Protecting Against the Sun While Protecting Planet

by Rachel Feidelman Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day this year, predicting six more weeks of winter, warm weather is here. Warm weather means spending more time outside which, in turn, means breaking out the sunscreen. While wearing sunscreen proves countless benefits, the negative environmental impacts are massive as well. John Sottery of IMS Inc. explains, ... Read More »

Is Your Gut Irritable

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month. IBS is a common disorder, affecting as much as 15 to 20 percent of the population. It is characterized as a chronic gastrointestinal disorder causing a combination of symptoms. Some of the symptoms include abdominal cramping, pain, gas, bloating, and constipation and/or diarrhea. Besides gut symptoms, ... Read More »

A Holistic Approach to Primary Care

by Robin Fillmore Health care is in the forefront of the news lately and one may be wondering what will happen in the future. The last administration dubbed it “Affordable” and now the government is calling health care “American”. But really, isn’t health care between the patient and the doctor and regardless of what it is called, isn’t the quality ... Read More »

Redefining Vitality

A Spotlight on Bob McMillan and the Come Alive Project For many who hit their mid-70s, their first thought is to relax, sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of lemonade. That would not be the correct assumption about Virginia-local, Bob McMillan. As he approached retirement in his late 60s, he realized that a new career in fitness and ... Read More »

Helping to Solve the Mystery of Food Allergies

Spotlight on Dr. Autumn Frandsen at National Integrated Health Associates So often, when a person who is normally healthy begins experiencing a lingering illness or presents signs that something is amiss in the body, it can be a great mystery to the individual as well as to their physician. Typical remedies—tried and true—don’t seem to be helping. The patient can ... Read More »

Enjoying the Warm Glow and Positive Effects of a Himalayan Salt Light

by Laina Poulakos One of the most well known uses of a Himalayan salt light is its power to purify the air. This is done as the heat activates the salt, attracting dust, pollen and dander. These partials get trapped within the salt and clean air is released, helping reduce suffering of those who suffer with allergies and asthma. The ... Read More »

CBD for Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and with the theme “Not Alone”, that’s exactly how people often feel. Unfortunately that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, every year, about 2.6 million people have some type of brain injury—whether as a result of trauma, stroke, tumor or other illnesses. About 52,000 die as a ... Read More »

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 »