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A Turmeric Latte Smoothie with Pique Tea Crystals

In paid partnership with Pique Tea, all opinions and ideas are entirely my own.  An immune supporting smoothie you’ll want to add to your weekly rotation. With flu season right around the corner, strengthening your immune system is on everyone’s to-do list. There are several things that go into a healthy immune system - a diet rich in phytonutrients (lots of leafy greens and colorful veggies), a healthy microbiome, and getting good quality sleep are a few key players. Another way to support your immune system is with adaptogens.  Adaptogens are plants and herbs that help your body adapt to stress and combat fatigue. Thanks to a component called curcumin, turmeric is also considered an adaptogen and has been shown...

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Keeping Your Immune System Healthy and Strong All Year Long

Every so often we all need a bit of an immune boost, but a strong and healthy immune system is something you can work towards all year long. There are some very simple habits you can practice every day to keep your immune system working well.  Your immune system is made up of cells throughout your body and works to protect you from viruses and bacteria, as well as from everyday dangers like too much sun or environmental pollutants. For the most part, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Here are a few simple lifestyle habits that can keep your immune system in top shape, as well as ways to boost it when you...

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Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Just the First Step

Sleep is so beneficial for health - it’s been proven to reduce your risk of many chronic diseases and improve cognitive function. You probably already know the amount of sleep experts recommend (I recommend at least 7), but I’d argue that you should focus on quality of sleep just as much as quantity. Setting yourself up for a good night's sleep may mean changing how you spend your evenings. My nightly routine helps me wind down and gets my body ready for a restful night. Need some help building a routine that promotes sleep? Here are some ideas: Try meditation - Known to calm the mind and body, you can find some guided meditations here Magnesium - Decreases stress and...

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