04/10/19 5:55am

Recess sparkling soda contains hemp oil. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Buzzed-about CBD oil has arrived on the North Fork.

Cannabidiol oil — commonly called CBD— is a non-psychoactive marijuana extract that is credited with helping everything from stress management and anxiety, to inflammation and better sleep. The oil can be taken on its own, but is becoming an increasingly popular additive. (more…)

04/03/18 4:10am

The Bliss at The Giving Room features turmeric as a relieving ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

To categorize juicing as a health food fad is like calling rosé a trendy wine — both have been around for centuries, have recently surged in popularity and aren’t going out of style anytime soon.

They are also both best pursued in moderation.  (more…)

10/03/17 6:01am
Colleen McCaffery

Colleen McCaffery inside Aura, her new Mattituck yoga studio. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Colleen McCaffery of Mattituck has been practicing yoga for more than a decade. But she only began pursuing the tradition more seriously after a multiple sclerosis diagnosis in March 2015.

She found the ancient practice and its focus on balance to be a welcome antidote for the debilitating disease, which affected her equilibrium. That, coupled with medication and a modified diet incorporating fermented foods, has helped her manage her symptoms.

“It’s the best medicine,” she said. “Because I do yoga, I am in touch with my body. My balance is a little better. I am not tired as much.” (more…)