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.
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. 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: