Tips to Treat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

As the weather gets beautiful here in the Monadnock region, we start dreaming of long days and warm nights. But for some of us this time of year is fraught with challenges. For many people who suffer from seasonal allergies, budding and flowering trees are a reminder of discomfort and symptoms instead of joy and […]

Food for A Healthy Aging Brain

The brain is a specialized organ which sets us apart from all other animals. It’s miraculous when you think of all the unconscious things, we never need to even think about such as breathing, our heart beating, and digestion, never mind the conscious things like movement and thinking it allow us to do. With that […]

Small Changes, Big Results

As a culture we tend to think that the best way to get healthier is to implement big changes, particularly in the new year. If you have tried that you might already know it’s hard. This is one of the most significant reasons why resolutions made at this time of year are unreachable for most. […]

Mushrooms are Powerful Medicine

Mushrooms have many healing abilities. A 2021 meta-analysis published in the journal, Advances in Nutrition, found that folks who ate roughly 1/8 to 1/4 cup of any type of mushroom daily had a lower risk from all cancers, but most significantly breast cancer. Mushrooms are chock full of glutathione and ergothioneine which are powerful antioxidants […]

Fall Skin Transitions

Fall is in the air! The foliage is starting to change, and the air starts to feel cooler here in southern NH. As the cooler weather moves in, humidity drops and the air gets drier, you may begin to see this show up on your skin as dryness and even some inflammation. Once the heat […]

Root for the Veggies

Eat local is a mantra we tend to hear all the time these days. It is an important goal, but it can also be challenging to do in northern New England in the dead of winter. Enter, the root vegetable. Root vegetables include any part of a plant that grows under the soil. Some are […]

Happy & Healthy Holidays 2020

The holidays this year are going to be unlike any other in modern memory. Coronavirus numbers are on the rise across the country and around the world and are expected to continue to increase over the holidays. But as challenging as 2020 has been so far, there is still plenty to be grateful for. We […]

Cranberries

Thanksgiving is here and many of us will be incorporating cranberries into our traditional holiday meals. This nutritious berry rates very high in ORAC value which is an attempt to quantify the “total antioxidant capacity” of foods. It’s this antioxidant activity that naturally combats inflammation. Since Inflammation has been linked to just about every chronic illness […]

Eating with the Season

Fall is a time of transition and signals the coming of cooler weather. It is an important time to prepare the body for the cold months ahead by nourishing it deeply. This is especially true this year with our worries about the pandemic. You might also find as we transition into fall that you are […]

The Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be a great addition to your diet because they have several health benefits. They are a great source of nutrients such as protein, fiber and minerals that are hard to come by including copper, selenium, phosphorus, and a bit of iron, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. And they are tasty, too. Mushrooms are also […]

Do You Have A Produce Overabundance?

Gardening is at an all-time high this summer because of the pandemic. Many of you smartly decided to create veggie gardens. If you are new to gardening or just exuberant about growing plants, you might find yourself overwhelmed with too many veggies to consume on your own. One good way to deal with this is […]

Grilling — Keeping it Healthy

It used to be that we thought grilling was the cleanest and leanest way to cook meats as the fat drips away as the meat cooks. An added benefit in grilling is there is no need for added batter, heavy/sweet sauces or excess oils. It tastes great on its own. However, over the last decade […]

Create a COVID Victory Garden

I am finding regular trips to the grocery store to be super stressful. Last week I went to the store primarily to buy salad greens. It was upsetting because there were very few salad green choices left. I snagged a large container of arugula which I have been working on for the last week. Kind […]

5 Top Nutrients to Help your Immunity Thrive

During these challenging times, it only makes sense to do everything we can to protect our health and the health of our loved ones. Nutrition plays a pivotal role in bolstering your immune system. One of the most important things you can do right now is Tend to Your Gut to improve your microbiome. This […]

Craving more produce this winter?

Great local news for fresh produce During the winter months in the northeast, it’s challenging to find fresh local vegetables. If you are trying to eat healthy this can feel challenging. But there is some great news on the local front if you’re in the Monadnock region of NH! Starting on Friday, February 28th The […]

6 Great Reasons to Eat Apples

As the apple harvest moves into high gear, let’s take a look of the benefits of this seasonal food which is in abundant supply right now. Apples are a great source of antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber and have been praised as one of the top 10 healthy foods. Apples are a good source of quercetin […]