Health

Redefining Vitality

A Spotlight on Bob McMillan and the Come Alive Project For many who hit their mid-70s, their first thought is to relax, sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of lemonade. That would not be the correct assumption about Virginia-local, Bob McMillan. As he approached retirement in his late 60s, he realized that a new career in fitness and ... Read More »

Helping to Solve the Mystery of Food Allergies

Spotlight on Dr. Autumn Frandsen at National Integrated Health Associates So often, when a person who is normally healthy begins experiencing a lingering illness or presents signs that something is amiss in the body, it can be a great mystery to the individual as well as to their physician. Typical remedies—tried and true—don’t seem to be helping. The patient can ... Read More »

Enjoying the Warm Glow and Positive Effects of a Himalayan Salt Light

by Laina Poulakos One of the most well known uses of a Himalayan salt light is its power to purify the air. This is done as the heat activates the salt, attracting dust, pollen and dander. These partials get trapped within the salt and clean air is released, helping reduce suffering of those who suffer with allergies and asthma. The ... 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 »

Edgar Cayce: The Original Holistic Healer

by Allan Tomson Edgar Cayce was America’s premier “medical intuitive” long before those words were coined. Throughout his career he gave more that 15,000 readings, mostly pertaining to health. He was a superb channeler, able to both diagnose and give treatment advice. In fact, Cayce channeled many remedies that still work extremely well today. Edgar Cayce was born in 1877, ... Read More »

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat by Judith Fertig In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as vital to heart health and weight loss. Heart Health Benefit A recent meta-study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a ... Read More »

Natural Way to Ease Eyestrain and Impaired Vision

by Nathan Oxenfeld Tension, if left unchecked, can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, mental fatigue, lack of circulation and elevated stress levels. One of the simplest natural and holistic ways to quickly relax the eyes and decrease eyestrain is the gentle practice of palming. A 2013 study by the Department of Health Rehabilitation Sciences through the College of Applied Medical Sciences ... Read More »

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine Two-Day Seminar

What if you could learn gentle practices to do throughout the day that would give you an enduring sense of ease and comfort, regardless of your health status? This question, and more, will be addressed in the two-day event, Yoga As Lifestyle Medicine, presented by the Smithsonian Associates and Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington, on March 25 and 26, at ... 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 »

Holistic Eye Care

Taking the Whole Body into Account by Linda Sechrist The “old wives’ tale” about eating carrots for healthy vision wasn’t wrong, but fell far short of a holistic approach to eye health. Today’s holistically trained healthcare providers and ophthalmologists believe that properly maintaining the marvelous phenomenon of eyesight requires taking into consideration genetics, diet, toxin exposures, life environments and our ... Read More »