How natural caffeine compares to synthetic caffeine, according to health experts

February 15, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC Almost everyone is familiar with the effects of caffeine from coffee, tea, and chocolate. While these natural caffeine sources are super well-known, synthetic caffeine, made from chemicals and added to some “energy-boosting” drinks, isn’t talked about as much. Curious about the difference? “Synthetic caffeine is produced from urea … Continue reading How natural caffeine compares to synthetic caffeine, according to health experts

Curtailing Caffeine? Here’s A Tea For You Based On How You Take Your Coffee

January 12, 2020 at 10:33AM One of the most popular (and potentially the most difficult) feats when the new year rolls around is to quit the caffeine. After the first of January, it seems that each year people gain a newfound purpose to cut back on the energizing yet addicting elixir that is coffee. But … Continue reading Curtailing Caffeine? Here’s A Tea For You Based On How You Take Your Coffee

Pep up puffy eyes in 10-seconds with this caffeine-spiked “cold-brew” stick

August 09, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC I’m someone that not only still feels tired for approximately one hour after waking up, but I tend to look it, too. As I fuzzily gaze into the mirror post-showering, I’m always doing whatever it takes to wake my eyes up, de-puff my sleep face, and untangle my … Continue reading Pep up puffy eyes in 10-seconds with this caffeine-spiked “cold-brew” stick

This warming spice blend satisfies your chai latte cravings without the caffeine

April 04, 2019 at 06:16AM by CWC As much as I love matcha, there’s nothing more soothing than a chai latte. Even just one sip of those warm spices sends a wave of comfort throughout my entire body. But you don’t need to head to your favorite coffee shop every time you want to get … Continue reading This warming spice blend satisfies your chai latte cravings without the caffeine

Yerbe mate tea is the underrated caffeine source you need to know about

October 26, 2018 at 04:31AM There’s no shortage of hot beverages with healing properties: hot water with lemon, golden milk lattes, moringa tea… One more—with its own unique health benefits—to add to the list? Yerba mate tea. Yerba mate tea is a traditional South American drink that’s said to taste like tea, have the energizing hit of … Continue reading Yerbe mate tea is the underrated caffeine source you need to know about

The way you brew your coffee affects its caffeine levels—here’s how

October 24, 2018 at 06:26AM Even on the best of mornings, many of us rely on a strong-as-hell cup of coffee to kick off the day. And after a sleepless night or an ungodly hour wake-up call, that jolt is especially vital. When you’re looking for a caffeine content that could wake the dead (or, … Continue reading The way you brew your coffee affects its caffeine levels—here’s how

Has WFH Messed With Your Sleep? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Snooze

March 20, 2020 at 06:31PM In a time where we’re suddenly doing everything—from working to working out—in our homes, our bodies are learning how to adjust. For some, staying at home may blur the line between being active and resting, which can result in a wonky sleep schedule. Now, more than ever, we need to … Continue reading Has WFH Messed With Your Sleep? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Snooze

3 Tips To Deal With Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, From Ellen Vora, M.D.

March 20, 2020 at 09:02AM It’s no secret that stress plays a significant role in our physical health. Similar to the importance of sleep, our stress levels have profound effects on our inflammation levels, which inherently affect our immune systems. It’s no wonder many functional immunologists regard it as an integral part of the immune-boosting … Continue reading 3 Tips To Deal With Coronavirus-Induced Anxiety, From Ellen Vora, M.D.

10 healthy daily habits to retain even while social distancing, according to psychologists

March 18, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC In a true act of bravery, today I put on a bra, leggings, and a pair of earrings, and even deigned to wear a dress. I’ve been self-isolating for a week now amid the COVID-19 crisis, and along with life feeling surreal, sweatpants have begun to feel like … Continue reading 10 healthy daily habits to retain even while social distancing, according to psychologists

I tried heart-rate variability training to help my anxiety—here’s what happened

March 13, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC In the six years since I was diagnosed with both generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder—what can I say, I’m an overachiever—I’ve tried just about everything to manage my symptoms. I’ve been in and out of therapy and took medication for a year, but ultimately decided to taper … Continue reading I tried heart-rate variability training to help my anxiety—here’s what happened

‘Sleep is the new steps,’ according to WHOOP founder Will Ahmed—here’s why

March 08, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC Fitness trackers and activity monitors have come a long way from the basic pedometer era. These days, many of us are collecting data not just on steps, but on sleep, stress, and other biomarkers that offer clues to how well we truly are. But if you ask Well+Good’s … Continue reading ‘Sleep is the new steps,’ according to WHOOP founder Will Ahmed—here’s why

The world’s largest healthy product convention was just postponed—here’s how it’ll impact what you eat this year

March 03, 2020 at 10:49PM by CWC This week was supposed to mark one of the biggest wellness events of 2020. Every year, more than 3,500 health brands and over 85,000 attendees descend upon Anaheim, California for ExpoWest—the world’s largest healthy product convention—to showcase what they’ll have to offer in the coming months. Brands spend … Continue reading The world’s largest healthy product convention was just postponed—here’s how it’ll impact what you eat this year

What to eat before a 5K, according to a race-loving registered dietitian

February 26, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC You’ve trained. You’ve charged your Airpods. You’ve picked out your race day outfit. Now, you’re counting down the hours until you jog up to the starting line. Unless you already have a whole dresser drawer full of race participant tees, chances are you feel a little jittery in … Continue reading What to eat before a 5K, according to a race-loving registered dietitian

A gastroenterologist’s top 5 ways to stop nervous poops—because if anything’s going to make you *more* nervous, it’s that

February 24, 2020 at 07:00PM by CWC Nervous poops are a real thing. Sure, it may not part of polite dinner conversation, but your mental health and digestion are more connected than you may think—and that can certainly cause some issues in the bathroom. But if anyone knows how to stop nervous poops before they … Continue reading A gastroenterologist’s top 5 ways to stop nervous poops—because if anything’s going to make you *more* nervous, it’s that

Dunkin’ now serves matcha lattes at 8,400 stores nationwide

February 20, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC A chain long known for serving donuts, Dunkin’ has been morphing into a low-key healthy-ish grab-and-go spot. The fast food chain already serves up plant-based breakfast sandwiches with Beyond Meat sausage, offers almond milk (and, rumor has it, oat milk come spring), and it just announced the addition … Continue reading Dunkin’ now serves matcha lattes at 8,400 stores nationwide

I gave up coffee and tried this wellness-boosted tea for a week—here’s what happened

February 17, 2020 at 10:00AM by CWC I’ll just come right out and say it: I love coffee. I love the taste, the way it smells, and the act of ordering it at a coffeeshop. Even forking over that extra dollar for oat milk brings me joy. The one thing I don’t love? Feeling like … Continue reading I gave up coffee and tried this wellness-boosted tea for a week—here’s what happened

99 things to do after a breakup that are actually healthy and healing

February 12, 2020 at 05:00PM by CWC The morning after my most recent breakup from a serious relationship, I woke up, wiped off my mascara-stained face and wrote out advice for myself in list form. Item one read: “Breakups are excruciating as a default, you can’t escape that.” While that bummer of a truism isn’t … Continue reading 99 things to do after a breakup that are actually healthy and healing