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  • 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.

  • In February 2013, when 25-year-old championship-winning soccer player Robbie Rogers came out as gay via a letter that he posted online, he made sports history. After having kept his sexuality a secret for 25 years, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a major North American professional sports league. In “Coming Out to Play”, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams.

    Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit Dec 18, 2014 at 7pm with guests: Robbie Rogers, Joan Vorderbruggen, Anthony Ceballos, Adrian Balbontin, Plus 2014 new music releases by Nhojj, Beverly McClellan, k anderson and more.

  • “Grief is surrounding my Holidays” and I ask, “What do I do now?”
    Sadness feels sadder and loneliness goes deeper. The need for support may be the greatest during the holidays. Pretending you don’t hurt or it is not a harder time of year is just not the truth of you. The truth is, time does heal. Time simply arranges us in the direction of our healing journey. You can and will get through the holidays. Rather than avoiding the feelings of grief, lean into them… It’s not the grief you want to avoid, it’s the pain. Am I right? Grief is the way out of the pain. There are a number of ways to incorporate your loved one and your loss into the holidays. Tune in for ways to cope, and trust what shows up for you and BE with that.

    Spiritual Care Advisor and Grief Support Specialist for Hospice Advantage will be sharing her wisdom on this important subject.

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

  • Lennie Chism interviews the CEO of Smart Girl LLC Christina Marie talking about the Smart Girl Empowerment Program and positive things her movement is bringing to the community ~ make sure to follow the Smart Girl Movement on Facebook‪#‎SmartGirlLLC‬ Instagram #SmartGirlLLC and Twitter @SmartGirlEnt

  • Master Chunyi Lin’s meditation is “A healer in every family and a world without pain.”

    Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

    He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.

    He is director of the Spring Forest Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, where he works with people from all over the world. Helping them, empowering them, to overcome serious health challenges and return to optimal wellness

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

  • Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.

  • Go on a culinary journey with Terry Walters—a leader of the clean-food movement. In this seasonal cookbook and lifestyle guide, Walters inspires us with more of her award-winning recipes. Rediscover the unique tastes of spring, summer, fall and winter, and gain insight into everything from preserving the harvest to natural cleansing and tonics for immune support. Delicious gluten-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love include Grilled Avocado with Peach Tomato Salsa, Crunchy Quinoa and Cabbage Salad, and Coconut Cacao Energy Bars.
    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Dr. Alicia Stanton explains the dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to hormone imbalances, what can be done to restore healthy hormone balance, and how to achieve greater overall health and wellness.
    Women today are experiencing the effects of fluctuations in multiple hormones, in addition to those associated with child bearing, and most of these changes are triggered by factors outside the female reproductive organs. That’s what most physicians don’t understand. Dr. Alicia Stanton has a special interest in hormone balance and its effect on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido.

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

  • Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, “What’s next in the battle against wheat?” In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps us take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.

    Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

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

  • Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”
    On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
    Kinshasha talks with Krista Tippett on Health Notes.

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