Stephanie is a certified nutrition consultant, writer and editor from the USA.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and psychology in 2003, and later studied holistic nutrition at Bauman College in Berkeley, California.
Since 2016, she's been working from her laptop, traveling around the world and writing about food, nutrition and wellness for Diet vs Disease and other health-centered websites and publications.
How does Stephanie make health a priority?
"Happiness and healthiness comes in the balance of simple pleasures. For me, that's a blend of extreme travel and lazy days, fresh greens and pure cacao, uphill hikes and bungee jumps, evocative melodies and provocative sounds, moving, dancing, reading, writing, and rare moments of silence."
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Aloe vera has long been a go-to topical remedy for skin wounds and sunburns, but it could have potential to provide benefits by soothing the body from the inside as well.
This succulent plant contains dense leaves filled with a nutrient-dense gel that can be beneficial for the hair, skin, teeth, and even digestive system.
Here, we’ll discuss the nutritional benefits of aloe vera and how it could be a cheap and easy option for relieving inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms and heartburn, among various other discomforts throughout the body.[Discover More…]
Green tea has become a popular weight loss tool, but is it really all that effective for dropping those extra pounds?
This no-calorie beverage is one of the world’s healthiest, as it comes packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and other health-promoting nutrients.
Many people tout the virtues of drinking green tea on a daily basis to help fight inflammation, lower risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and—of course—help you lose weight.
In this article, we’ll dive into the research to see how (and if) you can drink green tea for weight loss.[Discover More…]
Eggs have long gotten a bad rap as a cholesterol-raising, artery-clogging food that offer little beneficial nutrition.
But they’ve also been praised as one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
So, which is it? Are eggs really all that bad for your health?
Digging into even the most recent studies, it seems this long-held controversy continues.
Here, we’ll discuss the nutritional value of eggs and their potential benefits, as well as dissect the conflicting evidence on eggs to determine whether or not they belong in a healthy, well-balanced diet.[Discover More…]
Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is the most widely used weed killer in the world—and it’s also the most controversial, especially when it’s found in our food.
It’s a popular product for anyone needing to tend anything from a large farm to a small backyard.
However, its usage and presence in much of the food we eat has caused widespread controversy, including claims that it could cause serious health problems like cancer and have a negative impact on the environment.
Here, we’ll take a look at what glyphosate is, how it differs from Roundup, and what the current science says about its potential health and environmental effects.[Discover More…]
Bone broth is more than a buzzword—it’s a food with a long tradition that may come with several health benefits.
Many proponents claim it can strengthen bones, relieve joint pain, speed up wound healing, promote good digestive health and improve sleep.
But what does the evidence say?
Here, we’ll discuss what bone broth is, how it may be beneficial to your health and how to make it yourself.[Discover More…]
The vagus nerve is one of the longest and most important nerves in the body and helps control a number of crucial functions.
It connects your brain to your gut, and can affect everything from your mood and stress levels to your digestion, heart rate and immune response.
It may also play a major role in inflammation and various chronic diseases if not working properly.
Here, we discuss what the vagus nerve is, what it does, and how stimulating it may be beneficial for both your physical and mental health.[Discover More…]
Glutamate is one of our most important neurotransmitters in the brain, and it’s necessary for several vital bodily functions.
You’ve probably heard all the warnings about monosodium glutamate (MSG), but it’s not quite the same thing as the glutamate that’s naturally produced in our bodies.
That said, too much of it—via forms like MSG—may come with some unwanted side effects.
Here, we break down what glutamate is and why we need it, how it relates to MSG, and if you might be consuming too much of it.[Discover More…]
DIM is a particular supplement that has been growing in popularity, especially among women, because it can help correct hormonal imbalances.
An increasing amount of people are taking DIM supplements to help with issues like acne, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), weight loss and maybe even cancer.
Here, we take a look at what DIM is, how it may affect your body, and if supplementing with it may be worth looking further into.[Discover More…]
Colloidal silver has become the next all-natural “cure-all”— even though it was ruled unsafe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) some 20 years ago.
So, why has there been a sudden boost in its popularity, and is it really all that harmful?
Some people claim that colloidal silver can boost the immune system and prevent and treat a range of bacterial, viral and fungal infections and other health maladies.
Others may only know it as the substance that can turn your skin blue.
Here, we look at the history of colloidal silver, its purported benefits and whether or not it’s safe and effective to use.[Discover More…]
Weight loss is hard enough—especially if you feel like your body is working against you.
Those with Hashimoto’s face an especially tough obstacle.
The disease is characterized by an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid), which can wreak havoc on your metabolism and lead to weight gain, fatigue and other nagging health problems.
But there are specific steps you can take to overcome this struggle.
Below, we discuss why it’s so hard to lose weight with Hashimoto’s and how exactly you can change your diet to help you start shedding those extra pounds.[Discover More…]
Gundry PrebioThrive is a popular all-natural supplement that contains a combination of prebiotics.
Producers of the supplement claim it can help improve digestion and aid in overall health and vitality—but it’s certainly not cheap.
This article explores what PrebioThrive is, the research behind it, what it claims to do and if it’s worth the steep price tag.[Discover More…]
Detoxes and full-body cleanses have never been more popular, but do they actually work?
Such quick fixes promise a complete cleansing of toxins to promote everything from weight loss to glowing skin to even a longer life.
But these short-term, so-called “cleanses” don’t really do much beyond depriving your body of essential nutrients.
The good news is each one of our bodies already has the ability to cleanse itself—all the way down to the cellular level.
This automatic process is called autophagy and it works when the body is in a fasted state.
Here, we’ll be looking at what autophagy is, how it works and why it may be the only way to really cleanse your body.[Discover More…]