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Redefining Vitality

A Spotlight on Bob McMillan and the Come Alive Project For many who hit their mid-70s, their first thought is to relax, sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of lemonade. That would not be the correct assumption about Virginia-local, Bob McMillan. As he approached retirement in his late 60s, he realized that a new career in fitness and ... Read More »

Helping to Solve the Mystery of Food Allergies

Spotlight on Dr. Autumn Frandsen at National Integrated Health Associates So often, when a person who is normally healthy begins experiencing a lingering illness or presents signs that something is amiss in the body, it can be a great mystery to the individual as well as to their physician. Typical remedies—tried and true—don’t seem to be helping. The patient can ... Read More »

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

Fresh Perspectives on Food by Helen Strong The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the largest and one of the oldest film festivals, in Washington, D.C., will commemorate its 25th anniversary this spring. Marking a quarter century of celebrating and defending earth through the power of film, the 2017 festival, March 14 to 26, will present more than 150 ... Read More »

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine Two-Day Seminar

What if you could learn gentle practices to do throughout the day that would give you an enduring sense of ease and comfort, regardless of your health status? This question, and more, will be addressed in the two-day event, Yoga As Lifestyle Medicine, presented by the Smithsonian Associates and Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington, on March 25 and 26, at ... Read More »

The Foundational Event for Trinity School of Natural Health

Trinity School of Natural Health is a nonprofit, educational institution that offers a complete natural health education, to provide people with hope, solutions and support to transform their lives and improve the world. Their Foundational Event provides students with the knowledge of core natural health competencies needed not only to improve their health, but also, the health of those around ... Read More »

People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

In the wake the international Women’s Marches, activists are planning a major People’s Climate March on April 29, in Washington, D.C. and across the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought more than 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world. The ... Read More »

Gathering of Alternative Practitioners at The DC Dentist

At The DC Dentist, one of the main philosophies is to help patients keep their teeth for the rest of their lives. This is a relatively easy process by making sure that bacteria are kept in control by brushing and flossing, as well as seeing a holistic dentist on a regular basis. Another way to maintain full health is to ... Read More »

2017 Environmental Film Festival:

25 Years of Films for the Planet  The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the U.S. and the largest film festival in Washington, D.C, will commemorate its 25th anniversary this spring. Marking a quarter-century of celebrating and defending earth through the power of film, the 2017 Festival, March 14 through ... Read More »

Enjoying Epsom Salt

by Laina Poulakos Epsom Salt has countless health benefits—for the body and mind.  Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate and got its name from a saline spring in England. Studies have shown that magnesium sulfate is easily absorbed through the skin. This makes an Epsom Salt bath an ideal way to receive the countless benefits easily. Known to help ease ... Read More »

Locally Produced Sleep-Aid Tea Now Available

Christian Hyland was having trouble sleeping upon his return home from two deployments to Afghanistan. Over-the-counter sleep aids only made him feel groggy and restless in the morning after, making it difficult to work. From this experience, Coyotea, a natural, organic tea that helps promote sleep, was born and now is available throughout the greater D.C. area. According to Hyland, ... Read More »