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  • Fiber: The Superfood Nearly All Americans Aren’t Getting Enough Of + What You Can Do About It!

    Fiber. If we’re being honest, it’s not something most of us want to think about…. even if most of us lack fiber in our diets. In fact, studies have shown that only 5% of the American population meets recommended dietary fiber recommendations, which isn’t great for some of those uncomfortable reasons you may be thinking about.  Beyond improved digestive health, fiber has SO many incredible benefits that you’ll want to take advantage of. Consuming enough fiber is associated with reduced risk for heart disease, hypertension, stroke, obesity, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, and some gastrointestinal disorders.  However, consuming...

  • 3 Incredible Mushrooms + Their Studied Health Benefits

    Mushrooms have been a hot topic for years because of their many purported health benefits and emerging research on their immune and cognitive-boosting effects!  Previously, we’ve discussed nootropics and mushrooms like reishi and turkey tail, and now we’re adding to the discussion with three other amazing mushrooms: Cordyceps, Chaga, and Maitake.  Keep reading to learn more about these mushrooms, their studied health benefits (spoiler alert — they’re fantastic!), and how you can incorporate them into your life.  Cordyceps Mushrooms Cordyceps mushrooms/fungi are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason! There are so many promising research studies on these mushrooms and...

  • Immune System Boosters: The Differences & Benefits of Astragalus vs. Echinacea

    You know that feeling you get when a cold is coming on? That absolutely frustrating feeling that you’re getting sick and there isn’t much you can do about it?  We’ve all been there. Fortunately, immune-boosting herbs like Astragalus and echinacea are here to help. These herbs have been traditionally used to support the immune system and may even fight off an oncoming cold or shorten it!  But what is the difference between these two, and when should they be used? In this guide, we’re diving into how these herbs support the immune system, how they’ve been traditionally used, and what...

  • Top 4 Herbal Remedies for Aches, Pains, Arthritis, & More

    Winter is a beautiful time of year.  However, the cold can cause flareups in people with aches, pains, arthritis, and more.  To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best herbal remedies for aches, pains, and arthritis. Whether you struggle with the occasional flare-up, have daily achiness, or are simply looking to support your long-term joint health, we’ve got you covered in today’s piece.  Turmeric & Ginger for Anti-Inflammatory and Joint Function Turmeric and ginger are two widely used herbal remedies for aches and pains, and stiff joints. Both herbs have studied properties that have been...

  • The BEST Aphrodisiacs and Herbal Remedies to Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, many of us are planning a special night out (or in!) with our special someone or looking to give ourselves a “treat yourself” evening.  However, stress, exhaustion, and day-to-day life can make us feel a bit blah.  Fortunately, there are many AMAZING herbal remedies to help make your Valentine’s Day all the more memorable. Keep reading for our top recommendations for herbal remedies that’ll have you feeling the love.  Herbal Aphrodisiacs for Women Whether you’re feeling a bit burnt out or want extra energy for a fun date night, herbal remedies can work wonders.  Interested...

  • Spice Up Your Winter Soups and Entrees with these Delicious Herbs and Tea Pairings!

    Nothing is better than cozying up with a delicious bowl of comforting soup on a cold winter day, especially when served with hearty sourdough bread or hot tea that’ll warm you from the inside out.  As a time of reflection, healing, and quiet, winter is a unique time of year. It’s harder to get outside, and our bodies are naturally in a “hibernation” mode, making us want to curl up with a blanket and sleep the day away. While listening to your body and getting rest is super important, taking preemptive measures to protect yourself from the common cold and...

  • Take Control of Your Life: 5 Ways to Transcend the Victim Mentality

    Whether or not we knew it then, we’ve all experienced the victim mentality. And it can be an easy mindset to stay in, especially when it feels like everything is going wrong all at once.  In this article, we discuss the victim mentality and how you can break free from it and retake control of your life.  What is the Victim Mentality? This term is thrown around a lot in pop culture, often with stigma, which is unfortunate because everyone experiences it at some point in their life.  Simply put, the victim mentality relies on these three beliefs:  Bad things...

  • Clean Living: Try This, Not That Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    Clean living is a lifestyle choice that prioritizes sustainability and choosing products with high-quality ingredients that support a healthier life. While we don’t have control over all the chemicals we are exposed to daily, we can make small changes to work towards the healthiest lifestyle possible.  We’ve created the following list to get you started on clean living. If you feel overwhelmed, don’t fret! Start with one swap at a time.  Switch Out Your Spices and Salt Table salt, spices, and sea salt often contain anti-caking agents and heavy metals, which may contribute to an inflamed body and leaky gut....

  • New Year, New Me: Habit Stacking Your Way to A Healthier Life

    Most of us have mixed reactions to New Year's resolutions.  For some of us, it’s a fresh start to an exciting new year.  Others dread keeping up with their goals after past attempts were less than successful. Some people skip the tradition entirely.  Regardless of what group you fall into, goal-setting — during the new year or anytime — is a great way to incorporate new healthy and happiness-boosting habits into your routine.  How to Set Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions Setting sustainable goals is the first and most crucial step to feeling like a “new you.”  According to a Business...

  • Feeling Lethargic? The BEST Herbal Remedies for Burnout and the Winter Blues

    Many of us feel wiped out during the winter months. Whether that’s burnout from meeting intense end-of-year work deadlines, keeping up with the holidays, or simply feeling the impact of less sunshine and fresh air.  So, what can you do to give your body and mind a boost during these sleepier months?  Keep reading for our top recommendations for supporting your mind and body during winter and fighting burnout and those frustrating winter blues.  Fighting the Winter Blues As the days get shorter, our moods and energy levels can shift, leaving us feeling sadder, moody, and even depressed.  Of course,...