Health

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

by Allan Tomson, D.C. Let’s face it, eating well is challenging. While a small sector of our food supply is improving, more often we have to “beware” of the toxic elements that aren’t good for you. Even “healthy” grocery stores sell plenty of excessive sugary and chemical-laden products. It takes time to shop healthy and requires reading glasses. In the ... Read More »

Introducing Ashwagandha

By Laina Poulakos Though many people do not know much about it, ashwagandha is a powerful and useful herb and has been used in ayurvedic medicine for more than 3000 years. Ashwagandha has an amazing effect to help lower cortisol, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. This potent herb is also known to help those suffering with depression. Additionally, ... Read More »

Getting Back to Healthy Eating

by gLou Stevens In the early 1800s, most Americans ate what they grew or hunted locally. Corn and beans were common, along with pork. In northern states, cows provided milk, butter and beef, while in the south, where cattle were less common, venison and other game provided meat. Preserving food in 1815, before the era of refrigeration, required smoking, drying ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting!

Spotlight on Maid Brigade How will you wash the winter blues away while also feeling free to enjoy the beautiful spring weather on the horizon? Local Maid Brigade experts offer solutions. They know that spring cleaning is a thorough top-to-bottom deep cleaning of your home that often includes efforts to declutter your space…but it can be a daunting annual task. ... 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 »

New Programs for Weight Management, Transitions and Mindfulness

John Mays is a certified wellness coach with unique skills to get you to your goals, regardless of your age or ability level. He is beginning three new programs in March for those looking to make a dramatic and lasting change in their lives. All of the programs are offered in at FitnessTogether, in Chantilly. The 12-Week Weight Management Hypnosis ... Read More »

Free Webinar on 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, M.D., for a free, live webinar from 6:45 to ... Read More »

Concerned about Wireless Technologies: Attend this Screening of Generation Zapped

The Center for Safer Wireless is hosting the screening of the new documentary, Generation Zapped, with a discussion to follow. The screening will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on March 11, at the Virginia Hospital Center, John. T. Hazel Conference Center, in Arlington. Everyone is welcome to attend. All living creatures, including humans, encounter 100,000 times the level ... Read More »

The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating by Judith Fertig Americans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish super-sized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have ... Read More »

Sunshine on Our Shoulders

Makes Us Happy and Healthy by Kathleen Barnes Ever since skin cancer scares penetrated the national psyche in the mid-1980s, Americans have been conditioned to cover up and slather on sunscreen when we leave the house. Now experts say we haven’t been doing ourselves a favor, even when strictly using all-natural formulas. We’ve been blocking the sun’s life-giving rays, essential ... Read More »