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
Yes, you read that right! Avocados are not just a trendy, Instagram-worthy spread for toast. An apple avocado a day may actually keep the doctor away! What makes an avocado so healthy? Results from a 2017 study suggest that avocado consumption may play a pivotal role in gut health. Another study from 2013 suggests the following: … Continue reading An Avocado a Day May Keep the Doctor Away
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!)
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
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?