I took an unintentional digital detox during a recent stay in Budapest. I had misplaced my phone during a brief visit in NYC, and my departing flight the next morning meant I wouldn’t be seeing my iPhone for a long, long time. I decided to treat it like a detox but had only really considered it in the social media/work after hours aspect. Here’s what I learned from five weeks with no phone, maybe you’ll be inspired to do the same!
Perhaps you've wondered what the health benefits are of sweatin’ it out in the sauna. With a new resurgence of saunas you don’t even have to join a health club to reap the benefits. Boutique sauna studios are popping up from coast to coast, where people are invited to slip into plush robes and sweat it out solo or with a friend for the price of a spin class. Why does it seem like everyone in the wellness world swears by a daily sweat session in a heated room?
Walking out of the room feeling relaxed, stress-free, and renewed - ah, there is nothing quite like that post-massage bliss. Studies show that massage therapy can help regulate hormones, raise immunity, help lower blood pressure, reduce pain and muscle tension and may also be helpful for anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, and insomnia. Excuse us while we go book our next massage now.
This time of year, many people find themselves feeling super frazzled with social events, gift-buying, and general running around. How do you know if you’re just stressed out, or if something more worrisome is going on? Here are signs that your stress symptoms are pointing to adrenal fatigue, and what you can do to start to feel better.
The cold weather months can leave us vulnerable to increased colds and flu. A strong immune system more readily fights off invaders, leaving us with few to no symptoms, but if we are run down by stress overload, poor diets, or lack of quality sleep, our chances of getting sick increase. Luckily, in addition to your yearly 21-Day Cleanse, there are simple, daily steps you can take to boost your immunity, and help optimize your immune system's ability to kick out viruses and infections.
PMS week can be a rough time of the month for many women. Symptoms like bloating, irritability, headaches, anxiety, and depression are definitely a drag and can add major stress to our already hectic and complex lives. However, research shows that magnesium supplements can help lessen PMS symptoms.
Did you know that all chronic diseases share a common factor? Even smaller-scale health issues like aging skin and wrinkles, acne, weight gain, and joint pain can all be traced back to inflammation. Reducing inflammation through food and lifestyle choices is a great way to look younger, lose weight, feel better, and lower your risk for chronic disease. An anti-inflammatory diet is one of the most important steps you can take right now to see significant improvements in your health while protecting yourself long-term.
Inflammation is triggered by the immune system in an attempt to protect the body, remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process. Initially, it’s actually a good thing. Our bodies are incredibly smart and powerful systems that work to send healing to the distressed area - without us even thinking about it! However, extended period of inflammation within the body can create some issues.
If you’re a proud owner of a rubber tree, monstera, or fiddle leaf fig, you know indoor plants can instantly beautify your living space. In addition to being pretty to look at, houseplants also extend some incredible health benefits to the people who care for them.
Have you ever gotten an acupuncture treatment? Are you familiar with the Yin-Yang symbol? These are both components of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the oldest systems of medicine in history, with recorded instances dating more than 2,000 years back. TCM is a multi-faceted and detailed ancient healing medicine that is a component of functional medicine and a whole healthy lifestyle.