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Turn Your Kitchen into Your Own Soda Shoppe

It’s hard not to notice all the craft soda companies bubbling up (pun intended!) across the country. The advent of countertop seltzer makers and a raised consciousness around both artificial and real sugar consumption has culminated into a frenzy for fizzy drinks that are a better choice compared to most of the sodas on grocery… more

Cabot Orton

The Story of the Strength of the Hills

Well, it’s apple season, and as usual Vermonters are taking up one of their favorite subjects of debate: which apples are best for eating, for pies, for pressing into cider, and so on. (For pies, I like MacIntosh or Honeycrisp but that’s another story.) And more and more, you hear people talking about apple cider… more

sleep

How To Get a Great Night’s Sleep

There’s nothing like a great night of sleep. To fall asleep quickly — and stay asleep all night — waking refreshed and ready for the day, is worth its weight in gold. Unfortunately for many of us, getting a full night’s sleep is something we mostly daydream about. According to Sleep in America polls, only… more

Natural Health and Wellness News

Herbal Extracts and Natural Remedies: How Not to be Fooled by Snake Oil

I’ve been a proponent of natural and herbal remedies for as long as I can remember. You could say that it’s my main passion in life. I’ve used countless herbs, natural remedies, tinctures, and supplements with great success. Not everyone in my family however, has always agreed with my thinking. Take my dad, for instance.… more

Vermont maple syrup is the best in the world

No Fooling: Maple Syrup May Be the New Brain Food!

Here’s a bit of health news that’s almost too good to be true: At a recent meeting of the American Chemical Society, international scientists shared studies indicating that maple syrup can protect the brain against the kind of cell damage that causes Alzheimer’s Disease. According to an article in Medical News, extracts of pure maple… more

female incontinence

Incontinence Solutions: A Candid Conversation

Do you find yourself turning down social gatherings, walks, workouts, or travel plans because you need to stay close to the bathroom? Don’t blush! Urinary incontinence (UI), loss of bladder control, is much more common than you may have thought. As a post-menopausal woman, my bladder control just isn’t what it used to be. I… more

bone broth

A Bone Broth Recipe for Wellness

By Gardner Orton, Proprietor A while back, I was having some digestive issues and increased allergies, which can oftentimes be related to digestion. In my quest to heal my body, I did some research and learned that bone broth is one of the most healing foods available. In addition to improving digestion, bone broth can help… more