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ugust’s clear blue skies are a refreshing sight and Florida’s famous scattered clouds with the accompanying short, intense, noisy rains are a signature for our area of paradise. In our Wise Words article, Erling Kagge passionately speaks about finding quiet. There is the seeking of the quiet within and there is another type of silence that I perceive as places wherein I do not hear the artificial sounds of mankind’s machinery and devices— the “get-a-way” from our bells and whistles. I have many fond memories of my own childhood living in very out-of-the way places during the summers and being surrounded by a deciduous forest and river in Maryland. The “silence” in the forest was amazing—to hear the wind as it rustled the leaves brought a sense of awe—only to be broken by my own footsteps or my own breathing. Then there were those days it rained. Our summer house on the river picked up the sounds of the rain hitting not only the trees, but also the river. Sometimes, we’d go swimming during a rain; that was exciting, feeling the warmer rain mix with the cooler river water. On sunny days the shoreline sounds were of the gentle lapping of water against the

small pebbled coast. We had neither cell phones nor battery operated devices to play with. These are the memories I head toward when I am wanting to recall and feel peace in self and in nature. A few years ago I worked with the Michiko So Feingold Memorial Trust, and the organization called A Quieter Future, on a collaborative art project with noise pollution as the theme. Who might be the pioneers in developing quieter or silent products and devices that don’t add to the noise pollution, damaging wildlife and human sensitivity? Electric cars and aircraft are great examples of this. In an effort to personally minimize noise pollution, I keep my windows rolled up in my car when I have the radio on and place my cell phone on vibrate. As our numbers grow, the followthrough in speaking out and making changes in our own life becomes critical. If you’re passionate about health, you’ll see there is an inseparable connection between your own personal health and that of the planet. The health and quality of all life on Earth is dependent on the health and quality of the air, land and water. In the article this month on Simplified Parenting, Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The 5 Love Languages of

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Children, poses, “The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ It’s, ‘Do your children feel loved?” Yes, what effect do you have on your children, friends and family? Do you feel loved? Do they feel loved by you? This concept flows through everything. As I misstep, I feel my way back to a place of heart-centered thoughts and actions. I really believe that love is such a key to a life worth living. Finding peace within is created through this space. As I speak to groups, I like to mention the Global TRASHformation pledge which was recently updated. Though it centers on trash, it’s more of a metaphor for those unloved leftovers or parts of self: · To be active in finding viable solutions for keeping the areas I live, work and play litter-free. · To do my part gladly and effectively and, in so doing, inspire others to participate in the movement. · Cultivating cleanliness within creates a consciousness shift that heals and expands constructively. · It’s all about working from the inside out, and the ground up! We are a most innovative and creative species. I believe through what we are passionate about, we have the absolute ability to find ways to selfcorrect and mitigate the damage we’ve allowed to happen. We can be powerful in resolve. What can you work on for the greater good? Follow your passion; plan on it.

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yurvology is here for all your health needs. It can help people suffering from diabetes, obesity, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders and much more. Ayurveda is a proven system of medicine that has been around for more than 5000 years. Ayurvology provides Ayurvedic consultations, treatments, natural products and certifications in Ayurveda. A consultation with Ayurvology will consist of pulse testing, tongue diagnosis, pH testing and other techniques used to determine system imbalances and go to the root cause of the problem. Ayurvology uses food modifications, herbal medicine, oils, treatments and lifestyle modifications to bring you back into balance. Also available is a one-of-a-kind program in which you can become an Ayurvedic consultant. It is a one-on-one learning environment where all the attention will be given to you so you can progress in your learning at an accelerated pace, including scheduling classes at your convenience. If health is your passion, then take advantage of this course to help yourself and others. Location: 138 NE 1st Ave., Hallandale Beach. For more information, call 786-3437066 or email See ad page 47.


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The Yoga Center Offers Teacher Training


he Yoga Center, of Deerfield Beach, announces its annual 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training class, beginning October 7. The course meets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sundays, through April 28, 2019. The oldest yoga studio in South Florida, the Yoga Center began offering teacher training in 1988 with JoAnn Evans and has since trained hundreds of teachers throughout Florida and across the U.S. In 2000 the course was expanded to comply with Yoga Alliance standards for 200-hour teacher certification. With a diverse and highly experienced faculty, the program includes extensive instruction in asana, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, Sanskrit terminology and teaching practice. Trainees receive instruction in meditation, chakra anatomy, asana sequencing, language skills and the art of adjustment as well as advanced and restorative postures. The teacher training faculty includes two published authors and over 130 years of combined teaching experience. The Yoga Center has been offering yoga to the South Florida community since 1968. Staff and students describe the center as a welcoming, heart-centered studio valuing tranquility over flash. For more information, call 954-4272353, email and/or visit See ad page 37.

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verglades University (EU) is excited to announce it will be hosting a Fall Open House, at 5:30 p.m., on August 8, at the Boca Raton Campus located on Yamato Road, just west of I-95. EU is a small, private university nationally recognized by the U.S. World News Report as a top College for 2018 in addition to many other awards received. EU prides itself in offering cutting edge Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with majors including: Alternative Medicine; Alternative and Renewable Energy Management; Aviation/Aerospace; Construction Management with a focus on LEEDs/ Green Building; Crisis and Disaster Management; Land and Surveying, Environmental Management; and Public Health Administration with a Complementary Alternative Medicine concentration, to name a few degrees. Join them for a wonderful event filled with food, fun and information about the university’s unique majors and sustainable career opportunities. Location: 5002 T-Rex Ave., Boca Raton. For more information and to RSVP, call 888-772-6077. See ad page 5.


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Teens that spend the most time staring at screens while playing games, texting, surfing the Internet or engaging in social media tend to be unhappier than those with less screen time, reports a San Diego State University study of more than a million teens.

Sodas Lower Fertility Women that drink one or more sugary sodas a day are 25 percent less likely each month to become pregnant. Men drinking the same amount are 33 percent less likely each month to father a child. Boston University School of Medicine researchers studied 1,045 men and 3,828 women that were tested for a period up to 12 menstrual cycles. Energy drinks had an even greater fertility-lowering effect than sugarladen drinks; fruit juices and diet sodas had little impact.

Holding Hands Reduces Pain Holdings hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of 22 heterosexual couples between ages 23 and 32. When in each other’s presence, the couples’ brainwaves tended to synchronize, especially in the alpha mu band, a measure of focused attention; holding hands amplified this effect and markedly lowered pain levels. The more empathetic the man was to the woman’s pain, the more their brain activity synced and her pain decreased. Men that were less empathetic did not produce the same effect.


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Expecting Moms Can Protect Against Autism Mothers that take folic acid or multivitamins before and during pregnancy can significantly lower a child’s risk of autism, according to the latest research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry. Researchers from Canada, Israel and the School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York City, studied 45,300 children, at the age of 10 on average, correlating children’s autism spectrum diagnoses with records of mothers’ supplementation. They found that women that took the supplements prior to pregnancy were 61 percent less likely to have a child diagnosed with autism. Taking supplements during pregnancy was linked to a 73 percent reduced risk. The overall likelihood of autism was 1.3 percent of the children.

In a study that offers hope for people with Type 2 diabetes, Rutgers University researchers have shown that a diet high in diverse fibers promotes the growth of certain gut bacteria, leading to improved blood glucose control, increased insulin production and improved average blood glucose (A1C) levels. In the six-year study published in Science, 27 diabetes patients in China were fed a diet of whole grains, Traditional Chinese Medicinal foods and prebiotics for up to 86 days, while a group of 16 similar patients ate a similar diet with less fiber. All took the diabetes drug acarbose, which helps turn starch into fiber. By the study’s end, 89 percent of those on the highfiber diet and 50 percent of the lower-fiber diet group reached blood sugar levels in the normal range. Researchers theorized that the fiber increased numbers of the specific bacteria that break down carbohydrates, producing short-chain fatty acids that nourished gut-lining cells, reduced inflammation and helped control appetite. A shortage of short-chain fatty acids has been associated with Type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

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Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels. Thus, it remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans on nutrient-poor diets, reports a research review in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. “Without magnesium, vitamin D is not really useful or safe,” says study co-author Mohammed S. Razzaque, Ph.D., a professor of pathology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a consequence, taking vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels, even if they remain vitamin D deficient, he explains; and that can lead to vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t sufficient. The magnesium factor may explain why vitamin D supplementation doesn’t necessarily help vitamin D deficiency-related disorders such as skeletal deformities, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Natural sources of magnesium include almonds, cashews and other nuts, bananas, beans, broccoli, brown rice, egg yolks, fish oil, green vegetables, mushrooms, oatmeal, soybeans, sweet corn, tofu, whole grains, and pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flax seeds.



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In a five-year study published in The Journal of Urology of 2,000 older Spanish men, those following a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes and olive oil that was low in juices had a significantly lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer compared to those eating a Western diet. This protective effect was not found in diets higher in fatty foods, red and processed meat, refined grains and sweets. The researchers also reviewed other science to date, confirming the protective effect of the Mediterranean diet as well as “healthy” and “prudent” diets, all consisting of greater portions of fruits and vegetables.

Turmeric Helps Heal Skin Ailments Turmeric, with its renowned anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, seems to improve a number of skin conditions when taken topically or orally, concludes a review of clinical studies published in Phytotherapy. Researchers at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and the University of California, Sacramento, selected the 10 strongest clinical studies on turmeric out of 234 published. They concluded that this spice, with its active ingredient curcumin, was effective in treating acne, oral lichen planus (mouth inflammation), pruritus (itchy skin), psoriasis, radiodermatitis (a side effect of radiation treatment), diabetic microangiopathy (bleeding of small blood vessels) and diabetic edema (swelling). Studies on other skin conditions were either inconsistent or ineffective, the report concluded.

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Literacy Project Dolly Parton Donates Millions of Books

Singer Dolly Parton donated the 100 millionth book of her career via her nonprofit Imagination Library earlier this year. She began in 1995, donating books to children in her home state of Tennessee. Now, Imagination Library mails 1 million-plus books per month to children around the world. Parton celebrated the milestone by donating to and giving a reading at the Library of Congress. “My daddy couldn’t read and write, and that always troubled and bothered him, so I wanted to do something special for him,” says Parton. “I got the idea to start this program and let my dad help me with it, and he got to live long enough to hear the kids call me the ‘book lady.’”


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Pete, a 34-year-old Amazon parrot, received a boot-like prosthesis made by a 3-D printer from a customized mold after his leg was ripped off by a fox. A day later, he was not only already starting to accept it, but also realized he could place his weight on it. “That in itself is revolutionary for a bird,” says Veterinarian LaToya Latney, service head and attending clinician of the Exotic Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital, known as Penn Vet. “He gets it.” In another case of an interspecies application of new medical technology, Lola, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, the most endangered species of marine turtle, suffered injuries so extensive that a flipper was amputated. Losing a limb can make it difficult for a turtle to avoid predators or chase after prey. At the Key West Aquarium, in Florida, Iok Wong, Samantha Varela and Vivian Liang, three recent engineering graduates from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts, used their specialized skills and 3-D printing to create an effective, low-cost prosthetic turtle flipper.

New Movie Explores Dangers of Chemicals in Farming Cinema Libre Studio recently released Genetically Modified Children on DVD, VOD and via screening events in North America. The movie explores how Monsanto chemicals might permanently alter your child’s genes and how low-income tobacco farmers face skyrocketing cancer rates with more devastating repercussions affecting their children, including severe physical deformities and mental disabilities. Choosing between poverty or poison, Latin American growers have no choice but to use harmful chemicals such as the herbicide glyphosate (aka Monsanto’s Roundup) and Bayer’s insecticide Confidor if they want to certify and sell their crops to Big Tobacco. As patent and regulatory laws continue to favor the profits of Monsanto and chemical companies, the tobacco makes its way into the hands and mouths of consumers worldwide in Philip Morris products, while the poisons used to harvest the crops contaminate the farmers’ blood and are modifying the human genome, creating genetically modified children. For more information or to order the movie, visit or Amazon. com, view a trailer of the movie at or follow the movie on


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Picking Up Litter While Jogging Becomes a Winning Trend Sweden’s latest fitness craze, plogging, is a mashup of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp, meaning pick up, in this case, litter. There are plogging groups in Scandinavia, Germany and other parts of Europe. According to the Swedish fitness app Lifesum, which makes it possible for users to track plogging activity, a half-hour of jogging while picking up trash will burn 288 calories for the average person, compared with 235 via jogging alone. A brisk walk expends about 120 calories. The Washington Post reports that in the U.S., it’s just starting to catch on among exercisers fed up with rubbish along their routes. They carry trash bags and pluck litter and recyclables off sidewalks and bushes wearing gardening gloves for safety. The environmental organization Keep America Beautiful recently started promoting plogging to encourage trash-free communities, putting out the #plogging message to its 600 affiliates. Spokesman Mike Rosen reports that response has been surprisingly robust.

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North Pole Rises Above Freezing March 20 is normally close to the coldest season at the North Pole, but an extraordinary thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this year. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea. Temperatures may have soared as high as 35 degrees, reports the U.S. Global Forecast System model. Such extreme warm intrusions in the Arctic, once rare, are becoming routine, research has shown. A study published in Geophysical Research Letters in July 2017 found that since 1980, these events are becoming more frequent, longer-lasting and more intense. Study author Robert Graham, from the Norwegian Polar Institute, says, “Previously, this was not common. It happened in four years between 1980 and 2010, but has now occurred in four out of the last five winters.” The events are related to the decline of winter sea ice in the Arctic, with last January’s the lowest on record.

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Rising Sea Levels Threaten San Francisco A paper published in the journal Science Advances reports sea-level rise projections for San Francisco and the Bay Area in California that had not previously factored in a geological phenomenon called subsidence—the settling or sinking of the land. When too much groundwater is pumped out of aquifers, the land on top sinks. In San Francisco, subsidence is occurring in areas developed atop artificial landfill and mud deposits. The area around the bay is in jeopardy of being underwater by 2100, and factoring in subsidence increases the projected amount of land underwater from 46 to 166 square miles, including half the runways at San Francisco International Airport. August 2018


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Climate Consensus

Researchers Raise Red Flags


A research paper, World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, published in the journal Bioscience about the fate of humanity, has received more than 20,000 signatures and endorsements from scientists in 184 countries. Meanwhile, if humans don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically and maintain carbon sinks like forests within 10 years, the impact on our climate will be catastrophic, according to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Researchers there have developed a model that they believe could do the trick; it calls for fossil fuel consumption to be reduced to less than 25 percent of the global energy supply by 2100, a drastic cut from the 95 percent being used now. Deforestation also must be cut significantly to lead to a 42 percent decrease in cumulative emissions. The target is in line with the Paris agreement on climate change, which 194 countries have signed, but not the United States.


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Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Innovative Shortcut to Faster Travel A Hyperloop is a proposed vacuum-tube mode of passenger or freight transportation moving enclosed capsules along on thin cushions of air; it was first named in an open-source “vactrain” design released by a joint team from Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX companies. It could offer an affordable, low-carbon and super-fast alternative to current transportation systems. Flying between Amsterdam and Paris usually takes an hour, but can be longer due to security procedures. Currently, the same trip on a Thalys railway fast train takes three hours and 17 minutes. Hyperloop passenger group and cargo capsules can theoretically travel at more than 700 miles per hour, thus making the journey in about 30 minutes. Hyperloop seems ideally suited to a small continent with many large urban centers. The Dutch team that won the SpaceX Hyperloop competition is rapidly working toward a commercial solution to connect all of Europe. Hardt Global Mobility has the backing of the Technical University of Delft, Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen and multinational construction company BAM.

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Cultivating a Life of Compassion by Amy Leigh Mercree


he path to mentally transcending the world’s intrusive bustle is to be compassionate with our self and others. It begins in a relaxed heart from which emanate daily thoughts, words and deeds. Here’s a helpful centering exercise. Sit or lie in a quiet spot for about 10 minutes with eyes closed and become aware of breaths moving in and out, then feel each one fully by filling the lungs from bottom to top. With each exhale, slowly and completely empty the lungs. On each inhale, refill the lungs again. Mentally reciting “optimum oxygen” three times helps the body deeply absorb the nourishing element. Then bring both hands to the center of the chest to connect with the emotional heart centered there. Feel it pulsing beneath palms and fingers while quietly saying aloud, “I relax my heart.” Let the shoulders release coiled tension and drop gently. Repeat saying, “I relax my heart” and sense the heart fluttering open a bit more. Rest in this feeling. Again say, “I relax my heart” and notice awareness drop into it, a feeling of being present in the heart. Feel all tension and holdingon melting down and out onto the floor. Then fill the lungs deeply and release

the air through puckered lips; blow out with strength and purpose. Continue for a minute or two, allowing each exhalation to come straight from the center of the chest. When it feels complete, the feeling of active release will subside. Sense how much lighter the heart feels. Further relax the heart and shoulders, letting go into the ocean of love native to our heart. Envision floating safely in this ocean. See it stretched into infinity. Feel its warm embrace. Now choose kindness in this moment. Relax into kindness without judgment or pressure, only loving acceptance. Accept the infinite ocean of love available and open to it. It is filled with compassion, and now so are you. Rest gently for a few minutes, until once again aware of everyday surroundings. Rub hands over both arms, legs, hands and feet to feel present in the room. Then go about a heart-centered day with the waves of the infinite ocean of love gently lapping there. Amy Leigh Mercree, of Naples, FL, author of The Compassion Revolution, is a medical intuitive and relationship and wellness coach. Learn more at

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Erling Kagge on Our Deep Need For Silence

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xplorer, publisher, art collector and author Erling Kagge inspires us to find silence around and within us as a transformative experience. The lengths he’s gone to make himself an authority in this pursuit include being the first person to complete the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North and South poles and Mount Everest summit. He has also traveled to Japan to meditate and practice yoga. The Norwegian’s seventh book, Silence: In the Age of Noise, selected as a 2017 Great Read from the Indie Next List, recounts his experiences and presents observations of many past and present poets,

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philosophers, artists and other explorers— including Plato, Aristotle, Søren Kierkegaard, Oliver Sacks, Blaise Pascal, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Stendhal, Denis Diderot and Mark Rothko—in exploring where we find silence and how to invoke it to improve well-being. It provokes reader reflection, demonstrating the kind of active engagement Kagge believes silence invites. He explores why it’s essential to our sanity and happiness and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude. Kagge, whose previous books address exploration, philosophy and art collecting, runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company in Oslo, where he lives.

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Why do you consider silence, “the new luxury”, more important now than ever before? Silence in itself is rich. It is a quality, something exclusive and luxurious, and also a practical resource for living a richer life. Silence is a deep human need that in our age, has ended up being scarcer than plastic bags from Louis Vuitton. To me, silence is a key to unlock new ways of thinking. I wanted to write about silence because I consider it nearly extinct.

Which insight from the great thinkers cited in your latest book means the most to you?

The Roman philosopher Seneca, 2,000 years ago, said, “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future. When they come to the end of it, the poor wretches realize too late that for all this time, they have been preoccupied in doing nothing.”

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Everything Earthly can be snatched away in an instant. Life is long if you know how to use it. Even if we were to live 1,000 years, our lives would feel short if we threw away this present time. We exist, but few of us actually live.

What have been the most helpful takeaways from your experiences?

Your mind—in silence—can be wider than the sky. Silence is about getting inside what you are doing—experiencing, rather than overthinking, and not living through electronic devices and other people.

Where may silence be found?

It’s easier to find silence than many people think or believe. I walked alone to the South Pole for 50 days and nights under the midnight sun in search of total silence; but I never found it before I turned inwards toward inner silence and uncovered forgotten sides of

a universe just as mysterious as outer space. One universe stretches outward, the other inward.

Are there practical steps to achieve a state of silence?

You can shut out the world and fashion your own inner silence whenever you run, cook food, have sex, study, chat, work, think of a new idea, read or dance. Silence is not about turning your back on your surroundings, but the opposite; it’s seeing the world a bit more clearly, staying on a course and aiming to love your life as much as you can. I had to use my legs to go far away in order to discover this, but I now know it’s possible to reach silence anywhere. One only needs to subtract. It’s about finding your own South Pole. Randy Kambic, an Estero, FL, freelance writer and editor, regularly contributes to Natural Awakenings. August 2018


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wimming may be the perfect lifelong sport; it’s a low-impact, joint-friendly, sustainable way for anyone to stay fit at any age. In taking the plunge—including after a prolonged hiatus—be wisely aware of some caveats. 4Allow for relevant muscles to get into swim-shape. Endurance training increases their ability to use oxygen and nutrients more efficiently. 4Although swimming generally boasts low injury rates, avoid overdoing it. For

the first month, concentrate on refining proper technique, including minimizing drag. Intense workouts can come later.

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Make Like a Missile. With hands alongside the body, push off the wall underwater and glide until coming to a stop. Next, try it with arms outstretched about shoulder-width apart and the head tilted slightly upward like Superman flying. Then, repeat while

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Roll with It. A good side-to-side body roll cuts drag and activates core muscles in powering arm pulls. Practice rolling by extending the right arm forward as far as possible, place the left arm flat against the torso, then push off the wall with the left shoulder pointing upward, the right, at the pool bottom. Maintain this position while kicking eight to 10 times. Then pull the right arm through the water, simultaneously rolling to the opposite side. Then extend the left arm forward and repeat. When pulling, concentrate on directing power straight back. Pushing down on the water squanders energy during the onset of the stroke, as does pushing upward during the final phase. It eliminates bobbing.

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Control Hands. Keep hands about shoulder-width apart throughout a freestyle pull. To avoid fishtailing from side-to-side, imagine a vertical line separating two halves of the body and don’t allow hands to cross over it.


Don’t Kick Hard. A good freestyle kick helps maintain balance and positioning to increase speed. Avoid over-kicking; small, quick kicks generate almost as much force as large, powerful ones and with less drag. Point toes, keep knees fairly straight and try to keep legs within the torso’s slipstream.


Loosen Ankles. Efficiency is more about ankle flexibility than foot size. If taking up swimming after years of land sports, ankles may be tight and inflexible. Wearing swim fins will loosen them up.


Seek Quiet. Make each stroke smooth and “fish-slippery”. Practice swimming quietly. Splashing and thrashing wastes energy.


Follow the 10 Percent Rule. The three basic components of swim training are the duration, intensity and frequency of workouts. Seek to increase one component by 10 percent each week; for example, work on duration first and intensity later. A reasonable goal for most swimmers is to reach three to four sessions a week of 40 to 60 minutes each. Ascertain what’s sustainable for the long term. Once a routine is established, add in short, fast swims, alternating bursts of speed with rest on a one-to-one ratio, such as 30 seconds of sprinting followed by 30 seconds of rest, repeated eight times.


Take Tomorrow Off. Rest days enable physical gains, especially as we age. For collegiate swimmers, two practices a day, six days a week might be normal. For retirees, four, one-hour swim practices per week can help preserve fitness safely.


Team Up. Coaching and instruction are available for all ages and abilities at many YMCA and recreation centers; check U.S. Masters Swimming at Learning with others helps keep us motivated. Jim Thornton, of Sewickley, PA, swam for the University of Michigan in 1970, took a 15-year break, and then resumed competing through U.S. Masters Swimming in 1984. He’s placed in the top 10 nationally 96 times in different events and age groups. In 2012, he placed first worldwide in the 200-meter freestyle for ages 60 to 64.

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Using Less Saves Both Money and the Planet The maxim “less is more” applies well to skin care and personal hygiene. Overuse of products is costly and increases pollution. Both genders are prone to overdoing it when it comes to basic activities like washing, shampooing and shaving. Here are some helpful tips. Take fewer showers and spend less time in the shower to conserve water. A study by the Water Research Foundation ranks showers as the second-highest residential use of water at 20 percent, just behind toilets, at 24 percent. Some traditional soaps can strip natural skin oils. Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist in New York City, suggests products labeled as “cleaner”, such as a body wash formulated to add moisture back into skin.

An estimated 2 billion disposable razors are discarded annually in the U.S. Helpful ideas include using a longhandled safety razor to shave women’s legs; positioning it at a 20-degree angle with the proper pressure can significantly increase a blade’s lifespan, saving money and the environment. To streamline our personal care routine, suggests we completely use up existing products, resist seasonal fads and new colors, and use products that serve multiple roles. For example, a good oil can serve as a makeup remover, skin and face moisturizer, lip balm, frizz tamer and shaving lotion. For men’s aftershave, it’s healthier to go natural, avoiding perfumed products that contain petroleumbased chemicals. recommends makers like Weleda, Herbal Choice, Burt’s Bees and Aubrey Organics, which offer skin toners and balms with natural ingredients like sunflower, coconut, lemon, St. John’s wort, witch hazel, myrrh, shea butter, beeswax and essential oils, including organic jojoba seed oils. Note that some products labeled as organic and natural can include synthetic chemicals when the term organic doesn’t apply to the entire formula.

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y beloved dad stopped by my biological dental practice for a quick visit when he was 75-years-old. He was past due for a cleaning and needed radiographs. In horror, I saw a dental abscess on an anterior tooth—he needed an extraction. This tooth was connected to his prostate, testicles, urinary tract, bladder and kidneys, and affected his pineal gland. I asked if he had any medical issues or pain in his lower back when urinating or if frequent urination woke him up in the middle of the night. I also asked if he had trouble with PSA levels. He replied yes to all the questions. Not known to me, my dad had been receiving medical treatment for a urinary tract infection (UTI). For two years, and following his doctor’s instructions, he had been taking antibiotics for this condition. (My dad worshiped traditional medicine so followed instructions to a T.) However, his doctor had not found the root of the problem. Lord, have mercy, as to the havoc wreaked on his gut flora, intestines and overall health by the antibiotics. My dad looked at me and said, “Just do a root canal; I’m not taking a front tooth out.” I pleaded with him regarding the fact new information pointed us away from root canals. I told him I could make it look natural and nobody would know. I explained to him that his UTI and kidney infection were connected to the tooth, but his fear was much bigger than my logical medical explanation. He left, went to an endodontist and got

a root canal. I felt so helpless; his health started to go down in a spiral. Another year went by and he was still taking antibiotics when he came back for a visit. He thought I had forgotten about the abscessed tooth. I checked it, the infection had spread and he was now bleeding when he urinated. His prostate was swollen; he was among the walking dead. A week after I removed the tooth, the infected bone was disinfected and the UTI and kidney pain cleared. I finally got my dad back. Today, he is 81 and full of vitality; he dances, sings, plays the guitar and no longer has any of these prostate or urinary issues. Thank God, for new, innovative treatment modalities! Some people, unfortunately, wait too long. Recently, I had two patients come in with their upper lateral teeth with root canal treatments infected. Patient A, Dr. X, a 55-year-old male, came in because his frequent urination was interfering with his professional life and his prostate had very high PSA levels. We found the-oral infection had damaged his heart. This doctor was trained in biological medicine so he took no chances, got the issue resolved and is now healed. Patient B, Mr. S, a 65-year-old male, like my dad, blindly followed traditional medicine. Although I explained the path of the meridians and the dangers and risks of his condition, I felt I was talking to a wall. He was too afraid of having a temporary bridge in the front and prioritized his public speaking image over his

health. The dental infection went into his brain and he ended up spending three weeks in an ICU and almost died. A year later, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and had it removed. Women are no different—ovaries, uterus, UTI, kidneys. I pray that if you, any of your patients or anyone you know have been diagnosed with cancer, malfunctioning organs, have mercury fillings, gum infections and/or root canals in the meridians of the sex reproductive systems, kidneys, urinary tract or pineal gland, you will firstly get an oral examination to rule out the root cause. Get rid of the teeth that are dead on that meridian before you get rid of the organ. Unleashing the oral toxic loads will free your immune system to restore your gut, regenerate your organs and overall heal. For more detailed information on solutions for a healthy prostate, ovaries and sex life, join with me and two experts on urology and sexual organs in our next lecture, Reclaiming Health: Sexual Wellness and Removing Toxic Loads, for the latest on traditional and alternative treatments, from 9am to 4pm, Friday, August 10, at the Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton. To reserve your spot, call 954-938-4599, email Info@DrCintron. com or visit and click on the link to RSVP on our EventBrite. For more info on our holistic dental practice, visit See ad page 22.

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s fresh water becomes increasingly scarce worldwide, communities are coming together to find creative solutions to conserve it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses some 300 gallons of water a day at home, nearly a third of which lands on lawns and yardscapes. Yet simple solutions like installing lowflow showerheads, turning off the tap while brushing teeth and installing drought-friendly landscaping can save a householder thousands of gallons a year and big money on water bills. The Irvine, California, Wyland Foundation created the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation seven years ago to stimulate awareness and action around water waste by tapping into civic pride and a healthy sense of competition. “What we do at home has a big impact on what happens to natural resources 1,000 miles downstream,” says Steve Creech, executive director of the nonprofit, founded by marine life artist Robert Wyland to foster healthy oceans and waterways. The program pits cities against each other every April to see which one can garner the most water-saving pledges from residents. Prizes for participants include a year’s worth of utility bills paid, green home cleaning kits and low-flow shower heads. It also provides immediate feedback on rankings at As of May, 616,000 participants in 4,800 towns and cities had pledged to save 3 billion gallons per year. “Many are attracted by prizes, but over time, become more interested in conservation and sustainability,” observes Creech. “Social modeling is important because people get activated when 24

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they see friends and family involved. Surveys also show that we look to local leaders on issues like this, so it makes a difference when mayors take a stance.” Mesa, Arizona’s thirsty desert lawns and gardens suck thousands of gallons of precious water a day. Nearly 20 years ago, the city joined forces with Phoenix and Scottsdale to launch a water conservation campaign that has become among the largest of its kind. Today, hundreds of private and public partners across North America use the Water – Use It Wisely program to turn the tide on water waste ( Creative approaches go a long way in encouraging households to save water, says Donna DiFrancesco, conservation coordinator for the city of Mesa. Its campaign newsletter speaks to 26,000 subscribers. Some 100 water-saving devices and symbols remind consumers to think about how they use water in everyday life. A traveling, 16-foot water tower made of water jugs represents the 120 gallons of water the average person uses per day in Arizona. They even challenge residents to “help your yard drink responsibly” through the Drab to Fab Backyard Rehab campaign, rewriting the narrative that sustainable is synonymous with sacrifice. In its second year, more than 11,500 entrants throughout the state put their creativity to work in revamping their backyards. To promote behavior change, Creech suggests that providing justifications for each water-saving action is key. When citizens become more conscious of how they waste the most water, they are more motivated to act. Repairing toilet and pool leaks and exchanging baths for showers are common fixes. “The 40 Gallon Challenge is designed to help people find the ‘low-hanging fruit’ in their water use—such as a leaky faucet or a long shower—that can readily help save 40 gallons a day,” says Ellen Bauske, program coordinator for this initiative of the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia, in Griffin ( It’s designed to be flexible so states and municipalities can address the local context. “It’s been great to see the creative ways it’s been adapted; for example, one agent used the pledge as a scavenger hunt item for 4H clubs,” Bauske notes. More than 11,000 people have taken this pledge across America, potentially saving 1.9 million gallons a day. It can be difficult to measure the real water savings of such challenges, but DiFrancesco says that Mesa has seen a roughly 20 percent reduction in water use since 1999, when the local campaign began to take off. Drop by drop, small acts taken collectively by engaged citizens add up to big savings. Find water-saving tips at and Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

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ccording to the Alliance for Water Efficiency, if every American cut their water use by 25 percent, the nation would save 2.8 trillion gallons in a year; household faucet leaks alone are estimated to waste 1 trillion gallons annually. Opportunities to save water are everywhere. Here are a few examples for the home, office and lawn, from Water – Use It Wisely’s 100+ Ways to Conserve Water ( Kitchen: Wash produce in a pot of water instead of running the tap, then reuse the water to quench house plants. Bathroom: Save up to 1,000 gallons per month simply by showering for less than five minutes. Laundry room: If city and county codes allow it, have a plumber reroute household gray water to irrigate exterior landscaping rather than losing it to the sewer line. Lawn: Save up to 1,000 gallons a year by refraining from watering the lawn on windy days, when most of the water can blow away. Landscape: Spreading organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture and fend off evaporation, while deterring the growth of water-sucking weeds. Watering in the early morning, when temperatures are low, minimizes evaporation. Use a rain barrel for hand-watering and zone plants by level of drought tolerance. Pool: Use a pool cover and keep water levels to a minimum to reduce water loss and additions of fresh water and chemicals. Office: Conduct a water audit to see where it’s easiest to save water and put in place a water management plan to address any issues. Promote awareness through a company newsletter to encourage employee water-saving efforts.

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Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence.


or a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family purpose, focusing on the wonders of their children instead of endless daily tasks. It begins with each child feeling loved.

Learn Love Languages

For Gary Chapman, Ph. D., author of The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively, understanding each child’s particular needs for touch, affirming words, quality time, gifts or acts of service is foundational to parenting success. “Other than security, a child’s deepest need is to feel loved,” says Chapman, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “If their love tank is full, children grow up emotionally healthy. Knowing a child’s preferred language helps parents effectively communicate their feelings. The question is not, ‘Do you love your children?’ It’s, ‘Do your children feel loved?’” As Chapman arrives home, his son rushes to hug him, grinning while his dad tousles his hair. Chapman’s daughter often 26

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calls out, “Dad, come into my room. I want to show you something.” This is how he communicates with each child in their primary love language. Parents learn their children’s preferred communication style by observing their behavior, noticing how they express love and listening to them. They can also offer options and track results. For example: n Would you like to take the dog to the park (quality time) or for me to help you study for a test (acts of service)? n Would you like to wrestle (touch) or shop for your new shoes (gift)? “Ideally, we offer heavy doses of the child’s primary language and sprinkle in the others,” says Chapman. “Children who feel loved respond better to suggestions and discipline. They also learn how to express their feelings.”

Avoid Unreal Idealizing

Some parents carry a mental snapshot of their ideal child, perhaps envisioning a kid that is into sports or even-tempered or

academically gifted. Often, that picture is very different from the actual child. The first step to truly accepting the child is to allow ourselves to feel whatever authentic feelings pop up. The parent might think, “I love my son, but am struggling; I adore sports and may never get to share that with him.” “Give yourself time to process disappointment,” advises Susan Stiffelman, a Los Angeles marriage and family therapist, mother of one and author of Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm and Connected. “Then identify the things you love about your kids and share those with them.” As just one example, we might convey that we love the sound of their voice and how gentle they are with the baby. “Appreciating our children as they are is one way to keep our hearts open,” says Stiffelman.

Focus on the Good

When Barbara Unell, a parent educator and author of Discipline With Love and Limits: Calm, Practical Solutions to the 43 Most Common Childhood Behavior Problems, birthed twins, she was initially daunted by the work of caring for them. Then she began simplifying by focusing on the “wow” factors.

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A Fine Parent, blog, Sumitha Bhandarkar, Edit Your Life, podcast, Asha Dornfest, The book Parent Hacks:134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids, by Asha Dornfest “Being a parent speaks to the core of our humanity. Experiencing the growth and development of a human being is miraculous. I started looking at parenting through that lens,” says Unell, who lives in the Leawood, Kansas, area. Asha Dornfest, of Portland, Oregon, a podcaster, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less and mother of two, relates, “I paid more attention to my values and my family’s unique needs and was less influenced by parenting experts, social pressures and well-meaning peers.” Dornfest explored her own values by asking, “What did I learn from my parents?” and, “How do I want my family to be different?” She also practiced trusting her intuition. “Even when I’m not certain I’m right, I know I love my children, I’m doing my best, and I’ll make adjustments if necessary,” she says.

Create Rhythm and Rituals

Rhythmic activities ease the anxiety of family transitions and furnish warm solidarity, consistency and connectedness. “Increasing the predictability of meals, bedtime and other rituals also improves family life,” says Davina Muse, a mental health counselor and mother of two from Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Muse serves as training director for Simplicity Parenting, a program based on Kim John Payne’s book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids that offers a connective ritual

families can merge with mealtimes. Each person describes a “rose” (one good thing from the day) or a “thorn” (one challenging thing) and a “bud” (one thing they’re anticipating). Such sharing builds a family connection and helps kids discuss difficult issues, notes Muse. Also, “Describing the bud lifts everyone’s mood.” Every Friday evening, the Dornfests share a Sabbath dinner, a low-key way for them to gather and talk. “This ritual adds a rhythm to our week and anchors us,” says Dornfest.

Elect De-Stress Over Distress

Everyone can sometimes become overscheduled and overwhelmed; a balance between scheduled time and downtime is necessary to well-being. In her daily check-in, Dornfest confers with herself and her husband, inquiring, “How are things going? Are they too hectic? Is our schedule energizing or draining?” She advises, “When I feel like I’m riding a runaway train, I slow down. There seem to be so many ‘shoulds’ in parenting; we instead need to discover what our family loves.” Before enlisting a child for an activity, Dornfest suggests we ask why it’s important: Are you making up for your own missed opportunities as a child? Are you worried your child will miss out? Do you equate these lessons with being a good and caring parent? Parenting is more than checking off lists and tasks. It’s about being connected with children. Build in playtime, roughhousing, chase each other around the yard, toss balloons or balls together, blow bubbles and welcome opportunities for laughter.

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ncorporating love throughout the day keeps a child’s tank full. Consider these tips from love languages expert Gary Chapman.

Physical Touch – Get Close

¤ Greet the child with a hug ¤ Stroke their hair while they talk about a challenging day ¤ Snuggle while watching TV

Affirmations – Encouraging Words

¤ Put a positive note in the child’s lunch box ¤ Appreciate something the child did or said ¤ Create an encouragement jar, with praising words to use as needed

Quality Time – Periods of Undivided Attention

¤ Ask a specific question about their day that elicits discussion ¤ Schedule a date with each child ¤ Create something together, like a photo album

Gifts – Tangible Expressions of Love ¤ Make a special meal or dessert; maybe do it together ¤ Have some small gifts the child can choose from as rewards for positive actions ¤ Seek natural gifts, like a special feather, stone or flower

Acts of Service – Volunteer Assistance

¤ Ask, “How can I help you today?” ¤ Help a child repair a broken toy or resolve a challenge ¤ Do a family service project together

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Soothing Quiet Time

Children that act out or withdraw may not have enough downtime. Take the kids outside to play. “Nature is very soothing,” says Muse. “Climbing trees, searching for rocks and pine cones, playing with dirt, sticks, water and leaves all offer healing down time.” To escape from worries and distractions, Stiffelman suggests three or four minutes of meditation or simply designated quiet time. For little ones, lay a stuffed teddy bear on the child’s tummy and have them notice how the animal is moving. A parent and child can also be aware of the sounds they are hearing, plus incorporate a little mindful breathing into the bedtime ritual.


Know the Power of Space

Most parents think their children would go crazy if half their toys and books were removed, but this isn’t true. “My trainers and I have worked with thousands of parents on decluttering, and the results have been powerful,” says Muse. The Simplicity Parenting approach encourages parents to discard broken toys, give away anything no longer being played with and attractively store current playthings. She observes, “As you decrease the quantity of toys and clutter, you increase the child’s attention and capacity for deep play.”

Build Resilience

Simplifying parenting means releasing the notion that children must be happy, wellbehaved and delighted with life and their parents at all times. Unell used the daily multitasking challenges with her twins as exercises in developing resilience and modeling these skills for them. If children spill milk, the parent comments, “No big deal. We all spill things.” When there’s a minor accident, “Let’s just get towels and clean it up.” A resilient attitude is, “Something goes wrong, we fix it.” It’s also about being flexible and coping with disappointment. “To build resilience, parents need to feel comfortable in the presence of an unhappy child,” says Stiffelman. “If parents don’t allow children to be disappointed, kids can become rigid, lack confidence and struggle with unreasonable expectations.” During meltdowns or disappointments, she recommends sitting quietly, listening, and then empathizing and helping put the children’s feelings into words. “This is not the time to lecture or advise,” she says. “Upset children can’t really listen.” Yet, they can be heard—a key way to help them mature. Parents that learn to simplify happily discover that their children feel calmer and more loved, socially and emotionally

adept, and resilient. Concepts focused on creating connections, rather than parenting perfection, are easy to weave into everyday life. Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor, dementia advocate, parent and grandmother. She’s also the author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together (

True Happy Meals When there’s a little time and energy, use these ideas to connect. ¤ Start by smiling upon seeing the kids. ¤ Throw together an impromptu picnic and eat on the living room floor, in the yard or at the park. ¤ Ask the kids to read aloud while parents cook. ¤ Balance a soft item on a spoon held between the teeth and stage a fun race. ¤ While cooking, keep kids busy prepar ing a restaurant-style menu, a place setting with utensils wrapped in paper napkins and a way to take orders. ¤ Put on aprons and whip up homemade pizza, cupcakes or something unusual, like BLT pancake sandwiches. ¤ Buy write-on, wipe-off place mats and have kids doodle while they wait to eat. ¤ Dress up for dinner. Wear old Halloween costumes, put clothes on backwards or eat in pajamas. ¤ Share thanks. Everyone shares one thing they are grateful for. Source: Adapted from 101 Fun Things To Do With Kids To Enjoy Everyday Family Life, by Sumitha Bhandarkar


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Rinse off. Due to chlorine’s magnetic alkaline composition and healthy skin and hair’s natural acidity, soaping up doesn’t remove it. To outwit the chemical bond and reestablish a healthy pH balance after exposure to chlorinated or salt water: n Shower before swimming to protect skin from excessive absorption of chemicals. n Apply coconut or olive oil before swimming to moisturize and maintain pH to fend off viruses and bacteria. n Shower immediately after swimming; start with warm-hot water to open the pores and finish with a cooling spray to close them. n Add a few jar capfuls of apple cider vinegar to water and rinse hair and skin thoroughly; the vinegar’s acidity breaks the chemical bond between chlorine and skin/ hair, restores pH and prevents skin and hair damage. n Wash hair and skin with sulphate-free, antioxidant shampoo and body wash.

MINDFUL BENEFITS According to studies by neuroscientist Sara Lazar, Ph.D., at Harvard Medical School, being mindful can affect stronger neural connections in the brain, effecting better breath control, improved concentration, less anxiety and enhancing our capacity to be in the moment. n Notice the sensation of water on skin and a feeling of weightlessness. n Forget about to-dos and indulge in simple floating; surrender to the support of the water and let go. n Visualize the water washing away worries and stresses. n Push off the wall of a pool or the bottom of a lake with a personal affirmation such as “I am peaceful” or “I open myself to joy.” Clean waters are vital to us all. Do your part by not contributing to overburdened natural resources. n Swim in chlorine-free pools. n Enjoy the beauty and pass on appreciation for special spots.

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ack of proper hydration or “dehydration” is at epidemic levels— especially as summer temperatures soar and we sweat more than usual. Water acts as a flushing mechanism in the kidneys and urinary tract. Without appropriate hydration, all organs are subject to inordinate stress and inflammation. In fact, the first and most common effect of dehydration is inflammation in any area of the body—a chronic issue with most people today—which precedes most diseases. Therefore, dehydration is a major concern across all populations and ages. Working around the clock, our brain requires more water than any other part of the body, and an improperly hydrated nervous system cannot function at optimum performance. In fact, water is so important that at birth we are approximately 75 percent water; however, by age 70, it is estimated that human water percentage can

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be as low as 40 percent. You are likely to be living in a constant state of dehydration—and not even know it. According to various researchers and scientists from the U.S., Europe and Japan, cellular dehydration either caused, contributed to and/or exacerbated various health problems associated with acidic toxins, nutritional deficiencies, poor circulation and poor cell function. In the book, Your Body’s Many Cries for Water, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj shares his clinical research of more than 20 years. He concludes that in half the visits to doctors every day, the patients aren’t sick, they’re just thirsty, and that we could literally empty half the hospitals with proper hydration. People are visiting their doctors complaining of symptoms that are, in reality, their body’s urgent cry for water. When your body lacks water on the cellular level and is therefore unable to remove toxins, it is faced with the destructive effects of free radical pathology. Chronic disease is frequently accompanied by and, in many cases caused by, cellular dehydration. Infectious agents cannot thrive in a well-hydrated body. Drinking enough water is one of the most crucial preventive measures you can take to maintain health. Cellular dehydration is a major stress of critical importance. When the body’s water reserves are low, it initiates a priority water rationing system. Severe water rationing can cause heart attack, angina, joint and muscle pain and kidney malfunction. Unfortunately, getting water into cells is not as simple as consuming water. Water must be pure and charged appropriately to pass through the cell membrane. Essentially, all body functions needed for vitality are affected by “intracellular hydration.” Even the slightest decline of cellular hydration can have a negative impact on mental acuity and physical performance and development.

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n Toxic edema (water retention which manifests as swollen arms, hands, legs, feet and face). n Electrolyte imbalance that can manifest as muscle cramps, fibromyalgia, dementia, malaise, fatigue and insomnia. n Nutritional deficiency that can lead to allergies, disorientation, clinical depression, joint pain and other conditions. Cellular dehydration can cause cells to lose up to 28 percent of their water value. This undermines all cellular activities of metabolic waste which has been documented to resemble disease, when in truth it is simply what Dr. Gary Snyder, the Alternative Medicine Center,

Fort Lauderdale, calls “disturbed water metabolism.”

Cellular dehydration is caused by:

n Insufficient water intake and excessive consumption of other liquids such as soda, tea, coffee, alcohol and acidic juices. Though mostly water, these other liquids actually have a diuretic effect which increases dehydration. n Electrolyte imbalance, mineral or nutritional deficiency, radiation, toxicity (primarily heavy metals like mercury from amalgam fillings), drugs (prescription or recreational), bad fats (trans fats/hydrogenated fats associated with fast food)that interfere with cell membrane, or even long-term emotional stress can cause the inability of the cells to uptake water. All the above can lead to hardening of the cell membrane which reduces cell permeability. Water, like any other nutrient, must be absorbed across the cell or you can drink it all day long and still suffer from cellular dehydration if the water is not getting INTO your cells. To specifically address this issue of cell permeability and dehydration, Dr. Snyder and his clinical pharmacologist/naturopathic mentor, Dr. Jack Hinz, developed a product called ReHydrate, using a proprietary blend of herbs and homeopathic remedies. ReHydrate can soften the cell wall and shift its polarity so water is carried into the cell, supporting the kidneys and other organs/glands that are critical to proper cellular hydration.

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r. Wayne Jonas’ curiosity was piqued after hearing stories of patients that have experienced healing from chronic illnesses or reclaimed well-being without following conventional medical advice. So he focused on researching dimensions of healing that Western medical schools never taught him. The rewards were radical discoveries: whole system science exploring the web of connections within the body; the need to acknowledge an individual’s core multi-dimensions—body/external, behavior/lifestyle, social/emotional and spiritual/ mental—and what’s needed to unlock each person’s inherent capacity for health and healing. The author of How Healing Works: Get Well and Stay Well Using Your Hidden Power to Heal, Jonas concludes, “Only 20 percent of healing comes from the treatment agent the doctor applies. A full 80 percent of the healing potential, which lies dormant in everyone, comes from constructing a meaningful treatment response unique to you. This is internal, highly personal and uses simple principles and components.”

During his 40-year career, Jonas was able to observe multi-level healings with patients, as well as through other professional roles. He’s served as director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, a research scientist at the World Health Organization, CEO and president of the former Samueli Institute and director of the medical research fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Applying whole system science, Jonas developed the view of a patient as a veritable ecosystem. “We are more like a garden to be cultivated than a car to be fixed. Healing emerges when we support and strengthen the connections within us—body, behavior, social and spirit—making us more whole,” says Jonas. His broader approach for healing now includes the impacts of beauty, order, an optimal healing environment, connecting with nature, elements that induce an individual’s greatest meaning response, nourishment of the spiritual self, making time for joy, the roles of love and the physical presence of loved ones and a supportive social network,

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~Wayne Jonas as well as the energetic contributions of other social interactions and emotional dimensions. For nearly 40 years, James Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, has been conducting research in physiology and the biophysics of energy medicines worldwide, including at Cambridge University, in England, and Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio. “Medical doctors are unaware of the body’s energy field because they aren’t taught anything about it or physics in medical school. Although the vast majority believe there is no science behind energy medicine or any that proves the body even has an energy field, it is real and has been measured,” says Oschman. He’s passionate about including energy medicine in healing, and says, “To understand the human body, health and healing, you have to look at all dimensions without any exclusions. No aspect of science, medicine or life should be left out. All medical interventions and everything you do to the body involves energy. An awareness of this can fully transform any medical approach.” Jonas experienced the energetic dimension of healing when his wife, Susan, was undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Although skeptical, he tried the process of laying his hands on her while imagining a soft, white light filled with love being transmitted through the top of his head, down through his hands and into her body. “I knew of the dozens of experiments done at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. When meditating individuals put their hands around test tubes containing immune cells, the amount of infrared radiation emanating from their hands increased, which stimulated the immune cells to produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy-producing molecule found in all cells. After this exposure, those cells survived better when hit with stresses such as heat and chemical shocks,” says Jonas. “Susan said that she could feel something and fell asleep. The next day, she felt less fatigued, slept less and was more active. From then on, I cut back on travel and made sure my body—in all its physical, social and emotional dimensions—was around,” says Jonas. To help patients and doctors expand their own perspectives, Jonas has developed a healing-oriented practices and environments (HOPE) consultation protocol ( It includes questions a doctor or patient can use to spark pivotal lifestyle changes that cover optimal healing dimensions—inner, interpersonal, behavioral and external—to evaluate measures that facilitate or hamper healing. Sincerely responding to the answers shows results. “With chronic diseases, it can almost always enhance wellness and well-being, and improve function, whether the disease is cured or not,” says Jonas.

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Natural Immune Boosters for Kids

How to Power Up Their Defenses by Marlaina Donato


trong immunity is a cornerstone of optimum health, and may be weakened or enhanced by what we eat and how we manage our emotions. Starting young in incorporating good ongoing habits can go a long way toward building a better immune response to whatever a person encounters.

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Organic strawberries, brightly colored peppers, vitamin D-rich eggs or almond trail mix can turn a child’s brown bag lunch into an immune-boosting power meal. “Diet is one of the main pillars for children’s health. I teach parents and kids that food can be fun, and not to be obsessed with counting calories or portions,” says Dr. Alina Olteanu, a holistic pediatrician in Dallas, Texas. “I recommend an anti-inflammatory diet based on lots of colorful vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats like fish, nuts, seeds, avocado and olive oil. Eating fermented foods like 34

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sauerkraut, pickled vegetables and kimchi supports a healthy microbiome.” Adequate protein supports healthy immunity, as does reducing inflammatory foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), caramel color, sodium nitrite, food dyes and chemical preservatives. Such measures help reduce the burden on a child’s immune system. According to Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Anne Rothman, of Thyme Integrative Health, in Pacifica, California, limiting or eliminating processed sugar is also recommended; studies by Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California, show that sugar consumption suppresses immune response for five hours. Olteanu notes, “Desserts can be fruits and a small amount of dark chocolate, which is rich in antioxidants and actually healthy.” Her favorite sweetener for kids older than 1 year is raw honey; however, she cautions against giving honey to infants during their first year.

Exercise and Herbal Allies

Exercise has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic circulation and in turn, helps move antibodies through the system and do a better job at fighting invaders, according to Harvard Health Publishing. Exercise is also a renowned stress-reliever, especially outdoors, which manifests the bonus of vitamin D fortification from healthy sun exposure. “I strongly encourage all my patients to spend at least an hour a day playing outside,” says Olteanu. Childhood stress is a real factor that can weaken immunity, yet juvenile anxieties may be dismissed or go unnoticed by adults. Caffeine-free herbal teas and glycerin-based tinctures such as chamomile, lemon balm, passionflower and lavender can be reliable double-duty allies for children, calming them while also promoting immune response. Essential oils are another boon. “The benefits of using essential oils on children are immense. Many oils are safe for all age groups and can elevate mood, induce relaxation and boost natural defenses,” says holistic nurse and certified clinical aromatherapist Patricia Springer,

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Homeopathy is a system of natural healing to which kids often respond positively. There are wellknown over-the-counter remedies that treat acute conditions without side effects, but certified classical homeopath Julia Eastman, a doctor

of Oriental medicine in Naples, Florida, recommends a more thorough approach. “Homeopathy can be life-changing, but it’s a system based upon the unique physical, emotional and energetic constitution of the individual. Going to a board-certified classical homeopath is the ideal route, because they can profile the child’s complete constitution, including patterns of illness

and personality for the best possible result.” Treating children’s illness homeopathically when symptoms arise without taking the big picture into account can sometimes cause more harm than good. “Homeopathic remedies are not preventive medicine unto themselves, but using them constitutionally can help to improve overall health, immunity included,” says Eastman, who has witnessed dangerously high fevers in infants relieved within minutes when whole-care homeopathy has been applied. Health is wealth, and fortifying the next generation benefits us all. Marlaina Donato is a freelance writer, author and multimedia artist. Connect at

Germs Can Be Helpful Research from Professor Linda Harrison, of Charles Sturt University, in Australia, reveals that children that are exposed to other children in a daycare or school environment at an early age develop stronger immunity, even though they might

sometimes get sick at the outset. According to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, daycare kids have a decreased risk of developing asthma and allergies later in life. Children also benefit from getting

their hands into microbe-rich soil, say Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers in a study published in Science. While germs can help kids build stronger immunity, common good habits like regular hand-washing curb the spread of viruses.

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MIGHTY MINERALS What We Need to Stay Healthy by Judith Fertig

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ccording to the authors of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient - Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, they are integral to our health. Joy Stephenson-Laws, the lead author and founder of the nonprofit Proactive Health Labs, in Santa Monica, California, suggests getting a full-spectrum mineral test through a healthcare provider to identify any deficiencies or imbalances. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives a broad, general Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for minerals, it’s not the most up-do-date or the most specific information according to gender, age or stage in life. The more current Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) are nutrient-reference values developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies—five private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis, located in Washington, D.C., Irvine, California, and Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Intended to serve as a guide for good nutrition by covering 40-plus nutrient substances and more demographically specific than the RDA, the DRI provides a scientific basis for the development of food guidelines in the U.S. and Canada. This list of important minerals, based on the worldwide studies collected in the journal Minerals, is a good starting point. Another good reference is the

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Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: sodium combines with chlorine in salt; Himalayan sea salt also contains 84 trace elements Recommended Daily Intake: 1,500 milligrams (mg) of sodium


Why we need it: fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction Food sources: bananas, dried figs, nuts, avocados Recommended Daily Intake: 4.7 grams (g)


Why we need it: strong teeth and bones, muscle relaxation and contraction, blood clotting, blood pressure regulation, immune system health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, fortified nut milk, dairy products, canned sardines/salmon, dried figs, oysters; plus mineral water brands labeled higher in calcium and lower in sodium, per integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil

Recommended Daily Intake: 1,000 to 1,200 mg


Why we need it: joint function Food sources: fish, beef, poultry, egg yolks, beans, coconuts, bananas, garlic Recommended Daily Intake: 6 mg of sulfur-containing amino acids per pound of adult weight


Why we need it: works with calcium to build strong bones, repair cells Food sources: salmon, yogurt, turkey, lentils, almonds Recommended Daily Intake: 700 mg


Why we need it: strong bones, energy, mental health Food sources: leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and foods with fiber Recommended Daily Intake: 310 to 320 mg for adult women, 410 to 420 mg for adult men


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Food sources: seaweed, turkey, cranberries, navy beans, iodized table salt Recommended Daily Intake: 150 mcg


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Why we need it: lowering cancer risk Food sources: Brazil nuts, tuna, halibut, turkey Recommended Daily Intake: 55 mcg





Why we need it: healthy immune system Food sources: nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables Recommended Daily Intake: 11 mg

Why we need it: to ward off colds, aid sexual function Food sources: oysters, shellfish, red meat, whole grains, nuts Recommended Daily Intake: 9 mg for women, 11 mg for men


Why we need it: facilitates enzymes action Food sources: organ meats, whole grains, shellfish, dark leafy greens Recommended Daily Intake: 900 micrograms (mcg)


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Why we need it: facilitates production of natural enzymes Food sources: lima beans, cauliflower, peas, soybeans Recommended Daily Intake: 45 mcg

Why we need it: reduces insulin resistance, helps lower cholesterol Food sources: lean meats, whole grains, broccoli, green beans Recommended Daily Intake: 25 mcg for adult females, 35 mcg for adult males We require macrominerals—those we need in larger amounts—as well as microminerals—those necessary in trace amounts. For a good overview from the Harvard University Medical School, visit Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (


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Dear Karen Kaye, I am a 27-year-old single male who lives alone. I know I would like a pet but I do not know if I am ready for that responsibility. Help me with this decision. Tyler Dear Tyler, The ‘dog days of summer’ are a great time to adopt a pet and make them part of your family while your schedule may be a little lighter. There are many factors to consider. Do you have the time, money and space for a pet? If not, are you ready to create this possibility? At age 27, learning about responsibilities outside the ones for yourself is a good reality check and “dry run” to someday be a partner and have a family (if those are wants of yours). For single people, pets not only fill the home, giving you a reason to come home, they also fill your heart, ridding you of some of your loneliness. For couples and families, they add to the home environment, entertainment and fun. Children can also be taught responsibility while caring for their pets. Pets give so much more than they require: unconditional love, exercise and forcing their owners to create some structure in their lives. From a health and healing perspective, pets can help lower blood pressure and improve your overall mental health—a best friend that is always there—just for you. Animals are Zen Masters, naturally, who teach us how to just “be”. From a consciousness perspective, pets are beings that are helpless and need our support. As the economy worsens, more pets will need good homes.


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I suggest that you ask yourself if you have the ability and are ready to give and be counted upon, based on your need to stretch and grow. Remember, as with any relationship, there will be challenges as well as victories. If you go in with the right intentions, the rewards will by far outweigh any cost. Be prepared, though, for an adjustment period of a few weeks or months. From a practical perspective, there are pet walkers, pet sitters and pet insurance. You could start a pet co-op where neighbors could help each other care for their pets. Some people prefer to own two pets so that they keep each other company when no one else is home. If you are still unsure about getting a pet, you can offer to care for a friend’s pet and/or volunteer at a local animal shelter to see what caring for a pet truly entails. Sincerely, Karen L. Kaye, MS, LMHC

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sunday Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary — 9am– 5pm. Classes for Interfaith Ministry Ordination. A Healing Space, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors 33305. Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco 917.579.3750. Unity of Pompano — Join us at 9:30am: Power Hour discussion on spiritual topics/books led by Cynthia Roberts, L.U.T. 11am: Celebration Service–Inspirational Message–Live Music; 11am Youth Classes K-12; Fellowship Hour following service. 261 SE 13th Ave, Pompano Beach, 954.946.0857. Catholic Mass — 10:30am, (+ Sat 5pm) The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare, staffed by Franciscan friars. 2300 NW 9th Ave (Powerline Rd), Wilton Manors, FL 33311, 954.731.8173. Elevate your Life! — 11am with Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes. Fuel your week, Enriching Hearts through Timeless Spiritual Principles! Bridges of Wellness, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, FL 33305, Call 954.530.6006. Buddhist Tools for Happiness — 11am–12:30pm, Donation. Understanding our mind for a more satisfying and meaningful life. Visit website for details and other classes. Thubten Kunga Ling Buddhist Center, 201 SE 15th Ter, Ste 206, Deerfield Beach, 954.421.6224.

Chant HU, the Sound of Soul — 11am–noon, Free. The first Sunday/month. Experience Light and Sound of God. Learn about Eckankar HU Song, Rodeway Inn and Suites, 2400 West State Road 84 (Marina Mile Blvd), Ft Lauderdale, 33312, Johanna Carter, 954.693.5681. Tai Chi — 11am–1:30pm. Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., at Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrew Ave. Oakland Park 954.394.4342. Coral Springs Metaphysical Group — 1–3pm (1st Sun ea. mo.) Free. Deep trance channeling. Ask questions. Get answers. Talk to psychics. At the home of Charles and Sondra Zecher, 12140 NW 10th St, Coral Springs, 954.340.7087. Spiritual Oasis, a Psychic and Healing Event and Metaphysical Marketplace — 1:30–6pm, third Sunday of each month (except June) $10, come and share the excitement. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 33334, Jack, 754.214.1066. Chant HU, the Sound of Soul — 6–7pm. 4th Sunday each month, release your inner tensions and gain peace and calm. Spiritual conversation following chant. Dunkin Donuts/Meeting Room, 1405 S. Powerline Rd., Pompano Beach, FL 33442. For more information, 954.693.5681. Interfaith Sacred Celebrations of Spirit — Weekly on Sunday evenings 6:30–7:30pm at Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution at a Healing Space,1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, 33305. Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco 917.579.3750.

Free Guided Meditation & Kirtan (Satsang) — 7–8:30pm. Meditation followed by uplifting calland-response chanting & music. Yoga Warehouse, 508 SW Flagler Ave, Downtown Ft Lauderdale, 954.525.7726.

monday Free Vital Life Force Energy Treatment — every Monday at 10am, total 4 days in a row. Treatment for all ailments, pain or emotional disorders. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy., Bay 2, Oakland Park 33334. Information: 754.214.1066. Meditation Healing Circle — 6:30–7:30pm. $5–$20Love. Expand your vision and heart through Tibetan Palm Healing, Reiki, Crystals, Sound and Meditation. Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Highway, Ste #211K, Lighthouse Point FL 33064, Martha, 954.609.4570. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Rev Elise, R. M., 954.317.3907. Mindful Meditation Monday — 8–9pm. $10. Promote peaceful Body, Mind, and Spirit with Guided Meditation and Reiki. Love & Light Spiritual Emporium, 1419 E Commercial Blvd. Suite B, Oakland Park, FL, 33334, 954.261.3878.

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Men and Women’s Support Group: Conscious Awareness — 8–10pm. $25 per session. Designed for men and women to learn from each other regarding relationships, self-worth and the rewrite of negative patterns. Contact: Karen Kaye, LMHC, 954.384.1217 (landline)

tuesday Raja Yoga Meditation — 10:15–11:30am (& 6:30–7:30pm) Free. Enjoy the peace & love within. Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, Roz, 954.962.7447. Chakra Yoga — 10:45am–noon. $15 (All Levels). Chakra means wheels of light. Learn characteristics of the chakras and the properties associated with a particular part of the body recharging your energy. Namaste Yoga, 421 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.785.6333. Natural Dental Consultations — 2–4pm. Free. Wondering how your oral health is connected to your body? Dr. Lipovetskiy specializes in Natural and Biological Dentistry. Advanced Dental Wellness Center, 104 SE 1st St, Fort Lauderdale, 33301, 954.525.5662. Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? — 3rd Tue., 6–7pm. Free. Sense you’ve lived before? Out-of-body or near-death experience? Spiritual Discussion for people of any faith. West Regional Library, Room 210, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33324 Johanna 954.693.5681. Tai Chi — 6:45–8:45pm (and Thurs) Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park, 954.394.4342. Unity of Pompano — 7–9pm. Join us for our ongoing Metaphysics/Bible studies class taught by Rev. Lawrence Palmer, LUT’s Bev Spivey and Cynthia Roberts. Unity S.E.E. credit available. 261 SE 13th Ave., Pompano Beach 954.946.0857. Carole’s Sacred Circles! — 7:30–8:30pm. $15. 1st Tuesday: Reiki & Message; 2nd Tuesday: John Of GOD Circle; 3rd Tuesday: Meditate to Manifest. Jade Wellness, 2717 E Oakland Park Blvd #201 Oakland Park FL. Carole Ramsay 954.655.5490.


thursday Meditation/Relaxation Class — 5:45–6:30pm, free. Guided meditation & relaxation led by Ina Lee. All levels. George English Park Rec Center, 1101 Bayview Dr. Ft Lauderdale. Call first, 954.463.4733. Art Stroll 4th Thursdays — 6–9pm, free. Come Stroll the Promenade of Green Turtle Plaza and enjoy an evening of Art and Entertainment. 2 blocks west of A1A, North side of Commercial, Lauderdale by the Sea. info: 954.909.2200. A Course in Miracles Discussion Group — 6:30– 7:30pm. Free. Co-Facilitated by Rev. Margarita and Rev. Dr. Nancy, graduate of Dr. Jon Mundy’s All Faiths Seminary International. Sunshine Cathedral, 2nd floor classroom, 1480 SW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 734.395.5857. Third Thursdays Plant-Based Cooking Classes—6:30–8:30pm. free, 3rd Thursday/month. Demonstration-style class led by plant-based chef Nina Kauder. Each session will take you on a journey to a different part of the world through food. Registration Required. Space is limited. Yello! Creative Arts & Events Center, 2495 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308, 954.491.1591. ]

Tai Chi — 6:45–8:45pm. Fitness, stress management, low impact, exercise routines. Oneness Tai Chi Intl., @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park 954.394.4342. Ayurvedic Detoxification — 7–9pm. A focus on maintaining a state of balance and rejuvenation, using ancient wisdom and modern application, traditional detoxification protocols using herbs and other natural methods. Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.580.5973. Reiki Circles for Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Well-being — 7pm, $10. Bridges of Wellness, 1881 NE 26th St, Ste 237, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Rev. Scott Friedman 954.854.7937 for info. Spiritual Evolution Study Group — 7–8:30pm $10. Ongoing series based on spiritually inspired texts. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750. Reiki Circle Meditation — 7:30–9pm (2nd & 4th Thurs/each month) $10. Reiki healing circle, guided meditation lead by Julia and Marguerite. Healing Essence Studio 3081 East Commercial Blvd, Ste. 103 (inside breezeway), Ft. Lauderdale, 954.868.3505.

Meditation & Reiki Healing Circle — 7pm, $5Love, Nature’s Emporium, 8041 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs 954.755.2223. Awakened Living Group — 7–8pm Free. Practical spirituality for your journey of spiritual transformation/self discovery. Center For Spiritual Living Ft. Lauderdale, 4849 N. Dixie Hwy Oakland Park, FL 33334, David, 305.746.0881. 44

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friday Fat Village / MASS Art Walk — 5–11pm, (2nd Fri./mo). Valet/paid Parking lot & free trolley service. 954.785.7475.

Crystal Bowl Meditation — 6–7:15pm. $15. Learn how to meditate with Singing Bowls. Relax and experience a deep and profound inner peace with these sacred instruments’ vibrations. Namaste Yoga, 421 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 33062. 954.785.6333. Monthly Gallery Night, Meet the Artists, Show & Sale — 6–11pm, (second Friday ea. mo). A great gathering of varied talents. Host/Artist: Michael D. Colanero. Uncommon Gallery, 2709 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 954.336.4305. Chant HU, the Sound of Soul — 3rd Friday. 7:30–8pm. Free. Chanting HU can help you feel more relaxed and at peace. HU chant 20 minutes; contemplation for 5 minutes. Dunkin’ Donuts, Espresso Room, 9170 W St Rd 84, Davie, FL 33324. 954.693.5681. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. Center for Spiritual Living, 4849 North Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park FL 33334, Rev Elise, R. M., 954.317.3907.

saturday Volunteer ~ Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep / Kids Ecology Corp — 7–11am (2nd Saturday of month), SusieQ’s available for a 9am “Talkin’ Trash” presentation (sometimes they do a flash art project in the sand with the collected trash). Help save lives and keep beaches litter-free. 300 S Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, (Las Olas & the Beach). Earn community hours. Reiki Healing Circle — 9–10am, Free. Usui Reiki Circle. All are welcome. Love & Light Spiritual Emporium, 1419 E Commercial Blvd. Ste B, Oakland Park, FL, 33334, 954.261.3878. Free Reiki Circle — 10–11am. Divine Love Institute & Gift Shop, 2832 Stirling Rd, #H, Hollywood, FL 33020. Conveniently located just west of I–95 on Stirling Rd, 954.920.0050. Integrative Painting Workshops — 10am–4pm, 3rd Thursday and Saturday each month. Groups or one-on-one. Come and experience this deeply fulfilling inner journey facilitated through meditation, painting and the interpretation of colors and symbols. Call for more info: 954.775.5062, Fort Lauderdale. The Sistrunk Farmers Market — 10am–2pm. Locally, organically grown fruits & vegetables, old fashioned family fun, Artisan Market Vendors. Market hours EBT & SNAP accepted at the Market. Corner of Sistrunk Blvd & NW 10th Ave, Ft Lauderdale. Raja Yoga Meditations at 3 Broward Libraries — 10:30–11:30am weekly at Dania Beach and Carver Ranches. Hallandale Beach 10:30–11:30am only 1st and 3rd Sat. of the month. Enjoy the peace within. Call Roz for info 954.962.7447.

Community Acupuncture — 11am–6pm $30–$40 (Mon–Sat). Relaxing & effective! Acupuncture treatments in a small group setting. Thrive Wellness Center, 1244 S Federal Hwy, Ft Lauderdale 954.713.6118. Psychic Fair — Every 4th Saturday of the month. Noon–5pm with a monthly rotation of vendors. Healing Essence Studio, 3081 E Commercial Blvd, Ste. 103 (inside breezeway), Ft. Lauderdale, 954.868.3505. Yin Yoga — 2–3:15pm, $15. (+Wed, 6pm) Restorative Postures with Deep Breathing are held passively to expand motion in joints, supporting our immune system and emotional well being. Concludes with meditation. Namaste Yoga, 421 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.785.6333.

Vibrational Healing Circle for Parents — 3–4pm. $20. Learn vibrational healing techniques to help create balance and harmony. Leave feeling relaxed and invigorated. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy, Bay 2, Oakland Park, FL 33334, Aqeel, 720.334.5436. Broward Art Guild, Monthly Art Reception — 6:30–9pm, 1st Sat./month. Free, meet and support local artists during the Juried Art Exhibit. Participate in the Peoples’ Choice Awards. Enjoy munchies from Bokampers. Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 N.E. 32nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954.537.3370. Rock Kirtan: Sacred Devotional Singing — monthly (call) 7–8:30pm, $10. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750.

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community resource guide (crg) Throughout the year Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, personal growth, green living, fitness and creative expression.

ayurveda Ayurvology

138 NE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 786-343-7066 Ayurveda for the modern world. We offer ayurvedic consultations, weight loss programs, ancient treatments and an herbal apothecary. Become a certified ayurvedic lifestyle consultant with our in depth education.

Physical Health Complex

Sandra Herrington, OMD, RN, LMT, CT 2544 No. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale 954-566-0444 Cleansing for health/energy. Constipation, impaction, bowel rehabilitation, digestive disorders, candida detox, nutrition, living foods/ wheatgrass. Individualized plans or Rx followed. Physician/ instructor administered. Established 1964. Clean, private, caring environment. mm966, ma6884.

CHIROPRACTIC physician Dr. Bernard Burton, d.c. 7800 W Oakland Pk # 110, Bldg D Sunrise, FL 33351 954-742-0332

Dr. Bernard Burton is a holistic doctor who uses chiropractic, nutrition, applied kinesiology, acupuncture, and craniopathy to find and fix the cause of your symptoms.

Colon therapy A Colon Care Center

Michele Miglino, LMT/CCT 837 S.E. 9th Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 954-421-0703 954-695-6595, cell

Colon hydrotherapy is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness, and to keep your body functioning at peak efficiency. MM18325, MA0007506.

CranioSacral Therapy Perfecting Touch

Kathy Bates Physical Health Complex 2544 N Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305 954-647-9010 Cranial sacral therapy - CST- a light touch approach releasing tension and restrictions, reducing pain and dysfunction. Therapeutic massage also available. Feel good within yourself. MA70919

Total Balance 4 U

TJ Mallet 2800 E. Commercial Blvd, Suite 211 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-234-3299 Release “stuck” areas in your body that cause chronic pain: migraines, neck, low back, PTSD, anxiety, and more. It feels good to feel good! MA24266, MM30072


2870 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 333061 954-526-3659 A Functional Wellness Clinic offering Colon Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture and Massage. Services provided are supportive to the body’s ability to achieve wellness through natural methods. MM37884. See ad page 2.

counseling/therapy KAREN KAYE, Holistic Psychotherapist, LMHC

1500 Weston Rd Weston, FL 33326 954-384-1217 rms/name/Karen_L_Kaye_MS,LMHC_ Weston_Florida_35986 I am Natural Awakenings’ “Ask the Therapist.” Please refer to the column and archives for the many topics I specialize in. I counsel individuals, couples and families. You can also view the ad in Monday events for my support group.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

Day Retreats THERMAE Stillness RETREAT

604 S. Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301 954-604-7930

Thermae Retreat An organic serene daily retreat to prevent or heal. Infrared saunas, massage, skincare, body scrubs and masques, holistic healing, energy therapy. Yoga, meditation, hydrotherapy. See ad page 33.

dental health Advanced Dental Wellness Center

Boris Lipovetskiy, DMD 104 SE 1st St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-5662

Dr. Lipovetskiy specializes in natural, biological, and cosmetic dentistry offering latest in technology in our relaxing environment. We provide mercury safe dentistry, metal-free braces, and biocompatible metal-free zirconia implants. He specializes in TMJ and sleep apnea. See ad page 17.

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community resource guide Brent J. Bracco, DDS – Comprehensive Dentistry 2467 E. Commercial Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-771-5300

Do you wait till it hurts to see the dentist? Enhance your smile at our new tranquil, state-of-the-art office. We have been providing wholistic family dental care since 1985. Most insurance accepted. Mon – Thurs, 7:30am – 5pm.

FREDDA ROSENBAUM, D.D.S. 2925 Aventura Blvd. #201 Aventura, FL 33180 305-933-3350

Dr. Yani Holistic and Healing Dentistry Yani Dixon, DMD 212 SE 12th St (Davie Blvd) Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-525-6010

We follow strict amalgam removal protocols incorporating nutritional supplements for safe mercury detoxification ~ IAOMT member. To promote better healing, our hygiene care incorporates ozone and essential oils for gum treatments. Only mercury-free biocompatible crowns and dental materials used. Free holistic toothpaste recipe. See ad page 10.


915 Middle River Drive, Suite 204 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 1-800-234-7112

The International Center For Dental Excellence Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-938-4599

Confidential and compassionate Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediators with legal and mental health backgrounds. Available for divorce, parenting disputes, child support, paternity, alimony and equitable distribution.

phases of dentistry for

optimum health , holistic , bio -

Fine art

compatible dentistry.

• Sedation dentistry • Removing of toxic metals • Replacing them with bio-compatible materials • Laser dentistry for painless surgeries & extractions • Zirconia/ ceramic implants • Natural bone augmentation / Plasma Rich Growth Factor • Oral DNA Testing • Add gums to receding gums. See ad pages 22 and 23.

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. ~Jane D. Hull 48

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Gloria Moreira, MMSc, L.Ac.

1806 N. Flamingo Rd. #105 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 954-501-2208

Get to the cause of symptoms with functional testing. Discover imbalances and obstacles to vitality and receive a comprehensive personalized health improvement plan. Call today!

gardening The Garden Gate

Dentistry with a Woman’s Touch. General, Cosmetic, Holistic & Sedation. See ad, page 21.

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SusieQ Wood

954-630-1610 Artist, Advocate and Speaker. SusieQ creates art with feeling and purpose. She is available to talk to groups interested in using the arts to create and maintain litter-free zones or to hear an inspirational presentation on using art to discover purpose and passion. Available for collaborative painting/mixed media projects: weddings, corporate events, etc. Visit her website for more information on taking the Global TRASHformation pledge. Beautiful trashformation jewelry also available using found objects. Call for an appointment or home visit. See ad page 4 and 42.

Sears (N. side), Pompano Citi Centre corner/Copans Road and US1 954-783-1189 A unique garden center specializing in Florida native plants, butterfly and bird habitats, herbs, orchids, water gardening, organic gardening products, beneficial insects, garden decor and more!


6710 Parkside Drive Parkland, FL 33067 954-906-5985 Salt therapy, an all-natural treatment, improves respiratory health, decreases stress and fatigue, improves skin conditions, and strengthens the immune system.


1425B SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954-520-7258 100% natural alternative to find relief from sinus, allergy, respiratory and skin conditions. Halotherapy promotes mucus clearance, acts as an anti-inflammatory and fights against harmful germs in the lungs.

community resource guide Holistic Podiatrist Start With Your Feet

Dr. Richard J. Rimler, DPM The Wellness Center at Post Haste 4401 Sheridan St. Hollywood, FL 33021 954-526-5800 One of the only holistic podiatrists in the country who merges traditional and holistic podiatric medicine, along with a patientspecific biomechanical foundation. Offering long distance “customized orthotics” on website online store. #StartWithYourFeet.

homeopathy Homeopathy cure

Dr. Iqbal Nazir, M.S, D.Pharm, D.H.S. Licensed Lab Medicine Practitioner 954-226-3652


2866 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 333061 954-832-1280 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and more, offered by qualified and caring medical staff in a new facility, operating two Perry Baromedical Sigma 36 Chambers. See ad page 2.

No side effects.

Call Dr. Iqbal Nazir, Homeopathic Specialist, for an appointment.

Hyperbaric therapy hyperbaricsrx llc

Laura H. Betts, ANDI IT, HCO, CHT 4654 North University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 954-749-9998 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT): We exclusively provide HBOT utilizing hospital grade hyperbaric chambers in a compassionate, professional environment.

Perfect Your American Accent

Professor Alice Wujciak / woo-jack / 954-963-7661 Upgrade your accent and speak English confidently. “Quick fixes to language issues.”

KAVA BAR shells kava bar

4646 N University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 954-769-1226 What’s Kava? Lauderhill’s Relaxation Destination has the finest 100% natural South Pacific Root just for you! Come on down to Shells and have a few! See ad page 37.

Natural cure in homeopathy of

the most diseases and symptoms.


massage therapy Body Shop Massage, LLC

Chris ElKhal, LMT 120 E Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 104 Wilton Manors, FL 33334 954-552-8840 Over 10 years of professionalism and satisfaction specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue with a hint of Shiatsu, stretching and energy work. Reward yourself! Schedule today. MM38072


Psychotherapy A Healing Space

Kris Drumm, LCSW, ACHT 954-549-0263 Uncover and transform limiting and damaging belief systems with individual and group therapies, including heart-centered hypnotherapy and inner child healing. Free one half-hour consultation offered.

REIKI Reiki For You

Rev. Scott Friedman 1881 NE 26th St., Suite 237 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305 954-854-7937 Reiki Circle, Thursdays 7pm Certification Classes all 3 Levels, Private Reiki Tr e a t m e n t s , S p i r i t u a l C o u n s e l i n g & Ye a r l y Burning Bow Ceremony.

Rema 954-290-7116 Laura 305-793-9052, Broward

Your Home or Office. Neuromuscular bodywork, trigger point. We bring healing therapies tailored to your needs! Nutrition/skin care. Blue Cross/PI provider. Lic # MA12603

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community resource guide tai chi

women’s health

Oneness Tai CHI International

Nourishing Women/ Conscious Feminine Medicine

salon Hair Holistic Eco-Friendly StudIo Ibana Villasenor 881 E Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-372-5354

@ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park FL 32209 954-394-4342

Trained/certified in China. Tai chi technologies. Fitness, stress management, low impact, mental rejuvenation. Forms, meditation, exercise routines. Healing to self defense. All ages. Private or group instruction. See ongoing calendar.

Hair services & products with a truly holistic approach. Digital hair - scalp analysis, detox & jet rejuvenation. Variety of ecofriendly, vegan hair colors like henna. Formaldehyde free keratin & botox.

spiritual centers

Wellness Center Natural Health Power Works Dr. Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi, DNM, Ph.D 6974 Griffin Rd., Weston FL 33314 305-720-9099

Bridges of Wellness

1881 NE 26th St #244 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305 954-530-6006

A l l e rg i e s , a u t i s m , A D H D , detoxification, gastrointestinal health, immune system support, customized nutrition, mood disorders, insomnia.

Fuel your week – Heart Gatherings - Sundays @11am. Workshops, Reiki, classes for personal and community enrichment, Accredited Emerson Theological Institute classes, providing practitioner and ministerial training.

DISCLAIMER: Natural Medicine is complementary healthcare and unintended for diagnosis, prescription or treatment of disease and is not licensed in Florida nor a substitute for medical care.

Dr. Leonor Murciano, PhD, IMD, AP 1806 N. Flamingo Road, Suite 105, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 954-450-4548

Integrative Medicine Women O N LY. I n f e r t i l i t y, P M S , Menstrual, Menopause, Immune, Thyroid, Depression, Anxiety, more. Address emotional and mental issues causing dysfunction. Acupuncture, Soma Presencing, Bloodwork, Saliva.

Yoga Namasté Yoga Salon 407 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-785-6333

We offer yoga for beginners to advanced. Warm, hatha, vinyasa & yin yoga plus crystal bowl and guided meditation. Chakra yoga. Essentials oils for shavasana. See ad page 20.


Only psychic who guarantees her work! Plus pet psychic. Reiki, DNA Activation, communicates with deceased. Group, parties and private sessions. By appointment only.

Spiritual Organization

Yello! Creative Arts and Events Center

2495 East Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 954-491-1591

Yello! is a dynamic, creative arts facility that offers classes in ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, break dance, belly dance and more! In addition to its contribution to the arts, Yello! is a health and wellness advocate. Through workshops and cooking classes in collaboration with Food for Health Foundation, Yello! also offers education to the public on the power of plant-based nutrition.

One World Family Interfaith Council

Dedicated to contributing to stronger communities through a focus on our commonalities regardless of religious tradition. Offering opportunities for self growth through community building events.


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