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Articles from: April 2014

Mineral Magic: Zinc by Dr. Michal Luchins

Food & Mood, Growth & Immune

Psychiatrist Dr. James Greenblatt shares the case of a teenager suffering from anorexia nervosa. Already hospitalized due to vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, she kept losing weight until she was 58 percent of her ideal weight. She complained that she did not enjoy eating because food was tasteless, so doctors measured her zinc levels via specialized tests. She was found to be zinc deficient, immediately began intravenous zinc and her digestive problems disappeared within two days. After one week she switched to oral zinc supplementation. Over time, food became enjoyable for her and she gained weight. Improvement continued on the zinc supplement.

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Complimentary HydraFacial™ Event 4-9 pm, in Piermont at Riverview Wellness Center for Well Being

On Thursday, May 22 from 4-9 pm, as an introductory offer to the HydraFacial™ and in celebration of our recent opening of the center, we are inviting you to experience a 15 minute express complimentary HydraFacial. Enjoy some refreshments and save on the Daily Essentials Kit if you wish to purchase it for $99 (regularly $120). Limited to 20 people: must register.

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Oral Cancer is on the Rise Are you Getting Screened? by Dr. Cyril Mansperger

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 43,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year, resulting in approximately 8,000 deaths. While oral cancer is not hard to diagnose, it often is not diagnosed until it is in its late stages. The good news is that the cancer can be found early in its development, through a simple, painless and quick screening. And, when found early, oral cancers have an 80 percent or better survival rate.

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Spring Cleanse Program

Join Ayurvedic wellness coach, yoga Instructor, and Vedic astrologer, Liz Whalen for a 21-day Spring Cleanse that draws upon the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to help you achieve your goals.

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How to Get Back Your Creative Groove by Jeannine McGlade and Andrew Pek

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” ~Pablo Picasso

In this quote, Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of all time, suggested that to get inspired you must not wait around wishing and hoping that a flash of brilliance will come to you. Instead, you must continue working and creating, even when you feel, well, a little less than creative.

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Crystal Reiki by Joan Snow

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered either by laying on hands or placing hands above the body. It is based on the concept that an unseen universal life-force energy flows through us. Reiki works on the five energy levels of a person – physical, etheric, emotional, mental and spiritual. It has been effective in helping many illnesses and maladies. It also works in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery.

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Community Supported Agriculture: Know Your Farmer by Jessica Kesselman

The statement, “Know your farmer, know your food” has become a rallying cry for people looking for sources of seasonal, regionally grown produce. It’s about purchasing food as close to the source as possible, shortening the distance the food travels from field to plate and reducing the amount of handling and processing along the way. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is the model that can connect them to a farmer for an entire growing season.

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Reiki for Health and Wellness Training Levels 1 & 2

Reiki is passed from master to student within the Mikao Usui lineage. You can be the next generation. Our trainings are kept close to the principles of the founding father of Reiki Master Mikao Usui while integrating current research and holistic healing knowledge . You will become part of this sacred healing lineage, 15th, following 13th &14th Master Reiki healers Wendy and MaryBeth from the Holistic Health Consultants of the Hudson Valley.

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Environmental Day Event Coming Soon

On Sunday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority will host its Fifth Annual Environmental Day, "Living Green in Rockland," at their facilities in Hillburn.

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Family Membership at South Orange Family YMCA

The South Orange Family YMCA (SOFY) family membership has many member benefits says Branch Executive Director, Ross Miceli. Families have access to over 80 group exercise classes for no additional fee. Included with membership, families can take advantage of volleyball, basketball, soccer, Beat the Street for teens, Parent’s Night Out for ages 3-9, Intro to Weight Lifting for teens, Beyond Barre, Mambo Salsa classes for adults and much more. They also offer Child Watch (3 months to 6 years of age), a Youth Center (6-12 years of age), as well as a full court gymnasium with designated times for teens, adults and families.

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