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Healing the Natural Way

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There is a small but ever-growing segment of the population adding naturopathic doctors and regimens to their health care teams. Recently, Gina Gouveia spoke with Carine Bonnist, N.D., a member of the four-person medical team at Shalva Clinic, a Westport-based naturopathic medicine practice, to get up to speed on this trend and learn more about what led her to choose this field, one that is scientifically based and administered by doctors who receive medical degrees.

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Coping with poison ivy

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“If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there”: The old children’s rhyme is Robert Levine, MD’s caution against the dangers of touching poison ivy and related outdoor plants like poison oak and poison sumac, whose oily substance can cause serious – and, sometimes, severe – skin reactions.

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Getting personal

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As an experienced fitness professional, I often get asked a lot of the same questions about my background, philosophy, etc. So I wanted to take this month to answer some of these same questions and give you a deeper look at what makes Giovanni Roselli tick.

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