Health

Edgar Cayce: The Original Holistic Healer

by Allan Tomson Edgar Cayce was America’s premier “medical intuitive” long before those words were coined. Throughout his career he gave more that 15,000 readings, mostly pertaining to health. He was a superb channeler, able to both diagnose and give treatment advice. In fact, Cayce channeled many remedies that still work extremely well today. Edgar Cayce was born in 1877, ... Read More »

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat by Judith Fertig In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as vital to heart health and weight loss. Heart Health Benefit A recent meta-study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a ... Read More »

Natural Way to Ease Eyestrain and Impaired Vision

by Nathan Oxenfeld Tension, if left unchecked, can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, mental fatigue, lack of circulation and elevated stress levels. One of the simplest natural and holistic ways to quickly relax the eyes and decrease eyestrain is the gentle practice of palming. A 2013 study by the Department of Health Rehabilitation Sciences through the College of Applied Medical Sciences ... Read More »

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine Two-Day Seminar

What if you could learn gentle practices to do throughout the day that would give you an enduring sense of ease and comfort, regardless of your health status? This question, and more, will be addressed in the two-day event, Yoga As Lifestyle Medicine, presented by the Smithsonian Associates and Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington, on March 25 and 26, at ... Read More »

Two-Day Workshop to Reverse Chronic Illnesses

Kyle Davies, author of The Intelligent Body: Reversing Chronic Fatigue and Pain from the Inside Out, will be in the area April 1 and 2, offering an experiential workshop to present his successful, proven Energy-Flow Coaching model of illness and recovery. This program has helped hundreds of sufferers of chronic illnesses achieve optimal health and wellness. The workshop will take ... Read More »

Holistic Eye Care

Taking the Whole Body into Account by Linda Sechrist The “old wives’ tale” about eating carrots for healthy vision wasn’t wrong, but fell far short of a holistic approach to eye health. Today’s holistically trained healthcare providers and ophthalmologists believe that properly maintaining the marvelous phenomenon of eyesight requires taking into consideration genetics, diet, toxin exposures, life environments and our ... Read More »

Problems with Acidity in the Diet

by Elizabeth McMillan Virtually all types of diseases thrive in an acidic environment. In fact, too much acidity has been linked to inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Understanding acidity or pH levels, the symptoms of high acidity, and which foods are acidic or alkaline can help improve your health and extend your ... Read More »

Fit for Life

How to Stay Healthy, Flexible and Strong  by Aimee Hughes “When thinking about the best forms of exercise as we enter midlife and beyond, we should first clarify some myths and preconceptions,” says Michael Spitzer of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, biochemist, fitness expert and author of Fitness at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond. “In our society, there’s a mindset that once ... Read More »

Cannabis and Anxiety

by Patricia Frye, MD Many physicians are now being asked if cannabis is an effective treatment for anxiety. Actually, it is one of the more common reasons patients seek a recommendation for medicinal cannabis. Anxiety is a relatively common disorder characterized by worry and anxiety that is excessive and difficult to control. It can negatively impact relationships, job performance and ... Read More »

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities by Kathleen Barnes Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. “These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wide-ranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which are different from food allergies,” explains microbiologist ... Read More »