Over the years we have been inundated with images and news stories touting the merits of the latest “miracle diet.” No carbs, low fat, paleo, raw, South Beach, the list goes on and on. As a society, we are preoccupied with what we consume but very rarely do we consider how we consume our […]
Mid-winter is a great time to simplify your diet. Start enjoying seasonal spring food and try to include at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily intake. Focus on meals comprised of 2/3 vegetables, 1/3 protein, and 1/3 whole grains.
A perfect way to simplify is to make soup. It strengthens immunity […]
Having a baby is obviously a joyous time in one’s life, but that doesn’t mean the body chemistry always cooperates. Some women will experience severe postpartum depression (and in that case, should seek medical help as soon as symptoms become apparent), while others will deal with a “dumpy” feeling. A woman’s hormones go through […]
Urtica dioica, commonly referred to as Stinging Nettles or simply Nettles, is a perennial herb native to the moist, shaded forests of Europe and North America. It can be found quite easily at low-to-middle-elevations, thanks to its stinging hairs. The hairs, which contain formic acid, also found in fire ants, are just one aspect […]
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. While some of these problems are related to tangible physical causes such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, far more have nebulous origins at best. In other words, while nearly 60% of Americans say they […]
The holiday season is traditionally both a time of celebration and a time of low immunity. White flour, cane and beet sugar, and processed foods can suppress the immune system’s response to the stress of travel, evening engagements, and raucous gatherings.
Enjoy the season and make time to relax and sit quietly with a cup […]