Tea Isn’t Just For Drinking!

Elise Hecker LC, LMT WHolistic Licensed Esthetician While most of us may know the great health benefits of drinking tea, little is ever said about the topical use of tea on the skin. The health-giving properties of tea have long been recognized by Chinese medicine and it is only recently that its benefits have been confirmed by modern science. The […]

“Fruit is Bad” Myth Finally Debunked

  You gotta watch this video: If Fructose is bad what about fruit?  Fascinating! I love how the “Fruit is Bad” myth is finally getting debunked. Thank goodness this myth didn’t last as long as the “Saturated Fats are Unhealthy” myth lasted!   Red Wine Poached Pears Anyone? Makes: 2 whole pears. Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 4 cups red wine, cheap, […]

Road Trip Cheat Sheet: Healthy Ways to Eat on the Go

By Jenn Maples, NTP Going on road trips used to be one of my favorite things as a kid. We’d pack up the car with a few Mad Libs (remember those?), some colored pencils and paper and a cooler filled with snacks that my now-nutritionist-self probably wouldn’t approve of. But road-tripping doesn’t have to mean eating junk food 24/7. In […]

Natural Glow Skin Care: A Very Good Decision

Stubborn Wrinkles. Dry patches. Sun damage. Brown spots.Ladies, if you can relate to any of these skin problems then here’s some urgent news.You see, there’s a dirty little secret lurking inside your skin care products.Manufacturers tell you these ingredients are “completely harmless.”  But the truth is that these “harmless” ingredients actually destroy your skin – and add years to your […]

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Sleeping Less, an Option for More Life?

I once heard that the highest quality sleep occurs between 10pm-2am. Not one to slack off on curiosity I wondered why. I also wondered if I could maximize my sleep patterns and sleep less to enjoy more of my life. Considering we sleep roughly a third of our lives away this would be a big boon. I set out to […]

The Brazilian Health Nut Show: Emotional Eating

Do you feel that you have no control over your appetite? Is having to say no to ice cream is like pulling out your own tooth? Do you feel out of control around food? Are you driven compulsively to eat when you aren’t even hungry? I know I have… Learn how to separate physical hunger from emotional hunger and get a […]

An Ode To A Master of Meat

Herb and Salt Crusted Prime Rib   Every year my brother in law cooks his famous Herb and Salt Crusted Prime Rib and every year everyone moans with delight. He has perfected this recipe over many years and experimented repeatedly with the cooking time and temperatures to achieve a perfect medium rare. This was my first time trying his recipe […]

The Simple Secret to Cooking Like a Chef

No, you don’t need the white button-up getup and chef’s hat, nor do you need five million hours of intensive kitchen prep to make restaurant-worthy meals. Drum roll please….. the secret’s in the sauce! Having an arsenal of just a few special sauces will turn any plain chicken breast or fish fillet into an amazingly delicious dinner. Believe me, when […]