I've never been more conscious about what I put into my body and find food labels not only to be confusing, but also misleading. The more I learn in nutrition school, the more careful I become. As a gluten-free, vegan (yes, my meat-loving, husband who lives for Sunday pasta wants to kill me), I've found plenty of nutritious meal options, but it's not always easy. Whether you're like me or just like to buy "organic," I dissected some common food labels so you're really in the know and don't buy into the marketing fluff.
We all have our tried-and-true favorites, but what if you found their all natural equivalents? Your search for gentler alternatives is over – and you don't have to sacrifice the quality. We tested everything and found these natural beauty buys are just as effective as our cult favorites.
Bar Method opened in Hoboken, so as you can imagine I've been diligently practicing my tucks and pulses. As someone who's taken barre classes on and off for years now all over the city, I've found that while they all share common goals, each company has their own strengths. With Bar Method, the super tiny movements and breathing exercises have already begun proving their effectiveness by sculpting and carving out my muscles just the way I want them. Yes, I know change doesn't happen over night, but we're moving in the right direction here.
Have you been washing your face the wrong way your whole life? If you're American, rinsing with tap water seems like a no-brainer. However, in France, home to seemingly ageless women, micellar water is the preferred face wash. Intrigued? We spoke with NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Marina Peredo to learn more about the benefits.
When I first learned of Christina Carlino a few weeks ago, it was because she was launching a new product line that was right up my alley – Archetypes, a fragrance collection catered towards the language of the soul. When I came to find out she's also the brains behind one of my favorite beauty brands, Philosophy, I couldn't wait to talk to her. A spiritual entrepreneur who loves beauty products? The stars were aligned.
When I wrote the post, 6 Steps to Healing Yourself, I covered the fact that there were almost 4 billion retail prescriptions filled just last year. Believe it or not, the way you eat either improves or damages the way your body functions. I spoke with Dr. Susan Blum of Organic Pharmer, a new health food delivery service, about some of the healthiest ingredients she uses and what they really do for your body.