Is the supplement aisle at Whole Foods going to start taking over the real estate from the leeks, pear cider and paper towels? I’m fairly proud of my ability to efficiently navigate the aisles but I find myself overwhelmed when I step foot among the long rows of colorful, little bottles. So being the curious type, I thought I would do a little research to help shed light on the complicated world of supplements.
As Summer's successor, Fall is a legitimate season to let our disgestive systems rest. A perfect time of year to hop-skip-jump on over to your local farmers market to buy a bounty of produce and whip up a party for your insides - aka, time to cleanse! One of our most favorite times of year, CAN CAN is happy to announce, CAN CAN Fall is here! Party time!
Since becoming a nutritionist, the most common question I hear (hands-down!) is, "How can I lose weight?" But that's actually only half of the question. There are plenty of crash diets or that eliminate extra pounds almost instantaneously, so the important - yet unspoken - part of the question is, "And how do I keep it off?"
I launched CAN CAN Cleanse in San Francisco in December 2010. In the months leading up to the launch, I was juicing, blending and brewing up cleanses in my cozy SF apartment. My 3 roommates wondering what the heck I was doing staying up until well past midnight making "witch potions" yet always being so gracious and supportive allowing me to reign over the kitchen to the sound of my juicer and use every nook and cranny of the refrigerator (EB, Vale & Kristi, I'm so lucky to still call you all friends!)
Fats have been getting a bad rap since the 1990s--in the age of Skittles and Snackwells--when Fat Free diets were praised and those foods on which our ancestors thrived for years (butter, yogurt, lard) were discouraged. As a result, many of us are ingrained to think that the fat free yogurt or the skim milk options are more healthy. We even avoid butter at all costs because we believe saturated fats will clog your arteries.