A Dangerous Trend in Social Media and Online

 Happy 2014. This is a time when we’re usually tired of all the holiday food, when we start talking about how we're going to stick to our New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthier and exercising more probably tops those lists. And in these first few weeks of January, my local YMCA has been teeming with cars, the exercise classes filled with eager adults wanting to shave off some of their holiday weight gain. ...more
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Lazy Saturday Fitness Rules

Often we use the weekends as an excuse to fall off of our diet and exercise routine.  Having lost 53 pounds this year I have found some reliable ways to keep your progress going even on the weekends!...more

How to Buy and Why Soak Legumes or Pulses (Beans)

But First, What Are Legumes or Pulses? To start, I had to look up the difference between a legume and a pulse… pulses are the edible seeds that grow on a legume. Legumes are shrubs, herbs, and trees that produce pod-shaped fruit. The pods are what hold the pulses (such as peas). ...more

Taking My Body Back: Part 2 – Making Changes

I never considered myself to have an “unhealthy” relationship with food.  I guess because I always equated that to emotional eating (eating when depressed, or stressed), snacking profusely, binging and purging etc.  It wasn’t really until I started Body Back that I noticed that my habits WERE unhealthy, not because I did any of those things…it was quite the opposite.  When I was stressed, I DIDN’T eat and as a matter of fact, I did eat emotionally, I liked to eat and drink when I was happy or celebrating.  Things like bagels, chips, French fries, desserts were my down fa...more

Red amaranth sunflower curry

  Every food-shopping trip here is a real-life game of roulette.Wait a minute, why are the limes I bought, uh, orange inside?...more

Taking my Body Back: The Beginning, Part 1

All my life, I have always been in awe of the human body.  Its ability to heal from disease, the way it communicates to us that something is wrong, how much the mental and physical are connected.  Having grown up with parents in the medical field, I was even more in tune to things.  Stories ran rampant at the dinner table, and at a young age I knew what it meant to defibrillate a patient, or what type of drug to administer to someone who has Od’d on heroin.  I was also raised in a household where there was always an emphasis on nutrition – no sugar cereals, no sodas, not...more

How to Improve Your Gut Health

If you have poor digestion, you might suffer from more than one health issue as a result. Luckily there are many things you can do to naturally improve your gut health; good digestion will provide you with many health benefits, including an increased immune system, improved energy levels, and overall wellbeing. Here are a few effective ways to naturally improve your digestion. Drink Up!...more

Drink well, party hard: [beer] for your health

Today’s kickass guest post is from Kristen Bayusik of Now Beer Thisfame. An at-home brewing extraordinaire and fellow music industry lady, Kristen’s “analog beer blog” is packed with craft beer reviews, drink-and-album pairings and coverage of both brew- and music-related events in her CT neighborhood. With a shared music industry background and love of authentic, non-mass-produced drink and food, we were long overdue for a collaboration....more

Be careful when taking suplements

Hello,Now day's we find all type of suplements on the market, do we really need suplements? Many studies has shown that we don't need suplememnts if we keep a healthy diet and an active life. Of course everybody is different and depending on some health issues or health concerns you may need to take suplements. ...more

New weight loss journey- now or never

It is now or never.. I am about to 24 years old and I have struggled with weight loss my whole life. The Obesity set in after my kids (glad they are so cute cause they sent this body of mine to hell) but its time to get it back!!I am happily married and have 3 beautiful & VERY ENERGETIC boys to keep up with 6,3,& 7mos. Life is entertaining :)...more