Congee Is the Immune-Boosting Meal TCM Recommends

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Congee is a type of rice porridge popular in Eastern Asia. Often it is served plain as a side dish, and sometimes meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables are added to make it a whole meal. It's thought to be a very healing food in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is often served to those who are ill. In this version of congee, we're using pastured chicken, ginger, garlic, and brown rice. This is fantastic maintenance recipe, or simply omit the peppers while on the 21-Day Program.

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Topics: Clean Eats, maintenance, immunity, inflammation

The Spicy Cider Recipe Can Help Boost Your Immunity

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This spicy cider is made with a slew of health-enhancing ingredients. At first, the ingredients may sound odd but the result is a spicy, sweet, and sour combination that you can dilute in juice or water, or take straight as a health shot to improve immunity. The base for this drink is apple cider vinegar, which has long been used for health and medicinal purposes.

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Topics: Clean Rx, fermented, immunity, drinks, inflammation

What Are the Benefits of Cryotherapy?

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Cryotherapy — where the body is exposed to extreme cold therapy treatments for several minutes — has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with athletes and movie stars. But what are the benefits, and are the treatments effective or just a lot of hype?

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, Clean Program, bodywork, inflammation, Functional Medicine

What Are the Actual Benefits of Saunas?

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Perhaps you've wondered what the health benefits are of sweatin’ it out in the sauna. With a new resurgence of saunas you don’t even have to join a health club to reap the benefits. Boutique sauna studios are popping up from coast to coast, where people are invited to slip into plush robes and sweat it out solo or with a friend for the price of a spin classWhy does it seem like everyone in the wellness world swears by a daily sweat session in a heated room?

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, immunity, hormones, stress, bodywork, inflammation

The Benefits of Massage While Cleansing

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Walking out of the room feeling relaxed, stress-free, and renewed - ah, there is nothing quite like that post-massage bliss. Studies show that massage therapy can help regulate hormones, raise immunity, help lower blood pressure, reduce pain and muscle tension and may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, and insomnia. Excuse us while we go book our next massage now. 

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Topics: Clean Rx, cleanse, Clean Life, Clean Program, digestion, stress, bodywork, inflammation

Is It Time for a Cleanse?

Posted by cleanteam

While the colder winter months are usually associated with lethargy, a lack of sunshine, and an increase on calorie-dense processed foods, winter can be a wonderful time to reflect, rest, and support our bodies natural cleansing process to boost our immune system.

To get you into the cleansing spirit, we want to remind you why regularly scheduling a 21-Day Clean Program  is an essential habit for lasting health in the new year. Just as the seasons change, returning to the simple health principles of Clean each year helps create a foundation for optimal health.

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Topics: cleanse, detox, Clean Program, elimination, digestion, inflammation

Drinking the Healthy Way This Holiday Season

Posted by cleanteam

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!

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Topics: Clean Life, maintenance, inflammation

Eating the Ayurvedic Way

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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.

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, immunity, digestion, inflammation, ayurveda

Are Probiotics Right for You?

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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.

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Topics: Clean Rx, probiotics, Clean Life, immunity, digestion, inflammation

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Ginger

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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. 

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Topics: Clean Rx, Clean Life, immunity, digestion, inflammation