Bone broth has become quite the rage these days, and it’s no wonder given its healing properties for anything from the common cold to stomach issues. It’s high in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline. The collagen is known to heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation. And there’s something just so comforting about it.
HERE WE GO 2017! If you’re like me, you might have over-indulged just a little during the holidays and want to reset and detoxify. The good news is that you don’t have to starve yourself with a fast or a juice cleanse. You can detox just by feeding your body the right foods to support your body’s detoxifying functions. Did you know that many of your organs already function has detoxifying agents, for example your skin, liver, kidneys and intestines? So if going on a specific detox cleanse isn’t your thing, there are many foods you can eat that support the function of these detox systems within your body and promote your general health, metabolism and immune system at the same time. Talk about bang for your buck!
Foods, beverages, herbs, and spices that are high in prebiotics, prebiotics, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, alkalinizing, full of phytonutrients and antioxidants will be your best bets for naturally detoxing in a sustainable and ongoing way. Below is a long list of our favorites and why, but for the summary version check out the nifty infographic below!
Sometimes you just need a little greenness to help you feel cleansed and reinvigorated! This often happens to me the day after a heavy dinner, or when I just feel I want a simple healthy snack in between meals. Smoothies also make a great breakfast on the go on pre-workout energizer!
It’s January, and in the last 3 days I’ve met 3 people who are doing some sort of cleanse – be it juice, food, or soup-based. Keep in mind I’m in LA so that kind of thing isn’t that uncommon around here. But still, cold-pressed juice is becoming more and more popular across the country, and the benefits of intermittent fasting are also being explored more in scientific research. Cleansing for a few days can be a great way to reset both your body and your mind, and to give your digestive system a break. It’s my go-to when I’ve been glutened (or dairy-ed, if that’s a word) to help to clean out my system. Cleansing or fasting also may have the added benefit of changing your perspective on food and your relationship to food, as it did for me. As you’ll see from this diary I kept while doing a 3-day juice cleanse, food is a huge part of my life, and I have a lot of habitual patterns as well as emotions tied up in food. But by keeping this diary, I was able to observe my thoughts and practice putting it all in perspective and coming back to