Joseph Donohue is a well-respected chiropractor in our area. Known to his patients as Dr. Joe, Donohue owns and operates Thrive Center of the Green Mountains, Inc. with his wife, Lisa, in Wallingford. I have been fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Joe for years now, through both of my pregnanc…
With a nearly 5-month-old baby, I’m right in the thick of it when it comes to breastfeeding. It has come as a surprise to me that I’ve had many more challenges this time around than I did with my daughter. From damaged nipples to blocked ducts, I have had plenty of opportunities to learn how…
I’m sure there was a time when chiropractic care felt very alternative, but these days it feels fairly mainstream. Insurance often covers chiropractic treatments, and patients range in age from infants to the elderly. To explain more about chiropractic care, I interviewed Dr. Mark Woodbury, …
It’s that time of year when the lush green of the outdoors calls to us to commune with nature for the short window of time we call summer. It might be my favorite season in Vermont, but it comes at a cost: the ever-increasing presence of ticks.
Through my work as a therapist and through my life as someone committed to natural treatments as a first step to health, I have gotten to know many powerful healers in Vermont and around the country. One who has influenced both my life and my work is Dr. Sarah Wylie of Red Blossom Medicine, …
When I think back to moments in my past that changed the course of my life, one memory stands out in particular. As a college student, I ended up with a fellowship in an organization that linked community gardens to food banks, to make sure excess food was gleaned and given to those in need.…
Spring is finally here, with warm, sunny days and plants greening up all around us. I love seeing our perennial herbs coming back to life in the gardens. Our chives seem to have grown a couple inches on one sunny day recently, shooting up towards the sky full of life and vitality.
Ancient healing techniques are becoming more commonplace in our country as people recognize the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to health. One of these is Ayurveda, which is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. Ayurveda, which means “The Science of Life” in …
There are so many amazing people working in the field of natural health in our region, and Christina Cunningham is one of them. Her business, Chrysalis Healing Arts, LLC, offers bodywork and wellness coaching and has just launched a new program called Sacred Self-Care, based on the daily hab…
As I await the arrival of my second baby, I’m doing what I can to prepare for the postpartum period. With our first baby, labor and birth itself occupied most of my thoughts. But this time, I am also thinking about how I can be supported in the days following birth.
A HEALTHY DOSE
I may be a little late on this topic, but I’ve been waiting for some space in my life to think about New Year resolutions, and the time has finally arrived.
We are blessed to have access to so many amazing healers in our area, and I am always learning about new practitioners and techniques. Two massage therapists are bringing on-site chair massages to the masses by connecting with local businesses. Here, Lisa S. Lynch of Holistic Happiness and M…
You know when you taste something and can just tell it is the right thing to imbibe? I’m thinking less about cocktails and delicious desserts and more about those foods that feel nourishing and healing, like greens in the middle of winter or the first strawberry of the season. Fire cider fal…
My family might be getting a little tired of eating soup. Every time we finish one batch, I begin another, and I plan to continue this habit through the winter. Not only is soup warming and easy to prepare, but it is also incredibly nourishing and full of health benefits.
I’m pregnant, and as someone who is interested in health and food, I decided to read up on the latest information about how diet can affect pregnancy. Lily Nichols, a registered dietician, nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, surveyed the latest scientific studies to come up with an…
I’m always amazed at the yoga and healing businesses that pop up in our area. After having a very healing experience at a crystal attunement sound journey workshop, I asked owner Grace Pratt, 500 RYT, herbalist, and sound healing practitioner & instructor to share more about her life, sk…
Lindsay Courcelle THE HEALTHY DOSE I have a lot of conversations about surgery. Many of my clients have had surgical procedures in the past, and I work gently on their...The post The Tools of the Trade appeared first on Rutland Reader.
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Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE In this information age, there are endless theories about how to reach and maintain optimum health. I had been hearing about biohacking for a while,...The post Biohacking for Beginners appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE A bouquet of flowers is not often thought of as healing, but most of us can recognize how a vase full of blooming beauties can...The post The Healing Power of Flower Essences appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE Yoga. Even if you’ve never been to a class, you’ve probably heard the buzz around this practice of physical and mental well-being. Statistics show that...The post Yoga: A Practice for Whole-Body Wellness appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE I’ve been thinking a lot about teeth, particularly the health of my toddler’s baby teeth, and so I’ve been reading Weston A. Price’s Nutrition and...The post The Price of Modern Foods: Tooth Decay appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE The more I work with the human body, the more I realize that we simply aren’t machines. We are individuals with our own lifetime of...The post Fascia 101: What It Is and Why It Matters appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE If you drive to Luce Farm in Stockbridge, you’ll eventually come to a sprawling expanse of rolling hills with an old farmhouse waiting warmly, newly...The post Medicinal Hemp Farmers Change Local Landscape appeared first on Rutland Reader.
Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE As I cleaned one of our cast-iron pans a few months back after making scrambled eggs for the millionth time, I mentioned to my husband...The post The Sticky Situation of Non-stick Cookware appeared first on Rutland Reader.