Is your gym making you weak?

Big thanks to our guest blogger this week, Joanna Sapir, founder and owner of Santa Rosa Strength and Conditioning, a fitness and athletic training facility that provides personal training, group training, and customized strength and conditioning programs to help people live stronger, healthier, and larger lives. As a Three Leaves subscriber, I know you pay attention to nutrition – which is a foundational piece of your health. But how is your fitness? Are you strong? Capable? Able to get out into the world and physically take on everything you need or want to? Most people, when they decide to get fit, join a gym. If you caught that NPR piece on how the mainstream big-box gyms make their mone

My Anti-Aging Secret Weapon

Most of us over 25 have some kind of skin regimen we follow in hopes of holding back the hands of time just a bit longer. I love my daily facial massage of coconut oil, followed by doTerra Frankincense essential oil, but I am sensible enough to know that no matter what I apply topically, good skin and well-being definitely start from the inside out. Which is why I try to hydrate adeqately, eat a diet rich in dark leafy greens, high-quality protein, healthy fats and get my beauty sleep. Many of us have heard drinking bone broth may be one of the most nourshing things you can add to your diet. Why? Bone broth is made from bones which are filled with collagen. Collagen is the precursor to gel

Why your great grandparents didn’t have food allergies…but you do

Did your great grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn’t. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic of food allergies, worsening with every generation. So why didn’t your great grandparents have food allergies? It’s really quite simple… 1) They ate seasonal real food. Food came from farms and small markets in the early 1900′s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Because of the lack of processed food, their diets were nutrient dense allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food. For babies, breast milk was valued and it was always in season. 2) They didn’t diet, and play restrictive games with their body and metabolism. They ate

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