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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 »

NAVEL Expo Comes to Sheraton Times Square

The NAVEL Expo—named for its focus on nutrition, aesthetics, vitality, efficacy and life—will come to the Sheraton Times Square May 6 and 7. Since January 2005, the Health Media Group has produced 28 NAVEL Expo events, attracting thousands of people from around the nation and the world who are interested in cutting-edge information, technology and products in the arena of prevention, wellness and results-based medicine. Speakers and presenters ... Read More »

Candidiasis the “Great Impersonator”

by Dr. Howard Robins, MD The Problem Each doctor has told them that they have this or that condition or disease. They show the entire range of classic symptoms of it, don’t they? Then why didn’t their treatments work? The answer is that the true underlying cause was missed or ignored. Ignored because it wasn’t recognized as the real “felon”, ... Read More »

Fall in Love with Yourself

“Unconditional love coach” Judith Costa will present a free lecture on Friday April 28, entitled Loving Yourself Is The Solution from 6:30 to 7:30pm at QuestBookshop, 240 East 53rd Street in NYC. On Saturday April 29, Costa follows with a revolutionary workshop, Fall in Love With Yourself from 10am to 6pm. Costa says the workshop will focus on “the most important relationship you will ever have in your life: your relationship ... Read More »

Eastover “Walks the Talk” with Water Reclamation Plant

After four years in the design and permitting process and a year of construction, Eastover Estate and Retreat in Lenox, Massachusetts, is ready to unveil its state-of-the-art water reclamation system. Owner Yingxing Wang says Eastover’s investment in this eco-friendly technology—designed to minimize the center’s impact on its environmentally sensitive locale, the Berkshires—shows that it “walks its own talk.” “It’s a ... Read More »

Nine Simple Taoist Ways to Boost the Immune System

With flu season not quite gone and allergy season fast approaching, our immune system needs to be in top shape to keep us well. Mantak Chia, a Taoist qigong master and founder of Universal Healing Tao, suggests nine simple ways to boost the immune system naturally. Laugh: Laughter shakes the body and bones, stimulating the production of stem cells and ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Has Party Vibe

The Awaken Wellness Fair, which returns to Tarrytown March 26, has long been billed as “our area’s best-loved body-mind-spirit-green expo.” There’s plenty to be learned at this event, but the vibe is far more social than educational, notes Awaken Fairs founder Paula Caracappa. “While expo is a word associated with such events, this one is a party—no walls separating people. It’s wide open, with lots of friendly interaction.” Since ... Read More »

Fresh Juice Beats Bottled for Health Benefits

Drinking green juice daily can be a great tool for weight loss, fitness and detoxing—but only if it’s done correctly, says Rebecca Matsil, marketing manager for New York wheatgrass producer Perfect Foods. “Not all wheatgrass is the same, and not all juice is the same,” she says. “The bottom line is, fresh juice is the best juice.” Perfect Foods has been growing and distributing organic, local wheatgrass to ... Read More »