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Standing In Your Power – Open House

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You are invited to experience the transformative series of workshops that are now being taught in corporate America and to individuals who share a set of beliefs concerning the effects of personal power, healing, eliminating limiting beliefs, and creating what you want for your highest good.

Elena Radford

Join us for this special night On Thursday the 30th of October from 6pm until 9pm we will be holding our Standing in Your Power Open-House at the Wells Fargo building on the 23rd floor, please drop by anytime during the evening. We want to Personally invite you to come along and bring a friend to meet us. We will be serving light refreshments along with a brief presentation of our new and exciting workshops.

Click Here to RSVP or Call 1-866-938-5553

299 South Main
13th Floor
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Located On the Southwest corner of Main St and 300 S (Broadway). Parking is located on the East side of the building. We provide parking validations.

 

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Written by Derrick Walker

October 29, 2008 at 3:52 am

Alcohol is Not a Health Food : by Dr. Daniel Amen

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“Brain in the News” is a weekly commentary on how brain science relates to the news. The brain is involved in everything we do. Wherever there are human stories the brain is involved. From the impact of war and natural disasters on the brain to drug abuse scandals to courtroom dramas to politics the brain is in the news, and you can read about it here.

Alcohol is Not a Health Food

CNN recently reported on a new study that confirms what I have seen on SPECT scans for a long time – alcohol is not a health food! Any amount of alcohol can decrease brain size. I like to say when it comes to the brain, size matters. People who drink alcohol — even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease — have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a study in the Archives of Neurology.

While a certain amount of brain shrinkage is normal with age, greater amounts in some parts of the brain have been linked to dementia. “Decline in brain volume — estimated at 2 percent per decade — is a natural part of aging,” says Carol Ann Paul, who conducted the study when she was at the Boston University School of Public Health. She had hoped to find that alcohol might protect against such brain shrinkage. “However, we did not find the protective effect,” says Paul, who is now an instructor in the neuroscience program at Wellesley College. “In fact, any level of alcohol consumption resulted in a decline in brain volume.”

In the study, Paul and colleagues looked at 1,839 healthy people with an average age of about 61. The patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and reported how much they tippled. Overall, the more alcohol consumed, the smaller the brain volume, with abstainers having a higher brain volume than former drinkers, light drinkers (one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), and heavy drinkers (14 or more drinks per week). Men were more likely to be heavy drinkers than women. But the link between brain volume and alcohol wasn’t as strong in men. For men, only those who were heavy drinkers had a smaller brain volume than those who consumed little or no alcohol.

In women, even moderate drinkers had a smaller brain volume than abstainers or former drinkers. It’s not clear why even modest amounts of alcohol may shrink the brain, although alcohol is “known to dehydrate tissues, and constant dehydration can have negative effects on any sensitive tissue,” says Paul. “We always knew that alcohol at higher dosages results in shrinking of the brain and cognitive deficit,” says Dr. Petros Levounis, M.D., director of the Addiction Institute of New York at St. Luke’s — Roosevelt Hospital Center, who was not involved in the study. “What is new with this article is that it shows brain shrinking at lower doses of alcohol.”

Less is better.

To your brain health,

Daniel

Daniel Amen, M.D.
CEO, Amen Clinics, Inc.
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
Dr. Amen’s Blog – Recent Articles
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Alcohol Is Not A Health Food
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16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies
December 11, 2008  – December 14, 2008
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The Learning Brain Expo  
January 16, 2009  – January 19, 2009
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(IITAP) International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals Symposium  
February 19, 2009  – February 21, 2009
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California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists  
April 30, 2009  – May 03, 2009
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ADD Resources November Conference
Date: November 1, 2008
Keynote speaker: William Dodson, MD
Location: Smith Hall – University of Washington – Seattle Campus
Continuing Education Credits: available for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Licensed Practicing Counselors
 
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Written by Derrick Walker

October 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Ateeka announces Yoga Retreat in India.

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My dear Friends . . .
I have found an exquisite place to share my latest creations in yoga with you in India. I offer you the possibility of joining me at YogaMagic EcoResort for 8 days of liberating, inspiring, “in creation” yoga. Goa is one of India’s gems and this eco-resort offers us amazing tranquility to practice, turn within, rest, rejuvinate and come alive again!

Ateeka

Ateeka

What we will do: we will move, breathe, sense, feel, enter into the vibration of sacred sound, slow down, rise up, look around, look within, dream, surf inner waves, ride the curls of incense smoke, become buoyant, melt into our hearts, meet the earth, touch the sky, remain in constant discovery and creation. . . all of this through the practice of Systemic Yoga.

I hope you will feel drawn to join me on this special retreat.  GOA – INDIA
17 – 25 January 2009
YogaMagic Eco-Resort

Love Expanding
Ateeka

Retreat Cost: $ 1,150.00 includes:
8 nights accomodation in luxury eco-tent (double occupancy)
Gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner each day
Morning and afternoon yoga practices with Ateeka each day
Roundtrip Ground Transfers to and from Goa Airport (GOI)

Air transportation not included
Non-Refundable Deposit of $500.00 required upon registration
Balance due by 1 January 2009

For registration or for more information, please contact Ateeka at ateeka111@mac.com
+39.334.8685019

Written by Derrick Walker

October 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

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