For 17 years, Rosie Lazroe has been healing through yoga. It began in the spring of 2001, when she found herself laying in a hospital emergency room with a resting heart rate over 150 bpm. As the ER nurse was about to inject medication to reboot her heart rhythm, Rosie felt a cold rush flow through her body and then faintly heard her dad tell her to open her eyes. After receiving a second injection, her heart rate slowed down.
Holistic veterinary medicine encompasses many modalities, including Western herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—which includes acupuncture and herbal medicine—nutritional therapy, chiropractic, and homeopathy. These methods are not new in treating disease; in some cases they have been used for centuries. In the United States, homeopathy is experiencing a resurgence of interest after many years.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were 22 colleges of homeopathy in the United States and more than 15,000 practitioners. A statue of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was erected in 1900 in Washington, DC, by grateful patients due to the success of homeopathy in treating epidemic disease. Veterinary homeopathy offers a gentle approach to wellness throughout the lifetime of each pet.
I have been thinking lately about words and how they fit into our world of communication. My 24-year-old son, Sean, tells me I need a college course in texting so he can make sense of what I’m trying to say when I speak with my fingers. On self-examination—and the evidence before me—I have to plead guilty as charged.
I have had numerous people tell me they don’t understand my email. It has been pointed out to me, mostly by my editor, that I have a “Joe Dunne mind speak” when I hastily shoot out emails. Again, guilty.
Thank you for being a reader. I hope you enjoy our March publication of Natural Awakenings.
I find myself wanting to write about the injustice of things—the penal system, gun control, blame, closed-minded people, war, violence, inequality, inappropriate behavior, prejudices and our education system—and then there’s health care and veterans’ rights. Thankfully, our magazine is not part of “the world of what’s wrong.” Seeing the problem is so easy. Want proof? Turn on a TV, a talk radio station, a political cable broadcast, the news… Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is wrong. Continue reading
by Sarah Buehrle
Jeff Primack has brought qigong from the esoteric realm to the accessible world. Primack is founder of the Supreme Science Qigong Center and creator of and instructor at Qi Revolution, a conference he hosts all over the U.S. teaching his system of qigong, breathing exercises and food science. He’s brought Qi Revolution annually to cities across America since 2005, and will be at the Somerset Cultural Center, April 7 to 9. Continue reading
Qi Revolution is a three-day event designed to help attendees unlock their healing power and create their best lives. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 7 to 9 at the Somerset Cultural Center. Attendees will experience authentic qigong and will learn nutrition science and how to breathe powerfully. Continue reading
by Dian Freeman
Few words today can bring about more discussion and debate than the word “cholesterol”. The discussion generally centers around how high or how low one’s personal cholesterol levels are, while the debate generally addresses the best way to lower those numbers or even on how to eliminate cholesterol altogether. Such discussions and debates are based both upon misinformation and the lack of information about the value of cholesterol to the body. Continue reading
Intuitive Life Coach Linda Harbaugh, owner of Journey to the Self, combines spiritual guidance with law of attraction techniques to help clients create the lives they desire. Her ability to communicate with spirit guides, translate their messages and then turn that information into action steps offers a personalized, supportive avenue toward clarity and peace of mind.
“I help my clients to discover their life purpose, bring balance back into their lives, change negative patterns and attract that which they desire, all with the assistance of their deceased loved ones and spirit guides,” Harbaugh explains.
A new large classroom is but the latest addition at Dian’s Wellness Simplified’s new Morristown, New Jersey, location, which is conveniently located around the corner from exit 30B, off Rt. 287, on the border of Basking Ridge. With 30 tables that accommodate 60 students, and extra pull-out chairs, there is space to spare for overflowing attendance at her popular, six-month nutrition certification course. Continue reading
Deciding what to feed our pet is the most important decision most of us will make to positively affect our pet’s health. Veterinarian Dr. Laura Weis, of Doylestown Veterinary Hospital & Holistic Pet Care, is presenting Cooking for Your Dog, a one-night class offered by The Community School of New Hope Solebury from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 17 in New Hope.
Weis will discuss the benefits of homemade dog food or supplementing commercial pet food with home-cooked meals. Pet owners (no pets, please) will learn how to make a few easy meals for their dogs that will meet nutritional needs based on breed, age and overall health. Continue reading
The Hypnosis Counseling Center is proud to announce it has moved its King of Prussia office to Valley Forge Towers and opened its first office in Ft. Myers, Florida. In keeping with today’s digital times, clients throughout the U.S. and around the world may also receive counseling via Skype.
Hypnosis is safe, medically approved and proven to work. “Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, reach your personal best or free yourself of anxiety, hypnosis can help,” states Director Barry Wolfson, MS, who has been in practice 32 years. “It’s also been proven to be the most effective way to lose weight by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Mount Sinai, Dr. Oz and Dateline NBC.” Continue reading
Hillery Woods Siatkowski, of Roots & Wings Facilitating Healing, in Quakertown, will offer an ayurvedic cooking workshop from 2 to 5 p.m., March 17, for those interested in maintaining better health using ayurvedic principles. During the workshop, participants will learn to use diet, spices and the six tastes, and the class will make ghee, kitchari, simple cleansing meals and sauces to prepare for a four-week Cleanse of the Koshas program beginning on April 9.