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 »

Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio by Marlaina Donato There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at shedding the pounds and keeping them off are active for at least an hour each day. Consider the ... Read More »

Party Healthy

Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock ... Read More »

Gluten, Dairy and Milk-Free Holiday Baking

Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN There are so many new diets being advertised these days, including those that focus on paleo, keto, gluten-free and dairy-free options—to name just a few. Although making dietary changes may be a new trend, there are also many health benefits associated with some of these diets. For instance, gluten and dairy are highly inflammatory. This ... Read More »

Hypnosis Superior to Willpower for Bad Habit Elimination

by Michelle DeStefano Hypnosis is the efficient way to change bad habits into good ones. Here are a few common examples of the self-talk people may have toward wanting to change habits: “I know smoking is bad for me, so I’ll just have to use my willpower and make myself stop.” “I know I would look and feel so much ... Read More »

Holiday Survival Guide: A Free Webinar

It is actually possible to “win” the holidays, with healthy, delicious food (including baked goods) and a plan for January to get you set for tackling your new year’s resolutions. Elizabeth McMillian, a clinical nutrition specialist at the Rose Wellness Clinic in Oakton, will be offering a free webinar titled How to Ensure Your Health Will Survive the Holiday Season. ... Read More »

Homeopathic Alternative Approach to ADHD

Is your children struggling in school and having difficulties making friends? Perhaps your child’s medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is making him dazed or leaving her with little appetite. The good news is that are natural alternatives available. Michael  Liss, of the Rose Wellness Center, in Oakton, will be offering a free webinar at 7 p.m. on January ... Read More »

Ease Repetitive Strain Injuries

Targeted Exercises Lower Risk of Injury by Marlaina Donato Weekend athletes, office workers and hobbyists greatly benefit from a balanced array of regular exercises as a preventive measure against injury. In our technological age, repetitive strain injury (RSI) is all too common, and anyone using a computer daily can be at risk. Sedentary lifestyles help set the stage for injury. ... Read More »

An Integrative Approach to Menopause

by Kathleen Byrne, M.D., CHI Health Care         Menopause is a transition that every woman will experience in her lifetime. The average age of menopause, defined as not having a period for 12 months, is 51. The perimenopause period leading up to that can start in the forties. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain and vaginal ... Read More »

New Health Benefits from IV Therapies

by Cathlene Heideman While it seems that there are significant medical breakthroughs emerging at a quick pace recently, one such innovation actually updates a procedure that has been around for decades. Many people remember the days when intravenous (IV) therapies were used during surgery or to dispense medications. Now, IV’s are tailored to the individual needs of the patient—providing fluids ... Read More »