Well, the health & wellness sector of the internet world blew up this week over the Biggest Loser study. In case you missed it, researchers looked at contestants from Season 6 of the Biggest Loser. They wanted to know how their resting metabolic rate (how many calories burned when at rest) changed in the years following
Nowadays my morning beauty routine consists of brushing my teeth and wiping yesterday’s mascara from underneath my eyes. I deem this as bright-eyed and bushy tailed as I’m going to get, considering I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep since December 2014. A small price that I’m happy to pay for getting to be a mother,
At the get-go, let me say that when I say the word “diet”, I don’t mean diet in the Atkins/juice/paleo/1500 calorie/grapefruit/macrobiotic sense of the word. You know I hate diets. When I talk about the anti-inflammatory diet, I’m referring foods that will act as a shield against the environmental, physical, and emotional stressors that bombard our
Last week I talked about how to stop a headache once it has started. This week let’s focus on how to stop them in the first place. If you suffer from headaches on a regular basis, you may have have heard you should cut out caffeine, chocolate, cheeses, processed meats. No, your doctor doesn’t
PRESERVED. LEMONS. I am putting them in EVER-EE-THING. I bought my first jar in Trader Joes when I was still living in LA. I have to admit- it was because the jar was pretty. The fun flowy font against a backdrop of sunny lines of layered lemon slices- At $1.99, you would have made the same impulse buy.
In a self-serving move, I thought I’d do some research dealing with headaches with lifestyle changes. To a fault, I hate taking medicine. I will stubbornly sit there with a headache while I chide my husband for not taking anything for his sinus cold. Perhaps the headaches are from a beam in my eye? On the
Why do you need it? In February we talked about Calcium- a vitamin critical for bone health- and how to get enough of it when dairy is off the table. Today we are going to hit on Vitamin D, another big player in bone health that we need to pay attention to. The body makes Vitamin D when the sun
This is a complete guide on calcium and the dairy-free diet- why we need it, how much we need, where we can get it, and what can thwart our attempts at getting what we need. Non-dairy calcium sources abound, but you need to be intentional and informed.
If you are reading this, you likely have some interest in health and wellness. You poor, poor soul. You are unwittingly taking on the challenge of becoming scientist, detective, and lie-detector – working to discern what is actually helpful amongst the rubbish healthy eating facts hurled at you from the internet, chiropractors, health food