5 Basics You Need To Know When Starting A Paleo Program

You have decided to embark on a whole food, happily grown, fresh-caught, well-sourced food plan. Welcome to your paleo program. There are many benefits to making the switch to a paleo lifestyle, but there are a few rules of the game to which you must adhere. Some paleo principles, if not followed, will leave the results you are hoping for unrealized. So, what are the basic premises of your new plan? To set a strong foundation, let me give you five“paleo pillars.” Ditch Dairy: Yup,“Sorry cheese, bye-bye ice cream,” Here is the deal with dairy. Dairy products are, unfortunately, thought …

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Benefits of Sunlighten’s mPulse 3-in-1®Sauna Providing Near Infrared Therapeutic Healing

Near infrared light therapy is the science of photobiomodulation. It uses invisible, near-infrared wavelengths between 700 and 1200 nm (nanometers) delivering energy to cells, stimulating healing and relieving pain. Infrared light therapy has been proven effective by hundreds of studies all over the world(1). What is the Difference Between Red Light (Laser) and Near Infrared (LED) Light Therapy? Red light therapy is part of the visible light spectrum; between 630 nm to 700 nm. It is used to help rejuvenate the skin and offers relief from inflammation and assists with wound healing. Near Infrared is delivered through LED (Light Emitting …

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Toxin-Free Spring Cleaning

The changing of the seasons gives ample opportunity to press restart and begin anew. This month prepare for the warm weather by purifying your body and home. A natural approach can ensure less toxin exposure for you and your family. Are you aware of the toxins surrounding you? Toxins Found in the Home Americans on average spend 90 percent of their time indoors – where air quality is poor. Often indoor air quality is two to five times worse than that found outdoors. Toxins such as radon, lead, and asbestos can all be found in the home. Radon is an …

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4 Tips to Spring into Wellness

It’s something said every year, but it’s true- it’s been a long winter. But as the snow melts and we move into spring, there is still plenty of time to get into better shape before beach season. That said, it can seem overwhelming scrolling through your feed looking for some healthy inspiration – taking the first leap is the difficult part for many of us. Healthy tips like the ones below can help get you started on the journey. Use all available resources Schedule fitness time with a friend to increase accountability (you will not want to let them down!), …

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Mini-Fasting: A Super-Strategy for Health and Beauty

As a nutritionist, I know that eating the right foods is a powerful way to stay slim, young, and strong. But here’s something else I know: Sometimes, you get even more powerful results by not eating. I’m not talking here about those starvation diets that leave you weak and sick (and don’t work). Instead, I’m talking about an incredibly effective strategy called mini-fasting. As you may already know, mini-fasting is the quickest way to safely take off extra pounds. In fact, participants in my 10-Day Belly Slimdown, which involves eating only during a seven-hour time period (my “SLIM Window”), lost …

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18 Years Strong and Counting

It was more than two decades ago that my brother, Jason Lincoln Jeffers, found healing of his chronic illness from infrared treatments. Charged with a desire to offer that same wellness opportunity to others, Jason started Sunlighten 18 years ago this month. My husband, Aaron and I joined him on this journey – wow, what a ride! At Sunlighten, we want to change the way the world thinks about wellness. We are committed to innovating wellness products and services that empower you to improve your quality of life. We’re building a global community of businesses, consumers, and trusted experts to …

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Mindsets of a Pro-BMX Athlete

From beginning my career as a professional BMX athlete to being diagnosed, treated and recovering from 3 brain tumors as I entered my twenties. I became a certified holistic health coach on my never ending quest to find the perfect way of eating for my body–and my brain. While on this journey I have learned a lot and have gained a passion for sharing what I have learned with others. This post is a reflection of my mindset through my personal journey. I have been indirectly conditioned to deal with my feelings at a level most can’t comprehend. Health issues, …

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Is Your Liver Congested? How a Gentle Detox Can Help

To be alive today means to be exposed to a constant barrage of environmental toxins. We’re exposed to them through the air that we breathe, the foods that we ingest, and the personal care items, such as lotions, deodorants, hair products, and perfumes that meet our skin each day. While our bodies have an advanced detoxification system—led by the workhorse organ the liver—to filter out these toxins, it’s possible for a toxic backlog to occur and for liver function to suffer as a result. When this happens, a person might have what I refer to as a congested liver. This …

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Add a Sauna to Your Fitness Routine

For anyone who loves working out and living healthily, then the idea of “detoxifying the body” is definitely a known concept. You may have tried some cleanses or believe that sweating alone is enough. Turns out, you might be forgetting an important step in your fitness routine: visiting the sauna. Saunas come with multiple benefits, but today we’re going to discuss five enticing reasons why you need to visit a sauna.   What is a Sauna? A sauna, by definition, comes from an ancient Finnish word for ‘bathhouse’ and describes a small room or building where dry or wet heat …

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Top 3 Reasons I Use a Sunlighten Sauna

You may have read information on the internet about the benefits of infrared saunas and why you should own one in your home. But is there science to back up all the claims? Is sitting in a sauna really going to boost your health and wellbeing? Heat has been used for thousands of years as a method for reducing stress, detoxification, muscle healing and overall relaxation. Before focused light therapy was invented, saunas consisted of just a small fire built underneath an enclosed space. 100 years ago the infrared lamp saunas were created and have since become extremely popular for …

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