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sk yourself, ‘How am I creating my reality?’” That is the question bestselling author, physician and mind-body healing pioneer Deepak Chopra posed to a young man struggling with how much of life is random chance. It is a question he will explore when he returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, in Fort Lauderdale, at 7:30 p.m., on March 24. “You create your reality through intention and opportunity,” he says, noting that five factors greatly influence our perceptions about ourselves: beliefs, expectations, assumptions, perceptions and moods. A world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, Chopra is a recipient of the 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. His tremendous impact on our culture led him to be called the “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” by Time Magazine which also named him one of the 100 heroes and icons of the 20th century. Cost: $60–75; $130 JetBlue Flight Deck Club Level tickets; limited number of $150 VIP tickets which include a 45-minute meet and greet with Chopra before the lecture. To purchase, call 954-4620222 or visit BrowardCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com or Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Location: 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. See ad pages 7 and 13.
o you have a business where your employees stand on their feet the majority of the time? Examples of this include medical professionals, retail workers, hospitality workers, restaurant workers, casino workers, teachers, police and firefighters. Dr. Richard J. Rimler, DPM (Doc Rick) is now offering corporate wellness training workshops for businesses both small and large. Being one of a handful of “holistic podiatrists” in the country, Doc Rick offers unique insights into how “Your Business Benefits When You Start With Your Feet”. His workshops offer practical ways businesses can improve employee health and morale via proper fitting, comfortable shoes and “customized orthotics”. Also included is his advice on exercise (high intensity interval training), organic nutrition, key vitamins/supplements and stress management techniques. The ultimate goal is one which leads to a healthy employee with a sturdy foot foundation, who has a lower chance of being overweight or having chronic health conditions. This approach attempts to cut down on absenteeism as well as improving customer service and job performance. Discounted customized orthotics are available as part of the workshop so employees can work and live with vitality. For more information, please call 954-526-5800 or visit StartWithYourFeet.com. See ad page 50.
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perating as a wellness establishment for over nine years in Fort Lauderdale, The Weight and Wellness Center is a family-run business with owner Nelcia Salmon at the helm. A practicing registered pharmacist in both Jamaica and the U.S. for more than 30 years, Salmon has the strong belief that while there is a great need for prescribed medications, we cannot ignore the value of traditional herbal, holistic, alternative and complementary medicines. The legalization of medical marijuana has brought worldwide attention to the vast range of medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the primary components of the cannabis plant. Hemp derived CBD offers hundreds of medicinal benefits and does not require a prescription or MMJ card. The CBD Shop, located inside The Wellness Center, offers many forms of hemp CBD extract, including oral tinctures, oils, capsules, vapes, topical creams, pet formulations, CBD edibles, and more. For those seeking symptomatic relief for pain, insomnia, anxiety, autoimmune illnesses, nerve conditions, seizures, and much more, a visit to The CBD Shop may prove highly beneficial. Location: 6244 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. For more information online, visit CBDBroward.com. See ad page 47.
n 2018, global nonprofit Ocean Conservancy ranked plastic bags as #5 and Styrofoam take-out containers as #10 of the most litter collected in their International Coastal Cleanup. Plastic straws were ranked #7. Concern regarding global plastics pollution has taken the world by storm, inspiring environmental advocates to go zero-waste or plastic-free. In 2018, the City of Hallandale Beach passed the first Plastic Straw Ban in Broward County; Fort Lauderdale joined in. What kept these cities from banning items more frequently found, like plastic bags? A state law which keeps cities from banning plastic bags and Styrofoam, specifically. Fortunately, that law is now being challenged in court. During the current Florida legislative session, Senate Bill 88 will be considered, and would give power back to the cities to mandate bans, restrictions or taxes on plastic items contributing to the global plastics pollution crisis. Hallandale Beach will host its 10th annual Green Fest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on April 27, at Hallandale City Hall. This all-ages event will provide education and tools for attendees to reduce their environmental impact. Cost: Free. Location: 400 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach. Interested in being a vendor or volunteer? Contact Alyssa Jones Wood, 954-457-1617. March 2019
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mmerse yourself in a transformative experience that will enhance your quality of life and strengthen your bond with your local community, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 23, at the MindBody Expo, at Old School Square, in Delray Beach. Learn, grow, connect and celebrate some of the best treasures South Florida has to offer. Not your regular healthconscious festival, MindBody Expo is featuring specially themed zones designed to focus on Healing Arts, Movement, Nurture Your Body, Green Living, and Kids Learning Activities. Designed for the entire family to enjoy, engage in the zones of your choice to learn more about sustainability, health and wellness. Also featured is a Speaker’s Tent powered by SoFla Vegans and showcasing alternative healing, plant-based nutrition, herbalism, Ayurveda, fermenting, sprouting, biodiverse farming, gardening, martial arts, yoga and plenty of learning activities for children. Location: 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Vendors, volunteers and sponsors, for more information and how to get involved, email Info@MindBodyExpo.org. See Mark Your Calendar ad, page 44.
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Celebrate the Earth with Heal the Planet Day on April 14
oin in the 4th Annual Heal the Planet Day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on April 14, at beautiful Snyder Park, in Fort Lauderdale. This Earth Day celebration brings together the South Florida community for a day of fun, family-friendly activities and conscious community. Come together to raise the vibration as we engage in community, learning to increase environmental sustainability through the many learning zones, including the Heal the Planet Program and Education Demonstration Center. Reasonable ticket prices offer an amazing array of enriching activities. Taste delicious delights in the Vegan Cooking Competition (arrive early to secure your spot as judge). Learn sustainable farming techniques in How-to-Grow Your Own Zone. Get your groove on in the Mindful Movement Zone and play all day in the Kids Zones, including bounce houses and face painting. Join SusieQ Wood for transformational art projects. Shop local artisans in Vendor Village and get up-to-date on wellness in the Herbal Medicine Zone. Explore the many ways you can engage in small acts that have huge impact on the planet. Cost: Visit Eventbrite for ticket prices. Location: 3299 SW 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For more information on participating, visit HealThePlanet.com. See ad page 4.
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o better serve Palm Beach clientele, Carole Aileo Ha’la Ramsay, Goddess T.O.U.C.H. Spiritual Services, is proud to announce she is expanding her services to Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 North Federal Highway, Suite 211K, Lighthouse Point. A multidimensional consciousness expert, Ramsay will offer the same personalized, high frequency services she continues to offer at Jade Wellness, 2717 Oakland Park Boulevard, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale. “We’re so excited to be teaming up again with Carole Ramsay, international energy expert,” states owner of Lisa’s Healing Center, Lisa Smith, LMT. “Lisa’s Healing Center is a perfect fit for Carole and Goddess T.O.U.C.H. spiritual consultations, from Life Readings, Pet Psychic services and multidimensional energy work to Raindrop essential oil treatments, Past Lives, and more.” Ramsay continues to offer her impactful Sacred Circles every Tuesday at Jade Wellness, in Fort Lauderdale, and is committed to offering the highest form of clarity and focus for higher consciousness living. Look forward to your next magical session at Carole’s Deerfield Beach, Lisa’s Healing Center, or Jade Wellness. For more information, call 954-655-5490 or visit GoddessTouch.net. See ad page 51.
Meditating or listening to classical music altered biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease in adults experiencing memory loss, according to a recent West Virginia University study. The 60 participants had subjective cognitive decline, including forgetting familiar names and losing objects, a condition that may be a preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s. For 12 minutes a day, they either listened to instrumental classical music or did a kirtan kriya meditation involving chanting, visualization and finger poses. After three months, all subjects had increases in a key beta amyloid peptide protective from Alzheimer’s, as well as better memory, mood, sleep and quality of life, while the meditation group experienced significantly better improvements. Activity in two chromosomal markers of cellular aging—telomere length and telomerase activity—increased for both groups, especially among those that practiced more frequently or started with lower cognitive scores. The improved biomarkers were maintained or even strengthened three months after the study ended.
Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a soothing herb from the mint family, can significantly improve the condition of patients with chronic stable angina, reports a recent study in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Researchers at Iran’s Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences tested 80 patients with the condition, which involves chest pain linked to a lack of blood flow to the heart. The patients were given three one-gram doses a day of lemon balm powder or a placebo. After two months, the patients given the lemon balm had significant reductions of “bad” low-density cholesterol (LDL), both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and increased workout capacity, a measure of heart function.
Vegetables and Orange Juice Protect Memory A Harvard study was conducted on the diets of nearly 28,000 male health professionals spanning two decades between their 50s and 70s and published by the American Academy of Neurology. It found those that drank orange juice and ate leafy greens, berries and dark orange and red vegetables suffered significantly less memory loss than others. Subjects reported every four years and were examined for both thinking and memory skills. Those that ate about six servings of vegetables a day were a third less likely to develop poor thinking skills than those consuming two servings; those that drank orange juice every day were half as likely to develop poor thinking skills as those drinking one serving per month. Men that ate larger amounts of fruits and vegetables 20 years earlier were less likely to develop similar problems, whether or not they kept eating larger amounts of fruits and vegetables later.
Herbs Make Worthy Prebiotics Ginger, black pepper and holy basil, mainstays in traditional medicines as anti-inflammatories, also contain significant prebiotic potential that could help gut health, report researchers from India’s National Institute of Nutrition, in Hyderabad. Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) showed significantly higher prebiotic activity, especially of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, when compared to the well-known prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS). Black pepper (Piper Nigrum) had prebiotic effects similar to FOS. March 2019
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Pine Bark Soothes Prostate Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH), a condition that affects half of men older than 60, is related to increased prostate gland size and a reduced flow of urine from the bladder. To test the effectiveness of the pine bark extract Pycnogenol on BPH, researchers from Italy’s D’Annuncio University divided 75 men with the condition into three groups: One was given 150 milligrams a day of Pycnogenol, another received standard non-drug management and the third was given conventional drug treatment. The researchers found that urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences significantly improved after 60 days of treatment among the pine bark extract group.
Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms During the six months of Denmark’s frigid winter, 107 study volunteers took either two grams of liquid rose hip (marketed as Hyben Vital) or a placebo daily. University of Copenhagen researchers found that the rose hip group experienced 18 percent fewer colds, as well as significantly fewer symptoms such as coughing, headache, muscle stiffness and fatigue when they did get a cold. 12
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Solar power is cheap and plentiful, but there has been no way to store it efficiently. Scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenberg, Sweden, are developing a liquid molecule composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that when exposed to sunlight, rearranges the bonds between its atoms into an energized new isomer. In this way, energy from the sun is captured between the isomer’s strong chemical bonds and stays there even when the molecule cools down to room temperature. When the energy is needed, the fluid is drawn through a catalyst that returns the molecule to its original form, releasing energy as heat. “The energy in this isomer can now be stored for up to 18 years,” says Chalmers University nanomaterials scientist Kasper Moth-Poulsen. “And when we come to extract the energy and use it, we get a warmth increase, which is greater than we dared hope for.” The hope is that this warmth can be used for domestic heating systems, powering a building’s water heater, dishwasher, clothes dryer and more. The scientists claim the fluid can now hold 250 watt-hours of energy per kilogram, double the energy capacity of Tesla’s Powerwall batteries. Moth-Poulsen believes the technology could be available for commercial use within 10 years.
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Bionic Leaf Tops Plants in Photosynthesis Bionic Leaf 2.0, a new, artificial photosynthesis system developed by a team headed by Harvard University scientists, takes in carbon dioxide, water and sunshine to create a sugary fuel. Solar energy splits up a water molecule, and bacteria turn hydrogen and carbon dioxide into liquid fuel, mainly isopropanol, which could be used someday to power a car. An improvement on their prior effort a year earlier, the new system has a catalyst made of cobalt and phosphorus, increasing the efficiency of the reaction to 10 percent. Normal photosynthesis in plants is just 1 percent efficient at converting solar energy to biomass. This technology has the potential to bring another type of solar energy to the planet, especially in the developing world.
Being exposed to high levels of artificial outdoor light at night contributes to insomnia and greater use of sleeping pills, reports a new study from South Korea’s Seoul National University College of Medicine. The researchers studied the records of 52,027 people without diagnosed sleep disorders—60 percent of them women—and correlated their sleeping pill use with their residential location relative to artificial outdoor light intensity. The brighter the outdoor lighting, the more likely were sleep issues and the greater and more frequent use of sleeping pills. The study joins other research that has shown that artificial nighttime lighting—outdoors and indoors—disrupts circadian rhythms, potentially leading to such metabolic and chronic diseases and conditions as cancer, diabetes, obesity and depression.
Earth’s Extremities on the Edge The North Pole and South Pole each have unique, pristine environments, virtually untouched by civilization, but a pair of federal studies cast doubt upon their future status. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in a study based on satellite data, warned that ancient glaciers in West Antarctica, thought to be more stable than those to the east, are “waking up” and beginning to dump ice into the sea, which could
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A new project by Oskar Pernefeldt, a graduate student at Beckmans College of Design, in Stockholm, Sweden, has designed a new flag for the entire planet to be used worldwide in a move toward unity. Its minimalist design shows seven rings intertwined on a deep, sea-blue background, forming a flower in the middle. Simple and contemporary, the flag evokes the Earth’s natural beauty. “The blue field represents water, which is essential for life,” writes Pernefeldt. “The flower’s outer rings form a circle which could be seen as a symbol of Earth as a planet, and the blue surface could represent the universe.” The flag has yet to be adopted by any official government agencies.
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Artificial Wood Resists Fire and Water A new, lightweight synthetic wood has been created that is as strong as wood, but without its traditional vulnerability to fire and water, as reported by ShuHong Yu, a materials chemist at the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei, and the author of a study published in Science Advances. It’s made of polymer resin and chitosan, a sugar polymer derived from the shells of shrimp and crabs. Adding human-made or natural fibers to the mix could also help. The new material does not require years to grow and repels water; samples soaked in water and a strong acid bath for 30 days scarcely weakened, while balsa wood lost two-thirds of its strength and 40 percent of its crush resistance. The new material is also difficult to ignite, and stopped burning when it was removed from the flame. Its porosity creates an air-trapping capacity that could make it suitable as an insulation for buildings, but eco-friendly alternatives to the polymer resins are needed to broaden interest in its utility.
“Meditation-Induced Near-Death Experiences: a 3-Year Longitudinal Study,” published in Mindfulness, concludes that some Buddhist meditation practitioners can willfully induce near-death experiences (NDE). These profound psychological events typically occur in people close to actual or perceived death. The ability to willfully induce such experiences could help scientists better understand the phenomenon, which has been difficult to research. “The practice of using meditation to gain a better understanding of death is longstanding, particularly in Buddhism, where ancient texts exist to help spiritual practitioners prepare for or gain insight into the process of dying,” says study author William Van Gordon, of the University of Derby, in England. “Unlike regular near-death experiences,  participants were consciously aware of experiencing the meditation-induced NDE and retained control over its content and duration. Also, compared to regular forms of meditation, the meditation-induced NDE led to a five-fold increase in mystical experiences and a four-fold increase in feelings of non-attachment,” explains Van Gordon.
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Oceanic Blasts Harm Ecosystems
Oil companies have received federal permission to use seismic airguns to find oil and gas deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor during offshore oil exploration from New England to Florida. Repeated every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time, the airguns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine mammals, sea turtles and other wildlife, harm commercial fisheries and disrupt coastal economies. The proposed testing could injure 138,000 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more, according to government estimates. Impacts include temporary and permanent hearing loss, disruption of mating and feeding, beach stranding and deaths. Whales and dolphins rely on their hearing to find food, communicate and reproduce. Airgun blasts can kill fish eggs and larvae, and scare away fish from important habitats. Catch rates of cod and haddock declined by 40-to-80 percent for thousands of miles following seismic surveys. Nonprofit environmental watchdog Oceana is working to halt the use of the devices and stop the expansion of dangerous offshore drilling that follows the seismic testing.
Youth Climate Strike Coming to U.S. Demanding immediate action, students are taking part in climate strikes around the world, and on March 15, young activists in the U.S. will add their voices to the escalating #FridaysForFuture movement. It was bolstered in January by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, calling for the first global climate strike while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Action in this country is being supported by such environmental groups as 350.org, Extinction Rebellion and the Sunrise Movement. Recent climate strikes have taken place throughout Europe, Australia and elsewhere. A rally in Brussels on January 31 drew approximately 35,000 people. Teen climate activist Jamie Margolin, the founder of This is Zero Hour, says that youth across the U.S. will “show our legislators that we need a ‘Green New Deal.’” For more information or to participate, contact ClimateStrikeUSA@gmail.com or find on Twitter #ActOnClimate or #ClimateStrike.
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Spring is the season of renewal, and on the home front, that means cleaning, organizing and reducing clutter. While we apply natural, eco-friendly cleaning agents, the act of moving items around offers the opportunity to rearrange or eliminate some of them, providing a fresh look and a sense of comfort, order and control. To clear clutter, Christa O’Leary (ChristaOleary.com), founder and CEO of Home in Harmony Lifestyle, based in Boston, and author of Home in Harmony: Designing an Inspired Life, suggests that decluttering is best accomplished in small chunks every day to allay feeling overwhelmed, with the help of someone “who knows you have made the commitment and will hold you accountable.” She says stacks of paper and folders “zap your energy and mojo” and take away from productivity and efficiency, along with testing the patience of family members.
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O’Leary’s website offers tips that provide simple solutions for tackling such areas as magazine stacks and cluttered closets. She relates that a mom recently emailed her to say that her 7-year-old daughter did it as well, and “made a cute, adorable space.” MotherEarthLiving.com suggests first compiling a todo list and enlisting someone to help with the physical and psychological aspects of the task at hand: letting go of items that can be donated to charitable organizations and thrift shops, where they can benefit someone else; and being creative in storing seasonal clothing, extra towels or decorations in old military-style trunks, stacks of vintage suitcases or under beds. Along with making the bedroom more visually appealing, removing items and materials can also create a tranquil setting for a more restful night’s sleep. RealSimple.com suggests getting rid of old pillows that may be filling up with dust, germs and bacteria; spare bedsheets that we never use; knickknacks that clutter the bedside table and all traces of food and beverages.
by Dr. Yolanda Cintron
re you not feeling as healthy as you want, and you and/or your physicians cannot connect the dots of how to get you there? I urge you to watch a groundbreaking documentary on Netflix titled, Root Cause. Reputable and successful doctors speak out about root canals and shed light to the world about “root causes” of diseases. I personally know Dr. Thomas Levy who made this documentary encompassing 30 years and including many reputable, nationally renowned physicians. It’s no coincidence that in over 95 percent of the patients cited, the root cause of their maladies was connected to their mouth. If you have an illness and have ever had an infection in your mouth, in your gums, tooth decay, heavy metals and/or root canals, you need a dental revision to evaluate and reassess what things need to be done for you. Any illness is going to be multifaceted, with the components being physical, emotional and spiritual. Physically, your body can only take so much abuse and pollution. If you have heavy metals and toxicity in your mouth (which is close to your brain), then your immune system is going to be preoccupied with addressing this attack and it weakens. Once you remove the things that are triggering this, your immune system and your biofilm will be restored and perform as designed, helping your body defend itself. The first thing to do is restore your mouth. Second is your gut flora and good bacteria. This will take time, especially if you have been exposed
to chemicals and bacteria for many years. Be patient during the process of restoring and rebuilding to health. As a biological dentist for 21 years, I personally have witnessed that the root cause of a lot of ailments we see on a daily basis is related to oral health. A 35-year-old female patient came in with a chief complaint and a long medical history. She previously had a root canal on the front tooth and ever since had a horrendous staph infection, severe endometriosis, sinus and irritable bowel syndrome. The root canal tooth looked fine on the X-ray and the radiograph looked normal, however, after removing the tooth we found it was severely infected according to the biopsy report. Additionally, she had an abscess in the tooth that went into her sinus. She was able to take a copy of the DNA biopsy report to her doctors; meanwhile, we cleansed the area with ozone and other modalities to kill the bacteria. According to the meridian chart that connects the teeth to the organs, the patient’s front tooth was connected to the sinus and she had been suffering with sinus infection for 10 years. The same tooth is also connected to the urinary tract and ovaries and she had issues
with these very s a m e or g a n s for a decade, as well. Although it was a slow recover y, the patient is now able to think clearer with her symptoms and infections gone. She was able to celebrate with her family, have a normal meal and begin living a healthy life. Unfortunately, we aren’t taught about this “connection” in dental school yet; doctors must study on their own about medical practices that have been known in other parts of the world for thousands of years. This knowledge of meridians is coming to America with resistance but science shows it is true. Our practice is all scientific-based with laboratory testing and microbiology. The more we share this new/ancient technology, the healthier our patients are becoming. God made the body to heal itself, so we must remove the things that are opposing this before it’s too late. Thanks to documentaries like Root Cause, the knowledge is reaching the masses. If you have a root canal or other toxicity in your mouth, we are here to help. Call 954-938-4599 to book an appointment or visit GoNaturalDentistry.com.
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POWER OF WONDER AND LEGACY by Randy Kambic
hilippe Cousteau Jr., the 39-yearold grandson of legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, is continuing a rich family legacy of sharing the wonders of the natural world with a global audience. A diver, conservationist and environmental activist, the younger Cousteau has also become an inspirational speaker, writer, social entrepreneur and producer of myriad television and film projects. Now in his fifth season of hosting the Emmy-nominated series Xploration Awesome Planet, which airs on a number of outlets, Cousteau and his wife, Ashlan, also co-host the popular Travel Channel series Caribbean Pirate Treasure, a waterborne odyssey that explores pirate legends, shipwrecks and the lore of lost treasures. His previous work has examined the fragile future of sharks, tigers, rhinos and other species nearing collapse, and their critical places in the natural order. Like his grandfather and father before him—Philippe Sr. died in a plane crash six months
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before his son was born—Cousteau has embraced the mission of inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet, launching EarthEcho International in 2005 and authoring several children’s books.
How did your grandfather inspire you?
He was a captain in the French Navy during World War II when he and an engineer invented scuba diving. It revolutionized humanity in many ways because until then, we were limited in our ability to explore the ocean. He then went on to help create underwater cameras and lights and the means to do storytelling about this wonderful world that he was exploring. It was the first time for millions of people around the world to get a glimpse of what lived in the ocean. Ted Turner called him the “father of the environmental movement” because over time, his stories led him to a deeper understanding of the changes that were happening in the oceans
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How did covering the 2010 BP oil disaster for news organizations and being among the first to dive into the historic spill shape your world view?
It was a transformative experience for me, and for the country. It was a much-needed reminder of the consequences of our addiction to oil. Seeing the spill firsthand was a horrific experience. While I was already engaged and committed to conservation, it really helped [me] to double down on the urgency that I feel on these issues, because I saw not only what it did to the environment, but what it did to the communities that rely on the environment—the fishermen, the tourism operators, other people. They were all shattered and devastated by that spill. It was a powerful reminder that when we talk about conservation, we are really talking about building a world where humans can thrive as much as nature.
What are your goals in reaching out to the next generation?
A focus on environmental education is something we’ve always been doing. EarthEcho International has become one of the
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and inspired him to embark on a journey not just of exploration, but of conservation. Growing up with that legacy, I was very much inspired by his work. My father was also a big part of the early Cousteau Society, and was a major driver in the early days of the conservation ethic.
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leading environmental education groups in the U.S. My grandfather always recognized that young people are key to building society’s ethos of environmental sustainability. We have to start with young people to grow constituencies of the older people to understand and be able to connect the dots and to care about it. Xploration Awesome Planet is targeted to the teen and tween audience, and we also have a lot of adults that watch it. It’s a great example of a program that’s all about inspiring people to not just be a passive observer of the world around them, but to be an active participant, to get engaged.
How can parents build upon the foundational message of environmental responsibility that your work instills in kids? They can treat their kids like the hearts and minds of these issues and recognize that they are more than vessels to be filled with information. We try to encourage them to be treated like they are agents of change, that they are creative, and give them the latitude, trust and empowerment to come up with their own ideas, to look at the world, be informed and inspired, so they can say, “Oh wow. This is an issue I really care about, and I am going to do something about it.” Randy Kambic, of Estero, Florida, is a freelance writer and editor. March 2019
and organic diets. “Many of the conditions that improved in the survey participants are similar to the health issues found in lab animals fed GMOs or the associated herbicide Roundup,” he wrote. More than 85 percent reported improvement from digestive disorders. It is possible that glyphosate, which is antibiotic in nature, may disrupt the delicate balance of the microbiome, a community of microbes that inhabit the gut.
Roundup and Gut Health
Healing From Genetically Altered Foods Another Reason to Go Organic by Marlaina Donato
As I dug deeper, I put research on their longwenty-five years the pieces together of term effect on human ago, the first genetically modified the relationship between health have ignited con(GM) crop came to market GMOs, gut health and troversy among scientists, in the form of a tomato consumers and even subsequent diseases. engineered for a longer governments. shelf life. Today, as much ~Michelle Perro, pediatrician, Much of the reas 80 percent of food in the author and executive director search has been conU.S. contains GMOs (as ducted in other counof GMO Science they are best known) and tries—more than 60 have most of the world’s genetically engineered banned GMOs—and most studies have crops are treated with glyphosate herbicides, focused on the health effects of the glyphoprimarily Monsanto’s Roundup. sate used on these crops, which the World Unlike hybrids produced by convenHealth Organization in 2015 declared a tional breeding, GMOs are created in a probable human carcinogen. “Glyphosate laboratory, often incorporating DNA from adversely affects the mitochondria, neuother species, such as bacteria and viruses. rotransmitter production and hormones,” Researching the potential health effects says Smith, whose recent documentary, “must be our number one priority, because Secret Ingredients, presents stories of people GMO technology is replacing nature,” says that overcame chronic illnesses by eliminatJeffrey Smith, executive director of the ing GMOs from their diets. Institute for Responsible Technology, in Smith recently conducted a survey Fairfield, Iowa. “The altered genomes are published in the International Journal of passed on to future generations.” Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine Although U.S. regulators generally in which 3,256 respondents reported imregard these foods to be safe, the ubiquity provement in a number of health problems of GMOs in the food chain and a lack of after they switched to largely non-GMO 20
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“Roundup can loosen the tight junctions between our cells,” explains Smith. “This can lead to leaky gut, which can contribute to inflammation and numerous diseases.” Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvardeducated physician and author of The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease, concurs. “I do believe that the microbiome is crucial for health, and by switching to organic, we eliminate the potential microbiome-damaging effects of glyphosate.” Palanisamy, based in San Francisco, emphasizes glyphosate’s known ability to cause DNA damage and potentially induce cell death. “It may be a contributing factor to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, infertility and gastrointestinal disorders,” he says. “It is impossible in the U.S. to just eliminate GMO foods from the diet, so eating organic is the only way to guarantee avoiding GMO foods. This automatically also reduces pesticides from the diet.”
Dr. Michelle Perro, a pediatrician, author and executive director of GMO Science, in San Rafael, California, became involved when she came across research by plant biologist Dr. Arpad Pusztai, one of the first scientists to raise concerns about the safety of genetically modified foods. “I was able to correlate his findings with the change in children’s health that I was beginning to notice in my own practice,” says Perro. “As I dug deeper, I put the pieces together of the relationship between GMOs, gut health and subsequent diseases.” Perro has seen improved health in her patients once a cleaner diet is introduced. “Parents have the ability to help
Helpful Resources n 2018 Journal of the American Medical Association study: Tinyurl.com/OrganicFoodAndCancer n What’s Making our Children Sick?: How Industrial Food Is Causing an Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It, by Dr. Michelle Perro and University of California San Francisco medical anthropologist Vincanne Adams; ChelseaGreen.com/product/whatsmaking-our-children-sick
reverse chronic disorders plaguing their children, including asthma, eczema, food allergies and neurocognitive disorders such as autism and ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder].” Palanisamy has also seen significant changes in his patients’ health when they heed his advice and avoid GMOs. “Often, they report improvement in digestion, mood, brain fog and energy levels.” The body is designed with the innate ability to heal, says Pero. “Chronic diseases can be reversed when organic nutrition is the foundation.” The Hartman Group’s Organic & Natural 2018 report reveals that 46 percent of American shoppers now seek GMOfree food. “The tipping point here in the United States has begun,” says Smith. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books on spirituality, health and wellness and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.
Healing Strategies Go-to Tips
n Eat a variety of detoxifying foods like cruciferous vegetables, ground flaxseeds, parsley, beet greens (the leafy tops of beetroot), cilantro and chia seeds.
Advice From the Experts
n Eat as much organic foods as possible and eliminate processed foods from a child’s diet.
n Eat organic when possible, especially oats, wheat and other grains, soy, corn, beans and lentils. n Look for the “Non-GMO Project Verified” seal on labels.
Dr. Akil Palanisamy:
n Sweat in a sauna or steam room 15 to 20 minutes once or twice a week to stimulate toxin release (infrared saunas are a good alternative for those that can’t tolerate the heat of traditional saunas). n Take 15-minute home baths with onequarter-cup of bentonite clay.
Dr. Michelle Perro (for children):
n Don’t drink tap water; use a quality water filter. n Strive to eliminate pesticides in the child’s environment, including at schools, playdates and homes of relatives.
n Strive to have a daily bowel movement.
n Seek a foundation of nutritional medicine and individualized treatment strategies employing nutraceuticals, herbs, homeopathy and manipulative medicine.
n Add fiber to diet such as psyllium husk or fruit pectin.
n Consider an elimination diet, beginning with dairy and gluten.
n Drink lots of purified filtered water every day.
Making Meals From Mainly Scraps by April Thompson
It’s fun to challenge ood scraps are no and its life,” says the coyourself to create longer relegated to author of Scraps, Wilt & something delicious out Weeds: Turning Wasted just making soup, of something no one stock and sauces that hide Food into Plenty. would think edible, like their true nature. Creative Tama Matsuoka my banana peel cake. Wong, forager and cochefs are reawakening to the possibilities of skins, author of Scraps, Wilt ~Lindsay-Jean Hard cores, rinds and other parts & Weeds, points to the we’ve needlessly been throwing away, with cultural relativism of cooking, noting that startling results. our ancestors or other cultures may think “Cooking with scraps is good for the that modern Americans are throwing away planet and good for the pocketbook. Forty the best parts of our food. “Some of the percent of food produced goes uneaten, best flavor and nutrients can be found in unnecessarily filling the landfill with hunvegetable, fruit and fish skins that often get dreds of billions of dollars of food,” says discarded,” says Matsuoka Wong. Lindsay-Jean Hard, a chef in Ann Arbor, Both Scraps, Wilt & Weeds and Michigan, and the author of Cooking With Cooking with Scraps are intended as Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and reference guides to provide inspiration to Stems into Delicious Meals. home chefs, rather than rigid cookbooks Yet the real driving force behind to be followed with precision. Matsuoka Hard’s unusual, scrap-based recipes is the Wong suggests trying to work with the joy of creativity and innovation. “It’s fun to ingredients at hand, using substitutions as challenge yourself to create something delineeded, instead of buying an ingredient cious out of something no one would think just to follow a recipe. edible, like my banana peel cake,” says Hard. Cooking from scraps requires a Mads Refslund, a Danish chef living shift in mindset about our food and a in New York City, seeks nature in food by new mindfulness about our habits in the cooking and serving it on the plate. “In na- kitchen, says Matsuoka Wong. “Before ture, there is no ugly, no trash, just cycles automatically throwing something away or of change. Using all the parts is a way of composting, pause and think, what might respecting the plant, the fish, the animal I do with this?” she says. 22
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Hard suggests choosing one new ingredient at a time to work with, old bread being an easy one to start with. “Stale bread can easily be transformed into breadcrumbs and croutons that can add nice texture to a lot of dishes,” says Hard. “Nail a couple things you can make out of anything, like fried rice or frittatas, which are both very accepting of most any ingredient you add,” says Matsuoka Wong. Hard agrees that simple, hearty dishes like layered casseroles or tasty tempura can be great ways to clean out the odds and ends in the crisper. Sometimes the toughest ingredients can yield the tastiest meal. Hard admits to having been stumped by what to do with the non-fleshy part of artichoke leaves, which can be tough and bitter, until she developed a recipe for artichoke leaf nachos. Edible weeds, leaves, stalks and stems of all kinds, including celery, asparagus ends and carrot tops, make for great pesto, which is itself a versatile ingredient—great for sandwiches, dips, pastas and more—and it freezes well, Hard says. Fish scales can be fried and eaten like potato chips; they are a crunchy bar snack in Japan, notes Matsuoka Wong. Fish carcasses or shrimp shells can also be boiled down into stock for risotto or seafood chowder, suggests Hard. Fruit cores can be boiled into sweet syrup for cocktails or non-alcoholic refreshments, or distilled down into vinegars. Fruit peels can be crisped up into a healthy snack or boiled into a tea. Hard likes to infuse tequila with beet peels for a dramatic look and a little extra flavor. Fruit or vegetable tops such as pineapples, strawberries, cucumbers and leftover herbs can be used to infuse water or vinegar. Water from canned beans, known as aquafaba, is a great stand-in for egg whites to make everything from homemade vegan mayo to fudgy brownies. “Cooking with scraps shouldn’t be intimidating or overwhelming or feel like a chore: They’re just ingredients,” says Hard. “The more you cook using these recipes, the more familiar the concepts will become, and you’ll realize how easy it is to adapt them to make them your own.” April Thompson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.
Cauliflower Core Cacio e Pepe Yields: 2 servings Cauliflower replaces pasta in this take on the classic cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) pasta. It’s an easy recipe that takes only 25 minutes when using a spiralizer—a vegetable spiral slicer that can turn both tougher and not-so-tough vegetable parts into beautiful, noodle-like strands (or other shapes). The addition of green and red pepper seeds adds a little spice. 4 lg cauliflower cores, lightly trimmed of the most fibrous outer parts 3 Tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup leftover seeds and white inner veins from any pepper, such as bell peppers,
jalapeños, serranoes, poblanos (Optional, and no need to be too exacting about the amount. This is waste: If you have it, use it.) 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper 1 cup crème fraiche or heavy cream ½ cup Parmesan rind broth or other vegetable broth ¾ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese ⅓ cup finely grated pecorino Romano cheese ½ tsp kosher salt Spiralize the cauliflower cores into a spaghetti shape using the thicker noodle blade of a spiralizer. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter to coat the pan. Add the
pepper bits and cracked pepper and sauté for two minutes, until the pepper is toasted and aromatic. Mix in the crème fraiche and broth and cook, stirring for about five minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened. Add the cauliflower “spaghetti”, stirring occasionally until just cooked, about two minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and immediately add the Parmesan and Romano. Toss until the cauliflower is coated and not clumping. Serve right away, adding more pepper, salt and cheese to taste. Excerpted from the book Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food Into Plenty by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. March 2019
Banana Peel Cake With Brown Sugar Frosting Peels from 2 very ripe bananas, stem and very bottom discarded (see note) ½ cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for buttering the pans 1½ cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs, separated ½ cup buttermilk 1⅔ cups cake flour, (gluten-free if needed), plus more flour for flouring the pans 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp fine-grain sea salt
For the frosting:
½ cup unsalted butter 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar ¼ cup milk, 2 percent or higher 1¾ to 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted Preheat oven to 350° F. Cut the banana peels into 1-inch pieces and place them in a small saucepan with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce
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For one, two-layer cake:
heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly, then drain the banana peels, reserving a cup of the cooking water. Butter and flour the sides of two 8-inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Butter and flour the pans again to coat the paper. Transfer the peels and the cup of cooking water to a tall, narrow container and purée
with an immersion blender or a mini food processor until completely smooth. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer or a wooden spoon until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing until incorporated, and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Mix in the banana peel mixture, then stir in the buttermilk until well combined. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together
the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients with the butter mixture and stir gently, just until combined. Put the egg whites in another bowl (make sure itâ€™s dry) and whisk until soft peaks form, either by hand or with the whisk attachment on an electric mixer. If using an electric mixer, start slowly and gradually increase speed to mediumhigh. Youâ€™re done when you pull out the whisk or beater and a soft peak is formed, but immediately collapses. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter and divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake pulls out with dry crumbs rather than wet batter, about 25 minutes. Let the cakes cool completely in the pans. When the cakes are cool, make the frosting. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the milk, raise the heat to mediumhigh and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Remove from the heat and let cool until lukewarm. Gradually whisk in one cup of the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add the remainder of it if the frosting is too loose. Use the frosting immediately as it will begin to thicken and stiffen as it sits. To remove the cake from the pans, invert one cake pan on a serving plate, lift off the pan and peel off the parchment. Repeat for the second cake pan. Put one layer of the cake on a serving platter and spread about one third of the frosting evenly over the top. Set the other layer on top, and spread the
remaining frosting over the top and sides. Note: Banana peels contain some of the same proteins found in latex and could cause an allergic reaction. Those same proteins might also make your immersion blender feel slightly gummy to the touch.
Rub the surface down with cooking oil before washing it.
Excerpted from Cooking With Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals by Lindsay-Jean Hard.
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Five Strategies for Better Health by Melinda Hemmelgarn
pringtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. n Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and spend more than $30 billion annually on weight-loss products. Despite this hefty investment, restrictive diets don’t work, says Sandra Aamodt, a neuroscientist based in northern California. Aamodt co-presented the Neurobiology of Dieting: Evidence for Improving Mental Health With a Self-Care Approach session at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) annual meeting last October in Washington, D.C. “Diets are not harmless,” Aamodt explains. “They create stress, persistent hunger, 26
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trigger eating disorders such as binge eating and even make people fatter over time.” It’s better to take a kinder approach, says Rebecca Scritchfield, a Washington, D.C.-based registered dietitian and Aamodt’s co-presenter. Scritchfield is the author of Body Kindness: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out – and Never Say Diet Again. She teaches her clients to value their self-worth regardless of body size, practice mindful eating and focus on overall self-care: Think enjoyable physical activity, adequate sleep and positive self-talk. Mindful eating includes paying attention to thoughts and feelings that trigger eating such as hunger, but also stress, boredom and loneliness, says California-based registered dietitian Andrea Lieberstein, who wrote Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating. She encourages clients to
n Learn how to cook and garden. The best dietary upgrade starts in our own kitchens, where the cook controls the ingredients. Home cooking with fresh, whole foods is at the heart of feeding ourselves well. Processed food manufacturers would like us to equate cooking with drudgery or think that cooking takes too much time, yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, in Seattle, established a culinary medicine program that includes both cooking and gardening classes. Sethi says, “Eating is sacred; it’s our connection to the earth.” She also believes there is wisdom in the way food has been
identify voids in their lives and fill them with healthy relationships and pleasurable activities, rather than food. The “health at any size” philosophy is accepted by a growing number of health and nutrition experts, including Annie Kay, a registered dietitian and registered yoga therapist at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She’s the author of Every Bite is Divine: The Balanced Approach to Enjoying Eating, Feeling Healthy and Happy, and Getting to a Weight That’s Natural for You. Kay injects compassion into her work, promoting stress reduction, conscious eating and finding peace for individuals to reach their natural weight.
traditionally cooked. Sethi recommends a Mediterranean eating pattern for its power to reduce depression and ward off chronic diseases. She also promotes the “herb and spice pharmacy” to reduce inflammation and treat and prevent disease. For example, she says, “Ginger and turmeric both act on the same biochemical pathways as anti-inflammatory medicines.” Cooking and eating together as a family has multiple benefits, too, improving children’s nutrition, self-esteem and school performance. Best of all, says Sethi, “Family meals allow us to connect with the people we love.” Put away phones, turn off screens and truly tune in to each other. Connecting to the earth through gardening also improves our health, according to both Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, a registered dietitian and associate director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Diana Dyer, a Michiganbased organic farmer, registered dietitian and author of A Dietitian’s Cancer Story: Information & Inspiration for Recovery & Healing. They promote gardening as a way to interact with nature, reduce stress and improve quality of life. With just a small patch of soil, home and community gardens provide a ready source of affordable, fresh and nutritious vegetables and herbs.
n Eat to protect our planet.
According to the American Public Health Association, climate change is a major threat to our population. Droughts, fires, storms and flooding create obvious challenges to growing crops, but new research also shows how increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere decreases the nutritional quality of food, leading to lower levels of protein and minerals. One solution is to change the way we farm and eat. For example, Jennifer Jay, Ph.D., a professor of environmental engineering in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California Los Angeles, calculated the carbon footprints and climate impacts of a variety of food choices. In general, she says, the fewer animal products in our diets, the
Seventy percent of our immune system is in the lining of the gut. ~Tanmeet Sethi, an integrative physician at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, in Seattle. lower the greenhouse gas impact. But meat and other animal products need not be totally off the table. Simply choose smaller portions and when possible, purchase local pasture-raised products produced without antibiotics and hormones. Organic food production introduces less fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and greenhouse gases into our environment. So, what’s best for the planet is best for us. Jay provides easy, plant-based and planet-friendly recipes at Meals4Planet.org.
n Support gut health.
Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates said, “Bad digestion is the root of all evil.” Fast forward through the centuries to today, and one of the hottest areas of research in health, medicine and nutrition revolves around the microbiome; more specifically, the community of microorganisms living in the gut. “Seventy percent of our immune system is in the lining of the gut,” explains Sethi, which is why she advises,“Feed the bacteria in your gut real food.” Similarly, Teresa
Martin, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator based in Bend, Oregon, emphasizes the value of unprocessed, highfiber, organic plant foods to nourish gut bacteria and maintain microbial balance. Speaking at the same recent meeting, Martin described multiple ways gut bacteria influence our physical and mental health, including nutrient absorption, body weight and blood sugar control, bone density, inflammation and mood. Microbes in the colon digest and ferment plant fibers into short-chain fatty acids, which help ensure a thick, healthy, intestinal mucus lining. Martin notes, “When we don’t eat enough plants, we can’t make enough short-chain fatty acids,” which are key to gut-brain crosstalk and control of appetite and mood. Martin recommends eating 35 to 50 grams of fiber per day from food, not supplements. She also warns against “microbial assassins” such as antibiotics, processed meats, high-fat diets, refined carbohydrates, added sugars and artificial sweeteners, plus the emulsifiers polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, which are commonly added to foods like ice cream and baked goods to improve texture and extend shelf life. All contribute to microbial imbalance, the loss of microbial diversity and leaky gut—the inability to keep offending food compounds like gluten and intact milk protein out of the bloodstream—leading to food intolerance, inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Registered dietitian Brenda Davis, of
Eat-Right Resources Dorothy Sears: beta.prx.org/stories/225407 Food Sleuth Radio interviews: exchange.prx.org/series/32432-food-sleuth-radio “The Great Nutrient Collapse:” Tinyurl.com/GreatNutrientCollapse The Kick Diabetes Cookbook: An Action Plan and Recipes for Defeating Diabetes, by Brenda Davis. BrendaDavisRD.com Mediterranean diet pyramid: Tinyurl.com/OldWaysMediterraneanDiet The Obesogen Effect: Why We Eat Less and Exercise More but Still Struggle to Lose Weight, by Bruce Blumberg Tanmeet Sethi: beta.prx.org/stories/243771 Whole Grain Hierarchy: Youtube.com/watch?v=nkFJZUIUeEA Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss, by Sandra Aamodt March 2019
British Columbia, also recommends wholefood, plant-based diets to reverse Type 2 diabetes. She developed a “whole-grain hierarchy” to identify the most gut-friendly, least-processed grains, including cracked oats, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, sprouted grain, wheat berries and kamut. Along with beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables, Davis says these foods nourish beneficial gut microbes and reduce inflammation.
n Try intermittent fasting and
smart meal timing.
Allowing the body at least 12 hours without food intake benefits gut microbial diversity, says Martin. Intermittent fasting, or eating patterns in which no or few calories are consumed between 12 to 16 hours, can protect against a variety of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, perhaps in part due to the effect on gut microbes. Dorothy Sears, associate professor of medicine and associate director of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego, studied the effect of intermittent fasting, or “time-restricted feeding”, on the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In a study of more than 2,300 breast cancer survivors, Sears discovered the women that fasted for at least 13 hours a day reduced breast cancer recurrence by 36 percent, regardless of other dietary factors. Putting this into practice, if the last meal of the day ends at 6 p.m., the first meal of the next day would not begin before 7 a.m. in addition to this “prolonged nightly fasting,” Sears says that when we eat affects the way our bodies handle calories. She recommends eating during the first half of the day, when the sun is up and our enzyme and hormone systems are best able to handle calories, control blood sugar and body weight. Spring forward with these five tips and enjoy better health. Melinda Hemmelgarn, the “food sleuth”, is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer and nationally syndicated radio host based in Columbia, MO. Reach her at FoodSleuth@gmail.com. Tune into Food Sleuth Radio through iTunes, Stitcher and KOPN.org.
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Quick Tips for Enjoying Good Food, Fast 1. Cook once, eat twice
(or more). Smart, busy cooks use this wise, old home economics strategy. A big pot of soup, stew or chili makes many servings of easy-to-heat leftovers. Store extra servings in glass, never plastic, for quick, heat-andserve meals. Add a side salad and fruit for dessert for a nourishing, fulfilling meal. 2. Master the omelet. Eggs, preferably free-range and organic, make fast, easy, affordable meals. Get creative with personalized omelet fillings. For example, in a tablespoon or more of olive oil, quickly sauté any combination of seasonal vegetables like potatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, kale or spinach. When tender, slide vegetables into a bowl. Add a few more drops of olive oil to the pan and pour in beaten eggs. When eggs are almost set, top them with sautéed vegetables and a sprinkle of cheese. Cover the pan, set heat to low and when cheese is melted, it’s time to eat. For an alternative filling, try beans, avocado, cheese, onions or peppers with a side of salsa.
Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express provides 404 seasonal dishes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. Betty Crocker, the renowned classic teacher, shows beginning cooks how to make standard dishes from scratch. For delicious vegetarian meals, check out Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. And to enrich children’s taste buds, invite them into the kitchen with The Kids’ Multicultural Cookbook: Food & Fun Around the World, by Deanna F. Cook.
Say goodbye to sodium-laden, BPA-lined cans of beans. With today’s safe and easy electric pressure cookers, a pot of unsoaked dry beans can be ready in less than an hour. Use cooked beans in a variety of quick, delicious dishes, including hummus, burritos, soups, chili and veggie burgers. For tips on vegetarian cooking and stress-free pressure cooking, visit TheVeggieQueen.com.
8. Stock up with grab-and-go snacks.
3. Use an electric pressure cooker.
4. Make friends with farmers.
Find local farmers’ markets for the most flavorful, fresh, seasonal produce. For those not sure what to do with kohlrabi or a strange-looking squash, farmers and fellow shoppers will gladly provide ideas. It’s like going to a community party with fellow foodies—much more fun than a trip to the grocery store.
5. Experiment with helpful
6. Invest in a microplane grater or handheld rasp. Add a punch of flavor and pizzazz with this versatile kitchen tool. Use it to add freshly grated garlic, ginger and turmeric; plus lemon, lime and orange zest.
7. Purge cupboards of packaged, processed foods. Read ingredient labels to
remove the big offenders: refined flours, sugar and substitutes, artificial colors and additives that harm gut microbes, including polysorbate 80 and carboxymethyl cellulose.
Fruits, vegetables, nuts, nut butters and plain yogurt (sweeten to taste with local honey, seasonal fruit and cinnamon) make satisfying, high-nutrient snacks.
9. Keep assorted organic herbal teas handy. Unsweetened herbal teas make
cozy companions during prolonged nighttime fasting. Staying well hydrated is key to mental performance and weight control, too. Thirst often masquerades as hunger, so drink water or tea first, then reassess appetite.
10. Put fun and pleasure back into eating. Host a potluck with friends to
share cooking and clean up, or have a picnic with kids of all ages. Put flowers or a candle on the table and play soothing music—it all enhances digestion and encourages mindful eating. Bon appétit!
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by Dr. Eliot Slater
ome 70 years have passed since Dr. Leo Kanner wrote his groundbreaking article on autism and a few facts have emerged. It is now known that some areas of the autistic brain are hypoperfused and there are areas where inflammation exists and the mitochondria are not functioning normally. Since it is also now known that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can overcome hypoperfusion, diminish inflammation and reverse mitochondrial dysfunction, it has gained traction as a way to treat autism. Because clinical studies are not standardized and the backgrounds of investigators may vary, the findings and conclusions of studies involving HBOT in the treatment of autism have not always been consistent. The results, however, of a randomized, multicenter, double blind study, by Dr. Daniel A. Rossignol1, a leading investigator in this field, were quite encouraging. In this study, 62 children, ages 2 to
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7 years, were randomly assigned to two groups. Half of the children were treated with HBOT. The other half went into an HBOT chamber but were not exposed to HBOT. Prior to and following treatment, all children were given an array of behavioral tests. Analysis of these tests showed that those treated with HBOT had significantly better results in overall functioning, social interaction, eye contact and awareness than those who were not treated. In his conclusion, Rossignol wrote:
â€œGiven the positive findings of this study and others, and in view of the shortage of proven treatments for individuals with autism, the use of HBOT appears to be a promising treatment for children with autism.â€? Dr. Eliot Slater, retired board certified anesthesiologist, was professionally trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and, while on staff, held clinical appointments from Mass General and Harvard Medical School. He subsequently became chief of anesthesia at Union Hospital, in Lynn, Massachusetts, and went on to hold the same position at Salem Hospital, in Salem. Dr. Slater now focuses on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and is medical director at Sun Hyperbarics, a state-of-the art facility located at 2866 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For a consultation, call 954834-1280. See ad page 9. Dr. D.A. Rossignol et al, 2009 Mar 13. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-9-21 - Hyperbaric treatment for children with autism: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial. 1
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uccessful professional athletes, musicians and business men and women that have achieved their goals can often point to repetition as a key to their prosperity and success. Undergoing both physical and mental training on a daily basis are keys for them to perform at their highest levels. Keeping their goals at the forefront of their thoughts, talking about the outcomes that they want to achieve and mentally seeing themselves achieving their goals are essential components of a repetitive practice that reaps great rewards. Everyone can implement a similar success practice. Revisit goals daily to enable subconscious and spiritual intuition to illuminate possibilities in taking steps
easily moves through life.” By spending time each day describing completed goals with gratitude, your beliefs will change and your subconscious can work with you to make those statements true.
Speak your goal statements aloud with emotion.
The practice of uttering your goal statements out loud anchors the meaning more fully internally. This practice helps to convince your subconscious that achieving your goals is possible. Ideas and thoughts that are in alignment with them will then become more noticeable.
Imagine yourself achieving your desired outcomes. necessary to create the life that we love. This repetitive practice will shift our beliefs so that goals will be achieved sooner. Motivational speaker and author Earl Nightingale writes, “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” To realize goals sooner, set aside 20 minutes and follow three simple steps each morning:
Write down your goals and be specific in describing the desired outcome.
For example, instead of saying, “I want to lose 10 pounds,” say, “I’m so grateful that I am physically fit in a pain-free body that
With eyes closed, create a clear picture of your realized goals in your mind each day. As you begin to feel yourself completing goals, spiritual intuition that emerges as gut instincts, strong thoughts and ideas, and messages that are external to you will become obvious. Take action as led by your intuition to manifest your dreams. Repeat these steps every day to create new beliefs and achieve all that you desire sooner. Now is the time to enjoy increased prosperity and success in all of your endeavors. May McCarthy is the author of The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance and The Gratitude Formula: A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life that You Love. Visit her at MayMcCarthy.com.
10 Steps to Mindful Healing after Divorce by Sheva Ganz
he end of a bad marriage can feel like a much needed relief but can also be painful, stressful and overwhelming. While many assume that divorce is a process of closure, if you are not prepared to let go and move on, you can be stuck in your unhealthy relationship long after it has ended. If you are divorced, something wasn’t the way you intended or wanted it to be, but without taking the right steps to uncovering what went wrong, you will likely end up making the same mistakes all over again. This process is not about shame or guilt so ditch the self-criticism and embrace curiosity. Here are 10 steps you can take to transform the turbulence of change into an opportunity for growth and healing:
1. Recognize that you don’t know.
Life is a constant cycle of things coming together and falling apart. Healing within this process comes from allowing space for all this to happen, which means making room for grief, relief, misery or joy without trying to understand it. When we think that something is going to bring us either happiness or pain, we actually have no way of really knowing. Understanding that we don’t know is an important step in this process. When there’s a big life disappointment, it can feel like the tragic end of a story, but it might just be the beginning of a great adventure.
2. Nothing more than feelings.
Humans have a broad range of emotions for a reason, so allow yourself to feel them. Following a divorce, it is important to recognize what you are feeling and natural to feel sad, angry, frustrated and hurt. It is equally important, though, not to attach a story or judgment to that feeling or react
and lash out from that place. Simply feel.
3. Challenge your thoughts.
The thoughts we have play a powerful role in our lives, triggering our emotions, forming our beliefs and directing our actions. When life doesn’t go the way we want or expect, negative thoughts can take over, which only lead to more suffering. Notice your thoughts and question: How true is that? Then look for evidence that disproves that thought.
4. Give up the victim card.
It seems counterintuitive, but playing the victim is a method of self-protection, trapping us in pain in order to excuse us from accountability and taking action. Being the victim means someone or something else has control over you. Make an empowered choice and take responsibility for your life and your life choices.
5. Know your fears.
We all have fears, usually triggered by events in our childhood, and they are often at the root of our relationship issues. We may fear abandonment, rejection or loneliness, and then make subconscious and destructive choices that ensure our fears won’t play out. Review your relationship, looking for trigger points and see if you can identify the fears that may be responsible. Knowing your fears can help you successfully navigate future relationships.
6. Learn your love language. In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman introduces the
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7. Date yourself.
It is tempting to rush right out of an ending relationship and into the arms of a new one. Don’t. Take some time for yourself, rediscovering what you find fun and exciting. Look for interesting things happening in your community and take yourself out. Truly learning to enjoy being alone by focusing on yourself will help you build positive and healthy relationships in the future that aren’t based on dependency.
8. Change it up.
Challenge yourself to do things that are new, different and out of your comfort
zone. The power of doing, as opposed to thinking, can rewire unhelpful habits and patterns, and new behavioral experiences lead to new thoughts. A divorce is a clear sign that something didn’t go right, so break out of old patterns by doing something different and differently.
Surround yourself with people who love you and treat you well. Now is a great time to take stock of your social circle to ensure that not only do you have people in your life who support you, but also encourage your growth. Be on the lookout for people who are happy, positive and proactive.
One of the best ways to connect to your feelings is to tap into the power of creative expression. Find a medium that speaks to you—art, music, dance, writing—and allow yourself to get absorbed by the process. You’ll be amazed by what comes out. Using painful experiences as a platform for
art is a great way to experience memories instead of trying to bury them—all playing a large part in the healing process. Remember, the failure of your marriage doesn’t mean anything other than what you want it to mean. Rather than looking back on it with pain and regret, try and find the small parts of it that you are grateful for, looking for ways it helped you become the person you are or the person you’d like to be. Sheva Ganz is a mental health counselor and expressive arts therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She has specialized training in education, play therapy, creative movement and the therapeutic use of yoga, meditation and trauma recovery. Her current practice, A (re)Creative Life, focuses on using creative tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of divorce for adults and children. For more information, call 954-449-5335, email ARecreativeLife@gmail.com and/or visit ARecreativeLife.com. March 2019
by Gloria Moreira
y now you have probably heard of the health benefits of fasting. Fasting has existed since the beginning of time, either because of famine or for healing and spiritual purposes. We live in a time where food is abundant. At least in our society, the diseases we see are those of excess rather than not enough food. Fasting has tremendous healing and restorative benefits that have been neglected and forgotten. Fasting is something we must intentionally plan in order to get these restorative and healing benefits. This is a healing lifestyle which can be planned around periods of intentional fasting where we go without food for some time.
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There are different ways to fast. First, letâ€™s look at intermittent fasting, also called time-restricted feeding. This is a practice of eating food only within a certain window of time daily. A popular and also good way to start fasting is to only eat within a period of eight hours a day and fast for 16. So, for example, this would mean eating all your meals between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. You consume only water and noncaloric beverages outside of these times. Extended fasting, on the other hand, is anything over 48 hours with no food at allâ€”just water and non-caloric beverages. It is common for people to do up to seven-day fasts for health reasons and healing.
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There are some fasts that involve bone broth, a liquid nutrition fast or a fasting mimicking diet (FMD). When you consume less than one-quarter of the calories your body needs each day, it is considered a fast. For most people, this means consuming 300 to 500 calories a day. You will get most of the benefits of fasting by doing this. An FMD has been shown by research to provide all the benefits of fasting while eating between 600 to 800 calories daily. There are tremendous health breakthroughs as documented in 20 years of research for this type of fasting. This fasting is somewhat easier to do as it does allow food. Ten health benefits of fasting backed by science: 1. Promotes blood sugar control by reducing insulin resistance 2. Promotes better health by fighting inflammation 3. May enhance heart health by improving blood pressure 4. May boost brain function and prevent neurodegenerative disorders 5. Aids weight loss by limiting calorie intake and boosting metabolism 6. Increases growth hormone secretion which is vital for growth, metabolism, weight loss and muscle strength 7. Could delay aging and extend longevity 8. May aid in cancer prevention and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy 9. Takes stress off the digestive system 10. Improves energy levels The reason fasting is so beneficial to healing has to do with how
your metabolism transforms during the process. Your cells switch from burning glucose (a dirty-burning fuel with lactic acid as a byproduct) to burning ketones. Ketones are an alternative fuel source for which we were perfectly designedâ€”they burn clean and are very efficient. Furthermore, cancer cells cannot use ketones as fuel; they can only use glucose, making fasting a very effective way to both prevent cancer and increase the effectiveness of any cancer treatment. Once you start burning ketones as fuel, you become "ketogenic". This ketogenic state is beneficial and has been scientifically shown to prevent and improve many neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. A great way to start learning the lifestyle is by doing an intermittent fast and then working your way up. It is advised that you do this under the care of a healthcare practitioner familiar with fasting for healing. Gloria Moreira, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., ABAAHP holds a master's degree in Metabolic Nutrition and Regenerative Medicine, from USF Morsani School of Medicine. She practices at Pembroke Holistic Center, 1806 N. Flamingo Rd., Ste. 105, Pembroke Pines. For more information, call 954-501-2208 and/or visit PembrokeHolistic.com. See ad page 21.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. ~Alexander Graham Bell March 2019
Skip the Dinner & Drinks Six Ways to Celebrate in a Healthier Way!
by Dr. Donna L. Goldstein
ave you noticed nearly every celebration in life, whether it’s a family birthday, graduation or career advancement on Facebook, shows people indulging in large amounts of food and drink? Let’s rethink how we can celebrate in fun ways that are better for us and healthier, too. Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on eating out and consuming things that don’t serve us well, here are a few examples of how to have a lovely celebration and feel great about it.
1. Learn or Make Something Creative
It’s always fun to learn something new. From learning a new recipe to painting something in a class with friends, you’ll get to spend time together and learn something along the way. Slice, dice, chop, cook and wok your way through all kinds
of recipes in a cooking class. My friends and I recently learned how to make easy, fantastic soups. On a Saturday night, instead of going out to a heavy meal and sitting through
a movie, enroll in a one-time painting or ceramics class. Take your entire office staff to a line dance or take a painting class and then hang the paintings around your office. Find a local YMCA, college, church or community center and find out what classes they have available for people in your community so your group can get healthy and have fun together. These are priceless
memories or skills that last a lifetime.
2. Outdoor Activity with Friends
Being out in nature or near water has a healing effect and is awesome for stress management. Find the closest place in nature you like visiting near your home. You could plan a full-blown camping adventure or enjoy the outdoors by taking a hike or canoeing or kayaking with your friends. If you don’t know how, take a class and learn. My husband and I took a midnight kayaking class with another couple and it was a beautiful and romantic experience. Finding a way to be out on the water or out with nature is wonderful for your mind, body and spirit.
3. Create a Unique Gathering with Your Friends
One of my favorite ways to celebrate is taking friends to yoga and belly dancing classes or hiring the instructor to come to my home. This kind of celebration is easy to put together and almost anyone can do it. Some yoga even includes interacting with animals such as dogs or goats. Just think, you can introduce someone to something new and be uplifted together. I love to make jewelry and do various types of arts and crafts. For one party, my friends and I made mobiles out of miscellaneous jewelry and “junk” from around our homes. You could have an evening with friends making something everyone can take home afterwards and they’ll always remember why and where they made it.
4. Give a Healthy Experience
Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a gift for certain people. Gift certificates are a terrific way to show someone you care. Most people over 30-years-old have plenty 36
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of “stuff ”. We’re all craving both new experiences and pampering. Find out what the person enjoys. Do they like facials or manicures? A massage is a wonderful gift that I like to give, especially because it is truly a stress reliever. A girl’s night out at a spa is always fun. Even last minute, a gift of an “experience” can be easy to arrange, thoughtful and rewarding to both giver and receiver. Giving an experience like a concert or tickets to a play will be far more memorable than a meal that’s over in an hour. What about a sunset sail, sporting event or fishing charter?
5. Celebrate with a Gift of a New Membership What better gift to give than a membership for something they really enjoy that lasts all year through. How about a monthly tea or coffee subscription? There are also monthly memberships to everything from makeup and clothes to candles and kitchen utensils. A magazine subscription on a subject your friend is interested in is something they will get every month and enjoy. It’s fun and they get something that is special throughout the year. You can also purchase a membership at a local YMCA or to a local spa, art museum or science museum. Just think, the gift recipient will be able to take advantage of your gift all year long.
6. Celebrate What You Have by Giving Service to Others
Give a gift that truly matters. There are so many charities in this
world helping people in need. I am a big fan of giving back— whether it’s for your own town or across the globe in a third world country. I had people come to my home and put together packages with children’s DVDs and books, etc. for a library at an orphanage in India (Facebook.com/St.Chandra.school). Another time, I gave a donation to a homeless shelter and they hosted a party where my friends and I learned to make fruit sculptures (one of their chefs was an expert food carver). You can take family or co-workers to a Habitat Build (Habitat.org) and help put a roof on a home or assist with landscaping for a deserving family. For as little as a $10 donation through Heifer International (Heifer.org/ gift-catalog/animals-nutrition/index.html) you can donate toward an animal for a family. My family always bought rabbits in honor of my stepmother, “Bunny”. These charities could use your help and you can encourage your friends to do the same. With the right spirit, you can plan just the right celebration. Save the calories, the money and the hangover and create something memorable. Dr. Donna Goldstein, a 25-year veteran psychologist and certified health coach, teaches a new way to eat and live that can help you break the cycle of “yo-yo” dieting for good. She has maintained her own 70 lb. weight loss for over 10 years and has helped her clients lose thousands of pounds with no drugs or surgery. For your free Lifestyle Plan, call or text 954-292-8477. To learn more, visit BodyWisdomByDrDonna.com. See ad page 51.
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Saving a Drop to Drink Our Role in the Coming Water Crisis by Jim Motavalli
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lthough climate change gets most of the attention, the international water crisis looms just as large. The World Economic Forum has ranked water scarcity as the top long-term environmental risk globally for the next decade; the United Nations reports that 1.2 billion people—a fifth of the world’s burgeoning population—live in regions of water scarcity; and as many as 700 million around the globe are already suffering from water deprivation. The U.S. is not in a water crisis— yet—but serious problems loom on the horizon in places like Southern California and the desert Southwest. Los Angeles and San Diego rely on mountain snow in the north to melt and replenish rivers and lakes. But record high temperatures and a shortfall of winter storms—problems aggravated by climate change—have greatly reduced available water supplies. In the Southwest, Colorado River reservoirs were at record lows last summer. As the region continues to use more water than can be replaced by rain and snow, places like Phoenix may experience severe rationing, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Arizona’s Lake Mead, which supplies water to 22 million people, could run dry by 2021, report researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California at San Diego.
Finding a Solution
“Fortunately, through conservation, more water-conscious consumption and smarter management of water, we can replenish and repair the water cycle. But we must make this a priority and pick up the pace,” says Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. Right now, we’re addressing a 21stcentury crisis with 20th-century tools. Leaky pipes, broken water mains and faulty meters are responsible for the loss of 2.1 trillion gallons of water annually in the U.S., according to the American Water Works Association. And our lifestyles are extremely water-intensive. For instance, it takes 3,120 gallons of water to produce one smartphone; watering a 1,000-square-foot lawn even once uses 620 gallons of water. Here are some simple steps everyone can take. Doing them won’t crimp our lifestyles, but it will help us hold on to our finite and threatened fresh water supply: 4 Eat less meat. The water required to produce one quarter-pound hamburger is equivalent to 30 showers, according to NationalGeographic.com. One serving of poultry uses 90 gallons. 4 Track down water leaks, which typically waste 10 gallons daily. Common leak sites are faucets, shower heads, swimming pools, garden hoses and pipe joints.
Fortunately, through conservation, more water-conscious consumption and smarter
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repair the water cycle. But we must make this a priority and pick up the pace. ~Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project 4 Replace old, leaky toilets with efficient models bearing the WaterSense label, or simply put a brick in the toilet tank to reduce consumption with each flush. To check a toilet for leaks, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and see if any of it transfers to the bowl without flushing. 4 Wash only full loads of laundry and use right-size load settings. Typically, the washing machine accounts for 15 to 40 percent of a household’s indoor water use. Consider a more water-efficient, front-loading washer. 4 Take shorter, five-minute showers with a low-flow showerhead (saving more than 10 gallons compared to the 10-minute version), turn off the water while brushing teeth and shave with a full basin rather than open taps. 4 Wash the car less often: The process uses as much as 150 gallons of water. Driving may not seem to have much to do with water use, but the Water Footprint Calculator (WaterCalculator.org) reports, “Water is used in great quantities during fuel extraction, refining and production.” So taking public transportation, combining errands or joining a car pool will reduce our water footprint. 4Reduce lawn watering to a one-hour soaking once a week, rather than daily. Water in the morning—before 10 a.m.—when it’s cooler, so grass roots can absorb moisture before it evaporates. If watering must be done in the evening, try between 4 and 6 p.m., which gives the grass blades time to dry before nightfall.
An eye-popping amount of water is needed to grow or manufacture what we eat, buy and use on a daily basis. Although it’s impossible to reduce our water use to zero, it’s helpful to know how much water is required, so that we’re less inclined to overbuy or waste. 1 cup of coffee 1 avocado 1 hamburger 1 pound of chicken meat 1 gallon of milk 1 pound of barley 1 pound of wheat 1 pound of rice 1 pound of soybeans 1 pound of almonds 1 orange 1 egg 1 pound of chocolate 1 slice of bread 20 pounds of dog food 1 pair of leather shoes 1 pair of cotton jeans 1 cotton T-shirt 1 smartphone 1 car 1 car tire Total:
55 gal. 60 gal. 660 gal. 468 gal. 879 gal. 200 gal. 132 gal. 450 gal. 216 gal. 1,900 gal. 13 gal. 52 gal. 3,170 gal. 10 gal. 4,000 gal. 3,626 gal. 2,108 gal. 659 gal. 3,190 gal. 13,737 to 518 gal. 21,926 gal.
Sources: Friends of the Earth, NationalGeographic.com, WaterFootprint.org
Jim Motavalli is the author of eight books, and contributes to The New York Times and Barron’s.
The American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy recommends gentler forms of exercise, and cautions against vigorous workouts such as Crossfit or long runs that can be counterproductive and exacerbate allergy flare-ups. Mansour recommends yoga, Pilates, walking or weight training— especially when congestion is a factor.
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Exercise vs. Allergies All the Right Moves by Marlaina Donato
easonal allergies Exercising regularly activities such as running, plague more than 26 walking, jumping rope, creates a cumulamillion Americans, treadmill routines, tentive effect in the body, nis and team sports like according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation helps speed up me- volleyball or basketball of America, with numbers tabolism and improves seems to offer anti-allergy on the rise in recent years. immunity, so you could benefits. Vitamin C can This is due in part to a also help. Researchers find dramatic increase in the from the Faculty of Sports even less allergies Science at Chulalongkorn amount of airborne pollen, a possible byproduct occurring over time. University, in Bangkok, of climate change. Thailand, found that 70 ~Stephanie Mansour, Environmental and lifestyle percent of participants fitness expert stress, inadequate nutrithat took a vitamin C tion and weakened immune systems are supplement and ran for half an hour exalso factors, leaving many feeling too miser- perienced decreased nasal congestion and able to engage in physical activities. sneezing. Yet, research shows that exercise can “Exercising regularly creates a cuhelp ease allergy symptoms and lessen se- mulative effect in the body, helps speed up verity. A survey of 2,000 allergy sufferers metabolism and improves immunity, so you sponsored by the UK National Pollen and could find even less allergies occurring over Aerobiology Research Unit showed those time,” says Stephanie Mansour, fitness expert that exercised the most had the mildest and former allergy sufferer from Chicago. symptoms. “I used to get allergy shots for a runny nose and headaches during certain times of the More Exercise, year, but personally transformed my allergies through expanding my lungs and chest and Less Discomfort Boosting heart rate through aerobic balancing out my nervous system.” 40
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Mansour, a certified yoga instructor, attests to the benefits of the practice. To ease the symptoms of allergies, she recommends yoga both for its physical effects and its breath benefits. “Yoga can also help bring equilibrium to the nervous system and help the body relax. When the body is in a healthy balance and relaxed, it’s more effective at warding off things like infection or allergies.” Registered nurse and yoga instructor Kristin Brien, of New York City, concurs. “A yoga practice trains and strengthens the vagal nerve, which activates the parasympathetic nervous system—rest and digest mode—and turns off the inflammatory response,” Brien says. “When we are under chronic stress, our nervous systems react as though our bodies are under constant threat, thus making some of us more susceptible to hypersensitive reactions to offending seasonal antigens like pollen and ragweed.” Yoga practitioners across the board recommend inverted poses such as the plow, shoulder stand and downward facing dog to relieve allergy-related congestion. While yoga can be beneficial, inverted poses should be avoided by anyone with high blood pressure, glaucoma or retinal issues due to increased pressure in the blood vessels of the head, and some experts emphasize that allergy sufferers and asthmatics should avoid hot yoga and other demanding forms during flare-ups. A gentle approach goes a long way. Ideally, Brien recommends asanas that anyone can do, including legs up the wall, supported bridge pose, supported reclined goddess pose and child’s pose.
No matter the type of exercise, warming up can play a key factor. According to the
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, stretching before activity and boosting heart rate helps to maximize exercise and its symptom-reducing effects.
Create a Healthy Space
Lessening the body’s burden by making small changes in living or workout space can also optimize the benefits of exercise. Brien, an allergy sufferer and asthmatic, recommends using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to reduce circulating allergens and also wiping down all surfaces, including yoga mats, floors, window sills and vents. During drier, colder times of the year, Mansour recommends using a humidifier to add moisture to the air and improve breathing. Exercise may not cure seasonal allergies, but it can lessen related symptoms, along with effecting a more balanced nervous system and better overall health. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmberMusic.com.
I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did. ~Fran Drescher
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Before and After: n Use a nasal saline spray beforehand. n Change clothes and shower after outdoor exercise; wash workout clothing exposed to pollens.
Consider Wearing: n Wraparound sunglasses to avoid allergens getting into eyes n A breathable mask to filter allergens during outdoor activity
Avoid Exercising: n In the morning when pollen and mold counts are highest n When it’s warm, dry or windy outside n On busy roads where exhaust fumes can irritate bronchial and nasal passages n When tired, sick or under significant stress; all three states prompt the immune system to react more severely to allergens
Caution: n Don’t exercise for at least two hours after an allergy shot to avoid significant side effects.
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When Allergies Put the Bite on Pets by Sandra Murphy
pringtime doesn’t just mean warmer weather, colorful flowers and greening grass. It also brings seasonal allergies. For pets, it can be a miserable time of year, because dogs and cats are lower to the ground and pick up allergens on their fur. Grass, weeds, pollen, lawn chemicals, fertilizers and fleas can trigger reactions such as itchy skin, raw paws, sneezing fits and general discomfort. Due to the warmer temperatures of the past decade, flea allergies in dogs have risen 12 percent, while cats have seen a whopping 67 percent increase. Environmental allergies are also up 30 percent for dogs and 11 percent for cats, according to the 2018 State of Pet Health Report from the Banfield Pet Hospital, in Vancouver, Washington. The most common environmental allergens include dust mites, mold, fabric, feathers and cleaning solutions.
A dog’s itching will often manifest between the toes, on the wrists, “armpits”, groin, legs, ears, eyes and back, just in front of the tail. In the quest for relief, dogs will lick, chew, pull out hair and scratch, often leaving bare 42
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spots or open wounds that may get infected. Cats will pull hair, scratch ears and develop a rash or bare spot on the stomach or inside the legs. In extreme cases, a veterinarian will give an injection to calm the itchiness before more damage is done. Owners can use that lull to investigate what is causing the allergy.
For fleas, there are more natural ways to end the cycle than using potentially toxic pet treatments. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is affordable, non-toxic and safe, made from fossils of marine life crushed into a superfine powder. Its deadly effect on insects stems from piercing their hard shells so they become dehydrated. It does not harm mammals. Be sure to buy food-grade DE, not the kind that’s designed for use in pools and gardens. Simply dust the dog to the skin with the powder and sprinkle it on bedding, rugs and carpets. Cats tend to have more favorite nap spots than dogs, so vacuum first to get rid of any flea eggs. Sprinkle the DE and leave it in place for a couple of weeks. Vacuum again. DE can be hard on regular vacuums, but a ShopVac is up to the task.
4 A change in cleaning products. Use unscented, all-natural cleansers. Put the dog or cat in another room when vacuuming so they don’t breathe dust. A new cat litter can trigger allergic reactions. Look for unscented, dust-free litter. 4 Plastic bowls. Switch to stainless steel bowls for food and water. 4 Seasonal flowers and grasses. Pet-friendly wipes will remove excess pollen when the dog comes in after outdoor time. A twice-weekly bath during the worst of the season and weekly as blooming subsides will wash away pollens. An oatmeal shampoo is soothing; don’t use tea tree oil-based shampoos, which may further irritate skin. Be sure to dry the fur. Wet bedding can cause mold, another allergen. 4 Dust mites. Replace worn beds and bedding on a regular basis. Look for natural fabrics and fillings; no down or feathers. Wash weekly. 4 Lack of proper filtration. The air conditioner will capture incoming pollen: Be sure to change the filter often.
4 Check the paw pads. If they’re irritated or red and raw, ask the vet for a salve to ease the pain while they heal. Be sure to wipe paws when coming into the house. 4 Take a look inside the ears. Allergies can lead to earaches, so watch for red, inflamed skin or black, tar-like goop. Either requires a vet visit and a prescription salve. 4 If dog walks are part of regular exercise, ask neighbors or local park employees if they’ve sprayed pesticides or treated grassy areas. 4 Add a small amount, based on weight, of Omega-3-rich fish oil to food to soothe and smooth the skin. Diligence in spotting symptoms can stop itching in its tracks when remedies are in place or at hand. Connect with Sandra Murphy at StLouisFreelanceWriter@mindspring.com.
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Who Can I Karen L. Kaye, MS, LMHC
Dear Karen Kaye, Each month I look forward to reading your column and understanding more about relationships, life, and why we do things. My question to you is, once things go wrong in a relationship and the trust is lost for any reason, is it possible to reestablish trust? Sincerely yours, Katherine
Dear Katherine, It is possible to re-establish trust in a relationship when both people are willing to take an honest look at themselves; own their part; and take an honest assessment of the relationship—when it worked and when it began to deteriorate. The lack of trust usually stems from the inability of individuals to commit to open, honest communication in the difficult times during a relationship. Instead of communicating with each other, couples complain about their mate to others or go silent, allowing the disease to grow. Individuals need to ask themselves how open and willing they are to discussing what isn’t working about themselves, their mate, and any negative aspects of the relationship. It is the responsibility of each partner to tell the truth in an honest, non-threatening way. Couples make the mistake of giving only their good news and not the bad news to their mates, beginning in the courtship, which doesn’t allow the relationship to grow. The bad isn’t going to go away, and the longer the wait… the worse the outcome will be.
Good communication depends on one criterion — risk—along with some tact. Partners need to trust their “gut” about the truth of themselves and their mate, and know how to deal with the strengths and weaknesses of the relationship. Given that all relationships require some form of negotiation and work, one needs to decide if they have the basics for a good foundation, like respect and similar values. In conclusion, all relationships have some form of risk attached to them. It is important to determine if giving someone another chance is an “educated risk” or just another mistake. So who can you trust? Hopefully yourself! Sincerely, Karen L. Kaye, LMHC Karen L. Kaye, licensed mental health counselor, has been in private practice for 37 years in Broward County. She receives clients in person and over the phone. You can reach her at 954-384-1217 and/or visit KarenKayeTherapist. com. See ad page 48.
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Saturday, March 2 13th Street Craft Beer and Wine Festival — 4–8pm, 13th Street from NE 5th Ave to NE 8th Ave, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33304. SusieQ and other local artists will have tables with artwork for sale. Participate with SusieQ’s collaborative TRASHformation project, decorating the small “Street Library Bird Box” ~ upcycle cleaned, metal street litter.
Friday, March 8 Healthy Living & Treatment of Vein Disease Workshop — plus: Friday March 15, 22 & 29. 5:30-6:30pm Free. Live a healthy life by changing your daily habits. Juan Zapata, MD, Olga Manguno & Gicella Balbi, Holistic Health Coaches. Seneca Healthcare & Wellness Center, 4603 N University Dr, Lauderhill. Info, Olga 954.600.8682.
Sunday, March 17 Paddle With A Purpose — 9–11am. Be a volunteer and help keep our shorelines and waterways clean! Bring your own kayak/canoe and join our team at the boat ramp at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 NW 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. We have a limited amount of paddle boards and kayaks. RSVP required and 15 year age minimum. For more information call Robert Figueroa at 917.652.1050.
Equinox to honor the Earth. Park Gate closes at 10pm. No Alcohol, Drugs or Pets! This is a “MOOP-free event”. MoonPath Circle, Inc 501(c)(3), Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304, Jeff, 954-547-6502.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Wellness with Wine Tasting! — 6:308:30pm. $9.99. Taste and learn the Art Of Blending lifestyle pieces for a perfect partnership to lasting wellness. Private classroom presentation,delicious blended wines, FREE gift, coupons, take-home wellness resources. Must register on Eventbrite. Total Wine and More, 15980 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines. Call for details: 239-357-8203.
upcoming events Saturday, April 27 Hallandale Beach is hosting its 10th Annual Green Fest — 10am-2pm. This all-ages event will provide education and tools for attendees to reduce their environmental impact. Hallandale City Hall, 400 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. If you’re interested in being a vendor or volunteer, contact Alyssa Jones-Wood, 954-457-1617.
Wednesday, March 20 Tequesta Drum Circle Spring Equinox — $10. 7-11:45pm. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with drumming, dancing, glow poi and giant bonfire. Named in honor of those who came before. We gather on the Solstice and
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sunday Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary — 9am–5pm. Classes for Interfaith Ministry Ordination. A Healing Space, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors 33305. Rev. Dr. Grace Telesco 917.579.3750. A Course In Miracles — 9:30am–11am. Last Sunday monthly. $5. Guided meditation & study led by Janet Weissman “Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.” Aloha, 5584 W Sample Rd, Margate 754.205.4949. 30 Minute Meditation — 10:15am –10:45am, $5. Tools for Happiness: 11am– 12:30pm, donation. Buddhist techniques for understanding one’s mind for a more peaceful life. Details on website. Thubten Kunga Ling Buddhist Center, 201 SE 15th Ter, Suite 206, Deerfield Beach, 954.421.6224. Catholic Mass (non-Roman Catholic) — 10:30am, (+ Sat 5pm) The Parish of Sts. Francis & Clare, staffed by Franciscan friars. 2300 NW 9th Ave (Powerline Rd), Wilton Manors, 33311, 954.731.8173. Enrich your Life! — 11am with Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes. Empowering, Universal Spiritual Principles, honoring the wisdom and divinity with you. Bridges Spiritual Centers, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, 33305, Call 954.530.6006. Eck Light and Sound Service — 11am– noon, free / guest speaker. Sing HU the ancient name for God. Group Discussions, Fellowship & Refreshments. Address: Rodeway Inn and Suites, 2400 W State Rd 84 (Marina Mile Blvd), Ft Lauderdale, 33312. Pier Mercer 954.309.1682 The Truth in Heart Group — the first Sunday of every month, (except for November, event on the 18th) 11:30am– 12:30pm. Free. Meditation to bring love back to your heart, lecture following. Location: Ben Fiorendino Park, 10211 Taft St., Pembroke Pines. Information: 954.303.8533.
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, 954.340.7087. Spiritual Oasis, a Psychic and Healing Event and Metaphysical Marketplace — 1:30–6pm, third Sunday of each month (except June) $10, come and share the excitement. Center for Inner Wisdom, 4849 N Dixie Hwy. Oakland Park, 33334, Jack, 754.214.1066. IANDS South Florida- International Association for Near Death Studies 1st Sunday Monthly — 4:30-6:30pm University Hospital Tamarac. MeetingPavillion’s Gym (behind Main Hospital) Discussions include; Spiritually Transformative Experiences. If you are interested in the studies, all are welcomed. Questions 305.798.8974. 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 Meditation Gathering — 7–9pm, first Sunday each month. Guided meditation, kirtan, spiritual reading, Sivananda tradition. 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. Chiropractic — Every 1st Monday, 6pm. Free, Attendees will receive a discount off their first visit. New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic, 820 S. State Road 7, Plantation, 33317. Phone: 954.389.8297.
Jam &All Interfaith Cafe — 7–9pm. 3rd Monday of every Month, free. These monthly round-table discussions over coffee, tea and light refreshments are open to people of all faiths and to those with no religious affiliation. They are designed for educational and sharing purposes. Temple Bat Yam, 5151 NE 14th Terrace, Ft Lauderdale, 33334, Kathy, 561.289.4621. Fort Lauderdale Abraham-Hicks Meetup — 7–9pm. $20. Application & living the teachings of Abraham - Hicks. Fort Lauderdale Center For Spiritual Living, 4849 N Dixie Highway Oakland Park, 33334, Bryan, 800.369.4107. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 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)
tuesday Raja Yoga Meditation — 10:15–11:30am (& 6:30–7:30pm) Free. Enjoy the peace & love within. Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, 33020. 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, Ft Lauderdale, 33301, 954.525.5662.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. March 2019
Revitalizing Tuesdays — Holistic Psychic Fair 3–7pm. Free entry, $1 minute sessions. A Day of self-care for body mind and spirit & Evening of Bliss in a Candlelight Sound Healing Meditation 7:30–8:45pm, $17. Yoga Source, 6601 NW 14th St, #11, Plantation, 33313, 786.419.1389
Third Thursday Around the World Vegan Cooking Series — Third Thursday each month - 6-8pm. Free vegan cooking class. Hosted by Food for Health Foundation. Yello! Creative Arts and Events Center 2495 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 33308 954.491.1591.
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. Pier 954.309.1682
A Course in Miracles Discussion Group — 6:30–7:30pm. Free. Co-Facilitated by Rev. Margarita and Rev. Dr. Nancy, graduate of Dr. Jon Mundy’s All Faiths Seminary International. Sunshine Cathedral, 2nd floor classroom, 1480 SW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 734.395.5857.
Talk Tuesday Food for Health Lecture Series — 6-8pm. Free. Second Tuesday each month. Hosted by Food for Health Foundation. Learn how plant-based foods can promote health. Yello Creative Arts and Events Center 2495 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 33308 954-491-1591
Spiritual Evolution Study Group — 7–8:30pm $10. Ongoing series based on spiritually inspired texts. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750.
Carole’s Sacred Circles! — 7:30– 8:30pm. $10. Find Inner Stillness with empowering guided meditation, receive Reiki & other energy work, & a channeled Message. Jade Wellness, 2717 E Oakland Park Blvd #201 Reserve 954.655.5490.
wednesday 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. Healing Touch / Reiki Circle Meditation — 7:30–9pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday/each month $10. Healing Essence Studio 3081 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. #103 (inside breezeway), Ft Lauderdale, 954.868.3505.
friday Fat Village / MASS Art Walk — 5–11pm, (2nd Fri./mo). Valet/paid Parking lot & free trolley service. 954.785.7475. Crystal Bowl Meditation — 6–7:15pm. $15. Learn how to meditate with Singing Bowls. Relax and experience a deep and profound inner peace with these sacred instruments’ vibrations. Namaste Yoga, 421 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 33062. 954.785.6333. Monthly Gallery Night, Meet the Artists, Show & Sale — 6–11pm, (second Friday ea. mo). A great gathering of varied talents. Host/Artist: Michael D. Colanero. Uncommon Gallery, 2709 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 954.336.4305. Reiki Circle/Meditation — 7:30–8:30pm. $10 Reiki healing circle, guided meditation & discussion. Center for Spiritual Living, 4849 North Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park FL 33334, Rev Elise, R. M., 954.317.3907.
thursday Meditation/Relaxation Class — 5:45– 6:30pm, free. Guided meditation & relaxation led by Ina Lee. All levels. George English Park Rec Center, 1101 Bayview Dr. Ft Lauderdale. Call first, 954.463.4733.
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Volunteer ~ Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep / Kids Ecology Corp and others — 7–11am (2nd Saturday of month), Help save lives and keep beaches litter-free. 300 S Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd, (Las Olas & the Beach). Earn community hours.
Reiki Healing Circle — 9–10am, Free. Usui Reiki Circle. All are welcome. Love & Light Spiritual Emporium, 1419 E Commercial Blvd. Ste B, Oakland Park, FL, 33334, 954.261.3878. Paddle With A Purpose, Waterway and Shoreline Cleanup — Help remove trash and make new friends (third Saturday each month). Kayaks and canoes available on a first come, first serve basis; bringing your own is encouraged. Location varies. Info, Robert Figueroa, 917.652.1050. 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. 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. Integrative Painting Workshops — 10am–4pm, 3rd Thursday and Saturday each month. Groups or one-on-one. A deeply fulfilling inner journey facilitated through meditation, painting and the interpretation of colors and symbols. Call for web address or more info: 954.775.5062. Shakti Dance — 11am*. First class free. Be the guest of Dr. Donna Goldstein and the Body Wisdom Lifestyle Program. The Banyon House, 19 South US 1, Dania, 33004. *Call or text for details and other start times, 954.292.8477. 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.
Raja Yoga Meditation — 12noon, at Dania Beach Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, 33004. Enjoy the peace within. Call Roz for info 954.962.7447. Belly Dance Class — 12:15pm*. First class free. Be the guest of Dr. Donna Goldstein and the Body Wisdom Lifestyle Program. The Banyon House, 19 South US 1, Dania, 33004. *Call or text for details and other start times, 954.292.8477. Happy Healing Chi Kung/Qigong — 12:30-1:30pm, Love Donation if in hardship. 5-Element Qigong seasonal practice, Qigong forms, healing sounds for organs, and moving meditation. Taught by Master Jennifer Yu. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2601 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Text /call 561.866.0852. Aromatherapy Blending, Create, Make, & Take! — monthly, first Saturday, 1–3pm. Take home your own blend. Come as a group or individual. Healing Essence Studio, 3081 E. Commercial Blvd. Ste. 103 (inside Breezeway), Ft. Lauderdale, 33308. RSVP requested, Julia 954.868.3505.
Yin Yoga — 2–3:15pm, $15. (+Wed, 6pm) Restorative Postures with Deep Breathing are held passively to expand motion in joints, supporting our immune system and emotional well being. Concludes with meditation. Namaste Yoga, 421 S. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954.785.6333. Happy Tai Chi Beginners — 6-7pm, foundation form; Advanced: 11am12:30pm, (plus Tuesday and Thursday ~ call for times). Love Donation if in hardship. Taught by Master Jennifer Yu. Unitarian Universalist Church, 2601 St Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Text /call 561.866.0852. Broward Art Guild, Monthly Art Reception — 6:30–9pm, 1st Sat./month. Free, meet and support local artists during the Juried Art Exhibit. Participate in the Peoples’ Choice Awards. Enjoy munchies from Bokampers. Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 N.E. 32nd St., Ft Lauderdale FL 33308, 954.537.3370. Rock Kirtan: Sacred Devotional Singing — monthly (call) 7–8:30pm, $10. Darshan Center for Spiritual Evolution, 1410 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors. Call Rev. G. 917.579.3750.
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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.
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.
KAREN KAYE, Holistic Psychotherapist, LMHC
1500 Weston Rd Weston FL 33326 954-384-1217 KarenKayeTherapist.com. 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 my website.
New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic
820 S. State Rd. 7, Plantation FL 33317 954-389-8297 TopDocFL.com Upper Cervical Chiropractic, light force extremity adjusting, whole-food nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, The Emotion Code, Energy medicine, Mysofascial release
SUN COLONIC Center 2870 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 954-526-3659 SunColonicCenter.com
A Functional Wellness Clinic offering Colon Hydrotherapy, Acupuncture and Massage. Services provided are supportive to the body’s ability to achieve wellness through natural methods. MM37884. See ad page 9.
Kathy Bates Physical Health Complex 2544 N. Federal Highway Ft. Lauderdale FL 33305 954-647-9010 PerfectingTouch1@ymail.com 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
Colon therapy COUNSELING
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Michele Miglino, LMT/CCT 837 SE 9th Street Deerfield Beach FL 33441 954-421-0703 954-695-6595, cell AColonCareCenter.com
2500 Hollywood Blvd,. Suite 210 Hollywood FL 33020 954-920-5020 Recovery4Women.com
Colon hydrotherapy is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness, and to keep your body functioning at peak efficiency. MM18325, MA0007506.
Heart-centered counseling and coaching for women with life, love, work issues in our office and by phone throughout Florida. Help healing from trauma, inner child and recovery; groups, workshops, tele-classes, Annual Bootcamp; Relationship Weekend; Creative Woman Workshops.
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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 FL 33301 954-604-7930 ThermaeRetreat.com
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ”What are you doing for others?” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. 48
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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 10.
dental health Advanced Dental Wellness Center
Boris Lipovetskiy, DMD 104 SE 1st St. Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954-525-5662 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 23.
Brent J. Bracco, DDS – Comprehensive Dentistry 2467 E. Commercial Boulevard Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 954-771-5300 DrBrentBracco.com
Do you wait till it hurts to see the dentist? Enhance your smile at our new tranquil, state-of-the-art office. We have been providing wholistic family dental care since 1985. Most insurance accepted. Mon – Thurs, 7:30am – 5pm.
FREDDA ROSENBAUM, D.D.S. 2925 Aventura Blvd. #201 Aventura FL 33180 305-933-3350 AventuraSedation.com
Dentistry with a Woman’s Touch. General, Cosmetic, Holistic & Sedation. See ad, page 37.
The International Center For Dental Excellence Yolanda Cintron, DMD 2021 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 208 Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 954-938-4599 GoNaturalDentistry.com
face yoga Face Yoga by Susan Forma
Susan Forma 561-929-1627 YogaForFace.com
Face Yoga uses facial exercises to naturally tighten, tone, lift and smooth the muscles of the face, without the use of surgeries, chemicals or fillers. See ad page 44.
A ll phases of dentistry for optimum health, holistic, biocompatible 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 17 and 33
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FERTILITY COACH SoulWork Fertility, LLC
Melody Miller 2464 Madison St, Hollywood FL 33020 305-778-7715 We provide coaching for issues dealing with Fertility, Miscarriages, IVF, Low Sperm Count, PCOS, Adoption, Relationships, Fertility Nutrition, Meditation and tools to deal with Stress.
Yani Dixon, DMD 212 SE 12th St (Davie Blvd) Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954-525-6010 info@Yanidmd.com Yanidmd.com
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 14.
DIVORCE mediation DIVORCE BY DESIGN MEDIATION GROUP
915 Middle River Drive, Suite 204 Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 1-800-234-7112 DivorceByDesign.com
Confidential and compassionate Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediators with legal and mental health backgrounds. Available for divorce, parenting disputes, child support, paternity, alimony and equitable distribution.
Fine art SusieQ Wood
954-630-1610 SQWood@gmail.com SusieQWood.com Artist, Advocate and Speaker. Available for collaborative art projects. Unique Trashformation jewelry available using found objects. See ad page 4.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE Gloria Moreira, MMSc, L.Ac.
1806 N. Flamingo Rd. #105 Pembroke Pines FL 33028 954-501-2208 PembrokeHolistic.com
Get to the cause of symptoms with functional testing. Discover imbalances and obstacles to vitality and receive a comprehensive personalized health improvement plan. Call today! See ad page 21.
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Living Well Health Center
2500 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 210 Hollywood FL 33020 954-920-5020 LivingWellHealthCenter.com
Dr. Iqbal Nazir, M.S, D.Pharm, D.H.S. Licensed Lab Medicine Practitioner 954-226-3652 HomeopathTreatment.com
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1501 NE 4th Ave Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954-546-1818 info@ZenMindSpace.com ZenMindSpace.com A curated mindfulness experience designed by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Marla Reis, for optimal emotional and physical wellness... where traditional therapies meet healing arts. Acupuncture • Reiki • Meditation • Yoga. See ad page 47.
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
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and more, offered by qualified and caring medical staff in a new facility, operating two Perry Baromedical Sigma 36 Chambers. See ad page 9.
FORT LAUDERDALE HYPNOSIS AND COACHING
Catherine Edelson MA, CH 2550 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale 33305 954-745-0735 InFocus@CatherinEdelson.com FB business: Fort Lauderdale Hypnosis Hypnotists believe everything is hypnosis. We offer powerful, ecological and practical solutions to each client. Benefits are obvious as you allow it to happen!
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HEALING TOUCH Massage Laura 305-793-9052, Broward HealingTouchMassage.me
Your Home or Office. Neuromuscular bodywork, trigger point. I bring healing therapies tailored to your needs, including nutritional support. Blue Cross/PI provider. Lic # MA12603
NUTRITION Wellness Living and Nutrition
Sheila Schlegel, MS, RDN, LDN 561-289-5682 WellnessLivingRd.com
Experience health and healing through integrative and functional nutrition approaches. Memberships include comprehensive wellness programs centered around both mental and physical health.
PRONUNCIATION COACH KAVA BAR shells kava bar
4646 N. University Drive Lauderhill FL 33351 954-769-1226 ShellsKavaBar@gmail.com What’s Kava? Lauderhill’s Relaxation Destination has the finest 100% natural South Pacific Root just for you! Come on down to Shells and have a few! See ad page 44.
Over 10 years of professionalism and satisfaction specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue with a hint of Shiatsu, stretching and energy work. Reward yourself! Schedule today. MM38072
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.
Body Shop Massage, LLC
Chris ElKhal, LMT 120 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Suite 104 Wilton Manors FL 33334 954-552-8840 BodyShop.amtaMembers.com
Hyperbaric therapy 2866 E. Oakland Park Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33306 954-832-1280 SunHyperbarics.com
Zen Mind Space
Perfect Your American Accent
Professor Alice Wujciak / woo-jack / 954-963-7661 PerfectYourAmericanAccent.com Upgrade your accent and speak English confidently. “Quick fixes to language issues.”
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.
real estate Amy McGrotty, The Realestateologist
2227 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 954-347-1732 Amy@CastelliHomes.com Amy.CastelliHomes.com Buy • Sell • Invest! As a full time Realtor, Amy and her team specialize in helping her clients experience a drama-free and turnkey journey.
Healing Essence Studio 3081 E. Commercial Blvd, # 103 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33308 954-868-3505 HealingEssenceStudio.com
Nurturing Therapeutic Spiritual Center. Offering Personalized Massage, Aromatherapy Classes, Workshops, Monthly Reiki Circles, Spiritual Fairs. Shop in our Boutique for metaphysical gifts. See ad page 12. By Appointment Only
SPIRITUAL CONSULTANT Carole Aileo Ha’la Ramsay 954-655-5490 info@GoddessTOUCH.net GoddessTOUCH.net
Multi-Dimensional Being accessing Light Information for Higher Consciousness Living. Private readings and cellular memory activations and Reiki classes, pet psychic. Ask about Clear the Path and Past Lives Revealed sessions.
weight loss salon Hair Holistic Eco-Friendly StudIo Ibana Villasenor 141 NW 20th St, Suite B7 Boca Raton FL 33431 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.
spiritual centers Bridges SPIRITUAL CENTERS
1881 NE 26th St #244 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33305 954-530-6006 BridgesSpiritualCenters.org
Empower your week – Sundays at 11am. Workshops, classes, Reiki Training. Accredited study through Emerson Theological Institute for Practitioners & Ministers. A spiritual community of enrichment.
Body Wisdom Lifestyle Program Dr. Donna L. Goldstein 954-292-8477 (text or call) BodyWisdomByDrDonna.com
Have fun and lose weight! Extremely high success rate (8 – 15 lbs.) first month. A holistic approach, real food and gentle exercise. No pills, shots or supplements! Call for your Free Personalized Weight Loss / Lifestyle Plan.
Yoga Namasté Yoga Salon 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 15.
Deep Roots Family Wellness
9532 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 954-434-1800 DeepRootsHolistic.com Natural treatments for enhancing fertility, supporting pregnancy and postpartum, natural children’s remedies, lasting relief from pain, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and m i g r a i n e s . Yo u r p e r s o n a l consultation is free
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