Articles from: June 2013

Relishing Raw Food



Supermodel, Carol Alt, relishes raw food and shares her healthy passion in the July 2013 issue of Natural Awakenings. Also, hear more about her 30-plus-year career, including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between physical appearance and the business of beauty.

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Publishers Letter. July 2013

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Dear Natural Awakenings Readers and Friends,

Food, glorious food! This month's theme has to do with all the summer pleasures we enjoy: food, fun and personal glory! It is no wonder that when Lionel Bart wrote the opening song for the musical Oliver! he named it "Food, Glorious Food!" It is sung when the workhouse boys from the 1960s West End and Broadway musical and 1968 film adaptation are dreaming and fantasizing about food while going to collect their porridge from the staff of the workhouse. It goes to show you that all classes and generations often consider food as being a glorious experience. And why is that? 

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NASW approves CE Credits to Learn Angelically Guided Energy Healing


Social Workers, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and Licensed Massage Therapists are learning innovative tools to rapidly improve their practice. The Lightworkers Healing MethodTM  (LHM) is a powerful system whose purpose is to align with soul purpose to improve all aspects of life.  The National Association of Social Workers has approved the first two LHM workshops for 12 CE credit hours each. “We are proud the NASW recognizes the positive impact LHM has on the ability of Social Workers to do their job, to care for themselves and others, with less instance of burn out,” says Lynn McGonagill, LHM’s Founder and Teaching Channel.

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Drinking Stress Away: The Link Between Water & Stress Reduction

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If you’re looking for a simple, healthy way to combat the stress in your life, start by drinking a glass of water.  Yes, it’s that easy! The link between water and stress reduction is well documented. All of our organs, including our heart and our brain, require water to function properly. Without enough water, we fall prey to dehydration which can cause stress vice-versa. It’s a vicious cycle that can be broken simply by drinking more water during the day.

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Adventures Abound at Frost Valley YMCA

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During Frost Valley YMCA’s Adventure Programs, campers choose from action-based activities, service-oriented trips (like working with Habitat for Humanity), and rugged excursions to beautiful and challenging locations around the United States. These empowering experiences, led by highly trained counselors, teach leadership and survival skills. From these experiences, campers find confidence and strength to last a lifetime.

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Goddess Boot Camp for Teens and Adults this Summer

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Ask yourself two questions: What does being feminine mean to me, and what truly is the definition of a Goddess to me? Once you can answer this deep within your soul, you can then embrace, embody, and own the power of your feminine essence. You will then know how to put your female spirit into action.  The time has come to put your female spirit into action at Sierra Bender’s Boot Camp for Goddesses.

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Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Scleroderma – Can it Be Reversed?


What are they and what do they have in common?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Lupus Erythematosus (LE), and Scleroderma (S) are diseases that can all be partially or completely reversed! This is a bold statement. Conventional medicine has shown that it has no answers for these life-taking, debilitating conditions except to try and slow down the degeneration or alleviate the symptoms.

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NBC4 New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo

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The NBC4 New York Giants Health and Fitness Expo, presented by Network Event, Inc. (NEI), will be held June 22 and 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Metlife Stadium, in East Rutherford, NJ.  Between 20,000 and 50,000 attendees are expected to attend the first event of its kind at Metlife Stadium.  The Expo will offer free health screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, vision, hearing, breast cancer, prostate blood tests, glaucoma and will have a Natural Awakenings booth.  The many family-friendly activities will be highlighted by a meet-and-greet with New York Giant players and NBC personalities. Other activities include healthy cooking demos with food sampling, a virtual tour of the human body, dance showings, kicking and passing demonstrations, rock climbing, Zumba and yoga lessons.

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Dr Adiel Tel-Oren, Making a Difference one Spot at a Time

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Coming to the North East in June 2013 is Dr Adiel Tel-Oren, who uses his practice as a medical give back.  Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (“Dr. T”) is an MD trained in Europe and the USA (licensed in Europe), a Doctor of Chiropractic (trained in the USA, in practice until 2001), and a Licensed Nutritionist (Minnesota). He is board-certified in Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Disability Analysis, and Oxidative Medicine/Chelation Therapy.  He is a Professor & Certified Clinical Nutritionist with the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and a member of the ACA Council on Nutrition. Dr. Tel-Oren is President Emeritus of the University of Natural Medicine (Santa Fe, New Mexico), where he is Dean of Medical Sciences and Professor of Functional and Nutritional Medicine.   Dr. Tel-Oren approaches most health challenges utilizing functional, dietary, clinical, and nutritional medicine, plus special therapeutic modalities and in-depth detoxification protocols. 

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Expanded Preventive Physical – a longevity assessment for the 21st Century

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What is the secret of my neighbor’s great skin? How come my girlfriend has this amazing posture and I don’t? How come my colleague can jog in Central Park for an hour and I cannot last for 5 minutes? How do I live longer and better? By now you have heard it all: eat right, exercise, and listen to your hairdresser. Jokes aside, it heartens me to see that people are much more preventively oriented than they were in the 80’s and 90’s. Nobody wants to wait for a crisis. People want to nip the problem in the bud before it unravels as an illness. Prevention is awesome, especially when it is addressed from the holistic angle: looking at you as a complex human being living in a stressful world. Yet, the regular physical exam of the past is not exactly a holistic experience. I wish it were not true, but you all have been there: in and out in 10 minutes. This may be enough time to look at the sore throat, but it is not a timeframe for a comprehensive check-up.

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