Category Archives: Wellness

How To Stay Healthy While Dating

Woman eyes a salad while dating
When you're single and dating, a jam packed schedule full of happy hours, coffee dates and romantic dinners provide ample opportunities to find someone you'll really click with. Unfortunately, going on dates a few times a week can wreck havoc on your healthy lifestyle as all of those craft beers, fancy cocktails, three course meals and sugary coffee drinks start to add up and not only that, you might start finding yourself too busy with dating to hit the gym. So what's a girl to do? Is it possible to date and stay fit at the same time? By following a few rules, you can definitely have your date and eat on it, too. Read more

Eat your way to healthier and stronger hair

woman eats a salad for healthier hair
The condition of your hair is a clear indication of your overall health. If your locks are looking a bit damaged, chances are you’re stressed, and even possibly deficient on B vitamins.  Dry and dull hair means you need more vitamin A rich foods, like dark-green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes and apricots.  If you're losing hair and your scalp is dry you may have a zinc deficiency--foods rich in zinc include nuts, seafood, eggs and legumes. Essential fatty acids found in fish and nuts also help a dry scalp and dry hair. Read more

Slip into Your Summer Bikini by Staying Diet Free

Woman enjoys the sun in a bikini
Spring has sprung, and so have we.  Summer is right around the corner, yet our winter body spills over the new bedazzled bikini we felt sure to slip into this year.  And why shouldn’t we expect a bikini bod?  We followed through on the post holiday cleanse craze making the rounds with celebs and real people alike that guaranteed a ten-pound weight loss- right? Read more

Purging Processed Foods

A group on processed donuts
Elevate the quality of your food, and you will naturally eat less because high-quality, nutrient-dense food delivers the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients we need to feel satisfied. Eating poor-quality, nutrient-deficient food is like trying to fill a bottomless black hole—it just can’t be done. Your body and brain working together sense the deficiencies, and before you know it a survival strategy kicks in, leaving you hungry for more. —The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management We asked Patti’s Twitter followers what nutritional questions they wanted answered. Alison asked, “I’d like to start eating fewer processed foods, but I’m not sure where to start. Suggestions?”  Read more

Feeling the Love on Valentine’s Day

woman learns to feel love on valentine's day
Way before the Millionaire Matchmaker, the French had their own custom for scoring a date on Valentine’s Day. In une loterie d’amour—a drawing for love—single people of all ages gathered in houses that faced one another and proceeded to call out through the windows in an effort to make a match, until the men and women eventually paired off. The pairings weren’t perfect—sometimes the ladies were much more attractive to the men from far away. And let’s face it: screaming from across the street leaves a large margin of error when it comes to matchmaking. Read more

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Radical or Rational?

Breaking the gluten dependance
I’m a great believer that every diet plan offers a kernel of wisdom. But what about those who can’t stand the wheat—or, more specifically, gluten? Should people who have dumped bread entirely, not to mention pasta and cake, get out of the kitchen? Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat, barley and rye. It gives dough elasticity and helps it rise and keep its shape, and it can impart a chewy texture to foods.  Read more
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