For many, heading to happy hour on Friday at 6:00 p.m. is a fun way to socialize with co-workers and slip into the weekend. Sprinkle a bit of holiday cheer into the mix and it’s easy to overdo it. This time of year, liquor flows freely at company and family holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve is a party in its own right. Find out more about how to make healthy drinking choices this holiday season!
Ayurveda is far from a one-size-fits-all way of life. It’s an ancient holistic healing science focusing on all areas of health, including diet, lifestyle, digestion, detoxification, and the mind. Ayurveda is based on the belief that each of us is biochemically different, making us react to the world in different ways. Let’s talk specifically about the Ayurvedic diet.
Sixty to eighty percent of our immune system is located in our gut. Poor gut health has been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and more. Gut imbalances can also lead to big inflammation, so naturally, we want to tend to this inner garden as efficiently as possible.
Ginger root has long been used as a medicinal food, and no wonder, with the health benefits of ginger ranging from pain relief to calming an upset stomach. This powerful anti-inflammatory not only has effective medicinal health benefits, but it's tasty, too! Check out the top 10 health benefits of ginger to find out how and why we make ginger part of our regular routine.
Macrobiotics was one of the more popular diets in the 70s and in the past decade there has a resurgence in popularity. The macrobiotic diet isn’t a traditional "diet", but more of a holistic way of living that’s based on seeking balance in everything we do. The macrobiotic theory places special emphasis on diet, since regulating what we eat and drink is the most basic and practical way to change our cells, tissues, organs, and minds.
Did you know that all chronic diseases share a common factor? Even smaller-scale health issues like aging skin and wrinkles, acne, weight gain, and joint pain can all be traced back to inflammation. Reducing inflammation through food and lifestyle choices is a great way to look younger, lose weight, feel better, and lower your risk for chronic disease. An anti-inflammatory diet is one of the most important steps you can take right now to see significant improvements in your health while protecting yourself long-term.
Inflammation is triggered by the immune system in an attempt to protect the body, remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process. Initially, it’s actually a good thing. Our bodies are incredibly smart and powerful systems that work to send healing to the distressed area - without us even thinking about it! However, extended period of inflammation within the body can create some issues.
Adaptogens are a group of special herbs that improve the health of the adrenal system. It’s important to keep our adrenal system in top shape, as it’s responsible for managing the body’s hormonal response to stress. In addition to helping us chill out, adaptogens offer several other powerful benefits: they boost our immune systems, help us manage a healthy weight, increase our physical endurance and mental focus, and encourage a balanced mood. We think adaptogens are a great complement to a clean lifestyle, and can even be added to your Daily Shake.
New York City is in the midst of a heat wave so we are reaching for flowery hibiscus to cool us off. We might be melting in the city streets, but an icy Fresca is an antioxidant-loaded treat we can enjoy every day on the 21-Day Clean Program and during maintenance.
Golden milk is all the rage this season. This delicious warming drink-of-the-moment has been making its way into the clean eating scene. But what is golden milk? It's a turmeric-infused traditional Ayurvedic drink that's the perfect beneficial alternative to your daily cup of coffee, espcially when you are cleansing.