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People in Long Island – from famous people from Long Island to stereotypes and attitudes, Natural Awakenings Long Island magazine looks at Long Islanders.

Health Benefits of an Alkaline Diet

Balancing your body’s pH through an alkaline diet can be helpful in reducing morbidity and mortality from numerous chronic diseases and ailments, including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, vitamin D deficiency, and low bone density. Research shows that diets consisting of highly alkaline foods—fresh vegetables, fruits and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein—result in a more alkaline urine pH level, which may help protect ... Read More »

5 Lifestyle Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

by Stephanie Jaworowski, MSACN One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. That is a whopping 12 percent of the female population. Even if a person has the predisposed genetics for breast cancer, there are many dietary and lifestyle interventions that can be implemented to prevent its growth. Don’t let genetics stand ... Read More »

Why You Should Pay Attention to Inflammation

Do you remember when you were 15 and fell off your bike landing directly on your knee? You saw a big red gash, felt throbbing pain, and couldn’t even stand up straight to go inside to tell mom what happened. Most of us know that when we hurt ourselves, we create inflammation in our body. What most people are unaware ... 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 »

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 »

A Living Donor Story—10 Years After   

by Dan Martinsen This is a story of family and faith—about positivity in the face of adversity. It is about two “warrior angels”: my wife, Doreen Schmidt Martinsen, and my sister-in-law, Kelly McGrath Martinsen. It is, sadly, also about our country’s continued failure to respond to the acute need for registered organ donors. And it is the story of the ... Read More »

Gum Disease Could Cause Dental Implant Failure

by Jonathan Richter, DDS, FAGD It’s almost universal knowledge that teeth often succumb to the ravages of dental disease, such as tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. But did you know that dental implants, tooth-root replacements upon which new crowns are placed, are also prone to disease of the tissues that attach to and surround them? In fact, inflammation and infection ... Read More »

Weight-Management Holistically

by Steven M. Rachlin, M.D. Obesity rates in the U.S. continue to trend upward—and for doctors, the challenge is how best to help their patients attain their weight-loss goals. The best approach may be a multi-faceted one, which can be tailored to each individual. Clinicians no longer think of weight loss as just a pill or surgical procedure—they now take ... Read More »

Positively Priming the Mind Workshop

Kim Serafini, founder and CEO of MindPT, will be the keynote speaker at a Positively Priming the Mind Workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, in New York City. Participants will learn more about the research and technology behind the accelerated learning tool called Mind Power Technology (MindPT) that serves businesses, nonprofits, organizations and entrepreneurs in creating ... Read More »

Restoring Health and Reducing Stress with the BioMat

Diane Monks is now offering a brand new therapeutic option called the BioMat. The BioMat offers a unique combination of both ancient and modern healing technologies. The combination of heat from far infrared rays (6 to 12 microns), the positive effects of negative ions, and the conductive healing properties of amethyst crystal channels all come together to create a product ... Read More »