Quitting coffee and other forms of caffeine has been one of my biggest challenges during my pregnancy. It’s also been one of the most rewarding. Despite the fatigue of pregnancy, I actually feel like I have MORE energy when I wake up in the morning now that I’m no longer on the caffeine train. I […]

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I started using Glycolic Acid about two weeks ago to treat my first trimester pregnancy acne that has popped up in the last couple months. One side effect I was well aware of with the Glycolic Acid was the potential for an initial breakout. And I must say I think I’m definitely having one. This […]


How Often Do You Eat?

by Kate on February 4, 2013

in Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living

If you have questions about what you should be eating for optimal health, then you can find plenty of diet and nutrition books, articles, and videos on the subject. But, what if you’re wondering how often you should eat? The standard advice these days seems to be that for optimal metabolism and fullness that lasts […]


Well, if you didn’t think I was hippy-dippy before, you will once you hear about my Diva Cup. Gentlemen, unless you’re a glutton for punishment I suggest you skip this post–it’s about to get reaaalll feminine. So, as I wrote a week ago, I recently went off the Pill, which so far I’m very happy […]


At 25 my struggle with acne is hardly rare, but yet another inflammatory auto-immune type problem that I’ve struggled with is canker sores. Canker sores, if you aren’t familiar with them, are little open white sores that appear on the inside of your mouth (for me, usually on my lower gums) and they are excruciating. […]


I remember being about 13 and having what I now consider my first IBS attack. It started with a burger and ended with a very painful tummy. My dad told me then that he had IBS and that I might have it too. So for a long time, I just figured it was genetic and […]


Alright I’ve been taking Cod Liver Oil for about two weeks now and my skin has this glow to it that it hasn’t had since…ever.¬† I’m really not a huge fan of supplements-I tend to think once you start taking them your body grows dependent so if you ever stop taking it, it can screw […]


I believe you should eat healthy as a loving gesture toward yourself. I believe when you eat as self-love, your diet changes for the better in a way that¬†seems effortless. Suddenly eating healthy isn’t about punishment (because you’ve gained weight), it isn’t about control (anyone who’s every had an eating disorder knows how negative that […]


I worry a lot about what life will be like for my future children. I worry about whether they’ll take the time to get off the computer and go play outside. I hope they’ll invite friends over and go visit them instead of just interacting on Facebook. But most of all, I worry about what […]


Why has one of the most simple activities necessary for survival evolved into this convoluted, emotional, and unnatural experience for so many of us? It’s really sort of tragic that we live during this very brief time in history when food is relatively plentiful and yet no one can enjoy it (If it interests you, […]


After a great deal of research I have solidified my plan to wean myself off Benzoyl Peroxide. First, some background: I’ve been following the regimen which involves applying Benzoyl peroxide to any acne-affected areas twice a day every day. I’ve been very grateful to find products that have given me control over my skin […]