Health

Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong  by Lisa Marshall Sometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in  Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to ... Read More »

Really Know Your Heart

by Allan Tomson The heart is a muscular pump that sits in the center of the chest within a protective sac called the pericardium. The heart is made up of four chambers: a right and a left atrium, which are the upper chambers and receive blood, as well as a right and left ventricle, which are the lower, more-muscular chambers ... Read More »

Recipes a Heart Will Love

Tasty Ways to Boost Heart Health by Avery Mack As a special meal for Valentine’s Day or any other, many plant-based dishes are so tasty that no one will miss the meat. Low in fat and sugar and high in ingredients that promote heart health, the following recipes are courtesy of Carol D’Anca, a board-certified nutrition practitioner and author of ... Read More »

Listening To Your Heart

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s book, The Little Prince. The heart has its own intelligence, its own mind, and holds cellular memory. It is a conscious organ with its own endocrine system and nervous system. Our heart is the strongest electrical and magnetic ... Read More »

Free Webinar: An Integrative Approach to Thyroid Conditions

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated in from an integrative approach, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Alex Leon for a free, live webinar ... Read More »

Just Breathe: An Immersion of Emotional Mastery

Experience a revolutionary approach to self-improvement and self-healing just outside of Annapolis at the Breath of Wellness Studio this coming March 4 through 10. Participants will enjoy a week, or a day, of learning, dedicated to personal empowerment, right action and emotional management with Dan Brulé, master Breathworker and author of Just Breathe. Join Brulé for a book signing and ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Webinar

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 webinar to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk will be ... Read More »

The Viscera—Better Known as Internal Organs: How to Cleanse and Strengthen

by Allan Tomson Visceral manipulation practitioners, particularly those with qualifications as holistic chiropractors, are committed to helping patients be as healthy as they can be. This means going beyond relieving symptoms to optimizing the function of all systems in the body. They can look at each system in the body and ask, “what are some things we can do specifically ... Read More »

Three Ways Hypnosis Helps Quit the Smoking Habit

by Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac, CCH Last month’s article in Natural Awakenings discussed why hypnosis is better than will-power for quitting bad habits, and this article discusses the benefits specific to quitting smoking. The dangers of smoking are well-known to most people, yet many that decide to quit find it too difficult to stop smoking on their own. To quit this ... Read More »

Dustin Sulak on the Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis

 by Amber Lanier Nagle Dustin Sulak, D.O., opened a private osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy and integrative medicine practice in Hallowell, Maine, in 2009, the same year the state’s voters expanded its medical cannabis law. At that time, he was one of the few physicians in Maine who was willing to certify patients to use cannabis legally. As of this writing, 32 ... Read More »