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What you need to know before your next summer shindig

What you need to know before your next summer shindig

by Stephanie Mandel August 28, 2020

Think party food and beach bodies don’t mix? Think again! Here are our 5 ways to “healthy hack” your next summer barbecue:

1. Go “protein style” with your burger

Take a note from In-N-Out’s not-so-secret-menu and go lower-carb version: wrap your beef patty or veggie patty in a large romaine or collard green leaf. Or just eat it atop veggie sides!

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Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

Boost SPF From the Inside Out!

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 15, 2019

Vitamin D season is in full swing! While some sun exposure for vitamin D production is great for overall health, getting sunburned is always something to avoid. Everyone knows that excessive UV exposure damages skin. But did you know that the foods you eat regularly can improve your skin’s natural defenses against UV damage? It’s delicious and true!

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5 tips to host a healthy party

5 tips to host a healthy party

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel July 04, 2018

BE A BETTER HOST - PLAN A HEALTH-CONSCIOUS COOKOUT We all know the words healthy and BBQ are rarely used in the same sentence. But have hope, conscious cookouts do exist. With these five fresh tips and tricks, we are here to help you confidently host healthy, all while keeping your guests - kids included - happy.

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Shedding Light on Vitamin D

Shedding Light on Vitamin D

by Gerald Simons June 01, 2018

Make sure you're getting the Vitamin D you need You have all heard it before: Stay out of the sun, use 30 SPF sunblock, and apply copious amounts of it. For the most part, I do encourage patients to avoid excessive exposure to the sun; the risks of skin cancers, premature skin aging, and wrinkles are a real threat. On...

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Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel June 01, 2018

Originally posted on The Sweat Life All About Vitamin D Years ago, we humans spent many of our hours outdoors in sunlight. As we continue to discover a growing list of reasons why “the sunshine vitamin” is crucial for our health, the value of that time spent outside becomes increasingly clear.

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Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

Fall Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Supercharge Your Health Before the Holidays

by Stephanie Mandel September 14, 2016

It’s that time of year: the crisp air and back-to-school mentality revitalize us to dive back into our lives and work with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality. Tucked between summer barbecues and family holidays, the fall presents a golden opportunity: to clear out leftover toxins from rooftop cocktail parties while bolstering the immune system for the coming winter. Here are our four top tips - plus a bonus for those with allergies - to optimize your health this fall.

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Summer Survival Guide: The 4 things you need before hitting the beach

Summer Survival Guide: The 4 things you need before hitting the beach

by Stephanie Mandel June 23, 2016 2 Comments

Summer is (finally!) here! Time to hit the beach, jump into the lake, and relish all the activities we wait all year to enjoy. The sun’s out and strong, so everyone knows to stock up on sunscreen, but what about the other must-haves to make the most out of the summer season? Check out our top 4 (plus a bonus #5) must-haves to live your #bestlife this summer!

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