The Take Back Your Health Conference returns to Arlington October 3-4 with another all-star line-up of speakers. After the opening gentle yoga on Saturday morning, the first speaker at 9:30 a.m. is Polyface Farms‘ Joel Salatin with a talk about sustainable agriculture and the food freedom fight. Read More
Since the Take Back Your Health conference launched in 2011, it has brought together titans from various corners of the holistic health world for weekend conferences packed with education and inspiration. The conference returns to Arlington’s Renaissance Capital View Hotel this fall, October 3-4, 2015. Ticket prices, currently 25% off, will go up tonight, Tuesday, September 1.
Speakers at this year’s Take Back Your Health conference include Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms; Lisa Wilson of The Raw Food Institute; local mom and health coach Cindy Santa Ana, author of Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition Into Healthy Eating; thyroid and adrenal expert Andrea Beaman; naturopathic physician from DC-based National Integrated Health Associates Autumn Frandsen; and many many more.
We’ll be writing more about the conference as it approaches and after.
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Jennifer Robins of the popular Predominantly Paleo blog is an Arlington mom of three who has been pursuing a grain-free path to healing since she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis after the birth of her second child in 2008. Then, she began following a “primal” diet that included dairy. But after continued symptoms, she got clear in 2011 that she needed to ditch the dairy.
Jennifer generously offered to share her story from her blog with Mindful Healthy Life readers below. For anyone who thinks a dairy-free summer means an ice cream-free summer, be sure to check out her beautiful non-dairy ice cream e-book on sale for just $6.99 through Monday, July 6.
We All Scream for Ice Cream, co-authored by nutritionist Vivien Cheng, is gorgeous and includes recipes that not only omit dairy but also are free of egg and nut for those following the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP). So the book is well suited for vegans and anyone who can tolerate coconut milk and maple syrup, the key ingredients in most of the recipes.
Let’s hear how Jennifer made the transition to dairy-free and why she will never go back! Read More
Independence Day brings lots of great activities but also lots of opportunities to come into contact with toxins. Pregnant women and parents with young children might want to pay some extra attention to the additional toxins their little ones are exposed to at this time of year. While no one likes a Debbie Downer, being mindful of our health is not the same as denying yourself and your family a fun time. Getting sick is certainly no fun!
Most kids and adults can handle occasional treats, but toxins do accumulate in all of us. We know from the Environmental Working Group that babies are born now with over 200 chemicals in their umbilical cord blood, including BPA. Adults and children who are already compromised in some way or who have poor detoxification for genetic reasons, liver issues, or unhealthy diet would be served well by paying attention to their choices this holiday.
Although most things in moderation can be tolerated by most people, here are some of the issues those with young children and compromised systems might want to consider to stay safe and healthy.
Every April, the International Cesarean Awareness Network, or ICAN, celebrates Cesarean Awareness Month to bring awareness to its work. ICAN is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
The organization’s vision statement is: “A reduction in the cesarean rate driven by women assuming responsibility for their healthcare by making evidence-based, risk appropriate childbirth decisions.” Read the full statement of beliefs on ICAN’s website.