Health

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 »

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 »

Rethinking Cancer

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Cancer is the scariest, most deadly and misunderstood of diseases. One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. There’s no question that cancer is on the rise. Cancer treatment needs to be customized for each patient as there is no one-size-fits-all treat. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with ... Read More »

Exercise and Hydration

by Dr. Vishal Verma Whether you are training for an athletic event, exercising for your health or simply shooting a game of hoops with your friends, it is essential that you remain properly hydrated. Good hydration begins with drinking the appropriate amount of water before, during and after any type of physical activity. Water is used by the body to ... Read More »

Roses Are Red and Full of Health Benefits

Roses hold many valuable properties. They are not only a beautiful flower on the outside, they are also beautiful within. The rose is a symbol of love and most of us associate red roses with Valentine’s Day, but we can enjoy roses every day of the year. Rose essential oil is known for being an aphrodisiac, due to its sensual ... Read More »