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Functional Medicine

I remember growing up when our family doctor made house calls. Looking back, it was a time of innocence; mainly the innocence of my youth, but also of society in the U.S.
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Well-Being Through Synergy at Love and Light Institute

Magali Diskus has a background in cognitive psychology, combined with an extensive study of energy medicine, which has inspired her to forge a synergistic approach to healing.

Jackson GI Medical is Raising Awareness of Prebiotics

Frank Jackson, M.D., founder of Jackson GI Medical, in Camp Hill, has a mission to raise awareness of the benefits of prebiotics and help people get more fiber into their systems.

Bowenwork for Pain Reduction and Improved Quality of Life

Nancy Bittinger, owner of Carlisle Bowenwork, says the benefits of deep tissue massage and similar modalities are well-known for pain and stress reduction, but there is another form of therapy that offers a subtle, yet highly effective alternative to the typical massage session.

Local Acupuncture Practitioners Speak Out

Local practitioners believe in the power of acupuncture to help with a variety of conditions, including stress and anxiety; sports injuries, headaches, back pain and sciatica; insomnia and other sleep concerns; sinus and allergy issues; and female issues such as infertility, pregnancy support and menopausal symptoms.

Pulse Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), effects 52 percent of men ages 40 to 70 years old. There is a way to treat ED more naturally, and with lasting results. Local Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Jeffrey Backenstoes, DO, explains.
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Mindful Minutes for Little Ones

Yoga Helps Kids Focus and Relax
It may not look exactly like mom and dad’s yoga, but today’s hyper-scheduled kids love a chance to breathe deep and stretch.

The Power of Friendship

It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us
True friendships transcend age and time, come in many flavors and make for happy and healthy lives.

Gliding Across Snowscapes

Cross-Country Ski to Explore Winter’s Wonders
It lacks the speed and intensity of downhill skiing, but that’s the charm of cross-country skiing for those that love quiet time in nature while losing weight and building muscle.

Bird-Watching for Beginners

Start with a Bird Feeder and Binoculars
Starting with a bird feeder, binoculars and app, we can thrill to the medley of birds in our backyards and wildlife refuges.
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Take the Sonnewald Raw Fit Weight-Loss Challenge

Sonnewald Natural Foods, in partnership with Garden of Life, is holding a Raw Fit Challenge to help encourage people to stick to their New Year’s goals of being healthy.

Open House at Love & Light Institute

The Love & Light Institute, in Mechanicsburg, is having an open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., January 16, to introduce and launch a Mind and Focus Program and a new essential oil blend, Mind and Focus.

Learn About Nutrition at Palmyra Real Food Emporium

A series of nutrition classes will focus on the importance of eating real food at the Palmyra Real Food Emporium from 10 a.m. to noon on January 23, February 6 and 20, and March 5 and 19.

Winter Showcase at Spinning Harts

The new Spinning Harts Pole & Dance Studio offers pole, ballroom, self-defense, belly dance and fitness dance classes and are hosting a Winter Showcase at 7 p.m., February 6, for family and friends.

Take a De-Stressing Sound Bath with Gongs and Bowls

The Crown of Eternity Sound Journey Through Gongs and Bowls will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., January 31, at Bee Present Wellness, in New Cumberland.

Time For a Nice Cuppa Joe

Cuppa, a new coffee shop, has opened in the Rossmoyne Business Park at 4902 Louise Drive, in Mechanicsburg, offering organic coffee and tea and gluten-free food options for people on the go.

Specially Designed Jewelry Affects Human Energy Frequency

SaltEfx offers True Frequency jewelry; “jewelry with a purpose,” including rings, necklaces, bracelets and sports bands, and they are happy to demonstrate how it works.

Study Prosperity at Unity

Use this proven method to access new financial energy and resources, attract more abundance in all areas of life effortlessly and create the life of your dreams.

Certified 21-Day Sugar Detoxification Workshop

Mellow Minded Café and Beth Romanski, an Institute for Integrative Nutrition-certified health coach, will conduct a 21-Day Sugar Detox regimen that meets on January 5, 12, 19 and 26.
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Kids Get Fewer Cavities When Mothers Chew Xylitol Gum

Reduces Oral Bacteria in Little Ones

Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

Spares Healthy Functioning Cells

Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu

Supplement Leads to Fewer, Less Severe Illnesses

Kids Learn Social Skills Through Pretending and Joking

Humor and Fantasy Play Increases Interpersonal Abilities

High-Fructose Sweetener Aggravates Asthma and Bronchitis

Sugary Drink Causes Respiratory Issues

Mediterranean Diet Sustains More Youthful Brain Sizes

Foods to Support a Healthy Mind

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2015 Wellness Profiles

Elaine C. Torrance-Gingrich, Avalonian Moon

Law of Attraction Life Coach

Dr. Julie Madeira Niedwick, DC, DICCP Madeira

Chiropractic Pregnancy and Pediatric Chiropractic

Jacqui Cassel, Jacqui & Company

Personal and Business Coaching

Carol E. Layton, DMD, MAGD, MND, AIAOMT

Mercury-Free/Mercury-Safe Dentistry

Dr. Linda Stern

Healing Creatures Animal Hospital Integrative Holistic Veterinary Hospital

Jeffrey J. Backenstoes, DO, ABAARM, FAARFM Kim M. Backenstoes, Certified lifestyle health coach

Traditional and Alternative Medicine/ Medically Directed Weight Loss

Dr. Owen W. Allison Susquehanna Dental Arts

Mercury-Safe Holistic Family Dentistry

Pamela Howard, DC, CCT Advanced Thermal Imaging

Clinical Thermography

Dr. Thomas D. Gault Gault Wellness Center

Weight Loss and Nutrition/Chiropractic and Pain Relief

Tammy del Sol, DMD Colonial Dental Group

New Advancement in Full Dentures

Magali Diskus Essential Vision Coaching

Life Coaching, Energy Healing and Intuitive Readings

Pentti J. Nupponen, DMD, MAGd, FIND, CNC, FIAOMT

Holistic Integrative Dentistry

Rickie Freedman, RMT, PT Reiki by Rickie ~ ReikiSpace & Learning Place


David Sullivan, DC

Chiropractic Neurology

Jessica Shoemaker, BS, ND Alternative Healthcare Consultant

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Green Goalposts

Super Bowl Eco-Stadium Gains National Spotlight

Nice Spice

McCormick Going Non-GMO

Lions Untamed

Shrine Circus Ends Wild Animal Acts

Pioneering Aspen

Ski Town Runs Entirely on Renewables

Ocean Wear

Adidas Using Plastic Ocean Debris to Make Shoes

Seeing Change

Young Children Can Unlearn Racial Stereotyping