Your Guide to Better Oral Health Through Oil Pulling

We all want whiter teeth and prettier smiles, and in this modern age, numerous products promise them to us. But not all approaches are created equal. Whitening strips cause sensitivity and eat away enamel, while over-brushing can cause abrasion and pain. The solution? An old folk remedy that can transform both the color of your teeth as well as your overall oral health: oil pulling.

The Benefits of Oil Pulling

Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for a sustained amount of time, giving it a chance to cut through plaque and buildup while leaving your tooth enamel intact. Oil pulling More >

The Health Benefits of Meditation

Many people believe the only purpose of meditation is to relieve stress. But in reality, the practice actually offers a variety of additional mental and physical health benefits that go far beyond relaxing during times of anxiety. Understanding what meditation is and how it affects wellness are key factors to consider before learning how to meditate.

What Exactly is Meditation?

Meditation is a mind and body practice long associated with increased calmness, physical relaxation, coping with illnesses, enhanced psychological balance and overall well-being. There are many types of meditation, but each usually contains four elements:

  • A quiet area with minimal distractions
  • A comfortable posture, More >

9 Detox Foods to Add to Your Diet

We’re bombarded with harmful substances every day. Pollutants in the air, additives in our food, and harmful chemicals in household products can have adverse effects on our mood, behavior, energy levels, and overall health. Luckily, nature has gifted us with a variety of healthy foods that can cleanse these irritants from our bodies.

Almonds

Almonds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which work together to remove cholesterol and purify the blood. They also contain high amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper, and vitamin E. With a low glycemic index and beneficial vegetable proteins, almonds help control blood sugar and promote More >

9 Smoothie Recipes for a Smart Diet

We love smoothies at Sunlighten! Smoothies make an excellent snack, a good pre-workout meal, or a fantastic on-the-go breakfast (as much as we’d love for life to always go as planned, smoothies make up for those days when you’re running late and need to fuel up in the morning). What’s more, if you choose the right ingredients, including whole fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins, smoothies can pack a powerful nutritional punch.

There are so many great smoothie recipes out there, and today we’re going to share some staff favorites from smoothie enthusiasts, Tess Masters and Kris Carr . Whether you are More >

Sunlighten Empowers Wellness Around the Globe

Last month in our blog, Sunlighten saunas announced an exciting new partnership with Massage Green Spa, which has successfully opened and sold development rights to more than 470 spa locations in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Colorado and California. Sunlighten co-owners Aaron and Connie Zack, and Massage Green Spa founder Allie T. Mallad connected on The American Dream Show to announce the partnership, where they also touched upon Sunlighten’s global expansion.

As Sunlighten expands and becomes even more accessible in the United States, we are also extending our focus internationally, empowering people around the world to improve their quality of life with innovative wellness products. Headquartered More >

What is Functional Medicine?

The UltraWellness Center states that “Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of a disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.”

According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, functional medicine is changing the way people are viewing medicine in the United States. As our society sees the continued rise in the number of people suffering More >