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.
While we don't drink coffee on the 21-Day Clean Program because it can have negative effects on a body attempting detox, but we realize many people drink coffee occasionally or daily. Maybe you've noticed that it can be hard to have the "right amount." Too much, and you might end up full of the java jitters with heart palpitations, energy crashes, and some irritability. There are ways to mitigate potential negative effects of coffee, to make that morning habit just a little bit healthier.
It’s no secret that our bodies are made of mostly water - anywhere from 50-70 percent. While humans can go about three weeks without food, they can only go about four days without water. It is one of the most important substances on earth, as all plants and animals need it to survive. Drinking more water is one of the easiest things that we can do to encourage good health. Here’s more information why it's so vital, especially while cleansing.
Sleep is something we get asked about a lot at Clean. So many of us struggle to control our thoughts, emotions, and actions because we’re so tired, and maybe even a little wired. There are many causes of insomnia, but the good news is that most of these remedies here will help provide some relief regardless of the underlying cause.
You’ve made it through January - a month for New Year intentions, healthy resolutions, and inspiration. To all of those that completed our group 21-Day Clean Program challenge - hooray! To those who started incorporating more Clean-approved meals, like this delicious chocolate mint smoothie or egg-free chickpea scramble - good work! Whatever your unique path, you’ve made some amazing progress. Cheers to that! So now we are in February. Perhaps the weather is more harsh and we’ve been working hard for a month. How do we keep this positive momentum going strong? How do we muster up the motivation to continue these healthy habits, despite the cold, dark and dreary weather?
Detoxing gets a bad rap. There are countless “detox programs” out there on the market now. Just like anything else, there will be good ones, and there will be bad ones. Of course here, we talk about our cleanse and if you've tried our signature 21-Day Program, you likely have some thoughts about it. But what is the real story of cleanse vs. detox? For many people, detox translates to juice cleanses, feeling “hangry”, slashing calories, and no fun. However, detoxing is so much more than that.