Stress is personal, both biological and psychological, affecting the mind and body on a cellular level. Naturally, we find stress to be bad, something that holds us back, but what would happen if we changed our perspective? A natural part of our human experience, stress can be anything life brings our way that has the potential to upset our balance. In 2017, anxiety disorders were the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.
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This week, as part of our coverage of American Heart Month, we’re tackling the topic of kids and heart health. Childhood is a time to run and play, to sleep long hours, to be stress-free. Unfortunately, today’s kids tend to spend more time on their tech gadgets than the jungle gym. Academic pressure has them […]
Hearts are a big deal, to put it simply, and we love reading the latest studies and findings about the small steps we can take outside of the doctor’s office to keep your ticker in tip-top shape. Our interest was especially piqued when we saw a recent headline, 11 Surprising Ways to Prevent a Heart […]
If you think only older men have heart attacks, think again. Heart disease is a serious threat to people of all ages and genders, and women are actually far more likely to die from heart disease than they are from all forms of cancer combined. A shocking one in three women will succumb to heart […]
Start your Smoothie Saturday by blending our Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie. These anti-inflammatory superfoods, along with the immune-supporting nutrients found in our kefir, may help reduce inflammation and support the microbiome. Give your gut the strength it needs for the upcoming holiday season and make this golden creation! A Rainbow of Nutrition and Taste With […]
Begin the new year without unfair expectations of working toward a new version of you because, the truth is, you inspire us right now. In 2021, resolve to love yourself as you are with rest, kindness, and a Cucumber Ginger Smoothie. It’s a refreshing blend of cucumber, ginger, avocado, lemon, spinach, chia seeds, and plain […]
Thanksgiving is in exactly two days, which calls for a toast… Citrus & Fennel Toast! The bright colors and interesting textures of these gut-healthy ingredients make it easy to create a stunning presentation that looks like a piece of art. Fennel and red onion have powerful antioxidants and are a good source of vitamin C; […]
Lay low and take it slow with a Chocolate Hemp Smoothie. Over a layer of raspberry puree, pour a blend of banana, dates, unsweetened cocoa powder, sunflower butter, hemp hearts, and our probiotic chocolate truffle kefir. Adding in hemp gives this smoothie protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals that […]
We’re going nuts for our Vanilla Almond Butter Smoothie. The almond butter and avocado give this blend a boost of healthy fats, which means it’s a double feature that’s good for both the heart and the gut. For texture, add a couple decadent toppings like almonds, coconut, and chocolate shavings. Your Gut Matters Eating habits […]
Looking to eat more meatless meals each week? Add our BLTA toast with kefir chimichurri to your recipe queue. Spread Follow Your Heart Vegenaise on toasted GF bread, then stack on Gotham Greens Windy City crunch lettuce, LightLifeFoods organic smoky tempeh strips, buttery avocado, and juicy tomato slices. Bring the flavors together by drizzling the […]