Lakewinds Blog

Kick Start Your Immune System for Fall

By Katie Volney on October 26, 2015 0 Comment

Boosting your immune system before cold and flu season gets in to full swing is important, which is why our employees have pulled together their top 10 favorite products for boosting the immune system.   Gaia’s Black Elderberry Syrup: Cold and flu season beware! Our wellness team swears by this product, a natural concentration of immune-boosting […]Read More »

Natural Warm Weather Skin Care

By Amy Haggerty on June 18, 2015 0 Comment

Pro: Warm weather is here. Con: Harsh UV rays and bugs are too. Don’t let common skin ailments keep you from enjoying the warmth of the upcoming season with these proactive prevention tips and natural remedies: Prep your skin for sun by exfoliating wisely, cleansing regularly and wearing sunblock. Because skin absorbs up to 60% […]Read More »

Winter Skin Care: Natural Tips from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on January 13, 2015 0 Comment

Our skin is the body’s largest organ—it acts as a water resistant, insulating shield, protecting the body against extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. But the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter can really test the limits of this protection, leaving us itchy and chapped. Since it protects US, it makes sense that […]Read More »

Holiday Survival Guide – Top 10 Winter Wellness Finds

By Amy Haggerty on December 9, 2014 1 Comment

This is one time of year when you really want to feel your best. But travel, family gatherings, gift shopping and numerous get-togethers can be minefields of health woes—from cold and flu bugs to hangovers. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to staying well this winter and enjoying it all. Here’s your cheat sheet […]Read More »

Natural Cold and Flu Relief

By Amy Haggerty on December 1, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator The winter months bring more indoor time, more over-indulging, less sunlight and less activity. All of those factors add up to the sum of: You’re Probably Going To Get Sick. Whenever possible, dealing common cold and virus symptoms at home can be an easy, inexpensive and […]Read More »

Top 10 Supplements

By Amy Haggerty on November 6, 2014 0 Comment

By Anthony P. Landkamer, Chanhassen Wellness Manager It goes without saying that eating a well-balanced diet and nurturing your body with healthy nutrient dense food is of course one of the best actions you can take to provide for your physical and mental wellbeing. As education on nutrition, food quality, organic, non-gmo, and product ingredients continues […]Read More »

Healthy Fall Foods and Winter Wellness Care

By Amy Haggerty on October 6, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator The foundation for great health starts with great food.  Clean, organic, nutrient dense produce is a first line of defense against whatever may come your way during the winter season. Choosing organic means no pesticide residue to tax the immune and digestive system.  Choosing local means […]Read More »

Winter Mood Boosters – “Staying Positive when it’s Negative”

By Amy Haggerty on February 28, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jen Hanson – Lakewinds Food Content Coordinator This will not be a scholarly article on the specific mood boosting properties of ingredients in the food we eat, it won’t be about the nutritional value of the vitamins in our foods. I am not a nutritionist nor do I play one on TV so I won’t […]Read More »

Home Made Bath Salts

By Amy Haggerty on December 10, 2013 0 Comment

Between the months of October and April, you’ll get a cold.  Your kids will get more than one.  It is a fact of life in northern climates! It’s hard to watch your children sniffle and sneeze and cough and generally get through their days with red eyes and noses.  It’s even harder to send them […]Read More »