Cod Liver Oil: What's the Down-Low?

One of the best parts of working in a startup is the company’s open floor plan – not only does this setup allow you to work closely with your team members, but it also enables you to keep up-to-date with office gossip, share snacks (within arm’s reach) and, unfortunately, pick up whatever virus is spreading around the office.

In an attempt to stave off the “plague” (which is what we call it in my office), there are number of tactics my colleagues employ to try and stay healthy – exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat foods high in vitamin C, drink the herbal Echinacea tea, and inhale zinc nasal spray as a cold remedy. Because I seem to be susceptible to the office plague, I am willing to try most any strategy.

Recently, I was listening to a coworker (who could be one of Allure Magazine’s beauty insider editors with her endless makeup and skincare knowledge) talk about how smooth her skin has been of late, which she attributes to cod liver oil pills (the open floor plan is also a great way to catch up on the latest beauty tips). Cod liver oil (CLO) is packed full of vitamins and minerals so it’s no surprise that her skin was glowing. That’s when I thought – something that could boost my immune system and keep my skin clearer? Yes, please!

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Steak Fajita Sweet Potato Boats

This recipe is for when you don't know what to do with all of those leftover sweet potatoes. I really love sweet potatoes right now – I honestly think they are going to be 2017’s hottest nutrient-dense tuber. Gone are the days where you only saw sweet potato casseroles, sweet potato pies, and candied sweet potatoes on the holiday dinner table.

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We are a pretty active couple, okay really active, and knew we wanted to do something that would get us moving while also exploring some beautiful sights. Neither of us had ever planned a major, two-week vacation before so we started poking around to see what information we could found. That’s when we stumbled on the Mile High Run Club trip to Iceland. It sounded perfect, and after talking with the trip organizer, Laura, we immediately put down our deposit.

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Intermittent Fasting

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