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Joint pain from breast cancer drugs? Read this.

By Kat Osorio If you’re taking medications used to treat breast cancer, such as tamoxifen or anastrozole, you’re likely also experiencing side effects associated with these drugs, namely joint pain. Symptoms like this are all too common, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer with no sight of relief. Here are a few ways […]

The DMV: D.C., Maryland, & Virginia

If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you’ll know that it has a lot to offer when it comes to eating locally. Residents living in the more urban areas have the option of trekking out to the more rural areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia to visit farms, orchards, and wineries, while still having […]

Why eat local?

By Kat Osorio Now that we’ve entered the spring season, you might be wondering if it’s time to start adding some seasonal produce into your diet. The answer is yes! The best way to do it is by buying and eating locally-grown and produced food, which has a variety of benefits that include the following: […]

Stress and inflammation

By Kat Osorio When was the last time you or someone you know said, “I’m so stressed” or “I don’t know how to relax.” Probably not too long ago, because chronic stress is a given for many people in our modern society. It’s associated with increased inflammation in the body, which can then progress to […]

How spices can lower inflammation

By Kat Osorio When one thinks of anti-inflammatory spices, turmeric is usually the one that comes to mind. While there is plenty of research that supports turmeric’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms, this king of spices holds court with a multitude of royals that are also helpful for reducing inflammation in the body. If you experience health conditions […]

Formula for a nutritious meal

By Kat Osorio It can be overwhelming deciding what to eat. We receive countless messages from all different directions on a daily basis- messages telling us which foods are “super,” what diet you should follow if you want to live forever, and exactly how many grams of protein you should eat for a trim physique, […]

Enjoying Your Healthy Lifestyle

By Kat Osorio “I don’t want to make healthy changes to my diet because that means I won’t enjoy my food anymore.” This is a sentiment I’m sure that many of us can identify with, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be true. In fact, you can have your almond flour cake and […]

Covid’s Lasting Effects Deserve Rigorous Study

The risks of over-diagnosing a syndrome are real, but that does not mean that the syndrome does not exist. Jeremy Devine declares that “long Covid” and some other illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, are not biological disorders, but are psychological, psychosomatic diseases, and mislabeled manifestations of depression or anxiety (“The Dubious Origins of Long […]