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Candida, The Silent Epidemic

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The overgrowth of Candida albicans is the silent epidemic in the United States. This rampant yeast affecting 70 percent of Americans runs havoc on the immune system. Naturally, a very small amount of candida lives in our mouth and small intestines, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. However, a diet full of sugar, highly refined carbohydrates and gluten, alcohol ... Read More »

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

by Allan Tomson, D.C. Let’s face it, eating well is challenging. While a small sector of our food supply is improving, more often we have to “beware” of the toxic elements that aren’t good for you. Even “healthy” grocery stores sell plenty of excessive sugary and chemical-laden products. It takes time to shop healthy and requires reading glasses. In the ... Read More »

Introducing Ashwagandha

By Laina Poulakos Though many people do not know much about it, ashwagandha is a powerful and useful herb and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years. Ashwagandha has an amazing effect to help lower cortisol, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. This potent herb is also known to help those suffering with depression. Additionally, ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Surprise! Hello, dear friends, I am still here. The transition to the new structure at Natural Awakenings, Washington, D.C. has been extended just a bit, so I have the privilege of guiding you through at least one more issue of the magazine. As I said before, even after I have moved out of the publisher role, I will still be ... Read More »

Getting Back to Healthy Eating

by gLou Stevens In the early 1800s, most Americans ate what they grew or hunted locally. Corn and beans were common, along with pork. In northern states, cows provided milk, butter and beef, while in the south, where cattle were less common, venison and other game provided meat. Preserving food in 1815, before the era of refrigeration, required smoking, drying ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting!

Spotlight on Maid Brigade How will you wash the winter blues away while also feeling free to enjoy the beautiful spring weather on the horizon? Local Maid Brigade experts offer solutions. They know that spring cleaning is a thorough top-to-bottom deep cleaning of your home that often includes efforts to declutter your space…but it can be a daunting annual task. ... Read More »

Sufi Healing Retreat

AIM Health Institute and Baraka Center DC invite everyone interested to join a half-day Sufi Healing Retreat. This event is part of the longitudinal series of events organized by Sufi Healing Order (SHO) of North America with intent of bringing Devi Tide, the Kefayat (head) and vice president of SHO North America, Australia and New Zealand, to the East Coast ... Read More »

A Place to Learn of Holistic Approaches to Expand Self-Growth

All are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, designed to create a warm, supportive and welcoming environment to connect like-minded people. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6, in Ashburn, Virginia. Expo co-founders, Annie Larson and Linda Pisani encourage everyone from the casually curious attendee to the experienced practitioner to come enjoy the great ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free wellness talk to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk ... Read More »

New Programs for Weight Management, Transitions and Mindfulness

John Mays is a certified wellness coach with unique skills to get you to your goals, regardless of your age or ability level. He is beginning three new programs in March for those looking to make a dramatic and lasting change in their lives. All of the programs are offered in at FitnessTogether, in Chantilly. The 12-Week Weight Management Hypnosis ... Read More »