5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

By Caryn Sullivan Originally published on Prettywellness.com  I used to make up a lot of excuses. I didn’t eat healthy because I was too busy. I couldn’t eat healthy because it was too expensive. I didn’t have the food budget because I didn’t think that discounts made a difference. I didn’t realize that with a little bit of time and…

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50 Clean Eating Tips – If You Don’t Know Where to Begin

 By Caryn Sullivan and Previously published on Prettywellness.com   Can you imagine eliminating your morning “pretty coffee” filled with sugar and creamed toppings? What about cheese, desserts or fried everything? So many times people tell me they can’t stop their favorite foods, so they don’t even think about committing to a newish lifestyle. I get it. That was me. I obsessed over cheese…

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Dairy

Cleanse Alternatives Organic nut milks Hemp milk Rice milk Coconut milk Ghee Coconut oil Some people believe that dairy was never meant for human consumption; they point to the fact that dairy is one of the most common food allergens and has been linked to numerous diseases. Others, like traditional Ayurvedic practitioners, believe that dairy can be a healthy and…

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Intermittent Fasting

By Shelby Winch When people hear the word “fasting” in relation to dieting and different eating patterns, they immediately assume the worst: days of starving yourself, plagued with bouts of fatigue and nausea. But this isn’t the case when it comes to intermittent fasting; it is simply a schedule of eating that is followed by a period of fasting. The…

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Allergen-Free Treats for the Frequent Snacker

Having any type of food allergy or food intolerance is no fun for anyone. It can make food cravings difficult to satisfy and enjoying meals at restaurants a hassle. Luckily, we live in a society that has become quite health conscious. Suffering from my own food intolerances, I’ve learned to navigate through the food aisles at the grocery stores in…

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How to Make Mung Dal Soup

By Jonathan Glass Mung Dal, a traditional Ayurvedis soup, compliments any meal and pairs deliciously with rice or quinoa. Together, they contain all of the amino acids that are essential to our bodies. For thousands of years, Ayurveda has revered Mung beans as the most nutritionally-dense and easy to digest  legume. They are low in both fat and in calories,…

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Why You Should Be Cleansing

By Jonathan Glass Essentials of Cleansing Never before in recorded history have we been so intensively exposed to such a barrage of toxins, including biological, dietary, chemical, heavy metal, electrical, and radioactive, as well as modern-day emotional, psychological, and spiritual stressors. With thousands of man-made chemicals in our water and air–far too many of which have never been tested for…

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Our Favorite Summer Sangrias

By Shelby Winch The perfect summer drink in my opinion is a fruity sangria because its refreshing and doesn’t make you feel bloated like beer does. Here are some of my favorite recipes for those hot summer days. The Traditional Ingredients ● 1 orange (rind on, cut into circles) ● 1 lemon (rind on, cut into cu ● Sugar ●…

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Tridoshic Veggie Dish

By Jonathan Glass Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine coming from India. The following recipe is a wonderful Ayurvedic dish. As you may know, one of the main principles of Ayurveda is to identify one’s body type or Dosha. Air or Vata types tend to be thin, wiry and sometimes anxious. Fire or Pitta types tend to be medium built…

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Why You Should Be Eating More Colorful Foods

By Jonathan Glass Phytonutrients are substances found in plants that enhance their vitality and immunity, protecting them from UV radiation, bacteria and fungi, insects, and other negative environmental factors. These same phytonutrients provide similar protective and health promoting benefits to us when we eat them, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and immune-enhancing properties. Surprisingly, Plants contain more than one hundred…

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