Healing

Treating Osteoporosis Holistically

A Spotlight on Susan Brady of Nurtured Bones Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease affecting 54 million Americans. It is characterized by deterioration of bone tissue leading to loss of bone mass and bone strength. Bones become weak and fragile, leaving them at an increased risk for fractures. In fact, the disease causes an estimated 2 million broken bones every ... Read More »

The Effects of Stress on Your Adrenals and Thyroid

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Your adrenal glands are part of your endocrine system and they produce hormones that regulate your blood pressure, electrolyte balance, blood sugar, immune response and digestion. Both your adrenals and thyroid are regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. When emotional, mental or physical stress is experienced, your hypothalamus releases a chemical that signals your ... Read More »

Massage for Surgery and Recovery

by Bill Getz Many people who have undergone a surgical procedure are left with some pain or even loss in their range of motion. There are many factors which could be creating these sensations and one of those is the scar tissue formation that has developed at deeper levels in the body.             Take, for instance, any surgery on the ... Read More »

Is Your Gut Irritable

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is a common disorder, affecting as much as 15 to 20 percent of the population. It is characterized as a chronic gastrointestinal disorder causing a combination of symptoms. Some of the symptoms include abdominal cramping, pain, gas, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhea. Besides gut symptoms, ... Read More »

CBD for Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and with the theme “Not Alone”, that’s exactly how people often feel. Unfortunately that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury—whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor or other illnesses. About 52,000 die as a ... Read More »

How Qigong Healed a Wounded September 11 Firefighter

by Jonathan Henderson On duty the morning of September 11, 2001, New York city firefighter Jonathan Henderson searched for lost friends after the World Trade Center Tower collapsed and then volunteered for 30 days of 12-hour shifts to recover their remains. A total of 343 firefighters died that day and the death toll is still climbing as a result of ... Read More »

New Book on Sickle Cell Natural Healing

Tamika Moseley, speaker and sickle cell advocate, has released a ground-breaking book, Sickle Cell Natural Healing. Sickle cell is an inherited blood disease, caused when an individual does not produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Because of this, the blood becomes stuck in the vessels and leads to chronic pain, organ damage or failure, stroke ... Read More »

Two-Day Workshop to Reverse Chronic Illnesses

Kyle Davies, author of The Intelligent Body: Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain from the Inside Out, will be in the area April 1 and 2, offering an experiential workshop to present his successful, proven Energy-Flow Coaching model of illness and recovery. This program has helped hundreds of sufferers of chronic illnesses achieve optimal health and wellness. The workshop will take ... Read More »

Women’s Wellness Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Looking for an opportunity to refresh your passion and your soul in the months ahead? You are invited to Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul, a women’s retreat to be held April 13 to 16 at Blue Mountain Retreat Center, in Knoxville, Maryland. This gathering is for women who are serving, caretaking or contributing to the world, as well as ... Read More »

Cannabis and Anxiety

by Patricia Frye, MD Many physicians are now being asked if cannabis is an effective treatment for anxiety. Actually, it is one of the more common reasons patients seek a recommendation for medicinal cannabis. Anxiety is a relatively common disorder characterized by worry and anxiety that is excessive and difficult to control. It can negatively impact relationships, job performance and ... Read More »