Erica Zelfand, ND
Erica Zelfand, ND is a naturopathic physician, family doctor, writer, editor, world traveler, and wandering Jewess. Dr. Z believes that education and empowerment are the key foundations to a healthy lifestyle and loves writing articles and blog entries on natural health. She also teaches online health workshops and webinars through LeanWagon.com. Dr. Z supervises rotations at the teaching clinics of the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore. She also sees patients there privately, in person, and through Skype. When she isn't playing doctor, she enjoys traveling around the world and learning about different cultures and cuisines. She's a lover, a fighter, and a tea drinker. For more on Erica, visit her blog, ZelfandNaturalHealth.blogspot.com, and Facebook page.
Chanukkah (or however the heck you spell it) is a time of lighting the menorah, recounting yet another story of the resilience of the Jewish people, and celebrating miracles both great and small. It’s also a time of eating things you wouldn’t dare touch the rest of the year, letting your standards slide, and finding yourself hung over on January 1st, loathing yourself as you struggle to button your jeans.
Don’t be that person.
As the air turns brisk and squash appear in the grocery store, I realize that autumn really is here. Though winter is still a ways off, a quarter of my colleagues and a handful of our patients are already starting to sniffle and cough.