I’m bringing back the age-old debate about wine and spirits—which is better? My husband and I own Fantesca Estate & Winery in Napa Valley, so I’m a bit biased as to which I prefer. My preferences aside, though, I wanted to take the question one step further and compare wine and spirits based on noted health benefits and nutritional value. Let’s break it down:
Many diet trends have popped up over the last 10-15 years. I'm thinking of the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet, and the Keto Diet, among others. The most important part of any diet plan is getting all of your nutrients and moving toward your goals. I personally believe a Paleo lifestyle is the healthiest way to achieve optimal health and fitness, but I know many people like to explore their options. The buzz is now around the Alkaline Diet… here’s the lowdown for those wanting to learn more!
The benefits of collagen have been in the spotlight a lot lately. Good Morning America even featured it in a special interview with dermatologists! I’ve seen everything from collagen infused shampoo to collagen facial treatments offered at medispas. It got me wondering, what is collagen? Why is collagen good for us?
Do you remember when you were little and your mother gave you a glass of ginger ale and a few saltine crackers to calm your upset stomach? Then you experienced first hand that ginger root has some pretty powerful effects on the body. Now that we are a little older, and hopefully wiser, there are even more ways to reap the healing benefits of ginger.
Activated Charcoal: For its Healing, Cleansing, Prevention Properties
When I was younger, the only meaning charcoal had was for the BBQ or the color of my eyeliner. But in my years of studying natural medicine and healing foods, I discovered that charcoal is a powerful medicinal agent that everybody should know about.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning after you’ve turned off the alarm? For a large majority of Americans, it’s sleepwalking to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. The caffeine buzz is what you’re looking for, but research suggests that there are several health benefits associated with drinking a cup of joe. We drink over 400 billion cups every year, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the world’s most widely consumed beverage. Our options for the morning jolt seem endless; cappuccino, latte, americano, cold brew, frappuccino, iced, french press, espresso, and the list goes on and on. One of the more recent additions to this list is Bulletproof coffee, a high performance drink that combines coffee, grass-fed butter and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil.
Laptops, iPads and iPhones—Oh My! Here’s How to protect those peepers.
How much time do you spend looking at a screen all day? You’re reading this blog post, so that’s at least a couple of minutes. But what about checking emails, work, online shopping, social media (we know that Pinterest can send you down a rabbit hole for hours)—it starts to add up. And that can start to affect your eye health as well.