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  • Sugar Blues

    It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it’s as addictive as nicotine — and as poisonous. It’s sugar. And “Sugar Blues”, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30 – 7:30PM

  • Health Notes will celebrate African History Month by talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute, Titilayo Bediako. Titilayo was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history to African American youth through WE WIN Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children).

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Discover a demystified and easy approach to being present—anytime and anywhere—with this step-by-step guide to making your life more centered and mindful. Once you integrate mindfulness into your existing lifestyle, you’ll become illuminated by a sense of calm, focus, and contentment that brings joy not only to you, but also to those whose lives you touch. The Mindfulness Habit helps you understand the value of living in the moment and offers many techniques for finding mindfulness opportunities. Explore a variety of topics related to meditation and habit formation, as well as extensive exercises to practice each week. No matter how busy your schedule is, you can find a place to calm the body and quiet the mind.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Higher Brain Living is a proven, gentle-touch technique that creates a surge of energy to the pre-frontal cortex, also known as the higher brain.
    The higher brain is the area responsible for the experience of joy, insight, problem-solving, clarity and confidence.

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • In anticipation of Black History Month and celebrating the Centennial of 

  • The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Kinshasha and Katie will explore the work as it relates to social justice in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • In Entering the Healing Ground, author and soul activist Francis Weller, offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. When the deeper rhythms of grief are allowed to emerge, we become aware of the intimate connection we share with all things. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • YOUR BODY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

    Feeling stressed out, sick, or anxious? Not sure what your next move should be-or why your thinking is so cloudy? Time to get out of your head and into your body, that brilliant vehicle that is communicating with you all the time. Your body not only knows what you truly want; it can help you handle any situation you find yourself in. Unfortunately, most of us never learned how to read our body’s clues—and as a result, we go through life disconnected from our true desires, acting instead in accordance with what the world wants from us. This book shows you how to stop overthinking every decision and start living a life in which happiness and fulfillment are the natural byproducts of being true to yourself. This step-by-step guide shows you how to unlock your body’s natural intelligence, free your mind of negative thoughts, and map your path to greater satisfaction. You’ll learn how your body can help you:

    Erase self-doubt
    Expand your awareness
    Make better decisions
    Improve your relationships
    Find your passion and purpose
    Boost your health and well-being

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Mindfulness is the gentle effort to be continuously present with experience.

    In professional practice since 1993, Kate Sciandra’s copious training in alternative medicine has led her to become an trusted specialist in the treatment and management of pain, stress and trauma. Her core work is an integration of the hands-on care and individual coaching and instruction in the practice of being present and mindful in order to relieve patterns of discomfort in a safe and nurturing fashion. She is committed to both private practice and group instruction in a variety of topics. She is also the developer and founder of Aurasolus Room Remedies.

    Her work, Healing Presence, is the conceptual basis of which the physical expression is Ortho-Bionomy®, and Kate teaches one as the extension of the other. She also teaches Practical Meditation, an easily integrated approach to integrating a meditative practice into everyday life, Becoming a Peaceful Presence, and Cultivating the Healing Presence.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • For centuries, chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Today, it’s no wonder that chia is one of the hottest superfoods around: Gram for gram, it has 70 percent more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 600 percent more calcium than milk, and is the richest known source of plant-based Omega-3s. Reaping the nutritional benefits of chia can be as simple as mixing a tablespoon into a smoothie or tossing it on a salad—but that is just the beginning!

    In Chia Vitality, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman shows how integrating chia into your diet can boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. Informed by research as well as Hoffman’s personal experience this program offers a 30-day integrative approach to well-being with this little superseed at its center.

    This is what the plan offers:

    *A flexible meal plan packed with flavorful whole foods and easy, delicious recipes to help you fuel your body, mind and soul

    *A simple yoga routine to build strength and flexibility

    *A meditation course that will awaken and renew spiritual energy with just minutes a day

    *A strategy for engaging more deeply in the world around you

    Over the course of 30 days, Chia Vitality will help you do more than feed your body with the bountiful nutrients of chia: It will set you on a course for a more energetic, engaged existence. Whether you are looking for an alternative approach to better health or want to boost your energy levels, let chia be your gateway to a vitality filled life.

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