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Eastover Hosts Qi-Boosting Workshops in November

In November, it’s all about qi at Eastover Estate and Eco-Village. The 600-acre retreat center in the heart of the Berkshires is hosting two special workshops designed to heal and rejuvenate: Sheng Zhen Healing Qigong and Ba Gua Zhang, from November 10 to 15; and Women’s Qi Cultivation, from November 17 to 19. Junfeng Li, the former head coach of China’s National Wushu team, is considered the driving force behind the promotion ... Read More »

Digital Detox Workshop Teaches The Power of Off

Nancy Colier, author of The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World, will hold a workshop on that theme November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the New York Open Center, 22 East 33rd Street. A psychotherapist in private practice, Colier is also an interfaith minister, a mindfulness teacher, a relationship coach and a blogger at Huffington Post and Psychology ... Read More »

Awaken Wellness Fair Makes Trip 20 to Tarrytown

The Awaken Wellness Fair, New York’s “body-mind-spirit-green expo,” will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, located at 455 South Broadway, on November 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This is the fair’s 20th trip to Tarrytown, but it always brings something fresh and new,” says founder Paula Caracappa, CEO of PPC Group. “This autumn, for example, we’ve expanded to a third room of speakers. Yes, the Awaken Wellness Fair is ... Read More »

Alkaline “Buffering” Can Relieve Tooth Sensitivity

An alkaline diet—one composed of citrus fruits like pineapple, lemon and grapefruit— can help with weight loss and boost overall health, but it can also cause severe tooth sensitivity, says Dr. Lewis Gross, a holistic dentist in Tribeca. “The acids expose the root tubules if they’re allowed to remain after swallowing,” he says. “Usually this is a temporary discomfort for people who have receded gums, but ... Read More »

Ozone “The Miracle Medicine”

Effective, widespread treatment of disease is possible through toxin elimination, if only more doctors would fill patients in on the internationally renowned, results-driven method that’s capable of doing it. Oxygen’s reputation precedes it. The human body is largely composed of it, most of our metabolic energy production comes from it, and all our internal processes are regulated by it. In ... Read More »

Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.” Mendez and Sallabery are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s number one health and wellness publication, but also having originated and managed the most important annual health and wellness expo in PR and the Caribbean, created a natural health network of discounted services ... Read More »

Namaste on Track Benefits Armory Foundation

The inaugural Namaste on Track, scheduled for November 11 at the Armory Track and Field Center, will include classes led by four renowned yoga teachers. Proceeds benefit the Armory College Prep, Armory College Prep Middle School and the Armory Foundation, a New York City nonprofit with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Classes will be taught by Taryn Toomey (9-10:30 a.m.), Elizabeth Barnett (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), ... 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 »

Pre-Travel Wellness Tips from Metro Integrative Experts

Travel is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but it can bring unexpected surprises—from tummy troubles to dehydration—that take away from the experience. The staff of Metro Integrative Pharmacy, at Lexington Avenue between 68th and 69th Streets, includes nutritionists, aestheticians, herbalists and naturopaths who can dispense free pre-travel advice to people seeking natural ways to feel and look great on the move. “The biggest challenge to wellness when traveling is probably stomach upset,” says Karen Wright, a doctor of traditional naturopathy. ... Read More »

Q&A with Dr. Michael Greger for Natural Awakenings

Michael Greger, MD, is a licensed general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition, as well as an internationally recognized professional speaker on many public health issues, including nutrition, food safety, and public health. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger also serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at The Humane Society of the United States. In 2011, ... Read More »