Could cold therapy actually help manage depression?

If you have been curious about the trend of humans submerging their body into freezing water, keep reading. I admit it, I hate being cold, but this cult-like trend (cryotherapy included) suggests it has the power to increase your *baseline* dopamine, aka: the “feel-good” neurotransmitter in the brain linked to pleasure. In other words, it might just make you more satisfied, motivated and happier in your day to day. Cool, eh?


Dressing, a Dilemma.

Many of my clients get so hung up on the calories, fat, and protein in and on their bowl of leaves, they skip over some of the most useful pieces of information— the ingredients in the dressing on the salad.

Sure, calories matter to an extent but all calories are not created equally and some dressings can take a perfectly happy and healthy salad and make it inflammatory.

Here are some tips for choosing salad dressings wisely…


What’s really in your wine and spirits?

Hungover? We hate that for you. But the interesting thing is, it may not actually be related to the alcohol.

Truth Bomb: There are no labeling laws for wine, meaning that wine is far from just a bottle of grapes and yeast. 

According to a study published by Cornell, there can be up to 72 chemical additives! EEK. Read on to learn more about your wine and spirits.


The Miracle Mineral?

Magnesium is an essential mineral required by every function and system in the body. 

It is responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions and found in the bones, tissues, brain and blood.

It is also one of the most overlooked nutrients. A deficiency in magnesium can cause anxiety, cravings, constipation… you name it.


Are you actually hydrated? Coffee does not count.

According to the lay press, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. How can this be when the average American is also known to drink roughly 3 cups of coffee a day?

Americans are chronically dehydrated and it’s not because we are not getting enough fluids. We’re just not hydrating with enough pure drinking water, instead substituting for sports drinks, diet sodas, and more dehydrating fluids, like coffee and alcohol. Coffee does not count.

Are you drinking enough water? Find out in this article.