What High FODMAP Foods Do To Your Gut

A few days ago, we published an article about what a low FODMAP diet can do for those with digestive issues — specifically IBS, but not excluding diverticulitis and other forms of leaky gut. The research in favor of a low FODMAP diet for IBS sufferers is pretty overwhelming.  The main deterrent for most people […]

5 Tummy-Turning Reasons to Get Serious About Sleep

It’s considered the hallmark of adulthood: “I’m so tired.”  Nap culture, staying-in-on-a-Friday culture, bragging-about-how-little-sleep-you-got culture is rampant in 2019. But have you ever thought about how your REM cycle affects your gut culture? Science is beginning to wake up to the relationship between your gut microbiome and the quality and quantity of sleep you’re getting. […]

American Air Quality Declines After 40 Year Improvement Trend

Since 1980, America’s air pollution has been steadily reverting back to clean air. And although we’re still 10th in a global list of clear skies (behind Canada, Australia, and several European countries), we may soon be booted from the top 10. You see, fine particulate pollution is our biggest problem.  Called “PM2.5” for short, since […]

Ignoring Your Budget: Worse for your Mental Health than Sleep Loss

Have you ever wondered why it feels so good to cross something off of your list?  There’s a psychological principle, known as the “Zeigarnik effect,” named for its discoveress Bluma Zeigarnik, that comes close to addressing why. You see, we tend to remember things we need to do better than things we’ve already done. So […]

Guide to Building a Tiny Fall Urban Garden

Guide to Building a Tiny Fall Urban Garden

So this was going to be your year — the year you stop missing the Farmer’s Market by sleeping in on Sundays, the year you were going to stop paying $1.50 extra for organic food at the grocery store, the year you weren’t going to live on frozen veggies. If you’re like lots of urban […]

Don’t Waste Your Limited Time and Energy Regretting Your Past

Don’t Waste Your Limited Time and Energy Regretting Your Past

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.” ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee We as humans have an incredible ability to help each other in times of need. When things get rough and life gets hard, we tend to come together, step up to the challenge, and provide assistance. Our selflessness shows, […]