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Feminine Leadership Needed in Religious Institutions

by Rev. Chelsea MacMillan and Ilene Sameth While the number of women in leadership roles is expanding in many industries, women often have to prove themselves just as capable as their male counterparts, if not more so, to achieve equal recognition—and even then, equal pay does not always follow. In many religious institutions, however, the topic of women in leadership is hardly granted a discussion. For millennia, these institutions have barred women from traditional leadership positions, depriving communities of the ... Read More »

NYC Community Spotlight – Dr.Paulvin’s Natural Approach to Chronic Conditions

With offices in Manhattan, Midtown and the Upper East Side, Dr. Neil Paulvin practices functional, sports and anti-aging medicine, offering a variety of integrative techniques, including dry needling, osteopathic manipulation, cupping, craniosacral therapy, bio-identical hormone therapy and prolotherapy, to treat headaches, joint pain, Lyme disease, obesity, chronic fatigue and other persistent conditions. Tell us about your practice. I’ve been in ... Read More »

Workshop Reveals Rapid Energy Healing Techniques

Jenny Mannion, who credits techniques she developed as an “energy catalyst” with helping her win a seven-year battle with chronic illness in three weeks, will introduce those techniques at an online workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., May 18. The event is hosted by AtoZ Healing Space, which offers it free to AtoZ members. Mannion says “a simple realization” galvanized ... Read More »

Dentist Questions Benefits of Fluoridated Tap Water

Dr. Lewis Gross, director of the Tribeca Center for Integrative and Holistic Dentistry, is a pioneer in fluoride-free dentistry. He has long argued that the present concentration of fluoride in tap water is higher than necessary, and that it may cause fluorosis—white spots on the teeth—and may be harmful to the health. “There is no reliable estimate of the net ... Read More »

Relaxation Dentistry in NYC

Imagine that you have a dentist appointment tomorrow and are scheduled to have work done. Instead of being worried or anxious, you take a little pill and get a great night’s sleep. When you get up, a companion escorts you to the dental office, where you lay back, get a cozy blanket and are given some more relaxing meds. Soon ... Read More »

Overcoming the Pain of Shingles and Genital/Oral Herpes: The Latest Answer

By Dr. Howard Robins Did you have Chickenpox or a “cold sore”? Most everyone answers yes to this question. If you answered yes then you have a Herpes infection. Both types of viral infections are easily transferred by contact with someone who has a current outbreak. You likely may have both! Herpes zoster (HZ) commonly known as shingles is a ... Read More »

The Call of the Day Taps into Our Authentic Self

Jodi Hershey’s new book The Call of the Day focuses on what is taking place today spiritually and how we are called to tap into our authentic self to individually and collectively do our part in, what she asserts is, humanity “moving from our familiar Third-Dimensional ego self into a Fourth Dimension soul self, with the ability to reach higher ... Read More »

Journey of Personal Healing Workshop April 22 and 23

The Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) will present a one-day experiential workshop April 22 and again April 23 based on Barbara Brennan’s book Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. Both sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 34 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor. Lisa Van Ostrand, BBSH faculty member and editor of Brennan’s new ... Read More »

Some Healthy Foods Can Promote Tooth Decay

Grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are good for our health, but not necessarily good for our teeth, says Anamaria Pontes, registered nutritionist at Tribeca Center for Integrative Holistic Dentistry. These plant-derived foods contain varying amounts of phytic acid, which fights free radicals and may protect against kidney stones, but also can reduce the effectiveness of certain nutrients in our diet. ... Read More »

Don’t Let Gum Disease Kill You

Recently, there have been no shortage of studies proving a direct link between the bacteria in gum disease causing heart disease, as well as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and chronic inflammation.  It is now believed that maintaining good health of your gums, doesn’t just save your teeth, but actually extends your life span. Strangely enough, most of the symptoms of ... Read More »