Health

Energize the Summer with a Smoothie Detox

by Elizabeth McMillan Summertime is upon us which means it is filled with backyard barbeques, trips to the beach and lots of unplanned caloric intake. Although this is also the time of the year that we are moving around more, showing off more skin, it is also the time of the year that we tend to need a rejuvenation. After ... Read More »

How and Why the Body Can Detox

by Ryan Kneessi, N.D. Humans are exposed to more deadly pollutants, toxins and synthetic chemicals today than ever before. Countless technological and industrial advancements have occurred in the past 100 years allowing us a life of convenience, comfort and entertainment. In the United States alone there are over 80,000 different chemicals used in the market today, with an average of ... Read More »

Is It Possible to Live Without Detoxing?

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Each year, more than 4 billion pounds of chemicals and pollutants from plastics, pesticides, heavy metals, medications and other sources are released into the environment. There are more than 80,000 chemicals currently used in the U.S. that haven’t even been classified as safe. From Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), polluted air from factories, factory farming, auto exhaust, ... Read More »

Identifying and Reversing the Impact of Toxins: Step by Step

by Julianne O’Dwyer and Darryl Yeagley              Previous generations were not exposed to the onslaught of man-made chemicals and toxic substances as we are today. This rise in toxins impacts energy, sleep, digestion, heart, mental focus, immune system, mood, weight, chronic illness and disease and are inescapable in our modern world. The toxins that we are all faced with come ... Read More »

Detox at Natural Horizons in Fairfax

Detoxification is perhaps the most misunderstood and ignored area of health care today. We are constantly bombarded by the toxins in our environment, which are permeating our space at an increasing level. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat can contain toxins, which we take in and generally don’t feel the effects of until they ... Read More »

Natural Therapies to Enhance Rejuvenation & Detoxification

A Spotlight on National Integrated Health Associates by Loreen Wasilko Your present state of health is the result of many years of exposure to chemicals and toxins and decisions about what you have chosen to take into your body, mind and spirit. As a result, you may benefit from therapies or a systematic program to ensure gentle detoxification, rejuvenation, and ... Read More »

4 Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins by Deanna Minich Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a ... Read More »

Detox and Dental Health

By Dr. Terry Victor Detoxification is a process where the body is cleared of any toxicity that would cause harm or any material that is not a benefit to the body. There are many aspects to detoxification of the body and it can occur in many different ways. It could be as simple as drinking more water or as complex ... Read More »

The Wonders of Black Pepper

By Laina Poulakos Black pepper is such a common spice, found in nearly every kitchen, but the health benefits of this common spice are amazing. The chemical piperine, which is the source of its spiciness, has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. This spice from India is rich in iron, potassium, vitamins C and K, as well as fiber. Black pepper ... Read More »

Get on a Bike and Ride in the D.C. Area

by Rachel Feidelman Since 2010, bikeshare programs have flourished throughout the United States, by providing residents of urban areas with a way to get where they need to be quickly, affordably and in an environmentally-friendly manor. Instead of requiring individuals to purchase their own bike, bikeshares transform them into somewhat of a rental service, allowing people to borrow a bike ... Read More »