Looking for ways to boost the benefits of your Detox? Try these five tips recommended by our doctors to enhance and amplify your experience!
Morning Detox Drink: Enjoy this hot drink first thing in the morning (upon waking) on an empty stomach. Pour 1 cup hot water into a glass. Add ¼ lemon and 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. Stir. You’ll be amazed how this simple, healthy ritual will become one you cannot live without!
In this month's newsletter, Dr. Gleason highlights Vitamin D: what it is, where it comes from, and who needs more of it. Learn common signs of Vitamin D deficiency and the important benefits of year round supplementation. Find out why "The Sunshine Vitamin" may be the key to helping you feel your best.
Yes, conventional, unfermented soy is bad for you. In fact, the health risks of eating soy based foods outweigh any potential benefits. Well over 90% of soy in the United States is now genetically modified and highly processed. Unfermented soy contains phytoestrogens and goitrogens which disrupt endocrine function and phytic acid which interferes with nutrient absorption. Organic, fermented soy is the safest and most beneficial way to enjoy this food.
It's time to open the windows, let in the fresh air, and get to Spring cleaning! Our healthy, homemade, green cleaning solutions are safe for the whole family. Green cleaning saves money, creates a healthy home, and protects nature from harmful chemicals. Happy cleaning!
Knowledge is power. This is especially true when it comes to what we put into our bodies. Fresh, whole foods have the power to transform our overall health. By choosing to buy organic and local produce, we are voting for a healthy, sustainable, fair trade food source. One that supports small farmers and ensures the most nutritious meals for our families.
While the best place to find fresh fruits and vegetables is from your local farmer’s market; climate, price, and convenience send most of us to the local grocer. So how can we choose organic, non GMO produce? Pay attention to the sticker on your fruits and veggies. Know your labels.
Try our Easy & Delicious Cashew Milk recipe for a heart heathy and gut friendly alternative to dairy. Raw, organic cashews are packed with vital minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc. Soaking these nuts overnight releases beneficial enzymes and breaks them down for the creamiest of milks. Whether poured over cereal or blended into smoothies, cashew milk will provide long lasting energy from plant based protein. Enjoy this delicious nut milk perfect for the whole family!
This month’s newsletter is a follow-up to last month where I discussed the neurological benefits of The Ketogenic Diet. This month I will discuss the why and how-to of The Ketogenic Diet.
The World’s Oldest Diet
Many people are finding health benefits by abandoning their fear of fats and enjoying great tasting and nutrient-rich foods like eggs, bacon, avocados, cheese, meats and unlimited vegetables. This way of eating is enjoying resurgence as it is much like the way our hunter-gatherer ancestors naturally ate. Basically it is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carb diet. On a more fundamental level it is our oldest weight maintenance diet.
Spring is here!
That's the good news. However, with it come seasonal allergies. That's the bad news. Nasal allergies (aka Hay Fever) bring sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, runny nose, and sinus headaches. The associated redness, swelling, and pain indicate inflammation. Allergies come primarily from pollens. In the Spring, it's trees. In the Summer, it's grasses. In the Fall, it's weeds. And molds and fungi are prevalent all year round but are highest in Summer.
Aha, the old "expensive urine" argument.
When was the last time you heard someone say, "You don't need to take vitamins if you eat a balanced diet. They're just a waste of money." Let's discuss this common misconception. Are your expensive vitamins going right through you? Do you ever think about what else can be found in your urine? How about H2O? Does that mean you shouldn't drink water? Ridiculous, of course.
Many essential substances can be detected in urine such as minerals, proteins, and yes, vitamins. It does not mean that you shouldn't eat foods or take supplements with these components in them. Positive urine tests for steroids and other drugs do not prove that these medications fail to work. In fact, if they're present in the urine we assume that they have done their job. These substances, like vitamins, don't pass through the body without having an impact. Our body takes what it needs and discards the rest.
The secret ingredient in this decadent mousse is creamy, delicious avocado. Avocados are nutrient dense and full of protein, fiber, potassium, vitamins K, E, B, and omega 3 fatty acids. Our chocolate avocado mousse also has the antioxidant benefits of the ingredients cocoa and coconut. So indulge and enjoy every delightful spoonful!