It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is nearly here. It’s a time for celebration, gratitude, family, and for most of us, a little indulgence. It’s also a season where many of us grapple with the mental tug-of-war that is maintaining healthy habits while still enjoying the holiday season. Here are five tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle this season:
Everyone knows the old Welsh proverb that goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. What many people may not realize is that there is a surprising amount of truth in these wise words. Along with the banana, apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the world. Studies show that they can potentially be amazing for your skin as well as offering anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.
As Nourish Your Soul expands its reach and grows its community in Boston, we got to thinking about our mission as we take those steps forward. Our philosophy hasn’t changed since we first opened, but it seems like a great time to explain more of it, explain more about why we believe it, and share it with you.
One of the most delicious nuts out there, cashews also come with a big bonus: They’re extraordinarily good for you!
For starters, they contain zinc, which helps with collagen production. They’re also high in essential vitamins and minerals, are loaded with potent antioxidants, and are a solid source of copper, manganese, magnesium, and fiber.
For me, learning to let go has been (and continues to be) something I work on. It’s about getting to a new place in how we view situations and people—about coming from a place of love rather than fear, and about the importance of love for oneself and others. It’s so simple, yet so powerful.
Adding green juice to your diet is the best way to increase your life force energy. When we juice fruits and vegetables, we separate out the fiber, leaving the liquid that contains live enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. Removing the fiber allows the nutrients to be released immediately into your cells and bloodstream in a form that’s easy to assimilate.
So you just got through Halloween, and chances are good that your sugar consumption is at an all-time high. Thankfully, we’re here to help you get back on track.
As we head into the holiday season, don’t wait until January 1st to commit to making good choices. Make this holiday season a juicy one! Drinking green juice resets your body, helping you release old habits and make new ones.
Turmeric: A seriously powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant to write home about.
Eggs: Arguably nature’s most perfect food.
So given that, what if you could introduce the two of them under the most delicious of circumstances? That’s what we’ve done. I’d like you to meet them both, in our new breakfast powerhouse dish. Eat it once or twice a week, and then get ready for your physical health to change. Read on.
We’re kicking off our Grand Opening at Healthworks in Back Bay with brand new cleanses to encourage a brand new path of your healthiest fall living!
Even better, order any Nourish Your Soul cleanse by October 15th online, and use code CLEANSE10 and you’ll save 10%. Choose a 1- to 5-day cleanse at three different levels. Cleanses can be picked up at any of our three locations or delivered straight to your door.
Our fantastic two new cleanses include…
Our third location is officially here! We opened our doors today upstairs at Healthworks Back Bay (441 Stuart Street) in Copley Square, Boston. The location is completely open to the public, so you don’t have to be a Healthworks member to come by.
To hep us celebrate, please swing by tonight from 5-7 p.m. meet me and my wonderful team, sample some of our new offerings, and enter to win great prizes… including a one-day cleanse and fitness passes.
Here’s to new beginnings. I hope to see you tonight–and plenty more times after that in our new space!
We all know what happens at the beginning of every new season: We generally make a slew of big promises to ourselves that never wind up coming to fruition. Or we do well with them for a week or two, and then slip right back into our old self-destructive habits.
But so often, that’s because people jump right into overly ambitious goals without starting with a clean, healthy base structure. By that a mean, a clear head, a clean, toxin-free, healthy body, and the energy they need to focus on their next goals.
Whether you’ve got kids or not, September marks the beginning of a new year. A new season with new opportunities to create and change. It can be a time of self-evaluation and reflection as we move into a new season that offers us grounding energy, and we settle into routines and schedules. So take this time to manifest what you want for yourself and your family.
Whether you’re headed out of town with family and friends for Labor Day weekend or staying put and relaxing, odds are you’ll be taking advantage of the holiday to kick back and enjoy yourself. So, congrats! You deserve it. At the same time, of course, you want to be good to yourself so you don’t come back to reality (and September is always an especially busy reality, to be sure) next week feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation… just in order to recuperate.
It turns out mom was right when she told you to always say thank you. And not just because it’s polite, but also because it could seriously improve your overall health.
A movement called positive psychology has done several studies that show grateful people (meaning those who describe gratitude as a permanent rather than temporary in their everyday lives) tend to take better care of themselves, practice more healthful habits like diet and exercise, and in general, are far less stressed out.
When we think of dandelion greens, most of us picture a pesky summertime weed on our lawn. And yes, they certainly are that. But did you know they’re also a nutritional powerhouse—and a tasty one, at that?
Dandelion greens are a natural healer, with detoxing properties and loads of nutrients that are known for detoxifying the liver, acting as a diuretic for the body, promoting radiant skin, diminishing bloating, and helping bone health and weight loss.
Knowing how many of us are struggling to get ourselves in the right mindset to work out and get fit, I’m happy to welcome guest fitness expert Mike D’Angelo into the fold. Mike is an award-winning personal trainer and a certified expert in sports medicine; he trains some of Boston’s biggest names, and is himself an internationally ranked bodybuilder. One of his biggest specialties, though, is in motivating his clients to work out and feel as healthy as they can. Here’s his third contribution to our site:
My last post was all about motivating yourself to get in great shape, and what we all need to do to keep ourselves focused to do that. But now the question is, once you’ve started to reach your goals, how do you keep yourself focused?
What’s more refreshing and nutritious than sipping on our watermelon mint juice? Not much at all, thanks to its main ingredient—that perennial summer favorite, the watermelon.
Sweetly delicious on its own, the fruit is made even more crave-worthy when we add the bright flavor of mint. But even if it weren’t as tasty as it is, we’d still want to eat it for health reasons.
A finely ground, bright emerald-green tea powder, matcha has been a focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 900 years. The Buddhist monks honored it as a health elixir for its potential to heighten concentration and enhance the metabolism.
The organic tea is high in antioxidants called catechin polyphenols, which are linked to everything from decreased cancer risk and reduced cholesterol and blood pressure to boosted metabolism.
It’s also high in antioxidants; one cup provides five times the amount of any other food. Antioxidants are responsible for fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger looking skin, and an increased immune system.
So you’re nearing the end of your cleanse (or are thinking ahead to when you will be)? Transitioning back to everyday healthy eating doesn’t have to be tricky; it can actually be pretty darn easy and downright delicious.
Take, for example, this fresh springtime favorite that we love at Nourish Your Soul. It employs unsweetened coconut milk instead of the unusual milk or cream, which keeps things light and healthy. The whole thing takes less than 30 minutes to make, and can be done days ahead of time so when you need a simple meal, just open the fridge and reheat. That also makes it the perfect dish to incorporate into your #springfittraining regimen. Enjoy!
The bees are back! Warm weather has them about to buzz back into action, which means we get to reap the benefits of their pollen—a powerhouse of health-rich elements for our bodies and brains. At Nourish Your Soul, we offer it as an add-on to any smoothie.
For starters, it contains up to 40% high-quality protein (more than any animal product) and all of the essential amino acids, making it an excellent food for nourishing the brain and building strength.