Have you ever gotten an acupuncture treatment? Are you familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol? These are both components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating more than 2,000 years back. TCM is a multi-faceted and detailed ancient healing medicine that is a component of functional medicine and a whole healthy lifestyle.
Leafy greens are some of the most nourishing and healing foods for our bodies. From green drinks to juices and smoothies, leafy greens and green vegetables are powerful and inexpensive sources of major nutrition: they are rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium, as well as an array of phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, and lutein. Greens contain almost every nutrient we require for optimal health.
In our fast-paced and tech-centered culture, finding inner peace and calm is key to staying well, balanced, and enjoying life. Stress and anxiety can sabotage even our most fervent efforts to cleanse and heal our bodies: total health requires a holistic approach.
Eating a plant-centered diet, drinking green smoothies, and utilizing ongoing and periodic cleansing will yield wonderful results, but learning to manage stress well is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our long-term health goals. If you are embarking on a 21-Day Cleanse your body needs extra stress support to cleanse, rest, and heal effectively. Check out the following apps to help reset and de-stress even the most challenging day.
There are so many amazing green superfoods out there. They are readily available in various products on the market now, like protein powders, energy bars, greens powders and more. They can be very helpful in supplementing a healthy diet, bringing benefits to your lifestyle and general wellbeing. But you've probably wondered, what's really the difference between chlorella, spirulina, moringa, wheatgrass, barley grass, and chlorophyll?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.