I am a firm believer in cooking. To paraphrase Michael Pollan, I believe it may be the single most important thing we can do to improve our health and general well-being. As a health counselor, I know that eating nutritious whole foods, or “clean” foods free of potential inflammatory triggers (such as gluten, dairy and refined sugar) is the fastest path to feeling well. But I also know that modern life can be stressful and fast-paced, and eating healthy can be pushed to the end of the priority list, only considered once the body’s blood sugar starts to take a nosedive.
During and after your pregnancy, putting your wellness first by eating nutrient rich foods and staying active is key. To share more insights we talked with Kristin McGee, our favorite 'can't believe how she does it all' Author, Mompreneur and Celebrity Yoga / Pilates Teacher. From day one we knew she would be our go-to resource for soon-to-be and new moms. Check out our interview with her on how to stay nourished, tips for recovery, best yoga positions, and advice on keeping it all balanced. What advice can you share on how to feed yourself during pregnancy and then while breastfeeding - especially if you want to stay nourished while also starting to think about recovery?
We're officially in the swing of spring and before we know it temperatures will be up, everything will be in bloom, and we'll be counting down for the unofficial start of summer aka Memorial Day Weekend. As we get ready for our healthiest, prettiest spring with a Whole Food Cleanse, we had the opportunity to speak with our favorite herbalist, Olivia Clementine, and discuss in more detail her speciality of supertonics.
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.
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! 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.