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, […]
Skip the Shops and Practice Self-Care Here at Lifeway, we firmly believe skipping the Black Friday madness is good for the soul. Bring a whole new meaning to this day by skipping the stores and spending quality time with your loved ones. Preserving your mental health with a relaxing family self-care activity instead of fighting […]
The holiday season has arrived and so has an abundance of delicious food, parties, and traveling. During this festive chaos, it’s easy to get caught up in everything and forget to nourish our wellbeing. Instead of starving yourself in order to maintain your hunger for the feast, it’s healthier to mindfully snack throughout the day. Here are some of our favorite ways to snack the day before Thanksgiving!
The United Nations passed a resolution declaring October 11 to be “International Day of the Girl” to, “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The day places the spotlight the hardships women and girls face every day. The International Girls Day, on the other hand, is “a day designed to […]
World Mental Health Day is when we take a moment to shed light on a topic that is considered taboo. Mental health can often be an uncomfortable conversation because it’s not a black and white topic. But when we start the dialogue, knowledge, and compassion show up! If you know someone who has been affected […]