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Articles from: January 2019

Optimism Linked to Better Heart Health

Being upbeat helps heart health, reports a new review of research from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Analyzing dozens of studies on psychological well-being involving hundreds of thousands of people, the researchers found that the most optimistic people are more likely to kick a smoking habit, exercise regularly and favor fruits and vegetables over processed meat and sugary foods. Continue Reading

3-D Domiciles: High-Tech Instant Homes on Horizon

A 3-D printed home can be built in less than 24 hours at a cost of $10,000. Developers hope to cut it to $4,000 to help families living in poverty or other unsafe conditions. New Story, a housing charity organization, and ICON, a construction tech company, have partnered to try ending global homelessness. Being able to lock the door and have a safe shelter can be elusive. An entire community of printed homes is planned for construction in El Salvador.
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New Practitioner Joins Bardonia Chiropractic

Bardonia Chiropractic and Wellness Center is pleased to announce that Linda O’Donovan, licensed massage therapist, is joining their team. Continue Reading

Cork Rocks: The Self-Regenerating Building Material

Cork is both recyclable and renewable because it regenerates its bark after harvesting, which causes no harm to trees. Durable cork can be found in the flooring of the Library of Congress and as an insulator for space shuttles. It’s also a waterproof, abrasion-resistant fire retardant and acoustic insulator with odor and humidity-controlling and acoustic sound-dampening applications. In Portugal, the world’s largest producer, the outer skin regrows in time for the next harvest. The stripped trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide and release more oxygen, so Portugal’s cork forests, or montados, are often referred to as the “lungs” of the environment.

Eating Mediterranean Diet Helps Save Eyesight

The risk of late-stage, age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness worldwide, can be lowered by 41 percent by eating a Mediterranean diet, according to a new study presented by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). The research, which followed nearly 4,500 French and Dutch adults aged 55 and older for 21 years, found that no single food component lowered the risk; rather, it was the nutrient-rich diet itself. Continue Reading

Join the Solar Revolution

There has been an explosion of solar panel covered roofs in the Northeast this year which is great news for the environment,” shares energy consultant Tony Delia. Continue Reading

You Gotta Have Heart by Dr. Paul Lentini

Cardiovascular exercise is one of the many ways to improve your heart health Cardiovascular disease can take many forms including arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), coronary artery disease (occlusion of the arteries to the heart), myocardial infarction (heart attack) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Risk factors to be aware of include hypertension, elevated blood levels of lipids, triglycerides and cholesterol, cigarette smoking, obesity, being male, family history, increased age and physical inactivity. The combination of high stress, poor diet and lack of physical activity can increase your risk. Continue Reading

Learn about Blue Rock School’s Unique Approach

Blue Rock School, an independent co-educational day school in West Nyack invites parents on January 26, at 10 a.m. to hear how Blue Rock’s creative and experiential learning environment brings learning to life for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Continue Reading

Exciting News at Stillpond Massage Therapy

“Happy New Year from the crew at Stillpond Massage Therapy! We are so very grateful to have been able to celebrate our 20th anniversary of business this past December, and strive to continue to serve our community at large,” share co-owners Bethany and Ron Mutone.
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Protect Yourself from EMFs with Dowsing by Jeanie Pasquale

Published studies now prove that the radioactive frequencies coming from your electronics in your home could be hurting you. EMFs from both inside and outside your home or office may be affecting your energy, your mood, your health, your sleep and putting you and your family at risk. Electromagnetic frequencies are allaround us. Just because you can’t see the frequencies, it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Continue Reading