Learn to be healthier with holistic healing

Tired of diets that never work or don’t let you eat what you want? Try holistic healing.
Gail Lowenstein, Chief Medical Officer at The Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is offering Holistic Healing and Weight Loss classes on site.
Classes, which began Monday, July 16, will run every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. for the next 10 weeks and are open to the public.
The main goal is not weight loss, but to improve “body, mind and soul,” said Lowenstein, who received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis and tried the course herself before offering it to the staff at Margaret Tietz. Each class will focus on something different, she explained, because if you improve each part of your life your entire lifestyle will be better.
Using the program, Lowenstein, who is 51, lost 29 pounds and “cleaned up medical conditions - acne, chronic knee problems, anxiety and chest pain.”
“Lifestyle is the biggest factor on whether you will get a chronic illness,” Lowenstein, also certified in Functional Medicine, said during her presentation. Her classes help participants “take responsibility for [their] own health,” to improve their diet and lifestyle so that they can avoid chronic illness and “be healthier longer.”
Testimonials she presented include her family: her daughter Kimberly who has lost weight; son Alex, who has cleared up acne and irritable bowel; and her father Sy, who changed his lifestyle and no longer has back pain.
Lowenstein also ran a previous class for the staff at Margaret Tietz, and the 12 people who attended resolved symptoms ranging from acne to insomnia to asthma, with the added bonus of losing anywhere from 3-13 pounds.
Five of the “graduates” from the previous program will be “coaches” of this session, to help participants with the diet and lifestyle changes.
Classes will be held in the recreation room of the Margaret Tietz Center and there is a $10 recommended donation for each session. The donations will go toward the Holistic Healing Program at Margaret Tietz, and, later, to an expanded program for the Center’s patients.
If you are interested in attending, call 718-298-7842 for more information.

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