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Hotel Spa Algarve Holidays | Longevity Cegonha Country …

Posted: April 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Magical spa experience. This priceless little gem, tucked away in the countryside is the perfect place for a celebration pamper weekend. We were treated to exceptional spa treatments, complemented by a delicious variety of fresh, nutritional locally sourced meals and juices, and a daily selection of complementary activities - Vanya's step and aqua-fit class were a big hit, along with the yoga and Diogo's sunset bike ride. The knowledge and expertise of the staff shines through as brightly as their warm and welcoming smiles, with every request attended to impeccably. We've visited some of the most exclusive resorts across Europe but this place provides a distinctly personal touch and a special charm that I can't put into words. It was hard to say goodbye... still we've returned energised, with glowing skin, toned thighs and equipped with Joao's tasty juice recipes to get us through the cold winter. Thank you Sofia, Patricia and team Longevity for a magical experience, we will be back soon!


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Anti Aging | Kansas City Estheticians | Skin Treatments

Posted: April 28, 2018 at 7:40 am

When thingsget stressful and hectic,it's important to take a little time for yourself to rest and relax.Leave the day-to-day grind behind andenjoy afew relaxing hoursbeing pamperedat our spa and come in for one of a kind corrective treatments.Learn about our wide range of products such as Image Skincare, a cosmecuetical strength line and M'Lis, aNatural alternative to using acids. Services for your body- and your soul! We looking forward to pampering you!

Look and feel younger, with relaxing spatreatments at Midwest Anti-Aging. Here, youll get healthier looking skin, through the best anti-aging treatments available by a licensedesthetician. We help you take care of your body through holistic skin care and skin treatments. Only corrective care done at the cellular level can help your skin stay young. Our staff is trainedand licensed to give you the best care possible, in a calming environment that will help renew you, both body and mind.

Everyone faces damage to their skin everyday. This is influenced by a fast-paced westernlifestyle, unhealthy choices, and everyday elements such as the sun and wind. Much of the damage is revealed in our skin, which makes finding a trusted esthetician extremely important.

At our spa, we seek to not only treat the outside, but to help renew your body from theinside, giving you beautiful, and healthy skin. We believe in a holistic approach, targeting body, mind, and spirit, to give you the best results possible. Here youll find a licensed estheticianthat can advise and treat your specific skin problems, while relaxing in a soothing atmosphere.

Our non-invasive, natural treatments will leave your skin feeling refreshed, renewed, andrestored. Whether you need basic beauty treatments such as facials and hair removal, or are looking for more focused skin care such as microdermabrasion and anti aging solutions, we have a licensedesthetician with the experience to take care of your needs. Let us take care of you, and help you get the skin youve always wanted.

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Fitness, Running & Yoga Equipment | eBay

Posted: April 24, 2018 at 3:41 am

Take Your Workout to eBay

A good workout routine starts with the right fitness equipment. Whether you exercise in Zumba classes with your friends, run on a treadmill in your garage or lift weights in your own home gym, you need fitness gear that makes you look and feel your best.

Your Complete Running Store

Some people need a gym full of weight benches, exercise bikes and personal trainers to get motivated to work out. Runners simply need a decent pair of fitness shoes and an open road. No matter how long you've been running, comfortable running clothes are critical to achieving a smooth stride and that illusive runner's high. Look for clothes made of a wicking material that fit snuggly but aren't too tight. Running shoes should be appropriate for your foot type, with stability shoes for a flatter foot and cushioned shoes for a foot with a higher arch.

To log your speed and miles, look for a fitness activity tracker like a running watch, FitBit or Garmin. And don't forget to stretch before and after you run; for maximum comfort during warm up and cool down, a quality exercise mat is a good idea for beginning and experienced runners alike.

Build a Home Gym Without Breaking the Bank

It's hard to make excuses when the gym is right in your basement or garage. Browse eBay for a wide range of fitness equipment so you can build a completely customized home gym. Rowing machines, Bowflex equipment, dumbbells and moreeBay has everything you need to get a full body workout at home. Shop the lowest prices in both new and used fitness equipment. Or if you have some used fitness equipment of your own you'd like to unload, sell it on eBay.

Make eBay Your Online Fitness Store

Tired of spending too much for workout equipment in sporting goods and running stores? It's time to take your fitness online. From exercise balls to trampolines, elliptical machines to the Total Gym, eBay has all the exercise equipment you need to get fit and trim for life.

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LONGEVITY | Astrogurukul

Posted: April 21, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Om namo rudrya vishnva mryture mithahi

Article Compiled by Sh. Ram Nath GoyalExplained by Sh. MK Gupta

Brahma,Vishnu and Rudra(Shiva) are three aspects of GOD. Brahma is the creator. Vishnu is sustainer and Rudra is destroyer.

Division of longevity:-The standard life span for this purpose is 108 years for human charts. It is divided into three parts:-1. Short life (Alp Ayu):-It is 0-36 years.2. Middle life (Madhya Ayu):-It is from 36-72 years.3. Long life (Puran Ayu) :- It is from 72 -108 years.

Movable Signs:-The presiding deity of movable signs is Brahma and energy level of these signs is maximum so these signs give LONG LIFE.

Dual Signs:- The presiding deity of dual signs is vishnu and energy level of these signs is medium so these signs gives MIDDLE LIFE.

Fix Signs:-The presiding deity of fixed signs is Shiva and is destroyer so these signs give SHORT LIFE.

There are three methods to calculate longevity given by rishi Jaimini.1.Three Pair Method.2.Eighth Lord Placement Method.3.Method of Three Lords.

Methods of Three Pairs:- This method allows us to determine the approximate range of ones longevity. In this method, we look at three pairs of planets. In each pair, we look at the two planets and see if they occupy a movable or fixed or dual sign.


:Lagna lord and 8th lord:- If these both are in movable sign or one is in dual sign and other is in fix sign then long life is indicated.

:If lagana lord and 8th lord:- both are in dual sign or one is in movable sign and other is in fix sign, then middle life is indicated.

:If lagana lord and 8th lord:- both are in fix sign or one is in movable sign and other is in dual sign then short life is indicated.

SECOND PAIR:- Second pair is of MOON and SAT. Apply the above three principles to the signs occupied by Moon and Sat.

THIRD PAIR:- Third pair is of LAGNA and HORA LAGNA. Apply the above three principles to this pair also.

RESULT:- If all three pairs indicate identical spans, then the particular longevity is to be declared i.e.

: If all pairs indicate long life span it is up to 108 years.

: If all pairs indicate middle life span it is up to 72 rears.

: If all pairs indicate short life span it is up to 36 years.

:If two pair gives same life span and third pair gives different life span ,then result given by two pairs dominate and find the resultant longevity using following table:-

If all the three pairs gives different results:-

: Then we should give preference to third pair of LAGNA and HORA LAGNA.

:If MOON is in Lagna or 7th house, then second pair of MOON and SAT will prevail.

Calculation of 8th lord:-We can find the 8th house in the chart zodiacally, but it is found that results are more accurate if we take the 8th house from Varidha Karka chart which is given below.

Eighth house Reckoner (Vridha Karika )

Note:- From the table we find that for Aries, Libra and for Aquarius lagans, both 1st and 8th lord are same. In this case we will take the 8th from 8th. For example let us assume in an chart Lagan is Aries, then from chart we see 8th house is Scorpio, lord of Scorpio is also Mars we will take 8th lord from Scorpio ,from chart 8th lord from SC is Sagittarius ,so we will take Jupiter as 8th lord. We will see the placements of Mar and Jupiter.

Example:- Consider an chart of Taurus ascendant as given below ,Hora Lagna is in Aries, Moon is in Taurus ,Mercury is in Capricorn, Venus is in Capricorn, and Sat is in Gemini.

Pair 1:- Lagna lord Venus is in Capricorn which is a Movable Sign, from the above table 8th house is Gemini, Lord of Gemini is Mercury is in Capricorn which is another Movable sign. Both Movable sign gives Long Life.

Pair2:- Moon is in Ta a fixed sign, Saturn is in Gemini and dual sign, Fix +Dual, Moveable is out so it gives Long Life.

Pair 3:- Lagna is in Ta an fix sign, Hora Lagana is in Aries an Movable sign, Fix + Movable , Dual sign is out so it gives Middle Life.

We see two pairs indicate Long Life so long life will prevail. Third Pair is of Middle life so age comes out to be 108 yrs.

Eighth Lord Placement Method:- Determine the stronger lord between 8th house lords from 1st and 7th house. It means determine the stronger lord between the lords of 2nd house and 8th house. If this lord is placed in:-

Method Of Three Lords:- Third method is based on the placement of the lord of the of 1st house,10th house and 8th house. If three lords are well placed in quadrants etc,Long Life is indicated. If two of the three are strong, Middle Life is indicated and if only one is strong Short Life is indicated. These lords should be well placed, dusthanas are bad for these houses. Malefic association with these lords lowers the longevity. This method is very usefull from these lords we came to know how strong our body is.This method tells us how long the body can live without deterioating.If three lords are well placed body can live long without deteriorating. The peoples who have these lords well placed they live a healthy life without any major disease.

Kaksh Vridhi:- This means increase of term of longevity, Alapayu becomes Madhyayu, and Madhyayu becomes puranayu.

Conditions For Kaksh Vridhi:- There will be kaksha Vridhi when any one of the following conditions are present.

1. Occupancy of Jup in lagna or the 7th house devoid of melefic influence.

2. Occupancy of natural benefices in lagna and seventh house or in its trikona places or in 2/12

3. Natural benefics with Ak or in the 7th, 5th or 9th house or in 2/12

4. Atmakarka is exalted.

5. Jupiter is atmakarka.

6. If lagna lord is in benefic sign other than its debilitation sign or exalted or having benefic association.

Kaksha Harsha:-Kaksha harsha means particular of term of longevity is reduced to the next lower one, thus Puranayu becoming Madhyayu and Madhyayu becoming alpayu.

Conditions Of Kaksha Harsh:- There will be Kaksha Harsha when any one of the following condition is present there.

1. Association of SAT with lagna lord or hora lagna lord.

2. Occupancy of SAT in 8th house of lagana or in 8th house of Hora Lagna.

3. Association of Sat with the 8th house lord of lagna and 8th house lord of Hora Lagna.

4. Both lagna and 7th house or5/9 or 2/12 occupied by malefic.

5. Similarly Ak and 7th or 5/9or 2/12 are occupied by malefic.

6. Atmakarka is debilitated.

7.If lagna lord is in melefic sign other than its exaltation sign or having melefic association.

Rashi Vridhi:-This means increase of longevity by a Rashi i..e. by 9 yrs. If places suggested for Kaksh Vridhi are occupied by Full Moon or Venus then there will be increase of Longevity by one rashi dasa.

Rashi Harsa:- This means the decrease of longevity by one rashi dasa .Rashi harsha will occur When Sat occupies places suggested for malefic for kaksha harsha.

Jagannath Rule:-Divide the Ayur khanda in four parts of 9years each, for example if ayur khanda is of middle life i.e. from 36years to 72 years then four parts will be 36to45years, 45to54years,54to63years and 63 to 72years.

:If 8th lord ( counted zodiacally) is in 10th,11th or 12th from lagna death is predicted in first part i.e. from 36 to 45years.

: If 8th lord is in 7th or 8th or in 9th from lagna death is predicted in second part i.e. from 45 years to 54 years.

: If 8th lord is in 4th or 5th or in 6th from lagna death is predicted in third part i.e.from 54years to 63 years.

: If 8th lord is in 1st, 2nd or 3rd house from lagna death is predicted in last part i.e.from 63 years to 72years.

Yoga Vipareetam:-After having determined the primary longevity, it is necessary to check the position of the AK in the chart. If it is placed in first, third, seventh or ninth houses then yoga vipreetam will function. This cause major change in life span from Long life to Middle life, Middle life to Short life while Short life becomes Long Life. Depending upon the placement of 8th lord.

Vipreetam ayur yoga simultaneously change the longevity of the relative shown by the AK or planet joining it.For example if Short life is indicated initially and AK Sun is in the 9th house ,then native longevity will be increased and that of father will decreased and father will pass away early. In these cases both things are possible either native gives longevity to some relative or someone else gives the longevity to native. All this depends upon the position of the 8th lord. If 8th lord is in:-

:8th lord in kendr no longer gives long life, in this case it gives Middle life

: 8th lord in Panphara gives Short life.

:8th lord in Apokalimas gives Long Life.

In case of 8th lord in Apoklimas you are receiving life. This is due to ATMABALA,atma wants to stay more in body or wants to leave early.

Calculation of Exact Longevity: - The planets involved in final determination of longevity are called Ayur Yogakarkas or Longevity determinates.

If the determinate is in the beginning of sign contribution will be complete and if determinate is in the end of sign, it will be nil. Thus the exact longevity should be fixed proportionately, taking average longitude of all determinates. For example:-

If Moon is at 17degree 5minutes

Sat is at 13 degree 22minutes.

Life span is middle 36 to 72years

Average longitude of determinates=17 degree 5minutes + 13 degree 22minutes/= 15 degree 13 minutes 30

From the end of sign= 30 degree -15 degree 13 minutes 30= 14 degree 46 minutes 30

Contribution by determinations= 14 degree 46 minutes 30/30 and multiply by 36 years= 17 years 8months 23 days

Total longevity= 36 years + 17years 8 months 23 days= 53 years 8months 23 days.

This method is usually applied to three pair methods.

Example:- Swami viveka nanda born on 12th Jan 1863 at 6:33 A M(LMT)

At 22n40,88e30

Lag 25 degree 29mnt, Mar 6degree19mnt Venus 7degree 7minutes

Sun 29degree 25mnt (AK) Mer 11degree 47mnt Sat 13degree50mnt

Moon 17degree29mnt Jup3degree57 mint Rahu 22degree 15mnt


Determination of Longevity Compartment.

Method of pairs: - Lagna lord + 8th lord=Jupiter + Moon

= Movable +dual = fix is left out=Short life

Langa +Hora lagna= Dual + Movable= Short Life

Moon + Sat = Dual +Dual =Middle life

Short life combination dominates,

However Sun AK is in ASC so Yoga Vipreetam will be applicable.

8th lord Moon is in quadrant so it will indicate Middle life so father give life to native so father passed away early. Method of pairs gives Middle life of 36to 72 years.

:Eighth Lord Placement:- 8th lord Moon is placed in 10th house.

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Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing Clinic

Posted: April 16, 2018 at 3:40 am

Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing

Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing provides a range of services to meet the needs of individuals seeking Traditional Tibetan Medicine, alternative and complimentary healing for the body, mind and spiritual levels.

On staff are two fully trained Traditional Tibetan Medical Doctors, known as Menpas in the Tibetan language. Tsundu Sengye Nyinda TMD and Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda TMD, LMT aspire is to help people find their own unique intrinsic health and balance through Tibetan Medicine principles and therapeutics. They believe very strongly it is vital the people they work with want to be active participant in their healing process.

Each individual has specific needs, challenges and goals regarding their health. Finding health within is a process of looking at your individual nature, determining what needs exist, and creating the resources to support you.

In all Traditional Medicines including Tibetan Medicine, there is a common thread within the healing process. The Body-Mind-Spirit is encouraged to work together to both change and maintain a healthy equilibrium. While Traditional Tibetan Medicine is the core of their practice, incorporated also is the interface with western medicine, alternative and complementary medicines.

Dr. Tsundu Sengye brings decades of experience as a traditionally trained Tibetan Doctor as well as the complex additional training of a pharmacist. Tsundu strives to bring Tibetan Medical knowledge into the USA through careful explanation of the basic theories to those who seek his care. He believes in the long history and reputation of Tibetan Medicine providing quality health care. His methods of approaching health care is to use traditional Tibetan Medicine principles to both prevent and work on imbalances modern and busy life can aggravate or produce.

Dr. Nashalla Gwyn draws from the wisdoms of Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, Chinese Taoist Five Element Medicine, Jin Shin Tara, Acupressure, treatment of the nervous system and Plant Spirit Medicine. She believes people must be encouraged to access information and continue to learn about themselves in order to grow healthy. She interfaces with western medicine and teaches how to integrate Tibetan Medicine into more allopathic medical understanding.

These Tibetan doctors work both together and individually with clients. Each covers the others practice and are fluid with taking up the cases and treatments of the others clients. They welcome consulting with Western MDs, specialists and other alternative medicine practitioners to provide complementary healing techniques.

Nashallas Blog on Tibetan Medicine can be found here: http://www.bouldertibetanmedicine.com

As a Tibetan doctor I appreciate the system of medicine which has been practiced for nearly 3,000 years among my people. Tibetan medicine is very hard to learn. The average Tibetan doctor takes 5 years to study and 2 years more to do internship under a master. We rely on qualified masters to show us the path and also to teach how to prepare the formulas. Our elder masters are passing away and we are loosing some of their knowledge. We need the opportunity to share with our younger generation the benefits of Tibetan medicine.

Dr. Tsundu Sengye Nyinda

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Evaluations – Health

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 4:46 am


In many developing countries, weak health systems and the prevalence of often-preventable diseases undermine efforts to reduce poverty and improve opportunities for people to build better lives for themselves and their children. SIEF-supported researchers are working with health ministries and non-governmental organizations to measure the effectiveness of new and existing initiatives to strengthen access to and quality of care, including better services for women and girls. The evidence generated will make it possible for development practitioners and policymakers around the world to learn whats working and how they can apply these lessons for better health care and coverage for all.Read more about health and impact evaluation in ourCluster Note.

India:Impact of social accountability interventions on healthcare delivery and health outcomes in Uttar Pradesh, India

India:Leveraging Patients' Social Networks to Overcome Tuberculosis Under-detection in India

Kenya: Advancing the Science of Delivery: A Proposed Impact Evaluation of Inspection Regimes in Health Care and Their Impact on Patient Safety Standards

Nepal: Impact Evaluation of a Health Insurance Pilot

Nigeria: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: Testing Demand and Supply-Side Approaches to Maternal and Child Health

Philippines: Impact of Incentives and Information on Quality and Utilization in Primary Care (i3QUIP)

Tanzania:RESPECT Study for women at high risk of HIV infection in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

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NewMarket Health | NewMarket Health

Posted: April 10, 2018 at 6:40 pm

Who We AreNewMarket Health is a publishing and supplement company located in Baltimore, MD.

For almost two decades, we've been cutting through the red tape reporting on proven, natural cures and turning breakthrough ideas into cutting-edge health solutions.

Whether reporting on a new cure from the Amazon or discovering a new ingredient that will help our customers get better results, we believe in producing quality editorial and developing products that will have a profound effect on our customers lives.

To learn more about our brands and product mix, check out our Natural Health Products and Publications page.

NewMarket Group, a company of The Agora, is seeking an Operations Coordinator to help join a growing brand within our business.

In 2015 we launched The Horn News, a daily online conservative news service, in an effort to expand our business and offer engaging content for our readers. Since then, The Horn News has rapidly become one of the largest independent news outlets in the country.

Were a close team of creative thinkers who enjoy innovation and working hard to see our business succeed. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, enjoy thinking outside the box, and want to join a successful, motivated team then this is the job for you. Click here to apply for this position.

NewMarket Health, a multi-million dollar publishing and nutritional supplement company, is seeking a Traffic Coordinator to join our Product Strategy team.

For almost two decades, we've been cutting through the red tapereporting on proven, natural cures, and turning breakthrough ideas into cutting-edge health solutions.

Were a close team of direct response marketers who enjoy innovation and working hard to see our business succeed. We believe in creating and selling quality products that we know will have a profound effect on our customers lives. Click here to apply for this position.

"The strength of the team is each individualmember.The strength of each member is theteam."Phil Jackson

Our business is successful because of the hard work and the dedication of the people in it. We continue to expand and outperform our competitors because we work hard... but we like to have fun too. When were not busy at the office, youll often find us...

A few times throughout the year we offer optional volunteer outings. Whether its sorting donated toys for the Salvation Armys annual Elf Night or serving meals at My Sisters place, we believe its important to give back to our community.

We believe spending time outside of the office only helps improve our bond. We attend Orioles games, take group outings, get together for happy hours, and have a monthly team breakfast.

When were not hitting home runs through our marketing efforts, you can find members of our team swinging for the fences in a local social league. Weve played together as a softball team for years and actually like spending time together off the clock.

Birthdays, weddings, babies... We know that life is filled with many happy occasions and we like to celebrate milestones in each others lives. Youll often find a desk decorated with balloons and birthday memes or an invitation in your inbox for a baby shower or two.

At NewMarket Health we believe...

We believe that our best ideas come from people who are encouraged, respected, and trusted. It's part of our job to help you grow here at NewMarket. We'll make sure you are given the tools needed to be the best employee (and person) you can be.

Whether you've worked with the company for 20 years, or just 2 months... we want to hear what you think. We meet monthly as a team to talk about how we're growing as a business and to brainstorm our next big initiatives.

We believe in becoming a better version of who we were yesterday. We believe in testing and constantly trying to outdo ourselves. We know that we must keep learning to grow.

If were giving you room to test brilliant ideas... they wont all work, but its important for you to keep trying. We believe its okay to fail, but fail quickly and learn from it.

In fact, we think those things stifle creativity. Our workplace is casual, relaxed, and designed to promote innovation.

Were not interested in the status quo, and we believe in improving and creating products that will have a profound impact on our customers lives. To do that, we know that we cant stand still. It is part of our job to continually ask, How can we do this better?

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Fitness Sports Running, Walking & Tri Store – Established …

Posted: April 8, 2018 at 8:45 pm

No Capital Striders/Fitness Sports Training GroupRun this week (Apr. 7) as we produce the Loop the Lake Race at Grays lake miles.We'll be back on April 14th at Meredith Hall.


Loop theLake, Des Moines

Beer& Bagel, Trail, Granger

ChamberChill, Ankeny

Osprey 5K Fun Run/Walk, Indianola

Run4 Missions, Des Moines

SpringvilleHill Climb , Pleasant Hill

RedShamrock Trail, I.C.

Backto the Fool's 5K, Waterloo

Doc'sDash, Iowa City


IowaTrail Runs Series, Madrid

SpringThaw, Sioux City

EasterEgg Scramble,Davenport

FriendlySons St. Patrick, DSM

MotorMill Trail, Elkader

GaelicGallop, Dyersville

Potof Gold Shared Half & 5K. Oslaloosa

St.Patrick's Day, Davenport

O;Roundthe Loch, Emmetsburg

St.Paddy's Half and 5k DSM

JerseyFreeze 5k, Monroe

Lucky,North Liberty

LeprechaunChase, DSM

ShamrockShuffle, Iowa City

More archived RR & Tri results here

More XC results here

Striderland7 for 2016 (A review of Central Iowa happenings in the running world)

Article"Running On the Road in Des Moines, IA" from Runner's World Magazine

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anti-aging-guide.com – Best Anti-Aging Foods To Slow Aging …

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Aging is inevitable, and it starts from inside our bodies before manifesting on the outside, with the skin being a dead giveaway. Your outward appearance (your skin, being the largest body organ) reflects whats going on internally, right down to the cellular level.

Age spots, wrinkles, and loss of plumpness are linked to the damage caused by free radicals. And this creates the stage for diseases such as diabetes, dementia, and atherosclerosis, which are associated with aging, to have a greater impact.

The use of anti-aging foods can help to remedy this issue as most of these foods contain antioxidants and other compounds that combat the free radicals within your body.

Eating various delicacies may feel good to your platter, with a few giving you a notable nutritional count, however, changing to wholesome and nutrient-rich foods offer healthier elements that have a longer payoff.

While no particular food is known to be the wonder remedy that makes you look and feel 16 again, a diet consisting of anti-aging foods can play a significant role in boosting your immunity, the quality of your skin and your overall health.

We have listed a few food choices that are well worth adding to your diet.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Get the Facts on CAM

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What is complementary medicine?

Complementary medicine is a group of diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines that are used together with conventional medicine. An example of a complementary therapy is using aromatherapy to help lessen a patient's discomfort following surgery.

Complementary medicine is usually not taught or used in Western medical schools or hospitals. Complementary medicine includes a large number of practices and systems of health care that, for a variety of cultural, social, economic, or scientific reasons, have not been adopted by mainstream Western medicine.

Complementary medicine is different from alternative medicine. Whereas complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. An example of an alternative therapy is using a special diet to treat cancer instead of undergoing surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy that has been recommended by a physician.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can include the following:

Complementary and alternative cancer treatments are often lumped together. But to a cancer specialist, there is a big difference. Complementary therapy is used in addition to mainstream medical treatment. Alternative therapy is used instead of proven treatment. Another term you may hear is integrative medicine. This means combining CAM and standard care to try to treat cancer in a way that involves your body, mind and spirit. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes:

What is alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine includes dietary supplements, megadose vitamins, herbal preparations, special teas, massage therapy, magnet therapy, and spiritual healing.

What are complementary and alternative medicine therapies?

Complementary and alternative medicine therapies fall into five major categories, or domains:

Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice. Often, these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Examples of alternative medical systems that have developed in Western cultures include homeopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine. Examples of systems that have developed in non-Western cultures include traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.

Mind-body medicine uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some techniques that were considered CAM in the past have become mainstream (for example, patient support groups and cognitive-behavioral therapy). Other mind-body techniques are still considered CAM, including meditation, prayer, mental healing, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, or dance.

Biologically based therapies in CAM use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Some examples include dietary supplements,3 herbal products, and the use of other so-called natural but as yet scientifically unproven therapies (for example, using shark cartilage to treat cancer).

Manipulative and body-based methods in CAM are based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body. Some examples include chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, and massage.

Energy therapies involve the use of energy fields. They are of two types:

Questions to ask your doctor when considering complimentary or alternative medicine therapies

Cancer patients using or considering complementary or alternative therapy should discuss this decision with their doctor or nurse, as they would any therapeutic approach. Some complementary and alternative therapies may interfere with standard treatment or may be harmful when used with conventional treatment. It is also a good idea to become informed about the therapy, including whether the results of scientific studies support the claims that are made for it. 1

Choosing a CAM practitioner 1

For additional information, please read"Consumer Financial Issues in CAM."

SOURCES: 1 National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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5 Kinds of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

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Complementary and alternative medicine comes in a broad range of forms. Here's a look at five widely practiced types of complementary and alternative medicine:

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the most commonly used complementary medicine approaches in the U.S. fall into one of two subgroups: natural products or mind-body practices.

Often sold in dietary supplement form, natural products may include herbs, probiotics, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, chemicals such as glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate (two supplements said to aid in the treatment of osteoarthritis), and a variety of other substances.

In the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (or NHIS, a report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics), researchers determined that 17.7 percent of American adults had used a dietary supplement other than vitamins and minerals in the past year. The most commonly used natural product was fish oil, an omega-3-rich substance said to protect against conditions such as heart disease.

The second category of most commonly practiced complementary medicine approaches, according to the NCCIH, mind-body therapies typically involve using specific techniques to boost the mind's capacity to influence bodily function and enhance health.

Hypnotherapy is a popular type of mind-body therapy. Also known as hypnosis, it's been found to promote weight loss, alleviate back pain, and aid in smoking cessation in some scientific studies.

A self-directed practice long used to promote calm, meditation is a mind-body therapy that shows promise as an approach to achieving healthier blood pressure and sounder sleep.

There's also some evidence that meditation may benefit people struggling with chronic pain.

Although yoga is often practiced as a form of exercise and a means of reducing stress, it's also used as a mind-body therapy. Indeed, some research indicates that yoga may help manage conditions like anxiety, insomnia, migraines, and depression.

The NCCIH notes that yoga's popularity has significantly increased in recent years, with almost twice as many U.S. adults practicing yoga in 2012 as in 2002.

Other types of mind-body therapies include biofeedback, guided imagery, and music therapy.

Many proponents of complementary and alternative medicine use therapies and healing practices from alternative medical systems, such as homeopathy and naturopathic medicine.

Alternative medical systems also include traditional medical systems from other countries, such as Ayurveda (a form of alternative medicine that originated in India) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Within TCM are a number of therapies frequently used in the U.S. today, including acupuncture, acupressure, and herbal medicine.

This type of complementary and alternative medicine is based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body.

In some cases, manipulative and body-based methods involve participating in classes or individual sessions with the aim of changing your movement habits. For example, the Alexander Techniqueinvolves relearning basic movements (such as standing and sitting) in order to reduce muscle tension, while the Feldenkrais Method involves creating new patterns of movement in order to improve physical function and overall wellbeing.

Other types of manipulative and body-based methods used in complementary and alternative medicine focus on applying specific treatments to address health issues. These methods include reflexology, osteopathy, and rolfing.

Two of the most popular and well-researched types of manipulative and body-based methods are chiropractic and massage therapy.

Another type of complementary and alternative medicine, energy therapies are generally based on the idea that energy fields surround and penetrate the human body. Practitioners of energy therapies often aim to manipulate biofields by applying pressure and/or placing the hands in or through these energy fields.

While the existence of such energy fields has not been scientifically proven, there's some evidence that certain energy therapies may have beneficial effects.

For instance, preliminary research has shown that practicing qigongmay help control chronic pain and lower blood pressure while Therapeutic Touch may help soothe osteoarthritis pain. In addition, there's some evidence that reiki may help lessen pain, promote healthy sleep, and reduce anxiety.


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Since 1988 Xiaoyan Wang, L.Ac. and MD (China), provides holistic healing using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, often in combination, according to each patient's individual needs. This type of holistic therapy focuses on healing the body as a whole, while taking care of any immediate discomforts, without the negative side effects of chemically-based medicine. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of conditions, and has successfully treated the following using traditional Chinese healing methods in China and the US: * Internal Medicine Heart Diseases, Cancer Complications, Immune System Deficiencies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Digestive & Urinary Disorders * Gynecological Disorders Infertility, Fibroids, Menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Menstrual Discomfort * Neurological and Musculoskeletal Problems Stroke, Cervical Spondylosis, Sciatica, Bell's Palsy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Shingles, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Headaches/Migraines, Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Frozen Shoulders * Emotional and Psychological Conditions Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, Fatigue, Stress, and Irritability * Allergies & Asthma Asthma, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Food Allergies, and Chemical Sensitivities * Lifestyle and Other Common Conditions Auto/Sports Injury, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Libido, Impotence, High Cholesterol, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Flu & Cold, Fever, Acne, and Eczema

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The Wellness Dietitians are hosting a workshop on the benefits of a "plant based" diet! Learn tips and tricks on how to consume more plant based foods. *Faculty and Staff only

Friday, April 6, 2018

10 AM - 12 PM

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Friday, April 6, 2018

12 PM - 12:55 PM

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Join Ashley as she gets your mind right in this chill boho themed mixed level class. Get ready to break a sweat to your favorite reggae tunes.

Friday, April 6, 2018

3 PM - 5 PM

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Take it back to all your favorite 90's music in this themed spin class. Join Hannah for 30 minutes of sprinting and climbing with some throwback hits from the Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, Britney Spears and more!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

12 PM - 1:15 PM

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Move your body and calm your mind with breath, movement, and meditation techniques that can help you manage stress and anxiety. We'll take a short walk to practice moung meditation, along with yoga and dance, followed by seated meditation.

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