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By Salvador Quiroz   Indigestion: Does it Always Indicate Infection?   Indigestion is a term frequently used by patients to describe a variety of symptoms that are, for the most part, very non-specific. To some patients, indigestion refers to actual abdominal pain, pressure, or heartburn. Others may use the term to describe a vague feeling [...]

“Tango Therapy and the Gift of Argentina”

By Christina Johnson I am grateful for my assiduous body. Sometimes as I am dancing the tango, I feel a flutter of thanks knowing that it was possible never to have discovered the heaven of tango. I could have never known what the soft union, the solid physical heart support, the instinctual and gentle breathing [...]

Personal Health

By Nancy Johnston Hall Itch. Scratch. Itch. Repeat. I was the master of my own misery. When my neck, back, and scalp began itching like crazy this winter, I began scratching which led to more itching, which led to more scratching. I was trapped in the itch-scratch cycle. A dermatologist diagnosed the reason for my [...]

On Call: Health Advice from UC San Diego Health Experts


By Santiago Horgan Taking NOTES: A Q&A with Surgeon Santiago Horgan, MD, UC San Diego Health Surgeons at UC San Diego Health are looking for ways to take the cutting edge out of surgery by making operations incision-less. The trick is to operate through natural body openings, such as the mouth. Almost a decade ago, [...]

“Inquisiting” Minds Want to Know—The House of the Inquisitor


By Peggy Jones One of the most beautiful and interesting homes from the colonial era here in San Miguel de Allende is the Casa del Inquisidor at Cuadrante 18. The ornate baroque facade confirms the construction date of 1780 that is also carved into a ceiling beam. Elaborate stone carved cortinas (curtains) and capitals, each [...]

Tango and the Poetic Body

Holiday Tango Therapy Classes! By Christina Johnson and Ezequiel A. Peinado Tue, Dec 19, and 26, 10:30–11:30am Optional time practice11:30am–2:30pm Pure Fitness studio, Stirling Dickinson 15 180 pesos per couple per class or 650 for the series of 4, paid on first class 120 pesos per single for class, or 450 for the series of [...]

Master Classes for Writers with World-Class Instructors

Master Classes for Writers in San Miguel Master Classes for Writers with World-Class Instructors By Susan Page There are no finer, more sought-after writing teachers in the world than the faculty who teach at the annual February Writers’ Conference. The Conference has persuaded four of the most acclaimed teachers to stay in San Miguel for [...]

Think You Know Everything About the Flu?

HEALTH NANCY flu-sneeze

Personal Health By Nancy Johnston Hall We’re heading into flu season, from December into the spring. So now is a good time to find out what you know (and don’t know) about preventing and treating this common but potentially serious virus. True or false? The flu (influenza) is just a bad cold. False—a cold and [...]

Discover the Child Within to Become a Healthier Adult


By Danny Schexnayder Mercedes Guzmán is the creator of ICLP (Inner Child Love Process), a powerful technique to reconnect and heal your inner child. She is an international lecturer/coach/author and has worked with thousands of people around the world helping them heal their past and transform their lives. Mercedes has been featured in Forbes magazine [...]

Bernice Lewis Offers Songwriting Workshop


By Jean Pascal Monzies Bernice Lewis teaches songwriting at Williams College and was an Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute for five years, leading music. She will be teaching songwriting at the San Miguel Songwriters’ Workshop Dec. 8–11. For more information, contact (Interview by Emily Pickrell) EP: How did you start songwriting? BL: [...]

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