The Wellness Journal

Our pursuit of good health, always.

 

Nutrition. Fitness. Mindfulness.

 

Let’s dive into the Wellness Journal written by experts with your health in mind.

 

Plant Proteins 101

Plant Proteins 101

Protein powders derived from plants, such a pea, rice, or hemp, are growing in popularity. In addition to being a convenient source of vegan protein, they are less likely to trigger food sensitivities. "Plant-based protein powders are more easily digestible and...

In a Rut? Here’s How to Get Back to Your Old Self

In a Rut? Here’s How to Get Back to Your Old Self

Every now and then we all can feel a little thrown out of sorts. Life seems to get out of hand and we find it hard to be the happy people we normally are. But, you shouldn’t think that that person is gone forever. They’re still there and here are some ideas to help...

The Health Benefits of Collagen

The Health Benefits of Collagen

Everyone seems obsessed with collagen right now. You might be wondering: What are the benefits of this popular supplement? Read on. Back in the 1990s, I worked in New York with nutritionist Oz Garcia. Oz was very cutting-edge with nutritional supplement...

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Dessert

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Dessert

This easy to make dessert is a healthy alternative to a classic family favorite and combines two of our favorite things, avocados, and chocolate. This is the perfect dessert to impress your dinner guests, or for a sweet treat mid-week. Each mousse is super light and...

What Is Greens Powder And Should You Take It?

What Is Greens Powder And Should You Take It?

It’s your five-a-day backup plan, but a “super” greens supplement isn’t a replacement for veg – obviously. Face it: you’re not eating enough fruit and vegetables, and you certainly aren’t getting enough variety. Greens powder is your backup plan – throw it in a shake...

Working During Pregnancy: 7 Ways To Handle It

Working During Pregnancy: 7 Ways To Handle It

Congratulations! Pregnancy is your new full-time job. But you still have that other full-time job to worry about, at least until you head off on maternity leave. Before that time comes, however, you'll have to learn how to manage your pregnancy while holding it...

7 Supplements for a Better Night’s Sleep

7 Supplements for a Better Night’s Sleep

Lack of sleep is related to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, accelerated aging, inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and depression. What’s more, chronic lack of sleep feeds on itself: as you become more exhausted, it’s ever harder to fall...

Easy & Quick Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Easy & Quick Mexican Quinoa Recipe

If you're looking for an easy recipe with plenty of flavors, my Mexican quinoa makes the perfect side dish to any meal or a meal on its own. It's quick to make and can be stored and reheated throughout the week (also suitable for freezing). The great...

To the Working Mom with Constant Stomach Problems

To the Working Mom with Constant Stomach Problems

I am here to reveal my dirty little secret, and ask you to make a pact with me. We talk a lot about poop at my house. Not only is my toddler potty training, but I have IBS. When my son is looking for me, he heads for the bathroom. He wanders in and sits next to me on...

5 Ways to Benefit from Ginger

5 Ways to Benefit from Ginger

“Ginger is a workhorse herb,” says Mary Hardy, MD, a Los Angeles-based integrative physician. Tradition, scientific studies, and Hardy’s experience have shown that colds, nausea, joint and muscle pain, PMS, digestive issues, diabetes, and even sore feet respond to its...

9 Tips to Help Women Deal With Pregnancy and Work

9 Tips to Help Women Deal With Pregnancy and Work

You’ve hit one of the biggest milestones in your life: you’re going to have a baby! So, you’ve already spread the word among your friends and family, and now you’ve told your boss as well. You might be able to work some accommodations into your job to make your life...

Walnuts: The Healing Nut

Walnuts: The Healing Nut

We have heard about the health benefits of walnuts for quite a few years now. Every year it seems that there are more and more health benefits being discovered about this potent nut. However, some people continue to avoid nuts, including walnuts, due to the higher...

8 Eco-Friendly Picks to  Refresh  Your Diet

8 Eco-Friendly Picks to Refresh Your Diet

Grow Your Own Herbs You need a surprisingly small space (hello, one pot!) to reap all the incredible flavor, freshness and cost benefits of growing some of your own herbs. Choose varieties you use often in your cooking (I personally love basil and cilantro). It’s an...

5 Vital Facts About Organic Food

5 Vital Facts About Organic Food

1. Organic Food Enhances Your Health The largest studies of the health effects of eating an organic diet have been carried out in France. In one group of more than 54,000 men and women, those eating organic foods were less likely to develop diabetes, high blood...

Adaptogenic Herbs for Immune Health & Energy

Adaptogenic Herbs for Immune Health & Energy

Stress is a normal part of life, whether triggered by traffic, annoying people, travel, financial or business issues, major life changes, challenging physical demands, or exposure to toxins. But beyond a certain point, it can do more than set our nerves on edge....

Why You Should Add Phytonutrients to your Diet

Why You Should Add Phytonutrients to your Diet

Creating healthy, balanced meals for kids can be a challenge when there are so many food options to choose from.  But there's a simple way to make sure that kids – and adults – are getting a healthy balance of nutrients… and the magic word is COLOR....

Teaching Your Children To Be As Healthy As They Can Be

Teaching Your Children To Be As Healthy As They Can Be

As mothers it is our job to make sure that we instill good healthy habits in our children. The most important thing that you can do as a parent is be a good role model in this respect. It can be difficult to tell a child to eat healthy while you are chomping into a...

Everyday Superfoods

Everyday Superfoods

And if you’re a wellness overachiever, we’ve got ways to add even more superpowers to your dishes using these nutrient-dense boosters! Leafy Greens INFLAMMATION FIGHTERS:  Dark leafy greens, such as kale, chard and spinach, are a terrific way to get important...

Vitamin & Me Wellness Journal

Our pursuit of good health starts with you. Our team of experts are bringing only the latest, evidenced-based information right to your inbox.  You’ll find all the good stuff about nutrition, fitness and mindfulness practices that support your whole body health in the V+M wellness journal. We break down the science into bit size pieces, so that you can take advantage of the evidence that matters most to you. We avoid flashy headlines and focus only on the real data that makes a difference to you.

We write a lot about women’s health, because we’re women, we’re moms and we’re experiencing the same things that you are. We just happen to have the training to bring you answers. Like most women, we want to feel good, have the energy to live our best lives and make sure that everyone we care about is taken care of. But, we also know that putting on your oxygen mask before you put it on for others is the most important first step. Because if you aren’t on the top of your game, then you can’t take care of your crew. So let’s dive into your health together, so that your whole family can be well.

If you want to learn more about a topic, just ask. We are always writing about health in our wellness journal and are more than happy to serve up the answers to your questions. Drop us a line at hello@vitaminandme.com and follow on socials @vitaminandme

 

The Wellness Journal

Nutrition. Fitness. Mindfulness

Download eatclean30

Enter your email to receive eatclean30 and the latest news and updates from 

Vitamin and Me. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!