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Will Intermittent Fasting Improve Your Athletic Ability?
In the world of nutrition, there is always a new, “hot” idea that people believe will solve all of their weight, athletic, or disease issues. The ideas are often recycled from an old diet or just a new spin on an old way of thinking. By now, most of you have heard about intermittent fasting and the...
Carrot Eyewear Review
As an optometrist, I love educating patients on the importance of eye health and wellness. This includes yearly comprehensive eye exams, safe contact lens wear, and the importance of UV and harmful blue light eye protection. I was intrigued by Carrot Eyewear because it was created by Dr. Jennifer Tsai, an optometrist who understands the importance of protecting your eyes...
Top Travel Pants
Pants, slacks, trousers, pantalonés. Whatever you want to call them - whether you’re a guy, gal, or somewhere in between - we all wear pants. Well, I’m confident in saying we’ve all at least tried on a pair of pants at some point in time! If you haven’t noticed there’s been a new trend in trousers, “travel” pants. Move over Dockers,...
Finding EyeStyle with Transitions Style Colors & Style Mirrors
Did you know that Transitions light-intelligent lenses come in more color options than ever before? As the winner of the 2018 Transitions Brand Ambassador award, I’m going to share with you the latest releases from Transitions Optical: Style Colors and Style Mirrors! First, what are Transitions lenses? Transitions Optical is the leading provider of photochromic (light-adaptive) lenses worldwide. Transitions lenses go...

Are Organic Fruits and Vegetables Worth It?

Are Organic Fruits and Vegetables Worth It?
Many concerned shoppers fill their carts with organic fruits and vegetables, worrying they will put their family at risk if they buy conventional produce. Other shoppers skip the produce altogether because they worry about pesticides and can't afford organic varieties. Unfortunately, in the hype of organic foods, many of us have forgotten that simply eating produce is much more important...
Expert Ways To Strengthen Your Mind and Body During Winter
Do you look forward to or dread winter? No matter what your feelings are towards this season, it's important to enter winter with a positive and determined outlook. In this article, I'll discuss ways to maintain (or improve) your mood and strengthen your body all while the snow is falling down. Start with good body mechanics As we get older, snow...
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Medications
The FDA has approved several medications that can be used to treat obesity. Through seeing patients for weight management, I have come to realize that there is not a lot of information out there on the options and misunderstandings are frequent. In this article, I will highlight selected anti-obesity medications and discuss the pros and cons of each. However,...
10 Healthy Ways To Reduce Water Retention in the Body
You try to button your jeans, and you feel as if you swallowed a watermelon. But you’ve been eating well and exercising - what gives? You could be experiencing water retention. Water retention, or edema, stems from various causes. Many pose little reason for alarm, although some indicate a more severe health problem. What...
5 Tips On Picking Out The Right Sunglasses For Your Face
Picking out sunglasses that you look and feel good in can be tough! The sun shines year-round, and if you haven’t updated your sunglasses in a while there are a few things to know before you begin the search.  In the video below, optical guru Daniel Brunson provides you with 5 tips on how to pick out the right sunglasses for your...
Soybean’s Impact on Heath - Here's What You Need To Know
Of all the foods available in the modern American diet, soybeans may stand supreme for its versatile application in different dishes. Almost everyone, from the strictest vegan to the meat-loving omnivore, finds use and delight in this little plant product packed with protein. Despite its popularity, several myths have arisen surrounding its effect on the human body....