You have most likely heard of omega-3s by now, but do you know what they are and why you need them? And what is the relationship between omega-3s, or fatty acids, and EPA and DHA? Fatty acids are integral to all functions of the body, including the brain, organs, hormones, respiratory system, and maintaining gorgeous skin and good circulation.
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.
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.
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.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies you may struggle with annual sniffles, sneezing, hives, or asthma, but there are foods that can help. While no one food is a cure per se, there are many that can shore up your health, calm the immune system, reduce inflammation, and offer some relief. Check out these top five foods to fight the springtime sniffles.
It can be frustrating to figure out if your hormones are out of balance. Perhaps you've discovered you've had symptoms of hormonal imbalance for quite some time. Traditional medicine tends to recommend hormonal birth control, hormone replacement therapy and surgery as your only options. While these interventions have their merit in certain situations, the majority of women can use more natural hormone imbalance remedies.
Have you ever wondered what makes an orange – orange? Or what gives broccoli such a sharp odor and flavor? In addition to vitamins and minerals, fruits and veggies contain thousands of natural chemicals that give plant foods their unique colors, smells, and tastes. These chemicals are called phytonutrients, and they offer a variety of health benefits to people who eat those plants. In addition to a healthy clean diet, our favorite way to boost phytonutrient content is adding a scoop of our Greens Powder to smoothies or water.
Have you heard of Beta-Glucan? Despite it's many health advantages and benefits, many still are unfamiliar with this powerhouse. Beta-Glucan is a polysaccharide found naturally in many foods, such as mushrooms, oats, and barley, and evidence shows that it provides a powerful boost for the immune system, as well as a number of other health benefits.
The keto diet has been making headlines everywhere lately. As we mentioned in our previous article, ketosis is a natural metabolic state our bodies initiate to help us survive when food is scarce. During ketosis, the body is forced to burn stored fat for fuel rather than carbohydrates. This has been said to boost weight loss, fight neurological disorders, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and provide consistent energy.
Have you heard the buzz about CBD oil? With infused smoothies, lattes, and desserts, CBD is getting lots of airtime in wellness circles for its reported power to calm anxiety, improve sleep, and ease chronic pain. Despite growing popularity, there is still lots of misinformation circulating about this hemp-derived oil; let’s examine the facts, and sort out the hype.