Spotlight

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 »

Holistic and Biological Dentistry for Children

Spotlight on the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates Holistic and biological dentistry are terms used synonymously, notes Dr. Mark McClure of the Biological Dental Group at National Integrative Health Associates (NIHA), in Washington, D.C., near Chevy Chase. Holistic refers to the structure of how the mouth, teeth, jaw, head and neck are intricately connected to the whole ... Read More »

Veterans with PTSD Love Qi

by Jeff Primack Throughout the country, Qi Revolution has empowered thousands of people to practice qigong under one roof, which forms a massive group energy field. It accelerates everyone’s ability to feel qi and progress, and is particularly healing for veterans. Open to the public, all are invited to experience Qi Revolution and join expert healers, doctors and even teenagers, ... Read More »

The Intelligent Body:

Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain from the Inside-Out Why are we seeing growing numbers of people suffering from debilitating chronic symptoms of pain, fatigue, inflammation and cognitive impairment that medicine is failing to resolve? Significant advances over the last half-century have seen medication as the focus of conventional health care. Yet medication, for the most part, merely masks symptoms, blocks ... Read More »

A Passion for Holistic Health Care for Children

A Spotlight on Dr. Lorelle Bradley of NIHA by Robin Fillmore Dr. Lorelle Bradley is a holistic pediatrician at National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) who understands that to help children, and their parents, she must be more than their doctor. She also serves as a navigator and advocate, helping families develop their children into healthy productive adults. Trained as a ... Read More »

Magic Wand Murals

A Spotlight on Nancy Illman Nancy Illman has been painting interior murals for 25 years, and sees it as a healing modality. “I do reiki and I paint walls, and in my mind, the two practices are closely aligned; they’re both ways I can enhance people’s enjoyment of their life. People think of art therapy as a creative method of ... Read More »

Beyond the Big Box

A Spotlight on Amicus Green Building Center There is an undeniable trend in our area and throughout the country, where many individuals are beginning to understand that the path to wholeness is achieved beyond eating a healthy diet and getting the right amount of exercise. What goes into the body is just as important as the environment in which a ... Read More »

Meditate Everywhere

How to Make America Great by Cullen Kowalski and Matt Willmott Cullen Kowalski knows that our elected leaders will not save us. The solution, he says, is to help guide an evolution in consciousness. Kowalski aims to act locally, but he is not thinking small. In 2013, he founded Samsara House 2023, a rowhouse in Bloomingdale, Washington, D.C., dedicated to ... Read More »