Managing Diabetes in Pets through Holistic Therapies

With the right treatment and consistent monitoring, diabetes is a controllable disease. Especially with cats, normalizing weight and focusing on the correct macronutrient balance can result in resolution of this disease.

It is estimated that one in every 10 Americans over the age of 20 has diabetes. While the situation is not quite so dire for pets, there still has been a threefold increase in diabetes in the last 30 years in dogs and cats. Some cases of juvenile-onset diabetes are largely genetically influenced, but obesity—and therefore diet and exercise—play integral roles in the development of this disease in adult pets.

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Bucks County Health Coach Gina Forgione Opens Two New Office Locations

GinaForgione_0416In Balance Health Coaches announces its grand opening of two office locations in Langhorne and Doylestown.

In Balance’s founder and director, Gina Forgione, is a certified health and wellness coach, certified nutritionist and graduate of the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), in New York City, as well as a member of the International Association of Health Coaches. Forgione was in the medical field for 17 years before pursuing her passion for functional, integrative wellness.

Forgione’s philosophy of nutrition focuses on a person’s unique “primary plate”—the relationship between food, stress, career, relationships, exercise and spirituality. “If things aren’t organized on that plate, the diet will never succeed,” she explains, adding, “Bioindividuality is also a factor.” In addition to assisting with weight loss, Forgione helps people with diabetes, kidney and renal conditions, lymphatic issues and candida, among others.

“It’s a nice, gentle way of making lifestyle change,” says Forgione of her three-,six- and nine-month programs. “We gradually introduce clean-eating food choices that will crowd out poorer food choices. We are careful not to spook people with too much change too fast.” She also offers elimination diets for people experiencing high levels of inflammation.

To celebrate the grand opening, clients who sign up before April 30 will receive $100 off of the core program fee.

Locations: Wood Lane Professional Centre, 1262 Wood Ln., Ste. 206, Langhorne, and Park Terrace, 275 Main St., Ste. 10, Doylestown. For more information, call 267-767-3973, email InBalanceHealthCoaches2@gmail.com or visit InBalanceHealthCoaches.com. See ad, page 35.

‘Embracing the Deep Mystery of Wholeness’ Event Series by Dr. Susan Burger, Featuring Body Psychologist Philip Shepherd

NewSelfNewWorld-01Dr. Susan Burger and The Moonbeam Initiative will present Embracing the Deep Mystery of Wholeness, a series of thought provoking events focused on what keeps us feeling separate from each other, and how to break through into a new paradigm of living. The series will culminate in a weekend workshop featuring special guests, classes, presentations, music and meditation on June 25 and 26 at the James Lorah Auditorium, in Doylestown.

“We use terms like oneness, wholeness, and divine intelligence and say ‘we are all connected’,” says Burger, founder and director of Dr. Susan Burger’s Vitality Center, a multi-practitioner wellness center in Morrisville. “But what do we really mean, and how do we live and embody this truth? Are these just metaphysical terms or are they backed by science?” she asks, adding, “This journey is not for those who are comfortable with the status quo.”

The series will kick off this month with Friday night movie screenings at the Dr. Susan Burger Vitality Center.  Black Whole will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 8, and a double feature, Animate Earth and Plants Behaving Badly will be shown at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22.

PhilipShepherdFeatured guests at the June 25 and 26 weekend conference will include acclaimed body psychologist Philip Shepherd, author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the Twenty-First Century, presenting one of his signature workshops, Radical Wholeness. Also presenting will be Charles Gilchrist, mandala and sacred geometry artist, and Gabriel Cavazos, a bio-environmental designer, along with Dr. Burger and others.

Massage therapists can qualify for six CE credits with Philip Shepherd. A mandala workbook will be provided with Charles Gilchrist.

Location: Friday night movies and events are held at Dr.Susan Burger’s Vitality Center, 300 W. Trenton Ave., Ste. 200, Morrisville. The weekend workshop in June will be held at the James Lorah Auditorium, 132 N. Main St., Doylestown.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 215-736-3803 or visit LiveWithVitality.com. See ad, page 8

Bikram Yoga Doylestown Hosts Transcendental Meditation Event

bikram yogaBikram Yoga Doylestown is joining with the Transcendental Meditation program to host free Transcendental Meditation (TM) introductory lectures from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., October 18, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., October 29. Attendees may also stay for a free hot yoga class following the lecture.
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The Yin and Yang of Addiction

Breaking the Cycle with Acupuncture and Lifestyle

by Grace Rollins and Paolo Propato

yin and yang of addictionOvereating, sugar, coffee, smartphone checking, YouTube binging, over-exercising. It may not be news that drugs, sex and gambling aren’t the only addictions out there.

Many people have behaviors they feel a compulsion toward on a regular basis, even though it negatively impacts their health, quality of life, finances or relationships. What gets in the way of acting in our own best interests? And what makes some people more vulnerable to addiction?
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Author of The Spirituality of Success Comes to Doylestown

The Business Book Club will host Vincent M. Roazzi, author of The Spirituality of Success: Getting Rich with Integrity, to discuss his book at its meeting at noon, June 25, at Central Bucks Chamber headquarters, in Doylestown.
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Summer Camp at River Valley Waldorf School for Ages 3 to 12

river valleyRiver Valley Waldorf School will offer summer camp programs at its Upper Black Eddy and Doylestown locations for campers from kindergarten through sixth grade. Consistent with the principles of Waldorf education, activities will stimulate imaginations, encourage social harmony and exercise both large and small motor skills.
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Doylestown Food Co-op Begins Third Farm Fresh Film Series With Fed Up

dtown coop fed upFor the third consecutive year, The Doylestown Food Co-op is partnering with the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and community sponsors to present the Farm Fresh Film Series, beginning with Fed Up, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., March 26, at the County Theater, in Doylestown. The documentary screenings tackle issues inherent in our food system today.
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Meet Local Food Producers at Buy Local Event

Superior Woodcraft, a custom cabinetmaker in Doylestown, will host a business and community networking event from 5 to 8 p.m., February 26. The evening will include meeting local business owners and reconnecting with familiar faces, with an emphasis on the locavore movement.
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Local Chiropractor Now Trained in Graston Technique

Dr. Jeffrey Griffin, a chiropractor and owner of Center for Natural Healing, in Doylestown, recently attended a certification program at Widener University School of Physical Therapy for advanced training in the Graston Technique.
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Local Shop Offers Medicinal Soaps from the Rainforest of Ecuador

The indigenous community of Rio Blanco is applying a new twist to its ancient, ancestral traditions. In the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, this indigenous Kichwa community is creating soaps utilizing the healing properties of the native medicinal plants of the forest.

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Access Consciousness Bars Training

Dr. Paul Stratton, instructor and owner of Stratton Family Chiropractic Wellness Center, will offer Access Consciousness Bars Training from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., December 14, in Doylestown. Students will learn this powerful release, relaxation, clearing and healing technique that releases blocks and things that no longer serve us.

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