why sleep may matter more than diet and exercise

I know, it's a bold statement to make but hear me out. Sleep affects every area of our life. Again, I'll repeat - every area of our life. We've all heard the saying, "I'll sleep when I'm dead" It's safe to say that the very endpoint may come sooner than expected if we continue skimping on sleep. We put a price on being able to get more done and sleep less.

detoxifying beet salad

Beets have been getting a bad reputation for some time. Because of their high sugar content (highest of all vegetables) beets have been used in the production of refined beet sugar. This way of processing beets completely strips them of all nutrients. Evaporated cane juice is also used in a variety of processed foods. Those are not the beets I'm talking about. Real beets come in whole form, leafy greens and all.

why you should eat salmon often

Salmon is truly one of the most nutrient dense foods we could eat but not just any salmon; it has to be wild caught in order to reap the benefits of this wonder food. 

Salmon has been a staple in my household for a long time. I make it at least once a week in some form or another and actually notice a difference in the way I feel if a week has gone by and I haven't eaten it.

why i start my day with taking five

My mornings can go a little something like this:

  • Check email: NY Times Daily Briefing - Oh god, not again, what is going on? 
  • Check Instagram: Am I doing enough? I wish I could reach more people. Damn, so and so has incredible content, wish mine could look like that.
  • Check Facebook: Ugh, not enough people liked my post. Did it suck? 
  • Life: Will I have enough time to eat breakfast, make coffee and work on my site before the kids wake up? What if they don't sleep late enough? What will they have for breakfast? And on and on...