By Sophia Bouwens, L.Ac., Ma.Ac. For some of us, the holidays are full of “should’s” that leave us feeling like we’re somehow not enough. “The holiday’s should be fun”,”, “they should be about spending time with those we love”, “they should be about joy, peace and good cheer”. The list goes on.. This reflection on what…

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By Emma Broderick, L.Ac., MAOM, Dipl. OM I love to make “energy balls” all year round because they are easy snacks packed with protein and deliciousness. This particular recipe is great for the end of pregnancy! Packed with dates, cashews, lime and coconut, this recipe can aid in a smooth delivery. There is considerable evidence that…

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post by Lauren Matthews, L.Ac, MAOM Can you believe it’s already the holiday season?  We have been fielding many questions lately at the clinic about natural ways to remedy and prevent cold and flu symptoms. Here are our top tips: – Nourish yourself. Try to eat as well as you can through the winter.  Avoid…

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By Chandler Yorkhall, BCTMB, Qigong Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Nourishing Soups and Stews for the Cold months Soup is an essential part of my family’s nutrition all year round, but especially so when it’s cold.  Making soup almost daily has taught me a lot about the balance between nutrition, convenience, and taste.  Here are…

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by Kara Yorkhall, L.Ac, MaOM, FABORM You’re sitting with a group of your friends around the table at your favorite restaurant.  Many of your friends have young children, some of them don’t, but then the question pops up, casually, almost as though it doesn’t really matter or isn’t a big deal at all, “Hey, when…

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It’s fall!  Time for pumpkins, winter squash, apple cider, and … cold and flu season.  I caught my first cold a few weeks ago.  Whenever I’m sick with a cold I try to focus on eating as well as I possibly can to support my immune system and cut down on phlegm: this means no alcohol,…

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It’s a beloved childhood pastime, but have you tried coloring as an adult? My husband gave me a beautiful coloring book this year for my birthday (yes, I’m over 30 ;)) and a pack of markers, and it has been such a wonderful activity! I have had issues with insomnia for nearly my entire life,…

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Fat. Does hearing that word carry a positive or negative connotation to you? In the world of food and lifestyle, fats are commonly misunderstood. Some fats are your best friend, while others are your worst enemy. The trick is to learn the difference! First, let’s get through some basic definitions that are crucial to understanding…

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I made such a delicious dinner tonight, I just had to post the recipe! I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes that a) make a LOT of food – we love leftovers, b) include lots of veggies, and c) are naturally low in gluten and dairy. Neither my husband nor I have any…

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In our practice, castor oil packs are one of the most common self care practices we recommend for women trying to conceive. Castor oil has been revered for its healing properties for thousands of years. The castor seed is native to India, but castor oil has been part of the healing traditions of a variety…

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