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By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
If you have never heard of the vagus nerve, now is the time to learn! This nerve is a very important part of the autonomic nervous system, the part that controls involuntary action such as breathing. It serves as a communication pathway between the brain and the gut,…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Research shows that people with anxiety and depression tend to have more inflammation in their body. The standard American diet (otherwise known as S.A.D.) is loaded with inflammatory compounds such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed oils, preservatives and so on. Getting…
By Eileen Boté
With the promise of warm summer days upon us, I find myself daydreaming about and planning my herb garden. Just picked herbs add an entirely new dimension to my summertime culinary creations, but it’s their long-standing medicinal uses that pique my interest when planning the garden.
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Is Your Perfect Lawn Making You Sick? As a breast cancer survivor, I know firsthand how devastating the diagnosis of cancer is. So when I pass by signs warning to “Keep off Lawn for 24 Hours” because of the application of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, I get upset.
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in every 12 people has asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year. Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airway swells and becomes inflamed, resulting in difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and coughing. There are many reasons that…
By Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN
It’s my favorite time of year again – spring!  Those first sweet smells in the warmer air and the light of longer days lift my spirits like nothing else, especially after a long, cold winter in the northeast.  As a Nutritionist, this time of year always renews my commitment to…