How to Reduce the Amount of Trash You Produce

My Body 11.1.2016

Bad news – we’re trashing our home, Earth. We’ve been dumping twice as much trash as was first estimated by the EPA.  This year was the hottest year on record, which makes it urgent to note our own contributions to climate change. What we throw away, how, and when, matters. It may seem like a … Read More

The New Guidelines on Natural Sunscreen

My Body 29.5.2015

Summer is finally here, but before you head to the beach, make sure you’re armed with the right sunscreen and information about what will protect you in the sun, safely. This year, there’s plenty of new information to help you understand the sunscreens that are right for you, offering good protection, but free of ingredients … Read More

Real Reasons You Should Plan A Spring Detox

My Body 1.4.2015

Spring has sprung and just as your house needs a good cleaning, your body does too.  Here are some tangible, top reasons why a spring cleanse is a good idea for your body and soul! Energy Boost If heavy comfort or processed foods, alcohol and sweets have crept into your cold winter eating habits; spring … Read More

Foraging for Food: Pros and Cons of “Shopping” in the Wild

My Body 19.2.2016

With all our love for shopping at farmer’s markets, finding food closer to its source versus on the grocery shelves, it makes sense that the eco-foodie in all of us is curious about taking it one step further: foraging, or “shopping” in the wild. Like wild animals, which forage for food to survive, humans are … Read More

Your Guide To Safe Hydration On the Go

My Body 2.10.2015

Great! You’re doing a much better job drinking more water these days. How well are you doing at keeping your water bottle safe? We’re all looking for health on the go, so it’s no surprise that sales of bottled water have skyrocketed in the past few years. While tempting to refill those disposable bottles over … Read More

Should You Pay More for Food When You See These Letters: GMO?

My Body 9.9.2015

There’s a hot, new food label on the block: the Non GMO Verified Seal. GMO labeling is just as hot a topic as GMOs (the source of genetically modified foods), and Congress is heavily involved in the labeling debate. Government arguments aside, if you are determined to eat GMO-free starting today, it could cost you … Read More

The 2015 Shopping List of Safe Fruits & Veggies

My Body 18.5.2015

Eat more fruits and vegetables. You know the drill to improve your diet, but before you cruise through the produce section at the store, you need to know that some fruits and veggies are safer to eat than others. The Environmental Working Group recently published its annual list of The Dirty Dozen™ and the Clean … Read More

The Healing Power of Spring Scents

My Body 20.3.2015

Spring has sprung and with it natural scents all around!  The smells of the season aren’t limited to your flower vase or a fresh new candle, though. Natural scents, when used correctly, can do wonders for your physical and mental wellbeing. Smell is a big player in the game of health.  A recent study suggests … Read More

Three Yoga Poses If You Sit At A Desk All Day

My Body 11.2.2015

Are you one of the millions of workers with a sore back from sitting at your desk too long? You don’t have to suffer. Regular, nourishing movement during the day, especially if you sit at a desk, can make a huge difference. Lower back pain is the number one cause of lost workdays in the … Read More

Our Guide to the Best Water Filters

My Body 26.1.2015

Winter is here, so the struggle to stay hydrated is on, unlike summer, when we naturally guzzle water to stay cool. But, if bottled water is filling up your recycling bin, and you want to cut down, think of investing in a good water filter – there are a bunch to choose from. Here’s our … Read More

Don’t Let Tech Break Your Back

My Body 21.1.2015

Is your smart phone weighing you down?  It could be, quite literally.  New research shows that the weight of your head increases as it bends down, which has a huge impact on your spine, posture, and health. In fact, you might be giving yourself Tech Neck. What’s Tech Neck? Your head weighs about 10-12 lbs.  … Read More

How E-books May Disrupt Your Sleep

My Body 29.12.2014

Planning to read in bed tonight? It may be better to read an actual book instead of an e-book reader. A small study has found that reading light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime is a recipe for poor sleep. Researchers randomly assigned 12 healthy young adults to one of two activities: reading a light-emitting e-book in … Read More