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.
The old adage “you are what you eat” isn’t entirely true - you are what your food eats. This is why we are huge proponents of the health benefits of pastured animal products. This means grass-fed beef that roams on pasture and chickens (and their eggs) that graze in a field on bugs. Organic isn’t good enough – this just means they have access to the outdoors, but may never use it, and are fed organic feed, which is not a part of their natural diet and changes the nutritional composition of the meat.
I’ve been promoting eating clean among my friends and family ever since I had my own “aha” moment over a decade ago. When I discovered that my low energy, fatigue, tummy aches and the blood sugar roller coaster I was on could all disappear just by eating real food, I knew I had found my calling to help others feel their best as well.
Our team is obsessed with self care. Living in NYC is draining. We’re constantly on-the-go rushing from one appointment to the other and there is never enough time in the day. That is why it is so important to make your wellness a priority. Our favorite treatment for self-case we recently discovered is the Infrared Sauna. Unlike traditional saunas that just heat the air and in turn the outer layers of your skin, the infrared sauna uses a light that heats up your body directly warming you from the inside out.
After many requests we are excited to announce that we will be starting to occasionally share recipes off our weekly menu. The dish were sharing today is not only seasonal but will also help to keep you warm from the inside out during the change in weather. Our Golden Milk Oats is made with anti-inflammatory super ingredients turmeric and ginger. Plus it's seriously easy to make and the perfect quick breakfast idea in your busy morning routine.
Autumn is the season of change. You might find yourself feeling more stressed or overwhelmed than usual, perhaps flighty, distracted, or anxious. You might start to notice dryer skin, achy joints, or irregular digestion. We want to counter these tendencies to keep our minds and bodies in balance this fall. That means favoring foods and activities that are warming, grounding, soft, and stable. Here are some tips to feel your best this season.
Where we source is part of our "do no harm commitment" - we use only sustainable seafood, grass-fed meats, and pasture-raised poultry. And we believe part of this commitment is to support and buy from our local farming community in the Northeast Region as much as we can
With Labor Day officially behind us, that means fall is around the corner and it's time for us all to get back to the grind before the holiday season is upon us. Whether ordering our prepared meal plans where you choose your meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner from our weekly menu, signing up for a cleanse program, or cooking throughout the week, keep your wellness a priority and make a commitment to yourself to eat clean. To help with this transition and make it easier to get back to your normal NYC routine, we've put together some ideas for quick breakfast and lunches.
Fish are often touted as one of the healthiest things you can eat. They’re loaded with essential nutrients like bio-available protein, fat-soluble vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. But like choosing organic produce or pasture-raised meats, sustainable seafood is best for both your body and the earth.
At home, plants make up the majority of my diet. Dark leafy greens, seasonal produce, and plant-based proteins like nuts and seeds are consumed and enjoyed every day. Spain has been much the opposite of this. And yet... I feel fantastic. My digestion is great, my hair is shiny and healthy, my nails are strong and long, and my mood is awesome. The fact is, I’m eating a lot more nutrients of the kind that I don’t normally get in America. So what is it about these foods that are making me feel so good? Here are some of the nutrients I’m incorporating, and how you can get them too, even if you follow a 100% plant-based diet.
People have historically avoided eggs due to their high cholesterol content. But the truth is - eggs are good for you! Nathalie Rhone, a Registered Dietitian and Functional Medicine Nutritionist, shares the hard facts about why eggs AND the yolks are totally nutritious.