Cleaned up your diet, environment, and lifestyle and still not feeling 100%? While there are many contributing factors that can still cause issues (such as unidentified health problems, lack of stress management, etc.), social isolation can play a huge part in poor mental health as well as other chronic health issues. ...

All those health-foodies out there appear to be completely content with their paleo meals. I’ll go weeks at a time seeing amazing looking paleo food images plastered all over my Pinterest and Facebook feeds. While they look amazing and clean eating has changed my life (and the paleo autoimmune protocol was a big part of that), there still are many days when I felt nothing other than deprived. ...

Cleaner Sweets – In light of harder-to-control winter cravings, I’m continuing on with CLEANER sweets recipes! If you missed it, check out last week’s recipe for Natural No-Bake Cookies, perfect for holiday parties. This week’s recipe, the last of the cleaner sweets is for Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This recipe is great for bringing to parties; just in time for New Year’s Eve! ...

Cleaner Sweets – In light of harder-to-control winter cravings, I’m continuing on with CLEANER sweets recipes! If you missed it, check out last week’s recipe for an Chocolate-Covered Coconut Bites, perfect for holiday parties. This week’s recipe is for natural no-bake cookies. These are another great freezer-stored dessert and can be frozen and thawed/consumed...

 Cleaner Sweets – In light of harder-to-control winter cravings, I’m continuing on with CLEANER sweets recipes! If you missed it, check out last week’s recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups, perfect for those who often get candy cravings (they can be frozen and thawed as needed when a craving hits). This week’s recipe is delicious candy bites that taste similar to Mound’s candy bars! These candy coconut bites are delicious anytime or the filling can be mixed with natural food coloring for a holiday-specific treat. ...

 Cleaner Sweets – In light of harder-to-control winter cravings, I’m continuing on with CLEANER sweets recipes! If you missed it, check out last week’s recipe for an Apple Pie (Alcoholic) Drink, perfect for holiday parties. This week’s recipe is for natural peanut butter cups. ...

 Cleaner Sweets – While this is a wellness blog, I am a recovering sugar addict (yes, I swear that is a thing lol), who gets depressed in the winter. While I can keep my sugar-loving habits under control most of the year, December and January it is almost impossible. ...

Of all the things my Mom used to nag (for lack of a better word) me about, topping the list of her least favorite habits of mine was my need to dye my hair a new color every few months. Not only did she love my natural hair color, but she was concerned about the chemicals in hair dye. Once I finished cleaning up my diet, one of the first chemical products I gave up was for my Mom, my beautiful and ever-changing hair dyes. After months of growth, my natural hair color began to show through for the first time in years. However, it was no...

In the Beginner’s Overview of Clean Eating Part 1: Why to Eat Clean + Food Additives to Avoid, you learned why it is a good idea to eat clean and read labels, the dangerous effects of unsafe food additives, and what additives and foods to avoid. Once you know what you are looking to avoid by clean eating, it is much easier to know what you can eat! So how exactly...

I began clean eating a few years ago and was told to start out by cutting out gluten, soy, dairy, and corn. I was SO confused. To go from eating hundreds of grams of sugar, fast food, and frozen meals on a daily basis, to completely cutting out four major foods was overwhelming. Thinking back, I wish I could have begun by learning the basics first, before diving...

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