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Tips for Going Gluten Free


Many products on the store shelves today carry the words “gluten free” on them. But just what does that mean, and why is it there? The label means plenty!  But in a nutshell, it means avoiding wheat, spelt, barley and rye, and a variety of other grain-based ingredients. Gluten-free foods are being sought out by many people, including the over 3 million people who have celiac disease, as well as millions more who have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. The good news it that while it may seem like going gluten free is a daunting task, it is actually isn’t all that difficult!

5 Things You May Not Know About Acupuncture

Each year, millions of people in America use acupuncture, a traditional Chinese approach to improving health. While acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,000 years, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it has become increasingly popular in America over the past few decades. Still, many people are not familiar with what it is and what it can be used for.

“Acupuncture is an effective way to treat many different ailments that people experience,” explains Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine (www.kaplanclinic.com), located in McLean, VA.  “While some people may be skeptical at first, they end up as fans, after they try acupuncture and see how it helps improve their health and well being.”

Salon Daniel Raises More than $500 to Help the American Heart Association

In support of the American Heart Association’s Go RED campaign, Salon Daniel of McLean, Va., raised more than $500.  For more information, call 703.893.5000 or visit www.salondaniel.com.

Salon Daniel collected the donations by asking their clients to wear ‘red’ on Saturdays. Salon Daniel donated 10 percent of the client’s total service to the American Heart Association.

We appreciate the support of all our customers who helped make the Go Red campaign such a success. Heart disease is something we all need to be aware of, and the Go Red campaign is a great way to get the word out to take care of our hearts, said Daniel Bechara, owner of Salon Daniel, McLean, Va.

 

Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes to Start March 21

Spring Cleaning for Water Distribution Pipes to Start March 21

From DC Water:

From March 21 through May 2, 2011, the disinfectant in drinking water will temporarily switch from chloramine to chlorine.

This annual change is part of a routine maintenance program to keep the water distribution system in the District of Columbia, Arlington County and Falls Church clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria. A temporary switch to chlorine with system-wide flushing is done to maintain water quality throughout the year. This is standard practice for many water systems that use chloramine during the majority of the year.  

The Washington Aqueduct is the organization responsible for treating drinking water for the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and Falls Church, Virginia.

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Helps Underserved in Virginia

My Tran, DDS of Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry in Gainesville, Va. is an active participant in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mission of Mercy project, a program that targets underserved parts of Virginia, where there are not enough dental practitioners to adequately address the community’s oral health needs. She was recently in Gloucester, Va. where she did extractions on children and adults. For more information on Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry and their work with Mission of Mercy, call 703.754.1580.

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Takes a Polar Dip to Help Children

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Takes a Polar Dip to Help Children

Drs. Arshia Shingler and My Tran plunged into cold waters for the Virginia Polar Dip in Reston, Va. at the Reston Community Center in Lake Anne, benefitting Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. All proceeds help send children from the DC area to Camp Sunshine. To date, the Virginia Polar Dip has raised more than $73,000. The 2011 year, our goal is to raise $75,000 which will allow 37 families from the VA/MD/DC area to come to Camp Sunshine. For more information, go to www.freezinforareason.com.

5 Things to Know About Sweet Potatoes

5 Things to Know About Sweet Potatoes

From CherMurphyPR:

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – (February 16, 2011) – February is National Sweet Potato Month. That makes this the perfect time to be reminded of some of the many great things about the sweet potato, including that it is a nutritional powerhouse of a food option. That’s just one of the many reasons why sweet potatoes have stood the test of time and remain so popular today.