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The Best Spots for Healthy Ice Cream in NYC

Sure, Pinkberry’s fro-yo has fewer calories than a Mister Softee cone, but there are much better options for healthy ice cream (okay, healthier) in New York City if you know where to look. (And you know we’re all about conscious indulgences as part of a healthy lifestyle.) Instead of going low-fat and using artificial sweeteners and… Read This Entry »

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What Every Woman Needs to Know About PCOS

Thanks to the Internet and real life stories from celebrities like Lena Dunham and Padma Lakshmi, more people are familiar with the hormone imbalance known as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). These days PCOS is estimated to affect 5-10% of women of childbearing age, with 30% of all women exhibiting some symptoms of PCOS. Reports indicate that PCOS is… Read This Entry »

Michelle-Rubinstein For the Pro

How Community Helps This Healthy Entrepreneur Succeed

Michelle Rubinstein knows how to hustle and make things happen on her own. While getting her master’s degree in nutrition and education and teaching cooking classes, she co-founded Little Patches, a New York City-based baby clothing and accessories company. But before that, when deciding her next career move, she enrolled in The Nutrition School, and… Read This Entry »

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5 Smart Tips to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Your little ones might be overeaters, undereaters, picky eaters, or sugar obsessed. Whatever their hang ups, they’re likely not begging for kale salad—and most parents have a hard time teaching kids healthy eating habits. (You’re not alone!) While you may not be able to get them to believe roasted sweet potatoes are just as delicious… Read This Entry »

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The Surprising Truth About Your Coffee Habit

Q: I keep seeing new headlines about how coffee is actually good for you, and then experts talking about how to kick your coffee habit. Is coffee healthy?! A: I’m not sure why coffee is such a polarizing nutrition topic, but depending on what you read, your morning java is either quickly killing you or… Read This Entry »

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7 Libido-Boosting Foods for Better Sex

Research has shown all kinds of habits lead to great sex, from regular exercise to simply being nice. But your diet arguably has the biggest effect on how your body functions, so why not add libido-boosting foods to your plate to keep your sex drive happily humming? We’re not just talking about things that put… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Whole30

Is The Whole30 diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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Can Cheese Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Q: I’ve seen a lot of conflicting information on whether cheese can be part of healthy diet. Overall, is cheese healthy? A: This is a great question, since a lot has changed over the years in terms of what we know about cheese and the nutrients it provides. My short answer is that you can… Read This Entry »

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5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Turmeric is a champion anti-inflammatory food. How can you harness its powerful, health-promoting strengths? You’ve got to find more ways to add turmeric to your diet. Before we get to those, a quick refresher on why you want to sprinkle this spice everywhere. Turmeric is filled with curcumin, a compound that acts as a powerful… Read This Entry »

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Can You Catch Up on Hours of Lost Sleep?

Q: I’ve heard the term “sleep debt” but have seen conflicting headlines on whether or not it can be repaid. If I miss a lot of sleep during the week, will sleeping in on the weekends counteract the health risks? A: Most of my clients over the years have had more sleep debt than they… Read This Entry »

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3 Overlooked Nutrients To Add to Your Diet Now

Everyone’s always talking about how vitamin B12 deficiency leads to energy issues or how most people don’t get enough vitamin D. But there’s a whole universe of nutrients you likely never think about. Generally, that’s okay. If you’re eating a variety of whole foods including lots of diverse fruits and vegetables, you’re likely getting most… Read This Entry »

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5 Foods That Prevent Acne Naturally

Clear skin involves hydration, proper cleansing, and many other practices, but preventing the pimples we all despise also starts on your plate. That’s right, acne-fighting foods do exist. No, adding them to your regular diet won’t be like waving a magic wand over your every zit and watching them immediately disappear. But these foods, listed… Read This Entry »

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The 7 Healthiest Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s

TJ’s freezer section is pretty legendary thanks to the incredible selection and low prices, but to find the healthiest frozen foods at Trader Joe’s? You need a little help. To be clear, we want to encourage cooking fresh meals whenever you can, but life is busy and having nutritious, frozen, when-all-else-fails options on hand is… Read This Entry »

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5 Surprising Factors that Affect Metabolism

Metabolism is one of those words many of us throw around without giving much thought to what it means or how it works. What is this elusive concept we blame for being “slow” (as we lounge at the beach instead of hitting the gym)? Put simply, metabolism is the process of converting the food (and… Read This Entry »

For the Pro

How to Fight Distraction as an Entrepreneur

Even if you’re a wellness pro when it comes to nutrition, fitness, or stress management, figuring out how to fight distraction is a serious challenge when you’re starting out as your own boss. No more having to show up at certain time in an office. No more set meetings filling your calendar. And you keep… Read This Entry »

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Should You Be Drinking Alkaline Water?

Q: I’ve heard more alkaline water is better for my health. Should I spend the extra money to buy bottled water with higher alkalinity? A:  “Alkaline water” is now everywhere. Many companies print the pH level on the bottle and then claim that their water—and theirs alone—will change your life (at a price premium). My… Read This Entry »

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The Healthy Sunscreens Beauty Experts Actually Use

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable part of a healthy lifestyle, but choosing healthy sunscreens can be tricky. Maybe you’re concerned about chemical ingredients like oxybenzone, but then every time you buy something labeled “natural” you end up looking like someone colored your body with chalk (great beach look, obviously). The Environmental Working Group (EWG) provides an… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Ketogenic Diet

Is the ketogenic diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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5 Expert Trainer Tips You’ve Never Heard Before

If you’re paying attention, expert trainer tips (like all wellness tips!) can start to sound like a broken record. Lift heavier. Drink more water. Protein, protein, protein. All of which, of course, is great advice. But you’re a smart, wellness-savvy human, and you’ve heard it all before. Thankfully, in the course of interviewing top fitness… Read This Entry »

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10 Smart, Healthy Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

We don’t talk about weight loss often. Instead, we embrace the idea that if you live a well-rounded nutritious life 24-7, a healthy weight will naturally follow. But no matter the approach we preach, everyone wants to know how to lose ten pounds. Look, we get it. Maybe you had a particularly stressful month, leading… Read This Entry »