Electrolytes

I love electrolytes. Anytime the word “electro” can be worked into a nutrition term, then I’m a fan. Hell, I’ll eat and drink more electrolytes just because the name is cool. But electrolytes, like antioxidants, are more than a sexy nutrition term. Electrolytes are minerals with electrical powers. They use their electricity to send communication... Continue Reading →

My Circus Talent

I had spent my entire childhood trying to accomplish a dream: work in the circus. I fell in the love with it the first time I heard the creepy music and saw the ringmaster with his dazzling hat introduce a sword swallower. There was one thing missing from the performance, though. So at age seven,... Continue Reading →

Calories and Campfires

Our metabolism is like a campfire. When we eat food and drink, it's sent to the liver to be metabolized and burned away like wood to produce heat (calories). If we hork down too much, like three out of every four people in America, we’re tossing a large amount of wood on a fire that... Continue Reading →

Parquet Floors to the Past

I wake up, surprised to find myself on the floor at the entrance to my grandma’s house. Excited to be home, though, I dust myself off and follow the parquet floors up three steps to the kitchen. “Mom?” She isn’t in her chair by the window, coloring with her favorite set of colored pencils, or... Continue Reading →

Store Holiday Memories, Not Holiday Fat

The snow before January is white and crisp—take a picture and post it on Instagram. The colors of Christmas lights radiate your neighborhood—tell a story on Snapchat. You enjoy some holiday cheer with friends and family—tag your besties and siblings on Facebook. No, wait—you better not post that picture. Your face looks fat, and you... Continue Reading →

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