Is sushi healthy?

Unfortunately, most sushi isn’t “healthy” as most of the sushi rice contains high amounts of sugar – but there are definitely better options you can choose that are healthier! I personally like sashimi (just the fish without the rice), but somehow I ended up with the rice with a generous amount of wasabi tucked underneath…

Melatonin for Jet Lag?

Just arrived in Bangkok, and it’s now 2:30am local time. Taking some Melatonin and off to bed – and hopefully I won’t have any jet lag tomorrow because yo girl has some exploring to do. Jet lag occurs when you travel quickly across time zones, resulting in a misalignment of circadian rhythms. I don’t recommend taking…

Should you be doing high-intensity exercise if you have insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes?

Definitely! High-intensity exercise (sprints/burst training/circuits) can work to improve insulin sensitivity, which can help with glucose control and inevitably allow you to utilize carbohydrates better. How? During a HIIT sessions, blood glucose from glycogen breakdown is elevated for fuel (HIIT uses a different energy system compared to LISS – aerobic/anaerobic), which will result in a…

Why do I encourage women to eat more chocolate (80% raw cacao and up!) to help rebalance their hormones?

Consuming more magnesium rich foods (raw cacao being the highest whole food source of magnesium) can greatly benefit you whether you are on the birth control pill or are dealing with PMS, infertility, painful periods, or pregnancy! Why? Magnesium levels fluctuate during a woman’s cycle.  Magnesium is necessary in the function of metabolism and breakdown…