Down and Dirty with Probiotics

So you’ve seen them mentioned in your favorite magazine, heard about them on the radio and even your doctor may have recommended them, but what exactly are probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria that have been shown to be good for your health. Yes, those little buggers can actually be good for you! They’re good for your gut health because they help raise the good bacteria in your microbiome. Check out my post about your microbiome here if you want to know why your inner ecosystem is hugely important and how an imbalance can be responsible for a whole host of … Continue reading Down and Dirty with Probiotics

What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

Let’s get down and dirty with the microbiome. If you are staying up to date on developments in the health community than you’ve probably at least heard the buzzword microbiome even if you don’t quite know what it means. To put it simply, a microbiome is the collection of microorganisms and microbes that reside in an environment. Think of it as an ecosystem inside of your body full of both good and bad bacteria. Microbiota is what makes up the ecosystem and comes from our intestines, skin, mouths, etc. Each piece of you has it’s own microbiota that build to create your … Continue reading What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

Book Nook: Red Rising Trilogy

  “Funny thing, watching gods realize they’ve been mortal all along.” -Pierce Brown, Red Rising   If you haven’t read the Red Rising Trilogy then go. Now. I’m waiting. Seriously, it’s so good I binge listened to it on Audible in like two weeks and these are not short books. It is nothing short of bloody damn fantastic! The universe that Pierce Brown manages to create sucks you right in and the depth of the characters that he creates makes them feel like you really know them. After Hunger Games I got pretty sick of how many dystopian universe books … Continue reading Book Nook: Red Rising Trilogy

Rock the 4th of July in Style!

The 4th of July is right around the corner and, no matter what your plans, you can rock it in style! I’m not a huge fan of themed shirts and all that jazz; I much prefer making my outfit the color of the flag versus wearing it on a t-shirt. The above would be my first choice if I was going to an outside picnic. If you’re going to be on grass I’d definitely suggest switching to some wedges or sandals though because who wants to fight with heels sliding into grass all day!? If you’re going to watch the … Continue reading Rock the 4th of July in Style!

Warm Weather Brings Pops of Color!

  Bring Color Into Your Work Wardrobe by buddhabelly During the fall and winter, I’m all about dark reds, blacks, dark greys and the like, but come summer I want colors and I want them now! My work culture leans towards the extremely casual, but I feel much better when I dress around the realm of work casual to work professional style. I love blazers, pumps and dresses so you’ll rarely catch me in jeans at work and I only own one pair of sweatpants. Once spring rolled around this year I realized that I completely lack any colorful work … Continue reading Warm Weather Brings Pops of Color!

Spring Clothing I’m Crushing On

I love high knee socks, boots and a ruby cashmere turtleneck as much as the next girl and there’s a special thrill inside of me when the fall chill first hits, but spring makes me feel alive. I love seeing the flowers bloom, the bright colors and being able to workout outside. Most of all I love being able to wear dresses without having to wear tights (or nylons, god forbid). Cari Romper (first on the left)- Click here for more details I love that rompers have sticking around, but for me they have to pass the pee test before … Continue reading Spring Clothing I’m Crushing On

Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor

  What do runners, weight lifters, crossfitters, and women who have given birth all have in common? Pelvic floor disorders. Both men and women have a pelvic floor and you can think of it as a sling made of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue that support the vagina (obviously not in men), rectum, bladder and other pelvic organs. When something is going haywire with your pelvic floor you can imagine it can cause a whole host of issues; many that come on so slowly you don’t even notice the change unless it begins to drastically effect your life. Women … Continue reading Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor