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
Once you decide to clean up your lifestyle in every way, shape, and form, it can feel overwhelming! There are so many different foods, soaps, drinks, moisturizers, etc., to choose from. Since many of you have asked which brands and companies I trust, websites I use, and skincare products I recommend, I decided to create … Continue reading My Favorite Homemade (a.k.a. AFFORDABLE and ALL-NATURAL!) Masks, Scrubs, and More
Before diving into this post, engage in this quick thought exercise: Imagine your ideal final 5, 10, or even 20 years of life. Possibly, you're spending glorious days of retirement on a beach somewhere reading books, moving your toes through the sand, and soaking in (essential!) vitamin D via the sun's hot rays. Or, maybe … Continue reading Lifespan vs. Health-span vs. Disease-span: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?
I honestly forget where I first heard the term "kaizen" (just racked my brain for ten minutes and...nothing!), but I recall hearing it about six months ago. The very first second I heard it, I knew it would stick with me. The philosophy of kaizen is one I now incorporate into every facet of my … Continue reading My Experience of “Kaizen,” the Japanese Philosophy of “Continuous Improvement”
Once you decide to clean up your lifestyle in every way, shape, and form, it can feel overwhelming! There are so many different foods, soaps, drinks, moisturizers, etc., to choose from. Since many of you have asked which brands and companies I trust, websites I use, and skincare products I recommend, I decided to create … Continue reading My Favorite Online Grocery Platforms