The Myth that is Multitasking

Why multitasking doesn’t work and how to break the habit

Why multitasking doesn’t work and how to break the habit People feel busier and more stressed than ever. In order to feel more productive, we often resort to multitasking to “get things done.” But research shows that people who multitask are, in fact, far less productive. Our brains are designed to focus on one, singular task at a time. When … Read More

Up the Ante-Oxidants and Eat the Rainbow

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A Full-Spectrum Approach To Detoxification Detoxification Should Be About Food When you hear the word “detox” what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture a juice cleanse or water fast leaving you depleted, when in fact, detoxification relies heavily on nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals. With this in mind, we can shift our thinking from strict restrictions to upping our … Read More

6 Ways to Reduce Everyday Toxins


Everywhere we look, there are warning signs about how our environment – our food, air, water, and soil – is riddled with toxins. Here’s a not-so-fun fact that supports this observation: The average person ingests around 5 grams of plastic (equivalent to one credit card) every week. There are also emotional toxins that can plague us if we do not … Read More

Fueling Your Movement: Hydration and Pre-Workout

Energy-Inducing Strategies to Prep For Your Workout When you head into a workout, your goal is to feel energized and ready to go. So, how do you ensure you’re ready for peak performance? Your best bet is whole food solutions and staying hydrated. Read on to find out which foods are best for pre and post-workout, and three tips to … Read More

Sit Less, Move More

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4 ways to combat serious health risks by incorporating small, daily movements   When it comes to exercise, it can be difficult to find the motivation, funds, and time to commit. But research suggests increasing overall movement – like mopping the kitchen, or walking the dog around the block – is vital to lowering your risk of disease. A sedentary … Read More

A Call for Better Breakfast

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How You Can Create A More Balanced Breakfast For Health When thinking about breakfast foods, what comes to mind? Perhaps foods labeled “quick” or “on-the-go?” This could look like a pop tart, a waffle, granola bar, or instant oatmeal and cereal. Or maybe it is a banana and a cup of coffee as you run out the door. Breakfast is … Read More

Tips to Make Buying Local a Lifestyle Habit

Why Eat What’s Down the Street: Part 2 How you can start buying local today   In part one of Why Eat What’s Down the Street, we looked at the importance of sourcing local produce, in addition to the health implications of modern food production and transportation. Which brings us to part two: How do you start buying and eating … Read More

How to Boost Your Metabolic Health to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Naturally

How to Boost Your Metabolic Health to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Naturally

Here are six modifiable lifestyle and nutrition practices to implement into your daily routine to support your cardiometabolic health. Metabolic health, or the proper function of our cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, is the cornerstone of heart disease prevention. However, only 12% of Americans are considered metabolically healthy, leaving the majority of people at risk for serious diseases like … Read More

The Benefits of Buying and Eating Local Foods


Why Eat What’s Down the Street: Part 1 A case for buying and eating local foods and how modern food production and transportation harms our health  Food, glorious food. But, how glorious can food be if most of it travels distances up to 1,500 miles from the farm to your dinner table, losing nutrients and gaining pesticides and herbicides along … Read More

Eating Healthy: Did You Taste The Rainbow Today?

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“Taste the rainbow,” is a well-known tagline made famous by the multicolored candy, Skittles. But there’s a price to pay to taste this artificial rainbow, and the many other artificial food-like substances dominating our western diet. According to an article by Everyday Health, Skittles is able to achieve its vibrant color palette thanks to the additive titanium dioxide, a damaging … Read More