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Superfood Spotlight: Cacao Butter 0
You’re likely familiar with cocoa butter, a popular skin soothing and nourishing ingredient in so many topical skin care products like lotions and creams. You’ve probably even lathered it on without realizing only to be pleasantly surprised by the faint smell of chocolate on your skin. Did you know that you’ve most definitely also eaten it before too? Cocoa butter is found in pretty much all types of chocolate - dark, white and in between. So what is it good for? Is there a difference between Cocoa and Cacao? What else can you do with it? Keep reading to find out!
Superfood Gift Guide 0
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Superfood Spotlight: Chlorella 0Everyone could benefit from more energy and some heavy metal detox right? The answer is (mostly) always yes. If you’re looking to add an energizing boost to your day and help your body rid itself of heavy metals like lead and mercury, all while promoting healthy, glowing skin - chlorella might be what you’re looking for!
Dealing With: SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) 0
It’s happening - the mornings are darker and the days are getting shorter. No matter how many times we live through the transition from Summer to Fall and Fall to Winter, it never seems to get any easier.
If this time of the year feels especially difficult for you, it could be that you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder aka SAD.
Here are some signs that you could be suffering from SAD + some ways we recommend treating it:
Superfood Spotlight: Schizandra 0Schizandra, often referred to as the ‘five flavour fruit’ is harvested for its bright red berries. It’s prized for its ability to act as a gentle, rejuvenating and strengthening tonic and for its liver cleansing, libido boosting, stress reducing and energizing properties. The berries of the schizandra plant have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years as a powerful adaptogen.
How To: Support Your Immune System 0
How do you support your immune system? A lot of people would answer this question with one word: supplements. But what if we told you there was a better way? We put a lot of focus on how we can boost our immune systems with synthetic vitamins and supplements (especially around cold and flu season) but tend to forget that there are simple ways that involve small changes to our daily lives that can have a seriously positive impact on our immune systems. Before you stock up on vitamins and supplements, try doing the following first!