Get Outside

I can’t stress enough how important it is to get outside. The outdoors does wonders for your mental and physical health. Lately, I’ve been using my free time to reflect, work on my physical health, and ruminate on plans for the future by hiking with my brother’s dog.

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So You Want to Go Paleo: 8 Tips to Help You!

You’ve heard so many things about it: Paleo. What does it mean? The fad diet that has real science to back it up as one of the healthiest diets you can go on (keto is arguably the best) is not incredibly easy to manage. Follow some of these tips to help ease the transition:

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Cheating on the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is ridiculously hard and if you’re gung-ho about losing weight, getting healthy, healing your mitochondria, helping chronic illness, or gaining muscle mass, you might be eating paleo to a tee. When I got sick and learned about the ketogenic diet, I stuck to it like it was some kind of holy text and I am so happy I did. However, after you’ve been on the Paleo diet for awhile, as I learned from my best friend’s parents prior, sometimes every now and then you just want to cheat.

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Diet Series: How Healthy are Popular Diets?

This one’s long. It may be my longest post ever, like Wait But Why style. Get ready.

Gluten is bad, meat is bad. You should avoid processed sugars, dairy, soy. We hear it over and over again. A new study shows you should eat a ton of kale. Make sure you take probiotics every day – no, wait, prebiotics. What diets are healthy, which are straight-up wrong, and which are environment-friendly? Here’s a review on a bunch of different diets that people tend to be on these days. This will be a multiple-part series highlighting guest authors’ stories about their relationship to food and their respective current diets.

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The Mystery Illness: Part 2, Finding “The Cure”

I arrived at Boston Logan around 8 in the morning. The flight had been a red eye because it was the earliest I could get at such short notice out of Los Angeles. I couldn’t sleep at all even though I had spent a good 90% of the previous two weeks asleep in bed. I had my two cockatiels, Jazzy and Sunny, with me in a carrier underneath the seat in front of me. I didn’t even bring any snacks. I just had some Smart Water from the airport and some blue corn chips from JetBlue.

(Read Part 1 here)

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