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Feature on Jason Elias of Integral Health Apothecary/ Five Element Healing

August 1, 2020

I studied psychology and was well into my doctorate when the realization that often the way towards freeing the mind and emotional blockages could be found in the body, and studying in the late 1960s in California, I stayed on to study bodywork as a means to unlock deep seated emotions. From there, I realized that mind and body were illusions, and supporting individuals energetically would be the way to synthesize the healing, and Chinese medicine had been doing just that for over 4000 years!

Feature on Hudson Valley Skin Care

July 1, 2020

With over 40 years of combined experience, Glenn and Cathie Arpino decided to start Hudson Valley Skin Care. As a pharmacist, Glenn formulated skin and hair care products for the prestigious New York City Orentreich Medical Group for 10 years. Cathie has worked as a cosmetic formulator for many well known companies such as Estee Lauder, Shiseido and Coty. She is also a registered nurse which has helped her to understand how patients feel when they are afflicted with various skin disorders. As owners of Dermasave Labs (Dutchess County’s first compounding-only Pharmacy), they have encountered many customers that have requested a natural skin care product line. They answered that request by producing quality skin and hair care products available directly to you. As a community-minded business, our mission at Hudson Valley Skin Care is to proudly incorporate fresh, local Hudson Valley made ingredients into our products as often as possible.

Feature on Life, Not Labs

June 1, 2020

ORGANIC VITAMINS • ORGANIC SUPPLEMENTS We provide consumers with an option for buying vitamins as they actually exist in nature; unaltered and in pure form.

Feature on Fromer Market Gardens

May 1, 2020

We are a certified organic market farm serving the mountain top community in Tannersville, NY. We grow fresh produce year round with the help of our 8,000 square foot cold weather greenhouse. We are open to the public every Saturday from 9am-3pm at our onsite Farm Stand. Take a tour of the farm while you’re here! In addition to selling fresh produce we offer local eggs, artisanal breads, and an assortment of locally produced products from around the region. Second Saturday's returns with a monthly Maker's Market and the Barn can be booked for your private party, celebration, or event.

Feature on Seth J Hersh of Catskills Comfrey

April 1, 2020

My wife and I have a small medicinal farm in Delaware County, upstate NY. We’re growing comfrey, arnica, calendula and CBD-dominant hemp. These herbs thrive in the Catskills under ideal soil conditions, air, sun and water. We’ve got nearly 400 comfrey plants in the ground. We produce comfrey-based ointments, which means each of our ointments contain the same concentration of comfrey. That we ‘grow our own’ allows us to provide a high concentration of comfrey in all our ointments.

Antibacterial & Antiviral Herbs and How To Use Them

March 17, 2020

Before using antibacterial or antiviral herbs, it is suggested that you consult an herbal medicine guide or herbalist for exact dosing instructions. Your body is unique and your specific needs will likely be unique as well.