In an era of tiny houses, capsule wardrobes, and friends Marie-Kondo-ing their homes, one might be forgiven for imagining that party favors must have long since gone the way of the dinosaur and the dodo bird. The mere thought of thrusting little plastic “goodie bags” of cheap, nonsensical (often toxic) trinkets and sugar-laden candies at … Continue reading Eco-Friendly, Socially-Conscious Party Favors
If you read popular magazines or blogs, particularly those in and around the health, nutrition and fitness spheres, you’ve likely run across the term “bio-hacking” recently. Like most jargon, the term tends to get thrown around without much in the way of explanation, making it hard to tell from one source to the next if … Continue reading Biohacking: Fad or the Future of Medicine?
It is one of the cruelest ironies in life: crawling into bed after a grueling day only to find yourself staring at the ceiling for hours, unable to sleep. Struggling all day to keep your sluggish mind engaged and your heavy, bloodshot eyes open, only for your body to reverse direction and refuse to shut … Continue reading 5 Steps to Building a Strong Sleep Routine
“Eat less, move more.” It’s a familiar admonishment to anyone who has ever struggled with his or her weight. The underpinning of all politically correct health initiatives, this ubiquitous mantra echoes from every corner of the modern medical establishment, the fitness industry and, tragically, even from some holistic and alternative health practitioners. While there’s no … Continue reading Struggling With Your Weight? Get More Sleep!
Last post we technically concluded a mini-series of three posts about Organic food – what it is, what it’s not, and how to use the Organic certification as a tool rather than being a victim of the (often ugly) marketing and myths surrounding it. Today, I want to wrap up our look at the topic … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – A Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of the Organic Labeling Process
Last post we talked about what the iconic Organic label does and doesn’t mean. We learned that it’s not nearly as clear-cut as most of us were led to believe, but that there are sometimes benefits to consuming Organic foods. So today, let’s take a look at a few simple strategies you can use to … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part III: Shopping Organic the Smart Way
What do you think of when you see that little green Organic logo on a food or product? If you’re like much of the American population, a combination of marketing, exposure, and other factors have probably given you vague ideas that the “Organic” stamp implies products: Aren’t genetically engineered. Are free of antibiotics, irradiation, dangerous … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part II : What the Organic Logo Tells You (and What It Doesn’t)
Recently, I hopped on Amazon to leave a review for a “healthy eating” book I’d just read. Or, more accurately, just thrown across the room because it frustrated me to no end. Okay, I didn’t literally throw it across the room – I generally have better manners than that. But I did evict it, unfinished, … Continue reading Do You Really Need to Eat Organic – Part I : What Does Organic Even Mean?
If you asked them, most doctors would tell you that they went into medicine to help people. To work with patients – not paperwork. But our modern medicine and insurance systems choke medical practices with mountains of forms, oceans of reports, and other administrative tripe. These bloated back-of-house systems aren’t some minor annoyance. Study after … Continue reading What is Membership Medicine?
The images above are from Supportal, a social media community that bills itself as being comprised of “people with their own mental health journeys” seeking to support one another along the (often long and difficult paths) to healing. The community’s goal was to highlight the enormous problems with the American medical system and how they … Continue reading The Cost of Healthy Food… in Perspective