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he Salt Box, in Parkland, improves lives by providing holistic salt therapy, a relaxing environment and a warm experience. The benefits of salt therapy were realized centuries ago when Polish salt miners were found to be in extraordinary health and subsequent research revealed what we know and apply today: The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of salt result in opened pathways, improved respiratory function, enhanced immunity, clearer skin and a boost in overall wellness. The Salt Box’s adult salt therapy room promotes complete relaxation with ambient music, comfortable recliners and lights dimmed at request. The children's salt therapy room encourages wonder as they play with loose salt, toys, books and more. The private salt bed offers a more concentrated, individualized session in a private chamber. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. First time clients are invited to a complimentary session. Celebrating its third birthday, The Salt Box is inviting everyone to experience a full day of wellness on April 14 with complimentary salt therapy sessions. For more information, call 954906-5985. Follow SaltBoxTherapy on Facebook. See ad page 49.

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or those with Parkinson’s Disease, Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) has been proven to alleviate the symptoms, improve quality of life and allow them to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. A non-contact, high intensity boxing style fitness program, it works through the “tough love” approach. Lesley Kleiner serves the local community as a coach and can be reached at 954.492.1214. Will Worthington also coaches and can be reached at 954.494.9100. Classes are available from 2:30 to 3:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, inside Body Couture, located at 4368 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale (see Ongoing Calendar). For additional coaches and information visit RockSteadyBoxing.org.


How to Detoxify by Dr.Yolanda Cintron, DMD

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ealth should be approached clearly and simply, asking, “What is the root cause of the symptom?” rather than, “How can I relieve this symptom?” In a refreshing lecture given by Dr. Thomas Rau, director of the famous Paracelsus Clinic, in Switzerland, he outlined his clear and simple approach to health for his patients, stating that if he could keep only one doctor to help his patients, it would be his biological dentist. He summarized his approach in three steps: 1. Detoxifying 2. Building intestinal health and bacteria 3. Regenerating and building up each organ for healing of the organ’s disease What impressed me most was Dr. Rau’s integrity and understanding of the proper order in how to treat his patients. First and foremost, his protocol begins with a visit to a biological dentist. This is done because the medical team connects the affected teeth to the organs and BINGO! Results. The clinic understands that “the most frequent cause to modern disease is toxic overload of the body—toxicity blocks the regulation and healing capacity of the body.” On a daily basis at our biological dental practice we find the following situations: 1. Discovery of Toxins: Patients carry toxicity in their mouths that they don’t even know about such as silver fillings that are 50% mercury, heavy metals in crowns (palladium, aluminum, lead), and dead root canal teeth that are mummified with formaldehyde or gum disease.

A toxic metal most Americans have in their mouth is mercury. This metal can accumulate in the digestive tract every time you eat sulfur-rich foods like eggs, garlic, onions, asparagus and ginger. These foods bind to the mercury and attach to your gut cell epithelium causing inflammation.

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affected teeth, gums and infected bone, and 100% of the time these tests come back with bad results. 3. Removal of Toxins: Once these immunosuppressive agents are removed from the oral cavity, the body can release the toxins. A healthy mouth will assist the body in fully detoxifying. If you are feeling sick, it means your body is trying to get rid of something and it needs your help to strengthen the natural detox systems. Your brain is a primary target for heavy metals toxicity. This results in many neurological symptoms, including anxiety, depression, irritability, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Hashimoto’s, organ failure, development of cancers, kidney failure, liver issues, heart arrhythmia, tachycardia, epilepsy, thyroid gland issues and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. A toxic metal most Americans have in their mouth is mercury. This metal can accumulate in the digestive tract every time you eat sulfur-rich foods like eggs, garlic, onions, asparagus and ginger. These foods bind to the mercury and attach to your gut cell epithelium causing inflammation. Your gut is the frontline of your immune system—do not let this pathway become blocked! Your health journey is not a sprint— it took you many years to get where you are. Patience is a virtue. Your attitude will determine your altitude. I will continue this article next month. For more information on any of these topics, please call our office for a consult at, 954-938-4599 or email us at Info@DrCintron.com and/or ask to be part of our newsletter.

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Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.

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Gooseberries are Good for the Gut Researchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into three groups. One received lactose, a placebo; another group was given omeprazole, an overthe-counter remedy; and the third Phyllanthus emblica Linn, an ayurvedic treatment for gastrointestinal issues also known as Indian gooseberry. The research found the herbal treatment resulted in less pain, vomiting, sleep loss and other issues. Participants’ intestinal walls also showed signs of significant healing. The researchers concluded, “Findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of P. emblica fruits has gastroprotective effects in humans that justify its traditional use.” 10

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Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DETERS ALZHEIMER’S According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like walking, dancing and gardening, which significantly improve brain volume in the hippocampus region and the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. The scientists studied 876 participants for 30 years and completed a longitudinal memory test of the patients, which were 78 years old on average, and followed up with MRI brain scans. They recorded their physical activity and logged caloric output every week. Two other studies found that any exercise that raises our heart rate and produces sweating for a sustained period will benefit cognitive health as we age. One metaanalysis of 36 studies from Australia’s University of Canberra found that exercise improved cognition by an average of 29 percent for those older than 50; another small group study from Germany’s Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg, specifically showed that dancing benefits seniors’ cognition.


Saunas Lower Blood Pressure

In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.

University of Eastern Finland research on 1,621 men found that four to seven saunas per week can cut high blood pressure risk in half. Their conclusion states, “Regular sauna bathing is associated with reduced risk of hypertension, which may be a mechanism underlying the decreased cardiovascular risk associated with sauna use.�

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Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression Research from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that the teenagers using marijuana between the ages of 14 and 19 had a higher risk of depression as young adults. Marijuana users also had the lowest educational achievements. They suffered impaired connectivity in the nucleus accumbens part of the brain, which plays a central role in the reward circuit tied to two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; and serotonin, which affects satiety and inhibition. Another recent study of 521 Washington State University students noted that depressed 12-to-15year-olds were more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.

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Toxic Effects of Lead on Reproductive Health

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients Research at Penn State University published in the journal Health Psychology shows that being more enthusiastic and optimistic about getting things done upon waking up in the morning increases the physical activity of osteoarthritis patients throughout the day, resulting in more exercise and reduced symptoms. The study followed 135 osteoarthritis patients for 22 days.

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Wind Harvest Floating Farm Helps Power UK Needs

Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind

The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International (Tinyurl.com/TalkIsCheapOilReport). This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.

Brits Cutting Back on Meat Eating

In 2015, the World Health Organization labeled bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats with the same carcinogenic label as for cigarettes. According to the Mintel Meat-Free Foods 2017 Report (Tinyurl. com/MintelMeatReport), 28 percent of Britons have now drastically reduced their meat intake. Reasons vary. About 49 percent of those polled that have given up meat or are considering it say they feel prompted by health warnings. Other motivators include weight management (29 percent), worries about animal welfare (24 percent) and environmental concerns (24 percent).

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Grassroots Gumption Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise

The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and land-ownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, self-sufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.” 12

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Hywind, the first floating wind farm in the UK, is located 15 miles offshore of Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its five turbines with a 30-megawatt capacity will provide clean energy to more than 20,000 homes to help meet the country’s ambitious climate change targets. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says, “The government’s commitment to the development of this technology, coupled with Statoil’s [lithium] battery storage project, Batwind, positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.” Hywind is operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.


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Marine Algae Could Nourish Growing World Population

According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential. Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere. March 2018

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Protective Plants Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins

Along with naturally beautifying a home, many indoor plants help purify air quality often contaminated by chemicals found in common household products and furnishings. A recent study by the State University of New York at Oswego found that bromeliads absorbed up to 80 percent of pollutants from volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted by paint, furniture, printers, dry-cleaned clothes and other household products. Other plants that scored highly for purifying the air of VOCs in airtight container tests were dracaena and spider plants (ScienceAlert.com). In related news, peace lilies have been shown to be effective in reducing airborne ammonia. NASA scientists have discovered that Boston fern, rubber plants, English ivy, devil’s ivy, peace lily, mum and gerbera daisies help clear the air of the formaldehyde often used in insulation, carpeting and particleboard furniture. (RodalesOrganicLife.com) Environmental scientist B.C. Wolverton’s book How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office cites ferns as another good plant for removing formaldehyde from the home. Ferns are nontoxic, making them good indoor plants for pet owners per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Indoor levels of formaldehyde can also be reduced by potting areca palm, amstel king ficus and weeping fig plants, according to MotherEarthLiving.com. The website also cites how dragon tree plants can help remove xylene (used in solvents), trichloroethylene (found primarily in adhesives) and toluene (a solvent and gasoline additive) from the air. Beyond improving air quality, indoor plants also boost ambient oxygen levels, lower mold counts and serve as a natural humidifier and mood enhancer.

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by Paige Leigh Reist

e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.

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LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.

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EXERCISE INTUITION Trusting in our intuition is generally

discouraged from a young age. We’re taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, definitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. The spiritual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.

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COMMUNE Speaking our truth is transformative. To be heard, validated and supported is a powerful catalyst of personal growth and supports self-worth. Whenever possible,

CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Often, the qualities that carry our magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these qualities in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.

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STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE Let go of anything that does more to limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people, activities and things that produce glowing feelings of inspiration, fulfillment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity. Paige Leigh Reist is a writer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who blogs at TheWholesomeHandbook.com.

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Spring Clean Your Body

by Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi, PhD

Springtime is a special time—it’s a time for renewal and the best time to detox and reset your body.

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s we observe in nature, during the winter months, plants, trees and crops don’t grow much, get old and/ or die, and many animals go into hibernation…but during springtime, everything grows, changes and is renewed. We, as human beings, are a part of nature; our cells renew themselves too and the best way to help our body do its job is to fast for short periods of time or do a personalized detox diet. Fasting and detox regimens are ancient practices in many religions and traditions such as in Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Baha’i faith and South and North American Indian traditions. Fasting in these religions and traditions has been used as a “purification” practice; although it may appear a physical experience only, it can also be a spiritual experience if it is practiced with mindfulness. It is a healing art that

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was also recognized by great philosophers such as Hippocrates, Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. The benefits of fasting are numerous; scientific experiments are showing that short term fasting and detox diets can:

• reduce inflammation

• reset the immune system

• help with breaking of bad habits

• slow the aging process

• …and more

• regenerate a diabetic pancreas.

We often speak of intermittent fasting and prolonged fasting, the main difference between them being that only prolonged fasting leads to complete glycogen exhaustion, which is the sugar stored in the liver, only once the glycogen is used up for energy, you start burning fat and producing ketones. There are many types of fasting and detox methods; the right one for you depends on your age, health, goals and needs. Spring is here…so spring clean your body as you do your house! To learn the best plan to reset and detoxify your body (20% discount for spring consults until June 2018), contact Natural Health Power Works, 2645 Executive Park Dr., Weston, 305-720-9099. See ad page 50. Disclaimer: Information is for educational purposes only. Content does not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis or treatment and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a medical or psychological problem, you should consult your appropriate healthcare provider.

• give the digestive tract a break and chance to repair • help with weight loss • lead to detox

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inally, I think the worst of the cold weather is behind us, and I’m beginning to feel the soft touch of a South Florida springtime; are you? All of a sudden it seems, the birds are chirping away, building nests, courting and full of energy. The trees are sprouting new growth, and the tomatoes are greening up again and happily producing. This is a fantastic time to be in the garden! It is also the perfect time to plant herbs if you haven’t already. The basil was miserable during the very cold weather we had, but now would be most content. There are so many varieties to try: purple, spicy globe, Thai, lemon, even holy! They like to be rather moist, so plant them where they can be hand-watered as needed. If you want to try something new and wonderful, check out culantro, not to be confused with cilantro. Both taste similar, but as anyone knows who has tried to

grow cilantro, it never seems happy and bolts all too soon, lasting barely a couple of months. Culantro (Eryngium foetidum), a new world native, is a perennial herb from Mexico and the Caribbean and is a true cilantro impersonator. If you are using your homegrown tomatoes for fresh salsa, then you know a salsa is worthless without the taste of cilantro. Although they both belong to the same family, culantro has much wider leaves arranged in a basal rosette, making it not only attractive but easy to chop up. If you love the taste of cilantro, then culantro is a must for your herb garden. The Garden Gate is located at Sears (north side), Pompano Citi Centre, corner of Copans Rd. and US 1, Pompano Beach. For more information, call 954-783-1189 and/or visit DonnasGardenGate.com. See ad page 48.

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Sunshine on Our Shoulders

Makes Us Happy and Healthy by Kathleen Barnes

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ver since skin cancer scares penetrated the national psyche in the mid-1980s, Americans have been conditioned to cover up and slather on sunscreen when we leave the house. Now experts say we haven’t

been doing ourselves a favor, even when strictly using all-natural formulas. We’ve been blocking the sun’s life-giving rays, essential for the body’s production of vitamin D, and possibly prompting a host of health problems.

“Ninety percent of the vitamin D we get comes from the sun, and exposing arms and legs for a few minutes a day is enough for most people with no risk of skin cancer,” says Registered Nurse Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Nursing at Chicago’s Loyola University. She’s the lead researcher for the Sunshine 2 Study, a clinical trial investigating the vitamin’s vital role in relieving depression. “Every tissue and cell of your body requires vitamin D to function properly,” says Michael Holick, Ph.D., a medical doctor who has pioneered vitamin D research at the Boston University Medical Center. A 40-year professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, he’s a fervent advocate of sensible sun exposure. “Vitamin D is actually a hormone, essential for bone and muscle health. It plays a significant role in reducing the risk of infectious diseases, including cardiovascular problems and certain cancers, contributes to brain function and memory, and elevates mood, all while reducing early mortality,” explains Holick, author of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem. Yet, he says, about half of all Americans are among the 1 billion people worldwide that are vitamin D deficient. Published vitamin D research in the

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At least 10 hours a week outdoors in sunshine is crucial for children under 6 for development of healthy eyes. Otherwise, the risk of myopia increases, which in turn lends risk for cataracts and glaucoma in adulthood. ~University of Sydney Adolescent and Eye Study of 2,000 children

U.S. National Library of Medicine turns up 74,486 studies and citations dating back to 1922, with nearly half done in the past 10 years; 478 of the total were authored or co-authored by Holick or cited his research. His work confirms that sensible sun exposure and supplementing with natural vitamin D3 brings vitamin D levels to the optimal 40 to 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). New research from the University of Surrey, in the UK, found D3 twice as effective in raising vitamin D levels as D2, which is often synthetically produced. While the human body manufactures vitamin D as a response to sun exposure, eating certain foods like fatty fish, egg yolks and cheese can help. Fortifying foods with the vitamin is controversial. “It’s interesting that the right sun exposure will correct D deficiency rapidly, but won’t create an excess. Our bodies stop producing the hormone vitamin D once we have enough,” says Dr. Robert Thompson,

an obstetrician, gynecologist and nutrition specialist in Anchorage, Alaska, and author of The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know.

Bare Minimum Holick, who differentiates between unhealthy tanning and healthy sun exposure, recommends exposing arms and legs to noonday sun for five to 10 minutes three times a week for most people. He adds, “Everyone needs 1,500 to 2,000 international units of vitamin D3 [supplements] a day year-round, and obese people need two to three times that much, because their ability to manufacture vitamin D is impaired.” Penckofer’s research confirms that fair-skinned people absorb the sun’s rays easily and quickly, while darker-skinned people have a natural sunblock, so they need much longer sun exposure to absorb the UVB rays that trigger the production of vitamin D. She remarks that inadequate vitamin D is a possible explanation for the

greater risk of high blood pressure observed in African-Americans. Holick contends that anyone living north of Atlanta, Georgia, cannot get enough winter sun exposure to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. “While vitamin D can be stored in the body for up to two months, a winter-induced deficiency is a convincing explanation for the seasonal affective disorder that strikes many in northern states in January, just two months after the weather turns too cold to get sufficient sun exposure,” explains Penckofer. “In Alaska, we eat lots of fatty fish and take D supplements in winter. We know there’s no chance we’re getting the D we need from the sun, even when we’re sunbathing in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures,” quips Thompson. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, including Food Is Medicine: 101Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.

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hen life makes a long workout impossible, a 10-minute, totalbody fitness routine can be super-efficient and effective, if done right. To maximize results, strategically order the exercises to work different muscles each time, allowing one set of muscles to rest while working another. This is the basis for a 10-step workout that Franklin Antoian, an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and founder of iBodyFit, created for SilverSneakers. The steps can be part of a regular routine or done on their own three times a week every other day, gradually working up to five days a week. Needed equipment includes a chair, light dumbbells (or filled water bottles or food cans), a yoga block (or small soft ball or pillow) and a watch or timer. Given extra time, warm up by walking in place for five minutes, and then perform each exercise in order for one minute, doing as many reps as possible. Try not to rest between exercises. If a full minute feels too challenging, start with 45 seconds of exercise and 15 seconds of rest.

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SHOULDER SHRUG. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms down, palms facing inward. Slowly raise shoulders as if trying to touch the earlobes. Pause, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by doing slow and controlled reps without dumbbells.

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WALL PUSHUPS. Stand at arm’s length away from a wall with feet hipwidth apart. Place palms shoulderwidth apart on the wall. Bend elbows and

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ARM CIRCLES. Stand with feet hipwidth apart. Extend arms straight out to each side at shoulder height with palms facing down. Swing arms forward in a circular motion for 30 seconds, and then backward for 30 seconds. Keep shoulders down and back and elbows slightly bent.


lower the upper body toward the wall, keeping the core tight and straight. Pause, and then press back to the starting position and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it harder by taking a step back from the wall, pushing out from a kneeling position.

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SEATED ADDUCTION. Sit in a chair with a yoga block between the knees. Press knees together to squeeze the device, pause for three seconds. Relax and repeat. Continue for one minute. HIP EXTENSION. Start on hands and knees with palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. Align the neck and back while looking down or slightly forward. With foot flexed and knee bent, slowly raise the right foot toward the ceiling until the thigh is parallel with the floor. Pause, and then lower. Continue for 30 seconds, and then repeat with the left leg. To make it easier, try it while standing, keeping the lifted leg straight, and hold the back of a chair for support.

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BRIDGE. Lie face-up on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Press heels firmly and raise hips to form a straight line from shoulders to knees. Pause for three seconds in this position, and then lower and repeat. Continue for one minute.

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CLAMSHELL. Lie on the floor on the left side, with hips and knees bent 45 degrees, the right leg on top of the left, heels together. Keeping feet together, raise the top knee as high as possible without moving the pelvis or letting the bottom leg leave the floor. Pause, and then return to the starting

position. Continue for 30 seconds; switch sides and repeat.

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SEATED KNEE RAISE. Sit at the front of the chair with knees bent and feet flat, holding onto the sides for balance. Keeping the knee bent, lift the right leg about six inches off the floor. Pause for three seconds, and then lower and repeat with the left leg. Continue alternating for one minute.

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BICEPS CURL. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold dumbbells with arms at each side, palms facing forward. Keeping the upper arms still, bend both elbows to bring the dumbbells as close to the shoulders as possible. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Each time arms return to the starting position, completely straighten them. Continue for one minute. Make it easier with slow and controlled reps without using dumbbells.

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TRICEPS EXTENSION. Stand with feet hip-width apart. Hold the end of one dumbbell with both hands. Position arms so elbows are pointing up, with upper arms by the ears and the dumbbell behind the head. The neck is aligned with the back; with shoulders down and back. Keeping upper arms still, straighten the elbows until the dumbbell is overhead. Pause, and then slowly lower and repeat. Continue for one minute. Make it easier by sitting in a chair. Locke Hughes, of Atlanta, GA, contributes content to SilverSneakers, a community fitness program that helps older adults maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve well-being. Learn more at SilverSneakers.com.

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Power of Dreaming Big by April Thompson

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or 30 years, international bestselling author, teacher and speaker Ilona Selke has inspired thousands of people worldwide to create a more fulfilling life by discovering the power of their consciousness. She’s the author of six books, including Dream Big: The Universe is Listening and The Big Secret, co-authored with Jack Canfield. Her Living from Vision course, available in six languages including Chinese, teaches how to use the power of visualization to tap into our highest potential and deepest dreams in order to manifest miracles. Born in the Himalayas to German parents, Selke spent her first three years in Afghanistan speaking Persian and German, and then grew up in Germany. She moved to the U.S. at age 20 to study philosophy, where she met her husband and partner, Don Paris.

The couple spent 25 years studying and communicating with dolphins in natural waters, experiences shared through her books Wisdom of the Dolphins and Dolphins, Love and Destiny. They split their time between a geodesic dome home on a Northwest Pacific island and the Shambala retreat center they founded in Bali.

What is key to manifesting our dreams and desires? It’s a four-step process. First, form a clear description in your mind, positively framed and based on your passion. No matter how big the dream, if you are behind it heart and soul, you will manifest miracles. Next, imagine the scenario as if it has already happened. The third and most vital step is to feel the feeling of your fulfilled wish as if it has already manifested. Fourth, create a metaphorical image that represents the feeling. By applying this method, our clients have manifested a desired pregnancy, funding for an overseas orphanage and redemption of a suicidal teen. In the latter case, the young man went on to focus on his dream of learning jazz piano well enough to play benefit concerts for children being treated for cancer.

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We live in a conscious, interactive universe, and it is listening. Our Western scientific mindset may not support the idea, but thousands of years of mystical teachings, as well as new understanding via quantum physics, teach that the observer is an intricate part of what appears to be solid matter. In practice, it means we can communicate intentionally with the universe. When we learn to do so, it responds to us.

How do our thoughts affect our reality? All our thoughts, subconscious as well as conscious, affect how things manifest around us. If we have contradictory beliefs, it is hard to manifest things. For example, if we say we want money, but somehow believe that money is dirty, evil

or undeserved, then we are pushing and pulling against ourselves. It’s important to dive into our subconscious mind and heart, and deal with the negative feelings that dwell there, such as hurt, sadness and trauma. Make this a daily activity—cleaning your emotional being. Eventually, your subconscious and conscious mind as well as the superconscious will all point in one direction and you will see your desired results. We guide people to build their success, aspirations and dreams in alignment with their deepest values as well as their purpose in life. Uniting purpose and direction is tremendous fuel for moving in the direction of your dreams.

Why does choosing goals aligned with our purpose make

them manifest more easily? Personal goals and inner purpose are not always aligned for everyone. However, when you take time to become aware of your deepest dreams, you may find that a part of your purpose is embedded in them. Be aware that many people confuse their larger life purpose with their talents. Our talents are what we love to do, what we are good at. Yet our deeper purpose actually is to shine more light and share more love. That is the common true root to our purpose. My suggestion is to read books that share success stories from those that are living on purpose and provide step-by-step instructions on how to get there. Connect with April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

Life’s short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts. ~Amy Winehouse

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Upbeat Kids Five Steps to Positivity by Tamar Chansky

This is a family master plan for helping both children and adults resist negative thinking.

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While the desired outcome is to help a child embrace a different point of view of their situation, the first goal is not to come on too strong with an agenda of change. Instead, start from where they are, based on an expressed emotion. Reflect this with words, a hug or a gesture. Thoroughly accepting how a child feels doesn’t necessarily imply agreeing or sharing the same view, but it does release them from having to show how bad they feel. So when a child says, “I feel like I’m in jail,” resist the urge to say, “Are you crazy?” Rather than try to steer them off their course, go in the direction of their swerve to help direct them back to their best self. The key is to normalize the experience without minimizing it. Exhibiting too much good cheer means they have no choice but to be grumpy to get their point across. Introduce the idea of choice: “Your thoughts are making you feel really bad. I wonder if there is something different we could do.” Don’t oppressively correct them with the right answer; it makes a child feel bad for being wrong.

Step Two: Relabel Instead of being led down a thorny patch

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Step One: Empathize with a Child’s Experience

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lined with terrible impossibilities and accusations, we might steel ourselves to remain calm, get some distance or take our thoughts with a grain of salt. Relabeling begins with noticing a familiar ring to a child’s thoughts and distress; like us, they can also learn to recognize when “Mr. Negative” appears. Then they’re better prepared for discussion. As parents, when we learn to predict, “Yep, I knew my negative thinking was going to jump to that conclusion,” we can decide to choose other interpretations.

Step Three: Specify What Went Wrong Don’t be tempted to try to solve the huge problem initially presented, such as, “I hate my life, everything is terrible, I can’t do anything right.” The goal is actually much smaller, so teach a child to shrink it by narrowing down from some global form to the specific offending thought or situation that needs to be addressed. With young children, frame this approach as doing detective work to locate the source of the problem; with older

children, explain that it’s usually a triggering event that makes us feel really bad—the straw that broke the camel’s back. It’s key to helping them know what to do to feel better.

Step Four: Optimize and Rewire When a child is thinking negatively, their thoughts stall, their strengths and resources lock up, and their energy, motivation and hopefulness are drained. Try different settings or perspectives on the specific problem the child has identified and choose the version or interpretation that works best for them, one that is the least damaging, most accurate and gets their system moving in a new direction.

Step Five: Mobilize to Be the Change When we can’t think our way out of a mood, we can move ourselves out of it. Like picking up the needle on a skipping record and putting it down elsewhere, doing something active helps the brain engage in something enjoyable until our

nervous system recovers. Thoughts, like a windup toy with its wheels against a wall, can keep spinning fruitlessly in place until manually turned in a new direction. Redirecting differs from distracting ourself from negative thoughts. Distractions play hide-and-seek with negativity; eventually, it will find us again. The master plan in caring for a child calls for us to first dismantle the power of whatever perspective is bullying them, correctly value ideas and then focus on what matters most. Whether we’re accepting or dismissing thoughts that suggest themselves, either way, we’re the boss because thoughts have only the power we give them and we are equipped to let them float on by or to amend, correct or replace them. Psychologist Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her many books include Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking. For more information, visit TamarChansky.com.

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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating by Judith Fertig

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mericans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish supersized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You. Here are five popular—and healthy— world cuisines, known for their great dishes, star ingredients and health-enhancing practices.

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Add dried seaweed to this list. Beyond sushi, it’s a delicious ingredient in brothy soups, where it reconstitutes to add a noodle-like quality, slightly smoky flavor and beneficial minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc. A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked the longevity of Okinawan residents to eating seaweed, a staple of macrobiotic diets. New York City culinary instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo prefers dried wakame seaweed, readily available in the U.S. Practices. Shimbo grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her mother helped her surgeon father’s patients by preparing foods that helped them recover quickly. Shimbo believes wholeheartedly in Ishoku-dogen, a Japanese concept often translated as, “Food is medicine.”

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South Indian Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the glutenfree savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and

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Shimbo says, “I eat fairly well, treating food as blessings from nature that keep me healthy and energetic. I do not often indulge in expensive, rich foods.” She prefers eating foods in season and small portions, listening to what her body craves. When feeling the need for minerals and vitamins, she makes a brothy soup with just a little dried wakame, which reconstitutes to four times its dried volume. A second practice supporting healthy well-being is hara hachi bu, or “Eat until your stomach is 80 percent full.” It requires self-discipline to eat slowly and decline more food. But this restraint supports a widely accepted fact that “It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the message that the stomach is full. If we eat slowly, we get the message at the right time, even if we want a few more bites. If we eat too quickly, by the time our brain sends the message, we have probably eaten too much,” says Shimbo. One Great Dish: Japanese soups offer nutrition and flavor in a bowl. Shimbo’s Eata-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup in her cookbook The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit can be made with chicken or vegetable broth. Other healthy ingredients like sesame oil, fresh ginger, scallions and garlic boost its health benefits.


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dry fry until spicy aromas arise; then add them to a dish. Practice. South Indian meals usually comprise many small, highly flavored, colorful, plant-based dishes served with rice. They yield a pleasant aroma and sensation of fullness without overdoing it, says Iyer. One Great Dish: A vegetable/legume curry such as tamata chana dal, or smoky yellow split peas is simple to make. Iyer cooks dried, yellow, split peas with potatoes and turmeric, then dry-fries dried chilis and spices, and purées them in a blender for a no-fat, vegan and glutenfree dish. In Iyer’s view, “The epitome of comfort food is a bowl of dal and rice.”

Garden-to-Table Italian Ingredients. There’s American-Italian, as in pizza with pepperoni and double cheese, and then there’s real Italian dishes dating back to the Etruscans. Healthy Italian starts with the love of growing things. Whatever grows in the garden is best, served simply with extra virgin olive oil; a recent Temple University study found it preserves memory and wards off Alzheimer’s. Eugenia Giobbi Bone, co-author of Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family, says, “My palate was formed with the flavors of homegrown foods. Cooking in central Italy is all about bringing out the flavor of a few very fresh, well-grown ingredients. That means primarily seasonal eating, with lots of vegetables and little meat in summer, the opposite in winter. There isn’t a lot of fuss to the culinary style, which instead depends on interesting, but simple combinations of foods and techniques.” Practice. Italian families’ view of healthful garden-to-table includes the exercise attained from gardening. “We have a good work ethic in our family,” remarks Bone, who lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado. “We are of the mentality that physical work is satisfying, even when it is hard.” From her father’s family, Bone has learned to break a meal into small courses and to eat heavier during the day and lighter at night because this helps maintain a healthy weight, according to many studies including one published in the UK journal Diabetologia.

One Great Dish: Dress up pasta with a seasonal vegetable sauce, such as caponata, an eggplant and tomato mixture, or include primavera via spring vegetables and basil, or arrabbiata, featuring tomatoes and red pepper flakes.

Lebanese Ingredients. “So much about Lebanese cuisine is ‘on trend’ with our tart and sour flavors from lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a tradition of pickling, called mouneh, and yogurt and cheese-making,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”

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Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green

or unripe papaya contains more healthy carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at VietWorldKitchen. com and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See Tinyurl.com/Viet-ChineseHotPotRecipe. French Bonus: While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). March 2018

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Eat-a-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup This soup satisfies a body’s call for a dish rich in minerals and vitamins. Yields: 4 servings

Smoky Yellow Split Peas (Tamatar Chana Dal) This vegan and gluten-free recipe traces its roots to Southeast India, where roasting spices to yield nutty-hot flavors creates a layered experience. Yields: 6 cups 1 cup yellow split peas  1 lb potatoes (Yukon gold or russet), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes  ¼ tsp ground turmeric  2 to 4 dried red cayenne chiles (like chile de arbol), stems discarded  1 Tbsp coriander seeds  1 tsp cumin seeds  1 medium-size tomato, cored and diced  2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems  1½ tsp coarse kosher or sea salt   Measure the peas into a medium-size saucepan. Cover with water and rinse the grains by rubbing them in-between fingertips. Drain and repeat three to four times until the water, upon rinsing the peas, remains fairly clear. Measure and pour 4 cups of water into the pan and bring it to a boil over mediumhigh heat. When some foam arises, scoop it out and discard it.   Add the potatoes and turmeric to the peas, stirring once or twice. Lower the heat to 28

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medium-low and cover the pan. Stew the mélange, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender, but still firm-looking and the potatoes are cooked, 20 to 25 minutes. While the peas and potatoes cook, preheat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan feels hot (a palm held close to the bottom usually feels the heat within 2 to 4 minutes), sprinkle in the chiles, coriander and cumin.

1 Tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp peeled and julienned ginger 3 scallions, both green and white parts, cut into thin disks 4¼ cups chicken or vegetable broth ¼ cup sake 1 Tbsp instant wakame sea vegetable, soaked in cold water for 2 minutes and drained 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted in a skillet Tamari to taste Ground white pepper to taste In a medium pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat until it’s hot, but not smoking. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the white part of the scallions, reserving the green part, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Toast the spices, shaking the pan very frequently, until the chiles blacken and smell smoky-hot and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell strongly aromatic (nutty with citrus undertones), 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the chicken broth and sake, then bring the mixture to a boil. Add the wakame and the sesame seeds. Season the soup with a few drops of tamari and ground white pepper, and add the green part of the scallions.

Transfer this spice blend to a blender jar and plunk in the tomato. Purée, scraping the insides of the jar as needed, to make a smooth, reddish brown paste with a smoky aroma. Once the peas are cooked, scrape the spicy, well-seasoned tomato paste into the pan. Stir in the cilantro and salt.   Set the heat to medium-high and vigorously boil the dal, uncovered, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mingle and the sauce to slightly thicken, 12 to 15 minutes. For a thicker sauce, mash some of the peas and potatoes with the back of a spoon. Serve warm.

After a few strong stirs, serve piping hot in individual bowls.

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Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts and Pomegranate Vinaigrette This salad combines fresh summer fruits from the U.S. and Lebanon. Pomegranate molasses is a bottled condiment available at Middle Eastern markets and specialized grocers. Yields: 8 servings 1 qt sweet cherries, pitted and halved ⅓ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped 2 tsp pomegranate molasses Juice of ½ lemon 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Pinch kosher salt

Pasta with Caponata Try adding a sliced avocado or a can of tuna fish packed in olive oil. Yields: 4 servings Caponata: 2 Tbsp olive oil ¾ lb eggplant, peeled and diced (about 2 cups) 1 celery rib (about ½ cup) 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped (about ½ cup) 2 Tbsp capers packed in vinegar 2 Tbsp wine vinegar 2 tsp natural sugar, optional 1 Tbsp pine nuts Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Pasta: ¾ lb farfalle or penne pasta 1 can tuna packed in olive oil, drained (optional) 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan 2 Tbsp julienned fresh basil leaves For the caponata, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the eggplant and cook over medium-high heat, for 15 minutes, until lightly browned, mixing often.

Remove the eggplant with a slotted spoon and add the onions and celery to the skillet. Lower the heat and sauté, stirring occasionally. When the celery is tender, in about 10 minutes, add the tomatoes. Cover and continue to cook, mixing the vegetables together, for 10 minutes more. Add the eggplant. Drain the capers and soak them in cold water for 15 minutes. Rinse and blot on a paper towel. In a small pan, heat the vinegar and natural sugar together. As soon as the mixture boils, add desired amount of capers and pine nuts, then salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 1 minute, and then add to the eggplant mixture. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

In a decorative small salad bowl, combine the cherries, walnuts and parsley. In a small prep bowl, whisk the pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, olive oil and salt until it emulsifies. Dress the salad with the vinaigrette and serve immediately, or later, at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Maureen Abood (MaureenAbood.com).

Transfer to a large serving bowl. The dish is best at room temperature, but can be cold. For the pasta, bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente, drain and pour over the caponata. Add the tuna if desired. Toss gently and garnish with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Recipe courtesy of Eugenia Bone (Kitchen Ecosystem.com). March 2018

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pices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

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“There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic supports heart health,” says Rosalee de la Forêt, a clinical herbalist and author of Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies that Heal. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition tracked the blood pressure of 79 patients with uncontrolled hypertension and found that the mean systolic blood pressure of those consuming two 240-milligram capsules of aged garlic extract a day for 12 weeks significantly decreased compared to those taking one capsule or a placebo.

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“Garlic may also reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu when taken at the onset of symptoms and each day afterwards,” says de la Forêt, citing a study published in Clinical Nutrition. “I mince a clove and mix it with honey to make it easier to swallow.”

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Dr. Lipi Roy, a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine and blogger at SpicesForLifemd. com, considers turmeric the golden spice of life. “In addition to its role in Indian and Asian cuisine, turmeric is used in traditional Indian medicine to treat common ailments like stomach upset, ulcers, flatulence, arthritis, sprains, wounds and skin and eye infections,” she says. A study published in Oncogene concluded that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) was a more potent anti-inflam-


Herbs are not spices although the term spice is sometimes used to encompass them all. An herb is the leaf of a plant when used in cooking. Spices can be buds, bark, roots, berries, seeds or any other part of a plant, and are often dried. ~McCormick Science Institute

matory agent than aspirin or ibuprofen. Try adding a little turmeric and ground black pepper to soups, salads and sauces.

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Used in India for 4,000 years, black pepper may be the most popular spice of our era. “Black pepper can increase the amount of nutrients your body absorbs from other food and spices,” says de la Forêt. A study published in Plant Medica concluded that subjects consuming a small amount (20 milligrams) of an extract of black pepper showed an increase of retained curcumin in their bodies. For maximum benefits, grind whole peppercorns directly onto food at mealtime.

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia and Cinnamomum verum)

“One of cinnamon’s super powers is that it may help regulate blood glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes,” Roy says. In a study published in Diabetic Medicine, subjects taking two grams of cinnamon daily for 12 weeks exhibited much better blood sugar control. Roy suggests sprinkling it on oatmeal, apples, pumpkin pie and brownies. Roast chicken flavored with cinnamon and other spices is another treat.

concluded that gastric emptying and relief was more rapid after subjects with frequent or severe stomach upsets ingested 1.2 grams of ginger. Ginger is also linked to increased circulation and reduced inflammation. A study published in Phytotherapy Research noted that this spice also worked in alleviating migraines equal to the pharmaceutical sumatriptan (Imitrex). According to a study in the journal Arthritis, it’s an effective tool in the battle against rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger adds a zing of healthy flavor to hot teas and stir-fried veggies such as broccoli, green beans, carrots or mushrooms.

Paprika (Capsicum annuum)

A common spice added to Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian cuisine, paprika is rich in natural carotenoids (the orangey pigment in many plants with antioxidant power) and capsaicin, both of which may decrease mortality from

chronic illnesses. Another benefit of this capsaicincontaining spice is its ability to control appetite. In research published in the journal Physiology and Behavior, participants that consumed red pepper spice had a slightly higher core temperature and energy expenditure after a meal than the control group. The study further suggested that those that consumed capsaicin-containing spices like paprika ate fewer calories per day and had less interest in food. “Paprika is a great salt alternative, too,” says Roy. “Too often, people think they are craving salt, but they aren’t. They are craving flavor, and paprika gives a nice kick to chili, salad, grilled cheese and so many other foods.” Amber Lanier Nagle is a freelance writer in Northwest Georgia (AmberNagle.com).

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

“Ginger is a rhizome people have traditionally used medicinally to help with digestive issues, including upset stomachs and nausea,” says Karen Kennedy, of Concord, Ohio, a horticulturist and educator at the Herb Society of America. In a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers March 2018

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hen Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. Today, the internationally renowned PBS-TV chef and cookbook author carries these sensibilities forward at his home and studio in Madison, Connecticut. “In Europe, and certainly in France, healthy food is much more expensive,” he says. “In America, a chef may have the person that washes dishes also prepare salads. With lettuce, he’ll cut off the whole top, cut out the heart and throw out the rest.” U.S. restaurant kitchens mirror home kitchens, where the average family throws away a quarter of the food they buy, wasting an average of $2,200 a year. These scraps mean wasted food and money at home, plus misspent resources to grow and transport the food. According to a report by the National Resource Defense Council, “Getting food to our tables eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of the fresh water consumed in the United States.”

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To save money and also live better, here are just some of many easy ways to use up every bit of fresh produce we buy.

Asparagus Ends

Self-described “frugal foodie” Diana Johnson, of Auburn, Washington, never lets asparagus ends go to waste. With the help of a blender, she turns them into a creamy asparagus soup—minus the cream—that her family loves (Tinyurl.com/AsparagusSoupTips).

Broccoli, Swiss Chard and Spinach Stems

Thrifty cooks know the magic of quick pickles. Recycle the brine from pickles and pack thinly cut stems of broccoli, Swiss chard and mature spinach into the jar until covered with the brine, then seal and refrigerate. In a few days, these quick pickles will be ready for snacking and sandwiches.

Carrot and Beet Tops

Very fine carrot tops can be used like parsley. With a food processor or high-speed blender, transform them into a favorite pesto or salsa verde recipe, suggests Registered


Dietitian and nutritionist Madeline Basler, of Long Island, New York. One of her go-to’s is her Earth Day Carrot Top Pesto (Tinyurl. com/CarrotTopPestoRecipe). Beet greens can be sautéed like spinach, in a little extra-virgin olive oil with garlic, as a veggie side.

Fruit Snippets Stray grapes, a half-finished peach, overripe bananas, wrinkly berries and the core of a pineapple can all go in the freezer, and then into a smoothie.

Leftover Wine Freeze what’s left in the bottle in ice cube trays, suggests Anisha Jhaveri, a film writer and wine lover in New York City. It can add flavor to soups and stews, sauces and desserts like wine-poached pears.

Lemon Peels The limonene in lemon peels is a natural cleaner and degreaser, says blogger Jill Nystul, of Salt Lake City, Utah. She makes her own Citrus Vinegar All-Purpose Cleanser by simply packing lemon peels in

a jar and topping with vinegar. See how at Tinyurl.com/HomemadeCitrusCleaners.

Vegetable Peels and Trimmings Instead of throwing out onion skins, carrot peels, celery leaves and tough leek stems, collect them in a freezer bag over time and store in the freezer. When enough has accumulated to fill a pot, make homemade vegetable stock, suggests Sonnet Lauberth, a certified holistic health coach, blogger and cookbook author in Seattle (InSonnetsKitchen.com/ how-to-make-perfect-vegetable-stock-for). At home, Pépin makes “fridge soup” once a week. “Whatever is left in the fridge—carrots, lettuce, a piece of leftover meat or whatever else I made the other day—goes into the soup,” says Pépin. “We finish it with some vermicelli or polenta or good bread.” A delicious meal, shared with family and friends, makes frugality festive. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com).

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Shop smart. Plan meals for the week with a detailed shopping list, suggests Madeline Basler, a certified dietitian nutritionist in Long Island, New York. Save, transform and eat leftovers. “Eat down the fridge,” counsels Kim O’Donnell, a chef and cookbook author in Portland, Oregon. Turn leftovers into frittata, sandwich fillings, pasta sauces and soups. In this way, we’re not eating quite the same meal again.

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Sprouts for Pets

Crunchy Nutrition Animals Will Love espite their small size, sprouts pack a nutritional wallop with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants and protein. Dogs, birds, horses and even cats enjoy the crunch, as well as the health benefits.

Cats

Notorious for being picky eaters, cats might balk at sprouts being added to their regular diet. Rather than upsetting the status quo, grow sprouts like alfalfa or barley on a handy windowsill for grazing. “My cats prefer self-serve,” observes veterinarian Carol Osborne, owner of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic, in Ohio. “Now they leave my house plants alone.” Both cats and dogs may show improved gastric intestinal health as a result.

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quarter cup daily per 20 pounds of the pet’s weight is the rule of thumb,” says Osborne. She counsels against serving Fido onion, garlic, corn or mushroom sprouts. Peas, sunflowers, radishes, alfalfa and clover are suggested; they are all tasty and easy to grow.

Birds “We encourage people to make their own sprouts. It’s easy to get quality seeds for legumes or grains from Whole Foods, BobsRedMill.com or Nuts.com,” says Ann Brooks, president of the all-volunteer Phoenix Landing Foundation, in Asheville, North Carolina. They provide educational activities and facilitate adoption of birds, from parakeets to macaws. Sprouts from the store can be risky, because of bacteria, she cautions. “If not growing your own, the only one I recommend is the organic

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crunchy mix from SunnyCreekFarm.com. Be sure to get the freshest date possible.” “One of my favorite sprouts is mung beans, because they appear in two days or less. Birds like the crunch,” says Brooks. “Sprouts are safe to leave in the cage all day because they are live foods.”

Horses When adding sprouts to a horse’s regular diet, it’s important to balance the intake. “A lot of barns feed forage three times a day. I know of a couple that feed one meal of sprouts and the other two of hay,” says Clair Thunes, Ph.D., a consulting equine nutritionist with Summit Equine Nutrition in Sacramento, California. “Several companies sell systems for large-scale growing.” The sprouts grow with matted roots in what is called a biscuit, weighing about 18 pounds. Difficult to mix with other feed, the biscuits are fed separately, roots and all.

Instead of sprouting one kind of seed per jar, consider creating a mix. “Because of sporadic drought conditions, the idea of growing your own fodder became more popular, thinking it might make forage supply more dependable and possibly cheaper after initial startup costs,” Thunes explains. “Owners have a sense of control over what the horse eats, there’s less reliance on a supplier and the seeds are less expensive than hay. Due to moisture and nutritional differences, you can’t swap sprouts and hay pound for pound. It’s best to consult a veterinarian or nutritionist.” Sprouts contain a lot of moisture and have an inverted calcium phosphorus ratio that has to be accounted for she says. Horses enjoy barley, sunflower and flax sprouts for variety. The high moisture content may help reduce the risk of intestinal impaction and resulting colic.

Good for All “Sprouts are a healthy form of nutrition and a hip way for both pets and people to enjoy greens,” says Osborne. “They’re a great go-to powerhouse of nutrition, often more nutritious than the adult plant.” Connect with freelance writer Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.

Sprouting Tips 4 Always use organic seeds. SproutHouse.com and Rareseeds.com are additional sources. 4 Seeds sprout in water or soil. Avoid direct sunlight. 4 Practice good hygiene to avoid bacteria. Rinse seeds several times a day to prevent mold. Once the sprouts show a bit of green, dry them to remove excess moisture before refrigerating. 4 Refrigerate for up to a week for peak freshness, but no longer. 4 Use a mix of seeds or one kind at a time. Discard any seeds that don’t sprout with the rest. 4 Sunflower seeds produce a particularly high volume of sprouts.

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Do you have a “Leaky Mouth”? by Dr. Yani

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e are in an era of health where it is eminent and recognized as dogma that a healthy gut (microbiome), low stress levels and proper nutrition ensure a healthy body and prevent not only leaky gut syndrome but also adrenal fatigue. Environmental toxins causing free radicals, cheap fast food diets with poor nutritional value and high daily stress levels can threaten our homeostasis (stable equilibrium within our body). This is where the entire gut system starts to break down and the degeneration starts to be seen in the oral cavity which comprises the starting point of the digestive microbiome system. The oral-systemic connection determines how your oral health impacts the health of the rest of your body. Your mouth is the mirror of your body. It’s imperative to be clear on this very simple concept in order to have a deeper understanding of why infected mouths lead to cardiovascular conditions, autoimmune problems, neurological and degenerative conditions, mutations leading to cancer and even hormonal and infertility issues. Dentistry has evolved a lot in the past 15 years, not only technologically but also conceptually. The biological dentistry field

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The gut microbiome determines so much of our health and wellbeing. These microbes in our intestines are connected and control mental health, weight, and even autoimmune conditions.

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now recognizes the holistic concept that toxic and infected gums and teeth are factually the cause of systemic health conditions. Now, we have a better understanding of the inhabitants of our mouth: the symbiotic and synergistic equilibrium of our microbes. Contrary to what we once learned in dental or medical school, the goal is to not kill all the germs in the oral environment. Some bacteria promote good health in the mouth and their impact is beneficial to the rest of the body—like the heart, for example. The gut microbiome determines so much of our health and well-being. These microbes in our intestines are connected and control mental health, weight and even autoimmune conditions. For instance, serotonin, the “happy feeling hormone”, is produced in our gut. The oral microbiome has long been dust under the rug (to avoid saying “ignored”), but in recent years through multiple studies, the mouth has become an absolutely essential part of a healthy gut. Despite this evidence, we sometimes find ourselves abusing this delicate oral ecosystem by exposing it to so many heavy metals: mercury silver fillings, acids, toxins, chemicals from artificial dentifrices, chemicals, and antibacterial mouthwashes, which in turn wipe out microbial diversity, affecting the microbiome in our gut and the health of the rest of our body. I love the statement from the Surgeon General, in 2000, that the mouth is the “mirror” of health and disease in the body. There is so much incredible information about prevention of “leaky gut” thus prevention of leaky mouth. In summarizing the key points, it’s important for you to know about gluten, dairy products, the benefits of probiotic foods, the impact of feeding your microbiome with prebiotics, and ingesting a more alkaline-driven diet to help with tissue detox, energy levels and cell regeneration. Of course, do not forget to make an appointment with your dentist to get amazing nutritional counseling and address toxic mercury fillings which put more burden on your immune system and worsen autoimmune conditions. Be diligent with your dental health to ensure that it is uncompromised by making sure you’re free of jawbone cavitation and gum disease which could contribute to body inflammation and cardiovascular problems. Dr. Yani has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. She had a personal experience with toxicity poisoning related to mercury fillings and knows firsthand the impact of this on the body. She would be happy to share her experience of the impact of mercury removal on her health. See ads page 11 and 48. 

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the other person is not willing to grow. People who are not willing to learn and grow eventually hit a “stalemate�. Every person comes to you for a reason and a season. The answers to the above questions will give you a better idea as to why you are having trouble letting go. This is the beginning of the process that will lead you down a road of clarity and understanding. More questions will follow as you peel back the layers and discover patterns within the relationship. This may be an opportunity to seek professional help for further awareness. Sincerely, Karen L. Kaye, MS, LMHC Karen L. Kaye has been in private practice for 35 years in Broward County. She receives clients in person and over the phone. You can reach her at 954-384-1217 and/or visit her new website, KarenKayeTherapist.com. See ad page 47.

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SUNDAY, April 22 3rd Annual Heal the Planet Day—free event. Vendors, Kids Park, Resources, Speakers, Plantbased Cooking Competition, MOOP-free event. Esplanade Park, Fort Lauderdale. 954.565.2950.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. ~Khalil Gibran

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ongoing events NOTE: All calendar events must be received via email by the 10th of the month and adhere to our guidelines. Email SQWood@gmail.com for guidelines and to submit entries. No phone calls or faxes, please. Or visit naBroward.com/calendar to submit online. Catholic Mass — 10:30am, (+ Sat 5pm) The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare, Staffed by Franciscan friars. 2300 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Rd.), Wilton Manors, FL 33311, 954.731.8173.

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. Meditation Classes – 10-11:30am with modern Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Norbu - $10/class, members free. Free kids class in other room. Kadampa Meditation Center Fort Lauderdale, 4342 E Tradewinds Ave, Lauderdale-by- the-Sea, FL 33308, 954.372.7481.

ECK Light and Sound Service — 11am–12pm, 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), Fort Lauderdale, 33312, Johanna Carter, 954.693.5681. 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. 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.

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Live Blood Analysis — 12noon–5pm. Come see what one drop of your blood shows about the true state of your internal health. Finest preventative tool on the planet! Call for an appointment and directions ~ Deerfield Bch. Jeanette Walkley, 310.999.3433. 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 — 1:30–6:00pm, third Sunday of each month $10, come and share the excitement. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 33334, Robert, 954.696.6389. Helping Parents Heal Support Group — 2–4pm, 4th Sunday monthly, $Love, only for immediate family members who have lost a child. Sunshine Cathedral, 1480 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315, Room 2, 954.865.1329.

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Injury Repair Ankle sprains, bruises, painful elbows and shoulders all need help during repair. Bruise, Strain & Tear Repair clears the bruising and keeps the healing process going for as long as you apply it. Get a complete repair naturally.

Sinus Infection Sinus Relief offers a nasal spray that is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in a convenient spray bottle. Super Neti Juice offers the same antimicrobial power with soothing, subtle peppermint. Powerful tools to combat germs.

Rash Relief This powerful herbal lotion is designed to relieve the pain and itch of eczema, while correcting the cause and repairing the skin. A healthy and natural approach to correcting skin rash without dangerous drugs.


Speakers Forum — 3–4:30pm. $Love. Presenting uplifting topics, honoring all spiritual traditions. The Theosophical Society in Deerfield, 831 SE 9th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Palm Plaza, US 1 & SE 10th St., 954.242.8527. Sound of Soul, Community HU Chant — 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, Suite #211K Lighthouse Point FL 33064, Martha, 954.609.4570. Self-Mastery Tai-Chi — 7–8:30pm (and Thursdays) $15. Healing in motion, improved focus, flow states and self defense! Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy, Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach, Carlos Londoño, 954.445.7125. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:45pm. $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. 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) Gathering In Presence — 8:30–9:30pm. Free. Holding space for a in-depth and powerful discussion of spiritual topics. Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy, Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach, Barbara Ventura, 954.684.6335.

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, Fl 33301, 954.525.5662. Rock Steady Boxing for those with Parkinson’s Disease — 2:30-3:30pm (& Thursday). Get rock steady ~ non-contact, high intensity boxing style fitness program. Alleviates symptoms and improves quality of life. Inside Body Couture, 4368 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Lesley Kleiner, 954.492.1214,

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,

‘What are you doing for others?’ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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. Holistic Chamber of Commerce Ft. Lauderdale East, representing Broward County — 6:30pm. Networking, Authentic Connections, Learning and Fun; Strong emphasis on Emotional Intelligence and how it affects your life. For details contact Esther 786.210.6057. Remember, what’s the best that can happen?

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.

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.

wednesday

Gentle Yoga — 7–8:30pm. $15. Suki Eleuterio takes you into a spiritual presence, through Chakra Spiritual, Bhakti Devotional, Ahimsa Kindness, Pranayama Breathing and Dhyana meditation! Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy., Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach. Suki Eleutrerio, 302.563.6282. 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. Heal Your Emotions, Shift Your Reality — four simple statements can change your life. 7–9pm, $15.00. 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. 2 hour channeled teaching. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 33334, Robert Ray, 954.696.6389.

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. Oneness In Presence — 7–9pm. Free. Music meditation. We we are opening a space for a Creative Flow: musicians, painters, singers, dance and movement. Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy., Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach. Michael Gotta, 561.212.4330. Carole’s Circle — Guided Meditation, Reiki Healing & Channeled Message – 7:30pm. $15. Every Wednesday. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park, FL 33334. Reservations and directions: Call the Center or Carole Ramsay 954.655.5490.

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thursday

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.

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.

Spiritual Evolution Study Group — 7:30–9pm $10. Ongoing series based on spiritually inspired texts. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G 917.579.3750.

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.

Find Your Voice — 8:30–9:30pm. $20. Instruction and practice in the communication of spiritual life! Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy., Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach. Carlos Londoño, 954.445.7125.

A Course in Miracles Discussion Group — 6:30– 7:30pm. Free. Co-Facilitated by Rev. Margarita and Rev. 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.

friday

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. ]

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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.

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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. Reiki Circles for Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Well-being — 7–8:15pm (and on Saturdays 11am) $10. Bridges of Wellness, 1881 NE 26th Street, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Rev. Scott Friedman 954.854.7937 for info. 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 — 7:30–8:45pm. $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), 9am “Talkin’ Trash” with SusieQ (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). Limited volunteer free parking, Las Olas Intracoastal Lot (south of east ramp) Earn community hours.

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. Children’s Yoga Teacher Training — 10 Modules Jan 27 - June 10. Saturday afternoons or weekends. Autism/Special Needs, Classroom Yoga, Bilingual Music, Mindfulness, Early Childhood, Teens. Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach, 827 SE 9th St, Deerfield Beach FL 33441. Louise, 954.427.2353.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reiki Circles for Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Well-being — 11am–12:15pm. (& Thurs 7pm) $10. Bridges of Wellness, 1881 NE 26th Street, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Rev. Scott Friedman 954.854.7937 for info.

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.

Authentic Connection — 7–10pm. Fourth Saturday each month, $30. Explore deeper connection in your relationships through fun and games! Interpersonal meditation in a safe space! Integral Life Center, 880 N Federal Hwy., Beachway Plaza, Pompano Beach. Claudia Alarcon, 954.600.0271.

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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.

ANNUAL Events Heal the Planet Day

954-565-2950 info@healtheplanet.com HealThePlanet.com

Annual Earth Day celebration with day fun, family friendly activities. APRIL 22, 2018 Event Highlights — Vegan Chef Competition, play and learn in the 11:00am - 5:00pm Esplanade Park Kids and Grow-Your-Own “How To” Zones, live music, movement classes & more. Coming together to celebrate small acts with a huge impact!

Physical Health Complex

Sandra Herrington, OMD, RN, LMT, CT 2544 No. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale 954-566-0444 PhysicalHealthComplex.com 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 BetterBacks.com

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 AColonCareCenter.com

counseling/therapy KAREN KAYE, Holistic Psychotherapist, LMHC

1500 Weston Rd Weston, FL 33326 954-384-1217 https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/ 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.

CranioSacral Therapy Perfecting Touch

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.

Kathy Bates Physical Health Complex 2544 N Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305 954-647-9010 PerfectingTouch1@ymail.com

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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

Day Retreats THERMAE Stillness RETREAT

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

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 14.

dental health Advanced Dental Wellness Center Boris Lipovetskiy, DMD 104 SE 1st St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-525-5662 drb@adwCenter.com

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.

Think globally, act locally ~Paul McCartney March 2018

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community resource guide Brent J. Bracco, DDS – Comprehensive Dentistry

DETOX

2467 E. Commercial Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-771-5300 DrBrentBracco.com

Future now Detox

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.

786-942-0502 866-419-3899 FutureNowDetox.com AskMeAboutNAD.com

Pioneering South Florida with revolutionary NAD treatment therapy. Detox on the molecular level. Remove cravings and stress; let your body heal itself without narcotics. Luxury, inpatient accommodations and outpatient services offered 24/7.

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

phases of dentistry for

optimum health , holistic , bio 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 9 and 25.

Your Market is Our Readers. Let Us Introduce You to Them!

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

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SusieQ Wood

954-630-1610 sqWood@gmail.com SusieQWood.com Art with feeling and purpose. SusieQ is available to talk to groups interested in using the arts to create and maintain litter-free zones. Available for collaborative painting/mixed media projects: weddings, corporate events, etc. Colorful, uplifting, thoughtprovoking designs and images. Oils, acrylics, and mixed media. 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 pages 4 and 44.

gardening The Garden Gate

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 11.

Contact us today to advertise in our next issue 954-630-1610

Fine art

Sears (N. side), Pompano Citi Centre corner/Copans Road and US1 954-783-1189 DonnasGardenGate.com 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!

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out? ~Will Rogers naBroward.com


HALOTHERAPY (SALT) THE SALT BOX

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

THE SALT SUITE

1425B SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954-520-7258 TheSaltSuite.com 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. See ad page 18.

HOLISTIC HEALTH Holistic Health & Wellness Solutions

Nancy E Livingston Divine Love Institute, 2832 Stirling Road #H, Hollywood, FL 33020 954-920-0050 Nancyl@DivineLoveInstitute.org DivineLoveInstitute.org As a Holistic Health & Wellness Consultant, I’ve developed a powerful, multi-faceted individualized program maximizing physical and emotional health. Let’s work together for positive lifestyle changes.

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 StartWithYourFeet.com 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 HomeopathTreatment.com

Natural cure in homeopathy of

the most diseases and symptoms.

Organizer Life Organized by Bonnie, LLC 954-849-1023 Bonnie@OrganizeByBonnie.com OrganizeByBonnie.com

Got Clutter! Get Bonnie! Clear your clutter, simplify your life. Specializing in residential organizing and downsizing. Home care coordination. Assistance with life transitions. Complete confidentiality. Licensed/Insured.

Psychotherapy A Healing Space

Kris Drumm, LCSW, ACHT 954-549-0263 AHealingSpaceWiltonManors.com 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.

No side effects.

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

Reconnective Healing MARY DISANO

Hyperbaric therapy hyperbaricsrx llc

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

HYPNOSIS Personal Mastery Hypnosis

Pi`ilani (Pamela Bouroncle) 954-643-0177 PiilaniHypnosis.wordpress.com

Master Hypnotist ~ she helps you change your programming. Pi`ilani gives you the tools to take control of your negative self talk and negative habits. See ad page 41.

at the Center for Inner Wisdom 4849 N. Dixie Hwy., Oakland Park, FL 401-263-8828 Divinely@DivinelyTouched.com DivinelyTouched.com After being certified in Reflexology and Reiki, Mary was led to Reconnective Healing that uses h i g h e r e n e rg y f r e q u e n c ie s promoting healing of body, mind and spirit. Her patients report miraculous healings in O n e session!

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

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.

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community resource guide Thermography

spiritual centers

Margie’s Wellness Center

Bridges of Wellness 1881 NE 26th St #244 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33305 954-530-6006 BridgesOfWellness.com

5400 S University Drive, #110 Davie, FL 33328 954-665-0424 MargiesWellnessCenter.com

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.

“Your Wellness Starts Here.” All natural services to reduce inflammation, reduce pain and swelling, speed recovery from surgical procedures, and improve overall well-being with electro lymphatic drainage massage. Reduce stress with innovative bodywork. Medical thermography for breast and/or whole body screening without radiation or breast compression.

SPIRITUAL CONSULTANT Carole A. Ramsay, Ba. Div., RMT

954-655-5490 Carole424@att.net GoddessTOUCH.net

Wellness Center Natural Health Power Works

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

Dr. Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi, DNM, Ph.D 6974 Griffin Rd., Weston FL 33314 305-720-9099 NaturalHealthPowerWorks.com

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.

tai chi @ Kimlings Martial Arts Academy, 3550 N Andrews Ave, Oakland Park FL 32209 954-394-4342 Meetup.com/taichi-91

407 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-785-6333 NamasteYogaSalon.com

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 19.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach

Louise Goldberg 827 SE 9th St., Deerfield Beach 33441 954-427-2353 Info@YogaCenterdb.com YogaCenterdb.com A heart-centered studio with a highly experienced faculty. Operating since 1968, this authentic yoga center is widely recognized for its exceptional yoga teacher training programs.

WELLNESS NUTRITION

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.

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Yello! Creative Arts and Events Center

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

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.

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