Category: Health

Inspire Nutrition

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Inspire Nutrition promotes balancing nutrition , fitness, and lifestyle by offering monthly cooking classes in the Baltimore/Washington area. Get a nutrition consultation and find out more bout how what you’re eating effects your sleep, digestive system and work habits. Inspire Nutrition offers personal health consulting, corporate and goverment wellness. As well as programs for schools, universities and even your neighborhood gym or spa. Their mission focuses on “the demands of everyday life and the massive, often conflicting, amounts of information about nutrition and fitness can make focusing on health very difficult.”

A Model Green Community Health Center

Julie G

Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is building a Healthy Living Center in Highlandtown on a City-owned parking lot. From the lifeless asphalt will soon rise a LEED Certified building, housing a LEED Platinum community health center. On Friday, June 13, we went to their groundbreaking ceremony, which was both heartwarming and well-attended.

Twenty-three years ago, BMS began providing quality primary health care to the citizens of Highlandtown, many of whom were elderly and wished to age gracefully in their own homes. Today, BMS provides care to 14,000 people, including traditional east Baltimore residents, as well as new refugee and immigrant patients from around the world.

This new center will continue to provide the full range of health services for all people, whether insured or uninsured. The new space will allow BMS to increase their patient base to 21,000 and to provide educational programming such as smoking cessation, prenatal classes, and healthy eating in a new community room. As it increases its staff, it will continue to be the largest employer in Highlandtown. Continued

Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning

photo by: alyssaThe vision of the Coalition is “to end childhood lead poisoning and create healthy homes so that every child may grow up to reach his or her full potential.” They work to create resources, programs, and policies for the purpose of eradicating childhood health hazards in the home and create environmentally safe environments for children. The Coalition, formerly Parents Against Lead, is a volunteer, grassroots non-profit group, nationally recognized for its advocacy work based out of Baltimore since 1986. Lend your support by getting involved, giving, or attending a meeting or event.

Evolve Well Studio

detailEvolve Well Studio is a healing arts studio. Offering “individuals from birth to wisdom years”, tools to constantly evolve into wellness. Through yoga classes, therapeutic classes, instructional workshops and personalized programs to find a way to integrate a path to wholeness your body/mind will thank you for.

Divinity Veganatural

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Divinity Veganatural produces compassionately-manufactured body products and markets them at more than 20 locations scattered across Maryland, Northern Virginia and Oregon. Using sustainable, organic items like shea nut butter, virgin coconut oil, and hempseed oil, Veganatural employs fair-trade policies in its production processes, and donates a portion of each online purchase to various human-rights and liberation organizations.

Renew Organic Day Spa

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Renew Organic Day Spa is your center for a guilty-free manicure, massage or skin-care treatment. The spa is conveniently located with products that include organic massage oils and vegan nail polish. Renew has a customer service-driven environment, using a combination of Eastern and Western methods, and co-owner Shelley Birnbaum believes "in helping clients by equipping them with information to help themselves, and to achieve these results not only with my treatments, but with their own care at home too."


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Located on South Charles Street, SoBotanical is a Baltimore-based company that offers their own signature line of skincare and body products that come from handpicked, all-natural ingredients. Combining healing herbs, aromatic plants, organic oils, and their own skincare instruction, their product line provides a wholesome addition to aromatherapy. SoBotanical’s own fabulous-smelling products are packaged mostly in glass bottles and jars, which they will refill at a slight discount. They also carry other brands, including Pangea Organics, a visionary company that rigorously pursues the triple bottom line.