by Janel DuRoss Summer is here, and so much fun is to be had: longer days, beach time, fresh produce, running, biking, playing frisbee, hiking, outdoor yoga, picnicking, playing with your kids, blowing bubbles, and endless summer activities. And then, yikes! You come in contact with the unassuming, yet wildly intense plant(s) Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac. The leaves release a
by Janel DuRoss Your skin is your largest organ. As a result, you should be aware and knowledgeable about which sunscreens to slather on your skin, as you don’t want it to absorb harmful and hormone-damaging chemicals while you enjoy beach time with family and friends. There are just so many sunscreen products out there, but how can you tell which ones are best
by Lola Rephann Anyone who’s ever taken a yoga class has heard the teacher’s direction to breathe. But beyond the usual “make sure you’re breathing” or “take a deep breath” cues, are we ever really taught how to breathe well? Why is it important to breathe well, and what benefits will breathing well confer on us? To “breathe well” is to take breathing out
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac Ahh…winter. For the blessed individuals who relish in the sub-arctic cold and continue to frolic in the snow come mid February, another few weeks of winter is no big deal. For many, however, this time of year often means increased lethargy, depression, irritability, bouts of crying, poor sleep or increased need for sleep, diminished libido, difficulty
by Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC Willpower is not some mythical force that we either have or don’t have. Willpower is our decision to use higher-mind thinking instead of lazing around in the clutches of our primal mind. – A. B. Curtiss Is willpower the one force standing between you and your ability to achieve your weight loss goals, get in great shape, or
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-5YyfsizjU?list=UU1DeJwTUIN6ZQZL8H1AFeXg] In today’s video we’ll be talking about detoxification! This is one of my favorite subjects because I believe that toxins for many are at the root of inflammatory diseases. As a pharmacist, I study how the body removes toxins, and as a nutritionist I an interested in how removing toxins may improve health. For most people, the word
by Karen Mandell Winter officially begins on December 21, the date of the December solstice, or what we in Jersey City, north of the equator, refer to as the Winter Solstice. On this day the Earth is at its farthest distance from the sun in our hemisphere. As a result, we experience this day as the shortest of the year.
by Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC The New Year is a natural time for kick-starting new endeavors or recommitting to healthy habits, so it’s a great time to start a detox! After a holiday indulgence, a detox also helps us get back on track, reduce excess bloat, and rehydrate. New Year’s resolutions that promise to help us “lose weight” or “get in
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac. The New Year: the time is almost upon us once again. As 2014 draws to a close, we can reflect upon and take inventory of all the good that has come our way, all the goals we had set and actually accomplished, and maybe those things that didn’t make it to our 2014 list of accomplishments.