Talking about fiber is not a glamorous subject but many Americans do not get enough fiber in their diets. Many companies tout that their products are high in fiber but fiber is still a commonly misunderstood nutrient. It deserves the attention from all of us because of its numerous health benefits.

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Chronic inflammation is a serious, modern condition due to the Standard American Diet (SAD) – and due to our over-stressed lives, both external and internal.. External stressors include lack of sleep, overflowing email boxes at work, over scheduled children, and so on. Internal stressors include food sensitivities, inflammation, and prescription drugs (just to name a few).

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sweet potato with lime relish

Now that we’re past the holidays, our bodies need a reboot. Along with bone broth, there are many ways to incorporate healthy, anti-inflammatory foods to your daily menu. While we often plan on making better choices, it can be difficult navigating the grocery aisle. Deciding which foods are better than others for combatting inflammation takes some prior knowledge!

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rose quartz

If you’re gift searching for a friend, loved one, sister, or daughter… This is an excellent place to find some thoughtful and intentional items that will bring light and love to that special someone.

Gifts don’t necessarily have to be lavish. Sometimes a small present that improves quality of life is just right. Sometimes it’s something simple that fits right into the recipient’s personal style. It’s all about being thoughtful… But it can be tough to conjure ideas!

So, here’s a list of gift ideas for the special women in your life. Best of luck with your search!

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Did you overindulge this Thanksgiving? No problem. Let’s work together to get back on track. While there are many ways to reset, I think understanding (on a deeper level) what leads to your cravings and over-indulgence will be the most helpful.

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One of the most common questions I get from clients is, “What should I eat post-workout?” I know many of my clients look to grab protein bars or protein smoothies but many of these items can be high in high fructose corn syrup and other preservatives. Most protein powders do more harm than good because of all of the synthetic amino acids and other processed and artificial ingredients they contain.

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yoga and meditation
As I begin my senior year and look back at the past three years, I see that there is an issue with how our culture defines success. My relationship with the term success has evolved since beginning college. I came into college feeling successful because I graduated from a highly regarded prep school and was admitted to a prestigious college.

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IBS, short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is characterized by a cluster of symptoms: gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, mucus in your stool — and often, pain and cramping.

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collagen

Big benefits to your health are all around you – in little supplements on the store shelves, and even more so in the foods you choose to eat. Just knowing what to consume – and when – can be the difference between feeling just okay…
And feeling your very best!

As we covered in our post about bone broth, natural gelatin (also known as collagen) can have a huge impact on the health of your hair, skin, nails, immune system, and beyond. It has become an integral part of my diet since being diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune condition of the thyroid) – and it really helps!

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Ayurvedic

 

Your green-juice-a-day habit just got hotter. I just tried this recipe and am amazed by how filling and delicious it is.

This is from my friends at Well and Good. Here are the benefits to the green juice you are supposed to drink warm:

Meet the Ayurvedic One-a-Day, a green juice/soup fusion from Kye’s Montana in Santa Monica that’s—get this—meant to be sipped warm. Yes, warm.

This healthy concoction ($6), which flies off the menu, “combines the benefits of juice detoxes and soup cleanses and all their nourishing benefits,” explains Kye’s founder Jeanne Cheng, who studied holistic medicine with Ayurvedic doctor Vaidya Mishra. The recipe is his genius.

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