Steep Your Way to Stellar Gut Health

Around 2,700 B.C.E., King Shen Nong of China made a mistake. They say it’s just a legend, but if it’s true… King Shen Nong changed the world forever with an oopsie. He made tea. And it only took the Chinese another 700 years to figure out that tea had healing properties and could be applied […]

CBD: Healing without the High with Guest Leonard Leinow

America was founded on hemp. George Washington was a hemp farmer.  In fact, when the nation was founded, it was required for all farmers to grow 25% of their crops as hemp.  Hemp made trade and communication possible.  Now, it was a different beast back then.  Colonial-age hemp was probably 3:1 CBD to THC (the […]

Attn Night Owls: Trick Your Body into Rising with the Sun

The battle has long raged between larks and night owls — who is healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Who has more fun? Who gets more done? Despite myriad studies and tons of scientific insights, the answer seems clear: merits are spread and divided across the two and only personal preference makes one better than the other. […]

How to Keep Your Gut Thriving on Whole30

We’ve talked in the past about some of the general health benefits of the Whole30 diet…. But also about the effect that some of the Whole30 diets exclusions have on the diversity and strength of the bacteria in your gut’s microbiome. After all, the diet calls for completely avoiding legumes, nuts, beans, grains, and dairy, […]

Whole30 and Your Gut Flora

Someone in your office is doing “Whole30” this January, and they’re likely telling everyone about it. And if you haven’t heard anyone talking about it… then it might be you. If you haven’t heard of it (and you weren’t listening while your coworker explained it), “Whole30” is a month-long exclusionary diet. For 30 days, you […]

Lasting Change You Can Actually Affect in Six Weeks

New Year’s resolutions have an expiration date. And it’s about six weeks into the new year… January 12, to be exact, according to Strava, the social network for athletes. Strava conducted a study, analyzing 31.5 million people’s online activities, to find the average date people decide their resolution experiment has failed. In fact, according to […]

Feed Your Gut the Greens It Needs Over the Holidays

Especially for those with digestive issues, feasting during the holidays can be a huge source of discomfort.  Cookies, gluten, candy, fudge, heavy dishes with red meats and sauces, eggnog, fried latkes, creamy potatoes, cheese plate after cheese plate…  They’re all pretty much an irritated bowel’s worst nightmare. The last thing you want to experience when […]

How Sleepless Nights Affect Your Gut

It’s becoming common knowledge in scientific circles that our guts, or “second brains,” have a symbiotic relationship with almost every other system in our bodies. What this means is that the composition of your microbiome is not only influenced by your body’s systems… But that it influences them as well. For example, stress can change […]

Physical Fitness to Get Your Gut Health in Gear

A lot can happen in 42 days. Habits form, people fall in love, zucchinis grow.  And according to recent research, the bacteria in the gut microbiome changes after only 42 days — or six weeks — of exercise. That’s without changing your diet, medication, or anything else.  A burgeoning field of study, the gut microbiome […]

Self-Soothing Vs. Self-Care – Is There a Difference?

“Treat yo’self” is the millennial anthem. Self-care can be generally defined as being a friend to yourself. Recognizing when you need a soft, gentle environment, when you need a break, when you need a treat, when you need some space, when you should pay special attention to your mind, body, and soul. Living in the […]