Forget about Setting New Year’s Intentions

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By: Bren Boston, MD Talk about setting yourself up for failure. Trying to make a decision about a behavioral change that you will stick with for 12 straight months is nonsense. What research shows is that it takes 3 weeks to form a new habit. So, this year, I encourage you to make separate monthly intentions starting with January 2020. Try it on, feel it out, see if it works for you or if it is even possible to mesh with the rest of your life. If you find it is not working, then, presto, you can make a new intention...

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Food Freedom

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

  The ultimate goal when it comes to eating and your relationship with food is freedom. Having food freedom means knowing you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but nevertheless choosing to eat nutrient dense, wholesome foods that nourish your body and mind.  It means making informed choices based on direct information from your body about how food makes you feel physically, not just emotionally. I know that some people have been denying themselves foods for years and when they do “cheat,” it is often followed by guilt. When you have food freedom there is no cheating or...

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Help! What Do I Do After Eating and Drinking Too Much This Holiday Season?

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 By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant   You’ve been SO good the whole year, eating clean nutrient dense foods, working out 3+ days a week, working more on your mindset & self care routine through meditation and gratitude journaling. Akasha is proud of you! So, you decide to treat yourself this holiday season - You try a slice... or two of you Aunt’s apple pie, you have one too many cocktails with friends, you are living and enjoying your life!  Akasha is still proud of you! Living an Akasha lifestyle is NOT about depriving yourself and missing out on lifeexperiences...

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December Nutrient of The Month: Alpha Lipoic Acid

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By: Amanda Miller MS, RN Clinical Integrative Nutrition Nurse Consultant   We all know that feeling... the shame of having to unbutton the top button of your jeans at the dinner table during the holiday season. There’s something about the warm, comfort food and being around family that can lead to overeating. So first, I suggest you check out my article on Holiday Detox on how to try to offset some of the holiday food coma. But I also want to talk about a nutrient that can help with that process. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is quite possibly one of the most powerful antioxidants...

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

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By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD   It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. This time of the year people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, Americans gain an average of 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year.   SO HOW DO YOU AVOID STRESSING YOUR GUT OUT OVER THE HOLIDAYS?   1 - START SMART Starting each...

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