Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Nationwide Monsanto Protests

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

UNITED STATES — Protests against Monsanto were held throughout the nation including several locations in the Delaware Valley. Consumers are concerned about their health and wellness of Monsanto. The pesticide Round Up is speculated to be behind the bee colony collapse, as well as, neurological disorders to humans.

The company’s attempt to create a monopoly over seeds through GMO patents was one of the crowds gravest concerns.



What is Ayurveda?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

“Ayurveda” (the “science of life”) is the most ancient complete system of natural medicine in the world. It was developed in ancient India and refined over the ages. It combines physical, psychological and spiritual therapies in an approach to health that is as relevant to the modern world as it was to the ancient. Utilizing herbs and minerals, proper nutrition and purification and, above all, affirmative ways of living, Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person and emphasizes prevention of disease to avoid the need for a cure.

One of the principles in Ayurveda is that each person is made up of their own
particular mix of the three fundamental elemental energies, or ‘doshas’. Although we can’t see them, the three doshas are responsible for all processes of the mind and body. They affect our physical makeup and our mental and emotional qualities. These underlying forces determine who we are, what we like to eat, how thirsty we get, how much sleep we need, etc. They influence our reactions to stress and our predisposition to various illnesses. The doshas even affect how compassionate, relaxed, or talkative we are. Knowing a person’s dosha is very valuable in determining which foods, herbs and lifestyle changes will be most beneficial for their healing and overall balance. An example of this is a person who is skinny and runs around extra busy
and worrying about everything. In this person the ‘vata’ dosha is dominant.
Balance can be brought with warm and soothing activities and foods. Gentle yoga and relaxation massage are perfect. For an intense, high pressure, athletic person the ‘pitta’ dosha is dominating. Balance can be brought with cooling and calming activities and foods. This person should avoid things like eating spicy food everyday and going running in the middle of hot summer days.

Different doshas predominate in the different seasons as well. Therefore
it is helpful to have a basic understanding of them so you can self regulate your
diet and lifestyle. For example, in autumn the vata dosha increases. During
these months it is best to reduce foods that increase vata such as raw vegetables, beans, cold foods and foods that are dry and rough like crackers and pretzels, It is more balancing to increase richer foods and warm, cooked foods like soups and casseroles. In spring and summer the reverse is true for the most part.

There also exists within Ayurveda a whole science of longevity. This has
to do with purification, healthy balancing routines and mind and body exercises. Various cleanses are recommended seasonally. Yoga and meditation are important not only for mind and body health, but to connect with your spiritual source as well. These add up to peace, health and life extension.

Principles from ayurveda can be easily incorporated into one’s life to
bring further health and balance. It has been very helpful in treating and
advising my patients for many years.


About the Author: Dr. Martin Orimenko is a Chiropractor, Naturopath and Nutritionist who practices a unique blend of different holistic modalities in treating patients of all ages for a wide range of health conditions. Dr. Orimenko is currently available for treatments at his MainLine natural health center, the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore, PA Acupressure and Auricular Therapy are just a few of the modalities that he employs to support health and wellness in his natural healing practice. Other modalities include kinesiology, nutrition and cleansing, neuro-emotional technique, ayurveda, and natural supplement prescriptions.

Philly’s Top Health/Hip Neighborhood

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Society Hill

Society Hill, A Philadelphia Neighborhood

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Homes in Society Hill offer the finest in real estate value that the Philadelphia area has to offer. The district displays a splendid array of luxury homes sited along tree lines streets. There is a stunning variety of architectural treasures to be found along the lanes here that are often made up of cobblestones befitting the historic nature of this old established area. Many of the luxury homes found here date back to the 18th and early 19th Century. They have been lovingly tended and represent high value real estate. Learn more about Society Hill Homes online.

Many of these luxury homes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the single family luxury homes available here, there is a profusion of Federal and Georgian style townhouses interspersed with more modern high rise residential towers filled with modern condos and apartments.

Society Hill takes its name from the Society of Traders, an 18th Century association of merchants who had their headquarters here on Front St. The group was headed by William Penn and was instrumental in controlling commerce with England.

The area is rich in history and includes Independence National Historic Park. Throngs of visitors flock here to visit Independence Hall where the Constitution was written. The park complex also serves as a focal point for the community.

So Much to See Here

Many visitors to Independence Park take the time to walk around this district stopping to admire the impressive architecture to be found in luxury homes. The area is considered to be one of the highest value places for real estate in the Philadelphia region. Most residents here are relatively affluent, and there are many smart shops and restaurants designed to appeal to their tastes.

Head House Square is another popular destination for visitors. This historic zone has many shops and cafes and hosts a farmer’s market every weekend. Walnut Street marks the northern boundary of Society Hill and Lombard St. the southern. East to west, the district stretches from the Delaware River to Lombard St.

History Predominates Throughout

Society Hill has always played an important role in the civic life of Philadelphia. Early on, it became one of the most populous districts. The real estate here has long been associated with luxury homes. The affluent citizens of yesteryear choose to build brick houses in this locale. In addition, the region developed market halls and other sites devoted to commerce. There were churches and taverns as well.

In the 19th Century, Philadelphia’s growth was mainly a westward expansion, and the region began to fall out of favor. Society Hill seemed to have been left behind, and by the 50’s many of the old luxury homes were looking anything but. Many had fallen into disrepair, but then city, state, and federal government joined together in one of the first urban renewal projects undertaken in this country. Things have been looking up ever since. Society Hill is once again valuable real estate where luxury homes abound.

Electronics Recycling in Philadelphia

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Electronics Recycling
Saturday, June 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Rain or Shine)
100 E. Mermaid Lane
(Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting parking lot)

– Materials accepted include computers, printers, monitors,
VCRs, microwaves, and TVs *

– No collected materials will be landfilled or processed in developing countries

– Processing exceeds industry standards and certifications

– Donations received will benefit the grant fund of the Weavers Way
Environment Committee and Quaker community garden projects in the
Fair Hill neighborhood.

*e-mail: for a complete list of accepted items

Suggested Donations:
$1 for small items
(cell phones, keyboards)

$5 for medium items
(laptops, fax machines)

$10 for large/heavy items
(TVs, monitors)

Empirical Point, LLC Launches “Healthy New Year 2011” with Alternative Medicine

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Philadelphia Healthy Living Events, News and Patient Information Programs and Tips & Guidance Featured as Part of Campaign for a Healthier 2011

Empirical Point, LLC, a leading Philadelphia Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine practice, located in Chestnut Hill, has launched a “Healthy New Year 2011” campaign to give patients more hands-on information and real-world tips about how to live healthier in 2011. This new program kicked off in early February and started with a series of online information and news, which can be found at

“Along with resolutions and promises to improve our health, the new year also brings a renewed commitment to living well and living healthy,” stated Sharon Sherman, M.S.O.M., D.OM., L.OM and founder of Empirical Point in Philadelphia. “At Empirical Point, we are committed to providing patients with a Chinese medicine and acupuncture practice dedicated to improving their health. I don’t just treat patients. I work together with them to get to the root of their ailments and conditions and to then map out an interactive and holistic plan to improve their overall well being. This Healthy New Year 2011 campaign is just one more way for us to interact with our patients and provide the latest news and tips on how to be well.”

Healthy New Year 2011 kicks off with “Alternative Medicine – Not So Alternative Anymore” – a program that is looking at the growing use and success of alternative medicine in the U.S. Despite the fact that Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have been used for thousands of years, they are just beginning to really take hold in many Western cultures as effective medical treatments. Empirical Point is using its website, blog, social media and events at its offices to explore and provide information about the growth of alternative medicine in the Western world – and how these “alternative” treatments may be helpful for patients who may have not yet considered them for common conditions like stress or chronic pain.

Healthy New Year 2011 campaign will also address the following topics later this year:

  • Pain – How to Address and Relieve it with Chinese Medicine
  • Building a Strong Immune System…and a Stronger You
  • Stressed? How to Relieve Anxiety and Be at your Best

Learn more about Philadelphia Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine on their blog