Category Health

When Should You Worry About Frostbite?

Despite living in sunny Southern California as an adult, I actually spent most of my childhood in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a state with four seasons and a seemingly never-ending winter reminiscent of Arendelle (from the Disney cartoon “Frozen,” of course). I…

What I Eat In A Day (Easy & Healthy)

What I Eat In A Day
I'm a big fan of easy, on the go meals and I think that these can really be that! I'm also gluten free and dairy free so these recipes have the bonus of being suitable for my allergy friends out there! (I used dairy free butter and sour cream for dinner, see below!) I feel like most of us want to eat healthy meals that still taste good and that we can fit into life. I think these are great for that!

Is Exercise Socially Contagious?

Is Exercise Socially Contagious

Do you want to be happier? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Perhaps you should try to surround yourself with happy friends. A study that was published back in 2008 in the British Medical Journal called Dynamic spread of happiness…

5 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Funk

Ways to Get Motivated When You're in a Funk

Einstein himself summed it up nicely when he said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” But going from ‘not moving’ to ‘moving’ can sometimes feel like an unbridgeable gulf. This week, we’ll cover five ways to nudge your mind or body…

What is Spinal Stenosis?

I recently received the following inquisitive email from an eager listener: “Is it possible to make a post about things like…spinal stenosis and any other bone related issues? I have spinal stenosis…,[and] stress in general, so with sudden pains in…

The Best Nutrition Ideas of 2017

  As 2017 draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the best food and nutrition research and discoveries covered in this year’s Nutrition Diva podcasts. Here are my picks…

How to Treat Insomnia: 7 Common Medication Options

How to Treat Insomnia: 7 Common Medication Options

In last week’s episode, How to Treat Insomnia: 10 Medication-Free Tips, I discussed the 8 most common potential causes of insomnia. These include Restless Legs Syndrome, sleep apnea, certain medications, other medical conditions, and so forth. Be sure to check out…

Top 10 Causes of Dizziness

Causes of Dizziness

Most of us have experienced dizziness at some point in our lives, but unfortunately, it is one of the most vague, non-specific, and difficult-to-dissect symptoms, for both patients and doctors. Dizziness is a challenge to understand because of the following…

5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion

Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion

Getting overwhelmed with emotion isn’t pretty. Think fist-shaped holes in the drywall, a blowout bar fight, or throwing your soon-to-be-ex’s stuff out a window, preferably ablaze. But overwhelming emotion can also turn privately inward, resulting in cutting, drinking yourself into…

When to Worry About a Bruise

When to Worry About a Bruise

We’ve all experienced a bruise or two here and there throughout our lives. Some of us who are a bit clumsier may have seen a few more. Bruising is a very commonly reported symptom at the doctor’s office. But it…

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Many of you have asked for an episode on foods and herbs that can increase breast milk supply. This is something that a lot of new moms worry about. In fact, it is the primary reason women give for stopping…

5 Ways to Enjoy a Winter Pregnancy

Ways to Enjoy a Winter Pregnancy

Pregnancy, no matter what the season, is truly one of the most miraculous journeys a woman (and her partner!) will ever experience. As you watch your body grow your precious baby for nine months, you’ll continually be amazed at the…