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While the use of activated charcoal in wellness “shots,” lattes and face masks may seem like a new trend, this purifying nutrient has been used in ancient Ayurvedic, Egyption and Traditional Chinese medicine practices dating back to 1,500 B.C. It is known for its ability to bind to poisons, heavy metals and other toxins flushing [ continue reading → ]

As the days slowly become longer and brighter they awaken life all around. Just as green leaves emerge from barren branches and crocuses poke their way through the melting snow, it’s natural to feel a rush of vibrancy and renewal… which begs the question: what do we do to harness the power of this season? [ continue reading → ]

It’s 2 am and the clock is ticking… VERY… Slowly. Does this sound familiar? You my dear are NOT alone. Insomnia is a [frustrating] reflection of a deep deficiency or in some cases a hormonal pattern that merely needs to be recalibrated. No more band aids, you deserve resolution especially since, we both know a [ continue reading → ]

SLEEP is a form of nourishment. In practice I call it vitamin S. It affects everything from our emotions to digestion + metabolism. While sleep may just seem like another form of rest [that can be replicated while awake in some other way] the time spent in dreamland has an even more powerful impact on [ continue reading → ]

Rituals. By definition they are ceremonious acts, done precisely and methodically with love and devotion.  While often used to describe religious or spiritual practices, I argue that a skincare routine should be approached with a ritualistic devotion. By elevating this potentially mundane daily task to a moment of spa-like serenity I promise that both your [ continue reading → ]

Breakouts – ugh! Pimples always have a way of popping up at the most inopportune times, but those that appear monthly with our cycle can be the most frustrating of all. We know they are coming, they visit every month, but we just can’t seem to get them under control. Well, I’m here to tell [ continue reading → ]

No = Joy. The two sound contradictory, right? Before you answer, pause… take a deep breath! And now think hard about the last time you truly said no to clear free space in your schedule.  If you’re like me, that may be a distant memory. But guess what? The word “no” is the lock and [ continue reading → ]

With thanksgiving RIGHT around the corner, every blog, market, and cooking show is bursting at the seams with creative ways to serve a memorable meal on November 22. Rarely though is there a practical solution regarding how to maintain a SANE perspective when the frantic feeding frenzy begins. Don’t lose hope. There IS a way [ continue reading → ]

Mirror, mirror on the wall… This is the start of the well-known mantra by the Evil Queen in Snow White on her journey to become the fairest of them all.  Desperate and crazed to hold the title of most beautiful, she feeds Snow White a poisonous apple in an attempt to kill her.  Unfortunately for [ continue reading → ]

Those of you who are Simply Nourished fans know we loooove to preach the benefits of good fats in the diet. Besides being your body’s preferred fuel source, fat helps you feel full longer, is needed for the absorption of vitamins, and is a building block for cell membranes and hormones. What IS clear is [ continue reading → ]