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November / December 2017 Digital Edition

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Archive »Healing Ways

Sacred Silence

Discover the Benefits of Quiet at a Silent Retreat
People seeking a deeper experience of life and self are increasingly turning to silent retreats offered by many spiritual centers and religious traditions.
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Archive »Natural Healing

Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

When we’re aware of the physical and emotional components of diabetes, it’s easier to make the lifestyle changes that ward it off.
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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

How a Brain Grows

Five Ways to Aid Development
Try these scientifically backed tips, designed for parents and caregivers, to positively influence a child’s developing brain.
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Health Briefs

Onions Healthy for Heart and Kidneys

Reduces Risks of Disease

Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease

Former and Occasional Drinkers Have Greater Risk

Overtime Hours Linked to Tooth Decay

Connection to Oral Health Decline

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Boosts Volume and Gray Matter

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

Enhances Good Bacteria

Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Scientists Find Alternative Treatment Effective
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See More »Features

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.