2020 has certainly been a year for the books. To me, it seems as though COVID-19 kicked off a domino effect of stressful and uncertain events. When life gets tough and destroys any sort of routine, it can be quite hard to keep up with or restart the things we used to do. How do … Continue reading Pandemic food rut? Learning to love food again
Adaptogen products are everywhere in the food and supplement market right now. Curious about what these supplements are and if they are worth the hype? Let’s find out! What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are defined as herbs or roots that possibly act like a “stress vaccine” in the human body. Ultimately, they’re proposed to reduce chronic stress … Continue reading All about adaptogens: Do these healing herbs really work?
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control. However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating … Continue reading Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?
Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food … Continue reading Foods that may help boost your immune system
We frequently talk about wellness, but what does it truly mean to live well? According to a Gallup study, well-being is tied to five common elements: Purpose: Enjoying what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals Social: Maintaining supportive relationships and love in your life Financial: Managing your economic life to … Continue reading Generational wellness: How each generation can thrive
As wonderful and joyful as they are, the holidays also bring on a monster of things to worry about, including food. This time of year can be especially stressful if you have a chronic condition like Type 1 or 2 diabetes. There is already so much guilt surrounding holiday food and so many opinions on … Continue reading 12 strategies for managing diabetes during the holidays
Traveling is always exciting, but it comes with its own challenges — especially for those with chronic conditions like Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Not only do you have to think about getting to the airport on time and not forgetting your toothbrush, you also have to worry about managing your diabetes during the trip. … Continue reading 7 ways to travel smart with diabetes
With a new CBD store popping up on every street corner, it is safe to say that CBD, or cannabidiol, is a hot topic in alternative medicine. But is CBD good for you? Let me fill you in on CBD and its potential benefits from a dietary standpoint. What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a … Continue reading A nutritional breakdown of CBD
Collagen products have become widely popular recently, making it one of the trendiest supplements currently on the market. Global Market Reports noted that in 2018 alone, the Collagen Peptide Industry brought in around $2950 million in revenue and that number is expected to grow to $4150 million by 2025. There are many collagen products out … Continue reading What is collagen and can it boost your fitness?
As the health and wellness industry grows, more products, apps, supplements and diets continue to emerge for adults. But recently, these dieting tools have taken on a newer niche market — children. While some of these nutrition devices and digital innovations can help empower a balanced lifestyle (something I’m all in favor of, as a … Continue reading Parents, beware: How diet culture is harming our kids