The first day of the ski season is usually followed by sore muscles. Even those of us who have trained diligently at the gym to get ready for the winter season often find muscle soreness after day one on the slopes, though usually for a much smaller duration. Here are a few tips to help you out.

“Adrenal fatigue” is a condition that, although addressed by many naturopathic doctors, is not frequently treated by conventional practitioners. “True” adrenal disease is not often diagnosed until the adrenal glands are either in failure or there are noticeable tissue changes. Adrenal failure is also known as Addison’s disease, and typically is the result of autoimmune destruction of the adrenal cortex causing a halting in the production of the hormones generated by the adrenal gland.

In recent years, there is increasing knowledge and awareness about eating locally grown food. Not only does this effort help build more locally based, self-reliant food economies, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions released from the production, packing, processing, transport, preparation and waste of food.