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Actress health advocate Mars offers a detoxifying cleanse that combines a vegan diet with yoga poses and philosophy, journaling, affirmations and mantras, as well as other elements intended to promote rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit. Mars, who has created her own hybrid yoga style called ra yoKa which combines traditional yoga poses with breath centered flow, explosive martial arts movements, and core strength takes readers through a 21-day cleanse to rest, restore, and reset. In three main sections (organized week by week), the author provides daily suggestions for a morning Dawn Glow Tonic, breakfast, yoga pose of the day, lunch, self TLC (read an inspiring passage, practice conscious breathing), dinner, Get Your Glow ON (dance or listen to music), and an evening Dusk Flow Tonic. Though the plan favors raw foods, Mars provides suggestions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced vegans and a variety of healthful recipes 75 in all. She also suggests beauty tips and techniques, such as a weekly Self-Care Day that includes a facial, colonic, yoga class, or relaxing bath.

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MS can be a tragic disease which usually affects adults in the prime of their lives, and may even occur in childhood. Many authorities suggest there is little that people can do for themselves apart from taking medication and waiting until they deteriorate. This approach is unhelpful, and can leave people feeling powerless and depressed.

In his new book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Professor Jelinek reviews the core principles of staying well after a diagnosis of MS, building on Taking Control of Multiple Sclerosis and the surprising conclusion that MS is a disease largely determined by lifestyle factors. Diet, sunlight, exercise, meditation, preventing depression, resolution of difficult emotional issues and other lifestyle factors are all examined in light of the massive growth in high quality medical research in recent years. This new research supports that attention to these factors can significantly improve quality of life and chance of recovery for people diagnosed with MS.

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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.

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Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

.What do you call a cancer patient who tried conventional medicine to its fullest, but her doctors told her there was nothing more they could do — and yet she then managed to heal her cancer using alternative means? Doctors call this “spontaneous remission”; others call it a ‘miraculous healing.’ I call it ‘Radical Remission. In her groundbreaking and inspiring book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.

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DreamBirth® is a system of short, simple imagery exercises designed specifically for pregnancy and childbirth. DreamBirth® techniques are learned and practiced during pregnancy under the guidance of certified DreamBirth® practitioners. This is a method devised by psychologist and imagery teacher, Dr. Catherine Shainberg, to assist mothers, and their attendants, in finding the true richness and deep power within the birth process.

In the words of Dr. Shainberg,
“Imagery is the oldest language in the world. Pre-verbal, it communicates through pictures—and it is through these pictures that the outside world is reconstructed and displayed in our minds… Since ancient times, mystics and yogis have used images to change body temperature, heart beat, even mend broken bones. Olympic athletes use visualization to win gold medals. By creating specific images in our minds, we talk to our bodies. We can train them to respond to visual cues, enabling us to access our most hidden body functions. DreamBirth®, an imagery process uniquely geared to procreation, pregnancy, and birth gives the future mother access to this power, maximizing her body’s natural abilities to conceive, carry and give birth in perfect health. DreamBirth® optimizes women’s innate ability to give birth easily, naturally and triumphantly.“

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If you are struggling with an emotional or physical health challenge, Free to Love, Free to Heal offers a unique, proven path to authentic healing. In this book, renowned mind-body physician and Chopra Center co-founder, David Simon, M.D., guides us in the five-step process that has helped thousands release their emotional pain, find freedom from the past, and reclaim happiness.

In Free to Love, Free to Heal, board-certified neurologist David Simon provides a systematic approach to identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the life-damaging beliefs and their corresponding physical imbalances that contribute to chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, addictive behaviors, chronic fatigue, immune disorders, and many other psychological and physical health conditions.

Drawing upon the Eastern healing arts and modern science, Dr. Simon shows you how to identify and transform the core misunderstanding that inhibit your body’s natural healing response. If you are prepared to become an active partner in your own healing journey, the information within this book will help you heal your emotions and heal your body
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Minnesota military veterans are invited to take part in an arts retreat as part of the Red Wing Community Veterans Project, all expenses paid. The Red Wing Arts Association shines a light on veterans this year in May and June; this retreat is part of that focus. Veterans of all ages will have a chance to explore art in a variety of genres at the Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center May 19th through May 24th.

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. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections, Francis offers a meditation on the healing power of grief. Kinshasha hosts a powerful conversation that you do not want to miss.
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Gina Miranda Kingsley is a Meso-American Mayan Time Keeper.

Gina is an expert on the Mayan Calendar a 5,000 year old vehicle of predictions and spirituality. The Mayan calendar is an ancient device filled with secret codes. Ancient Mayans were not only mystics, but they were scientists that delved into the origins of life.
Gina Miranda Kingsley is a scientist that studies and tracks the calendars to look for the secret codes within. Her website explores and reveals the complexities hidden within the calendar. She discusses such topics as: What are the Maya; Heroic Feminine Values; How Your Birthdate Effects Your life; Mayan Spiritual Manifestations during Ceremonies

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Health Notes will end its African History Month tribute by talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute.

Titilayo Bediako 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)

Bediako says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.

She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” says Bediako.
The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”

Symbols of Kwanzaa, celebrated by African-Americans in December. Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,” says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”

Like Bediako, many African-Americans have adopted African names. However, despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism. Bediako says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.

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