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Herbal Ally: Gotu Kola for Skin, Brain and Mood

Herbal Ally: Gotu Kola for Skin, Brain and Mood

  Ingredient Highlight: GOTU KOLA Centella asiatica, the botanical name of Gotu Kola, hosts a vast number of nutritional and medicinal benefits that can help support the entire body. It’s rich in vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin, vitamin A, carotene, minerals, and some phytonutrients such as flavonoids, volatile oils, tannins, amino acids and polyphenol. Gotu Kola is considered to be a chief herb in Ayurvedic medicine and has been known to treat a variety of issues like skin problems, wound healing, nervous system and cognitive dysfunction. This herb is used in the Beauty Tea & Cleanse > Renew, and I know...

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Herbal Ally: Adaptogens 101

Herbal Ally: Adaptogens 101

“What are adaptogens again?” says my husband every time I mention an herb that is from this category. I often use the term to describe herbs that have the ability to aid your body into balance. But what is an adaptogen really? An adaptogen is an herb that has medicinal substances that help your body respond to stress. More specifically, they’re known for supporting metabolic processes (think chemical reactions of cells for vital functioning) and producing stress-related neurotransmitters and hormones. Hence, adaptogens increase your body’s resistance to stressors whether they are physical, environmental, biological or emotional. It’s said that they...

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The Power of Ritual: Morning Tips To Empower Your Day

The Power of Ritual: Morning Tips To Empower Your Day

Morning rituals are everything. Much of your day is a collection of unconscious patterns and expectations unfolding in a multitude of ways. But know that you have a lot of power in how you're co-creating your day. Start by empowering yourself with these simple morning rituals to support your health, expand your awareness and ultimately change your life.  1. Enjoy a warm morning tonic Have a hot healthy drink (no coffee doesn't count) to warm and wake the body while providing some hydration after a night's sleep. It could be hot lemon water, ginger tea, golden milk, our Beauty Tea......

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The Power of Ritual: Sleep is a Superfood

The Power of Ritual: Sleep is a Superfood

There is no mistaking how frustrating it can be when you aren't sleeping well. You can't focus, the obvious bags under the eyes, your skin lacks luster and you're easily irritated with even the smallest things. It’s during these times, the tendency to lean on sugar and caffeine for that jolt to be alert and productive is sometimes the highest. The cycle begins and in return maybe a cold or flu strikes– the body simply can't cope without sleep. Research continues to show us that sleep quality has significant impacts on our general health and quality of life. So it's no wonder that ongoing...

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