Health

Building Bridges between Eastern and Western Medicine

The Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation (TCMWF) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to educating both the public and healthcare practitioners about the natural healing wisdom accumulated over thousands of years in China. Through educational programs, publications, online and practitioner resources, TCMWF advances the practice and integration of authentic traditional Chinese medicine in Western culture. They bring to Washington D.C. their 12th ... Read More »

An Herbalist’s Approach to Cancer

Supporting the health of a person diagnosed with cancer, using both modern and traditional medicine, is a touchy subject requiring us to rethink cancer. As an herbalist and nutritionist, my own hesitations were abandoned when I learned my aunt was diagnosed with stage four cancer. I immediately began researching her specific cancer and how medicinal herbs and foods might help. ... Read More »

Recipes for Rethinking Cancer

Fruit Compote Recipe – A tasty, easy-to-digest way to get your daily dose of fruit, with aromatic spices to help soothe nausea and aid digestion. Add to oatmeal, yogurt or eat all by itself. Ingredients: 6 cups of any organic stone fruit, chopped (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines)  2 cups of organic fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, ... Read More »

Unplug to Plug In with Children

A 2013 Organic Trade Association study reports that more parents buy organic food for their children and 81% have at least tried it. The industry grew from $1 billion in 1990 to $26.7 billion in 2010. Parents are clearly being more conscious than ever about what goes into their children’s bodies to help them grow and develop. Yet in my ... Read More »

Acupuncturist Now Offers Two Locations

Adam Miramon, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. has opened a treatment office in downtown Washington, D.C. to better serve his patients. The new office is located at 2311 M Street NW, Suite 401 – five blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro and six blocks from Dupont Circle Metro. The space is in the established medical practice of Dr. Moody Mustafa. Miramon has office hours ... Read More »

Learn the Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism

Teresa Boardwine, founder of Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine and dynamic teacher on health and wellness, is offering a series of classes, starting this September at her school in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just west of Washington D.C. On the second Saturday of each month, between September 14 and June 14, the class, Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism, highlights holistic ... Read More »

Come Out and Play Like a Big Kid

The Third Annual Adult Play Date is an adult field day, designed to incorporate fun with exercise while creating awareness for adult obesity. During our childhood some of our fondest memories took place on the black top or in our backyards playing games such as kick ball and freeze tag. And who could forget your school’s field day, where everyone ... Read More »

Nationally Acclaimed Yoga Therapy Program

One of the nation’s leading schools for integrative health, the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel (formerly Tai Sophia) has recently launched an innovative program in the field of yoga therapy. Beginning in September 2013, MUIH will offer the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy.  To serve the needs of students, two world renowned practitioners of ... Read More »

Knee High by the Fourth of July!

  “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” every time I pass a corn field, I think of that saying. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, the summer months were my favorite “food time” because we would feast on fresh corn on the cob that had been picked only hours before it was presented at our dinner table.  My mom cooked it ... Read More »

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) will be holding a D.C. conference this coming Labor Day weekend. Publisher, Robin Fillmore, interviewed Dr. Diane Corcoran, RN, who currently serves as the president of the organization. Background: A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound phenomenon, typically occurring when a person is clinically dead, facing death, or under physical or emotional trauma. ... Read More »