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Redefining Vitality

A Spotlight on Bob McMillan and the Come Alive Project For many who hit their mid-70s, their first thought is to relax, sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of lemonade. That would not be the correct assumption about Virginia-local, Bob McMillan. As he approached retirement in his late 60s, he realized that a new career in fitness and ... Read More »

Proper Nutrition Keeps Your Pet Healthy

by Pema Choepel Mallu, DMV Dogs and cats are carnivores and they cannot digest grains well. Cats are obligate carnivores that are pre-disposed to diabetes when fed foods with grains. Feeding a raw diet has helped many pets get over IBD, allergies in general, ear infections, auto immune diseases, epilepsy, bladder stones, arthritis, obesity, Cushing’s disease, thyroid disease, liver and ... Read More »

Helping to Solve the Mystery of Food Allergies

Spotlight on Dr. Autumn Frandsen at National Integrated Health Associates So often, when a person who is normally healthy begins experiencing a lingering illness or presents signs that something is amiss in the body, it can be a great mystery to the individual as well as to their physician. Typical remedies—tried and true—don’t seem to be helping. The patient can ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Friends, In December, I posted one of the most personal letters to you all in nearly four years of publishing. I was blessed by the response that I received to my offering of the Prayer of St. Francis, with his call to “make me an instrument of thy peace.” While I hope to keep parts of my life, and ... Read More »

Enjoying the Warm Glow and Positive Effects of a Himalayan Salt Light

by Laina Poulakos One of the most well known uses of a Himalayan salt light is its power to purify the air. This is done as the heat activates the salt, attracting dust, pollen and dander. These partials get trapped within the salt and clean air is released, helping reduce suffering of those who suffer with allergies and asthma. The ... Read More »

CBD for Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and with the theme “Not Alone”, that’s exactly how people often feel. Unfortunately that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury—whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor or other illnesses. About 52,000 die as a ... Read More »

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Fresh Perspectives on Food by Helen Strong The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the largest and one of the oldest film festivals, in Washington, D.C., will commemorate its 25th anniversary this spring. Marking a quarter century of celebrating and defending earth through the power of film, the 2017 festival, March 14 to 26, will present more than 150 ... Read More »

How Qigong Healed a Wounded September 11 Firefighter

by Jonathan Henderson On duty the morning of September 11, 2001, New York city firefighter Jonathan Henderson searched for lost friends after the World Trade Center Tower collapsed and then volunteered for 30 days of 12-hour shifts to recover their remains. A total of 343 firefighters died that day and the death toll is still climbing as a result of ... Read More »

Edgar Cayce: The Original Holistic Healer

by Allan Tomson Edgar Cayce was America’s premier “medical intuitive” long before those words were coined. Throughout his career he gave more that 15,000 readings, mostly pertaining to health. He was a superb channeler, able to both diagnose and give treatment advice. In fact, Cayce channeled many remedies that still work extremely well today. Edgar Cayce was born in 1877, ... Read More »

Explore and Live on the Eastern Seaboard’s Longest Coastal Preserve

by Robin Fillmore Though it is only hours from Washington, D.C., a true hidden gem lies just to our south. Off the Eastern Shore of Virginia are the barrier islands which protect seaside tidal creeks, bays, marshes and the mainland, providing habitat for abounding nature, including migratory songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, shellfish and finfish. Visitors are welcomed with the sign “You’ll ... Read More »