Spring is a time for renewal, fresh starts, and new growth, and Vermont is finally starting to thaw out! For those of us who find ourselves spending more time inside during the winter, springtime provides a perfect opportunity to get outside, get some sunlight, and get more active.  Research shows that people who get up […]

Did you know that most American adults do not consume the recommended daily intake of fiber? In fact, the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber is 20-35 grams, but the average American only consumes about 16 grams of dietary fiber per day. What exactly is dietary fiber and why is it so important? Dietary fiber is […]

Compassion fatigue was one of those terms I heard thrown around when working in social service settings. I remember it being referenced in employee trainings and reacting with nonchalance. Who, me, get compassion fatigue? Me, not having indefinite empathy? Impossible! And then I received a phone call that changed my life. I was told that […]

Did you know that according to a major study, people who don’t get enough sleep are twice as likely to get heart disease? Sleep disorders are a big problem. About 70 million Americans suffer from them, and 60 percent have a chronic sleep disorder. Through proper testing, diagnosis and care, sleep disorders can be managed and […]

We all have that voice in our heads reminding us to drink more water. We are told to drink eight glasses of water per day to help stay hydrated, to keep our skin looking healthy and well, just BECAUSE. But, what is the reason for us to drink so much water each day? What happens to our bodies […]

In the past few years you may have heard of mindfulness. It has been proposed as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and generally getting the most enjoyment out of life. This concept of mindfulness seems to be everywhere from medical research, to TV, to news articles, but what does it really mean and where did […]