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Adaptogens: Better than Caffeine? (Part 2)

Last time around, we learned what adaptogens are, and how they work in balancing our body. We’ll pick up today from where we left off and cover why adaptogens can increase our energy without leading to a crash, and how they work in balancing our body. You might think that adaptogens may only cause a short term effect, if any, but this may not be the case – in fact, drugs and caffeine are ...

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Interview with Dr. James Costello – Adaptogens: Secret to Better Mood, Sex, and Health? (Part 1)

There are lots of talk about adaptogens in the wellness world these days. It's the new "buzzword", well at least in the "West." Adaptogens have gotten particularly popular these days. Examples include GOOP's collaboration with Moon Juice's Amanda Chantal Bacon on their $30 adaptogenic "Dusts," and Nootrobox's use of nootropics. Actually, adaptogens have been used in centuries in China and ...

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Raw Coconut Lemon Icecream Cake

In all honesty, the origin of this Raw Coconut Lemon Icecream Cake is simply that I wanted to make a really good lemon meringue pie that is healthy with minimal ingredients - something I can just use straight from the refrigerator. I try to limit the amount of coconut oil and nuts in this cake since the succulent coconut meat itself is already quite fatty, even though the fat is actually good ...

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3 Tips to Super Charge Productivity After Lunch

This article has originally appeared on Huffington Post You’ve made it halfway through the day! Your day started at 7 AM and lunch is right around the corner. You go to your favorite salad place and wait in line to order food. Ten minutes passes by and you finally get to the front of the checkout line. Then you patiently wait for food. You’re told: good food takes time (even ...

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10 Travel Tips to Stay Healthy On the Go

Earlier, I was traveling to Bali (more to follow), and being in airports and hotels made me realise how challenging it can be to travel healthily. Many of you may be traveling quite a bit, be it for work or vacation. While you may have cultivated your top health habits, flying can be challenging for all of us. Plane rides can be intense on your physical health, moods, and sleep ...

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Wild Blueberry Smoothie with Acai & Mango

    I've been falling in love with wild blueberries. These little gems, recommended by the Medical Medium, are packed with adaptogens, helping us thrive in the fast-paced, modern world. These slightly tangy berries are liver cleansers, can also help us with immune system support, extraction of heavy metals, digestive cleansing, and boost eye and digestive tract ...

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Juice Cocktails: Have your alcohol and greens too?

Tis the holiday season! Other than processed foods and refined sugars, the culprit of holiday weight gain and sluggishness is excessive alcohol consumption. A part of you is relieved that you can use “the holidays” as an excuse to indulge, while the other part of you feels guilty, and promises yourself that you’ll clean up your diet in the New Year. After all, it is hard to resist that bottle ...

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5 Tricks to Make Vegetables Meaty

Most people think of vegetables as bland and boring. However, if you're creative enough, you can make vegetables hearty and meaty. As winter is approaching, many of you may crave heartier and meatier foods given the cold. This is why I decided to extract some tips from an interview I've done previously. Below are five tricks to making meaty vegetables and developing a passionate love affair ...

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