Ultimate Wellness Week in New York City for Your Wedding

Ultimate Wellness Week in New York City for Your Wedding

Let’s face it. The last week leading up to your big day can be stressful. Instead of blowing off steam with a weekend full of debauchery in Vegas, why not coordinate a stay-cation style, week full of wellness retreat for your bridal party. Relax, reset, and focus on restoring health and wellness for the whole crew not only physically but mentally as well.

Our tips for the Ultimate Wellness Week in New York City is not only perfect for your wedding party but for any group of friends that wants to spend time together without having to take a chunk of time off work or break the bank on a flight. 

How Acupuncture Can Help Fight Seasonal Allergies

How Acupuncture Can Help Fight Seasonal Allergies

As spring begins, you also need to consider the changes that come with this season specifically: Allergies. For the next three months pollen will abound, so what do you do? We've previously discussed how a cleanse program can help alleviate allergies (especially when you cut dairy out of your diet), but what about acupuncture? To help explain more we needed to chat with an expert. 

Check out our interview with Provenance Meals Wellness Partner and Seasoned Acupuncturist, Margaret Sikowitz, about the benefits of acupuncture when it comes to combatting seasonal allergies

"Listen to Your Gut!" - Talking Gut Health with Dr. Frank Lipman

"Listen to Your Gut!" - Talking Gut Health with Dr. Frank Lipman

Listen to your gut! This simple, well-known saying isn't just about intuition and following instincts anymore. If you listen closely your gut is actually speaking to you about your physical, mental, and emotional health and wellness. We sat down with functional and integrative medicine expert and Provenance Meals Wellness Partner, Dr. Frank Lipman of Be Well and the Eleven Eleven Wellness Centers to share more details on what this idea of "Gut Health" is all about. 

Why You Should Take a Gluten Challenge + 4 Tips for Going Gluten Free

Why You Should Take a Gluten Challenge + 4 Tips for Going Gluten Free

You probably have a friend or two who are on a gluten-free diet. Maybe you’ve heard of Celiac Disease, and know that for those who have been diagnosed, it can be deadly to consume gluten. But what about gluten sensitivity? Is it a real thing or just another food trend?

Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity is in fact an established medical diagnosis. Functional medicine specialist, Dr. Mark Hyman states that gluten sensitivity is “actually an autoimmune disease that creates inflammation throughout the body with wide-ranging effects across all organ systems including your brain, heart, joints, digestive tract and more.” Unfortunately, many people who have it don’t realize it. The symptoms can be as subtle as occasional digestive upset, low energy, excess weight and feelings of bloat, or it can manifest in serious autoimmune diseases, chronic illness, and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. If any of those sound familiar, it’s time to take a gluten challenge!

Self-Care from a Health Perspective: Its effect on your MIND+BODY

Self-Care from a Health Perspective: Its effect on your MIND+BODY

We’ve already covered the role of self-care when it comes to making better food choices, staying active, and rethinking your beauty routine. This week we wanted to discuss self-care from a health perspective and it’s effect on your mind+body. How does stress affect our body? What role does mental and emotional health or stress play in self-care? So we asked our wellness partners over at Parsley Health to share some insights and had the opportunity to interview Dr. Soyona Raatajah, an Integrative and Functional medicine expert.

Self-Care Beauty Tips - Our Interview with Beauty Experts, Flynn&King

Self-Care Beauty Tips - Our Interview with Beauty Experts, Flynn&King

We are mid-February now and two weeks into establishing better practices for more ME TIME. We’ve chosen to eat clean and learned from top fitness pros about how to incorporate more activity. This week we wanted to check in with ourselves to think about our beauty routine - Are we nurturing our skin and body or hurting ourselves with chemicals and synthetic ingredients? One of our favorite ingredients in the bathroom (and kitchen!) cabinet is coconut oil. Coconut oil is a natural skin moisturizer and makeup remover. But did you also know it can be used as a sunscreen, insect repellent, lip balm, and hair conditioner?! It is incredibly versatile and our number-one, go-to for self-care.

But we wanted to know more! So we sat down with our friends and beauty experts over at Flynn&King to learn about what we should consider when buying beauty products, details on their five-minute morning routine, and which products they can’t live without.

SELF-CARE + FITNESS: Time to get active

SELF-CARE + FITNESS: Time to get active

February is in full swing and we have SELF-CARE at the top of our to-do list all month long. Last week was all about starting to eat better (LINK TO ORDER NOW) and choosing nutritious foods. Designed to keep our body nourished and full of energy, eating clean is a must if you want to love yourself and take serious care of your health.

This week we have FITNESS on deck and thought it would be fun to hear from some experts on self-care and what part fitness plays in their routine. Check out our interview below with fitness experts: Laurel Crosby, S-Factor Teacher, and Christina Jensen, NASM Certified Trainer.

Fitness Expert, Christina Jensen, Shares Her 5 Favorite Training Moves

Fitness Expert, Christina Jensen, Shares Her 5 Favorite Training Moves

We checked in with our Wellness Partner and Fitness Expert, Christina Jensen, to get her top moves that are essential to her workout routines.  Check them out:

SQUATS
This booty busting move is a fundamental in most fitness classes and regimes. There are endless variations, styles, and exercise tools you can use to make your squat harder or easier. 

Make SELF-CARE a Priority

Make SELF-CARE a Priority

We’ve declared this February to be SELF-CARE MONTH! All month long we encourage you to make a choice to put your health and wellness a priority by loving yourself. Whether it’s choosing one day of the week that is all about you or even just one hour or a few moments each day, this month BE SELF-ISH!

Each week our team will be sharing tips and insights from our wellness network on topics to help you create or improve a self-care routine. You deserve to eat deliciously, bathe luxuriously, feel sexy, and think positively!

Top 5 Fitness Apps for the Busy Professional

Top 5 Fitness Apps for the Busy Professional

Your health and wellness must be a priority this year. You’ve taken the first steps already by getting setup with our Organic Meal Delivery or Cleanse Program. The second step is to start incorporating more ways to stay active. And we totally get it. When are you supposed to have time to meet your trainer, go to Soul Cycle, or zen out in a yoga class? In this day of technology, no time is no longer an excuse.