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The Truth About Sun Safety & Vitamin D

Did you know that I used to be a synchronized swimmer? It’s true! I did ‘synchro’, as we liked to call it, for nearly five years and I loved it! There’s hardly anything better than spending all summer in the pool, with your friends, choreographing awesome water-dancing routines to 90’s pop music. 

You know what I also did a lot of during my ‘synchro’ days? Wear sunscreen. We’d spend upwards of 5 hours in the blazing sun some days, so Mom made sure we were properly doused in SPF 50 (sport performance, of course!).

Oddly enough, the older I got, the more I noticed I had a propensity towards getting sunburned (particularly in high school and college). On top of that, for as much time as I would spend int the sun, the only part of me that seemed to get ‘sun-kissed’, was my face. The rest of me was sans the healthy glow and basically still white. Which, I always found odd given that it was the opposite case for my dad and extended family who grew up in Colombia spending copious amounts of time in the sun (and they almost never wore sunscreen!). It makes you wonder: what the heck am I missing here (scratches head)?!  

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Is Sugar Making You Sluggish, Overweight, Unhappy, Weak & Powerless?

I’d like to invite you to chat about a very sweet topic indeed – SUGAR.

Why? Because the sugar conversation is one we’ve been seriously discussing over in the Code to Wellness Facebook community. By the way, if you’d like to join us over there, Click Here

I’ll be the first to raise my hand and say my relationship with sugar and sweet foods was absolute crap.

Back when I was a personal trainer, I used to have the kind of relationship with sugar where I would binge on ice cream, tell myself I was a bad person for giving into my sugar cravings (I felt like a weakling), and then punish myself for it later by exercising like a mad woman. WTF?! I know. Not cool.READ MORE

What it REALLY Means to Have the ‘Perfect Body’

This is a guest post from Tera Bucasas, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor, and Rebellious Gypsy

‘Perfect body’ – a phrase nearly every single woman has used to refer to the glossy images that glitter the pages of magazine covers and reality TV, yet seldom, if ever, will turn around and use it to describe herself.

This topic is a hot button for me and for many women. In most online health and wellness spaces, it flies WAY under the radar. But THIS is not one of those spaces. So, let’s have this conversation, shall we?

As the movement around food and body image grows we see a lot more about eating disorders and disordered eating being talked about. Even if we haven’t had a clinical level eating disorder, the majority of us have experienced disordered eating patterns at some point in our life.

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