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Save the Date for the 2016 Environmental Film Festival

The 24th annual Environmental Film Festival in the nation’s capital, the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the country is set for March 15 to 26 with screenings at locations throughout the city. More than 100 films have been selected to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing earth. “Parks: Protecting Wild,” exploring the vital ... Read More »

Special Class for Owners of Senior Pets

Dr. Nicholas Albano of Veterinary Holistic Care will be offering a free class, Exercise Therapy for Senior Pets, from 7 to 8 p.m. on December 8. The goal of the class is to help pet parents learn basic skills to help their pets deal naturally with issues associated with aging. While the staff at Veterinary Holistic Care love to see ... Read More »

A Winter Solstice 5Rhythms Dance/Movement Ritual in Bethesda

The winter solstice offers the opportunity for Looking Inward, to connect to the deep cave of mother earth and to find points of light within the darkness. Using the 5Rhythms as a guide, participants celebrate how to receive with grace, give from the heart, welcome the unknown, bestow wonder and contribute compassion during this time of darkness. The class will take ... Read More »

Chico’s Pet Depot to Offer One-Day Clinic

Each pet’s health and well-being is priority to the team at Chico’s Pet Depot and they will do all they can to help keep pet owners informed and provide their furry friends the resources to help improve their pet’s life. Chicos, located in Falls Church, will be offering a one-day clinic on November 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ... Read More »

Wondering How to Celebrate the Holidays on a Raw Food Diet?

Staying focused on raw food during the holidays can be challenging. Thanksgiving is only a few days away and to many, it signals the start of the holiday season. It is the time of year that many tend to throw their healthy eating habits to the wind and declare a ban on broccoli. Holidays mean food, but that doesn’t mean ... Read More »

Save the Date: HealthFest 2016

For the past few years, area medical students have been working with a team of local integrative doctors to present Integrative Health Day on January 23. This year, the event has been renamed International Integrative Health Day to reflect the growing participation of integrative medicine throughout the world and will be celebrated in Washington, D.C. is a big way as ... Read More »

Meal and a Movie

Food & Water Watch and Sister Eden Media are teaming together to present the documentary Cock Fight: Meet the Farmer Blowing the Whistle on Big Chicken. It will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring at 7 p.m. on November 8. A discussion with the farmer featured in the movie will follow. Doors will open at 6:15 ... Read More »

Questions About Statins

More and more people are being prescribed statins to lower their cholesterol, but do they really work? Dr. Allan R. Tomson and Frank Demeis discuss the benefits and concerns of statins in a talk titled: “Statins, Do They Really Work and What Are the Alternatives?” The talk will be held at Neck, Back and Beyond at 7 p.m. on November ... Read More »

National Kids Yoga Conference Returns to D.C.

Across the country, incredible work is being done to bring the health benefits of yoga, mindfulness and meditation into many communities. Kids and teens are learning how to de-stress, focus their minds and develop greater self-awareness. Educators, mental health professionals, parents and yoga teachers are seeing the benefits of social emotional learning, physical movement and wellness programs taught at all ... Read More »

VICTORY! Montgomery County Healthy Lawns Bill Passes

Last month, the Montgomery County council passed an amended version of Council President George Leventhal’s original protective bill to restrict the nonessential use of toxic lawn pesticides. This makes Montgomery County the first county and largest jurisdiction in the nation to pass such restrictions on county-owned and private property. Leventhal states, “Property owners have a right to maintain their own property, but they do ... Read More »