Live A Long Healthy Life

3 Ways To Support Your Body's Detox Process

Have you ever wondered if you should do a “cleanse” or “detox?”

(Especially after 2+ months of holiday indulgences.)

Whether it be a juice fast or 3-day spa retreat, the idea of doing something, anything, to get back to a “blank slate” is incredibly appealing – whether you’re struggling with health issues or have just gained a few unwanted pounds.

But do you really need to cleanse or detox your body?

The answer is – as usual – it depends. [click to continue…]

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The Ultimate 2017 Healthy Gut Holiday Gift Guide

If you’ve ever been sick, you know the greatest gift you could ever receive would be to get healthy again.

And while we can’t wrap wellness up and put a bow on it, we were inspired this year to give everyone we love the gift of health – so we’re doing it by giving them the things that have helped us get healthy ourselves.

Don’t worry – we’re not suggesting you give out squatty potties or bottles of Betaine HCL – these are legitimately awesome gifts that anyone would be happy to receive. These are the things we love and use every day – and the things we’re giving to our friends and family this holiday. [click to continue…]

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How Unconventional Medicine Can Stop Chronic Disease

10 years ago, when Steve and I were starting on our health journey, we were really fortunate to meet a guy who was on the same journey as us, but a little farther down the path – Chris Kresser.

Over the past decade we’ve had the honor of working with Chris and watching as his passion for health has blossomed into a thriving practice that is helping people around the world get healthy and live happy.

Chris has a special talent for breaking down the difficult-to-understand – from the concept of functional medicine to complex chemical processes in the body – into layman’s terms. And even more importantly into actionable steps you can take right now to feel better.

In honor of his brand new book being released today – Unconventional Medicine: Join the Revolution to Reinvent Healthcare, Reverse Chronic Disease, and Create a Practice You Love, we’re sharing a special guest post from Chris himself.

In this post, Chris shares exactly what functional medicine is and how you can use it to get healthy. [click to continue…]


7 Gut-Healing Oils

A few fast facts about fat:

  • Fat is one of the 3 macronutrients in the food we eat (the other two are protein and carbs)
  • Fat contains 9 calories per gram (protein and carbs contain 4 calories per gram each)
  • Fat is required for the absorption of some vitamins (the fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K)
  • Fat is essential for the production of hormones

From here, it can get a little more complicated.

See, you’ve probably heard that some fats are “good” and some fats are “bad.” Most people agree about that.

But when it actually comes down to what makes a fat good or bad, people start to disagree.

If you dive into the “good fat/bad fat” rabbit hole, be prepared to go deep.

And while the science is fascinating – if your goal is to get a healthy gut AND actually live your life while you do it you might not have the time or interest to go there.

So, today I want to do something a little different – I’m going to share with you the 7 best fats you should be eating for a healthy gut and a healthy body – and the top 5 you should avoid.

The goal of this article is to be easy to read, easy to remember, and actionable – I hope that after you read you’re ready to throw away any of the old “Avoid” oils you’ve got and replace them with some new healthy fats.

Let’s get started! [click to continue…]


The 2-Step Approach to Healthy Skin

Your skin is the first thing people see when they look at you (or you see when looking in the mirror).

You know that when your skin looks good, facing the world is a little easier.

That’s why having skin issues can be so frustrating and embarrassing.

(I know because I struggled with skin issues for years myself.)

But issues like acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea don’t just look bad –  they’re often a sign of something more than skin deep. From nutrient deficiencies to hormones that are out of whack, and even leaky gut syndrome, there are many internal causes for external skin problems.

The health of your skin is one of the biggest indicators of your overall health. A healthy body is reflected in clear, radiant skin – and health issues are often reflected in a sallow complexion.

In this article, I want to share how I’ve approached my own skin issues – from the foods to eat and avoid, to the supplements that can help, and even what products to use and avoid.

Beautiful, radiant skin isn’t simply about what you put IN your body, or what you put ON your body – it’s about balancing both. [click to continue…]