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Letter From the Publisher

Dear Friends, Is it spring yet? The sun’s return to full strength in the Northern Hemisphere never can come soon enough for me. This winter seemingly had the most extreme swings in temperature, in my recent memory. Fortunately, the sauna at my gym was available to escape the chill, and I was able to get away to Florida for few ... Read More »

Matters of the Heart

by Allan Tomson In the article in last month’s Natural Awakenings, D.C. edition, the heart and its function were discussed. Following up this month is an exploration what can possibly go wrong, and what one can do to heal and nutritionally support one’s heart. The heart is a vital but delicate organ. The medical profession refers collectively to several different ... Read More »

Philippe Cousteau on the Power of Wonder and Legacy

by Randy Kambic Philippe Cousteau Jr., the 39-year-old grandson of legendary undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, is continuing a rich family legacy of sharing the wonders of the natural world with a global audience. A diver, conservationist and environmental activist, the younger Cousteau has also become an inspirational speaker, writer, social entrepreneur and producer of myriad television and film projects. Now ... Read More »

The Path to Wealth

How to Make a Dream Come True  by May McCarthy Successful professional athletes, musicians and business men and women that have achieved their goals can often point to repetition as a key to their prosperity and success. Undergoing both physical and mental training on a daily basis are keys for them to perform at their highest levels. Keeping their goals ... Read More »

Does your Diet have you Inflamed?

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is an immune reaction that is triggered in response to an infection or laceration. For instance, if there is a cut on your finger, the body sends out an alert to the immune system. This draws inflammatory cytokines to the area and the sight becomes red, tender and produces heat. This is an acute inflammation reaction ... Read More »

Stay Ahead of Your Sneeze

Allergy season is just around the corner. In fact, you may already be feeling itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, nasal stuffiness and sneezing. Yet, there are more remedies available to combat the inevitable dreaded allergy season beyond the over-the-counter options that are guaranteed to make you fee as if you are in a fog. In fact, there are many effective ... Read More »

Get to the Root of Seasonal Allergies

by Jessica Johnson Spring in the D.C. region is breathtaking for both its beauty and its infamous environmental allergies. The area’s diverse ecology, which includes traffic and air pollution, and toxic chemicals in household and personal care products, can exacerbate allergy symptoms. The best way to eliminate symptoms is to naturally address the root cause—a compromised and hypersensitive immune system. ... Read More »

Nutrition Upgrades

Five Strategies for Better Health by Melinda Hemmelgarn Springtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. * Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and ... Read More »

A Holistic Approach to Pain Management

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Joint Therapy is a form of nonsurgical ligament reconstruction and is a highly effective treatment for chronic pain. It is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. Joint Therapy can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint quickly, restore circulation and provide ... Read More »

Delicious Discards

Making Meals From Mainly Scraps by April Thompson Food scraps are no longer relegated to just making soup, stock and sauces that hide their true nature. Creative chefs are reawakening to the possibilities of skins, cores, rinds and other parts we’ve needlessly been throwing away, with startling results. “Cooking with scraps is good for the planet and good for the ... Read More »