Food & Nutrition

September 07, 2017
Take Back Your Health Conference 2017 Natural Horizons Wellness Centers gladly sponsored and participated at the annual Take Back Your Health Conference in Tysons Corner, VA. 

The mission of Take Back Your Health is to empower individuals to live life as you always imagined you would, unhindered by the limitations of chronic disease. Speakers and lectures provided information that is life-changing, with the ability to prevent and reverse disease when implemented into our lifestyle with...

August 16, 2017
Lyme Disease Treatments There are two standards of care for Lyme Disease.

The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) often find the disease difficult to diagnose and to treat. There is the Early Lyme treatment and the Chronic Lyme treatment.

Early Lyme treatment is likely to be treated with longer and more aggressive antibiotic treatment to ensure that the disease does not progress.

Chronic Lyme treatment is similar to that of a patient with congestive heart...

May 30, 2017
The Cancer Diet: Preparing the Body to Fight Cancer

Have you heard the saying,” You are what you eat”? A lot of truth is in that statement, especially when fighting cancer. Cancer nutrition is all about choosing foods that fight cancer and avoiding foods that create cancer-friendly conditions.

Patients in our comprehensive cancer care program meet with our certified cancer nutritionist to establish a cancer diet that is rich in cancer-fighting vitamins, minerals and nutrients...

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...

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...

February 02, 2017
Kick the Sugar and Reclaim Your Health!

by Elaine Gibson, Cancer victor & disease prevention expert

Sugar is almost everywhere. It's not only in our pastries and desserts, but it's also in our coffee, in our...

September 15, 2016

Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is vital to healthy living. But did you know that your food choices play an important role in preventing cavities and gum disease, too? What you put in your mouth not only impacts your general health, it also affects your teeth and gums. In fact, if you aren’t getting enough nutrients, the first signs often show up in your dental health.

The Problem With Poor Food Choices

Making poor food choices can have a negative impact on your oral...

May 24, 2016

A healthy diet plays a key role in maintaining a healthy body. When individuals eat healthy food options, they feel energetic and their body has the right nutrients to handle the complications of their lifestyle. Eating healthy at restaurants requires particular attention to the foods available on the menu and your specific goals for a healthy diet plan.

1. Ask for Changes

Always pay attention to the details provided in the menu and ask for...

Like any life-changing event, cancer treatment can dramatically affect your lifestyle. From body changes to changes in how we relate to others, the lifestyle changes during cancer treatment can be significant. If you are a patient, you may experience one or more of the following lifestyle changes:

Increase in doctor visits, hospital stays, and medical appointments, resulting in missed time at work, school, and social activities. Self image struggles due to hair loss, weight changes,...

The relationship between excess body weight and cancer risk has been known for quite some time. Yet, approximately two out of three American’s are still classified as overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity rates continue to soar because of poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity which, according to the American Cancer Society, relates to one in three deaths from cancer. This can possibly be attributed to overly-large food portion sizes, poor dietary choices and a simple lack of...

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