Why anti-perspirants are the pits: opting for natural deodorant

Why anti-perspirants are the pits: opting for natural deodorant

Keeping body odor under control   Nobody likes to have sweaty and, much less, smelly underarms. In order to keep our noses happy, the deodorant industry has created all sorts of solutions to help combat sweat and odor. Let’s face it, being stuck next to…

The school safety debate continues: Can we successfully keep guns in check?

The school safety debate continues: Can we successfully keep guns in check?

When school shootings become the norm and kids do more adulting than adults I was debating whether or not to discuss this topic on this life post this week, mostly because I want to discuss topics that are applicable to all. Today’s topic is very…

Straight from the source: Demystifying acupuncture

Straight from the source: Demystifying acupuncture

More facts about demystifying acupuncture   Last week we started talking about acupuncture, it’s history and the scientific research that backs its effectiveness. You can read about it here, if you had not gotten the chance yet! This week I wanted to take it a…

A look behind acupuncture needles: How can acupuncture help me?

A look behind acupuncture needles: How can acupuncture help me?

  Can those tiny little acupuncture needles help me?     Alternative medicine has been around for a long time, but in recent years it has certainly exploded. As more people have started looking into more “natural” approaches to healing, these therapies have grown significantly.…

Life lessons from the ICU

Life lessons from the ICU

Join this week, as I share the lessons I have learned from working in the ICU and how they translate to everyday life.

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

The Importance of Yoga in Life and Health

Can Yoga Impact my Health?   This week I would like to move from the microbiome and circle back to the topic of exercise. Specifically, let’s talk about the importance of yoga as part of your fitness regimen. I have made sure to incorporate this…

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Exploring the connection between the microbiome and disease development

Part II – The microbiome and disease development Last week we spoke about what makes up our microbiome, gut health and probiotics (if you missed it, click here to read it!). This week we will discuss 3 hot areas where the microbiome and disease development…

Understanding The Gut Microbiome
Photograph by Michelle Ramirez of Tres Misterios Salinos, oil in canvas by Fernando Ureña Rib, 2001.

Understanding The Gut Microbiome

Understanding the gut microbiome and the importance of your intestinal flora   I hope everyone is enjoying these holiday days and, hopefully, a little time off! This week I wanted to talk about those friendly bacteria that live in our gut and the impact these…

What are some realistic behavior modification steps?

What are some realistic behavior modification steps?

Last week I was chatting with my good friend Carmen. We were discussing behavior changes and the frustrations that come from a lack of it. Change comes hard for most of us. Especially as we get older! This is an opportune time to talk about…

Is high intensity interval training better than moderate exercise?

Is high intensity interval training better than moderate exercise?

High intensity interval training has been gaining popularity over the last few years. Find out if it is better than regular exercise!