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Broccoli Sprouts to the Rescue

There is compelling scientific evidence that consumption of vegetables and fruits helps to reduce the risk of some cancers.

Expand Your Options When Peeling A Banana

Which end of the banana do you peel from? I asked this while presenting to a conference for Mongolians and Americans. How many peel from the stem end?

Better Health through Bra-free Living

Remember when you were told tobacco was safe? Remember when you were told fast foods were healthy? Have you been told bras are good for you?

Light: Eating The Wild Electron

Light is the basic component from which all life originates, evolves, and is energized. Light and health are inseparable.

Musings: Your Personal Healing System

Amazing, but true…according to the latest statistics posted at http://www.AmericanCancerSociety.org, your lifetime probability of developing cancer is 1 in 2 if you are a US male, and 1 in 3 if you are female.

Shock and Awe: Holistic Health Traumatic Stress Care

When the phone rang on Mother's Day a few years ago, my heart stopped when the caller identified herself as a police officer from our town.

The Era of Energy Medicine

hroughout history, subtle energies associated with the human body have been used for healing purposes.

Functioning Without Silence: The Mistake of the Intellect

In 1969, when I was dumb and bold, I talked my way onto a crew hired to sail a boat from Hawaii back to the mainland after the boat had under-performed in the Trans-pacific yacht race.

The Place Where Healing Begins

The creative process knows many cycles, those that take us into the depths of being, those where we stride into the world, and everything in between.

Home-Cooked Food for a Busy Lifestyle

The key to disease-free longevity and keeping off the weight over the long haul is training the connections between the stomach and the appetite center in the hypothalamus to be satisfied with a nutritious, tasty meal of moderate portions.

Take Five For The Flu

If you're one of the millions of people who expected a flu shot this year and won't be able to get one, there are several measures you can take to reduce your chances of contracting the virus.

Why Ancient Chinese Medicine Works Today

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) includes all healing traditions emerging from East and Southeast Asia that have their origins in China.

Good Health is in the Eyes of the Beholder

The Walker Building in downtown Marlboro, MA is an architectural gem. The lower floors feature renovated offices, and on the upper floors visitors can still see small classrooms dating back to the days when the building served as a school.

Can You, Too, Live to 122?

Life insurance actuaries earn a good living by staking wagers on how long you are likely to live. They tell us that when you are turning eleven years old, you have the best chance of living to see your next birthday.

Stretching Out of Depression

We all feel a little blue from time to time. But when those blues turn into a seemingly never-ending tunnel of black, it may be a signal that you are suffering from depression and a nudge from the universe to look for help.

Musings: Elder Wisdom

I have heard it mentioned before that “elder” is an ageless term. People with the wisdom of elders can enter into our lives when they are babies, teaching us throughout our entire lives.

Tonics You Perform Instead of Swallow

Scientists recently reported that singing in a choir is good for your health.

Tackling Mature Onset Diabetes Before It Sidelines You

Do you ever wonder why, in spite of all your good intentions, you just cannot seem to take control over your health and wellness the way you really want to?

Embracing Simplicity

"Mental Health and Simple Living" was the title for the world’s first such symposium, held on January 31, 2004 at the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California in Los Angeles, USA.

A Good Night's Sleep — Nature's Natural Medicine Nurse

A Good Night's Sleep — Nature's Natural Medicine Nurse. Sleep is healing, not only because it permits the body to physically rest...

Holistic Medicine Looks At Stress And Obesity In America

Holistic Medicine Looks At Stress And Obesity In America

Laughter as Alternative Medicine

Laughter as Alternative Medicine — It is well known that a good laugh does you good, because every time you laugh you exercise seventeen different muscles in your face, it increases oxygen levels in the body and releases endorphins (feel good hormones) around your body.

Is Homebirth Right for You?

Imagine a room lit only by dim candlelight, a man and a woman lying on their own bed, side by side.

Natural Healing for Children

Many excellent books on natural healing are available for reference to help parents expand their natural healing abilities and knowledge.

Etching Lightly — Releasing Negative Samskaras

Rene Spitz, a retired professor of psychiatry at my medical school, once showed me pictures from his work with children in a South American orphanage and in a nearby prison in the early 1940’s.

Mind/Body Medicine: The Science And Spirit Of Health

The image is imprinted on my mind. She was sitting cross-legged, brown skin on brown earth, an Indian woman by the roadside as we drove out of New Delhi Airport

New Age Healing Mythology

I am a psychotherapist, Reiki master teacher, and body/mind/soul-oriented healer.

Developing A Life Long Healing Practice With Reiki

At this point in the evolution of humanity, people everywhere are longing for divine connection and a sense of higher spiritual purpose.

Start Being Clear and Enjoy Being Well

In the realm of healing, we have a long history of treating symptoms and not necessarily rooting out the ultimate source of a disturbance, “dis-ease,” or illness.

A Holistic Approach To The Common Headache

Almost nobody has escaped the experience of a headache. In fact, nearly half the world’s population has a headache so severe that they are disabled at least once a year.

Menopause — It’s Not Just Hot Flashes

Menopause in all its glory is coming out of the closet and into the mainstream of conversation, sometimes even in mixed company.

Healing Wombs: Maya Abdominal Massage

Catherine arrived at the yoga studio looking weary and subdued. As she joined the circle and began to check in with the group, her story gently unfolded.

Three Keys to Successful Pregnancy

Since medical school, I have been fascinated with the customs of different cultures with respect to pregnancy and childbirth, having served as a health caregiver on several continents. Some customs were clearly wise; others had me questioning their value in light of their potential danger at such a delicate time.

Embracing Silence Can Change Your Life

In the twenty-first century, time may be more important than money. A recent survey by the University of Maryland found that 48 percent of low-to-middle-income Americans questioned said they would give up a day's pay each week in return for an extra day of free time.

Tai Chi Chuan: Education For A Healthy Life

People are  becoming increasingly aware of alternative health, holistic methods of healing and maintaining good health as they search for not just a repair for disease.

Macrobiotics in the New Millenium

This powerful, natural lifestyle has given me freedom, health, balance, vitality, and more inner peace than I have ever known.

Maybe Laughter is the Best Medicine After All

Medical science is slowly getting the message that maybe the proverb is right when it says “a merry heart does good like a medicine.

Holistic Medicine for the Common Cold

When you first feel yourself becoming sick, there are things you can do toavoid becoming ill or to shorten the duration of the illness.

The Vedic Notion of Cancer: A Bug in the Software

Staring down the barrel of a microscope at the fresh smear of Paula Rizzi’s blood, I saw white blood cells with big blue nuclei instead of their usual lobular shape.

The Thatched Hut Diet: A Healthy Way to Elimination

During my third year in medical school, I went to Zululand to pursue research on tuberculosis. The British surgeon at the hospital wrote me to come in September, and several hours after stepping off the train I found out why...

Don't Just Exercise...Play For the Fun of It!

A recent research study showed that exercise is as effective as the anti-depressant Zoloft in relieving depression. While most people are surprised by that statistic, an Ayurvedic physician would not be amazed at all.

Beauty and the Beast: Cosmetic Carcinogens

Little did I know how life altering that morning would be. I awoke at my usual time early in the morning. I was in a fetal position — my arms bent at the elbows and crossed over my chest...

Radiance: The Key To Beautiful Skin

The essence of beauty in Ayurvedic understanding is embodied in the idea of luster or radiant light. When we say in English, “She was radiant!” we imply a quality coming from deep within that emanates contentment, joy and accomplishment.

A Holistic Medicine Healing Primer

"Will reflexology (substitute any healing modality here — massage, Polarity, Trager, Feldenkrais, acupuncture, energy healing, chiropractic, homeopathy, prayer, etc.) help me with my condition?"

Hands-On Bodywork Provides Healing Touch Natural Medicine

Holistic Healing touch is coming into its own, motivating consumers in this country to spend between $4 and $6 billion dollars a year for the hands-on care of professional bodyworkers.

Natural Medicine Pain Relief with Healing Touch

 It's human nature to use touch to alleviate pain and suffering. Natural medicine pain relief with healing touch massage.

Silence and Massage for Newborn and Mother

In 1986, Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami, showed that premature newborns who were massaged for fifteen minutes three times daily in the hospital following delivery regained their birth weight and left the hospital stronger than control babies who weren’t massaged.

The Breath In The Stone: The Benefits of Stone Bodywork

Stone massage is an ancient, enduring form of therapeutic bodywork using heated and cooled stones as extensions of the hand.

Treating Seasonal Changes Through Acupressure

An acupressure treatment can ease the body’s shift into the next season. The most dynamic seasonal change is from winter to spring.

Musings: Healing With Bodywork

Despite all the visionary and spiritual ideas I work with everyday, I’m actually a very logical person.
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September 22, 2018

A lazy void of course Moon period impacts early risers. By mid-morning the Moon enters sensitive Pisces. Midday lunar alignments with Uranus and Saturn gracefully boost ambitions. A sense of possibility can be entrancing. Creative individuals find their…
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September 2018

With modern day mystic Rhys Thomas INSIGHT has one simple goal.  Give you a spiritual experience (an insight) that is so real that it changes your life forever. Insight is a totally...

Where:
DoubleTree Hotel
Milford, MA


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Kinetic Chain Release, moxibustion and past life regression at Leapin Lizards. Every third Sunday: 9/16/18 10/21/18 11/18/18 12/16/18 For information, call Leapin Lizards at (207)...

Where:
Leapin Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Telephone: (207) 221-2363
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If you seek peace and happiness outside of yourself, this is a call to return home. What you think, you become, and what you seek is already within. This is a unique blend of practices for mind,...

Cost: $22 per class

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street, Suite 108B
Westborough, MA  01581
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Sponsor: SOHUM
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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Break emotional patterns that keep you stuck in the pain of addictive habits. Heal mental trauma through physical practices involving movement, breath, and meditation.

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation) is an innovative holistic curriculum addressing the current health crisis and epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Grades 3-5 Instructor: Peyton Pugmire Spend September at Sorcery School! Students will be “sorted” into houses of their own design, create personalized wands, pen and cast rhyming...

Cost: $145

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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September 21 - 23 Join us for our next three-day, two-night retreat. This retreat is for those 18+ who would like support while going through change. Surrounded by nature and like-minded new...

Cost: $625

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat Center
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Kundalini Yoga Brattleboro
Telephone: 617-763-7014
Contact Name: Cindy Siri Bani Ludlam
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Join Medium Bonnie Page for a special evening of dinner and messages from your loved ones at the Old Mill Restaurant in Westminster, MA. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with buffet dinner from 6:00 -...

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Old Mill
Route 2A
Westminster, MA
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Join us preparing for the upcoming autumnal equinox over the weekend ahead! We will be doing a special meditation celebration of the equinox. We will also be integrating our Tibetan and crystal...

Cost: $25 at the door; $20 pre-register

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles RD Unit #A
Our Yellow Banner is in Window
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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Come experience the presence of love. Witness the healing power of mediumship as world renown top UK spiritual medium Dominic Boag from Scotland joins New England’s own spiritual medium...

Cost: $44

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Portsmouth
100 High Street
Portsmouth, NH  03801
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Sponsor: Raylene Sousa Medium LLC
Telephone: 207-956-0220
Contact Name: Raylene Sousa
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September 21 - 23 and October 5 - 7, 2018 Integrate authentic relationships into your life and your teaching. Explore and understand how we form, sustain and honor relationships. Our success as...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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Bee Kind Music Class with Carrie Rowan inspires a love to music in little ones. 10am on Fridays for 8 weeks at Playtown Express in Southboro. To register call (508) 480-0022 or...

Where:
Playtown Express
150 Cordaville Road
Southboro, MA
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Telephone: 508-273-2610
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“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” — Sanskrit Proverb Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the healing...

Cost: $40 (limited hardship rates available)

Where:
Museum of Modern Renaissance
115 College Avenue
Somerville, MA  02144
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Sponsor: HolotropicMA
Contact Name: Allen Howell M.Ed. LMHC
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An integrative workshop in nutrition and hypnosis to help you transition to healthy eating habits. The workshop consists of 1 hour of nutritional guidance to a healthy eating plan followed by 1...

Cost: $199

Where:
NBA Business Center
145 Washington Street
Mind Balance Hypnosis
Norwell, MA  02061
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Sponsor: Simplify Holistic Nutrition & Mind Balance Hypnosis
Telephone: 781-883-5951
Contact Name: Silke Heine, PhD
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Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire Ages 16+/Adult Like meditating with a paintbrush! Escape your stress and routine and re-connect with yourself, your heart and soul - one brushstroke at a...

Cost: $85

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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September 22 - 23 Join us for seven wonderful modules, each one designed to help you on your personal healing and empowerment journey. You will enjoy both group discussion and personal...

Cost: $205 (early bird $175)

Where:
A private home, Old Orchard Beach
Address provided to confirmed participants
Old Orchard Beach, ME
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Anzelc Huitt
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Celebrating The Autumnal Equinox Open House! We have a harvest full of readers and healers providing services at sampler rates! Join us to enjoy a fun fall afternoon time for yourself or to come...

Cost: 15 minutes for $25 or 3 -15 minutes for $60

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles RD Unit #A
Our Yellow Banner is in Window
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey
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Reiki Master Teacher Libby Barnett, M.S.W., integrates her healing skills with past experience as a medical social worker at Massachusetts General Hospital. 38 years experience. Reiki...

Where:
Weston, MA


Telephone: 603-654-2787
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Your ideal life begins today with life-changing intuitive development training with internationally renowned medical intuitive and master healers/teachers Sue and Aaron Singleton. This...

Where:
, MA


Telephone: 978-834-0341
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