Tag Archives: health

Ocean Robbins on Personal and Planetary Health

by April Thompson Food revolutionary Ocean Robbins has dedicated his life to inspiring others to rethink their food choices to transform both personal and planetary health. It’s a path forged in part by his father, John Robbins, who walked away from the family company, Baskin-Robbins, to become an acclaimed health advocate and author. Together, father and son founded the 500,000-plus-member ... Read More »

It All Starts with the Gut

by Elizabeth McMillan Did you know that each drop of colonic fluid contains more than a billion bacteria? In a healthy gut, there are more beneficial bacteria than pathogenic bacteria, and most research says that there is a ratio of 3:1 between nonhuman bacterial cells and human. These bacteria are known collectively as the body’s microbiome. According to Baylor College ... Read More »

Hypnosis Supports Desire for Healthy Foods

By Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac, CCH Many people know the value of choosing healthy foods over junk food, yet many seem to have a hard time sticking with healthier choices. This may not be all your fault. According to a 2017 article published by McGill University, a study conducted by the Scripps Research Institute on rats showed that when the rats ... Read More »

Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival Returns

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 14 is a great place to start. Their practitioners will conduct mini-sessions on a walk-up basis. Vetted intuitive readers, angel communicators, psychic mediums and astrologers will offer their ... Read More »

Into the Woods

Hiking for Health and Happiness by Marlaina Donato Many of us equate fitness with going to the gym, but a good hike in a natural environment can foster unique benefits for both body and psyche. Hiking or walking outdoors not only promotes heart health, helping to balance both blood sugar and blood pressure, it increases hip bone density to help ... Read More »

Does your Diet have you Inflamed?

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is an immune reaction that is triggered in response to an infection or laceration. For instance, if there is a cut on your finger, the body sends out an alert to the immune system. This draws inflammatory cytokines to the area and the sight becomes red, tender and produces heat. This is an acute inflammation reaction ... Read More »

Improving the Numbers of the Heart

by Elizabeth McMillan, CNS, LDN Every doctor visit generally requires a blood pressure check. Normal blood pressure is 120/80, but what do those number needs and why do we always have to get it checked? Blood pressure is essentially a ratio of the systolic and diastolic pressures in the heart. Systolic pressure is the arterial pressure while the heart is ... Read More »

Free Webinar: An Integrative Approach to Thyroid Conditions

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 in from an integrative approach, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Alex Leon for a free, live webinar ... Read More »

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Webinar

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 webinar to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk will be ... Read More »

The Viscera—Better Known as Internal Organs: How to Cleanse and Strengthen

by Allan Tomson Visceral manipulation practitioners, particularly those with qualifications as holistic chiropractors, are committed to helping patients be as healthy as they can be. This means going beyond relieving symptoms to optimizing the function of all systems in the body. They can look at each system in the body and ask, “what are some things we can do specifically ... Read More »