accompanies or fosters insomnia. Long Beach, California, holistic podiatrist Don Kim, creator of The Walking Cure Program, affirms, “The first thing to address is the circadian rhythm—what I call the body’s highest peak and lowest valley. The entire system needs to get used to slowing down.” Kim’s life changed for the better, including his struggles
with insomnia, when he made walking a priority after an incapacitating back injury. “Walking is synchronized motion and induces meditative brain waves,” says Kim, who teaches others how to walk for better physical and mental health.
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The more oxygen the brain receives, the lower the levels of cortisol that trigger racing thoughts. Other forms of moderate aerobic exercise involving cardio machines, spinning, cross-country skiing, swimming and dancing are also beneficial ways to increase oxygen intake. Chicago fitness expert Stephanie Mansour explains, “Improving circulation helps to increase the body’s energy during the day and helps you wind down at night.” It’s a common misconception that rushing through the day is the same as engaging in exercise. Mansour elaborates: “Exercising is different than just being busy or working outside, because it’s a time where you connect your mind, body and breath. You’re forced to be present. It’s difficult to think about your to-do list when you’re physically engaged.” According to Sleep.org, just 10 minutes of regular aerobic activity anytime improves sleep quality significantly. Plus, it abates the likelihood of sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome that sedentary lifestyles can cause or exacerbate.
Restorative yoga instructor Naima Merella, manager of Studio 34, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says, “We’re not taught to value rest, and conditions like feeling overwhelmed and insomnia are the result. Most people in our culture suffer from an overactive fight-or-flight response, so engaging our parasympathetic nervous system, or relaxation response, can balance this.” Merella advocates yoga, breath work and certain qigong exercises. “One option is to do a more active yoga practice to burn off excess nervous energy, and then end with restorative poses to engage the relaxation response. It all depends on a person’s schedule and what they’re able to do. Ideally, I would suggest doing at least 30 minutes of restorative yoga and breath work before bed, but even a few minutes of a restorative pose or breathing technique can be helpful. I’ve found the kundalini yoga meditation, Shabad Kriya, most helpful for sleeping.” Renowned yogi Janice Gates, of Marin County, California, also advises physical practice, as well as understanding the foundational teachings. “It’s important to remember that you’re not your anxiety. It’s easy to identify with suffering and conditions that cause it. Yoga supports us to be free of that conditioning. Keep in mind that an issue can be more mental at times and more physiological at other times, so we want to address both with asanas early in the day to balance the nervous system and mindful breathing at bedtime.” Whichever form of exercise we choose, we should be gentle with ourselves. As Merella reminds us, “The best thing we can do is send ourselves compassion and love.” Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at MarlainaDonato.com.
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A Quiet Operation While the government has openly studied UFOs in the past, in recent years such studies were thought to be top secret, and the Pentagon denied their existence completely. Ironically, the 2007-2012 program was not “top secret” but quietly operated out of the Pentagon under a project titled Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. The program was headed by Luis Elizondo, who continued to study UFOs even after the program ended. Although official funding had stopped, the need for study was clear since reports of chases and sightings continued to land on his desk while he worked at a different position within the DOD. Last year, he resigned from the agency, citing lack of support for UFO study as one reason for his departure.
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Incorporate Play Spaces “Children might rather be playing than following instructions,” Koons-Hubbard counsels, but it’s easy to incorporate space for free play in the garden. Depending on a child’s imagination and which toys are used, a spot of diggable soil in the shade might morph into a dinosaur refuge, pony farm or secret place for fairies. Kids are also attracted to stepping stones, which encourage hopping, stretching and even counting. Don’t be surprised if kids turn some of them into a stage or a place to stack rocks or leaves. Children love mixing soil and water together into mud. When given a bucket of clay, soil and water, kids quickly discover they can use mud to paint, sculpt or make fantasy pies decorated with leaves, sticks or flowers. “Playing in mud fully engages the senses, and there are studies that show it can benefit the immune system and make us happier,” says Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo, education director at the Ithaca Children’s Garden, in New York. References include the University of Bristol, UK, University of Colorado Boulder and University of California, Los Angeles. “Mud isn’t anything, really, and that open-ended quality lends itself to
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by Hannah Adamson
eens are often criticized for being addicted to technology and disconnected from real life. While it is true that many teens spend a lot of time using smartphones and surfing the internet, it’s important to note some of the positive effects of using such technology. Technology can greatly improve education by increasing the ease at which students, like myself, can access information. We can now search thousands of encyclopedias and academic works to find the answers to our questions. This information allows us to move forth with our own scholarly pursuits. I spend a large portion of time working on school assignments on the computer and, thanks to certain apps, I can even complete work on my phone when I’m on the go. Beyond improved productivity, technology, like social media, can offer platforms for self-expression, personal connections and advocacy. In addition to seeing what friends and family are up to, teens can learn about different cultures and opportunities. The benefits are numerous and should be taken advantage of. However, technology’s positive effects are only seen when it is used in the right way and in moderation. Having a constant connection to the internet can cause teens to easily become detached from face-toface interaction. While many may find it difficult to stop using technology, or limit its use, this separation is crucial to maintaining good social skills and selfconfidence and appreciating the present moment. While it is nice to share accomplishments and experiences on social media, spending too much time on these platforms can cause teens to become reliant upon others’ approval, most commonly noted by a specific number of “likes” or “followers.” Unfortunately, social media has allowed popularity to be quantified. Being constantly reminded of what peers are doing and seeing all their positive experiences can also cause people to worry
that they are missing out on something or make them feel as though their life is uninteresting. Steve Furtick explains, “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” It is important to remember that everyone has their own hidden challenges. For me, I find taking a complete break from technology during the summer to be most beneficial when it comes to combating these negative side-effects. It allows me to focus on the present moment, connect with people in real life, and remind myself that I am in control of my own happiness. During the school year, it can be difficult to completely remove yourself from technology, especially when it is used in classes and extracurricular activities, but it is possible to limit the amount of time you spend on devices for fun. Try to schedule time each day to relax free from technology. Enjoy having an in-person conversation, reading a book or spending a few minutes outside. As a twist, make a challenge to see who will reach for their phone first when spending time with friends or family. Taking simple steps like these to reduce the amount of time spent looking at a screen has countless benefits and is easier than you may think. Ultimately, the key to a positive relationship with technology is moderation. Use computers and apps to get your work done and take your education to the next level. Go on social media to see what your friends are up to. Post your latest accomplishment. Just remember to take a break to look up and see the world through your own two eyes not just through the bright lights forming pictures on a screen. Hannah Adamson is a junior at high school. She practices meditation and takes ThetaHealing courses with Reshma Shah in Westfield, New Jersey. July 2018
Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn
hen we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment of soil, water and air quality, as well as the nutritional content of food, and therefore, public health. The best field- and lab-based scientists share key traits: they’re curious, keen observers and systems thinkers that learn by trial and error. Both formulate and test hypotheses, collect data, take measurements, assess results and draw conclusions.
Diana Dyer, a registered dietitian and organic garlic farmer outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, explains, “I like to help people see the similarities between the scientific process and good, careful farming—all aspects of which revolve around observations, goals, planning, implementation, intervention and analysis of
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grow organic heirloom and specialty grains, pulses and oilseed crops such as emmer, kamut, black beluga lentils and flax. Asked if he considers himself a scientist, Crabtree first defines the term as “a person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.” Then he replies, “Given this definition, how could any farmer not be a scientist? An organic farmer is a lifelong student of nature, seeking to emulate her wisdom and processes as we refine our production systems. Organic production isn’t just growing food without toxic chemical inputs, it’s a system that requires conscientiously improving soil, water and associated resources while producing safe and healthy food for America’s growing population of informed consumers.”
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At the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Andrew Smith directs the
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new Vegetable Systems Trial, a long-term, side-by-side comparison of both biologically organic and chemically based conventional vegetable production. An organic farmer with a Ph.D. in molecular ecology from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Smith studies how soil quality and crop-growing conditions influence the nutrient density and health-protecting properties of specific vegetables. “Over the past 70 years, there’s been a decline in the nutritional value of our foods,” reports Smith. “During this time, industrial agriculture, with its pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, increased yields and size of crops, but the tradeoff was a decline in nutrient content, known as the ‘dilution effect’.” In addition, Smith explains, greater levels of nitrogen fertilizer, typical of conventional production methods, may also increase a plant’s susceptibility to insects and disease. Smith’s research will give fellow farmers, healthcare providers and consumers a better understanding of how crop production practices influence soil quality and therefore, food quality. For example, research of organic crops shows higher levels of vitamin C; higher-quality protein; plus more disease-fighting compounds called secondary plant metabolites such as lyco-
pene, polyphenols and anthocyanin, the plant pigment responsible for the red, blue and purple colors in fruits and vegetables, as reported in a meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The Rodale Institute has formed partnerships with nutrition and medical researchers at Pennsylvania State University, in University Park. Of particular interest, for example, are extracts from purple potatoes that show promise in helping to kill colon cancer cells. Smith looks forward to identifying growing methods that boost levels of anthocyanin, as well as other health-protecting compounds in crops. The new Regenerative Health Institute, a global research and education center linking soil health to human health, will also be housed at the Rodale Institute. It’s a collaboration between Rodale staff and the Plantrician Project, a nonprofit organization in New Canaan, Connecticut, that promotes whole food and plant-based nutrition, and helps healthcare providers embrace food as medicine as the foundation of their practices. Jeff Moyer, a renowned international authority in organic agriculture and executive director of the Rodale Institute, explains, “It’s not only what you eat that’s
Quality Food Science Resources Allegheny Mountain Institute: AlleghenyMountainInstitute.org Beyond Pesticides Annual Forum presentations: BeyondPesticides.org Food Sleuth Radio current interviews with Andrew Smith and Sue Erhardt: prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio Food Sleuth Radio past interviews with Jim Riddle and David Montgomery: beta.prx.org/stories/214702; beta.prx.org/stories/220278 Grassmilk: Tinyurl.com/FattyAcidsCowsMilkStudy History of soil and human health: Tinyurl.com/WilliamAlbrechtPapers Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service: MosesOrganic.org; Tinyurl.com/HealthySeedTechniques Regenerative Health Institute: Tinyurl.com/RHIVideo Rodale Institute: RodaleInstitute.org “Sustaining Life: From Soil Microbiota to Gut Microbiome,” by David Montgomery: Tinyurl.com/HealthySoilSustainsLife U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance: USFoodSovereigntyAlliance.org Vilicus Farms: VilicusFarms.com
important, but how what you eat was produced. Ultimately, our personal health is linked to the health of the soil.” David Montgomery, a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, in Seattle, has visited farms worldwide, witnessing how farmers use regenerative farming practices to bring degraded soil back to life. He learned that grazing animals, cover-cropping and no-till farming free of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides protects and enriches the soil microbiome, which contributes to the nutrient density of plants and human health.
We Are What We and Our Animals Eat
Along with our well-being, livestock farming methods impact our environment, too. A growing body of research including a new study published in Food Science & Nutrition shows that meat and dairy products from animals raised mostly on grass or pasture—as nature intended—contain significantly higher levels of conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids compared to grain-fed animals. These naturally occurring fats help protect us from inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Important in brain, eye and nerve development, omega-3 fatty acids are especially critical for pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants. Organic farmers, by law, must provide their ruminant animals with significant time on pasture and may not feed them genetically engineered feed or feed produced with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Further, they can’t use synthetic hormones or antibiotics to promote weight gain. In these ways, organic farmers help protect our food, water, and environment from contamination, and reduce the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance. Randolph Center, Vermont, dairy farmers Regina and Brent Beidler diligently study and question changes they witness in their immediate environment. They monitor what grows in their pasture, watch what their cows choose to eat and count the numbers and activities of insects, bees, worms, birds and wildlife. July 2018
They understand that careful land and animal stewardship is key to soil, plant, animal and human health.
More hospitals nationwide are investing in farms and farmers’ markets to boost patient, employee and community health by increasing access to nutrient-dense, fresh, healthful food. One exceptional example is the new partnership between Virginia’s Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) and Augusta Health, an independent, community-owned nonprofit hospital in Augusta County, Virginia. The AMI Fellowship program prepares individuals to be-
come farmers, teachers and ambassadors for health-promoting food systems. “Both AMI and Augusta Health believe that access to excellent health care includes access to healthy food,” explains Sue Erhardt, the institute’s executive director. The AMI Farm at Augusta Health initiative will create an onsite production farm and a community venue for food, nutrition and gardening education. Their goal is to tackle three major local health issues: poor nutrition, low physical activity and overweight; diabetes; and mental health. A Food Farmacy program for those with or at risk for Type 2 diabetes will provide fresh produce prescriptions at an onsite farmstand, as well as cooking classes. Erhardt recalls her life-changing experience as a teen, hearing American labor leader Cesar Chavez speak about farm worker exposure to pesticides and related cancer clusters. She’s proud to say, “The farm project will exemplify sustainable practices for growing vegetables, including organic four-season crops and companion planting, while promoting soil health. “We believe this project will promote a better quality of life for staff, patients and community members.” That’s the power of farming when it’s dedicated to optimum health. Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, writer and Food Sleuth Radio host with KOPN.org, in Columbia, MO. Connect at FoodSleuth@gmail.com.
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Art that Inspires Action Artists Work to Save Nature’s Beauty by Avery Mack
Eco-art creatively highlights environmental sustainability issues and sparks possible solutions.
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How can we better deal with rising sea levels? There are now about 200 million people living within three feet of high tide. Both mitigation and adaptation will be required.
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Why are coral reefs so vital to the global ecosystem?
In the tropical latitudes, coral reef ecosystems have formed the basic biological, geological, economic and cultural framework of area coastlines and island nations for centuries. Today, fisheries and tourism anchor those economies. Millions of people depend on these local ecosystems for their protein supply. About 50 percent of coral reefs are in poor or fair condition, and most are in decline. Whether from pollution, dredging, filling or overfishing, virtually all of those reefs are under significant threat.
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What might mitigate the environmental impact of what you term “coastal megacities”? Eight of the largest metropolitan areas worldwide—Shanghai, Mumbai, Karachi, Tokyo, Dhaka, Jakarta, New York/New Jersey and Los Angeles—are along shorelines. Coasts in Crisis looks at the hazards of hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons and tsunamis that their residents are exposed to—along with long-term sea level rise. These incredible concentrations of people not only fish heavily, they discharge large volumes of waste and wastewater. You can’t put 10 million people on a shoreline and not expect impacts. We need to get all of these discharges cleaned up and under control. Shorelines are very delicate biological environments. We also must get global population under control to make a much softer footprint on the planet. It would take four planet Earths to support the present global population if everyone indulged in America’s current consumption habits (FootprintNetwork.org). Sustainability is what we must work toward, whether it’s food, water or energy. Currently, we’re mining the planet for all its resources, which can’t go on for much longer. We need to recognize this and return to equilibrium with what the planet can supply. Freelance writer and editor Randy Kambic, in Estero, FL, is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings.
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n the late 1990s, the nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, “animal doctor” Michael Fox received many letters about dogs and cats with diarrhea, itchy skin and other persistent disorders. He advised all inquirers to immediately remove foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMO). Dozens of follow-up thank-you notes verified that his recommendation worked. “One of the main reasons I came to the conclusion of blaming GMOs in pet
foods for this cluster of health problems is that essentially, nothing else in the health background of these animals had been changing,” says Fox. Many vets have also reported a rise in pet obesity, skin conditions, inflammation, degenerative disk disease, cancer and even shorter lifespans since late 1996, when GMOs and associated poisons entered America’s food supply. For example, most GMOs like soy, corn and canola are designed by Monsanto to tolerate high doses
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of its Roundup herbicide. Corn is also engineered to produce an insect-killing poison called Bt-toxin. Together with pesticides sprayed on or produced inside GMO crops, the side effects from genetic engineering create dangers. Monsanto’s “Roundup-ready” corn has higher levels of putrescine and cadaverine, compounds responsible for dead body odor. They promote bad breath and also can enhance the risk of allergic reactions and cancer.
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Cancer rates among our country’s 185 million pets are skyrocketing, especially among dogs. Canines have the highest cancer rate of all mammals; in America, about half are struck with the disease. In 2015, the World Health Organization classified Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, as a “probable human carcinogen.” Insufficient human studies exist, but a goodly number of animal studies confirm that it causes cancer. Preliminary tests commissioned by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an educational nonprofit, on the dangers of GMOs, revealed that six popular dog and cat foods contained more glyphosate residues than most human foods. Possibly because pets are exposed to Roundup from spraying both foods and lawns, a pilot study by Health Research Institute Laboratories, which tests glyphosate levels in food and environments, found the levels in dogs’ urine were 50 times higher than the average in humans.
Numerous veterinarians see good results when pets switch to non-GMO food that’s free of synthetic pesticides. Veterinarian Barbara Royal, owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, in Chicago and author of The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets, says, “Allergies, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, behavioral problems [and other conditions] improve when we take the animals off of these GMO-laden, glyphosate-ridden foods, and put them on something that’s more organic and natural. It’s a dramatic change.” In a survey conducted by IRT, 3,256
people that adopted a non-GMO and largely organic diet reported improvements in 28 health conditions, many of which have increased in the U.S. parallel with the growing prevalence of GMOs and Roundup. Further, 80 pet owners cited improvements in status for eight health issues, including digestion, allergies and skin conditions, when their pet’s food was changed. Plausible explanations include that glyphosate is patented as an antibiotic, and so easily kills beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could possibly interfere with digestion, detoxification and immunity. According to integrative veterinarian Karen Becker, in Chicago, the Healthy Pets expert for Mercola.com, “We know now that animals consuming genetically modified foods… can change the terrain of their GI tract.” Most notably, glyphosate and Bt-toxin are linked to leaky gut—unnatural holes or gaps created in intestine walls. Veterinarian Marlene Siegel, owner of the Pasco Veterinary Medical Center, in Lutz, Florida, says, “We know that the root cause of most disease is inflammation; and that inflammation is coming from the leaky gut.”
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GMOs are not the only crops drenched with Roundup. It’s also sprayed on other foods to dry them, often just a few days before harvest, including wheat, oats, barley and other cereals. It’s also used on lentils, citrus orchards, sunflowers, potato fields and vineyards. Organic growers and processors are not allowed to use GMOs, Roundup or other synthetic toxins. It’s safest to choose organic; if unavailable, at least buy verified non-GMO. Jeffrey M. Smith is founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and its campaign, Protect Pets from GMOs and Pesticides, at PetsAndGMOs.com. Author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating and Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, his upcoming film, Secret Ingredients, interviews many that recovered from disease after switching to organic food. Also visit NonGMOsImproveHealth.com.
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Warming seawater and increasing ocean acidity are damaging reef ecosystems around the world, and some scientists and environmentalists fear a worldwide collapse by 2050. Coral reefs are colonies of millions of tiny animals. In a single night, the corals join in casting a fog of sperm and eggs into the water to either fertilize and make baby coral larvae or settle back onto the reef, fostering growth. Dirk Petersen, Ph.D., founder and executive director of Sexual Coral Reproduction, in Hilliard, Ohio, gathers sperm and eggs from corals, fertilizes them in a lab and returns the baby corals to the wild. “A bunch of us coral reef managers were just so sick of just watching things die,” says Laurie Raymundo, a biologist at the University of Guam. This kind of in vitro fertilization provides at least a glimmer of hope for the future.
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In a win for the health of the world’s oceans, McDonald’s says it will end the use of harmful polystyrene foam packaging globally by year’s end. Rarely recycled, the material used in beverage cups and takeout containers is a frequent component of beach litter, degrading into indigestible pellets that marine animals mistake for food, resulting in injury or death. The company says, “The environmental impact of our packaging is a top priority.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined that styrene, used in the production of polystyrene, is also a possible human carcinogen. Dunkin’ Donuts is also phasing out its polystyrene foam cups in favor of paper cups. A planned worldwide project completion by 2020 will prevent nearly 1 billion foam cups from entering the waste stream each year. Customers may still opt for the restaurant’s mugs or bring their own thermos. The foam cups will be replaced with doublewalled paper cups made with paperboard certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.
Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil
Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution
Conservation Project Protects Part of Amazon The Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA), a joint venture between the World Wildlife Fund and the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, has reached the goal of protecting a network of conservation units comprising more than 231,000 square miles in the Amazon River basin, or about 15 percent of the biome’s territory in Brazil. The program is now present in 117 conservation units—including in national and state parks, ecological stations, and biological and sustainable development reserves in the states of Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins—that are home to more than 8,800 species. ARPA works with local communities to create, expand, strengthen and maintain these units by ensuring resources and promoting sustainable development in the regions. They benefit from goods, projects and service contracts, such as the establishment of councils, management plans, land surveys and inspection, reaching 30 protected areas so far. ARPA is the largest strategy in place on the planet for conservation and sustainable use of tropical forests.
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Flavorful Ways to Lower Disease Risk
by Judith Fertig
ny time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical— they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, depression and pain. It can also mask or worsen autoimmune diseases. Eating foods with natural anti-inflammatory properties can help the body function better.
“Many experimental studies have shown that components of foods or beverages may have anti-inflammatory effects,” says Dr. Frank Hu, also a Ph.D. and professor of nutrition and epidemiology in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “A healthy diet is beneficial not only for reducing the risk of chronic diseases, but also for improving mood and overall quality of life.” Hu, Josh Axe, a chiropractor and doctor of natural medicine, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative
Medicine at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, promote anti-inflammatory foods, backed by recent studies, on their websites. “Small, gradual changes are typically more sustainable and easier for the body to adapt to,” writes Axe. “So rather than emptying your pantry and sailing off to the Mediterranean, you can pursue an antiinflammatory diet one step at a time.” That’s what Andrea Adams Britt did. A professional wedding cake baker from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Britt experienced bewildering symptoms, including digestion issues, depression, migraines, weight gain and skin irritation. In 2015, she eliminated flour and sugar from her diet, and then added more organic leafy green vegetables, coconut oil and wild-caught salmon. Her symptoms went away one at a time, and by last January, she had also lost 100 pounds. The solution for her was to create flavorful dishes that she enjoyed eating, so she did not feel deprived. Weil advises, “The best foods are those that offer disease-preventive benefits such as anti-inflammatory effects and delectable flavor. When I eat such foods, I feel as though I’ve hit a grand slam homerun—the sensory pleasure is heightened by the fact that each bite contributes to my overall well-being.” His take on an Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid at Tinyurl.com/AndrewWeil-Food-Pyramid offers a broad sample of these foods in an easy, downloadable graphic. Reducing inflammation in her body has also led to better mental and emotional health for Britt. “I am a happier person,” Britt says. “I can control my emotions, focus my thoughts and am more at peace.”
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Inflammation Food Fixes
Green leafy vegetables such as Swiss chard contain natural anti-inflammatories such as vitamins K, D and C, says Axe.
Beets have a natural antioxidant, betalain, an anti-inflammatory compound that inhibits the activity of enzymes the body uses to trigger inflammation, advises Axe.
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Sea buckthorn berry juice (known as olivello juice) is one of the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C, says Weil. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory food that also helps reduce intestinal gas and prevent nausea, advises Weil.
Green tea is best enjoyed hot with a little squeeze of lemon; it may reduce cholesterol levels, ultimately assisting in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, per Weil.
Virgin coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, according to a study published in Pharmaceutical Biology. Britt eats a total of one-and-a-half tablespoons a day in hot drinks, salads or soups.
Tomatoes are an easy-to-use and a tasty anti-inflammatory food, says Axe. He notes, “They are a rich source of lycopene, betacarotene, folate, potassium, vitamin C, flavonoids and vitamin E.”
Bok choy has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects, as well as a higher concentration of betacarotene and vitamin A, than any other variety of cabbage, according to Weil.
Black cod, also known as butterfish or sablefish, has even more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, notes Weil.
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SUNDAY, JULY 1 “Benefit by Recognizing the One Truth” – 10:30am. Speaker: Jeffrey Starbuck. Center for Spiritual Living Princeton is a warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people. Followed by refreshments and conversation. Princeton Masonic Lodge, 345 River Rd (Rt. 605), Princeton. 609-9248422. CSLPrinceton.org. Reiki I & II (USUI Holy Fire II) Certification Class – Jun. 30, Jul. 1. 8am-4pm. Start healing your life and others. Both levels: $465, one: $265. Register: RAYKISchool.com, Contact@RAYKIschool. com or text 609-495-4229. Tulsi talk in a Himalayan Salt Room – 2pm. Herbalist and filmmaker Tish Streeten will introduce us to Tulsi, an adaptogen and stress reliever. Join us as we get to know this amazing plant, through worship, stories, tasting, smelling and sensing. $50. Ask us how to receive $10 off. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. Reiki Share Celebration – 1–4pm. Enjoy Reiki healing, meditation, high vibration crystal singing bowls, drum, gong and chants. Speaker: Beth Wishbow, Reiki Master Teacher. $15. eZential Wellness Center, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. Beth@InSightHolisticHealth.com. 908-526-0002. Meetup.com/New-Jersey-Reiki-Circle. Sound, Alchemy, & Your Divine Blueprint – 122pm. Sound healer and channel, Joshua Inacio, will heal and clear you with tuning forks, singing bowls, chimes, and modalities he has developed himself. $40. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (physically located in Pattenburg). Register: https://tinyurl.com/y7dkkcrw. 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 5 Love, Simon – 6-8:30pm. Movie screening. Funny
and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding one’s self and falling in love. North Branch County Library, 65 Halstead St, Clinton. Info: 908-840-4880 or MatthewL@alum.fdu.edu. GLBTofHunterdonCountyofNJ.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 6 Yin Yoga ll Training – Jul. 6-8. 20-hour Practicum for yoga teachers and practitioners with 2+ years yoga experience. $475. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St, Ste 202, Flemington. Karen@beherenowyoga108. com. 908-642-0989. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Healing Circle – 7-8pm. First Fri/month. Spiritual support to heal that which no longer heals us. Love Offering. Center for Spiritual Living of Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Truespirit@earthlink.com. CSLMorristown.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 7 Mental Health Workshop – 1:30-4:30pm. Discover natural remedies for depression, anxiety, and stress. Meet a panel of experts who will explain alternative treatments and answer your questions. Free. eZential Wellness, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. 908-5260002. RSVP: eZentialWellness.com/Events. Labyrinth Mindfulness Walking Meditation5:30-6:30pm. Instructor: Adnan Shamsi. Guided meditation into a labyrinth, instruction provided, calmness guaranteed, followed by community dinner and musical kirtan jam. Donations. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Community Vegetarian Potluck Dinner- 6:307:30pm. Dinner preceded by labyrinth walking meditation and followed by musical kirtan jam. Donations. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Kirtan Chant Song Circle – 7:30-9pm. Instructor: Ron Cohen. Bring your own drums & musical instruments or use ours! Preceded by labyrinth walk-
plan to attend Hamsa Holistic Health Fair July 8 • 10am-5pm This unique fair brings together complementary healing methods, spiritual guides and health and wellness products, services and practitioners to the general public. Beautiful art, music and ing meditation and community dinner. Donations. healthy food available. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. Cost: $7 in advance
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“No Lazy, Hazy or Crazy in My Summer” – 25 Country Club Dr, Annandale, NJ 10:30am. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner. Center for Spiritual Living Princeton is a warm, dynamic Interested vendors: community of spiritually-minded people. Fol908-342-6979 • VenetiaWeeks@gmail.com lowed by refreshments and conversation. Princeton Masonic 345tickets: River Rd (Rt. 605), PrincForLodge, advance EventPop.biz eton. 609-924-8422. CSLPrinceton.org. (click on Hamsa Holistic Health Fair)
TUESDAY, JULY 10 Stop Smoking/Lose Weight/Sleep Better with Hypnosis – 6-7pm: Stop Smoking with Hypnosis. Eliminate tobacco craving while minimizing discomfort. 7-8pm: Lose Weight with Hypnosis. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe effective program. 8-8:45pm: Better Sleep with Hypnosis. Techniques to fall asleep easier. ($18 Reinforcement CD available). $58. Upper Merion Community Center, 431 Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA. Contact 908-3037767 or email@example.com. HypnosisCounselingCenter.com. Intro to Essential Oils – 7pm. Instructor: Carolyn Peucker. Learn about essential oils for you and your family. Essential oils for summertime, benefits of pure therapeutic grade and more. $10. Preregister: 732-809-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. SandHillsWellness.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Micronutrient, Hormone, Thyroid, MTHFR Testing - 3-6:15pm. Testing by Spectracell and Vibrant Wellness Labs. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com.
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Meditation + ABC’s of Vitamins in a Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Veronique Cardon, creator of The CogniDiet. Learn which vitamins are best for you. Relax with guided meditation and receive benefits of of Halotherapy. $50. Ask us how to receive $10 off. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. Reiki Share – 7pm. Instructor: Diana Davis, Reiki Master. This share is for everyone, Reiki practitioners and non-practitioners alike. $10. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. Karen@beherenowyoga108.com. 908-642-0989. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Vision Quest Catskills NY – July 12: 4pm, JULY 15: 2pm. 4 days of shamanic teachings, journeys, drumming, and practices will deepen your experience of rebirth. $775. Info: Janet StraightArrow
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Stretch and Roll with Ana Giametta, RYT – 6-7:15pm. Yoga rollers improve circulation, relax muscles, reduce pain and increase range of motion. Bring your own roller. $18. $16/seniors 65+ and full-time students. Preregister. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.
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SATURDAY, JULY 14 Healing Circle – 2-4pm. Listen to ancient chants & crystal singing bowls while in a circle meditation. $20. eZential Wellness, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. 908-526-0002. RSVP: eZentialWellness.com/Events. Free Community Yoga Day/Open House- Free aerial and floor yoga all day. Café refreshments, reading room and Oasis Meditation Atrium. Space is limited. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org. JourneyDance: A Dance of Inquiry- 7-9pm. Joy Okoye leads this transformational experience requiring no prior movement or dance experience. Influence healing and improve emotional wellbeing. $20. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 15 Restorative Yoga Workshop – 12-2pm. Relax and reduce tension with the support of bolsters, blankets, and other comforting props. Limited to six students, registration required. $35. eZential Wellness, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. 908-5260002. RSVP: eZentialWellness.com/Yoga. “Living as The Flow, Part I: Substance” – 10:30am. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner. Using Prosperity class as inspiration, focus on keys ideas which can change our experience of living! Center for Spiritual Living Princeton is a warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people. Followed by refreshments and conversation. Princeton Masonic Lodge, 345 River Rd (Rt. 605), Princeton. 609-924-8422. CSLPrinceton.org.
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MONDAY, JULY 16 Holy Fire II Reiki Level 3 & Master Certification Program – Jul. 16-18. 8am-4pm. 3-day certification course will complete your master Reiki program and start offering Reiki classes. $1,050. Register: RAYKISchool.com, Contact@RAYKIschool.com or text 609-495-4229.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Get Fit Where You Sit! with Ana Giametta, RYT – 11:15am-12:15pm. Chair yoga helps you get benefits of yoga without getting on the floor. Space is limited. $18. $16/seniors 65+ and full-time students. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.
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Soul Loss, Soul Clearing – 7pm. Sometimes, when a person has experienced a trauma, illness or injury, s/he feels like something is lost or missing. Learn more about soul loss and retrieval and participate in a soul clearing exercise. $15. Auset Gypsy Metaphysical Emporium, 15 S. 2nd Street, Easton, PA. Register: https://soulretrieval.eventbrite.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 19 Healing Power of Crystals in a Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Adrienne Gammal. Learn how crystals work and how they can help aid us with physical ailments, as well as spiritually and emotionally. Receive the benefits of Halotherapy. $50. Ask us how to receive $10 off. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 20 Monthly Open Mic Night – 7pm. Fun, relaxing evening of music and refreshments at our monthly Open Mic Night. Free. Food and beverages available for love offering. RSVP: https://tinyurl. com/y9ksc83n. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (Pattenburg). 908-7308792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org. Community Dinner-And-A-Movie – 7-9pm. Bring a vegetarian dish, watch and discuss this inspirational book-turned-movie. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.
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Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat – 9am-12pm. 1-day retreat designed to help you better understand the chakras and how yoga & meditation can align and heal us. $75. Register: 7/16. Shanti Health and Wellness, 44 West St, Monmouth Beach. 908635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail.com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net “Women, Power and Freedom” – 10am-12pm. Open to all women. Safe space to share fears, weaknesses and hearts. Supportive environment to connect. Coffee. Center for Spiritual Living Princeton’s office, 812 State Road (Rt. 206 S), Ste 220, Princeton. 609-924-8422. CSLPrinceton.org
SUNDAY, JULY 22 Relax & Renew Yoga Retreat – 9am-12pm. 1-day retreat designed to help you better understand the chakras and how yoga & meditation can align and heal us. $75. Register: 7/16. Shanti Health and Wellness, 44 West St, Monmouth Beach. 908635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail.com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net “Living as The Flow, Part II: Circulation” – 10:30am. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner. Using Prosperity class as inspiration, focus on keys ideas which can change our experience of living! Center for Spiritual Living Princeton is a warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people. Followed by refreshments and conversation. Princeton Masonic Lodge, 345 River Rd (Rt. 605), Princeton. 609-924-8422. CSLPrinceton.org.
MONDAY, JULY 23 Holistic Happy Hour in a Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Informal meet & greet to share anything holistic! We will be sipping on Skinade Spatinis (liquid collagen drink that taste like peaches), hydrating with SkinForum sheet masks, and enjoying a guided meditation. Free. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301
N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. Reiki Share – 7pm. Instructor: Diana Davis, Reiki Master. This share is for everyone, Reiki practitioners and non-practitioners alike. $10. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. Karen@beherenowyoga108.com. 908-642-0989. BeHereNowYoga108.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 24 Micronutrient, Hormone, Thyroid, MTHFR Testing – 9:30am-12:30pm. Testing by Spectracell and Vibrant Wellness Labs. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Appt only: 908-658-4900. Janet@ValleyPharmacyRX.com. ValleyPharmacyRX.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 26 Interior Landscape – 7pm. Shamanic Journeys are like maps of the interior world. Learn and experience as we explore our inner selves. $15. Auset Gypsy Metaphysical Emporium, 15 S. 2nd Street, Easton, PA. Register: https://interiorlandscapejuly. eventbrite.com. Sound Journey in a Himalayan Salt Room – 7pm. Instructor: Lois Harrison. Clear your mind and body of negativity while experiencing a deep level of relaxation. $50. Ask us how to receive $10 off. 4 Elements Wellness Center, 301 N. Harrison St., Princeton. RSVP: 609-285-3115. 4ElementsWellnessCenter.com. Moving Through Grief – 7pm. Gentle and safe practice of yoga, meditation and discussion for those experiencing grief Sponsored by Wright & Ford Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Free. Preregistration required. Be Here Now Yoga, 63 Main St., Ste 202, Flemington. Karen@beherenowyoga108. com. 908-642-0989. BeHereNowYoga108.com. Thermography Medical Imaging – 9am-7pm. Facilitator: Lisa Mack. Valley Integrative Pharmacy, 75 Washington Valley Rd., Bedminster. Info: 609618-6545. ValleyPharmacyRX.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 27 USUI Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® II Master Training – 8:30am–4:30pm. Master certification program. Your training will be certified by and registered at ICRT. $1,070. Register: 609-495-4229, contact@ RAYKI school.com or RAYKISchool.com. KARAYOGI: Family-Friendly Karaoke- 7:309pm. All ages, alcohol-free Karaoke party. Pick a song and everyone sings alone. Safe for teens and families. Free. Princeton IYCC, 301 N Harrison St, Bldg A, Ste 1E, Princeton. IYCCPrinceton.org.
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Suppers Program- 6:30-8:30pm. Theme: preservation and culture. Cook, taste, and feel your way to vibrant health by running food experiments, cooking together, and enjoying a meal accompanied by a discussion. Shared cost of meal plus small donation. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Maryann: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness.com. TheSuppersProgram.org. Reiki Master Training & Certification – 3-day class: July 27-29. 1:30–7pm. Master Reiki to transform your life and share the gift with others. Instructor: Beth Wishbow, Reiki Master Teacher. eZential Wellness Center, 1 Lamington Rd., Branchburg. Register: eZentialWellness.com/Reiki. Beth@ InSightHolisticHealth.com. Meetup.com/NewJersey-Reiki-Circle.
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SATURDAY, JULY 28 Autism/Sensory Friendly Music Festival – July 28-29. First outdoor festival of its type in the nation. Sponsorship, group ticket packages, volunteer and vendor opportunities available. Mountain Sky Festival Grounds, Jermyn, PA. For information, visit InclusionFestival.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 29 “Living as The Flow, Part III: Acting As If” 10:30am. Speaker: Rev. Dr. Karen Kushner. Using Prosperity class as inspiration, focus on keys ideas which can change our experience of living! Center for Spiritual Living Princeton is a warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people. Followed by refreshments and conversation. Princeton Masonic Lodge, 345 River Rd (Rt. 605), Princeton. 609-924-8422. CSLPrinceton.org. Restorative Yoga – 12-1:30pm. Instructor: Deb Vari, E-RYT. Restful, passive form of yoga designed to open the body deeply yet gently. Promotes deep relaxation and peacefulness. $20. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Deb: gentle.yoga.@hotmail.com. Sandhillswellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness.com.
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sunday Summer of Service: Activities for Children and Teens – 10am. Jul. 1, 15, 29. Youth classes designed to provide students with meaningful opportunities to engage in Spiritual Social Action through community service activities. Held every other week during Sunday service. Register: https://tinyurl. com/ydftbb3y. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (Pattenburg). 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org. Sunday Celebration Service – 10:30am. Rev. Frankie, practitioners and musicians create an inspiring, uplifting time to be reminded of our spiritual connectedness. Center for Spiritual Living of Morristown, 331 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown. 973-539-3114. Truespirit@earthlink. com. CSLMorristown.org. Bhagavad Gita Study Book Club – 6-8pm. Instructor: Jayadeva Mandelkorn. Bhagavad Gita discussion group on self-improvement, cultivating discernment and resilience. Free. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Pilates Mat with Props— 9am. Amazing and challenging class will tone your entire body! Incorporates weights, Thera-Bands, Magic Circles and classical Pilates Mat exercises. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com. Spiritual Awakening Sunday Service –10:30 am. Warm, dynamic community of spiritually-minded people at Sunday Transformation Service. Mingle afterwards with refreshments and conversation. The Center for Spiritual Living Princeton, Princeton Masonic Lodge, 354 River Rd, Princeton. 609-9248422. CSLPrinceton.org.
Unity Spiritual Center Sunday Service – 10am. Rev. Carmela Vuoso-Murphy. Join us for prayer, meditation, song, uplifting spiritual message and fellowship afterwards. Exceptional youth programs during the service for children, pre-teens and teens. Outdoor labyrinth open dawn to dusk. Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury. For info: 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.
their bodies and minds to welcome new life into this world. Registration required. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com.
Qi Gong – 11-11:45am. Move your life force energy by practicing a 5-step routine, bringing balance and calm into your life. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. $5. Gaia’s Gifts, 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington. 908-223-1331. GaiasGiftsNJ.biz.
Beginner Flow Vinyasa Yoga – 10:15-11:15am. Practices focused on breathing techniques, strengthening the body and gentle stretching. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. $10. Shanti Health and Wellness, #22, 900 Easton Ave., Somerset. 908-635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail. com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net.
monday Beginner Sun Style Tai Chi–11am-12pm. Easy and fun. Instructor: Patty Pagano. $50/month. Reserve your place: 908-392-1313. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Swimming Dragon Qi Gong with Patty Pagano— 12-1pm. Easy to learn, gentle movements will leave you feeling refreshed and calm. $50/4-class series. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. Must preregister: 908-392-1313. More information about Qi Healing: 908-647-1563 or QiGongForHealing.com. Life and Business Coaching Class – 7-9pm. Find out what stops you. Free. 165 Passaic Ave., 2nd fl, Fairfield. RSVP: Herb at Lobster Lad Media, #lobsterladmedia or 973-223-8840. AcroYoga/Free AcroJAM- 7:30-9:15pm. Instructors: Leyna Schaeffer and Harrison Wright. Blend of Thai massage, yoga and partner acrobatics, building trust, communication and courage. $15. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Prenatal Yoga Workshop—6:30pm. Class focuses on helping the moms-to-be relax and to prepare
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INTUITIVE SERVICES CARD READER: Intuitively guided Oracle/ Tarot card readings revealing messages for your highest good. Multiple decks used. Reasonable rates for one on one and parties (hostess receives free reading). Call for appointment. Cheryl 908-268-8029.
Tai Chi Chih with Dr. Janet Oussaty- 12:301:30pm. Begins March 13. Gentle, moving meditation of 19 movements and 1 pose. Series of 6 classes, $75. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd, Warren. Contact Janet: 908-6351822. JOussaty@comcast.net. More information at QiGongforHealing.com. Classical Yoga-9:45-11:15am. Instructor: Carol Cook, PhD, E-RYT. All levels. $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Questions: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness.com. Yoga with Jean Marie- 4:30-5:30pm, 6-7pm. Gentle yoga classes. $12. Hackettstown Health Food Store, 106 E Moore St., Hackettstown. RSVP: 908-8506475. FosteringTheJourney.com. Pilates Mat with Props—9:30am, 6pm. Amazing and challenging class will tone your entire body! Incorporates weights, Thera-Bands, Magic Circles and classical Pilates Mat exercises. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-7545901. Yoga-N-Pilates.com. Gentle Relaxation Yoga – 7pm. This class will focus on reducing chronic tension, improving normal range of motion in the joints, and strengthening the musculature of the body so that all bodily systems can function optimally. Premier Pilates and Yoga,
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SPACE FOR RENT: Event & meeting rental space in Morristown, NJ. Great for recitals, weddings, practice/rehearsal space, and fitness classes. Accommodates up to 175 people. Plenty of parking, convenient to Route 202 or 287. Call 973-539-3114 or email officeadmin@ cslmorristown.org for details. SPACE FOR RENT: Beautiful office space in Wellness Center in Downtown Warren Twp. in Somerset County. Square footage varies from 100 for an individual office to 2,000 for multiple offices. Space includes a waiting room for clients, a beverage bar, a file room, practitioner room and separate entrance and coat closet as well as opportunities for conference room/lecture/ workshop room as well as a future kitchen and open area for yoga or clinics. Your monthly check will include rent, CAM, cleaning services, internet, heating and electric. Plenty of parking and centrally located to major highways. Email Stacey at email@example.com or call 908755-2723 for more information.
53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. YogaN-Pilates.com. Stress, Hormones & Health (The True Cause of Belly Fat)– 6pm. Select Tuesdays. Presenter: bestselling author & speaker, Jean Golden-Tevald. Learn about hormone imbalances. Free dinner seminar. Registration required. For dates and restaurant location: Carol May, 908-528-8121. MorningStarFHC.com.
Beginner Flow Vinyasa Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Practices focused on breathing techniques, strengthening the body and gentle stretching. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. $10. Shanti Health and Wellness, #22, 900 Easton Ave., Somerset. 908-635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail. com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net. Kid’s Yoga (Ages 5-7) – 4:30-5:15pm. Created to familiarize kids with the magic of yoga combined with the basics of yoga movement, imagination of storytelling, and creative art. $10. Shanti Health and Wellness, #22, 900 Easton Ave., Somerset. 908-635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail. com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net. Kids Yoga (Ages 8-12) – 5:30-6:15pm. Children learn how to live and feel well through yoga, breathing games, art and relaxation. $10. Shanti Health and Wellness, #22, 900 Easton Ave., Somerset. 908-635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail. com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net. “Goddess (God) In You” Art Healing Class – Jul. 11, 18, 25. 7pm-8pm. Express our divinity from heart via colors and shapes. $20/advance, $25/at the door. Heart of Art, 2374 Nottingham Wy, Trenton. RSVP: Makiko, 609-495-4229. Sunrise Oceanfront Meditation – 6-7am. No meets in the rain. Asbury Park Beach (black rock bed in front of Asbury Park Convention Hall). Free. RSVP required: Contact@RAYKIschool.com or text 609-495-4229. Private Acupuncture – 9am-2pm. Appointments with Michael Gonzales. Schedule: 908-392-3468. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. QiGongforHealing.com. Swimming Dragon Qi Gong with Patty Pagano – 7:30-8:30pm. Easy to learn, beautiful gentle movements will leave you feeling refreshed and calm. $50/4-class series. Qi Gong for Healing Center, 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren. Must preregister: 908-3921313. Info: QiGongforHealing.com. Qi Gong – 11-11:45am. Move your life force energy by practicing a 5-step routine, bringing balance and calm into your life. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. $5. Gaia’s Gifts, 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington. 908-223-1331. GaiasGiftsNJ.biz. Kids Yoga!-4:30-5:15pm. Instructor: Marie Stiglic. Fun and joyful yoga class for kids to learn breathing, stretching and calming strategies. Ages 3-9. First class free. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. A Course in Miracles Study Group – 7-8:30pm. This is an ongoing group whose purpose is to support students of the Course and answer any questions they have whenever the need arises. This group meets offsite. 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.
T’ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement Beyond Beginner – 6-7:15pm. Jul. 11- Aug. 22. Instructor: Janet Oussaty. 6-week series designed to enhance mental focus, energy, sleep, immune response and more. $88. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. Must preregister: 908-635-1822. 908-7070759. YogaCentralNJ.com.
Unity Spiritual Center, 453 Bellwood Ave., Asbury (physically located in Pattenburg). 908-730-8792. UnitySpiritualCenter.org.
T’ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement Beginner – 7:30-8:30pm. Jul. 11- Aug. 22. Instructor: Janet Oussaty. 6-week series designed to enhance mental focus, energy, sleep, immune response and more. $75. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. Must preregister: 908-635-1822. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.
Qi Gong – 11-11:45am. Move your life force energy by practicing a 5-step routine, bringing balance and calm into your life. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. $5. Gaia’s Gifts, 76 E. Washington Ave.,
Beginner Flow Vinyasa Yoga – 11am-12pm. Practices focused on breathing techniques, strengthening the body and gentle stretching. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. $10. Shanti Health and Wellness, #22, 900 Easton Ave., Somerset. 908-635-7798. ShantiHealthandWellness@gmail. com. ShantiHealthandWellness.net.
Gentle Yoga with Donna McMullin, RYT – 9:3010:15am. Gentle movement, stretching and breathing techniques. $18. $16/seniors 65+ and full-time students. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com. Multi-level Yoga with Donna Pollin, RYT – 7:308:45pm. Stretch, strengthen and de-stress. Boost physical and mental fitness. $18. $16/seniors 65+ and full-time students. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com. Prosperity Plus II – Jun. 7- Aug. 16. 6:30-8:30pm. 10-week course to harness your invisible power and manifest your dreams. Student package includes workbook and CDs. Facilitator: Jennifer Urezzio. $55. Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, 331 Mount Kemble Avenue, Morristown. CSLMorristown.org. Classical Yoga-9:45-11:15am. Instructor: Carol Cook, PhD, E-RYT. All levels. $15. Sand Hills Community Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Rd., Kendall Park. Questions: 732-419-3551. SandHillsWellness@gmail.com. SandHillsWellness.com. QiGong – 5:15-6:15pm. Instructor: Jeffery Starbuck. Princeton IYCC with Jeffrey Starbuck. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Joel S. Goldsmith/Infinite Way Study Group— 10-11:45am. For mystics at heart seeking a conscious union with God. Weekly discussion based on teachings of mystic Joel S. Goldsmith. Followed by optional meditation. Love offering.
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West Windsor Community Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Each Saturday, rain or shine, through 11/17. Outdoor market featuring local agriculture, healthy and seasonal food. 2 Vaughn Dr., Princeton. Follow West Windsor Community Farmers Market for details. Questions: Chris Cirkus, 609-933-4452. Teens-Only Yoga and Meditation-11:45am-1pm. Ages 11-19. Instructor: Elijah Okoye. Meditation and mindfulness for the new school year. First class free. Work-exchange available. Registration recommended. IYCC, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N Harrison St, Princeton. 609-454-3140. IYCCPrinceton.org. Gentle Relaxation Yoga – 10am. This class will focus on reducing chronic tension, improving normal range of motion in the joints, and strengthening the musculature of the body so that all bodily systems can function optimally. Premier Pilates and Yoga, 53 Mountain Blvd., Warren. 908-754-5901. YogaN-Pilates.com. Meditation- 10:30-11:30am. Most Saturdays. Instructor: Beth Youmans, PhD, E-RYT500. Class combines mindfulness and meditation. $18. Yoga Central, 953 Rt. 202 N, Branchburg. 908-707-0759. YogaCentralNJ.com.
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Kristin A. Dudley L.Ac. 84 Park Ave, STE G-103C, Flemington, NJ 08822 973-979-1652 AcupunctureWorksCenter.com
QI GONG FOR HEALING
Brian Coffey LMT, and Fran Maher CA 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren 908-647-1563 QiGongForHealing.com Specializing in T’ai Chi and Qi Gong classes, as well as private session clinical Qi Gong and acupuncture since 1994. Chinese Medicine weekend seminars teach how to apply clinical Qi Gong remedies to specific disorders. Excellent for the lay person and healthcare providers. All are welcome to observe or join a class. See ad on page 18.
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Best-selling author Barbara Steingas’s “Solving the Grief and Loss Puzzle: Piecing Together Your New Normal Life,” describes highly effective, simple strategies to overcome the death of loved ones. Individual coaching, seminars and talks also available. See ad on page 38.
1040 Pennsylvania Ave, Trenton 609-695-5800 CherryStreetKitchen.com
Commercial kitchen for chefs and food entrepreneurs with modern, pleasant and ample space for hourly/daily rentals. Large 1-story with 4 cooking bays including bakery, plus cart and pallet storage. Must be friendly, clean, and cooperative. Rte.1 access, borders Lawrenceville.
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CHINESE HEALING ARTS
Gentle acupuncture with Kristin Dudley L.Ac. can be both very relaxing as well as healing. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to ease muscle and arthritis pain, relieve stress, increase energy and improve sleep. Welcome everyone and de-stress in a nurturing and healing enviroment. See ad on page 27.
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EDUCATION/SCHOOLS WALDORF SCHOOL OF PRINCETON 1062 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton 609-466-1970 x115 PrincetonWaldorf.org
The Waldorf curriculum, used in 1,000+ schools worldwide, School integrates arts, academics, of Princeton movement, and music, emphasizing social and environmental responsibility. The hands-on approach is screen free.
ENERGY HEALING RAYKI SCHOOL MASTER TRAINING Makiko Suzuki Fliss, PhD, MBA, MSc
Phone/text: 609-495-4229 Contact@RAYKIschool.com RaykiSchool.com
Explore how the human body and mind are interconnected, and how to maintain perfect harmony to stay young and healthy. Focus with Quantum Healing, Reiki, and Wellness Education. Private and corporate settings. See ad on
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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MORNING STAR FAMILY HEALTH CENTER 54 Old Highway 22, Clinton 908-735-9344 MorningStarFHC.com
MorningStar’s team of health professionals cares for you like family. Our membership based practice cares for men, women and children age 8 and up with a functional approach to primary care. See ad on page 2.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE /IV INFUSION KAYA HEALTH & WELLNESS/IV INFUSION LOUNGE
Monica Sood, MD 51 John F. Kennedy Pkwy., 1st Flr West, Ste. 115 Short Hills 973-996-4496 • firstname.lastname@example.org IVInfusionlounge.com We use a functional medicine approach in partnership with our patients to get to the root cause of disease. IV nutrient infusions are used as part of whole patient treatment and are available a la carte as well. See ad on page 11.
GIFTS/NATURAL,HANDMADE GAIA’S GIFTS
Ellen Perkins 76 E. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 908-223-1331 • GaiasGiftsNJ.biz Local, handcrafted items including wall art, fiber art, jewelry, small furniture, leather work, soaps, lotions, local honey, loose tea and flower vibrational essences. Variety of rocks and crystals in personal size or display pieces, Himalayan salt lamps and so much more. See ad on page 17.
HOLISTIC CHIROPRACTORS DR. PAUL M. BIZZARO, DC
81 S. Main St, Yardley 215-493-6589 • DrPaulBizzaro.com My mission is to educate people to the benefits of chiropractic, nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle. Over 40 years experience (personal and professionally), allows me to relate to your problem(s). Services include nonforce chiropractic, nutritional testing, utilizing test kits/panels, Chirothin weight loss, massage (covered by most insurance) and laser therapy for pain. Personalized attention guaranteed! See ad on page 37.
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We believe that the body is designed to heal itself but structural issues, toxins, lack of nutrients, or an emotional component can affect overall health. We offer Whole-istic healing techniques including Neuroemotional Technique, Active Release techniques, Activator, Flexion Distraction and more! See ad on page 48.
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Do you want real and lasting change? My professional background of 20+ years in alternative healing and personal development has taught me what works and what doesn’t. If you’re ready for change, schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation, today. See ad, page 34.
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We offer a unique approach to the health care of the mouth based on a holistic understanding of the whole body. Please contact us to learn how we can serve your needs. See ad on page 47.
Dr. V is triple board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine, and integrative medicine, plus additional training in Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine, and Yoga Therapy. She has published on integrative approaches to gut health. Commited to helping patients get to the root cause of health concerns to create an individualized integrative lifestyle prescription for optimal wellness. Functional Medicine Testing and Nutritional Testing is performed when indicated. See ad on page 17.
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INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PRINCETON INTEGRATIVE HEALTH Vincent Leonti, MD Jenna Richardson, CIHC, FDN-P 134 Franklin Corner Rd, STE 101B, Lawrenceville 609-512-1468 Info@PrincetonIH.com PrincetonIH.com
Father/daughter team focused on uncovering the root cause of disease and dysfunction, identifying true healing opportunities and co-creating health with their patients. See ad on page 35.
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Phyllis Livera 732-882-9676 CenterForHealingAndEmpowerment.com Are you seeking deeper meaning in your life? Are you stressed and ready for a change? Tired of being in both physical or emotional pain? We offer spiritual development, meditation and mini-me yoga classes, which have been helping people live more productive, happier lives.
MLS LASER THERAPY MEDICAL HOLISTIC HEALTH AMARE HEALING ARTS LLC Ashley Nagrocki, Owner Highland Park, NJ 08904 732-841-0142 AmareHealingArts.com
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NATURAL MEDICINE NEW JERSEY NATURAL MEDICINE Dr. Jason Frigerio, ND, LAC, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Board Certified Acupuncturist 2424 Lamington Road, Bedminster 973-267-2650 NJNaturalMedicine.com
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Organic and natural products including farmstead cheeses; Buttercup Brie, seasonal Jacks, Rosedale, Herdsman, Toma, Havilah and Cheddar Curds. Additional products include wheyfed pork, grass-fed lamb and beef, pasture-raised eggs and myriad locally sourced goods. See ad on page 18.
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Health & Wellness Issue
Feature: Natural Stress Relief Plus: Understanding Nutraceuticals Feature: Living Courageously Plus: Meditation Styles
Healthy Food Issue
Feature: Ethnic Cuisine Plus: Super Spices Feature: Climate Health Update Plus: Healthy Home
Women’s Health Issue
Feature: Natural Care First Plus: Personalized Medicine Feature: Livable Communities Plus: Natural Beauty
Feature: Farmers Rooted in Health Plus: Anti-Inflammatory Diet Feature: Simplified Parenting Plus: Multilevel Healing
Body Movement Issue
Feature: Joint Health Plus: Yoga for Flexibility Feature: Game Changers Plus: Chiropractic
Feature: Immune System Boosters Plus: Safe Drinking Water Feature: Uplifting Humanity Plus: Holidays
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