Spring is generally associated with new beginnings and fresh starts. While new beginnings in nature, such as flowers emerging through the soil, happen with ease, when it comes to human behavior, fresh starts sometimes require more effort and attention. One area where it is worth cultivating new perspectives is health and wellness.
Holy Redeemer Holistic Care will hold an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. on October 4 to announce their grand opening in Bensalem.
Attendees will have the chance to meet therapists Merle Eskowitz, Susan Shaw and Brenda Sonnie-Goldman as they share their offerings and conduct mini-healing sessions and demonstrations of their services. The event will include healthy, light fare and raffle prizes, and attendance is free.
Eskowitz is a healthy lifestyle coach and stress management specialist with more than two decades of experience in holistic wellness. She is particularly interested in how we can use the mind and emotions to manage stress and create well-being. Shaw is a massage therapist specializing in organic spa services, and Sonnie-Goldman specializes in balancing the lymphatic system.
Location: 3300 Tillman Dr., 1st Fl., at the Rothman Specialty Hospital, Bensalem. For more information and to register, call or text Susan Shaw at 267-237-5536. October 2017
by Tom Santanna
Over the last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented the legislative Act 16 of 2016, allowing for a medical cannabis program, without any major delays. Regulations have been drafted and published, and the first round of licenses for growing, processing and distributing medical cannabis have been awarded.
Seventeen qualifying conditions allow patients to receive medical cannabis therapy, including HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal or neurological indication of spasticity, inflammatory bowel, Huntington’s disease, Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, intractable seizures, glaucoma, autism, sickle cell anemia, neuropathy and pain, defined in the statute as “severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective. Continue reading
Cathy Windland, owner of Inner Spa, in Newtown, was recently voted “Best Holistic Health Practitioner” in the Bucks County Courier Times annual “Best of Bucks” campaign.
Windland has been practicing colon hydrotherapy at Inner Spa since 2011, when she received her foundation level certification from the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT). Since then, she has expanded her knowledge base, continued her education and is now a National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. In addition to providing colonics, Windland is dedicated to teaching others the practice of colon hydrotherapy. In 2015, she became an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapy instructor.
Passionate about digestive health and supporting her clients in their quest for wellness, Windland says she never dreamed of being called to her current vocation. With a background in the business world, Windland says she is grateful that life led her to the holistic health profession and is honored to receive this recognition from the community.
Inner Spa is an organic wellness spa that focuses on cleansing services and internal wellness. It is one of the few centers in the area certified by I-ACT to offer colon hydrotherapy.
A Natural and Holistic Approach to Immune Health
by Lynn Feinman
When I was told I had Lyme disease 12 years ago, I was devastated. I was healthy, or so I thought. I exercised, was a vegetarian and even took vitamins. What I quickly came to realize was that this has everything to do with my “biochemical individuality”—my unique make-up which provided an opportunity for this bacteria carried by the tick to invade my body and cause fatigue, fever and kick off an autoimmune response. Our biochemical individuality is comprised of our genes, as well as our lifetime of environmental exposures and how our body has responded to both of these factors and our unique nutritional needs resulting from the interplay of these factors.
Siobhan Hutchinson of Next Step Strategies, an energy healing company, is planning a Holistic Health Extravaganza in New Egypt from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 30. Experienced practitioners and gifted crafters are invited to participate.
For more information, call 609-752-1048 or e-mail Siobhan@NextStepStrategiesLLC.com.