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Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D, known as the “Sunshine Vitamin,” is an essential nutrient that can be provided from ultraviolet rays from the sun, foods (like fortified cereals and mushrooms), and supplements. Vitamin D plays a role in a plethora of processes in the body, and receptors for this nutrient can be found on many ...Read More

3 Tips for Traveling Safely with a Baby

Parenthood can be the most fulfilling, enriching, and perplexing experience of one’s life. This, of course, is heightened by the fact that aside from being handed a helpless infant, parents are often not given any sort of deep teachings in the subject of childcare. Some hospitals have been improving their education initiatives ...Read More

Leaning In for Women’s Equality

Personally, after a long day, there is no better way to unwind than with a great book. Rather than sticking to any particular genres, I tend to jump from books that cover a variety of topics including nutrition, health, romance, and even history. After finishing a book on nutrition and inflammation, for ...Read More

My Clean Hair Care Routine

After years of swimming almost every day and dying my hair, it goes without saying that my locks were completely fried. Every time I would sit in my stylist’s chair, she would grab my hair in her hands and let out a deep sigh, stressed out from the fact that I was not taking ...Read More

5 Reasons I Love Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

To me, the weekend is my chance to make headway on my chores. Dry-cleaning, laundry, cleaning, and of course, food shopping, are all tasks I save for the end of the week. When it came to food shopping, I would always consider it such a mundane chore, going in each week with ...Read More

Benefits of Cayenne

Cayenne is a spice that has been used for thousands of years not only for its taste, but also because of its potential health benefits. Originating in South America, this pepper is a source of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, such as capsaicin. Capsaicin is a compound found in chili peppers that gives ...Read More

4 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

We know that breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition and is recommended exclusively for the first six months of life. Sadly, though, breastfeeding does not come easy to all new moms. Although we have seen a huge increase in the number of women who are choosing breast milk over ...Read More

Oil Pulling 101

What is Oil Pulling? A common practice in Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling has been used in India for centuries to promote oral health. Only recently has this ancient practice gained popularity in America, with people now looking for natural approaches to their health. So what exactly is oil pulling? Simply put, it ...Read More

Benefits of Cordyceps

Cordyceps is a type of fungus that is grown in mountainous regions of the world like China. This powerful fungus is actually considered to be parasitic, growing on the backs of caterpillars, which is how it has received the alias of the “caterpillar mushroom.” This mushroom has been used for years in ...Read More

Benefits of Baobab

Baobab, also known as the “Tree of Life,” is native to Africa, and is easily distinguished by its large hollow trunk, branches that resemble roots, and the large fruit that it produces. The baobab tree has been used in various ways by locals — as shelter, for its water reserves, for cloth, ...Read More