We get asked quite frequently, “Do supplements work?” The answer is yes! When quality supplements are used correctly and in combination with the Clean Diet, they have the power to totally transform our health. Supplements work to help us address deficiencies that can arise from our modern life.
Movement and rest, these practices are like two sides of a coin, you can’t have one without the other. They remain two of the most fundamental practices for living clean during and after you’ve completed the Clean Program and can help us make serious gains in our health if we give them proper attention.
Today we want to share with you how to turn your bedroom into the perfect sleep environment. Many of us know first-hand that when you can’t sleep, your whole body (and immunity) are affected. Proper healing is almost impossible without proper sleep. With just a few simple and inexpensive items, you can create a sanctuary that truly restores your health and energy every day.
We’ve talked about the importance of supplementation and daily sunlight exposure to increase and maintain healthy vitamin D levels. Some have wondered “How do we get more sun exposure to increase our vitamin D and protect ourselves from skin cancer and sun damage to our skin?” First, we are told that sun exposure is an important way to get vitamin D and that we should spend more time outdoors. Then we’re told that skin cancer is on the rise and results from too much sun, so we need to cover up. Which of these statements are true?
Sometimes we are asked about the need for Vitamin D supplements in the summer months. Vitamin D deficiency may seem strange in summer, however many people rarely get enough direct sunlight on a regular basis. Many of us work in offices and spend most of our day indoors, so even those summer vacations might not be cutting it.
Because vitamin D is so important, we will go through the basics: what it is, how to test for your levels, and how much is beneficial for you to take. The best form of vitamin D is vitamin D3, which we will also go into.
Cleansing is not always comfortable. In fact, it can be quite uncomfortable especially as the body begins to release toxins. Some common physical symptoms of a 21-Day Cleanse can include: headaches, fatigue, and skin issues. Most people enter a cleanse expecting to experience various amounts of physical discomfort, however, many are shocked (and frustrated) once they begin to feel emotional discomfort as well.
You’ve made it! You followed the Clean Program for 21 full days and you are feeling amazing. Congratulations! Chances are you want to keep this energized, light and healthy feeling as long as possible. One of the keys to achieving this is by staying away from your unique sensitivities to keep inflammation at bay, your digestive system at it’s best, and your immune system strong.
We often see coffee shops on every corner, a steady stream of people in and out, and more walking and sitting just about everywhere you go with cups of coffee. Coffee talk is a connector, we gather over steaming cups and for some, it’s a nice morning ritual. While this is true, it’s also true that it is incredibly stimulating and addictive and when doing a 21-Day Clean Program detox or trying to bring your body back into balance and optimal health, we think coffee deserves a second look.
We’ve all heard about the power of meditation. It’s been shown to ease depression, improve mental function, and reduce stress and anxiety. Did you know it also reduces thought patterns or attachments to negative feelings that actually influence our physical chemistry?
Meditation quiets the the constant, undirected thinking that often brings anxiety, worry, and distraction into our everyday lives. Even taking five minutes to practice meditation can bring us back into the present moment, encourage better decision-making, and allow us to truly experience our lives to the fullest.
A large component of the 21-Day Clean Program that we’re all familiar with is eliminating toxins from the body. But limiting cleansing to its detoxifying effects would do a disservice to the wholeness achievable through the bigger picture of cleansing. A meditation routine can work in conjunction with healthy habits to take your health to the next level.