Entries by marina

Is Gluten-Free All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

Walk down any grocery store aisle or even down the aisles of a convenience store, and you’ll see lots of gluten-free options. Even products that never contained gluten will proudly proclaim their gluten-free status. Not only are these products often more expensive than their gluten-containing counterparts, but they’re also usually just straight-up junk food. And if […]

Your Guide To Sweeteners

The Sweet Life By now, we are all aware of how detrimental sugar is to our health. Ingesting too much sugar can cause higher blood pressure, inflammation, Type II diabetes, fatty liver disease, and of course, weight gain.    But what would life be without a little sweetness? Let’s take a look at some of […]

Honey: Nature’s Sweetest Gift

Sweet, sticky, golden honey. Honey has endless uses; it sweetens our tea, soothes sore throats, moisturizes our skin, and is the only foodstuff that never, ever goes bad. Sure, it may crystallize in the jar, but a soak in some warm water will fix that. Not only is honey extremely versatile, but it also has […]

Air Frying: The Real Deal or A Lot of Hot Air?

I love to cook, and I love kitchen gadgets. But like most New Yorkers, I have limited storage and cabinet space, so I have to choose what kitchen appliances I buy wisely. If you have even a passing interest in cooking, you’ve probably heard of air fryers. They’re something of the gadget du jour right […]

Type III Diabetes?

Many of us are familiar with the medical terms Type I and Type II diabetes but lately, it is becoming more and more prevalent and evident within the scientific and medical communities that there is a new type they are talking about; Type III diabetes, previously called Alzheimer’s disease. It turns out that Alzheimer’s disease […]

Beach Therapy for Better Brain

It’s not only what you eat that matters to your brain — your environment matters, too. The largest organ that we have is our skin.  Interestingly, one of the most restorative environments for your brain, according to research published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, is the beach. The best atmosphere for psychological restoration when […]

Do You Have The Coffee Gene?

Coffee sometimes gets a bad rap. In fact, when many people decide to focus on improving their nutrition, they will often decide to give up coffee entirely. And that’s fair enough if they’ve been drinking those sugary coffee-based concoctions sold at coffee bars across the world but a cup of black coffee has a lot […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Milk! Part 2

Last week I extensively covered a variety of non-dairy options and its health benefits. Now I would like to share with you my personal favorite non-dairy milk choices. Best Commercial Non-Dairy MilksI have researched and taste-tested a lot of commercial non-dairy milks and three stand out for me, with the best flavor, consistency, and nutrition […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Milk!

As more and more of us decide to go dairy-free, for health, animal welfare, or environmental reasons, more and more non-dairy milk options are popping up to meet our needs. If you’ve only ever tried almond milk, you’re missing out on a whole new world of choices! Let’s take a look at our non-dairy milk […]


It is a beautiful sunny spring day outside but there is a TON of TENSION & CORONA in the air…And I really want you to STAY WELL! I apologize to those who were trying to reach me via phone, text or email to get advice/recommendations on how to take care of yourselves during these times […]