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Protect Against Lyme Disease Outdoors

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / March 20, 2014

When she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was an active, vivacious 10-year-old who loved playing kickball and hanging from the monkey bars. A year later, Caesar had trouble catching her breath, plagued by migraines and battled constant muscle aches. Although she didn’t know it at the time, Caesar had contracted Borrelia burgdorferi, better […]


Thyroid Imbalance Becoming More Common

By Nicole Dorsey Straff / March 12, 2014

Two of my dear friends were diagnosed just this year with thyroid imbalances: One has hypothyroid, or underactive thyroid, and my other friend has been diagnosed with hyperactive, or overactive, thyroid. Both conditions seemed to throw their weight off-balance, along with bloating and skin breakouts. Plus, tracking their symptoms was so confusing: PMS? Menopause? Food allergy? […]


Goodbye, Gluten

By Liz Robins / January 15, 2014

Think you may be affected by celiac disease? Read on to learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Judging by the radiant face of Marra St. Clair, you’d never guess that she has been anything but 100 percent healthy. But a decade ago, the co-founder of Ritual Wellness was losing weight rapidly, experiencing […]