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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. While diet can be a source of vitamin D, exposure to sunlight for about 10 minutes a day produces a healthy level of vitamin D. However, many people do not get …

As we ease into fall, you don’t have to ditch those cooling summer salads yet. Adding warming, grounding fall squash and spiced pecans can bring you the warmth and nutrients you need. I love this dressing because it’s light, flavorful and nourishing with fresh ginger, which also support immu…

Every fall, one of the first things I make to support my immune health is make a fresh batch of elderberry syrup. Elderberry has been used for thousands of years to support cold and flu symptoms. Elderberries naturally contain vitamins A, B, and C and stimulate the immune system. Israeli res…

Neighborhood Health is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that serves 30,000 patients at multiple clinics in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County. Their patients are predominately low-income, immigrant, and uninsured – and their COVID-19 positive rate is higher than the posi…

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The past few weeks have been rough on local businesses, several establishments have been shutdown due to the Coronavirus. This includes Schools and fitness centers, but for one man in the DMV, there’s no excuse for not exercising. Enter Mr. Bill Wilkinson, a man with an alternative plan to s…

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During a time when people wake up at 6 am to buy groceries for their families and when stores are left with almost no surplus food, food donation centers such as Food for Others are starting to feel the effects. Now more than ever, food banks are essential for low income families who are bei…

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In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s essential to uphold high standards of hygiene. First off, minimize the transmission of infection: Stay in your house if you can, especially if you’re under the weather, sneeze or cough into the crook of your elbow, and clean your ha…