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A Mother and Health Coach’s Journey: Healing from a Traumatic Brain Injury with Radical Self-Care

It’s cathartic sharing my story now, at almost one year after my car accident. I’m still going to treatments, still recovering, but grateful for the forced presence and appreciation it helped me cultivate. I’m blessed to be healing but many people don’t have that luxury. I always remind myself of that truth. I am sharing this vulnerable story with the sincere hope that it can help shed light onto areas in your own life that need more love and TLC. […]

Meet Embody’s New Holistic Health Coach–Kristina Borza

Get to know our new NYC-based Holistic Health Coach, Kristina Borza. 1. What motivated you to become a Health Coach? The connection between my health and what I put into my body became real to me at a very young age. I struggled with constant headaches and digestive complaints as a child until it was discovered that I was suffering from gluten enteropathy. I was 11 years old and very unhappy about having to give up certain foods (this pre-dates […]

Recovery Tips Postpartum + Diastasis Explained

By Allison Oswald (DPT, WCS, CPT) Physical Therapy, Board Certified Women’s Clinical Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and mother (http://www.allisonoswald.com ) Recovery Tips Postpartum During pregnancy there is so much attention paid to how to take care of yourself, as well as how to prepare for labor and delivery….but then what? You have this beautiful bundle of joy and then is your body supposed to magically come back together again? I wish! In practice, I help to navigate this time with […]

3 Mindfulness Techniques to Manage the Stress of the City

3 Mindfulness Techniques to Manage the Stress of the City  by Dr. Elizabeth Cohen As anyone who lives in NYC knows, living here is both exhilarating and draining. Keeping ourselves emotionally healthy in our hometown is an important goal for all city dwellers. Here are 3 mindfulness techniques that can help you manage the stress of living in the big apple (or any city!). Walking meditation One thing New Yorkers do more than anything is walk. Walking can be faster […]

Beet, Cucumber and Avocado Salad

It’s Spring, green is starting to emerge, bye-bye winter coats and hello to the freshness. This salad was an inspiration from delicious ingredients from the Westport Farmers market and the desire to lighten up! Amazing for entertaining and a family hit in our home. Took less than 10 minutes! For a heartier salad, add in any lean protein and enjoy! My husband enjoyed it with grilled chicken and in a sprouted Ezekiel tortilla wrap. I added in sprouted organic almonds […]

Cilantro Beet Soup: A Perfect Vegan Holiday Dish, Ready in Ten Minutes

Cilantro Beet Soup: A Perfect Vegan Holiday Dish, Ready in Ten Minutes One of our top tips for thriving through the holidays is to be a good guest. Offer to bring something to the party  that is a healthy option that you enjoy. We have the perfect detoxing pick me up that is great for entertaining. This 10-minute, 5 ingredient, one pot, antioxidant packed blended soup is a perfect start to any festive meal. Or pour them into small glasses […]

PROnatal Fitness Founder’s Top 10 Benefits of Prenatal Exercise

10 Great Benefits of Prenatal Exercise  by Brittany Citron, Founder of PROnatal Fitness, Certified Trainer, Mom There is a reason the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women get at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all, days of the week.  Because the benefits – both for you and your baby – are HUGE!  Besides the obvious benefit of reducing your risk of excess weight gain, here are 10 more reasons […]

Sweet Super Seed Bread: Vegan, Gluten-Free and Addicting

Recipe: Sweet Seed Bread I’ve been wanting to make a vegan, gluten-free superfood seed bread for so long! I’ve read countless recipes and tasted dozens of dense and delicious creations at healthy bakeries. They always seems so daunting to make, but this slightly sweet version is super simple, quick and too good to miss out on. This loaf is jam packed with protein, fiber, omegas, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and more. Most of us already know about the vast […]

Zucchini Blueberry and Chocolate Protein Muffins

Get your fruits, veggies, protein and antioxidants all in one delicious gluten-free and vegan muffin! Great for a healthy snack, breakfast or dessert. Who knew zucchini with chocolate could taste good? We got our weekly Our Harvest (www.ourharvest.com) farm fresh delivery and were in awe of the beautiful local yellow zucchini and fresh blueberries. Delivery arrived at 7 pm and we just had dinner, but wanted a healthy bite that the kids (and us!) would enjoy. So, we came up […]

Cauliflower, Miso and Chive Soup

Bright yet savory nourishing and detoxing soup using local organic summer goodness! Drink in the antioxidants and vitamins. Cauliflower is high in vitamins (great source of vitamin C), minerals, potassium and phytonutrients that helps neutralize damaging toxins. It’s also great for detoxing due to the Glucosinolates, sulfur-containing compounds. Chives are delicately sweet and have an onion flavor. They contain a noteworthy amount of antioxidants, plant fibers, minerals, and vitamins (high amounts of A and K—145% and 177% respectively, of the […]