General Health and Wellness

March 19, 2017
April recognizes Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer forms in the testicles. Almost all testicular cancers start in the germ cells. The two main types of testicular germ cell tumors are seminomas and non-seminomas. Non-seminomas tend to grow and spread more quickly than seminomas, which are more sensitive to radiation. Health history, including having had an undescended testicle, can affect a man’s risk of testicular cancer. Our integrative approach to cancer treatment VA, has proven to help...

March 12, 2017
What is Optimal Wellness? 

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Wellness is "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - The World Health Organization.

Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality...

March 12, 2017
Millennial's Colon Cancer Risk

Recent studies by the American Cancer Society have determined that colon and rectal cancer rates are rising fast for Americans under 55 years of age. If you were born in 1990, you are twice more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and four times more likely to be diagnosed with rectal cancer. 

Due to routine screening not generally being done until after the age of 50, the younger generation is being diagnosed with colon cancer in more advanced...

March 05, 2017
Building Patient’s Trust In Your Medical Practice or Healthcare Clinic

Trust must be built in your medical facility’s infrastructure, real estate and location--regardless if you are a large-scale hospital or small clinic, it is as important as the care of your patients.

Keeping our medical facility at the highest standards of compliance and cleanliness is a critical component to patient comfort.

When deciding where to locate a rheumatology practice, you need to do your homework...

March 02, 2017
Did you know- what is Colon Hydrotherapy?

Colon hydrotherapy (a.k.a. a colonic), is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs or laxatives. If the colon becomes blocked with wastes, the toxins accumulate to produce a toxic burden within the colon that is absorbed into the body. This toxic burden also interferes with nutrient absorption and healing functions. Utilizing this established therapy to remove waste and toxins from the body can...

February 24, 2017
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates spread colon cancer awareness. They do this by wearing blue, holding fundraising and/or education events. Advocates also spread awareness by talking to friends and family about the importance of colon...

February 09, 2017
Weight Gain and Breast Cancer Risk

Certain amounts of weight gain can directly impact your chances of getting a breast cancer diagnosis. This direct link of weight gain and breast cancer is specific to women in their middle age (between 40 – 50 years old). According to a new study in the International Journal of Cancer, women who start putting on a couple of pounds each year and fall between the ages of 40 to 50 years old are at a higher risk of contracting breast cancer before age...

January 26, 2017
Green Juice: Your Best Friend

Green juicing can be thought of as juicing for life, for bringing back the vitality and youth you once had. The benefits derived from juicing greens are truly miraculous from a nutritional and health standpoint.


January 26, 2017
Integrative Lyme Disease Treatment Program at NHWC Lyme Disease Virginia

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic in our area. Left undetected or undiagnosed, Lyme disease can create many health issues with symptoms that can include a rash, flu-like response (fever, chills, etc), headaches, severe fatigue, cognitive impairment, arthritis/ joint pain, sleep disturbances, and emotional symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

After seeing countless patients struggle with the symptoms of Lyme...

January 10, 2017
Lyme Disease Virginia

Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick, and the disease is very prevalent across the United States and throughout the world.

Contrary to popular belief, ticks know no borders and respect no boundaries. A patient's county of residence does not accurately reflect his or her Lyme disease risk because people travel, pets travel, and ticks travel.

This creates a dynamic situation with many opportunities for exposure to Lyme disease for each...

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