By Any Greens Necessary

An Interview with Tracye McQuirter Natural Awakenings D.C. publisher Robin Fillmore recently had the opportunity to talk with this national best-selling author, public health nutritionist, international speaker and D.C. neighbor about her trailblazing work to change the way we eat and think about healthy food –as a matter of social justice.  RF: Describe your journey to become a vegan. How has ... Read More »

Taste the Rainbow

Expand Your Palate with New Colorful Veggies by Judith Fertig Americans’ vegetable habits are in a rut. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 50 percent of the vegetables and legumes available in this country in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes. Lettuce came in third, according to new data released in 2015, advises Tracie McMillan, author of The ... Read More »

Heal Emotional Eating With Energy

by Lizette Ayala Emotional eating, or binge-eating and eating disorders, isn’t about lacking self-control, having ADHD or being mindless about food and dietary needs. It’s about being lost in successive tidal waves of anxiety—a physical sensation with many ingredients. For the emotional eater, there is a constant feeling of being on edge—high up on a tightrope with flip-flops—while attempting to ... Read More »

Stop Suffering and Learn How to Love Your Liver

During the spring, many people suffer with mysterious aches and pains, as well as seasonal allergies, and do not understand why. Don’t worry – these are not signs of falling apart. This is the liver’s way of releasing toxins and cleaning house. Join Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, for a live, interactive web-class from her kitchen on March 30 at 12:30 p.m. to get ... Read More »

Save the Date for the Peace Love Yoga Festival

Last May, the Peace Love Yoga Festival broke new ground in Washington, D.C. by offering a radically different type of event that drew together hundreds of meditation and yoga enthusiasts of all ages to practice, learn and share joy and acceptance. This year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 15, they will be in a bigger and more ... Read More »

Detox With Your Doctor Program at Rose Wellness

Dr. Sushma Hirani, of Rose Wellness, in Oakton, Virginia, is beginning a new program to help participants experience a science-based, seven-day detoxification program that will reset the participant’s system and get their health back on track. While there are many detox programs available, this one begins with solid education, and a kick-off presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on April ... Read More »

Low-Cost Benefit Discount Plan Keeps Family’s Health on Track

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than 108 million people in the United States are without dental benefits. Wellness Plus, a health and wellness discount plan, offers dental and vision care services as well as a wide variety of alternative medicine services for a low monthly fee. “The Wellness Plus Plan is a low-cost benefit solution ... Read More »

Better Sleep with Acupuncture Treatment

by Shawna E.M. Snyder We are a sleep deprived culture. Sleep should not be considered a luxury, however, for many, a good night’s rest is hard to come by. If you are an insomniac who finds it difficult to wind down before bed, keep reading. If you’re a caretaker of an infant whose feeding schedule affects your sleep then take ... Read More »

Get Ready for the Total Health Experience

Kick-start your health and take it to a whole new level! The Total Health Retreat will take place April 23 to 30 at the beautiful Gran Ventana beach resort, located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Uniquely designed to help you obtain optimal health, you will learn from leading scientists, medical authorities and chefs how and why to transition to a ... Read More »

The Essence of Aromatherapy

By Laina Poulakos Aromatherapy is the use of plants’ oils, or essential oils. Not only are these oils full of beneficial properties to promote physical and psychological well –being, they have numerous medicinal uses. Thus, they can uplift the mood and soothe body ailments. Essential oils can be inhaled into the body where they encourage cellular renewal, enhance emotions and ... Read More »