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Sole Exposed

Why, when it is a commonly held belief that bare feet are just far more comfortable than shoes, do more people not avail themselves of the enjoyment of feeling the earth under their soles?

Academy Of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine Offers Valuable Training For Both Doctors And Laypeople

Whether you just want to know more to help yourself and your family, or you want access to invasive procedures reserved for licensed practitioners, there's a path here for you.

Back To School - Giving Kids The Biggest Immunity Boost

It is good to know that kids do not have to be pumped full of vaccines and antibiotics to stay healthy.

Home Remedies for Dandruff

By the age of 20, about 50 percent of the population worldwide, and 20 percent of Americans have suffered from dandruff, which is an excess of dead skin that dots your hair and shoulders...

How One Man In His 70s Avoids Alzheimer's And Stays Physically And Mentally Fitter Than People Half His Age

Stephen Jepson may be one of the most creative and active people you will ever meet, especially at his age. From the time he rises until the time he retires, he is constantly moving and actively pursuing something fun and physically active all day long.

Turning the Tide on Health Freedom

These four superheros are actively fighting the health villains most doctors won’t talk about.

What A Broadened Understanding Of Health Means For Medical Office Staff

While we still have specialties in all fields of health care, we are learning more and more about the interconnected nature of all body systems and the importance of taking a broad view of the patient's overall situation in order to diagnose accurately and direct the patient to the appropriate treatment.

Life Changing Digestive Health

Getting control over digestion by improving one’s gut health is a life changing experience. It is totally worth the time and effort to improve your digestive health and to live pain free.

Save a Tooth or Save a Life? The Root Canal Controversy

Root canal can be one of the most detrimental procedures to overall health.

Eliminate the Risk of Colon and Skin Cancers Forever

An interview with holistic medical educator and humanitarian Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren…

Take A Vacation From Inflammation!

Most people do not associate common health issues with inflammation. From an energetic perspective, inflammation is an indication of excessive heat in the body which can lead to serious illness and disease such as diabetes and some cancers. The heat is on, so put out the fire.

Exercise & Preventing Disease

Any sustained movement, like walking, bicycling, swimming, or cross-country skiing, will reduce the risk of several life-threatening diseases, such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and possibly cancer.

How Much Acetaminophen A Day Is Safe? Canada May Decide It’s Less

Canada and the United States are among the few industrialized nations in the world to allow unlimited access to acetaminophen.

Breast Cancer Study of 90,000 Women Sends Shockwaves Through The Medical Community

Several studies over the past few years have concluded that mammograms do not save lives, and may actually harm more women than they help, courtesy of false positives, overtreatment, and radiation-induced cancers.

Sunscreen Manufacturers And Dermatologists Depend On You Being Misinformed So They Can Sell Their Snake Oil

Here's why "sun damage" is a term you should erase from your vocabulary and learn how to avoid 6 harmful ingredients.

Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website

Many are not aware that in the US there is a federally operated vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that Congress created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act...

Living With Diabetes: Community Resources to Help

From the quiet countryside to the bustling pace of city life, everyone with diabetes has an opportunity to access local support and resources to help them manage their health and feel empowered.

High Heels, High Risk

About half of US women wear high heels regularly, but making a fashion statement may come at the price of your health.

The Misunderstood Theory of Herd Immunity

Because of the recent outbreaks of measles in the United States, we're again starting to hear references to the theory of "herd immunity," the foundation for the mass vaccination campaigns around the world.

5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard

These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.

20 Sources of Pain In The Body Are Each Directly Tied To Specific Emotional States

Every single origin of pain in our bodies can be traced back to a specific emotional state which functions to warn us that there is still work to be done in areas of our lives for which we have yet to integrate lessons.

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation. By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression — rather than the neurological ones — researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic.

Musings: The Original Healing Tradition

Perhaps there was a time even earlier than our recorded history where we lived in perfect health — the original health condition.

Energy: The Core of Well-Being

Our bodies form the foundation of earthly existence. Energizing our body enriches our lives by enhancing every human capacity. If we don’t take good care of our bodies, where will we live?

The Roots of Southern Folk Medicine

The roots of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine are strong, deep and varied. The traditions that merged to create Southern Folk Medicine include humoral medicine, Native American plant use, healing knowledge brought from Africa by the slaves, and the folk medicine of the British Isles, especially from Scotland and Ireland.

Legacy of the Tyrolean Iceman

Insights into ancient trade and medicine include startling evidence of Neolithic European acupuncture.

Forest Bathing: Mindfulness Meets Nature

In our increasingly urban and digitized worlds, humans are facing a forest-deprivation crisis.

Hope, Medicine and Kundalini Yoga

What force could possibly divert a successful obstetrician from a hard earned, rewarding career as an MD onto an unfamiliar and rather exotic spiritual path to wellbeing?

Probiotics 101

There’s frightening news in the health world. We, as patients, have been subjected to such overuse of antibiotics that our guts have been severely damaged.

Living Gracefully Through the Years

Let’s face it — we are all aging, whether we like it or not, whether we realize it or not. Our lives and our life’s journey is ever changing, evolving, and transitioning...

Book Review | Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy

Sound healer Eileen Day McKusick got some funny looks when she first told people her vocation, yet when she titled herself a researcher studying effects of audible sound on the body, she noticed people approved.

Book Review | Herbs for Stress and Anxiety: How to Make Herbal Remedies to Strengthen the Nervous System

When is the last time you felt peaceful? Bursting to-do lists, media overload, ISIS and Ebola; no wonder so many of us live in a state of chronic stress, an unfortunate path to illness and depression. But what can we do about it?

Book Review | The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet

The concept behind the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome — GAPS) protocol is to eat healthy to be healthy. A whole alphabet of diseases — addictions, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, asthma (and that's just the letter A!) — begin in the digestive system.

Happy Feet: A Simple Soothing Technique

This simple five-step routine says thank you to your feet for supporting your body weight all day long.

How Homeopathic Plant Remedies Reduce Stress

Many of us have had the experience of being thrown off balance or stressed by life’s turmoil. The stressors can range from the typical slings and arrows of life — unexpected expense, momentary panic or a real disappointment of some kind...

The Human Biofield — The Missing Dimension in Health Care

If everything is vibration as quantum physics asserts, then treating vibration with vibration is logical and elegant.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Like my grandmother before me, I bend over at the waist and pick straight from the earth that which heals us.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

With its bright yellow, five-petaled flowers a familiar roadside sight in early summer, St. John’s wort is said to be named because it flowers on June 24th — St. John’s Day.

Book Review | Vital Face: Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

You need exercise to keep your body healthy, but how often do you exercise the fifty muscles in your face and neck?

Book Review | Plant Spirit Medicine: A Journey into the Healing Wisdom of Plants

Healing with plants is a universal medical tradition. According to renowned teacher acupuncturist J.R. Worsley, "Anything that can be done with needles can also be done with herbs.

Direct Link Identified Between Alzheimer's and Aluminum

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson's disease...

You, Too, Can Grow Fresh, New Bone

In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to decline gradually. Exercise, however, naturally builds stronger bones...

Truth In Advertising?

It's hard to imagine that parents were once encouraged to "do their children a favor" and place them on a "strict regimen of sodas...

New Hope for Tired Brains

Until recently, neurologists believed that a person's brain stopped physically developing when they were 25 to 35 years old...

Health Is Normal

The best care that doctors of any type can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal and optimal health potential...

Not All Belly Fat Is Fat

Not all belly fat is fat. Sometimes it is bloat, sometimes constipation, sometimes water weight and, yes, sometimes belly fat is just fat...

Can You Detect The Subtle Messages Your Body Is Sending You?

If we listen to our body, we can pick up the faintest, earliest warnings that something is amiss. With skill, these messages can be detected long before the health issue becomes serious...

Will Obamacare Support Alternative Holistic Practices?

It’s going to be very interesting to see what effect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on alternative medicine practices...

Secrets of Aboriginal Healing: A Physicist's Journey with a Remote Australian Tribe

Quantum physics and cellular biology are just discovering what the Aboriginal healing system has tapped into for thousands of years; consciousness exists at a cellular level...

Musings: Take the Plunge Into Commonsense Good Health

Many people mistakenly believe their bodies are frail and prone to disease. On the contrary, our bodies are infinitely wise in the ways to keep us healthy and adapt even the most unhealthy physical specimen into a living, breathing vehicle...
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December 11, 2017

The Moon is in Libra, where she highlights the need and benefits of good working relationships. It’s an appropriate day to go over the ground rules of cooperative partnerships. Address inconsistencies or dynamics that seem unfair but remember…
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December 2017

Free admission, 10%-20% discounts! Quality crystals, minerals and jewelry! We have an amazing display of merchandise for your viewing pleasure and purchase. We constantly add new items to our...

Where:
Cape Cod Center for Whole Health
116 State Road
Sagamore Beach, MA
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Sponsor: Down to Earth Crystals and Minerals
Telephone: 508-680-6195
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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Join Diane Lewis, psychic medium, for this very special holiday presentation. Be a part of this exciting evening as Diane connects to spirit, bridging the gap and gently bringing forth messages...

Cost: $40 per person

Where:
Hillcrest Country Club
325 Pleasant Street
Leicester, MA
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Sponsor: Hillcrest Country Club
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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The Daoist Benevolent Association offers free classes on traditional Wudang style tai chi. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Brown School
42 Milk St Newburyport
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Daoist Benevolent Association
Telephone: 978-462-4617
Contact Name: Barbara
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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
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Beginning, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 Clarity. Knowledge. Personal transformation. No matter what you’re looking to find more of, Kabbalah 1 is the first step in your lifelong journey of...

Cost: 8 Weeks, $49.95

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
Telephone: 1.800.522.2252
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Do you find it a challenge to quiet your mind? In Raja Yoga the mind is described as the generator of thought that resides within the soul. It is the one thing we can control in life. We simply...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery
1110 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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Telephone: 617-547-1110
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Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season drain you! Come join us for a holiday healing meditation and Reiki session with Judy and Geri. This session will start off with...

Cost: $25

Where:
Holistic Wellness Center
18 North Meadows Road, Unit 12B
Medfield, MA   02052
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Telephone: 508-359-7400
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Please join us at our monthly meetings, second Wednesday each month in Northboro, MA. Stay inspired and create collaborative professional relationships. A welcoming community working for the...

Where:
First Parish Unitarian Church Hall
40 Church Street
Northborough, MA  01532
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

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: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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Come join Mary Budrose on October 17, November 14, December 14, from 7-8pm to learn more about the The Budrose Center For Spiritual Growth healing program and experience a chakra balancing...

Where:
Budrose Center for Spiritual Growth (Blossom Healings)
54 Main Street
Topsfield, MA  01983
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Telephone: 978-561-1687
Contact Name: Mary Budrose
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Join us in the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki practitioners and others interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Weekly yoga classes with Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN of Harmony Way on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM and Fridays at 9:30 AM at the Wilbraham Senior Center. Class welcomes all ages and uses a...

Cost: $5

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: Rev. Michelle Caron, RMT, CYT, ZIN
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Daoist Priest Zhou Xuanyun teaches traditional Wudang style kung fu.

Cost: $110/month

Where:
Boston Ultimate Fitness
72 Beach Street (4th Floor)
Boston, MA  02111
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Sponsor: Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Telephone: 508-245-8305
Contact Name: Zhou Xuanyun
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Learn Reiki — revitalizing self-care and healing in the palm of your hands. Facilitated by Lou Orsan, Reiki Shihan (master teacher) This one-day class covers the basic principles of...

Cost: $125

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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2 Saturday 10:30AM classes to practice IPT Yoga at Sohum in Westborough, MA Want to practice yoga to relieve pain on the bottom of the foot? Integrated Positional Technique (IPT) for...

Cost: $30 per class prereg; $55 for both; $35 each at the door

Where:
Sohum Yoga and Meditation Studio
30 Lyman Street
Suite 108b (next to hair salon)
Westborough, MA, MA  01581
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Sponsor: PatLebauYoga
Telephone: 508-393-5581
Contact Name: Pat Lebau
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