A good night’s sleep is often easier said than done. Insomnia or a bad night’s sleep can affect our daily well-being and even be detrimental to our health. While relaxation techniques, changing up our bedtime routine and limiting screen time before bed are great ideas to improve sleep, perhaps the secret of a good night’s […]
With the heightened awareness surrounding how to prevent illness, we’ve rounded the best ways to strengthen the immune system and fight off infection. Get The Sunshine Vitamin, Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that can be produced by our body with exposure to ultraviolet lights. However, cloudy and cold days or the risk […]
Right now, the kindest thing we can do is stay home to prevent the spread of illness. Trust us, we understand that the idea of social distancing is overwhelming and scary, which is why we suggest a few self-care practices to relieve your anxiety and show yourself love while you’re safe indoors. Use this time […]
Kefir is more than just a healthy drink! It also makes an effective, nourishing face mask for any skin type thanks to the probiotics and naturally-occurring Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA). AHA’s are a group of chemical compounds that are found in a variety of organic compounds, including fresh fruit, sugar cane, and milk. They’re the key ingredient in many […]
Importance of a Balanced Microbiome Our immune system is top of mind with sick season in high gear. We know that 70-80 percent of the (immunoglunlin-producing) cells that make up the immune system are located in the gut, making it the body’s largest site of immunological response. Therefore, when our microbiome is out of balance, […]
Join us on a gut health journey. For the next five days we have a series of self-care activities planned that are simple, fun, and designed to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Share your progress each day with #GutCheckIn. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your week. Day […]
Hemp. This is a plant that has quite a controversial association. It tends to leave the one thinking about marijuana rather than plant-based plastics, treeless paper, fabric, and healthy cooking. However, within recent years, we have seen the rise of hemp being used in the fashion and culinary worlds, giving people the opportunity to see this plant in a new light.
Across the nation, football fans are gathering at sports bars or hosting parties at home to watch the big game. Sure it’s a favorite American holiday for sports fans, but some of us are just not into it. If you fall into the latter crowd, go ahead and treat yourself to something you actually want to do today. You can always catch the highlights tomorrow. Here are five things to do that don’t involve football.
Take care of your gut so your gut can take care of you. We spend so much time hiding our gut and sucking it in, but it’s time to focus our energy on learning about its role in digestion and how to nourish it. We should be proud of all that our gut is capable […]
This holiday season, nothing fills our hearts with more joy than giving back to the community. This year we have teamed up with Meals On Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois to be a part of their $25,000 challenge with a matching gift of $2,500. Contributions will go toward building a community kitchen, purchasing local ingredients, […]