What is Chiropractic?

by Allan Tomson, DC  Chiropractic is a holistic drug-free healing art with a primary focus on the spine and the nervous system. It is based on the theory that the spinal vertebra are moveable and they can become misaligned and sometimes “stuck” out of their normal position. Employing a thorough examination and diagnosis, a chiropractor identifies where the misaligned vertebra ... Read More »

Holy Basil for a Long, Healthy Life

by Laina Poulakos Holy Basil, also known as tulsi, is an herb widely used in India, but is now finding its way to kitchens everywhere. It is referred to as the “queen of herbs” for its powerful healing powers. This sacred plant, found in most Indian homes or gardens, is used for many common ailments, such as reducing stress and ... Read More »

Thermography Screening for Breast Health

By Donna Marie Scippa Thermography or medical infrared imaging is a painless, noninvasive and inexpensive breast scan approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk assessment ... Read More »

Holistic Energy Expo comes to Ashburn

For anyone interested in a learning more about holistic approaches to healing and exploring new ways to expand self-growth and self-awareness, you are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 5. The event will be held at the Ashburn Farm Clubhouse. The Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, is designed ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals Coming in Solomons and Frederick

The Illuminate Festivals announce their upcoming mind-body-spirit events: Illuminate Solomons will be held on October 15 and Illuminate Frederick will be held on October 22. Both events will run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Each is a wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing to include acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, energy work, essential oils and more, in mini-sessions that can ... Read More »

The True Meaning of Anti-Aging

Anti-aging products are flooding the market, yet do they really work? When it comes to true anti-aging, you can never start too soon. Unfortunately, the anti-aging we are looking for doesn’t come in a cream base, wrapped in a pretty package. Living a life that is geared toward anti-aging is the true key toward healthy aging. Aging begins in your ... Read More »

Using Nutrition to Combat the Changes of Aging

by Elizabeth McMillan There are certain facts of life, like normal wear-and-tear on a system and aging. Aging is a physiological process that can be done gracefully with a healthy lifestyle, filled with a balanced diet and physical activity. As we age there are structural changes in the body that affect nutrient intakes, like changes in smell, cognition, digestive motility ... Read More »

Fabulous Fan Fare

Healthy Tailgating Foods to Cheer For by Judith Fertig Eat, play, party… and repeat. We may call it tailgating, fangating, homegating, a watch party or simply eating with friends before a big game. According to the American Tailgaters Association, in St. Paul, Minnesota, an estimated 50 million Americans tailgate annually. Whether we’re on the road or at home, making the ... Read More »

The Medical Promise of Anti-Aging

A Spotlight on Margarita Kullick, M.D. Recently joining the team at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), Margarita Kullick, M.D., is a functional and anti-aging medical physician. Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to learn about Kullick’s methods of working with patients, and provided information about the type of patient that should be seeking anti-aging support, and when to start. What is ... Read More »

Minty Fresh and Great Health Benefits

by Laina Poulakos Mint has been used for more than 3000 years for its medicinal properties. In addition to drinking it in delicious tea or inhaling it, mint has even been used on the skin because of it’s amazing healing properties. Starting with the stomach, it is excellent at helping with minor discomforts such as colic, nausea and diarrhea. Mint ... Read More »