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Contents 14 AMAZING EMBRACE The Healing Power of Hugs
16 HEART OF A WOMAN The Right Choices Keep It Strong
19 HEART HEALTH
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tart the journey of quieting your mind and living through your heart with the OnenessNLP 101 course, presented from February 15 to 17, by Jeremiah Rangel IntraAwareness, in Minneapolis. Created over the past 25 years by co-founders Jeremiah and Amanda Rangel, IntraAwareness is a holistic lifestyle training system that coaches people from where they are to where they want to be in every area of life. OnenessNLP is the third evolution of neuro-linguistic programming also known as NLP. OnenessNLP stands for Oneness Neuro-Linguistic Psychology which combines psychology and spirituality technologies to fully integrate and balance each person’s head with their heart. The OnenessNLP 101 course is designed for people looking to follow and trust their intuition in their everyday life. The course will help people take a deep dive into learning about their spiritual gifts while setting them up to expand healthy relationships in every area of life. “We provide participants tools and techniques they can use immediately to quiet their mind and communicate more clearly to create happy relationships,” states Jeremiah. “In this one weekend, people leave the course having overcome limiting beliefs that have held them back for years.” Cost: $429. Registration closes February 8. For more information and registration, call 612930-2662, email Info@IntraAwareness.com or visit IntraAwareness.com/nlp. See ad, page 2.
New Therapies for the Heart-Brain Connection
chaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT, with Psinergy Natural Health and Holistic Wellness, recently completed the newest yearly update training in Esogetic Holistic Medicine and Colorpuncture. While many of these ideas have been discussed for thousands of years in various branches of holistic medicine, the focus this year was based on new insights from neurocardiology, the newly recognized lymphatic system located in the head, the SchaOn Blodgett connection of the three brains—heart, cranial, belly—and new insights with Kirlian Energy Emission Analysis (EEA). “Something pretty amazing is that the heart actually has an independent brain that is able to sense, learn and remember, with over 40,000 neuronal connections, and is able to sense before the other two,” Blodgett explains. “I’m really excited to be able to offer these new therapies to clients here in the Twin Cities.” Esogetic Holistic Medicine and Colorpuncture are forms of naturopathic medicine developed in Germany that utilize specific colored light frequencies on defined points on the skin. These therapies assist in opening the heart space, helping a person connect more with their core self while also connecting to the processing power of all three brains. Many of these new therapies are good for people who need direction in their lives, want to activate the flow of life force and those with other long-standing issues.
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his month provides a great opportunity to get out of the house and learn about living your best life. The Healthy Life Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on February 9 and 10, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and promises to be the biggest show yet. Your admission includes the U.S. Strongman Competition to be held on Saturday as well as over 200 exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. Participants can explore The Smart Place to get free tips and information for living a healthier life, and enjoy free product sampling, hourly drawings and great shopping all weekend. See what’s on the leading edge insofar as nutrition, fitness, men’s and women’s health, medical information, beauty, yoga, self-care therapies and more. Throughout the weekend, on four separate stages, a variety of experts will speak on leading-edge topics, including acquiring and maintaining health, weight loss, living well and health services. The first 100 people through the door each day will receive a free goodie bag. Cost: $6 for adults; free with coupon in ad on page 31 or with the donation of a nonperishable food item. Location: 1301 2nd Ave. S., Ballroom, Minneapolis. For more information, call 952-238-1700 or visit MediaMaxEvents.com.
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Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases When zinc, a trace mineral, is combined with tea, coffee, chocolate and other foods that contain specific antioxidant compounds, it boosts protection against the oxidative stress linked to aging and diseases such as dementia, cancer and heart disease, report researchers from Auburn University, in Alabama, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany. Zinc activates a plant compound known as hydroquinone, which boosts foods’ antioxidant properties. Hydroquinone alone cannot break down harmful free radicals, but when combined with zinc, a type of enzyme is created that helps prevent damage to organs and tissues. 8
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Harmful bacteria from the genus Mycobacterium have been shown to linger in showerheads and lead to lung infections through inhalation of steam. University of Colorado researchers analyzed 656 biofilms coating the inside of showerheads sent to them by volunteers throughout the U.S. and Europe, and found twice as much mycobacterium in showerheads from households receiving municipal water than in those receiving well water. Chlorine disinfection
methods were suspected by the researchers. Plastic showerheads had levels that were, on average, two times lower than showerheads made of metal or metal and plastic components. “Hot spots” with high levels of mycobacteria—such as Hawaii, southern California, Florida, the upper Midwest and the mid-Atlantic states—generally overlapped regions where mycobacteriumrelated lung diseases are most prevalent.
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Immigration to U.S. Lowers Healthy Gut Bacteria People in developing nations have much greater diversity in gut bacteria than Americans, but a University of Minnesota study of U.S. immigration has found that six to nine months after moving to the U.S. and eating a Western diet, the gut bacteria of those from countries with predominantly non-Western diets changed to match gut bacteria typical of a Western diet, while their gut bacteria became less diverse and less healthy. These effects increased with the duration of U.S. residence and were compounded across generations. The more “Westernized” a woman’s microbiome, the greater her risk of obesity.
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), a spiky, cucumbershaped fruit, has traditionally been used in Asian countries to lower blood sugar. Now, researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia report that it can significantly improve symptoms and reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis. Half of 75 patients were given a placebo and the other half 1,500 milligrams three times a day of a bitter melon supplement. After three months, the bitter melon group had significantly fewer symptoms and less knee pain and analgesic use, as well as lowered body weight, body mass index and fasting blood glucose levels.
Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain
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Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels Ashwagandha, a traditional ayurvedic herb, can significantly improve symptoms of subclinical hypothyroidism, a condition that affects many women, a new double-blind clinical study shows. Researchers from India’s Sudbhawana Hospital tested 50 patients that had high circulating thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. For eight weeks, half were given 600 milligrams a day of ashwagandha; the other half were given a placebo. In the treatment group, TSH levels fell by more than 17 percent, T4 levels increased by nearly 20 percent and T3 levels increased by more than 40 percent. “Ashwagandha treatment effectively normalized the serum thyroid indices during the eight-week treatment period in a significant manner,” the report concluded.
The Power of Thank-You Notes Practicing gratitude is a healthy habit, yet people often hesitate to write heartfelt thank-you notes to people that have touched their lives. Researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of Texas, in Austin, report that writers underestimate how much people receiving those notes are surprised, happy and appreciative. The researchers also found that the letter writers were unduly concerned about their ability to express their gratitude skillfully. While the writers worried about choosing the right words, the recipients felt happiness simply through the warmth of the gesture.
Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health In a double-blind study of 40 Type-2 diabetes patients, Iranian researchers gave half of them 200 milligrams of an extract of walnut leaf (Juglans regia) for eight weeks and the other half a placebo. Although the walnut leaf extract had no significant effect on their blood glucose levels or insulin resistance, it significantly lowered systolic blood pressure and body weight in the patients.
Sniffing Dogs Can Detect Malaria After years of worldwide decline, malaria is on a worrisome upswing, but researchers from Durham University, in the UK, have found a quick, non-invasive,
low-cost detection method: dogs. Trained to sniff out malaria parasites in socks that West African children wore for one night, the canines correctly identified 70 percent among the infected and 90 percent among the uninfected children. February 2019
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Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), an Indian herb also known as holy basil, has been proven effective in studies in reducing stress, lowering blood sugar and healing wounds. Now, research from India’s Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences has found that tulsi essential oil, used as a disinfectant, significantly reduced infection levels following root canals of primary molars in a study of 40 children. Although a triple antibiotic cream had better antibiotic properties, the researchers recommended tulsi for longstanding infections and to avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.
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Tips for a Tree-Free Home Many Ways to Pare Down Paper Use
If one in five households switched to electronic bills, statements and payments, the collective impact would save 151 million pounds of paper annually, eliminating 8.6 million full garbage bags and 2 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the PayItGreen Alliance. While computers continue to offer significant environmental benefits, there are other “tree-mendous” things we can do to conserve forest resources. n Paper bags can be substituted for plastic bags as trash can liners and serve as compost-ready receptacles for fruit and vegetable scraps. ChasingGreen.org describes many ways to reuse paper bags after cutting them along the seams; use them to wrap gifts and shipping boxes or let the kids paint or draw on them. n Use the blank side of sales receipts, envelopes, shopping lists and other paper scraps to jot down to-do lists, notes and more. The family can keep a small pile that everyone can tap into. Michael Bloomberg at the special advance screening of Paris to Pittsburgh.
Climate Change Documentary Seeks Consensus
National Geographic Documentary Films, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and RadicalMedia, has released the new film Paris to Pittsburgh (free at NatGeoTV. com), a tribute to the impassioned efforts of individuals battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future and the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the film captures what’s at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding. The film, which premiered in December in 172 countries in 43 languages, is directed and produced by Emmy Award winner Sidney Beaumont and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio. It features local leaders and everyday citizens telling the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency. The documentary illustrates the tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including those in former coal boomtowns such as Pittsburgh, where Mayor Bill Peduto says, “There are now more jobs in renewable energy in the state of Pennsylvania than coal, natural gas and oil combined.”
n Replace paper napkins and towels with cloth napkins or portions of old T-shirts that can be washed and reused. n Choose paper products that are gentle on the Earth in how they are made. TreeZero Inc. (TreeZero. com) markets, supplies and distributes 100 percent carbonneutral paper made from recycled sugarcane waste fiber. n Consider “branching out” and help protect trees that are being threatened by overharvesting, development and the effects of climate change by supporting the Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees.org), a national nonprofit that plants trees in communities across the nation. Get the shovels ready to pitch in when the Arbor Day Foundation (ArborDay.org) celebrates its 148th annual tree-planting events on April 26—especially important this year due to the destruction of many trees from recent hurricanes and fires. February 2019
Insects around the world are in a crisis, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the problem is even more widespread than scientists first believed. In a pristine rain forest in Puerto Rico, the number of invertebrates—including moths, butterflies, spiders and grasshoppers—dropped 60-fold between 1977 and 2013, probably due to a fourdegree rise in average temperature. The lizards, birds and frogs that fed on them also seriously declined. In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that globally in the past 35 years, the numbers of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 percent. Another recent study showed a 76 percent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves. The food web may be being obliterated from the bottom: Insects pollinate three-quarters of our food crops, feed the birds and fish that are also consumed by larger species and are vital to the decomposition that keeps soil healthy and ecosystems running. “Nature’s resilient, but we’re pushing her to such extremes that eventually it will cause a collapse of the system,” Brad Lister, a co-author of the Puerto Rican study, told the New York Times.
Following the removal two years ago of an obsolete dam in Manville, New Jersey, American shad are successfully spawning in the lower section of the Millstone River. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently observed juvenile fish there for the first time since 1845. American shad (Alosa sapidissima) are the largest member of the herring family and are anadromous, as they spend most of their lives in saltwater, but return to freshwater rivers each spring to spawn. They played an important role in American history and economics. New Jersey Department of Emvironmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says, “This species has an inherent tendency to recolonize once obstacles are removed from its migratory path.” During the Industrial Revolution, rivers were dammed for electric power and lakes, but during the last decade, dam removal has become a new call to action. Besides preventing fish migrations, dams also harm water quality in rivers by blocking water flow, trapping sediment and changing habitats.
Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm North Carolina’s freeroaming wild horse herds on the Outer Banks have “ridden out” their share of storms. When Hurricane Florence struck the area in 2018, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund of Currituck County, where the herd lives, announced on Facebook, “The horses have lived on this barrier island for 500 years, and they are well-equipped to deal with 12
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rough weather. They know where to go to stay high and dry, and are probably in better shape right now than most of us humans, who are scrambling with final preparations.” Historians believe the herds, which number about 100 horses, descend from those brought to the New World by European explorers. Instincts dating back five centuries compel the NAtwincities.com
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feral mustangs to either huddle on high ground, butts to the wind, or seek refuge in the maritime forest during storms, say experts. But news has come of a Shackleford Banks horse named Merlin that was fenced in an inundated quarantine site
during the storm, according to the Foundation for Shackleford Horses. Merlin somehow survived, and it “may have involved swimming,” says Margaret Poindexter, president of the foundation that co-manages the herd on National Park Service land.
Bat Cave Rescue
A cold-loving fungus known as white-nose syndrome (Pseudogy mnoascus destructans) originating in Eurasia, where bats evolved to develop immunity to it, began infecting 15 species of hibernating bats in North America in 2006. As the fungus grows over bats’ noses and wings, it disrupts their winter sleep, causing them to expend too much energy and burn up fat they need for winter survival. More than 6 million bats have succumbed to the disease so far. Some species are experiencing near total collapse: Little brown bat populations have been decimated by about 90 percent, while tricolored and northern long-eared bats are suffering losses of around 97 percent. Ecologists thought the fungus might halt at the Rockies, but by 2016 it had made its way to Washington State. A collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, biologists, ecologists, mycologists, biochemists and other scientists at universities, NGOs and state, federal and tribal agencies have made significant progress in combating the fungus using genomics: Sequencing its genes has allowed them to determine its origin. Plans include treating the caves and mines in which the bats hibernate. It also appears that some species are developing resistance to the fungus or developing coping strategies, like waking up together every night to generate extra group warmth.
Scientists are trying to translate speech-paralyzed patients’ thoughts into speech using brain implants. The technique will potentially provide a brain/computer interface (BCI) to enable people with a spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke or other paralyzing conditions to “talk” again. Experts think a system that decodes whether a person is silently saying yes, no, hungry, pain or water is now within reach, thanks to parallel advances in neuroscience, engineering and machine learning. “We think we’re getting enough of an understanding of the brain signals that encode silent speech that we could soon make something practical,” says Brian Pasley, of the University of California, Berkeley. The first BCI read electrical signals in the motor cortex corresponding to the intention to move, and used software to translate the signals into instructions to operate a computer cursor or robotic arm. In 2016, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh went a step further, adding sensors to a mind-controlled robotic arm so it produced sensations of touch.
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AMAZING EMBRACE The Healing Power of Hugs by April Thompson
These behaviors ugs don’t just feel A Primal Need good; they do also turn down our for Connection good. A simple biological response Mata Amritanandamayi, embrace can boost our to stress and may a 65-year-old Indian spirihealth and mood, connect tual leader better known even improve us spiritually and even help as Amma, has hugged mend society. how our immune tens of millions of people Hugs and other types system works. around the world, earning of affectionate touching her the nickname, “the ~Michael Murphy, can provide numerous hugging saint.” benefits in the face of researcher Amma’s tradition of threats or stress, according hugging people grew organically, from hugto Michael Murphy, Ph.D., a researcher ging someone she noticed in distress, to how with the Laboratory for the Study of she receives massive crowds clamoring for Stress, Immunity and Disease at Carnegie one of her loving, compassionate embraces. Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. “The “A hug is a gesture that reveals the research shows that touch behaviors like spiritual truth that, ‘We are not two—we hugs reduce negative responses to threats are one,’” says Swami Amritaswaruand make people feel happier, more secure pananda, one of Amma’s senior disciples. and more supported.” “In today’s world, where people often feel In a study of 404 adults, Carnegie alienated and lonely, a hug can uplift and Mellon researchers looked at how social support and hugs affected participants’ sus- make us feel reconnected to the people and world around us.” ceptibility to the common cold after being Intention is key to the exchange of exposed to the virus. “People experiencing energy that occurs with a hug, says Amrilots of conflict are more likely to get a cold taswarupananda. “What is important is the when exposed to a virus,” says Murphy. sincerity behind the action—the genuine “But individuals who also tend to receive feeling of love and compassion. A simple lots of hugs appear protected from this adglance or mere touch of the hand can have ditional risk.”
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that same power to make us feel whole if that genuine, heartfelt connection is there.” Hugs tap into that fundamental human need to belong, says Murphy. “Hugs and other forms of affectionate touch act as powerful reminders that we belong. “These behaviors also turn down our biological response to stress and may even improve how our immune system works.” For example, researchers think that touching might trigger our body to release oxytocin, a hormone that can reduce fear and improve social bonding, Murphy notes. Hugs and the associated oxytocin release can have powerful ripple effects in the body, decreasing heart rate and levels of stress hormones cortisol and norepinephrine, along with improving immune function and pain tolerance. Oxytocin can also trigger the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
Bridging Divides With a Hug While Murphy cautions that the jury is out on the effects of hugs on strangers, as most research has been done on embraces between loved ones, Ken Nwadike, Jr. has built a national campaign around the concept. Known as the “free hugs guy”, the former competitive runner began offering up hugs during the 2014 Boston Marathon, the year after the deadly bombing. Nwadike has since brought the Free Hugs Project to more divisive spaces, from political rallies to protests, offering hugs to all to spread love and inspire change. The Los Angeles activist’s all-embracing hugs are a symbol of unconditional love, respect and unity at a time when tensions and political divisions are running high. For Nwadike, hugs are a way of de-escalating conflict and mending the human divide. “Communities are divided because of fear, hatred and misunderstanding. Starting the conversation with kindness, rather than hatred, will get us a lot further,” he says. Consent is always important, and not everyone appreciates an unsolicited hug. But like compliments, hugs are free to give and usually well received. As humans, we bear arms that were built not to harm, but to heal. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, of Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.
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Heart of a Woman The Right Choices Keep It Strong by Lisa Marshall
ometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to one of them, Lenard had spent months painstakingly planning the 100-guest gala, so when the pain came, she ignored it and got on with the party. She even drove herself to her Long Island home that night. “I just assumed I was having indigestion and it would pass,” Lenard recalls. Hours later, her husband rushed her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a rare, often-fatal form of heart attack, takotsubo cardiomyopathy, in which intense stress literally changes the shape of the heart. Thankful to be alive, she has since taken up meditation, cleaned up her diet and now leads a support group for female heart patients of all ages. Like her, many of them never saw it coming. 16
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“Women tend to be the caregivers,” says Lenard. “We take care of our husbands, our families, our friends, our careers, and we often forget about our own health. Then look what happens.” Lenard is among the 44 million U.S. women with cardiovascular disease, an insidious illness that until recently has been erroneously framed as a “man’s disease”. In reality, it is the number one killer of women, responsible for one in three deaths each year, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). By comparison, one in 26 women die of breast cancer. While awareness has risen since 2004, when AHA launched its Go Red for Women campaign, surveys show only 17 percent of women view cardiovascular disease as something that should concern them. It should, experts say, because 80 to 90 percent of cases are avoidable with lifestyle and dietary changes. In some cases, natural remedies can even reverse it. “We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down
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In the late 1990s, researchers discovered women were about as likely as men to be diagnosed with the disease, and far more likely to die from it. “They didn’t have the classic signs and symptoms, so they often went undiagnosed and untreated,” explains Jennifer Mieres, M.D., a cardiology professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, in New York. Along with chest pain, women often suffer fatigue, shortness of breath, indigestion, pain in the neck, back or jaw, nausea or anxiety in the months leading up to a heart attack. In more than half of the cases, according to one recent study in the journal Circulation, doctors fail to recognize these symptoms. Then there is the “not now” factor. “I used to see women all the time who said, ‘I have had these symptoms for months, but I just didn’t have time to take care of it,’” says Mieres, co-author of Heart Smart for Women: Six S.T.E.P.S. in Six Weeks to Heart-Healthy Living. Recent research has also shown that women are uniquely vulnerable to developing heart disease in ways that men don’t share. Taking birth control pills (especially while smoking) can boost risk. Complications during pregnancy such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can be hard on the heart, increasing vulnerability for years to come. Because estrogen is believed to be cardio-protective, when it wanes during perimenopause and menopause, risk goes up again. “As soon as we hit menopause, our biological milieu starts to change,” says Mieres, noting that “good” cholesterol tends to decrease and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides tend to increase. Yet, arterial plaque—which can ultimately build up, break loose and cause a heart attack or stroke—starts accumulating as early as age 20, so the earlier women start paying attention, the better.
~Christina Adams, M.D.
to it, the vast majority of cardiovascular disease can be prevented,” says integrative cardiologist Christina Adams, M.D., of the Scripps Women’s Heart Center, in La Jolla, California.
We have all this sophisticated equipment and all these medications, but when it comes down to it, the vast majority of cardiovascular disease can be prevented.
Food Not Meds
Thirty years after the first cholesterol-lowering medication hit the market, so-called statin drugs have become the largest class of medications in the world, with U.S. sales doubling between 2000 and 2010 to reach $20 billion, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While drugs can be appropriate for those already diagnosed with heart disease and at high risk of heart attack or stroke, they are not without serious side effects. Statins can cause chronic muscle pain, memory loss and increased blood sugar, while hypertension drugs can precipitate fainting and kidney damage. For many patients, there’s another way, integrative cardiologists say. Unfortunately, most of the talk about prevention focuses on prescription medications, says Stephen Devries, M.D., executive director of the Chicago-based Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology. “What often gets lost in the discussion are the dietary changes, which can be equally important.” Devries recommends a plant-based Mediterranean diet—low in the saturated fat found in beef, processed meats and cheese—and high in leafy greens, whole grains and the “good” fats found in fatty fish, olive oil and avocados. Specific foods have also been shown to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Nuts, including walnuts, peanuts and almonds, have been shown to lower LDL. One 2017 study of 77,000 female nurses, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found those that ate peanuts or tree nuts (including almonds and cashews) two or more times per week had a 19 percent lower risk of developing heart disease. Those that ate walnuts once a week cut their risk by 23 percent. Dark purple and red fruits contain compounds called anthocyanins that boost production of nitric oxide, and in turn expand blood vessels, improving circulation. Another recent study, published in the journal Circulation, followed 94,000 women for 18 years and found those that ate four servings or more per week of blueberries and strawberries were a third less likely to have a heart attack. Pomegranates are also key for heart health, with recent research published in the journal Clinical Nutrition showing a daily serving of juice can make platelets less sticky, lower blood pressure and reduce plaque formation. Dark leafy greens like kale and broccoli—which are rich in vitamin K—play an important role in fostering a healthy heart structure, with each serving per week cutting the risk of heart disease by 23 percent, according to the Gaples Institute.
Nurturing the Emotional Heart
No discussion of heart health would be complete without an emphasis on social and emotional health, a critical risk factor which until recently has been largely absent, says Sandeep Jauhar, M.D., director of the Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and author of the new book, Heart: A History. But research shows the emotional heart can break, too, as in Lenard’s case. With as many as 90 percent of incidents occurring in women, the condition that landed her in the emergency room often shows up in patients with no signs of obstructed blood vessels or high cholesterol. Rather, factors like financial worries, work stress or the death of or break-up with a loved one can flood the heart with stress hormones, changing its shape to one that resembles a Japanese pot called a takotsubo and weakening it profoundly. “Remarkably, in many cases, once the emotional state returns to normal, so does the heart,” says Jauhar. Longer-term, emotional stress has been shown to lead to platelet aggregation, or stickiness in the blood, which can impact blood flow. Also, constant bombardment by stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol can damage the inner walls of blood vessels, boosting accumulation of plaque.
Supplements for a Healthy Heart ª Red yeast rice extract: This overthe-counter (OTC) extract, commonly used in Chinese medicine, has been shown to significantly lower both total cholesterol and LDL, or “bad” cholesterol levels, much like a statin does. Studies show 1.2 to 2.4 grams per day can reduce cholesterol by 26 percent in 12 weeks. ª Omega-3 fatty acids: Eating fatty fish or taking fish oil supplements (one to four grams daily of EPA/DHA) has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease in healthy people and lower triglyceride levels and risk of heart attack in those already diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. Walnuts, chia, hemp and flax seeds are excellent vegan sources of Omega-3s.
ª Coenzyme Q10: Found in small
amounts in organ meats, sardines, cauliflower and asparagus, this powerful antioxidant—also available in OTC supplements—can lower blood pressure and help combat the side effects of statins.
ª Nicotinomide riboside: Fairly
new on the supplement scene, this compound, known as NR, has been shown to mimic the beneficial impacts of calorie restriction, improving blood pressure and arterial health in those with mild hypertension.
ª Garlic: Some studies suggest that garlic, either fresh or in supplements, can lower cholesterol and blood pressure. February 2019
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To nurture the metaphorical heart, integrative cardiologists recommend taking time to maintain healthy personal relationships and minimize work stress. As well, exercising five to six days per week for at least 30 minutes and practicing activities like mindfulness meditation or yoga have been shown to lower heart rate. A recent study published in the journal Circulation:
Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes looked at 201 people with coronary heart disease. It found those that practiced meditation were 50 percent less likely to die or have a heart attack or stroke in the span of five years. Finding quiet spaces to retreat to can also be important. A study published in November by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, found that living and working in chronically noisy environments can boost the risk for heart problems. It is also wise to prioritize sleep (at least seven hours per night), because the lack of it can inflame arteries. The bottom line is that a holistic approach is best, says Jauhar. “If you want to live a long life, don’t smoke, eat well and exercise, but also pay attention to the quality of your relationships and your ability to withstand stress and transcend distress. Those are also a matter of life and death.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.
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Heart Health and Mental Health Go Hand in Hand by Loey Colebeck
he heart, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the home of the mind/spirit or shen. The concept is not unique to the Chinese and is very holistic and truly fascinating the more we delve into it. Equally fascinating is that very subtle plant medicines, namely flower essences, which will be described below in detail, can affect the mind/spirit, allowing us to promote physical heart health. The Chinese aren’t the only ones with the notion that spirit resides in the heart. Christian iconography depicts Jesus with his heart aflame, and fire is the element in Traditional Chinese Medicine that corresponds with shen and the heart. In a sense, Jesus, as the son of God who lives in the hearts of Christians, is much the same as shen for the Chinese. The interesting thing about the Traditional Chinese Medicine paradigm is that the actual physical organ of the heart and the heart’s spiritual aspect—shen—inextricably influence one another. When mind/spirit is disturbed, the body is affected and vice-versa. Likewise, the quickly evolving field of neuroscience includes the study of how emotions and trauma affect the overall health of individuals. The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., is a perfect example. One more image that can help us understand this concept is that of a home’s hearth. The central fire is a gathering place where people meet and greet. Shen is what gives organization and coherency to the organism as opposed to total chaos and dysregulation. Think of a nicely contained fire that brings joy and warmth to the house. The heart is the body’s hearth. Too much or too little heat affect the whole house. This holistic view of the heart, which could be described in much more detail, opens a whole cornucopia of possible treatments with flower essences. Not to be confused with essential oils, flower essences have no scent and no chemical substance. They are, instead, subtle medicines that are water-based and are ingested, very much like homeopathy. They affect the subtle aspects like shen and qi (energy) of an individual which in turn affect the physical body. Flower essences are like specific types of qi in water—like energy patterns stored in water. They are made from certain plants and work much like acupuncture does. They are like acupuncture in a bottle. One physician, Dr. Ricardo Orozco, calls them “liquid emotional intelligence.” Flower essences as we know them were first developed by English physician Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930s, about the same time that psychotherapy was first developing. Bach had been an emergency room surgeon, then bacteriologist working on chronic illness. As his career developed, he became more interested in constitution, or types of people, particularly the disease correspondences between people with similar moods or personalities. He developed some homeopathic remedies that are still in use today. His professional trajectory ultimately turned away from his laboratory in London and back to the countryside, to nature, where he believed all healing originated. It was in nature that he began to develop what we call the Bach Remedies, also known as flower essences. Recently, Argentine naturopath and acupuncturist Pablo Noriega wrote a book that serves as a bridge between the holistic mind-body maps of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Bach Flower Remedies. In Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine, Noriega describes many ways we can use flower essences to help heal the mind, body and heart. For example, two of the Bach Remedies, Agrimony and Heather, treat states that create
When mind/spirit is disturbed, the body is affected and vice-versa. too much heat in the body’s heart/hearth. The first one, Agrimony, is indicated when a person covers their angst with a cheerful exterior. In trying to outrun their unpleasant emotions, the person may eat and drink excessively and fill their schedule with too many social engagements. As they chase happiness and joy, the bottled-up emotions along with the lifestyle of avoiding those emotions set the whole body out of balance. The remedy can help the person turn inward and face what they are avoiding, and in doing so, gain peace. The Heather state is somewhat similar and indicated when, out of an existential loneliness, the person is trying to fill a void with anything and everything. They excessively seek companionship and dominate conversations, and often they eat to fill an emptiness or loneliness they feel. Both states and subsequent lifestyles affect the physical heart. Likewise, both remedies positively affect the emotional state for an immediate result in mind-body chemistry as well as reducing the person’s desire to cover their emotions or fill their void with substances and activities that can harm the heart. One more noteworthy remedy is Star of Bethlehem which works like the energetic “handyman” on a traumatized system. It helps restore coherency to a broken system and a broken heart. There are hundreds of other flower essences that promote emotional healing and mental heart health in a variety of specific ways. It should be noted that flower essences should be taken over a period of time and ideally under the guidance of a skilled practitioner. Flower essences alone are not necessarily a magic wand to take away unwanted symptoms. Rather, they help a person by making the emotional labor less heavy, less daunting and so on. They help a person eventually return to a peaceful, joyful inner hearth, one which keeps the whole house functioning smoothly. Loey Colebeck is an accredited clinical Flower Essence Therapist. She also teaches a Flower Essence Therapy training course for health professionals and personal development. For more information, visit MindIsBodyTherapies.com. February 2019
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e often express our emotions in physical language: My heart feels so heavy. My heart is broken. I feel so anxious; my heart feels like a weight is on it. Sound familiar? Our thoughts and emotions are felt in our bodies, our cells and internal organs. The heaviness of sadness, for example, is often felt physically in our heart. We have all had moments of sadness or feeling overwhelmed in a situation and it can feel like a brick laying on our heart. Those thoughts and emotions vibrate just as our physical body and all its parts are vibrating. Healthy vibration is light and often quick. Think about how the heart feels when happy or excited about an upcoming event. It gives physical energy and we may feel like jumping around because of it. It can also be at peace—the main ingredient for a happy heart to function well. Heavy vibration, on the other hand, feels like a weight, stuck and sapping our energy both mentally and physically. The emotion is not separate from the rest of our body; it is connected to every part by vibration. Because heaviness is a slow vibration, a higher vibration is then needed to move the heaviness, balance the weight of the emotion and help release it. Enter energy medicine. Reiki, which means “universal energy”, in Japanese, is a vibration in itself. It is physics, actually. You are vibrating internally based on your thoughts and your emotions. When an additional and different vibration through reiki healing hands is put on the body, the body goes to work. It is the body’s mission to heal. The body is never against us; it is always on our side. When mental, emotional or physical issues appear, it is a red flag that balance needs and wants to occur. Reiki can help bring the body and emotions into balance. Reiki can help lighten the load on your heart. Nurses at the hospital where I volunteered asked if I would see a patient with leukemia to determine if reiki energy medicine would help. He was very cranky and negative about his illness and hurled it toward everything and everyone. His heart was angry most of the time and working overtime. His wife begged him to try it. Within five minutes he was snoring, and when he woke up from his 20-minute nap, he gasped, “I feel so much lighter. I have a different perspective on my illness. I don’t feel weighted down by the pain.” Another woman, after brain surgery, obviously expressed her need for pain relief at the incision sight on her head. After her reiki nap, she woke up exclaiming, “My heart feels so light. It feels like a big weight has been taken off.” She had never mentioned her heart but the vibration knew that was where the work needed to happen.
Those coping with anxiety and stress also express the lightness they feel after a reiki session. The vibration clears the excess heavy energy and allows the heart to have room to heal the heavy emotions it has been experiencing. This creates space to think calmly and clearly. Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who often face the challenge of dissociation, frequently comment on the heart and mind connection after a reiki treatment. The healing vibration of reiki helps bring the mind and body, especially the heart, into oneness, bringing the pieces together if only for that session. Continued sessions help to bring space for further healing. This is most effective coupled with psychotherapy (talking from the heart) which also assists in the healing process. Our heart wants hope. Our heart wants healing. Lightness. Happiness. Peace. Reiki can offer hope for the healing to begin. Christina Gregory is an energy therapist collaborating with other practitioners at Bhakti Wellness Center, in Edina. For the past two years, she has created a practice especially working with the emotional challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and grief. Her previous 10 years of experience have been primarily in hospital and hospice centers. To contact her, email InnerKimcg@ gmail.com. See ad page 27.
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and spices is an easy-to-make soup loaded with nutrients and flavor. Allow 40 to 45 minutes to roast the squash.
Yields: Four servings 1 butternut squash, 2-3 lbs, peeled and cut in cubes to equal 4 cups 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth Dash red pepper flakes Freshly ground black pepper Pepitas or pumpkin seeds for garnish
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Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack
s a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified nutrition
practitioner and author of Real Food for Healthy People: A Recipe & Resource Guide, in Highland Park, Illinois.
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Rich in dietary fiber and low in fat, butternut squash with low-salt vegetable broth
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Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a heavy baking pan with parchment paper. Spread squash cubes in a single layer, using two lined pans if needed. Roast for about 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork. Alternate method: Wash the squash. Make several slits to allow for escaping steam. Roast whole in the oven for about 45 minutes or until soft and easy to peel and cut. Transfer the roasted squash to a food processor or heavy-duty blender. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Add additional broth to reach desired consistency. Divide into four bowls. For texture and crunch, garnish with roasted pepita or pumpkin seeds.
This whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess bread contains flax, sunflower and chia seeds, hazelnuts, oats, coconut oil and maple syrup as a sweetener. Accompanying soup, it makes for a satisfying meal. This recipe is adapted from “Change Your Life Bread” in D’Anca’s book My New Roots.
Butternut Squash Soup
Change Your Life Bread Yields: One loaf 2 cups shelled raw sunflower seeds 1 cup whole flax seeds 1 cup blanched hazelnuts 3 cups rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats, if needed) 4 Tbsp chia seeds 6 Tbsp psyllium husks Pinch fresh ground coarse salt, preferably Himalayan 2 Tbsp maple syrup 6 Tbsp coconut oil, liquefied at low temperature in a small pan 3 cups water In a loaf pan lined with parchment, combine all dry ingredients, stirring well. Whisk maple syrup and water together in a measuring cup. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is soaked and dough becomes thick. If it’s too thick to stir, add one or two teaspoons of water until it’s manageable. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Let it sit on the counter for at least two hours, or all day or overnight. When the dough retains its shape, even when you pull the sides of the loaf pan or lift the parchment, it’s ready to bake.
Store bread in a tightly sealed container for up to five days. Freezes well. For a quick and easy toast, slice before freezing.
The Pleasures of Pasta
Pasta is guilt-free when we use a whole wheat variety that digests more slowly than white flour pasta, avoiding blood sugar spikes, D’Anca says. Gluten-free, grainfree or vegetable pasta can be substituted for whole grain pasta. Fresh asparagus is recommended. If it’s not in season, consider red chard for its bright red and green colors and abundance of vitamins K, A and C. It’s a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron and dietary fiber.
Whole Grain Pasta with Asparagus and Tomato Coulis Yields: 6 servings for dinner or 8 as a smaller first course. 1 lb of your favorite whole grain pasta 3 large cloves garlic, roasted for about 25 minutes in their skins 3 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Use red, orange, yellow or a mix of colors 1½ Tbsp fresh thyme leaves 1 lb fresh asparagus, pencil thin is best (if not available, substitute red chard) ¼ cup pitted Kalamata olives ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup white wine or white wine vinegar Squeeze garlic from its skins into a large skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is reduced and thickened to a sauce (coulis), about 20 to 30 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta well and place back in the pan. Add tomato coulis and olives. Toss well to infuse flavors. Let warm for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve at once.
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Chickpeas are a great source of fiber. Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, are available in white, orange, green and purple. Lycopene gives red tomatoes their
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Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 20 minutes. Remove bread from loaf pan, place it upside down directly on the rack and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes. Bread is done when it sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool completely before slicing.
Yields: Serves two, or four if dished over quinoa 12 small mushrooms, sliced 2 ripe tomatoes, quartered 1 red bell pepper, cut in strips 1 yellow pepper, cut in strips 1 red onion, cut into wedges, or 1½ cups leeks, halved lengthwise, cleaned, and cut chiffonade-style About 6 cloves of garlic, peeled 2, 14-oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary Balsamic or white wine vinegar Preheat oven to 400° F. Put mushrooms, tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, onion and garlic in a large roasting pan. Roast for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables caramelize. Remove the pan and turn the vegetables over. Add the chickpeas and rosemary and return to the oven. Roast for another 30 to 45 minutes until the edges of the vegetables start to turn dark and the chickpeas are browning. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, toss and serve warm as is or over quinoa.
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Burgers for Lunch
These burgers are good either oven baked or grilled, weather permitting. Offer toppings like baby spinach, salsa, nut cheese, pesto, fig jam, mango or slaw. Apple cider vinegar, dill, celery salt and agave nectar to taste makes a dressing for slaw. Thin slices of Granny Smith or Honey Crisp apples add a tang of tart or hint of sweetness.
Black Bean/Veggie Burger 1 16-oz can of black beans, drained, rinsed well and dried on a paper towel ½ red bell pepper, cut in large pieces 1 medium-size onion, cut in large pieces 1 Tbsp chili powder, mild or hot to taste 3 cloves of garlic, rough chopped 1 tsp black cumin 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds 3 Tbsp water Approximately 1 cup bread crumbs (gluten-free if needed) to act as a binder 4 buns or bread of choice Make a flax “egg” by mixing the ground flax seeds with the water. Let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens to an egg consistency. Place the bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth. Remove the mixture and drain in a fine sieve. Too much liquid will make the burgers fall apart. Place black beans in the food processor and pulse to a thick, sticky consistency. Add the drained red pepper mixture, flax “egg”, cumin and chili spice. Process until lightly mixed. Remove the burger mixture to a bowl. Add bread crumbs until you have a firm burger and form into patties.
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“Chocolate desserts usually include loads of sugar and butter, making them a highly processed and saturated-fat food,” says D’Anca. “These treats deliver the good fat of cacao nibs and the antioxidants of raw cacao.”
Almond Butter and Raw Cacao Chocolate Truffles Yields: 12 servings 1 cup almond meal ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup raw cacao, organic 3 Tbsp grade B maple syrup 1 tsp organic vanilla ¼ cup raw almonds, ground ¼ cup raw cacao nibs, ground Finely ground nuts like walnuts or hazelnuts, shredded coconut or raw cacao for texture and added flavor Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix them to a smooth batter. Chill the batter for about 20 minutes. Roll into either bite-sized or larger balls to serve as is or roll in nuts, coconut or cacao for texture and added taste. For more recipes and information about nutrition and heart health provided by D’Anca, visit FoodNotMeds.com. Avery Mack is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect via AveryMack@ mindspring.com.
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Roasted Chickpeas with Grilled Vegetables
Grill for 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, or bake in a 350° F oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 5 to 10 minutes on each side.
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color, may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Yellow tomatoes have twice as much iron and zinc and higher levels of vitamin B and folate to help red blood cells. Darker tomatoes ranging from purple to black produce higher levels of antioxidants for a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Don’t overlook green tomatoes, which are higher in vitamin K and calcium than reds or yellows.
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en Page is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and author of Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. A relationship, intimacy and dating expert, he has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality and taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute and the Garrison Institute. Page also hosts the Deeper Dating Podcast (DeeperDatingPodcast.com).
What are Core Gifts, and what role do they play in the search for lasting love?
In my decades of work as a psychotherapist and coach, I’ve come to realize again and again that the qualities people feel most embarrassed or awkward about—their deepest insecurities—are some of their greatest gifts. These Core Gifts are like secret parts of ourselves that we often want to hide because we feel so vulnerable around them. But these gifts are where we have the greatest sensitivity and passion; they’re the things we feel and care the most deeply about and the keys to finding someone who really loves us for who we are. When we learn to lead with and cherish our Core Gifts instead of hiding them away, the story of our romantic life completely changes. But the opposite is true, too. Suppressing our gifts is actually an act of 26
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quiet violence against our most authentic self, and it always leads us into situations where we end up feeling diminished or hurt. The degree to which we feel ashamed of those vulnerable parts of ourselves is the degree to which we’re going to be attracted to people who are bad for us.
How can we move past our insecurities to discover and honor our Core Gifts? If you find yourself repeatedly attracted to people who don’t treasure you for who you are, there are Core Gift qualities you haven’t learned to honor. Anywhere you’re insecure, you can ask yourself questions that really change the way you think about yourself. What might be the gift that lies inside this insecurity, and how have I not honored it? Who are the people in my life who have valued my gifts and how did that feel? You can also discover your Core Gifts by asking yourself what sensitivities keep getting stepped on or neglected—those are qualities you haven’t learned to treasure enough yet.
Why is it important to differentiate between what you call Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation? This is perhaps the most important distinction you can make in your search for love.
Attractions of Deprivation are attractions to people who are only sometimes available to love and treat you well, but you become deeply invested in trying to get them to love you because you’re unconsciously trying to heal old childhood wounds through the relationship. But there are also Attractions of Inspiration; these are people who inspire you by who they are in the world and how they treat you and others. When you start really learning how to honor and lead with your Core Gifts, your attractions change. You’ll start becoming attracted to available people who love you for who you are. Deciding to say no to Attractions of Deprivation to only pursue Attractions of Inspiration is quite simply the most important decision you’ll ever make in your search for healthy love.
What is the Wave of Distancing, and how can it sabotage relationships? The Wave of Distancing is the single greatest saboteur of healthy love that I know of. If you haven’t yet learned to honor your Core Gifts, you’ll want to flee when you meet Attractions of Inspiration who are available and kind. You may begin noticing qualities about them that irritate you and find yourself wanting to leave—this is what I call the Wave. The Wave is fear, because something deep inside you knows that this person could be special, and to open yourself up to and possibly be hurt by a kind person is a very scary thing. So your psyche unconsciously protects you by making you want to flee, and if you don’t understand this, then you may leave what could be a wonderful relationship. If you do understand it, you’ll come to realize that like a wave, it hits hard, but then passes. If you can stick around long enough and just keep enjoying that person throughout the Wave, those feelings will disappear and the attraction will return. Emily Courtney is a freelance health and wellness writer and editor living in northern Colorado. Connect at EmilyCourtneyWrites@gmail.com.
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Green America’s Get a Better Bank campaign at GreenAmerica.org/GetABetterBank breaks it down into bite-sized steps. “Educate yourself on the issues with the conventional banking industry, from Wall Street speculation to predatory lending practices,” says Teplitz. People don’t need to sacrifice banking needs for their values. Reflect upon what’s important in a financial institution, and then shop around for the right fit. Credit unions and community development banks that lend in local and underserved communities are often great choices, says Teplitz. Green America’s Get a Better Bank database is a great starting point for responsible banking options.
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How to Align Money With Values
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ow we spend our money is important, but how and where we save it matters just as much. Today’s financial marketplace offers diverse options for values-based investing and banking, regardless of interests or assets. Sustainable, responsible and impact investing is rapidly expanding. Professionally managed assets in the U.S. using socially responsible investment (SRI) strategies grew from $8.7 trillion to $12 trillion in the last two years, according to a 2018 report by the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. This
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represents 26 percent—about one in four dollars—of all U.S. assets under professional management.
The Big Bank Break-Up While large numbers of investors are moving their money responsibly, changing bank accounts can still feel difficult to many people, says Fran Teplitz, executive co-director of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Green America, which works to promote a more sustainable economy. To make the sometimes intimidating bank-changing process a little easier,
For longer-term investing, there are more vehicles available to responsibly assist investors toward their financial and social goals. While responsible investing once meant simply screening out “sin stocks”, like tobacco, guns and gambling, which were available only to investors able to make a large minimum deposit, today there are values-based funds to suit every cause and income level. “Socially responsible investing has come a long way since it got off the ground in this country during the apartheid divestiture movement in the 1980s,” says Gary Matthews, an investment advisor and CEO of SRI Investing LLC, headquartered in New York City. Countering some investor concerns about underperforming SRI funds, there is a growing body of evidence to show
that money that does good can also do well. The firm Nuveen TIAA Investments assessed the leading SRI equity indexes over the long term and “found no statistical difference in returns compared to broad market benchmarks,” nor any additional risks, according to a 2017 report Responsible Investing: Delivering Competitive Performance.
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Fossil fuel-free portfolios are trending, Matthews notes—which 651-429-4153 Green America encourages. While acknowledging the ever-fluctuating price of oil, Matthews says he’s seen diversified portfolios that eliminate oil, coal and natural gas do better at times than those that include them. A subset of SRI investments, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing focuses less on what sector a company is in than on how they conduct their business. The way companies treat their employees and respond to climate change are factors that may have a positive influence on financial performance. Robo-advisors, a recent arrival in the SRI sector, are online investment services that automate money management. Robo-advisor companies make it easier for people to invest and leverage technology to keep fees down, although they usually do not offer in-depth impact research on the companies within the financial products they offer, according to Amberjae Freeman, of the portfolio management team for Swell Investing LLC, an impact investment company in Santa Monica, California. Swell evaluates thousands of companies to build diversified portfolios of businesses aligned with at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Like most SRI firms, Swell offers retirement IRAs (individual retirement accounts), as well as more liquid brokerage accounts, with a minimum initial deposit of $50. While the array of investment options can be daunting, investors should aim for progress, rather than perfection, in their portfolios. As the money and impact in a portfolio grows, so does an investor’s confidence and knowledge.
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guidance, essential oils can be part of a larger treatment plan, says Richter. Cats are generally more sensitive to oils because they don’t metabolize medicine as efficiently as dogs, he notes. “As one professor used to tell our veterinary class, ‘Cats are not small dogs, so they can’t be treated as if they are’—always good to remember.”
Essential Oils for Pets How to Use Them Safely by Sandra Murphy
ssential oils are One thing I’d say is, learn California. A veterinarderived from all you can before using ian trained in the use of essential oils underplant-based oils around pets. stands the properties sources, leading people ~Gary Richter, integrative of each oil, along with to equate natural with safe; but that’s not always veterinarian and founder of its proper dilution and application, a subject not the case. Knowing how Ultimate Pet Nutrition generally taught in tradiand when to use oils is tional veterinary schools; holistic medicine vital, according to Gary Richter, DVM, an integrative veterinarian and medical director requires additional training. With proper use under professional of Holistic Veterinary Care, in Oakland,
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Just as chamomile tea relaxes humans, anxious dogs find its scent calming. Some vets spray the exam room with lavender between appointments to calm anxious clients. Sally Morgan, a physical therapist and advanced certified practitioner of the gentle animal bodywork therapy known as Tellington TTouch, sees clients in her Northampton, Massachusetts, office. “I put a drop of a peace and calming blend or lavender on the carpet or a pillow,” she says. “It relaxes the animal and dissipates the smells of previous clients. I don’t use diffusers. The odor can be too strong for their sensitive noses. There’s also a danger it could spill and be licked up.” Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed Kim Paciotti, owner of Training Canines, LLC, based in Statesville, North Carolina, finds the scent of green apples relieves anxiety and soothes upset tummies for dogs and puppies that suffer from motion sickness. “Cotton balls placed inside a small container clipped to the outside of their crates deliver the smell,” she says. “They don’t have direct contact, but still reap the benefits, allowing the dogs to self-medicate by sniffing when they feel the need.” Kimberley Wallace, founder of kW Sustainable Brands, in San Diego, burns organic, sweet basil-scented candles for their antiviral, antibacterial properties. Her pugs love the smell. “Our rescue pug has mast cell tumors which compromise her immune system. I do my due diligence to buy all-natural products whenever I can.”
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Pure essential oils are far too strong to use undiluted, Richter says. Age, physical condition and species are so varied that guessing which oil and how to use it can be dangerous to the pet. “Skin irritation like a hot spot or rash is a relatively minor
Richter. “I touch on the subject in my book The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats, but for deeper study, I recommend Shelton’s book.” “One thing I’d say is, learn all you can before using oils around pets,” Richter says. “There’s not a one-size-fits-all formula for
dilution for safe use. There are too many variables with oils and animals.” Be more than a well-meaning pet lover—also be well-educated. Sandra Murphy is a freelance writer in St. Louis, MO. Connect at StLouisFreelance Writer@mindspring.com.
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problem that could benefit from the right essential oil. An open wound requires a veterinary visit,” he says. “Some oils aren’t recommended unless under veterinary guidance. Reactions can range from mere annoyance to toxicity.” Wintergreen, melaleuca, pennyroyal, tea tree and pine oils cause the most reported problems for dogs, according to PetPoisonHelpline.com. Peppermint, cloves, cinnamon and oregano oil also can be quite strong and require educated use, says Richter. An uneven gait, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling and weakness can be symptoms of toxicity, requiring immediate veterinary care to prevent damage to the central nervous system or organ failure. In its fragrance and taste, plants have defense mechanisms to ward off destructive insects or to attract bees and butterflies. Those same properties can help people and animals. The plant’s natural compounds can ward off fungi, bacteria, parasites or inflammation. However, just reading a label isn’t enough to know which oils will work best for these problems. “The Animal Desk Reference II: Essential Oils for Animals, Second Edition, by Melissa Shelton, is a reader-friendly guide,” says
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calendar of events SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Free Documentary Film The Phenomenon of Healing – 1-7pm. This film traces the dramatic events of Bruno Groening’s life with original film and sound recordings, more than 50 eyewitness interviews and elaborate film re-enactments. Free (donations appreciated). Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave, #102, St Paul. Bruno-Groening-Film.org. An Evening with the Archangels & Ascended Masters – 6:45-9pm. Nea is called to create sacred space for these guides to share their messages of divine love and peace with you. $30 pre-register/$35 at the door. Metamorphosis Center, 8646 Eagle Creek Pkwy, #101, Savage. NeaClare.com.
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Healthy Life Expo – 10am-5pm Sat. & Sun. We expanded this show to be our largest ever. Nutrition, fitness, and longevity - it’s all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. $6 for adults; free with coupon in ad on page 31 or with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom, 1301 2nd St, Minneapolis. MediaMaxEvents.com.
Body Mind Spirit’s Psychic & Healing Symposium – 10am-6pm Sat. 10am-5pm Sun. Exhibitors offer natural and holistic health products,spiritual books, enlightened art and crystals. Healers provide treatments from massage and yoga techniques to intuitive readings. $12/weekend.See ad, page 3 for $1/ off admission. Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center. 541-482-3722, Ext 2, Marcella@BMSE.net, BMSE.net.
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The Journey Inward for Renewal – 10am-3pm. Experience a variety of exercises to open the flow of the day and prepare you to let go. Don’t miss this opportunity to rejuvenate and renew! $75. Art Works Eagan, 3795 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan. IntuitivePathfinder.com/one-day-retreats.
Promises to Keep – 6:30-8:30pm. Based off of agreements you make with yourself, we’ll take you on a step by step journey of self-discovery. Find the freedom and knowledge of your true beliefs. 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
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Illuminating Conscious Leadership: Professional Development – 9am-4pm. Join Lora Matz and Michele Rae for a 3-month training program designed to develop change agents who live from a place of wholeness and personal balance to increase the wellbeing of their organizations and communities. $595. Center Within, 8100 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington. CenterWithin.com.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Bhakti Wine & Wellness Event – 4-8pm. Join us for appetizers, wine and more. The theme is self-love, how to best relax and take care of yourself. Complimentary mini-services will be available: energy healing, hypnosis, rock taping, neurofeedback, neurotherapy, acupuncture, guided meditation and more! Free. 7550 France Avenue, Suite 220, Edina. BhaktiClinic.com.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 The Gift of a Year – 6:30pm. This program delves into your life, helping you create a life beyond your wildest dreams. Each month you will learn tools that have a permanent effect on the way you live. $50. 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 Massage Basics – 10am-5pm. Designed for people who are considering a career in massage and bodywork, or for those who would like to learn a simple and safe massage sequence to practice on family and friends. $75. Register by Feb 5. CenterPoint Massage School, 5300 W 35 St, St Louis Park. CenterPointMN.com.
Living From Your Authentic Self – 6:30-8:30pm. What might life look like if you could live daily from your authentic self? We’ll explore your most important relationship- your relationship with you! $50/month. Awakened Living, 3601 Minnesota Drive, Suite 825, Bloomington. AwakenedLivingInfusion.com.
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15-17 OnenessNLP 101 Certificate Course – 9:30am6:30pm. Consciously connect to your unconscious mind and higher consciousness while learning techniques and tools to communicate more clearly and create the life you want. $399. Northeast Minneapolis. NLPFebruary2019.EventBrite.com.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Jade Egg for Strength and Healing – 9:30am-1pm. Come learn exercises for promoting strength and healing of sexual and urinary functioning, as well as core emotional and energetic strength. $64 (preregistration required.)Adagio Holistic, Minneapolis. MindIsBodyTherapies.com.
looking ahead MAY 31-JUNE 2 8th Annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference: Honoring Plant Wisdom – May 31-June 2. Includes workshops, plant walks and a kids’ camp, as well as teen herbal camps, red tent space, fire circles, singing circles, delicious locally sourced farm-to-table meals and more. Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI. MidwestWomensHerbal.com.
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Bear Medicine – 7-9pm. This retreat is an evening of self-care, visioning, and reconnecting to your truths. Inspired by the bear, you’ll experience the power and beauty of reflection, nourishing (the body, mind, and spirit), and taking it easy. $20-$40 sliding scale. Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis. WholeLifeElevation.com.
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Hatha for Everyone – 6-7pm. Everyone is welcome to this weekly drop-in class. All levels. Relieve stress, achy joints, improve balance at all levels and increase your sense of well-being. $10. Meditation Center, 631 University Ave NE, Minneapolis. TheMeditationCenter.org.
ongoing Free Online Classes – The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Class-Central.com/University/Minnesota. GROOVE Movement Class – A fun, simple and exciting way to experience dance that nurtures body, mind, heart, and soul. No dance experience required. All fitness levels welcome. Classes use all genres of music and include a warmup, dance, stretching, and a brief meditation. AeroDance Fitness.com. Midtown Global Market – Mon-Sat. 10am-8pm. & Sun 10am-6pm. If you’re looking for a more unique shopping experience, head to the Midtown Global Market, where more than 50 vendors sell food and trinkets ranging from local produce to Somalian Pastries, Middle Eastern olives and Asian spices. There are also cultural events—from musical performances to Irish step-dancing lessons. Free. 920 East Lake St, Minneapolis.
sunday Restorative Flow Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. In restorative yoga, props are used to support the body so students can hold poses for a longer period of time, allowing the body to open through passive stretching. The focus is slowing down and calming the mind and body. $18. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651-348-6216. HealingElementsWellness.com. Sunday Salsa Dancing – 10:30-11:30am. Featuring Rene Thompson. Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake St., Minneapolis. Free. MidtownGlobal Market.org/events.
monday Lovingkindness Meditation Practice – 6-7pm. Through ancient, gentle and gradual practices, we learn to let go of fear and ill-will and to open our hearts to ourselves and to others. Includes instruction, guided meditation and discussion. Donation based. River Garden, 455 7th St W, St Paul. RiverGardenYoga.com.
tuesday Weekly Guided & Silent Meditation – 1111:30am. Led by a Prayer Chaplain in the Meditation Room, this meditation is the same one going on concurrently at Unity Village. Donation based. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W Hwy 13, Savage. UnityOfTheValleyMN.org. Stress Busters Meditation – Noon-1pm. Join us when you can for a free meditation at the University of MN. Mayo Building, Third Fl. Meditation Space, Minneapolis. CSH.umn.edu.
Max Meditation Technique – 6:30-7:30pm. Experience a guided meditation, combining ancient meditation techniques with modern Neuro-Linguistic Programming to help both beginning and experienced meditators quiet the mind and connect for a relaxing and meaningful meditation. This weekly class is designed to support you in cultivating a meditation practice no matter your experience level. $15. Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave, St. Paul. 651-3486216. HealingElementsWellness.com.
Free Meditation – 7-8:30pm. Join us for a free weekly meditation. Sahaja Yoga Meditation, Eden Prairie City Hall, 8080 Mitchell Rd, Eden Prairie. Contact: jpatpatia@gmail or 651-730-2078. FreeMeditation.com. Kundalini Yoga –7:45-8:45pm. Kundalini yoga is a powerful and practical tool to cultivate clarity, harmony, wellness, and prosperity. The focus of Kundalini yoga is transformation. Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant Ave, Minneapolis. Donation, no set fee. WholeLifeElevation.com and SchoolOfEarthMedicine.org.
friday Gentle Yoga for Every Body – 10:30-noon. A welcoming environment for students of all shapes and sizes. $15 drop-in. River Garden Yoga, 455 W 7th St, St. Paul. RiverGardenYoga.com. Drop-in Meditation – 5:15-6pm. A guided meditation presented through the lens of a Wisdom Practice (gratitude, compassion, and inquiry). $20 (or donation). Aslan Institute, 4141 Old Sibley Memorial Hwy, Eagan. AslanInst.com. Friday Chat & Play Social – 7-9pm. Let’s get to know each other and talk about energy, holistic health, psychic abilities, spirituality and much more. Free. J & S Bean Factory, 1518 Randolph Ave, St Paul. Hosted by SchaOn at Psinergy. Meetup.com/TC-Energy.
saturday Cardio Fitness Drumming – 8-8:30am. Burn calories in a fun way with this full body workout that doesn’t feel like a workout. Free. Nutrition Hub, 7880 University Ave NE, Fridley. Text or call to reserve your spot. 612-787-2582. Facebook. com/TheNutritionHub.Fridley.
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ACUPUNCTURE AWAKENED LIVING
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AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com
Healthy Girls’ Breast Oil when applied with a self-breast massage helps to balance, detoxify, soften breast tissue, improve lymphatic circulation and stimulate the immune system. Improved circulation helps your entire body! See ad, page 10.
Michelle assists you in healing on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level via acupuncture and herbal medicine in conjunction with other therapies at Awakened Living. The clinic offers over 36 therapies and services to give clients the most beneficial healing protocol possible. See ad, page 5.
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Barb Ryan, LMT • 612-922-2389 Bhakti Wellness Center 7550 France Avenue S, #220, Edina Specializing in persistent, chronic pain relief and mysteries of the body. Serving clients covered by auto insurance and worker’s compensation with a doctor’s referral. Also serving clients seeking the experience of deep relaxation and more selfconnection. Skilled and compassionate care. See ad, page 27.
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You can have a personal audience with your guides and the Archangels and Ascended Masters. Get clarity. Take action. Feel connected. Book your session today and save 25%, using code: IAMWISE17. Or call Nea for a free consult. See ad, page 34.
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Patty Kelley • 651-492-1752 PKelley@AppleADayWellness.com AppleADayWellness.com Together we’ll create a plan to reach your nutritional goals, whether they are identifying food sensitivities, tackling weight control, or feeding a finicky family. I have been there. I provide personal coaching sessions, recipes & meal plans. First session free.
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Dori Tossen 763-639-9133 • BalancedDori.com As Health Coach and holistic practitioner, Dori works with clients to reach their health goals. With the use of bioresonance and other complimentary therapies, she guides clients in supporting their bodies through individualized plans that help on their healing journey. See ad, page 29.
THE CENTER WITHIN
8120 S Penn Ave, #155, Bloomington MN Michele Rae • Michele@CenterWithin.com 612-310-8876 • CenterWithin.com Are you ready to align your personal and professional life more fully with your inner essence and passion? Michele’s intuitive and mindful coaching will support, clarify and accelerate creating a life you love. Get started with a free 20-minute phone consultation. See ad, page 21.
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André Thomas - A+ Certified 80 County Rd. C West - Ste. 802 Little Canada/Roseville 612-234-7237 • PsinergyTech.com “Do you have a sick Computer?” We Keep Computer Repair Simple. Onsite/In-Home or Office, Bring-to-Us Computer Repair Services. 2011-17 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner. Local • Greener • Highly Rated.
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Whole Person Dentistry observes and deals with the mind, body and spirit, not just your teeth. This approach to dentistry encompasses both modern science and knowledge drawn from the world’s great traditions in natural healing. See ad, page 23.
NATURAL SMILES DENTAL CARE 4700 Lexington Ave N, Suite D Shoreview 651-483-9800 NaturalSmilesDental.com
We ’ r e a n i n t e g r a t i v e practice committed to promoting dental wellness and overall assistance to the whole person. We desire to participate in the creation of healthier lives, while being sensitive to physical, philosophical, emotional and financial concerns.
DENTIST SEDATION AND IMPLANT DENTISTRY 1815 Suburban Ave, St. Paul ToothBuilder.com 651-735-4661
We are a holistic dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art dental procedures that result in beautiful, long lasting smiles! We specialize in safe removal of infected teeth as well as placing ceramic implants and restorations. See ad, page 33.
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Specializing in creating homes that support the next step in optimal health. Carrigan Curtis Design Build, LLC uses a combination of Building Biology principles, green building techniques and BioGeometry design concepts to design, remodel & build new homes that support the health and well-being of the home’s occupants, the Earth and each part of the team that works on your home. See ad, page 22.
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Office of Admissions 2501 W. 84th St., Bloomington, MN 55431 Admit@NWHealth.edu • 952-885-5409 Discover a challenging curriculum that blends evidenceinformed study with a foundation in philosophy. Study chiropractic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, post-bac pre-health/ pre-med or complete your B.S. in human biology. See ad, page 32.
ENERGY HEALING EMOTION CODE HEALING
Master Hong Certified Emotion Code Practitioner 9672 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove 763-208-4246 or 914-708-9463 Chronic pain? Suffering from emotions? Relationship problems? Life not going as planned? The Emotion Code is a tool I use to help you break through any emotional and spiritual blocks so you can live your best life. Trial session only $35.
GRACE, LOVE AND LIGHT
Camille Bernards Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner 11417 NW Hanson Blvd, #101, Coon Rapids 612-599-1931 • GraceLoveLight.com Quantum Touch is a method of natural healing that works with your body’s energy to promote optimal wellness. It can reduce pain, stress, inflammation and so much more. New client special $45. See ad, page 29.
Dr. Amy Ha Truong 6230 10th St. N., Ste 520, Oakdale 651-731-3064 • PureDentalMN.com Pure Dental offers integrative, holistic, alternative and biological dentistry for your dental health. We take pride in providing quality, holistic dental care and service for our patients. See ad, page 28.
ENERGY HEALING LIGHT WORKS
Darcy Diann, Certified Massage Therapist ~ Energy Practitioner 612-986-0131 • DarcyDiann.com Therapeutic Massage combined with Energetic Facilitation promotes a healthy balanced being and encourages personal transformation. Physical ailments are addressed as well as restoration and tuning of the energetic body fields and chakras. Levels of healing are experienced physically, internally and vibrationally. Sessions by appointments only.
INNERKI ENERGY THERAPY
Christina Gregory, Master Reiki Practitioner Bhakti Wellness Center, 7550 France Ave S., #220, Edina • 612-839-5255 BhaktiClinic.com When the body or emotions are out of balance and pain is ever present, manifested as physical or mental health issues, energy therapy boosts the healing process. Alone or coupled with other therapies it becomes a powerful healing tool. See ad, page 27.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALING SOUL WHISPERER: RELEASING LOST SOULS Annette Rugolo ReleasingLostSouls.com
Children and some adults have the ability to see the spirits that are living among us. Others will hear or see unexplained noises or movement. Read the first two chapters in my book for free at ReleasingLostSouls.com. I share many experiences that explain what’s happening and what can be done. See ad, page 13.
ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATHERAPY NATURE’S WAY Essential Oils Joyce Sobotta • 715-878-4474 AromaTherapyNaturesWay.com
100% pure, quality, essential oils, and ultrasonic diffusers available on my website. I offer essential oil classes online and in person. Sign up for an essential oil consultation and let me help you create a blend of essential oils that works synergistically for a wide range of health concerns. See ad, page 10.
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ESTHETICS MICROCURRENT FACIALS
Jessie Odishaw, Microcurrent Esthetics Technician • 612-859-7709 Bhakti Wellness Center, 7550 France Ave S., #220, Edina • BhaktiClinic.com
Voted Best Esthetics Clinic in Edina, 2016 & 2017. Look great and feel great with Microcurrent Facial, your skin will feel so soft you won’t believe it’s yours. Often called a “non-surgical facelift” it reduces wrinkles, puffy eyes, lifts, tones, restores your youthful glow. See ad, page 27.
FITNESS AERO DANCE FITNESS
Robin Gast, GROOVE Facilitator 612-276-5625 • AeroDanceFitness.com GROOVE – a fun group dance experience that changes your body, mind, attitude and mood. Everyone’s welcome on the Dancefloor – all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. If you can move, you can GROOVE! No experience required. All fitness levels welcome. See ad, page 29.
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HEALTH FOOD STORES MASTEL’S HEALTH FOODS 1526 St Clair Ave, St Paul Mastels.com • 651-690-1692
Mastel’s Health Foods is Minnesota’s oldest health and wellness store. We carry a full line of vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs and more. We emphasize organic, biodynamic, biodegradable, holistic and hypoallergenic products and pride ourselves on stocking hard-to-find items. See ad, page 10.
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Bhakti provides a holistic environment where independent practitioners come together to offer an integrative path to wellness; mind, body, and spirit. Our providers offer chiropractic, energy therapy, massage, microcurrent therapy, acupuncture, psychotherapy and much more so that you can feel your best, remain healthy & thrive. See ad, page 27.
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Homeopathy is a safe, effective path to healing. We offer low-cost homeopathic care for everyone. Clinic is staffed by advanced students and supervised by faculty.
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As a Licensed Psychologist and holistic practitioner, Fran works with clients to identify areas of potential growth, obstacles to growth, and processes that facilitate healing and transcendence of those obstacles. She provides traumainformed therapy that supports your goals of resiliency, healing and feeling better. See ad, page 27.
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Offering a variety of natural, organic, and local food and products—with a focus on Native American vendors— Mazopiya is your ticket to healthy living. Stop by our reFresh Bar, grab a to-go meal or sign up for a class today. See ad, page 40.
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