Before you freak out and stop reading, understand that by "cook" I really mean "prepare." If you're like me, you don't consider yourself a chef by any means. But, one biohacking principle that is important to understand right off the bat is this: The only food you can truly trust is that which you prepare … Continue reading Just. Cook.
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
Looking for healthy and satisfying ways to curb those midday hunger pangs? I have some suggestions! First of all, let's tackle some common snacks to avoid: Pretzels Chips Candy Non-fat or low-fat yogurt (especially the sugary kind!) Crackers Anything made with bread Cookies Artificially sweetened snacks Artificially sweetened beverages Cereal Granola bars (The second ingredient … Continue reading Snack like a Smartie
Wait, why can't I just eat the pre-flavored yogurt varieties? By definition, all Greek yogurt is healthy, right? Wrong. Let's consider the ways in which FAGE plain Greek yogurt can become unhealthy... The mysterious "fruit" cup Each of the FAGE Total Split Cup yogurts contains at least 16g of added sugar. When pictured, they are … Continue reading Jazz up Your Plain, Full-fat Greek Yogurt
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?