City Acupuncture Circle

By Jess Snow City Acupuncture Circle sits on the 5th floor of the building above Lucky Bar, at the intersection of 18th and Connecticut in the heart of one of DC’s more affluent city sub-districts. Just at the top of a narrow, wooden stairway, the 5-bed office resonates with an unspoken calm and purity that is punctuated only by the ... Read More »

Pranic Healing Intensive Training in Tysons Corner

Everything is energy! Our essence extends beyond the visible physical body. When our prana or energy is clean and balanced, we experience optimum health. Otherwise, we can become ill. A two-day intensive training is being offered in pranic healing techniques by the Pranic Healing Institute, December 6 and 7 at Marriott Courtyard in Tyson’s Corner. The art of balancing the ... Read More »

Our Brain is Designed to Be Mindful and Compassionate

By Dr. Chas Gant, M.D., Ph.D. As more and more people practice various forms of meditation (contemplation and self-reflection), there seems to be an increasing appreciation that mindfulness is a completely separate faculty of consciousness, independent of the other four faculties: cognition (thought and visualizations), emotion and intuition, behavior and kinesthetic-related activity and sensation (the five senses). Mindfulness-based psychotherapies are ... Read More »

Doughnut versus Avocado

By Julie Wendt What’s the difference between eating a chocolate glazed doughnut and a cup of avocado?  Based on the conventional model of calorie counting guidelines, they are the same. However, functional nutritionists would argue that the impact they have on the body is more like comparing apples to oranges. The quality of nutrients in a doughnut pales in comparison ... Read More »

Beyond Pain

By Dr. Chas Gant, MD, Ph.D. Although emotional and physical pain can have many causes, the experience of pain is “in the eyes of the beholder.” Healers who address the mind, body and spirit levels of their patient’s suffering are addressing both sides of this equation; they diagnose and treat possible causes or risk factors, and they also address the ... Read More »

Beauty Foods

Kimberly Snyder Shows How to Eat for Radiant Skin, Eyes, Hair  by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says ... Read More »

Midday Pick-Me-Up

by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona, and founder of TheSleepDoctor.com. ... Read More »

Growing Up with Wayne Dyer

by Lindsay McGinty Serena Dyer had a unique childhood being raised by spiritually progressive parents, including her bestselling celebrity dad, Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., who would write her notes on personal stationery printed with the motto, “Be realistic. Expect miracles!” It’s not a message her peers likely heard at home. Now 29, Serena has shared her experiences growing up in Don’t ... Read More »

Powerful You!

by Judith Fertig Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had already reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list multiple times, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to do a headstand but felt she didn’t possess the necessary sense of balance. “That’s just a little story ... Read More »

Free Seminar on Overcoming Pain

  Dr. Chas Gant, MD, Ph.D., will be offering a free seminar on Overcoming Pain, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 18 at Roberta’s Natural Food Market in Fairfax. The evening will begin with a Healthy Happy Hour at 6:30 p.m. Gant (DrChasMD.com) will discuss recent discoveries in neuroscience that have revolutionized the management of pain. Although it often ... Read More »