Monday, October 14, 2013






Hello,

I've included some information on the Sacandaga Digest Holistic Healing & Arts & Crafts Expo as well as what we can do for your business advertising wise. They are incorporated into one email. You can do both or choose one that fits your business needs. Also read about a very exciting advertising incentive.  

Need Vendors: Event Time Again!!

We are sponsoring an event on Saturday, December 7th at The Historic Broadalbin Hotel (1854 Pub & Eatery.)
Whatever it is that you do that contributes to making people feel good about themselves, is why we want you to participate. Some of you may not be typically considered "holistic", but we still consider you because you are part of the "whole self" in which your service does help make people feel good. From outside the house to inside the home, from pets to gardens, from jewelry to art, we are all part of the "whole self". We hope you will join us!

Food and Drink available on site.

 

Admission: $5, under 12 free
 

Benefits of Exhibiting:
*Offer your services to the public
*Sell your products or give away samples
*Meet new people, establish ongoing clients
*Distribute literature, get leads, expand your mailing list
*Give lectures, demonstrations, performances, & presentations
*Educate people about the benefits of your products or services
*Offer book signings if you are a new author
 

The below outlines The Benefits of Becoming a Vendor and, How We Promote You.

Our advertising is widespread and thorough. We allocate over one third of your fees for advertising, including:
 

*Business Card Ad/Coupon in our online magazine, Sacandaga Digest
*Press releases sent to area newspapers and media, resulting in calendar listings
*Links to our website, www.SacandagaDigest.com
*Emailed event announcements 
*Listing on our own events listing page online
*Discount on future advertising following the Expo
At each expo, we offer prime booth locations and marketing options to businesses and organizations wishing to expand their advertising package to promote your products and services to the growing holistic community. Read on for additional advertising options.
 

Vendor applications Early Bird Special of $55 paid in full by 11/1 or $65 thereafter.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor or placing an ad for Montgomery Counties Holiday Edition, please email or call me ASAP. My contact info is listed at the bottom. 

Be sure to sign up early as this one is sure to fill up fast! Prime location!

Advertising:

We are now able to offer two magazines through Best Choice Magazine, one for Fulton County and one for Montgomery County. We will have our own special section in conjunction with Best Choice as we have incorporated Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. as a special feature. We will now be able to offer you total market coverage! 

Each is a separate deadline from the other. Each magazine is printed every other month, meaning each edition is “out there” for two months. Value of an ad is for a two-month time span. I Recommend booking an ad for both editions to reach the 50,000 homes and businesses by direct mail.


You would also be found online at www.bestchoicemagazines.com, where people can flip through an online version of the entire magazine. With Sacandaga Digest we are working in conjunction with Best Choice, so that we can expand our reach and build up the holistic network. 

We also publish a monthly email newsletter. Only 8 spots per newsletter to advertise at $20 month. This is quite successful as we cross promote.

We are seen: two websites, our extensive list of social media platforms, YouTube, Spreaker online radio, our events and now the Print Publication. We are here to help you! 

** Just because money is tight these days doesn't mean you have to settle for a stay-cation. The United States is home to plenty of vacation spots that offer the escape you need — complete with one-of-a-kind luxury resorts, mouth-watering restaurants and plenty of things to do — at prices that won't make you cringe. Here is what Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. has to offer.

We are holding a contest for any advertiser that advertises in our Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. edition within Best Choice Magazines. Your business will be entered into our “Win a Stay-Cation” to your choice of location within the United States for a 7-day/6-night vacation in a 3 star Luxury Resort of your choosing when you place your pre-paid advertising package with us for 6 monthly issues of Sacandaga Digest/Best Choice Magazines (Fulton or Montgomery Counties)!

Place either, or a combination of these size ads: 1/6 Page- $150, 1/3 Page- $260, ½ Page- $400, or a Full Page- $600 ad.

Because Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. is sponsoring this contest, only the advertisers advertising in our section of the holistic directory will be allowed to enter. This makes YOUR odds very competitive and you will have an increased chance of winning this vacation of your dreams!

*Transportation and food, winner is held responsible for. Location availability depends on location and date of booking of trip. Winner responsible for $100 deposit upon arrival, refundable. Trip must be redeemed by October 31, 2014. Must sign winner’s contract.

Let me know if you have any further questions. I'll be glad to answer them.


Kindly,
Shelley Brienza
Publisher
Sacandaga Digest Holistic
sacandagadigest@yahoo.com

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sacandaga Digest - T.H.I.N.K. Holistic Healing & Arts & Crafts Expo



SAVE THE DATE: December 7th !! 

Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K.-Holistic Healing & Arts & Crafts Expo 
will be held at the 1854 Pub & Eatery at the Historic Broadalbin Hotel in the village of Broadalbin on Dec. 7th, from 11 am to 6pm. 

 http://broadalbinhotel.com/index.php

Admission: $5, Under 12 FREE

(Vendors may begin setting up at 9am and take downs begin at 6pm and ends at 7pm. If interested in becoming a vendor, recommend signing up early as we tend to fill up fast.)

Directions: 59 West Main Street Broadalbin, NY 12025. Phone: (518) 883-5414

~Reiki
~Healers
~Aromatherapy
~Massage
~Tarot Readings
~Psychic Readings
~Wellness Products
~ Handcrafted Doll Furniture for the "American Girl" line
~Handmade Jewelry
~Handmade "Giftables"
~Arts & Crafts
~and more!

Food and Beverages available on site.

Conveniently located off NYS Thruway Exit 27, Follow Route 30N till you come to a round about, which you will go through continuing on Route 30N to the traffic light. Stay in right hand lane. Go straight ¼ mile, Broadalbin Hotel will be on your right hand side. Parking in back. Door in back to unload and carry in your product line.

Or if coming in from the western portion of the county, take State Hwy. 29 East to Vail Mills and go through round about, staying in outer lane heading towards Route 30N. Continue on towards traffic light, staying in right hand lane. Go straight ¼ mile, Broadalbin Hotel will be on your right hand side. Parking in back. Door in back to unload and carry in your product line.

If coming in from the eastern portion of county, in from Saratoga, take Route 29 West all the way to Broadalbin. When you reach a traffic light at Route 29 and South Second Avenue, you will want to take a right hand turn onto S. Second Ave. by the Stewart’s shop. Follow Second Ave to end of road at next intersection, take a left. Go down W, Main St., less than 1/10 mile and Broadalbin Hotel will be on your left hand side. Parking in back. Door in back to unload and carry in your product line.

If you need further directions or information you can always call us on the day in and we can guide you. Shelley at: 518-705-2521, sacandagadigest@yahoo.com or Stacy at: 518-852-9301, THINKstacy@yahoo.com. 

Thank you and we hope to see you there for your pre-holiday relaxation therapies and holiday shopping savings by buying local hand made/home made products!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Join Us in the T.H.I.N.K. Advertising Platform!

Hello THINK members and others!

Just a quick reminder that we only have a few spots left for this edition of the Fulton County, NY Sacandaga Digest Holistic Lifestyle Directory. It's only $80 per ad to reach over 25,000 homes and businesses in this county, Saratoga Co., Hamilton Co and more....

Contact us: sacandagadigest@yahoo.com by 9/27

You don't want to miss this chance to share your business with everyone!
Total market coverage means it will go into every single mailbox where someone actually lives because our mailing lists are updated each and every issue to make sure a living being receives these magazines.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sacandaga Sun Digest Holistic Expo

I'm still looking for more vendors for the Holistic event on 9/15 at the Perthshire, Perth, NY. I would love it if there were a chiropractor that would come and do adjustments on the spot and talk about how healthy it is to learn about spinal care.

I would love to have an acupuncturist on site, acupressure, and businesses that make natural lip balms is being requested already, home made/hand made jewelry, BARS person, a yoga demonstration or class held there, any herbal remedies for humans or pets, things of this nature would round us out nicely.

I also could use more intuitive persons for readings and possibly some Sanskrit music artists or any artist of any genre.

The whole point of this event is to teach and heal and help people feel good from head to toe. If you have any modalities that fits in this criteria, please contact me. We still have room and remember we are doing this to raise funds for the children's gardening program at the Creative Connections Art Center, in Amsterdam, NY. These children need our help!

Please contact me directly at: sacandagadigest@yahoo.com or 518-705-2521 or or THINKStacy@yahoo.com, 518852-9301. Thank you for allowing us to share. Have a blessed day!





Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. Newsletter August Edition


Have we got a lot to discuss! It's so exciting that I am hoping you can feel all this too! I have so many things to offer you this month!

Can you believe it is August already?? Where is the year going? Now is the time to hop on board with us at Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. because do we ever have a platform to tell you all about !!

This month our sponsor's are:
~Virgo Massage & Body Works
~Willow Tree Wisdom
~Elemental Gardens
~It's all About Energy
~Coryelle Kramer, Psychic Communicator
~Kelly Pickering, Team Northrup

We are sponsoring an event on 9/15 at the Perthshire, Route 30N, Perth. Our goal is to educate you on the different modalities of alternative health and an over all feeling of well-being. Whatever it is that you do that contributes to making people feel good about themselves is why we want you to participate. Some of you may not be typically considered "holistic", but we still consider you because you are part of the "whole self" in which your service does help make people feel good. From outside the house to inside the home, from pets to gardens, from jewelry to art, we all are part of the "whole self". We still have openings for vendors and admission for the public is $6, under 12 free. We hope you will join us!
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As some of you know we have been building a new platform for you to use under Sacandaga Digest Publishing. We are still fine tuning the wonderful aspects that will be available for you to access, but the wait will definitely be worth it for you. As we go along here each month I will try to introduce what areas are finished so you can keep learning what we are all about.

I recommend that you sign up to receive our Sacandaga Sun Blog as well. You can find that here:  http://sacandagasun.blogspot.com/


When can you access this?

You may access this service as soon as you become a paid member.

The reason WHY we are creating this platform is because we BELIEVE that it is important to have a central location where people can locate any holistic business information and self-publishing support.

The feeling of fulfillment comes from helping someone else. This is part of WHY we want to do this. We are inspired to do good for others.

Become part of the creation of teams of inspirational businesses or writers where we can do good for others who will in turn do good for another. It’s possible. Who doesn’t want to feel good? We can offer a platform for you to do good and feel good doing good. 

We are building a network of holistic businesses throughout the state of New York and beyond.  We welcome all area businesses with an interest in holistic health and green living.
Our goal is to develop a thriving community of holistic businesses with a wide range of interests. You will want to become a part of this!

We are planning on holding many events to expand and grow your business with. Come on out, get connected to other like-minded individuals and businesses, and catch the excitement of our network!

Sacandaga Digest T.H.I.N.K. (The Holistic Interconnected Network of Knowledge)
 

Who are we?

Under the direction of Publisher, Shelley Brienza, Sacandaga Digest Publishing and Sacandaga Digest publication, T.H.I.N.K. was created to promote members within the holistic integrative practices.

What are we?

 
We are an annual service that you buy into to receive extraordinary benefits. We are a vehicle to help you grow your business in a non-traditional way. We are a network of like-minded individuals that will share knowledge of the body, mind and spirit realm by teaching others what is available as alternative wellness or holistic lifestyle choices. As people’s awareness has grown to understand the inter-connections between mind, body, spirit and soul, or put another way, everything is inter-related, nothing is separate, and we believe we are here to help share all that information with everyone.

 

When can you access this?

 
You may access this service as soon as you become a paid member.

 
The reason WHY I am creating this platform is because I BELIEVE that it is important to have a central location nationwide where people can locate any holistic business information. The feeling of fulfillment comes from helping someone else. This is part of WHY I want to do this. I am inspired to do good for others.

Become part of the creation of teams of inspirational businesses where we can do good for others who will in turn do good for another. It’s possible. Who doesn’t want to feel good? I can offer a platform for you to do good and feel good doing good. 

Why do YOU need this network?
 

1. Networking

Make important business connections.

2. Credibility

Being a member says you belong to the Sacandaga Digest Network (T.H.I.N.K.).

3. Discounts

Save money advertising with us.

4. Seminars or Workshops

Keep your competitive edge as sharp as possible.

5. Special Publications

Targeted, effective and affordable advertising to reach businesses and customers.

6. Referrals

Steering consumers to member businesses.

7. Events

Being a member entitles you to a discount on vendor fees. 

8. Community Affairs

Promotes and recognizes programs that can make our community a better place to live and to do business.

9. Publicity

Free exposure helps your company prosper. Automatically are added to our digest directory listing on our website.

10. Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips

We will teach you how to keep a presence online. 

How can I join?  

Contact: Shelley Brienza, Publisher, Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. at (518) 705-2521 or email: sacandagadigest@yahoo.com


More to come on this in the next edition.  

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We at Sacandaga Digest have some changes we want to share with you in how we intend on continuing servicing your advertising needs and growing our editorial content in our publication. Sacandaga Sun Digest has been a drop off publication with some mailed to out of state previously. We will likely continue mailing out of state to those contributors that write for us, however, we are expanding our reach by the thousands in the next issue of Sacandaga Digest.

We are changing our publication name to : Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. to encompass a broader range of holistic businesses and practitioners. We will still do drop offs in many more cities than we ever did before too. The major change we are offering you is that we will now become a direct mail publication, mailed to every home, apartment, business or PO Box address in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Your ad or article will now reach over 50,000 individual persons in their mail boxes! This is a HUGE increase for your advertising dollars! And it is still just as affordable if not more affordable than we were before.


Sacandaga Holistic Digest
(Direct Mail Print Magazine)


We are now offering two magazines; one for Fulton County and one for Montgomery County. Each is a separate deadline from the other. Each magazine is printed every other month, meaning each edition is “out there” for two months. Value of an ad is for two-month time span. We recommend booking an ad for both editions to reach the 50,000 homes and businesses by direct mail.  

MONTGOMERY COUNTY EDITION
*Delivery totals based upon December 2012 U.S. Post Office figures. Figures subject to change based on current population.
Zip Codes Location Delivery
12010 Amsterdam (Perth) 13,766
13317 Canajoharie (Ames) 1,755
12068 Fonda 1,386
12069 Fort Hunter 130
13339 Fort Plain 2,838
12072 Fultonville 1,166
12086 Hagaman 848
13410 Nelliston 259
13428 Palatine Bridge 743
13452 St. Johnsville 2,208
12177 Tribes Hill 361
Approx: 25,000*

Your advertisement or article will reach 25,000 homes and businesses as listed here. The delivery number shows you how many magazines will be direct mailed to each of those cities and towns or villages.

And then, we will do an additional 5,000 magazines as drop offs in these locations to expand on your reach!


Surrounding Area Drops
• Dolgeville • Fort Johnson • Frankfort
• Herkimer • Illion • Little Falls
• Mohawk • Newport • Poland
• Richfield Springs • Salisbury Center
• Sharon Springs • Sprakers
• Van Hornsville
Up to an additional 5,000 magazines!

In addition to being in every mailbox in each county and these additional cities/towns, with your pre paid advertising,  you will receive a Free Digest Directory Listing for Life on the Sacandaga Digest website.

FULTON COUNTY EDITION Issues
*Delivery totals based upon December 2012 U.S. Post Office figures. Figures subject to change based on current population.

 
Zip Codes Location Delivery
12025 Broadalbin 2,694
12032 Caroga Lake 798
12078 Gloversville 11,137
12095 Johnstown 6,176
12117 Mayfield 1,616
12134 Northville (Edinburg) 2,263

Again, take note of how many editions of the publication will be delivered to each village, town or city within Fulton County. That's another 25,000 issues direct mailed to every home and business! 

Surrounding Area Drops (addt’l 5000)
• Ballston Spa • Galway
• Lake Pleasant
• Rock City • Speculator
• Saratoga Springs

Approx: 25,000*

And once again, we will do another 5.000 additional issues to be used as drop offs in Saratoga County and Hamilton County in addition to the 25,000 already reaching everyone in Fulton County. 

I know it's a lot to absorb and I will try to break it down so you can understand this expansion.
However, we are super excited to be able to offer you this platform to grow your business! I will personally help you in all aspects of growing your business or maybe you want to become one of our regular columnists and create a following for your business and share your knowledge. 

We are the LARGEST direct mail publication in all of Fulton and Montgomery Counties!

This magazine will be available in various locales of NYS. Currently we reach Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady, Orange, Herkimer, Albany and Saratoga counties. Our goal is to encompass eastern New York State. Many of the advertisers are involved with distributing our magazine because they strongly believe in our mission, in turn, helping us generate a solid following to support your business.

We wanted to create something that leaves a good feeling in people as well as educate them on what is available to them right now in their own back yards or are easily accessible. We are a niche publication, working on the October/November, Fulton County issue, which is scheduled for release during the second week of October.

Our magazine offers a special area of demand for products and services that are rapidly growing into a way of life for many people. We have several major factors in our favor: We are the least expensive advertising company. If your advertising budget concerns you, why not go with a company who can give you the most for your money while distributing to a target market who is looking for you. Not only does your advertising dollars buy you two months of circulated publication throughout Fulton and Montgomery Counties and beyond, but also consumers do not throw our material away. Our product is kept for future reference because of its usefulness unlike an expensive newspaper type advertisement that is here today, gone tomorrow. 

I would like to invite you to step outside the box and join us. 

Think of the possibilities advertising with us could mean to your business when the growing market of people who are dedicated to a healthy and positive lifestyle know you support their standard of living. Considering the economy, word of mouth is not enough, especially if consumers do not know you exist. The holiday season is nearly upon us. Here is what you can do to grow your business: You can join us in this emerging market by placing an ad or article that will show who you are or what you are all about. 

Each edition section will become a clip out section that you can save and put into a binder to create your very own personal resource guide to keep for alternative modalities.

 
Visit our website at http://www.sacandagadigest.com/, it will explain all in detail, and with pricing at http://www.sacandagadigest.com/rate-card.html. As a bonus, online advertising is FREE with your pre-paid print advertising. You can pay directly online, securely and safely via PayPal. An account is not needed to pay or reserve your ad or article space. I highly recommend that you try us out by buying a pre-paid SPOT AD for only $80 a month. For $80 you will be reaching 25,000 homes and businesses!! You will not find anything as affordable as this and we are happy to be able to offer you this everyday low ad pricing.

In addition to participating in this new format of Sacandaga Digest, please participate in our FREE “Lucky Numbers” promotion where you and the public can win valuable gift certificates and great gifts from many area businesses. Everybody’s a winner! This is a great marketing tool called "Lucky Numbers" which helps direct consumer traffic to our shared website. With this fun, interactive program we offer additional incentives to the consumer. And we’ll promote each business that takes part in this program for FREE…. driving more traffic to your door! (Contact me for further information.)

At present, we will direct mail to over 50,000 homes and businesses, apartments, and P.O. Boxes. We have an online presence with Facebook, Pinterest, You Tube, our personal blog, http://sacandagasun.blogspot.com/, Twitter and LinkedIn. 


With your permission, we will continue to send you Sacandaga Digest Newsletter updates. Please share this letter with whomever you feel it will benefit. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed with an open mind. We give back to the community through our various events we hold and encourage any consideration for future donations.

FIRST RATE QUALITY
Our attractive, full color magazine is printed on a bright, high quality glossy paper and offers a colorful presentation that breaks through the mailbox clutter. It is more durable and cleaner than newsprint and doesn't come off on your hands.

And finally, the main reason we can offer you this fantastic new advertising platform is because
we are participating in  a SHARED MAILING program with other advertisers. We will be inside of Best Choice Magazine in our own HOLISTIC section as Sacandaga Digest Holistic/T.H.I.N.K.. Customers realize substantial savings because the expense of postage and mailing is shared. By placing your ad in a our shared advertising magazine, you are ensured that only interested buyers are looking at your message. Along with a helpful index of advertisers, your message will be easily found again and again.

To receive the professional attention you deserve, email me at: sacandagadigest@yahoo.com


Abundant Blessings,

Shelley Brienza
Publisher
Sacandaga Digest/THINK

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If you are interested in advertising in this newsletter, it is $20 a month and only 8 spaces are allotted each issue. First come first served. Let us know as soon as you can. Submit your artwork/business card to us at: sacsundigest@yahoo.com and we will bill you to reserve your spot. Please support our newsletter advertisers by telling them you have seen them in Sacandaga Digest/T.H.I.N.K. Newsletter!
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013






We are sponsoring an event on 9/15 at the Perthshire, in Perth, NY . 

Our goal is to educate you on the different modalities of alternative health and an over all feeling of well-being. The traditional meaning of holistic is one that is used most commonly in medicine. It is the idea that all aspects which contribute to a person’s well-being are addressed, including the physical, the spiritual, and the emotional. 

We also include the environment and sustainability in our definition of holistic, because our goal is to educate consumers on the effects our choices make on the earth’s ecosystems and to provide access to products and services which are more earth friendly, as well as being safe, natural, and providing positive health benefits. 

As people’s awareness has grown to understand the inter-connections between mind, body, spirit and soul, or put another way, everything is inter-related, nothing is separate, and we are here to help share all that information with you. 

Whatever it is that you do, that contributes to making people feel good about themselves, is why we want you to participate. Some of you may not be typically considered "holistic", but we still consider you because you are part of the "whole self" in which your service does help make people feel good. From outside the house to inside the home, from pets to gardens, from jewelry to art, we all are part of the "whole self". We hope you will join us!

Email for more information or a vendor application: sacsundigest@yahoo.com
Vendor Fee: $65
Admission: $6, 12 and under for free

A portion of the collected monies will be donated to the Amsterdam Creative Arts program where they work with children.  


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Asthma and Allergies



Asthma and Allergies
Submitted by: Willow Tree Wisdom, Amsterdam, NY
 
Parents might be keeping their children to clean for their own good. The rate of increase in asthma and allergies could be due to too much hygiene. A study conducted by Von Mutius et al.  Indicates that children who grow up on working farms are much less likely to develop hypersensitivities than any other group of children.  It seems that sleeping with animals, working in hayfields and drinking raw milk stimulates a child’s immune system at an early age.  A study in 2000 conducted by Folkerts, Walzl and Openshaw and published in “Immunology Today” concluded that common childhood infections ‘teach’ the immune system not to be allergic?” So, lay off all that hand sanitizer take your kids outside and play in the dirt.

Individuals’ who currently suffer from allergies and asthma can use diet and herbs to stimulate innate immunity and modulate hypersensitivity. Many of the commercial products on the market may help temporarily relieve symptoms, but do not improve overall health or immune response. The liver plays a large role in filtering toxins from our bodies, but its efficiency is inhibited by the sheer amount of chemical and natural substances in the environment. When the liver is not able to properly do its job, the toxins have to go somewhere. Blood becomes “dirty” and the response is inflammation. Inflammation is a result of the body’s reaction to dirty blood.   

Inflammation doesn’t always have to come from a clearly “offending” substance or event such as chemical exposure or a cut. Sensitivities may be caused, in some people, by substances that others would not react to at all.  This is the definition of an allergy.  Wheat is an example of a substance well tolerated by some and not by others.  The idea of toxic blood is an over simplification of what causes allergies to a substance in some but not others.

“To understand “dirty blood”, think of our bloodstream as having a certain quota of “toxicity” which, when exceeded, causes symptoms of inflammation to appear. If you think of “toxins” as entering the body through the gut or through the lungs, you can begin to see what organ systems might be involved in protecting the blood (a deeper level) from these “toxins”: a functional respiratory system will trap most harmful substances and remove them through the expectoration of mucus; a functional digestive system will sterilize food (unless it’s horribly tainted…), digest many proteins, poisons, and other chemicals that can cause inflammation, and eliminate toxic waste quickly and effectively; a strong liver will metabolize chemicals absorbed from the gut, reduce their toxicity, and eliminate them through the bile; and, although not the most important in a discussion of allergies, the urinary system helps eliminate undesired substances from the blood. Weakness at any of these points can lead to an increase in “toxins” present in the blood. Finally, the immune system is responsible for the general level of sensitivity to the blood’s “toxicity” (actually sensitivity to the presence of antigens): in effect, it sets the quota ( Guido Mase, 2012).”

Along with getting outside and exercising, the diet should be considered. There are also wonderful herbs that can help reduce toxicity and restore balance. Milk thistle helps to build and restore the liver. Dandelion root can be used for liver detoxification. Astragalus is a wonderful immune system modulator and can help strengthen the body’s own immune system. Nettles and Goldenrod both help reduce histamine and reduce inflammation. 

Chocolate and green teas are full of flavonoids and also can help reduce inflammation. Depending on the other systems that are affected, there is an entire array of herbs that can be used. Not just to treat symptoms, but to restore the body to health.

Summer Savings from Sacandaga Sun

Friday, June 21, 2013

Event Time Again!! Sacandaga Sun Holistic Expo





Event Time Again!! Sacandaga Sun Holistic Expo 

Sunday, Sept. 15th

Sacandaga Sun Holistic Expo will be held indoors at the Perthshire, State Highway 30, (Across from Perth Vol. Fire Dept.) Perth, NY, from 11 am to 5pm.

We are sponsoring an event. Our goal is to educate you on the different modalities of alternative health. The traditional meaning of holistic is one that is used most commonly in medicine. It is the idea that all aspects which contribute to a person’s well-being are addressed, including the physical, the spiritual, and the emotional. We also include the environment and sustainability in our definition of holistic, because our goal is to educate consumers on the effects our choices make on the earth’s ecosystems and to provide access to products and services which are more earth friendly, as well as being safe, natural, and providing positive health benefits. As people’s awareness has grown to understand the inter-connections between mind, body, spirit and soul, or put another way, everything is inter-related, nothing is separate, and we are here to help share all that information with you.

This event will have added traffic due to the fact that another event is going on the same grounds outside while we are inside. Food and Drink available on site.

Admission: $6 , under 12 free

Benefits of Exhibiting

*Offer your services to the public
*Sell your products or give away samples
*Meet new people, establish ongoing clients
*Distribute literature, get leads, expand your mailing list
*Give lectures, demonstrations, performances, & presentations
*Educate people about the benefits of your products or services
*Offer book signings if you are a new author

How Do We Promote You?

Our advertising is widespread and thorough. We ask all attendees how they heard about each event in order to continually maximize the most cost-effective advertising. We allocate over one third of your fees for advertising, including:

Benefit of Becoming a Vendor


*Business Card Ad/Coupon in our national magazine, Sacandaga Sun Digest
*Press releases sent to area newspapers and media, resulting in calendar listings
*Links to our website, www.SacandagaSun.com
*Emailed event announcements
*Sacandaga Sun TV video and Spreaker Radio channel
*Listing on our own events listing page online
*Discount on future advertising following the Expo

At each expo we offer prime booth locations and marketing options to businesses and organizations wishing to expand their advertising package to promote your products and services to the growing holistic community. Contact us for additional advertising options.

Vendor applications available. $65

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email or call, Shelley Brienza, at: SacSunDigest@yahoo.com or 518-705-2521

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Looking for people to write for me in Sacandaga Sun Digest, hugely discounted, $80 a page your cost.
Sacandaga Sun Digest magazine has a commitment to be a platform to profile businesses/or people who are representing alternative solutions while educating persons leading to a positive vision that can both encourage and empower people to make healthy lifestyle decisions. My goal is to create an online and print resource guide for the many alternative, healthy or holistic lifestyles for people or animals, wellness for body, mind and spirit, meditation, highlighting each of these areas. It is also important to us that we give back to our communities and we try to do this through events and donations.
It is important to Sacandaga Sun that we provide reading content to the public and the business sector as a full color magazine/digest that will include topics of interest such as:
Animal Tales Holistic Inspirational Wellness of the Body, Mind or Soul Fitness Organic Home made products or recipes Hand made products Meditation & Yoga Holistic/Alternative Therapies or Healing
I am willing to offer the pages at cost so that I can get some of this great content that I know is out there waiting to be expressed. Normally it would cost people/businesses over $200 for a single page in the digest. I want the enlightening articles. It promotes the positive environment I am working on creating within my publication. People are tired of reading everyday things and all the negativity that is out there. They WANT to read our publication and they do read it or subscribe to it. I want you to become a part of it and grow with us. I will offer you so much more beyond traditional advertising methods to help you grow your business as well. I believe in this that much in that I want to give back to the businesses as well. Won't you join us?
Editor/Publisher, Shelley Brienza

Thursday, May 2, 2013

We are Affiliated with Many...

I also wanted to let you know that we are affiliated with many wonderful companies from around the world that offer some pretty spectacular, healthy living lifestyle choices for you. I will send out the ads for them on here from time to time.

Today we have Bambeco. Great eco-friendly product line.

Take a look!


Bambeco Spring Category

Far Reaching

I wanted to touch base on some of the many ways we reach out and let others know of your business. We use our own website at www.sacandagasun.com or sometimes we use our sister site at www.sacandagadigest.com for your business articles. When you advertise with us, you will be seen!

We use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Taciture, our blog here, other websites that we network with, www.willowtreewisdom.com and www.psychiclisaann.com, You Tube, Pinterest, Spreaker online radio and Blog Talk Radio. All this as well as being in print, that is also sold online and available in digital formats, subscriptions online or in print or apps that you use. Again, you are being seen!

Everyone will get all this and a free online listing in our web directory with your pre paid advertising.

It's really important for you to know how hard we work to help grow your business. The Social Media marketing platform is just one part of the spectrum that Sacandaga Sun uses. Our newest method to reach your market is by you participating in our events. Our first event/expo we held earlier this year was a success!

We are working hard now to plan out our next event that will be bigger and better than ever! Our locations will vary from time to time so that we can reach new markets. When we figure out all the details, we will be sure to let you know!

We are looking for people/businesses to join us as we create a network of like minded individuals. We are all here to teach one another. There are many healthy lifestyle choices available today and it is our goal to share them with you.

Your Publisher,

Shelley Brienza
Sacandaga Sun Digest
sacsundigest@yahoo.com

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Learn About Hello Fresh

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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