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November 2011 Archives

In this Newsletter:
Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Facts:
Eat Fat to Balance Blood Sugar, Inflammation, and Your Waist
Recipes for a Yummy & Gluten Free For Thanksgiving - Pumpkin Bread & Tarts!
Upcoming Events!
Upcoming Essential Oils Workshops with Terry Quigley and Lori Mershon at the Healing Garden. Contact Terry at 518-831-9469
Appreciation and Thanksgiving with Dr. Northrup
We all hear about the power of gratitude, but what does that really mean? In this episode of Flourish, talks with you about the profound link between appreciation, gratitude, and physical health, and also prepares you for a Flourishing Thanksgiving.
Hitting Reset with Marcelle Pick, NP
So many women today set their schedules on FAST. Is there a way to slow down? Are you, or is someone you know, doing too much all the time? Listen in today as Marcelle talks about why some of us want to keep going all the time. Learn about the emotions that drive it and the health factors which may be affected.
The Tapping Solution: Introducing EFT with Nick Ortner
With Special Guest(s): Nick Ortner
Discover the benefits of EFT or tapping with Nick Ortner, the producer of The Tapping Solution, a documentary film that explores Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping). Learn about this fascinating new discovery that combines ancient chinese accupressure and modern psychology with amazing results.
DVD of the week: The Tapping Solution: You've listened to it, now do it! Learn more about this mind-body technique that I utilize in my practice to breakthrough and process stuck emotions.
My Latest Blog on Food, Cravings, & the Holidays is posted:
Food is information; it can be used to nourish and heal our bodies. If we give our body access to the right information, we can aid positive communication with our genes to turn on and off various metabolic processes aligned with health, the science of nutrigenomics. In celebrations, food is used in as a means to connect, entertain, and enjoy. However, sometimes food can act as a drug to numb feelings. If you are someone who finds holiday eating to be a source of struggle between excessive biological cravings and igniting willpower, the problem may be what you are eating that is triggering you, rather than controlling how much you are eating.
News & Reviews:
My interview on 360menopause Radio Show-Panic Attacks and Menopause
Check out my latest answer on healthy Thanksgiving desserts and more on Dr. Oz's Sharecare:
View the Updated Link Resources on my homepage
New Office Help!! Welcome to Emmajean Rombach, LAc! Emmajean will be my new virtual assistant: helping me with office administration, emails, phone calls, and such! Emma Jean is a wonderful practitioner herself, and will be available to me part time to help out with all my wonderful patients!
Naturopathic Fun Facts:

Nuts, Diabetes, & Inflammation
It's true, you have to eat fat, to loss it, and remain healthy. I'm speaking about healthy fat, not the processed trans fats that stick to arteries and cause many diseases. Healthy fats include monounsaturated sources such as olive oil, omega 3 fatty acids found in wild caught fish and fish oil supplements, and omega 6 fats found in nuts and seeds.
The following article demonstrated on how snacking on nuts could curb your risk for diabetes, inflammation, while carving your waist line. The study compared groups that snacked on nuts alone, muffins with nuts, or just muffins. (Little bit of a confounder using sugary muffins vs. whole grains, but we'll go with the bottom line summary)

The nuts-only group showed the greatest improvement in blood glucose control as indicated by the HbA1c) test. The subjects in the muffin-only and muffin/nut groups showed no significant improvements in blood sugar control.

The nuts-only group also enjoyed a drop in "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, while the muffin-nuts group lowered their LDL cholesterol levels somewhat less. As Dr. Jenkins said, "Those receiving the full dose of nuts reduced their HbA1c by two-thirds of what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes as being clinically meaningful for therapeutic agents." (SMH 2011) "Furthermore", he added, "neither in the current study nor in previous reports has nut consumption been associated with weight gain. If anything, nuts appear to be well suited as part of weight-reducing diets. The study indicates that nuts can provide a specific food option for people with Type 2 diabetes wishing to reduce their carbohydrate intake." (SMH 2011)

Study #2 - Spanish trial shows that nuts raise serotonin levels, cut inflammation

Nuts may be a feel-good food that helps ease people's hunger for carbohydrates, according to novel findings from Spain's University of Barcelona. The researchers conducted a clinical trial among people with the pre-diabetes conditions known as metabolic syndrome, or MetS.

Source: Wetherby, C. Nuts Aided Diabetes Control and More. VitalChoice Newsletter. November 15, 2011. http://newsletter.vitalchoice.com/e_article002269390.cfm?x=bkgtFs5,b1h0JlRD


Gluten Free for Turkey Day
Just because your Naturopathic Doctor is suggesting gluten free, doesn't mean you have to forgo the goodies for thanksgiving. Why not make your holiday contribution a healthy dessert that you can share with everyone, and not feel guilty in eating yourself? I found some great recipes from Elana's Pantry.
Here are a few:

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

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1 cup blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cloves
½ cup roasted pumpkin
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon stevia
3 eggs
In a food processor combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and spices
Add pumpkin, honey, stevia and eggs and pulse for 2 minutes
Scoop batter into a petite loaf pan
Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes
Cool for 1 hour
Serve
Please note: If you use a loaf pan that's bigger than the size recommended above, your loaf of bread will not "rise," it will be wider and shorter than the loaf in the photo above.


Gluten Free Tart Crust

2 cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 egg
Place flour and salt in food processor and pulse briefly
Add coconut oil and egg and pulse until mixture forms a ball
Press dough into a 9-inch metal tart pan
Place pie filling of your choice in crust
Bake pie as directed per pie recipe
Source: Elana's Pantry. Paleo Thanksgiving. Accessed November 21, 2011. http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-thanksgiving-recipes/

In This Newsletter:

1.    Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Facts:

a.       Radiation for the Holidays

b.       Coffee and Parkinson's
2.    New Office Help!!

a.       Welcome to Emmajean Rombach, LAc! Emmajean will be my new virtual assistant: helping me with office administration, emails, phone calls, and such! Emma Jean is a wonderful practitioner herself, and will be available to me part time to help out with all my wonderful patients!

3.    Upcoming Events!

a.       November 20th: The Healthy Living Expo in Saratoga, NY

b.       Upcoming Essential Oils Workshops with Terry Quigley and Lori Mershon at the Healing Garden. Contact Terry at 518-831-9469

4.    Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul:

February 24, 2010: How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body
In this one hour radio special, Dr. Hamilton explains the power of thought and belief in the healing process and shows you how to effectively learn how to combat disease, pain, and illness.


November 16, 2011 Healing the Heart of Your Life

Over 25 years ago, Greg Anderson was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given six months to live. His life turned around through the power of radical forgiveness.

5.    Book of the week: How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David Hamilton.

6.    Don't miss out:

a.       My latest Blog on the Flu Vaccine

b.       My interview on 360menopause Radio Show-Panic Attacks and Menopause

c.       Check out my latest answer and more on Dr. Oz's Sharecare: Flu Vaccination Side effects

d.       View Updated Link Resources on my homepage, including a whole section on Vaccinations:

Vaccination Resources: Video on Vaccines

Naturopathic Fun (Scary) Facts: 

Radiated Turkey Anyone??

So, we know about Frankenfoods. We've been educated on empowering ourselves with antioxidants from the radiation of our environment. But what about the two combined in our food supply? It's bad enough that we are radiated by the environment, but in our food? It's hear, radiated food, and the safety is a concern.

According to an article by Dr. Mercola:

·         Irradiation leads to the formation of furan, which has been linked to liver toxicity, including carcinogenicity

·         Irradiated foods must be labeled with the statement "treated with radiation" or "treated by irradiation" and the international symbol for irradiation, the radura

·         Irradiated foods contain compounds called 2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs), which may promote tumor growth and colon cancer; they are found exclusively in irradiated foods

·         Irradiation is essentially a very effective medium for masking filthy conditions in slaughterhouses and food processing plants; You can avoid irradiation by choosing locally grown, organic foods as much as possible

In fact, the lack of testing of this form of food manipulation was criticized in an article back in 1969.

The preservation of foods by treatment with ionizing radiation can significantly increase the world's food resources by reducing spoilage and waste. However, irradiation can bring about chemical transformations in food and food components resulting in the formation of potential mutagens, particularly hydrogen peroxide and various organic peroxides. In order to evaluate the safety of irradiated foods for general consumption by the public, and, indeed, the safety of all foods subjected to environmental factors such as food additives, pesticides, drugs, air and water pollutants, etc., it is necessary to supplement the usual feeding tests with procedures designed to detect all classes of genetic damage. This article includes a comprehensive critical review of (1) the experimental evidence relating to the presence of mutagenic and cytotoxic agents in irradiated media, as detected by their effects on mammalian and non-mammalian cells; (2) the chemical changes produced in irradiated media, especially those which produce known mutagenic substances; and (3) new and convenient in vivo methods for the detection and evaluation ofgenetic damage in mammals.

SCARY!! But,,,Good news! The body can restore itself with REAL food. The following abstract explains how cats who experienced demyelination from irradiated foods obtained full recovery when they were back on a normal diet:

Remyelination of the CNS in multiple sclerosis is thought to be important to restore conduction and protect axons against degeneration. Yet the role that remyelination plays in clinical recovery of function remains unproven. Here, we show that cats fed an irradiated diet during gestation developed a severe neurologic disease resulting from extensive myelin vacuolation and subsequent demyelination. Despite the severe myelin degeneration, axons remained essentially intact. There was a prompt endogenous response by cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage to the demyelination, with remyelination occurring simultaneously. Cats that were returned to a normal diet recovered slowly so that by 3-4 months they were neurologically normal. Histological examination of the CNS at this point showed extensive remyelination that was especially notable in the optic nerve where almost the entire nerve was remyelinated. Biochemical analysis of the diet and tissues from affected cats showed no dietary deficiencies or toxic accumulations. Thus, although the etiology of this remarkable disease remains unknown, it shows unequivocally that where axons are preserved remyelination is the default pathway in the CNS in nonimmune-mediated demyelinating disease. Most importantly, it confirms the clinical relevance of remyelination and its ability to restore function.

My advice for Thanksgiving- enjoy your Turkey with a side dish of gluten free stuffing, but skip the radiation!

References:

D. Duncan  A. Brower, Y. Kondo, J. F. Curlee, Jr., and R. D. Extensive remyelination of the CNS leads to functional recovery. Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 April 21; 106(16): 6832-6836. Published online 2009 April 2. doi:  10.1073/pnas.0812500106



Mercola, J. Never Buy Meat, Potatoes or Herbs With This Label on it. Mercola. com. November 5, 2011. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/05/why-are-your-spices--seasonings-exposed-to-half-a-billion-chest-xrays-worth-of-radiation.aspx?e_cid=20111105_DNL_art_3

JACK SCHUBERT. Mutagenicity and Cytotoxicity of Irradiated Foods and Food Components Bull. Org. mond. Sante' 1969, 41, 873-904. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2427585/pdf/bullwho00221-0123.pdf


Gene's and Coffee Interact

It's epigenetics! It's the combination of your genes with environment that modulate disease risk. An article in Medscape explains the genetic link of adenosine and glutamate genes with coffee and Parkinson's Disease (PD):

"Just drinking a lot of coffee doesn't reduce your risk of PD. It depends on the GRIN2A genotype you are carrying," reaffirmed Dr. Payami. What makes this gene-environment interaction study novel -- the first of its kind to show a robust interaction between a gene and an environmental factors through a hypothesis-free genome-wide study -- is the implication it may have for the treatment of PD.

Currently, 2 different classes of medications have been tested for possible use in PD: adenosine antagonists, which are caffeine-like, and glutamate antagonists, which are GRIN2A related. Both drug classes were found to be safe but not effective enough to achieve regulatory approval.

Pam Harrison. Genetic Basis for Coffee's Protective Effect in PD Discovered. Medscape Medical News. November 17, 2011. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/752852?src=ptalk

Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul:

February 24, 2010: How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body
In this one hour radio special, Dr. Hamilton explains the power of thought and belief in the healing process and shows you how to effectively learn how to combat disease, pain, and illness. Dr. Hamilton also leads you on a powerful visualization exercise that you can download and listen to over and over again. You'll see how science and belief systems merge so that you can heal yourself more effectively than ever before.

Dr. Christiane Northrup
November 16, 2011 Healing the Heart of Your Life
Over 25 years ago, Greg Anderson was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and given six months to live. His life turned around through the power of radical forgiveness. Since then, he has helped thousands of individuals with cancer become the CEOs of their own health on all levels, so that they can experience the profound healing available to all. His latest book, Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do, is must-reading for all those who are ready to heal at the deepest level. Don't miss this powerful hour as Dr. Northrup welcomes him to Flourish!

Book of the week: How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David Hamilton.

David Hamilton, Ph.D., explores the power of visualization, belief, and positive thinking in How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body.

It's no secret that most of us want to remain youthful. In order to do so, we make changes to our lifestyle to accommodate health and vigor with exercise, healthful diet, proper rest and maintaining the health and beauty of our facial skin.

As a busy aesthetician who sees clients from Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Malta and surrounding towns, I see a lot of skin, and one of the main concerns of those clients is stemming the flow of time.

So, here are a few of my suggestions:

Good home care amounts to about 40% of your skin care needs. I recommend using product that is natural or organic to minimize the amount of inflammation and harmful ingredients. Good home care will exfoliate, stimulate new cell, collagen and elastin growth, and add much needed moisture. And serums, like vitamin C, are excellent. Retinols work well to slough off that dead skin too! But remember, for everything there is a season... and over exfoliation can be harmful during times when your skin is exposed to a lot of sun.

And speaking of our good 'ol sol, remember to use sunscreen as sun damage is responsible for about 85% of the signs of skin's aging!

Good eating and drinking habits will also help your skin to look its best. That means leafy green and colorful fruits and veggies along with plenty of water. These days, I rarely drink soda and have substituted bubbly waters with a touch of juice for flavor.

Professional skin care, like having facials, comprises 60% of excellent healthy skin care. How often? Well, for those who are conscientious, every 4 - 8 weeks. One great benefit is that by having professional care, your skin care specialist can recommend products designed for your skin type saving you time, money and the problems associated with using improper, inefficient and possibly harmful products. Deeper solutions to problems associated with aging, like wrinkling, sun damage, skin discoloration, loss of elasticity and plumpness, can be achieved with peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments.

Eyelash extensions can add lift and oomph, framing the eye and creating abundance and length to the natural lash. They are safe to wear and clients say that they look and feel years younger. An added benefit is that they save time since you will most likely not need to apply mascara.

Adding or updating your makeup can help as well. Mineral makeup foundation, which usually contains some sun screening properties, helps to correct and even out skin tone and comes in liquid, pressed and loose powder. I like to use a cream blush for a dewy, youthful appearance. Concealer, used carefully, works wonders under the eyes and to reduce redness or patchiness in skin tone - again, creating a more youthful look.

Overall, there are a lot of tools we can use to achieve a healthy, lasting glow!

In this Newsletter: 

1. Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Facts: 

a. Eat for Your Type: Healthy Thanksgiving Day Recipes

b. Gluten and ADHD

c. Hormones and the Holidays

2. Upcoming Events!

a. November 15th: Our Poor, Sad, Food Supply (University of Albany)

b. November 20th: The Healthy Living Expo in Saratoga

c. Upcoming Essential Oils Workshops with Terry Quigley at the Healing Garden. Contact Terry at 518-831-9469

3. Radio For Your Body-Mind-Soul: 

a. Core Balance for Women's Health
Marcelle Pick
November 8, 2011 Hitting Reset


b. Flourish! 
Dr. Christiane Northrup
November 10, 2011 Planting Seeds in the Dark 


4. Book of the week: Wisdom of Menopause

5. Don't miss out:

a. My interview on 360menopause Radio Show-Panic Attacks and Menopause

b. Check out my latest answer and more on Dr. Oz's Sharecare: The importance of Fiber

c. View the Updated Link Resources on my homepage

ADHD & Pesticides


Naturopathic Fun Facts

Eat for Your Type Thanksgiving

It can be stressful to not only detour your annoying cousin Vinnie's pull my thumb joke, but also bypassing the pumpkin pie?? What if you prepared your own yummy treat with you to enjoy that would fulfill your craving but not create a full, bloated belly? What about some yummy Pumpkin Walnut Corn Bread and healthy gravy?

Find these healthy blood type recipes here. 

Source: D'Adamo & Conner. Eat For Your Type Thanksgiving. D'Adamo November 2011 Newsletter. http://www.4yourtype.com/pdfs/Thanksgiving_2011_Recipes.pdf

Why Gluten Causes Brain Imbalances

A variety of behavioral problems are linked to problems in your gut, not only from gluten, WGA and other components of grains but also due to the gut-brain connection. The gut-brain connection is well recognized as a basic tenet of physiology and medicine, so this isn't all that surprising, even though it's often overlooked. There's also a wealth of evidence showing gastrointestinal involvement in a variety of neurological diseases. 

With this in mind, it should also be crystal clear that nourishing your gut flora is extremely important at all life stages because in a very real sense you have two brains, one inside your skull and one in your gut, and each needs its own vital nourishment.

Your gut and your brain are actually created out of the same type of tissue. During fetal development, one part turns into your central nervous system while the other develops into your enteric nervous system. These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen. This is what connects your two brains together, and explains such phenomena as getting butterflies in your stomach when you're nervous, for example.

As explained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in neurology, in the video below, toxicity in your gut can flow throughout your body and into your brain, where it can cause symptoms of autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, schizophrenia and other mental disorders. 

Source: Mercola, J. Child Have ADHD? Stop Feeding Them This Mercola.com. November 2, 2011. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/02/gluten-contribute-to-adhd.aspx?e_cid=20111102_DNL_art_2

Then, there's the emotional and hormonal holiday triggers...

Dr. Northrup's November Newsletter put perfectly into words what many women (and men) experience during the holidays:

The holidays are a crucible for relationship meltdowns. Loved ones with differing expectations, familial patterns, and needs get together to create a "Hallmark moment." Even in the best of circumstances, this can be a set up for dysfunction and stress. At midlife, it can be even tougher. I wrote about this in the newly revised edition of The Wisdom of Menopause, which will be available in January 2012.

"It is no secret that relationship crises are a common side effect of menopause. Usually this is attributed to the crazy-making effects of the hormonal shifts occurring in a woman's body at this time of transition. What is rarely acknowledged or understood is that as these hormone-driven changes affect the brain, they give a woman a sharper eye for inequity and injustice, and a voice that insists on speaking up about them. In other words, they uncover hidden wisdom--and the courage to voice it. As the vision-obscuring veil created by the hormones of reproduction begins to lift, a woman's youthful fire and spirit are often rekindled, together with long-sublimated desires and creative drives. Midlife fuels those drives with a volcanic energy that demands an outlet..

Source: Northrup, C. Menopause, Relationships, and the Holidays. Dr. Northrup Newsletter. November 2, 2011. http://www.drnorthrup.com/blog/2011/10/menopause-relationships-and-the-holidays

Book of the week:

Wisdom of Menopause

Dr. Northrup explores the biochemistry and mind-body connections on how menopause isn't what you thought. Rather, it's an invitation to rebirth yourself in a creative, authentic, and pleasure-filled life! The best in life is after 50, according to Northrup.

Our Toxic World: 


In this Newsletter: 

1.       Naturopathic Philosophy Highlight Fun Facts:

a.       Prostate Cancer & Fish Oil

b.       B vitamins and Brain Health

c.       Video on What you Need to Know about the Flu

2.       Upcoming Events!

a.       This Thursday, November 3rd, for Practitioners: What Every Doctor Should Know About Drug-Induced Nutrient Deficiencies. Contact Applied Nutritional Services: (518) 226-0197 or email ansny@nycap.rr.com

b.      Upcoming Essential Oils Workshops with Terry Quigley and Lori Mershon at the Healing Garden. Contact Terry at 518-831-9469

Core Balance for Women's Health

Marcelle Pick

November 1, 2011 Healthy Body, Healthy Sex Life
Join Marcelle as she welcomes Dr. Anna Cabeca for a powerful discussion of women's health issues. They share tips for sensual living as well as discuss different causes of sexual dysfunction. Tune in to learn about restoring health and balancing hormones for a healthier self and sex life.

4.       Book of the week: A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass with Dena Mendes

5.       Don't miss out:

a.       My latest Blog on Toxicity and EMFs

b.      What was your favorite story from my Blog on the Top Health Stories of October 2011? Post on my webpage!

c.       Check out my latest answer and more on Dr. Oz's Sharecare: Toxicity and Excretion

d.      View the Updated Link Resources on my homepage

Naturopathic Highlight Fun Facts!

Omega Fish Oil & Prostate Cancer

This study on the positive effects of fish oil and prostate cancer made me smile. Especially due to all the negative press lately about vitamins:

Last week, the United States Preventive Services Task Force concluded that healthy men should no longer take a PSA blood test to screen for prostate cancer. The panel found that the test does not save lives over all and often leads to biopsies and treatments that needlessly cause pain, impotence and incontinence in many.

Its recommendation is based on the results of five well-controlled clinical trials and applies to the 44 million American men aged 50 and older ... many of whom have already had a PSA test during routine physical exams. Today's news takes on extra significance in light of this new official advice.

Researchers at UCLA's Cancer Center recruited 48 men undergoing radical prostatectomy ... an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it (Aronson WJ et al. 2011).

Findings favor low-fat/fish oil diet low in omega-6 fats

The low-fat fish oil group showed critical advantages over the Western-diet group:

·         Lower omega-6:omega-3 ratios

·         Less prostate tissue (benign and malignant)

·         Reduced cancer cell proliferation (Ki-67 index)

·         Reduced cancer cell proliferation in patients' prostate cancer cells tested in the lab.

Source: Wetherby, C. Omega Based Diet Slows Prostate Cancer. October 27, 2011. Vitalchoice Newsletter. http://newsletter.vitalchoice.com/e_article002252879.cfm?x=bkbqvdv,b1h0JlRD

B Vitamins Improve Cognition

Brain atrophy can be an early warning sign of dementia and the rate of atrophy can be determined by measuring the concentration of the amino acid homocysteine.  "People with homcysteine levels above 14 micromoles per litre of serum had twice the risk of dementia".

"The Vitacog study involved 266 people over the age of 70 with diagnosed mild cognitive impairment". Half of the participant received the B-vitamin mixture supplement containing folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12, and the other half received a placebo, both groups received the treatment for a span of two years. The results were just amazing! The group receiving the B-vitamin supplement showed homocysteine levels decreasing by an average of 30% when compared to the placebo group.  Executive mental function was stabilized, along with significant improvements in episodic memory (memories of times, places and associated emotions) and semantic memory (memory of meanings, understanding and concept-based knowledge). The difference between the rate of decline between the placebo group and the B-vitamin were significant. This study shows how important it is to measure and manage your vitamin levels, especially vitamin B!

Source: Amen, D. Can Certain Vitamins Slow Cognitive Decline. Amen Newsletter. November 1, 2011. http://70.32.73.82/blog/5380/can-certain-vitamins-slow-cognitive-decline/

What to Know about the Flu

During the month of November, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) will have a 3-minute video on flu prevention included as part of in-flight programming called "Lifestyle365" aboard Delta Air Lines. The video features NVIC co-founder and president Barbara Loe Fisher urging viewers to become informed about influenza and how to stay well during the flu season.

To view the video, which will be seen by travelers on Delta, please go to You Tube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96DnVs83mg.Radio for your Body-Mind-Soul
A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass


Book of the week:

A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass with Dena Mendes

Read a review of Dena's book here.

Radio for the Body-Mind-Soul

Diane Ray
October 31, 2011 A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass with Dena Mendes

Dena Mendes has been in the trenches of the health care system and has emerged on the other side wiser and healthier. Listen in as Dena talks with Diane Ray about her experience fighting cancer and tells you what she learned along the way. Dena's new book A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass details her struggles and reveals her alternative therapies to win the fight with cancer.

Core Balance for Women's Health
Marcelle Pick

November 1, 2011 Healthy Body, Healthy Sex Life
Join Marcelle as she welcomes Dr. Anna Cabeca for a powerful discussion of women's health issues. They share tips for sensual living as well as discuss different causes of sexual dysfunction. Tune in to learn about restoring health and balancing hormones for a healthier self and sex life.



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Dr. Sarah LoBisco has been involved in wellness for over 8 years. Her experience includes mentoring with holistic practices throughout New York, Vermont, and Connecticut. Read more...