Health

Strengthen Organ Vitality

Simple Steps to Feeling Great Again  by Ronica A. O’Hara With the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic ... Read More »

Blood Chemistry

A New Roadmap to Better Health by Linda Sechrist Good detectives trained in the art of investigation know not only how to look for, collect and interpret evidence, but also how to use the tools that can help them solve a mystery. With the right tool, such as a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis, an experienced practitioner trained in systems ... Read More »

Testing Replaces Guessing: New Answers for Health in the New Year

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar When it comes to taking care of your body, how will you make this new year different from all the rest? A healthy mind, a clean body and a strong spirit will go a very long way in helping you live your best year ever. Your health is the most important thing. Read on to learn ... Read More »

Homeopathic Alternative Approaches to ADHD: A Free Webinar

Many parents feel helpless when their child receives a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and are not sure how best to move forward in the best interests of their child. They may have noticed that their child is struggling to make and keep friends or finding it difficult to focus on schoolwork. Likewise, a child already on medication for ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals in Fairfax and Columbia

Enjoy the finest of local holistic wellness practitioners, products and amazing artisans of all kinds at the upcoming Illuminate Festivals. The Fairfax Festival will be held on January 20 and the Columbia Festival will be held on January 26. Both events run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At both of these events, participants can shop, sample and delight the ... Read More »

Infrared Sauna Special Offered at Rose Wellness

Infrared saunas are effective tools for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits—making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” therapies for overall healthier living. The Rose Wellness Center, in Oakton, recently started offering this healing method and is offering a winter special of $35 ... Read More »

Collaborative Whole Person Healing in Rockville

Spotlight on CHI Health Care by Robin Fillmore In 2011, David Fogel, M.D., and Ilana Bar-Levav, M.D., co-founded CHI Health Care, formerly known as the Casey Health Institute, with the mission to provide exceptional integrative health care through collaboration and innovation. Over the past eight years, CHI has become known regionally for their excellence in providing patient care that emphasizes ... Read More »

The Humble Castor Oil Pack to the Rescue

by Allan Tomson We live in a medical culture of high-tech and low touch, machines beeping, computer readouts and people in white coats. Yet here sits the humble castor oil pack. No wires to plug in and nothing to wear out. This amazing remedy has been used therapeutically in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa and the Americas. In modern ... Read More »

How Young Are You Really?

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar There is a difference between chronological age, based on when a person was born, and biological age, based on the length of a person’s telomeres. What are telomeres, you ask? They are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to each individual’s genetic material. Every time a cell replicates, ... Read More »

Be at Home in Your Own Body with Structural Integration

by Max Rosenberg  Structural Integration is a type of bodywork that focuses on the connective tissue, or fascia, of the body. Fascia surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, organs and nerves, binding some structures together while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other. Fascia is designed to be elastic and move freely with muscles and bones. Injury, stress, work-related ... Read More »