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5 Stamina-Boosting Ingredients to Add to Your Coffee

The smell, the taste, the life-giving energy boost—coffee is all around pretty fantastic. So it’s no surprise we’ve been drinking the stuff with increasing enthusiasm since the 1400s. But beyond the obvious draws of this ancient brew, there are a slew of notable health benefits that deserve mentioning (as long as you don’t totally overdo […]

5 Signs You Need to Go on a Digital Detox

Do you fall asleep while scrolling through Instagram? Do you have a standing lunch date with your inbox? Are you reading this on your phone while balancing a tablet on your knee and peeking at your laptop? You, friend, may be in need of a digital detox. While “detox” might sound a bit extreme, studies […]

How to Avoid the ‘Hidden Sugar Effect’

This post was provided by our friends at Atkins. It’s common knowledge that consuming foods that contain large amounts of sugar may cause your blood sugar to spike. But did you know other types of carbohydrates may have the same effect on blood sugar? We call this the “hidden sugar effect.” Hidden sugars are the […]

Sip on This: Ready-to-Drink Meals

This post was provided by our friends at Soylent. Between early mornings and late nights, grabbing a satisfying, complete meal isn’t always easy to do. Too often, hectic schedules mean scarfing down junk food or eating fast food that leaves you wishing you ate something else, making you victim to a food void. (Food voids […]

Everything You Need to Know About Prebiotics

Maybe you’ve heard of probiotics, those strains of good bacteria that live in your gut and may help your health? Well, prebiotics may also be a key to everything from maintaining a healthy weight to toughening up your immune system. Here’s what the science says. What Are Prebiotics and How Do They Work? Dietitians and health […]

5 Surprising Places Gluten Might Be Hiding

You might know that gluten is lurking in all kinds of foods, from sauces and condiments, to lunch meats, to alcohol. You may not be surprised it’s in clays like Play-Doh, or routinely tags along with gluten-free grains like oats, but did you know there can be gluten sources in beauty products, supplements and sometimes […]

16 Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

Got an issue with gluten? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 6 percent of the population suffers from some sort of gluten sensitivity, according to studies published in the journal Clinical Nutrition (1). Gluten is a protein found in some grains, including wheat, barley and rye. On one end of the spectrum are […]

Best Natural Sheet Masks for Every Budget

Let’s say sheet masks are a part of your skincare routine, but you want something that not only makes you look and feel great, but that also draws from the ultimate beauty icon: Mother Nature.   There are plenty of natural sheet masks on the market, but how can you know which ones are the […]

What Is Stevia and Is It Right for You?

Stevia is a no-calorie, natural sweetener, but how does it stack up to other sugar substitutes? Here’s the backstory on stevia and a few things to take into consideration before making the switch from sugar. What Is Stevia? The first thing you need to know about stevia (or “rebiana,” as it is sometimes called) is […]

Low-Carb Pumpkin Caramel Protein Smoothie

The onset of Fall means it’s time for pumpkin spice and everything nice! Unfortunately, most pumpkin-spice-flavored goods are loaded with sugar—a challenge for anyone following a low-carb diet. Never fear! This caramel pumpkin smoothie is full of seasonal flavor, packed with nutrition and is just the thing to get you going in the morning. Alternatively, […]

10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System

If you’re reading this, you might be battling the sniffles, or gearing up for cold and flu season, and looking for ways to boost your immune system. But first, it’s important to understand what the immune system actually is and how it works. Basically, your immune system is the body’s defense against infection and other […]

What Is Small-Batch Beauty?

It’s a term you may have heard or seen before when shopping for beauty products, but truthfully, you never knew exactly what it meant. Small-batch beauty is quickly catching on. So what is this beauty trend all about? What Is Small-Batch Beauty? The scaled-down beauty movement was started by local artisans who wanted to use […]

Is an Anti-Acne Diet Right for You?

Acne is the most common skin problem in the United States, affecting up to 50 million people annually, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (1). And while the majority of those suffering from acne are between the ages of 12-24, the number of adult women with acne is on the rise (2). Treatments for acne […]

Why Women Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Eating Protein

This post was provided by our friends at About Time and written by Devenee Schumacher. Some women wonder about consuming substantial amounts of protein and/or using protein powders and protein supplements. Two of the most common comments I hear are, “Am I going to get bulky?” or “I don’t want to look manly.” So, to […]

What Is the Pegan Diet and Is It Right for You?

Meet the pegan diet. It’s the love child of two very different eating styles: the paleo diet and veganism. We know, we know—those two ways of eating seem to be the complete opposite of one another. Vegans shun all animal products, while the paleo diet suggests we eat like our caveman ancestors and consume mostly […]