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October 2013 Health Newsletter

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» Workshops for You from
» Internet radio appearances in 2013
» How does forgiveness benefit YOU?
» NJAWBO Teal Heart Awarded to Dr. Mania
» Rocker Sole Shoes No Better For Back Pain
» Want Pain-Free Joints? Stand, Move More Every Day
» Exercise As Effective As Drugs
» Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain in 2- to 5-Year-Old Children

Workshops for You from

As many of you know, it has been an ongoing professional project of mine to enhance health through education and empowerment. Since 2011, I have been associated with my good friend and colleague Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW and "Being Well Within" to do exactly that for patients, clients, corporations civic groups and the public. You or a friend, family member or co-worker could really benefit from the tools, strategies and guidance that is offered in our workshops and seminars, so I am including this information to give you the opportunity to checkout the offerings in the next few months.

The following is a list of the workshops we offer at Being Well Within.
 Please contact us at if you have any questions – we’d love to tell you more about them.


Dates To Be Determined in 2014:

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Healing the Healer: Prevent and Overcome Compassion Fatigue (Burn-Out) This workshop is certified for 4 CEU hours for social workers and may be applicable for other professionals as well.


From Distressed to De-Stressed: Thriving in Life in Spite of Stress

Discover Your Authentic Self: Bringing Home the Power of Authentic Living

Letting Go and Living Free: The Fine Art of Forgiveness

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2013

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Internet radio appearances in 2013

Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania was a guest on "The Zenmetry Empower Hour" with host Laura Carucci, CIAP, RM on Friday September 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. on You can listen in to the re-play at along with several other fascinating shows on empowering topics. Dr. Carmel-Ann and Laura discussed "Setting and Maintaining Healthful Boundaries" to enhance your health in every aspect. Click the link and go to "Podcasts" to find the program. Laura Carucci is a Reiki Master, Feng Shui practitioner and Crystal energy healer who practices locally in Northern New Jersey. You are sure to enjoy listening to the program as much as they had presenting it!

Dr. Mania and her friend and colleague Loren Gelberg-Goff were guests for Laura's September 13th program on "The Healing Power of Forgiveness" can listen in live from 6 to 7 p.m. and call in to ask questions or comment. Go to : to listen live or online. It is sure to be fun, enlightening and empowering for all!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. Loren Gelberg-Goff
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. and Loren Gelberg-Goff 2013

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How does forgiveness benefit YOU?

Do you know what happens to you, your body and your mind when you are effected by fear, grief, sadness, regret or anger? Are you aware of the terrible consequences of holding onto emotions long after they have served their purpose? Do you find it hard to forgive someone who has wronged you or maybe even to forgive yourself for something you have done or not done? Maybe you don't believe you can let go or should let go of something from the past.

But consider what it might be like to be unburdened by the baggage of unforgiveness if it were possible to do so. Would you like to learn how these things affect you and how to help rid yourself of the physical, emotional and spiritual damage that unforgiveness can cause?

On Sunday, September 22, 2013, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Loren Gelberg-Goff and I will be offering our breakthrough workshop "Letting Go and Living Free: The Fine Art of Forgiveness" at my office in Hackensack, NJ. Click on the link to find out more and to receive a discount on the registration fee. Give yourself the gift of Freedom from the oppression of unforgiveness!

We have given this workshop numerous times in the past two years and have found that our participants are profoundly  moved by what they experience...I hope you will join us for this amazing workshop!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. Loren Gelberg-Goff
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. and Loren Gelberg-Goff 2013

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NJAWBO Teal Heart Awarded to Dr. Mania

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 the Northeast Region chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) awarded Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. their prestigious "Teal Heart" Award for outstanding service to the organization. A beautiful silver-framed certificate and the characteristic "Teal Heart" pin were presented to Dr. Mania by regional President Caryn Starr-Gates (StarrGates Business Communication). Dr. Mania is the current Vice-President of Administration for the Northeast Region and has served in that position since June 2012. She has been a member in good standing with the 35 year old organization since 2009.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C>
Source: NJAWBO
Copyright: Carmel_Ann Mania, DC 2013

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Rocker Sole Shoes No Better For Back Pain

Over the past several years, some footwear manufacturers have marketed rocker sole style shoes as being beneficial for low back pain sufferers. However, it now appears this was likely more based on increasing their bottom line than actually providing relief to low back pain sufferers. A newly published study comparing the effectiveness of rocker sole footwear to traditional flat sole footwear in people with chronic low back pain found no difference when it came to reducing pain and disability. In fact, flat shoes were shown to be more beneficial for those sufferers of low back pain aggravated by standing or walking as compared with rocker style shoes. Suffering from back pain? Stick to the flats and call your local chiropractor today!

Spine: 15 October 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 22 - p 1905–1912.
Copyright: LLC 2013

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Want Pain-Free Joints? Stand, Move More Every Day

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractic physicians nationwide are raising public awareness this month about the importance of joint health and the vital role physical activity plays in keeping joints healthy and pain-free during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This year’s campaign—“Discover Chiropractic: Get Vertical!”—focuses on getting off the couch or out of the office chair, and standing or moving more each day. As part of the observance, ACA has loaded with information for the public on how chiropractic services fit into a healthy lifestyle and simple steps they can take to enhance their joint health today. Most people know someone with joint pain, and joint replacement surgery—particularly involving hips and knees—is commonplace. What many do not know is that simple lifestyle changes can in some cases help prevent the need for this type of surgery and keep joints healthier longer. “If the beautiful fall weather across much of the country isn’t incentive enough to Get Vertical, remember that a few healthy lifestyle changes—over time—can potentially mean the difference between being scheduled for joint replacement surgery or remaining active and pain-free well into one’s golden years,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. “Chiropractic physicians can help maintain a patient’s quality of life by providing exercise and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional advice, and natural approaches to managing aches and pains.” Sponsored by ACA, National Chiropractic Health Month is a nationwide observance held each October. The event helps raise public awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered approach to health and wellness.

Author: American Chiropractic Association.
Source: American Chiropractic Association. Online September 30, 2013.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association. 2013

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Exercise As Effective As Drugs

It’s concerning that many have taken a sort of inactive position when it comes to their health and inherent ability to get and stay well. We have moved towards becoming a sick or ‘unwell’ nation seeking ‘health’ through the services of a medical physician - a physician who most commonly provides a solution written on a prescription pad. The reality is that there are safe, natural and highly effective ways for us to overcome disease, get well and maintain good health and wellbeing. In a large review just published in the British Medical Journal, researchers from Britain's London School of Economics and Harvard and Stanford universities in the United States found no statistically detectable differences between exercise and drugs for patients with coronary heart disease or prediabetes, when a person shows symptoms that may develop into full-blown diabetes. Most of us already have the inherent tools to fight disease if we make the right choices - something doctors of chiropractic understand. If you’d like to learn more about improving your health the natural way, call your local doctor of chiropractic today!

Source: Reuters: October 3, 2013.
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain in 2- to 5-Year-Old Children

There has been much attention lately on the negative effects of sugary drinks. The research has shown them to be a source of excess calories and unhealthy weight gain. However, up to this point the research has focused on older children and adults. With similar results - results that might be a little shocking to parents of very young children - new research shows children aged just 2 to 5 experience the same negative effects. Data collected on close to 10,000 children shows sugary drink consumption in 2 to 5 year olds has substantial negative effects on their unhealthy weight gain, contributing to obesity at this very young age. Researchers were so taken with their findings, they concluded, "Pediatricians and parents should discourage SSB (sugar-sweetened beverage) consumption to help avoid potential unhealthy weight gain in young children. From a public health standpoint, strong consideration should be made toward policy changes leading to decreases in SSB consumption among children."

Source: Pediatrics. Vol. 132 No. 3; September 1, 2013.
Copyright: LLC 2013

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