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Former Chinese National Coach Leads Eastover Classes

Master Li Junfeng, former head coach of China’s National Martial Arts Team, will be a guest teacher at Eastover Estate and Retreat from November 10 to 15, offering Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong and Ba Gua Zhang. More than 100 children won gold medals in martial arts under Li’s guidance. He also has directed and acted in several martial arts films. Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong involves a series of ... Read More »

Human Papilloma virus (HPV)- The latest answer

Do you have HPV infection?   According the U. S. Center for Disease Control, genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are 40 or more types of HPV that can infect the genital areas of men and women as well as the throat and mouth! HPV may cause serious health problems, including genital warts and ... Read More »

Musa Muhaiyaddeen Leads Free Lecture Series

Create Your Own Destiny, a series of spontaneous talks by Sufi guide Musa Muhaiyaddeen. Join in at any time. Meetings are held at New York New Church, 114 East 35th Street at 4:30-5:30pm followed by Zikr, a prayer recitation for those who would like to join in. “This world is a difficult place where we have so many trials, so many problems, yet it is here we ... Read More »

TV Host Brings Transformation Event to NYC Oct 7-8

Joshua Bloom, a quantum healer and host of “Emotionally Free TV,” will lead a workshop in his new healing modality, LifeForce Awakening, October 7 and 8 in New York City. Bloom, who previously created the modality known as Quantum Energy Transformation, says this live workshop, Ignite Your Healing Powers, will offer tools for helping people who feel overwhelmed or emotionally raw. “This workshop is profoundly transformational,” he says. “You’ll leave in a calmer, more thoughtful and peaceful state that ... Read More »

Fluoride Alert

Excess in Food and Tap Water Harms Pets In 2009, an Environmental Working Group (EWG) study found that bone meal and animal byproducts in eight of 10 major national dog food brands contain fluoride in amounts between 1.6 and 2.5 times higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended maximum dose in drinking water. Some fluoride from tap water ... Read More »

Retired Volunteers Keep National Parks Humming

Retirees are volunteering at hundreds of nationally protected lands. They staff visitor centers, do maintenance, clean up debris and remind visitors to keep food items secure from wildlife. Last year, volunteers outnumbered National Park Service staff about 20 to one, expanding the financially strapped agency’s ability to serve hundreds of millions of visitors. Nearly a third of them are 54 ... Read More »

Experiential Ed

Gestalt-Based Curricula Emerging Finland, internationally renowned for innovative educational practices, is poised to become the first country to eliminate school subjects. Officials are making changes to be implemented by 2020 that will revolutionize how the school system works by allowing pupils to absorb a body of knowledge about language, economics and communication skills. “We need something to fit for the ... Read More »

Less Salt Reduces Nighttime Potty Visits

A Reason to Limit Our Intake Astudy from Nagasaki University, in Japan, has found that reducing salt in the diet can cut down on the number of trips to the bathroom during the night. Researchers followed 321 men and women with high-salt diets and sleep problems for 12 weeks. Of the subjects, 223 reduced their salt intake from 10.7 grams ... Read More »

Beetroot Juice Helps Older Brains Act Younger

Positive Effects on the Mind Beets contain high levels of dietary nitrate, which can increase blood flow and improve exercise performance. Researchers from Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, tested the impact of consuming beetroot juice prior to exercise on the somatomotor cortex, the part of the brain that processes information from the muscles. Twenty-six older adults with hypertension ... Read More »

Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

Regular Practice Reduces Anxiety and Depression Researchers from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, have found that regular yoga practice can help reduce anxiety and depression in young women with eating disorders. The scientists followed 20 girls between the ages of 14 and 18 that were enrolled in an outpatient eating disorder clinic that comprised the larger control group. Those ... Read More »