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MOUTH MATTERS A Fresh Look at Oral Health

SPINAL SOLUTIONS Chiropractic Heals Unlikely Conditions



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ctober welcomes in cooler weather. Here in Broward County, we are fortunate that the hurricanes bypassed us in September. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the storms beyond our shores. Every day, we get to make wellness choices for planetary health, advocating and supporting cleaner land, air and water. This month’s magazine has a focus on two aspects of wellness that are extremely critical to personal health and many times overlooked: our mouth and our spine. Our feature article, Mouth Matters: A Holistic Approach to Oral Health (page 24), discusses the importance of daily care and the hidden consequences of not maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Scientific research is now able to show us direct connections between the health of one’s mouth to our overall health, and diseases that can develop when one is not addressing inflammation in the mouth. The good news is that it takes a while for these diseases to develop, so preventive and ongoing care of our mouth can positively affect our overall health. Also included for our readers is an eco-tip regarding earth-friendly dental floss options.


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Spinal care is also a long-term approach as the spine may take years for issues to arise, and similar to tooth decay, spinal issues don’t happen overnight. Maintaining our spine is extremely important as the spine is the body’s major transport for the nervous system. Keeping this all “adjusted” assists in the health and wellness of the entire body. Like the studies on the correlation between disease and mouth, science is showing a relationship between spinal health and our organ health. Today, more chiropractors are offering holistic approaches with information on lifestyle and nutrition, better supporting our wellness journey. This leading edge information can be found in Spinal Solutions (page 22). October is national Shelter Pet month. Author Julie Peterson shares more research (page 36) on the variety

family home. In our Conscious Eating department, food writer April Thompson discusses the Slow Food movement that’s gaining momentum (page 28). It’s important to understand and appreciate the origins of our food and what it means for our health. There is organic food labeling that may be confusing. The more we know about our natural food sources, the wiser our choices become. Our wellness journey casts a wide net and allows for creativity to flourish. “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” ~ Viktor Frankl

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Healing through the Subconscious


esearch has shown that the subconscious mind controls 95 percent of our lives. This is why repeating affirmations

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Menace to the Atlantic Basin, and Angela Smith, director of Whales of Change, which follows researchers as they race to save compassionate sperm whales from extinction. The third documentary, Of the Sea, is an inspirational film about a surfer and mother’s entrepreneurial efforts to raise awareness of global plastic consumption. Screened back-to-back starting at noon, on November 11, are the

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Take Rosemary to Boost Memory, Mood and Sleep The common kitchen herb rosemary holds promise for insomniacs. Iranian researchers tested 68 university students for a month, giving them either 1,000 milligrams of rosemary herb each day or a placebo. Those that took the rosemary herbal supplement had improved memory, reduced anxiety and less depression at the end of the month. Using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Inventory scale, those taking the rosemary slept better, as well.

Another reason to consider organics: A study of 529 teens and preteens linked high exposure to pesticides to a higher risk of depression. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers studied children between 11 and 17 years old in the Ecuadorian Andes, the third-largest exporter of roses. The flowers are routinely sprayed with organophosphate insecticides known to affect the human cholinergic system, a key component in the function of the brain and nervous system. Drawing blood samples, the researchers found that teens that had lower levels of acetylcholinesterase enzyme activity resulting from pesticide toxicity showed more symptoms of depression, especially in girls and those younger than 14. The findings back up anecdotal reports from Andeans of a rise in teen depression and suicide.

Boot the Bottle for Mental Well-Being A study of 10,386 people in Hong Kong and the United States compared mental well-being among moderate drinkers and nondrinkers, with multiple-year, follow-up periods. Men and women that were lifetime abstainers had the highest levels of mental well-being, surpassed only by women that had quit drinking.

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Extraterrestrial Matter Found on Earth

The endangered Florida panther has been saved from extinction thanks to the introduction of female Texan pumas, reports a 10-year study conducted by the University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The pumas, which like the panthers, are a sub-species of cougar, were brought to Florida in 1995 to counter the effects of habitat loss and health issues caused by panther inbreeding, including heart defects, infertility and other genetic problems. The panther population has since rebounded from a low of 20 to 30 cats to between 120 and 230.

The Makhonjwa Mountains of South Africa harbor some of the planet’s oldest rocks, including meteorites that have been striking the Earth for eons. According to the peer-reviewed journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, researchers using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy have discovered a 3.3 billion-year-old layer of rock that contains two types of insoluble organic matter, both of which suggest extraterrestrial origins, making it the oldest extraterrestrial organic matter ever identified. Many scientists think the basic molecules of life may have originated in outer space. mlorenz/

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Conflicts Heating Up Over Arctic Reserves

Scientists warn that the Arctic is heating up much faster than the world average because of rising greenhouse gas emissions. Over the last five years, the region has been warmer than at any time since record keeping began in 1900, which is opening up untapped reserves of oil, gas, uranium, gold, fish and rare earth minerals. At a May meeting of the Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia and China against “aggressive” actions in the region, saying, “This is America’s moment to stand up as an Arctic nation.” Gao Feng, the head of the Chinese delegation to the council, whose mission is to foster cooperation among Arctic countries and protect the fragile environment, says, “It’s [the U.S.] a country that stepped out of the Paris Agreement and then they’re talking about protecting the environment of the Arctic.” 12

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Humanitarian Plea

Environmental Destruction Tapped as War Crime

Twenty-four scientists from around the world published a letter entitled, “Stop Military Conflicts From Trashing Environment,” in the journal Nature, urging the United Nations International Law Commission to create protections for the environment in armed conflicts. It reads, “We call on governments to incorporate explicit safeguards for biodiversity, and to use the commission’s recommendations to finally deliver a Fifth Geneva Convention to uphold environmental protection during such confrontations.” The four existing Geneva Conventions and their three additional protocols are globally recognized treaties that establish standards under international humanitarian law for the treatment of wounded military personnel, shipwrecked sailors, prisoners of war and civilians during armed conflicts. Violating the treaties amounts to a war crime.


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Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Other Inflammatory Diseases by Dr. Yolanda Cintron


ll disease in the body starts with inflammation. Every 66 seconds another baby boomer presents with Alzheimer’s or dementia. This month’s focus is on what I am seeing in my office at an alarming rate—Alzheimer’s and dementia in younger people. Let’s do a countdown and implement action on that which we have control in our lives. Top seven causes of inflammation and how to treat them: 7. Environmental toxins. Aluminum is a major toxin yet the most cost-effective and easiest to cut out. The key is to avoid “chronic” aluminum exposure in your diet (white rice), body care products (deodorant) and cookware. 6. Vitamin B12 deficiency. One in four adults in the U.S. is B12 deficient; this deficiency can lead to a potentially dangerous health condition of neurological damage. 5. Emotional trauma. Science is now documenting how our cells retain the memory of negative traumatic childhood experiences and genes will carry them and manifest physically. Emotional trauma increases Alzheimer’s and dementia by 400 percent. A. Take inventory of your emotional life. Be the one who ends the curse. Emotional trauma in childhood is the most underexposed risk factor for all chronic complex illnesses today. Whatever happened in your childhood, if it doesn’t get resolved, you will carry it. B. Get help. C. Let it go. D. Listen to your body; deal with the past. E. Choose positive thoughts. F. Surround yourself with positive, loving people. G. Seeking God and His principles in the Bible works best for me; as you

forgive, you will be forgiven. 4. Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). Each of our cells have electrical charges. Electric fields can affect electrical communication in the body, such as brainwaves or the ability of your neurons to fire and communicate. EMFs can also impede intercell communication anywhere in your body. Health problems that can manifest as a result of this type of exposure include neurological and behavioral changes, altered cell growth, cell mutations and chronic fatigue. Look out for sources of EMFs; my favorites to turn off are WiFi, cell phone, home phone and smart appliances and meters. 3. Lack of sleep. Poor sleep or lack of sleep leads to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Your brain’s waste removal system only operates during deep sleep. Most people do not get the recommended eight hours of deep sleep each night that is needed to regenerate their bodies. This makes it very hard to stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. Relax at sundown; go to sleep early so you wake up at sunrise. 2. Lack of exercise. Cardiovascular fitness will decrease your dementia risk because exercise increases levels of the protein PGC-1alpha which is responsible for improving mitochondrial biogenesis and regenerating the blood flow and oxygen flow in your brain and heart. Start slowly by walking more, doing aerobics, cardio, biking or spinning; join a gym; work out at least 30 minutes per day. Try a dance class or Zumba class. 1. Oral health. Most important due to the proximity to the brain. If you have heavy metals, mercury, inflammation and infection in your gums or root canals in your mouth, have them properly removed by a biological dentist. This should be your first step of action if

you haven’t taken care of it already. Old fillings and restorations have dangerous neurotoxins that are harboring infection and could be the source of your health issues. So many times in my office I see patients with a mouth full of mercury fillings and many health and emotional issues, but once they begin detoxing from heavy metals and start the very specific protocols they need to do, they get better. You can prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia down the road by removing all amalgam fillings, porcelain fused to metal crowns, heavy metals, aluminum and toxins in your mouth. It is illogical to do liver, gallbladder, kidney and colon cleanses and detox protocols before you get the garbage out of your mouth with the root cause of the toxicity being in your mouth. First and foremost, clean up the mess and then detoxify your body, otherwise you will be pulling these neurotoxins into your different organs and bloodstream and become sicker. For more detailed info, visit To set an appointment to discuss your potential needs, call 954938-4599 or email With Love, Dr. Yolanda Cintron

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Askwsar Hilonga, Ph.D., a chemical engineer and public health scientist in Tanzania, grew up dealing with waterborne diseases such as cholera that made him ill. According to the World Health Organization, he has used his scientific expertise and local knowledge to develop a purification system based on nanomaterials. While the filter is still under study, stations have been set up throughout Tanzania, mostly managed by women, to help those that otherwise would not have safe drinking water.

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Unexpected Aquatic Rebound Overfished and struggling widow rockfish are returning to the Pacific coast. Legal protections since 2001 had made it illegal to take the fish commercially, and fisheries managers implemented “catch share” regulations as the fishing fleet dwindled from 400 to 50 trawlers. But the fish have made a faster comeback than expected. National Marine Fisheries Service biologist Jason Cope notes that scientists were surprised by how quickly some rockfish species can reproduce. “We thought it might take a century or so for them to rebuild themselves; it’s now taking maybe a decade.”

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A wood-treating process for telephone poles that caused soil and groundwater contamination prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate 47 acres in Bellingham, Washington, as a Superfund site in 1997. The cleanup, including removal of 28,000 tons of contaminated soil to a repository, reestablishment of a natural stream and restoring wetlands, is now complete, with walking and bicycling paths, newly planted native trees and wetland shrubs, and returning birdlife. The Oeser Company, which cooperated with the cleanup, has operated at the site since 1943 and continues to do so. 14

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates the algaechoked “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico near the mouth of the Mississippi River spanned 7,829 square miles this summer, roughly the size of Massachusetts and considerably above the 6,000-square-mile five-year average. The largest recorded Gulf dead zone to date was 8,776 square miles in 2017. Dead zones occur when algae sinks and decomposes, sucking oxygen from the water and making it impossible for marine life to exist, jeopardizing billions of dollars generated by commercial fishing in the area. The phenomenon is primarily attributed to chemical fertilizer runoff from Midwestern farms into the Mississippi, exacerbated by warming trends.

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Climate Crisis May Promote Superbugs A new analysis links climate change to the recent global rise of a multidrug-resistant fungal superbug, Candida auris. A decade after it was discovered in 2009, the superbug has popped up in many genetically distinct strains in more than 30 countries on three continents. Mystified, scientists say that fungal diseases are relatively uncommon in humans because of body temperature, but if they adapt to rising temperatures and aren’t easily treatable with medications, they could increasingly endanger human health on a global scale. “Global warming may lead to new fungal diseases that we don’t even know about right now,” warns Arturo Casadevall, lead author of the study published in mBio and chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Melted Memorial

Icelanders unveiled a plaque in an official ceremony on August 18 in memory of Okjokull Glacier, or Ok Glacier, the first of its kind officially lost to climate change. The glacier lost its glacier status in 2014 after melting down to only 0.386 square miles, or 6.6 percent of its original 5.8 square miles, and was reclassified as dead ice. The plaque is inscribed with A Letter to the Future, which includes the words, “This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it.” A 2018 documentary, Not Ok, details the glacier’s death and highlights the dire effects of climate change.


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All You Need Is Love

Natural Awakenings senior writer Linda Sechrist credits her 15 years of researching and interviewing spiritual luminaries with putting her on the path to her own spiritual awakening, which is detailed in one chapter of All You Need Is Love: The Importance of Transcending Spiritual Clichés and Living Their Deeper Wisdom. The new book offers a candid, fresh look at the way many New Age concepts have been trivialized and commercialized, when they’re “guaranteed to deliver overnight abundance, soulmates and enlightenment in easy 5-step workshops.” It shines a light on many popular spiritual myths that have come to obscure the deepest universal truth of the divine—which is that love is paramount—as argue many of the essays from 19 experienced spiritual practitioners. Available on, the book includes thoughtful anecdotal accounts from Sechrist; author Cate Montana; energy healer Cameron Day; and Betsy Chasse, director of the film What the Bleep Do We Know?!; among others. 16

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A Healthy Choice for Teeth and the Planet Dental floss, that little everyday staple in our medicine cabinets, has been taking on a bad name environmentally. The smooth, slippery flosses that are the top choice among both dentists and consumers are made with a Teflon-like product containing toxic PFAs and PFCs. The wax coatings and flavors of ordinary nylon flosses are typically made with petroleum products that may be endocrine disrupters. The floss, plastic spools and flip-top containers can’t be recycled easily because of their size, and floss filament easily tangles up recycling machinery. In landfills, their toxins leak into the soil; in waterways, floss can entangle and even kill sea creatures. And washing and reusing floss isn’t a good option because it runs the risk of introducing bacteria into new areas of the mouth, warns the American Dental Association. However, a handful of new eco-options in flosses

have emerged, primarily with silk and bamboo, which are biodegradable and free of chemicals. Blogger Beth Terry at rates Dental Lace, a floss made of 100 percent silk coated with candelilla wax from Mexican trees, as her favorite product. It’s packaged without a plastic coil in a refillable glass container, making it a 99 percent zero-waste product. In addition, the company, based in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, offers a vegan bamboo version. Bamboo flosses in eco-friendly containers are also made by Los Angeles-based Terra & Co. (with activated charcoal, coconut oil, peppermint oil and no synthetic fragrances, sweeteners or artificial colorings, in a cardboard box); and Altoona, Florida-based Lucky Teeth (activated charcoal, candelilla plant wax, organic peppermint oil and tea tree oil, in a glass jar). Two other easy-to-find flosses, by Eco-Dent and Tom’s of Maine, are made of nylon, but are covered in natural vegan waxes rather than beeswax or petroleum-based waxes. They come in compostable cardboard boxes but include plastic spools. Advice columnist Umbra of recommends switching to an oral irrigator or water flosser that plugs into the wall or runs on a battery—sometimes rechargeable—because it effectively removes plaque, is reusable, produces no trash, lasts for years and uses relatively little water and electricity.

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October 2019



green living

RETHINKING OUR STUFF Moving Toward a Circular Economy by Yvette Hammett


hen Yale researcher Reid Lifset began working on waste issues on a life cycle basis—from “cradle to grave”—it was mostly the world’s geeks and nerds that paid attention, he says. “Today, it’s called the ‘circular economy’ and it’s sexy. It wasn’t sexy back then.” While many still have never even heard the term, the “circular economy” is all about rethinking the way we make stuff—designing products that can be reused and powering it all with renewable energy. It’s an alternative to the “makeuse-and-dispose” mentality of the traditional linear economy. “You are the circular economy when you buy pre-owned, second-hand objects, or rent or share the use of objects, or have broken objects repaired instead of buying new ones,” says Walter Stahel, author of The Circular Economy: A User’s Guide and a member of the European Union’s Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. In other words, everyone that buys sustainable goods or services, takes public transport


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or gets a lawnmower fixed instead of buying a new one is a participant. There’s a global movement afoot to expand the circular economy in an effort to significantly cut the waste stream, reduce our carbon footprint and conserve resources. It began with the three R’s— reduce, recycle and reuse, says Lifset, a Research Scholar at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies who edits the Journal of Industrial Ecology, which focuses on the environmental consequences of production and consumption. The emphasis has always been on recycling, but as that becomes more difficult due to saturation levels, the emphasis is shifting to the more comprehensive goals of a circular economy—or should be, says Stahel, an engineering professor at the University of Surrey. Tinia Pina, a program leader at NY Cares, joined the movement after observing the poor food choices her Harlem, New York, students were making and the amount of waste attached to them. She

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founded Re-Nuble, a small manufacturing operation in New York City, to transform food waste into fertilizer pellets that can be used in hydroponic farming. “There is a strong need to try to reduce the volume of waste,” Pina says. “There is also a strong need to produce sustainable—and, ideally, chemical-free— food and make it affordable for all.” She hopes to eventually replicate her process for creating fertilizer in other large cities across the country. Leasing is another classic example of how the circular economy might work, Lifset says. “If the entity that made [a product] ends up with it when it becomes waste, that company will handle it differently.” The company can instead design a product so that it remains in the economy

instead of becoming part of the waste stream, he notes. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was established in the UK in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. It offers numerous case studies, including a San Francisco effort called Cradle to Cradle Carpets for City Buildings. Last year, the city passed legislation requiring all departments to use carpeting containing no antimicrobials, fluorinated compounds or flame retardants. Both the carpet fibers and backing materials “must contain minimum amounts of recycled materials and ultimately be recyclable at end-of-use.” Most important: It must be Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver or better. The certification is a globally recognized standard for safer, more sustainable

products made for the circular economy. Meantime, the European Union has embraced the circular economy as a boon to job creation and a way to significantly address climate change. By shifting to a circular economy, the European growth rate can be increased by an additional 0.6 percent a year and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 48 percent by 2030, according to a 2017 report by McKinsey & Company. Just how much of the world’s industries must participate to meet these goals is yet to be determined. “That,” Stahel says, “is the billiondollar question.” Yvette C. Hammett is an environmental writer based in Valrico, FL. She can be contacted at October 2019


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Jenny Odell on the Importance of Doing Nothing by Julie Peterson

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enny Odell, a visual our attention to doing artist and writer nothing. based in Oakland, California, is known What is the for her creative use of “attention econsecond-hand imagery omy” and why from Google Maps, do you believe YouTube, Craigslist it’s important to and other online resist it? sources. Her work has The attention economy been exhibited locally includes anything deand internationally, signed to capture and and was featured in direct human attenTime LightBox, tion. The entire history WIRED, The Economist of advertising has been and The Atlantic. about exploiting attenBoth social media and tion. But the attention Odell, who has been teaching internet the cult of productiv- economy takes on art and digital design new dimensions with ity are seductive, and something like social at Stanford University when we’re caught up media, whose notifisince 2013, says she is compelled by the ways in them, we don’t ques- cations, pop-ups and in which attention design are aimed at tion them. (or lack thereof) leads keeping someone on a to consequential shifts platform…[contributin perception. Her new book, How to Do ing] to a general feeling that one needs to Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, be always on… participating… availproposes that we use our able. Someone who participates deeply attention to rebel against the seductive in the attention economy is liable to be pull of 24/7 availability and manipulation kept in a loop of anxiety, fear and shallow by algorithms. reaction. Ironically, this feeling drives She tells us that redirecting our them back toward the attention economy, attention toward nature allows us to creating an unhealthy spiral of attention gradually remake our lives and forego the that could be more meaningfully directed mentality that tells us that we must have elsewhere. a constant return on investment. True What inspired you to rethink productivity, in the end, may very well be conventional wisdom about connected to our role in the environment and our understanding of happiness, and productivity, progress and the to make those connections, we must put mentality that we must have a

constant return on our investment—including how we spend our time and where we direct our attention?

Right after the election, in late 2016, a warehouse fire in Oakland claimed the lives of many artists. I became aware of how difficult it was becoming to step away and process anything, not to mention mourn. I found that it was only by stepping away that I was able to ask questions about what it was I really wanted and how I could act meaningfully. Both social media and the cult of productivity are seductive, and when we’re caught up in them, we don’t question them. Understanding anything requires perspective and standing outside of it; productivity is no different. Temporarily ascending to a broader, removed view, you might find that you’re struggling in all the wrong ways, or in the wrong direction.

How is “doing nothing” different from meditation?

It certainly shares some of the same goals. But whereas certain forms of meditation emphasize physical stillness, “doing nothing” for me includes things like wandering and observing.  

What is the relationship between our wellbeing and being unproductive for a part of each day?

When we’re caught up in the idea of productivity, we’re often not thinking about our own well-being. And yet, the “unproductive” part of one’s day is likely the one in which you remember to take care of yourself or even listen to the needs of your mind and body at all.

How do we go about challenging the forces that are disconnecting us from nature and each other?

I think the first step is simply a movement of attention. Addictive as social media may be, it is not difficult for me to move my attention from that to what is happening in physical space. Sometimes this leads to meeting other people; I’ve had great conversations with strangers when we were both peering up at the same tree, looking at the same bird.

What do you hope people will take away from the message of your book?

I hope it creates a space in which someone might begin to look at the ways they currently direct their attention and how they might want to change that. I also hope it helps people find each other. Rediscovering one’s bio-region or local history is a great way to meet others who might not exist within your social media bubble. Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin. Reach her at

October 2019



healing ways

Spinal Solutions Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results by Marlaina Donato


hiropractors are often perceived as back pain specialists, but optimal chiropractic care treats the whole person from the inside-out, starting with the nervous system. This means practitioners can address many conditions that transcend typical expectations. The human spinal column sports 31 pairs of nerves, some corresponding directly to digestive, reproductive and


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respiratory organs, which might explain why regular spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques can be helpful for seemingly unrelated conditions like asthma, chronic headaches, hormonal imbalances and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A scientific review of 179 published papers focusing on various non-musculoskeletal conditions shows benefits of

full-body chiropractic treatment for asthma, infantile colic and cervical vertigo. Results are also promising for middle ear infections in children and pneumonia in seniors. Clinical evidence suggests the nervous system is a cohesive factor in achieving overall wellness. “In chiropractic and holistic philosophy, the body is considered a self-healing organism,” explains chiropractic physician and applied kinesiologist Marc Terebelo, of the Chiropractic Wellness Center, in Southfield, Michigan. “The nervous system controls the body, so issues in the toes or fingers may be caused by spinal issues in the neck and low back. Likewise, bladder and menstrual cycle problems can be caused by injury to the low back or pelvic regions.” William J. Lauretti, a New York Chiropractic College professor in Seneca Falls, concurs with the benefits of holistic treatment. “Chiropractors view the body as an integrated unit, and problems in one area might affect a seemingly unrelated area,” he says. “Most chiropractors have a wide variety of treatment approaches to offer, including advice on nutrition, lifestyle, stress management and exercise.”

Chiropractic and Digestion

It’s worth noting that the nerves that innervate important digestive anatomy— from the salivary glands to the stomach down through the intestinal tract—branch off the spinal cord at various levels of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. “This means that chiropractic adjustments given to [the] neck, mid-back, lower back and

Chiropractors view the body as an integrated unit, and problems in one area might affect a seemingly unrelated area. ~William Lauretti

sacrum are important to optimal digestive function,” says chiropractor Sean Cailteux, of Exodus Health, in Shawnee, Kansas. In his practice, Lauretti has observed better digestion as a positive side effect to regular adjustments. “I’ve had a few patients over the years who reported improvement in digestive problems after chiropractic treatment of the mid- and low back. In some of those cases, the improvement was serendipitous, because the patient didn’t discuss their digestive symptoms initially, only after they noticed the improvement.”

Hope for Headaches and TMJ Dysfunction

Chronic tension headaches and migraines can become the norm for too many individuals, but chiropractic care—including spinal adjustments, nutrition advice and addressing emotional causes such as stress and anxiety—can be key in reducing pain and getting to the root of the problem. “Technically, only headaches with a list of very particular characteristics can be properly diagnosed as migraines,” Lauretti explains. “The cause of many cases of chronic, long-term headaches is often from poor function of the muscles and joints in the neck.” These types of headaches often respond well to treatment focused on restoring normal function to the neck, he says. TMJ disorders can cause painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms, including facial and tooth pain and locking of the jaw. Chiropractic treatments often provide reliable relief. “The TMJ is a very important joint in the body, with thousands of neuroreceptors. TMJ involvements can cause headaches, particularly around the ear or side of the head, vertigo, tinnitus and other hearing issues,” says Terebelo. Cailteux notes that aside from experiencing jaw pain and headaches, someone suffering from TMJ disorder may have difficulty chewing, and may experience an audible clicking of the jaw with movement. “Chiropractic adjustments can be particularly helpful, especially when delivered to the TM joint and the neck. Gentle, soft-tissue manipulation of the muscles and tendons of the jaw, specifically the masseter, temporalis and pterygoid muscles, is also a highly effective treatment.” For a true holistic approach and lasting success, Lauretti offers this advice: “Look for a doctor who is willing to work as part of your healthcare team and who’s willing to refer you for specialty care when appropriate.”

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Mouth Matters A Holistic Approach to Oral Health by Ronica O’Hara


he mouth is the doorway to the body,” so the saying goes, and today we know just how true that is. Years ago, the biannual trip to the dentist was typically a simple “drill-andfill” operation, with other health concerns not given a second glance. Now, emerging research shows that when we neglect basic oral care—even that annoying task of nightly or post-meal flossing—we endanger our heart, lungs, kidneys and even our brains by allowing the buildup of pernicious bacteria in our gums. In April, University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers reported that the bacteria P. gingivalis, which flourishes in gum disease, was found in brain samples of deceased Alzheimer’s patients—and that inflammation, swelling and bleeding in gums can transport the bacteria from the mouth into the bloodstream simply through chewing or teeth-brushing. The study also linked the


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bacteria to rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. Advanced gum disease also increases the risk of cancer by 24 percent, especially lung and colorectal cancers; quadruples the rate of kidney disease; and increases the risk of strokes, coronary artery disease, diabetes and pre-term births, other studies show. These findings have sobering implications for the nearly half of the American adults over age 30 and 70 percent of adults 65 and older with gum disease. “Science has proven that a healthy mouth is a healthy body,” says San Francisco holistic dentist Nammy Patel, author of Age With Style: Your Guide to a Youthful Smile & Healthy Living.

Body, Mind, Teeth

It’s part of the reason for the fresh interest in holistic dentistry, sometimes called biologic dentistry. “We look at the entire body, not just the mouth,” says Bernice Teplitsky, DDS, of Wrigleyville Dental,

in Chicago, and president of the Holistic Dental Association (HDA), based in Coral Gables, Florida. Holistic dentists abstain from toxic materials, remove amalgam fillings, may be wary of root canals and focus on minimally invasive procedures—some of which may be high-tech and cuttingedge, such as lasers to clean teeth and gums, ozone therapy to slow the growth of infections and air abrasion to “sandblast” away small areas of tooth decay. Holistic dentists work closely with a wide range of other complementary practitioners. “We look at the underlying causes for gum disease and cavities: Is it your diet, or hormonal changes or acid reflux?” Patel explains. That may mean prescribing a head massage, acupuncture session, meditation lessons or dietary counseling. They may run blood tests for biocompatibility of materials and incorporate approaches from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, herbology, homeopathy, iridology, craniosacral therapy and energy medicine. They will look for signs of sleep apnea and often treat it. However, with the added tests and consultations, they tend to be more expensive, with many procedures not covered by dental insurance. Their numbers are small: Only 391 of 199,000 American dentists belong to the HDA, or about one in 500. Yet the natural health movement that drives holistic dentistry is having an effect on the profession at large. Many dentists nationwide, pressured by patients and aided by new technology, are abandoning toxic and invasive options for less harmful methods. Controversial mercury amalgam fillings are being edged out by less toxic options like resin composites that match teeth color; the amount of mercury sold in the U.S. for dental amalgams fell by half between 2001 and 2013.

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We look at the entire body, not just the mouth. ~Bernice Teplitsky

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Dialogue With Dentists

When visiting a dentist, whether holistic or not, it’s wise to be prepared with a natural

oxide. Some composite resins contain the endocrine disrupters Bis-GMA or BPA; for extra protection, ask for one that doesn’t, or ask the dentist to use a rubber dam to prevent swallowing it.

health mindset. Some questions to ask are:

What are you filling the cavity with? Just say no to amalgam, a mixture

of heavy metals, of which about half is elemental mercury that slowly releases toxic vapors. Plus, “Heavy metals can leak into the enamel tubes of the teeth causing the teeth to appear gray or dark blue and making them brittle over time,” warns Los Angeles cosmetic dentist Rhonda Kalasho. Instead, ask for relatively nontoxic options such as porcelain or composite resins, which can be made of materials such as silica, ceramic, plastics and zirconium

Patel give a strong yes. “The problem arises with mercury when you chew or brush your teeth. The abrasion creates heat and causes the mercury to off-gas. Those vapors get swallowed and go into your body, where they’re stored—and that creates significant health hazards—because we’re talking about a known poison,” she says. Other dentists disagree about removal, citing its risks: Holistic pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil, for example, writes that removing amalgam fillings is often unnecessary, costly and stressful, and recommends exchanging them for composite resin only when they break down.

Do I really need antibiotics? Oregon State University researchers found in a study this year of 90,000 patients that the antibiotics often prescribed by dentists as prevention against infection are unnecessary 81 percent of the time, and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Typically, patients didn’t have the precise cardiac conditions that warranted the extra caution.

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Is a root canal the best option?

Some holistic dentists counsel against root canals, citing the risk of long-term health problems caused by lingering bacteria, and advocate the use of herbs, laser therapy or extractions instead. “If root canals were done 20 to 30 years ago, it is definitely a problem, because there were not enough technological advances to clean out all the bacteria which could cause chronic health complications,” says Patel. “Nowadays, depending on the tooth root, canals can be 99.9 percent cleaned by lasers.”

Back to the Basics

Considering the stakes, preventive care is all-important and there are many natural options to guarantee robust oral health. At the natural health store or drugstore, consider the following options:

Toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes reduced plaque 21 percent more and gingivitis 11 percent more after three months compared to manual toothbrushes, reported a review of 56 studies involving 5,068 participants. Those that rotate rather than brush back-and-forth clean slightly better. Toothpaste: Study the labels and be

wary of the following ingredients: fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan and sodium hydroxide. These ingredients are a plus: baking soda (sodium bicarbonate),

green tea, Eucalyptol, menthol, tea tree oil and vitamin D.

Flossing: Some smooth, slippery flosses

are coated with toxic, Teflon-like perfluorinated polymers linked to kidney and testicular cancer, ulcerative colitis and hormonal disruptions. A recent study found higher levels in women using those flosses. Instead, use the old-fashioned nylon kind or try out new flosses made of biodegradable silk or bamboo or those infused with antimicrobial tea tree oil. Or, consider a water flosser, which Canadian researchers found were 29 percent more effective at plaque removal than string floss.

Mouthwash: Mouthwashes containing alcohol significantly raise the risk of throat cancer, Australian researchers found. Instead, opt for super-healthy green tea as a mouthwash, as well as a drink. Studies show that it protects teeth from erosion and promotes healthy gums. Another simple option is warm salt water, using one cup of water and one-half teaspoon of salt. A 2017 study by the Cochrane medical study organization found it is virtually as effective as the prescription antiseptic mouthwash chlorhexidine in reducing dental plaque and microbes. Pulling: An ancient Ayurvedic rem-

edy, this involves swishing a spoonful of organic coconut oil around the mouth and

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conscious eating

We talk about joy and justice. There is the joy in food and the justice and stories behind it. Slow Food tries to marry both of those worlds. ~Laura Luciano

Slow Food Takes Root Global Movement on Fast Track by April Thompson


he global Slow Food movement is fast gaining momentum, uniting more than 100,000 people in 150 countries with a shared passion for delicious food and a moral conviction about the people and places that sustain it. It satisfies foodies’ hunger for a deeper appreciation and understanding of their meals’ origins, from farm to fork. “The key principles of Slow Food are good, clean and fair,” says Laura Luciano, a board member for Slow Food USA and Slow Food Governor for New York State. “It’s the opposite of fast food, where you are in and out with no idea where your food comes from or the stories behind it.” Fair, says Luciano, means fair to farmers, and paying a fair wage to workers picking and growing food. “Fair also incorporates principles of equity, inclusion and justice. Good means good for the climate, the Earth and us as individuals. Clean means not using GMOs and pesticides in the food,” she explains. Slow Food has its roots in Italy, where food and wine journalist Carlo Petrini took up the cause in 1986 to halt the homogenous fast food chains encroaching on the country’s rich, diverse food culture. Slow Food USA

has taken off since its founding in 2000 with 150 chapters boasting 6,000 members nationwide. Many convene annually at Slow Food Nations, a food festival for all in Denver, to swap stories, share strategies, celebrate victories and of course, break bread together. The backbone of the movement is its local chapters. “Food has a regional identity, connected to history, culture and family,” says Luciano, whose blog Out East Foodie shares the stories of her Long Island edibles. For Bob Quinn, an organic wheat farmer in Big Sandy, Montana, and the founder of the heirloom grain company Kamut International, the Slow Food movement has been a kind of welcome homecoming and acknowledgment of his company’s efforts to protect workers and nourish consumers. “To me, Slow Food is a return to the roots of agriculture and the soul of organic, because it focuses on the food—the end purpose of agriculture—rather than profits and yields that are the focus of the industrial food system,” says Quinn, author of Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food. “Slow food offers an appreciation for farmers’ efforts to improve the soil and the nutrition,

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flavor and aroma of the foods we grow.” The Slow Food movement also connects producers like Quinn with chefs like Steven Satterfield, author of Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons and board vice president of Slow Food’s Atlanta chapter. “As a chef, Slow Food to me means honoring your ingredients and going out of your way to get the freshest, most sustainable, seasonal ingredients,” says Satterfield, who came to Slow Food early in his career as a young line cook interested in the provenance of food and protecting its cultural heritage. At Miller Union, Satterfield’s awardwinning Atlanta restaurant, all dishes are made from scratch, mainly from farms in the region, to support seasonal eating and local growing. Satterfield’s dishes also feature traditional Southern varieties from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, a catalog of more than 200 culturally significant foods in danger of extinction. One Miller Union favorite is a hummus made from sea island red pea and benne seeds, an ancient variety of sesame originally brought by slaves from Africa to the South Carolina coast and cultivated in hidden gardens as a staple food. Beyond engaging diners, chefs and producers, Slow Food also campaigns for big-picture policy changes, like farmto-school programs to introduce fresh produce and get kids excited about healthy eating, says Luciano. “Eating is a political act. The choices we make speak volumes about what we stand for,” says Luciano. “We talk about joy and justice. There is the joy in food and the justice and stories behind it. Slow Food tries to marry both of those worlds.” Connect with Washington, D.C. freelance writer April Thompson at

Savory Slow Food Recipes Place the halved bok choy cut-side-down in the pan in a single layer. Continue to simmer over medium heat until the bok choy is tender, but still has texture and bright color, about 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the bok choy and set aside, but leave the citrus peels and spices in the pan.

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Continue to simmer until the broth is reduced by half or more. Taste the sauce for seasoning, then at the last minute, return the cooked bok choy to the glaze and reheat all the way through.

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2 Tbsp whole-grain mustard 1 small garlic clove, minced 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium head cauliflower, washed and trimmed into bite-size florets

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One of the qualities I love about bok choy is how easily the crisp rib absorbs the flavors of whatever it is cooked with. If it is not closely monitored, however, its tender leaves wilt quickly and the rib may turn mushy. I address this issue by quickly pulling the bok choy from the pan when it just begins to turn tender and succulent, allowing the sauce to reduce and intensify on its own. This recipe is perfect with a rice dish or with a delicate fish that could be poached in the cooking liquid for a full meal. Yields: 4 servings 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock 1 orange, quartered, seeds removed 1 lemon, quartered, seeds removed 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 4 star anise pods 12 black peppercorns 1 tsp kosher salt 4 small bok choy, halved and washed Simmer the stock in a large, wide skillet or shallow braising pan over medium heat. Squeeze the citrus into the pan, then drop in the peels. Add the butter, star anise, peppercorns and salt, and bring back to a simmer.

Mustard-Roasted Cauliflower Cauliflower and mustard are both members of the genus Brassica, so it’s not surprising that the seed of the mustard plant is compatible with its big-headed cousin. Try it for yourself in this incredibly simple vegetable roast, which makes a terrific side dish with fish or fowl and is also hard to stop eating straight out of the pan. If you come across the orange, green or purple cauliflower varieties, mix them together for a stunning presentation. Yields: 4 to 6 servings

Heat the oven to 400° F. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Toss the cauliflower in the mustard mixture to coat. Spread in a baking dish in a single layer and roast until it’s just tender and lightly browned on the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Excerpted from the book Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons, by Steven Satterfield. October 2019



The Force Behind Blood Flow and Higher Intelligence

Interview with Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack (Part 1 of 2) Conducted by Publisher Damon Damato

We hold our National Event once a year and transform a convention center into sacred space. Our intention is to experience the authentic healing and stress-dissolving practices of Qigong in a strong group energy field. Sound, light and Qi graphics are used to improve learning so everyone can feel what is going on without any previous experience. It’s rare that one-thousand people all simultaneously inhale at the same second while holding the same healing prayer. Many people that attend heal old injuries and nearly everyone is strengthened by the energy. Our vision for this event is to uplift the group energy to the highest level to benefit all who attend.

DD: Can you bring a Universal meaning to describe what is Qi?

DD: Is there significance to practicing Qigong in large groups?

JP: Qi is the electric life presence that beats the human heart and charges the air we breathe. Gong, like Gong Fu, is a repeated action to activate higher energy. Qigong generates a powerful magnetic field in the hands and this energy “dilates arteries”, healing what it touches. The effects of Qi are profound for increasing circulation and improving endocrine imbalances. Science will discover Qi is related to static electricity and can be harnessed with hand postures.

JP: From 1980 to 1999, the Chinese people gathered for Qigong events inside arenas and stadiums with tens-of-thousands of people. Dr. Yan Xin led this first wave of Qi awareness with integrity, but other fake masters misused Qigong to protest the government and Qigong was banned in large group settings. Chinese people had discovered the secret of “group energy” and it went beyond the roar of a rock concert or the cheers in a football game. Qigong was a weekly outing in China for two decades and people viewed it as an opportunity to be strengthened and healed while enjoying fellowship with friends. Qi sensations and internal benefits reach into the scientific minds of truthseeking men and women. Where two or more practice Qigong sincerely, there exists a larger living field of energy and I believe it’s stronger when more people practice.

DD: Qi Revolution comes to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, November 23 to 25. What is your higher vision for sharing this kind of healing with hundreds of people? JP: I believe when more human beings develop “Qi awareness”, human evolution will go higher. 30

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DD: The breath work at the Qi Revolution is transformative. Since every person is connected to it, do you believe the answers to healing and overcoming negative emotions are found here? JP: Breathing is the most powerful skill humans can learn to attune with the spirit of life. Genesis 2:7 reveals: “God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” After teaching Qigong breathing to groups large and small, I would say there is a connection. People report euphoric vibrational experiences when they do our Breath Empowerment, even if they don’t believe Qi exists. Breathwork is the best Gong Fu; repeated deep breaths will break the veil of darkness and bad thoughts, eventually flooding the body with light energy.

DD: Can one become more peaceful and increase awareness from the breath?

JP: A renowned surgeon, Perrin Clark, MD, from Daytona Beach, Florida, recently attended our national event. He told us he was super-stressed from telling five patients (on average days) they had some type of cancer. Dr. Clark’s job was to give bad news to patients and this caused him to hold his breath a lot! He now reports his stress has

gone down dramatically since attending Qi Revolution and learning Qigong. As a result, he attended our trainings and was certified in both our Qigong and Food Healing programs.

to all attendees so they can taste for themselves how delicious natural foods can be prepared.

DD: There are a number of healing routines within the Qi Revolution experience. Do you need to be fit to participate? Can one receive healing attributes if they are out of shape, ill or have other physical impairments?

DD: You perform a Global Healing Circle that is legendary. How does it connect participants using the 9-Breath Method with an expanded process?

JP: People with injuries often experience pain relief doing Qigong in the first morning practices. We are okay with people practicing where their body is at and provide modified postures for those who need special assistance. People of all ages can benefit from Qigong’s challenge.

DD: I’ve seen a shift over the past few years where your focus has really zeroed in on food healing, especially in regards to food science. Why do you feel this is so important in today’s world and how does it relate to one’s personal Qi? JP: Food is key to excellent health, especially natural foods made before the inventions of man. Kiwi, for example, helped to “reverse asthma” in hundreds of students I’ve counseled. Moreover, the prestigious medical journal, Thorax, indicates, children who eat Kiwi three to five times a week versus those who don’t eat any have a much lower incidence of asthma.* My theories have science to back them. Proof is really in whether or not God’s kiwi really helps people breathe. Evidence shows kiwi should be suggested by allergists and breathing therapists to help children with this disease. Food affects our Qi by becoming our blood and the cells which carry oxygen to our brain. I teach that eating red foods (high in carotenoids) is the best way to stop the oxidative processes responsible for heart disease and brain degeneration. We make smoothies and serve sweet red pepper paste

JP: The living electricity felt in the hands of the healing circle is unlike anything else we teach. After everyone is proficient in using the 9-Breath Method, our signature breathing technique, we hold hands while doing it many times. The feeling is like an electric current going through everyone’s legs, arms and hands. It feels so very good! Delicious, I might say. We focus our mind to God and ask for healing of people we love and send light to noble groups and nations worldwide.

DD: You have vowed from the beginning to keep the cost of Qi Revolution in reach for all people and have even gone as far as to offer this healing for veterans free of charge. You offer CE hours for

massage therapists, nurses and counselors for an incredible value. Share with me the importance of putting people over profit. JP: Qigong is not only for rich or materially successful people. Qi Revolution is made affordable at $199/all three days, to open the qi door for more people. Nurses and massage therapists love our training and earn 24 CE hours. U.S. veterans attend free and each year hundreds have attended and many have become our best Qigong instructors. Qi Revolution takes place November 23 to 25, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information and tickets, call 800-2988970 and/or visit See ad back page. *Kiwi’s Effect on Breathing. Thorax J. Respiratory Medicine 2004

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Integrative Nutrition for Healthy Skin

by Sheila Glazer


aise your hand if you care about the look of your skin. I’m confident everyone reading this will probably raise their hand—after all, our skin is the first thing people see. We’re judged about the state of our health by the look of our skin. Just like every other bodily symptom we experience, we wrongly turn to supplements or products to fix our problems. However, our skin health is, in fact, a reflection of our current health and lifestyle. Taking a supplement or using the most expensive moisturizer on the market won’t fix your diet and lifestyle (though one can dream). While there is not one best secret to glowing and ageless skin that everyone should follow, there are several key recommendations that are often overlooked. Integrative health looks at the whole person


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in regard to skin health, which means considering all the possible elements that influence our outer complexion. We can’t control all of these factors, like our genes or age, but we can control others. Environmental factors affecting skin health which you can control: Beauty products Your daily skin routine Physical activity Hydration Stress Sleep Smoking Sun exposure Certain health conditions Diet Your nutritional status impacts your skin’s structure and function. A diet lacking in essential nutrients and antioxidants

is often the culprit for several health issues, including skin health. The nutrients and food sources listed below are particularly important for healing and cell turnover to keep your skin glowing and hydrated: Vitamin A – Dark green and yellow/ orange vegetables and fruits such as leafy greens, green herbs (parsley, cilantro, etc.), red and yellow peppers, mangoes, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, apricots

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Zinc – Oysters, Alaskan king crab, lobster, pork chops, nuts, seeds, beans Copper – Oysters, sesame seeds, mushrooms, potatoes, nuts, seeds, Dungeness crab, dark chocolate (at least 69 percent cacao), tofu, avocado Vitamin C – Citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, sweet bell peppers, strawberries Vitamin E – Wheat germ, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils (flax oil, hemp oil, wheat germ oil, etc.), green leafy veggies Biotin – Egg yolks, fish, milk, cauliflower, nuts, legumes Selenium – Meats, seafood (cod, shrimp, salmon, tuna), nuts (brazil nuts contain 544 mcg per 1 oz. or 6 to 8 nuts), whole grains (whole oats, quinoa, millet, farro, brown rice) Nitric Oxide – Leafy greens, beets, green herbs, rhubarb, dark chocolate (at least 69 percent cacao), citrus, pomegranates, walnuts, watermelon Collagen – Our bodies make collagen through the amino acids we especially get

from protein-rich foods, including eggs, meat, seafood, legumes (beans and lentils), nuts, seeds and dark leafy greens. We can get plenty of collagen through a well-balanced diet, but keep in mind your diet should also include enough vitamin C, zinc and copper, a few nutrients which are needed for proper production of collagen in the body. Fats – The healthiest fats are poly- and monounsaturated fatty acids. Best sources of fats include nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, seafood (like salmon, sardines, trout, tuna), as well as the oils from some of these foods. Water Note the types of foods listed above—nutrient-dense and whole. People tend to focus on the wrong areas, turning to supplements, fancy foods, cutting out entire food groups, meal prepping and juice cleanses. Think minimalism. An overall diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, legumes, nuts and seeds is also the simplest means to reach your health goals. Although highly processed and packaged foods may contain some of these skin

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nutrients, they also contain a plethora of other ingredients not ideal for a glowing complexion (think added sugars, refined grains, food additives, chemicals and so on). Also note, you do not need extra vitamins and minerals for proper health; the goal is merely to correct deficiencies and consume needed nutrients through food, not supplements. How do you know if your diet is up to par? Ask yourself, does your overall diet resemble a well-balanced intake of a variety of nutrient-dense whole foods like the list above or are you relying a little too much on dietary supplements? Just remember, adding extra supplements or skincare products to a nutrient-poor diet won’t fix your health issues. Sheila Glazer is the registered dietitian and founder of Wellness Living and Nutrition, in Fort Lauderdale, a nutrition private practice that focuses on integrative and functional wellness to fix the root cause of health conditions. For more information and appointments, call 561-289-5682. See ad page 46. October 2019



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If every 8-year-old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. ~Dalai Lama


Meditative Training Helps Kids Thrive by Ronica O’Hara


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hen I feel like I really want to get angry and yell, I sometimes, like, take deep breaths. My brain slows down and I feel more calm and I’m ready to speak to that person.” Those self-aware words come from a 5-yearold Los Angeles girl in the film Just Breathe. A 9-year-old boy in a tough British neighborhood forgets about “all the scary stuff ” when he does “petal breathing”—opening and closing his fingers in time with his breath. “If I concentrate on my breathing, the worrying thoughts just go ‘pop’ and disappear,” he confided to The Guardian newspaper. This is the effect that mindfulness training in the classroom often has on students, and it’s key to why it’s happening all over the world—not just in the U.S. and the UK, but in more than 100 countries, including Australia, Taiwan and India. What started a few decades ago as a small experiment in progressive schools is rapidly gathering speed as emerging research documents the strong positive effects of mindfulness on developing brains. A 2015 meta-review from researchers at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, which evaluated 15 studies in six countries involving 1,800 students, showed three broad outcomes: higher well-being, better social skills and greater academic achievement. They were more optimistic, self-accepting and happier, more likely to help others, more able to focus on lessons and be creative, and less likely to be angry, anxious or disobedient. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally,” is how it’s described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose pioneering research at Harvard in the 1980s helped kick off mindfulness as a scientifically based, nonsectarian approach to a calmer, clearer mind. It has spread since then into business, health care and professional sports, as well as schools: Googling “mindfulness in education” brings up 116 million links. “Mindfulness offers children the skills they need today to meet the age-old challenges of growing up within the new context of social media and often absurdly high expectations,” says holistic doctor Amy

Saltzman, co-founder and director of Mindfulness offers children the skills learning to observe these inner experithe Association for Mindfulness in they need today to meet the age-old ences with curiosity and openness is an important part of all children’s Education. Mindfulness is now being challenges of growing up within the education,” says psychologist Patricia taught in urban, suburban and rural schools in 50 states. Such programs can new context of social media and often Broderick, Ph.D., founder of Learning2Breathe, a mindfulness curriculum for be low- or no-cost, structured in many absurdly high expectations. junior and senior high school students. ways, taught any time and conducted without special equipment—important Schools sometimes use parental ~Amy Saltzman for cash- and time-strapped schools. consent forms to counter concerns As a grassroots movement, mindfulness programs run about any potential religious implications. Often, a school’s prothe gamut. Hundreds of schools and districts nationwide have gram expands organically as one impassioned teacher draws in othincorporated into curricula such evidence-proven mindfulness ers. “The one single factor that determines a program’s effectiveness programs as those developed by, Learning is the depth and consistency of personal practice of those teaching and, which often involve teacher trainit,” says Saltzman. In fact, a University of Wisconsin 2013 study ing and structured lessons. found that teachers that practiced a guided meditation 15 minutes Sometimes mindfulness is simply a grade school teacher ringa day for eight weeks had less anxiety, stress and burnout during ing a bell signaling five minutes of silence, giving children something the school year; those conditions worsened in the control group. to focus on with closed eyes: a sound, a bite of fruit, a stuffed animal. In Middleton, Wisconsin, high school counselor Gust AthaA middle school teacher may use a five-minute guided app meditanas has watched as mindfulness exercises have made students tion from Calm or Headspace to settle down students after lunch. calmer, kinder, more focused and feel closer to each other and to Some schools offer moments of silence during the day, a quiet room teachers: “A number of students have told me it’s the part of the to go to or an optional class in mindfulness. school day they look forward to the most!” Others find that teaching mindfulness during “detention” has a soothing effect, offering oft-traumatized kids a rare feeling Ronica A. O’Hara is a Denver-based natural health writer. Connect of peace. “Because everyone has distractions and strong emotions, at

MINDFUL AIDS Mindfulness-building tools: Techniques, “Just Breathe”: Four-minute video, shown on Oprah, of 5-yearolds discussing mindfulness. Mindful help for parents: Mindfulness. Calm, a meditation app, offers guided mindfulness exercises and is offered free to any K-12 teacher.


Headspace, another popular mindfulness app, is also offered free to teachers, and sometimes works directly with school districts.



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The outdated myth that shelter pets are incorrigible, unlovable animals with behavioral issues no longer holds. Family circumstances—a change of job or residence, death, divorce or illness—can land a confused and well-loved dog or cat in a shelter. Others become accidental strays or are unceremoniously dumped by uncaring owners. Bishop, a no-kill shelter, places about 100 pets every month, showcasing them on social media, news outlets and at outreach events.

They are often the most devoted pets because they know they’ve been rescued.

No-Kill Initiative

~Emily Bach

Paws to Consider Best Friends Waiting for Homes


by Julie Peterson

ade Breunig, of Buckeye, Arizona, had lost his marriage, his job and his house. To combat depression, he went to the local animal shelter to adopt the first cat that “talked” to him. As if on cue, a 2-year-old black cat yowled persistently. During the adoption, Breunig learned that “Bubba” had been scheduled to be euthanized. He was saving a life. Fourteen years later, Bubba died, and Breunig knew he would miss the mischievous, playful companion that loved car rides more than most dogs. Crying, but surrounded by his second wife and kids, he realized, “I didn’t save Bubba’s life. He saved mine.”

Devoted and Practical

The benefits of the human/animal bond are manifold, supported by an army of studies that speak to pets’ ability to reduce stress, improve mood and even reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Research into animal-assisted therapy compiled by the University of California, Los Angeles, details the positive mental, emotional and physical effects of this natural modality. 36

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Anyone looking to lower blood pressure, ease anxiety or secure companionship can find it all at their local shelter, where homeless dogs and cats are eager to oblige. Emily Bach, public relations and event coordinator at Bishop Animal Shelter, in Bradenton, Florida, has many inspiring stories about adopted shelter animals. “They are often the most devoted pets because they know they’ve been rescued,” she says.


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Meet Your Match Best Friends Animal Society has a quiz called Paws Like Me ( to match people with adoptable animals. Shelter workers can also help families select appropriate pets.

Shelters share success stories of animals that get a “forever home”. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands don’t and are euthanized. Best Friends Animal Society, in Kanab, Utah, is working to change this. By partnering with animal welfare organizations and shelters, Best Friends has a goal to “Save Them All” through an initiative to make all of the nation’s shelters “no-kill” by 2025—which means 90 percent of shelter animals might be saved. Euthanasia will be reserved for failed rehabilitation or when an animal has no chance of recovery from an illness or injury. In 1984, when Best Friends was founded, about 17 million animals died in U.S. shelters annually. As of August 2019, that number is down to 733,000, a nationwide save rate of 76.6 percent. Historically, no detailed data was kept on shelters. “For decades, we have worked in the dark to end shelter killing because we lacked accurate information about the problem we were trying to solve,” says Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends. The organization recently launched the community lifesaving dashboard (BestFriends. org/2025-goal), a database that anyone can access to help save shelter pets. “With a better understanding of where the trouble spots are and the profile of animals being killed in a community, we can better deploy our collective resources for the greatest lifesaving impact.” Part of the success of the no-kill movement involves increased awareness that kindness toward all species is important. Bach points out that shelter animals are also the lower-cost option for people that want pets; most are vaccinated and neutered before they are adopted out and are often already trained.

Getting Ready to Adopt

Before jumping in to help save them all by adopting, potential pet parents should research breeds, crunch numbers and think ahead. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) suggests considering several issues:

good match for every home. Personality is key.

Money: Pets require training, food,

Breeds: Not all dogs and cats will be a

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up to 20. Pets should fit the family now and in the future.

toys, equipment, medical exams and treatment.

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Safety: Pet-proofing a home includes

removing potential dangers and preventing accidental escape through windows, doors or fences. Not everyone can adopt, but anyone can help. Shelters accept donations and most have a wish list of items. Volunteers are a core need at shelters, and it’s work that can quench the thirst for spending time with animals without adopting any of them.

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any studies document the positive influence of pets on our well-being.

Single people that live with a dog have a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. ( Part of the reason for this is likely because dog owners tend to get more physical activity than those without dogs, which makes dog owners generally more fit (

Less Stress

The demands of life can take a toll on the body. Contact with animals is linked to lower heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, anxiety and fear levels, and increased feelings of calmness. Lower levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, have been shown to help regulate inflammation, which helps the immune system fight off everything from colds to diseases ( and

Social Bonding

In children with autism spectrum disorder, animals help them learn to connect better to others. One study using guinea pigs found that these kids talked and laughed more with peers. There are now therapy

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programs using dogs, horses and chickens (

Mood Boost

Animals elicit smiles, which makes them great for deterring depression (Tinyurl. com/PetTherapyAndDepression).

Cancer Help

From lessening loneliness to lifting emotional well-being, children and adults undergoing cancer treatment seem to benefit from time with dogs ( CaninesAndChildhoodCancer and Tinyurl. com/AnimalsAssistChemo).

Pain Killer

Animals can soothe away some chronic pain and enable people to reduce use of pain medication ( AndPainRelief).

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The Art of the Nap Unplugging From Life Without Apology


by Marlaina Donato

hildren, four-legged family members, Thanksgiving overeaters and the occasional squirrel on a branch have mastered an art that eludes most of us, and they engage in it without a shred of guilt. Defying our cultural habit of constantly being on the go and embracing

the respite can be an active meditation, an invitation to cultivate uncommon stillness. Answering the siren’s call of a nap might very well be one of the most beneficial acts of self-care we can give ourselves. Both body and psyche crave chill-out times for good reasons. Using study subjects ranging from NASA pilots to emergency room

staff, curling up for a 20- to 30-minute siesta has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure, boost immunity, improve motor skills and enhance job performance and creativity. Power naps—the short-but-sweet kind—give us the opportunity to nourish the most neglected part of life, the inner life. Rest-fueled “me-time” can be a daily ritual punctuated with both practical and aesthetic inspiration. Choosing a spot drenched in inviting natural light or close-curtained tranquility and reserving a favored pillow, chair or luxurious coverlet can usher in blissful time-out. Adding the presence of aromatherapeutic essential oils like lavender, Roman chamomile or tangerine or a vase of simple fresh flowers can signal the ever-diligent sympathetic nervous system to cut back on overtime. Dropping down into unhurriedness like an anchor into port can prompt deeper and longer breaths and offer us the shameless chance to invest in quality daydreaming. Playing recorded sounds from nature—ocean waves, soft rain or gentle wind in the trees—can set the stage for a satisfying nap. Inviting the resident cat or pooch for a sleep-spell can also effect release of beneficial endorphins. Scheduling a nap into the day like any other appointment not only ensures follow-through, but presents a succulent slice of something to look forward to. Putting the computer on sleep mode and turning off the phone signals the brain that it’s time to recharge. Social media interaction and phone chats can wait. The pursuit of well-being does not need explanation, apology or, most of all, guilt. Pleasant dreams. Marlaina Donato is the author of several books. She is also a composer of healing and inspiring music. Connect with her at

Love yourself for who you are, and trust me, if you are happy from within, you are the most beautiful person, and your smile is your best asset. ~Ileana D’Cruz 38

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ask the therapist Karen L. Kaye, MS, LMHC

What to Tell Your Child about Hurricane Season Q:

Dear Karen Kaye, My son is 12-years-old and I have kept him from seeing the terrible videos and images of the devastation occurring during hurricane season. Am I doing the right thing? Sincerely, Madelyn


Dear Madelyn, Sheltering your son from being overly exposed to the devastation is the right thing to do. On the other hand, you are not giving him access to the valuable lessons we, in South Florida, need for preparing and surviving a hurricane of intensity. It is important, Madelyn, to ask your son what he has already seen or heard about hurricanes. He may already know more than you realize. Ask him if he has any questions or concerns that you may be able to answer. I would suggest that parents contact their community’s emergency services and school district to ascertain if any emergency plan is in existence, and then I would recommend establishing a family plan.

Speak to family members, neighbors and friends about a joint effort as to how to best help each other. Once the plan is in place, present the plan gently, based on your child’s age. Preparing your child will help calm his fears rather than frighten him. By overly sheltering children, not only would they not be prepared for emergencies but they also would not learn the lessons of compassion and helping others. It would be a great reminder for children who are so removed to have a little wake-up call to recognize the privilege of having safe shelter and supportive friends, family and community members. The lessons that parents and children can learn from natural disasters include having compassion;

doing what you can for yourself, your family and others; gratitude for what you have; and staying prepared as well as updated. It would be great for your son to do something on his own to contribute, such as helping with chores or volunteering for a cause to help him feel like he is making a difference during a tough time. Sincerely, Karen L. Kaye

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. Call 954-3841217 and/or visit KarenKayeTherapist. com. See ad page 44.

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Open House — Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine – 3pm – 7pm. Learn how to earn a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine & become a Licensed Acupuncturist. Tour the college, clinic, meet students, and receive free tongue & pulse diagnosis (if available). 100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, 33301, 954-763-9840 ext. 213. RSVP

Wednesday, October 23 Is your mouth making you sick? — 6pm - 7pm. Dr Cintron will be hosting a happy hour at The Salt Suite to explore the benefits of heavy metal detox and getting to the root of the problem in your body. Join us for this unique experience to learn while detoxing your lungs in a room entirely covered with pure salt. The Salt Suite, 1425 B SE 17th St, Ft Lauderdale, 33316. For more info call 954-938-4599.


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Join us for Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day! — Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine’s (ATOM) Intern Clinic will be offering Free Tongue & Pulse Diagnosis, new patient acupuncture treatments for $20.00 (50% savings), and current ATOM patients will receive $10.00 off their next visitvalid 10/24-11/16/19 (herbs not included). 100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale 954-763-9840 ext. 201

SUNDAY October 27 If you have any kind of stomach or gastro problems, come in for a FREE Consultation/Treatment — (Herbs not included) at ATOM’s Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program’s clinic. Treatments observed by the class. Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM), 100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale. Appointments: 954-763-9840 ext. 201.

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Monday, October 28 Tequesta Drum Circle Autumn Equinox — 7–11:45pm, $15. Celebrate the Autumn Equinox with drumming, dancing, glow poi and giant bonfire. Named in honor of those who came before. We gather on the Solstice and 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). Huge Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 33304. Jeff 954-547-6502

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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. 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. Life Enrichment — 11am with Rev. Dr. Charles Geddes. Empowering, Universal Spiritual Principles, honoring the wisdom and divinity within you. Bridges Spiritual Centers, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St, Suite 244, Wilton Manors, 33305, Call 954.530.6006.

The Truth in Heart Group — the first Sunday of every month, 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.

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.

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.


IANDS South Florida- International Association for Near Death Studies — 1st Sunday monthly, 4:30-6:30pm Meeting - Pavilion’s Gym (behind Main Hospital) Discussions include; Spiritually Transformative Experiences. All interested in the studies, are welcomed. University Hospital, 7201 N. University Dr, Tamarac. 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.

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. Group Shayman Sound Vibe Healing — 6:30pm $20. Just walk in. Crystal Junkie Metaphysical Shop 819 SE 8th Ave, Deerfield Beach 33441 Details, 954.254.3828. 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)

October 2019


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. Reiki Circle — Noon & 7:30pm Tuesday (& Friday) $10. Love @ Bridges Spiritual Centers, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St. Suite 244, Wilton Manors, 33305. Rev. Scott Friedman 954.854.7937. 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. Talk Tuesday Food for Health Lecture Series — 6–8pm. Free. Second Tuesday each month. Hosted by Food for Health Foundation. Learn how plantbased foods can promote health. Yello Creative Arts and Events Center 2495 E Commercial Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, 33308 954.491.1591. Revitalizing Tuesdays — Sound Bath & Holistic & Psychic Fair 6:30–10:30 pm, Free entry, $1 min, sessions. Alternative & Affordable Care for The Body, Mind, & Spirit. Magical Sound Healing Bath Meditation 8:30–9:30 pm, $20. Zen Mystery 56 N. Federal Hwy., Dania Beach, 33004.


Broward County edition

Meditative Drum Circle — 7:308:30pm. Drumming for mindfulness and healing: a simple way to calm the mind, remove stress and heal. Bring your own drum or purchase one here. Love donations accepted. Full Circle Music Inc., 3294 NE 33rd St., Ft Lauderdale. 954.797.6085. Carole’s Sacred Circles! — 7:30– 8:30pm. $15. Find Stillness with empowering guided meditation, receive Reiki & a channeled medical intuitive Message. Jade Wellness, 2717 E Oakland Park Blvd #201. Reserve 954.655.5490.

wednesday Free Tai Chi Classes — 5:30–6:30pm. Relax your mind and body at ATOM’s Wellness Center! Tai Chi is a lowimpact, slow-motion exercise that can treat & prevent many health problems. Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM), 100 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale. Must call Xavier Padilla to register, 954.763.9840 ext. 217. Connected Warriors Yoga — 6:30pm –7:30pm, Free yoga for Veterans, First Responders & their Families, S. Broward Regional Library, 7300 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, 33024. Contact (for class details): Esther Marantz 954.655.5148. Contact for Connected Warriors: 954.278.3764. Free Teletalk on Ancestral Clearing/Emotional Release — 7pm, last Wednesday of month. Learn how to release blocks and limiting beliefs and change energetic thought patterns, to move ahead to live with freedom, fulfillment and happiness! Call Ilka for details: 754.222.6971. 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.

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. 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. Group Reiki Circle with Crystals — 6:15pm. $20. Just walk in. Crystal Junkie Metaphysical Shop, 819 SE 8th Ave, Deerfield Beach 33441, Details, 954.254.3828. 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. Kundalini Yoga for Recovery— 7–8:30pm, $15. Healing mental trauma through physical practices; Kriyas, Pranayams, Meditations. Accessing inner wisdom motivates us to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Urban Namaste, 918 NE 20th Ave, Ft Lauderdale, 33304. Gary, information: 954.649.1713. 1st & 3rd Thursdays -- Carole’s Sacred Circles — 7:30–8:30pm. $15. Find Stillness with empowering guided meditation, receive Reiki & a channeled medical intuitive Message. Lisa’s Healing Center, 3170 N Federal Hwy, Suite 211K, Eldorado Bldg, LHP. Reserve 954.655.5490.

Pagan Study Group — 7:30–9:30pm. $Love. Weekly Classes & Open Public Rituals for the 8 major Sabbats. All Paths Welcome. Now Under New Leadership. Moonpath CUUPS, UUCFL: 3970 NW 21st Ave, Oakland Park, FL 33309 954.263.9098.

friday Tea Time — 10am–6pm. Enjoy an organic, crystal infused tea for $3 at Crystal Junkie Metaphysical Shop, 819 SE 8th Ave, Deerfield Beach 33441. Details 954.254.3828. Reiki Circle — Noon & 7:30pm Friday (& Tuesday) $10. Love @ Bridges Spiritual Centers, Wilton Plaza, 1881 NE 26th St. Suite 244, Wilton Manors, 33305. Rev. Scott Friedman 954.854.7937. 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. Namasté 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.


saturday 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 — 9-11am, 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.

Raja Yoga Meditation — Noon, at Dania Beach Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, 33004. Enjoy the peace within. Call Roz for info 954.962.7447. 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. 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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Colon therapy


A Colon Care Center


1451 NE 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-627-9118 South Florida’s premier Age Management Center with cuttingedge personalized treatments to enhance your quality of life and optimize your health.

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

Perfecting Touch

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

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.

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CHIROPRACTIC physician Physical Health Complex

Dr. Bernard Burton, d.c.

Sandra Herrington, BSc, AP, DOM, LMT/CT 2544 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale 954-566-0444

7800 W. Oakland Pk # 110, Bldg D Sunrise FL 33351 954-742-0332

Total Balance 4 U

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

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. See ad page 34.

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.

New Life Upper Cervical Chiropractic

dental health Advanced Dental Wellness Center

820 S. State Rd. 7, Plantation FL 33317 954-389-8297


Upper Cervical Chiropractic, light force extremity adjusting, whole-food nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, The Emotion Code, Energy medicine, Mysofascial release

KAREN KAYE, Holistic Psychotherapist, LMHC

1500 Weston Rd Weston FL 33326 954-384-1217 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.

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

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

Don’t count the days, make the days count. ~Muhammad Ali 44

Broward County edition

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

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

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

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


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.

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 4.

Health store Nature’s Remedy

Dentistry with a Woman’s Touch. General, Cosmetic, Holistic & Sedation. See ad, page 9.

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

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 13 and 33.

Environmental artist SusieQ Wood

954-630-1610 Artist, Advocate, and Speaker. Available for corporate and community art projects and presentations. Aw a r d - w i n n i n g a r t i s t , SusieQ, brings awareness to global waste management issues by using discarded materials in her work with the intention of inspiring viable solutions. Also available, unique Global TRASHformation jewelry, plus online store for tees and more.

face yoga

1855 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 954-463-1703 Nature’s Remedy is a family oriented health store. Our staff has over 15 year experience in the health store business. CBD/herbal remedies/healthy food.

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

Face Yoga by Susan Forma

Susan Forma 561-929-1627

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.

Dr. Rimler merges traditional and holistic podiatric medicine, along with a patient-specific biomechanical foundation. Offering long distance “customized orthotics” on website online store. #StartWithYourFeet.

Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest. ~James Lovelock October 2019




Quantum Healing Discoveries Jill Avery 561-305-3236

Wellness Living and Nutrition

Sheila Glazer, MS, RDN, LDN 561-289-5682

As the subconscious mind controls 95% of our lives, affirmations may not be enough. Reprogram your subconscious, so you can discover who you truly are.

Experience health and healing through integrative and functional nutrition approaches. Memberships include comprehensive wellness programs centered around both mental and physical health.

Quantum Healing Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner • Kundalini Yoga Instructor • High Vibration Nutritional Educator


Catherine Edelson MA, CH 2550 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale 33305 954-745-0735 FB business: Fort Lauderdale Hypnosis

joy of organics Food BUYING CLUB 954-465-6502

Offering a wide variety of farm fresh, certified organic fruits and veggies at far below retail, Grass fed, pastured products and so much more.

Hypnotists believe everything is hypnosis. We offer powerful, ecological and practical solutions to each client. Benefits are obvious as you allow it to happen!

Perfect Your American Accent

Expand – to open up, broaden, develop, grow • Contract – to diminish, close, restrict, lessen • Causes of contraction – anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/ family difficulties, separation and loss, work stress, significant life changes…. You are multi-dimensional. You are filled with thoughts and feelings, hopes and desires • You have challenges, maybe even obstacles that prevent you from getting to where you want to be. • You want to live a happier life. • You want more satisfying relationships. • You want a more fulfilling job. • You want to be at peace.

real estate Amy McGrotty, The Realestateologist

2227 Wilton Dr, Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 954-347-1732 As a full time Realtor, Amy and her team specialize in helping her clients experience a drama-free and turnkey journey.

Professor Alice Wujciak / woo-jack / 954-963-7661

Life Coach Doris Jucht

Upgrade your accent and speak English confidently.

305-332-5832, Hollywood, FL 33021

“Quick fixes to language issues.”

Achieve unprecedented breakthroughs and a healthy balance in life. Honest and enlightening coaching will make you aware of self-created barriers and increase your everyday effectiveness. English/Spanish

Psychotherapy A Healing Space

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

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Broward County edition

Robin Traiger, LCSW 954-530-4348, Sunrise, Florida

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Conscious Counseling A New Way to Expand

Free one half-hour consultation offered.

salon Hair Holistic Eco-Friendly StudIo Ibana Villasenor 141 NW 20th St, Suite B7 Boca Raton FL 33431 561-372-5354

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

Empower your week – Sundays at 11am. Workshops, classes, Reiki Training. Accredited study through Emerson Theological Institute for Practitioners & Ministers. A spiritual community of enrichment.

Debora Ramos

305-401-0607 Angel Coach Readings and Therapy. Clear past lives, blocks to prosperity and relationships. Reiki (continuing education). Crystal therapist. Certified classes. Archangels Soy Candles. English/ Spanish.

Wellness center Deep Roots Family Wellness

9532 Griffin Road, Cooper City, FL 33328 954-434-1800 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

Lynnette Albert


SPIRITUAL CONSULTANT Carole Aileo Ha’la Ramsay, RM/T, BA Div. 954-655-5490

As a Medium/Spiritual Counselor for many years, let me help you connect with your loved ones who have crossed over. It would be my pleasure to help you in your healing process.

Realized Being accessing Light Information for your awakening. Private channeled sessions: past/ future/parallel lives, pet psychic, deceased; reiki sessions, classes, cellular memory activations. Weekly Circles.

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Qi Revolution Activate Your ENERGY


3-Days Training $199 50,000+ live people have attended this training with profound energetic results. Increase blood circulation (nitric oxide) with breathing!

Qigong Healing

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