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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.