Health

Alkaline Your Body and Boost your Immunity

by Melissa Brescia An alkaline body is a strong and healthy body, one that can easily ward off illness and prevent disease. Maintaining an alkaline body is directly related to how healthy we are and how good we feel. However, keeping ourselves alkaline isn’t always easy. Thanks to processed food, environmental stressors, medications, excess sugar and too much caffeine, our ... Read More »

Live Cancer Free

Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer by Linda Sechrist Victorious warriors against cancer are speaking to other patients about their journeys of recovery and healing. Two who regularly speak to physicians as well are Glenn Sabin, author of n of 1: One Man’s Harvard-documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods, and Kathy Mydlach-Bero, author of EAT: An ... Read More »

Cancer May be a Metabolic Disease AND a Genetic Disease

by Charles Gant M.D., Ph.D. For many years, cancer has been understood to be a genetic disease and we have approached the treatment of cancer from that perspective. The now famous case of Angelina Jolie who underwent bilateral mastectomies because of having BRCA genes is a case in point. Some physicians routinely order genomic cancer panels (e.g., 34 genes) on ... Read More »

Cannabis and Cancer

by Patricia Frye, M.D.            Cannabis, which is the scientific name for the marijuana plant, has long been known to alleviate many of the unpleasant symptoms associated with cancer treatment. It can lessen nausea and vomiting, stimulate appetite, relieve pain, increase energy, reduce anxiety, elevate mood and promote restful, restorative sleep. Many patients who have had to undergo several chemotherapy rounds ... Read More »

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Five Solutions for Sleep Apnea by Lloyd Jenkins An estimated 18 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep apnea. From the Greek expression for “want of breath,” sleep apnea causes cessation of breathing during the night. Bouts usually last from 10 to 30 seconds and can occur from just a few times to several hundred. The ... Read More »

Fitness on OUR Block? Crossfit, Bike, Yoga!

Where else in the District can you find such complementary work outs than in the newly developed Ivy City? This fall, Bicycle Space, Crossfit Hierarchy and Bikram Yoga Ivy City will host its first triathlon that will welcome people in the DMV interested in getting fit for a cause. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 23, everyone is invited to participate in ... Read More »

Illuminate Columbia Happening in September

Enlightening the community to alternative healing practitioners, modalities and products including, Illuminate Columbia will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 10. It will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing includes acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, energy healing, essential oils and more, in mini-sessions that can be ... Read More »

Take Back Your Health Conference Returns

At Take Back Your Health, experts will teach you how to live free from the pain of chronic disease, like cancer, Lyme and autoimmunity. Attendees will learn exactly what healthy steps they need to take today to change their lives tomorrow. The conference will be held September 2 and 3, at the Tysons Corner Marriott. The conference includes a health ... Read More »

New Findings on Cancer with Dr. Gant: A Free Webinar

Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D., is an author, physician and educator, specializing in functional medicine, genomics and precision medicine to address the root cause of medical disorders. He will be offering the webinar, New Findings on Cancer: A Metabolic Disorder More Than a Genetic Disease? at 7:30 p.m. on August 23. New information on cancer prevention and treatment has emerged which challenges ... Read More »

Natural Ways to Cleanse Body and Mind

Take Toxins Out of Your Life by Meredith Montgomery The term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from the ancient Egyptians to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever—to rid our bodies of chemical overload ... Read More »