Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kick Those Sugar Blues!

thelifestylecafe_ketosis-1024x676Are you struggling with low energy, poor concentration, having trouble losing those extra holiday pounds, or feeling more pain and inflammation? You may be suffering from the sugar blues.

Taking the recipes, ideas and information from the forms below, you can start a sugar-free cleanse! Moderating your sugar intake can be helpful to a longterm lifestyle and nutritional change.


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General Sugar Information — Healthy Tips and Ideas to Reduce Sugar and Get Healthy:

Recipes and Detox How-Tos:

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Do You Tai Chi?

On Thursday, January 8th, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist Amy Rattenbury taught an introduction to Tai chi and Qigong.

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. This is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because tai chi is low impact, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who otherwise may not exercise. You may also find tai chi appealing because it’s inexpensive, requires no special equipment and can be done indoors or out, either alone or in a group.

The benefits of tai chi include:

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • Increased aerobic capacity
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Increased flexibility, balance and agility
  • Increased muscle strength and definition

Some evidence indicates that tai chi also may help:

  • Enhance quality of sleep
  • Enhance the immune system
  • Lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  • Improve joint pain
  • Improve symptoms of congestive heart failure
  • Improve overall well-being in older adults
  • Reduce risk of falls in older adults

Check out the full-length video of Amy’s Tai Chi & Qigong Thriving Thursdays class below which you can follow along at home to try out this amazing stress-busting, energy-boosting technique.

The Best Anti-Stress Drink for the Work Week

Do you know about the link between healthy magnesium and calcium levels and low stress?

Magnesium and calcium are fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for you to fully experience good health.

When we are under stress, our cells go through a change. Calcium levels becomes high which will contract and tense the muscles. The magnesium then pushes the calcium out of the cell and the cell is again in its resting, relaxed state.

Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong. This essential mineral helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is required for producing and storing energy. It’s easy to see why many researchers say that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium.

natural_calmThe Anti-Stress Drink

Natural Calm is the solution to both restoring a healthy magnesium level and balancing your calcium intake—the result of which is natural stress relief.

Natural Calm is the best-selling magnesium supplement on the market for over seven years in a row and is our January Supplement of the Month! Drink stress away naturally with The Anti-Stress Drink. For more information, watch the video below and find out how you can save on this amazing supplement!

Healthy Eating Kitchen Gadgets

Cooking your own food allows you to know exactly what you’re putting into your body. It’s easier to cut down on calories and fat when you have control over what ingredients you use. But the kitchen can also be overwhelming, especially for a newbie chef. To make things a little easier, we’ve rounded up the best new kitchen gadgets that will help make your experience both easier and healthier. You’ll never choose fast food over homemade again.

Check out the 25 kitchen gadgets elected by Daily Burn experts in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals.

  1. Just a Spritz
    Spraying instead of pouring oil with the Tabletop Oil Mister will remove extra fat from your dish.
    Find it here at for only $20.
  2. Keep It Clean
    Wiping down your counter doesn’t always get rid of all the germs. WonderTop Food Preperation Area can be thrown in the dishwater when you’re done cutting and seasoning raw meats.
    Find it here at for around $100.
  3. Blend Together
    The Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor can help you chop your salad, mash up potatoes, or make a cream-based soup.
    Find it here at for around $35.
  4. Have a Glass
    Know what’s in your fruit juice (no added sugar!) by making it yourself with this Omega 8004 Nutrition Center Juicer.
    Find it here at for over $200 with free shipping.
  5. Top It Off
    The liquid topping on […]