An indoor trek on a spin bike can be as effective, motivating, and challenging as any outdoor training ride, but it’s never a bad idea to assess your spinning skills and class culture to make sure you’re getting the most out of your ride. Remember that there are a few key ways to get the best spin class possible, and make sure you’re getting maximum results for your efforts.
Smoothies are a staple on the Clean Program cleanse, and a habit we recommend keeping well beyond your 21-day program with a morning Daily Shake. Starting your day with a smoothie is an excellent way of easing the body into digestion after your overnight fast, plus it gives you the hydration and nutrients you need to start the day. With warmer days, we love this pineapple cilantro smoothie for its tropical flavor and detoxifying qualities.
Acupuncture is a 2500-year-old holistic healing modality with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which trained practitioners insert a fine needle into the skin on specific points on the body, known as meridian acupoints. Proponents of the modality enthusiastically claim that it helps protect against illness, and provides significant pain relieving benefits; especially for stress and chronic pain conditions. We've found by incorporating holistic treatments like acupuncture to the 21-Day Clean Program, and a clean lifestyle, we can improve health dramatically.
This healthy burrito bowl recipe is a cleaner version of the typical bowl you would get at Chipotle. Although Chipotle uses fresher ingredients than other fast food chains, it’s not necessarily the healthiest option. One reason is that their portions are absolutely massive! We all love a mound of guacamole on top of our bowls, but large portions can equal an unnecessary amount of calories. With one simple swap, this recipe makes a great lunch on the Cleanse.
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.