News You Can Use: October, 2013

The Good

The best news this week is that the annual Mystic Fest is Saturday and Sunday at the Ramada, 72nd & Grover. Free admission. Don’t miss it.

Exercise Beats Pills. Great news we can all celebrate, and somehow, everyone knows is true. This was no small research study reported by the British Medical Journal. It involved over 340,000 patients. From the findings, researchers concluded that moderate exercise of only 2.5 hours weekly was equal to medications for heart disease and outperformed prescription drugs used on stroke patients. The study was done in England where sadly, exercise is on the decline and prescriptions are on the increase. There was an average of 17.7 prescriptions for every man,…

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Lecture Tour on Healing Visits Omaha

Spending most of my adult life in Los Angeles, I became accustomed to unique opportunities to learn about healing, metaphysics, mind/body medicine and spirituality. Practitioners commonly mounted workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations and conferences in L.A., the nexus of New Age.

Upon moving back to Omaha, I was happily surprised by the number of opportunities in the Heartland. There are more than enough gatherings to keep any seeker busy, offering wisdom and healing to all comers. Omaha is no mere oasis along the Oregon Trail. The grass isn’t really greener on either of the Coasts or in the Big City. In fact, roots grow a little deeper on the prairie.

This weekend bears witness as members of the…

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Guaranteed to Turn Your Stomach

Food is the pathway to health. If what we eat is below par, that’s how we’ll feel. Health is more than simply the absence of disease. Health is the process of meeting the maximum potential of our existence. Eating real food is a major step to optimizing our physical performance and wellbeing.

It’s embarrassing what the Standard American Diet (SAD) has morphed into and what the corporate food industry has foisted on the American public. Not without guilt is the Federal government and its food and drug related agencies like the USDA, FDA and complicit legislators. The government spends billions subsidizing the very food crops and industries that drive the food-related diseases of heart disease, cancer and diabetes,…

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A Shot At The Dream

In the heart of Askarben Village, just a short walk from Jones Bros. Cupcakes and Askarben Cinema, is another village. Surrounded by the Scott Technology Center’s solid architecture and top-of-the-line security, a pack of entrepreneurs has been housed for nearly 90 days. These 13 men, who make up seven companies and represent five states and two continents, have come together for a shot at the American Dream.

Holding his own bottle of the American Dream, Mark Hasebrook – founder of Dundee Venture Capital and arguably Omaha’s most successful startup entrepreneur – hopes his new project, Straight Shot, will give them just that.

When Hasebrook first started out, he had a hard time finding people to invest in…

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Toning to Heal: The Big Bang

They call it the Big Bang — the “Wham!” scientists say started the universe. It’s significant that the event is described as a sound.

Modern physics is not the first to identify sound as the primordial energy throbbing through the universe. Ancient Vedic texts describe sound as the energy that runs through all life, the essence of creation. The original tone is “om,” what Hindu tradition calls the sound of God. The Bible also begins with the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was God,” it says. Words must be uttered. That means sound. Other creation myths are similar. Mayan lore says that the original sounds were so powerful they could split rock, suggesting…

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Sinuses Go to Pot

Until Nebraska joins the other forward-thinking states and legalizes marijuana, the only pot legal here for allergies, sinus problems, stuffy noses and colds is the venerable Vedic neti pot.

Our nose is a front line of defense. It warms and filters the air we breathe. It traps dirt and disease-carrying pathogens, building boogers as it does. It’s an early warning system with millions of sensors to identify malodorous molecules, an early indication that something is bad. A bad smell it can tell. The nose knows. And, a flu virus is often first detected in its mucous membranes.

Our nasal passages and sinuses protect our body. Like a furnace filter, those nasal passages must be clean and in…

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Strong Collegiate Soccer Programs an Omaha Mainstay

For collegiate soccer fans and soccer fans in general around the metro, a nationally respected product is not hard to find on the field. In fact, Omaha hosts a preseason top-ten team in Creighton and a Summit League challenger in the University of Nebraska – Omaha Mavericks.

The charge is led by preseason No. 6 CU, entering their first season as a member of the Big East Conference. Creighton returns sophomore Eric Miller, a preseason Second Team All-American defender, according to College Soccer News. The Jays finished the 2012 campaign ranked fourth in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The Jays competed in the NCAA College Cup and were knocked out of the competition…

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Planet Power: Nov. 21 - 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving. Let’s be nice to each other and cultivate warm thoughts. You are what you think…
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Skin Deep

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Chakras: Wheels on Fire

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You know you’re addicted to something when you forsake logic and quality of life in order to acquire what you think you can’t live without. A crack,...

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