Eating for fertility is not unlike eating a regular healthy diet, but there are a few things in particular you want to look out for. And it is truly never too early to start planning for this stage of a mom-to-be’s life. In fact, the food you eat today affects eggs and sperms for the next 90 days.
We’re no stranger to the busy and sometimes hectic lifestyle that New York City brings. That doesn’t mean your health and wellness should be compromised. Our mission is to help New Yorkers make their wellness a priority. We were excited when editor Hannah Baxter contacted us about a story to try out “Goop Approved” products and living the #gooplife.
Let’s face it - we’re all stressed out. Meditation and mindfulness can go a long way toward helping your body and mind cope with stress. But when you feel like you need a little extra help, adaptogens can be a great option for helping to bring your body back into balance.
A good studio or gym has a community that keeps you interested, motivated, and inspired to show up. Meet SYNCSTUDIO and the rockstar co-founder, Karla Misjan, behind its Brooklyn location.
One of our favorite wellness partners is CAP Beauty. They are our go-to location for natural beauty products and advice. This spring our chefs were excited to collaborate with CAP Beauty and shared an 'easy to make version' of our clean eats recipe for Matcha Chia Pudding exclusively with CAP Beauty on The Thinking Cap.
Your wellness routine can't be all about eating clean and making better food choices. Movement is just as important as nutrition and we like to think of it as the second pillar to achieving true health. Movement doesn’t have to be early morning gym sessions everyday or 10 mile runs (Although if that's your thing, go for it!). Instead think of movement as short periods of time that add up in the long run... It can start with just getting up from your desk to go get a glass of water. Whatever movement means to you, try to incorporate more throughout your week.
Our commitment to the Environment and to "do no harm" is one of our main guiding principles. As we get ready for the Earth Day celebrations this weekend, we're proud to share details on our efforts to ensure our business and operations have as little impact as possible to this generation and those to come.
Our founder Caroll Lee kicks off our Provenance Book Club series in a conversation with postpartum care expert Kimberly Ann Johnson about her new book, The Fourth Trimester. Not only could Caroll relate to the sense of overwhelm and isolation as a new mom, she knew there must be thousands of other women not having the conversations that need to be had to make us feel like we have not “failed” when our birth doesn’t go exactly as planned.
We are blessed to be part of the wellness community in NYC. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to attend an event and meet one of our favorite women in this community, Rachelle Robinett - herbalist, holistic medicine practitioners, and founder of Supernatural Herbal Cafe at the WOOM Center. We were inspired and enlightened from the experience. More importantly we knew we had to learn more about Rachelle. Check out our one-on-one with her where we explore more about her background, techniques for staying grounded, and how to get started in learning about herbalism.
Long gone are the days of your childhood when your mom nagged you about taking your vitamins. As a busy New Yorker, it's difficult to make sure that your body is getting everything that it needs. Yes, you workout. Yes, you eat well. But are you really getting all the vitamins and minerals your body is craving? Get ready to level up your wellness routine and check out our latest wellness obsession at New York-based NutriDrip.
I’ve just returned from Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural, organic and healthy products event on the planet. Over 85,000 attendees descended on Anaheim, CA to see the latest and greatest in the healthy food and supplements industry. Thousands of exhibitors were there, from large well-known brands such as Stonyfield and Applegate, to little guys debuting their first natural product. There were also many seminars designed to educate businesses on sustainability, diet, entrepreneur’s success and failures, and wellness lifestyle trends. After sampling hundreds of products and attending fascinating lectures, here are my takeaways on the wellness trends to look out for this year.
Spring is a time of new beginnings. Ice is thawing, seeds are germinating, and flowers are budding. And although it’s easy for New Yorkers to feel far removed from these aspects of the natural world, our physiology is still deeply tied to it. But how do we maximize this seasonal change and set our bodies up for a smooth transition?
Supplements are a great way to add nutrients and beneficial bacteria to your diet that you may not be getting (or absorbing) from your daily food intake. There are many reasons why, even with a clean vegetable-packed diet, you may not be receiving all the nutrients your body needs. Learn more and check out recommendations from our founder, Caroll Lee, on which supplements she and her family take daily
Trends be gone. These five natural ultra antioxidant and ancient superfood ingredients are our favorites and have quickly become pantry staples in our kitchen.
Wellness and self-care is an obsession of ours. We're always on the lookout for new treatments and therapies to add into our wellness routines. Last week we tried halotherapy at BREATHE - our bonus perk partner and favorite location for salt therapy. Natural salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral and can help alleviate all sorts of respiratory and skin issues.
You’re probably familiar with fitness trackers, and maybe you’ve heard of ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting - all hallmarks of recent biohacking. But did you know you can also biohack your microbiome, mood, skin, and sleep? Well + Good named it as one of the top trends to look out for in 2018, for women in particular, and we are 100% on board. Check out our review of new services to biohack your microbiome, DNA, and more from the leading companies in the space.
Western medicine approaches illness from a "treat the symptom" perspective. On the flip side, functional medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) look to solve the underlying problem. Why mask symptoms when you can fix the root cause? Our founder, Caroll Lee, checked in with her favorite TCM practitioner, Sandra Lanshin Chiu, to speak more on TCM and its relationship with your natural beauty routine.
It happens to the best of us. New Year’s approaches, we make lots of commitments to ourselves, and by the end of January we’re feeling bored or tired or busy, and our best intentions fall by the wayside. Get out of that mid-winter rut and back to reaching your goals with these tips from our wellness team.
Integrating exercise into your week is key to your overall health and wellness. Our bodies crave movement. But we get it... running on the treadmill three times a week is boring!! Luckily its 2018 and there is literally TONS of options for group classes to get you moving. This year our team is determined to try them all because just like you we are working towards establishing our individual wellness routines.
With wellness goals topping our priority lists during the beginning of the year, we see an increase in clients signing up for our cleanse programs. Designed to support your body's natural detoxification processes, a whole foods cleanse or detox is all about nourishing your body with nutrient dense foods while at the same time ridding common your body from common allergens and inflammatory foods - i.e. gluten, dairy, and sugar. But what is it REALLY LIKE on a detox? Today we're excited to share three different perspectives and experiences with our Provenance Detox cleanse program.
There is a lot of buzz about “clean cosmetics”. What we put on our skin matters. Skin is our largest organ and nearly everything we put on it enters our bloodstream, which in turn directly impacts our overall health. The personal care industry (think skin care, makeup, deodorant, hair products, everything in your shower) is virtually unregulated. Companies are not required to disclose ingredients let alone prove they are safe. Bonkers, right!? We are slathering ourselves and our family with toxic and dangerous chemicals every single day.
It's a fresh start to a new, beautiful year! We already mentioned how wellness and self-care isn't your typical resolution. Instead it's all about making a choice to establish a routine - small steps every day to focus more and more on your own health and wellness. To get you started put together our Top 20 list of self-care and wellness habits our team wants to establish in this new year.
We often stress how important it is to make small changes in your daily routine to encourage self-care and promote better health. At the end of the day though it’s up to YOU to make a decision to put your wellness first. Need a little more help? Here’s a list of our 10 Simple Reasons to make your health and wellness a priority starting today:
It’s that time of year again. As we hurtle toward 2018, thoughts naturally turn towards thinner waistlines, gym memberships, and the latest diet fad. At Provenance, we know how important practicing self-care is. But something about the latest round of New Year’s resolutions (which sound so similar to last year’s frankly) have us thinking it’s time for a change.
It can be tough to stay healthy during the holidays. Office parties, decadent desserts, family get-togethers, they can be enough to throw even the most health-conscious off track. At Provenance Meals, we’re all about balance. And with alcohol ever-abundant in particular this time of year, here are our favorite clean cocktail recipes and some tips we like to follow to keep our imbibing in check.
'Tis the season for spreading cheer and showering those around you with gifts. While we fully believe wellness should be a focus year round, this is also the perfect time of the year to treat friends, family, and yourself with a gift that can truly make an impact on your health this season and in the coming New Year. From self-care and beauty to delicious treats, empowering your mind and elevating your style, check out our favorite gift ideas from our wellness partners and like-minded industry pros.
The holidays are officially here! As the season kicks off and our calendars quickly become filled with shopping, cookie exchanges, holiday parties, and traveling to see family, we'd like to share some quick tips you can easily use to address cravings that may creep into your routine.
This week and just in time for the Thanksgiving celebrations, our Executive Chef, Serafina Alonso, is delighted to feature another easy to make version of her go-to appetizer recipe for the season - Butternut Squash Dip. Fiber, potassium and vitamin B rich, butternut squash is one of the most widely used vegetables in a dairy-free, gluten-free diet. Its nutty flavor and creamy texture allow it to be used as a based for soups, sauces, and more. Don't let its hard exterior scare you away. Once you've worked with it, it will quickly become a regular in dishes you prepare for holiday parties.
Most men that are looking to improve their health & fitness are lazer-focused when it comes to training but let their nutrition fall to the way side. You simply can’t out train a poor diet. Hours on the treadmill or maxing out your ClassPass will never help you reach optimal health on their own. There needs to be a balance in exercise, nutrition and recovery to perform at your best.
At Provenance, we believe that when you keep your microbiome in balance, your overall health improves and maintaining balanced energy levels, weight and mood are no longer a struggle. That’s why we’re introducing a new way to detox – one that relies on the proven principles of functional medicine to heal your gut through clean eating, targeted supplements, and nutrient-rich shakes.