Adaptogens have long been used in eastern medicine, and we are finally seeing the popularization in western cultures as well. The belief is that adaptogens can help strengthen our ability to handle both physical and mental stressors. Adaptogenic plants are one way to help fight chronic stress and prevent the correlating symptoms, and we’ve chosen a reishi adaptogen for this delicious, chocolatey drink.
Saffron is a rich, yellow-hued and ancient spice. Saffron threads are a deep reddish orange, but turn golden yellow when cooked, or brewed as a tea. Because saffron’s harvesting process is so labor intensive, the price point can get pretty steep — it’s the world’s most expensive spice. But a little goes a long way, so a jar of the precious stuff should last you for a bit.
We recently talked about the benefits of CBD oil. This CBD dessert recipe is infused with healthy and beneficial ingredients like CBD, ghee, and collagen but it tastes just like snickerdoodle cookie dough. These CBD protein balls are perfect for an evening snack, dessert, or a quick bite post-workout. They store well in the refrigerator, so make a large batch to enjoy all week long.
Leaky gut syndrome has been gaining more attention in recent years, though mainstream medical providers are sometimes still unaware of its implications. As we become more and more affected by poor dietary choices, bacterial imbalances in the GI tract, stress, and overall toxic overload, the prevalence of leaky gut syndrome is on the rise. A growing body of research suggests that leaky gut syndrome can be a precursor to some serious health conditions. Glutamine (or L-Glutamine, as it is also known), can be a key in healing this disorder.
You already know that oranges, pineapple, and papaya are high in vitamin C. But what if we told you that a great source of this valuable nutrient can be found in a floral bouquet? Rosehips, which are the fruits of wild roses, are a highly concentrated source of vitamin C and antioxidants in nature. This is a wonderful way to boost the nutritional content of your morning Daily Shake.
Food intolerances can contribute to inflammation and disease in the body, and also tend to cause digestive upset, dysfunction, and distress. Embarking on any type of elimination diet is an eye opening way to track how your body is reacting to certain foods. The 21-Day Program eliminates the most common allergens, such as dairy, gluten, corn, soy, eggs, refined sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Let's talk more about the food reintroduction process following an elimination diet.
We love avocado toast just as much as the next person, but finding a truly clean bread that can be enjoyed while on the 21-Day Clean Program can be tricky. While gluten-free grains like millet, quinoa, and brown rice bread can be enjoyed on the program, often times these breads contain other ingredients like agave or canola oil that put a damper on the party. This is a unique way to prepare avocado toast that you can enjoy any time.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies you may struggle with annual sniffles, sneezing, hives, or asthma, but there are foods that can help. While no one food is a cure per se, there are many that can shore up your health, calm the immune system, reduce inflammation, and offer some relief. Check out these top five foods to fight the springtime sniffles.
As the weather warms up, we’re looking forward to transitioning from hot drinks to iced. Instead of reaching for a coffee, consider swapping your daily habit for an energizing alternative that’s loaded with additional health benefits – Yerba Mate. It's also cleanse-approved, so there's no reason not to try it!
It can be frustrating to figure out if your hormones are out of balance. Perhaps you've discovered you've had symptoms of hormonal imbalance for quite some time. Traditional medicine tends to recommend hormonal birth control, hormone replacement therapy and surgery as your only options. While these interventions have their merit in certain situations, the majority of women can use more natural hormone imbalance remedies.