Full disclosure: the title phrase is not my own! Rather, "Exercise is a poor way to lose weight" is a tagline that has been spoken time and again by my friend celebrity trainer Vinnie Tortorich. (Yes, you read that correctly...Vinnie is a trainer, and even he is willing to admit that exercise cannot solve all of … Continue reading Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight
The Health Benefits of Coffee If you're like me, you always look forward to those first sips of your morning brew...possibly more than you look forward to anything else you'll consume the remainder of the day! No matter how hot or cold it is or how alert or exhausted I am, my morning coffee never … Continue reading Clean up your Coffee
"Energy" and "Protein" bars are marketed as "healthy," but they're usually not! Food conglomerates have (unsurprisingly) taken advantage of our grab-n-go culture. Convenience is key in this fast-paced world, but nutrient-dense, healthy choices are often lost in the shuffle. Before buying/eating something, I often ask myself, "Would my great grandmother recognize this?" If the answer … Continue reading Beware of (Most!) Bars
...and here's what happened! For 10 days, I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with the Living Libations "Best Skin Ever" Seabuckthorn Oil out of A) curiosity and B) my desire to drastically cut down on the number of beauty products I use. I love the idea of "less is more" when it comes to skincare, so … Continue reading I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with oil for 10 days…
This biohack may feel like a real doozy because, once you realize how many products contain toxic ingredients, the prospect of cleansing your life of all toxins can feel daunting. Trust me, I've been there! However, when tackled slowly and deliberately, switching to all-natural products is not as difficult or burdensome as it may seem. … Continue reading Embrace All-natural Products
Yes, you read that correctly. Oil. (Note: Men, this post is for you, too! Your skin is just as important as any woman's!) Over the summer, my good friend recommended that I moisturize my face with Sweet Almond Oil every night to help brighten my skin. Initially, I was a skeptic. I mean, I was … Continue reading Simply Moisturize and Exfoliate with…Oil?