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Physical Therapy for Pets at Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation in DeLand

Holistic and alternative therapies have been growing in popularity over the past decade. We find these modalities to be helpful for ourselves, so why not use them for our furry friends? The newest field in veterinary medicine is canine rehabilitation. This physical therapy for pets integrates alternative therapies that relieve pain and inflammation such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, laser and supplemental therapy. At Florida Veterinary Rehabilitation in DeLand, rehabilitation veterinarian Dr. Lisa Mason, a veterinarian with extra training in

Passionate About Essential Oils. Catching up with Ashas Elixirs founder, Sam Warren

According to Asha’s Elixirs founder Sam Warren, we are the first generation of human beings to have the entire world’s knowledge of essential oils at our fingertips. For those that are into “all things natural,” he believes it’s truly a great time to be alive. “Essential oils are effective at helping us find relief from many of the aches, pains and illnesses that living in this modern world presents to us,” says this plant medicine aficionado who affirms that natural,

June 2019 Publisher Letter

Can you believe this year is at the halfway point? It seems like only a few weeks ago we were raising glasses to the start of 2019. Time flies when you’re having fun; and I must admit I’m having the time of my life this year. Spring was exceptional, with cool mornings and balmy nights. While it’s still too cool for a dip in the ocean, the ocean breezes make horseback riding on Flagler Beach divine. Taking time for self-care

May 2019 Publisher Letter

Welcome to our May edition, emphasizing women’s health, self-care and mindfulness. My wish for all of you, dear readers, is to develop a self-care routine that honors your mind, body and spirit. Both women and men will benefit from our feature article “Her Soul in Bloom: Self-Care for All Stages of Life.” Start each day with a small dose of me-time, take short me-breaks during your day, and feel the return to balance between caring for others and yourself. Our annual

Ormond Beach Chiropractor Wants People to Take Their Spinal Care Seriously

Ormond Beach Chiropractor Wants People to Take Their Spinal Care Seriously by Emily Blackwood If you ask Dr. Jayme Frear why she left her decade-long career as a registered nurse to pursue chiropractic, she won’t tell you it was for the title or the higher paycheck; it’s  because the practice literally changed her family’s lives. When he was only two-years-old, Dr. Frear’s son, Bradley, was dealing with delayed communication skills and  numerous ear infections that were promised to be fixed through surgery. That instead brought on a slew of behavioral issues that ultimately led

April 2019 Publisher Letter

Welcome to April and our annual celebration of Earth Day, a rite of spring that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement on April 22, 1970. Much of this edition will remind us that sustainability isn’t a vague, esoteric concept, but a critical factor in our very survival. The Earth Day Network has chosen to focus this year’s campaign on protection of species to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in the ecosystem and the

March 2019 Publisher Letter

Spring. It’s glory touches us in so many ways. Our most perfect weather days are here to savor for a short season. Windows fly open to welcome in sunshine and fresh air. Nights are crisp, yet balmy. Mornings welcome us with the sights and sounds of new life. All of nature is beckoning us outside. Trees and shrubs have tender sprouts and baby leaves. Unseen miracles are happening everywhere; eggs are hatching, forest animals are nursing their young, and insects

From Patient to Practitioner: Discovering Chiropractic

Community Spotlight From Patient to Practitioner: Discovering Chiropractic by Noah Chen   Dr. Wendy Edwards, founder of Be Well in New Smyrna Beach, didn’t always want to be a chiropractic physician. In fact, she was in the back seat of a car, contemplating her next steps after her last job had become recently dissolved, when the car she was in crashed.  The silver lining is that Dr. Wendy began seeing a chiropractor after the accident. “I was in my mid-twenties and didn’t take great

February 2019 Publisher Letter

February is in the air! Just thinking about the season of love gives my spirit a lift. Delectable chocolates, fresh flowers, and loving kindness will be spread throughout the land on Valentine’s Day, and I look forward to relishing in all the good juju that’s being generated in honor of this holiday. Even in this digital era, February 14 is still the biggest day for greeting card sales. Spreading Valentine love extends way beyond family and intimate partnerships. Could it be

Acupuncture Proves Beneficial for Weight Loss 

by Lorenzo Phan According to the Center for Disease Control, healthcare costs associated with obesity are reaching $150 billion annually. In the U.S., obesity is responsible for more than 300,000 deaths a year making it the leading killer of Americans because of its associations to diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, sleep apnea, asthma and heart disease. Many Americans get frustrated with dieting because they are unable to keep the weight off. They lose some weight only to gain it right back.