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Wet Sock Therapy

Bookmark this post for the upcoming cold and flu season! Wet socks, yay! Everyone loves wet socks! Ok, sarcasm aside, I am about to blow your mind with the usefulness of wet socks. They are an amazing therapy for any kind of upper respiratory infection, but especially ones with a fever or congestion. Wet sock therapy…

Five Tips for Healthy Eating

There is a lot of confusing information about what and how to eat. Some people think eating all plants is the way to go. Other people are promoting a diet heavy in animal fats and proteins. And to confound things, there seems to be research both for and against all these different ways. My goal…

Lions, and Tigers, and … Ticks?

Lately, Lyme disease and other tick borne infections have been getting a lot of attention in the press. Tick populations and tick borne infections are on the rise, and while it used to be mainly a concern in the NE United States, ticks carrying harmful infections are now present on the West side of the…

Digest Your Best

Last week we talked about the importance of healthy bowel function, and how to set your system up for consistent, regular movements. How we set ourselves up at the other end of our digestive tract is equally important! Digestion is the gateway for our body’s fuel. If you aren’t digesting your food well, your body…

Constipation and Bowel Retraining

As most of you know, naturopathic doctors LOVE to talk to you about your poop almost as much as we love to talk about kale. We want to know all the details! Color, consistency, regularity… the reasons for this are many, but pooping plays an important role in your health. It helps with ridding the…

Tea: infusions and decoctions

Tea is a wonderful beverage, but did you know it can be medicine too? Whether you are drinking traditional teas made from Camellia sinensis, or enjoying an herbal tea, these beverages can improve your health, promote wellness, and help heal you when you’re sick. Teas made from Camellia sinensis, include green, black, white, and oolong…

Spring Nettles

Spring has sprung in the valley! Some people would argue that it has been spring for a few weeks, while others would say that it won’t start for a few more days, but for me it is officially spring when the first nettles raise their stalks from the leaf littered soil of the forest floor…

Meal Plan: 2/12/18

The lengthening days and splashes of sunshine have my neighbor’s chickens in full swing! Today’s meal plan will highlight some of my favorite egg dishes. These are hearty enough for dinner or a heavy brunch. Eggs are nutritional powerhouses: iron, B12, complete protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, especially if you have pasture raised or Omega-3 enriched…

Sleep

In my blog post about anxiety, I promised I’d write a post about sleep. Today’s topic discusses 7 things you can do to create the optimum conditions for sleep. Sleeping well is one of the most important things you can do for your health! Your brain uses this time to do repairs and remove any…