Healthy Summer Eating with Food Allergies

by Nancy Popkin

For the 15 million Americans who live with life threatening food allergies, there is no vacation—summer or otherwise—from the vigilance required to stay safe. Every season has its own challenges. During the winter and spring holidays it may be altering favorite family recipes or explaining the dangers of cross contamination to a relative. Often, it can also mean feeling it necessary to cook every single element of a meal personally.

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How To: Clean and Protect a Grill

by Renata Myers

It’s grilling season, which also means grill upkeep season. Taking care of the family grill doesn’t have to be a yearly project. Whether dealing with a top-of-the-line model or a gets-the-job-done version, performing periodic tasks all summer long will ensure that grill sees many more seasons to come.

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Blend up a Healthy Meal with Blendtec

by Audrey Chen

blendtecIn 1975, engineer Tom Dickson was grinding grains when he envisioned creating the perfect mixer to mill flour so he could make wholesome bread. Just as the smoothie was becoming popularized, Dickson had developed his commercial blending machine, called Blendtec.

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The Bookcase: Living with Grace, Flow and Ease

Learning to Live with Grace, Flow and Ease

by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

living with grace flow and ease coverAuthors Cheryl Dodd Baldwin and Mary Ellen Finerty teach us about invoking grace, flow and ease into our lives with their book, Living with Grace, Flow and Ease. Each chapter is a story told by one of the two authors, taking turns relating how their experiences as touch healers are enhanced with these three single-syllable words.

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The Local Bookcase: I Dare Me

A Year of Firsts with Lu Ann Cahn

by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

i dare me lu ann cahn coverLu Ann Cahn, despite being an eight-time Emmy award winner for Channel 10, felt overwhelmed by all the new technology that had not been available when she started her TV career decades ago. As those of us over 50 know, the learning curve for recent technology can be steep. Cahn resisted learning all these “new-fangled gadgets”, but soon realized that keeping her head in the sand or entrenching herself in this rut of resistance would not work if she wanted to stay in her field.

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Bridge Acupuncture Expands with Bucks Native Paolo Propato

Paolo Propato, known by many for his free meditation classes in Bucks County, has joined the staff of Bridge Acupuncture, in Doylestown, as a practitioner. The Bucks County and Florence, Italy native had many remarkable experiences with acupuncture, which inspired him to pursue studies and become a licensed acupuncturist.

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Kinesiology Teaching Experts Coming to the Area

Arlene and Larry Green, of the U.S. Kinesiology Training Institute, are coming to the Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE area in August and September to teach several sessions on balancing the body’s muscles and relieving pain. Anyone interested in learning a variety of hands-on skills to enhance their own health and share with others is welcome.

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Learn to Use Reflexology for Improved Health

Beginning in September, the Reflexology Practitioner Program will teach participants the gentle, healing art of reflexology and how to become a facilitator of wellness. The program is a six-month, 120-hour beginner level program that prepares the student to practice foot reflexology. Students will learn the history, theory and skills of reflexology as well as complementary concepts and wellness business basics.

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Screening of American Meat Takes a Look at U.S. Agriculture Industry

The County Theater in Doylestown will present a special showing of American Meat at 7:30 p.m., July 17. The event includes a slideshow presentation prior to the film, beginning at 7 p.m., and a panel discussion immediately following. The film screening is sponsored by the Doylestown Food Co-op, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and numerous other community sponsors.

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Erchonia’s Verjú Laser for Cellulite Treatment Now Offered at Joy Integrative Medicine

Denise Kelley, MD, of Joy Integrative Medicine, in Buckingham, is now accepting appointments for Erchonia’s revolutionary Verjú laser treatment for cellulite and body sculpting. The FDA-approved, completely noninvasive Verjú laser significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks and lower abdomen in just two weeks.

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Day of Spiritual Speakers in Lancaster Features Dannion Brinkley

DannionBrinkleyYour Inner Light, in Lititz, a books, gifts and wellness center that specializes in natural healing products, will host a day of inspirational speakers at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 27. New York Times bestselling author Dannion Brinkley will talk from 2 to 6 p.m. about the transformative revelations he received through his three near-death experiences.

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Take a Break at Hawaiian Yoga Retreat

Collegeville Yoga Bar is hosting The Art of Loving Yourself—a five-night yoga retreat at the Lumeria Maui Retreat Center in Maui, Hawaii from August 10 through 15. The retreat will help attendees take a break from their hectic mainland lives and focus on personal wellness.

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