When you grocery shop for processed foods, are you constantly looking at ingredient labels before you add items to your cart? If your answer is "no," this post is an especially important one for you! First, the most important question: Why are toxins in processed foods...toxic? This article by psr.org (Physicians for Social Responsibility) puts … Continue reading Eat Toxin-free Processed Foods
What is "decision fatigue"? Surf the web and you'll find many definitions, but my interpretation is this: As humans, we make thousands of decisions each day (and, in this fast-paced world, we make many, many more than our animal relatives and ancestors); because of this, we ultimately hit a point of mental exhaustion. Once this … Continue reading Don’t Let “Decision Fatigue” Dictate Your Choices
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
...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…
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
Last week, I attended my first biohacking event (!), sponsored by Well+Good, and heard from some experts in the fields of health and wellness, a.k.a. biohacking superstars. Here's what I learned: Many health recommendations are based on the 24-hour male cycle, which involves a peak of testosterone in the morning and a gradual decrease throughout … Continue reading My Takeaways from Well+Good’s “Biohacking: The Next Wave in Women’s Health”
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?