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Women’s Reproductive Health for a New Millennium

by Marlaina Donato It is said that every baby is a blessing, and after ushering more than 500 blessings safely into the world, the professionals at Sage-Femme Midwifery, in Albany, can attest that alternative birthing puts choices and power back into a woman’s hands. In the modern era, midwifery can …

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Nine Years of Inspiring Green Living in our Community

by Erin Lehn Foresca Karen Totino, owner and founder of Green Conscience Home, in Saratoga Springs, originally set out to be an occupational therapist, because she wanted a job that revolved around helping others. However, her career path made an unexpected turn in 2004 when this health-conscious mother of two …

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Spirit Tree Connections

Spirit Tree Connections by Wesley Delanoy Brandon Russ founded Spirit Tree Connections in 2016 as a place where people can find what they need on their path with cool workshops and classes, expert practitioners and other like-minded people, just like them. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and …

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Himalayan Salt Cave Offers Variety of Holistic Modalities

by Erin Lehn Floresca Robert “Bob” Duff, owner of The Salt Den, in Latham, was stationed in Germany while serving in the Navy when he first experienced the healing properties of salt caves. After visiting several salt mines in Austria and Switzerland, and touring the depths of those mines in …

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Beauty with a Conscience

by Marlaina Donato Cristina and William Connolly, husband-and-wife owners of Beauty Society Organic Salon, in Malta, know firsthand how important a non-toxic lifestyle can be. Their own health was altered by working with chemicals every day, and this led them to a cleaner salon life. “From a professional point, we …

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Yoga Science: The Ancient Formula for Happiness and Health

by Erin Lehn Floresca Leonard Perlmutter, founder of the American Meditation Institute (AMI), in Averill Park, and author of The Heart and Science of Yoga: Empowering Self-Care Program for a Happy, Healthy, Joyful Life, begins each day with a morning meditation. It’s just one of the many creative tools he …

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We Are All Imperfect Beings, Even Yoga Teachers

Pam Medina, owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park

by Martin Miron Pam Medina, E-RYT-500, has achieved the highest level of recognition through the Yoga Alliance, an organization that works to regulate the quality and integrity of the ancient yogic tradition. She been practicing yoga for 24 years and is the owner of The Yoga Lily, in Clifton Park. …

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Yoga as Part of the Community

by Wesley Delanoy Orchid Tree Yoga Director and Certified Yoga Teacher Laurel Tormey Cole has been studying yoga intensively since 1998 and teaching for 12 years. She states, “The mission of the Orchid Tree Yoga community is to foster personal growth through exploration, determination and self-study by promoting physical awareness …

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Using Medical Thermography for Cancer Prevention and Wellness

by Linda Sechrist The thermographic camera, which uses infrared energy to see trespassers in total darkness. was originally developed for military use during the Korean War. Today, complex thermographic cameras are used in numerous fields such as medicine, where acupuncturists, chiropractors, doctors of Oriental medicine (DOM) and integrative physicians find …

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