Speaking Up About Men’s Mental Health

Good mental health is important to leading a happy, healthy, and productive life. Unfortunately, mental illness is stigmatized despite being common and treatable.  Mental health challenges effects people of all ages and backgrounds. However statistics demonstrate men are more likely than women to have substance...

How Sweet It Is?

Cane sugar, turbinado brown sugar, fruit-juice sweetened, agave nectar, organic sugar, molasses, honey — how many alternative sources of sugar are in the grocery aisles? And are they really healthier? While some of these options may come from cleaner, less-processed sources, excess sugar in any form...

Coffee: Kick the Habit or Keep It?

It’s 6am and your alarm is blaring in your ears. The thought of a steaming hot cup of coffee is the only motivator for you to leave your warm, cozy bed. Sound familiar? It does to me. Do you ever wonder if you are, in...

Does Drinking Fizz Make You Fat?

Whether you are still indulging in the occasional Coke or Pepsi, or have transitioned to the sexier calorie-free fizzy beverages such as LaCroix or Alta Palla, it is important to evaluate the consequences of your bubbly water.  We've all been there. After weeks of the...

6 Functional Foods To Boost Your Energy

Whether you are heading to a SoulCycle class or out to an indulgent sushi dinner, maintaining optimal energy levels is essential to function. Fueling the body with high-quality nutrients will not only provide you with short-term energy, but will also contribute to minimizing cellular breakdown...

A Primer on Calories

If you've ever finished an entire bag of veggie chips, then looked at the nutrition facts label only to discover that the amount you consumed was actually double what you thought it was, you're not alone. Confusing nutrition facts labels making it difficult to truly...

Daily Hydration: What You Need To Know

We have all heard it for years. Drink eight (8 oz.) glasses of water per day and you are good to go for optimal hydration.  Despite what we've been hearing from experts (and there is much variation as to what the best requirements are), many...

Going Flexitarian: What You Should Know

Everyone has that vegetarian or vegan friend that is relentlessly preaching about their dietary choice to quit meat and all animal based food.  However, It seems like this year a new option has been gaining popularity. The term Flexitarian has been trending, not just in...

How Acupuncture is Aiding Professional Athletes

It’s an ancient technique that some 14 million people partake in, according to the National Health Interview Survey. We’re talking about acupuncture, a holistic form of therapy in which thin needles are inserted through the skin, to stimulate certain body parts, thereby helping them “heal.”...