This month I challenge you to eat your veggies! Lots of them. And all the colors! At least 5 cups a day of them. But if you can, I would encourage you to aim for 9 cups a day this month. And, if you're currently eating none, maybe you commit to 3 cups a day....or even 1 cup a day? OK, half a cup? I know you can do it! Every step towards health makes a difference, and we all have to start somewhere. Choose a goal that works for you.
This year I have decided to suggest monthly "health challenges," as sometimes the smallest changes can lead to profound health benefits. Also, it's often difficult to make a bunch of changes all at once, so focusing on just one health habit a month can be more manageable. For January, the focus is on optimal hydration. Read on to learn more about how much water you should be drinking, as well as the benefits of staying well hydrated. I would love if you join me in prioritizing optimal hydration this month!
Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, has a history of medicinal use that is as deep and rich as its color. In this post I will explore some of the historical and traditional medicinal uses of turmeric, as well as highlight 4 different conditions that research has shown can benefit from the use of this golden medicine.