Everyone in our modern world seems to be dealing with some form of stress. While some stress is necessary to help us stay alive, prolonged, chronic stress can contribute to many different health issues like leaky gut, adrenal burnout, insomnia, PCOS, anxiety, and more. What can we do about it? We can use adaptogens for anxiety!Continue reading “What are the best adaptogens for anxiety?”
Adaptogenic herbs are all the rage and for good reason. We use fermented ashwagandha as this adaptogenic herb helps the body adapt to fight the effects of stress (including the stress hormone cortisol). Adaptogens are a group of special herbs that improve the health of our adrenal system.Continue reading “Here’s why you should take fermented ashwagandha”
Turmeric has been taking the health and wellness scene by storm for years, (thousands of years, if you ask Ayurveda). Turmeric is a golden yellow root, commonly ground into a spice we most often associate with curry recipes. Here are some of the many reasons you should be using fermented turmeric in your daily routine.Continue reading “What are the benefits of fermented turmeric?”
The 21-Day Clean Program is a powerful health reset button. After finishing the program, we experience smoother digestion, better sleep, increased energy, brighter skin, and even a heightened feeling of personal strength. Not too shabby.Continue reading “Want to stay healthy all year long? Enter: the Maintenance Kit”
You may have heard that some foods are higher on the glycemic index than others. Or maybe you’ve heard of “slow” carbs vs “fast” carbs. The glycemic index is a way of rating carbohydrate-containing foods based on how quickly they are digested and absorbed in the body. But what exactly does this mean?Continue reading “A breakdown of the glycemic index”
Veggie-filled smoothies don’t always have to be green! We’ve created this carrot pineapple smoothie that is antioxidant-rich shake. The result is a beautiful orange color (with carrots as the vegetable source) and tropical flavor you’ll want to sip year round.
Whether you were more of an orange or apple kid, chances are juice has been a part of your diet since you were old enough to drink from a cup. As an adult, fruit juice is still undeniably delicious and makes a great mixer for brunch cocktails. But, it can also send our blood sugar into a tailspin. For this reason, we recommend drinking fruit juice in moderation on the 21-Day Clean Program. Green juice made from vegetables, on the other hand, offers many health benefits and can make a healthy addition to your diet both on and off the cleanse.
It’s the day after a vigorous spin class and your glutes are so sore you can’t sit, stand, or lie down comfortably. While you could pop a few ibuprofen, finding relief from post-workout muscle soreness could be a bit simpler. We’re talking about CBD, which you’ve probably heard of in the context of edibles, tinctures, skincare, and even lattes. While CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it won’t get you high. However, when applied topically, it may soothe aches and pains and help you recover faster after a workout.
Continue reading “Could topical CBD help speed up your post-workout recovery?”
Food combining principles have been around for a long time. Generally, food-combining eating assigns foods to different groups. These are usually broken down into carbs and starches, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fats. Some guidelines also classify foods as either acidic, alkaline or neutral. Food-combining diets specify how you should combine these groups in a meal.
Breathing is one of the most important activities we engage in. Our lives are dependent on a constant flow of oxygen being delivered to each cell. In the yogic tradition, the breath is said to carry a person’s life force. “Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word made up of the two words, “prana” and “yama” (or “ayama”), and is translated to mean “mastery of the life force”.