CLEANSE.

I just completed a 2 week cleanse (one where you eat food)*. I've done this particular cleanse a few times and it always leaves me feeling refreshed, invigorated, and just generally better. I'm trying to pay more close attention to my body and, when my allergies are flaring or my skin is acting abnormally, I'll do a cleanse to give myself a fresh start. The first 2 days are torture (think Boo Box and you are Glenn Close in pirate drag), but the last few though I haven't watched this movie can best be summed up by that scene in Titanic where they are standing at the helm of the ship. 

I eat fairly healthily and treat my body relatively well on a regular basis, but I never stick to as strict a diet as I am on this cleanse so by day 14 I'm kind of king of the world. There are a lot of things I love in life and most of them are food related, but, if you are what you eat, try not to turn yourself into a Sausage Egg McMuffin with Cheese.

So if you are in need of some healthy recipes or inspiration for a balanced lifestyle, these are some of my favorite places to look: My New Roots, Naturally Ella, The Hungry Australian, and A House in the Hills.

*I purchase the 365 Whole Body Cleanse that comes with a regimen of Fiber, Milk Thistle, and an herbal supplement while eating a diet of only fruits, vegetables, nuts, and brown rice as my only grain because of its high fiber content and some science reasons why that's helpful blah blah science blah.