The Physical Effects of Meditation and Stress
Yoga and meditation may have become recent trends, but the history behind mindful practices is much deeper than a hashtag. The earliest records of meditation are from 1500 BC, and the practice has appeared in numerous forms all across Asia for millennia. (1) In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, there are a couple of things we can learn from the ancient practice of taking a moment to go inwards.
Andy Hnilo's Top-5 Health Tips
In an earlier post, we talked all about the damaging effects of stress hormone cortisol. In this post, we will focus on the harmful beauty effects of estrogen, another stress hormone.
Ryan Kalish and Andy Hnilo Talk Gratitude & an Attitude of Resilience
Amazing day cruising around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. 2 time World Series Champion and Chicago Cubs Outfielder Ryan Kalish and I talk resilience and overcoming adversity in a podcast that we shot while soaking in a Hot Spring right along the Colorado River.
New Year’s Resolutions and Healthy Living
Welcome to the New Year! We’re nearly two weeks in and now is the time to revisit our goals. If you’ve set some New Year’s Resolutions you’re either well on your way, or the doubt is starting to keep in. If you’re not sure how to achieve your goals or have failed previously in the past, no worries, we have some fool-proof advice to help you achieve your goals with effortless effort. The truth is, there are simple reasons we achieve our goals or not. The real differences between between successful and unsuccessful people is: Successful people have clear intentions. Successful people set goals and purposes. Successful people understand cycles of action. Successful people make step-by-step plans. Successful people make decisions and stick to them. 
Healthier Kidneys, Healthier Skin: The Kidney-Skin Connection
The kidney-skin connection isn't often discussed, however in reality, it turns out that healthier kidneys equal healthier skin. As taught in Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are one of the most important organs in the body and play a major role in determining skin health and beauty.
The Brain-Skin Connection: How Physiological Stress Ages Your Skin
The sophisticated relationship between stress and diseases of all sorts has been talked about since ancient times. Amongst the many imbalances that can arise from stress, undesirable, unhealthy and aged skin conditions are just one of them. In addition to early documentation, there are also recent clinical observations arise of the correlation between psychological stress and the intensification of numerous skin imbalances. Let us explore both the ancient and recent discoveries of this “Brain-Skin Connection”, and learn for ourselves how we can improve our psychology, endocrinology, immunity and ultimately improve our skin biology.
Emotions & Skin Health: How Dopamine Affects the Skin
You may have noticed your family and friends become more beautiful when struck by love. All of a sudden, their eyes shine and their skin begins to radiate. Our emotions actually produce visible changes in our behavior, physical appearance, and facial expressions on a daily basis. 
The Ultimate Post-Workout Meal
Had an INSANE workout up in high elevation so I need to replenish big time especially coming down on the tail end of my intermittent fast. Here is The Ultimate Post-Workout Meal.
Holistic Tips for Younger, Healthier Skin
Alitura's Scar Healing Protocol