Taking Ownership of Your Outcome Through Integrative Wellness

by Rachel Eva What is Integrative Wellness and how can it help individuals overcome obstacles and empower them to create the life they want? Integrative Wellness is wellness, wholeness or balance in all four aspects of self; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. The word integrative as defined by the dictionary is: combining allopathic and complementary therapies and/or serving or intending ... Read More »

“OME”: the New Mantra for Precision Mental and Physical Health

by Dr. Charles Gant Holistic health is maturing into a new understanding of the connection between mental and physical health, known as the “Omics” Revolution. Omics aims at a holistic and collective characterization and quantification of pools of biological molecules that translate into the structure, function, and dynamics of an organism or organisms. Let’s look at how this applies for ... Read More »

Three Letters to Become Familiar With: CBD

by Katherine Leo Most people familiar with cannabis know all about THC, the component of marijuana that gets you “stoned.” But thanks in part to Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s recent support of medical marijuana, there is high demand instead for an extract of a strain of medical marijuana that contains almost no THC and much more of a compound called CBD. ... Read More »

Death by Gluten

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The Latin word for “glue” is gluten, a substance found in numerous grains. Although gluten is found in most grains, including rice, the form of gluten associated with the most adverse health issues is found particularly in wheat (spelt, kamut, durum, semolina, triticale, rye and barley). Gluten is made up of hundreds of peptides but because ... Read More »

New Polarity Therapist Joins Fairfax Practice

Janice M. Johnson, a new practitioner with Neck, Back and Beyond Wellness Center, in Fairfax, is introducing the latest Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency (PEMF) therapy into the Northern Virginia area. Johnson is a lifestyle consultant with Swiss Bionic Solutions MRS 2000 (Magnetic Resonance Stimulation) and a polarity therapy practitioner. Polarity Therapy is hands-on energy bodywork using the Ayurvedic medicine model ... Read More »

Free, Live Webinar on Dealing Naturally with Hypothyroidism

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated naturally, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Sushma Hirani, MD, for a free, live webinar from ... Read More »

Save the Date – Healthy Living Day at Dawson’s Market in Rockville

Natural Awakenings and Dawson’s Market have just set the date for Healthy Living Day on June 4. The event will feature great local natural and holistic practitioners and green and organic products. There will be a full schedule of talks on a variety of topics related to restoring and maintaining your health. The event will be free and open to ... Read More »

Why Vegan?

The Connection Between Humans, Animals and the Planet by Tracey Narayani Glover Too often human beings fail to see the interconnection that exists between the non-human animals and the environment that surrounds us. As some vegans adopt a plant-based diet upon learning about the suffering of farmed animals, others are influenced by the devastating impact of animal agriculture on the ... Read More »

Oregano for Taste, Aroma and Health

by Laina Poulakos Oh, oregano and its delicious taste and alluring aroma—it reminds many of us of our favorite Italian dishes. Whether its pizza, spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna, oregano is probably in it. However, oregano is more than just a flavorful and aromatic herb—it has many health benefits as well. Oregano is an antibacterial and provides support for the ... Read More »

Don’t Have Digestive Problems? Think Again

by Babette Lamarre Often, patients assure their medical practitioners that they do not have digestive problems, but as they answer more questions, it becomes obvious they do. There are three reasons why this happens: 1. Many of us tend to think that what is experienced is normal. For example, a patient who is awakened daily by GI discomfort, and has ... Read More »