The Weekly Weigh-In: Forget an apple a day; eat mushrooms

Plus, a French beauty secret that looks like water, the scoop on the impending bananas apocalypse and a spike in e-cigarette use in Rhode Island.

While the idea of a “healing mushroom” might raise eyebrows, these ‘shrooms are not of the trippy variety. A thirteenth-generation mushroom farmer gives the scoop on his top wellness fungi, i.e. mushrooms that promote skin renewal, are packed with antioxidants and energy boosting beta-glucans — all sans hallucinations. The snooze button is the one roadblock between you and your morning…

Fact, Fiction or Fickle: Nutrition Myths

We ask local nutrition experts if these myths are fact, fiction or fickle.

This week, we tackle myths surrounding nutrition. Check back next week when we bust beauty myths. NUTRITION Expert: Meg Marie O’Rourke, RD-LDN, Harmony with Food Myth: Dark Chocolate is good for you. F A C T In moderation (think one ounce per day), quality dark chocolate is very nutritious; it’s rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and a…

The Weekly Weigh-In: Does Meditation Really Work?

Plus, Boxed Lunch opens in East Greenwich, West Nile Virus is found in RI and more in this week in health and wellness.

The Weekly Weigh-In is a quick-hit roundup of pertinent, intriguing and just plain ol’ useful health and wellness news.  Are you the type to wake up and fall asleep checking your e-mail and social media? Do you wish you could slow down, clear your mind and be present? This man meditated twice a day for ninety days to see if…

The Weekly Weigh-In: This Week in Health and Wellness

Things you should know to make your day a little healthier.

It’s pumpkin season, which means you’re getting daily encouragement from Starbucks et. al. to consume as much pumpkin flavored (insert product here) as possible. But what else is this orange gourd good for besides making saccharine lattes? Turns out you can use it on your body as well.

Whole Woman: Pain, Pain Go Away

We talked to two local experts for some simple exercises to help ease pain.

Remember when you were young and couldn’t wait to be older? But now that you finally are, you’re noticing that your body has a lot more aches and pains than it used to. Luckily, two local experts were happy to share some simple exercises that you can do at home so you don’t have to break the bank, or your…