Restore + Glow With This Gut-Healing And Immunity-Boosting Tonic Smoothie

If you are an avid Be Well follower, you should be aware by now of our firm belief that true health starts in the gut. A balanced gut keeps immunity up (especially during the winter months), helps to stabilize mood, and can help to ward off illnesses. Below are some of my favorite ingredients to include into a daily regimen loaded into a healing and balancing immunity boosting tonic smoothie.

Get An All-Over Glow With Dry Brushing

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is often called “the third kidney” because of its importance in the body’s process of detoxification. Daily your body regenerates new skin cells leaving many of the dead ones still on the body. The brushing of the skin helps the skin regenerate more efficiently allowing the load on the kidney and liver to lessen.

Treat Your Gut with Foam Rolling

Efficient digestion is the key to radiant health. Unfortunately, many of us experience bloating, constipation, and belly discomfort — all signs of a sluggish or stressed digestive track. When digestion is slow and imbalanced, we have problems with elimination — which is a key way our bodies flush out toxins — and disease thrives. Even common colds and skin issues can be traced back to imbalances in the gut.

Healing Hormonal Imbalances and PCOS

I’ve been a hormonal mess since I was 21 years old and never realized that hormones were causing so many unwanted symptoms in my body until I was diagnosed by a functional medicine doctor with PCOS. I had started gaining weight, while eating the healthy foods I had always eaten. I was having insomnia and headaches and irregular periods. Getting diagnosed with PCOS has made me realize how important it is to support your hormones every day because they drive so many of your body’s daily abilities that we often don’t realize until we start to feel awful side effects. I honestly thought PMS was the only side effect from imbalanced hormones, but once I started to heal my headaches and insomnia and exhaustion, I realized that hormones were contributing and causing many of these symptoms I was experiencing every day.

7 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

I was first introduced to apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) several years ago after reading in a magazine that Fergie (Black Eyed Peas, not Duchess of York) takes a couple of teaspoons each day to assist weight loss. A body like Fergie by drinking apple cider vinegar? That is one bandwagon I was quick to jump on. While I’m still waiting for Fergie-like abs, I have been reaping the many other health benefits associated with including a little ACV in my diet. ACV has been touted for it many medicinal properties for yonks and it really is a cure-all remedy.

These are just a few benefits of apple cider vinegar …