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Sufficient Sleep Supports Immunity

A study from the University of Washington, in Seattle, tested the relationship of immune system functioning to lack of adequate sleep. To rule out genetic factors, which experts say account for 31 to 55 percent of individual sleep patterns, researchers tested blood samples from 11 pairs of adult identical twins (genetic matches) with differing sleep habits. They found that the immune system was depressed in the twin that slept less.

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Pilates for Pregnancy and Postpartum by Rosibel Landau

Becoming a new mother is one of the most beautiful things in the world. However, the task involves a lot of physical and hormonal changes. The abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are two muscle groups that are most affected by pregnancy. The abdominal wall stretches to allow the fetus to grow and the pelvic floor is constantly challenged to support the new weight. This sometimes will cause the abdominal wall to separate, which is called diastasis recti.

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The Benefits of Just Breathing Out by Betsy Thomason

Breathing happens naturally, without effort or forethought. Aren’t we lucky?

Think again. The cost associated with relying on this unconscious system is that we know little about the physical benefits of focused, intentional breathing. As a result, the body becomes undernourished. There’s not enough oxygen to provide energy for every cell in the body. You may experience this as sluggishness and brain fog. While the brain thinks it’s in charge of the wellbeing show, other parts of the body are the truth tellers.

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Akashic Records Classes, Workshop in August

Kia Abilay, an Akashic Records teacher, Healing Touch practitioner, energy and intuitive communicator and One Spirit interfaith minister, is offering special courses in the Akashic Records this month in Uptown Kingston. Abilay will teach How to Open the Records for Yourself, a class in reading the Akashic Records, August 15, from 5 to 8 p.m., and again August 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. She will also teach a weekend course for certification as an Akashic Records practitioner August 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., and August 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Four Key Reasons to Detoxify Your Body by Michelle Timothee

Every second of every day, we are constantly exposed to toxins that could potentially harm our bodies. They’re in the air we breathe, the foods we eat, the beverages we drink—they’re even in the products that we use. While most of these toxins will do us no major harm, and our bodies are more than capable of dealing with the vast majority of them, some of these toxins and free radicals can lead to more serious problems. This is why it is so important that we carry out regular detoxes and detoxify our entire bodies.

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Local Support and Advocacy for Women with Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Options is an organization of survivor/advocates serving the Hudson Valley. We provide direct support, advocacy and education services to help women and their families become empowered health care consumers. All of our programs are free.

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Get Creative with Rosie’s Workshop

About twenty years ago, Rosie Betten re-discovered her artistic passion and began creating beautifully decorated birdhouses, furniture and more. Decorated with a cheery flower theme, she has a wide array of products for sale including flowerpot wind chimes, chairs, wine boxes, storage boxes, flower pots, birdhouses, ceramics and more. She often refurbishes old chairs or pieces of furniture to use as her canvas, giving them a new life. Rosie’s Workshop also has paintings of beautiful flowers, as well as jewelry and needlework for sale.

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EFT/Tapping Coach Releases New Self-Help Books

EFT practitioner Jill Greenbaum is delighted to share her two newest books, Tapping for Parents of Teens and Tapping for Teens. These works complement her 2012 title, How to Major in You and Find the Right College.

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Myofascial Release Therapy Can Reduce Chronic Pain by Magda Durante

The skyrocketing rate of opiate addiction is national news these days, as short term use of pain medication ends up becoming a long-term problem. Rather than addressing the causes of pain— underlying inflammation, poor movement patterns or injury—the pain often gets covered up by addressing just the symptoms so we can continue with our daily activities. However, when the cause of pain is ignored, symptoms become stronger and more insistent.

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Enjoy Local Seasonal Foods

Rusty Plough Farm owners, Oleh and Nadia Maczaj, attest that “the most flavorful foods are usually seasonal and local. Rondout Valley Organics (RVO) makes it really easy to enjoy these local flavors, via a membership-based, online marketplace.”

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