What Happens to Our Metabolisms and Hormones When We Diet? Interview with Dr. Layne Norton

Have any of you already accomplished one of your biggest life goals?  I’m talking about those top 5 bucket list items- backpacking through Europe, meeting your favorite celebrity, attending the Super Bowl… if you have, we want to hear about it in the comments!  A couple months ago, I accomplished one of mine.  When I first started studying fitness, nutrition, and athletic performance in college, I discovered the work of Dr. Layne Norton.  At the time, he had just earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences …

Five Fall Favorites

Hello natural beauty lovers! I am so excited to launch this beauty blog by sharing our fall favorites. As you might know, we have some standards when it comes to skincare.  Considering that the federal government has not passed a law to regulate the personal care industry since 1938, 80% of the chemicals in our products have never even been tested.  What?!  We decided it’s time to take initiative and responsibility for what we put on our skin.  For a short list of ingredients we avoid, …

Ingredients We Avoid

Fact: 80% of the chemicals in our personal care products have never been tested for safety. Fact: The most recent law passed by the federal government to regulate the personal care industry was in 1938. Fact: While the European Union has banned over 1,300 ingredients in personal care products, the United States has banned… drumroll please…11. Fact: We are here to do something about it, even if it’s helping only one man or woman learn about these harmful ingredients. So we’ve established that there some …

Scientific Approach to Cardio: Is it Helping or Hurting?

Cardio is the one saving grace we can rely on to keep us lean, drop a couple pounds before summer, and cancel out that brownie (or 5) I just ate right?? … or wrong? A funny thing happened when I started researching cardio- the more I learned, the less I did. There is so much information that is thrown at us on the internet, social media, and in the magazines that catch our eye while we’re just trying to check out of the grocery store …