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As a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, McKel Hill, founder of Nutrition Stripped, has dedicated her life to the pursuit of wellness—and nearly 300,000 people have tuned in to follow along. What started as her personal journey has now evolved into a mission to help others take control of how they feel every day. She’s on a never-ending quest to learn the science behind nutrition and share it with her society in simple ways that make sense.
We all fall into the trap—comparing ourselves to others, making snap judgments about what she’s wearing or what he said. It’s a protective mechanism we use to avoid dealing with our own stuff. Luckily, there are people in the world like New York Times best-selling author and spiritual guru Gabby Bernstein to shake us out of our comfort zone and encourage us to confront deep-rooted traumas.
The latest in a string of wellness trends is the concept of raw water, or water is that unfiltered, untreated and unsterilized, bottled at the natural, spring-water source. Grocery stores in San Francisco are selling the glass-bottled water from company Live Water for $36.99 a gallon, or $14.99 per refill. The New York Times and Time Magazine have both recently highlighted the boom.
Jessamyn Stanley is more than a Durham, NC-based yoga teacher. She’s more than an author and Instagram influencer. She’s more than a body-positive advocate. What I learned from speaking with Jessamyn is that she’s a thought leader. She’s eloquent and realistic, hopeful and dedicated. And that’s what’s earned her a huge following, a book deal and the opportunity to speak all over the world (including at the W.E.L.L. Summit in November).
January is National Tea Month (they think of everything, don’t they?) and it’s definitely a celebration we can get behind. There’s nothing like a hot, steaming cup of herbs and flowers to keep you toasty during winter weather. But the great thing about tea is that it’s an actually beneficial beverage you can sip on for innumerable health reasons—to combat a cold, to settle your stomach, to relax you into sleep or to get a glow from the inside out.
Feel Good Foods was launched almost by accident when founder Vanessa Phillips dropped a homemade, frozen, gluten-free potsticker into a plastic Ziploc bag and overnighted it to a buyer at Whole Foods. The rep loved it and Vanessa suddenly found herself the CEO of a frozen foods company, prepping for its first 27-store run.
Today marks September’s New Moon, a time that can empower great change and help us manifest our goals. The fact that the moon reliably completes a cycle each month is also a strategic tool that we can harness, with just a little bit of self-reflection and paying attention.
Since the Flint, Mich. water crisis, water contaminants like lead have been all over the news, but is anything really being done to prevent it from happening again? A recent report by the Environmental Working Group found nearly 100 cancer-causing contaminants in U.S tap water. Of 250 contaminants discovered, 93 of them are linked to an increase in cancer risk. Not comforting, right?
The idea of water as a powerful healing tool is ancient. From Japanese culture to Roman legend, ritualistic water treatments have been said to cure skin diseases, stop gout and save lives. One of the most famous Western-world destinations for healing has long been the city of Bath, England. Discovered around 863BC, the natural thermal springs that flow through Bath have been used by the Celts, Romans, Saxons and Georgians—and purport to have distinct properties for wellness.
This year’s W.E.L.L. Summit attracted a tribe of speakers who were prepared to impart serious wisdom to attendees. From keynotes from the main stage to intimate breakout sessions, wellness experts inspired and motivated. But what if you couldn’t make it to the Summit yourself? Thankfully, many of this year’s speakers are also best-selling authors—and you can collect their gold nuggets of truth with these 9 wellness books.
Ever heard of hard kombucha? Maybe not—but that’s because Kombrewcha is the first hard kombucha on the market. The brand takes traditional kombucha (made with tea, water, sugar, organic yeast and a scoby) and brew it to 3.2% alcohol by volume. The result is a totally refreshing, delicious alcoholic bev that’s low in sugar, organic and gluten-free—and a fabulous mixer for a healthier cocktail. Here are three of our favorite cocktail recipes, all made with Kombrewcha.
It’s not new: Turmeric has long been coloring curries and Indian foods (and sometimes staining your face and sheets). That deep yellow-orange powder is incredibly anti-inflammatory, and if you’ve been paying attention to the wellness world for a while, you know that inflammation is the bane of all things glowy and calm, from gut to skin.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps heal the gut, can reduce acne, fight stress and defend against cancer.
Still got a few people to cross off your holiday gift list? Us too—sometimes the season gets so busy that shopping gets knocked down the to-do list. We talked last week about last-minute food gifts, but we’ve rounded up a five quick other wellness ideas for you and yours.
Launching a new online business is a risky venture in any sector. But what if you’re not only starting online, but you’re also selling a brand new line of clothing, clothing people can’t try on first? That’s exactly what Brass Clothing, the Boston-based online clothing retailer, did. This is how founders Katie Doyle and Jay Adams built that online following into a successful business that’s changing the industry as we know it.
With the advent of social media and its presence in our lives practically 24-7 also came the rise of influencer marketing. Brands realized that capitalizing on the success of Instagrammers and bloggers with loyal followings is yet another way to cultivate a customer base. A lot has been written about how brands are working with influencers to grow, but if you haven’t yet embarked on a journey to mutually beneficial partnerships, should you? And how do you measure the success of your program?