January-February 2017

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Not Your Grandma’s Stuffing

The time-honored Thanksgiving dish is evolving to include healthy ingredients such as black rice, cauliflower, chestnuts and pecans, sometimes stuffed in an apple or squash.

Kudos ~ Cecilia Thomas

Cecilia B. “Celie” Thomas, MEd, CHt, MHt, LBLt, CSC, has completed the requirements to become a Certified Success Coach through the Success Unlimited Network (SUN) organization, an International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coach training and certification program.

Kudos ~ Well Into Life

Carey Phillips, LMT, EEM-CP and owner of Well Into Life Massage & Bodywork, has received Board Certification as a massage therapist by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is an Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Help for Moms to Thrive

Thrive4Mom, LLC, is a new, full-service, nutrition consulting business offering meal preparation classes and in-home kitchen consultations.

Urban Yoga Knows that Every Body is Different

Urban Yoga RVA opened this year at 102 North Seventh Street, in Richmond, offering a variety of classes for all-level yogis, including kid’s yoga, sound bath, yin yoga, beginners’ yoga, and power yoga.

Watching Out for Our Water

Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs has written a new book, What’s in Your Drinking Water and How to Make it Safer, exploring hot topics on water quality and safety. She is board certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

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.

Apex MD Expands with New Services

Apex MD Holistic Wellness has expanded over the past year, adding a variety of complementary medical and wellness services to provide patients with the most comprehensive care possible with a staff of nurse practitioners, a registered dietitian, a massage therapist and an esthetician, all working together to offer a full spectrum of care.

Thermography for Heart Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number one cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, but we can live longer and better with early detection, healthy lifestyle choices and appropriate treatment.

3 Secrets to Healthier Eating Options in 2017

With the New Year upon us, you’re probably mulling wellness resolutions and plans for 2017 such as eating less pasta and more veggies.

Letter from Publisher

Happy 2017! The new year brings with it so much possibility and potential. And this issue, jam-packed with interesting news, articles and events provides you with a multitude of ways to ensure that your year is full of opportunities for healthy living.