Health & Wellness News & Info Recap 3/23

It’s finally spring. I love this time of year because I crave exercising and physical activity. Now that the days are longer and the weather is warming up, I’m back to walking with my neighbor, jogging the block with my 6-year old and playing family basketball in the driveway. Spring also means baseball season. If you’re a Yankees fan, you will be interested to hear more about the healthy changes in the clubhouse. Also in this week’s Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, a recent study releases information about the importance of moving around and an explanation of toxic chemicals in perfumes.

Health & Wellness News & Info Recap, 3/23
Clean Eating

The Myth of High Protein Diets

This is exactly what I do and why I do it. “For reversing disease, a whole-foods, plant-based diet seems to be necessary.”

Yankees Pinstripes May Be Slimming, but a Nutritionist Helps

The New York Yankees recently hired a nutritionist to educate the players on certain food and lifestyle changes that may authentically advance their game. In addition, the clubhouse is now stocked with produce, lean-meat proteins and hearty grains. I’m so very excited that the team is not only positioning their players for success, but also paving the way for them to be healthy lifestyle role-models.

Active Living

Why Exercise Won’t Counteract the Effects of Sitting All Day

A recent study supports that it’s not just about diet and exercise, it’s also really important to get up and move around for longevity.

Non-Toxic Living

Deadly Scent: Toxic Perfume Chemicals

The sense of smell is so powerful. It can evoke vivid memories of a certain time. However, I try to eliminate all “fragrances” from my food and cosmetics. I’ve learned in the past year that perfumes and fragrances are not regulated and can be filled with hormone disruptors, huge allergens and other toxic chemicals that disrupt our systems.


38 of the Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes

Wouldn’t it be powerful to wallpaper a room with these popular influential and inspirational quotes? When it comes to being healthy and happy, I need to step back and refocus on my personal or professional goals. Words of wisdom from great leaders and everyday people provide positive energy and a restarting place to move forward.

What are you most excited about for this spring?


  1. I eat a high protein diet because, it works for me. Now that does NOT mean that I eat copious amounts of bacon and fatty cuts of beef, no no no. I eat HIGHLY QUALITY animal proteins, I want to feed my body the absolute BEST… Because I want to FEEL MY BEST – so heck no I will not eat grain-fed beef and pork and crappy eggs, I will eat wild salmon, black cod, free-ranged chicken and grass-fed beef! :) Everyone functions differently – and I function the best on high protein, while you may function better on mostly plants! :)
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    • HI. First let me say that I’m so jealous that you have access to black cod. I called all the healthy grocers and fish markets in a 30 mile radius a few years ago and couldn’t find it locally. When I worked in NYC, I would go to KOI regularly for lunch for their Miso Black Cod. (Nice cheap lunch, right.) I was obsessed with Miso Black Cod, so ended up making it myself with salmon. It was still pretty good. Regarding our choice of diets, I totally agree with you. Each person’s body functions differently, so what works for me, may not work for you. With that being said, since I have a hormonal cancer, I truly believe that eating plant-based does have (further) preventative cancer measures. I’ve done a lot of reading and just finished a plant-based nutrition certification course filled with studies that compliment the NYT article in this Health & Wellness roundup. I’m happy that it’s starting to get more conventional press. My docs and “wellness team” all know about what I’m doing, too. The healthy clean and green diet plus my conventional treatment seems to be working. And…I feel great. Have a great week.

  2. These look like some fabulous reads.

    I stopped using perfume over 8 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. I could never go back to anything scented… I prefer unscented and I can’t tolerate scents anymore.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    • I actually miss perfume. I didn’t really wear it that much, but the few times I did, I really loved it. I remember the perfume I wore on my first date with my husband and even our wedding day. If/when I smell it, it brings me back. But, at this point, I don’t need the additional toxins lurking around. My son has bad allergies, too. Have a great week.

  3. Pardon me while I get up and stretch and walk around. Don’t have a standing table but get up every hour.

  4. Great reads!

    I haven’t worn any perfumes in years and have changed over most of my home and beauty products to essential oils. They work so well and don’t smell gross!

    So happy we have connected!
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    • Thanks. I also like essential oils, though I only use a few. I will tell you something (somewhat) funny. Yesterday, my new shirt smelled a little bit like the restaurant we dined at earlier. So, I grabbed my essential oil stick and rubbed it on my clothing. Three seconds later, I realized that was very silly of me because oil stains. I’m washing it now, so hopefully it will come out. Wish me luck.

  5. I’m excited about checking out some farmer’s markets in the city. We just moved to Toronto and going to farmer’s markets is one of my favorite things to do. Great post! Really gives you lots of things to think about and how everyday things can be hazardous to your health.
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    • Thanks Kelly. I love Farmer’s Markets, too. I’ve heard there are a few indoors by us, but haven’t been to them yet. I really enjoy the local ones where you get to know the vendors and see neighbors. Have a great week.

  6. Hey Caryn,

    Never used perfume as it never smells on me as it does in the bottle. Also sensitive skin. Also don’t wear makeup, and I am OK with that. Neither do my girls, and they are ok with that. Unreal that the basketball team is only now doing this, one would have thought that that would have been going on forever. But hey better late than never, so good for them…

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    • You are very lucky that you don’t have to wear make-up. I don’t wear a lot but feel much more beautiful when I have a dab of mascara on my eyelashes. As for perfume, you are totally right. It’s funny how it can smell so different in the bottle than on our skin. Happy Monday.

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