Golden milk’s featured ingredient is turmeric. But let me catch you up to speed on why this golden-colored spice (hence the name golden milk) is, well, the spice of life. Turmeric contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and heart-protective properties. Moreover, another of the golden milk health benefits is that turmeric helps normalize your blood sugar levels. This is super important if you’re trying to lose weight or detox.
Intermittent fasting might sound like a desperate weight loss starvation protocol to some, but it’s quite the opposite. In fact, you can eat until your belly’s content and still lose weight—but only within a specific window of time.
The latest, greatest oil I’m making room for in my kitchen is CBD oil. It’s extracted from the marijuana plant, but don’t worry because it won’t get you high. That is, unless you experience the natural high you’ll feel from the relief of pain, insomnia, anxiety, and the other potential benefits CBD oil may offer. Just make sure it’s legal in your state!
There’s a simple way to feel energetic, focused, healthy – and even slim down: replace breakfast with my Green Drink or Tropical Smoothie for 30 Days. I invite you to take the 30 Day Green Drink Challenge. (It’s actually not that challenging but if you complete the challenge you’ll be amazed at your health.)
I hope you had a great summer! Did you indulge and eat lots of barbecue and toss a few back? No worries! But now that summer is almost over, are you still eating and drinking like every day is the 4th of July? If so, it’s time to get serious about slimming down. Fall is just around the corner and you want to fit into those skinny jeans! I have the easiest solution for dropping a size within one week….
When it comes to cleansing and detoxing, most people associate just one organ with the process: the liver. But there’s far more to detoxification than the liver. While it’s true the liver plays a critical role in breaking down heavy metals and other toxins from the body, there’s another organ I want you to know about that’s just as important.
There’s some really bad things about nitrites. And maybe you’re already familiar with the fact that nitrites in processed meats are carcinogenic. Sorry to burst your bacon-loving bubble, but yeah, that means bacon and sausage can cause cancer. So does lunch meats (deli slices), hot dogs, and even those fancy cured salamis that you see in the wine and cheese section of Whole Foods.
I’m bringing sexy back … by flossing. I know, I know, flossing is like the least sexiest thing in the world. And when you’re dead tired and can’t wait to get in bed, it’s the last thing you feel like doing.
Oh my what months of social distancing has done. Summer clothes show all – especially the Covid-10 pound weight gain. The beaches are open (with precautions) and feeling and looking good means taking off the flab.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard from a new customer that reaches out to tell me they previously did a cleanse but their symptoms came back shortly after.
In response, I ask them what brand of cosmetics they use, and hair care products, lotions, laundry detergent, household cleaners, toothpaste and perfume. I also ask them if they use plug-in air fresheners and spray deodorizers.
For the many people I hear from who are new to the concept of natural health, most of the brands these people use are not all-natural. And these common everyday household cleaners, beauty- and personal care products are making people sick.
Happy Easter! What’s more traditional than decorating Easter Eggs? But what is in all of those nasty dyes that we’ve been using on our food all of these years? Healthy Easter egg dye is easy to make. You can save money buying artificial dyes and get creative this year with household items you already have.
I tried to think of appropriate yoga poses to go along with St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns are said to like hopping and dancing on one leg so in dedication to our little leprechauns, we are practicing Tree Pose.
I’m not bragging, but I jumped on to the kale bandwagon long before the wagon rolled out of hipster neighborhoods and restaurants, serving kale chips and kale smoothies along the way. I may have jumped off other superfood bandwagons–mangosteen: that was fun while it lasted in the early 2000’s but açai berries won over my heart and tummy–but I plan on never abandoning you, kale, even if you do eventually lose hipster cred status.
Living with Type 1 Diabetes – When living with a non-insulin producing (i.e. broken) pancreas, caution is brought into almost every “no caution needed,” average situation.
You’ve probably heard of leaky gut but aren’t quite sure what it means. Your intestines are lined with a mucosal barrier. A thin (leaky) intestinal mucosal wall leaks undigested food particles, toxins and microorganisms (bacteria, etc.).
Cooking at home is important because of stay-at-home orders during the early stages of the pandemic, the continued closure of many restaurants nearly half a year later, and the apprehension of going out in public, more people are cooking at home these days. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing.
Thinking about doing a 21 day detox? With most detoxes, sticking with 21 days is a challenge. But we have 5 great tips for you to make sure you successfully and safely complete a 21 day detox.
If it’s organic, you’re not supposed to panic, right? But for those of you who love eggs and think organic eggs are super healthy, I have some bad news to share with you in a little bit…
How do I keep my cool during these times? I treat myself – and you should treat yourself too, because it keeps you healthier, and that is super important right now. Here’s how I keep my sh*! together….
There’s a good reason why mushrooms are one of the biggest trends in wellness. They deserve to wear capes for they are truly superfood heroes! Mushrooms are nutrition powerhouses, loaded with vitamins, minerals and lots of phytonutrients that you won’t see listed on nutrition labels.
Seaweed will ensure that you’re getting more minerals in your diet. Seaweed salad, dried seaweed “chips” and spirolina in smoothies are ways to get seaweed in your diet.
A plant-based fast-food burger with a bloody-red chewy texture that tastes just like a regular hamburger? Sound “Impossible” to you?
And so it starts… my @chefvlife 21 Day Detox! Feeling good. Feeling confident. Grateful for Tom as he’s been preparing @whole30 meals for us all week long, which I believe to have been a great way to transition into this detox.
All dietary minerals are important. But in 2020-2021, zinc just might be the most important. It’s received a lot of attention in research studies. That’s because zinc can help prevent viruses from replicating in cells.
You know it’s time for a detox. You haven’t been eating healthy. Your belly is chronically bloated. It takes you a couple cups of coffee in the morning to wake up from the dead. And when the caffeine eventually wears off, your mental clarity and energy are foggy and sluggish, respectively. Your skin is bumpy and dull, and your sleep patterns are erratic.
I think the biggest health trends of 2021 will be less fly-by-night and won’t be dictated by more youthful market drivers but permanent and predicated on people’s motivation to stay healthy during the pandemic.
Nutritional yeast lets you experience cheesiness without the dairy. That’s good news for people like me who feel bloated, weighed down after anything dairy.
I don’t think I drank any bad batches of booch. But the mistake I made was drinking it every day. I admit: I became addicted to it. And my addiction eventually caused problems. Mostly, I experienced bloating or an upset stomach. nb
I have an easy three-step solution for conquering the Quarantine 15… if like so many of us you have been baking bread and indulging in comfort food, while the gym is closed.
Doing a cleanse should be fun, not torture. Doing a Chef V cleanse is different. You’ll feel great during it and even better after!
Learn how to do a juice cleanse in the easiest, most affordable, and healthiest way possible so you can banish cravings for junk food once and for all!
Everyone knows a blended juice cleanse can benefit weight loss. But that’s just the beginning. For example, did you know a blended green juice can benefit your digestion, energy levels, and brain function?
Goji berries are one of my favorite fruits. The tart-tasting, bright-red berries are native to Asia. They’re loaded with antioxidants and are clinically-proven to have several incredible health benefits. I feature them in my snack recipe for Easy Trail Mix….
What’s the healthiest green drink? According to an article on Consumer Reports, some of the most popular brands fail to meet their strict criteria for what constitutes a healthy green juice. And according to what Consumer Reports says, my recipe has all the features they regard as healthy, and none of the unhealthy. My Green Drink passes with flying (green) colors!
Chef V Cleanse Success Story: Ambika is feeling healthy! -She says: “Check out the @ChefVlife Cleanse! I finished their 5-day cleanse – feeling FANTASTIC!!
Chef V’s Green Drink’s healthy benefits are proven by research. Here are five research backed benefits of green drink from Chef V
For Living Your Best Life, Eat This. Not That. You probably don’t need me to tell you to lay off the soda, donuts and Twinkies. But because of conflicting diet advice, certain foods that aren’t clearly junk seem to straddle the fence. Maybe it’s healthy. Maybe it’s not. Take eggs and butter, for instance. In […]
If you’re thinking doing a cleanse is too hard, think again. I’ve got some simple tips that make it super easy to follow.
Thinking about doing a cleanse because you haven’t been eating healthy lately? If so, what’s the best way to get your daily dose of veggies: through juice or a greens powder? Here’s what the experts say….