Podcast: The Ridgewood Y’s CEO Ernie Lamour

The Ridgewood Y has done amazing things for our community during the past year, while itself struggling from the pandemic and the shutdown. Its CEO, Ernie Lamour, is inspiring in his positivity and commitment to service, and he has been a strong leader in a time of turmoil for so many. Listen to his story, […]

The 10 Best Modern Neutral Exterior Paint Colors

First published 2019 I have been doing a lot of exterior consultations the past few months, which I love. Exterior color is one of the biggest challenges for a lay person (i.e. not an architectural color designer like me, so basically 99.99% of homeowners). Among other things, a lot of consideration has to be given to the amount of sunlight […]

Lucas Wolfe: My (Not So) Perfect Life

Along with some other health care professionals and concerned citizens, I am working on a new Mental Wellness Initiative for the Ridgewood Y. The Y’s service area is huge, so not only are we designing this to reach far beyond the boundaries of one town, the information is applicable to all of us. Understandably, so […]

A Tiny, Red Berry That Packs a Whollop of Health Benefits

What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System What even is a gogi berry you ask??? Goji berries are the dried fruits of two related plants: Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense and have been a part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. These tiny little fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants–a perfect little snack if […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fiber-Packed Smoothie

We’re going green for St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!  Our St. Patty’s Day smoothie gets it’s green from spinach and kale both loaded with fiber, iron, vitamin K, C, A and calcium. Read: Why Are People Going Crazy for Kale? SIZE: 2-3 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup coconut water 1/2 cup pineapple-I use frozen from Trader Joe’s 1 banana a handful of spinach a […]

6 Tips for Boosting Your Exercise Regime

Doing your research before you start working out is vital for your health, recovery, and performance. Getting into the gym and figuring out how to use the equipment is the first step, but you need to make sure you are exercising safely, efficiently, and consistently. Having a structured routine will enhance your performance and lead […]

Vitamin D — What You Need to Know

I often test my patients’ vitamin D levels. Symptoms that prompt me to order it are fatigue, muscle aches and weakness, bone pain, and mood changes. While these complaints are non-specific, a simple blood test is easy enough to order, and if vitamin D deficiency is a contributor, it is easily corrected. We get vitamin D […]

35+ of Our Favorite Mouth-Watering Appetizers

Looking for an appetizer to make for company, or one to bring to a friend’s house?  Here are 35 that will make everyone’s mouth water! Also Check out Our Favorite Cocktails 1. LOADED SMASHED POTATOES 2. GOAT-CHEESE STUFFED MUSHROOMS 3. EASY-TO-EAT AVOCADO BOWLS 4. SUPER LOADED NACHOS 5. SMOKY OLIVE PEPPERS 6. INDIAN EGGPLANT DIP WITH PITA 7. HOAGIE DIP WITH FAOCACCIA 8. AVOCADO TOASTS […]

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