Trying to avoid the toxic ingredients found in most commercial personal-care products? You can create all-natural products at home without looking too far past your pantry.
Author: Frank Lipman
If you show your liver some love, it will return the favor. Here are a few of Dr. Lipman’s favorite detoxifying, liver-lovin’ foods.
Reason number one? Most juices have enough sugar to stand toe-to-toe with a can of Mountain Dew.
Breakfast. Whether it’s your favorite meal of the day or the one you care about the least, breakfast is your chance to front-load your system with the vitamins and nutrients you need to power through the day. Do it wrong, however, and you’ll be a nutritionally compromised zombie – sleepy, hungry, moody and ill-equipped to tackle the day.
Stress. We’ve all got it, and most of us would love to have a lot less of it. While there are many healthy ways to combat it—starting with meditation and regular exercise—how you eat plays a big role in how well you manage stress. For example, those times when life is crazy busy or things are tough at work or home, are you feeding your body or are you feeding the release of more stress hormones?
Veronica Arreola’s schedule seemed to sneak up on her. Her job at the University of Illinois at Chicago required long hours, and she did some pro bono freelance writing for a local nonprofit. Weekday mornings, she drove her 6-year-old daughter to school and picked her up after work. She also fit in errands, housework, and social obligations. It felt manageable—but just barely. She was constantly running behind schedule.
Endocrine disruptors—they’re everywhere. And they mess with your hormones. They block or promote estrogen as well as other hormones, throwing off the balance. In some cases, they affect the levels of your hormones. In other cases, they affect the function of your hormones. If we encountered them only once in a while, there’d be little cause for concern, but because they’re so ubiquitous, most of us are receiving constant low-grade exposure, and that’s no good for hormonal health. And while it’s tough to completely purge all toxins from your life, you can significantly cut your exposure by making smarter choices.
When I was a kid, olives were one of those foods I just didn’t quite get. They were salty and had a pit in the middle—a bit of a nonstarter for a kid in the market for sweeter treats. Fast-forward a few decades (OK, more than a few), and now my eyes light up at the sight of olives. Why? Because they’re a wonderfully tasty snack and/or mealtime ingredient that’s also a good-for-you indulgence.
Summertime is getaway time, be it to a nearby beach, a cabin in the woods, or a far-off land a plane ride or two away. And, of course, some folks travel virtually year-round to work and play. So how to avoid travel ills no matter how much you roam? Simple: Keep your body fortified all year long so it’s less susceptible to bugs—and better equipped to fight them should one or two gain a foothold.
Last month, it was announced that Be Well would be joining forces with Hyatt Hotels to bring healthy hospitality to a new level, bringing overall health and wellness to guests in a variety of ways. To kick off the collaboration, Hyatt and Be Well brought together Hyatt chefs and the Be Well team to create more options in Hyatt’s food and beverage experiences that deliver on this mission.