How to Manage Stress

Stress is an inevitable part of life, and not all of it is harmful. But, when the total amount of stress you experience at a given time exceeds your ability to cope with it, that’s when it can wreak havoc on your health. The long-term activation of the stress-response system, and the subsequent overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones, can disrupt almost all of your body’s functions. This puts you at increased risk of…

D needs K and U need D!

With summer on our heels, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining, which means we’re hopefully building up more of that Vitamin D goodness in our bodies. For those of us who spend any measurable amount of time outdoors, we may be under the impression our Vitamin D levels are more than sufficient. But are they? It’s well known that Vitamin D deficiency is more frequent in certain subgroups, including elderly, dark-skinned,…

What to expect in 2016- a horoscope for the year of the fire monkey

February 8th, 2016, ushered in the Year of the Fire Monkey. The Chinese have long assigned both animal energy as well as elemental energy to each passing year, believing these cyclical attributes have an influence on everything from the weather, our personal relationships, our health, and beyond. What are the themes for 2016? How can we support both our bodies and spirits over the next 12 months? How can we best navigate what is sure…