The Dreaded Month of January

I don’t think you need to only eat soup for a month and I definitely don’t think you need to try drinking charcoal lemonade or a juice cleanse.
I think it’s great if January motivates people to try to change their lifestyle with the goal of health… but I generally hate the way people seem convinced to do it. I didn’t write this piece to discourage people from changing their lifestyle but to encourage them to love themselves at any size and know that the number on the scale doesn’t equate to healthy or unhealthy. Small tweaks can change the trajectory of your whole life. Those are the things that will make you feel healthier, have more confidence and more energy. Shifting priorities can help you make up your mind to stop dieting and start living a happier, healthier lifestyle

Bigger sewers or better journalism?

A recent study in Beijing announced that air pollution was related to increasing obesity rates in rats. Although this is alarming, the real question is, “Does this mean humans are gaining weight from air pollution?”.

This study doesn’t answer that question and for now the answer remains what it has been. Obesity is a multifactorial and complex disease, we know that living in today’s obesogenic environment paired with genetics, lifestyle and dietary habits are all possible contributing factors for obesity in humans.

Smoothies, do I or don’t I?

Smoothies are often touted as a ‘health food’ and I’d like to cover a few things to help people decide if your smoothies are really good for you or not. Good for you in a sense of achieving your goals and providing adequate nutrition. I can get my fruits and veggies– This can be very…