Your New Favorite Smoothies: 6 Healthy AND Scrumptious Recipes

  Smoothies are popular beverages, but most of the recipes I see circulating are better defined as desserts…they often contain a lot of juice and sugar, not much fiber, and overall not the best ingredients. I wanted to focus this week’s post on the best of the best: the most delicious, whole-food kinds of smoothies.Continue reading “Your New Favorite Smoothies: 6 Healthy AND Scrumptious Recipes”

When You Lose Weight, Where Does it Go? The Answer May Surprise You

Originally posted on Mitch Kirby:
Recently, I was sitting and thinking about all of the diet and exercise suggestions that constantly bombard us from all sides. While trying to determine which techniques would likely yield the largest benefits, I decided to start from the beginning and attempted to answer a seemingly simple question: When we lose weight,…

32 Turbo-Fast, Healthy, Protein-Based Breakfasts

A common problem I notice in my new patients, both adults and children, is eating high glycemic meals for breakfast: think bagels, sweet cereals, instant oatmeals, juice, muffins, plain toast. This leads to a crash in energy within a couple hours, and prompts cravings for more sweets and calories later on in the day, notContinue reading “32 Turbo-Fast, Healthy, Protein-Based Breakfasts”

The 2 Things You Need NOW to Protect Your Family from Lyme Disease.

Spring in New England- finally! The remains of snow piles are still present, but the first tick bites are already happening, so now is the time to take precautions. This year’s deep snow has offered insulation and protection to ticks from the cold, so we’re starting with greater numbers. Plus, as the mud season isContinue reading “The 2 Things You Need NOW to Protect Your Family from Lyme Disease.”

Study Finds Most Olive Oils are Falsely Labeled.

Chances are, your olive oil is an imposter. A report published by the University of California, Davis, in 2010 found that 69% of imported olive oils labeled as “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” were either not extra virgin olive oil, were rancid, or were adulterated with other cheaper oils. They studied 52 samples from 14 ofContinue reading “Study Finds Most Olive Oils are Falsely Labeled.”

When the Moon Doesn’t Hit Your Eye Like a Big Pizza-Pie

While nearing the holiday that celebrates romantic love, I am reminded of the many ways corporations and media exploit these powerful feelings to drive sales: Victoria’s Secret. Penis pills. “Every Kiss begins with Kay (jewelers).” Fifty Shades of Grey. “Magic Mike 2”. The ever impressive stacks of “bodice ripper” romance novelettes in the used booksContinue reading “When the Moon Doesn’t Hit Your Eye Like a Big Pizza-Pie”

Ease Sinus Congestion Naturally with Warming Sock Therapy

by Cora Rivard, N.D/Seasons Natural Healthcare,LLC in Derry. N.H. This is part #1 of my blog series for using classic naturopathic techniques of home hydrotherapy, or water therapy, to improve wellness and reduce discomfort. The main idea of hydrotherapy is to move circulation in ways most beneficial for resolving a problem. We’ll start with oneContinue reading “Ease Sinus Congestion Naturally with Warming Sock Therapy”

How Green Smoothies and Gluten-Free Foods Can Cause Kidney Stones

It’s January, and we heave a collective sigh as we pat our bellies and remember the over-indulgences of the holidays. As you resolve to make healthy changes, lose a few pounds and get in better shape, please consider the following information to avoid some unnecessary and painful complications: Beware the green smoothie/juice: I am aContinue reading “How Green Smoothies and Gluten-Free Foods Can Cause Kidney Stones”

Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients

In 2013, The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution ( Res.221-113th ) that officially designated a week in October as “Naturopathic Medicine Week,” to “recognize the value of naturopathic medicine in providing safe, effective and affordable health care.” In honor of its 2nd year in recognition from Oct. 6-12th, 2014, members of the New HampshireContinue reading “Naturopathic Doctors Offer Effective Solutions for the U.S. Healthcare Crisis, and for Patients”

How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68

by Cora Rivard, N.D. Many parents are concerned about the current outbreak of Enterovirus 68, particularly those who have children with asthma. While most who are infected suffer nothing worse than mild cold symptoms, a small percentage of children will experience more serious complications. However, there is much we can do as parents towards preventingContinue reading “How to Protect Children With Asthma From Enterovirus D68”