South Florida Wellness Network (SFWN) is the only nonprofit peer-run agency in South Florida offering free services to those seeking long-term recovery from mental illness and/or substance use.
Created four years ago as part of a federal grant to serve youth with mental illness, SFWN offers programs for youth, adults and families who are looking for resources, services and programs to better themselves and those they love.
by Lori Cardona
As I sat down to write this article, I wanted to honor the teachers and teachings that led me to a dedicated path of interfaith spirituality. As the co-founder of Sacred Journey Interfaith Seminary, in Fort Lauderdale, I am charged with the task of expanding the minds and hearts of seminarians who are newly exposed to information that requires flexibility of consciousness and possibly a change of preconceived religious notions.
The long-running Awaken Wellness Fair, New York’s best loved body, mind, spirit, green expo, comes to the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on January 17, 2019.
“The Awaken Fairs began in 2002 with just 42 holistic practitioners working on each other in a small office. Today it has grown to more than 1000 guests and 150 exhibitors participating in this quarterly party,” says event producer Paula Caracappa. Continue Reading
by Louise Goldberg
Many individuals are drawn to yoga because of their natural flexibility. Encouraged to stretch to their limits and beyond, they enjoy the sense of freedom they experience in postures. The urge to push through every pose and overcome the body’s efforts at resistance can be intoxicating.
Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with cancer? Dr. Yolanda Cintron, of International Center for Dental Excellence, Fort Lauderdale and Dr. Linda Huxtable, Medicine People, Palm Coast, present the lecture series, Healing from the Inside Out, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on September 15. This free seminar is for anyone with cancer, including breast, prostate, leukemia, bone, liver, etc.
by Dr. Iqbal Nazir
Shingles or herpes zoster occurs when the dormant chickenpox virus,
varicella-zoster, is reactivated in nerve tissues. The rash can be accompanied by itching, burning and/or deep pain. Early signs of shingles include tingling and localized pain. The rash quickly develops fluid filled blisters similar to chicken pox, most common on the torso and face.
Thermography is a medical infrared image of the body which can show the first signs of irregularities starting at the cellular level. If there is a variance of temperature outside the normal range for that region, it could be an indication there is dysregulation afoot.
by Gloria Moreira
By now you may know that vitamin D is an important nutrient for bone health, but did you know that it is also just as critical for good immune system health? And it’s not the only one. Your immune system also requires a range of B vitamins, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E, so it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet to get enough of all the nutrients you need.
by Doc Rick Rimler
When it comes to joint health in the lower extremity, the first thing to do is look at the foundation for your mobility: your feet. Once you get your foot type determined, a “customized orthotic” (prescription arch support) can be placed in your shoes. This will balance and support your feet with an appropriate material, promoting less motion and more efficient ambulation. In turn, you will have fewer problems with your feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
With today’s busy, stressful lifestyle, the signs of aging are inevitable. And until recently, the only significant option was a surgical facelift. Thanks to new technology, men and women have a new option called thread lift.