Read about how food and lifestyle changes support our general health, and help with healing during times of physical illness and emotional stress.

Winter Dehydration, Not Just for Summer

We associate dehydration with the heat of summer when in fact it can be very much a winter experience. One of the main reasons is that our blood vessels constrict to conserve heat and the body is registering that it is hydrated when in fact it is not. We need to take special care in the winter to hydrate and avoid the discomfort of dehydration. read more

Beating the Holiday Blues

Now that we have celebrated Thanksgiving, the holiday season is in full swing. The parties at work, along with celebrations with friends and family, can mean a month long food and drink fest with a promise to make amends at the New Year. It can also mean the start of...

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Healthy Living Holiday Guide

Now that we have celebrated Thanksgiving, the holiday season is in full swing. The parties at work, and celebrations with friends and family, can mean a month long food and drink fest with a promise to make amends at the New Year. From a psychological perspective,...

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The Medicine Man

I was thrilled to read about a physician several weeks ago, Dr. Robert Weiss of Long Valley, New Jersey, who opened a “farmacy” rather than a pharmacy to prescribe “food as medicine” for prevention and treatment of disease. Dr. Weiss reports that plant-based foods...

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Apple a Day

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” while a timeless quote, is one that we rarely heed to. Some fruits seem more exotic and maybe even tastier, yet the everyday apple has so much to offer in terms of health benefits and even taste. When ripe and depending on the...

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Cooking with Autumn Fruits

Summer is drawing to a close and autumn is upon us.  It is a time of change as children return to school and adults more often than not return to a more routine way of life.  There are many changes that have occurred in nature as local summer fruits and vegetables...

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