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Selfcare Sunday | 4 Bath Teas You Can Make Right Now

2018-10-07T17:44:08+00:00 October 7th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Living, Clean Reads, DIY, Mindfullness, Self Care|

It's been a week, hasn't it? We're feeling tired, worn out, and a bit emotional. So while in some ways self-care has become a bit cliché and a brand unto itself we recognize the virtue of regularly stopping and carving out some time to slow down, reconnect with ourselves, and take some time for [...]

Customize Your Nutrition With Your Super Foods (and a discount!)

2018-07-06T16:24:16+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Eats, Clean Made LA, Nutrition, Self Care|

Michael Kuech thought he was doing everything right. He was 24 years old, he was in business school. He was training to become a professional tennis player. He thought he was treating his body in a way to support his endeavors and to produce optimal results. Then he got cancer. Kristel DeGroot had met Michael on the [...]

If You Aren’t Miserable, You’re Probably Not In Ketosis

2018-07-24T14:24:34+00:00 July 7th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Nutrition|

...Or at least that's the conclusion Sara Chodosh has come to, in her article, Sorry, Keto fans, you're probably not in ketosis. It's just too hard, she argues in her piece for Popular Science. Unless it's brutal, you're probably not doing it right. The reason for this is the diet's 80 - 90 percent necessary fat [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | What If You Feel Worse on AIP?

2018-06-27T21:08:08+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Eats, Nutrition|

The Autoimmune Protocol is hard at the beginning. It's an elimination diet, and what is eliminated are probably some of your favorite comfort foods. Foods like gluten and dairy that create a natural high in addition to the sensual enjoyment of the foods' flavors and textures. It doesn't feel good to give these things up. It [...]

Supplement Spotlight: L-Glutamine

2018-06-27T23:40:25+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Brain Health, Recipes|

If you have leaky gut, you might want to know about L-Glutamine. For years it was used in the weight lifting world (in the form of glutamine powder) to burn fat, help people quickly lose weight, and build muscle. And small wonder: L-Glutamine is an amino acid and a building block of protein (it makes up 60 percent [...]

Better Diet, Fewer Psych Drugs?

2018-06-24T22:32:49+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Nutrition, Self Care|

While the majority of the drugs available for mood and psych disorders are effective, no one can argue that many of these pharmaceuticals come with a slew of nasty side effects. No longer willing to “donate their body to science,” increasing numbers of people are looking at more natural, holistic ways to tend to [...]

Hack Your Rice With Brain-Boosting Coconut Oil

2018-06-07T14:44:04+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Eats, Clean Reads, Nutrition, Recipes|

For those who can tolerate it, we know that white rice is a great source of clean carbohydrates, but researchers have found that with a couple of small tweaks, the caloric content of white rice could be reduced by up to 60% and the starch content could easily be changed into 'resistant starches' which [...]

Training Your Brain To Skew Positive

2018-06-19T16:42:16+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Mindfullness, Self Care|

We're made to be happy right? Not exactly, says researcher Loretta Breuning in her new book, The Science of Positivity. Her article, in Forbes,“How To Train Your Brain To Go Positive Instead of Negative,” explains how our brains are really wired and offers some helpful exercises to help quiet that inner Eeyore, so instead of always [...]

Do A Digital Detox Without Deleting Your Apps

2018-06-21T15:15:16+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Brain Health, Mindfullness, Self Care|

On Monday, the World Health Organization announced it was adding "gaming disorder" to its panoply of medical conditions and diagnoses, and there have been studies published as recently as August 2017, warning of the dangers of "video game addiction in emerging adulthood." So we have plenty of evidence that electronics can do unwholesome things to our [...]

Sickeningly Sweet: The Connection Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s Disease

2018-06-19T13:38:42+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Brain Health, Clean Living, Nutrition|

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Alzheimer’s disease, as researchers find evidence that high-sugar diets can lead to cognitive decline. In fact, some people have nicknamed Alzheimer’s “type 3 diabetes,” as a reference to the effect of diet on the development of the illness. What we’re realizing, however, is it might not be sugar, [...]