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Top 5 Reasons Calorie Counting is NOT Essential for Wellness and Weight Loss

Top 5 Reasons Calorie Counting is NOT Essential for Wellness and Weight Loss

By far the most frequent question we get is “How many calories are in your meals?” We very consciously don’t include the nutritional information. Why? The simple answer is that calorie content is not a good indicator of how healthy something is. True health, and even weight loss, goes far beyond calories in vs. calories out. Here are the five main reasons why we believe counting calories is not essential on your wellness journey.

Spring Cleaning your Body + Supertonics: Interview with herbalist Olivia Clementine

Spring Cleaning your Body + Supertonics: Interview with herbalist Olivia Clementine

We're officially in the swing of spring and before we know it temperatures will be up, everything will be in bloom, and we'll be counting down for the unofficial start of summer aka Memorial Day Weekend. As we get ready for our healthiest, prettiest spring with a Whole Food Cleanse, we had the opportunity to speak with our favorite herbalist, Olivia Clementine, and discuss in more detail her speciality of supertonics.

Why You Should Take a Gluten Challenge + 4 Tips for Going Gluten Free

Why You Should Take a Gluten Challenge + 4 Tips for Going Gluten Free

You probably have a friend or two who are on a gluten-free diet. Maybe you’ve heard of Celiac Disease, and know that for those who have been diagnosed, it can be deadly to consume gluten. But what about gluten sensitivity? Is it a real thing or just another food trend?

Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity is in fact an established medical diagnosis. Functional medicine specialist, Dr. Mark Hyman states that gluten sensitivity is “actually an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation throughout the body with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract and more.” Unfortunately, many people who have it don’t realize it. The symptoms can be as subtle as occasional digestive upset, low energy, excess weight and feelings of bloat, or it can manifest in serious autoimmune diseases, chronic illness, and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. If any of those sound familiar, it’s time to take a gluten challenge!