Beyond Collagen: Refresh Your Beauty Benefits With 1 Product, 5 Ways

Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our bodies, responsible for the elasticity in our skin, hair, and nails, important for its healing gut benefits, and ease of mobility in our joints and muscles. As we age its production slows, making it that much more important (and desirable) to supplement – but we are no longer limited to bone broth.

What’s the Story with Fruit?

Brightly colored, naturally sweet and full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, fruit is considered nature’s candy and offers an array of health benefits. But as you may have heard, not all fruit may be best for everyone, and different types of fruit (along with how they are eaten) can determine the positive or negative effects that they have on your body.

6 Simple and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

There is a big reason why breakfast has long been referred to as the most important meal of the day—the food you eat in the morning will influence your energy levels, cravings, emotions, and clarity throughout your day and can even affect how you sleep that night!

Incorporating nutrient-dense foods for breakfast, such as healthy fats, good-quality proteins, and colorful vegetables, will provide a sense of balance and satiation, encouraging you to continue making healthy choices all day.

The Most Underrated Sleep Factor: Light

As a holistic psychiatrist practicing in New York City, I see a lot of people who struggle with sleep. Sleep problems include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, not getting tired at night, not having enough time to get adequate sleep, and sleeping well but not feeling rested in the morning. While I can’t shorten your commute time or work hours, and I can’t stop a crying infant from disrupting your sleep, we can improve the quality of your sleep with a few easy fixes.

The Care and Feeding of Your Mitochondria

They’re essential to energy, focus, vitality, and metabolism. And yet most of us have no idea how our mitochondria work. Here’s how to tune up your body’s quadrillions of “energy factories” so you can perform at your peak.

We spend billions of dollars every year buying pills, potions, and creams that promise to slow the aging process. But what if we could enlist our own bodies to help us live longer, healthier lives?

Meet your mitochondria — the tiny factories in each of our cells that turn the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe into energy.

The Matcha Tea Advantage:
5 Reasons to Drink Matcha

Despite its numerous and much publicized benefits, green tea was not a habit I readily adopted. I never liked the grassy taste, and I preferred the tangible buzz that black tea provides. My whole attitude towards green tea turned around when I tried a matcha latte. Frothy and delicious with a powerful kick of energy, one cup of matcha made me a green tea convert.

As opposed to steeping your tea leaves, Matcha is made from blending the finely ground tea leaves into hot water to make a beautiful, vibrantly green, chlorophyll-rich beverage.

Supplement Smarts, Part 2: Six Supplements for Constipation, Inflammation, Energy and More

These six supplements are terrific because they do so much to address immediate health issues – they’re excellent problem-solvers, many of which you can take on an as needed basis vs. daily. Great for addressing more specific health concerns, the Supportive Six pack a medicinal punch with lots of health-boosting side effects – and no pharmaceutical downsides. My advice? Always have a supply on hand.

Adaptogens:
Nature’s Miracle Anti-stress and Fatigue Fighters

Stress and fatigue. Judging from the proliferation of coffee and cupcake shops popping up these days, clearly caffeine and sugar are what a lot of folks are using to try to fight back. The problem is, they don’t actually work. Sugar and caffeine do offer a quick lift, but the crash is never far behind – so it’s back to Starbucks to start the cycle again, turning your day into a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. Fortunately, there are healthier ways to get through the day – and one of my favorites is with “adaptogens,” the special herbs that help your body adapt to stress and resist fatigue. Here’s my adaptogens-at-a-glance guide: