What is Ayurveda?

by Ranjana Chawla Many of the health problems that we have today stem from the fact that we have become more and more disconnected from our bodies. The choices we make – including what we eat, how we eat, what we do, how we handle stress and what we think – profoundly influence our health. Ayurveda science believes that every ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The use of marijuana has been around in America since the 1840s. It was known that George Washington himself used to grow hemp. In 1937, cannabis oil was available over the counter and heavily used to treat a whole variety of ailments. That same year, the Marijuana Tax Act was passed and the anti-marijuana propaganda known ... Read More »

Herbal Support in Colder Weather

by Laina Poulakos Now that the weather has begun to change, cold and flu season is upon us as well. It’s a good time to think of an herb that can help the immune system stay strong. While there are several, echinacea root is a great herb for supporting the immune system during the colder time of the year. This ... Read More »

Comfort and Joy this Holiday Season with Essential Oils

The holiday season has a way of rattling us, no matter how determined we are that “this year is going to be different.” Family, finances, loneliness, shopping, depression, colds, flu parties and the overall idea that the month of December must be a Norman Rockwell painting, can bring us to our knees by the first week of January. Young Living ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free wellness talk to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk ... Read More »

Detoxification for Life

by Dr. Mark McClure What do we mean by detoxification, and why for life? Let’s get some perspective. All of us want to be healthy, because without health, all the money in the world is worthless. So, what are the chances of remaining healthy? How healthy are you now and what is your biological age compared to your chronological age? ... Read More »

How Stress Affects Us All

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar You’ve likely heard that stress is the biggest culprit and it runs havoc on your body. But how does stress do that? It’s important to understand the mechanics of stress and how it truly affects our bodies. When the body is stressed your muscles tense up, which is a reflex reaction to stress. When the stress ... Read More »

The Rise of Diabetes and Steps to Stop It

One-on-one with Margarita Kullick, M.D. Recently, Natural Awakenings had the opportunity interview Margarita Kullick, M.D., a local functional medical physician, board certified in internal medicine and concerned about the alarming increase in diabetes. She provided valuable insight into some of the possible causes and a fresh look on holistic ways to reduce the chances of getting diabetes. NA: Type-2 diabetes ... Read More »

Simple Steps to Diabetes Prevention

by Dr. Allan Tomson It is well-known that diabetes is a disease that can devastating as we age. In the U.S., approximately one in four Americans now have either diabetes or pre-diabetes. It is estimated that diabetes cases have increased more than 700 percent in the last 50 years. Another staggering statistic—25 percent of those 65 and older have some ... Read More »

The Wonders of Jasmine

The sensual and exotic fragrance of jasmine flowers helped Cleopatra to woo Marc Antony. In India, jasmine is revered as sacred to Vishnu and the flowers are often strung into garlands for votive offerings in religious ceremonies.  Throughout the world, jasmine is used in many fine perfumes. It is very time consuming and uses a large amount of jasmine flowers ... Read More »