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Embracing Your Moon

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND What has been passed down to us from our mothers and grandmothers about the sacred feminine and taking care of our female organs? How many of us have been taught to honor and embrace our menstrual (moon) cycles? Most of us view our moon cycle as a nuisance—wishing it to be over and done with. ... Read More »

Precision Medicine and the Future of Patient Care

by Dr. Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D. The standard practice of medicine in the past involved a method of determining a patient’s health history, conducting a physical examination and basic testing. People would go to the doctor when they are sick, and the doctors then prescribed medications to treat the symptoms but offered limited patient education. The promise of a new ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

Three Questions to Ponder before Sleeping by Krista O’Reilly Davi-Digui Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1. What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to ... Read More »

Healing the Hard Stuff

Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses by Linda Sechrist Although alternative healing modalities may be recognized by natural health enthusiasts as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored by doctors of ... Read More »

Chronic Inflammation May Be Causing your Bones to Slowly Simmer

by Susan Brady Most people are familiar with the inflammation that occurs when we injure a joint, cut ourselves or develop an infection. This swelling, redness, heat and pain is one of our body’s most important mechanisms to heal an injury or fight infection. This acute inflammatory process generally lasts a few days and is the body’s way of recovering ... Read More »

Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, but health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of ... Read More »

Don’t Sweat It! The Health Benefits of Sauna

Sauna has been a beloved and persistent tradition in cultures across the globe for many years and there is good reason—it has innumerable health benefits. Not only is a sauna a great way to relieve stress, it can also flush toxins from the body. The deep sweating that is experienced in a sauna can release toxins from deep in the tissue, including copper, lead, mercury ... Read More »

Local Organic Produce in the Greater D.C. Area

A Spotlight on Spiral Path Farm by Robin Fillmore For the past 25 years, Spiral Path Farm has been supplying good, fresh, organic produce to eager consumers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. The farm, located in south-central Pennsylvania, was founded in 1978 by their parents Mike and Terra Brownback. Brothers Lucas and Will Brownback continue the legacy of their parents by sharing ... Read More »

Kid Talk

How to Communicate with a Child  by Amber Lanier Nagle Dudley Evenson didn’t set out to devise a strategy to foster constructive, nurturing communications between parents and their offspring. Yet as she and her husband, Dean, raised their three children decades ago, timeless guiding principles emerged. “We were like other parents—learning and growing along with our children,” says Evenson, a ... Read More »

Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival, and Krishna Das, Scheduled for September

The Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival is back and promises to spread love and yoga for a third amazing season. This year, the nationally recognized festival will be held September 21 to 24, at the Pearl Center, in Reisterstown, Maryland. Also new to this festival this year is the opportunity to learn a new skill or get a professional certification ... Read More »