Hey guys, this whole not working thing has me all topsy turvy when it comes to what day of the week it is. I’m constantly having to double check. Let’s hope I don’t end up sleeping through a Sunday bakery shift thinking it’s Tuesday or something! What I mean to say is, sorry about forgetting to … More

Vinegar and Health

Some of you might have heard or read that drinking a glass of warm water with lemon is a great way to kickstart our metabolisms first thing in the morning. Or maybe you’ve heard that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a bit of a miracle worker. The fitness and lifestyle blog that I follow advocates … More Vinegar and Health

Curcumin

Have you guys heard about golden milk or golden lattes? What about about curcumin or turmeric being a wonder supplement that can cure almost anything that ails you? I’ve heard vague whisperings for a few years now about how good curcumin is because of its anti-aging properties. And then all of my wellness newsletters started … More Curcumin

Caffeine

It only makes sense to follow a post about sleep with a post about caffeine, right? I personally am a huge fan of coffee. It started during undergrad when my friend Mallory turned me on to white chocolate mochas at the student center coffee shop and it’s all been downhill from there. Let me start by … More Caffeine

Sleep

I work long enough days Monday-Thursday that I typically get to take a half day on Fridays. Yesterday I left the hospital at 1:30, changed into stretchy pants, washed my face, and promptly climbed into bed and slept for an hour. Then I still managed to sleep for 9.5 hours last night. It seems I … More Sleep

Alcohol

There’s a ton of information available online about the health benefits of alcohol. And the harm it can do (from inebriation and just health-related). I’m just here to give my personal opinion on the topic. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve had a drink on a daily basis. I’ve certainly gone through phases where I’ve … More Alcohol

Carbs

Alright, on to the last macronutrient – carbohydrates! Let’s break it down… Basics Carbs are the primary source of energy for the body, for all of our cells and our brain. All carbohydrates can be broken down to molecules of glucose, fructose, or galactose. Designation of ‘simple carbohydrate’ and ‘complex carbohydrate’ is based on how … More Carbs

Protein

So we talked about fat last week. It seems like the natural next step is to discuss protein. Or to me it does. And since I’m the one driving this ship, you get to follow my instincts. Most of us probably associate protein with muscle and working out and body building. But I want you … More Protein