Inflammation is a hot topic in nutrition and medicine because it seems connected to almost every known chronic disease, including autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease and more)

Figuring out how to find and treat the underlying causes of inflammation in chronic disease is truly the solution. When we choose foods that are nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, immune-system regulating and supportive of digestion, all at the same time, we are truly embracing food as medicine to decrease inflammation.

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

A high quality EVOO contains extremely high levels of polyphenols—18 different ones, to be exact—which offer extraordinary antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

High levels of the antioxidant vitamin E in olive oil also protect cells from damaging free radicals.

To ensure you’re purchasing the highest quality oil, look for dark-glass bottles that indicate the olives’ harvest date on th...

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If you’re looking for a natural alternative to harsh, and often harmful, household cleaners, Grab Green products are great!

Here’s what’s new at Grab Green:

Bleach Alternative Laundry Pods

Laundry Detergent Pods

Dryer Cloths

Dishwashing Pods

Glass Cleaner

All Purpose Surface Cleaner

Hand Soap

Room & Fabric Freshener

Grab Green 3-in-1 Bleach Alternative, Fragrance Free     

So easy to use…just pop into the washer before adding water and clothes. Bleach free and fragrance free means it won’t irritate your lungs or sensitive skin. You will also brighten your whites and remove stains without destroying the material like harsh bleach frequently does.

Grab Green's pre-measured concentrated pods are simple to use and worry free. There's no over-pouring of detergent which eliminates wasted product and saves you money.

These eco-responsible pods contain naturally-derived ingredients and are safe for both high efficiency (HE) and standard machines.

Use It For More Than Just Laundry

This Bleach Alternative isn...

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It’s officially Earth Day, but isn’t every day earth day? Like most moms out there, Mother Earth gives us a pretty convincing guilt trip: Take care of Her, or live with global warming forever. These Eco Tricks protect Her health – and Yours.

Go for Warm (Not Steamy) Showers

Earth benefit: It takes mega amounts of energy to produce extra-hot water…which just goes down the drain, then has to be treated (more energy!) before it can be used again.

Your Health benefit: A cooler cleanse protects your skin’s natural defenses against dryness and irritants; scalding H2O can exacerbate both.

Stick with Plain Soap and Elbow Grease

Earth benefit: Antibacterial lathers introduce hormone-disrupting nasties like triclosan into the water supply, where they can poison marine life.

Your Health benefit: Antibacterial products destroy all bacteria – both good and bad, leaving you more open to illness. It’s important to preserve as many good bacteria as possible to reinforce your immune system. We love these new...

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When we first learned about this company we loved them because they challenged us to reconsider what it means to be clean and healthy. Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, the same is true for our skin.

Mother Dirt skin products are the first to ever be formulated to preserve the good bacteria naturally found on the skin. This is why it's Mother Dirt's mission to create products that enhance and protect the skin biome. Mother Dirt believes restoring and maintaining beneficial bacteria is the answer to healthy skin and a great first step to a healthier lifestyle.

Three Mother Dirt Products We Love

Mother Dirt Biome Friendly Moisturizer, 1.7oz

The Mother Dirt Biome Friendly Moisturizer is a nourishing formula for your face and body. The ingredients in this moisturizing formula were selected to mimic the natural skin barrier and help to replenish essential components typically removed with modern cleansing products.

The Mother Dirt Biome Friendly Moisturizer is suitable for dry...

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Freshen your face naturally with this invigorating green tea toner that features a few skin-care superstars.

1st, it makes so much sense to use organic green tea because it's a rich source of antioxidants and helps reduce redness and inflammation.

Next, the rose water soothes and hydrates, leaving skin soft and silky.

3rd, witch hazel is an astringent that helps to minimize pores and reduce puffiness.

Last, glycerin seals in moisture and forms a protective barrier on the skin. 

Green Tea & Rose Water Toner

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon organic green tea (TIP: opt for loose-leaf tea or cut open a tea bag)

¼ cup witch hazel

½ cup rose water (TIP: purchase rose water, aka rose hydrosol, at a health food store or herbal dispensary)

½ teaspoon organic vegetable glycerin

Instructions:

ONE: To a small jar, add green tea and witch hazel and seal tightly. Allow to infuse for 2 weeks, shaking daily.

TWO: Arrange a funnel over a glass bottle or spritz bottle. Using a small strainer, strain witch hazel into funnel; ...

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This hot drink contains collagen and coconut oil, both with contain gut healing properties. Adding collagen peptides to this cinnamon coconut latte is an easy way to improve gut health and give your skin, joints and bones the nutrition it needs.

Collagen proteins serve two main functions in the body: structure and regeneration. It’s the structural component for all tissues in the body, providing the strength and resilience typically associated with youth, beauty, and wellness. Our favorite, NeoCell, contains high quality collagen proteins that support healthy skin, hair, nails and optimal

This lovely drink is Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free & Paleo.

Gut- Healing Cinnamon Coconut Latte

Ingredients in 1 serving

12 oz. organic coffee

2 tsp coconut oil (or coconut oil + 1 tsp coconut butter)

½ - 1 tsp unsalted grass-fed butter (for dairy-free option, sub additional coconut oil)

¼ - ½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk (optional but adds more creaminess)

1/8 tsp organic vanilla...

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