Fall & Winter Foods For Inflammation

By |December 5th, 2016|

We all know that food can be nourishing and comforting but certain foods can also support a healthy inflammatory response. In addition, they are packed with other nutrients that nourish our bodies, preparing our immune systems as we head into colder weather where  infections can be prevalent. Below we discuss a few foods that […]

Prepare for Fall With A Touch Of Rose

By |September 19th, 2016|

Now that we are in late September, the heat and humidity are reaching their final days. A noticeable shift has happened in the air. The mornings are cooler and reveal the inevitable presence of autumn.
While summer is happening externally, what is going on internally? According to Ayurvedic theory, our bodies reflect the transitions of […]

Eating Ice Cream: An Ayurvedic Perspective

By |August 15th, 2016|

Yes, August is here and that means it’s Ice Cream Season! In Vermont, the cremee stands are jam-packed with people patiently waiting for maple soft-serve. It’s cool, creamy, and delicious — who can pass that up? However, for many, eating ice cream can create sad and uncomfortable consequences, including gas, bloating, and digestive distress. […]

Marshmallow: The Healing Power of Slime

By |July 6th, 2016|

Those super sweet treats that we all associate with hot chocolate and campfires got their name from the plant they were originally made from – marshmallow. Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) is a tall perennial plant with pink flowers that is native to Africa but now found growing in other parts of the world. Its roots […]

How To Make A DIY Sunblocker Cream

By |June 21st, 2016|

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and vacations are being planned. It’s that time of the year when we all think of being outside, enjoying the sun, going on adventures, and relaxing with friends and family.

Now, as nice as that sounds, it can quickly turn into a not-so-fun situation if sunburns […]

Gingko Biloba

By |May 29th, 2016|

While best known for its health benefits, Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is a beautiful tree with distinct fan-shaped leaves that turn a beautiful gold color in the autumn. It is a tree with a long and interesting history.  The only remaining species of the Ginkgophyta division of plants, ginkgo is considered a living fossil. In […]