WTF is a FODMAP?!

FODMAP is an acronym for “Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, and Monosaccharides and Polyols”, which are a group of highly fermentable short- and medium-chain carbohydrates (typically high in fructose or lactose) and sugar alcohols. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Of Stress and Lavender

Enter lavender. Whether you’re inhaling its soothing aromas via essential oils, tasting it paired with strawberries in a slightly sweet fruit tart, rubbing the flowers between your fingers to smell its ever-so-faint perfume, or drying it out to put on display, lavender is calming, soothing, and emotionally uplifting.

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Vitamin D Therapy

I grew up in Orange County, CA - aka The OC - and went to the beach every weekend in the summer. I ditched school so many times to go to the beach (one time I sprained my ankle so badly while trying to catch the bus to get to track practice that I ended up being out for the rest of the season...and it was the first week). I even wear traditional bikinis because I DESPISE tan lines (I’ve unlearned everything I learned living there except for that). All of this to say, I love the sun.

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