Lynnia Shanley

Can a Plant-Based Diet Mitigate the Risk of Severe COVID-19?

By February 17, 2022

A recent article by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (EJCN) considers the connection between COVID-19 and a plant-based diet. While the vaccination and booster shots have helped to protect many against COVID-19, the United States lags far behind vaccination rates in other countries. As a result, the coronavirus is killing more Americans than others in high-income countries. Many people in the U.S. are still unvaccinated compared to those in countries like Belgium, Great Britain, and Germany leaving more people vulnerable to the virus and its variants.   In addition to vaccination efforts, the EJCN also suggests looking at preventive…

Bring a Bit of the Outdoors Into Your Home

By October 21, 2021

As the seasons change, so do our habits and routines. Shorter daylight and longer evenings tend to mean more time indoors. Depending on where you reside in the world, there are many factors to consider when it comes to your environmental and well-being needs. Damp and rainy weather, or regions that experience the frigid cold and harsh winter can make getting time outdoors less frequent or unalluring.  Considering that this is the second year navigating the global pandemic, dealing with extended times indoors may bring concern or effects such as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression, loneliness, fatigue, and vitamin…