Essential fatty acids
Essential Fatty Acids Fatty acids play an important role within the body. Fatty acids are considered essential because our bodies need them to perform normal functions. Many essential fatty acids (EFAs) are not produced by the body naturally, so we must get them from the foods we eat. Increasing our […]

The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids

Ring In the New Year Safely There is nothing that makes me more excited for the New Year’s Eve celebration than getting to watch a firework show. Unfortunately, when I was growing up, I remember having to go to a family member’s home, as my neighborhood did not allow the […]

Tips for Maintaining Firework Safety

Trying Something New The turducken is a curious creation… a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey? Oh, and don’t forget to layer it with stuffing! Interestingly, I’ve never tried a turducken— but don’t worry— I plan to remedy that situation at this year’s Thanksgiving feast. The turducken […]

Out With the Old, In With the Turducken?

Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Fever Is anyone else getting excited for the holidays and all of the glorious pie baking that comes with it? I love pumpkin pie— provided that it’s my dad’s pumpkin pie! Store-bought pumpkin pie has never done it for me. I’m not sure what bit of magic he […]

The Tradition of Pumpkin Pie

Super Spinach Spinach is a popular leafy green vegetable with many different health benefits. You’ve likely eaten it before! I myself like the throw a handful of it into my health smoothies. Spinach has always been a favorite of mine and part of that has to do with my childhood […]

The Spinach Misconception

Health Insurance
Health Insurance Basics Younger generations may cringe at the thought of health insurance, or some may be completely confused! It is common to be confused or overwhelmed. The amount of health insurance information available out there is enough to make your brain explode. However, I have compiled some short but […]

Health Insurance 101 – Part 1

blue light
What is blue light? Blue light is one of the colors in the light spectrum. You get the most exposure to blue light through the sun, but cell phones, computers, tablets, and televisions also make a significant impact. Research has found that exposure to blue light can be positive for […]

Protecting Your Eyes from the Dangers of Blue Light

Studies show that cutting back on salt reduces your risk of stroke, heart attack, and more. Photo by mkupiec on Pixabay.
This article is part of a series on American sodium consumption. This is part 2! Read part 1 here. Pass the salt, or pass ON the salt? Why is cutting sodium so important? According to the American Heart Association, it could prevent a projected “450,000 cases of cardiovascular disease and […]

You Should Be Cutting Back on Salt! Here’s Why and ...

Pesticides and preservatives
Pesticides and Preservatives Pesticides and preservatives are chemical terms that are well known today. These toxins are not just found in fields and gardens, but also in grocery stores! Buying produce comes with the risk of consuming chemicals that may be harmful to human health. The familiar saying “don’t judge […]

Consuming Pesticides and Preservatives

Sodium is a rarely talked about cause of widespread disease. The FDA is trying to change that. Photo by Edi Libedinsky on Unsplash.
Brined Inside Growing up in America in the early 2000s, I don’t remember anyone warning me about my sodium intake. It seemed like calories, carbs, sugar, and anything and everything fried got the boot, but I never got any frowns reaching across the dinner table for the saltshaker or licking […]

FDA Reduces American Sodium Limit