Category - Holistic Health

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Broken Brain docuseries with Dr. Mark Hyman: free & online January 17-25
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Earth Fare natural foods grocery opens in Fairfax! (+ giveaway!)
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Managing allergic asthma this holiday season and beyond
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The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond
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Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more
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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference
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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children
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At the 11th month – On goals & gratitude
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Achieving Optimal Health Conference returns to Georgetown October 14 + giveaway!
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Women’s Health Summit runs October 18-24

Broken Brain docuseries with Dr. Mark Hyman: free & online January 17-25

Do you ever feel like your brain is broken? Whether your symptoms relate to being in a fog or trend more toward anxiety or depression, the new documentary series Broken Brain created by functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman aims to shed light and provide tools toward improvement. Read More

Earth Fare natural foods grocery opens in Fairfax! (+ giveaway!)

Natural foods grocery store Earth Fare opened its second Virginia location today in Fairfax with an enthusiastic response. The store, the 45th in a chain that started in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, offers an organic juice bar and salad bar, hot bar, pizza and bakery, cheese shop and meat and seafood counter in addition to stocking a full array of produce, bulk items, dry goods and wellness items. Read More

Managing allergic asthma this holiday season and beyond

Did you know that approximately 60% of adults and at least 80% of children with asthma actually have asthma triggered by allergies, also known as allergic asthma? For people with allergic asthma, allergens such as dust mites and pet dander can turn into real threats that can cause asthma attacks.

While you cannot fully rid your home of some of these allergens, there are steps you can take to greatly reduce allergic asthma triggers in your living space, especially during the holiday season. Read More

The Teal Center: Supporting the journey to parenthood & beyond

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork offers many healing modalities for parents, those who want to become parents, and for children. Read More

Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more

The Environmental Health and Asthma Subcommittee (EHAS) of the Arlington Public Schools School Health Advisory Board is taking on several issues for 2017-18 and is seeking new members to join the committee and attend its December 6 meeting.

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Inspiration at Achieving Optimal Health Conference

Being mindful doesn’t mean you always have good days. It means when things are rough, you remember to breathe because you’ve practiced it. And when tears come, you don’t judge them. You just be with your feelings in the moment, notice your thoughts, tell yourself you are not the same as them, and call on wisdom you’ve read or heard or cultivated on your yoga mat. This can still look messy, don’t get me wrong. But as long as there is openness to believing there is something to be gained, even from pain, there is possibility. Even though I got there late, I found inspiration at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference.

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.

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At the 11th month – On goals & gratitude

November is unique. Before I had children, I thought of it simply as the month of Thanksgiving, between the very-autumnal October and the beginning of winter in December. It’s taken on a different feel now that my children are in elementary and middle school… and now that I am in middle age! Read on for this more-personal-than-normal post about this season. Read More

Achieving Optimal Health Conference returns to Georgetown October 14 + giveaway!

One of the staples of the fall health & wellness circuit here in Metro DC is the Achieving Optimal Health Conference held annually at Georgetown University. This year’s AOHC takes place Saturday, October 14. The event features inspiring exhibitors, a delicious healthy lunch and a full slate of terrific speakers, including Iyanla Vanzant, Spiritual Lifecoach and New York Times best-selling author.

I’ve got FOUR tickets to give away for this great event!

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