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Articles from: August 2017

Vegetarian Vision Returns to NYC for 25th Anniversary

Vegetarian Vision, in conjunction with New Life Expo, will bring the nation’s largest vegetarian and health convention to New York September 9 and 10 at Penn Plaza Pavilion, located at 401 7th Avenue at 33rd Street (across from Penn Station). The event will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.

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Nurturing Children’s Spiritual Energy by Sifu Ed D’Urso

The heart of a child is perhaps the most precious thing on earth. As parents and teachers, we want them to grow strong and whole. To do so in a fractured world of harm and fear and apathy is an immeasurable feat that takes resilience and courage. It also takes focus, discipline and respect. As challenging as it is to build strong children, there are few things more important in life.

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All About Vitamin B6: For Reading, Learning, Brain Development and Autism by Michal Luchins

Dr. Bernard Rimland stated that, “No biological treatment for autism is more strongly supported in the scientific literature than the use of high dosage vitamin B6.” Indeed, many studies have shown that high dose vitamin B6 had considerable benefits for about half of those with autism in those studies.

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Fitness Haus Currently Offering 3 Free Sessions

“It’s my belief that everybody is capable of achieving their fitness goals, but many need that little extra push to turn the person they see in the mirror into the person they believe they can be. It’s that belief that has guided my career,” shares The Fitness Haus founder Alex Hausner.

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Two Healthy, Simple Summer Recipes by Jadyn Turner

Salad on a Log

Servings: 2

1 long cucumber

4 leaves of lettuce

¼ cup shredded carrots

2 Tbsp. shredded cheese

1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp. olive oil

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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

A study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs of adult identical twins (genetic matches) with differing sleep habits. They found that the immune system was depressed in the twin that slept less.

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Pilates for Pregnancy and Postpartum by Rosibel Landau

Becoming a new mother is one of the most beautiful things in the world. However, the task involves a lot of physical and hormonal changes. The abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are two muscle groups that are most affected by pregnancy. The abdominal wall stretches to allow the fetus to grow and the pelvic floor is constantly challenged to support the new weight. This sometimes will cause the abdominal wall to separate, which is called diastasis recti.

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The Benefits of Just Breathing Out by Betsy Thomason

Breathing happens naturally, without effort or forethought. Aren’t we lucky?

Think again. The cost associated with relying on this unconscious system is that we know little about the physical benefits of focused, intentional breathing. As a result, the body becomes undernourished. There’s not enough oxygen to provide energy for every cell in the body. You may experience this as sluggishness and brain fog. While the brain thinks it’s in charge of the wellbeing show, other parts of the body are the truth tellers.

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Akashic Records Classes, Workshop in August

Kia Abilay, an Akashic Records teacher, Healing Touch practitioner, energy and intuitive communicator and One Spirit interfaith minister, is offering special courses in the Akashic Records this month in Uptown Kingston. Abilay will teach How to Open the Records for Yourself, a class in reading the Akashic Records, August 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., and again August 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. She will also teach a weekend course for certification as an Akashic Records practitioner August 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., and August 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Four Key Reasons to Detoxify Your Body by Michelle Timothee

Every second of every day, we are constantly exposed to toxins that could potentially harm our bodies. They’re in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the beverages we drink—they’re even in the products that we use. While most of these toxins will do us no major harm, and our bodies are more than capable of dealing with the vast majority of them, some of these toxins and free radicals can lead to more serious problems. This is why it is so important that we carry out regular detoxes and detoxify our entire bodies.

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