Ocular migraine

Today I experienced what I think is my first ever clear-cut case of an ocular migraine. It is normal sometimes for there to be a little flicker in one's vision. My understanding is that this has to do with the fact that the eye requires a large amount of oxygen, and hence blood flow, to function. Momentary disruptions to the ...more

This soup is a lifesaver

image links to product website Even though I ran almost 5 miles yesterday, I didn't have much of an appetite today. I had a bowl of steel cut oats for breakfast but wasn't hungry for anything for lunch. But I had this can of Amy's Indian Golden Lentil soup in the kitchen and decided to heat it up and have ...more

I don't eat a lot of soy. But I *do* eat soy.

Was having a convo with someone earlier and they recommended that I stop consuming soy.  We were discussing many things and it was only in passing that it was mentioned, so we didn't get into it in any more detail. But now I'm still thinking about it.  I just think: I don't understand there being anything wrong with soy.  I love ...more

Curly hair secret weapon

I usually wash my hair at night before bed. I typically use Redken's Curvaceous Lo Foam shampoo and then Acure's Hydrating Conditioner which is rich in argan oil. When my hair is damp I then run Redken's Curvaceous Curl Refiner through the hair and then use and one other styling product such as a small amount of AG Haircare's Recoil, ...more

New favorite foundation!

I'm really happy to report that I have a new favorite foundation that I'm really loving: image links to mfg's website bareSkin® Liquid Foundation & Pure Brightening Serum Amazingly it only takes as little as one drop of this foundation to cover the entire face. Two drops is normal, and three drops for extra coverage. It is designed to be applied with ...more

Calculate your fitness age

HOW FIT ARE YOU, REALLY? Physical fitness is key to a long life and good health. Your body’s capacity to transport and use oxygen during exercise (VO2 max) is the most precise measure of overall cardiovascular fitness. Based on the extensive research of The K. G. Jebsen Center of Exercise in Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, you ...more

Elite power athletes!

This is what I found in my genetic report recently: I feel so f**ng ...more

Hair Care Products: Summer 2017 Edition

Here is a list of my current mainstay haircare products: image links to mfg. website Redken Curvaceous Low Foam Moisturizing Cleanser This is a great hair cleanser. It leaves the hair highly conditioned. To use it I dispense the product into my palm then disperse into both palms and work it in the hair starting with the roots. There's an art to ...more