Chronic Inflammation and your Health

by Rebecca Sherry Eshraghi

These days, we have on our hands an epidemic of undetected chronic inflammation which can sooner or later lead to several diseases, including certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular, neurodegenerative diseases and more.

In essence, inflammation is a good thing as it is the body’s attempt at self-protection, to remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process. However, this needs to be understood in context.

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Life, Career and Equine Coaching

Oliver Wendell Holmes captured a heartfelt connection in his quote: “To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.”
Horses have played a critical role in human development since 4000 B.C. We relied on them for carrying us into battle, helping us work the land, and more recently before automobiles as transportation vehicles.
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Beyond Maria: Coming Together to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico

Luis Mendez and Waleska Sallaberry, the publishers of Natural Awakenings Puerto Rico (PR) edition for the past 15 years, have a simple request: “Please help us rebuild.”
Mendez and Sallaberry are remarkable community leaders, having not only launched what is now PR’s number one health and wellness publication, but also having originated and managed the most important annual health and wellness expo in PR and the Caribbean, created a natural health network of discounted services with more than 1,000 providers and 250,000 members, and founded an alternative eco-school to serve PR’s western coast.
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Qi Revolution Wellness Event • November 10th-12th • Miami Miccosukee Resort

At the Qi Revolution conference people will experience their breath like never before. Prepare to vibrate with healing energy, do powerful magnetic Qigong routines and learn about food as medicine.

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Calling All Artists to Weekly Gatherings

Integral Life Center, of Pompano Beach, announces the advent of artistic gatherings, taking place 7pm, every Wednesday.
The intent of the gatherings is to explore artistic flow through spontaneous music in melodies, song, dance, movement, poetry, writings, paintings and the creative arts, while being immersed in a rich, meditative atmosphere.
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Letter from the Publisher

November I give thanks, not only during the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving, but each day I rise. This year there are situations for additional reflections. After Hurricane Irma blew through Florida, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, near the family home of our Natural Awakenings’ publishers Luis and Waleska and their children. Even at this writing, there is no power on most of the island.

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Qigong Health, Secrets for Long Life

by Qigong Practitioner Jeff Primack

During his 20 years as a full-time qigong practitioner, Jeff Primack has trained alongside many qigong masters. He healed his asthma with qigong and went on to train more than 3000 qigong instructors to successfully share the power of these practices.

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32nd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) reels out more than 160 American independent and world cinema features, documentaries and short films, from Oct. 27 – Nov. 19. With something for everyone, from comedies and thrillers to biopics and fascinating documentaries, highlighted below are four signature events featuring special guests.

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Holistic Approach to Sensitivity-Related Illnesses

by Harry Hong, PhD, LAc

The prevalence of sensitivity-related illnesses, such as food intolerance and chemical sensitivities in both children and adult populations, has increased dramatically over the last two decades. The sensitivity-related illnesses, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, hay fever, food sensitivity and frequent sinus infections, may involve various organ systems and evoke wide-ranging physical or neuropsychological manifestations.

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New Look for Natural Awakenings Magazine

Natural Awakenings magazine is sporting a new look. After being unveiled in Florida’s Collier/Lee edition that serves Naples and Fort Myers—the first of a family of magazines that has grown to encompass 85 U.S. cities, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

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