THIS MONTH

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, Summer has arrived, and for so many here in the Washington, D.C. metro area, it’s that special time of year when being outside adds enormously to the enjoyment of life. Our feature article discusses livable communities that are not only good for people, but also good for the planet. One highlighted organization based in the District describes these ... Read More »

Natural Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep

by Allan Tomson and Pam Snyder A person who is considered a natural beauty can be defined as someone who is conscious in making healthy choices; including in the movement, rest and renewal they participate in and the food they eat. If you live well, your body will radiate with natural beauty—you will have a twinkle in the eye and ... Read More »

The Keys to Natural Beauty

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Every day, toxins come straight at us from many directions. The two most important areas of your life that need a serious detox are your food and beauty products. By going clean and green as much as possible, you minimize your chances of dis-ease. In our current environment, minimizing toxic load, endocrine disruption and dis-ease ... Read More »

Doing Nothing

Why Time-Outs Matter by April Thompson In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take time-outs to do nothing. But when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment. “We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces ... Read More »

Burnout or Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Making You Overweight and Tired?

by Sushma Hirani, M.D. Adrenal fatigue, also called burnout, is a stress syndrome of the 21st century. It is an epidemic prevalent in modern Western society and spreading elsewhere as stress levels increase. Adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether they are physical, emotional or psychological. With stress levels increasing in our daily lives, ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, Today, many women are looking beyond conventional medicine alone to keep themselves well—by optimizing their health, preventing illness and treating acute and chronic conditions naturally. A holistic approach includes diet, exercise, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, stress reduction and self-care, as well as spiritual renewal. The women in my life remind me that they are becoming more aware that most ... Read More »

How We Shape Our Health

by April Thompson After Los Angeles native Kelly Noonan-Gores spent 20 years in front of the camera as an actress, she turned her talents to producing award-winning films like Tooken, Beneath and Take a Seat. She considers her latest, the documentary HEAL (HealDocumentary.com), to be her ultimate achievement. “I included as many inspiring stories of healing change as possible to ... Read More »

Crazy-Good Condiments

DIY Versions Add Zest and Nutrients by Judith Fertig While not essential to every dish or meal, condiments provide extra flavoring, final flourishes and added enjoyment to any dish. Such meal accompaniments range from vinegars to spreads and sauces, finishing spice mixtures and natural salts. America’s previous king of condiments was ketchup. Today, according to a 2017 poll from The ... Read More »

What to Eat When You Are Expecting

by Elizabeth McMillan “I’m eating for two?” This is a common saying during pregnancy, however it is often misinterpreted. Although one person is eating for two, the second growing being ranges from the size of a sesame seed to a watermelon—not a full-sized adult woman. Caloric intake should increase since growing a baby takes a lot of work but, on ... Read More »

Embracing Your Moon

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND What has been passed down to us from our mothers and grandmothers about the sacred feminine and taking care of our female organs? How many of us have been taught to honor and embrace our menstrual (moon) cycles? Most of us view our moon cycle as a nuisance—wishing it to be over and done with. ... Read More »