Articles from: December 2014

Mind Science Foundation Hosts Dr. Dacher Keltner for its Jan. 12 Distinguished Speaker Series


Dr. Keltner to Focus on “Born to Be Good – The Science of a Meaningful Life”

Many San Antonio residents may not realize that the San Antonio-based Mind Science Foundation offers one of the most interesting and mentally stimulating speaker series events in the area. Its upcoming Distinguished Speaker Series event on Jan. 12 offers a thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkley and founding faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center.

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Find Your Fitness Style: Workouts that Suit Your Personality


by Wendy Worrall Redal

While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of our lifestyle, a concept that has traction among exercise experts.

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SOOTH THE ACHE: Fight Headaches the Natural Way


by Kai-Chang Chan

A national survey showed that more than 12 percent of the U.S. population suffers from severe headaches, and about 38 million Americans reported that headaches disrupted their daily activities. Because so many people are affected, it’s helpful to learn the different types of headaches and natural options for alleviating the pain.

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New Locally Based Online Ayurveda School Welcomes First Class of Students in January


Local Practitioner/Teacher to Provide Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor Training Worldwide

Local yoga and Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher Patricia Wickman felt moved to do something bigger with a much broader reach than the Bexar County borderlines. With the help and generosity of family and friends, she raised funds through Indiegogo to start a new online Ayurveda school.

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Systema Russian Martial Arts to Offer Women’s Fitness & Self- Defense Classes Starting in January


Russian Martial Arts is very different than its eastern counterparts. Millie and Michael Gonzales, who own Systema Russian Martial Arts in San Antonio, call it a more “mindful” approach to martial arts because of the emphasis on breathing, relaxation and proper body positions and movements.

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Balance Your Gut Flora with Probiotics: Gastrointestinal Health is Critical to Optimal Immune System Function


by Dr. Melissa Miskell

Your gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem containing more than 400 bacterial species. These intestinal flora help with digestion, synthesizing vitamins and nutrients, metabolizing some medications, supporting the development and functioning of the gut and enhancing the immune system.

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Feeding Hope: Recognizing Restaurants that Support the Homeless


Food Recovery Certified is a new program that rewards restaurants that donate their extra food to those in need with a sticker on their front door. It’s a project of The Food Recovery Network, a national system of college students that takes cafeteria leftovers to homeless people.

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Toxin-Free BEAUTY SALONS: Pure Pampering Feels Natural and Safe


by Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist

When clients walk into New York City’s Swing Salon, they may be surprised by what they don’t smell—the range of chemicals usually wafting around hair salons. That’s because the owners have decided to use only natural and organic products.

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FA LA LA LA LAAAACHOOO!: Winter Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze At


by Beverly Meyer

While this can be the most wonderful time of year for some, it can be miserable for others due to dreaded seasonal allergies. If you are an allergy sufferer, you’re not alone. Any primary care doctor in the area will tell you that allergies are one of the main reasons for feeling sick and getting sick this time of year.

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Heart & Sole Event Focuses on Instilling Fitness and Volunteerism in Kids


Heart & Sole is a one-day event that’s completely dedicated to children. The event is a fun mix of community education and physical activity, all geared to inspire young ones to celebrate the gift of giving and encourage volunteerism at an early age.

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