Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

In modern society, for those of us living in westernized affluent nations; we don’t need to go hungry ever. We are always surrounded by both an abundance of food and opportunities with which to consume it. We may be so ingrained in daily eating patterns, that we have lost the ability to hear when the … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting… A Good Idea?

Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

When I was 15 years old, I had debilitating cramps and heaviness with my period every single month. I remember not being able to do much during my period and having to lay down for a lot of it. I would take some over the counter pain meds like ibuprofen, but that didn’t even touch … Continue reading Repercussions of Long Term Birth Control Pill Use

Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

If you hang around the holistic health and wellness sphere for any amount of time, you are likely to hear about intestinal permeability, also known as “leaky gut”, and how it can wreak havoc on the body in many different ways. Funnily enough, you don’t actually need to have any of the classic digestive symptoms … Continue reading Intestinal Permeability (A.K.A. “Leaky Gut Syndrome”) and How it Interferes With Weight Loss

Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

In our modern times and fast-paced lifestyles, most of us feel “stressed” at least some, if not a majority of the time. If you take a minute to think about all the things in your life that can promote stress you might come up with things like: tension in relationships, deadlines at work, family obligations/ … Continue reading Stress and Digestion: Could The Way You Eat Be Adding to Your Stress?

The Many Benefits of Zinc

Zinc deficiency is common nowadays due to the fact that a lot of our soil is depleted of the minerals and nutrients it once had in abundance. According to a review by Wayne State University School of Medicine, “During the past 50 years, it has become apparent that deficiency of zinc in humans is prevalent. … Continue reading The Many Benefits of Zinc

Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

  We watched a fair amount of the  Winter Olympics at our house in 2018 and it was quite obvious to see that the male competitors often had more strength, speed, and generally easily outperformed their female counterparts in each sport. These facts are not contested and are well known; world records ranging from the … Continue reading Women are Not Small Men… Why Male and Female Physiology Differences Influence Athletic Performance

Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes

Have you been trying to lose weight but not having much success? If so, you’re not alone, as approximately 50 million Americans try to lose weight every year and just 5 percent report keeping the weight off, according to the Colorado State University Extension. A lot of women attempt to lose weight while unknowingly making … Continue reading Women and Weight Loss… 5 Common Mistakes

Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

  PMS, painful periods, weight gain, skin issues, breast tenderness and irregular menstrual cycles can all be symptoms of Estrogen dominance, which, as it sounds; is too much estrogen circulating in the female system leading to an upset in the overall hormonal balance. Estrogen dominance is so commonplace now that a lot of women experience … Continue reading Estrogen Dominance and Xenoestrogens

Workout Smarter, Not Longer

  People are great at making resolutions around getting in shape every new year. Then by the end of January or maybe even mid February, a lot will typically throw in the towel and start to abandon new year’s resolutions related to health and fitness, telling themselves that it’s just too much work and/or they … Continue reading Workout Smarter, Not Longer