The words “anti-inflammatory” have been all the buzz as of late. From the foods that we eat, the supplements we take, and the workouts we do, inflammation plays a key role in how our body operates each and every day. While inflammation has gotten a not-so-great reputation, it’s actually an essential function; we need inflammation to stay alive! However, chronic inflammation has been linked to various diseases, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and is something we can mitigate by using diet, exercise, and supplements to help.
In our day to day lives, we are exposed to numerous toxins, including alcohol, food additives, preservatives, and caffeine. While our body’s systems work together to process, transport, and get rid of these toxins, excesses can overwhelm the body’s natural detox system, leading to a need for a little extra TLC. Keep reading to learn more about how detoxification happens in the body, why it’s crucial for our overall health and wellness, and how we can support our body’s natural pathways with our self care regimen, including supplements.
We’re all into herbal remedies; after all, we know how powerful plants can be, regardless of whether we’re enjoying them in our diet or using their extracts to boost our overall health, keeping our wellness on track, and making us feel oh, so good. For centuries, cultures have used plants for medicinal purposes, using them to heal wounds, infections, and to aid in recovery from various diseases.
Tinctures, specifically, have become popular due to their convenience and potency in just a few drops.Keep reading to learn more about what a tincture is, how they differ from supplements, why they’re good for our bodies, and how to take them to optimize our health.
Imagine this: You’re enjoying a favorite meal, sipping on a cocktail or mocktail, and sitting around the table with friends when all of a sudden, a burning sensation in your chest starts creeping in. You’re no stranger to this feeling; in fact, it happens after most, or every, meal!
While occasional heartburn may come and go with no impact on day to day life, chronic heartburn after every meal definitely rings some alarm bells. It may mean a necessary change in lifestyle, changing foods in the diet, or adjusting pre and post meal routines. However, sometimes we all could use a little extra help in the form of an all-natural, good-for-us supplement.
However, we know that the efficacy of supplements is dependent on consistent use; after all, it takes time for our body to learn how to put the supplement to use! Two of our products, Bloat and Calm, were formulated for daily use; this means that we will see the greatest benefits, for both prevention and treatment, by taking both Bloat and Calm every day.
Keep reading to learn: why consistency is key, how to develop successful routines, and why consistently taking Bloat and Calm each day provides huge benefits for our overall health.
When we hear the word “protein”, many of us visualize strong athletes, big tubs of protein powder, or main dishes consisting of chicken or steak. But, protein isso much more than a muscle-building nutrient; it plays various roles in all of our body systems, making it an essential nutrient and helping in keeping our body functioning optimally. Protein exists in what’s called a synthesis cycle, meaning that the body is constantly breaking down, using, and discarding the protein we get through our diet, making itthatmuch more important that we’re getting enough.
By now, we’re well versed on the impact of stress on our digestion, concentration, and mood. But, chronic stress doesmuchmore than impact us on a macro level; instead, living with stress for prolonged periods of time can actually change the way we behave, alter our hormones, and increase or decrease our appetite; these changes happen on a micro level, but can have a significant impact on the ways we show up for ourselves each day.
8 cups of water a day keeps the doctor away…or do we need more than that? We’ve all likely heard how important it is to stay hydrated far too many times.
With the recent bloom of Hydroflasks and Stanley cups, many of us have become much more in tune as to how much water we’re drinking each day. From plain water to fun beverages, hydration has become a key pillar of our overall health and wellness, with many of us feeling a much-deserved sense of accomplishment when we hit our hydration goal of the day. Water doessomuch more than just prevent us from being dehydrated; from our skin to our digestive system, keeping our bodies hydrated truly helps us feel our best from the inside out.
For the month of June, we collaborated with Erewhon to create the “Cocojito” smoothie! There are only a couple more weeks to indulge in this refreshing treat that will transport you to a tropical paradise. So LA friends, we have three words for you: run, don’t walk. Imagine sipping on a minty mocktail with citrusy notes and a velvety texture, all while nourishing your gut health and banishing bloating. It's a win-win!
Achieving a work-life balance has never been more important; adjusting to post-pandemic work life has been tricky! But, finding this balance can help us manage our time, concentrate more at work, and be more present with family and friends. Creating boundaries and using time intentionally will leave us feeling a whole lot more fulfilled with a whole lot less of an emotional burden. Keep reading to learn what we mean by work-life balance, why having an unbalanced life dynamic can be harmful, and how to achieve a harmonious balance between all of our responsibilities.
Whether you’re brunching it or having a celebration at home, a homemade dessert made with *extra* love is sure to be appreciated on this special day. Here are three tried- and-true recipes that are sure to bring a big smile to whoever you’re celebrating this Mother's Day.
Magnesium, often called “The Magic Mineral” plays a crucial role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body. These reactions impact everything, including sleep, muscle and nerve function (like restless leg syndrome), heart health, stress management, supporting the immune system, and more.