Health

Problems with Acidity in the Diet

by Elizabeth McMillan Virtually all types of diseases thrive in an acidic environment. In fact, too much acidity has been linked to inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Understanding acidity or pH levels, the symptoms of high acidity, and which foods are acidic or alkaline can help improve your health and extend your ... Read More »

Fit for Life

How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong  by Aimee Hughes “When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and author of Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society, there’s a mindset that once ... Read More »

Cannabis and Anxiety

by Patricia Frye, MD Many physicians are now being asked if cannabis is an effective treatment for anxiety. Actually, it is one of the more common reasons patients seek a recommendation for medicinal cannabis. Anxiety is a relatively common disorder characterized by worry and anxiety that is excessive and difficult to control. It can negatively impact relationships, job performance and ... Read More »

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities by Kathleen Barnes Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. “These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wide-ranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which are different from food allergies,” explains microbiologist ... Read More »

Teaching Good Holistic Dental Habits

by Terry Victor, The DC Dentist A new year has begun and most people are well into their resolutions. Hopefully you’ve held on tight to one resolution—to take better care of your health. February is Children’s Dental Health Month and it is a great time to show children (and to remind adults) the importance of making healthy decisions that can ... Read More »

Holistic and Biological Dentistry for Children

Spotlight on the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates Holistic and biological dentistry are terms used synonymously, notes Dr. Mark McClure of the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates (NIHA), in Washington, D.C., near Chevy Chase. Holistic refers to the structure of how the mouth, teeth, jaw, head and neck are intricately connected to the whole ... Read More »

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 »

Staying on Track over Spring Break

by Rachel Feidelman Though it seems like winter just started the other day, warm weather is right around the corner. With warm weather comes vacation and with vacation comes relaxation. What many people fail to recognize is that vacation does not necessarily need to be associated with unhealthy behavior. Though daily routines are disrupted during time off work and school, ... Read More »

Health Benefits of Storytelling and Making Light

by Susan Coti The best speakers always seem to begin with a tale, an anecdote or personal connection to the topic at hand, and these stories are what people remember the most. These stories stimulate a shared vision, a shared emotional response and almost seem to bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. Of course, it is the ... 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 »