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March / April 2018 Digital Edition

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Archive »Healing Ways

Touching the Earth

The Healing Powers of Going Barefoot
Simply going without shoes for 30 to 60 minutes a day drains the body of inflammation, pain and stress and generates greater well-being, research shows.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
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Archive »Wellness and Anti-Aging

Live Cancer-Free

Natural Ways to Prevent and Heal Cancer
Understanding cancer’s physiological and emotional roots gives us powerful tools to build a life free of the disease and related fears.
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Archive »Beauty and Skin Care

Holistic Dermatology

Inner Health, Radiant Skin
Food allergies and gut parasites can dull our complexion, but through switch-ups in diet and using holistic facial products, we can restore a healthy natural glow.
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Archive »Perfect Weight

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes
If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.
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Archive »Healthy Kids

Into the Woods

Nature Helps Kids Build Skills and Character
Nature immersion programs help kids to navigate through woodlands and listen to their quiet inner voice.
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Health Briefs

Whole Grains Help Us Eat Less

Feel Fuller Sooner, Lose Weight

Herbs Ease Polycystic Ovary Symptoms

Natural Remedy Provides Relief

Fruit Pesticides Lower Fertility in Women

Produce Has Impact on Conception

Less REM-Stage Sleep Linked to Dementia Risk

Impact on Mental Acuity

Air Pollution Linked to Psychological Distress

Mental Health Connection Found

High-Fat Diet Risks Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Increasing Veggies Cuts Risk
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BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Treats Patients as Individuals
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatments may sound foreign or redundant. However, understanding the hormones that play a role in our everyday health, and the treatment options available, is important to our sense of well-being.

Healing and Pain Resolution are Twin Goals at RVA Physical Therapy

With a master’s degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, in California, and a number of additional professional certifications, board-certified physical therapist Ramakrishnan “Ramky” Kavaserry, owner of RVA Physical Therapy, has two goals for his patients.

Focus on Umbilical Cord Clamping

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recently issued a committee opinion that supports delayed cord clamping in full term and preterm infants.

Natural Way to Ease Eyestrain and Impaired Vision

Tension, if left unchecked, can cause eyestrain, blurry vision, mental fatigue, lack of circulation and elevated stress levels. One of the simplest natural and holistic ways to quickly relax the eyes and decrease eyestrain is the gentle practice of palming.

Licensing Raises the Bar for Massage Therapists

The state of Virginia has passed a requirement that all individuals performing massage services must be licensed through the DHP Virginia Board of Nursing. During 2016, all currently Certified Massage Therapists (CMTs) became Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs).