Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fertility and Birth Control: Options in a Holistic Framework

How does our overall health affect our ability to conceive? And how does contraception fit into our overall picture of health?

Join us on May 16 when our speakers Shep Saltzman,R.N. of Vienna Complementary Medicine and Vital Mind/Body Therapies, and Katy Vega, N.D. and midwife-in-training will put fertility in a holistic framework.

Our speakers will explain the complex interactions of the endocrine system including thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pancreas and address how these glands work and are affected by hormonal contraception like the Pill and the patch. They will also discuss how digestion, allergies and overall immune system function can affect fertility.

How can you read your body's cues for family planning? A discussion of the basics of Fertility Awareness will explain how to read your body's cues -- and how to address your lifestyle and environment -- to control your fertility.

We also plan to have information to share about other birth control methods and their effects on the body beyond fertility.


7:00-9:00 p.m. 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

Please arrive on time so that we can be sure to hear everything both speakers have to say!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Detox: Spring-Cleaning from the Inside Out!

Spring is a natural time to cleanse your body of toxins. If you have any fatigue, skin issues, digestive issues or any general feeling of needing to let go, there are many means by which to support your body in ridding itself of whatever it doesn't need.

On April 18, health and nutrition coach Ryan McGrath of Blissful Living will present on the whys and hows of doing a detox or a cleanse by means of food, fresh juice and other healthy protocols.
  • What cleansing is, and is not
  • The benefits of cleansing for skin, mood, digestion, energy and overall health
  • What's safe to do while pregnant or nursing
  • How do take care of yourself during a cleanse 
  • Methods of cleansing in addition to food and drink

Get clean and get healthy this spring!