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Category Archives: Wellness

STRESS: IT’S WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE

STRESS: IT’S WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE

Did you know that stress can result in looking years older when not dealt with for prolonged periods of time? According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez Psy. D, Neuropsychologist and Professor at Colombia University, how our neural pathways respond to anxiety, stress and trauma directly impacts how we age and how youthful we appear. Meaning the… Read More

KEEPING KIDS (MENTALLY) HEALTHY DURING SCHOOL BREAKS

KEEPING KIDS (MENTALLY) HEALTHY DURING SCHOOL BREAKS

Summer is here. Those who have children in their lives likely have a checklist of summer necessities to keep kids healthy. Sunscreen, bug spray, water bottles, Band-Aids, and other such necessities will help kids stay physically healthy and well through the summer. What about a checklist for kids’ mental health this summer? When we care… Read More

BAKING: HEALTHIER SUBSTITUTES

BAKING: HEALTHIER SUBSTITUTES

I’ve been baking pretty much my whole life, which isn’t surprising considering most southern girls come out with a rolling pin in hand. That being said, when I adopted a healthier, cleaner diet this was the one area where I had a hard time making concessions. Pounds of refined sugar and butter are what make… Read More

FEMININE CARE: WHY GOING ORGANIC MATTERS

FEMININE CARE: WHY GOING ORGANIC MATTERS

From the time we get our periods, we tend to look at the process as a hassle. (Actually, we’re not sure we’ve ever met anyone who loves “that time of the month”). And while it does represent the glorious miracle of being fertile and creating life… it usually comes down to laying in bed in… Read More

GMO: THE NEW LAW & HOW TO AVOID THEM

GMO: THE NEW LAW & HOW TO AVOID THEM

On Friday July 29th, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows food companies and producers to use QR codes, 1-800 numbers, or on-package text or symbols to label food products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Nearly 300 consumer, health, farmer, and environmental organizations and food companies representing hundreds of thousands of… Read More