Refresh Your Whole Life
If the holidays have left you feeling sluggish, bloated, and maybe even a little blue ( coming down from the holiday high can do this), we have some great ways to reinvigorate your health, body, beauty routine, and life. And these suggestions can work for anyone.
One of my favorites is “7 Ways to Refresh Your Life” on p. 30. Author Michele Burklund, ND, shares her top natural techniques for winter skincare, cold and fl u prevention, and more. Trying oil cleansing, using warming herbs, and fi lling up on nourishing soups and winter superfoods are just a few of her cold- weather health secrets.
Looking for the perfect weight- loss plan to start off your New Year? Writer Lisa Turner has the scoop on fi ve of today’s most popular diets, including the ketogenic diet, Whole30, and intermittent fasting. See “Fab Five” on p. 38 to learn about what works and what doesn’t.
Read about another diet trend in “The Carb- Cycling Trap” on p. 26 by author and radio show host Kat James. Although currently all the rage in diet circles, carb cycling is a questionable practice, according to James. “The idea of planning weekly carb eating ‘ cycles’ is— at least from my decades of personal and observational experience— akin to a self- imposed slippery slope that people consistently regret,” she says.
There’s a lot more packed into the issue to help you feel fantastic, from fi nding creative ways to eat more greens this year to making easy fruit smoothies to enhancing your genetic health with specifi c supplements and diet choices.
The New Year is the ideal time to recommit to your health and plan positive goals for yourself. Wishing you the very best for 2019. Happy New Year!