August 28, 2020
Author: Dr. Bridget
Autumn is the season of wind and dryness. For those in Sonoma County and other fire-prone areas, you have probably been experiencing this first hand. The climate change wake-up calls are increasing, and we’ve got a lot of work to do collectively.
July 22, 2020
Author: Lily MazzarellaSpring brings many gifts: lengthening daylight, forest-floor flowers, and increased energy & inspiration as we observe the earth’s cycle of renewal.
January 08, 2020
What is metabolic flexibility?Metabolic flexibility is the ability to easily shift from burning carbohydrates as your main fuel to fat burning, either from your diet or from stored body fat. Our bodies are designed to be metabolically flexible. However, our modern diet is based on easy-to-access carbohydrates which force our metabolism to be carbohydrate dependent. Because of this, over time, we lose the ability to easily use fat as fuel.
April 12, 2019
Vinegar: From the French for "sour wine." Vinegar is an aqueous, fermented solution, containing 5-20% acetic acid. Vinegar has been used to extract and preserve plants for 3000-5000 years!
January 25, 2019
I don't know about you, but for me 2019 is taking off like a freight train-747-stampede of wild horses. In order to house this movement in my nervous system and stay grounded, I have my routines that are non-negotiable: prioritizing sleep, taking my herbs and nutrients, doing brain training, eating the food that fuels me best, and exercising as much as possible.
January 10, 2018
Author: Bonnie NedrowMost people tend to think that they need to eat frequently to have energy. However, if we eat every time we need fuel, we lose our ability to burn body fat.
January 07, 2018
Author: Lily MazzarellaCongratulations! If you’re reading this, you made it through the holiday season and the darkest days of winter (relatively) intact.
January 05, 2018
Author: Lily MazzarellaHow to eat for nervous system and adrenal stability.
Every day our digestive tracts are disassembling the outside world and providing raw materials to make our cell membranes and tissues.
November 14, 2017
Author: Dr. BridgetAs I wrote in my first blog on Fire Protection, the smoke that we’re experiencing in the Bay area is filled with the combusted contents of homes and businesses.
November 13, 2017
Author: Dr. BridgetYou are probably feeling it – a scratchy throat, dry cough and irritated eyes or that whoozy, nauseous feeling from breathing something you shouldn’t be.
March 21, 2017
Author: Lily MazzarellaThe liver is hot, metabolically speaking. And very active: on any given day, it is performing over 500 functions for us. We all know that it’s on the liver to get us out of a pinch when we drink too much, but did you know that the liver contains a unique enzyme system that co-evolved with plants, and that this system can detoxify just about everything we encounter now?
March 20, 2017
Author: Lily Mazarella
The dirty world of cleaning products –
Chemicals used in “air care” and cleaning products are receiving much-deserved scrutiny—in California.
October 03, 2016
Author: Lily MazzarellaKeep colds & flus at bay with this 15-minute daily wellness ritual.
June 27, 2016
Author: Lily Mazzarella
If you are a person in the world these days, a person who speaks to other people, or walks through the vitamin section in your supermarket, who turns on a computer or glances at magazines in the dentist’s office, it is likely you know what a buzzword “inflammation” has become.