Making a commitment to healthy sleeping habits is one of the best things you can do for your children’s overall health. Sleep has an enormous impact on their brain growth, cognitive functioning, weight, behavior, academic performance and more.
We do it every day: Sit down with a colleague or friend and put our phones right there on the table. But apparently, the very presence of a cell phone — it doesn’t matter if it is off or not being used — can impact the quality of conversation and how we feel about our relationships.
I spend so much time in front of computer and hunched over my phone, that I’m worried I'm reshaping myself. So I went on a hunt for the best exercises and techniques for improving posture and addressing imbalance. Here are three of my favorites:
Does living close to the Arctic Circle inspire a special kind of creativity? Because today some of the most exciting new innovations in health and wellness are coming out of Finland. Here are four companies to watch:
Some foods are more nutritious if you eat them raw. Others should be cooked to unleash the bioavailability of their nutrients. Carrots fall in the “should to be cooked” category. How you cook carrots also makes a difference. Here are 7 tips get the most from your carrots:
Like many women of a certain age (older mom) and zip code (downtown New York City), I’ve been hearing a lot about full body cryotherapy, a treatment that involves putting yourself in a chamber cooled to approximately -240 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-4 minutes. The cold is said to do all sorts of fountain of youth kind of things, like boost collagen production (love that) and promote weight loss (count me in).
If you happen to live in a neighborhood like Silverlake or Williamsburg, you probably can’t walk down the block without seeing a sign for mushroom lattes or chaga chocolates. Are mushrooms truly the new superfood, a daily must-do, or just another wellness fad?
Barefoot rock walking makes your feet strong. It is a wonderful addition to any movement or fitness practice. You can do it in a driveway, garden, beach, or trail. Start with a few minutes each day on pebbles and work up from there. The benefits are considerable:
I have a stack of favorite books and Jo Robinson’s “Eating on the Wild Side” sits on top. This book is a treasure, a true common sense guide on how to 1) choose fruits and vegetables that are closer to wild plants and have richer nutrient profiles and 2) how to prepare this produce so that you reap the maximum benefits.
Sometimes the story behind a product is so compelling, shocking, and inspiring, it makes you say “Oh my god, I need to check this out.” This happened to me when I heard the story of Andy Hnilo and the creation of Alitura Clay Mask.
These 6 resources explore longevity and aging: 1. Is yoga good for the brain? This piece in The New York Times discusses findings from a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that looks at what yoga does to the brain and how it can improve our ability to think.
For humans, soaking in Epsom salts is a great way to get more magnesium and speed recovery after athletics. But did you know that certain fruit and vegetable plants can benefit from Epsom salts and its high magnesium content, too?