Lower Stress

Here is an interesting paper I've found regarding cortisol. There seems to be some good science backing ashwagandha ("Withania somnifera") a traditional Ayurvedic herb, which supports lowering coritsol levels. 300mg over 60 days had statistically significant reductions in cortisol (aka stress) in the participants. Also some interesting science linking it to increased 'sexuality' in women (which is purportedly linked …

Light of your Night

You probably, like all of us, have lights in your home. And you probably turn the lights off before bed. That's probably pretty unhealthy. Mommyblogs have discussed the blue-light exposure pretty extensively, but I'm here to 100% support their efforts. Your body is a machine regulated in part by the light that you see. Blue …

Kombucha Craze

It's interesting to see the mainstream slowly adopting things that have been fringe ("") for awhile. Kombucha is definitely one of them--people don't know why it's good--but I'd argue its popularity springs from the fact it closely resembles  soda pop. It's acidic and slightly bubbly, and then to differentiate itself from pop a bit, it …

The great SOY debate

Paleo vs. vegan: one of the biggest points of contention is the consumption of soy. As of 2013: "Consequently, the question of whether or not phytoestrogens are beneficial or harmful to human health remains unresolved. The answer is likely complex and may depend on age, health status, and even the presence or absence of specific …