Welcome to October

My wonderful readers, It is finally October–the month worth waiting for all year. My joy in October comes from the transition it brings. Summer is glorious and green, but fall is lush and bursting with orange, red and yellows. It is the preparation time—the time that leads us into the quieting of the earth in the fallow fields and the ... Read More »

Power Supply – Fuel for a Powerful Life

Power Supply, provider of chef-driven prepared paleo meals, recently announced that it has joined forces with Mindful Chef, which delivers paleo-inspired and vegetarian meals to yoga and specialized fitness communities.   Under the Power Supply brand, the company will serve a variety of active lifestyle consumers, including those at CrossFit gyms, yoga studios, multi-program gyms and other intentional fitness communities, ... Read More »

Mind-Body and Beyond

Mind-body is now a common phrase—mind-body-spirit too—and these are welcome signs of changing attitudes and growing awareness. Not too long ago, people mostly viewed mind and body as separate. The credibility of doctors who spoke about psychosomatic or mind-body illness was denounced. We may now be ready for the next step. However, to prepare, briefly consider four common conditions: arthritis, ... Read More »

Cancer-Free with the Gonzalez Protocol

A quarter of a century ago, I found myself with a rare tumor in my lung that had spread to my liver. Not many people can write a sentence like the previous one, as few survive a liver metastases for more than a handful of years. I was extremely fortunate to find a newly established doctor in New York, who ... Read More »

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Greater Washington

Over the years, students come seeking yoga for physical and emotional well-being, never mentioning their need for relief from traumatic experiences—malicious relationships, disastrous accidents, debilitating military service or devastating diagnoses. One-by-one, their yoga practice becomes a source of hope and healing, with a dedication to overcoming trauma, under the gentle guidance of a skilled, supportive teacher. The Washington area is ... Read More »

Building Bridges between Eastern and Western Medicine

The Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation (TCMWF) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to educating both the public and healthcare practitioners about the natural healing wisdom accumulated over thousands of years in China. Through educational programs, publications, online and practitioner resources, TCMWF advances the practice and integration of authentic traditional Chinese medicine in Western culture. They bring to Washington D.C. their 12th ... Read More »

An Herbalist’s Approach to Cancer

Supporting the health of a person diagnosed with cancer, using both modern and traditional medicine, is a touchy subject requiring us to rethink cancer. As an herbalist and nutritionist, my own hesitations were abandoned when I learned my aunt was diagnosed with stage four cancer. I immediately began researching her specific cancer and how medicinal herbs and foods might help. ... Read More »

Recipes for Rethinking Cancer

Fruit Compote Recipe – A tasty, easy-to-digest way to get your daily dose of fruit, with aromatic spices to help soothe nausea and aid digestion. Add to oatmeal, yogurt or eat all by itself. Ingredients: 6 cups of any organic stone fruit, chopped (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines)  2 cups of organic fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, ... Read More »

Unplug to Plug In with Children

A 2013 Organic Trade Association study reports that more parents buy organic food for their children and 81% have at least tried it. The industry grew from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. Parents are clearly being more conscious than ever about what goes into their children’s bodies to help them grow and develop. Yet in my ... Read More »

Acupuncturist Now Offers Two Locations

Adam Miramon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. has opened a treatment office in downtown Washington, D.C. to better serve his patients. The new office is located at 2311 M Street NW, Suite 401 – five blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro and six blocks from Dupont Circle Metro. The space is in the established medical practice of Dr. Moody Mustafa. Miramon has office hours ... Read More »