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Amber from Truly Thriving

Amber from Truly Thriving

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Truly Thriving

Amber, a certified holistic health and nutrition consultant and creator of Truly Thriving, a health and wellness practice, has been a lifelong student of nutrition and its impact on our health.  You can find her conducting seasonal workshops, offering one on one high level nutrition and lifestyle counseling, sharing valuable information on her site and creating more ways to help you thrive.


Styled By Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown from Styled by Melissa

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My name is Melissa Brown and I am the owner/stylist over at Styled By Melissa. I have had a fascination with event planning since I was a child and just love assisting our clients with making their event one that guests will not forget.

If you’re looking to make your event reflect your distinctive taste and style or if you need help finding a direction., shoot us an email or give us a call. Eclectic, interesting, vintage or even a bit quirky; we can be your team to help you add that bit of personality.

Making your events uniquely….yours.


Britta Hogue owner of Baby Boot CampBritta Hogue from Baby Boot Camp

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Britta Hogue is a NETA certified Personal Trainer and owner of Baby Boot Camp of the Capital District, offering classes and nutrition programs for moms.  Sign up for a free class at or email her at [email protected].


Jenn Savino

Jennifer Savino from Bite Me

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My name is Jennifer Savino and I am passionate about food and small business, which has led me to start “Bite Me.”  Bite Me is a show/blog about food and beverage start-ups in the Capital District.  The show and food blog came about after I closed my gourmet cookie company and it’s all about helping other people bitten by the entrepreneurial bug get expose while showing us their delightful treats.  Get Bitten!


Jennifer S  from Inspiring Savings

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Hi my name is Jennifer of Inspiring Savings. I am a Registered Nurse, married to a wonderful husband for 7 years and mom of two toddlers. After being diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer this past year (which has been more of a blessing than a curse),  I finally had the time to venture out into the world of blogging. My Goal has always been to be a stay at home mommy.  As of right now I am still working, but not as much thanks to many of my budget savings ideas.

Inspiring Savings

My heart is to help others learn how to better manage their finances God’s way and I want to join others on their journey to live faithfully by God’s word. I am very passionate about saving money, spending less and helping others in my community.  I combine personal simple frugal living tips, recipes, crafts, couponing ideas and smart shopping techniques to help you become your own economist.  Please join me in my journey to live simply and save.  Visit!

Dr. Beth Favro | Turning Point Chiropractic

Dr. Beth Favro from Turning Point Chiropractic in Saratoga Springs

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Turning Point Chiropractic | Saratoga NY

Dr. Beth Favro originally grew up in Stillwater, then went to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where she met her husband Dr. Adam Favro. There, they both decided to become chiropractors, so they ventured out to Minneapolis and to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University.  Knowing they always wanted to come home to start their practice, they moved back and opened their doors on November 7, 2011.  Turning Point Chiropractic is a premier Saratoga Chiropractic facility able to provide the residents and guests of Saratoga Springs the most comprehensive and up to date health care for you, your family and friends.

More about Dr. Beth

Dr. Beth wasn’t always 100% sure she was going to pursue a career in chiropractic.  Originally, she wanted to become an ob/gyn or pediatrician, however, during her junior year in college she picked up a personal training minor and her views changed. She started understanding the importance of wellness, nutrition and exercise on a person’s health.  After being hesitant about what she should do about her future, a friend recommended she look into chiropractic.  At first, it baffled her because she was talking about wellness and not ‘back pain’.  Little did she know, there was more to chiropractic than pain management.  Chiropractic was a natural, holistic form of healthcare which promoted wellness, included nutritional education and proper exercise to optimize performance.  It was a perfect match!

While attending school in Minneapolis, she learned about the additional education she could receive to become more knowledgeable about working with pregnant women and children.  Within chiropractic, there were several types of fellowships and diplomates doctors could receive to gain more understanding in a particular field.  Dr. Beth learned about the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and their specific fellowship and diplomate programs offered.  She knew it was her calling!

Dr. Beth is excited to offer chiropractic services with a pediatric focus to upstate New York. She had the chance to work closely with many pediatric chiropractors in Minnesota and is ready to serve natural healthcare to the mothers and children of New York!


For more information please visit Turning Point Chiropractic at: 

or… feel free to check out the ICPA’s website at for some research articles and information on pediatric chiropractic!


Karen Charbonneau

Karen Charbonneau from Building Wellness

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Hello, I am Karen Charbonneau and my business is Building Wellness.  I moved to Saratoga Springs in 2010.  With my first visit to Saratoga Springs, I felt the healing energy and the desire of people to live a healthy life.  My passion is to provide information to help prevent the onset of disease–one of my main reasons for choosing the Saratoga Springs community.  Currently, I am a member and Ambassador for the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; Wilton Kiwanis member; Wilton Rotary member; and a volunteer at Saratoga Hospital running the healing circle in the Nursing Home.

More about Karen

Can you imagine a world without allergies, asthma, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, eczema, and other skin conditions?  Can disease be prevented or even cured without prescription medication?

As a youngster, I began to see changes to the world that I didn’t agree with–more harsh chemicals and toxins being added to our daily home environments.  Even as a teenager I believed that the body is the best healer of itself, given adequate rest, proper nutrition, and the fewest toxins on a daily basis.  When I went to college, I chose to study Sports Medicine and learned about the many functions of the body.  Due to an injury, I changed degrees and left my Sports Medicine world, though I never lost sight of the incredible healing functions of the human body.

I lived my life “fairly” healthy—or so I thought.  Eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, I didn’t smoke, and even stopped drinking alcohol.  It wasn’t until my equilibrium was completely off, I was often dizzy and unable to maintain my balance, that I realized my “healthy” living needed adjusting.  The diagnosis was severe anemia, and my doctor even considered an immediate blood transfusion due to my extremely low hemoglobin level.  There was one great benefit resulting from this diagnosis.  It refueled my passion to get what my body needed:  the proper rest, proper nutrition, and the fewest number of toxins on a daily basis.

In my journey to rid myself of the anemia, I cleared the airborne allergies I had suffered for more than 10 years, without prescription medications.  While I understand the use of prescription medications, and accept that they have often important benefits, I decided that I want to live my life as long as possible without medications.  When you are watching a television ad touting the “positive” effects of some kind of drug these days, do you notice that the list of detrimental side effects can be longer than the benefits!?  Who would take some of these drugs unless they absolutely had to?!  In many cases, you don’t have to!

So, an important question is, can you prevent a lot of these illnesses or even reverse their effects?  My Blog will address toxins that need to be removed from your life, to allow your body to heal itself, and result in a longer and healthier life.  As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or as individuals, let’s raise the awareness of living a healthier life.  Be Well!


Amanda King from Strictly Saratoga

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Strictly Saratoga

Amanda King lives in Saratoga Springs, NY like (hopefully) a majority of you readers, but loves travel. She’s been to more countries than she is years old, but is, at the moment, quite content to stay firmly planted in upstate New York. Feel free to follow her on Twitter at @strictlytoga – though be warned, sarcasm does occur…when she manages to actually tweet.

Ilissa Goman from Binx

Ilissa Goman from Binx

Binx | Saratoga NY | Baby Planning

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Binx provides NY Capital District’s parents with the baby planning services they crave to raise their babies in a way that meshes with their lifestyle. From the plus sign to potty training ™ we are there to help you along the way!  Visit Binx for more info.


Susanna Fenlon | Miss-OrganizedSusanna Fenlon from Miss-Organized

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Miss-OrganizedMiss-Organized is a professional organizing service dedicated to helping you de-clutter any space. Not only do we organize the clutter, but also eliminate the stress and intimidation of doing it on your own.

Visit to see what we are all about.





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