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Optimal health - an overview

People often equate the term 'healthy' with diet or weight. But health means so much more than that.

Relaxation is the key to a happy life

Stress is everywhere. The only way to fight it is with a little "me time." Here's how to make it happen.

Mold-related illness - what this really means

If we continue to live in close proximity to mold around us on a daily basis, what type of impact will that have on our health, longevity and prolonged quality of life?

The quitter's guide to stopping bad habits

Understanding why you engage in bad habits is the first step to kicking them. Here's how to get started.

Symptoms of cognitive impairment: Normal aging, neurocognitive disorder and dementia

What is dementia? What is cognitive impairment? Can cognitive impairment be reversed? And how does one differentiate between the two and any normal memory loss associated with progressive aging?

Ginger just might be the wonder root

Is ginger the wonder root? Possibly so. Here's why.

Neuroscience basics - Understanding Alzheimer's

While neurological research utilizes technological advancements on a daily basis in attempts to further delve into the abyss of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), neurodegeneration is steadily becoming a predictable diagnosis in monitored patients.

Symptoms of possible thyroid problems

If you're experiencing fatigue, depression, weight gain, or loss you might be having problems with your thyroid. Here's what to watch for.

A comprehensive guide to disease and general wellness impairments

You have a family and children to take care of – staying proactive and health conscious is your full-time job in addition to your other full-time job. It’s imperative to validate resources in order to fully understand wellness and critical components that may affect long-term health. Let’s discuss a few here today.

4 tips for naturally reducing inflammation

Inflammation is a natural defense response, but when it becomes chronic, we must work to reduce the occurrence of it in our body. Here are natural ways to do so.

Eating for your best health

Your diet is probably the most crucial part of your overall health and wellness. That means your habitual eating patterns every day, over your whole life.

The sneaky ways sugar can affect our mental health

Even though there is a time and place for refined sugar, too much could directly affect your mental health. Here’s what to watch out for.

Folic acid, mutation and wellness

Seemingly unrelated symptoms, from fatigue to depression to miscarriage, may be the result of the way that your body processes folate, or vitamin B9. Find out more.

6 tips for starting a meditation practice

Meditation practice shouldn't be intimidating. These tips will get you started.

Your body type should help determine your treatment plan

Every person's body is unique, and that means that your health plan should be tailored to your individual body size and shape.

Is it safe to lose a lot of weight quickly?

Losing a lot of weight fast can be hard, but there are situations where fast, managed weight loss is important. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the goal and the reasons for rapid weight loss.

Prevent heart attack and stroke

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States today. But you can take steps now to reduce your risk.

Heart disease: The silent killer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we offer Advanced Cardiac Evaluation (ACE) and Advanced Cardiac Treatment (ACT) programs to help patients prevent, reverse and mitigate cardiovascular disease.

What are antioxidants and why do you need them?

Free radicals are necessary to life, but an imbalance in your body can lead to unexplained symptoms. Antioxidants from fresh veggies and supplements can help restore balance.

Five ways to stay healthy and happy this holiday season

Stress levels starting to rise? The holidays are a busy time of the year. That's why we wanted to share with you five ways to stay healthy and happy this holiday season.

Could your allergy really be mold illness?

A quarter of the population is sensitive to molds but don’t realize it. Mold illness is often mistaken for allergies, Lyme disease, depression, PTSD or even multiple sclerosis. Find out if it's affecting you.

Healthy living for kids

This can be a hard time of year for staying healthy, especially for kids. Here are some tips for parents to help keep their kids healthy through the holidays and beyond.

Can you protect yourself against Alzheimers disease?

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease go beyond the normal signs of aging. Compare the normal signs of aging to signs of AD, recognize differences, and take action.

The secret to staying healthy: Staying active

The best thing you can do to maintain your good health as long as possible is to stay physically and mentally active throughout your life.

Is mold behind your symptoms?

Mold sensitivity can be at the root of a large number of symptoms. But doctors often miss it if they don't know enough about mold.

The surprising effect sugar can have on your mental health

Even though there is a time and place for refined sugar, too much could directly affect your mental health. Here’s what to watch out for:

Integrative medicine: Treatment for the whole you

Integrative medicine: We start with you, developing a plan to achieve your optimal wellness.

What you need to know about going from daylight savings to standard time

The time change is inevitable, but still requires adjusting. Here’s how the time change affects your health, and what you can do about it.

Take a proactive approach to your health

Get beyond the “feel sick, take a pill” approach to health. Take a proactive approach, get healthy and feel better on your own terms.

Biggest health risks for young men

The biggest health risk for young men in the United States today is not putting a priority on health. Taking charge can help you avoid these other risks.

Would you know if your child was sick? Here are the signs and symptoms.

Is your child sick? Sometimes it can be hard to tell.

Six essential steps for preventing heart attacks

The number one killer in America? Cardiovascular disease. Click here to discover steps for reducing your risk of heart issues.

5 early signs of Alzheimer's that you can't ignore

Brain health is so important, especially in the later years. Keep an eye out for these early Alzheimer's symptoms, and learn what you can do if your loved one starts exhibiting them.

The 'super food' that fights 'super bugs' -- naturally

Have you heard of Cistus?

Shift your thyroid into gear

Your thyroid is the gearstick of your body. Watch for these common signs of thyroid issues.

What are the signs of inflammation in the body?

You've heard of chronic inflammation. Here's what you need to know for sure to take care of your health:

Allergies and Intolerances: What you need to know to safeguard your health

Are you allergic, or do you have a different issue? Here's how to know:

What does it mean to practice 'integrative medicine'?

You may have heard of integrative medicine, but didn't know what the term meant. Here's what you need to know!

How to know when you have a chronic illness

If you have unexplained, ongoing symptoms of illness, you might have a chronic condition. Here's what you need to know.

What is normal during the aging process? You don't have to feel sick and tired

Here's what you need to know about healthy aging:

'Ticked Off': Do you have Lyme disease?

Think you or a loved one might have been bitten by a tick? Here's what you need to know to stay healthy.

Do you know the symptoms of mold-related illness?

Not sure if you have an allergy to mold, or a bigger problem? Here's what you need to know.

The 'inside story': are your health issues caused by parasites?

Are your symptoms cause by a parasite? Here's the 'inside story' on an issue that's more common than you think!

Can you tell the difference between the symptoms of natural aging, and cognitive impairment?

The earlier you catch a problem, the better your outcome will be. Learn the signs that you need to pay attention to when it comes to brain health.

How to manage inflammation with better nutrition, and why it matters

If you're experiencing health issues, you need to look into controlling chronic inflammation in the body. Learn more about what you can do here, and how CBD oil can help.

Combating Alzheimer's with Brain Health Optimization and the Bredesen Protocol

Up to 80% of dementia cases are attributed to Alzheimer's. Dr. Lynese Lawson, D.O., and Proactive Wellness are excited to offer research-based treatment options.

How Do You Choose to Live?

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We are driven to diagnose and treat cognitive decline

If you have noticed a family member or close friend struggling…


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“So far I have lost 30#’s in 6 weeks and have the energy of a 40 year old. Am so thankful to be able to handle unpacking and shelving 6000 books. I am up and down stepladders and extension ladders with books in tow. The awful arthritis pain is there but the energy isn’t depleted from the pain like before and I keep going like this for hours.”

LL - Winchester, VA

June4, 2009. “Good morning! I have to tell you that I weigh 157… down from 191!!! OMG…thank you so much! I feel incredible!”

KB – Reston, VA

Hi Lynese – In an old file I found a print out from an online longevity calculator I had used in 2007 ( I thought I was doing well because it said I would likely live to 86! But I just re-took the survey. Basically by cutting out the coffee, carbs and sugar, increasing my exercise and losing weight, I’ve apparently added 13 years to my life!! The calculator now says I could live to be 99!! With a little more exercise and a little less work, I could live to 106!! Thanks for all the added years Lynese!!!

All the best.

P.S. – I saw Diane over the weekend – she’s looking great, and is so happy with her weight loss.

AP - Falls Church, VA

You are so great! I truly appreciate all you are doing for me. Phyllis and I are so fortunate to have found you.

TB - Pottstown, PA

Dare I say it out loud? It sure is looking as though Semorelin has given me my life back. I was so worried about skiing – afraid I’d ski one day and be in bed the rest of the week. But I was just fine. This past Saturday I prepared, served, and cleaned up (with help) dinner for 14. Sunday I was just fine.

SJ - McLean, Virginia

Dear Lynese,

Words cannot describe how happy I am with your anti-aging program. I have not felt this good in YEARS. Since getting pregnant in 1995 I have been overweight. Between 1992-1995 I was being treated for infertility and had to take all sorts of hormones that made me bloated and tired.

Now, at the age of 46 I have more energy and I look better than I have in YEARS. I actually THRIVE on exercise and do it religiously because I know it is the key to keeping the weight off and enjoying the foods that I love.

As a successful businesswoman, you often feel that you can’t have everything and I put my weight and health on hold to grow my business. You have given me the gift of being able to run a business AND look good. I am getting so much attention for my weight loss and it has helped my confidence and self esteem greatly.Since I do a lot of speaking engagements, I know that image is more important than what you say or how you say it. By looking better and appearing fit and healthy, I am a more powerful public speaker!

I can’t say enough about this gift you have given me and I hope you know how much I appreciate you.

On top of all of this, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out who provides a level of caring I have never seen from a doctor, weight loss clinic or other health professional.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KB - Reston VA

Hi Lynese – Just had to share this with you. I have appeared in an online newsletter (Legal Bisnow) twice – the first time a year ago and the second time today. Look at the difference in my photos!

It’s an absolute miracle! In the older photo even my eyelids look fat! I can’t get over how much I now look like my old self – of 20 years ago! I certainly don’t look like I’m closing in on 59, do I??

The best thing anyone has said to me so far was a comment made by a neighbor who saw me today for the first time in over a year. At first he didn’t recognize me. Then he just stared intently into my face for a few minutes and said “How is your mother?” (I was confused because he doesn’t know my mother). Then he said “I had to ask that because you look like your own daughter!” Wow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

AP - Falls Church, VA

“With that said, I have been getting incredible compliments:
“You look like a movie star”
“What have you been doing”
“You look amazing”
“You look ten years younger”
I feel incredible”

KB - Reston, VA

Hi – hope you are doing well. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I’m getting there. I wanted to let you know I hit the 30 lb loss today!!! Yeah! So excited! Clothes that didn’t fit are fitting. Clothes I used to wear are too big. Feeling great! A little nervous about tomorrow’s feeding frenzy- but hoping to not overindulge too bad.

LJ - Arlington, VA

Anyway – just had to tell you that my size 12 pants have been falling off of me! I went to Target this weekend to get some cheap crop pants and shorts for the summer – still not wanting to invest much in clothes that are not my “target” size. (I’ve blown past the size 14 shorts I couldn’t fit into for years). And wouldn’t you know – the 12s were too big – I fit best in the size 10!!

I’M A 10!!! I’m amazed!!

I broke the 170 barrier too – I’m now 168. Just 13 pounds to go to my goal weight. I can’t believe it. The meds have been working like a charm. I think the extra thyroid has really boosted me past a plateau. I’m cleaning out my closet like a madwoman; I can’t believe how much clothing I have for donations.

I’m still getting double takes and amazed looks from people who haven’t seen me for awhile. And after remarking how great I look, a girlfriend recently peered suspiciously at me and said – “And have you had something done to your face too? You look younger!” And I do!

AP - Falls Church, VA 6/2010

Hi Lynese — Great news – seems a fibroid has disappeared! The ultrasound revealed only one fibroid this time, and it is just a little teensy bit smaller than before. So it hasn’t gotten any bigger at all. And the other fibroid didn’t show up on the ultrasound. smile

Thank goodness I did not get that hysterectomy, huh? and thank goodness I came to you to start the bio-identical hormone therapy. I believe that the progesterone is working. And I’m so glad I’m not on the birth control pills anymore. BTW, haven’t had a period since September, and haven’t had any hot flashes either! Life is good.

AK - Germantown, MD

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