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Northwest Florida Features

Young Yogis

Studies show that kids aged 6 to 12 reap tremendous physical and cognitive benefits from regular yoga practice, from improved academic performance to better classroom behavior. Based on that evidence, schools across the country are incorporating yoga into their curricula, and yoga studios are adding classes specifically geared to school-age children.

ANTI-AGING Achievement

Why do we reach our physical peak at age 20 and then start declining? Age-related drops in Human Growth Hormone (HGH) have been linked to many diseases, degenerative changes and falling quality of life. These natural but undesirable changes can be countered with a healthy lifestyle, but not completely offset.

THETA HEALING TECHNIQUE Designed to Clear Limiting Beliefs

Theta Healing is a meditation technique designed to train the mind, body and spirit to clear limiting beliefs that can hold us back from achieving health, happiness and success.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Improves Skin from Within

As the skin is our largest detoxification organ, it makes sense that our outward appearance is a visual guide to our body’s overall health. If the body is harboring significant levels of toxins—accumulated through food, conventional medicines or the environment—the skin can appear dull or blemished.

Kids “Fresh Start” Sequence

Utilize his easy but effective routine with your child to assist them with restarting both their mind and body for a fresh new day.

STEM CELLS Help Regenerate Joints Without Surgery

Anyone who has cracked open a chicken bone probably noticed a pasty substance inside the hard outer part. Well, what they saw were stem cells. These ancient cells are made in our bones, the centers of which are filled with soft paste. A stem cell is like simple clay that can be fashioned into various beautiful ornaments that serve different functions.

ReBOOT Funds Alternative Options for Soldiers

Veterans who enroll in the campaign’s ReBOOT program receive a comprehensive health assessment; individualized treatment using a wide array of protocols, including complementary and alternative therapies; fitness and nutrition training; physical and cognitive diagnostic testing throughout the treatment and rehabilitation process; and at least a year of follow-up to catch any residual issues.

Expo Is Opportunity to Experience Holistic Health and Inspired Living

The Emerald Coast Holistic Health Expo, which we will host March 11 and 12 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center and Ross Marler Park, brings Natural Awakenings to life with hands-on experiences, a chance to learn from and interact with local providers, and the latest in global industry advancements.

Plant Power

Our bodies are designed to process naturally occurring toxins, but the toxic load that comes with modern lifestyles goes far beyond what human physiology is capable of handling.
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Northwest Florida Newsbriefs

“Training Cesar’s Way” Now Available at 30a Swim Dog

Local canine aqua-therapist Melanie Barrett recently finished a five-day training with television star and celebrity dog trainer Cesar Millan. Now “Training Cesar's Way” is available to dog owners in Northwest Florida through Barrett’s South Walton company, 30a Swim Dog.

Local Spiritual Counselor Publishes Self-Help Book

Alice McCall, owner of the Healing Path in Miramar Beach, has just published her second book, Living with Trust: Guidance for Your Life’s Journey, now available as an e-book at Amazon.com.

Gulf Place Hosts Special January Events

Gulf Place on 30A will host several special events in January, including the fourth annual Polar Bear Plunge, the 30A Songwriters Festival and the Snowbird Stroll.

Destin’s Bayou, Bay & Beach Races Benefit Watershed

Destin’s seventh annual Bayou, Bay & Beach 5K run/walk, 10K and 15K will be held January 28 at Clement Taylor Park, located at 131 Calhoun Avenue. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, which restores and protects the Choctawhatchee Basin Watershed.

Support Group for Moms Encourages Self-Care

Ashley Barnes and Evangeline Schepper of Pensacola Birth Services have teamed with two local licensed mental health counselors to form LEAPS—Love, Encouragement, and Postpartum Support—a support group focused on encouraging mothers to place a higher importance on self-care. The group meets at the Ever’man Educational Center in Pensacola every first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Monthly Wellness Classes at Unity of Pensacola

Laurie Azzarella, a licensed massage therapist, reflexologist and educator for Young Living Essential Oils, teaches a monthly wellness class at the Unity of Pensacola Fellowship Hall, located 716 North 9th Avenue. The classes are open to the public with a $5 donation to support the church’s community service programs. 

Unity Hosts Seven-Week Prosperity Course

Unity of Pensacola will host the first session of a seven-week prosperity course based on Edwene Gaines’s best-selling book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity.

An Evening with Jason Alexander at Mattie Kelly Arts Center

The 20th anniversary of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center and the 30th anniversary season of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) will be celebrated with a joint event on January 21, An Evening with Jason Alexander, featuring the TV, film and Broadway star.

Physician Assistant Amy Drab Joins Foundations Medical Center

Amy Drab, who has worked for more than 17 years as a physician assistant in family practice, OB/GYN and urgent/emergent care, has joined the staff of Foundations Medical Center.
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Parents Use Complementary Health Care for Kids

Children Taking Part in Alternative Medicine or Practices

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Keeps Cognitive Impairment at Bay

Ayurvedic Program Improves Blood Chemistry

Benefits of Detox and Rejuvenation Protocol

Early-to-Bed Kids at Less Risk of Obesity

Keeping a Healthy Bedtime Schedule

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Prenatal Exposure Increases Odds

Early Job Satisfaction Supports Long-Term Health

Risks for Disgruntled Workers in Their 20s and 30s
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Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

Airline Air

Recirculating Jet Air Linked to Illness

Eat Safer

Website Screens Packaging for Toxin

Lobster Liberation

Monks Free Creatures from Certain Doom

Smog Begone

California Aims Even Higher on Emission Controls

Reforesting India

Massive Tree-Planting Against Climate Change

2016 Annual Natural Living Directory