How Do You Know When to Slow Down and Take a Break?

How Do You Know When to Slow Down and Take a Break?

You may or may not have noticed (chances are you didn’t), but I took a few weeks off from blogging. It may not seem like such a big deal to you, but for me, it was. One reason for this sentiment was that I have hit the publish button weekly for one year and...
How to Beat a Cold More Quickly

How to Beat a Cold More Quickly

This post was originally published on this site about a year ago, but ’tis the season, so I thought it’d be helpful to repost for new readers and old alike. In addition to the tips below, I’d like to add that avoiding sugar would be wise if...
4 Herbs/Spices to Enjoy this Holiday Season

4 Herbs/Spices to Enjoy this Holiday Season

Ginger Warming, anti-inflammatory, and soothing to the gut, this rhizome should always have a place in your kitchen. During the winter months, ginger is one of my go-to herbs if I begin to come down with a cold. Make a fresh tea by steeping the root after it’s been...
Sweet Disguises: 5 Forms of Sugar to Avoid

Sweet Disguises: 5 Forms of Sugar to Avoid

By now we know to limit sugar intake for optimal health, but what can be tricky is that it can often be disguised as other names. And some of these aliases may even sound like healthier choices, but don’t be fooled. Sugar is still sugar and the body will not...
How to Make a Healthy and Well-Balanced Smoothie

How to Make a Healthy and Well-Balanced Smoothie

I have been creating and enjoying more smoothies these days. Maybe it’s due to the warmer temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the San Francisco Bay area? Or, admittedly I’ve been a bit bored with my go-to breakfast of smoked salmon paired with...
My Top 5 Travel Supplements

My Top 5 Travel Supplements

While the majority of my posts discuss real food, I believe that nutritional supplements do have their time and place — especially when we are not able to consume healthy foods that we would usually eat while at home in environments in which we can have more...