Get ready to power through your day. Enjoy clean plant protein with clinically studied digestive enzymes to boost absorption in this easy-to-make recipe.
We’ve all heard the remarkable upsides of physical activity. Regular exercise is linked to so many benefits, including more restful sleep and better energy, stronger bones and healthy weight, and even increased lifespan. Exercise is so important that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention make it a cornerstone for healthy living, recommending adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week and do muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days.
Adding high-quality adaptogens to your daily supplement regimen can help your body adjust to everyday stressors. What are adaptogens? They’re therapeutic herbs and mushrooms that strengthen your natural response to stress. Here’s the scoop on helping your body get through life’s ups and downs.
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by Robyn Youkilis, Certified Health Coach
“My biggest shift in body, weight, and mind happened when I focused on nourishing my gut and taking care of myself from the inside out.”
Gut Health is Linked to Total Health
Your gut is the center of your being. Yes, it digests and assimilates nutrients from the food that you eat, but it does so much more than just that. It’s where the majority of your immune system resides, and it plays an important role in your mood and hormones. So if something’s off in your digestive system, it can show up as excess weight and bloating, but it can also show up as poor sleep, chronic anxiety, embarrassing acne, fatigue, and more.
Have you tried Golden Milk? This warm, flavorful beverage has kept baristas and health food bars hopping over the past few years. Calista D., New Chapter employee, makes Golden Milk at home after a long day at work—especially during the colder months of winter.
Fermentation is a chemical transformation that happens when compounds are broken down or metabolized. Fermentation is a process of “becoming.” It happens thanks to the life process of tiny beings—friendly microbes such as yeast and bacteria whose own life cycles and metabolisms help us humans stay healthy and fed. Milk meets a simple life form and becomes easily digestible yogurt. Cabbage can become kimchi, grapes become wine, and flour becomes bread.
It’s a fact: mushrooms are notoriously tricky to identify. It’s possible to have two mushrooms that look similar to the eye, but are fundamentally different at a genetic level. So, for as long as humans have been benefiting from mushrooms as food and medicine, we’ve relied on experts to verify their correct identity. Mycologists (mushroom scientists) have been steadily building our body of knowledge on how to distinguish each unique type of mushroom. One of the best ways turns out to be DNA testing.