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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 [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | The Pros & Cons of AIP

2018-06-26T22:44:18+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Reads, Nutrition, Self Care|

Over the past month we’ve discussed a lot of aspects of the Autoimmune Protocol, including why to try it, how it differs from other Paleo-type diets, ways to make life on AIP a little easier, and offered a whole bunch of recipes to ensure the AIP diet will be as delicious as can be. But the [...]

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 [...]

14 Indications You Might Have A Nightshade Allergy

2018-06-22T19:21:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Nutrition, Self Care|

Nightshades get a lot of buzz in the autoimmune community. This class of plant (known scientifically as Solanaceae) often includes most people's favorite vegetables, but they can cause a range of health problems, from itchiness to leaky gut and even arthritis*.   The problem seems to be related to glycoalkaloids. These act as natural bug repellants in [...]

3 Ways To Celebrate National Yoga Day & The Summer Solstice

2018-07-02T20:56:03+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Recipes, Self Care, Summer Recipes|

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (south of the equator, it's the shortest day). It is also known as midsummer, and has been traditionally marked with celebrations and festivals, down through centuries of humanity. Slightly more recently, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) marked June 21 as International Day of Yoga (aka [...]

Papa & Barkley Releaf

2018-06-29T00:43:01+00:00 June 17th, 2018|Clean Living, Clean Made LA, Self Care|

There has been a lot of study of CBD over the past few years, and researchers seem to like what they're seeing. In addition to relief from such ailments as spasms, seizures, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, pain, oxidative damage, and anxiety, it turns out topical CBD is pretty miraculous, too, particularly for pain relief and inflammation. [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | Autoimmune Wellness Takes The Work Out Of AIP

2018-06-23T09:47:20+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Made Picks, Nutrition, Recipes, Self Care|

This month we’re shining a spotlight on the Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP. It’s a diet very similar to Paleo, but with additional restrictions on foods that trigger an autoimmune reaction.   Like all restrictive diets (or like any undertaking to change one’s body and improve one’s health), AIP takes work. If you’re already eating Paleo it [...]

June Spotlight: AIP | Listen Up: We Love The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast

2018-06-23T09:46:43+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Clean Eats, Clean Living, Clean Made Picks, Nutrition, Self Care|

The Autoimmune Wellness Podcast is a fantastic resource for all things Paleo, Whole30, and AIP. Hosts Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt both suffer from autoimmune conditions, and are both badasses who have forged careers in helping people manage their own autoimmune conditions through food and lifestyle (Mickey is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner and coaches clients [...]

Could You Have A Vitamin D Deficiency?

2018-07-02T01:28:43+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Clean Living, Nutrition, Self Care|

More than 40 percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient (the numbers are even higher in African American and LatinX communities). While extreme forms of vitamin D deficiencies such as rickets are relatively uncommon in the United States, other vitamin D deficiencies such as osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and high blood pressure are much more prevalent. [...]