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January / February 2018 Digital Edition

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Archive »Healing Ways

Understanding Nutraceuticals

How They Differ from Health Store Supplements
Unlike most other supplements, nutraceuticals are sold solely in medical offices and typically offer, for a higher price, clinically tested precise formulations of vitamins, minerals and herbs.
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Archive »Natural Healing

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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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

Healthy Weight Kids

Food Choices that Prevent Obesity
With one in six U.S. youngsters classified as obese, it’s important for parents to follow healthy eating strategies to reduce children’s odds of disease now and later.
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Health Briefs

Lutein in Greens and Eggs Slows Cognitive Aging

Foods for Thought

10 Daily Produce Servings Prevent Early Death

Double-Up on Fruits and Vegetables

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise Protects the Mind

Red Wine Less Toxic Than White

Connection to Skin Cancer Found

Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit

Altruistic Acts Activate Happiness Neurons in the Brain

Sugar Linked to Depression

Connection to Mental Disorders
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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).

Sound Therapy and Tuning Forks Bring Benefits

There is growing interest in sound therapy, an ancient healing technique that uses vibrational frequencies of sound to tune the body for optimal balance physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is gaining attention along with alternative and energy medicine, and is available in Richmond.