Health

Heavy Metals and Chelation Therapy

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar How are our bodies supposed to keep up with this influx of toxins we are bombarded with each day? The concoction of air and water pollution, plastics, industrial cleaning agents, food additives and genetically modified food are making our bodies work overtime. Lucky for us all, environmental medicine is an emerging field that takes a close ... Read More »

Best Practices for Cleaning the Home, Body and Mind

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN Toxins are unfortunately all around us.  From the air we breath to the chemicals we ingest—and there is no way to avoid them unless living in a glass bubble.  Per a 2009 study in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology, the average home may contain as many as 400 chemicals and many of ... Read More »

Got Osteoporosis? Save the Date for a Free Webinar

Many people believe that osteoporosis in a normal part of the aging process. Though it is typical to lose some bone mass as you age, osteoporosis is not an inevitable side effect to aging, yet there are more than 25 million women in the U.S. alone diagnosed. Susan Brady, MPT, nutrition consultant and doctor of Integrative Medicine, will be offering ... 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 »

Symposium Offered on How Healing Works

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) is pleased to announce that Wayne Jonas, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at their Inaugural Patrick and Marguerite Sung Symposium, at 4 p.m. on June 5, at Ross Hall, at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus. The title of his talk will be “How ... Read More »

Candida, The Silent Epidemic

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The overgrowth of Candida albicans is the silent epidemic in the United States. This rampant yeast affecting 70 percent of Americans runs havoc on the immune system. Naturally, a very small amount of candida lives in our mouth and small intestines, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. However, a diet full of sugar, highly refined carbohydrates and gluten, alcohol ... Read More »

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

by Allan Tomson, D.C. Let’s face it, eating well is challenging. While a small sector of our food supply is improving, more often we have to “beware” of the toxic elements that aren’t good for you. Even “healthy” grocery stores sell plenty of excessive sugary and chemical-laden products. It takes time to shop healthy and requires reading glasses. In the ... Read More »

Introducing Ashwagandha

By Laina Poulakos Though many people do not know much about it, ashwagandha is a powerful and useful herb and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years. Ashwagandha has an amazing effect to help lower cortisol, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. This potent herb is also known to help those suffering with depression. Additionally, ... Read More »

Getting Back to Healthy Eating

by gLou Stevens In the early 1800s, most Americans ate what they grew or hunted locally. Corn and beans were common, along with pork. In northern states, cows provided milk, butter and beef, while in the south, where cattle were less common, venison and other game provided meat. Preserving food in 1815, before the era of refrigeration, required smoking, drying ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting!

Spotlight on Maid Brigade How will you wash the winter blues away while also feeling free to enjoy the beautiful spring weather on the horizon? Local Maid Brigade experts offer solutions. They know that spring cleaning is a thorough top-to-bottom deep cleaning of your home that often includes efforts to declutter your space…but it can be a daunting annual task. ... Read More »