Health & Wellness

Don’t Let Poisonous Plants Stall Your Summer Festivities!

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

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Summertime, Sunscreen, and Skin Protection for You and Your Family

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

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The Importance of Breath in Yoga Practice

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

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Managing the Winter Blues with Acupuncture

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

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Willpower and Your Weight Loss Goals

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

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Jumpstart January With a Safe Detox

[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

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