Health

Thermography for Breast Health

by Donna Marie Scippa Thermography or Medical Infrared Imaging, is a painless, non-invasive and inexpensive breast scan approved by the Food and Drug Administration for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk assessment and ... Read More »

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health by Lisa Marshall Samantha Ahdoot’s son Isaac was 9 years old when he collapsed from the heat while playing clarinet at band camp. It had been a record-hot summer following a mild winter and early spring, and Dr. Ahdoot, an Alexandria, Virginia, pediatrician, had already noticed a string of unusual cases: A ... Read More »

To Cool the Climate, Change Your Diet

Good Food Choices Enable Global Health by Judith Fertig Three years ago, the New York Times added a new word to the world’s food vocabulary: Climatarian (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing pork and poultry instead of beef and lamb (to limit ... Read More »

Steps to Create a Healthy Environment

A Conversation with Dr. Mark McClure of National Integrated Health Associates Natural Awakenings, Washington, D.C. editor, Robin Fillmore, had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Mark McClure why and how we all need to be aware of creating a toxin-free home to live a long and healthy life. Below is a part of that interaction. Why is it important for ... Read More »

Heavy Metals and Chelation Therapy

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar How are our bodies supposed to keep up with this influx of toxins we are bombarded with each day? The concoction of air and water pollution, plastics, industrial cleaning agents, food additives and genetically modified food are making our bodies work overtime. Lucky for us all, environmental medicine is an emerging field that takes a close ... Read More »

Best Practices for Cleaning the Home, Body and Mind

by Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN Toxins are unfortunately all around us.  From the air we breath to the chemicals we ingest—and there is no way to avoid them unless living in a glass bubble.  Per a 2009 study in the journal of Environmental Science and Technology, the average home may contain as many as 400 chemicals and many of ... Read More »

Got Osteoporosis? Save the Date for a Free Webinar

Many people believe that osteoporosis in a normal part of the aging process. Though it is typical to lose some bone mass as you age, osteoporosis is not an inevitable side effect to aging, yet there are more than 25 million women in the U.S. alone diagnosed. Susan Brady, MPT, nutrition consultant and doctor of Integrative Medicine, will be offering ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free wellness talk to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk ... Read More »

Symposium Offered on How Healing Works

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Office of Integrative Medicine and Health (OIMH) is pleased to announce that Wayne Jonas, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at their Inaugural Patrick and Marguerite Sung Symposium, at 4 p.m. on June 5, at Ross Hall, at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus. The title of his talk will be “How ... Read More »

Candida, The Silent Epidemic

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The overgrowth of Candida albicans is the silent epidemic in the United States. This rampant yeast affecting 70 percent of Americans runs havoc on the immune system. Naturally, a very small amount of candida lives in our mouth and small intestines, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. However, a diet full of sugar, highly refined carbohydrates and gluten, alcohol ... Read More »