Must Reads

March 2017 Issue

DHA Boosts Elder Brain Function

Improves Mild Cognitive Impairment Researchers from Tianjin Medical University, in China, have discovered that regularly taking docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) improves brain function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. A total of 219 adults over the age of 65 participated in the randomized, double-blind, 12-month trial. Half of the subjects were given two grams of this omega-3 fatty acid daily, ... Read More »

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities KATHLEEN BARNES Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. “These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wide-ranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which are different from food allergies,” explains microbiologist Kiran ... Read More »

Reframing Your Life Story

Create Your Own Hero’s Journey KIM SCHNEIDERMAN Every life unfolds as a uniquely dynamic, purposeful and potentially heroic story that is open to interpretation, especially our own. We are the star and spin doctor of this work-in-progress, with the power to tell our stories as triumphs, tragedies or something in-between. Our life story is filled with suspense: Big and little ... Read More »

Holistic Eye Care

Taking the Whole Body into Account LINDA SECHRIST The “old wives’ tale” about eating carrots for healthy vision wasn’t wrong, but fell far short of a holistic approach to eye health. Today’s holistically trained healthcare providers and ophthalmologists believe that properly maintaining the marvelous phenomenon of eyesight requires taking into consideration genetics, diet, toxin exposures, life environments and our belief ... 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 »

Now Anyone Can Meditate at the Dentist

Dr. Peter Silver is very proud to announce that his dental office is the first in New York City to use this all natural relaxation technology. NuCalm® is a proprietary clinical system that calms the brain within minutes by bringing alert beta brain wave function down to the alpha/theta ranges (deep relaxation). The system is predicated on neuropsychobiology and neurobioinformatics and was ... Read More »

Spirituality and the Healthy Living “Three-Legged Stool”

By Rev. Chelsea MacMillan and Ilene Sameth Spiritual practice is as essential to holistic living as the foods you put into your body and the amount of time you raise your heart rate each week. Your spiritual, emotional and mental well-being affects your mind as much as food or movement, and you can even apply your spiritual practice to things ... Read More »

Green Tea

by Franklin St. John It’s no longer a secret. It has become a well-established fact that green tea is good for your health. Twenty years ago, I went to China and obtained the rights to a traditional Chinese formula that was primarily green tea, but with other herbs to balance the yin and yang. This is very important—a balanced formula will help maintain the body’s yin/yang balance. A balanced body ... Read More »