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The Alkaline Diet, Does Your Acidity Matter?

The Alkaline Diet, Does Your Acidity Matter?

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!

Collagen, the Unsung Hero

Collagen, the Unsung Hero

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?

Fall is Finally Here!

Fall is Finally Here!

The brisk breeze in the mornings with the leaves falling, a Pumpkin Spiced Latté warm in my hand, homemade pumpkin bread baking in the oven, beautiful pumpkins ready to be picked from my garden, decorative holiday pumpkins lining my doorstep, the quilt of warm colored trees cascading down Napa Valley and grape picking in our vineyard. Yes, Autumn Harvest season is here, and it is my favorite time of year.

Basics of the Bulletproof Coffee Trend

Basics of the Bulletproof Coffee Trend

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.