What’s your Vitamin D level?

What is vitamin D and why does it matter? The basics: Vitamin D3 is the active form The sun’s rays hit your skin and start the conversion of vitamin D from its precursor to its active form (hence the idea of getting a dose of vitamin D from being in the sun) In New England,Continue reading “What’s your Vitamin D level?”

How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath

It’s that season…every sniffle, cough and sneeze brings a new wariness. Instead of holding your hand sanitizer as tight as pepper spray in a dark alley, take a deep breath and read on for some natural remedies. Hydration. You already know this one, but it stands the test of time. The winter months tend toContinue reading “How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath”

Warming Winter Drinks

Here are a couple of my favorite wintertime drinks, that are both healthy and warming. Treat yourself, including your body, well. Mocha Maca Mushroom Latte: This is a delicious warming drink that’s an uber-healthy and energizing version of hot cocoa. Cacao is the chocolate bean in its raw form ground into a powder, and it’sContinue reading “Warming Winter Drinks”

A quick immune boost

Ever heard of the thymus gland? Your thymus gland could be thought of as the origin of your immune system. As you age, your thymus actually shrinks! It’s there to support you as a baby and child, becomes less active by the time you hit puberty, and is often forgotten about by the time youContinue reading “A quick immune boost”