The microbiome is one of the most important ecosystems in your body. The bacteria in your gut that help us process foods and absorb nutrients are responsible for weight, mood, energy, and overall wellness. This amazing community of bacteria, also called “the second brain”, has an enormous effect on your sleep, skin, allergies, hormones, immunity, and more.
Ah, the best laid plans. We all make promises to ourselves at the beginning of a new year, optimistically looking forward to a clean slate and a fresh start. I personally love the feeling of starting anew, but this year (after many past New Year’s resolutions made and forgotten), I’m a bit more in tune with how to be successful meeting my goals.
So bring it on 2019! Here are my 3 biggest goals in the new year and what I’m doing to commit to myself and my community, personally and professionally.
Health in 2019 is on the top of our minds as we get ready to shower our loved ones this holiday season. As we continue to prioritize self-care and wellness in our own lives, we're determined to help our family, friends, and colleagues develop a routine practice as well to support their mental, physical, and emotional health. For those obsessed with clean beauty, ultimate jetsetters, total wellness junkies, or new moms in our life, our Founder and Head of Client Wellness have rounded up the best of the best gift ideas.
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.
Argan oil has been deemed worthy of being called “liquid gold” amongst beauty professionals. You may be familiar with its applications in hair care products or moisturizers, but argan oil’s properties are wide ranging.
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.
Step one to getting the best skin ever: Eat superfoods that nourish from the inside out with antioxidants, fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s simple, yet fundamentally true advice. But there’s another level to superfoods. Their superpowers need not be relegated to salads and smoothies – they can feed skin from the outside, too.
Our commitment to the environment reaches far and wide. We believe we have a responsibility to use our buying power to help support local communities all while providing ample nutrients to our bodies. We are also committed to using packaging that is either compostable, recyclable, or reusable. In our kitchens, we source the highest quality sustainably grown foods available. However, it doesn’t end there.
In this new series, we’re excited to introduce you to Sarah Hebbel-Stone, our Head of Client Wellness. As a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, Sarah has a passion for cooking with a focus on holistic health. She is our resident health counselor on staff and assists our chefs and nutritionists in developing our weekly menu.Check out a few of her favorite things…
We know that eating a clean diet free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugars makes us feel good overall, but the added benefit of eating clean can be seen through immediate benefits to our body. Last week we were featured in US WEEKLY, where Roxanne Adamiyatt saw those benefits when she committed to eating clean with us for just four days.
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.
Stepping out for lunch in NYC can be hectic to say the least. The options can be overwhelming and you may end up choosing whichever place has the shortest line over what's nourishing your body. To help, our friends at the Well Summit, an annual event highlighting leaders in the wellness industry, compiled a list of their three favorite healthy, organic lunch options in NYC.
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.
With the summer at its peak, we know that hydration is key when going about these hot, summer days. That’s why we’re sharing the recipe for our Coconut Watermelon Chia Pudding on the Parsley Health blog.
Despite the title, this is no ordinary diet book that promises to hold the secret to losing weight fast. Instead, James’ book is a much deeper dive into four archetypes of women. Each have different sources for their self-worth, which in turn influence their behavior around food, their hormones, and where their bodies tend to store fat.
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.
What you eat is absolutely reflected through your skin. Luckily, your kitchen can be the best place to create DIY skin care rituals at home. Our founder & CEO, Caroll Lee, shared our Raspberry Rose Chia Fresca with the Fashion Spot.
It's officially summertime this week. With beach days and hot summer nights, it's easy to over indulge at times. Yes, you deserved that fresh off the grill burger and second glass of rosé, but treating yourself doesn't mean you have to give up the next few days of healthy eating and exercise. Next time you find yourself bloated and lethargic from eating your favorite, yet not so fueling meals, try these yoga poses to speed up your digestion.
When it comes to leaders in wellness, it's hard not to mention Equinox. They lead the fitness scene creating workout experiences with the best in the industry. As one of our perk partners, we were excited to be featured on Furthermore by Equinox where our founder, Caroll Lee, shared her wellness essentials.
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.
It's essential to use the most natural skin care to keep our body free from toxins and chemicals, but to feel good from the inside out starts with what we put in our body. Our founder, Caroll Lee, shared some tips with our friends at Annmarie Skin Care about foods to make your body shine.
We were honored to be featured among an inspiring community of women in the Beyond Mom Interviews highlighting our CEO and founder, Caroll Lee. This series focuses on entrepreneurs, wellness leaders, and creatives who exhibit leadership in motherhood and beyond. Caroll talks about her own experience with motherhood, and how she balances it along with self-care, family life, and being an entrepreneur.
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.