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January / February 2018 Digital Edition

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Happy 2018

Happy 2018

Happy 2018! Is it just me or do the years seem to be clipping by at a faster pace with each trip we take around the sun?!
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APEX-MD PROVIDES

Becoming healthy and maintaining wellness is a process that can be eased by engaging a group of experts. At the Apex-MD Integrated Holistic Wellness Center, in Glen Allen, a team of health and wellness practitioners provide a wide array of services for achieving this, naturally.
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Eat Wheat Again

Eight Ways to Restore Gut Health
For the three in four Americans that suffer digestive distress, straightforward strategies—including eating whole wheat and grains—will rekindle normal digestive function and even restore full liver and gall bladder function.

Expect a Miracle

Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires
The miraculous enters our everyday lives when we are grateful, proactive, adventurous, generous and intuitive.

Harold Koeing on Why Science Finds Faith a Healthy Choice

People that have a strong faith enjoy better social, physical and mental health and possess a firm foundation to lean on in times of crisis, says the bestselling author.

Dial Down Stress

How to Stay Calm and Cool
In these anxiety-inducing times, eating a gut-healthy diet, exercising at the right intensity, and practicing mindfulness can keep illness at bay.
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Veggie Doctors

Cardiologists Urge Plant-Based Hospital Meals

Meatless Millennials

Young Vegetarians Worry Meat Industry

Eco Pesticide

Safer Product Controls Citrus Pests

Wellness Works

Corporate Programs Boost Health and Bottom Line

Recycling Crusade

San Francisco Moves Toward Zero Waste

Crackdown Needed

Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Foods

Chrysalis Institute

Community Calendar

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ONE Wellness Opens with a Variety of Wellness Options

ONE Wellness is a new holistic wellness center located at 4110 Fitzhugh Avenue, offering a unique range of classes, services and workshops to cultivate and balance the mind, body and spirit in a relaxing community atmosphere.

Laser Therapy Now at Richmond Chiropractic Neurology

Richmond Chiropractic Neurology now offers Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) treatments. LLLT uses superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or traumatized tissue with photons.

New Food Therapy Book by Local Author

Sarah Thacker, a yoga instructor at Glenmore Yoga and Wellness Center and Therapist at Richmond Creative Counseling, recently published a book, Wholistic Food Therapy: A Mindful Approach to Making Peace with Food.

Mobile OM Yoga & Wellness Hits the Road

Shannon Somogyi, C-IAYT, recently launched Mobile OM Yoga & Wellness, a mobile yoga business that teaches small group yoga and wellness classes, offers professional development and kids’ yoga and participates in events and festivals along the East Coast.

Skincare Services Now at The Wellness Village

The Wellness Village has added a Master Esthetician, Anna Vikul with Richmond Skincare, to their team of integrative practitioners. With a medical degree from Ukraine, Vikul trained in both allopathic (traditional) and integrative medicine.

River’s Way Finds New Location for Expanded Services

River’s Way Healthcare of VA has moved to 5500 Monument Avenue, Suite T, near St. Mary’s Hospital. “Along with this change in location, I am refocusing my practice,” states owner Nancy Powell, M.D.

River City Acupuncture Welcomes New Practitioner

Vicky Lee, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, is joining River City Acupuncture in January. Lee specializes in acute and chronic pain management, fertility, digestive and emotional health and more.

Vegan72 Restaurant Challenge to Encourage Meatless Dining

Vegan Action is hosting Vegan72, Richmond’s inaugural vegan restaurant challenge, from January 26 through 28.

Experience the Healing Practice of Breathwork

Melissa Terese Young, founder of Breathwork Worldwide and a Breathwork facilitator, is happy to be bringing the practice to Richmond. Breathwork is a respiratory therapy rooted in Eastern cultures. It originated centuries ago as a yogic pranayama (breath control) practice.

Kinis Active Wear is for Everyone

Kinis is a new active wear company in Richmond that designs innovative products that help people realize the full strength of their body and mind.
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Dr. R. Keith Bell

Dr. R. Keith Bell, founder and clinical director of Oriental Medicine Specialists, PC, has earned a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine degree.

Ellen Bernstein

Certified Holistic Health Coach Ellen Bernstein has completed advanced training in Aroma Acupoint Therapy, graduating from an intensive AAT Master Healer program.

Dr. James Tait IV

Dr. James Tait IV, a board-certified chiropractic physician and Richmond native, has returned to his hometown at Back In Action Health Resource Center .