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Best Practices for Cleaning the Home, Body and Mind

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN Toxins are unfortunately all around us.  From the air we breath to the chemicals we ingest—and there is no way to avoid them unless living in a glass bubble.  Per a 2009 study in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology, the average home may contain as many as 400 chemicals and many of ... Read More »

GreenFest Happening in Montgomery County

Join more than 1,000 of your neighbors at Greenfest, Montgomery County’s largest environmental festival, which will be held on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park. This free annual event, now in its fourth year, is designed to create opportunities for residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors to come together, share ideas and learn about ... Read More »

Illuminate Frederick has Something for Everyone

Ever been curious?  Go ahead and try it. The Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on DATE is just the place to sample reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot and more. Our practitioners will conduct mini-sessions on a walk-up basis. Vetted intuitive readers, angel communicators, psychic mediums and astrologers will offer their ... Read More »

Got Osteoporosis? Save the Date for a Free Webinar

Many people believe that osteoporosis in a normal part of the aging process. Though it is typical to lose some bone mass as you age, osteoporosis is not an inevitable side effect to aging, yet there are more than 25 million women in the U.S. alone diagnosed. Susan Brady, MPT, nutrition consultant and doctor of Integrative Medicine, will be offering ... 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 »

Symposium Offered on How Healing Works

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) is pleased to announce that Wayne Jonas, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at their Inaugural Patrick and Marguerite Sung Symposium, at 4 p.m. on June 5, at Ross Hall, at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus. The title of his talk will be “How ... Read More »

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 »