Re-Post: Avoiding Constipation While on the Road

I wrote this article a couple years ago and it continues to circulate as a popular post. With hot weather arriving, and summer travel plans coming up, or maybe you have long work commutes, this includes timely tips to help you avoid and ease an uncomfortable and common problem.  Nobody likes to talk about it,Continue reading “Re-Post: Avoiding Constipation While on the Road”

When Ticks Attack: You’ve Been Bitten, Now What?

By Cora Rivard, Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) in Derry, NH. http://www.seasonsnatural.com Tick bites are already happening at increased rates, especially in the northeast and all along the east coast, and it is predicted that a large number of adults and children will be affected this year. But there is a lot that you can do toContinue reading “When Ticks Attack: You’ve Been Bitten, Now What?”

Plants Vs Ticks: Lyme-free Landscaping

by Cora Rivard, N.D. It is already a terrible start to the year for ticks, and for new cases of Lyme and other tick-transmitted infections. That’s the bad news. The good news is it is not too late to do something about it for your yard. This article highlights landscaping strategies proven to repel ticks andContinue reading “Plants Vs Ticks: Lyme-free Landscaping”

7 Myths About Wellness Told By Modern Healthcare

Picture the last time you saw an advertisement with imagery similar to this: a couple frolics on the beach; his teeth are way too white, she puts on her best “come hither” look. Or, she stands alone, smiling with closed eyes and arms outstretched towards the sunny skies with her swimsuit wrap billowing out behindContinue reading “7 Myths About Wellness Told By Modern Healthcare”

How NOT to do a cleanse

  It’s spring time, and many a young (and mature) woman’s thoughts turn to…cleansing. First, what is a “cleanse”, and do you even need to do it? If you asked your family medical doctor this question, she or he would probably take a deep breath and then try to explain to you that unless youContinue reading “How NOT to do a cleanse”

Nip Allergies in the Bud: 8 Tips for Prevention Today

by Cora Rivard, N.D./Seasons Natural Healthcare,LLC/Derry, NH My practice is located in Derry and I have been helping patients for years to comfortably control and eliminate seasonal allergies and related complications (sinusitis, lung infections, fatigue, etc.) by using natural medicine and approaches. This article is a great starting point for self-care. I am happy toContinue reading “Nip Allergies in the Bud: 8 Tips for Prevention Today”

Swish This: Coconut Oil for Healthy Gums

There has been a lot of recent interest in “oil pulling.” Though I can’t comment on its worthiness as a panacea for all ills, I do want to comment on the use of coconut oil to generally improve the health of gums- particularly if mild bleeding and sensitivity is a problem. I love virgin coconutContinue reading “Swish This: Coconut Oil for Healthy Gums”

The Zen of Chocolate

Years ago, my husband brought me samples of chocolates whenever he returned home from work abroad in France and Switzerland. He is the reason I became too spoiled to ever go back to Hershey chocolate again. The creamy texture, the delicate flavors, the “mouth feel” and the happy feelings these special treats provided could neverContinue reading “The Zen of Chocolate”

Fifty Shades of Sweet

by Cora Rivard, N.D. Unhealthy cravings and abuse, it’s a really twisted relationship- and I’m not talking about the book with a similar title. I’m talking about our relationship with sweet additives, sugars and no-calorie sweeteners alike. Ok, so you already do your best to avoid sugar because you know it packs on extra weight,Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Sweet”