YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR

IMG_0487Saturday 28 January is the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Fire Rooster.

Rooster years: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2017

Rooster qualities – commitment, loyalty, honesty and outspokenness – can help us all in 2017. The Rooster’s vivacious and charming energy draws people to them and they can be quite influential. In 2017 with Rooster energy abound, we can all be change-makers.

Don’t’ be afraid to take the spotlight and speak up for what you believe in.

With right effort, goals will be realized and projects completed.

Best place to start is with yourself and your health. Implement your exercise, meditation, nutrition intentions. 2017 brings an open slate for you to begin your next masterpiece.

In numerology, 2017 is a 1, which signifies new beginnings. Astrologer Gretchen Hidell advises that we choose to put our energy where we want to see it grow in the coming years.  “Energy flows where attention goes,” Gretchen always says. Listen to Gretchen’s You Tube video about 2017.

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DRAGON PARADE

 

Every year on First Night there is a Dragon Parade down Church Street just before the early fireworks. The dragons were made by different schools and other groups and the parade is led by Sambatucata, the Argentinian marching percussion band.

Here are some photos from the Sustainability Academy’s dragon and baby dragons, animated by students, family and friends of SA. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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Death by Food Pyramid by Denise Minger

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For years I have been frustrated with what I call the brainwashing of our society about what foods are healthy. Even medical professionals routinely recommend dangerously unhealthy diets to their patients. Where is the confusion coming from? Denise Minger hits the nail on the head with her new book, Death by Food Pyramid, and clearly shows where the food pyramid came from and why it is so up-side-down..

Denise Minger is research scientist with a doctorate in Nutritional Sciences who started her career with a powerful critique of The China Study, a study that condemns animal foods. She has since published hundreds of articles about health and nutrition. She advocates for traditional whole food diets which include healthy fats.

Michael R. Eades, MD, too, found her work fascinating and wrote a sort of cliff notes/blog trailer for it, which you can read here.

Check out: Death By Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Ruined Your Health and How to Reclaim It

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THE SKINNY ON FATS

We have been misled nutritionally for decades and I want you to know the truth. Here it is. Fats are good for you. Good fats are good for you, that is.grilled beef

 

Good fats are natural fats such as animal fats (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, duck, goose, butter, ghee), full fat dairy (preferably cultured), fish, eggs, coconut, nuts, seeds, avocado, and cold pressed oils (olive oil, fish oil, nut and seed oils – not heated).

 

Bad fats are processed fats, hydrogenated fats and cooking vegetable oils. These cause atherosclerosis, heart disease and cancer.[1]

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RESTART Sugar Detox starts January 24th and January 26th

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Nutritional Therapist and Transformational Coach, Lisa Lord, is running a 5-week program called RESTART.  3 weeks of the program is a Sugar Detox, with one week on each end to ease in and out of the detox.

There are two sessions beginning next week:

The evening session begins Tuesday, January 24th, from 6:45-8pm, and the morning session begins Thursday, January 26th, from 8:30am-9:45am.

It is being held at my office, 161 North Street, Burlington, Vermont.

 

Lisa is also setting up an online class as well, so if the above time doesn’t work for you, perhaps the online class will be for you. Contact Lisa at 802-310-8084 or hello@lisalordntp.com

view flier here:

RESTART

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Zero Balancing I class September 21-24, 2017 25 CEUs

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UPCOMING ZERO BALANCING CLASSES

IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT

Introduction to Zero Balancing

Thursday September 21, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a leading edge body-mind therapy. This
introductory class describes and demonstrates how ZB facilitates an
expanded state of consciousness while releasing subconscious tensions
patterns in body, mind, and spirit. A great addition to any
healthcare/bodywork practice and accessible to the general public
interested in energy work and wellness.

Zero Balancing I

September 21-24, 2017

A 25 hour professional bodymind therapy training for health professionals with Michele Doucette DC

Zero Balancing is a leading-edge, hands-on, body-mind therapy. It combines the Western view of medicine and science from the field of osteopathy with Eastern concepts of energy and healing from the field of acupuncture. ZB affects the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) by providing both structural therapy and energy medicine simultaneously. It promotes a deeply meditative state in which sub-optimal tension patterns are easily released. Like adjusting the tension on a guitar string, ZB leaves a person more in tune with their essential being, more resonant with their true self…more relaxed, comfortable, resilient, awake, self-aware, grounded, and expanded.

ZB I is approved for 25 hrs. Continuing Education credit (through VT Board of Chiropractic, NCBTMB, NCCAOM, and several other accrediting agencies.  Accepted for VT/NH PT/OT credits)

The instructor:  Michele Doucette DC, practicing/teaching ZB for over 20 years in Wilmington, VT.  To register contact Dr. Doucette at 802-464-2361  bones@sover.net  www.zerobalancing.com   Course Fee:  $795, $695 if pd 1 mo. advance, $595 2 mo. advance.

Hosted by Kelly Kaeding MS LAc at the Vermont Center for Acupuncture & Wellness

other classes:

Michele Doucette DC is offering another ZB I class this spring at her beautiful office and home in southern Vermont:

Zero Balancing  I

June 1-4, 2017  Wilmington VT

Kelly will be hosting ZB II class with Michele Doucette DC here this spring:

Zero Balancing II

May 18-21, 2017 Burlington VT

Prerequisite ZB I.

for more information about Zero Balancing visit: http://zerobalancing.com/

If you are interested in taking more classes or getting certified in Zero Balancing, check out the Core-Pak

 

Look for more Zero Balancing classes at Vermont Center for Acupuncture & Wellness in the future.

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The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusadeimage001

This Wall Street Journal Article does a good job explaining why we ought to be eating what our grandparents or great-grandparents were putting on the table, i.e. eat butter, whole milk dairy, all kinds of meat, olive oil and other yumminess – not the vegetable seed oils, tons of grains and low-fat, high-sugar junk. Please read and psst, pass it on.

http://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579533760760481486

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Zero Balancing I Oct 20-23, 2016 in Burlington

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I am excited to host one of my Zero Balancing teachers here at my office for a four-day Zero Balancing I class. If you or someone you know may be interested, please check this out.

Zero Balancing is a unique, hands-on, bodywork system of healing. It combines the Western view of medicine and science from the field of osteopathy with Eastern concepts of energy and healing from the field of acupuncture.

Health care practitioners incorporating ZB into their practices find themselves able to serve their patients more completely, work with less effort, feel greater satisfaction and provide effective therapy for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances simultaneously.  ZB I is approved for 25 hrs. Continuing Education credit (through VT Board of Chiropractic, NCBTMB, NCCAOM, and several other accrediting agencies)

The instructor:  Michele Doucette has been practicing chiropractic for 26 years and ZB for 20 years. She is a member of the ZB faculty and teaches nationally.  Students describe her teaching style as clear, insightful, respectful, lively, passionate, fun and creative.

for more information or to register, please open this flyer:

ZB 1 Oct 20-23 flyer

 

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RESTART Sugar Detox March 2017

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Nutritional Lisa Lord is running a 5-week program called RESTART. 3 weeks of the program is a Sugar Detox, with one week on each end to ease in and out of the detox.

It will be held Tuesdays 6:45-8:00 and  Thursdays from 8:30-9:45 – start date in March TBA. The cost is $150. It is being held at my office, 161 North Street, Burlington, VT.

Lisa is also setting up an online class as well, so if the above time doesn’t work for you, perhaps the online class will be for you.

Contact Lisa at 802-310-8084 or hello@lisalordntp.com

view flier here:

RESTART

 

 

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2016 is the Year of the Monkey

Get ready for a full-filled year, as the year of the monkey is sure to bring some excitement.Monkey

Monkeys are clever, witty, creative and competitive and achieve what they set out to accomplish.

This is the year of the FIRE Monkey, which brings a spark of motivation for us all. With our heads screwed on correctly, we are bound for a year of endless possibility.

Take a risk with guts and devotion and your wildest dreams just may come true.

During the year of the monkey, beware of trickery and don’t act too impetuously. Be true to your heart, be the best you can be, and pay attention along your way.

Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Chinese New Year!

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