An interview with Chef Wil

Chef Wil Wagner is a Tampa based personal chef on a mission to teach people of all ages the importance of clean eating and living a healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn more about his passion and his awesome company. 1. How did you get your start? I attended culinary school and started working in restaurants around the…

My experience with a holistic doctor

I have had digestive issues for as long as I can remember. It’s never been anything too serious, I can still go on with my daily life. I’ve been tested for digestive illnesses and they’ve all come back negative, but I’ve just always had a little discomfort. Over the past few years, it had gotten…

Juicing : How Healthy Is It?

The juicing craze has hit an all time high, and while there are numerous benefits to consuming fresh pressed juice it is important to remember that you should always research and consult with your physician before diving in head first to any type of dietary adjustment. While juice cleanses sound like a healthy, natural way…

Follow Friday : Awesome Florida Businesses

I’m going to keep it local this Friday and recommend 5 local businesses that are great sources for keeping your health and wellness in check. I have personally frequented all of these businesses, met the owner at most, and will definitely be back again. Supporting local business is something that my husband and I feel…

Protein : Where You Least Expect It

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with meat for as long as I can remember. I’ve gone through spouts of vegetarianism throughout my childhood and into my early 20’s. I can eat a plate of prosciutto and then cry at the mention of a slaughterhouse. It’s been a roller-coaster relationship to say the least. Today my…

College Guide : Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy in college can be extremely difficult, especially when your finances are tight. While it can seem nearly impossible to eat healthy all the time, there are ways to stretch your money and get some quality, healthy meals in. In the warmer months, shop local markets. Produce is fresher which means it will last…

Cookbooks Worth Checking Out

I enjoy flipping through a new cookbook more than a fashion or gossip magazine. Food styling is something I wish I both had the time to do and the talent for. I won’t buy a cookbook that doesn’t have pictures, I don’t know why you would. Eating is a full sensory experience so a beautiful…

Follow Friday : 5 Health Blogs

I’ve recently come to realization that the changes I’ve been making in my lifestyle have begun to greatly effect friendships and my social life. Although I know I can’t (and quite frankly, don’t want to) change the lifestyles of those around me, it can be pretty difficult to stay on track when your social invitations…

Investing In Yourself

Do you remember when you were in college (or maybe you are in college) and you would do everything in your power to get groceries for a week for about $20-30 so you could use the remainder of your weeks budget for something to wear out that weekend and your bar tab? Do you also…

Activated Charcoal : Products You Need Now

There are few products out there that I haven’t tried. I spend a small fortune on a trendy product only to find it A. doesn’t work B. smells weird C. I can’t afford to keep using it. It’s a never ending cycle of money down the drain and a stockpile of products I’ll never use….

Holding Yourself Accountable

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you make a New Year’s Resolution (or “intention” if you’re all trendy and shit), and you stick to it for like… a week, maybe a month. And then you turn back into your regular crap eating, lazy-ish, procrastinating, lovely self. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with being…

Last Minute Gifts : Amazon

I’m proud to say I did not step foot in a mall this holiday season. I’m proud because crowds and lines and people with crappy attitudes ruin my holiday spirit. You know what boosts my holiday spirit? Shopping online in my pajamas watching Real Housewives. So that’s exactly what I did. But, since it’s only…