Category Archives: Health & Fitness

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Why professional massage will change your life

Previously, I’ve only seen massages as a luxury for women more rich and less busy than I am. But after experiencing my very first professional massage, I’m a believer in its power.

My resolution for 2016 is inspired by one of my favorite films, Dead Poets Society. For this year, I resolve to suck the marrow out of life.  Work hard, play hard, relax hard… Generally drink from the cup of life. My relax-hard plan definitely involves more massage. Continue reading “Why professional massage will change your life”

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Rid Yourself of Parasites & Improve Digestive Health: #Paraguard

#ParaGuard

Last year, I went through a crazy health scare. My bloodwork went way, way out of control, and through hours of appointments with various doctors and what felt like gallons of blood drawn we reduced the possibilities to several forms of leukemia, autoimmune disease, or a parasitic infection.

Parasites are fairly easy to test for, and my doctor ordered every kind of diagnostic under the sun but turned up nothing. We began to brace ourselves for the worst: we knew that the doctors had narrowed it down to a parasite, or very bad news. Acronyms like AML and CLL began to flood my brain night and day, and the lump in my throat grew as tests came back repeatedly with the same hyperelevated numbers. Continue reading “Rid Yourself of Parasites & Improve Digestive Health: #Paraguard”

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Your definition of “healthy” probably differs from mine

“French women don’t get ‘fat’,” proclaim popular book covers. “Okinawans are the ‘healthiest’ people on the planet.” “Europeans drink gallons of wine every day and maintain their ‘slim’ figures.” “The Paleolithic way our ancestors ate is the most ‘healthy’ way for humans beings to survive.”

We hear these claims all the time, but what do healthy, skinny, and slim really mean? Is healthy living longer, or doing it with less disease? Does skinny simply mean not bulging out of your pants, or does it refer to six-pack abs? Continue reading “Your definition of “healthy” probably differs from mine”

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The Best Vitamin You’re Not Taking.

#ZahlerMagnesium

Are you a vitamin and supplement junkie like me? If not, why not? Jump on the train.

(If it’s because you’re afraid of overdosing or think it’s not healthy to get your nutrients from supplements, cue my rant. Even the most permissive stats suggest that, at MAX, <10 deaths in the last 30 years were vitamin related [source, source]. Conversely, how many deaths were related to malnutrition? How many to prescription drugs taken as a reaction to illnesses caused by deficiencies that could have been avoided through supplementation?) Continue reading “The Best Vitamin You’re Not Taking.”

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What’s the deal with menstrual cups? [VIDEO]


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Have you heard of menstrual cups? They do fall under the category of Gross Girl Stuff, so if you’re a sensitive lil’ man-type and can’t handle it, go watch My Little Pony and remember why it’s the wimmens who do the down-and-dirty work of birthin’ in this world.

Menstrual cups have been an important innovation both for the environment and for women in the developing world.

Check out our video exploring the topic:  Continue reading “What’s the deal with menstrual cups? [VIDEO]”