Health

Nature’s Golden Ray

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Without vitamin D, specifically vitamin D3, your immune system will not be healthy. In addition to maintaining healthy calcium levels, vitamin D regulates hormone secretion and keeps the immune system robust. Vitamin D regulates the function of a variety of tissues and almost all tissues in your body have specific vitamin D receptors. Vitamin D lowers ... Read More »

Planning an Anti-Inflammatory Cookout

by Elizabeth McMillan Summer barbecues and cookouts are a hallmark of American tradition, filled with a glorious spread of foods. The classic summer foods like burgers, brats and macaroni salad can easily tip the scale the next morning, which leads to the constant question—how does one day of “bad” eating lead to a weight gain. The answer is commonly inflammation ... Read More »

Webinar on Dealing with Digestive Disorders Naturally

The human digestive system provides nutrition for every cell in our body and plays a critical role in our immune system. Yet, so many people suffer from a compromised digestive system, which results in an increase in chronic and degenerative diseases and a steady decline of health and well-being. Dr. Sushma Hirani will be offering a free, live webinar at ... Read More »

Illuminate Festival Coming to Fairfax

Ever been curious?  Go ahead and try it. The team that brings Illuminate Festivals to cities across the country is bringing their first festival to northern Virginia. The Fairfax Mind-Body-Spirit Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 15 at the Tysons Corner Marriott. This is just the place to sample reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, ... Read More »

Natural Beauty is Not Only Skin Deep

by Allan Tomson and Pam Snyder A person who is considered a natural beauty can be defined as someone who is conscious in making healthy choices; including in the movement, rest and renewal they participate in and the food they eat. If you live well, your body will radiate with natural beauty—you will have a twinkle in the eye and ... Read More »

Burnout or Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Making You Overweight and Tired?

by Sushma Hirani, M.D. Adrenal fatigue, also called burnout, is a stress syndrome of the 21st century. It is an epidemic prevalent in modern Western society and spreading elsewhere as stress levels increase. Adrenal glands are responsible for handling the stresses of your daily life, whether they are physical, emotional or psychological. With stress levels increasing in our daily lives, ... Read More »

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 »