The Complicated Nutrition of Coconut Oil and Saturated Fats

A new American Heart Association study is making the rounds on the Internet, claiming that coconut oil is “as unhealthy as beef fat and butter.” Scroll below the post itself, and you’ll find thousands of laughing faces, angry faces, and dissenters making comments like, “Well that’s okay, because all three are pretty darn good forContinue reading “The Complicated Nutrition of Coconut Oil and Saturated Fats”

Why Eating High-Fat, Low-Carb Is Good For Your Body

Those who know me well know that I’ve followed a lot of weird diets over the years. I’ve tried going vegan, I was vegetarian for a year, I’ve flirted with the ketogenic (aka keto) lifestyle, and I even tried Atkins when I initially lost 40 pounds at the age of 18. Now that I’m in my lateContinue reading “Why Eating High-Fat, Low-Carb Is Good For Your Body”

3 Hormone-Free, Natural Birth Control Methods

Last week, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found an alarming correlation between hormonal birth control and depression. While doctors have known for a while now that birth control can cause mood swings and perhaps even depression, the new study puts the problem into a whole new perspective. ScientistsContinue reading “3 Hormone-Free, Natural Birth Control Methods”

5 Signs You’re Eating Too Many Carbs

Listen, you guys – I love carbs. When it comes to brown rice, sweet potatoes, succulent fruits and red wine, I’m always game (as long as I’m practicing my three rules of moderation, of course). But the truth is, when I look around me and observe the people in my life who don’t feel wellContinue reading “5 Signs You’re Eating Too Many Carbs”

How to Care for Your Skin in Your Mid-20s

I’ve been wanting to share some of my skin health knowledge with you guys for awhile now. Skincare is one of my passions, as I’ve had kind of a storied journey with it throughout my teens and 20s. It’s one of those things I’m willing to spend extra money on, mainly because my skin is such a bigContinue reading “How to Care for Your Skin in Your Mid-20s”

3 Meditation Ideas for When “Clearing Your Mind” Doesn’t Cut It

I’ve always admired people who have a daily meditation practice. There are very few people for whom meditation comes easily, and I’m not one of them. I meditate with some regularity, but I’m still in the phase where it’s kind of like working out: I force myself to do it, it’s taxing, and it requires aContinue reading “3 Meditation Ideas for When “Clearing Your Mind” Doesn’t Cut It”

3 Healthy Eating Hacks that Help with Moderation (w/ Meal Plans!)

Moderation is a tricky concept. Much as we want to believe that a miracle diet can help us lose weight and stay thin, the truth is that sooner or later, real life happens. Birthdays happen. Pizza happens. Pancakes happen. For many people, it’s the tail end of a diet – the period after losing weight whenContinue reading “3 Healthy Eating Hacks that Help with Moderation (w/ Meal Plans!)”

To Veg or Not to Veg, Pt. 2: The Moral Implications of Eating Meat

It’s 10 a.m. at the time that I’m writing this post, and I feel great! That’s really saying something, because most of yesterday was a clouded blur. As you already know if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I’ve embarked on a 28-day detox program (one that I’m creating myself – I’ll be sharing itContinue reading “To Veg or Not to Veg, Pt. 2: The Moral Implications of Eating Meat”