Nutrition

8 Reasons to Ditch Coffee for Green Tea or Matcha (& Never Look Back!)

Is green tea healthier than coffee? Oh you betcha! Here are 8 reasons to ditch coffee for green tea or matcha and never EVER look back… I get it: you want your morning caffeine kick. But what if you could get that energy boost AND so much more? We’re talking: Clearer skin Increased metabolism and weight loss Protection from damaging,…

What is collagen? Is It Worth The Hype?

There’s been A LOT of talk about collagen in recent years, with new collagen-containing products popping up left and right. So you may be wondering: what is collagen and are the health benefits worth all the hype? (Spoiler: yes!) Originally Published on October 2, 2018 | Updated on March 22, 2021 You may have noticed that collagen products are just about everywhere…

6 Foods That Protect Skin from Sun Damage from Within

There’s a lot more to safe sun exposure than just sunblock and shade. Nutrition plays a crucial role in protecting skin from the damaging effects of the sun. This is because UV radiation causes free-radical activity in the skin cells, which triggers inflammation as well as DNA damage. Luckily, certain foods have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on the body, helping to neutralize…

Why You Should Swap Your Morning OJ For One of these Superfood Teas

Upgrade your morning routine by dropping the sugar-loaded OJ, stepping off the blood sugar rollercoaster, and opting for one of these superfood-packed teas instead. NOTE: This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings, a company I’ve long admired since touring their factory in Colorado (so cool!) and am excited to partner with in celebration of their new Celestial Seasonings TeaWell Organic…

Pool Parties and Boozy BBQs? 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Weddings and graduation parties and BBQs and…? Follow these 10 simple tips to stay healthy while still enjoying the best of the summer! Summertime is filled with fun parties, traveling, time with family and friends, and… lots of sugar and alcohol too! In other words, it’s a wonderful time of the year but can definitely take its toll on our…

8 Skin-Loving Superfoods for a Naturally Glowing Complexion

Can you eat your way to healthy, radiant skin? Oh yes! It may seem too simple — or delicious! — to be true. But the fact is: the skin is a mirror that reflects internal health. We can’t forget that the skin is the body’s largest organ and that everything in the body is SO intimately connected. After years of looking to lotions and…

The Totally Doable Intermittent Fasting Schedule You Can Stick with Longterm

Want all those intermittent fasting benefits without feeling so restricted? This simple intermittent fasting schedule is totally doable and one you can easily stick with longterm. It can be considered one more piece of your daily health and wellness routine (like your morning smoothie or after-work yoga class), or is a great way to ease into more restrictive intermittent fasting if…

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Digestion ASAP

Digestion and gut health can be complicated, but there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your digestion right now… even if dinner’s almost ready! Proper digestion is soooo important to your body’s overall health and wellbeing. Did I add enough “o”s there to make my point? One more? OK: it’s sooooo important. I mean, it’s how we get…

Why These 6 Foods Make You Look and Feel 10 Years Older

The skin is a mirror that reflects everything going on behind the scenes, inside our bodies. And so the same foods that have us feeling a decade older make us look it as well.  What if the key to slowing the signs of aging isn’t in some fancy new French serum or laser treatment but on your dinner plate? Well…

10 Small Diet Tweaks with a BIG Impact on Your Health

These 10 small diet tweaks have a BIG impact on your health by helping to decrease inflammation, boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and so much more! We hear time and again that healthy eating (and living, for that matter) is a lifestyle. But a lifestyle shift doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. And where to even begin?…

Healthy Holidays Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Season

The holidays may be merry and bright… but definitely come with some added stress and lots of unhealthy indulgences. This Healthy Holidays Survival Guide has everything you need to maintain your health while enjoying the best of this special season! The holiday season is filled with fun parties, family, friends, traditions, and… lots of sugar, alcohol, and stress too! In…

6 Essentials for Making Healthy, Delicious Meals in a Pinch

Need to get dinner on the table ASAP after a long day at work? Making quick, healthy, delicious meals is easy when you have these 6 essentials on hand! This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms but all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I am SO excited to be working with this amazing company — their salad and…

Camu Camu: All About this Vitamin C Packed Berry + 2 Must-Try Recipes

Have you met the newest superfood in town, camu camu? Learn all about this vitamin C packed berry + 2 must-try recipes to help you get more camu camu in your life. Note: this blog post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened…

The 4 Keys to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The bacteria living in the GI tract or “gut microbiome” are so critically important to a healthy body and mind. And it doesn’t take much to maintain a healthy gut microbiome — start with these 4 simple steps! This post is sponsored by Kyo-Dophilus though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies that I wholeheartedly believe…

9 Must-Have Supplements for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Stock your natural medicine cabinet with these 9 must-have supplements to remedy colds, tummy aches, sleeplessness, and so much more! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb in collaboration with Nature’s Way though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that…

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Kids’ Sugar Intake

Kids these days eat WAY too much sugar — 19 teaspoons of added sugar a day on average! Not only does this negatively affect little moods and attention spans (hello, temper tantrums and not following directions), but kids’ physical health as well. Not to worry — you can easily reduce kid’s sugar intake with just these five simple tips. NOTE: This…

8 Proven Health Benefits of Chocolate (best news ever!)

Best news ever: chocolate absolutely IS healthy! Let’s take a look at the many proven health benefits of chocolate + how to choose the healthiest chocolates… Chocolate’s picked up a pretty bad reputation over the years. Because while cacao — the star ingredient in chocolate — has almost twice the antioxidants as red wine and triple the antioxidants of green tea, most…

5 Must-Know Facts About Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful medicinal spice with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But there are some key facts to know to really get all of the health benefits you’re after! Let’s take a closer look at some must-know facts about turmeric… Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY…

6 Health Benefits of Probiotics Beyond Digestion

Probiotics benefit the body far beyond digestion! The gut microbiome affects so many other aspects of health and wellness too, from heart health, inflammation, and immune function to mental health and vaginal pH (hey, ladies!). Note: This post is sponsored by Life Extension though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies whose products…

20 Healthy Food Swaps to Instantly Upgrade Your Diet

Instantly upgrade your diet with these healthy food swaps — out with the unhealthy and in with the healthy.It’s as simple as that! Oh and yes, even indulgent snacks and treats like potato chips and pancake mix are on the list… I’m going to let you in on a little secret: improving your diet isn’t as intimidating as it may…

Is “Detox ” Just a Buzzword?

Is “detox” real or just a buzzword? Like the words “natural,” “herbal,” and even “organic,” “detox” certainly has been used and abused by savvy marketers trying to push their newest supplement, superfood, or product. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that detoxification is a very real thing, and that certain practices and products can support this process. Newsflash:…

6 Healthy Sweeteners: All-Natural Sugar Substitutes

Can you indulge in your sweet tooth healthfully? These 6 healthy, all-natural sugar substitutes. Plus, learn which option didn’t make the list (spoiler: agave nectar!). Ooh baby, do I have a sweet tooth. Don’t we all? But refined sugar is considered to be as addictive as a drug, and potentially as detrimental to your health. And while there are a…

6 Underlying Root Causes of Cravings

Most of us experience cravings. (An estimated 98% of women and 68% of men, actually.) And shortly after… feelings of guilt or shame for giving into them. Now I want to be clear that I’m not talking about regular ol’ hunger here — of course, when we’re truly hungry, we’re going to crave food and we certainly SHOULD eat! I’m…