THIS MONTH

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As we transition into Fall—my favorite time of year—we are entering another of our region’s spectacular displays of nature. From the crisp air in the city allowing windows to be open to fresh air to the beautiful foliage along the country roads. There’s nothing like getting outdoors to enjoy hiking in the parks and woods during this season. ... Read More »

Five Ways Poor Posture Can Harm Your Health

By Susan Brady As children, we were always told to stand up tall, hold your head high, pull your shoulders back, don’t slouch—and for good reason. Though you may have perceived it as your parents nagging, proper posture keeps your body and bones healthy. Poor posture is obviously bad for your spine, but can also impact your digestion, mood, breathing, ... Read More »

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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 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 ... Read More »

Chiropractic and How the Body Works

Modern Chiropractic began in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. This article will outline some of the current understanding of how manipulation “works” and how it can bring about a return to health in a body that is suffering from illness. Edgar Cayce, in the 1920s, stated in his readings that manipulation is the closest thing to how the body tries to ... Read More »

Fall Allergies Can Get You Stuffed

By Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Fall can be a miserable time for those who suffer from allergies. As nighttime temperatures begin to decline, ragweed begins to release its pollen. Ragweed is among the most common of allergy irritants. Fall allergy sufferers may also experience allergies due to mold and dust mites. When the body encounters an allergen, the immune system ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers, As we prepare to move from summer into autumn, which is my favorite time of year, our schedules are getting busier. We’re helping the kids settle into a new school year and we’re starting to plan ahead for the holidays in just a couple of months. I think I even saw a “number of days until Christmas” countdown at a ... Read More »

ONE COMMON UNITY Pedals to Prevent Violence During Third Annual Peace Ride

Registration has begun for One Common Unity’s Third Annual PEACE RIDE, which will take place Saturday, September 29 ​from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, D.C. ​The ride will cover 19 scenic miles, starting from the Lincoln Memorial and spreading across the District and Virginia. All are welcome to be a part of this effort to fulfill the mission ... Read More »

Healthy Joints that Last a Lifetime

Joints have many different functions and therefore come in many different sizes and shapes. They are perfectly suited to the job they do. There are hinge joints, ball and socket, gliding and pivot types. All have different functions and all of course—have limits. When joints are overtaxed or injured, the body goes into repair mode by creating an inflammatory response ... Read More »

SCAR THERAPY: Surgical Scars May Trap You

By Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND Scars may be easily overlooked as if they do not interfere with your health, but there are good reasons why you should pay more attention to them. A scar is an adhesion and may be a direct pain generator, especially when cutaneous and subcutaneous nerves are cut along with the skin and deeper tissues. A scar ... Read More »

Nature’s Pain Killers

by Elizabeth McMillan Joint pain is extremely common, whether it is a result of injuries or simply due to aging. The pain we feel is due to the release of chemical messengers called cytokines in order to fight off bacteria or heal from an injury. This causes an inflammatory state and is part of the body’s natural way to heal ... Read More »