Health

Medical Massage

Targeted Therapy for Specific Ills by Linda Sechrist Specialty certificate programs representing advanced education and training within a modality qualified as therapeutic massage and bodywork are benefitting today’s massage therapists and their clients. Often considered as requirements for specific populations such as seniors, athletes, infants and cancer patients and survivors, some outcome-based specialty modalities are referred to as “medical massage”. ... Read More »

Finding Optimal Health in Fairfax

Spotlight on Optimal Health Dimensions and Optimal Integrative Med Spa             Imagine good health, beauty and harmony in your life! Explore a new you and boost your whole person wellness at the medical and med spa facilities of Optimal Health Dimensions (OHD) and Optimal Integrative Med Spa (OIMS) located in Fairfax, Virginia. With Dr. Leila Zackrison, you can discover a ... Read More »

The Importance of a Green Dentist Office

by Yejide Calhoun As we reflect on this time in our yearly cycle—a time when the Earth is regenerating itself and preparing for growth—it is an excellent time to reflect on Mother Earth and all that she provides in sustaining and maintaining our presence in this world. The Earth provides us with abundant food, supplies us with clothing; she also ... Read More »

Good Health with a Cherry on Top

by Laina Poulakos Tart cherry juice is not only delicious, but is also packed with an abundance of beneficial nutrients. One of the many benefits is that it can help lower blood pressure. In numerous studies, tart cherry juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure up to 7 percent in just three hours of drinking. Tart cherries are also ... Read More »

CBD Shows Promise for Autism

by Katherine Leo Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disorder, affecting more than 3.5 million in the U.S. alone, according to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These numbers have steadily increased at a yearly rate of 6 to 15 percent since 2002, and seem to be on an upward rise. While there is ... Read More »

Protecting Against the Sun While Protecting Planet

by Rachel Feidelman Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day this year, predicting six more weeks of winter, warm weather is here. Warm weather means spending more time outside which, in turn, means breaking out the sunscreen. While wearing sunscreen proves countless benefits, the negative environmental impacts are massive as well. John Sottery of IMS Inc. explains, ... 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 »

A Holistic Approach to Primary Care

by Robin Fillmore Health care is in the forefront of the news lately and one may be wondering what will happen in the future. The last administration dubbed it “Affordable” and now the government is calling health care “American”. But really, isn’t health care between the patient and the doctor and regardless of what it is called, isn’t the quality ... Read More »

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 »