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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

How To Get Therapy When You’re Stuck At Home

Ok, so the world has changed. A lot. We all have higher anxiety, more sleepless nights and many of us are googling things that hardly put our mind at ease. We have been staying at home for a while now and we don’t know when it’s going to end.
May 19th, 2020

4 Tips For Managing Coronavirus Stress

Anxiety and stress about the coronavirus are already taking a toll on our mental health. Feelings of isolation, worry about finances and fears about the state of the world are at all all-time high.
Apr 9th, 2020

Covid-19 Update From Dr Safayan

WHAT IS THE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS? Coronavirus is a family of viruses known to cause disease in animals and humans resulting in several flu epidemics in our recent past.
Apr 6th, 2020

Dr. Safayan’s Update On Coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please be aware that we are in a state of emergency. The United States surgeon general, along with the D.C.
Mar 24th, 2020

Live To 100 – Health Secrets Of Centenarians

Most people would like to live to 100 years old, especially if they can continue being healthy and active. Physicians from antiquity to present days had ideas on how to keep us healthy and slow down aging.
Jan 28th, 2020

Why Your Fitbit Is Making Your Sleep Worse?

Wearable sleep tracking devices are ubiquitous these days. As a therapist who focuses on sleep, I often have clients show me their FitBit data and how much “deep sleep” and REM they are getting.
Jan 2nd, 2020

Chronic Pain And Your Brain

In my practice, I find that many of the people I work with may not be completely aware of how powerful the mind can be. Particularly when we experience any physical pain, our first thought is often what medication to take or what can a doctor do to fix...
Nov 21st, 2019

Thanksgiving Without Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are starting to see inspirational quotes like “There is always something to be thankful for”. There are also quotes about Thanksgiving that are meant to be funny.
Nov 15th, 2019

What’s In Season? Kale In March!

I’d like to talk about the whole cabbage family because it’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. You might have also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous.
Mar 27th, 2017

What’s In Season? Beets In February

Even though beets had a definite comeback in the last couple of years and we have seen them on the menus of many restaurants, they still might not be at the top of your list of favorite foods.
Feb 14th, 2017

What’s In Season? Kohlrabi In January

Kohlrabi – not be confused with Calamari – is a vegetable that belongs to the cabbage family together with broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts and, yes, you guessed it right, cabbage.
Jan 24th, 2017

What’s In Season? Sweet Potatoes In December!

I really wanted to write to you about the cabbage and the whole brassica family but my husband said that cabbage doesn’t go very well with the Holiday spirit. So sweet potato it is!
Dec 19th, 2016

What’s In Season? Pumpkins In November!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! Pumpkins are a joy to look at and to eat! Pumpkins originate from this continent and were a staple of Native American cuisine.
Nov 15th, 2016

Get A Jump On Life!

Why is Nutritional Intravenous (IV) Therapy so popular right now? What’s the deal? Why would anyone sign up to get poked by a needle voluntarily? IV Therapy is a fantastic tool to get vitamins and minerals into the body with 100% absorption.
Oct 25th, 2016

What’s In Season? Apples In October!

We are starting the new series “What’s in season”. If you’d like to read about Why eat local and seasonal food? please click on the link.
Oct 17th, 2016

Celebrate The Healing Power Of Nature In October

Washington, DC – October 7, 2016 – Washington, DC residents will have an unparalleled opportunity to realize the benefits of their health from naturopathic medicine during Naturopathic Medicine Week, October 10th – 16th.
Oct 4th, 2016

Why Do I Feel This Way?

Do you want to get off depression/anxiety medicine? Did you know there are other factors involved besides brain chemistry? It’s so much more than how much serotonin and dopamine you have in your brain; that’s the end result.
Sep 26th, 2015

Why Eat Local And Seasonal Food?

Well, there are many benefits for you and for our planet to eat locally grown food. And by the way, when you eat local food you always eat “in season”.
Sep 21st, 2015

Dr. Safayan’s View On Prolotherapy – The Interview

As the number of patients with joint and muscle pain increases, we see ourselves inclined to remind you of one of Dr. Safayan’s services being offered in our office: Prolotherapy; “a safe, cost effective and efficacious therapy that can provide pain...
Mar 27th, 2015

Frequent Saunas Prolong Life

I’m a huge proponent of sauna therapy especially using Far Infrared Sauna. JAMA recently published a Finnish study concluding that taking frequent saunas prolong life and is particularly beneficial to the heart and circulatory system.
Feb 27th, 2015

Why Wei Chi?

Do you get an annual cold, or worse the flu and bronchitis? Both patients and their physicians recognize the periodicity of such illness but they do little to prevent them short of the annual flu shot.
Oct 1st, 2014

Pain Relief From Prolotherapy

Nancy is a 70 year old active woman who had a right knee replacement a few years back for severe osteoarthritis. Although she got some pain relief, she continued to have discomfort in her right knee.
Sep 2nd, 2014

In The Memory Of Friendship

Gaby was a force of nature; she was large in size, personality, attitude and love. She was the guardian angel to me and so many others whose lives she touched during her short life.
Jul 17th, 2014

Am I Getting Enough Protein?

In short, most likely the answer is yes. Most Americans over consume protein due to decades of nutritional propaganda. That’s not to say we don’t need a fair amount of protein, but individual need should be taken into consideration.
Jul 10th, 2014

Praise On The Chevy Chase Listserv

Recently spotted on the Chevy Chase Listserv, in response to a query about Restorative Health: “I cannot possibly say enough positive things about Dr Safayan, Dr. Melissa Windsor (nutrition) and Dr. Karen Threlkel (naturopath)…
Apr 10th, 2014

How Can I Prevent Wrinkles?

One of the most common questions I hear is, How can I prevent wrinkles? Nothing will completely prevent wrinkles and some even consider them earned badges of honor, but there are things you can do to reduce them if desired.
Mar 27th, 2014

Allergy Elimination?

Millions of people suffer from seasonal and perennial (year round) allergies, and the bad news is that more people will become allergic as our environment becomes more polluted and unhealthy.
Mar 13th, 2014

Doubts About Mammograms

Debate over the benefit of mammograms continues. This article reviews a recent study of 90,000 women over 25 years to determine if early detection of breast cancer reduced death rate. In short, the article says the answer is no.
Feb 27th, 2014

Meditation: Are Scientists Missing The Point?

It’s no secret that scientists are abuzz about the benefits of meditation. Thousands of researchers, academics, and practitioners subscribe to a Mindfulness Monthly Newsletter that catalogues the almost daily publication of scientific journal articles...
Feb 20th, 2014


We all hate getting sick. The runny nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, fatigue, and fever are not only inconvenient but really make you feel terrible! Why do we even have to get sick?
Feb 6th, 2014

Self-care Sublime: Far Infrared Sauna

What healthy therapy has Dr. Mehmet Oz and Kris Carr buzzing? Far Infrared Sauna, for one. Unlike a regular sauna, Far Infrared filters out UV radiation and delivers only the safe infrared rays.
Nov 7th, 2013

I Can Do It!

I’m inspired to share my recent experience of the I Can Do It! Conference by Hay House held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.
Oct 10th, 2013

The Power Of Lifestyle Medicine

What is “lifestyle medicine”? And what can it mean for your health? Over the past decade more and more studies are proving what we were already aware of: that lifestyle changes can prevent and in some cases reverse disease, and promote a state of...
Oct 3rd, 2013

Seasonal Therapies: Get Ready For Flu Season

Are you looking for a natural alternative to the standard flu shot? At Restorative Health we offer a homeopathic flu remedy. It’s non-toxic, and is a great alternative for anyone who has an egg allergy, doesn’t like needles, or doesn’t do well with...
Sep 26th, 2013

Seasonal Change: The Earth And You

As the seasons change so do our bodies. In spite of our belief that humanity functions independent of our natural world, we are intimately tied to mother earth’s rhythms.
Sep 19th, 2013

A Look At Prolotherapy For Pain

With warm weather comes the occasional acute athletic injury. Most often these are remedied conservatively with rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE) and taking a NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like Advil or Motrin.
Aug 22nd, 2013

Innate Healing

I was inspired to share something I learned recently at the Homestead Farms CSA talk here at Restorative Health. Luke was remembering what happened some years ago after they had just purchased land that was previously a commercial soybean field.
Aug 8th, 2013