Would you honestly say that you chew your food carefully and thoroughly? If you don't, you're impeding your body's ability to properly digest and absorb nutrients. Stellar digestion → superior health. Become a careful chewer by 1) putting your fork, knife, and/or spoon down between each bite and 2) savoring the taste and texture of your … Continue reading To Improve Your Health And Digestion, Chew Your Food
You can make a green smoothie using an immersion or classic blender. Don't worry about following a recipe; follow my simple formula instead! Drink a green smoothie each day for more energy, brighter skin, and better digestion. "Green" smoothies and juices are all the rage these days. Since so many people are buying into their … Continue reading The Absolute Simplest Green Smoothie (…And The Cheapest!)
I decided to embark on a social media detox for a week. My social media detox included the following: deactivating my Facebook and Snapchat accounts, removing the Twitter app from my phone, relocating the Instagram app to my second iPhone screen, unfollowing all celebrities and other random accounts on Instagram, and only checking Instagram once … Continue reading Social Media Detox for the Soul
First, let me start off by saying I am an app minimalist. I'm currently still in the Dark Ages with my iPhone 6S 16GB, so I barely have room for Gmail and text threads. I'm extremely judicious with app downloads, but my new discovery--the "Think Dirty" app--was a no-brainer! Before I continue any further, let … Continue reading Why You Need My New Favorite App: “Think Dirty”
Fact: Antibiotic resistance is on the rise, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the phenomenon as a worldwide crisis. Just three months ago, WHO published this article and highlighted these key facts: Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, … Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Prevent Personal and Widespread Antibiotic Resistance
When we cook at home, we control the ingredients we use, the spices we add, and the oils we drizzle. In restaurants, we relinquish a lot of control, and we often stray from our "perfect" diet. Still, it's important to recognize the benefits of restaurant dining--like relaxation and socialization! Home-cooked meals are the absolute best, … Continue reading 4 Secrets to Eating Smarter While Dining Out
Over the past two years, I've become a huge proponent of organic produce, pastured meat, and wild fish. However, it was only recently that I discovered natural, organic, and biodynamic wines! Initially, I was drawn to these wines because they're made from cleaner, more sustainable crops. After all, if I'm supporting organic produce to take … Continue reading Hello Natural + Organic + Biodynamic Wines, Goodbye Headaches!
A hot health topic today is the gut microbiome; many studies have linked the health of one's gut to his or her propensity for disease and mood disorders. A lesser-discussed but increasingly popular notion is that the mouth contains a special, perfectly balanced microbiome of its own. The oral microbiome consists of "the collective genomes of … Continue reading The Oral Microbiome: Why It’s Important and How to Care for It