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letterfrompublisher Surprise! Hello, dear friends, I am still here. The transition to the new structure at Natural Awakenings of Washington, D.C. has been extended just a bit, so I have the privilege of guiding you through at least one more issue of the magazine. As I said before, even after I have moved out of the role of publisher, I will still be staying on as the editor and will be deeply involved in the magazine—but for this month, I am still with you as the publisher. The best part is that we are talking about one of my favorite topics—healthy food. I can honestly say that being a part of Natural Awakenings has changed my life. The articles, relationships with health professionals and the overwhelming amount of research that we have presented over the years has completely changed the way I eat, and therefore, the way I live. It was through the magazine that I learned of the Holistic Holiday at Sea and had the opportunity to do the weeklong vegan cruise with the world-renowned leaders of the plantbased food movement like Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Michel Greger. When my husband, John, and I walked off that ship, we left behind our old ways of eating and have not regretted that decision since. What we have learned is that there is a world of healthy food out there and several of the cuisines are highlighted in this issue of Natural Awakenings. Before coming to the D.C. area, I had the opportunity to live in Europe and Asia, and already have a daring palate, although I refused to eat anything that was still moving. If you haven’t made lentils or kimchi a part of your normal dinner fare, I encourage you to devour the pages of the magazine this month and learn about some of the ways that you can get healthier, while learning about the best that other cuisines have to offer. The only addition I would make to the suggestions in our feature article is an encouragement to find some great Korean food—of which there are many wonderful options in our area. After living in Seoul for two years, Korean food is my “go-to” choice. Along with trying new flavors and ingredients, consider how to make food choices in ways that will enhance your health. Since my decision to go to a plant-based diet, I have never felt so good on a regular basis. Additionally, when I start to feel a bit off, I look at ways that my diet can help to get me back on track. Several of our articles this month offer great suggestions on monitoring your own health through food. It is as true today as when Hippocrates said it thousands of years ago that “food is medicine.” The other great learning I have from Natural Awakenings is that changing one’s diet is better than popping a pill. Our local authors this month share ways to do this and offer ways to make it delicious. Bon appetit. Until we meet again!
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New Programs for Weight Management, Transitions and Mindfulness
ohn Mays is a certified wellness coach with unique skills to help you reach your goals, regardless of your age or ability level. He is beginning three new programs in March for those looking to make dramatic and lasting changes in their lives. All of them are offered at FitnessTogether, in Chantilly. The 12-Week Weight Management Hypnosis Program starts on March 4. Different from the other weight-loss programs you may have tried, participants focus on returning to their “authentic self” by removing the emotional blocks that lead to weight gain. Losing weight and eating John Mays right can be difficult in our society for many reasons. Mays can help determine the reasons that have hampered healthy weight management in the past. In Life Transitions (The Inner Journey), which begins on March 6, Mays will help to guide adults in midlife toward the art of embracing a “new” meaningful goal for one’s life. Midlife is often the point when a person takes control of their story. Early in our lives, we live according to what has been given to us by our society and family. When an adult takes control of their life’s story, they get to re-address the purpose and meaning of their life. This is the beginning of a new inner journey. Mays is launching Mindfulness Training for Adolescents and Teens with ADHD on March 3. Using mindfulness and self-awareness skills, Mays helps the participants begin to prepare for success beyond high school in this psycho-educational group. Referrals are accepted. For more information about these programs from Mays and Midlife Refocus, call 571-277-1292, email JohnMays@FitnessTogether.com or visit FitnessTogether.com/Chantilly. See ad, page 13.
Dangers of Wireless Technologies Exposed in Generation Zapped Movie
he 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 of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago, yet the safety standards set by federal regulatory agencies are outdated. The film investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology, its effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. Generation Zapped attempts to inform viewers on the facts and how to reduce our exposure to limit the associated health risks during this technological revolution. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, along with people who suffer from high sensitivity to wireless radiation, the film suggests ways to reduce exposure. Location: 1635 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. For more information, visit CenterFor SaferWireless.us. 6
Sufi Healing Retreat in Chevy Chase
IM Health Institute and Baraka Center DC invite everyone interested to join a half-day Sufi Healing Retreat. This event is part of the longitudinal series of events organized by Sufi Healing Order (SHO) of North America to bring Devi Tide, the Kefayat (head) and vice president of SHO North America, Australia and New Zealand, to the East Coast to provide ongoing, in-person teachings. The retreat will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 17, at the Baraka Center DC, in Chevy Chase. In addition to learning about basic principles of Sufi Healing, participants will engage in different Sufi Healing practices centered around building one’s inner healing capacity through breathing practices, meditation and qigong. The teachers will Devi Tide also engage in a spiritual conversation to explore important questions pertaining to energy and healing. Tide has more than 30 years of experience as a teacher of healing and the esoteric sciences, bringing the qualities of wisdom, heart, subtlety, humor and intelligence to her role. She will be joined by Raqib Misha Kogan, also a SHO board member and an integrative medicine physician practicing at George Washington University. The founder of MK Cognitive Institute and AIM Health Institute, Kogan has been practicing a variety of esoteric and healing techniques for over 20 years and is a national speaker talking on the interplay between medicine, energy and spiritual practices.
Free Webinar on Hypothyroidism
f you’ve ever been curious about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more), the Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival on April 22 will be a great place to start. It’s a wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing, open 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. Throughout the festival, practitioners will conduct mini-sessions on a walk-up basis. Vetted intuitive readers, angel communicators, psychic mediums and astrologers will offer their services at special festival rates. Choose from three free intensive workshops per hour on a wide range of topics, from the power of crystals to acFREDERICK cessing past lives. Or just shop your way up and down the aisles for handmade jewelry, unique holiday gifts and clothing, luxurious spa products and fascinating books. Illuminate Festivals seek to create a welcoming, inclusive place to learn, connect and enhance well-being. Festival founder Judy Bazis encourages attendees to “just look around, see what you are naturally drawn to, and give it a try.” There is always plenty to discover, for everyone from the newly curious to the avid practitioner.
bout 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 7:30 p.m. on March 19. Hirani specializes in functional and integrative medicine to treat chronic diseases, such as hypothyroidism, at Rose Wellness Center in Oakton, Virginia. She has a special interest in women’s health care, natural hormone balancing and detoxification. A low thyroid condition is frequently undiagnosed and often not well understood. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, depression, cold intolerance, weight gain, hair loss, headaches, constipation, mental slowness, menstrual irregularities and elevated cholesterol. The thyroid issues may be a result of autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or other causes such as iodine deficiency, chemotherapy, pregnancy, hormonal changes, nutrient deficiencies or pituitary disorders. Stress, trauma, medications or toxins are also known to inhibit the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid symptoms occur due to a multitude of reasons even when blood tests may appear to be within the normal range. In this webinar, you can learn how to create a personalized plan to manage hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders based on your individual health, genetics, hormone levels and medical history.
Admission is $4 (online); $6 (at the door) with free admission for active and veteran military and children 16-and-under. Location: Clarion Inn Conference Center, 5400 Holiday Dr., Frederick. For more information, visit IlluminateFestivals.com/Frederick.
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Location: 7001 Maple Ave., Chevy Chase, Maryland. For more information or to register, visit Facebook.com/BarakaCenterDC.
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A Place to Learn of Holistic Approaches to Expand Self-Growth
ll are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, a free event designed to create a warm, supportive and welcoming environment to connect like-minded people. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 6, in Ashburn, Virginia. Expo co-founders Annie Larson and Linda Pisani encourage everyone from the casually curious attendee to the experienced practitioner to come enjoy the great energy of the expo and their 25 vendors. Throughout the day, attendees can explore affordable mini-sessions, which are available to sample on a walk-in basis or you may book ahead by contacting the various vendors directly from the Holistic Energy Expo Facebook event page. Participants can enjoy a mini-session with massage therapists, reiki master energy healers, sound therapists, psychics, mediums, angel card readers and fairy readers. Vendors will offer for sale holistic products, jewelry, crystals, essential oils, divination cards and tools and so much more. This is the second expo for Larson and Pisani after they received wonderful reviews from participants of their first expo, including: “Thank you Linda and Annie for creating something wonderful in our community, all under one roof. Loved every moment of it. I’ll be at your next one for sure.” “Thank you so much, Annie and Linda for the amazing event! It was a beautiful picture of love, light and a shared appreciation for healing. Looking forward to the event in the spring! So blessed to know you both and learn from your example.” Location: 21400 Windmill Dr., Ashburn, VA. For more information visit MediumAnnieLarson. com or HolisticGrotto.com.
When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk
ven 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 women break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk will be held at 10 a.m. on April 7, in Springfield. In her practice, Satcher has worked with women who continue to suffer from many symptoms, including tiredness and insomnia, inability to lose weight, cold hands and feet, constipation, depression and lack Serena Satcher, M.D. of motivation, thinning hair and acne, memory problems or brain fog or feelings of nervousness and heart palpitations. The traditional approach is to drive the labs into the “normal” range by giving thyroid replacement hormones, such as synthetic thyroid hormones. This drug-only approach is not helping most of the women who try it. Satcher will provide information that will help women sufferers to understand the underlying cause of 85 to 90 percent of hypothyroidism in the U.S, why it’s destroying not only the thyroid gland, but other glands and tissues as well, why taking thyroid medication may not help and why a personalized approach is essential. Satcher, an M.D. and certified in PMR, functional medicine and integrative medicine, specializes in metabolic and autoimmune problems affecting the glands, nervous system and musculoskeletal system. Location: 6820 Commercial Dr., Springfield, VA. To qualify, contact 703-454-9326, ext. 0 or email Info@TreatYourselfToHealth.com.
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 1920s and 1930s, Edgar Cayce, the father of holistic medicine, channeled information for improving his client’s health. He emphasized the diet needed to be alkaline in nature. Acid/Alkaline refers to the residue left when a food is burned. The ash will be an acid or alkaline. He stated the best ratio is 70 percent alkaline (fruit and vegetables) and 30 percent acid (meats, some grains). This is true today, with some modifications if you’re allergy prone. Acid environments are where the degenerative diseases live. How do you get an acidic body? You eat the average American diet of fried foods, high sugar, low-quality fats and chemically laden fast foods. The Mediterranean Diet is a modern-day adaptation of Cayce’s food plan. It is based on the food profile typically eaten by people in Greece, Italy and Spain in the 1940s. It consists of whole, live foods such as seasonal vegetables, fruits, olive oil and other healthy fats, fish and some wild game meats. This plan also limits sugar and dairy. The simple answer to the question: what should I eat? Eat a plantbased diet with some grain and fruits. If you choose to eat animal protein, know where it’s sourced and that you can verify the quality. Dr. Allan Tomson, DC is the executive director of Neck Back & Beyond Healing Arts, an integrative wellness center in Fairfax, with a satellite office in Manassas. Tomson is a chiropractor with skills and experience in functional medicine, visceral manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy and Cayce protocols. For more information, visit NeckBackAndBeyond.com. See ad, page 6.
You have power over your mind— not outside events. Realize this, and you willfind strength. ~Marcus Aurelius
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 3,000 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, it is known for providing benefits for the heart and can reduce cholesterol and triglycerides, which have a powerful effect on reducing blood sugar levels. It is now being studied and has shown promising results in reducing the growth and spread of some types of cancer. While ashwagandha is safe for most people, certain people should not take it. If you have Type 1 diabetes, lupus, Graves’ disease or rheumatoid arthritis, it is not recommended, but like any herb, it is wise to check with your doctor before taking it. With so many benefits that ashwagandha provides, it can be another great addition to your natural medicine cabinet. Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703851-0087 or visit MothersNature Store.com. See ad, page 8. March 2018
Gooseberries are Good for the Gut Researchers from Malaysia’s Islamic Science University tested 30 patients with gastrointestinal issues, dividing them into three groups. One received lactose, a placebo; another group was given omeprazole, an overthe-counter remedy; and the third Phyllanthus emblica Linn, an ayurvedic treatment for gastrointestinal issues also known as Indian gooseberry. The research found the herbal treatment resulted in less pain, vomiting, sleep loss and other issues. Participants’ intestinal walls also showed signs of significant healing. The researchers concluded, “Findings indicate that the ethanolic extract of P. emblica fruits has gastroprotective effects in humans that justify its traditional use.” 10
Research from Duke University Medical School indicates that eating red meat and poultry increases risk for Type 2 diabetes. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, the Singapore Chinese Health Study followed 63,257 adults between ages 45 and 74 for an average of 11 years each. It was determined that meat and poultry consumption increased diabetes incidence by 23 and 15 percent, respectively.
Leafy greens, which are rich in vitamin K, have again been shown to provide outsized benefits for heart health. Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a reduced intake of vitamin K1 leads to more than triple the risk of an enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, which reduces blood pumping volume, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers followed diet records for 766 participants ages 14 to 18 and monitored their vascular structure and functionality. When compared to those with the highest intake of vitamin K1 from foods such as spinach, cabbage and other leafy, green vegetables, those with the lowest intake were more likely to experience vascular enlargement.
Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DETERS ALZHEIMER’S According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers discovered the risk of dementia can be halved by engaging in physical activities like walking, dancing and gardening, which significantly improve brain volume in the hippocampus region and the frontal, temporal and parietal lobes. The scientists studied 876 participants for 30 years and completed a longitudinal memory test of the patients, which were 78 years old on average, and followed up with MRI brain scans. They recorded their physical activity and logged caloric output every week. Two other studies found that any exercise that raises our heart rate and produces sweating for a sustained period will benefit cognitive health as we age. One meta-analysis of 36 studies from Australia’s University of Canberra found that exercise improved cognition by an average of 29 percent for those older than 50; another small group study from Germany’s Otto von Guericke University, in Magdeburg, specifically showed that dancing benefits seniors’ cognition.
Leafy Greens Lower Risk for Heart Disease
Toxic Effects of Lead on Reproductive Health In a new working paper from the West Virginia University Department of Economics, authors Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slutsky found that during the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan, from 2014 to 2016, there was a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths, and 275 fewer births compared to adjacent areas near Detroit.
TEEN MARIJUANA USE FOSTERS DEPRESSION Research from the University of Pittsburgh followed 158 boys and young men until the age of 22. Brain scans revealed that the teenagers using marijuana between the ages of 14 and 19 had a higher risk of depression as young adults. Marijuana users also had the lowest educational achievements. They suffered impaired connectivity in the nucleus accumbens part of the brain, which plays a central role in the reward circuit tied to two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire; and serotonin, which affects satiety and inhibition. Another recent study of 521 Washington State University students noted that depressed 12-to15-year-olds were more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.
Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients Research at Penn State University published in the journal Health Psychology shows that being more enthusiastic and optimistic about getting things done upon waking up in the morning increases the physical activity of osteoarthritis patients throughout the day, resulting in more exercise and reduced symptoms. The study followed 135 osteoarthritis patients for 22 days.
Candida, The Silent Epidemic by Dr. Isabel Sharkar The overgrowth of Candida albicans is a silent epidemic in the United States. This rampant yeast affecting 70 percent of Americans runs havoc on the immune system. Naturally, a very small amount of candida lives in our mouth and small intestines, aiding digestion and nutrient absorption. However, a diet full of sugar, highly refined carbohydrates and gluten, alcohol consumption, repetitive antibiotic use and a highly stressful lifestyle, all contribute to the overgrowth of candida. The candida yeast needs sugar in order to build their cell walls and as they expand their colonies, they switch into their more virulent fungal form. An influx of candida impairs the metabolic health and function of every cell of the body. Uncontrolled, candida produces very long root-like structures that penetrate intestinal walls leaving microscopic holes that allow toxins, undigested food particles, bacteria and yeast to enter the bloodstream. This causes leaky gut syndrome, which leads to food allergies and many health problems. Common symptoms from candida overgrowth include digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, gas and mucus in stool. As well as poor memory, brain fog, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, skin and nail fungal infections, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne, chronic urinary tract infections, severe seasonal allergies, low body temperature and strong cravings for sugar and refined carbohydrates. A comprehensive stool analysis is the most accurate test for candida in the colon and the lower intestines, determining the species of yeast as well as which treatment is most affective. The key factors to any candida treatment is to undergo an elimination diet, restore the immune system and use natural antifungals and good bacteria to replenish the gut. Eliminating all sugar from the diet including fruit, vegetables with high sugar and starch content, dairy and gluten grains is essential. If you are experiencing candida symptoms, visit your naturopathic doctor to put an end to this silent epidemic. Dr. Isabel Sharkar, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician and co-owner of Indigo Integrative Health Clinic, in Georgetown. For more information, call 202-298-9131 or visit Indigo HealthClinic.com. See ad, page 32. March 2018
Renewable Energy Subsidies Lag Far Behind
The G20 nations, comprising the world’s biggest economies, provide four times more public financing to support fossil fuels than renewable energy, says a report from the environmental coalition Oil Change International (Tinyurl.com/TalkIsCheapOilReport). This took place even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced climate change as the heart of the agenda at the Hamburg summit in July 2017. The public financing—in soft loans and guarantees from governments along with huge fossil fuel subsidies—makes coal, oil and natural gas cheaper to use in the short run because both the front-end and back-end costs are undisclosed.
Sweet Potato Project Encourages Enterprise
The Sweet Potato Project, started by journalist Sylvester Brown, Jr., will work in partnership with St. Louis University and a small cadre of local nonprofits called the North City Food Hub to hold culinary, small business, horticulture, restaurant management, and land-ownership classes and business incubator opportunities this spring. The goal is to enable at-risk youths in North St. Louis to grow food and make money through food packaging and distribution. The project encourages people to become innovative, self-sufficient players in today’s expanding global economy. Brown says, “Success doesn’t always mean you’ve made a lot of money; it can also mean you’ve survived poverty or managed to create something.” 12
Uncontrolled Lice Threaten Fish Industry
A surge in parasitic sea lice that attach themselves to and feed on salmon, killing or rendering them unsuitable for dinner tables, is disrupting salmon farms in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Norway and Chile. Wholesale prices for the species have already increased 50 percent over last year, leading to higher consumer prices for everything from salmon fillets and steaks to more expensive lox on bagels. Scientists and fish farmers are working on new ways to control the pests. Fish Farmer magazine states that losses by the global aquaculture industry could be as high as $1 billion annually. The only hope is to develop new methods to control the spread of the lice, which are naturally present in the wild, but thrive in the tightly packed ocean pens used for fish farming.
Hywind, the first floating wind farm in the UK, is located 15 miles offshore of Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Its five turbines with a 30-megawatt capacity will provide clean energy to more than 20,000 homes to help meet the country’s ambitious climate change targets. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says, “The government’s commitment to the development of this technology, coupled with Statoil’s [lithium] battery storage project, Batwind, positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.” Hywind is operated by Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co.
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Marine Algae Could Nourish Growing World Population
According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people today are regularly undernourished. By 2050, a rise of another 3 billion in global population is expected to escalate pressure on food supplies. The challenge means providing not just sufficient calories, but also a balanced diet for good health. Fish present a viable solution, but most of the world’s inventory is already overharvested. Some scientists propose “cutting out the middle fish” via the commercial production of marine microalgae as a staple food. They produce fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polymers and carbohydrates that humans need and that can be used to feed animals and farmed fish. Microalgae are found in both freshwater and marine aquatic systems. Only a handful of algal species are used commercially now, but hundreds of strains have similar potential. Meanwhile, innovators at Copenhagen’s future-living lab SPACE10 created the Algae Dome, a 13-foot-tall urban ecostructure powered by solar energy that pumps out oxygen and produces food in a closed-loop arrangement. This hyperlocal food system grows microalgae, which are among the world’s fastest-growing organisms and can thrive on sunshine and water almost anywhere.
Veggie Renaissance Brits Cutting Back on Meat Eating
In 2015, the World Health Organization labeled bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats with the same carcinogenic label as for cigarettes. According to the Mintel Meat-Free Foods 2017 Report (Tinyurl. com/MintelMeatReport), 28 percent of Britons have now drastically reduced their meat intake. Reasons vary. About 49 percent of those polled that have given up meat or are considering it say they feel prompted by health warnings. Other motivators include weight management (29 percent), worries about animal welfare (24 percent) and environmental concerns (24 percent).
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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating
by Judith Fertig
mericans 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 supersized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they don’t have their original health benefits,” says Dr. Daphne Miller, a family physician in the San Francisco Bay area and author of The Jungle Effect: The Healthiest Diets from Around the World—Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You. Here are five popular—and healthy— world cuisines, known for their great dishes, star ingredients and health-enhancing practices.
Ingredients. The dietary benefits of green tea, fermented soy and mushrooms like shiitake and maitake are well documented. 14
Add dried seaweed to this list. Beyond sushi, it’s a delicious ingredient in brothy soups, where it reconstitutes to add a noodle-like quality, slightly smoky flavor and beneficial minerals, including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc. A study in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked the longevity of Okinawan residents to eating seaweed, a staple of macrobiotic diets. New York City culinary instructor and cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo prefers dried wakame seaweed, readily available in the U.S. Practices. Shimbo grew up in Tokyo, Japan, where her mother helped her surgeon father’s patients by preparing foods that helped them recover quickly. Shimbo believes wholeheartedly in Ishoku-dogen, a Japanese concept often translated as, “Food is medicine.”
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Ingredients. South India—including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana—offers many plant-based dishes that feature coconut, rice and spices such as turmeric, known for decreasing inflammation, according to the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Varieties of dried split peas called dal [dal is singular and plural] are used in vegetable curries and ground to make the gluten-free savory crepes known as dosa or puffy white idlis for a snack or breakfast. South India native and current Minneapolis resident Raghavan Iyer, teacher, consultant and author of many cookbooks, including 660 Curries, says, “One technique that gives vegetable dishes a lift is dry-frying or toasting whole spices. It adds complexity and nuttiness.” Simply heat a cast iron skillet, add the whole spices and
Shimbo says, “I eat fairly well, treating food as blessings from nature that keep me healthy and energetic. I do not often indulge in expensive, rich foods.” She prefers eating foods in season and small portions, listening to what her body craves. When feeling the need for minerals and vitamins, she makes a brothy soup with just a little dried wakame, which reconstitutes to four times its dried volume. A second practice supporting healthy well-being is hara hachi bu, or “Eat until your stomach is 80 percent full.” It requires self-discipline to eat slowly and decline more food. But this restraint supports a widely accepted fact that “It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive the message that the stomach is full. If we eat slowly, we get the message at the right time, even if we want a few more bites. If we eat too quickly, by the time our brain sends the message, we have probably eaten too much,” says Shimbo. One Great Dish: Japanese soups offer nutrition and flavor in a bowl. Shimbo’s Eata-Lot Wakame Sea Vegetable Soup in her cookbook The Japanese Kitchen: 250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit can be made with chicken or vegetable broth. Other healthy ingredients like sesame oil, fresh ginger, scallions and garlic boost its health benefits.
dry fry until spicy aromas arise; then add them to a dish. Practice. South Indian meals usually comprise many small, highly flavored, colorful, plant-based dishes served with rice. They yield a pleasant aroma and sensation of fullness without overdoing it, says Iyer. One Great Dish: A vegetable/legume curry such as tamata chana dal, or smoky yellow split peas is simple to make. Iyer cooks dried, yellow, split peas with potatoes and turmeric, then dry-fries dried chilis and spices, and purées them in a blender for a no-fat, vegan and glutenfree dish. In Iyer’s view, “The epitome of comfort food is a bowl of dal and rice.”
Ingredients. There’s American-Italian, as in pizza with pepperoni and double cheese, and then there’s real Italian dishes dating back to the Etruscans. Healthy Italian starts with the love of growing things. Whatever grows in the garden is best, served simply with extra virgin olive oil; a recent Temple University study found it preserves memory and wards off Alzheimer’s. Eugenia Giobbi Bone, co-author of Italian Family Dining: Recipes, Menus, and Memories of Meals with a Great American Food Family, says, “My palate was formed with the flavors of homegrown foods. Cooking in central Italy is all about bringing out the flavor of a few very fresh, well-grown ingredients. That means primarily seasonal eating, with lots of vegetables and little meat in summer, the opposite in winter. There isn’t a lot of fuss to the culinary style, which instead depends on interesting, but simple combinations of foods and techniques.” Practice. Italian families’ view of healthful garden-to-table includes the exercise attained from gardening. “We have a good work ethic in our family,” remarks Bone, who lives in New York City and Crawford, Colorado. “We are of the mentality that physical work is satisfying, even when it is hard.” From her father’s family, Bone has learned to break a meal into small courses and to eat heavier during the day and lighter at night because this helps maintain a healthy weight, according to many studies including one published in the UK journal Diabetologia.
One Great Dish: Dress up pasta with a seasonal vegetable sauce, such as caponata, an eggplant and tomato mixture, or include primavera via spring vegetables and basil, or arrabbiata, featuring tomatoes and red pepper flakes.
Ingredients. “So much about Lebanese cuisine is ‘on trend’ with our tart and sour flavors from lemon, sumac and pomegranate molasses, a wide array of vegetarian and vegan dishes, plus a tradition of pickling, called mouneh, and yogurt and cheesemaking,” says food blogger Maureen Abood, author of Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen. “Lebanese cuisine is extraordinarily healthy, fitting squarely into the Mediterranean diet.” Abood lives in East Lansing, Michigan, where she loves to use summer cherries and berries in her Lebanese-inspired dishes. According to Abood, another reason why Lebanese food is so popular is that Lebanese immigrants to the U.S. now outnumber the native population of their mother country. Practice. Gathering to share food is a hallmark of Lebanese hospitality. “The Lebanese style of eating includes maza; many small shared plates of remarkable variety,” says Abood. “Food as medicine” is also a Lebanese practice, according to a study in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. One Great Dish: “Many of my favorite Lebanese dishes are plant-based,” says Abood. “We love to stuff everything from cabbage to summer squash to grape leaves with vegetarian fillings, and cook them in a garlic or tomato broth. Every week, we make and eat mujaddara, a lentil and rice or bulgur pilaf with deeply caramelized onions.” Pair with any Lebanese salad, such as one she makes with sweet cherries and walnuts for “a perfectly healthy and crazy-delicious meal.”
Ingredients. Vietnamese cooking emphasizes fresh herbs and leafy greens, green papaya, seafood, rice and condiments. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that green or unripe papaya contains more healthy
carotenoids (lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene) than tomatoes or carrots. Practice. The preferred style of Vietnamese cooking is steaming or simmering, using less fat. It also encourages communal eating, with each diner dipping an ingredient into a cooking pot. Cooked foods are accompanied by fresh salad greens, including herbs served as whole leaves. One Great Dish: Vietnamese hot pot is a favorite of Andrea Nguyen, whose Vietnamese family emigrated to California. Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors, blogs about food at VietWorldKitchen. com and now lives near San Francisco, California. “This is a slow, cook-it-yourself kind of meal. Set it up, relax with some organic wine or beer and enjoy. Flavors develop and the hot pot transforms as you eat,” she says. “At the end, you’ll slurp up the remaining broth and noodles.” See Tinyurl.com/Viet-ChineseHotPotRecipe. French Bonus: While croissants and triple-crème brie might not seem part of an ideal diet, rediscover two healthy practices from the French: Eat less and eat together. Ongoing studies at Cornell University show that we eat less if offered less. When researcher Paul Rozin, Ph.D., a psychology professor with the University of Pennsylvania, compared portions in Paris, France, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Philly portions were 25 percent larger. It’s also reflected in the two countries’ cookbook recipes. Rozin further found that French diners spent more time eating those smaller portions—perhaps explaining the French paradox: Most French eat rich foods and drink wine, yet don’t get fat. Judith Fertig writes award-winning cookbooks plus foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (JudithFertig.com). March 2018
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ver 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 for the body’s production of vitamin D, and possibly prompting a host of health problems.
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“Ninety percent of the vitamin D we get comes from the sun, and exposing arms and legs for a few minutes a day is enough for most people with no risk of skin cancer,” says Registered Nurse Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Nursing at Chicago’s Loyola University. She’s the lead researcher for the Sunshine 2 Study, a clinical trial investigating the vitamin’s vital role in relieving depression. “Every tissue and cell of your body requires vitamin D to function properly,” says Michael Holick, Ph.D., a medical doc-
tor who has pioneered vitamin D research at the Boston University Medical Center. A 40-year professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, he’s a fervent advocate of sensible sun exposure. “Vitamin D is actually a hormone, essential for bone and muscle health. It plays a significant role in reducing the risk of infectious diseases, including cardiovascular problems and certain cancers, contributes to brain function and memory, and elevates mood, all while reducing early mortality,” explains Holick, author of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem. Yet, he says, about half of all Americans are among the 1 billion people worldwide that are vitamin D deficient. Published vitamin D research in the U.S. National Library of Medicine turns up 74,486 studies and citations dating back to 1922, with nearly half done in the past 10 years; 478 of the total were authored or co-authored by Holick or cited his research. His work confirms that sensible sun exposure and supplementing with natural
At least 10 hours a week outdoors in sunshine is crucial for children under 6 for development of healthy eyes. Otherwise, the risk of myopia increases, which in turn lends risk for cataracts and glaucoma in adulthood. ~University of Sydney Adolescent and Eye Study of 2,000 children vitamin D3 brings vitamin D levels to the optimal 40 to 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml). New research from the University of Surrey, in the UK, found D3 twice as effective in raising vitamin D levels as D2, which is often synthetically produced. While the human body manufactures vitamin D as a re sponse to sun exposure, eating certain foods like fatty fish, egg yolks and cheese can help. Fortifying foods with the vitamin is controversial. “It’s interesting that the right sun exposure will correct D deficiency rapidly, but won’t create an excess. Our bodies stop producing the hormone vitamin D once we have enough,” says Dr. Robert Thompson, an obstetrician, gynecologist and nutrition specialist in Anchorage, Alaska, and author of The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesn’t Know.
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Bare Minimum Holick, who differentiates between unhealthy tanning and healthy sun exposure, recommends exposing arms and legs to noonday sun for five to 10 minutes three times a week for most people. He adds, “Everyone needs 1,500 to 2,000 international units of vitamin D3 [supplements] a day year-round, and obese people need two to three times that much, because their ability to manufacture vitamin D is impaired.” Penckofer’s research confirms that fair-skinned people absorb the sun’s rays easily and quickly, while darker-skinned people have a natural sunblock, so they need much longer sun exposure to absorb the UVB rays that trigger the production of vitamin D. She remarks that inadequate vitamin D is a possible explanation for the greater risk of high blood pressure observed in African-Americans. Holick contends that anyone living north of Atlanta, Georgia, cannot get enough winter sun exposure to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. “While vitamin D can be stored in the body for up to two months, a winter-induced deficiency is a convincing explanation for the seasonal affective disorder that strikes many in northern states in January, just two months after the weather turns too cold to get sufficient sun exposure,” explains Penckofer. “In Alaska, we eat lots of fatty fish and take D supplements in winter. We know there’s no chance we’re getting the D we need from the sun, even when we’re sunbathing in negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures,” quips Thompson. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, including Food Is Medicine: 101Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com. March 2018
Getting Back to Healthy Eating Eating Like Our Ancestors May Be the Answer by gLou Stevens
A heart-healthy diet is one that includes: n Fruits and vegetables n Whole grains n Low-fat dairy products like yogurt and cheese
n Skinless poultry
n 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 before the era of refrigeration required smoking, drying or salting meat. Vegetables were kept in a root cellar or pickled. Canning, which started in the early 1800s, lost favor for many years, then came back into vogue in the early 1900s. By the beginning of the 20th century, American diets varied based on ethnicity and location. Porridge, flapjacks, mutton or a heart-stopping amount of home-cured bacon was the norm, along with vegetables grown in a backyard garden. Cornbread, biscuits and loaves of bread were also the staples, but again, it depended upon what part of the country you lived in. Fish, more so than any other meat, was a staple for those who lived near lakes, rivers and streams. Canned foods became the norm for urban dwellers, while suburbanites and country folks still enjoyed fresh foods from their gardens. America is a food mecca—a melting pot for culinary and ethnic foods from every corner of the globe. However, with this large assortment of goodies, it is important 18
obese children and young adults, who are prone to have poor eating habits and who don’t exercise. To combat this physical epidemic, the scientific community researched and discovered that the way our ancestors ate was really healthier. So, let’s take a look at the list of the foods they deem healthier and more nutritional.
to learn what foods help to promote health and increase one’s ability to live longer. We’ve gone from growing our own crops in small backyard gardens, with little to no pesticides, to mass production of chemically treated foods. We see an increase in fast food restaurants, unhealthy snacks and a generation of
n Lots of fish n Nuts and beans n Non-tropical vegetable oils, such as olive, corn, peanut and safflower oils Salmon and other fish, like trout and herring, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower the chances of heart disease and may help with high blood pressure. Organic foods are taking center stage in helping us “get back to basics” by eating foods that are grown without harmful chemicals and pesticides. If you’ve chosen to eat healthier, but not necessarily gone vegan, it is important to learn how to be a better shopper by choosing fresh vegetables, healthier recipes and replacing red meat with chicken or fish. Of course, this includes adding a variety of beans and legumes to weekly meal planning while reducing white sugar and white bread. Then, it is important to be diligent to stay on this right track and continue to eat healthy, even when dining out or visiting family. Only you can create a healthy lifestyle by eating the right foods to increase your longevity. gLou Stevens is the founder of Optimum Health & Wellness Complimentary Alternative Therapies. For more information, visit OptimumHealthWellness.com. See ad, page 8.
Embracing the Natural Spring Diet Eating with the Season
by Elizabeth McMillan
pring is sprouting all around us. This is the time of year for new beginnings and even the scenery around us has a youthful appearance. This also holds true for the foods that we eat. After a long winter filled with dense foods, we start to crave crisp greens and youthful plants. We naturally eat less to cleanse the body of fats and heavy foods of winter. It is believed that the sight of the green color naturally nourishes the soul and therefore decreases appetite. This allows for a time of cleansing. In harmony with cleansing, a principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that spring is the time of the year that our diets should be the lightest and filled with young plants, fresh greens, sprouts and immature grains. This is also the season for tending to the liver and gallbladder. The liver is the main organ for detoxification because it alters toxins of the body to excretable water substitutes. This is a chemical process that is crucial to the body. Ideally, our livers are working hard to detox daily. Unfortunately, modern society is filled with many toxins that we encounter regularly. Often the liver can become congested or stagnant, espe-
cially after a winter filled with heavy holiday foods, alcohol and hearty meals. Embracing the spirit of spring with a lighter diet and incorporating some liverloving foods is an easy way to initiate the natural detox reactions in the body. Many spring foods are sweet and pungent, which allows for increased digestion. Some common spring herbs include: honey, mint, basil, fennel, marjoram, rosemary, caraway, dill and bay leaf. Raw and local honey is widely known for its medicinal properties, including helping with allergies, enhancing the immune system and promoting restful sleep. Mint has many different varieties, but the most common is peppermint, the sweet mint. Peppermint can ease irritable bowel symptoms. Basil is the youthful herb known to neutralize free radicals that increase aging. Fennel, as a vegetable, herb and a spice, is anti-inflammatory, as it soothes the digestive tract and improves estrogen balance. Sprinkling marjoram on your foods may help prevent and even decrease incidences of Alzheimerâ€™s disease, blood clots, all cancers, fungal infections, heart disease,
detoxification of pollutants and indigestion. Rosemary is known for its powerful mechanisms against cancer causing agents. It is also active in improving the cellular structure of the liver, plus many have labeled rosemary as natureâ€™s Prozac. Caraway acts as an antacid and helps control blood sugar after a meal. Dill helps to promote digestion, relieve gas, diarrhea, and it is a diuretic helping to cleanse the kidneys. Finally, bay leaf is filled with many antioxidants that can help with the healing of cancer, arthritis, infections and poor digestion. It is also known for its ability to help decrease blood sugar. These foods can easily be added to a dish toward the end of the cooking process or mixing some into a lovely dressing. It is important to remember that dried herbs are generally more potent than the fresh herbs. Typically, recipes require three times the amount of a fresh herb as the dried form. During the springtime, it is also important to decrease salt because it causes a heaviness feeling. Food preparation should be simple or even raw. Sprouting is another raw food technique that embraces the spirit of spring. Sprouting involves soaking nuts, seeds, legumes or grains for several hours, followed by rinsing them to allow them to sprout. Ayurvedic dietary principals believe that this encourages quickness, rapid movement and outward activity. In keeping with nature, this is the thought as to why animals scurry around energetically. By focusing on spring foods and eating locally we can promote cleansing of the body. This is a time of new beginnings and it can also be a time of challenging oneself to embrace new dietary approaches to promote cleansing of the liver. A healthy liver establishes a soothing flow of energy throughout the entire body, creating less stress and tension. This is opposed to a stagnant liver, which causes overheating and a slowed metabolism. Allowing for a physical detox can also promote cleansing of the mind and allowing us to see things in a new clearer light. Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS, LDN, is a clinical nutritionist at Rose Wellness, in Oakton, VA. For more information including on their free seminar series, visit RoseWellness. com. See ad, page 13. March 2018
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e are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.
LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. Rest in the winter, awake to new beginnings in spring and rejoice in summer’s bounty. Give extra thanks in autumn. Live by and with the land, and watch how goodness magically blooms into being.
EXERCISE INTUITION Trusting in our intuition is generally discouraged from a young age. We’re taught to ignore it in favor of logic, following social scripts and displaying expected behaviors. We’re told whom to look to for answers, definitions of right and wrong and true and false, and that grown-ups always know best. A powerful way to counteract this conditioning is to come to trust ourselves. Intuition is like a muscle—the more we use it, the more powerful it becomes. The spiritual “still small voice” won’t lead us astray.
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COMMUNE Speaking our truth is transformative. To be heard, validated and supported is a
powerful catalyst of personal growth and supports self-worth. Whenever possible, make time to meet with kindred spirits and share personal stories, wisdom and struggles around the proverbial fire.
CELEBRATE Spend time thinking about what it is that comprises the essence of oneself and celebrate it—that is where magic lives. Often, the qualities that carry our magic may have been put down. Sensitivity can be considered weakness. Determination might be termed stubbornness. But if we unabashedly love and celebrate these qualities in ourself, we begin to re-conceptualize them as sources of strength and power, and magic seeps through.
STOP ACCEPTING THE MUNDANE Let go of anything that does more to limit rather than propel progress. Review media habits, relationships, jobs and character traits, and be ruthless in pruning what needs to go. Try to interact only with people, activities and things that produce glowing feelings of inspiration, fulfillment and buzzing vitality. Assess habits honestly and choose meaningful substance over comfort, ease and familiarity.
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calendar of events THURSDAY, MARCH 1 Montessori Night and Open House – 6:30-8pm. Come enjoy classroom presentations and learn more about Oneness-Family School’s unique Montessori curriculum. Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD. Register: RSVP@ OnenessFamily.org. Info: 301-652-7751.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Mindfulness for Adolescents/Teens with ADHD – This group is designed to help adolescents and teens prepare for success in all settings. Using mindfulness and self-awareness skills to begin to prepare for success beyond high school. Referrals accepted. Call or email to schedule initial session to gather individual data before starting the group sessions. $70-$100. John Mays M.Ed, C.HT, 14014 Sullyfield Cir, Ste E, Chantilly, VA. Register: 571-765-3698 or MidLifeRefocus.com. Childbirth Education – 9am-12pm. Some of the themes we discuss include preparation and expectation for a hospital birth; signs of labor; stages of labor; pain medication options (including epidurals) as well as suggestions for things to do in each stage of labor to cope with contractions; possible interventions in labor including inductions, monitoring and cesarean sections. $165. Stork Childbirth Education, Capital Women’s Care, 6355 Walker Ln, Ste 508, Alexandria, VA. Register: StorkChildbirthEd.com.
special event Why Are My Joints and Muscles Hurting Me? I’m Too Young to Have Arthritis Many people suffer from joint and muscle pain and accept it as normal aging. Come learn what you can do today to feel better and get your life back. Free.
Saturday, March 3 • 10-11am Regenasyst Wellness and Health 6820 Commercial Dr, Ste D, Springfield, VA. Register: 703-454-9326x0 or Info@TreatYourselfToHealth.com or TreatYourselfToHealth.com.
SoulCollage – 1-3:30pm. With Theresa Walker. Find wisdom and guidance on your journey of healing with collage. Choose from a variety of images to interpret the messages that come from within yourself. All supplies are included. $20 (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 12-Week Weight Management Hypnosis Program – We focus on returning to your authentic self by removing the emotional blocks that lead to weight gain. Weight-loss and eating right can be
difficult in our society for many concrete reasons. We locate the reasons specific to you. $80-100. John Mays M.Ed, C.HT, 14014 Sullyfield Cir, Ste E, Chantilly, VA. Register: 571-765-3698 or visit MidLifeRefocus.com. Natural Strategies for Optimizing Sleep – 2-3pm. For those struggling to get restful sleep and looking for natural strategies to obtain rest. Presented by Naturopathic Doctor, John Bohlmann of Advantage Integrative Health. The Living Well Health Food Store, 12004 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring. Info: DrBohlmann@Advantage Integrative.com or AdvantageIntegrative.com.
MONDAY, MARCH 5 Reactive Dogs – 3pm. With Lisa Arant. In this workshop you will learn tips on how to work with your dog in calming their reactions and learning to look to you, their wonderful human, for guidance. Holistic Veterinary Healing, 12627 Wisteria Dr, Ste C and D, Germantown, MD. RSVP: 240-7156570 or Info@HolisticVeterinaryHealing.com. Viva La Vegan – 5:30-7:30pm. Come sample products and learn about plant-based lifestyles. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Laughter Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Please join us for a playful and fun practice that has been proven to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. The session ends with a silent meditation. Free. Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA. Info: ArlingtonLaughterYoga@yahoo.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Life Transitions (The Inner Journey) – Midlife Refocusing guides a person towards the art of embracing a new meaningful goal for one’s life. Midlife is often the point when a person takes control of their story. $80-$120. John Mays M.Ed, C. HT, 14014 Sullyfield Cir, Ste E, Chantilly, VA. Register: 571-765-3698 or visit MidLifeRefocus.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 Baby Care and Infant CPR – 6-9pm. Topics discussed include feeding, sleeping, diapering, swaddling and bathing with demonstrations. The first half of the class is seated, followed by hands-on practice of the learned techniques and ending with American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR and choking lessons. $165. Stork Childbirth Education, Capital Women’s Care, 10801 Lockwood Dr, Ste 320, Silver Spring. Register: StorkChildbirthEd.com.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 YAC Perspective: Surviving Survivorship – 6:308pm. With Jenn McRobbie. Join life coach and breast cancer survivor Jenn McRobbie in an interactive discussion designed to help you adjust to life after treatment. Bring your specific questions and leave with useful tips and exercises you can take home to start surviving survivorship. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Stress, Hormones and Health Webinar – 7-8pm. Dr. Satcher will tell you about the latest scientific breakthroughs and methods that help you permanently and safely remove unwanted belly fat while quickly reclaiming your health, your youth and your life. Free. Regenasyst Wellness and Health, online webinar. Register: Info@TreatYourselfToHealth. com. Info: TreatYourselftoHealth.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Oneness-Family School Science Fair – 12:301:30pm. Students explore the Scientific Method and share their findings with the community. OnenessFamily School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD. Info: OnenessFamily.org or 301-652-7751.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10 Kids Cooking Adventure – 10am. Children 3 years and older can join us with their grown-ups to learn to make totally healthy, totally vegan snacks. You must pre-register at customer service or by email. $5/child. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville. Register: DThomas@ DawsonsMarket.com. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Baby Care and Infant CPR – 1-4pm. See March 7 for details. $165. Stork Childbirth Education, Spring Valley Pediatrics, 4900 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Register: StorkChildbirthEd.com. Healing Through Your Akashic Records – 1-5pm. With Bill Sanda. Akashic Records are vibrational information of every soul’s journey in form. Resolve recurring patterns, heal challenges and empower choices through a combined individual/group healing gathering. $40. Intuitive Wellness Center, 8996 Burke Lake Rd, Ste L106, Burke, VA. Register: BillSanda@gmail.com. Let’s Veganize It! – Cooking Demo – 1pm. Join us in the café and learn to create a delicious St. Patrick’s Day feast. Space is limited, you must pre-register at customer service or by email. $15/ person (includes demo, tasting, $5 gift card and recipes). Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Register: DThomas@Dawsons Market.com. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Cooking With Healthful Hues – 3-6pm. With Chef Brandi Redo, CHC. Spring is a wonderful time to explore all of the healthful hues in season and learn to cook with colorful foods and vibrant spices to help fight and prevent cancer. Join Holistic Health Coach and Chef, Brandi Redo, to revamp your healthy repertoire. $25 (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
special event Documentary:
Generation Zapped Screening of the documentary with discussion to follow. $10 (suggested donation).
Sunday, March 11 • 10-11am Center for Safer Wireless Virginia Hospital Center John T Hazel Conference Center 1635 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA Info: Info@CenterForSaferWireless.us The Shamanic Empowerment Collective Presents: Ancestral Lineage Healing – 2-4pm. Through conversation and a short, guided group session, we will enter into a deeper understanding of the challenges we face as individuals and
as a culture through reconnecting with our own blood lineages and explore ideas around protection, boundaries and healing family trauma. $30-35. East Meets West Yoga, 8227 Old Courthouse Rd, Ste 310, Vienna, VA. Info: AngelaBlueskies.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Back School – 7pm. Learn how to take care of your back. Mitigate back pain and tension. Develop core strength. Improve flexibility. $5 contribution appreciated. Neck Back & Beyond, 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA. Register: NeckBack AndBeyond@gmail.com. Info: 703-865-5690.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Heartsaver CPR AED – 5:30-6:30pm. A two-hourlong, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR and relieving choking in adults, children and infants. $70 (includes 2-year cert care fee of $20). Stork Childbirth Education, Spring Valley Pediatrics, 4900 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Register: StorkChildBirthed.com/ Event/Heartsaver-cpr-2. Info: StorkChildbirthed.com. The Art of Expression – 6-8pm. With Kiersten Gallagher and Rex Delafkaran. Join Kiersten and Rex for an evening art workshop that will include a peaceful meditation and techniques to help allow your own inner creativity to flow. Come explore how the act of art making can be healing. $20 (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 15 St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour – 5:30-7:30pm. Three stations pairing an Irish-themed dish with beer. $5/person. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Treating Lyme Disease – 7-9pm. Our guest speaker will discuss the treatment of Lyme disease, an endemic disease in our area, and how it affects adults and children. Holistic Moms Network Arlington/ Alexandria Chapter, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA. Info: Facebook.com/HMNArlingtonVA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
special event Sufi Healing Retreat
With Devi Tide and Raqib Misha Kogan. The goal of this event is to engage into the process of Sufi Healing and to learn about its basic principles. Participants will engage in different practices centered around building inner healing capacity through breathing practices, meditation and the tradition martial art of qigong. $50.
Sat., March 17 • 9:30am-3pm
Baraka Center DC or Chevy Chase, MD. Register: EventBrite.com/e/Sufi-HealingRetreat-with-Devi-Tide-and-RaqibMisha-Kogan-Tickets-42871695395. Healing Through Your Akashic Records – 12:30-4:30pm. With Bill Sanda. Akashic Records are vibrational information of every soul’s journey in form. Resolve recurring patterns, heal challenges and empower choices through a combined individual/group healing gathering. $40. Nourishing Journey LLC, 8975 Guilford Rd, Ste 170, Columbia, MD. Register: Meetup.com/CAMHealing/ Events/247065924. Info: BillSanda@gmail.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Metro DC Dowsers Meeting – 2:30-4:30pm. Dowsing in an Age of Distraction presented by Kathryn Klvana. Learn how dowsing can help quiet your mind, access inner guidance and kick-start your intuition. Metro DC Dowsers, a new chapter of the American Society of Dowsers, Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD (Room 35, lower level). Info: MetroDCDowsers@gmail.com.
planning for ongoing survivorship management, as well as the management of possible late/longterm effects of treatment. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 Equinox Cerebration – Stress Management Experts is inviting everybody to cerebrate together and share joy of renovation of life. Our program will include a talk about ayurveda, meditation and yoga, free yoga lesson and demonstration, workshops and a lottery with nice prizes. Stress Management Experts, DC. Register: 703-416-2597.
MONDAY, MARCH 26 Breastfeeding – 6:30-8:30pm. Topics discussed include the importance of supply and demand as well as the physiology of milk production; how to breastfeed and common positions for breastfeeding; proper latch; how to be sure baby is getting enough milk; common issues in breastfeeding and how to overcome them; and returning to work and pumping. $115/couple or $75 mom only. Stork Childbirth Education, Shady Grove Fertility Arlington, 901 N Stuart St, Ste 610, Arlington. Register: StorkChildbirthEd.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 Essentials Oils 101 – 7pm. Learn the basics of essential oils and how to use them for healing your body. $5 contribution appreciated. Neck Back & Beyond, 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax.. Register: NeckBack AndBeyond@gmail.com. Info: 703-865-5690.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 Movie Night – 7pm. E-Motion. Imagine a world where abundance, inner peace, longevity and loving relationships abound. A deeper understanding of the mind-body connections and our pathways to healing. $5 contribution appreciated. Neck Back & Beyond, 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax. Register: NeckBack AndBeyond@gmail.com. Info: 703-865-5690.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 30
What Essential Oils Do I Need? What Oils Might Directly Help Me? – 7pm. Experience the iTovi scanner, a revolutionary health scanner. Find out which oils your body responds to most using proven technology and a unique algorithm. $5 contribution appreciated. Neck Back & Beyond, 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA. Register: NeckBackAnd Beyond@gmail.com. Info: 703-865-5690.
Dealing with Hypothyroidism Naturally: A Free Webinar – 6:45-7:30pm. Millions of Americans suffer from thyroid disease and 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, of Rose Wellness, for a free, live webinar with the opportunity to ask questions. Register: HypothyroidismWebinar.Eventbrite.com.
Sound Medicine Journey – 7:30-9pm. With Angela Blueskies. Let go of stress and relax while you are bathed in the healing vibrations of singing bowls, flute, chimes, sounds of nature and inspirational songs. $25-$35 sliding scale. Sky House Yoga, 1111 Spring St, Ste 320, Silver Spring.. Info: AngelaBlueskies.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Movie Night - Generation Zapped – 6:30-9pm. Generation Zapped is a solution-based documentary by Sabine El Gamayel that investigates the health concerns raised about wireless technology, from breast and brain cancer, to infertility and sleep, autism and ADHD. Interviews with 20 experts. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD. Info: Chris Graham at Chraham firstname.lastname@example.org and GenerationZapped.com.
4th Annual Mantra Medicine Journey – online daily. Through April 9. Join a global community of fellow meditators in daily practice for three weeks. Each day, participants receive a new mantra or chant in their inbox, complete with guided practice recordings. Free. Info: AngelaBlueskies.com.
Sound Medicine Journey – 7:30-9pm. With Angela Blueskies. Let go of stress and relax while you are bathed in the healing vibrations of singing bowls, flute, chimes, sounds of nature and inspirational songs. $25-$30. East Meets West Yoga, 8227 Old Courthouse Rd, Ste 310, Vienna, VA. Info: AngelaBlueskies.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Despacho Ceremony: Living in Sacred Balance – 3-5:30pm. A Despacho is a sacred offering, created in the form of a nature mandala and prayer bundle, and then gifted to Spirit through a ritual burning. $20-$30 sliding scale. Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary, 1799 Persimmon Ln, Shepherdstown, WV. Register: Hillary@SacredRootsWV.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 The Journey of Cancer Survivorship: Planning for Post-Treatment and Beyond – 6:30-8pm. With Julia Rowland, Ph.D., in Partnership with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Join us for a discussion to learn about recent trends in cancer survivorship, how new laws regarding survivorship programs and planning will affect cancer survivors, the importance of cancer survivorship care
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ~Martin Luther King, Jr. March 2018
plan ahead THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul – 7pm. Through April 8. This retreat is for women who are serving, caretaking, helping or contributing (if you are overwhelmed and overextended, this is you) to the world and holding frustration, anger, sadness or resignation within. $495 for shared room and $595 for private room. Healing in Service, Blue Mountain Retreat Center, 1032 Hoffmaster Rd, Knoxville, MD. Register: HealinginService.com/ New-Events/2017/1/1/Nurture-Your-PassionNourish-Your-Soul-Womens-Wellness-Retreat. Info: HealinginService.com/New-Events.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
special event Why isn’t my Thyroid Hormone working anymore? Stress, Hormones and Health Dr. Satcher will tell you about the latest scientific breakthroughs and methods that help you permanently and safely remove unwanted belly fat while quickly reclaiming your health, your youth and your life. Free.
Saturday, April 7 • 10-11am Regenasyst Wellness and Health 6820 Commercial Dr, Ste D, Springfield, VA. Register: 703-454-9326x0 or Info@TreatYourselfToHealth.com or TreatYourselfToHealth.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Identify Your Body’s Mineral Needs and Balance Blood Pressure Naturally – 2-3pm. Free health talk open to the public presented by Dr. John Bohlmann, ND. Limited seating. The Living Well Health Food Store, 12004 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring. Info: 301-572-0700.
MONDAY, APRIL 9
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Laughter Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Please join us for a playful and fun practice that has been proven to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. The session ends with a silent meditation. Free. Arlington Central Library auditorium, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA. Info: Arlington LaughterYoga@yahoo.com.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 22
special event Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival A wonder-filled day of natural health and spiritual rebalancing. Sample acupuncture, massage, reiki, reflexology, energy healing, essential oils, crystals, intuitive readers and much more. $4/ online ticket, $6/ticket at the door and free admission for active and veteran military, children 16 and under.
Sunday, April 22 • 11am - 6pm Illuminate Festivals, Clarion Inn Conference Center FSK Mall, 5400 Holiday Dr, Frederick, MD. Info: IlluminateFestivals.com/Frederick.
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special event Holistic Energy Expo Enjoy a mini-session with our massage therapists, reiki master energy healers, sound therapists, psychics, mediums, angel card readers and fairy readers. Vendors will offer for sale holistic products, jewelry, crystals, essential oils, divination cards and tools and so much more. Free.
Sunday, May 6 • 10am-7pm Ashburn Farm Clubhouse, Ashburn, VA. Info: HolisticEnergyExpo.com
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sunday Sunday Morning Meditation Class – 10:30am12:30pm. With Hugh Byrne. An oasis in a busy week, including 30-minute guided meditations, a 10-minute walking meditation and 30-minute discussion. A mini-retreat. Drop-ins welcome. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. Jazz Brunch – 11am-2pm. 4th Sun. An all you can eat brunch buffet that includes an extended breakfast hot bar, salad bar, a locally-made bagel and lox station, a made-to-order omelet station, waffle station, dessert and mimosa tasting. $16.99/person and $6.99 for kids 4-10 and kids 3 and under are free. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga Flow – 4:30-5:30pm. Everyone is welcome at this all-levels vinyasa class. The class will combine yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditation set to rhythmic music. $22-24. Elements Center, 2233 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 420, NW. Register: FrontDesk@Elements Center.com. Info: ElementsCenter.com. DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support Group – 5-6:30pm. 4th Sun. With Jennifer Bires, LICSW and Cheryl Hughes, LICSW, OSWC. Meet other young adult cancer survivors in a monthly support group session, a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health organizations and cancer support groups. A healthy meal is provided. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Mindfulness in Recovery – 6:30-8pm. This group is open to new meditators and seasoned practitioners alike with a common interest in the intersection of Buddhist teachings and 12 Step recovery. All 12 Steppers are welcome and we ask that participants have at least 90 days of continuous recovery and a working relationship with a home 12 Step recovery group be established before attending your first meeting. This group is not a replacement for our individual 12 Step programs. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org
monday Early Morning Meditation – 7:30-8:15am. A beautiful way to start your day, with a 30-minute meditation and optional 15-minute discussion following. Drop-ins welcome. A project of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW). The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living -Mindfully.org.
Gentle Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. With Beth Lawrence. Gentle yoga classes to help reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit. All experience levels welcome. $10/class or $25/month (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Yoga – 4-5pm. Gentle yoga taught by massage therapist and registered nurse Lynn Evertz. $22-$24. Elements Center, 2233 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 420, NW. Register: FrontDesk@ElementsCenter.com. Info: ElementsCenter.com. Cancer Support Group – 6-7:30pm. 2nd and 4th Mon. With Jennifer Bires, LICSW. This support group provides participants with an opportunity to explore their experience with cancer with a trained social worker and to connect with others. Please RSVP prior to your first visit. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Caregiver Support Group – 6-7:30pm. 4th Mon. With Julia Rowland, Ph.D. This group provides cancer caregivers the opportunity to meet one another, learn about useful tools for self-care and explore ways to thrive in the caregiving role. Please RSVP prior to your first visit. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
tuesday Early Morning Meditation – 7:30-8:15am. See Mon for details. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. Chair Yoga – 12-1pm. You are invited to relax deeply as we move through a series of gentle seated and supported poses that promote self-care. $10/class or $25/month (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Meet the Locals – 4-7pm. 2nd Tues. Come sample products from our favorite local vendors while you enjoy a glass of beer or wine. Free. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Weekly Knit Night for Young Adults – 5:307pm. With our Young Adult Community. We’ll be hanging out in the nook and have yarn, needles and simple patterns on hand to teach beginners. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Gentle Yoga – 6-7:15pm. With Yael Flusberg. See Mon for details. $10/class or $25/month (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org
wednesday Early Morning Meditation – 7:30-8:15am. See Mon for details. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. Outside the Lines – 10:30am-12:30pm. 1st and 3rd Wed. Learn how to use art making as a tool for healing through guided creative projects. Special guest local artist, Steven Loya, will be facilitating class on February 7th. $10 (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St,
NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Weekly Knitting in the Nook – 3-4:30pm. With Project Knitwell and Friends. Trained volunteers are on hand to provide knitting instruction with quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort and community among participants. Experienced knitters share their best tips. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Kids Club – 6-7:30pm. 4th Wed. In Partnership with George Washington University, Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center. Kids Club is designed for children ages 6 to 12 years old with a parent or grandparent who has been diagnosed with cancer. The group is a safe space for both kids and parents to come together to explore emotions, resilience and coping with cancer in the family through art activities and pizza. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Teen Sanga – 7:30-9pm. 2nd and 4th Wed. The teen sangha provides a framework for exploring one’s inner life, understanding the causes of emotional stress and realizing the possibility of inner freedom. We explore key Buddhist teachings and how they can be helpful in navigating life’s inevitable challenges. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. 455-6553. UUNaples@earthlink.net. UUNaples. org
Early Morning Meditation – 7:30-8:15am. See Mon for details. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. Gentle Yoga – 10:15-11:30am. With Kiersten Gallagher. See Mon for details. $10/class or $25/month (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. A Healing Circle – Exploring Grief and Identity After Loss – 4:30-6pm. With Wendy Miller and Larry Kanter. 2nd and 4th Thurs. This healing circle focuses on the unique needs of those experiencing the loss of a spouse or partner, no matter where you find yourself in your journey with grief. Please RSVP prior to your first visit. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Beauty Start-up – 5:30-6:30pm. 3rd Thurs. Beauty Start-up is a community information session about the direction of creating, and developing a product line. Project Access Resource Center, 14900 Castle Blvd, Silver Spring, MD. Info: 240-224-1111 or Signup.Asis@gmail.com. Now What? Cancer Survivorship Education and Support Group – 6-7:30pm. 4th Wed. With Erin Price, LGSW. This monthly group is for all adult cancer survivors of any type of cancer at any stage who have completed their initial cancer treatment and are navigating how to move forward. Each month will feature a different topic relevant to cancer survivorship followed by a discussion and support group. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org.
friday Early Morning Meditation – 7:30-8:15am. See Mon for details. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org. Weekly Strength through Movement – 10-11am. With Rex Delafkaran. Beginning with focused stretching and warm ups, this class focuses on being active, embodying music and moving together with strength. With a variety of dance and yoga influences, we will be empowered through movement Beginners welcome. $15/session or $25/month (suggested donation). Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Tai Chi – 12-12:45pm. Fun and relaxing tai chi class for everyone. $17. Third Space Wellness, 8001 Kennett Street, Ste B, Silver Spring, MD. Register: 301-693-5410 or ThirdSpaceWellness.com. Wine Tasting – 5-7pm. Free. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com.
saturday Nueva Vida Cancer Support Group for Latino Families – 8:30am-12pm. Nueva Vida provides support groups that support the experiences associated with a cancer diagnosis and provide Latina women the opportunity to share with others who are in similar circumstances. All support group meetings are open to all cancer diagnoses. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St, NW. Info: 202-483-8600 or SmithCenter.org. Family Yoga – 11-11:45am. 1st, 3rd and 5th Sat. During this playful vinyasa yoga class, learn the foundation of a safe and relaxing yoga practice for the entire family. This class is for children, ages 3-11. $20. Epiphany Pilates, 9416 Main St, Fairfax, VA. Register: EpiphanyPilates.com/Schedule. Info: Info@EpiphanyPilates.com. Beginner GYROTONIC – 12-1pm. This class is for anyone curious about the GYROTONIC pulley tower exercise. You will get a low-impact, fullbody workout aiming to build strength and flexibility at the same time. $40/class or $112 for all 4 classes. Elements Center, 2233 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 420, NW. Register: FrontDesk@ElementsCenter. com. Info: ElementsCenter.com. Beer Tasting – 5-7pm. Free. Dawson’s Market, 225 N Washington St, Rockville, MD. Info: DawsonsMarket.com. Refuge Recovery – 6:30-8pm. Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based recovery program and community that utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Based on the Four Noble Truths and Eight-fold Path, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. The Center for Mindful Living, 4708 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 200, NW, Tenleytown. Info: Living-Mindfully.org.
Variety’s the very spice of life; that gives it all its flavor. ~William Cowper March 2018
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ACUPUNCTURE NECK BACK & BEYOND WELLNESS CENTER
10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 • NeckBackAndBeyond.com NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com Neck Back & Beyond in Fairfax, VA, offers chiropractic and naturopathic care, acupuncture, massage,reflexology, lymphatic drainage and more. See ad, page 6.
THE MINDFULNESS CENTER
4963 Elm St, Ste 100, Bethesda, MD 301-986-1090 TheMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com TheMindfulnessCenter.org The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which promotes health and self-healing, for individuals and the community, through classes, services, workshops and trainings. See ad, page 21.
CANCER SUPPORT NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES
5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 • NIHADC.com
If you are diagnosed with cancer, there are supportive treatments which may enhance the body’s ability to fight cancer and help the traditional cancer treatments work more effectively. Integrative, holistic medicine combines traditional and adjunctive complementary treatments to restore the patient to a better state of health and improve the quality of life. Whereas traditional medicine will focus on treating the tumor, the holistic approach is to focus on the patient and outcome.
CHIROPRACTOR NECK BACK & BEYOND WELLNESS CENTER DR. ALLAN TOMSON, DC
10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 • NeckBackAndBeyond.com NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com Dr. Allan Tomson, DC, director of Neck Back & Beyond Healing Arts in Fairfax, VA, with a satellite office in Manassas, VA. He is not your ordinary chiropractor with skills and experience in functional medicine, visceral manipulation, CranioSacral Therapy and Cayce protocols. See ad, page 6.
AROMATHERAPY MOTHER NATURE’S STORE 703-851-0087 Laina_Poulakos@hotmail.com MothersNatureStore.com
Certified aromatherapist and herbalist offering lifestyle consultations and handmade pro-ducts, including soaps, balms and beard oils. Reach a better state of body and mind. See ad, page 18.
BEDROOM FURNITURE SAVVY REST NATURAL BEDROOM
258 Maple Ave East, Vienna, VA and 12242 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 703-255-7040 (VA) or 301-770-7040 (MD) Maddie@SavvyRest.com • SRNB.com Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom is the premier retailer of Savvy Rest organic mattresses and bedding, a Virginia manufacturer and retailer of fine bedroom furniture. See ad, page 3.
DR. VISHAL VERMA, DC, CCSP Rose Wellness Center 571-529-6699 RoseWellness.com
Dr. Verma specializes in functional ch i ropr a c t i c c are for p ai n management and active restoration of the body. He treating root causes using gentle chiropractic, physical therapy, cold laser therapy and rehabilitation for fast effective results. Dr. Verma treats back, neck, spine and joint pain, sciatica, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, and various other chronic and acute pain conditions. See ad, page 13.
4963 Elm St, Ste 100, Bethesda, MD 301-986-1090 TheMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com TheMindfulnessCenter.org The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which promotes health and self-healing, for individuals and the community, through classes, services, workshops and trainings. See ad, page 21.
CLEANING MAID BRIGADE CAPITAL REGION
4813-A Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 800-515-6243 Marketing@Maid-Brigade.com MaidBrigade.com
We are Green Clean Certified, so you can have peace of mind that you r home w i l l b e healthier for you, your pets and the environment. See ad, page 21.
CONSULTING JESSICA CLAIRE HANE CONSULTING 571-358-8645 Jessica@MindfulHealthyLife.com JessicaClaireHaney.com
Writing, editing, marketing/digital media support and strategy consulting for holistic-minded businesses and organizations from experienced local writer, blogger and event organizer Jessica Claire Haney.
CORPORATE WELLNESS MARIANNE SCIPPA
Neck Back & Beyond Wellness Center 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 • NeckBackAndBeyond.com ScippaAssociates.com We design interactive sessions for you and your staff to better understand the physical, mental and emotional costs of many common work management habits. Individual or team coaching for ongoing leadership, management and health development support to create the peak performance habits you need. See ad, page 6.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. ~Khalil Gibran 28
DENTISTRY, HOLISTIC NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES
5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 • NIHADC.com The professional health team at NIHA is comprised of holistic medical physicians, biological dentists, naturopaths, a chiropractor and health professionals highly skilled in acupuncture, nutrition and other healing therapies.
ENERGY THERAPIES INCA ENERGY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
10440 Shaker Dr, Ste 203, Columbia, MD 410-292-5149 EnergyTherapyCeuWorkshops.com Inca Energy Integrative Health and Wellness Center is an ecofriendly holistic center offering energy medicine, energy psychology and meditation. Inca Wellness brings together authentic ancient healing traditions from around the world with contemporary therapies to nurture ones whole being. See ad, page 8.
OPTIMUM HEALTH & WELLNESS 1128 Jansen Ave, Capital Heights, MD 240-464-0544 PEMFHelpsMe@gmail.com OptimumHealth-Wellness.com
AMICUS GREEN BUILDING CENTER 301-571-8590 • Info@AmicusGreen.com AmicusGreen.com
A new kind of design center and home improvement store, creating fresh spaces, fresh air and water and a fresh take on our buildings. See ad, page 31
HEALTH COACH MIDLIFE REFOCUS
571-277-1292 JohnMays@FitnessTogether.com FitnessTogether.com/Chantilly John Mays is a certified wellness coach with unique skills to get you to your goals, regardless of your age or ability level. Through private coaching, mindfulness, hypnosis and behavioral modification therapies, Mays will help you to refocus your life, help you gain selfawareness and take control of your future. See ad, page 13.
NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES 5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 NICADC.com/Health-Programs/ Rejuvenation-Detoxification.html
Rejuvenation & Detoxification program provides guidance to restore balance and health with lifestyle tips on diet, hydration, digestion and internal cleansing and detoxification with integrative at-home and spa strategies.
Boosting cellular rejuvenation through the use of PEMF therapy (energy medicine). Drug free, noninvasive. Therapy for over 200 health problems: pain, stroke, ALZ, dementia. See ad, page 8.
ESSENTIAL OILS PAM SNYDER
Neck Back & Beyond Wellness Center 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com 703-865-5690 • NeckBackAndBeyond.com
HEALTH AND WELLNESS ADVOCATE SERENA T. WILLS
Let us help you integrate the healing power of essential oils into your home and personal care routines. We offer free ongoing classes each month. Individual and group consultations are available by appointment. See ad, page 6.
A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. ~Henrik Ibsen
Self-published author of poetry, my book Crying Tears of Teal concentrates on ovarian cancer awareness, also health and wellness writer and coaching student. Assisting people with Lyme disease.
HERBS MOTHER NATURE’S STORE 703-851-0087 Laina_Poulakos@hotmail.com MothersNatureStore.com
Certified aromatherapist and herbalist offering lifestyle consultations and handmade products, including soaps, balms and beard oils. Reach a better state of body and mind. See ad, page 16.
HOLISTIC NUTRITION ELIZABETH MCMILLAN, MS, CNS Rose Wellness Center 571-529-6699 RoseWellness.com
Elizabeth McMillan is a boardcertified clinical nutritionist specializing in functional nutrition. She believes in finding the root cause of a liments and cre at ing a personalized dietary plan to restore optimal wellness. Elizabeth specializes in diabetes, food sensitivities, gastrointestinal health, autoimmunity and metabolic syndrome issues. Call today to see how she can help. See ad, page 13.
HOLISTIC PARENTING HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK HolisticMoms.org
Holistic Moms Network is a national organization supporting natural-minded parents. Local chapters in Arlington/Alexandria, Burke, Fairfax, Gainesville and Montgomery County hold monthly meetings and more.
MINDFUL HEALTHY LIFE
571-358-8645 • MindfulHealthyLife.com Jessica@MindfulHealthyLife.com Online lifestyle magazine for natural-minded parents with a blog, calendar, directory and eBook filled with resources for holistic parenting and family wellness in metro D.C.
Life’s short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts. ~Amy Winehouse March 2018
HOLISTIC PEDIATRIC CARE NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES 5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 • NIHADC.com
Holistic pediatric and young adult care combines the healing power of traditional Western medicine with safe, complementary healing therapies. This approach addresses the whole child, not just the symptoms that brought you to the doctor, and encourages the immune system to heal naturally.
HOLISTIC PRIMARY CARE NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES 5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 • NIHADC.com
Holistic primary care is an integrative approach that treats the whole person: mind/body and spirit. A primary care provider coordinates all of the health care a patient receives. This total patient care considers the physical and emotional needs of the person and how health issues may be affecting those needs. Whether you are coming in for an annual check-up or managing a chronic disease, we focus on the whole person, not just your disease or symptoms. We consider lifestyle, nutrition and stress management and put together a treatment plan to help you attain an optimum level of wellness. parenting.
Rose Wellness Center 571-529-6699 • RoseWellness.com Michael Liss is a Doctor of Classical Homeopathy and an integrative health practitioner. He specializes in using homeopathy to help you find relief from various emotional and physical health problems including addictions, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, allergies, asthma, childhood ailments, migraines, hair and skin disorders, immune deficiencies and sinus disorders. See ad, page 13.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE SUSHMA HIRANI, MD
Rose Wellness Center 2944 Hunter Mill Rd, Ste 101, Oakton, VA Info@RoseWellness.com RoseWellness.com • 571-529-6699 Dr. Sushma Hirani uses an integrative approach to wellness, utilizing conventional medicine and evidence-based complementary therapies. She strives to treat the whole person and emphasiz es nut r it ion , preventive care and lifestyle changes. Dr. Hirani specializes in the treatment of chronic issues such as hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, menopause and women’s health issues. Patients love her compassionate care and personalized attention. See ad, page 13.
INDIGO INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLINIC 1010 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 660, DC 202-298-9131 • IndigoHealthClinic.com
The body has an innate ability to heal itself and achieve balance from everyday stressors through non-toxic, non-aggressive and highly effective modalities. See ad, page 32.
ALEX LEON, MD
Integrative Family Physician Rose Wellness Center 2944 Hunter Mill Rd, Ste 101, Oakton, VA 571-529-6699 • RoseWellness.com Dr. Alex Leon is a board-certified family physician specializing in integrative functional medicine to help restore and maintain your wellbeing. He has a special interest in men’s health care, chronic pain syndromes including mus c u loskelet a l problems, fibromyalgia, bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women, chronic conditions including hypothyroidism, gastrointestinal disorders and allergic disorders. He treats kids too. See ad, page 13.
NATIONAL INTEGRATED HEALTH ASSOCIATES
5225 Wisconsin Ave, Ste 402, NW 202-237-7000 • NIHADC.com
The professional health team at NIHA is comprised of holistic medical physicians, biological dentists, naturopaths, a chiropractor and health professionals highly skilled in acupuncture, nutrition and other healing therapies.
It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life. ~Elizabeth Kenny 30
ROSE WELLNESS CENTER
2944 Hunter Mill Rd, Ste 101, Oakton, VA 571-529-6699 • RoseWellness.com Info@RoseWellness.com
Suffering from chronic pain, fatigue, allergies, stress? Whatever your health challenges, Rose Wellness Center can help you get on the path to real wellness. We help identify hormone, metabolic, digestive, nutritional and food sensitivity issues to get to the root cause of your health problems, where true healing begins. Our services include digestive and women’s health programs, hormone balancing, acupuncture, Lyme treatment, homeopathy and thyroid management. See ad, page 13.
MEDITATION THE MINDFULNESS CENTER
4963 Elm St, Ste 100, Bethesda, MD 301-986-1090 • TheMindfulnessCenter.org TheMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which promotes health and self-healing, for individuals and the community, through classes, services, workshops and trainings. See ad, page 21.
NATURAL LIVING RESOURCE MINDFUL HEALTHY LIFE OF METRO DC Jessica@MindfulHealthyLife.com MindfulHealthyLife.com • 571-358-8645
Blog, calendar and directory for natural living, holistic parenting and family wellness.
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT NURTURED BONES
Great Falls, VA 703-738-4230 • NurturedBones.com
Nurtured Bones provides a holistic approach to addressing osteoporosis and bone loss. Our BONES method will help you build strong, healthy bones for life. See ad, page 31.
PERSONAL COACHING MIDLIFE REFOCUS
571-277-1292 JohnMays@FitnessTogether.com FitnessTogether.com/Chantilly John Mays is a certified wellness coach with unique skills to get you to your goals, regardless of your age or ability level. Through private coaching, mindfulness, hypnosis and behavioral modification therapies, Mays will help you to refocus your life, help you gain self-awareness and take control of your future. See ad, page 13.
PERSONAL TRAINING FITNESS TOGETHER CHANTILLY
3914 Centreville Rd, Ste 125, Chantilly, VA JohnMays@FitnessTogether.com FitnessTogether.com/Chantilly • 571-323-2223 Personal training and hypnosis for weight loss. Fitness lifestyle training. Private studio setting for adults. Learn the art of self-awareness and progressive exercise for radical change. See ad, page 13.
PHYSICAL THERAPY NURTURED BONES
Great Falls, VA 703-738-4230 • NurturedBones.com
Nurtured Bones provides a holistic approach to addressing osteoporosis and bone loss. Our BONES method will help you build strong, healthy bones for life. See ad, page 31.
POLARITY THERAPY NECK BACK & BEYOND WELLNESS CENTER
Janice M Johnson 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com NeckBackAndBeyond.com • 703-865-5690 Allow me to join you in creating your own individualized treatment program, which provides a safe and supportive experience for your healing process, with Polarity Therapy and Swiss Bionic Solutions MRS 2000 (Magnetic Resonance Stimulation) pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). See ad, page 6.
SHIATSU THERAPIST NECK BACK & BEYOND WELLNESS CENTER
Nathalie Depastas 10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 • NeckBackAndBeyond.com NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com Nathalie Depastas is a highly skilled acupuncturist and Shiatsu therapist with 30 years of experience in Chinese medicine, including medical qigong. See ad, page 6. .
2944 Hunter Mill Rd, Ste 101, Oakton, VA 571-529-6699 • RoseWellness.com
Rose Wellness Center for Integrative Medicine offers Thermography or Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). This noninvasive diagnostic technique creates thermal images that are analyzed for abnormalities and early signs of disease. Thermal imaging is painless, non-invasive, does not involve any compression and emits no radiation. Call today to setup your scan. See ad, page 13.
TAI CHI AND QIGONG
THE MINDFULNESS CENTER
4963 Elm St, Ste 100, Bethesda, MD 301-986-1090 • TheMindfulnessCenter.org TheMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which promotes health and self-healing, for individuals and the community, through classes, services, workshops and trainings. See ad, page 21. .
ROSE WELLNESS CENTER
NECK BACK & BEYOND WELLNESS CENTER
10195 Main St, Ste D, Fairfax, VA 703-865-5690 NeckBackAndBeyond.com NeckBackAndBeyond@gmail.com Neck Back & Beyond in Fairfax, VA, offers chiropractic and naturopathic care, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, lymphatic drainage and more. See ad, page 6.
VETERINARIAN - HOLISTIC HOLISTIC VETERINARY HEALING
Pema Choepel Mallu, DVM, CVA, M.Ac. L.Ac 12627 Wisteria Dr, Ste C/D, Germantown, MD 240-715-6570 • HolVetHealing@gmail.com HolisticVeterinaryHealing.com
for long-term healing. .
We offer integrative compassionate veterinary care. We view your animal as a whole focusing on the root cause of dis-harmony
THE MINDFULNESS CENTER
4963 Elm St, Ste 100, Bethesda, MD 301-986-1090 • TheMindfulnessCenter.org TheMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com The Mindfulness Center is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization which promotes health and self-healing, for individuals and the community, through classes, services, workshops and trainings. See ad, page 21.
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Published on Feb 27, 2018