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Contributions By: Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN

Weed vs Wine?
Fitness

Weed Vs. Wine: Our Beauty & Wellness Experts Weigh In

We all know that a sugar-laden glass of wine isn’t doing any favors for your waistline, not to mention alcohol is a major inflammatory. But, popular knowledge says, what could be less harmful than a glass of wine? Read more

How To Make Lemon Water The Right Way
In The Kitchen

There’s Actually A Trick To Making Lemon Water — Seriously

By now, hot water with lemon has made it’s way into the daily lives of best-self seekers looking to rid their bodies of the daily build up of toxins that comes with living in today’s world. Read more

Why Does Lemon Water Actually Do?
Nutrition + Diet

Remember: Lemon Water Is The Easiest, Cheapest Way To Detoxify

Perhaps the “hot water with lemon” combo goes back ages ago, but for many of us, the first time we learned of this trend was when Samantha Jones ordered it over brunch as a weight loss enhancer on Sex and the City. Read more

Make This Watermelon Smoothie Now
In The Kitchen

This Watermelon + Mint Smoothie Is Perfect To Make Right Now

I’m having a love affair with summer—her warmth promises freedom, limitless light and joy. Can this all be attributed to a season? Probably not. But the empty streets and slower pace in NY during these late August weeks remind me that we all need a bit of space once in a while. Read more

How I Trained For A Hot Summer Body
Fitness

Dana James, Nutritionist: How I Trained For A Hot Summer Bod

Dana James is a triple-board-certified nutritionist, Charlotte’s Book advisor, and founder of Food Coach NYC. She has a multi-disciplinary approach to nutrition therapy and fitness—here’s how she struggled to find the right work out, and eventually figured out the key to a beautiful toned, hot bod. Read more

Beauty Dust: we tried Amanda Chantal Bacon’s line for a week and here's our Moon Juice reviews
Vitamins + Supplements

We Moon Dusted For A Week: Here’s What Happened

Think of it as a key part of the mystical wellness trend: crystals, Kundalini, and Beauty Dust. Amanda Chantal Bacon’s super-successful LA-based brand of milks, dusts, and juices has been covered by W Magazine, Vogue, and has also appeared all over Goop (yes, Gwyn loves the dusts). Read more

What Is Irina Shayk's Papaya Powder Secret?
Vitamins + Supplements

Fact, Fiction, Or Genetics? Irina Shayk’s Papaya Powder Secret

Recently, Vogue reported that Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model Irina Shayk swears by a fermented papaya vitamin powder that she buys in Milan. Read more

Nutrition + Diet

At Last: The Ideal Hangover Breakfast

Brut got a little brutal? Champs got you feeling a little less like a champion? We were wondering—and several readers asked—in the event of an over-zealous celebratory evening, what’s the best thing to eat? Read more

Nutrition + Diet

How To Stop Your Hangover Before It Starts

Sometimes the best medicine is preventive—according to our CB verified experts, there are some excellent ways to avoid that brutal holiday season hangover.Sometimes a New Year’s Day hangover is inevitable—but what can you do before you start drinking to prevent (or make slightly less terrible) the next-day woes? Read more

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe
In The Kitchen

Try This Amazing Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

You know what’s in your pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin-flavored Greek yogurt? Loads of sugar, coloring and artificial flavors. Ew! But you can get your pumpkin-spice fix without the fake stuff by making your own raw, vegan pumpkin pie—this is one of my favorite recipes. Read more

Pumpkin is rich in zinc and vitamin A - 3 things to do with yours.
In The Kitchen

3 Things To Do With Your Pumpkin That Will Make You Prettier

It’s official! They’re everywhere. Porches, lattes, your Instagram feed—you can’t sneeze this time of year without hitting a pumpkin patch. But did you know that pumpkins are actually really good for you, not just feel-good?  Read more

Beauty Food- Almond Milk Spirulina Smoothie
In The Kitchen

Recipe: Upgraded Almond Milk

If you’ve mastered making almond milk—almonds, water, dates, blend—it’s time for an upgrade. By soaking your organic almonds for three hours (or overnight), the almonds are converted to a living food with greater nutrient bioavailability. Read more

Why Hangovers Get Worse With Age
Nutrition + Diet

This Is Why Your Hangovers Are Getting Worse As You Get Older

In your twenties you can knock back two martinis, down a glass of champagne, sip someone’s beer and drink countless bottles of wine over dinner and not feel hungover the next day. Read more

Charlotte's Book nutritionists and wellness experts weigh in on the healthiest chocolate bars out there. Indulge guilt-free!
In The Kitchen

Take A Bite: Our 7 Favorite Healthy Chocolate Bars

Goji berries, maca and reishi, oh my! The bar has definitely been raised for healthy chocolate. The newest heart-loving indulgences combine dark chocolate with superfoods, herbal extracts and other mind/body-boosting ingredients using artisanal precision. Read more