What are the “Natural Flavors” in Sparkling Water?

Sparkling water, seltzers, and club soda are seen as healthy alternatives to processed juices and sodas because they contain zero percent fat, sodium, and sugar. Sodas and juices are falling out of many people’s diets as they contain high amounts of sugar. The World Health Organization recommends that the average person should consume around 25 […]

Try Pea Protein for Your Health

Over the past decade or so, there’s been an explosion of protein powders that use naturally forming plants. From soybeans to hemp, the different types of proteins that can be used in theses powders seem endless. One type of plant used in protein powders that I’m sure would be a shock to many people is […]

Are Medicinal Mushrooms for Real? (The Answer is YES!)

For millennia, mushrooms have been used by countless societies for their therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Though recently demonized in Western cultures, mushrooms are having a comeback within scientific and general populations. One genus of mushrooms Cordyceps has been getting a lot of attention for its multitude of health benefits, noticeably its immunomodulatory and energy promoting […]

Lanternflies: Scourge of the Southside

When I moved to the Lehigh Valley I expected to see new types of flora and fauna. I had always loved being surrounded by nature but being raised in a densely populated town in North Jersey, I didn’t get much exposure to it. So when I moved out of my childhood home I was so […]

Anti-aging Skin Care Tips

Our skin – our largest organ, is ever-changing, shifting, and morphing in order to protect us from our environment. Whether it be from the pollution in the air or the rays from the sun, our skin is constantly working to make sure that our body can work at peak performance. Because we are exposed to […]

Free Write (PTSD)

I do believe that it is necessary for patients suffering from PTSD to engage in long term exposure to their traumatic memories. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA), over 8 million Americans have been diagnosed with PTSD, and 3.6% of the population have experienced an episode in the past year. Though […]

Study Tips for Students

No matter what level you’re at in your education, we all have our struggles when it comes to studying. The further you go along in school, you’ll notice that different classes may require different study techniques. These techniques vary depending on what type of learner you are. There are four types of learners specified by […]