Must Reads

July 2017

Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival 

by Dan Martinsen There will be three days of peace and music taking place August 18 through 20, almost 48 years to the exact weekend of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969. There will be yoga and meditation—maybe even a sighting of “Mud People,” depending on the weather. Just don’t expect any announcements warning about “brown acid” ... Read More »

Letter from the Publisher: Vape—Your Teens’ New Training Bra

by Kelly Martinsen Vape … the word is everywhere. In fact, it’s a noun and a verb. And if you are like me, a parent of teens, I imagine you are wondering what this thing—which smells like cotton candy and is inhaled through a fancy (often bedazzled) pen-like item—is all about and just how safe it is. Vape pens, also ... Read More »

Women Rule the World Part 2

We had such a wonderful response to our “Women Rule the World” May feature, where we shared photos and quotes from women business leaders and healers found right here on “The Island,” that we were encouraged to introduce our readers to some more of these remarkable and inspiring women! “The most rewarding part of owning a yoga studio is helping ... Read More »

Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health Ramifications

Just as blood from the heart travels to all parts of the body to provide nourishment, so can infection from one part of the body travel through the intricate network of the body’s blood supply to the rest. Infection in the oral cavity may travel through the rich blood supply of the mucosal lining into the body’s circulation. This phenomenon ... Read More »

The Fertility Diet  

When it comes to fertility, the most important factor is diet. Following a fertility diet is going to boost both egg and sperm quality and improve both mental and physical health.   When preparing for a baby, allow three to six months for your eggs to receive the full benefits of any dietary changes. By committing to an organic, non-GMO diet; eating ... Read More »

Years and Years of Heartburn, Reflux: GERD

I am continually shocked by the sheer volume of people suffering endlessly from heartburn and reflux. I have had so many patients with 5, 10, 20, even 30-plus years of heartburn and reflux. Many of them have been taking various anti-acid medications for years, both over the counter and prescription. Some of them have also experimented with some natural products, ... Read More »

Dental Implant Care Basics 

Dental implants are the ideal choice for the replacement of missing teeth for many reasons. There are high success rates with dental implants, ranging from 88 to 98 percent depending on the type and source of research. They also help preserve facial harmony by preventing resorption of the jaw bone, which is when the tooth structure is lost due to ... Read More »

Joint Health 101

Do you associate stiff joints and a bad back or stiff hips with old age? Even though it’s a common problem as we age, now is the time to start taking care of your bones and joints so life can be enjoyed to the fullest. Stiffness, strains, sprains, dislocations and arthritis can be avoided by using a variety of training ... Read More »

Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Nanda: Long Beach

This August, Yoga Nanda: Long Beach will host a weekend-long Kids’ Yoga Teacher Training. The training will take place from Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6, and will be taught by the co-owners and associate director of Yogi Beans, an educational and engaging yoga-for-kids company that was founded in NYC in 2007. The training is open to anyone and ... Read More »

Intuition and Psychic Skills Summer Workshop Series to Begin July 6

Tori Quisling, teacher, author and founder of the NY Center for Clairvoyant Development, in Port Washington, will be offering a Summer Workshop Series: Intuition and Psychic Skills, beginning Thursday, July 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Other dates are July 13, July 27, August 10 and August 17. Each workshop features a different topic, such as essential oils, crystals, psychometry and ... Read More »