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Spilling the Tea … on Tea

There are many reasons to enjoy a cup of tea, including numerous health benefits like improving memory, reducing cardiovascular disease, and inhibiting cancer cells.

The (Shockingly) Good News About Cold Water

Icy lakes, cold showers, and frigid plunge pools — cold water immersion is all the rage. Does it offer more than a photo op and bragging rights? Absolutely. Linda Lindsay tells us why in her Practical Wellness column.

And 20 Years Went By …

Moonshine Ink’s longtime column writers have plenty to say about their commitments to the monthly paper. Read their comments here.

The D.O. Will See You Now

What differentiates a doctor of osteopathy from a doctor of medicine? In this installment of Practical Wellness, columnist Linda Lindsay explores what makes them the same — but different.

The Vitamin that Fights Covid

Think you have adequate levels of vitamin D because you recreate outdoors? With new research showing that vitamin D helps fight Covid, you might want to think about getting yourself tested.

The Good, The Bad, and the Dirty

Each year, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group ranks 46 of the most commonly eaten fruits and veggies according to their overall pesticide contamination. Which are the worst offenders?


A good night’s sleep is essential to our well-being, but in 2020, many people suffered from “COVID-somnia.” This month’s Practical Wellness offers tips for easing anxiety and getting in sync with your body’s natural sleep rhythms.

Where’s the Beef?

Plant-based “meats” are protein-packed and taste a lot like the real thing, all without harming animals or taking such a massive toll on the environment. But are they as good for your body as they are for the planet?

Time-Restricted Eating

If you like the idea of intermittent fasting, but can’t imagine a day without food, Time-Restricted Eating may be the answer. You get to eat every day, as long as you do so within an eight to 12-hour window. By aligning with your body’s natural circadian rhythms, just about every biological system — including fat burning — will work more efficiently.