• New Survival Medicine Handbook Puts Lifesaving Treatment Only A Page Away

    “The Home Doctor” Offers On-The-Spot Guidance When Minutes Count

    BANNOCKBURN, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2022 / -- A unique compilation of professional expertise, practical results, and time-honed wisdom, “The Home Doctor: Practical Medicine for Every Household” aims to be the only guide everyday people need to take care of their families, loved ones, and selves when access to physicians, pharmacies, and other health services are not readily available. Developed, written, and certified by medical doctors, “The Home Doctor” contains practiced advice developed from the authors’ experiences. Claude Davis’ wisdom stemming from years of prepping, Dr. Rodrigo Alterio’s knowledge acquired from time providing care the depths of the Amazon rainforest, and Dr. Maybell Nieves’ reforged protocols amid societal collapse in Venezuela informed each of these authors’ approaches to survival medicine—and now their combined knowledge is readily available in “The Home Doctor,” the best first aid kit for survival.

    “The ongoing pandemic has opened many Americans’ eyes to how fragile our healthcare system can be, and how doctors and even whole hospitals may not have availability should an emergency arrive,” said Dr. Maybell Nieves, one of the three authors of “The Home Doctor” and the head surgeon of the Unit of Breast Pathology at Caracas University Hospital in Venezuela. “I’ve seen it all working as a frontline doctor, and medical issues are challenging enough without adding in supply shortages, blackouts, and a lack of running water. When people find they can’t depend on the medical system—we hope they can depend on the survival medicine found in 'The Home Doctor.' I’m proud to partner with Dr. Alterio and Mr. Davis on this book—with a sincere wish the information inside helps save someone’s life.”

    From listing medical supplies and treatments to stockpile before a major emergency happens, to recognizing the signs and symptoms when something is amiss, and even identifying remedies you can find in your own backyard, “The Home Doctor” offers readers over 300 pages of critical healthcare information, which can be ordered as a physical copy that includes a digital version or as just a digital version that can be easily carried on a smartphone or tablet. For just $37 (with an additional $8.99 for shipping and handling for the physical copy), the same methods used both by ancestors on the frontier and medics in modern conflict zones and areas of unrest are just a turn of the page or a click away.

    To find out more about “The Home Doctor,” the healthcare background and accomplishments of the authors, and to see more of what’s inside the survival medicine handbook, click here.

    About the Book: A wealth of knowledge reflecting the surgical expertise of Dr. Maybell Nieves and Dr. Rodrigo Alterio, and the self-reliant know-how of Claude Davis, “The Home Doctor: Practical Medicine for Every Household” offers readers a guide to best practices when formal medical attention isn’t readily accessible. Step-by-step and illustrated instructions show how to create home remedies, recognize signs and symptoms of illness, and take effective action. Learn more about the best first aid kit for survival at

    Joe Viljoen
    Oakmont LLC

  • Move United Reveals 2022 Adaptive Sports Calendar

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    2022 Adaptive Sports Calendar produced by Move United

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    2022 Adaptive Sports Calendar Includes 13 Amazing Photographs

    Calendar Highlights the Power of Sport and Focuses on Redefining Disability

    ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2022 / -- Over 70 different adaptive sports are offered across the country, including alpine skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, wheelchair tennis, cycling, wheelchair football, swimming, scuba, track & field, kayaking, climbing, wheelchair racing, hiking, and more. To highlight the various adaptive sports available, Move United has produced the 2022 Adaptive Sports Calendar, which features various athletes and adaptive sports, a listing of Move United members across the country, and other resources and information.

    Move United solicited images through a nationwide photo contest. After receiving nearly 100 submissions, 13 entries were selected for this year’s calendar. Photographers include John Thompson, Andy Templeton, Wheelchair Sports Federation, Keith Arimura, Kayla Lee, Fidel Lopez, Katie Joly, Chandler Burgess, Jeff Hackett, Tim Brown, and Reed Hoffmann. Featured athletes include Paralympians Declan Farmer and Hannah Dederick, youth athletes, wounded warfighters and other adults with physical disabilities. This is the fourth consecutive year the award-winning calendar has been produced.

    "We know the way people view disability is far from reality," said Move United Communications Manager Shuan Butcher. "This calendar was developed to help shift the narrative and redefine what disability looks like."

    Move United is the national leader in community adaptive sports, empowering 100,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year to live to their fullest potential. Move United’s 200 member organizations in 43 states are united by a single mission: ensuring everyone, regardless of ability, experiences the life-changing power of sport and is fully included in their community.

    Move United, an Affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to become physically and emotionally stronger through participation in 70 adaptive sports. Established in 1956, Move United offers community-based sports recreation, education and competition that push people further, bring people closer and leave no one on the sidelines. Sports make us more—more determined, more powerful, more ourselves. And they show the world what we can do.

    To download a free copy of the 2022 Adaptive Sports Calendar, visit Printed copies of the calendar can also be ordered on that page for $10 (which includes shipping and handling).

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  • Kimberly Beam Recounts Battle with Lymphoma and Developed a Meditation App for Teenagers

    Kimberly Joy Beam

    Kimberly Joy Beam

    Kimberly Joy Beam

    Kimberly Joy Beam

    Cancer survivor bares all in What the Doctors Don’t Tell You and creates community for teenagers in her meditation app Zen for Teens

    UNITED STATES, January 6, 2022 / -- In What the Doctors Don’t Tell You: One Woman’s Journey Through Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Kimberly Joy Beam shares her experiences battling and surviving cancer. Her memoir is a compelling work of creative non-fiction. She starts from the day she found the lump in her collar bone, through the process of diagnosis, and treatment. She walks readers through the journey, so they understand why she transformed and her passion to live the rest of her life. She also reveals how there are many aspects of the battle against cancer that doctors cannot convey, for these are roads the individual must walk by themself. In the pages of her book, Beam shares experiences and insights for those who are undergoing any life struggle – so that readers don’t feel alone.

    After Hodgkins, Beam was slammed with anxiety for the second time in her life. Her mother started to call it Post Traumatic Cancer Disorder and her doctor didn’t deny it. Beam wanted to work in a hospital and change the systemic problems she saw with the role, so she pursued a second master’s degree. In that study, she learned about meditation and mindfulness. After earning her degree, she attended weekly meditation programs, silent meditation retreats, studied breathwork under a certified breathwork instructor, and became a qualified Mindfulness Instructor through UMass Medical School. She learned she could quiet the anxiety. She found the best version of herself.

    Beam designed Zen for Teens as a place for teenagers to build their individual practice and create community. The top 25 subscribing users and sharers of the app, every quarter, are awarded the title Zenbassador. Zenbassadors are invited to a 2 hour Zoom meeting with Beam and are invited to add content to the app. Zanbassadors are also invited to give feedback on the app itself, and thus help shape future versions of the app as it is developed. Meditation has been proven to be an effective integrative treatment for mental health issues, in conjunction with counseling, therapy and medical treatment. This app is available on iTunes and Google Play.

    "Every experience in life contributes to who you are becoming. Every experience has the potential to change you and help create your future. I didn’t want cancer and didn’t want treatment. I blamed God for not healing me. I also see how it is one of the most glorious and terrible things I have ever been through. I changed the course of my life because of getting sick and going through treatment. It also contributed to my finding mindfulness and that led to my creating the meditation app. I would never have built Zen for Teens if I hadn’t gotten sick and walked the lonely roads I walked. I never would have built it if I hadn’t learned for myself the power that meditation holds in keeping anxiety in check," Beam says.

    About the Author
    Kimberly Joy Beam holds a Bachelor's degree in English, Middle School and Secondary Education from Gordon College. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and a Master's in Social Work from West Chester University. Beam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Pennsylvania and a qualified mindfulness instructor through U-Mass Medical School's Center for Mindfulness. Beam was a middle school and high school English teacher for 12 years. She also worked, for five years, as a hospital social worker mainly on the pediatric, maternity, and infant ICU floors. She was assigned to the oncology floor for the last year she was working in the hospital. One of the roles she had at the start of hospital career was working in the emergency department, helping to place adolescents and adults in appropriate mental health treatment. Beam now works for a school system near where she lives as a behavioral health therapist for middle school and high school students. She developed and launched Zen for Teens, a meditation app for teenagers, in June of 2021, when she realized there wasn’t a meditation app specifically for teens – where they can add content and help create the app’s future versions.

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  • John Lawrence Releases Highly-Anticipated Sequel to Best Selling Debut Memoir "Playing Doctor"

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    John Lawrence's debut memoir "Playing Doctor" was critically acclaimed and in the second instalment of the series John explores his time as a medical resident.

    I stayed up far too late, often crying with laughter, reading about the medical mishaps and blunders.”
    — Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada)
    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 5, 2022 / -- In 2020, John Lawrence released his debut to critical acclaim. "Playing Doctor" chronicled Lawrence's unlikely route to becoming a doctor despite vowing to his career advisor at Georgetown University that the only thing he didn't want to do was pursue a career in medicine. "Playing Doctor; Part 2: Residency: (Blundering along with imposter syndrome)" follows on from Lawrence's medical school days and follows him through the challenging world of residency. Lawrence tactfully blends his amusing and self deprecating anecdotes with stunning glimpses behind the curtain and into the world of medicine.

    John Lawrence's journey from Doctor to author was inspired by his desire to share his life and his work with friends:

    "The initial impetus for writing the late night on-call in the hospital email blasts that were the genesis of the story was simply to entertain friends with the fun stories that happened in the hospital. I suppose it is part of what makes us human, telling stories to each other. I hoped my honest tales of a medical student and resident’s life and experiences, confessing to the humor, the fears, confusions of learning how students become doctors; confessing that we, as medical professionals, don’t always know exactly what we’re doing, and also sharing some insight into how dedicated and hard working the medical community truly is—maybe something that has been a bit more visible this year with the Covid pandemic. " - John Lawrence

    "Playing Doctor" is available in all major print and digital formats.

    For more information visit John Lawrence's website.

    About John Lawrence:

    John Lawrence was born in New York, grew up England, and attended Georgetown University where he told his career advisor that the only thing he did not want to be was a doctor. He subsequently survived medical school and residency training in Utah.

    John was not the typical medical student, sneaking out of the hospital whilst on-call to audition for television shows; writing film scripts (The Cyclist, available on Amazon!) and working to overcome his imposter syndrome. John’s varied non-medical resume includes river rafting guide, ski race coach, bagel baker, screenwriter, film director, and expedition doctor climbing Kilimanjaro with Olympic Hall of Fame athlete Chris Waddell.

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  • Karen Fisher Ball, Founder of the Sturge-Weber Foundation, Publishes New Book, The Warrior Mama

    Karen Fisher Ball, founder of the Sturge-Weber Foundation (SWF), has published “The Warrior Mama, Tales and Tidbits from the Trail”.

    HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 / -- Karen Fisher Ball, founder of the Sturge-Weber Foundation (SWF), has published “The Warrior Mama, Tales and Tidbits from the Trail”, The book is part biography, part true tales from other “Warrior Mamas” on the source of their strength in living with a child that has Sturge-Weber syndrome.

    With no support groups, guidebooks, websites, or even brochures on the complexities of
    Sturge-Weber syndrome, 35 years ago, Karen Fisher Ball blazed her own trail and created the Sturge-Weber Foundation to battle SWS. She embarked on a fundraising and research journey through the medical community and the pharmaceutical industry that has helped people worldwide.

    In Part I of “The Warrior Mama”, Karen traces the source of her strength through her family’s history in the Old West — Butte and Helena, Montana.

    In Part II we hear the voices of other Warrior Mamas and their tales of battling SWS in their

    Part III introduces SWF and its early efforts to enlist the National Institutes of Health in search of solutions.

    Finally, Part IV delivers wisdom and observations from Karen’s blog. There is sadness and joy in these stories, and plenty of hope — hope for anyone who feels they are facing an impossible situation with the health of a loved one.

    The book is now available through Amazon and is available both hardcopy or digital copy. You may also order a hardcopy book through SWF by emailing and requesting a copy. The books are $20 each and 100% of each purchase will go towards SWF research and patient engagement.

    For additional information on SWF, please visit their website at, or call 973-895-4445. You may also follow SWF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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  • Center for Spiritual Cultivation Announces Launch of Non-Profit Educational Platform

    The platform is focused on helping individuals, leaders, and organizations to cultivate spiritually and achieve goals.

    MARIETTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2022 / -- The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is pleased to announce the official launch of its highly anticipated non-profit educational platform.

    Incorporated in August of 2021, The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is a non-profit educational platform featuring an online and in-person community focused on helping individuals, leaders, and organizations to cultivate spirituality and achieve goals. More specifically, the center supports individuals who are seeking to cultivate their spiritual attributes by learning to live by spiritual laws and spiritual principles. Additionally, the center works with leaders to increase their spiritual intelligence capacity, and with corporate partners who are looking to create or maintain spirituality in the workplace.

    "After studying the ancient systems of spiritual cultivation for more than 25 years and working my way up the corporate and academic ladder, I have been both called and compelled to launch this center,” says founder and President, Dr. Kweisi Ausar. “Our work is clear, impactful, and relevant: given the high level of pandemic-related workplace discontent, The Center for Spiritual Cultivation stands ready to assist individuals, leaders, and organizations in creating greater meaning in work and at work.”

    According to Dr. Ausar, the organization’s approach is grounded in ancient systems of spiritual cultivation, which focuses on increasing personal resilience, efficacy, and perseverance. The team specializes in combating and buffering the effects of workplace trauma experienced by healthcare workers and workplace discrimination most often experienced by women and minorities. Additionally, the center focuses on self-knowledge, the power of unity consciousness, and the development of spiritual faculties.

    The Center for Spiritual Cultivation is located at 531 Roselane Street NW, Unit 400-122, Marietta, GA 30060.

    For more information about The Center for Spiritual Cultivation, please visit

    About The Center for Spiritual Cultivation

    The Center for Spiritual Cultivation was founded by the organization’s President, Dr. Kweisi Ausar, an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He conducts research on workplace spirituality and other topics related to human dynamics in organizations. Dr. Ausar is focused on empowering individuals to transcend undesirable, dysfunctional, and harmful conditioning by cultivating spiritual competencies that are designed to increase mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

    In his memoir, No Sur: Breaking the Chains that Bind the Spirit, Dr. Ausar details how spiritual cultivation revolutionized his life and how it can do the same for readers. It was the art and science of spirituality that brought Dr. Ausar out of addiction, existential crisis, and mental health issues—to a place of outstanding personal and professional achievement.

    Dr. Kweisi Ausar, President and Founder
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  • Study finds that Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

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    Study finds that over a third of Canadians prefer to be approached for donations online, rather than in person. As pandemic triggers shift in donation habits.

    we rise by lifting others”
    — Robert Ingersoll
    NORTH YORK, ON, CANADA, December 29, 2021 / -- A majority of Canadians dislike being approached for a charitable donation in person, a study has revealed - as the new Werbylo app helps donate to good causes in just three taps.

    A study by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy found that more than a third (34%) of Canadians surveyed preferred receiving an email asking them to make a charitable donation over any other method.

    The second most popular method of receiving a prompt to donate was via mail, with 26% of donors favouring this method.

    Whilst 21% of the 1,561 Canadians surveyed by AFP said that they disliked being approached for a donation in person - such as by a cashier at checkout.
    And a massive 76% of those surveyed had made a charitable donation in the last year.

    With the pandemic causing a seismic shift in the way that charities fundraise and how donors choose to give, it’s no surprise that technology has stepped in to fill the gap.

    Apps and websites such as Werbylo (We Rise By Lifting Others), a Canadian crowdfunding platform, have allowed charities of any size to set themselves up online with no hidden fees charged.

    The adoption of this technology has coincided with an unpredicted rise in global charitable donations throughout the pandemic.

    Incredibly the charity sector has seen a huge rise in the number of people making donations globally, with 33% of the world’s population having donated to charity in 2020, the Charities Aid Foundation’s World Giving Index 2021 found.

    With the loss of physical fundraising events and the closures of stores worldwide, this rise can be largely attributed to the introduction of fundraising apps and websites such as Werbylo.

    Additionally, the donation amounts that Canadian donors are giving have risen in value to an average of $965 (CAD) - perhaps with people more willing to donate large sums with the anonymity that online giving allows.

    Unlike many other platforms, Werbylo is free to use for donors and has no hidden monthly fees for non-profits and charities - just an essential processing fee of 3.9% + $0.30 per transaction for the recipient.

    Fees charged by many crowdfunding platforms have previously put charities off from making the move online, as they feared paying large processing fees to accept their hard-earned donations via a payment platform.

    Mani Rahnama, the founder of WERBYLO, said: “The way donors give has changed as a result of the pandemic with 42% of charities cutting down their cash donation collections for hygiene and logistical reasons.
    “We’ve seen the number of online donations skyrocket, and there’s no indication that this number is set to fall with the end of the pandemic as so many organizations continue to move operations online.
    “We created WERBYLO, an online crowdfunding platform, to allow charities, non-profits, and places of worship of any size to be able to accept payments from their supporters free of charge, and without the need for a physical exchange of cash.
    “Werbylo makes it easier to act on that moment of goodwill within seconds, by simply pulling out a phone and making a donation in just three clicks on the app.
    “Werbylo crowdfunding platform has raised an incredible $110 million for good causes since launching, our goal is for it to reach $1 billion in 2022 as more and more charities move donations online.”

    However, for the charities that have made the switch to online fundraising rather than holding in-person events or opening fundraising kiosks and shops, 48% said they believed that fundraising had changed for good and wouldn’t be going back to traditional methods, a survey by CAF found.

    In the UK a Government assessment of Covid-19’s impact on the charitable sector found that 11% of charities had seen an increase in funding by using an online payment platform.

    But in the USA that figure was much higher, with the 2021 M+R Benchmarks Study reporting that total online revenue grew by 32%, with Hunger and Poverty charities seeing a mindblowing 173% increase in their online income.

    Charities using a service that allowed their donors to commit to a monthly donation, such as Werbylo, found that their monthly revenue from donations increased 25%, accounting for 19% of all of their online revenue in 2020, M+R reports. And the value of one-off gifts from online donors increased by 37% in 2020, the report found.

    Those that donated online through their phone gave an average of $42 (USD) whilst those who hopped on their desktop computer or laptop to donate gave an average of $80, the study found.

    The study also found that charities that took part in Covid-19 relief work saw their online incomes rise by 40% - mostly through one-off donations - whilst those that didn’t saw their online income rise by 22%. This donation pattern is similar to what is usually observed following a natural disaster.

    This year it is not only charities turning to online crowdfunding platforms, but also many places of worship relying on platforms like the Werbylo app to help collect worshipers’ contributions in a contactless manner.

    Payment platforms such as Werbylo have been essential for places of worship as congregations returned to physical worship, with physical cash donations halted to prevent the transmission of covid-19.

    But it is not only monetary donations that have made the pandemic a charitable time, with a miraculous three billion people (55% of the world’s population) helping a stranger in 2020 during the Covid-19 global crisis.

    Through the Werbylo app nonprofits can also manage their upcoming events and volunteer workforce, a difficult task in the midst of a pandemic when 51% of charities surveyed by Ipsos experienced difficulty recruiting volunteers.

    Why not donate to a charity right now and set good intentions for 2022? Visit or download the Werbylo donation app for Apple or Android, to make a donation in just three clicks.

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  • El Dr. García lanza sitio web para su libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’

    Libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’

    Libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’

    Dr. Roberto García García de Oaxaca, México

    Dr. Roberto García García de Oaxaca, México

    Sitio web del libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’

    Sitio web del libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’

    Este médico ortopedista mexicano tiene en puerta la impresión de una segunda edición

    Como catedrático me di cuenta de que los estudiantes necesitaban un libro que explicara los temas básicos de la traumatología y ortopedia con un lenguaje sencillo para aprender y gustar de la materia”
    — Dr. Roberto García García, autor del libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’
    OAXACA DE JUAREZ, OAX, MEXICO, December 27, 2021 / -- El Dr. Roberto García García de Oaxaca, México lanza un nuevo sitio web para su libro Traumatología y Ortopedia. El libro fue publicado por primera vez en 2019, con temas básicos para estudiantes de medicina. Profesores especialistas de diversas facultades de medicina recibieron el libro con respuesta positiva y lo recomendaron a sus estudiantes.

    Traumatología y Ortopedia, temas básicos para el estudiante de medicina, es una edición en pasta dura con contenido vigente en los planes de estudio de la materia en las principales universidades de México. Fue escrito para médicos en formación, ya sea al término de la licenciatura de medicina y cirugía o al inicio de su residencia en la especialidad.

    Esta edición presenta medios de diagnóstico y manejo no quirúrgico de las aflicciones más comunes del sistema locomotor que incluyen conceptos de autores considerados clásicos y también actualizaciones que complementan y ponen al día el conocimiento en la materia.

    El médico traumatólogo y ortopedista Roberto García García, es un profesional de la salud experimentado en su área de conocimiento. Con 39 años como especialista y 29 como catedrático, ha dedicado su vida al ejercicio de la Ortopedia, así como a la formación de universitarios y de médicos residentes en la especialidad.

    “Durante mi experiencia como catedrático me di cuenta de que los estudiantes necesitaban un libro que explicara los temas básicos de la traumatología y ortopedia con un lenguaje sencillo, para poder aprender y gustar de la materia” Dr. Roberto García García, autor del libro ‘Traumatología y Ortopedia’.

    Puede acceder al sitio web en para encontrar todos los detalles sobre el libro y cómo adquirirlo. El sitio web también tiene una tienda en línea funcional donde el libro se puede comprar y pedir directamente. Actualmente el sitio cuenta con pocos libros en existencia, pero en breve un nuevo lote estará disponible para envíos a todas partes de México.

    Sobre el autor
    El medico ortopedista Roberto García García fungió muchos años como jefe de enseñanza de ortopedia en el Hospital General de la Ciudad de Oaxaca. Tras su retiro de la Secretaría de Salud, continúa trabajando como catedrático en la Facultad de Medicina y Cirugía de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca y en la atención de pacientes en consulta y cirugía privada. En 2021 recibió el reconocimiento de la Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ortopedia y Traumatología a la Excelencia Ortopédica.

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  • Dr. Cass Ingram Develops First Medicinal Cream from Wild Spruce for Skin Care and Regeneration

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    Miracles from the far northern forest - spice, pine, birch.

    Natural Cures from Wild Tree Resins

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    Dr. Cass Ingram formulates the first topical therapeutical cream from wild spruce resin for normal, damaged, or aging skin. Ideal as a facial and hand cream.

    The basis for the resin’s high position in ancient societies was because it was highly effective. It was used for skin diseases, wounds, digestive disorders, and for increasing physical strength.”
    — Dr. Cass Ingram The Wilderness Doctor
    LAKE FOREST, IL, UNITED STATES, December 22, 2021 / -- Dr. Cass Ingram develops the first-ever medicinal cream from raw spruce resin for skincare and regeneration. An osteopathic physician and medicinal plant researcher, Dr. Ingram combines wild spruce resin with wild pine resin and natural wild essential oils in a beeswax and jojoba base. The health benefits of spruce resin are explained extensively in his book, "Natural Cures from Wild Tree Resins."

    “For hundreds of years, Scandinavia’s have used the potent spruce complex for wounds and lesions that don’t heal. The aboriginals use spruce resin for cancer and skin diseases. The basis for the resin’s high position in ancient societies was because it was highly effective. It was used for skin diseases, wounds, digestive disorders, and for increasing physical strength,” said Dr. Ingram.

    The book provides information and studies on the many uses of wild tree resins. A few of the many skin conditions spruce resin can support revealed by the book are:
    • aging skin
    • psoriasis
    • eczema
    • dermatitis
    • bed or diabetic ulcers
    • stump amputations
    • wounds that won’t heal

    “There can be no question that spruce resin possesses miraculous properties for wound healing. The spruce cream can be put on once or twice a day. Good for both men and women, it tightens everything: your hands, your feet, and your arms,” said Dr. Ingram.

    “5 years ago I had radiation treatment for a nickel-sized carcinoma lesion on my upper cheek. The radiation treatment was able to halt the cancer’s spread, and over the next 5 months, new skin gradually grew back in the treated area. However, I recently noticed that the lesion seemed to be reappearing. I decided to try the spruce cream and applied it to the area for 10 days and nights. At first, the cream caused redness and a mild burning sensation, but by the 10th day the burning stopped and the redness began to recede and within 72 hours the skin appearance returned to normal. Needless to say, I was impressed with the results,” said spruce cream user S.T.

    Dr. Ingram’s spruce cream is produced by PurelyWild™. The book is available as an ebook for immediate reading and printed copies are available in softcover. For more information and to order the spruce cream or other natural medicine, visit or call 800-295-3737.

    About PurelyWild™

    PurelyWild™ is the original wild natural medicine company providing truly raw whole food supplements. The PurelyWild promise states, “Get the health benefits you need from raw, unprocessed nature.” For more information and to learn about the health benefits of their wild natural supplements visit Truly.

    About Dr. Cass Ingram

    Dr. Cass Ingram, founder of PurelyWild™, is a nutritional and osteopathic physician who received a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Known as the Wilderness Doctor, he is one of North America's leading experts on the health benefits and disease-fighting properties of wild medicinal herb, tree, and spice extracts. The author of more than 25 books on natural healing, including" Natural Cures from Wild Tree Resins," has given answers and hope to millions through his lectures and interviews on radio and TV programs across America.

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  • UNESCO and Takhte launch the third book of youth essays ‘Year 2 AC (After Coronavirus)’

    (Right to Left) Shivani Kasturia, Head- Takhte and VOV, Mr Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO New Delhi, and Goldie Kasturia, Founder- Takhte and VOV launching the book at UNESCO office.

    GURGAON, HARYANA, INDIA, December 22, 2021 / -- Continuing with the momentum of the previous editions of their pan India essay contest, the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster and Takhte launched the third edition of the Essay contest book, ‘Year 2 AC (After Coronavirus): A Future Imagined by Youth’ on 17 December 2021.

    The book contains a compilation of 100 winning essays written by young Indians and presents their unique perspectives on the challenges that youth face in the wake of the COVID pandemic – from disruption to education, to massive increases in the use of digital challenges. The contest presented them with a platform to imagine solutions to these challenges, both for the short and long terms. Over 900 submissions from across 30 States and Union Territories were received.

    The book is a must-read to understand the observations, perspectives, and foresight of young writers across India. It includes a plethora of issues covered by the young writers, varying from education to culture, community to biodiversity, and the environment to disruptions in tourism. The anthology of essays is distinctive and unique, providing an important space for young people to demonstrate their knowledge, capacities, and drive for action.

    “This book serves as a repository of reflections drawn directly from the minds of young people across India. What is so inspiring about these essays, however, is that a common thread can be found in young people’s desire and energy for change. They are demonstrating that they have the knowledge and wherewithal to step up and be part of the solution as we recover from the challenges of the pandemic," said Eric Falt, UNESCO New Delhi Director.

    “Writing can be therapeutic. Children and youth must pen their thoughts as it can be incredibly relieving during these challenging times. Channelling the energy to the exclusive way of expressing and journaling can help one find better solutions,” said Goldie Kasturia, Founder -Takhte & VOV.

    UNESCO ( is a specialized UN agency with a mandate to build peace through international cooperation in the fields of education, the sciences, culture, and communication and information. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office is mandated to cover six South Asian countries -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

    Takhte: Writers & Publishers ( is a fast-growing firm, which provides support in writing and publishing books by writers of all ages. It also aims at promoting the importance of effective writing amongst young minds and for this conduct ‘Writeshops’ and annually organizing in partnership with UNESCO New Delhi, pan India online essay contest for children and youth. Takhte has also launched an online free publishing platform ‘Voice of Views’ for children and youth to express with their writings in any form of literary work on topics closer to their heart.

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  • Author Melissa Mullamphy Releases Heartbreaking New Book; Offers Advice on Dealing with an Imperfect Healthcare System

    Not in Vain, A Promise Kept. Book cover

    ‘Not in Vain, A Promise Kept’ describes the author’s mother’s 8-month battle with ovarian cancer and the medical errors that made her even sicker.

    HOLMES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 20, 2021 / -- Renowned author Melissa Mullamphy is pleased to announce the release of her latest book, Not in Vain, A Promise Kept. Available on Amazon and other major retailers, the book relates the heartbreaking account of the numerous medical mishaps and mistakes that occurred after her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. On a mission to share her mother’s story in the hopes that other families don’t have to face the same issues, Melissa ends each chapter by explaining to the reader what she learned from her experience, what she would do differently, and how readers need to find their voice and that they do have control and the obligation to help their loved ones during any health crisis.

    Melissa begins the book with a “letter to her mother” describing what has happened since she died: her grief, self-sabotage, mental illness, and how even as someone that is well studied in mental health, she felt that she failed miserably in her own actions. Explaining that grief does not fit neatly into a box as academia teaches us, Melissa suggests that although there are stages of grief, everyone handles it differently. She opens her scars for the world to see that there is no “right” way to grieve, and even those with fancy degrees and experience can be the worst patients.

    Melissa explains that her mother was very ill, and the family stood by her every step of the way as she became increasingly sick due to the many mistakes made. On one particular night, while her mother was suffering through yet another complication, Melissa made a promise that she would do everything in her power to prevent this from happening to others, and the idea for Not in Vain, A Promise Kept was born.

    “Dealing with the healthcare system can be a matter of life or death,” says Melissa. “I’m not saying that all medical and hospital staff and organizations should be feared. I’m not saying all doctors make gross errors. Of course, they are human, and we all make mistakes. I’m not saying you can’t trust what a professional tells you. But you need to be there, and you need to ask the tough questions, you need to take notes, you need to watch over your loved ones and advocate for them when they cannot or won’t.” It would help if you learned to become comfortable being uncomfortable.

    Melissa also writes relevant and timely blog posts on various healthcare issues ranging from COVID mandates to mental health and healthcare worker burnout, the Hippocratic oath, hospice, access to healthcare in a covid world, and patient advocacy. As devastated as she was by the standard of her mother’s care and treatment ten years ago, she is well aware that things have recently regressed even further due to COVID.

    The lack of proper care, according to Melissa, is not limited to just cancer patients. She recently helped a friend in a similar situation:

    “I have never, in my life, seen a human being suffer so bad. I was there Sunday, and within 48 hours, I came back to a shell of a man that had no cognitive ability to ask for pain medication. The pain was so intense that he forgot where he was, screamed, and begged for help. This was inhumane. I had no other alternative than to threaten the doctors that I wasn't leaving until they got him proper pain management.”

    “What’s happening in our healthcare system is unacceptable, but it’s reality. My mission is to help others help themselves and their loved ones by what we learned the hard way.”

    For more information or to subscribe to her blog and newsletter, visit Melissa’s website at

    About the Author

    Having worked in corporate America for 20 years, Melissa Mullamphy has a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She has worked in various psychiatric ER’s, ran many therapy groups, and step-down houses with MICA patients (mentally ill/chemical abusers). The author of the nonfiction children’s book, “Me, My Dog and a Sheep,’ Melissa’s most recent publication is entitled “Not in Vain, A Promise Kept,” a moving account of the negligence her mother endured during her stay in hospital after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She rewrote the book four times in ten years due to the necessity for the mental ability to put pen to paper. Finally, she became completely transparent and vulnerable through time, saying it was both a painful and therapeutic process to keep the promise she made to her mother so many years ago. It also demands accountability from the healthcare community and those who need to find their voice.

    The book offers lessons and tips to readers wanting to support their loved ones who find themselves at the mercy of a complicated and imperfect healthcare system.

    Melissa Mullamphy

  • The Soul Detective® Dr. Barbara Stone to be Featured on Close Up Radio

    MILLERSBURG, OHIO, UNITED STATES, December 16, 2021 / -- Deep healing may require going beyond traditional talk therapy into the spiritual world. We need multidimensional healing that can shine a light in even the darkest of places to heal the heart and restore the soul.

    Dr. Barbara Stone developed a healing method called Soul Detective. Her work goes into the invisible world of spirit—past life trauma, earthbound spirits and invasive energies— to find the underlying issues behind mental and emotional illness.

    “Soul Detective protocols are designed to help therapists and energy healers find and eliminate the invisible detrimental energies behind their clients’ complex emotional wounds and empower them to express their gifts and talents to fulfill their soul’s mission in life,” says Dr. Stone.

    Dr. Stone says she was first set on this path when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 42.

    “When you have a young body, the cancer is more aggressive,” recalls Dr. Stone. “The night before surgery, I was praying for help, and I saw Jesus come stand in front of me. He tapped me on the chest and communicated telepathically, ‘I now heal your soul.’ Suddenly, I was flooded with joy, and I absolutely knew I would get through the cancer. With my soul healed, I knew my body would follow suit.”

    That was 30 years ago. Today, Dr. Stone is in radiant health. The experience led Dr. Stone to write her first book Cancer As Initiation: Surviving the Fire (1994), which recounts her holistic approach to recovery from this illness.

    “If I had not been visited by Jesus, I wouldn't be here. I would have missed all five of my grandchildren,” says Dr. Stone. “So I dedicated my life to service.”

    After recovering from cancer, Dr. Stone’s clinical work took an unexpected turn toward earthbound spirits and past life trauma. Her second book Invisible Roots: How Healing Past Life Trauma Can Liberate Your Present (2008) is the culmination of her research into these unseen realms and has the Soul Detective protocols she developed for these two issues.

    Invisible Roots was followed by Transforming Fear into Gold: How Facing What Frightens You Most Can Heal and Light Up Your Life (2012), a guide to converting our greatest fears into energy we can use to realize our human potential. This book has the Soul Detective protocol to transform detrimental energies.

    “Soul Detective was born out of difficulties in my practice,” says Dr. Stone. “Neither my master's social work program nor my doctoral program offered ghostbusting courses. I had to figure it out.”

    Dr. Stone found that treating the wounds of past lives, earthbound spirits, and invasive energies helped her clients resolve their problems. Today, Dr. Stone teaches her unique method through her Soul Detective training program for therapists, professional energy practitioners and healers who have been confronted by these phenomena in their practice. With the Soul Detective protocols, therapists and healers can cut to the core of the issues and resolve the problems, often in just a few sessions.

    “Our goal is to serve as a resource for therapists,” says Dr. Stone. “We offer protocols to find the origins of a problem, whether it was this life or a past life, and release it.”

    Close Up Radio will feature Dr. Barbara Stone an interview with Doug Llewelyn on December 20th at 2pm EST

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