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Articles from: October 2018

Natural Vitamin E Lowers Heart Risks

Tocotrienols are a natural form of vitamin E found in a number of foods, including wheat, barley, corn, rice and palm fruit. A recent meta-review of clinical research finds that tocotrienols can decrease heart-related health risks in seniors such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Energy Empowering Activists Young and All by Shifu Ed D’Urso

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world. ~Archimedes

Give an activist enough energy and a platform on which to stand and they will change the world. ~Shifu Ed

What if change was essentially a movement of energy? It is. What if social and personal change was as well? What if it was a matter separate from philosophy, psychology, religion education? What if all these are manifestations of how energy flows through them? The Chinese believed this. The movement of energy through humanity and nature formed the groundwork of their theories of medicine, martial arts and human relations.

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Simple Efforts Can Create a Big Impact by Renate Siegel

More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of healing through energy medicine. Knowing how energy moves through the body is key. According to Donna Eden, the founder of Eden Energy Medicine, the energy patterns in our bodies are constantly in flow, crossing over from the left to the right side of the body, and vice versa, in diagonals or figure eight patterns, keeping us healthy and happy.

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Knitting Releases the Blues

Knitting can alleviate the blues, slow the onset of dementia and distract from chronic pain, according to a survey published in The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Eighty-one percent of respondents described feeling happier after a session of needlework. In another study, researchers at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital found that the act of knitting lowers heart rates by an average of 11 beats per minute, eliciting a state of relaxation similar to that of yoga.

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Annual Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference

Annie Appleseed Project announces their 13th Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies conference, being held February 28 – March 2, 2019 in West Palm Beach. The event features informative speakers, an exhibit hall, organic meals, fresh-squeezed organic juices, giveaways and much more. Visit for a list of renowned speakers who will be sharing their expertise at the event.

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Alleviating a Different Kind of Stress

Professional dowser Jeanie Pasquale shares that stress is a word we all hear almost every day on the morning news, podcasts, social media and more. “Most times, these conversations focus on how overloaded our schedules are, how much information we are subjected to each day, stress hormones and their effect on our weight, etc. Stress also can be of a completely different kind—geopathic stress,” she says.

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Celebrating the Lives of Our Pets

“Pets are beloved members of the family,” says Kerry Potter, owner of Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique. “I was walking my own dog recently and watched another family play with their dog, tossing a Frisbee back and forth. I wondered what this family would do when their pet entered his last months, weeks, days and he passes. Celebrating their life once they pass is a wonderful way to honor them and begin the healing process.”

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Be Heard. Make a Difference. by Jadyn Turner

As young adults and teens, we need to start taking action on issues where we want to see something changed. We can’t just look at these issues and say someone else will do it. We were given a voice so now as teens need to use it, especially on issues that affect us more than they affect adults such as school shootings. We have to stop school shootings nationwide because we are the ones sitting in the classrooms not knowing if we are safe. We are the ones that go to school every day to get a good education. We don’t go to school to worry about whether or not we will come home that day or see our parents again. We are the ones in the classrooms, so we need to be the ones to make the change.

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Chiropractic Profile: Dr. Paul Lentini

Dr. Paul Lentini has been practicing chiropractic care in Rockland for over 22 years. He originally started in practice 3 years prior in Long Island. His first experience with chiropractic care was for a baseball injury to his lower back. The first adjustment he received was from his brother who also is a chiropractor due to this injury. What lead him down the path to becoming a chiropractor was the desire to help people live without limitations and pain. From a simple standpoint, Dr. Lentini is a mechanic of the skeleton, helping joints regain their full range of motion and, at times, removing interference from the nervous system. Our bodies can then express themselves without limitation or pain. When our bodies are functioning optimally, we can do anything.

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Hudson Valley Pediatric Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Isha Suri

Dr. Geri-Lynn Waldman is pleased to announce that Dr. Isha Suri will be joining her pediatric dental practice as a new associate. She completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. In addition to receiving extensive training in all areas of pediatric dentistry including oral IV and general sedation dentistry, she also gained valuable experience in working with medically compromised children and children with special needs.

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