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Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms by Marlaina Donato Transitioning through menopause and the years of perimenopausal hormone fluctuation leading up to the finale can be physically and emotionally challenging for many women. Consistently following a healthy diet and positive lifestyle are important, but health researchers, doctors and midlife women can attest to the multidimensional benefits of exercise. Perks may include reduction of ... Read More »

An Opportunity to Explore your Dwelling

Dwell to Live is a workshop hosted by Takoma Park architect Bill Hutchins, in concert with his new book, Dwelling: A Poetic Exploration of Home. The workshop explores the dialogue between your inner home and how it relates to the physical home you live in. Dwell to Live has a simple format, centered on being guided through a series of ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

City Homesteading

Creating Sustainable Urban Living by Randy Kambic Homesteading is a broad field. “Along with planting produce, we encourage people to compost, change how they use water, learn about biochar—a long-term soil amendment that returns carbon to the earth—and employ creative economics, including bartering and food-sharing systems,” says K. Ruby Blume, of Grants Pass, Oregon, who founded the Institute of Urban ... Read More »

A Free Talk: Why Are My Joints and Muscles Hurting?

Many people suffer with insomnia, muscle and joint pain, inability to exercise because of pain and fatigue, depression or lack of motivation, memory problems, brain fog, nervous and emotional problems without any hope of relief. Dr. Serena Satcher, M.D., has an approach that can get at the root causes and is offering a free talk that will help participants to ... Read More »

Maid Brigade’s Commitment to Cleaning Your Home the Green Way

by Samantha Hudgins Maid Brigade, in business since 1979, made a commitment to green cleaning in 2007 and has been a Green Clean Certified business ever since. In every aspect of the business, Maid Brigade takes their commitment seriously to create the safest indoor environment for their client’s families, pets and homes. To become Green Clean Certified, a company must ... Read More »