Enjoying Epsom Salt

by Laina Poulakos Epsom Salt has countless health benefits—for the body and mind.  Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate and got its name from a saline spring in England. Studies have shown that magnesium sulfate is easily absorbed through the skin. This makes an Epsom Salt bath an ideal way to receive the countless benefits easily. Known to help ease ... Read More »

Veterans with PTSD Love Qi

by Jeff Primack Throughout the country, Qi Revolution has empowered thousands of people to practice qigong under one roof, which forms a massive group energy field. It accelerates everyone’s ability to feel qi and progress, and is particularly healing for veterans. Open to the public, all are invited to experience Qi Revolution and join expert healers, doctors and even teenagers, ... Read More »

The Intelligent Body:

Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain from the Inside-Out Why are we seeing growing numbers of people suffering from debilitating chronic symptoms of pain, fatigue, inflammation and cognitive impairment that medicine is failing to resolve? Significant advances over the last half-century have seen medication as the focus of conventional health care. Yet medication, for the most part, merely masks symptoms, blocks ... Read More »

iRest Yoga Nidra Training at MUIH

iRest Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that is being utilized in Veterans Affairs hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs and schools. A growing body of research shows that iRest effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and chemical dependency, while increasing health, resiliency and well-being. iRest ... Read More »

A Passion for Holistic Health Care for Children

A Spotlight on Dr. Lorelle Bradley of NIHA by Robin Fillmore Dr. Lorelle Bradley is a holistic pediatrician at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) who understands that to help children, and their parents, she must be more than their doctor. She also serves as a navigator and advocate, helping families develop their children into healthy productive adults. Trained as a ... Read More »

Cannabis Sativa: The Healing Botanical

by Patricia C Frye, M.D. Whatever you thought about marijuana growing up during the era of “just say no”, I am asking you to set aside for just a moment. Consider that while some cannabis use may be part of a lifestyle of overindulgence, cannabis used in small doses can help create balance and homeostasis. What I am proposing is ... Read More »

What You Can Do to Restore Adrenal Function

by Sushma Hirani, MD  Healing the adrenal glands requires identifying and treating the causes of stress. The top three causes of stress are mental stress (negative emotions and overwork), dietary stress (glucose imbalance and food intolerances) and hidden gut infections. Once these have been identified, adaptogenic herbs, vitamins, glandulars and adrenal hormones will be required to help heal the adrenal ... Read More »

Stay Sharp

Powerful Ways to Avoid Mental Decline by Lisa Marshall A slow descent into dementia seemed inevitable for a 66-year-old man who had been misplacing his keys, missing appointments and struggling at work. He failed doctor-administered cognitive quizzes and tested positive for a gene variant linked to an exponentially higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A brain scan revealed scattered clusters of ... Read More »

Whole-Plant Food 101

by Gwyn Whittaker “Three years on pain medication, and two weeks on this food, and all my pain is gone.” So begins only one person’s transformation to a whole-plant food lifestyle—one that millions are now embracing as they discover that growing older doesn’t have to mean pain, medication, obesity and chronic illness. As Dr. John McDougall likes to proclaim, “It’s ... Read More »

Why Massage Therapy is One of the Fastest Growing Professions

Massage therapy, as a profession, is growing three times faster than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In part, this is due to the peer-reviewed journals and healthcare professionals that are discovering the amazing medical benefits of therapeutic massage. Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), noted as one of the top schools in the country, is now ... Read More »