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10 Tips for a Lifestyle of Health & Wellness

June 14, 2019

In April, I celebrated my 30th birthday. For so much of my life, 30 seemed… so far away. I can still remember the days of thinking “When I turn 30, I’ll be married with two kids, own a house in the mountains, and be the CEO of my own business.” Lofty goals for an age that seemed so distant yet came so quickly. Not shockingly, most of those aspirations are still in the works, but what I do have is…

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Family

Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Education Health

Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019

Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet….

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Recipes

Whole Food Baobab Bars

May 10, 2019

Print Whole Food Baobab Bars 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 35 minutes Servings: 10 bars Ingredients Dry 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups raw almonds 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup Flora Baobites 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup dark chocolate, chopped Wet 3/4 cup pitted dates 1/4 cup tahini 1/4 cup almond butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp…

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Fitness Health

Running for the Long Haul

May 9, 2019

Healthy Habits That Are Imperative to Doing Just That I’m no stranger to the endurance realm. Having raced in long-distance ultra running events and completed in a long list of personal and challenging multi-day epics is what I thrive on. That being said, how do I keep this one body I have happy and healthy? Similar to many other endurance athletes who have been pushing their body to the limits, I have ridden the roller coaster of ups and downs…

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Health Recipes

Spring Break Borscht

April 25, 2019

It’s not lost on me just how lucky I am to be married to someone with such a passion and skill for cooking. A recipe with more than a few ingredients has me sweating and stressing in the kitchen. In contrast, Christina is in her element and seems to execute flawlessly the more challenging the dish. Consequently, I have become a master level dishwasher and only occasionally raise an eyebrow at the amount of cookware piled high in the sink!…

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Health Lifestyle

Stay Regular on the Go!

April 23, 2019

Whether you’re traveling or just having a very busy week, it can be so hard to stay regular! Yup, we’re talking about that taboo topic, poop. Your colon loves a regular schedule. Regular food, regular hydration, and the same schedule day in and day out. The truth is life isn’t always regular. Meetings get booked in the morning, work schedules get erratic, and early morning flights make it all more difficult. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Travel…

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Health Lifestyle Recipes

Manuka Honey Overnight Oats

April 19, 2019

I prefer breakfast in bed… … but if I have to do breakfast on the go, it’s usually overnight oats. They come together all on their own in the fridge while I sleep, they’re a fiber-rich, satiating breakfast with lots of room for variation. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I like to add pureed cauliflower, sweet potato or banana to my oats. It bulks them up, adds flavor and nutrients, and it’s the perfect way to…

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Education Health

Honey, Let’s Bee Real: How to Buy True Mānuka Honey

April 16, 2019

In New Zealand, there grows a tree the native Māori people call mānuka. They use its durable wood to make tools and smoke meat, and they make an essential oil—which you may know as tea tree oil—from its leaves. But the most special thing about the mānuka tree may be its white or pink blossoms. These flowers attract bees that make honey from the nectar, and this one-of-a-kind elixir contains special enzymes and antioxidants other honey doesn’t. It’s called mānuka…

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Health Lifestyle

10 Reasons to See a Nutrition Professional

March 28, 2019

It is not so much an issue of knowledge but of habits, convenience, and support systems. That’s why even if you ‘know better’, a nutritionist or accountability coach can help you. When not to see a nutrition professional We are not the people to see if you are experiencing an acute issue—say a stroke or trauma—or during a mental health emergency. Why not to see a nutrition professional See a primary care practitioner to get a disease diagnosed or treated—we…

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