There is nothing more important than investing in your health. Did you know that a healthy immune system starts in the gut? You can optimize your immunity by optimizing your gut health. Both your immune system health and mental health are dependent on a strong and resilient gut microbiome.Continue reading “Want a healthy immune system? Support your gut”
We are all living in a difficult and confusing time. It can also feel scary, with so much uncertainty. Many of us want to know what to do to be in the best state of health possible. Myself, I follow a combination of information from the news, epidemiologists, virologists, infectious diseases specialists, government recommendations and orders, Functional Medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, my own life experience, and common sense.Continue reading “What I’m doing to protect myself during COVID-19”
Immune system health is at top of mind for just about everything right now. It’s important to support our immune systems so we are more resilient to infection. A healthy lifestyle is the foundation for immune health. It takes consistency, and an overall healthy lifestyle to really build strong immune support. Don’t be fooled by the “immune boosters” that are out there everywhere now. We can’t just boost our immune systems overnight.Continue reading “How to support your immune system”
Take one sip and you’ll feel like you’re eating a slice of blackberry cobbler, but you’ll get all of the benefits of a produce-rich meal in this delicious smoothie. The tart, juicy blackberries, combined with creamy coconut milk, sweet dates, and bright lemon will have you making this blackberry smoothie on repeat and loving every sip.
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.
Somewhere in between the matcha, yerba mate and green tea trends there is kombucha. Perhaps you’ve spent years hearing about the health benefits — and passing the growing section of the refrigerator in the local natural grocery store — but something about the phrase “fermented yeast and bacteria” isn’t exactly a selling point for some people in a beverage. However, as probiotics and probiotic beverages are definitely here to stay, it may be time to make the jump.