Sage Advice

SAGE ADVICE: Natural Remedies for Home Pests, Including Mice

By Iris Gage It’s the time of year where we begrudgingly transition into autumn and winter, moving more of our activities inside the household. For many, this is when we become aware of all the neglected tasks at hand, such as repainting the house, putting the gardens to bed, or dealing with those pesky clothes […]

SAGE ADVICE: Food As Medicine

by Iris Gage “Dear Iris, I have been taking supplements for many years now and they are taking a toll on my wallet.  Is there another way I can get the nutrients I need?” – K. Skomitz You’re sitting in a cafe on a rainy afternoon with a close friend. While sipping on your green […]

SAGE ADVICE: Natural Energy Management

by Iris Gage Dear Iris, I have the hardest time falling asleep at night. I just can’t stop thinking. What’s worse is that I then rely on stimulants like coffee throughout the day to give me the energy I need. How can I manage my energy better without relying on coffee? – M. Wills You’re […]

SAGE ADVICE: Repelling Insects the Natural Way

by Iris Gage Dear Iris, I enjoy spending time outside but I find myself unable to deal with the insects. The mosquitoes, flies, and ticks are constantly bothering me and giving me anxiety. What can I do to repel them naturally so that I don’t have to resort to products with DEET? Imagine yourself lying […]

SAGE ADVICE: Summer Heat Relief: Staying Cool with Herbs and Food

by Iris Gage Summer is often a joyous time for Vermonters, with the annual return of mellifluous song birds, sweet smelling blossoms, fifty shades of green, and, of course, the sun!  With all this excitement, we can easily forget the basics of caring for our bodies during the hot time of year. Luckily there are […]