Is sleep deprivation affecting your skin?

Nearly 70 million American adults suffer from one or more sleep disorders.  Some of the more common sleep disorders include sleep deprivation, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders and obstructive sleep apnea.  Sleep disorders can directly influence the health of our skin.  Patients that are sleep deprived are more likely to suffer with common dermatological conditions such…

Nuts and Seeds – Pregnancy and Fertility Diet Essentials

Nuts and seeds are some of the most nutrient dense and delicious foods on earth. They are an important part of fertility nutrition, pregnancy nutrition and beyond because they supply the body with ample fiber, protein, minerals and essential fatty acids. What you may not know about nuts and seeds, is that they should […] via…

Get naked for your skin’s health

May happens to be Skin Cancer Awareness Month and with summer being nearly here it is a great time to revisit our skin’s health.   Skin cancer remains one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin…

Finding your magical place

We all need to find that special place where we can go to find ourselves when we get lost in the craziness of life.  Ever since I was a child I was always drawn to trees so of course as an adult I am still drawn to trees.  There is one tree in particular that…

Petroleum Coated Fruits and Vegetables

Have you ever wondered why the fruits and vegetables in the bins showcased in the veggie section of your supermarket have that beautiful glow when the light hits them just right? These fruits and vegetables are always an explosion of colors and are really beautifully appetizing. Have you ever wondered why when you bring your…

Toxic Pesticides and Strawberries

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has for another year provided us with valuable information in their 2016 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce Report regarding the safety of our fruits and vegetables. Strawberries unfortunately made the top of their Dirty Dozen list this year.

Five Years Paleo – 10 Lessons Learned

Source: Five Years Paleo – 10 Lessons Learned I really wanted to share this terrific read for anyone trying to make sense of the Paleo diet and healthy eating in general.  While there is great information relating to the Paleo lifestyle more importantly the author brings simplicity and timeless practicality in the advice and lessons learned…

Can being in the sun help you live longer?

I have always been fascinated with the health benefits of humans interacting with nature the way we are supposed to. Of course when I came across a scientific publication by Richard Weller, from the Medical Research Council Center for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh I was compelled to share it, “Sunlight has Cardiovascular…

How My Dog Saves Me From Christmas

Back in early December I put out a blog post about how to avoid stress over the holidays.  I thought I would share a moment I had with Norman my basset hound that certainly added some smiles and some giggles.  These moments have saved me from spiraling into the holiday abyss and I encourage you…