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, which websites I use, and which skincare products I recommend, I decided … 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 are 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 are Purely Problematic

Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!

Eating bacteria may sound like a frightening recommendation, but consider this fact: the human body is equal parts human cells and bacteria. Since the human body is already filled with bacteria, the goal is to make sure the "good" bacteria outnumber the "bad." "Good" vs. "Bad" Bacteria "Bad" bacteria, also known as pathogenic bacteria, cause … Continue reading Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!

My Favorite Packaged Snacks

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, which websites I use, and which skincare products I recommend, I decided … Continue reading My Favorite Packaged Snacks

Transform Your Body into a Fat-adapted, Fat-burning Powerhouse

When I did a complete 180 of my diet about two years ago, it was mostly because I learned this simple (yet surprisingly not well-known) fact: The human body can run on one of two energy sources: sugar or fat. Which is better? After brief consideration of some more facts, I'll let you be the … Continue reading Transform Your Body into a Fat-adapted, Fat-burning Powerhouse

Avoid the Most Pesticide-prone Produce

Heard of the "Dirty Dozen"? (Hint: I'm not referring to the 1967 film.) Reality check: Organic produce can be pricey! In an ideal world, we would buy all of our fruits and vegetables from farmer's markets or the "organic" displays at Whole Foods, but our budgets do not always allow for this. (However, since Amazon's … Continue reading Avoid the Most Pesticide-prone Produce