Our Editorial Standards

Thank you for visiting our little part of the internet 🙂

We strive to create the most comprehensive, helpful and accurate library of content around the topics of health, nutrition and living the good life.

While many authors contribute to our site, our editorial team goes over the content to check for accuracy and to update it as needed to make sure it’s current and doesn’t get out of date.

We Believe:

  1. Transparent Sponsorship – if we get paid to review something or so cover a specific subject, you should know about it. Sponsored products will be marked as such. Some links will be affiliate links and may pay us if you choose to purchase something (at no extra cost to you). Overall we strive to be about YOU… not about MONEY.
  2. Be Fair – we want to cover everything while being fair. We also want to give our honest opinions. Sometimes that conflicts. Our goal is to try to understand both sides and give you, the reader, our best summary of the facts as well as our own opinions. We never lie to push our own agenda.

How we keep the lights on (make money):

As part of aiming to be as transparent as possible to our readers, we provide below a list of ways in which we could potentially generate revenue to fund operations.

Keep in mind, we do NOT let this influence editorial decisions:

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Selling our own merchandise and products when and if available.

Meet Our Editors

Natalia Christine Skin Care
Natalia Christine

Natalia is an engineer in the Bio-Tech space. She has been working for almost 20 years with large fortune 500 companies as well as growing startups to create the best health and wellness products that you see on your store shelves (as well as at your doctor’s office).

  • Best Non-Stim Pre-Workout – My Battle Tested Picks
    What is Best Non-Stim Pre-Workout on the market right now? I break down the ingredient science, clinical doses, purity and my own experience. Pre-workouts powders on the market right now often use very high levels of stimulants. These stimulants almost always include caffeine (often just a bit lower than the FDA’s daily safe limit) but …

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  • Biscoff Spread Recipe
    Biscoff is one of the best types of cookies available. It tastes like spices, sweetness, and a touch of savor and is a favorite amongst cookie lovers for a good reason. Originating in Belgium, this cookie has become a favorite around the world.  However, it was Trader Joe’s that released the most popular version of …

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  • How To Reheat Seafood Boil
    When serving up big meals on a nice summer day, it’s hard to beat a seafood boil. And when the event is over, often there are leftovers to be dished out. This might leave you wondering how to reheat seafood boil. This article covers all you need to know about the best ways to reheat …

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  • Egg Substitute for Frying
    Ever wonder what your best egg substitute is for frying? You might think it’s a simple decision. After all, eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients in a cook’s repertoire. But what if you have allergies? What if you don’t like eggs? What about a vegan lifestyle? Well, worry not; we have you covered! …

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  • What To Serve With Lettuce Wraps
    If you’re looking to create healthier meals, lettuce wraps are a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional flour tortillas. You can fill these lettuce leaf wraps with almost anything; they work for lunch, dinner, and even a quick protein-filled snack if you feel rushed.  Here are some great options to help spice up your lettuce …

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  • How To Reheat Grilled Chicken
    Be it a thigh, breast, drumstick, or the entire grilled chicken, this meal has a special place in our hearts. It’s not uncommon to find millions of families including chicken in their weekly meal plans.  Grilled chicken brings versatility to the table since you can use it for just about anything, including potpie, soup, salad, …

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  • 18 Side Dishes for Sea Bass
    Sea bass is one of my top ten fish. Even people who don’t like fish may love sea bass. It’s a tender, white fish with a buttery taste.  Sea bass flakes like haddock and tastes like cod or grouper. It’s not “fishy-tasting” at all. It is the perfect canvas for any flavor profile you want …

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  • Mei Fun vs. Lo Mein
    If you love Chinese food and have tried many dishes at your local Chinese restaurant, you have probably enjoyed a plate of lo mein on occasion. However, do you know the difference between mei fun vs. lo mein? While most people have heard about lo mein, the less-known mei fun dish is also a delicious …

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  • What to Serve with Mahi Mahi
    Mahi-mahi is a delightful fish that goes well with many different sauces and seasonings. It’s a Dolphinfish found in the waters of Hawaii and the gulf of Mexico and has been a staple in fish-lovers’ diets for centuries.  Mahi-mahi fish is a healthy source of protein without additional saturated fat, like you would get from …

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  • Seafood Boil Sides (7 mouthwatering side dishes to serve)
    Anybody who adores lobster, crab, and other seafood items will enjoy a seafood boil. A seafood boil is a classic meal with many components that together make a heavenly flavor. This meal has been around for hundreds of years, but recent trends on the internet regarding seafood boils have taken the world by storm. Seafood …

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  • Shrimp Boil Sides – [15 amazing side dishes to serve]
    A traditional shrimp boil comes with a few sides included, like corn and potatoes boiled alongside the andouille sausage and shrimp. As delicious of a meal as a shrimp boil is, it’s good to have a break from the classic spicy seasoning. Try some of these tasty sides at your next shrimp boil for some …

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  • What Is the Safest Cookware? [updated 2022]
    Have you ever considered if the cookware you’re using is non-toxic? If not, you may unintentionally sabotage your efforts to eat healthily. Sure, cooking at home is one of the best ways to eat well. You know what goes into each dish and can control the fat, sugar, and salt content of your dishes. But …

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  • How Much Weight Can You Lose in a Month?
    Losing weight is a challenge. Most people lose steam relatively early in the journey because they expect overnight results. When it doesn’t happen as quickly as we hoped, we have the tendency to feel discouraged, and we may even give up.  If this is you, you’re not alone! Most men and women have this experience. …

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  • Apron Belly [Causes + Fixes]
    During our lifetime, several changes occur to our bodies, including pregnancy, menopause, aging, injury, and illnesses, among others along the way that may lead to weight gain or weight loss. Have you ever gazed in the mirror at body fat or sagging skin around your waistline that you never noticed before? This sagging skin around …

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  • Muscle Building Diet for Women
    Building muscle is one of the best ways to stay fit. You need to eat a healthy diet and ensure you’re getting enough nutrients to build muscle and reduce inflammation in your body. The best muscle-building diet for women will support their strength, energy, and performance needs without affecting their weight. In this article, we’ll …

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  • Quick Weight Loss Diet Plan
    Finding a quick weight loss plan that suits your goals can be challenging with the number of diet plans available. The U.S. News ranks 40 diet plans for their effectiveness in weight loss. Trying each diet plan is impossible, especially if you’re looking for a quick weight loss diet plan. In addition, their effectiveness depends …

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  • How to Lose 20 Pounds
    Whether you gained 20 pounds over the years or in a few short months, getting motivated is the best step you can take. Losing weight isn’t just about looking how you want, but it’s also about retraining yourself with healthier habits. That way, you don’t gain that weight back.  With all the distractions in life, …

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  • Protein Bars For Weight Loss
    Protein bars have advanced a great deal from the chalky, dry bars of the past. Today, there are many delicious options available that can help you reach your weight loss goals. Protein bars can be an easy and nutritious snack or meal replacement when you are on the go. These bars will not magically melt …

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  • Fastest Way To Lose Weight for Women 
    Losing weight is hard. Let’s face it. If it were easy, everybody would be able to do it. Women, in particular, have difficulty getting rid of those extra pounds due to hormones, childbirth, and a naturally higher body fat content.  Approximately 1 in 5 Adults in America are considered obese, and 19% are women. This …

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  • Female Weight Loss Workout Plan for Beginners
    It’s no secret that weight loss can be an uphill battle, especially for females. Many women experience weight after significant changes in their bodies occur. Many struggle with weight gain after the birth of a child, during menopause, and in stressful situations. But there is good news! Losing weight can be an uphill battle, but …

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  • How to Lose Arm Fat
    Sometimes people wear long sleeves to hide their arm fat, but this is not a viable solution, especially when it is hot. As such, you should consider changing your diet or doing various exercises to reduce your arm fat. However, if you are already dieting and exercising, it can be stressful if you cannot see …

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  • How to Reheat Croissants [to make it flaky OR soft]
    Crepes and croissants are easily two of the tastiest delicacies the French have bestowed upon us, but do you know how to properly reheat croissants? That complexly simple mixture of sugar, butter and dough is one that’s hard to beat. Enjoy your croissants with butter, jam, or on their own – these puffy pastries will …

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  • Does Whey Protein Have Gluten? (plus our list)
    If you have celiac disease, or just sensitive to gluten, you might be wondering: Does whey protein have gluten? Here’s how to know for sure. Does Whey Protein Have Gluten? No, whey protein does not have gluten. Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Whey protein is derived from milk, so …

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  • Can You Buy Protein Powder with EBT?
    Can you buy protein powder with EBT or food stamps or SNAP benefits? It depends, we look at the rules and limitations with protein powders. Can You Buy Protein Powder with EBT (the short version) You are able to buy certain types of protein powder with EBT (or food stamps or SNAP benefits). In general, …

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  • Creatine VS Pre Workout – Which is Best? Both?
    Creatine vs Pre Workout – which is better? Should you combine the two and how to get the best results for your gym workouts. What is Creatine and Why Do People Use It? Creatine is a natural substance that is produced in the human body. It is also found in some foods, such as red …

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  • When to Take L-carnitine – Best Absorption, Best Results
    Wondering “When to take L-Carnitine?” There are some specific times to take L-carnitine for best results in fat loss, endurance and recovery. Brief Summary of “When to take L-carnitine” L-Carnitine is most beneficial if you take 2g to 6g per day 1 to 2 hours before you workout. Having carbs with L-carnitine will help elevate …

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  • Pre Workout With Creatine (Is it ok to mix?)
    Should you be mixing pre workout with creatine? The answer might surprise you. We explain the science and product recommendations. If you’re like most people, you probably think that pre-workout supplements and creatine are two completely different things. After all, one is designed to give you an energy boost while the other is meant to …

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  • MUD WTR Review after 6 months (MUD WATER reviews)
    Are you looking for some real, non-sponsored Mud Water reviews? Here is my honest take after about 6 months of use. This is not sponsored and I purchased it with my own money. You might have seen some ads recently that are pretty angry at coffee. Bleep coffee “We not mad at coffee, we are …

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  • How Long Does Creatine Take to Work?
    Are you wondering how long does creatine take to work? Let’s look at how long the process takes and when you should expect to see results. how long does creatine take to work? Before you can notice the effects of Creatine working, creatine stores need time to build up in your body. “Loading up” on …

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  • Causes of Low Energy in Females (& how to fix them)
    Let’s look at the most common causes of low energy in females and how to solve each one naturally from home. Vitamin D Deficiency Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also plays a role in maintaining bone health. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to a …

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