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“Our bodies are our gardens/Our wills are our gardeners.” – William Shakespeare If there is one aspect of our lives that is difficult to change, it is our diet. It is easy to see why this is the case. People in the United States spend more per capita on processed food

Are you experiencing unexplained weight or appetite changes, insomnia, fatigue, temperature intolerances, hair loss (or growth in unwanted places), acne, moodiness, irregular menstrual cycles, headaches or low libido? If so, a hormone imbalance could be the cause.  Anyone can experience uncomfortable fluctuations in hormone levels at various ages and stages

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder and represents thirty to fifty percent of all referrals to gastroenterologists. IBS has been attributed to physiological, psychological and dietary factors. In general, the diagnosis of IBS is often made by exclusion, as a result of ruling out other conditions

You did it. You made it. The heat, the sun, the water, the barbeques, the concerts, the travel, the cocktails, the laughs and the welcome time off from work: You came, you saw and you won!  It’s time to catalog all those memories, catch your breath and bask in the

I am often astonished when I observe people who give no thought to applying synthetic mosquito repellant on their bodies. DEET, or N, N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide, is probably the most common (and effectively marketed) insect repellant on the planet. It has been shown to repel mosquitoes for over three hours and has

With school out and the heat of summer in full effect, we all look forward to getting away with friends and family. Whether your destination is a river, a concert venue, or another country, the goal for all of us is making the most out of our vacation time. The

In an effort to improve their own environmental policies, China warned us in July 2017 that they would be making sweeping environmental policy changes and as of January 2018 would no longer be accepting foreign recycling material. Other countries such as Vietnam and Indonesia have followed suit. Not having either

Dami Roelse is an Ashland resident who is the author of an inviting new book, Walking Gone Wild, How to Lose Your Age On the Trail.  I sat down with the avid hiker at her home, where she poured us cups of Chai and settled into the chair across from

At least once a year I like to offer recipes that first, appeal to children and second, offer kids important nutrients without overloading them on sugar or carbohydrates. The breakfast recipes I propose here will likely take 20-30 minutes of preparation time which might be a wee intimidating on a

  It’s that time of year again. Pollen season in the northwest has arrived; if you suffer from seasonal allergies it can really be a miserable time of year. In sensitized individuals, allergens in our environment such as pollen trigger the production of IgE antibodies. These immune molecules cause mast