Health + Wellness

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December 21, 2017
  •  Brittni Soo

Urban Yogi Philosophy- How Practicing Non-Attachment & Avoiding Excess Will Change Your Life

Practicing non-attachment could be the most powerful New Year’s Intention you’ve ever had. Non-Attachment is referenced in various forms of spirituality and unfortunately this concept is often misunderstood. When we think about detaching ourselves, it’s common think of detaching from all feelings or simply not caring much about anything. Someone then explained to me that... Read More >
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December 13, 2017
  •  Kelsey Lee

How to Avoid These Holiday Health Hazards

Weight gain, hormone disruption and chronic stress are common culprits to a decreased level of wellness during the holiday season. At the tail-end of each year, there is a seemingly unavoidable temptation to overindulge, skip out on sleep or tolerate an excess of stress. Enjoying the foods and beverages we love isn’t a bad thing,... Read More >
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December 6, 2017
  •  Kaleigh McMordie

What are probiotics and prebiotics?

Gut health is trending in a major way right now. The microbiome of the gut has recently been found to influence everything from digestions and absorption of nutrients to development of chronic diseases. Probiotics are being hyped as the “cure” for many ailments, in the form of “shots,” supplements, and fortified foods. But what actually... Read More >
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November 15, 2017
  •  Brittni Soo

Ayurveda Awareness: Fall is the Optimal Time to Cleanse with Food

With Winter holidays approaching the thought of a ‘cleanse’ might seem counterintuitive and is often a concept we reserve for New Year’s Day.  According to Ayurveda, Fall is one of the best times of year to cleanse.  The reason for this is because fall tends to gift us with mild weather. Doing a cleanse during... Read More >
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November 1, 2017
  •  Bethany Ugarte

If you want to heal your skin, you have to heal your gut

My skin clears up when my digestion is working well but I break out whenever I get a bad flare! There IS a connection! People with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Ulcerative Colitis, & Crohns is more prevalent in people who have acne / rosacea. Celiac disease also has cutaneous manifestations and of course, all... Read More >
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October 4, 2017
  •  Nataly Perez

Top Foods that are beneficial to gut health

While some of us may be researching ways to lose weight, get glowing skin, and make our bodies feel healthier, accomplishing that may only take incorporating a handful of specific foods into our diets to improve our gut health. Working on building a healthy gut flora is incredibly important because it is connected to everything... Read More >
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September 27, 2017
  •  Kelsey Lee

3 Tricks to Eating with Allergies and Autoimmune Issues

If you’re one of the many people with an allergy or autoimmune issue, you know how daunting it can be to stay on track to your best health (or healing) when grocery shopping, dining out, eating with family or friends or just finding something to eat on the fly. I firmly believe that having allergies... Read More >
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September 13, 2017
  •  Jason Sani

Making Healthy Taste Good on a Budget

Jason Sani shares how you can spend less than $50 per week/person with all of the necessities to eating healthy. In addition, how more disposable income can allow some premium sweeteners and conscious comfort foods. Jason Sani is the author of Making Healthy Taste Good. He is a trained and licensed Culinary Nutritionist that has worked... Read More >
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September 11, 2017
  •  Bethany Ugarte

How stress can be the main cause of yeast overgrowth and inflammation in the body

You can eat the cleanest diet ever and still get gut infections, inflammation, and yeast overgrowth. How? Elevated stress levels can cause yeast overgrowth. When you’re stressed, your body releases more of a hormone called Cortisol. This hormone can weaken the immune system, and at the same time, cause elevated levels of blood sugar. Since... Read More >
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August 29, 2017
  •  Kelsey Lee

Should You Limit or Avoid Dairy?

I’d been diagnosed as allergic to dairy as a child yet had no noticeable symptoms until my mid-20’s after lethargy, indigestion and skin issues arose and became chronic. I then spent years going back and forth, going from one end of the spectrum to the other, being dairy-indulgent to totally dairy-free. Wondering if dairy is... Read More >