This time of year, many people find themselves feeling super frazzled with social events, gift-buying, and general running around. How do you know if you’re just stressed out, or if something more worrisome is going on? Here are signs that your stress symptoms are pointing to adrenal fatigue, and what you can do to start to feel better.
For many, heading to happy hour on Friday at 6:00 p.m. is a fun way to socialize with co-workers and slip into the weekend. Sprinkle a bit of holiday cheer into the mix and it’s easy to overdo it. This time of year, liquor flows freely at company and family holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve is a party in its own right. Find out more about how to make healthy drinking choices this holiday season!
Boasting ingredients like spirulina, matcha, and cacao, this superfood pie has the nutrient density of a big, leafy green salad. This dessert is rich in flavor but free of dairy, gluten, and processed sugar. It's simple to make, so you'll likely find yourself repeating this recipe all year long. Use this recipe when trying to make healthier holiday swaps!
Ayurveda is far from a one-size-fits-all way of life. It’s an ancient holistic healing science focusing on all areas of health, including diet, lifestyle, digestion, detoxification, and the mind. Ayurveda is based on the belief that each of us is biochemically different, making us react to the world in different ways. Let’s talk specifically about the Ayurvedic diet.
We’ve gathered our top tips on how to socialize while still eating clean to help you navigate the parties and gatherings while sticking to a special diet (or 21-Day Clean Program). It can seem impossible as treats and indulgences are constantly being offered up but with proper preparation, you can enjoy the party and focus on friends and family.
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Loaded sweet potatoes sound like the ultimate, indulgent comfort food. Usually piled high with ingredients like sour cream, bacon, and cheese, they may taste good, but it's better for our health to have a clean version. We've chosen sweet potatoes as the base for this vegan version, and with spice-rich veggies, heart-healthy oil, and garlic you'll get just as much flavor without the food coma.
Sixty to eighty percent of our immune system is located in our gut. Poor gut health has been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and more. Gut imbalances can also lead to big inflammation, so naturally, we want to tend to this inner garden as efficiently as possible.
Why eat seasonal produce? When you eat seasonal food you absorb more vital nutrients from the soil it has grown in. Locally grown food has more flavor, because it was picked when ripe. Try buying your acorn squash from a local farmers market and see if you can taste the difference. This is perfect fall food, especially if you are looking to eat less meat or meat-free!
Ginger root has long been used as a medicinal food, and no wonder, with the health benefits of ginger ranging from pain relief to calming an upset stomach. This powerful anti-inflammatory not only has effective medicinal health benefits, but it's tasty, too! Check out the top 10 health benefits of ginger to find out how and why we make ginger part of our regular routine.
Chocolate and cherry is a classic flavor combination. Often reserved for dessert, we decided to toss this dynamic duo in the blender for a decadent morning smoothie. Spoiler alert: there may be chocolate sauce involved.