Five Things to Know About Plan B

Emergency contraceptives like Plan B are at the forefront of political discussion. With the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, many people are stockpiling contraceptives and abortion alternatives, such as Plan B. Also known as the ‘morning after’ pill, works by chemically preventing a pregnancy, when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. The drug actsContinue reading “Five Things to Know About Plan B”

Five Best Sports for Hot Weather

Just because we are in the middle of a heat wave, doesn’t mean you can’t stay active. As a life-long athlete, there is no season where I don’t partake in at least some kind of sport. My favorite pastime is lacrosse, but that is not to say that I don’t engage in other sports whenContinue reading “Five Best Sports for Hot Weather”

Five Surprising Triggers for Depression

Knowing what triggers your depression can help you manage your mental health. Depression is a common illness, affecting 280 million people worldwide. When you think of depression, you may think of people shuttered away in their bedrooms with the curtains drawn, unable to get out of bed. While this is one form of depression, thereContinue reading “Five Surprising Triggers for Depression”

How to Fight Psoriasis with Your Diet

Plaque psoriasis can be managed through both medication and your diet. With summer on the horizon, many sufferers of plaque psoriasis are looking for a solution. Plaque psoriasis is a condition of the immune system where the body mistakenly attacks itself, causing the cells to multiply and turn over. This results in swelling and patchesContinue reading “How to Fight Psoriasis with Your Diet”

The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls

If you’re thinking of taking up a sport, or enrolling your daughter in one, here are some great options. As a lifelong athlete and mother, I am a huge proponent of introducing young girls to sports at an early age. Nothing fosters a healthy relationship with competition, and a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderieContinue reading “The Eight Most Popular Sports for Women and Girls”

Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels

Mental energy affects everything we do in life. Have you ever gotten to work, and realized that it was taking every ounce of mental energy you had to be present? If you work a full-time job, I’m going to assume the answer is yes. Although lately there has been more of a push in ourContinue reading “Five Ways to Support Your Mental Energy Levels”

Your Guide to Sustainable Eating

We can eat healthier foods and help save the planet at the same time. I don’t know about you, but every time I take the trash out I am reminded of just how much food we Americans waste, as well as how much trash we produce. If you really sit down and think about it,Continue reading “Your Guide to Sustainable Eating”

The Healthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Covid-19

A nutritious diet can help speed up your recover from Covid-19. Covid-19 can take a huge toll on your overall health, and leave lasting side effects like shortness of breath, brain fog, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. At this point I’m pretty sure almost everyone has had it at least once, and ifContinue reading “The Healthiest Foods to Eat When You Have Covid-19”

Six Vegetables That Pack a Serious Nutritional Punch

All vegetables are not created equal. It is a well accepted fact that vegetables are some of the healthiest types of food you can add to your diet. Vegetables are chock-full of antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. While they are an acquired taste for some, nowadays there are a million different ways to makeContinue reading “Six Vegetables That Pack a Serious Nutritional Punch”

Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely

Take your workout outside with these doctor-approved tips. Recently I had the honor of appearing on the Today Show to discuss doctor-approved fitness tips for Spring. “March and April mark the perfect time of year to exercise outdoors. Dr. Karen Sutton, an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery, joinsContinue reading “Featured on the Today Show: Spring Into Fitness Safely”