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Scarborough Renaissance Festival Runs through May


Scarborough-Renaissance-Festival-joust-20150425_0836-adjThe Scarborough Renaissance Festival, a North Texas tradition for more than 36 years, will be held from April 8 through May 29 in Waxahachie. Every weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events. Set in the days of King Henry VIII and his royal court, guests will discover a 35-acre recreated English village hosting a festival of entertainment, artisans, food, including Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream, from Plano, and frivolity.

There will be full-combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions; a human chess match; the Mermaid Lagoon, beer and wine tasting events, 24 stages of nonstop Renaissance entertainment and a performing company of more than 150. Scarborough-Renaissance-Festival-Cale-Juggler

The 200 shoppes of exquisite crafts and artisans demonstrating crafts such as glass blowing, stone carving, metal forging, leather work, glass sculpting and weaving will fascinate, while. knighting ceremonies, a grand parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more will delight.
Location: 2511 FM 66. For ticket discounts, events schedule and more information, visit SRFestival.com.

Root Canals and Breast Cancer

article-root-canals-pixabay-attractive-19161-adjby Rebeca Gracia

There has been debate over the potential correlation between root canal procedures and breast cancer for more than 100 years based on practitioner observations and patient anecdotes, but no significant studies have been published on the topic. Most holistic practitioners are now aware of the need to evaluate dental health as part of a thorough physical exam, and that root canals may be linked to chronic disorders such as cancer because there is a plausible mechanism.  Continue Reading

A Mouthful of Mercury May be Dangerous


Dr. Robyn Abramczyk

by Gina Cronin

Mercury fillings have become a concern of dental practitioners and patients across the country, and many are seeking alternatives to this potentially dangerous substance. Smile Ranch Dentistry’s Dr. Robyn Abramczyk, DDS, NMD, IBDM, follows strict and extensive guidelines for mercury removal that meet and exceed those set by the International Academy of Oral Medicine, of which she is an accredited member. ”Mercury is the most toxic, non-radioactive element in the world; more toxic than lead and arsenic,” says Abramczyk. “Many mainstream dentists say that vapors are not released during filling removal, but it is scientifically proven that they are, and that is also stated by OSHA and HIPPA.”  Continue Reading

The Four Directions of Health— A Circular Worldview

medicine-wheel-20160817_170952-1-adjby Jodi Roberts

Shamanic healing explores the state of balance of body, mind, emotions and spirit from a circular, rather than linear progression. According to shamanism, health is the ability to stand in the center of our personal sacred circle, or medicine wheel, and have full awareness of and access to our spiritual life, physical health, emotional well-being and clear thinking. This circular worldview holds many metaphors and explains the patterns seen in healing. Continue Reading

Experiencing Greater Self-Love

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by Lee Wolak

To determine the origin of our motivations in life, we might ask what our life centers on. We may be a parent that pours everything into the family; a dutiful son or daughter that always puts our parents first; someone that often put the needs of our friends before our own; or a person that plays small at work so they don’t rock the boat with coworkers and bosses.  Continue Reading

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

ARTICLE - SLEEP - moon-pixabay - 478982-adjby Rebeca Gracia

People that toss and turn all night and have trouble sleeping may have tried counting sheep, creating a restful environment, sleeping in total darkness and drinking warm milk, but sleep disturbances can be caused by both internal and external stress. External stressors may include worries and fears about the world outside, while internal stress is characterized by metabolic imbalances in the body. Continue Reading

Our DNA is Written in Pencil

ARTICLE - PIC - DNA in Pencil - Pixabay - dna-515990-adjby Ronit Mor

Spiritual teachers have believed for millennia that our body is programmable by language, words and thought. This is now being scientifically tested. DNA is an amazing molecule and one of the great wonders of biology. During the 1990s, while western scientists focused on 5 percent of the DNA (ignoring the other 95 percent they deemed “junk”), a group of Russian scientists was formed to study the complete human genome because they refused to accept that such a huge majority of DNA could hold no research value. Comprised of biophysicists, molecular biologists, embryologists and even linguistic experts, this team was led by Dr. Pjotr Garjajev, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences in New York. Continue Reading

How to Use Prayer / Mala Beads

Prayer, or mala, beads could be just the thing to help deepen your prayer / devotion / affirmation time.
For more inforamtion visit Agape Spiritual Center

How To Use Prayer Beads from Lee Wolak on Vimeo.

The Healthy Smile Lifestyle – Smile Ranch Dentistry

by Gina Marie Cronin

Dr. Robyn Abramczyk

Dr. Robyn Abramczyk

Robyn Abramczyk, DDS, is a general dentist who utilizes a biological, or integrative approach in her practice at Smile Ranch Dentistry, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. While implementing her comprehensive knowledge gained in allopathic dental school, she also educates her patients about holistic approaches to optimal oral health and is accredited through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a member of the Holistic Dental Association as well as of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

Smile Ranch Dentistry takes every measure to ensure their patients are educated and at feel at ease. Abramczyk and her dental team invests time each visit to discuss issues, diagnosis, treatment options, diet and supplementation. “Ninety-nine percent of Americans are deficient in minerals,” notes Abramczyk, which can contribzute to demineralization of the teeth. By looking at the whole being, a higher standard of dental health can be attained.

Tension melts away in the spa-like ambiance, replete with geranium, lavender and rosewood essential oil diffusers, lavender infused towelettes, an organic fruit and vegetable juicer or kefir and a massage therapist for patients that are feeling anxious. There is also a library of educational videos available for viewing.

Smile Ranch Dentistry serves patients of all ages and can do everything from general checkups to fillings using biocompatible materials and porcelain crowns and bridges. Patients can brush with fluoride-free mineral toothpaste, try coconut oil pulling or activated charcoal; all of which help safely and effectively clean the mouth. Due to distressing memories of the dentist’s office from her childhood, Abramczyk has created a calming atmosphere that patients can enjoy.

“Many different products and restorative materials that are used in a patient’s mouth can be potentially toxic or lack biocompatibility,” Abramcyzk explains, “We offer a biocompatibility test to determine what materials can be tolerated. This is especially important for those with an autoimmune disease or weak immune system.”

Biological procedures are completed with materials that are safe, effective and suitable for 99 percent of patients. At mainstream offices, crowns often contain nickel and lead, while fillings may contain mercury; all three of which are known carcinogens, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In fact, Abramczyk recalls, “Fifty percent of dentists still place and remove amalgam fillings without any safety protocol, which exposes the patient, staff and doctor to toxins that exceed the EPA safety standards of the safe level of mercury inhalation by 3,000 times and OSHA, 80 times.” Abramcyzk is known for her safe removal of amalgam fillings using protocols of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

Another frequent procedure is a dental frenectomy for lip-tied or tongue-tied babies, in order to relieve tethered tissues, and Abramcyzk is a member of the International Affiliation of Tongue-Tie Professionals. This common issue, if untreated, can cause difficulty breastfeeding and dental, digestive, speech, and most important, airway and / or breathing problems. Laser dentistry is also available, and all hygienists on staff are laser certified. Abramcyzk recommends homeopathic remedies, when appropriate, and encourages her patients to be involved in preventative measures and natural healing processes, but will prescribe antibiotics as needed.

Abramczyk is inspired by the research of Weston Price and the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation; particularly the studies on tribal civilizations that eat a wholesome and pure diet straight from the earth. Despite the populations not flossing, brushing, or using fluoride (a known neurotoxin), optimal dental hygiene is maintained by an organic, chemical- free lifestyle. She believes that the studies illustrate the impor- tance of clean dietary choices in regard to dental health.

Abramcyzk loves working with her patients, which she describes as educated, aware and full of vitality. She says, ”Look at the big picture and not only focus on your teeth, but your health as a whole.”

For appointments, call 972-772- 7645 or visit SmileRanchDentistry. com.

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