Health

The Voice: A Holographic Blueprint

Of the many different Sound Healing experiences I have had, one stands out as the most “clinical” or “technical”.  This is Anne Lindstrom’s work called SOUNDINGS PLUS ©. Anne’s work is based on the premise that your voice is a holographic blueprint of your whole body. She uses software to measure your voice, charting the areas of strength, weakness and toxicity. This is the most “clinical” part. She then takes you through the protocol to detox and return the needed notes to your voice – improving your whole body. SOUNDINGS PLUS has research identifying specific correlations: problems with communication and…


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Tom Burch-True To Himself and Women’s Rights

Lots of controversy this week in Frankfort as four different anti-abortion bills were stymied by the House Health And Welfare Committee.  This shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s ever been to one of those committee hearings, since the long-time chairman, Tom Burch of Louisville, has always made it very clear that he is staunchly pro-choice. Three of the four proposals were sponsored by Republican David Floyd, who didn’t even bother to show up for the hearings. Dave is a pretty smart guy, and my guess is Floyd knew way ahead of time the measures had no chance. But, some observers suddenly contend…


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Sarcasm Not Working Well for Denton in Frankfort

Julie Denton, Republican senator from Eastern Jefferson County, is increasingly at odds with her GOP Senate leadership. Late last year, she announced she would run against David Williams for Senate president but relented for lack of support. Last week, she publicized details of a Senate Republican Caucus meeting and called the lightning speed at which a bill was rocketing through the legislative process “a travesty of justice.” Senate Bill 110, which vastly expands the practice of optometry, has been front-page news because of its unprecedented momentum.  Mighty money and powerful sponsors — including Senate Republican leader Robert Stivers, are propelling it at a record pace. Increasingly, Denton’s fellow…



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Money OK’d For Bike Bridge Project

(Tuesday February 15, 2011 from that “other” Louisville Website.) $22 million pledged for Jeffersonville ramp, resurfacing bridge deck; construction to begin this spring with completion by 2013 Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced today the two states, along with the City of Jeffersonville, will allocate $22 million in funding to complete the Big Four Bridge – creating a pedestrian and bicycle path to link Louisville and Jeffersonville. The agreement will turn an unused, rusting hulk into a new pathway that will provide connections from Louisville’s Waterfront Park to downtown Jeffersonville. Under the memorandum of agreement signed…


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Bicycling for Louisville Tour Explores Local Civil Rights History

Join Bicycling for Louisville on a BICYCLE tour of local civil rights history. That’s right, Bicycling for Louisville is adopting the Anne Braden Institute’s wonderful Civil Rights Tour – by Bicycle! The tour originally was mapped out as a self-guided event for motor vehicles, but the local bike advocacy group decided to encourage bicyclists to give it a spin on Feb. 26. “For a fun, family-friendly day of fresh air, friendly folks, and inspiration, join us by bike,” said Amanda Fuller, one of the Bicycling for Louisville board members who adopted the tour for bikes. “Dress for the weather and…



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Nourishing a Community: Time to go mainstream

There is a lot happening in the local food movement in Louisville these days. More than 30 area farmers markets make seasonal, local food available throughout the year. Dozens of restaurants are now sourcing fruits, meats, dairy, and vegetables  from local farmers. Bellarmine University has a vegetable farm that gives students hands-on experience in a demonstration environment. Jefferson County Public Schools has set a goal of 25% of  meals to be made with local ingredients. And just last weeekend the mayor announced a program that will create incentives for local agricultural entrepreneurs. Seems like everywhere we turn, new seeds of…


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Lifestyle Strategies for the Health of Your Heart and Your Body, Too!

How to Become Heart Smart for Your Heart. Whether you are male or female, heart disease is by far the largest single killer. For every 1,000 people born in the same year, cardiovascular disease would claim 427 lives while all other causes combined would equal 573. In fact, heart disease actually kills more women than men, almost 422,000 per year, that’s about one per minute, more than the next four leading causes of death, including all forms of cancer, combined. Heart disease rates in post-menopausal women are 2 to 3 times higher than pre-menopausal women at the same age. African-American…


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Smoking Ban in the Tobacco State?

There is yet another smoking ban under consideration in the tobacco state; but this time, it is state-wide. Bans of this type are always politically favorable–indeed, you rarely hear a politician, even one that opposes a ban, speaking openly against it. Well, and why would they? Public opinion polls almost always show a majority supports a ban. Newspaper articles and spots on news broadcasts follow the same model: details of the proposition, followed by interviews with public health experts decrying the negative effects of smoking, followed by interviews of citizens railing against those evil, evil smokers. Yet something is missing…