Coming into the season of Christmas cookies and baked goods EVERYWHERE.....I am SO excited to have discovered a fabulous blend of herbs called Sweet Change. I heard several rave reviews about it before I was finally moved to try it out myself, and boy was I glad I did!!! Sweet Change was created to help eliminate cravings, support blood sugar levels, detoxify the liver, combat stress eating, and calm the mind!!! Doesn't that just sound like a holiday life-saver!!!! Not only will this be a great addition to your life, but it also makes a wonderful gift for your sister with a sweet tooth, or your friend who is making a New Year's resolution to eat healthier.
Lets talk about taste. The blend of herbs in Sweet Change are bitter by design, on par with the wisdom of Chinese Medicine. Different tastes and flavors have specific effects on the organs in the human body. The flavor and tastes of a food, spice, or herb help to determine the therapeutic effect. For more info about how Sweet Change helps to rebalance the flavor spectrum of the American diet, click here. Basically, Sweet Change provides a flavor that is missing from the average diet, and makes it easier to make healthier, fresher food choices. To me, the bitter taste was very palatable, didn't linger on the tongue, and I even noticed a hint of a maple syrup aftertaste :)
After implementing Sweet Change into my daily routine, I noticed myself having way less interest in both sweet and salty treats that before would have tempted me. The batch of brownies on the counter at Grandma's house didn't even make me think twice. The herb blend was created for food cravings, but people have also been having luck with using it to curb other negative habits like smoking or alcohol overconsumption.
I can't wait to hear YOUR success stories about this amazing herb!!! Contact me here to get more info or purchase Sweet Change today!!!
The change of seasons can be a tough time health-wise for lots of people, if they are not prepared and proactive about their self care. In Chinese medicine, the season of Fall is related to the lungs energetically. This means that physical issues relating to the lungs, such as colds, cough, weak immune function, or even bronchitis can arise. This also means that emotional releases of grief or "letting go" may come up for us as we shift into Fall energy. From a Chinese medicine perspective, the chilly winds that blow the leaves from the trees can also carry pathogens into our bodies, and cause chronic pain to worsen, or new aches to arise. The beauty of knowing these things, is that we can prepare and support our bodies to ensure a more graceful and easeful transition! First of all, an easy and important tip: protect your neck!!! In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), the neck is called the "wind gate". If not protected with a scarf, hat, coat, and/or hood, the neck is vulnerable to winds that carry pathogens into the body. We have all experienced this at one time or another, where we have been outside in windy weather without a coat, and afterwards feel achy or "chilled to the bone", and then wake up sick the next day! So, remember your scarf when you head outside!
Here are some self care practices to consider this fall for immune system support and maximum health:
*Keep in mind, this list is a great place to start, but there are TONS of other ways to support your body that are specific to your individual needs. I would love to assist in this process in any way that I can!
I found myself thinking today as I was doing some meal prepping for the week, "If the people who think vegans only eat leaves and twigs could see this food, they'd be shocked!" Among the meals on my counter were zucchini chickpea scramble, mini veggie frittatas, creamy potato kale soup, and vegan queso. Every single meal is whole food based, gluten free, vegan, and organic!!! I am feeling very blessed to be surrounded by such nourishing and healing food, and wanted to share these delicious recipes with anyone who has the desire to eat for health, but feels it is out of their reach. I have included the links below...enjoy!!!
Caitria is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and intuitive guide. She specializes in pediatrics, pregnancy, and postpartum care. Caitria LOVES to share information to empower YOU, wherever you are on your healing journey.