Eat the Rainbow

You might have heard the phrase, “eat the rainbow.” In its essence, this phrase means that you want to try and eat as many variety in the color of fruits and vegetables as you can. While this can sometimes feel challenging at certain times of the year, such as the winter, you can typically still… Continue Reading

Gut Health

We hear all the time about the importance of our gut health – but many of us may wonder why this is relevant to our overall wellness, and what we can do to improve it. Before we dive into that, we first need to define what gut health is, along with how the microbiome in… Continue Reading

Plant-based Diets

Plant-based eating is nothing new. Cultures around the world have embraced plant-based diets for centuries. However, in the United States at least, plant-based diets are now enjoying a certain level of trendiness. Veggie-based chicken nuggets and burgers are advertised on television, restaurants in major cities focus entirely on plant-based dining, and it’s not at all… Continue Reading

Farmers Markets

Suppose you have ever experienced the goods available at your local farmer’s market. In that case, you know how amazing it is to be able to enjoy locally sourced eggs, honey, and even coffee! However, farmer’s markets aren’t just for selling foods; they’re also an excellent way for consumers to learn about and discover vendors… Continue Reading

Eating and Health

The connection between health and what we eat is a compound one; after all, there are so many different levels of wellness, and even the actual definition of health within the scientific and medical worlds can’t be agreed upon. For many of us, health would be defined as being free of illness or disease. While… Continue Reading

Serotonin

Most of us are familiar with the rhetoric that we must eat a balanced diet for healthy teeth, growing bones, and physical development. This message is mainly for children in schools and other learning centers. But, somehow, it is not common practice to discuss the role diet plays in our mental health. We know that… Continue Reading

Food Is a Drug

There is no getting around the fact that we must eat to survive. That said, society has come a long way from the days of hunter-gatherers that foraged for fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and meat. Now, most of our food comes to our tables via giant food manufactures. Even worse, the most affordable foods are… Continue Reading

Sugar Is Very Addictive

Through no fault of their own, millions of people have developed a physical dependency on sugar. It’s nearly identical to drug addiction. Here is a list of the criteria for substance dependency: regular use bingeing tolerance cravings withdrawal There’s a reason people light up when considering what tasty dessert they’re going to order. It’s why their faces… Continue Reading

Magic Mushrooms

Today, there is a growing magic mushroom decriminalization movement in this country. They, however, remain illegal and listed as a Schedule I narcotic by the federal government. Three cities have minimized the laws for simple possession. Its proponents are gradually gaining traction. Psilocybin advocacy groups, like The Society for Psychedelic Outreach, Reform, and Education (SPORE),… Continue Reading

AA Online Meetings

If you are looking for a Zoom AA meeting, here is a downloadable list of 12 per day, 7 days a week. Downloadable list of Zoom AA meetings 12 meetings a day – 7 days a week ( these zoom meetings originate in Tucson AZ) Times are in MST If the password is blank, there… Continue Reading