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 →
This fall, Encore Experiences senior center, in Harleysville, is hosting its first Holistic and Healing Expo, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 8, at 312 Alumni Avenue, in Harleysville. Holistic health and wellness vendors are invited to register for a table at this new community event.
The goal of the expo, says Site and Program Director Patty Roxberry, is to introduce holistic living and wellness avenues to area senior citizens, as well as to the community. Encore Experiences currently offers its members a wide variety of holistic health and wellness services, including tai chi, yoga, acupuncture and massage therapy, and is excited to open its doors to additional services designed to promote overall health and enrich the lives of participants of any age. “Our members enjoy it!” says Roxberry, commenting on the center’s wellness programs and classes.
KarmaFest, a holistic, psychic and yoga festival weekend of camping and fun, returns to Pottstown for the Labor Day weekend, September 1 through 4, at Fellowship Farm. The festival will feature enlightening lectures, meditation, live music, swimming, vegan and vegetarian food, 50 to 75 interesting vendors and a full weekend of yoga. Also available will be special workshops and a children’s program.
KarmaFest was founded by Patricia Hawse in 2005, after she experienced the effects of holistic health firsthand while serving for the Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Witnessing the immediate effects of yoga and meditation to relieve tension and increase energy and balance, Hawse vowed to spread the word through a festival—KarmaFest.
With colder temperatures and abrasive wind, the winter months can be especially harmful to the skin. For treating chronic skin conditions or just trying to maintain overall health, organic and holistic treatments will leave the skin healthy and nourished.
1. Go organic.
Many over-the-counter products contain harsh chemicals, such as parabens, petroleum, sulfates and fragrances that can damage the skin and overall health. These products, when applied to the skin, are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Using soaps and lotions containing natural and organic ingredients keeps the whole body healthier.
Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder of BeatCancer.org, is offering Holistic Cancer Educator certification training for health professionals and caregivers through an online, self-directed course. Participants will learn proven holistic, complementary and alternative approaches for cancer, in order to expand their client base, enhance the quality of service and learn practical information that can directly impact patient health. Continue reading →
Sample a variety of holistic modalities and meet experienced practitioners at the Holistic Health Extravaganza, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 18, at the American Legion in New Egypt, New Jersey. The event will include plenty of practitioners and crafters in various areas of holistic health.
The Inner Light Holistic Center will host its third annual Inner Light Spiritual Holistic Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 2 and 3, at the Sunnybrook Ballroom, in Pottstown. The expo features free lectures all weekend, as well as holistic practitioners such as chiropractors and Reiki practitioners and psychic readers and hypnotherapists.
Dr. Wendy Warner, a board certified holistic physician and obstetrician/gynecologist, is co-author of Boosting your Immunity for Dummies. The nationally known lecturer and teacher of integrative medicine will provide expert advice on how to harness the power of your immune system from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., June 6, at the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce (LBCCC), in Fairless Hills. Continue reading →