Love in the City: A Story about China

Love in the City: A Story about China

  Dusk began, and the city illuminated exposing a different aspect of beauty to behold. This city was new and exciting to me; sensory overload would be an understatement. Several hours before, I landed in a foreign country where I, with my blonde hair and tall height,...
Bug Protein is Here to Save the World

Bug Protein is Here to Save the World

  There are a growing number of companies touting products like chips, protein bars, and cookies — all made from bugs. Cultures around the world have been eating different bugs for thousands of years. The people of Thailand enjoy grasshoppers, woodworms and crickets....
The Anguish of a Sugar-Free Life

The Anguish of a Sugar-Free Life

  I write this article while I sip on my bitter coffee; a continuation of slightly missing the mark when it comes to my latte cravings. There’s more than enough cashew milk to give it that creamy texture; so what’s the true culprit of my coffee disdain? The sugar-free...
Pre, Pro, and Postbiotics: What’s the difference?

Pre, Pro, and Postbiotics: What’s the difference?

  Gut health was huge in 2018 and seems like it won’t be slowing down as we roll into 2019. As a result, probiotic and prebiotic-rich foods are popping up everywhere. Lately, you may have even heard of something called “Postbiotics”. When it comes down to it, all of...
The SMILES study: How Food Improves our Mood

The SMILES study: How Food Improves our Mood

In 2017 the first RCT (randomized controlled trial) was conducted on the effects of a healthy diet on people diagnosed with depression. This study is a first of its kind and shows that food can act as a powerful antidepressant (R). Personally, changing my diet has...