CBD oil is all the rage on the wellness scene for its reported anti-inflammatory, sleep-promoting, and pain-relieving benefits. But now, cannabis has earned yet another spot in your plant-based self-care routine, and it’s all about skin care. Topical cannabis treatments are used for their anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects and may help with dryness, rashes, acne, eczema, and psoriasis, according to research.
Matcha exploded on our Instagram feeds last year, popping up in everything from lattes, to face masks, to cocktails. The madness doesn’t show signs of slowing down, either. In this vanilla almond bulletproof matcha latte, we blended the brain-boosting power of matcha with MCT oil for a warm morning drink that provides sustained energy levels and works to burn fat throughout the day.
Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice which uses a flat, handheld tool, often made of jade or rose quartz, to apply pressure while scraping the skin in order to relieve muscle tension and promote healing. The ancient technique is purported to break down scar tissue, reduce inflammation, flush fresh blood flow to the skin and muscles, relieve pain, and improve joint flexibility. When used as a facial technique, gua sha may help even out skin tone, reduce puffiness via lymphatic drainage, clear up acne and rosacea, and even reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Almost every function in our body, from digestion, to brain function, and respiratory health all rely on sufficient water to work properly. 60% of our body is comprised of water! Many find it less than enticing to reach for the plain stuff day in and day out, so we’ve come up with this simple, refreshing watermelon slushy to help keep you hydrated!
Have you ever gotten an acupuncture treatment? Are you familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol? These are both components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating more than 2,000 years back. TCM is a multi-faceted and detailed ancient healing medicine that is a component of functional medicine and a whole healthy lifestyle.
Leafy greens are some of the most nourishing and healing foods for our bodies. From green drinks to juices and smoothies, leafy greens and green vegetables are powerful and inexpensive sources of major nutrition: they are rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium, as well as an array of phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and lutein. Greens contain almost every nutrient we require for optimal health.
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.
We’ve all had those days when we throw on layer after layer of deodorant without even batting an eye because we are really sweating it out. But have you ever stopped to think what is actually in those magic little sticks? Going on the 21-Day Clean Program helps us find the best and most nutritious whole foods for our bodies, but also helps us realize that what we put on our bodies matters as well.
Titanium dioxide is an active mineral ingredient that works naturally to block the sun’s rays. Often found in mineral sun protection in conjunction with zinc oxide, it sits atop the skin to act as a barrier against the sun. Both ingredients are broad spectrum, which means they protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
Have a wedding day just around the corner? Whether it’s your nuptials or not, we all want to look and feel our best at any event where we are sure to find ourselves in front of a camera lens. Prepping for your perfect wedding day is a great opportunity to follow the 21-Day Clean Program to help shed unwanted weight, gain clear skin, and boost your energy levels for that special day.