Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist at Inova Medical Group – Ashburn II. Read Sarah Giardenelli’s profile. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been exposed to so many articles recently outlining varying health benefits of red wine.  From “Drinking two glasses per day can help with weight loss and…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. “Each day, Apollo’s fiery chariot makes its way across the sky, bringing life-giving light to the planet.  For the ancient Greeks and Romans, Apollo was the god of medicine and healing as well as of sun and light—but Apollo could bring sickness…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. Pasta: a favorite food worldwide. But, according to a recent Washington Post article there has been a significant decline in pasta sales in recent years – even in Italy! – correlating with trends of low-carb diets and gluten free eating.  So, is the fear…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. One of the most common concerns among my patients is fatigue. Often, they want to know if they have “adrenal fatigue.” Simply put, adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms resulting from the adrenal glands functioning sub-optimally after a period of…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. Morning sickness is a very common concern among pregnant women.  It typically occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy, although for some women it can linger on.  Given that it is a natural process, not much is known to prevent the phenomenon. The…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. Herbal medicine has been used throughout the millennium to support female health and to manage common women’s health concerns.  Historically, herbalism has been considered a female healing art.  While there are many excellent male herbalists, herbal medicine embodies the feminine qualities of intuition, trust,…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. One of the most common concerns among my patients is anxiety.  Most of us deal with some level of anxiety at some point in our lives.  When this anxiety becomes consuming and difficult to control – whether it be about one’s work,…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist.  I’ve written before about how certain chemicals added to food can cause us to want more of them.  It’s also no  secret these days that restaurants design their meals with certain ingredients so that we’ll crave them and  want to buy and…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. In celebration of U.S. Senate’s unanimous passage of a resolution (S. Res. 221) that establishes October 7-13, 2013 as Naturopathic Medicine Week, I’d like to share the principles of naturopathic medicine that inspired me to become a Naturopathic Doctor and that continue to…

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Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc, is a certified naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist.   An email from a colleague with the quote below and an image of a trendy bag of flavored potato chips got me thinking about what goes into a certain product and asking the question: “Do we really know what we are eating…

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