Superfoods. Let’s start by defining them. Superfoods are supposed to be healthier for you and they even (allegedly) help reduce the risk of cancer. They are a “nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” So for example, blueberries, kale and salmon have been labeled superfoods. While they are typically high in antioxidants and vitamins, some scientists say they may be too high and Catherine Collins, a chief dietitian at London’s St. George’s Hospital says, “The term ‘superfoods’ is at best meaningless and at worst harmful. There are so many wrong ideas about superfoods that I don’t know where best to begin to dismantle the whole concept.” And lastly, there are no regulations for what is deemed an actual superfood. So pay attention when buying into the term, and beware of these in particular:

Keeping your body in shape all year around is no easy task. Just ask any celebrity you know. Lol. Obviously, their access to trainers, nutritionists, chefs, etc. etc., make things a little easier, but if you want some suggestions on how you can stay fit without having all of that extra celebrity help, keep clicking. First up: Singer Ciara. She’s always had a good body and she recently popped out a baby boy. But don’t think that’s stopped her; she recently covered Shape Magazine and says she does a lot of boxing to stay in shape. So get you some boxing gloves and start throwing some punches.


The DO’s and DON’T’s of health. There are so many tricks of the trade when it comes to getting and staying healthy. When you find something that works for you, it’s easy to decide you should stick to it. And in many cases, that could be a good thing. In other instances, too much of one thing can be horrible for you. For example, if you work out too much, but aren’t eating enough, not getting enough sleep, excessive partying, etc., etc. So to help you make healthy choices, let’s go over some of the rules. First up, Gwyneth Paltrow: DO an occasionaldetox like “The Clean Program.” This one is 21 days and allows for one solid meal per day.

Everyone wants a picture perfect, Hollywood smile. We go through great lengths to get it. Whitening, braces, veneers, etc, etc. Sometimes it turns out right…oh and sometimes it turns out wrong. Here are some suggestions as to how you can get that Hollywood smile; some of them simple and cheap, some more complex and costly. But the goal is to stay away from the “Don’t’s,” which I’ll share with you as well. First up: DO wear red lipstick. BUT. Make sure it has blue undertones. It’ll instantly brighten up your smile for the day.

Throughout the week, it’s easy to get bogged down by everyday life and the challenges that come along with it. Career, kids, responsibility, social life, relationships, etc, etc. When you find yourself at your desk, or if you work from home or wherever, you can easily be distracted and feel like your 8 hour day is never going to end. Take a look at these 15 midday pick-me-ups that can help you get through those long hours. First up, like Kate Hudson, if you havethe luxury, schedule a midday jog/run. Or if you know you’re limited to a 30-60 minute lunch break, get up an hour earlier and start your day off with a little more energy.

There’s always a new craze or trend sweeping the nation. Diets and “being healthy” will always be popular. The past few years, the trend has been juicing and smoothies. I can imagine that if done in moderation and the “proper” way, it can be good for you. But followinga trend and not knowing why you’re doing it is the worst thing, if your goal is to really be healthy. A lot of times, it’s just as packed with sugar and other bad ingredients as everything else. And sometimes they’re just down right nasty. Check out some of the drinks you should STAY AWAY from…or at least do differently.

I’m going to start by saying, Kim Kardashian is one of my favorite celebrities. I think she’s beautiful and stylish and I’m more than happy for her in her relationship and marriage to rapper Kanye West. The pair have such a beautiful daughter, 2 year old North West. Kim announced in a preview of an upcoming season of KUWTK that she was expecting baby #2 and more recentlythat it’s a boy. The last go round Kim had a condition called preeclampsia which is a high blood pressure disorder which causes swelling and all kinds of discomfort. It’s being reported that she’s taking major caution to avoid it this time around, but either way we hope for a happy and healthy pregnancy for the mom-to-be. We also hope for the fashion maven to stick to her style, and stay way from these pregnancy fashion faux pauxs.

Celebrities have access to almost the best of everything, but with everything, there’s an upside and adownside. Upside: lots of opportunity, money, good traveling, etc. One MAJOR downside is having cameras following you around every moment you’re out in public. And sometimes that means a few (or maybe A LOT) of bad pictures of you floating around all over the internet. With us regular folk, you can dig up your nose, sneeze, trip and no one would notice a thing, but for them it’s a bit of a different story. Example #1: Kate Hudson. I’m not sure what joke she was telling here, but that one frozen moment in time doesn’t look so good.

Hairy Underarms. Before sometime in the 1920’s, razors weren’t really being used on the armpits of women. But one day advertisers decided to push the agenda that women are more attractive if they didn’t have hair in “certain places.” And here we are close to 100 years later and that agenda has not only been pushed but the message was received and now, NOT shaving your underarms has become a major faux pas. The assumption is that if you do not shave/wax/laser your pubic hair away, you’re unkept, dirty and smelly…which isn’t necessarily true. So now feminists are reemerging the “do what you want” movement and telling young women it’s okay NOT to shave.


If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the’s that everything AIN’T for everybody. Lol. And rather than complaining about it, you just have to do something about it and the first step in that is knowing what IS for you. Of course it’s summertime and most of us are working on our fitness, but while you’re getting to the size you want to be (whether that’s gaining a few lbs., losing a few or simply toning up) no one says you have to stay off the beach. So here are some ideas for the best swimsuit for YOU.