Summer is here in all its glory and for many of us that means more time spent outside. As any gardener or outdoor enthusiast knows, it’s likely just a matter of time until you have an unpleasant encounter with an insect that bites or stings. The effect can range from slight annoyance to infections and […]
If you’re obsessed with oils and balms—and frankly, if you’re not, you need to get on that—your skin may still be showing the telltale signs of a missing element in your daily beauty regimen. Face it, even with all those gorgeous oil-based products, your skin could be dry, flaky, congested, lackluster, or needing that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Those super sweet treats that we all associate with hot chocolate and campfires got their name from the plant they were originally made from – marshmallow.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 […]