Blog Post Topic: Natural & Healthy Living



New Year’s Resolution: Healthy Meal Planning

January 27, 2017

  New Year’s Resolution: Let’s get healthy AND stay healthy! New Year’s resolution time is upon us! For many us, this includes making promises to ourselves to be healthy this year—to eat healthier and make a stronger commitment to our health and our family’s health. But for most of us,… view entire post




‘Simply Well’ Newsletter #2: Let’s Talk about Bugs!

November 30, 2015

simply well newsletter #2

  Let's talk about bugs! This issue of the Simply Well Newsletter focuses on good bacteria in our gut and the importance of probiotics. Check it out to learn healthy tips and simple strategies for use in your life and home... Simply Well Newsletter #2: Let's Talk about Bugs! view entire post




Self-Care: Take Care of Yourself!

November 24, 2015

lucky penny found

  The holiday season can be bittersweet for so many of us-- its a chance to reconnect with family which can be great, but also overwhelming. Remembering to care of ourselves during this particularly stressful time is really important. Check out this great article written by Dr. Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo, published on… view entire post




Check out ‘Simply Well’- Our new newsletter by Holly Niles, our Nutrition Director!

November 16, 2015

  We're really excited to introduce our new newsletter called "Simply Well", written by our Nutrition Director, Holly Niles. Click on the link below to read it! You'll learn lots of great tips on how to eat and live healthy in a simple way, along with 'simply delicious' recipes, and… view entire post




Alternative Treatment for Allergies

September 23, 2015

alternative treatment for allergies

  Recently, I visited with my son’s new preschool teacher. One of the first questions that she asked me was if my son had any allergies. I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, my biggest fear in having my son begin school was that his food sensitivities would not be accommodated. When I mentioned that he had gluten sensitivity… view entire post




Salad in a jar- What?!

September 17, 2015

Salad in a jar!

  Have you ever made a salad for work or some late night meeting, and when you finally get to opening the container, its completely soggy from the dressing? Well, here is the solution-- Salad in a jar. Check out the link below to read a fantastic blog article about… view entire post




Ahhh! What Cooking Oil is best?!

July 13, 2015

Cooking Oils Comparison

  Life can be confusing in the best of times... when you throw in curve balls like what cooking oil to use and not to use, we start to envision ourselves running far away... fast! In a constant search for more abundant tools to make our collective lives easier, we have found… view entire post




Cancer Prevention with Healthy Eating!

April 20, 2015

cancer prevention with healthy diet

Cancer is increasingly common today-- we have all had a loved one or an acquaintance diagnosed with cancer at one point or another-- maybe even ourselves. The idea that cancer could be prevented with an optimal diet may seem far-fetched, but let's break it down... The standard American diet, which… view entire post




Do You Feel Like a Train Wreck?

April 12, 2015

do you feel like a train wreck?

  The most common complaints we hear is, "I ache in my ________" or "My energy is so low" or "I just don't feel like I used to". Too often, this is associated with aging. But aging does not necessarily have to mean degeneration or breaking down. In an ideal… view entire post




Coconut Pancakes- yummmmm! (…and a little about Paleo)

March 25, 2015

  Morning Pancakes! On most Sunday mornings, I make gluten-free pancakes for my kids. If you have a basic pancake recipe, its pretty simple to change them up as far as filling, for example, my kids love apple/cinnamon pancakes or chocolate chip/banana. But first you need to find a versatile… view entire post




Do you need a Chocolate Fix?

March 19, 2015

  For most people, chocolate is a necessity-- or at least it feels like one at certain times of the day! As we strive to create a healthier life for ourselves, where does chocolate fit in? What if we were able to continue with our daily chocolate regimen, but have… view entire post




Is Gluten-Free just a Fad?

March 18, 2015

  Is Gluten-Free just a fad?   There have been many articles that have come into print over the past couple of years that indicate that becoming gluten-free is exactly that-- a fad. But at the same time, there have been ample studies published showing the significance of non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity. Read… view entire post




“Healthy Gut, Healthy You!” video series

February 25, 2015

  Introduction   About Integrative Wellness & Physical Therapy   State of Health in Our Country & Inflammation   Inflammatory Foods-- Let's Begin with Gluten Click here for 'Gluten Elimination Diet Resource Tool': Eliminating Gluten   Inflammatory Foods-- Refined Sugar   Inflammatory Foods-- High Glycemic Diet   Inflammatory Foods-- Preservatives & Processed… view entire post




Digestive Health for Reduced Chronic Pain

February 25, 2015

It may come as a surprise to many, but digestive health is in fact one of the most important steps to achieving a pain-free life. What is digestive health? According to Elizabeth Lipski’s book, Digestive Wellness, faulty digestion is directly responsible for a large number of seemingly unrelated illnesses including… view entire post




Homemade Holiday Gifts made in your Natural Kitchen

October 30, 2014

[The following article, written by Ayelet Connell-Giammatteo, PhD, PT, IMT,C, was recently published in Natural Nutmeg October 2014 issue] The holiday season is a special time filled with delicious food and family fun. Gift giving is a large part of this special season. The idea of maneuvering through our holiday… view entire post




Happy and Healthy Holloween!

September 26, 2014

  “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” We all know this poem. It is recited over and over again on the doorsteps of America, by eager costumed children on the eve of Halloween. For as long as we can remember, Halloween has been a… view entire post




Going Back to School and Staying Healthy

September 26, 2014

  September is ‘going back to school month’! There is a lot to think about. The family outings to the store to buy school supplies and new clothes are very likely completed by now. School has already begun for many of our children. The weather is still warm and the… view entire post




Healthy School Lunch Ideas

September 26, 2014

epigenetics and a healthy diet

  Back to School September is always a great month to think about how to introduce some healthier habits for our children’s school lunches. Most kids today start school before Labor Day, so very likely, you have had one to two weeks to get acclimated to the new schedule. For… view entire post




Natural Strategies for Reduction of Chronic Pain with Holistic Physical Therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy, and Nutrition

September 26, 2014

  Introduction Every one of us has experienced some kind of pain in our lives, whether it is headaches and back pain or joint pain. For many of us, this pain is persistent and chronic. It keeps us from fully enjoying our life. The incidence of persons suffering from chronic… view entire post




Healthy and Natural Ideas for Children’s Birthday Parties

September 26, 2014

  How can we maintain a fun atmosphere while still integrating healthy natural principles into our lifestyle? In today’s era, being natural is an up and coming trend. Everywhere we look, we find references to gluten free living, as well as other natural strategies for healthy living. Incorporating healthy and natural… view entire post