Ride the Yoga Wave at Surf Rider Yoga Grand Opening

Surf Rider Yoga, in Daytona Beach, is introducing itself to the community by opening its doors for a family-friendly grand opening celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. on September 20. Attendees can enjoy live music, dancing, drum circle, live art, wine, potluck, a hoop dance performance by Shellie White Light and a raffle. Surf Rider Yoga strives to create a safe space for any and all who would like to “surf a journey” into physical, mental and spiritual fitness through alternative athletics. They explain, “We are an ocean of human beings with individual struggles that share a common wave…yoga!” Location: 300 Seabreeze Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-947-7941… Read More

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Unity of Daytona Beach Invites, ‘Come Pray with Us’

September 12 marks the 26th anniversary of Unity’s World Day of Prayer. The twenty-four-hour vigil will begin on September 11 at Unity World Headquarters, at Unity Village, Missouri. Live streaming of events will begin at 7 p.m. central time. This year’s theme is “Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential,” and tens of thousands around the world will unite with this year’s affirmation, “I celebrate the vast possibilities in my life.” Unity of Daytona Beach invites area residents to stop by any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on September 12 as they hold spiritual space and affirm unlimited possibilities for themselves, others, the community, the nation and the world. They hope… Read More

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Bring the Family and Learn to ‘Plant This Not That!’

September 28 is National Public Lands Day, and North Peninsula State Park is celebrating by offering Plant This Not That!,a free event designed to provide the community with information on the benefits of removing non-native invasive plants and planting Florida natives. The event takes place from 9 until 11 a.m. Literature will be available explaining how to identify invasive exotic plant species that occur in the area and how to remove these plants. All participants will receive a native Yaupon Holly plant and will have educational opportunities through exhibits from various organizations.The park’s own “Pepper Picker” volunteers will demonstrate how they remove invasive Brazilian pepper from the park and will… Read More

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Natural Concepts Revisited Becomes CSA Drop-Off Location

For the past 10 months, Natural Concepts Revisited has been offering organic produce from Common Ground Farm, in DeLand. They are excited to announce that they will now be a drop-off point for the farm’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) members in the DeLand area.Membership applications are available at the store. Each week’s share will be a little different in variety and quantity, depending on what’s growing in the season and how much is harvested from the fields that week.There will be several different items in each share,including salad greens, cooking greens, root vegetables, herbs and other vegetables.Natural Concepts Revisited owner Jo Anne Staley says, “I believe their produce will greatly complement… Read More

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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 canine rehabilitation and acupuncture, treats dogs and cats with all kinds of mobility problems. “Our facility is the only one of its kind in Volusia County, treating dogs with arthritis, sprains,… Read More

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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, plant-based methods are the best pharmaceuticals for a healthy, happy life. Q: How did you become so passionate about essential oils and plant medicines? SW: The very first product I… Read More

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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 to a specialist declaring him autistic. Frustrated with her son’s diagnosis—and by being advised that the only solution was medication—Dr. Frear was willing to try anything. So, when her brother-in-law… Read More

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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 care of myself, but after a few visits to my chiropractor, I felt better than I had my entire life,” she says.  “It was probably after… Read More

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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. Several popular diets work temporarily but fail because it is too difficult to stay on them. As a result, these diets are not effective in achieving or maintaining… Read More

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Intravenous Vitamin C Promotes Healing

When battling chronic disease, FloridaWild empowers the body to help itself heal with many modalities, including high dose intravenous vitamin C therapy. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the following: “High-dose injections of vitamin C, also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, reduced tumor weight and growth rate by about 50 percent in mouse models of brain, ovarian and pancreatic cancers, researchers from the National Institutes of Health report in the August 5, 2008, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers traced ascorbate’s anti-cancer effect to the formation of hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular fluid surrounding the tumors. Normal cells were unaffected.”… Read More

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