wellness

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

The One Thing Missing From My Fitness Routine? Hemp!

by Riley Cote, former NHL player and current Assistant Coach to the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and shown (above) with wife Ashley Cote The wheels started falling off the carriage at the ripe young age of 28, and was the main reason I retired from my playing days in the NHL. I was physically worn down, mentally […]

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

A few years ago, drinking kombucha was something of a “crunchy” hippy practice. Creating it involves fermenting cultures in barrels, and looks a little funny with all the stringy cultures swimming around. The bottles would often explode because of the natural effervescence that comes in the fermentation process. But then it starting popping up in […]

How I Stopped Using Foundation

How I Stopped Using Foundation

In my teenage years, I caked liquid foundation all over my face. The irony of that was I had perfect skin, there was nothing to cover up. All those clogged pores converted to zits and then I was trapped, I needed the foundation to cover the acne. I converted to expensive face washes and mineral […]

Five Hemp Essentials

Five Hemp Essentials

PHOTO: “Hemp For Victory” a United States government campaign aimed at getting American farmers to plant more hemp during World War II. Hemp is the misunderstood sister of marijuana. While both plants are scientifically classified as Cannabis, hemp does not produce psychoactive flowers, or buds, which you can smoke. Hemp has been used throughout history for a […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]