There seem to be surprising developments in the world almost every day—and sometimes things are truly unsettling. In times of serious challenge, it’s still important to prioritize your own feelings of well-being.
Topics: Being Well
by Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN
Once the cold weather arrives, I always start to notice an increase in my weekly emails and messages from friends and family members asking for my best tips for boosting immune health and fighting off those dreaded cold and flu viruses. While there really isn’t just one way to help improve your immune health and protect your body from seasonal illnesses, over the years I have found that there are a few holistic herbs, vitamins, and behaviors that will benefit just about anyone.
So, since we are at the beginning of what for many people can be a long winter I wanted to share with you a few of my go-to holistic methods for keeping you feeling your best and preventing colds all winter (and year!) long.
Are you the “Chief Health Officer” in your household—the one who makes the appointments, picks up the medications, encourages healthy habits, and helps family members make health decisions? To help you and your family make heart-healthy choices whenever you can, we’ve put together expert tips and favorite products in honor of American Heart Month (February).
“Beauty is a light in the heart.” — Kahlil Gibran
Our actions, feelings, and thoughts combine to make up our unique selves—in body, heart, and mind. Self-care rituals are gifts that help us feel nurtured and help us maintain perspective on day-to-day challenges and choices. We are more present and available to our loved ones, too, when we take time for ourselves.
Feeling a little gloomy during the cold, dark months of winter? Here are some tips to help you stay your best self during the remaining winter season.
Looking back at this year from our little corner of Vermont, here are a few of the 2019 natural ingredients and healthy trends that we’ll remember.
Topics: Being Well
You’re probably already anticipating a busy holiday season. Shopping lists are made, goodies are baking or bought, and the family gatherings are planned. We all want it to be fun and the expectations are exhilarating.
Get ready to power through your day. Enjoy clean plant protein with clinically studied digestive enzymes to boost absorption in this easy-to-make recipe.
We’ve all heard the remarkable upsides of physical activity. Regular exercise is linked to so many benefits, including more restful sleep and better energy, stronger bones and healthy weight, and even increased lifespan. Exercise is so important that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention make it a cornerstone for healthy living, recommending adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week and do muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days.
Adding high-quality adaptogens to your daily supplement regimen can help your body adjust to everyday stressors. What are adaptogens? They’re therapeutic herbs and mushrooms that strengthen your natural response to stress. Here’s the scoop on helping your body get through life’s ups and downs.