Are You Eating the Proper Ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s? (Hint: Your Health Depends on It!)

If your answer is "I don't know" or "no," then read on to figure out why you must. First of all, what exactly are omega-3s and omega-6s? Generally, we just hear the nicknames "omega-3s" and "omega-6s," but their true names are omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Both are types of polyunsaturated fats, and … Continue reading Are You Eating the Proper Ratio of Omega-3s to Omega-6s? (Hint: Your Health Depends on It!)

The Oral Microbiome: Why It’s Important and How to Care for It

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

My Favorite Homemade (a.k.a. AFFORDABLE and ALL-NATURAL!) Masks, Scrubs, and More

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

Lifespan vs. Health-span vs. Disease-span: What’s the Difference, and Why Does it Matter?

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?

My Experience of “Kaizen,” the Japanese Philosophy of “Continuous Improvement”

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”