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Finding Optimal Health in Fairfax

Spotlight on Optimal Health Dimensions and Optimal Integrative Med Spa             Imagine good health, beauty and harmony in your life! Explore a new you and boost your whole person wellness at the medical and med spa facilities of Optimal Health Dimensions (OHD) and Optimal Integrative Med Spa (OIMS) located in Fairfax, Virginia. With Dr. Leila Zackrison, you can discover a ... Read More »

Your Green Lifestyle Choice Starts Here: DC Green Festival Expo

             Celebrate sustainability and a healthy lifestyle at the 13th annual DC Green Festival May 13-14th at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Find everything you need to live a healthier, more sustainable life, from the latest technology and all-natural products, to chemical-free household supplies and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian, non-GMO, organic and artisanal food and beverages. Enjoy ... Read More »

Stand Up March for Science this Earth Day

Concerned citizens will unite on April 22 for a March for Science in Washington, D.C., and locations around the world to champion robustly funding and publicly communicating science for the common good as a pillar of freedom and prosperity. The group is calling on political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based standards in the public interest. The focus will showcase ... Read More »

What Can We Do to Make a Better World in Our Troubled Time?

by Bill Hutchins I know in our troubled time, many are asking, “What can I do to continue making a better world?” Part of my engagement—amid so may negative civil forces—is to support organizations that are doing good work, by giving money and volunteering. Central to my intentions is an issue that’s been growing in my heart—the relationship between housing ... Read More »

One On One With Dar Williams

A recent New Yorker magazine bestowed upon pop-folk artist, Dar Williams the title of “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” A thoughtful musician who has made it her mission to challenge destructive forces in our world through story-telling and song, Williams is a frequent performer in the greater D.C. area. In addition to her nine studio releases, she is working ... Read More »

The Importance of a Green Dentist Office

by Yejide Calhoun As we reflect on this time in our yearly cycle—a time when the Earth is regenerating itself and preparing for growth—it is an excellent time to reflect on Mother Earth and all that she provides in sustaining and maintaining our presence in this world. The Earth provides us with abundant food, supplies us with clothing; she also ... Read More »

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Program: What’s Taking So Long?

by Patricia Frye, MD It has been four years since the voters of Maryland approved medical cannabis. Various setbacks lengthened the process of implementation, much to the frustration of patients and doctors alike. However, we may soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Initially intended to be a university-based program, it was back to the drawing ... Read More »

The Power of Personal Retreat

by Angela Blueskies People today are busier than ever. As the demands of daily life consume our time and energy, taking time for ourselves can be challenging. Many people dream about getting away from it all, traveling to a beautiful place where no one knows their name, spending their days doing things they enjoy, stress free. While this may sound ... Read More »

Good Health with a Cherry on Top

by Laina Poulakos Tart cherry juice is not only delicious, but is also packed with an abundance of beneficial nutrients. One of the many benefits is that it can help lower blood pressure. In numerous studies, tart cherry juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure up to 7 percent in just three hours of drinking. Tart cherries are also ... Read More »

CBD Shows Promise for Autism

by Katherine Leo Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, affecting more than 3.5 million in the U.S. alone, according to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These numbers have steadily increased at a yearly rate of 6 to 15 percent since 2002, and seem to be on an upward rise. While there is ... Read More »