Author: Amber McKenzie

Silent Retreats and Meditation: Detox for the Mind

by Cyndi Rai Take a moment to visualize 24 solid hours in absolute silence and solitude. No smartphone. No social media. No distractions. According to research, this experience could send some individuals into severe anxiety and withdrawal-like symptoms. For others, it could be a silent dream come true. It’s only when we allow our minds to be silent that we realize how frenetically busy they usually are. We are consumed by a seemingly endless barrage of anxieties every waking second, hooked on the dopamine hits of our phone, haunted by background memories we never really deal with. People are...

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KUDOS

Kudos to Dr. Larry Callaway, a chiropractor at Intelligent Balance Spinal Care, in Liberty Lake, who had a recent research case study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health on the effects of chiropractic in improving the quality of life in an infant with a fatal genetic disorder. Read it at http://Tinyurl.com/CallawayPediatricStudy Location: 2310 N. Molter Rd., Ste. 108, Liberty Lake. For more information, call 509-924-4443, or visit...

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Meet and Greet the Practitioners at Healing Waters Holistic Center

Healing Waters Holistic Center will hold an Open House Celebration on Monday, December 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. Meet and greet all the practitioners, including the two newest additions, Mark Smith, LMT, specializing in myofascial release massage and sports therapy; and Mary Peterson, CCHT, specializing in transpersonal hypnosis. Visitors attending the open house will receive service coupons, and enjoy Dr. Toby’s spritzer bar, door prizes and goodies. Each practitioner has their own business and unique offerings within the center, and are dedicated to helping every client get the care they need. Practitioners include Dr. Toby Hallowitz: naturopathic medicine...

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Cannibidiol Oil for Pets Alleviates Holiday Anxiety

Just as cannibidiol (CBD) oil has been found to help humans with a host of conditions, research also finds that dogs and cats can reap similar benefits from this health-enhancing herb. With the holiday season approaching, many pets experience an increase in situational anxiety and noise phobias due to extra people in the home, including noisy kids and their toys. CBD is a compound derived in cannabis (hemp) plants, but contain zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Thus, pets will not get “high” from CBD oil. Instead, they will experience relaxation without intoxication. CBD oil is...

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Yoga is a Type of Exercise

by Kim Phillips Many yoga teachers present their particular school of yoga as meditative, therapeutic, breathing-oriented, philosophical, spiritual and more than just the physical poses practiced in class, but be aware that almost 100 percent of the time, yoga includes plain old exercise. Even a restorative yoga class that focuses on slowly moving into specific stretches on the floor to relax and rejuvenate the body still requires movement. The other end of the yoga spectrum is the high-energy, often heated, power classes that require a faster pace and a higher level of physical fitness. Yoga is exercise, and is...

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