What Really Happens on a Digital Detox

For the past two years we at SmartyPants have been fortunate to sponsor Camp Grounded, a weekend retreat for adults that’s one part summer camp (with everything from color wars to talent shows) and one part digital detox. At Camp Grounded, you leave your modern technology at the door, “disconnecting to reconnect” with yourself and […]

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3 Recipes to Balance Your Hormones

There is a chorus of hormones released in a woman during her menstrual cycle, and each hormone depends on another to reach its required level at the right time. Unfortunately for many, this chorus doesn’t quite sing as beautifully as it’s supposed to, leaving us with a number of signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance: […]

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What’s the Healthiest Kind of Bread?

Ah bread. For some it’s a love that can’t be denied. For others it might as well be a four-letter word. Over the past 20 years, bread has become so nutritionally polarizing it could get its own dietary designation: vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, bread-eater. If you’re a proud breadivore (or breaditarian?) your choices have also gotten […]

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Brain Function, Inflammation & The Fish Oil Connection

Written by Dai Manuel  The importance of Omega 3 fatty acids – which are naturally found in fatty, cold-water fish – is more widely understood than ever. However, not everyone gets enough Omega 3s their diet. Supplementing with fish oil has been identified as one of the best ways to solve this common deficiency problem. […]

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Should You REALLY Be Standing at Work?

Over the past decade standing desks have become increasingly popular. Maybe you’re even standing up right now… or at least thinking you should be. Well, contrary to what you might have heard, you don’t need to be on your feet for eight hours a day to be healthy. According to Dr. Lindsey Mathews and many […]

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The Benefits of Boredom

The information and views set out in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of SmartyPants Vitamins. Monday through Friday is soccer camp, it runs from 9am to noon. After that there is time for a quick lunch, and then straight to fencing on Monday and Wednesday, […]

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A Man’s Guide to Buying a Prenatal

Ever wonder what would happen if you were to take a prenatal? Well they won’t make you pregnant (or grow boobs, we promise). But a guy’s best use of prenatal vitamins is probably not to take them. Instead, you can score major brownie points by understanding the key nutrients an expectant mama needs. FOLATE Doctors and […]

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Top 10 Foods to Eat This Summer

Sometimes eating healthy can feel like an uphill battle. First you have to find time to shop, then pick the “right” foods – which seem to change every day – and now those foods have to be in season? Really!? Well, eating seasonally isn’t something made up to cause you more anxiety. Eating seasonally ensures […]

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THE SCIENTIFIC REASON TO LOVE YOUR “PROBLEM AREAS”

Since I was ten years old I can remember wishing for skinnier legs. I actually used to stand in front of the mirror, holding my thighs apart just so I could get a glimpse what it might be like to be one of those girls. Apparently other women felt the same way because by 2012, […]

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What To Do When Your Family Has Food Allergies

By Roo Ciambriello My kids can tell you all about the Children’s ER at Yale. And about ambulance rides. And about ambulance rides to the Children’s ER at Yale. The first happened when my eldest was 18 months old, going in hard on some crackers and hummus. Turns out she’s allergic to sesame, and sesame […]

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