Why Eating High-Fat, Low-Carb Is Good For Your Body

Those who know me well know that I’ve followed a lot of weird diets over the years. I’ve tried going vegan, I was vegetarian for a year, I’ve flirted with the ketogenic (aka keto) lifestyle, and I even tried Atkins when I initially lost 40 pounds at the age of 18. Now that I’m in my late

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Healthy Protein-Packed Loaded Sweet Potatoes

I haven’t posted any health or nutrition-related content in a while, but all of that’s about to change. You may know that I recently got back from a two-month trek across South America, so I’ve primarily been blogging about my travel experiences. If you love reading about my adventures, don’t worry — there are still

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How (Not) To Cross The Border from Peru Into Chile

I left off in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru and the town from which Logan and I traveled to the Colca Canyon. It’s been a while since I posted, I know – and I still have a lot to share with you guys (like, three more countries’ worth of stories), which I plan to do over the

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Peru is For Lovers: Cusco, Machu Picchu and Arequipa

Okay, so in a lot of ways, Peru wasn’t the most romantic setting in the world. But it’s who you’re with that matters. Logan and I really enjoyed our time exploring all sorts of landscapes throughout Peru. We saw deserts and jungles and beaches. We met friends from Peru, Switzerland, Argentina, South Korea and the

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3 Days in Lima’s Most Artsy, Imaginative Neighborhoods

I’m writing this update from the common area of our hostel in Cusco, looking at a wall that’s brightly painted with birds, flowers and leaves – an accurate portrayal of the colors and sights of Peru. Cusco is our second stop, and also the base for our trek up to Machu Picchu, the famous Incan

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3 Hormone-Free, Natural Birth Control Methods

Last week, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found an alarming correlation between hormonal birth control and depression. While doctors have known for a while now that birth control can cause mood swings and perhaps even depression, the new study puts the problem into a whole new perspective. Scientists

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Healthy, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

It’s National Coffee Day! So basically, my Christmas. I woke up this morning totally craving a PSL – it’s been on my mind ever since I stopped in at Starbucks yesterday. I try not to get the PSL from Starbucks very often, as it contains a whopping 50g of sugar (uh, yep, more than a soda!).

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