Wellness

Lactose Intolerance – Could You Be Suffering?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 65% of the worlds population is moderately lactose intolerant. In the U.S. alone over 30 million people suffer from this frustrating disorder and in many cases (like mine) lactose intolerance goes undiagnosed. The prevalence of lactose intolerance is strongly associated with genetics and ethnicity. For example, most folks of eastern Asian descent […]

What the heck is Kombucha?

Being a food fanatic comes with a lot of explaining. Between all the weird stuff I’ve experimented with and made, I’m surprised people still think I’m sane (maybe they don’t…) Anyways, food and nature are funny things and understanding the way food works is not always easy or appealing. Today, I’ll be talking about fermentation […]

Vitamin D- Why You’re not Getting Enough

Why Vitamin D you ask? We get that from the sun and from milk, there’s no way we need to supplement it too. But here’s where you’re sadly mistaken! Vitamin D, could quiet possibly be the most important Vitamin that you’re not getting enough of! This past semester in my Nutrition and Human Development class […]

What’s your Alcohol Hiding?

This topic was actually requested by one of my great friends. At first I thought it wouldn’t be that great of a topic to write about, just because I figured most people already knew all about it. But I decided to step back and look at the big picture. I’ve promised to dedicate my posts […]

The Honey Scandal You NEED to Know!

You go to your local grocery store and you see a shelf full of honey. So which one do you add to the cart? Many non honey connoisseurs go for the cute plastic bear with the squeeze top, right? He’s cute, non messy, and for some strange reason a honey filled plastic bear just makes […]

Pico de Gallo a Fresh Salsa

Original Pico de Gallo

Pronounced: Peek-OH deh Guy-OH Also known as “Fresh Salsa” is a delicious appetizer, snack, or topping. Its not only delicious it’s also guilt free and very healthy! No need to strictly enjoy this delicious salsa just when you go out for Mexican cuisine. You can make Pico at home very easily with some simple ingredients […]

Orthorexia Nervosa, it Could be Ruining Your Happiness..

So we’ve all heard of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, the commonly known eating disorders that can be very life threatening to ones health. But have you ever heard of Orthorexia Nervosa? If not, I bet you’ll never guess what’s behind this “eating disorder,” and why its very controversial. Orthorexia is when one obsesses over eating healthy. […]