July News at one.

July at One.

Welcome to summer, as we celebrate our country's independence this month, we hope you find time to slow down and enjoy the outdoors, recharge your batteries and enjoy this period of relative rest and relaxation.

You will find this month's newsletter filled with ways to boost your health and wellbeing to improve your aging process by lessening your chemical load.

We hope you find time to read through our newsletter and pick out the things that interest you or share them with your friends and family as tidbits that may help. When we hear from you that you passed something on, it is truly our biggest compliment.

As always, we know how busy everyone is and we try our best to make this newsletter both informative and enjoyable. This month is packed again with tons of the latest health information and local events happening in our town. We love to hear from you about what you have taken away from your read!

Yours in Wellness,

Jennifer and Christina

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Just a reminder that as much as we love seeing you, if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms, please refrain from coming into the office to avoid infecting our providers or other clients. Thanks so much for helping us to prevent the spread of infection as we begin yet another Covid bump.

Qi Gong with Jeff

Join Jeff Masenheimer, LAC for Qi Gong on Mondays at 11AM (virtual) and Fridays at 10AM (in-person). 

Qi Gong exercise incorporates deep breathing and slow fluid movements for stretching and strengthening the muscles to achieve a meditative state of mind.

Benefits of Qi Gong:

-Keeps joints & muscles healthy

-Increases strength

-Improves range of motion of the joints

-Increases energy levels

-Improves balance

What does Qi Gong look like?

-The exercises found in Qi Gong involve gentle, rhythmic movements that mirror movements found in nature. Qi Gong teaches us to move our bodies in a similar fluid motion, minimizing the risk of injury while maintaining balance and focus.


Who would benefit?

-Anyone who is able to participate


Check out his short video below to learn more!

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Sue's Power Stretch City Dock CLASS is back in July!

Join Sue Clements on Saturday, July 6th at 8 am for her outdoor class at City Dock (weather permitting)! This class is a mix of stretching and core strengthening designed to promote whole-body strength and flexibility as well as keep you injury-free! Be sure to bring your own yoga mat and padding, stretch strap, and theraband.

If you haven't joined Sue for this class yet, come down and see how healing it can be to exercise outside with a view of the water!

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Did you know that there is a natural way to lessen your acute or chronic pain with no down time?

Try the Light Froce class IV Deep Tissue Laser for accelerated healing and pain control

For the month of July One. is offering a free laser trial session for new clients.

Authors have demonstrated that the more recently developed deep tissue laser has a positive response on cell membranes, mitochondria and damaged neurologic structures. Lasers of low intensity initiate analgesic, anti-inflammatory and biostimulatory effects, resulting in an increase in local microcirculation and increased healing. Increasing microcirculation induces an essential function in the tissue repair process and in pain control. 

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What We are LOVING Right Now!

This natural insect repellent actually works. Consistently rated best natural bug spray by consumer reports, it is one of our summer staples to enjoy the outdoors with less chemical load.

Interesting News

NYT: A Peek Inside the Brains of 'Super-Agers'

By Dana G. Smith

April 29, 2024

Overall, Dr. Strange said, there were a lot of similarities between the super-agers and the regular agers. “There are a lot of things that are not particularly striking about them,” he said. And, he added, “we see some surprising omissions, things that you would expect to be associated with super-agers that weren’t really there.” For example, there were no differences between the groups in terms of their diets, the amount of sleep they got, their professional backgrounds or their alcohol and tobacco use.

“In an ideal world, you’d find out that, like, all the super-agers, you know, ate six tomatoes every day and that was the key,” said Tessa Harrison, an assistant project scientist at the University of California, Berkeley, who collaborated with Dr. Rogalski on the first Chicago super-ager study.

The behaviors of some of the Chicago super-agers were similarly a surprise. Some exercised regularly, but some never had; some stuck to a Mediterranean diet, others subsisted off TV dinners; and a few of them still smoked cigarettes.

However, one consistency among the group was that they tended to have strong social relationships, Dr. Rogalski said.

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Click here to check out our list of in person classes to increase your socialization

The Best Cure For Chronic Pain? It's Not What You Think

While surgery and pain medications can have impact, it turns out that regular physical activity is the most potent and least invasive pain reliever available

By Meg Lambrych | February 6, 2024

While surgery and pain medications can improve your health and longevity, it turns out that regular physical activity is the most potent and least invasive pain reliever available. 

Regular exercise, such as cardio or strength training, can reduce chronic pain symptoms in two ways. First, it releases special chemicals called beta-endorphins, which act as natural opioids in the body. These endorphins not only produce that happy post-exercise haze, but they treat pain directly by acting like morphine on affected pain receptors. 

Regular exercise is an excellent way to manage chronic pain and reduce other associated symptoms such as low mood and energy. Strength training, in particular, releases the most endorphins and is crucial for people over 60.

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Potential Harm of Microplastics to Cardiovascular and Brain Health

Microplastics have, for several decades, invaded our environment and threaten the health of all living organisms on the planet, including humans.

By Jingduan Yang




Microplastic pollution is widespread, presenting significant health hazards. A study published in March revealed that microplastics increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke by more than four times. How can we prevent and address the health threats posed by microplastics?

Microplastics come from a variety of plastic products, including personal care items like exfoliating skin products and toothpaste containing plastic microbeads. Additionally, synthetic fibers in clothing also contribute to microplastic pollution. The ubiquitousness of microplastics in our air, water, food, and everyday items makes avoiding them impossible.

Microplastics affect human health in three primary ways:

  1. Microplastics can trigger chronic inflammation. Research indicates that microplastics mainly cause harm to health by inducing inflammation and disrupting the immune system. Chronic inflammation can damage blood vessel linings and cell membranes, predisposing individuals to various chronic diseases.
  2. Microplastics and the chemicals they degrade into can cause oxidative stress in our bodies. One study found that microplastics induce oxidative stress in tissues, inhibit enzyme activities, and promote lipid peroxidation. Oxidative stress is a self-defense mechanism in our bodies. While normally not problematic, excessive oxidative stress can lead to an overproduction of free radicals, which can damage our body’s cells and tissues, thereby increasing the risk of various diseases.
  3. Microplastics can also adsorb other toxic chemicals, such as heavy metals, causing further harm to the body.

In March, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in which researchers examined 304 patients who had plaque in their carotid arteries. Although these patients had not experienced any symptoms, they underwent surgery to remove the plaque, as it is akin to a time bomb that can detach at any moment, leading to cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

After analyzing the carotid artery plaques in all patients, the researchers detected polyethylene in the plaques of 150 patients and polyvinyl chloride in the plaques of 31 patients. In other words, microplastics were found in the carotid artery plaques of 181 out of 304 patients.

Nutrients for Detoxification

There is currently no medication or health product that can completely remove microplastics from the body. However, we can consider the reasonable use of the following types of health products to mitigate the effects of microplastics on the body.

  1. Antioxidants: Whether we get them through food or supplements, vitamins A, C, and E, and glutathione all act as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals and protect our cells.
  2. Omega-3: Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in supporting the health of cell membranes by maintaining their structure and function.
  3. Probiotics: Probiotics can support the digestive and detoxification functions of our gastrointestinal system.
  4. Herbal extracts: Extracts of certain herbs, such as turmeric, dandelion, and milk thistle can contribute to liver detoxification.
  5. Green algae and spirulina: Both are rich in chlorophyll and antioxidants, which can help eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from the body, thus aiding in detoxification.
  6. N-acetylcysteine (NAC): NAC serves as a precursor to glutathione. Glutathione is vulnerable to degradation during absorption. Supplementing with NAC to increase glutathione levels in our body can promote antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  7. Activated charcoal: In some cases, activated charcoal can act as a detoxifier in the intestines.
  8. Vitamin D: Vitamin D regulates cellular functions and provides significant support to the immune system, thereby enhancing the body’s defense against various environmental factors.

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Hormone Disrupters, how they can harm you and how to limit exposure

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Annapolis Happenings

SOFO Drive In Movie Nights Return July 26th!

African Queen is the first movie of the series, live music starts at 7 pm with Jack Shenk.

Food and drinks available to purchase from Grumps

RSVP required as space for vehicles is limited

or bring a chair and FM radio to listen in!

Click here to reserve your spot

We LOVE this shop, consider buying from this wonderful local business on MD Ave and help them to keep their doors open!

Mango & Main

SHOP UPDATE: Part 2/3: I’ve spent the last 6 months agonizing over the decision of whether or not to renew my shop lease.  The reality is that my rent is going up, and sales and foot traffic are going down… and as the kids say these days: The math is not mathing. 

We’re almost constantly in debt and just hanging on for dear life throughout most of the year while we eagerly await the holiday season and shoppers in downtown Annapolis.  We have a “break even” sales number that we need to reach every month just to pay the rent, payroll, taxes, etc… and we used to hit that easily… but haven’t been able to in quite some time. 

So I’m constantly thinking, “Am I crazy to keep trying?” “Do people even want to shop this way any more (in-person, small stores, pay for shipping)? Or is everything going the way of Amazon and it’s better to jump ship while I can?” 


I’m not ready to give up.  My little shop is not just about me, or you, or the downtown Annapolis community…

At the heart of this business are the many (thousands!) of people who make the things that we sell here. I opened this shop to create a marketplace for THEM & create a connection between our resources and people across the globe who are equally deserving of opportunity and hope. 

I want to keep going!!

Thankfully I was able to get a much shorter lease, so that took (some of) the scariness out of making a huge financial decision. I’m committed to staying here on Maryland Avenue for another 18 months!! 

I’m hopeful that things will improve and we can stay for even longer, but it feels good to take this tiny step forward. Will you help us keep moving forward too??

In part 3 tomorrow, I’ll get down to some transparent specifics on what we need in order to stay in business, and provide our loyal friends and supporters simple and easy ways to help (not all of them involve spending $)! 

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The Summer Concert Series is back for the 2024 season!

Concerts start at 7 p.m. at the Museum’s waterfront McNasby campus (723 Second St., Annapolis).

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to blues–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. No outside alcohol permitted. Bring a chair or blanket.

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July 7th

Welcome to First Sunday Arts Festivals in Annapolis Marylan

We invite you to attend on the first Sunday of each month (May to November) to shop up to 130 artisans, enjoy live music and cafe dining. Free Admission.

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All lectures will be livestreamed, please click on the event link for streaming information.


JUL 03

Dan Harrell, "Our Problem with the Problem with Technology"


JUL 10

Clara Picker, "Rousseau's History of the Species: Redeeming Nature in Society"

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More Happenings

-Plant sale for Annapolis Hope 6/28-6/29

Whatever your bud-get is for greenifying your home, count on finding plenty of options at Season to Season Horticultural Services’ plant sale. Season to Season specializes in extraordinary container design (you can see their work in front of Sailor Oyster Bar). This weekend, they’re hosting a plant sale with prices starting at only $3. You’ll find tons of varieties of plants and we’re extra grateful because the owner, Ronda Roemmelt Sneider, decided to give 10% of the proceeds to Annapolis Hope. 10 AM – 6 PM Friday and 8 AM – 1 PM Saturday. 2 Womack Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401.

-Annapolis 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

City of Annapolis

  • Amos T Garrett, West Street, Church Circle, Main Street & City Dock
  • Annapolis, MD


July 4, 2024


Parade Kicks off at 6:30 | Fireworks at 9:15 pm

-Annapolis Blues Soccer Home Games!

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium



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-Dinner Under the Stars


Wednesday, July 3

Seth Kibel

In front of Level

Billy Zee

Saturday, July 6

The Spindles

Music on the end at Calvert and West St.

Wednesday, July 10

Timmie and Tambo

In front of Level

Billy Zee

Saturday,July 13

Soul Journers

Music on the end at Calvert and West St.

Wednesday, July 17

Mike Heur

Sponsored by 

Renewal by 

Andersen Corp

In front of Level

Billy Zee

Saturday, July 20

Bayside Big Band

Music on the end at Calvert and West St.

Wednesday, July 24 

Wendall Live

(Sinatra Tribute)

In front of Level

Billy Zee

Saturday, July 27

D'Vibe and Conga

Music on the end at Calvert and West St.

Saturday, July 31

Soul Journers

In front of Level

Billy Zee

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-Summer Concerts at the Town Center

Summer Concerts are back! Join us every Friday from 5pm-8pm, for free, family friendly live music at the Boathouse Pavilion in the East Village (located next to P.F. Chang’s).

July 5: Weird Science: 80’s Pop Hits

July 19: Justin Taylor Band: Country Rock & Roll

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-City Dock Concert Series

Art in Public Places Commission & City of Annapolis


7/7/2024, 7/12/2024, 7/14/2024, 7/21/2024, 7/28/2024

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-Profs & Pints Annapolis: Horror as Queer


July 9, 2024




5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Blueberry Cardamom Bone Broth Smoothie

Bone broth is a versatile ingredient in many recipes, and popular for helping to heal and seal your gut lining among other things. Using a mild-tasting chicken or turkey bone broth works great in any smoothie!


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