Category: Seasonal Wellness

Browntail Moth Rash and Infestation: Get the Facts Now

Browntail Moth Caterpillar
The Maine Forest Service continues to warn of increases in browntail moth caterpillar infestation. Although activity is at its highest May through July, cases of the browntail moth rash can start as early as April. Find out what you can do to reduce your chances of coming into contact with the toxic caterpillar hairs and what you can do if you develop the rash.

Essential Seasonal Wellness Advice from Area Specialists

Snowshoeing on a Lake with Mountains
If you were to rate the seasons by the level of health challenges they present, winter would be a perfect 10. It's cold, it's dark, no one wants to exercise, we want comfort food and extra fat to stay warm, and the holidays? To say winter seasonal wellness is a challenge would be a major understatement. We've reached out to our expert friends for advice and share it with you here.

Elderberry for Food, Medicine & Health

Inspired by years of teaching germ-ridden high school students, Abbie has found ways of boosting immunity naturally through food. Since finding these immunity boosters, she has gone 10 years without a cold. She also started an elderberry farm. How’s that for a testament? Find out how they can help you.

Product Spotlight: Lyme Guard

The incidence of Lyme disease and other vector-borne illnesses are on the rise, and New Englanders have become very educated about ticks and tick-bite prevention. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when... Read more »

CPW Featured Recipe: Rose Petal Elixir

photo: The rose is a timeless symbol of love and pleasure. Fossil evidence shows the genus Rosa existed 35 million years ago. Cultivation is evidenced up to 5,000 years ago in China, and the Roman Empire called the rose a symbol of mirth and pleasure, companion to wine. More than 10,000 types of roses... Read more »