Florame, based in Provence, France and best known for its high quality essential oils, has recently launched two unique and proprietary diffusers that are now getting attention in the U.S. Essential oils have long been recognized for their energizing and healing properties, and the use of diffusers represents a great method to disperse the oils without diminishing their effectiveness.
Articles from: July 2013
Dr. Adrian Korol, founder of A Center for Holistic Health in Redondo Beach, has been practicing for over 30 years and specializes in a form of chiropractic that is called applied kinesiology. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, he is also a qualified Medical Examiner and certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.
Seven years ago Studio Pilates co-owners Katelyn Cox and Mette Hansen were on a mission. After practicing and training in numerous yoga and Pilates studios, they decided they were looking for more. They envisioned a studio, spacious, warm and inviting. To realize their vision they knew they needed to open their own space. Studio Pilates embodies that intention.
Buying local isn’t just about food choices. In supporting community businesses and reducing our ecological footprint, fiber is another important consideration, encompassing farmers that grow cotton and hemp or raise sheep for wool, fiber artisans and textile designers.
The U.S. presently imports about 95 percent of Americans’ clothing, reports the Ecology Global Network (Ecology.com), with most manufactured in countries where sweatshops and human rights abuses are common. Polyester and nylon, the most commonly used synthetic fibers, are derived from petroleum and processed and dyed using synthetic, often toxic substances. According to a 2010 report by China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, the textile industry is that country’s third-worst polluter.
by Jan Kortie
Before singing was part of any human culture, it was part of nature. Nature never tries hard; it just is. It grows and blossoms and flows. So does heartfelt singing—as a joyful expression of soul, of one’s essential being. It is giving and sharing. Most of all, it is alive.
Singing like this doesn’t ask for effort. But it does ask for courage. In expressing our longings, hopes and love, we may encounter fear, shame or sorrow. That’s part of the beauty and surprising simplicity of liberating ourselves through song, which can be equally cheerful, lighthearted and humorous, or insightfully confronting the challenging issues in our lives.
by Linda Sechrist
Susan Silberstein takes her message for preventing cancer and recurrences to medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities from her BeatCancer.org headquarters in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organization provides research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. Since 1977, it has helped nearly 30,000 cancer patients and more than 50,000 prevention seekers.
“Early detection is better than late detection, but it’s not prevention,” says Silberstein, who taught the psychology of health and disease at Pennsylvania’s Immaculata University. “We focus on building up patients―minimizing treatment side effects, enhancing immune system function, improving nutritional status and addressing the reasons for sickness in the first place.”
On Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Agape University and Michael Bernard Beckwith will host the fourth in a Series of Empowering Conversations (formerly Conversations on the Emerging Edge). This year’s installment, titled Relationships: Unlocking the Mystery — the Good, the Challenging and the Un-describable, will be held at Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City. For those unable to attend, the seminar is also available via online streaming.
“We are excited to host the 2013 South Bay Yoga Conference this year,” said Redondo Union High School principal Dr. Nicole Wesley. “The conference—to run August 9 to 11—will bring together health and fitness professionals, including Yoga and Pilates teachers, for a range of classes, as well as a series of free sessions and an open marketplace with interesting and unique products.”
“The facilities at RUHS are going to be great for this year’s event,” said conference director Jules Mitchell. “Last year’s successful event at Washington Elementary School showed us we needed to find a larger venue.”
By Dr. Dain Heer
Would you like a life of total ease? If there were one big key to getting you there, faster, more completely, and with more ease than any other, this would be it. Let me introduce you to your new best friend, the famous Russian: JUSTAN IPOV.
This simply means that you allow every point of view, whether yours or someone else’s, to be JUST AN Interesting Point Of View (JUSTAN I.P.O.V.).
This is also known as being in ALLOWANCE. It sounds pretty simple, right?
Please know this: your point of view creates your reality. Reality does not create your point of view. So, if you have no judgment in your point of view, you will have no limitation in how your reality can show up, because judgment is the great limiter. For every judgment we have, nothing that does not match that judgment can show up in our world.
Duane Law, L.Ac., a veteran naturopath and acupuncturist, is presenting “The Sugar Cure,” a free lecture on the addictive nature of sugar and what you can do about it. The event will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Westwood Wellness Center, located at 1001 Gayley Ave., Suite 104, Los Angeles.
“New evidence shows that sugar may be a major threat to public health,” explains Law. “It appears to contribute to Syndrome X, the combination of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease sweeping America. It contributes to Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. Cancer cells thrive on sugar, and since the brain runs solely on sugar, fluctuating blood sugar levels can contribute to mood swings and personality disorders.”