Health

Natural Beauty Inside and Out

By Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN The skin is the largest organ and is constantly being exposed to toxins. Research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) states that on average women in the U.S. use at least 12 personal care products a day containing over 160 different chemicals. Men typically use less products, however they are exposed to about 85 ... Read More »

A New Oasis for Well-Being in Reston

A Spotlight on Rise Well-Being Center There is a new model for maintaining well-being in northern Virginia, and it is now serving health-seekers from all corners of the greater metropolitan area. Rise Well-Being Center, founded by Lisa Goodwin, opened its doors March 1 at 11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, in Reston. Their mission is to offer a path to wholeness by consciously ... Read More »

Healthy Summer Hydration

Kids Love These Homemade Drinks by Judith Fertig At day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is always a good choice, sugary, carbonated, artificially colored and flavored beverages can be tempting. Having homemade options ready can entice kids to stay hydrated in ... Read More »

Burnout or Fatigue? Find Out at the Free Webinar

Some call it “burnout” but Adrenal fatigue is a stress syndrome and is found in near epidemic proportions in our modern society. The adrenal glands help in responding to stress by producing hormones such as cortisol and are responsible for handling stress, whether it is physical, emotional or psychological. Yet adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands are unable to ... Read More »

Tools to Face Aging and Challenging Times at Raj Yoga

Raj Yoga Center, located in Sterling, has been serving the area since 1975, teaching and sharing the benefits of Kundalini yoga. Known as the “yoga of awareness”, Kundalini yoga offers innumerable physical, spiritual and mental benefits, and can be practiced by all ages and abilities. In addition to the classes regularly offered, including a community class by donation each Sunday ... Read More »

Build Strong Bones Workshop

Susan Brady of Nurtured Bones and her fitness assistant Carrie Seifert are offering a half-day workshop: Overcoming Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Taking participants beyond medication to treat and reverse this condition that challenges so many women and men, Brady and Seifert provide a better way to health through nutrition, exercise, stress management and supplementation. The workshop will be held from 9 ... 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 »

Healing the Hard Stuff

Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses by Linda Sechrist Although alternative healing modalities may be recognized by natural health enthusiasts as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored by doctors of ... Read More »

Chronic Inflammation May Be Causing your Bones to Slowly Simmer

by Susan Brady Most people are familiar with the inflammation that occurs when we injure a joint, cut ourselves or develop an infection. This swelling, redness, heat and pain is one of our body’s most important mechanisms to heal an injury or fight infection. This acute inflammatory process generally lasts a few days and is the body’s way of recovering ... Read More »

Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, but health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of ... Read More »