You Are What You Eat…Ate

Yes, that's right. I'm taking you down a rabbit hole here. We're all familiar with the adage "You Are What You Eat," which relates to Hippocrates' belief that "Food is Medicine." Every single bite we take (or sip we drink!) causes a positive or negative hormonal reaction within the body; cumulatively, those bites and sips … Continue reading You Are What You Eat…Ate

Fill Your Freezer with Frozen Produce

Yes, you read that right! Drop everything you're doing, scramble to the grocery store, fill your cart with frozen produce and then stock your freezer! (Okay, maybe you don't need to rush to the grocery store this very instant. If you need to go tomorrow, I'll allow it.) Right now, you're probably thinking I'm nuts … Continue reading Fill Your Freezer with Frozen Produce

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”

My Favorite Online Grocery Platforms

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

Why you MUST Comprehend Your Chronotype ASAP

First off, what the heck is a "chronotype," you ask? Excellent question! The Definition of "Chronotype" Chronotype = "A person's natural inclination with regard to the times of day when they prefer to sleep or when they are most alert or energetic." Chronotype vs. Circadian Rhythm Here is a concise explanation (and a link to … Continue reading Why you MUST Comprehend Your Chronotype ASAP

The Dairy Debate: Cows and Sheep and Goats…OH MY!

There's a lot of buzz in the current health landscape about dairy; if you've been following any of it, thoughts in your head are likely swarming. Unfortunately, I cannot provide 100% clear cut answers because...there aren't any. Dairy tolerance differs from person to person. However, I will clarify the central arguments of the dairy debate … Continue reading The Dairy Debate: Cows and Sheep and Goats…OH MY!

Doctors + Medical Researchers + Big Pharma: Facts to Consider Before Taking Prescription Drugs and Trusting Research Findings

Recently, I listened to an illuminating podcast in which board-certified cardiologist Bret Scher and nephrologist (kidney specialist) Jason Fung discussed the very real and very detrimental ties that exist among top pharmaceutical companies (commonly known as "Big Pharma"), medical doctors, and researchers. (Click here to listen to the podcast yourself. The entire episode is interesting, … Continue reading Doctors + Medical Researchers + Big Pharma: Facts to Consider Before Taking Prescription Drugs and Trusting Research Findings

Plastics: They’re Purely Problematic

Why are they so problematic, you ask? Well, for starters, they're everywhere. Ever since the first synthetic plastic (derived from fossil fuels) was invented in 1907, plastics have become ubiquitous. Take a moment to consider your own plastic usage. These are some of the most common forms that you likely encounter on a day-to-day basis: … Continue reading Plastics: They’re Purely Problematic