Where are the peer-reviewed research papers when I need them the most?!

Hiya! My name is Alexandra Walker-Jones.

You know, people aren’t half kidding when they say it’s ridiculously difficult to write about oneself! Where to begin? What to include? And how to be first and foremost authentic when my job is usually to be creative?

“I am irritated by my own…


From the value of empirical data, to the importance of technology in the conservation of knowledge — and everything in between

A month or so ago I had to pleasure of having a conversation with the highly acclaimed, world-renowned ethnobotanist, Dr. Michael Jeffrey Balick.

Mike — as he now let’s me call him — is a wonderful person with some highly valuable insights that I feel highly privileged to share. …


It’s all about that side-to-side

Sounds like click-bait right?

That’s what alot of neuroscientists believed at first... I mean, how could something as simple as moving the eyes be responsible for silencing an onslaught on anxious and stressed thoughts?

But you’ll see, it makes a lot of sense once you understand some of the basic…


What does your initial interpretation of it say about yours?

There’s a YouTube video titled, “What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve been told?” from a filmmaker by the name of Thoraya Maronesy.

If you haven’t already heard of her then I thoroughly recommend that you finish reading this here article and immediately go and watch some of her videos.

They…


Why ‘changing the world’ doesn’t have to mean the whole world

Last weekend, I took a coach down to Plymouth, England to meet my boyfriend’s family for the first time.

His older sister — one of the most winsome, pensive looking human beings I have ever seen — had decided to stay with us in the airbnb we were renting and…


How the world’s most popular — not-so-healthy — fizzy drink began on a serious quest to improve people’s health…

Coke-Cola. One of the most renowned and recognized beverages (and brands) in the entire world.

In fact, consider some of the following facts about Coke:

  • Coke owns 42.8% of the total market share for carbonated drinks in the US
  • Globally, the average person consumes a Coke product every 4 days


Expert insights from physician and professor at Duke University, Dr. David Casarett

Article originally published on the sofi blog on August 21st, 2021.

Our goal with sofi talks is to examine the relationship between people and plants from all different perspectives. At sofi, we share the belief that by creating a discussion that revolves around a diverse array of perspectives, and by…


Why “taking lavender and valerian for sleep” can be just as hit-or-miss as playing the lottery

When it comes to finding safer and healthier alternatives to chemical drugs, we are well and truly only at the beginning of realizing the potential of the medicinal application of plants.

Whilst we know certain things to be true, like: plant-based diets can be used to prevent and reverse chronic…


When it comes to these books, I would have gladly accepted being called a “geek”

I don’t know about how your high-school experience went, but I handed in more book reports and essays on books I pretended to read, than ones I actually did…

Surprisingly, I still managed to somehow swing all A’s — which, case in point, just serves to demonstrate how flawed the…


At the intersection of all things plants, people, health, tradition, and sleep-related

Welcome to sofi stories! We’re a brand new publication (and plant-based startup), and we’d love nothing more than to connect with you.

My name is Alexandra, I’m the content writer here at sofi, and a lover of all things Medium. We’ve decided to launch our very own publication on this…

Alexandra Walker-Jones

Content writer and published author in the plant-based health and wellness sphere. I’m just here to learn! awalkerjones.com

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