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Articles from: November 2014

Zinc and Hormones by Michal Luchins

Zinc plays a critical role in many functions in the human body, including digestion and appetite, moods, immune system and growth. Zinc is found in our organs, tissues, bones, fluids and cells. 90% of the zinc in our body is in our muscles and bones (hence it’s role in preventing osteoporosis). It is particularly important for the fertility of men and women, as it is needed for hormone production and is active in reproductive organs. Male infertility is often helped by supplementing with zinc, and in women insufficient zinc levels may impact amenorrhea. Low zinc levels are often the culprit in those who suffer from acne; because the body uses more zinc during teenage years to produce necessary hormones, there is less zinc available to prevent acne. The birth control pill can cause a deficiency of zinc.

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Doctor at Nyack Integrated Health Services Offers Unique Perspective

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Dr. Joshua Lehman at Nyack Integrated Health Services has a unique perspective on medicine. In addition to being a doctor of osteopathy, he is a physiatrist and acupuncturist. “I understand the way the muscles and skeleton work and how to create a truly integrated treatment for pain,” he says.

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Know CPR Be Prepared to Save a Life by Randi Colton

According to the American Heart Association “70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.”

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Life Coach Offers Cyber Bullying Workshop

Certified life coach and social worker Dianne Takeuchi is the founder of Knowledge for College®, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting selfworth, stress management and defensive thinking to young and vulnerable students by providing pro-active training and educational resources. A graduate of the Fordham University of Social Work, Takeuchi is a certified Strengthening Families youth facilitator as well as an active member of local non-for-profit agencies.

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Finding Your Strengths by Amanda Wagner

Life and career coaches help clients find what’s best in them and empower them to successfully achieve their life and career goals. Most individuals are not aware of their strengths or what they are good at. Oftentimes, not knowing what we excel in prevents us from succeeding, taking risks and accepting challenges, both at work and in our personal lives. Though we possess these talents and strengths it often is not until we are presented with them in black and white that we truly are able to make sense of why we do what we do and why we don’t. Once we are able to understand who we are, it is then that we are able to use our talents successfully.

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Pearl River Acupuncture Center Offers Quality Healthcare

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The staff at Shang Acupuncture Center in Pearl River believes in quality healthcare. “Taking the time to listen and pay attention to our patients is very important to us,” says owner, Dr. Xiaoli Shang, LAc, Ph.D. “We work within the scope of our abilities researching Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and protocols.” Dr. Shang uses years of experience as well as medical evidence and common sense to approach a wide variety of health conditions.

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Managing Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias by Alison Bender Kellner

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month. More than five million Americans are living with the disease, and, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops it every 67 seconds. Although research is ongoing, there is currently no cure or known way to slow down or prevent Alzheimer’s. This disease impacts not only the senior herself, but takes a huge toll on the family. In many cases, the primary burden of care falls to a spouse who is also facing health challenges, or to a grown child who is trying to hold down a job and care for his or her own children at the same time. The emotional and physical toll is high and can easily lead to caregiver burnout and more stress in the home.

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Empowerment and the Expression of Power by Ed d’Urso

Power is created in the movement between the poles of complementary opposites. It is not simply a matter of turning on a switch, we pay for this luxury. If you want happiness, get good at sadness. If you desire success, then master failure. If you want freedom from pain, get good at hurting. If you want knowledge, love your ignorance and if you want power, make peace with your weakness. If you want to be great, you must honor your shortcomings.

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Awaken Fair Returns to Tarrytown November 23

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In a world where everything seems unpredictable, here’s one certainty: if it’s November, it’s time for the Awaken Wellness Fair. This year the biggest, longest-running body-mindspirit- green expo north of NYC will be held on November 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY.

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Self-Confidence is the Best Outfit by Marcie Myerow

‘Self-confidence is the best outfit; speaks volumes. Every woman probably can agree that when she does not think she looks good, she does not feel as good in her skin and the day seems to go poorly. Like a bad-hair day. When a person puts on something that does not compliment her or feel comfortable, she will not walk with confidence throughout her day and it will no doubt impact her mood.

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