How Self-Care Can Make Your Health Better

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There are over 5 million posts on Instagram that use the hashtag #selfcare. When we’re stressed out, eating healthy meals, exercising, and socializing are usually the first things to go. We put these self-care activities on the backburner, promising to make time next weekend or after completing a big project at work. Sound familiar?

Self-care may sound like an over-indulgent or lazy concept to some – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Putting your personal wellness at the bottom of your priority list can take a major toll on your health and lead to burnout. On the flip side, making time to take care of yourself can have some pretty incredible benefits in the short-term and down the line.

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Program, immunity

Coconut Water Kefir Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

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Many people are most familiar with the more common grocery kefir made from dairy. While its benefits to the digestive system are countless, we prefer to have our kefir in a dairy-free form. This version is refreshing, nutrient-dense, and hydrating, making it the perfect version to sip on all summer long. This is a cleansing drink that can be a great complement to the 21-Day Program, as can other fermented foods. 

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Topics: Clean Life, Clean Program, fermented, immunity, digestion, drinks

What Are EPA and DHA and Why Do You Need Them?

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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. 

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Program, immunity, hormones

5 Remarkable Benefits of Acupuncture

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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.

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Topics: Clean Rx, detox, Clean Life, Clean Program, immunity

Feeling Anxious? Try This Reishi Adaptogen Drink

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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.

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Topics: antioxidant, Clean Life, Clean Program, immunity, hormones, drinks

Healing Leaky Gut with Glutamine

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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.

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program, gluten free, immunity, digestion

How to Make an Easy Kimchi

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Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, which is made by fermenting cabbage, red pepper, and other vegetables. Whether or not you can find this delicious Korean preparation, making it from scratch can often mean higher quality ingredients and a deeper appreciation for the food you eat. It's full of probiotics, which we recommend getting on a daily dose in supplements and in food sources.

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Topics: snack, Clean Eats, Clean Program, fermented, immunity, digestion

Beta-Glucan: Nature’s Powerful Immune Booster

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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.

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, immunity, digestion

Reduce Inflammation with This Turmeric Chicken Soup Recipe

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This flu season has been particularly bad for many people, and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down. For those suffering from common cold, flu, or simply trying to nourish well, proper nutrient-dense foods can be one of the best healers around. This immunity-boosting turmeric chicken soup is not only warm, hearty, and comforting, but every single ingredient has a specific immunity-boosting quality. It's a perfect complement to the detox diet on the 21-Day Clean Program.

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Topics: clean diet, cleanse, soup, Clean Program, lunch, immunity

This Ramen Can Increase Your Immune Function

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Ramen is one of the most comforting dishes. Served piping hot, the flavorful bone broth is what makes this dish so memorable (and nutritious). We've chosen colorful vegetables and lightly sauteed them, making this dish both beautiful and delicious. Thanks to the popularity of ramen, there are now many choices in noodles, so finding a gluten-free version is easy in most stores (and just as tasty). This is perfect for on the 21-Day Cleanse or just when trying to boost your immunity during winter months

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Topics: soup, Clean Program, immunity

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