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Glowing Skin in 3 Ingredients or Less

by Rebecca on November 4, 2013, no comments

Your perfect skin? Now it’s possible and might we add, deliciously so! Here are 3 ingredients to help your skin stay young and luminous as long as you like.

Cucumbers: Crisp and refreshing, cucumbers are natural dieuretics that cleanse the blood, cool excess heat from the body, and most importantly purify the skin. Lucky for you, at Urban Remedy, all of our juice cleanses incorporate cucumber-y goodness. Yum!

 Carrots: Crunchy and delicious carrots support liver function and digestion. They are also high in Vitamin A, which benefits the immune system and the skin. Anti-age with a swig of our After Party juice and get the glowing skin you deserve.

Tumeric: Turmeric, used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, is a spice hailed for its anti-inflammatory prowess. While often prescribed to treat digestive and liver problems, tumeric can also help clear and prevent skin diseases. Try adding a dash of tumeric to your next dish and boost your skin healthy.

Ingredient Spotlight: Lemon

by Rebecca on October 30, 2013, no comments

Feeling under the weather? Try adding lemon to your diet! The citrusy punch of lemon is sure to boost your health and awaken your insides. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and bioflavonoid, which benefit the liver and may clear mucus. At Urban Remedy, all of our cleanses are brimming with lemony goodness to rejuvenate your liver and revive your inner wellness goddess!

3 Tips for all Natural Power Packed Snacks

by Neka on October 24, 2013, no comments

When the afternoon rolls around and your tummy starts rumbling… it’s snack time! An afternoon snack is the perfect opportunity to refuel with a healthy treat. Whether you are hiking outdoors, trapped in the office, or packing your child’s afternoon school surprise, a nutritious snack gives your body natural energy to power through the rest of the day.

 Krispy Kale Chips

Satisfy your salty cravings by substituting regular potato chips with gluten-free raw kale chips. Salty and crunchy, this gluten-free option supports stomach health, while eliminating the inflammation and fatigue that would come with a gluten-filled greasy choice. At Urban Remedy, we make our kale chips sesame crusted or cheesy!

Eat a Date, Mate

Reach for a sweet chewy date the next time you are craving that sugary afternoon snack. Dates are high in fiber absorbing LDL-cholesterol, and naturally replenish energy levels. At Urban Remedy, we make our gluten-free cookies with dates, and they are sinfully delicious…

Screw Soda… Reach for Herbal Lemonade

Put that soda down! Try making some fresh herbal lemonade to rev up on those dreary fall afternoons. Natural sweeteners like stevia and agave nectar maintain steady blood sugar levels, supporting a consistent mood… while fresh herbs like mint cool the body down in the heat. Mixing fresh lemon juice with all natural stevia or agave nectar, some water, and a sprig of mint makes for an afternoon sipper refreshing for any age!

Be a Bedtime Yogi

by Rebecca on October 22, 2013, one comment

Your deepest sleep? It’s only a pose away!

After a busy day, your racing mind can be the biggest obstacle between you and a good night’s sleep. Here at Urban Remedy, we know a deep sleep is one of the simplest ways to reboot your healthy body. However, dozing off? That’s not always an easy feat. If you have trouble falling asleep try becoming a bedtime yogi! Even after your busiest day, adding a few simple yoga poses into your nighttime routine can ensure a seamless descent into dreamland.

 Invert to Calm Down

Lay down with your back on the bed, scoot your butt against the wall, and stretch your legs straight up onto the wall. Raising your legs above your heart not only stretches your hamstrings, but it also increases circulation to the brain, calming your mind and preparing you for your exciting dreams ahead.

Twist Away your Day

Seated on the bed cross your left arm over your right leg and twist to face the wall behind you. Hold, and then switch sides. This simple twist stretches your back and massages your organs releasing any of the day’s remaining stress and toxins.

Hug it Out

Lie down on your back, hugging your knees to your chest and slowly rock from side to side. Enjoy this light back massage while stretching your lower back. After a day sitting in your office or car this pose gently rocks you to sleep like a physical lullaby.

 Thirsty before Bed? Relax with some cashew milk. Add some cinnamon for a hint of warm spice. We make our cashew milk with cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet dreams indeed!

Tonight, quiet your body with these simple poses and doze off into your deepest sleep yet. Dream sweet, and enjoy a restful night for an energized tomorrow!

Hung Over? Hang Upside Down!

by Rebecca on October 17, 2013, no comments

Just One of 5 Quick Tips for Catching and Curing Your Worst Hangover Before it Hits

 Oops! You overdid it. The night ran late, overly boozy and totally wild, and now your hangover is well on its way. No need to panic! You can cure even the worst hangover before it hits. Here are five ways you can heal your worst hangover before it ruins the rest of your day!

 Juice it Out: Get yourself over to the grocery store for some ginger to settle that stomach, paired with some beets and carrots to support liver function. Whip them all together for a cleansing juice to filter out those lingering after party toxins.

We make our after party juice with apple and lemon for even more flavor and detoxifying goodness.

 Turn that Hangover Upside Down! No time for a trip to the grocery store? Hoist those legs into the air for a quick shoulder stand. This yoga inversion increases blood circulation, clearing the mind, and enlivening your organs with fresh hangover-free fuel for an energized rest of your day.

 Stop! Banana Time: Bananas are high in potassium, one of the essential minerals your body craves when that hangover hits. Snack on a banana and reboot your potassium levels for quick hangover prevention.

For added crunch try banana brittle, the perfect potassium-rich snack!

Hydrate Your Way to Happy: Water. You need water. Hangovers mainly hurt because alcohol dehydrates the body. Rehydrating is the easiest way to kiss that pesky hangover goodbye. Drink a glass of water before bed, or right when you wake up to hydrate away that hangover.

Looking for a deeper, more flavorful cleanse? Refresh with a juice for maximum hydration!

Sweat Yourself Cured: Yes, you may want to crawl into bed, draw your blackout shades, and binge watch Netflix, but a walk outdoors is such a better option. Sweating naturally sheds those bodily toxins from your night on the town. Even an easy stroll around the block can get your heart pumping enough to cure your funk. So hop out of bed and let your sweat work its magic!

 Helplessly hung over? Not anymore. Catch and cure even your worst hangover before its too late. Revive your body, and guys… party on!

E3 Live: Superfood and Your Heart’s New BFF

by Rebecca on October 14, 2013, 17 comments

E3 live, or blue-green algae, is a Superfood with a wide variety of health benefits, but the underlying reason for its amazing impact on the body’s overall function is its astoundingly high levels of chlorophyll.

What is Chlorophyll?

Basically, chlorophyll cells are the fraternal twins to hemoglobin cells, the building blocks of our bloodstream. The only difference between the two is that at the center of hemoglobin lies iron, whereas the center of chlorophyll houses magnesium.

 But What does it Do?

Since these cells are remarkably similar, chlorophyll can actually aid the job of hemoglobin. It can rebuild our blood cells, thereby increasing our blood cell supply. This increase results in a wonderful domino effect, making more blood cells available, thereby reducing the heart’s workload pumping blood throughout the body, conserving energy, and promoting mental calm. Talk about super!

Research also links E3 Live to increased white blood cell migration throughout the body. E3 Live actually improves immunity levels by actively getting more immune system cells to areas in need of help, keeping your cells protected when bacteria and viruses attack. Superfood? More like Super hero!

 Taste E3 Live in the Urban Remedy Super Green Juice Cleanse, and feel super inside and out!

Nanized Tinctures: Waste Less Nutrition

by Rebecca on October 10, 2013, one comment

Here at Urban Remedy, we get a lot of questions about nanization and tinctures when people ask about our nutrition Spikes. If I’m eating healthy, why would I need a supplement? Today is the day we settle all the confusion!

What You Didn’t Know about Your Nutrition

Eating right has always been a cornerstone of nutritional doctrine, however did you know that oftentimes nutrients you consume are never actually absorbed into your body? No matter how healthy we keep our diets, nutrients are often wasted. Some are over-consumed thus overhauling the body’s ability to absorb all of the nutrition coming its way, and leaving many nutrients unused, while others are simply consumed in a form that cannot assimilate into our various bodily systems. What a waste!

Now there are other options. Adding nanized tinctures into your diet is a great way to boost nutrient assimilation, or absorption, into the body.

What is Nanization?

Nanization is the molecular process that breaks down herbal compounds into nano-sized phytonutrients to facilitate digestion. Basically, nutrients are nanized, or pre-digested and cut up into teeny tiny little particles so that they can be better absorbed into your body, increasing nutrient assimilation.

At Urban Remedy, we offer a variety of different spikes comprised of perfectly dosed nanized tinctures that target a wide range of symptoms. Paired in conjunction with our juices and smoothies, these spikes can increase nutrient assimilation, helping you waste less of the good stuff!

Cold and Flu Season? Catch Us If You Can…

by Rebecca on September 18, 2013, no comments

Foods as Cold and Flu Season Remedies

 Cold and Flu season is upon us, unfortunately. At Urban Remedy we were wondering if eating certain foods can help you avoid catching the cold and/or flu? We’ve found… they actually can! This year, beat the bug! Feed your body the right foods to help reduce your chances of contracting cold or flu viruses.

 Carrots: Carrots are high in Vitamin A, which supports your immune system. Whether you eat them raw as a crunchy afternoon snack or blended into a juice, carrots are a great snack for an immunity boosted you.

At Urban Remedy, we use carrots in our Beam juice. Brighten your week with this sweet treat!

Garlic: The antioxidant properties of garlic help support immunity and maintain healthy blood circulation. Pack a snack of kale chips for a garlicky and delicious cold and flu fighting remedy.

Acai: Antioxidant-full superfruit acai berries contain high levels of omega fats that fuel healthy immune systems. Our Greenberry smoothie is brimming with all of the acai goodness you’ll need to battle even the toughest viruses.

Need a stronger immunity boost? Try our Immuno immunity nutritional supplement! Paired with a juice or just on its own, this nutritional supplement filled with nanized tinctures feeds your body all of the immune system building goodness it needs to weather cold and flu season without a single sneeze.

 This cold and flu season, fight viruses from the inside out. Rest up and outsmart any cold or flu with an immunity boosting diet!

Super Sweets: Natural Sweeteners that are Actually Good for You

by Neka on August 21, 2013, 9 comments

Healthy alternatives to sugar
      Satisfying your sweet tooth and snacking healthy are no longer mutually exclusive. At Urban Remedy, we couldn’t go without our sweets and so have found yummy substitutes for refined sugars. We’re just here to help satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you slender.

What Is So Bad about Refined Sugar?

      Refined is an adjective best kept away from your sugar. White, or refined, sugar has gone through a purification process that eliminates all vitamins and minerals, with little more than a remote possibility of nutritional value, and creating a product that is “pure” and easy to duplicate. We hate to break it to you, but the only thing pure about white sugar is that it is purely unhealthy.
      Without any of the vitamins or minerals of raw, natural sugar cane, eating white sugar satisfies your taste buds and adds calories to your diet without supplying your body with any vitamins or minerals of nutritional value. What a waste!

Sweet Substitutes

      Now, finding natural sweetening substitutes for sugar has never been easier. Here are two great options for sugar substitutes!

Stevia

Stevia is a 100% natural sweetener derived from plant leaves. Free of carbohydrates, calories, and caffeine, stevia is a wonderful solution to satisfy your sweet cravings.
At Urban Remedy, we use stevia in our pineapple coconut protein shake. Drink up for a quick trip to your sweetest paradise!

Agave

Agave Nectar has a low glycemic index, which provides sweet flavor without the unhealthy blood sugar spike associated with white sugars. This sweetener is big on yum and long on fun!
You can find agave nectar in our brittles and other meals in the bottle!
Dates

Dates are high in fiber absorbing LDL-cholesterol and naturally replenish energy levels, making them the perfect natural candy. At Urban Remedy, we make our gluten-free cookies with dates, and they are sinfully delicious. At home you can throw 1-2 in a smoothie, use them as a sweetener in recipes, or pop one in your mouth for a tasty sweet treat.

          Next time your sweet tooth has you craving sugar, satisfy it naturally! Feed it a naturally sweet treat, for a satisfying snack and a healthy body! Dessert is finally good for you. What a sweet deal!

4 Foods That Actually Protect Your Kidneys

by Neka on August 12, 2013, 7 comments

Healthy Kidneys… Longer Life… Loads More Fun!

5 foods that protect kidneys

Jane E. Brody of The New York Times recently investigated kidney cancer, a lesser-funded, yet vast-reaching killer among cancer species. Our kidneys are important as they rid waste from the bloodstream, and emit important hormones that stimulate our bone marrow’s production of red blood cells, maintain our calcium levels, and regulate our blood pressure levels. High-profile work if you ask us!

Studies have shown that diet can significantly affect one’s chances for developing kidney cancer. Scared you’re at risk? Luckily, our bodies are resilient! Knowing which kidney-friendly foods to eat can actually help you strengthen and maintain the health of your kidneys, and live longer!

  • Diabetes is a common risk factor in the development of kidney cancer. Studies have found links between the nutritional value of superfood chia seeds and diabetes prevention. Filled with healthy omega-oils, easily digestible proteins, & antioxidants, chia seeds are easily blended into any juice or smoothie, and add tasty crunch simply sprinkled over a salad. At Urban Remedy, we use chia seeds when blending up a green smoothie!
Health benefits of chia seeds
  • Sweet and tangy, raspberries purify the blood, benefiting the kidneys as well as the liver. We love raspberries in the Warrior juice in our Signature Juice Cleanse!
Juice cleanse from Urban Remedy
  • Cardamom is actually prescribed medicinally in some cultures to break down kidney stones. Nourish your kidneys with a healthy dose of cardamom… on us!
The health benefits of Cardamom
  • Unlike white sugars, agave nectar contains a low glycemic index, which creates natural sweetness without causing unhealthy blood sugar spikes. Steady blood sugar levels keep organs like the kidneys… involved in sifting through our blood and weeding out toxins… functioning at a constant rate rather than overworking them during sudden rapid increases. Urban Remedy brittles are sweetened with a touch of agave for that perfect kidney-aiding taste.

Good kidney health is well worth the trouble of restructuring your diet. Add these ingredients into the mix for a longer life, a happier body, and more energy for all of your summer fun!