All in for Acupuncture

If you’ve been following along with the Blondes lately, you already know we are huge fans of acupuncture. If you are new to the #FitCityFam, first and foremost — WELCOME , second — FYI, we are huge fans of acupuncture! Over the past year, J and I have been using acupuncture and Chinese medicine via our doctor friends at Aligned Modern Health (shoutout to Dr. Madden and Dr. Para — y’all are the real MVPs!).

I originally experimented with acupuncture because I wanted relief from cystic acne.

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NAD+ | What it is and why you should care

Though it’s been around since 1906, this little-known, but highly essential coenzyme is slowly gaining popularity in the health and wellness scene. In the last hundred years, further research has been made related to NAD+ and discovering that supplementing NAD+ levels could provide a way to maintain long-term health. Here’s what happened when I tried an IV infusion of NAD+.

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How I Got My Cycle Back pt. 1

There were so many times I believed I would be writing this post. I’d written it out in my head, wanting to pour it out and explain how simple it is to regulate your cycle after getting off of the birth control pill. Oh how I was wrong time and time again.

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When the Foam Roller is No Longer Cutting It...

My story with physical therapy is a tale as old as time.  I grew up in a household where chiropractic adjustments were a weekly occurrence, acupuncture was encouraged, and we had a specialty physician for every part of the body. My mom suffered from debilitating migraines for a few decades (God Bless her!), so fortunately for us, there was a large emphasis placed on healthcare, and my brother and I were introduced to specialty medicine at an early age.

In the summer of 2017, I had a quarter-life crisis and decided to sign up for the Chicago Marathon (I mean, why else would anyone sign up for a marathon, like ever?). While it was a great idea at the time, gave me something to channel all of my life’s frustrations into and taught me discipline, I only made it to a 15-mile practice run before I was plagued with debilitating shin splints.  I visited a chiropractor/PT who informed me that I could have shin splints, but I could also have a stress fracture, and advised that I go get an x-ray and that I take a break from running.

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FitCityFamily Features: Suzy Batiz of Poo-Pourri

Introducing a woman that hardly needs an introduction…

We had the opportunity to interview SUZY BATIZ of Poo-Pourri! You’ve probably heard her on some amazing podcasts like Almost30 and The Skinny Confidential, which is how we became obsessed with her story, her spunk and her product. This interview hits on everything we love about featuring people that are doing things to better themselves, their communities and the world at large. Get ready to be inspired!

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How to find time to workout as a working girl

If there’s one thing we understand, it’s that sometimes it can feel impossible to do it all: to do well at work, have a social life and to work out.  Tired of unrealistic recommendations like, “workout at work!  Host a walking meeting,” we’re sharing a few REALISTIC, totally achievable tips to help you find time to work out, amidst all the other things you want to do.

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J's Tips for Long, Healthy Hair

Over the past couple of years, I’ve held on to my long hair. And because I’ve had to play around with the right mix of hair care before finding what finally worked, I thought I’d document some of my tips & tricks for your benefit. I’m no expert, I’m a real twenty-something trying to figure it all out, but I’m dedicated to doing so and sharing it with you. And hey, that’s what this blog is all about — we’re your partners in finding out what’s real, what’s worked for us, and what you can trust.

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FitCityFamily Features: Leah Chavie

Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique is a research-inspired skin destination in Chicago, physically designed and fashioned with the most high-tech equipment and exclusive treatments on the market. We interviewed Leah herself, a 20+ year makeup artist and skincare professional, and got the full scoop. She’s such a sweetheart! We love her and we think you will too.

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Billionaire/Celebrity Health Hack: Glutathione

Glutathione is a primary detoxifier, critical to every cell in your body. It’s so important for anti-aging, and acts to reverse cellular damage from lifestyle, diet and environmental factors. As we age, our liver produces less Glutathione, leaving us vulnerable to free radicals. Fortunately, Glutathione can be taken supplementally, but was once only available to billionaires and celebrities through expensive, painful injections. Until now!

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