Anytime · Dessert · Metabolism · Nutrition · Paleo · Recipe · Science

Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

It’s no secret that pumpkin (or Cucurbita moschata) is a super food, with a resume that boasts a rich source of vitamins A, C and K, and bioactive compounds that have been linked with anti-cancer, -obesity and -diabetic properties. Recently, a Japanese research group set out to test whether this spectacular squash also contributes to… Continue reading Pumpkin brownies, a new workout snack?

Article Review · Beauty · Beauty/Cosmetics · Science

Lead in lipstick, a continued controversy…should we worry?

I’m sure that by now you are all familiar with the dangers surrounding lead-based paint, especially for families with small children. But did you know that some very unexpected household items, like your favorite lipstick, are also likely to have measurable amounts of lead, as well as other harmful metal contaminants? Deborah Blum of New… Continue reading Lead in lipstick, a continued controversy…should we worry?

Anti-microbial · Awareness · Beauty/Cosmetics · Science · Skin

3 creative ways to use coconut oil outside of cooking

Hi all. Here is where I start off by saying I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve last blogged, but I was super busy with life, exercising and eating clean, yada, yada, yada….but now i’m back! 🙂 Is it just me or has coconut oil become the most popular girl at school lately? It… Continue reading 3 creative ways to use coconut oil outside of cooking

Anti-oxidant power · Cancer · Dessert · Recipe · Science · Sex · Skin

Chocolate zucchini cake

This week I’m posting to you from my parent’s house in Pittsburgh, PA. My schedule has been jam packed with so many things. I have already attended one of my best friend’s weddings, visited with family, running hills in prep for the upcoming half-marathon AND have been working on some new recipes, like this chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate zucchini cake

Cancer · Dessert · Epigenetics · Guest blog post · Paleo · Science

Dietary epigenetics, cancer prevention and GREEN TEA CUPCAKES

I am so happy to share with all of you a guest post I recently did for EpiBeat, a blog created by the scientists at Zymo Research. Zymo research is a company that is dedicated to designing new products to study different aspects of biology, including epigenetics, a topic covered in this guest post. Epigenetics… Continue reading Dietary epigenetics, cancer prevention and GREEN TEA CUPCAKES

Anytime · Beverage/Smoothie · Beverages · Juice · Nutrition · Recipe · Science · Sex

Love potion No. 9

**WARNING: Mom, before you read any further, this post contains the words arousal, orgasm and genital area…just a heads up. Today’s post is a little love potion that I concocted to help get you ready for the big day of romance this week. Each ingredient in this drink was chosen with care to help awaken… Continue reading Love potion No. 9

Beauty/Cosmetics · Beverages · Nutrition · Science · Skin

Originally posted on Bailey Blush ♡:
For the past month I have been mildly obsessed with the Tea Forte Skin Smart Tea’s. Tea Forte is an amazing organic tea company with a wonderful flavor selection . I was of course drawn to Skin Smart because of the antioxidant skin benefits and secondly because of the delicious…