In normal times, a humidifier is a good idea. In these work-from-home, coronavirus times? It may be the most practical gift you can give yourself — and everyone else on your list.
During the holidays, we’re out of our normal routines, we’re not investing as much in nutrition and relaxation, and despite our best efforts, we can often fall back into old family dynamics that leave us on edge. Keep reading for how to make this festive season feel a bit less frenzied.
When we hear the words “food allergy,” our minds quickly jump to life-threatening allergies that require immediate medical attention. We think of epi pens, swollen lips, and a trip to the ER. When we hear the words “food sensitivity,” many of us are less clear on what exactly that means. An upset stomach? A headache?
Here are 5 easy fall dinner recipes that give you that cozy vibe — without the hours in the kitchen. As we continue to move through the rest of this stress-filled year, these recipes remind us to take care of ourselves and to take it easy.
The next time you roll out of bed with achiness in your knees, hips, arms, or back, lean on one (or a few!) of these 10 easy tips to feel better. Your joints will thank you!
Ever go through a period of time when you feel hungry all the time? You’re not alone. As crazy as it might feel to be ravenous in the middle of the night, hungry right after a meal, or wake up with hunger pangs in the morning, it’s actually more common than you think.
When it comes to carbs, there are a lot of opinions out there. Some nutrition experts are convinced that cutting carbs is the secret to good health. “Avoid them all!” they say. Other experts, confusingly, say that carbohydrates are an essential part of any healthy diet — and that cutting them out of your diet will only cause fatigue and hunger.
There’s no shortage of clean beauty products on the market, each one claiming to transform your hair, make your skin flawless, and finally give you the strong nails of your dreams.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, your instinct will be to turn your attention to your stress levels, your screen time, or other obvious causes of late-night restlessness and insomnia.
Immune health is top of mind right now — and it’s not changing anytime soon. In fact, our current global health crisis has forced us to take a closer look at our immunity and what we’re doing to support it.
Even before COVID-19, there was no shortage of conflicting health advice on the internet. And now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the number of voices online telling us what to do — and what not to do! — have increased tenfold.
We may be smack in the middle of a pandemic — many of us confined to our homes and missing our friends and family members — but the truth is, we can still find things to be happy about and grateful for.
When I say the word “bath,” the first image that enters your head is likely of someone relaxing in a tub before bed, with candles burning around them and maybe even a glass of wine in their hand. It’s a pretty relaxing image, and a bath before bed has become a go-to evening ritual for many of us.
At first thought, sweet and chewable gummy vitamins seem like a great idea. I mean, who wouldn’t want to disguise their daily dose of health-supporting vitamins inside a tasty little treat?
If you want to be your healthiest self, reducing your intake of sugar is a must. The average American consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugar every day — which comes out to about 57 pounds of added sugar in one year.
These days it can feel like we’re living in an alternate universe. Activities that seemed totally normal just two weeks ago — getting drinks with friends, going to see some live music, or having Sunday night dinner with our parents — are now unimaginable. Down is up and up is down. Nothing makes sense and many of us are understandably disoriented and anxious.
You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting (also known as IF), a wellness trend that has gained major momentum in the last few years.
We all know that food has a certain power over our health. In the best of circumstances, it can be used to heal us, fuel us, and support our good mood, energy levels, and metabolism. In the worst case scenario, it can sabotage our health by causing gut issues, weight gain, and chronic inflammation.
You’ve probably heard about the gut microbiome, or the billions of bacteria living in your digestive tract. You’ve probably also head of probiotic supplements, which help inoculate the gut with beneficial bacteria that have shown promise for improving digestion, mood, and even metabolism.
Lifestyle changes, immune-boosting foods, and supplements to help you stay healthy right now.
It’s that time again. Flu season is here, and for many, the news on the Coronavirus has us all on guard (It’s transmitted from person-to-person through respiratory droplets.) Despite the season, an uptick in coughing and sneezing is a reminder to all of us to be on our best behaviors when it comes to the actions, choices, and habits that support our health.
We all have good skin days and bad skin days. We all go through periods of time where our skin is dry, oil, breaking out, or generally feeling dull.
On your next trip to Trader Joes, throw some of these natural beauty products in with your Cauliflower Gnocchi and Everything But The Bagel Dip.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just on a new workout kick, muscle soreness, pain, and stiffness can keep you from reaching your full potential. It is, quite literally, a pain to have the motivation to achieve your fitness goals—but be held back by sluggish recovery from your workouts.
Eating at home is, arguably, the best way to take care of yourself. When you make your meals, snacks and drinks yourself, you know exactly what’s going in them and you can better control portions. It’s also a great way to save money.
Let us guess: Around the time of your period you can probably relate to the feeling that hormones are in control, driving what you want to eat, when, and how much. But what about the other way around? Can what we eat affect our hormone health too during different parts of our cycle?
If you’ve ever tried cutting down on carbs, either for the keto diet or another low-carb but high-fat diet or high-protein nutrition plan, you probably know more about carbs—and how they affect your body—than any nutritionist could ever teach you.
Winter is here and for many of us, that means cold weather and dry, itchy skin. If this is you, know that you’re not alone. When I moved to New York City three years ago, my skin was hopelessly dry and inflamed all winter long.
We all want to eat foods that are healthy. But it can be hard to nail down which ones actually are. “Avoid sugar, but eat plenty of fruit” and “Cut out grains — but make sure you’re getting fiber!” are just a few of the confusing messages we receive.
Winter is here and that means warm drinks and nights snuggled up on the couch. Unfortunately, the cold weather can also mean seasonal coughs, colds, and the dreaded flu.
“My philosophy is all about eating well the easiest way possible,” says Lauren Paige, a healthy lifestyle coach and travel and food creative. Lauren Paige is currently in Germany, working and exploring the local cuisine with a healthy spin.
“Don’t commit to a whole big pampering routine,” says Minna Lee, a wellness entrepreneur, health coach, and content creator who has mastered the art of the quick, easy, and inexpensive self-care routine.
“By default, so many people talk about planning, logistics, finances, and to-do lists over dinner,” says Dr. Sara DeFrancesco, a naturopathic doctor living in Portland, Oregon. But in her mind, that’s actually the worst time to do it.
Alyssa Gagarin is the meal prep queen. Her social media is sprinkled with photos of Pyrex container after Pyrex container filled with meals that any of us would be thrilled to eat for lunch.
Many of us are on a mission to reduce our use of over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drugs in favor of more natural solutions. If you fall into this category, you already know that it isn’t easy.