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Your Green Lifestyle Choice Starts Here: DC Green Festival Expo

             Celebrate sustainability and a healthy lifestyle at the 13th annual DC Green Festival May 13-14th at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Find everything you need to live a healthier, more sustainable life, from the latest technology and all-natural products, to chemical-free household supplies and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian, non-GMO, organic and artisanal food and beverages. Enjoy ... Read More »

The Importance of a Green Dentist Office

by Yejide Calhoun As we reflect on this time in our yearly cycle—a time when the Earth is regenerating itself and preparing for growth—it is an excellent time to reflect on Mother Earth and all that she provides in sustaining and maintaining our presence in this world. The Earth provides us with abundant food, supplies us with clothing; she also ... Read More »

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Program: What’s Taking So Long?

by Patricia Frye, MD It has been four years since the voters of Maryland approved medical cannabis. Various setbacks lengthened the process of implementation, much to the frustration of patients and doctors alike. However, we may soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Initially intended to be a university-based program, it was back to the drawing ... Read More »

Cure Doggy Breath with Non-Anesthetic Dentistry Clinic

Houndstooth dental hygienists have more than 25 years of experience of cleaning the teeth of companion dogs and pets, and have cleaned more than half a million mouths. They are offering a dental clinic at Holistic Veterinary Healing, in Germantown on the following dates: April 8, 9, 23, 25 and 26. Appointments are required. Pet stay healthier with periodic dental ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central Grand Opening in Columbia

Whole Pet Central, a local leader for healthy and natural pet supplies and food, invites everyone to the grand opening celebration of their newest store in Columbia, Maryland. The event will take place April 22 from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.  For attendees, and their pet companions, there will be door prizes, including a grand prize of a $1,000 gift card. Also ... Read More »

Welcome to the Inaugural Live Well Loudon Festival

All are invited to participate in the inaugural Live Well Loudoun Festival, a one-day community celebration, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 22. The event will be promoting Loudoun-based, service and product companies who, according to event organizer, Natalie Hughes, “engage the Loudoun Community to live mindfully” by eating well, exercising smart, working well, giving well, living green, ... Read More »

Become a Medical Massage Therapist

There is a growing trend in the greater D.C. area for individuals adding a regular massage to their healthcare routine. Likewise, employers are realizing the positive effects of providing massage to their teams and have therapists bring massage chairs to the office for the staff to have short seated massages, before going back to work—feeling appreciated and motivated. Top professional ... Read More »

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 »