July 2021 Articles

What You Need to Know About Hormonal Birth Control and Transitioning Off the Pill
July 1, 2021
If you’ve ever pulled out the paper slip in a birth control box, unfolded the massive paper and thought, “Wow, those are a lot of side effects,” you’re not alone. Hormonal birth control is...
Everything You Need to Know About Cupping Therapy
July 1, 2021
If you’ve been curious about this wellness modality, you’ve come to the right place. Cupping is a great modality for both chronic pain and anxiety. No matter what kind of cup you choose to...
How a Weighted Blanket Could be Your Cure for Insomnia
July 1, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping us in isolation for the majority of our daily lives, physical touch may feel like something of the past. Although the vaccine has made it easier to go out...
Getting to Know the Body’s Filter: The Liver
July 1, 2021
According to the CDC, heart disease was the number one killer of Americans in 2020 (and has been for close to 95 years). Additionally, one in three Americans is prediabetic. The culprit? Processed “food”...
Strength Training vs. HIIT
July 1, 2021
For the past 20 years, HIIT training (high intensity interval training) has taken over as one of the most popular ways to train in the fitness industry. It is fast, tough and trendy, all...
How to Eat to Support the Chakras
July 1, 2021
For hundreds of years, many have recognized their Chakra system and utilized it to center their bodies. This seven-part system in the body can be traced back in Hindu texts to as early as...
The Motivation Behind Mōtiv
July 1, 2021
Breaking off of a fitness franchise to create their own, eight women are taking the boutique workout scene by storm.  While their studios have stayed in the same locations as they were when part...
Kick Mo’s Butt at CrossFit Renew
July 1, 2021
As I traveled to CrossFit Renew, I was curious and excited about this KMB session. It had been a minute since I did a CF workout, and I was excited to put myself to...
The Why of Your Workouts: Working Out For You
July 1, 2021
When many of us start on those first shaky steps into the world of fitness, we typically have purely aesthetic goals in mind. We want to lose weight, have firmer bodies and look better...
Life Lessons from Tennis
July 1, 2021
I recently started taking lessons with local tennis pro John Hospod, who has been plying his craft in Austin for 25+ years. His wise advice goes beyond tennis and reminds me of important lessons...
How Genetics Affect Nutrition
July 1, 2021
The human obsession with diets and nutrition can be tracked all the way back to the 1500s: How food affects the body, how to have a healthier physique and how to train for strength...
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Tips for a Healthy Smile
July 1, 2021
Moving through the motions of our daily routines, some of us might be better than others at completing all the tasks needed for our overall health. Daily H2O intake? Achieved. Workout? Completed. Flossing? Wait...
Recipe of the Month: Sweet Beet Power Salad
July 1, 2021
Makes two servings Ingredients for Salad 1 cup beetroot, diced 4 cups arugula ½ cup quinoa, dry 1 cup water 1 oz Purple Haze goat cheese ¼ cup walnut pieces 1 medium peach, sliced...
Kate the Chemist: Professor, Science Entertainer and Self-Proclaimed Pyromaniac
July 1, 2021
The first time Dr. Kate Biberdorf realized that she might really be on to something in the science communication realm was at the beginning of a new school semester. On the first morning of...
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Health and Fitness Goals
July 1, 2021
Yes, it’s true — sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We may have plans, goals and dreams that we actively stop ourselves from achieving. And this can be especially true when it comes...
How Beets Can Enhance Your Athletic Performance
July 1, 2021
We’ve all heard Dwight Schrute rave about the root vegetable known as beets, but now, athletes and wellness professionals everywhere are raving about the beet’s powers, too. So, maybe beets aren’t just a colorful...
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Health and Fitness Goals
July 1, 2021
Yes, it’s true — sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We may have plans, goals and dreams that we actively stop ourselves from achieving. And this can be especially true when it comes...
Understanding Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
July 1, 2021
Approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and, of those, 60% are unaware of their condition. In my years of medical practice, on any given week, I will encounter several such...
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