Those Bedtime Habits

Do you have a hard time avoiding your computer and phone for 2 hours before bedtime? Me too.  Research shows that stimulation from electronic devices can impact your sleep. Avoiding electronics for at least 2 hours before bedtime can help, as you’re not exposed to the blue light from screens that can disrupt your circadianContinue reading “Those Bedtime Habits”

Sun Safety

Did you know? Your skin is your largest organ AND an essential part of your body’s protective barrier. It’s affected by UV rays – more than 15 minutes of sun exposure can be damaging for most people, regardless of skin tone. Your eyes are also sensitive to UV rays, and the skin around your eyesContinue reading “Sun Safety”

“Should I take a multivitamin?”

“Should I take a multivitamin?” This is one of the most common questions I get asked. While multi’s are generally a nice all-around boost, it’s great to go a little deeper and discuss what’s best for each person. Did you know: naturopathic physicians use advanced testing to measure your individual levels of essential micronutrients andContinue reading ““Should I take a multivitamin?””

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”

Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season

This article was featured in the December 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings – Rhode Island edition. The holidays are a season of wonder and giving. When we recognize that every moment is a gift, everything becomes illuminated with wonder. Maintaining this wonder in the face of uncertainty in the world—whether from natural disasters, humanitarian crises,Continue reading “Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season”

The Gratitude Jar

This Thanksgiving, there’s a new tradition I’d like to start: the Gratitude Jar. It’s very simple – and you can probably already guess what it’s about! There are a variety of iterations of this idea: placing notes about your goals, craziest adventures, secret crush and so on into a container, which then gets passed aroundContinue reading “The Gratitude Jar”

The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care

“First you save yourself, then you save the world…” the song goes on. While we may initially feel guilty for prioritizing self-care, we must recognize that in order to best care for others, we must care for ourselves. Taking care of ourselves allows us to be at our best, so that our shine can upliftContinue reading “The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care”

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”