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!)
First, let me start off by saying I am an app minimalist. I'm currently still in the Dark Ages with my iPhone 6S 16GB, so I barely have room for Gmail and text threads. I'm extremely judicious with app downloads, but my new discovery--the "Think Dirty" app--was a no-brainer! Before I continue any further, let … Continue reading Why You Need My New Favorite App: “Think Dirty”
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
Ever wonder where I get my biohacking inspiration? The answer is podcasts, books, and articles...but mostly podcasts! Ever since I began my biohacking journey a couple years ago, I have been (obsessively!) listening to a number of different health & wellness podcasts to learn as much as I can about optimal nutrition, skincare, exercise habits, … Continue reading My Favorite Health & Wellness Podcasts
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