Fasting to cleanse? Here’s how.

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By: Root Acupuncurist, Casey McCullough Fasting for purification can be a great way to kickstart a healthier you by enhancing your health, attitude and getting you on track after holidays or vacations where we tend to overindulge.  When I talk about “detoxing” or “cleansing”, I’m not talking about it in the literal sense of purging all of the toxins or waste from the …

Breaking the Sugar Addiction Leads to Increased Energy and Health

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  Let’s be honest here. Sugar is addictive. And like any addiction, it takes a lot of will power to break that habit. One little known reason why saying addios to sugar is hard: we are not getting enough calories. It is common for people to eliminate sugar at the same time that they jump on a new diet. A …

The Power of Heat: Sauna, Hot/Cold Hydrotherapy, Teas & Salt Baths

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The perfect yin-yang balance of relaxation and invigoration The days are getting more and more chilly. You feel it in your bones. And after a long day at work, the thing you crave the most is a nice hot something. What is it about the power of heat that heals? Well, for one thing, heat increases fascial tissue elasticity. Your …

The Importance of Digestion: Kitchen Probiotic Recipes

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Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We know that most of our friends at Root are well read about healthy practices like eating right, exercising and meditation. But as healthy minded people, we sometimes need some ‘ammunition’ to help our kids and our partners be on the same page. Holistsic nutritionist …

Because your skin needs its nutritious greens

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Eminence’s Eight Greens line is super-charged with phyto-estrogenic compounds and skin supportive plants that decrease inflammation, regulate hydration, minimize breakouts, and improve elasticity. As we age, our estrogen levels drop and testosterone levels begin to rise. This hormonal imbalance results in an increase in oil glad production in the skin, which can clog pores and cause acne. At the same …

Top 5 Benefits of Holistic Cleansing

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Feel good! Reboot and defrag your mind-body-spirit. Springtime is our favorite time of year to detox and give our bodies extra self-care and love. Embarking on a food-based cleanse is a wonderful way to support our body’s natural desire to cleanse from the heavier winter foods. Whether you’re interested in weight loss, gaining vitality, dealing with life changes or changing …

Eating while stressed may cause more problems than eating dairy or gluten

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Feeling confused with all the different diets and weight-loss programs out there? Do you have guilt and anxiety around food? It can feel complicated, but it doesn’t need to be. Eating food ought to be pleasurable, and delicious. Food gives you the energy and nourishment to live a fulfilling life. Dieting can be restrictive, leaving you feeling caged or limited. …

Losing Weight Naturally (and Permanently)

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Weight gain is ultimately a symptom of imbalance. There are a number of physiological causes for weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Some of these imbalances are related to the endocrine system, the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, to name a few. Imbalances in stress …

Time for your Seasonal Mind Body Cleanse!

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14-day MIND BODY CLEANSE: Gentle, Sustainable, Transformative with Brittany Sandoval, Holistic Nutritionist and Kat Lui, Meditation Therapist CLEANSING THE BODY begins with clean nutrition. The first week tends to be the most challenging. We start by nurturing our bodies with only clean greens, veggies and fruits. This isn’t a fast, and it’s not a crash juicing course. It’s about eating …

Fitness for Your Mind: The Benefits of Meditation

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“In our over-stimulated world, meditation will become the new yoga.” Somehow, deep down we all seem to know that relaxation is good for us. We know we should make more time for a meditation practice. Maybe if you knew some concrete things as to the benefits of meditation, it would be easier to talk yourself into a few extra minutes …