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Minty Fresh and Great Health Benefits

by Laina Poulakos Mint has been used for more than 3000 years for its medicinal properties. In addition to drinking it in delicious tea or inhaling it, mint has even been used on the skin because of it’s amazing healing properties. Starting with the stomach, it is excellent at helping with minor discomforts such as colic, nausea and diarrhea. Mint ... Read More »

Garden Dreams Come True with Prior Unity Garden’s Foundations of Organic Gardening

Many folks are joining the organic home garden revolution. Newbies look for reliable information while others want their garden to be more fruitful. You can achieve your organic gardening goals and dreams with The Foundations of Organic Gardening, an interactive, six-session course spread over seven months, beginning September 30th.             Foundations’ topics include garden design and layout, building soil, seeds, ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free wellness talk to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk ... Read More »

The People Speak on Climate Change

A recent study by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change, a majority of registered voters – including large majorities of all Democrats and Independents, as well as nearly half or more of liberal and moderate Republicans want more to be done to address global warming. The cast of characters who ... Read More »

First School of Naturopathic Medicine in the Mid-Atlantic to Open

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) announced recently that it will welcome its first class of naturopathic medical students in the fall of 2018. Applications will be available, starting in September. “In establishing our School of Naturopathic Medicine, MUIH is taking a bold step to address some of most challenging issues in health care,” said Steven Combs, president and CEO of ... Read More »

Grand Opening of Take Care in D.C.

Take Care is D.C.’s first independently owned and operated all-natural, holistic lifestyle shop, located at 1338 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, recently celebrated its grand opening and is ready to serve the community. Owner Becky Waddell seeks out brands and makers that embody the Take Care philosophy: that form and function are as important as the way in which a product is made. ... Read More »

Providing a Holistic Approach to Wellness

Spotlight on Sarah Shakeri and Happy Heart Health Happy Heart Health is a coaching service, founded by Sarah Shakeri, that guides individuals to optimal health and well-being. Through goal setting, sustainable lifestyle and nutritional changes in a supportive environment, clients achieve tremendous results. It starts with a willingness to imagine having more energy, feeling better in one’s body, improving fitness, ... Read More »

Rethinking Cancer

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Cancer is the scariest, most deadly and misunderstood of diseases. One in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. There’s no question that cancer is on the rise. Cancer treatment needs to be customized for each patient as there is no one-size-fits-all treat. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with ... Read More »

Inviting Intimacy and Ease with Feng Shui

Have you ever felt boxed into a corner, up against a wall, drained or as if something is ‘hanging over you’? It’s amazing how our visual perspective affects the way our minds “see things!” Using feng shui’s ba-gua as a ‘map’, we can explore our homes in a new way, seeing how both the structure and the contents of our ... Read More »

Exercise and Hydration

by Dr. Vishal Verma Whether you are training for an athletic event, exercising for your health or simply shooting a game of hoops with your friends, it is essential that you remain properly hydrated. Good hydration begins with drinking the appropriate amount of water before, during and after any type of physical activity. Water is used by the body to ... Read More »