Want to supercharge your mood? Look at what you’re eating. Food is an important - but often overlooked - piece of the puzzle for managing stress. The food you eat can have a direct impact not just on things like anxiety, depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, but even on your everyday mood. Eliminating inflammatory ingredients like gluten, dairy, and sugar can be a great place to start, but you also need to be sure you’re getting adequate stress-busting nutrients.
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we may find ourselves with deadlines at work, multiple travel plans, more interaction with family members, and a surfeit of social opportunities. But there are a few relatively simple ways we can lower stress levels and minimize negative symptoms.
Our founder & CEO, Caroll Lee, hopped on a plane with her family to Bangkok, Thailand, with return tickets dated 9 weeks later. After traveling around Southeast Asia, seeing ancient ruins and temples, and finding peace and beauty in the steamy jungles of Bali, she reflects on the benefits of travel and how to bring that beauty back in daily life.
Properly hydrating your body can address a plethora of health issues - from chronic headaches, brain fog, and fatigue to weight gain, gut issues, and autoimmune conditions. You’ve heard the age-old advice: Drink 8 glasses of water a day. But is that really the best way to hydrate your body? In this edition of our book club series, our Head of Client Wellness, Sarah Hebbel-Stone, turns to the latest read among wellness professionals, Quench.
Cortisol is often called the stress hormone because it’s released during times of physical and emotional stress, but it’s not always a bad thing. It is responsible for maintaining the health of and proper communication between every cell in your body. Whether you’re dealing with a lot of stress or just want to ensure you’re supporting your natural cortisol levels, here are three ways to to balance your cortisol naturally.
We are firm believers that there is more to weight loss and true health than calories in versus calories out. Our philosophy is simple and straight forward -- if you eat real food, made from scratch, you will feel better on the inside and out. But how do you keep track of progress or stay motivated without seeing numbers dropping on the scale every day? We checked in with Mia Rigen, our wellness partner, New York City based Nutritionist and founder of RASA, on alternative ways to measure your health - no scales or calorie counting required.
Hormones influence your weight, energy levels, digestion, fertility, and metabolism. If you’ve been feeling anxious or depressed, experiencing brain fog or fatigue, or dealing with bloating or PMS, your body might be telling you to look to your hormones. Simple changes in your daily food routine and lifestyle can have a big impact.
It’s been a hot summer in NYC, and we’re not even halfway through July. When temps are pushing 100° we’re all dreaming of crawling into our freezers. But how about -240°? Enter cryotherapy, our latest wellness obsession.
We're thrilled to kick off a new Client Diary series to share a glimpse into the lives of our busy New York clients. Today we get a peek into the routine of mom, business owner, and long-time client Sarah Jefferys.
The skin, lungs, kidney, colon and liver are your body’s main pathways of detoxification and elimination. Ideally, they are built to filter and remove waste from the body. But modern living - from pollution to a Standard American Diet - can clog these pathways, making it harder for your body to efficiently process waste. <strong>To support your body's natural detoxing process, we've designed a custom blended detox tea tonic.
When we talk about wellness and self-care, we often emphasize making small shifts in habits, like drinking more water and getting more sleep. Mindset shifts are also important, and today we have invited NYC-based therapist Patty Matz to talk about how having a positive body image is truly a self-care gift you can give yourself every day. The beauty, fashion, and diet industries in our society all promote the sense that we are not acceptable the way we are. Patty challenges the notion of a perfect body standard and gives us practical tips on how to love the skin you’re in.
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.