Smile Brilliant At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit Review

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Today I’m reviewing a product that my husband and I recently used for our at-home teeth whitening – The Smile Brilliant T9 Whitening System.

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A Guide To Skin Care and Anti-Aging: Key Products & Ingredients We Should All Be Using!

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Skin health has been a huge interest of mine ever since I was 14. Since then, I have been passionate about understanding ingredients and learning what is good and bad for our skin and our bodies. In fact, this is a key interest that prompted me to pursue my degree in molecular biology and attend medical school!

While I am not officially a doctor yet, I have researched (and used) hundreds of skin products, and my degree in cell & molecular biology has provided me with a fairly in-depth understanding of molecular chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. In this post, I am focusing on skin health and discussing ingredients that are beneficial for nearly every skin type. They are products I consistently use myself (for reference I have sensitive skin), and I really think they are worth investing in if you want to have healthy skin that ages gracefully and looks its best. Continue reading “A Guide To Skin Care and Anti-Aging: Key Products & Ingredients We Should All Be Using!”

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Spirulina

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While the term “superfood” has been thrown around a lot over the past few years, it seems to be fitting for spirulina. A type of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that flourishes in warm alkaline water, spirulina is said to have numerous health benefits, many of which are backed by research.
Below I’m listing 10 of these science-backed benefits, plus a few risks to be aware of. (And before you start to wonder about the taste, it is basically tasteless when added to most food or drinks.) ūüôā

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Antioxidants: What They Are And Why We Need Them!

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You’ve heard it before; “Make sure you’re getting those antioxidants!” But what exactly is an antioxidant, and why are they so important?

As a Cell & Molecular Biology major, I have to admit that I geek out a little when it comes to learning about the human body on a cellular level. I find it so fascinating, and I have decided to start sharing more posts and info about what I’ve learned through my studies. I hope you guys enjoy the topics, and if there are specific things that you’d like to learn more about feel free to reach out and let me know!

For today’s post, I’m discussing antioxidants and explaining why we need these little free radical scavengers in our bodies! ūüôā Continue reading “Antioxidants: What They Are And Why We Need Them!”

How to Avoid Jet Lag – 5 Tips for Beating Travel Drowsiness

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So let’s talk about everyone’s least favorite part of travel – Jet lag!  We’ve all been there: After hours of traveling and dealing with dry air, cramped cabins, and lack of sleep, we get off the plane feeling drained and ready for a nap ASAP. 

Well luckily there are some ways to help combat this dreaded side effect of travel, and below I’ve listed 5 tips that should help prevent, or at least lessen, jet lag during your next getaway.

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Are You Drinking Enough Water? How Much You Need & How To Know if You Need More

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We’ve all heard the classic rule — “Drink 8 glasses of water per day” — But is that a one size fits all recommendation? ¬†The short answer is no. ¬†Everyone’s body is different, and depending on our diet and activity level, we all need different amounts of water to keep our body functioning at it’s best.

So how much water do you really need?

Think about how much water we use and lose in one day through breathing, perspiration, urination, and bowel movements. ¬†Because we use and lose all of this water during the day, it’s important to¬†replenish¬†our body’s water supply. ¬†The Institute of Medicine suggests that men need¬†about 13 cups (3 liters) of water a day, while women need about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of water a day.

So how can you know if you’re¬†getting enough water? ¬†Below are 5 signs¬†that your body may be craving more. Continue reading “Are You Drinking Enough Water? How Much You Need & How To Know if You Need More”

How To Read and Understand Nutrition Fact Labels

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I’ve always been conscious about what I eat, but about ten years ago I really started to focus on understanding nutrition. ¬†Over the years, I’ve noticed that many people eat foods without knowing much about ingredients or where they come from.¬† For instance, do you really know what the difference is between saturated fat and unsaturated fat? ¬†What does trans fat mean and why are we told not to eat it? Well kudos to you if you are reading this, because that means that you’re interested in understanding food labels more clearly! ¬†In an effort to make it a bit easier and understandable, I’ve compiled some information that I hope you will find helpful.

Below I¬†discuss how to read and understand the most obvious wording on the label – the “Nutrition Facts” section.¬† I also¬†focus on seven¬†categories that are very¬†important to understand when reading a food label; sugar, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, and fiber. Continue reading “How To Read and Understand Nutrition Fact Labels”

Quick, Easy, Delicious (and Healthy!) Protein Pancakes

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More and more people are making the switch to vegetarianism these days, and if you are like me, you are constantly searching out quick and easy ways to get a protein rich meal. Protein has so many uses in our bodies, as it is an important building block for bones,  muscles, tissues, and healing abilities. It is really an essential component for many biological processes, so vegetarian or not, it is important for us to ensure that we are giving our bodies what it needs to function efficiently!

A few years ago I was in the mood for something sweet after my workout, so instead of my go-to protein smoothie, I decided to try and make some healthy pancakes. Luckily it was a success, and I make them all of the time now! Continue reading “Quick, Easy, Delicious (and Healthy!) Protein Pancakes”

5 Essential Foods That You Probably Aren’t Eating Enough Of!

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Consistently eating healthy is sometimes a hard thing to accomplish, but it’s really about finding the right balance for your body.

I have always been mindful of what I put into my body, but a couple of years ago I became a little too obsessed I would say. I already avoided processed foods, but I decided to take it one step further and cut out all meat, dairy, gluten, and sugar from my diet. Now, I am not sure how many of you have done this (or maybe currently are) but you will realize that literally everything has at least one of those items in it! After months of limiting these foods, I came to realize that moderation is really the key to leading a healthy lifestyle while also being able to indulge from time to time. As my studies in molecular biology have taught me, there are so many things that can affect our cells, and the key is to always make sure that we provide our bodies with the proper nutrients that it needs to function at it’s best.

So on that note, I decided to share 5 foods that I believe we should all be eating frequently! Of course, if you have allergies or dietary issues with these foods you will have to look to other options.  Continue reading “5 Essential Foods That You Probably Aren’t Eating Enough Of!”