Nicole Sprinkle

NICOLE SPRINKLE has spent her career in publishing. She's been a health editor at Parenting magazine and has written about health, parenting, food and travel for national magazines like Family Circle, All You, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, Brides, Bridal Guide and Time Out New York Kids. She has contributed to the New York Times' "Motherlode blog" and writes for the Huffington Post's Parentry blog. She is currently the Food + Drink Editor at Seattle Weekly.

Articles by Nicole Sprinkle

Eating and Walking My Way Through San Francisco

With stops at Tartine, Burma Superstar and more.

Though I spent the majority of my adult life in New York City, I had one charmed summer in San Francisco. It was just enough time to whet my appetite for more, but not enough to really discover what the city was all about. Cities, like people, take time to develop relationships with—and I’d only become friendly acquaintances with this one.

The Fifth Trimester

Making the choice to return to work post-baby isn’t always easy—but it may be your best long-term decision. Here’s why, and how to make it work.

There’s the obvious three trimesters in pregnancy, plus the fourth-month post-birth when you’re in a bit of a haze. But what exactly is the “Fifth Trimester?” According to author Lauren Smith Brody, former Executive Editor at Glamour magazine, it’s the pivotal time in a mother’s life when she tackles the challenging question: Do I go back to work or stay home and raise the kids?

Finding Zen in Everyday Tasks

If you’re like me, you’re not the best at meditation or deep breathing exercises. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to relax and bring mindfulness into your day—which is sorely needed in our fast-paced, always-connected world.

Calcium and Friends

You’ve probably noticed when perusing the vitamin aisles that calcium often comes packaged with a couple of other vitamins and minerals–typically vitamin D and magnesium. What’s the deal with that, and do you need them all?

Hygge: More Than Just a Blanket and a Warm Fire

Certain words don't translate perfectly from one language to another. It's part of what makes languages so intriguing. One word that you've probably been hearing quite a bit lately, hygge (most likely pronounced incorrectly, it's "hoo-gah"), is Danish for a hard-to-pinpoint sense of contentment and well-being that comes from slowing down and taking comfort and joy in small, purposeful moments.

The Mature Makeover

The Best Makeup and Skincare Tips—for Women 40 and Up!

Women of all ages love make-up but, as we get older and our skin becomes more mature, our regimen needs a bit of tweaking. Look your best by calling attention to certain features while subtly addressing any signs of aging.

The Secret Healthy Ingredient that Tastes Great

Add nutritional yeast to your diet.

Recently I had an amazing pasta dish at a restaurant in Seattle, which was a take on the Italian classic Cacio de Pepe (essentially pasta tossed with parmesan cheese and pepper). However, in this version, there was another subtle burst of umami, which I was told came from the addition of nutritional yeast. Not only did it taste amazing, but I later learned that nutritional yeast has health benefits to boot.

Do I Need a Naturopath?

What you need to know before finding a good one.

Alternative medicine often gets a bad rap—and while it’s true that it’s a field with far less research and clinical studies to back it up, primarily because there isn’t big pharmaceutical money behind it, even conventional doctors, hospitals, and organizations like the Mayo Clinic are recognizing the benefits that can come from complementary and nontraditional medicine. The Mayo Clinic even has an Integrative Medicine and Health department that works alongside traditional doctors, and a research arm that studies complementary and integrative medicine and performs clinical trials.
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