Hiking is by far my favorite form of exercise–luckily, in Vermont we have an abundance of hiking trails with no shortage of new terrain to explore. One of the best aspects of this type of activity is that it can […]
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Should we stop milking almonds?
Little did we know that this fabulous nut had microscopic udders that we could milk, to slurp up the goodness that is almond milk! Kidding aside, the demand for almond milk has grown substantially over the past few years–and doesn’t […]
The summer sun: to avoid or embrace?
Too much sun can lead to premature aging, painful burns, and, with repeated overexposure, the potential development of cancer. But the sun is also essential for Vitamin D. Like many things in life, striking a balance is the key. Surprisingly, […]
Fat makes you fat, right? It depends . . .
The ketogenic diet vs. the carb-loaded typical diet “Fat makes you fat” is a common and logical thought. Interestingly, however, science shows us otherwise. A high-fat ketogenic diet has been shown not only to aid in lasting fat loss, but […]
Edible skincare: affordable and effective
Having endured the ever-so-lovely adult acne in my early 20s, I found that the more I slathered on unpronounceable-chemical-laden creams, lotions, and gels, the more my skin became agitated – angry really, regardless of how expensive the product was. In […]
Intuitive Eating: The anti-diet, Part I
It’s virtually impossible to scroll through Facebook and Instagram and not come upon hashtagged gym selfies and food photos repping every approach to health—from #paleo to #rawvegan and everything in between. Personally, I have dabbled in essentially every diet, macronutrient […]
Medicine: East meets West
One of the primary differences between traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine is not necessarily the methods of treatment, although they do vary significantly, but the philosophy from which the methods are derived. For over 2,000 years, Chinese medicine based […]
Fermented foods: the surprising missing link to health
The following is an interview with Christina Cunningham, massage and bodywork practitioner at Chrysalis Healing Arts in Fair Haven. The Mountain Times: What does it mean to be a fermentationist and nutrition coach? Christina Cunningham: In 2012, I wanted to […]
Metabolic mastery: hit the reset button on your metabolism
By Kate Robitello Despite the meticulous calorie counting (using your iPhone app of choice as you of course try and savor every last bite of your allotted low calorie meals), hours of meal prep (and dishwashing, drying, repeat), and avoidance […]
Fail-proof New Year’s resolution planning for health: Part two
By Kate Robitello In my previous article, I listed the first three steps of my bulletproof list for goal-achievement in 2015. (If you missed that piece, it is still available on mountaintimes.info.) Here are three more tips that will set […]