Healthy Home, Healthy Pet

by Ann LaGoy

It’s a well-established fact that indoor air often consists of more pollutants than outdoor air. In fact, the level of indoor pollutants can be five to seven times greater than those found outdoors, according to the National Institutes of Health. Household surfaces such as carpeting, hard floors, furniture, and cabinetry, the adhesives used for their installation, and the products used to clean them can all influence the contamination levels found in a home. This in turn affects the humans and animals who dwell in them.

How Cleaning Products Can Harm Pets

Although consumers can’t always control what materials are used to build their homes, they can choose cleaning products that improve indoor air quality and reduce surface contamination levels. This is important when considering that typical pet behavior involves resting on floors and furniture, grooming, licking, and picking scraps up off the floor. Pets are therefore more likely than people to ingest toxins as well as breathe them in. It is not unusual for dogs to drink from the toilet, for example, and toilet bowl cleaners often contain hydrochloric acid, which is highly corrosive to internal and external organs.

Popular household items like floor cleaners, multi-purpose cleansers and furniture polishes may contain toluene, formaldehyde, and sodium hypochlorite. Exposure to these chemicals can trigger skin rashes, diarrhea, dizziness and nerve, kidney and liver damage in humans. Because animals develop and age at a faster rate than people, these ailments often appear more quickly in pets.

Research Shows Toxins and Carcinogens High in Pets

According to research by The Environmental Working Group, pets can have levels of contaminants more than twice as high as their human companions. Toxins in blood and urine samples gathered from dogs in the study included 11 carcinogens, 31 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system, and 24 neurotoxins. The carcinogens are of particular concern, since dogs have much higher rates of many kinds of cancer than do people, including skin cancer rates that are 35 times higher and breast tumor rates that are four times higher, eight times more bone cancer, and twice the incidence of leukemia, according to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Center (2008). Between 20 and 25 percent of dogs die of cancer, making it the second leading cause of death in dogs according to a 2000 report from the Purdue University Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.

Tips to Keep Pets Healthy

Although these statistics can be overwhelming, there are simple ways to decrease the amount of chemicals in the home and provide a healthier atmosphere for all members of the family:

• Take shoes off at the door – a bonus here is cleaner floors. People often drag toxins in from the outdoors on the soles of their shoes.

• Use non-toxic cleansers in the home, particularly on floors and in bathrooms, where surface contact is frequent for pets and people.

• Resist using toxic spot cleaners and fresheners for pet beds. Instead, place an open container of baking soda near the bed to freshen, and use natural multi-purpose cleansers to spot clean.

Taking these few simple steps and using greener building materials when the opportunity arises can make a big difference in the quality of life of for all families and the pets who love them.

Ann LaGoy, the owner of Sound Earth, LLC, was prompted to developed a line of 100% natural, cruelty-free cleaning products after an acute reaction to chloromine gas poisoning in 1999. Currently, Sound Earth is New York State’s only manufacturer of such products. Ann continues to research the contents and effects of chemical cleaners on humans, animals and the environment. Visit soundearth.com to learn more, or contact ann@soundearth.com.

Holistic Gathering Oct. 6, 2010, in Hastings on Hudson

Next Natural Awakenings Night

Wednesday, October 6 at Human Bodyworks in Hastings on Hudson

Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center in Hastings on Hudson

Please join other Natural Awakenings readers and advertisers on Wednesday, October 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for Natural Awakenings Night at Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center in Hastings on Hudson. Meet practitioners at the Center, who will briefly present their services, and take in the beautiful artwork on display while enjoying delicious and nutritious refreshments.

Natural Awakenings Nights are a great way to meet your holistic neighbors and get the inside scoop on interesting businesses in our community. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center is located at 32 Main Street in Hastings on Hudson in an 1886 Queen Anne-style house. The Center is a space for healing, finding relief, and discovering myriad ways to improve health. In addition to CranioSacral and Massage Therapy, practitioners offer Acupuncture, Yoga, Shamanic Healings, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Native American Healing Circles and various classes and workshops. The Center is also maintained as an art gallery, and space is available to healing arts practitioners and those who want to present classes and workshops. Call Carl Carvalho at 917.445.1767 for more information.

For the Natural Awakenings Night, please RSVP to Danab@naturalawakeningsmag.com or call 914.617.8750. Drop-ins are welcome too! For directions visit HumanBodyworks.com or call 917.445.1767.


Environmental Toxicity & Health

Community Spotlight on John Foley, DC

First published in Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester/Putnam NY Edition, in May 2009.

John Foley, DCNatural Awakenings interviews Dr. John Foley, DC, who says that environmental toxicity is linked to many of today’s health problems.

You are known far and wide as an expert on environmental toxicity.  What does that mean, exactly, and how do you help people?
We are assailed by toxins on a daily basis and, sadly, most of us aren’t even aware of it. Our air is toxic, our water is polluted, and our food is depleted of nutrients and packed with chemicals and hormones. It has now gotten to the point where babies are born toxic due to the toxic load of their mothers. A 2004 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average of 287 toxins, including mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and Teflon chemicals. The complex health problems of the 21st century are not only related to diet and lifestyle, but caused by the buildup of toxic chemicals and metals that have overwhelmed the body’s vital organs and systems. I always find toxicity to be the major cause of all hormone imbalances, Autism, ADHD, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, heart disease, digestive disorders, skin problems, anxiety, depression, headaches, asthma, allergies, infertility, autoimmune disease, and much more.

Much of the pain and suffering caused by our toxic lifestyle can be avoided and even reversed. The body is perfectly designed to heal and repair itself when given the correct nutritional regimen, and the toxic buildup can be identified and removed with precision. I am a Master Clinician of several 21st century cutting edge Bio-energetic testing systems that are clinically proven to determine the exact cause of ill or non-optimal health.

What about the prevalence of thyroid imbalances lately? Do you treat those?
Most women I see have some degree of thyroid imbalance yet they remain within the “normal” acceptable range on blood tests. Typical complaints include chronic fatigue, neck and back pain, weight gain, depression, headaches, high cholesterol, insomnia, PMS and infertility. Most clinicians attempt to “rebalance” the hormone system with synthetic or Bioidentical hormones, which may provide short term symptom relief. But long term healing is a very different story. Most women who seek my help have already tried that approach with little success. My system targets the exact underlying cause of why the body’s delicate hormone system became imbalanced to begin with. Our hormones do not “misbehave” or become imbalanced due to age. Every organ, including the thyroid gland, is designed to work perfectly.  Toxic chemicals like Chlorine and Fluoride are strong hormone disruptors that easily cause thyroid hormone imbalance. My system is 100% accurate in targeting and removing any toxic chemical or metal, while providing the exact nutritional support for proper organ function. I was recently nominated as a Top Thyroid Doctor in New York by patients who completely recovered from major thyroid conditions.

Tell us how you help families dealing with Autism and ADHD.
Since starting out in cellular biology and research 16 years ago, I have been searching for the cause of these childhood epidemics. Our medical establishment overlooks the adverse effects of low-level, chronic heavy metal exposure. Aside from treating symptoms, our current healthcare system does not offer much hope for these children. After helping over a thousand children with Autism and ADHD from all over the country, I can confidently state that there is genuine hope, and the chances for complete recovery have never been greater. I use the extraordinary properties of the human cells and tissues to bring about healing and health changes exactly as nature intended. The power of the body to heal itself is truly awesome in every one of these children, once the toxic buildup is removed from the brain and body. I’m an expert at scanning the brain and other organs for dozens of toxic metals and chemicals that we are all constantly exposed to (mercury, lead, aluminum, arsenic, formaldehyde, etc). Food allergies typically show up in the presence of these toxins and they are treated, along with nutritional deficiencies, for optimal healing. Due to the dramatic clinical improvements and complete recovery that often occurs in these children, many parents have encouraged me to write a book and create a documentary film.

What are people most surprised to learn about how you work?
I have tremendous compassion and empathy for those suffering, as I recovered from a severe health crisis of my own. I tried every conventional and alternative approach available for five years, but nobody understood exactly what was wrong or how to help me. I am now blessed to help my patients with the same revolutionary system that completely transformed and saved my own life. I specialize in handling difficult cases that have not responded well to medical or alternative treatment. I have successfully helped at least 98% of those referred to us from all over the country, even the most difficult and resistive cases where everything else has failed. I always find that toxic chemicals and metals are the most overlooked and major cause of today’s chronic health problems.

What is your training?
I am an established Clinical Researcher and Nutritionist, specializing in advanced Bio-energetic technology. I have extensive experience and expertise in the fields of environmental medicine, detoxification, pediatric neurology, functional endocrinology, homeopathy, herbal medicine, naturopathy, anti-aging and weight management. I am also a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician and Physiotherapist.

How can people start working with you?
I focus on health restoration programs for women and children, and personally guarantee that I can find the core-level health issues that have not been identified. We often have a waiting list for new patient consultations. Call the Nutritional Healing Center today at 914.962.0101 to learn about a special offer. Our office is located at  2013 Crompound Road in Yorktown Heights, NY.

Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway This Fall in Westchester

On three Sundays this month, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway will close to motor vehicle traffic and open to the exclusive use of bicyclists, in-line skaters, joggers, walkers and those with scooters and strollers. These popular Bicycle Sundays take place on September 12, 19 and September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 13.1 mile round-trip course begins at the Westchester County Center in White Plains and runs south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. There are many points of access and exit along the route, and parking at the County Center lot is $4.

Bicycle Sundays is presented by Westchester County Parks. In case of rain, the program is cancelled. Go to countycenter.biz or call the County Center at 914.995.4050.

Festival @ 51 and Plein-air Painting at Rye Arts Center

Donna Prizzi Painting in Plein Air for The Rye Arts Center

The Rye Arts Center (RAC) is proud to present Festival @51, a free hands-on day of art, music, theater and storytelling for the entire community on Sunday, September 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. Professional musicians and RAC students will be on hand to play jazz, rock, and classical music while local artisans sell their crafts and people of all ages join workshops conducted by RAC instructors. There will be opportunities to draw, paint, sculpt, make music and take part in a silent auction of more than forty paintings by regional artists. Gently used and donated items will be on display at a tag sale featuring art and music books and supplies, instruments, CDs, and DVDs. All proceeds will benefit the RAC scholarship fund for need-based students.

Then on September 24 and 25, more than 40 professional artists from the tri-state area have been invited to paint “on location” throughout the area. Rain or shine, artists will be out capturing scenic views of the Hudson Valley region from 7 a.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. This is a unique opportunity to watch artists painting in the open air, with sites designated by Rye Arts Center (RAC) balloons and listed at ryeartscenter.org. The artists encourage passers-by to stop and observe the time-honored, very challenging art of plein-air painting.

The freshly painted works, including landscapes, historic sites and street scenes, will be delivered to RAC in time for a public exhibition, festive gallery reception and auction beginning Saturday at 5 p.m.  A professional auctioneer will commence the live auction at 6:15 in RAC’s Performing Arts Room. The reception is free, but anyone who wishes to attend the live auction will be asked to purchase a $10 bidding paddle. Guests are encouraged to purchase bidding paddles in advance, as seating is limited.

The Rye Arts Center is located at 51 Milton Road in Rye, NY. For more information call 914.967.0700 or visit ryeartscenter.org.

Grape Picking and Honey Harvest Party this weekend at the Greenburgh Nature Center

‘Tis the season to reap the harvest of vines and hives at the Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC). On Sunday, September 12 at 2 p.m., senior Naturalist Dean Fausel will guide visitors through a “demonstration” grape arbor where the picking is good. He’ll later help everyone make grape juice using a hand-operated press. The harvest from the beehives will be extracted by GNC Beekeeper H. Peet Foster, indoors and away from the active hives. There will be a free tasting of a variety of grape and honey-based treats, and fresh-from-the-hive honey will be available for purchase. The cost is $3 for GNC members, $7 for non-members.

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary as well as indoor exhibits.

The Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. For more information, call 914.723.3470 or visit greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Harvest Fest Returns to Stone Barns Center in Tarrytown

Hayride at Stone Barns Harvest Fest

The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture presents the seventh annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Tarrytown. Festivities for the whole family include live music, a farmers market and pie bake-off, hayrides and special workshops on food and farming. The event also features Farm Olympics and demonstrations with animals and vegetables in Stone Barns Center’s fields and pastures.

A wide selection of seasonal food and beverages will be available for purchase, including the center’s famous Berkshire pig roast. Other treats include chili made with grass fed beef, lobster rolls, artisanal ice cream, fresh pastries and local craft beer. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for youth ages 6-14, and $10 for children ages 2-5. Stone Barns Center members receive a 10% discount on those prices. Proceeds from Harvest Fest support scholarships for farm camp, school programs and young farmer training.

For more information or to learn about Harvest Fest sponsorship opportunities, contact Emily Grand at 914.366.6200 x152. Visit stonebarnscenter.org to buy tickets. Those purchased by September 25 will be mailed. The Stone Barns Center is located at 630 Bedford Road in Tarrytown, NY.

Mind/Body Work for Digestive Disorders, Joints, Nerves and More, at the Kailo Center in Somers, NY

Dr. Mitchell Schulman

At the Kailo Center for the Healing Arts in Somers, NY, mind and body are treated equally by Dr. Mitchell Schulman, a NY Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Massage Therapist.
“Psychological distress almost always has a physical component,” says Mitchell, “and the opposite can be true, as well. Just think how pain or physical discomfort can affect our mood and our quality of life.”  Mitchell says that adding Clinical Massage Therapy to his professional services has enabled him to expand his scope of practice and work with clients in a far more integrated and holistic manner.

“I promote the concept of mind/body balance to those I work with,” Mitchell notes, adding that most of his clients initially seek massage services. Mitchell has become certified in Advanced Myofascial Techniques, offering people a methodology which helps the body re-align and reduces tension on muscles, joints, and nerves. He’s also trained in scar tissue release, and is completing certification in Visceral Massage Therapy, which focuses on easing digestive disorders and enhancing post-surgical abdominal healing.

More information about Kailo Center services can be found at kailocenter.com, or by calling 914.669.5811.

Talk (and Listen) to the Animals

By Bobbi Pollack

Some pet communications are easily understood, especially at mealtime. But most people don’t realize how often they are sending and receiving information from their pets. In fact, some thoughts about a cat or dog may actually originate with the animal, who has telepathically transmitted a message of need. An example would be the pet owner who suddenly has the thought that Barney must be thirsty, only to find that the dog’s water dish is, indeed, empty.

Animals also communicate their thoughts through bodily cues. For instance, when dogs wag their tails high, they are usually alert. How high they hold their tales varies among breeds. Fast wagging signifies happiness or excitement, and sometimes it signals aggression. When the wag is slower, a dog is unsure, and, if the tail is tucked between the legs, or under the dog’s body, he or she is afraid.

When cat’s hold their tails straight up, they are feeling good about themselves. If their tails are down, they may be unhappy, scared or in the process of exploring territory. Outdoor cats often hold their tails straight up when they come within three feet of their owners as a way of saying hello. When a cat is sitting on an owner’s lap and the tail is down and twitching a little, he or she is mildly annoyed or excited. When the twitching increases, it’s a signal to let go before getting “hit upside the head.” Many people who’ve been seriously hurt by a dog or cat probably did not heed the bodily cues that the animal was giving them—until it was too late.

Dogs and cats may touch a person with their paws in order to get attention. Some cats are known to touch companion humans with their nails slightly extended when they think that their mealtimes may have been forgotten. Dogs can stamp and alternate paws when they are excited or asking for something. When cats knead against a person (with paws pressing up and down), they are comforted, much as they were when drinking their mother’s milk as kittens.

If a dog’s or cat’s ears are erect and facing forward, they are attentive and may be listening to an unknown sound. Ears back may indicate fearfulness, timidity or honing in on a new sound. When a dog raises his eyebrows, he is expressing interest. If the eyebrows are lowered, he is uncertain or slightly angry. Dogs bark because they are angry, excited, or wanting attention. If their lips curl or they show their teeth or growl, they may become aggressive. Cats have also been observed growling to defend their homes.

When cats purr, it can signal contentment, but it can also indicate that they are ill, tense, or in pain and trying to soothe themselves. Meowing is a common signal for attention or food, but there are other sounds that cats use to communicate. At the Circle of Tranquility in Hawthorne, NY, two resident brother cats are known to chirp when they are playing or looking for each other. Those who live with cats know that they can also chirp or use chattering noises when observing prey. Although there are different theories as to why this occurs, it may be because the cats are both excited and frustrated, as this usually happens with indoor cats when the supposed prey is outside.

Turid Ragass’s book, On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, describes how animals use “calming signals” to let other animals know whether they are friend or foe. Animals approach each other head-on when they want to fight. Friendly calming signals include yawning, play-bowing, lying on the back and exposing the belly, sniffing rears or tails, licking lips and turning away.

Pets also use calming signals with their owners as a means of connection. Licking can be a greeting or a sign of bonding or intimacy. Cats and dogs slit their eyes when they are showing affection to their owners. Cats also blink when they are making a loving connection.

Animals can use calming signals to try and relax people, too, but this is usually misunderstood. For example, when a dog is let outside to “do his business” and his owner yells at him to hurry up, the dog may deliberately slow down and take his time before coming back in to calm down the owner. Paying attention to these signals can really help animal lovers to strengthen their connection to pets, and vice versa.

When animals communicate telepathically, they do so in the form of pictures, so it’s best to use mental images when sending information to a pet. The easiest way to do this is to create a picture in the mind, send it and then visualize the pet receiving it. To let Josh know that his owner will be away for a few days, try visualizing the car driving away, followed by pictures of two moons, each indicating one night away.

When communicating with a pet, it is important that one’s intent be pure, loving and compassionate. One way to enhance a connection with a pet is to try this simple visualization that’s especially useful for those who want to guide a lost animal companion back home:

First, create a space devoid of distractions and sit comfortably with arms and legs uncrossed. Slow the breath and imagine becoming more energized with every inhale and more relaxed with every breath released. Next, imagine a golden thread moving from your heart center towards the pet with every gentle exhale. At the same time, see a similar golden thread coming back to you from the pet’s heart center. As these threads meet and intertwine with each other, allow feelings of love for the pet to grow, and send this love back to the animal. Be open to receiving communication received from the pet, and remember that it will probably be in the form of pictures. This is a good time to ask questions. Examples include “What is your favorite food, treat or toy?”

Everyone has the potential to communicate with their pets and other animals as long as they are willing to take the time to be observant, understand the signals, and really tune in to the sacred connections that exist between all living things.

Bobbi Pollack’s mission is to connect people and their pets, and to help balance, empower and educate both people and animals. To learn about her private consultations, workshops and seminars at the Circle of Tranquility in Hawthorne, NY, visit bobbisholisticare.com or call 914.769.1446.


Sending the Right Messages to Animals

By Barbara A Baker

Animals are able to telepathically receive pictures from their human companions, so it’s important for people to send pictures and messages in a way that’s consistent with their intent. Otherwise, undesired behaviors could be reinforced.

For example, if a dog is in the habit of jumping and the objective is to get the dog to stop, a person would likely say, “No jumping!” while holding an image of their canine friend doing exactly that. A better choice would be to picture the dog in a calmer state while saying something like, “Four on the floor.”

Likewise, someone confronting a cat that’s shredding the upholstery may picture the cat’s claws sinking into the sofa while saying, “Don’t do that!” Unfortunately, the mental image being sent is one of the cat doing exactly the wrong thing, thereby defeating the purpose. Thus, the tone or emotional quality of the voice and words is not as important as the picture transmitted via the mind.

A “no” or “don’t” message cannot be accurately communicated to an animal, just as it can’t be received by the human subconscious. Remember carrying that big plate of delicious food across the room while thinking “Don’t trip, don’t trip,” right before tripping? People are accustomed to thinking and speaking in “no” and “don’t” terms when they want to avoid things, but it’s not a useful practice—especially  with beloved animal friends. It’s more effective to think positively, literally. That means conveying the positive form of the desired outcome in both words and mental images (e.g. “Leave the sofa and go to your scratching post.”).

Be consistent and mindful of the messages you are sending. Both animal and human will be rewarded.

Barbara A Baker is local holistic and metaphysical practitioner serving people and animals. Learn more at babaker.net.

Kettlebells & the Top 10 Reasons to Use Them

By Dr. Robert Silverman, DC

Kettlebells

In the world of athletic performance and rehabilitation, there is a lot of buzz these days about kettlebells. Kettlebell workouts can increase strength, endurance, agility, and balance while challenging both the muscular and cardiovascular systems with dynamic, total body movements. Of Russian origin, the kettlebell is a cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle attached to it.
Kettlebells come in several sizes and weights, ranging from 5 lbs. to 106 lbs. They can be used for standard weight-training exercises, including bench and overhead presses, curls, squats and rows. Unlike standard weights, kettlebells can also be used for ballistic (fast exercise) work using movements called snatches, swings, cleans, and jerks.

1)  It’s an all-in-one workout tool

The kettlebell develops all-around fitness and teaches what’s known as kinetic linking. It helps the practitioner get connected to the ground, drawing energy from the ground up and transferring that energy through the shoulders. The kettlebell enhances awareness of posture, position, breath, and grip, and the cardio benefits are significant. It’s also easy to apply interval training principles (slow, fast, repeat) with kettlebells.

2)  Kettlebell workouts burn calories quickly!

A study conducted at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Exercise and Health Program and published in ACE FitnessMatters revealed that the average participant burned about 20 calories a minute during a kettlebell workout. That means that 400 calories were burned during a typical 20 minute workout, which is equivalent to running a six-minute mile or cross-country skiing uphill at a fast pace. Researchers proposed that the rapid calorie burn was due to the interval training format of kettlebell workouts, and noted that participants also achieved an exercise heart rate and maximum oxygen uptake. This suggests that kettlebells provide a more intense workout than standard weight lifting.

3)  Kettlebell training improves cardio-respiratory fitness

Since many kettlebell exercises take place with the arms in an overhead position, the muscles most responsible for assisting the breathing process are engaged in muscular activity. This limits their ability to aid the respiratory process and forces these muscles to play an even larger role in cardio-vascular fitness.

4)  Kettlebell training eliminates the need for a large training facility

This training is ideal for small facilities or where space is limited, as kettlebells take very little floor space and don’t require any racks.

5)  Kettlebell training reduces overall training time

That’s because there’s no waiting on a machine or walking from one end of the gym to the other.

6)  Kettlebells allow functional human patterns

The primary benefits of kettlebell training lie in the philosophy of the movements that allow functional human patterns. Kettlebell drills have historically focused on working many muscle groups in unison, while dumbbells in traditional western weight-training techniques are more commonly used for isolation drills. Kettlebells are actually more challenging to use than dumbbells. The handles are much thicker, firming the practitioner’s grip in no time. Also, the off-centered weight of a kettlebell forces users to engage more stabilizer muscles and work the targeted muscles through a longer range of motion.

7)  Kettlebell training is great for backs

Kettlebell exercises strengthen the glutes and stretch the hip flexors. In most cases of back pain, hip flexors are tight and glutes are weak.

8)  Kettlebells develop back extensor endurance

Whereas decreased endurance in back extensor muscles is usually associated with chronic back pain.

9)  Kettlebell provides sensible ballistic loading, which  appears to reduce the risk of arthritis.

10)  Kettlebell “bracing” technique is superior to “hollowing” for spinal stability

The bracing technique used in kettlebell training is considered the standard for core activation, which aids in stabilizing the spine. That’s because it involves a 360-degree co-contraction of all surrounding core musculature.

Dr. Robert G. Silverman, DC, is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Sports Nutritionist, Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He specializes in the diagnosis of joint pain, soft-tissue management and non-surgical treatments incorporating proper nutrition protocols. His office, NY ChiroCare, is located at 280 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, NY. Every third Wednesday of the month, Dr. Silverman conducts a free, progressive series of hands-on programs called ATNP – Achieve Top Notch Performance from 7 to 8 p.m. The next one is September 22. For more information, call 914.287.6464 or visit
DrRobertSilverman.com.

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