The Psychology Behind Gifting
The science behind gifting runs deep and extends far beyond material exchange.
The Why and How Behind Fermented Foods
So What is Fermentation and what are the benefits?
The Spooky Things Hiding in Your Halloween Candy 👀
What to look out for in your Halloween treats
Visceral Fat: Why is it Dangerous and How to Get Rid of it
The importance of monitoring and recognizing our “visceral fat” storages, which can be more dangerous than its counterpart, “subcutaneous fat”
Stretch Your Body; Stretch Your Mind
Stretching is not just for athletes – there are so many advantages for people of all ages and fitness levels for both the body and mind.
Health & Wellness Podcast Roundup
I find the wellness podcasts that I listen to regularly provide the education, knowledge, motivation and inspiration to consistently keep me on the right path.
How To Live to 100: What On Earth Are Blue Zones?
Dear Kosterina Family, You already know that we're major fans of Dan Buettner's research behind The Blue Zones, a Nat...
If You're Going to Eat Bread, Make it Sourdough
In a world saturated with bread choices, one has taken over for its health benefits and flavor (and we aren’t complaining about it) - sourdough bread. Scientists, nutritionists, and health experts all agree that naturally fermented sourdough bread is healthier than white or whole wheat bread, and for good reason. Today we uncover the many advantages it brings to the table and why you shouldn’t be afraid to eat this delicious carb!
Your Food and Your Mood: Harness the Healing Power of Food to Live a Happier, Healthier Life
In a world constantly buzzing with fad diets and supplements, it's easy to overlook what lies at the heart of our well-being – the food we eat.
Forever Chemicals: What are PFAS, and How to Minimize Your Exposure in the Kitchen
PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) have been gaining attention for scary reasons. New research continues to come to light, suggesting their harmful impact on human health and the environment. Deemed "forever chemicals", PFAS resist degradation which means there is and increasingly widespread & harmful presence of them in our environment (and even in our drinking water).
Greece Weekly Wellness
Discover the Best Eateries in Paros, Greece
How do you make the most out of your time in Paros, Greece? Take advantage of the culinary bounties that lie in this little cyclad. Whether you are planning to travel overseas this summer or simply love imagining the wonders of a Mediterranean getaway - this travel guide will be the staple for your next vacation.
The Benefits of Rucking
Have you ever heard of rucking? I discovered rucking through Dr. Peter Attia and some others like David Goggins who I look to for health and fitness knowledge and inspiration. So I wanted to share a bit more about what I’ve learned and how I incorporate rucking into my fitness routine.
Is Sitting the New Smoking?
Our bodies are built to move. And many of us are sitting way too much. A conversation on the mindbodygreen podcast titled How to Walk your Way to a Longer Life inspired me to pick up Built to Move written by mobility experts Kelly and Juliet Starrett. Between zoom calls, meetings, emails, and a slew of daily projects, we find ourselves sitting more than moving. But just how bad is our sedentary lifestyle, and how can we add a bit more movement to our daily lives? Let’s take a look.
What is Habit Stacking?
Ever feel like the habits you’d love to start don’t actually stick? Committing to drinking more water, a gym routine, or eating less takeout is dependent on adding these changes to an existing routine—a method called habit stacking.
Discover the Best Eateries in Athens, Greece
We're excited to share our team's Athens travel guide with you. Whether you're planning to travel overseas this summer or even if you have your eyes set on a European summer sometime in the future - bookmark this as a planning guide for your future travels to Greece.
Book Report: The Joy of Well-Being
Kosterina Family, I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of The Joy of Well-Being: A Practical Guide to a Hap...
How to Use our EVOO 3L Tins to Refill your Bottles
We made these Organic Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3L Tins with both our amateur and professional chefs in mind. Containing 6 bottles of our Organic Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil, keep these tins in your pantry so you can have a long-lasting supply of delicious EVOO for all of your cooking and baking needs.
How to Use Our Crushed Fruit Vinegars
Vinegar has long been used for its plethora of health benefits, including its potential in glycemic control (blood sugars), increased satiety leading to weight loss, antioxidant protection, and improved gastrointestinal function. We launched our own innovative Crushed Fruit Vinegars to be not only healthy, but also absolutely delicious! They enhance any meal or drink you add them to -- this post highlights our favorite ways to use them.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Avocado Oil
With so many oils on the market, it’s tough to decipher which is good for you. Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Avocado Oil are hailed as good sources of healthy fats, but how do they compare in health benefits?
What is Skinimalism?
Making our routines more efficient, effective, and getting the most out of our self-care.
The Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A report from Harvard’s Department of Nutrition presents evidence that replacing other types of fat, like margarine, butter, mayonnaise, and dairy fat lowered the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease, and respiratory disease. Now that’s a superfood! Discover the top 3 benefits of extra virgin olive oil below and unlock its remarkable potential for your health and well-being.
Which is Better? Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Coconut Oil
You know how much we love EVOO, but how does it measure up to coconut oil? We’re breaking down how these two compare and contrast.