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Category : Healthy Living

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 […]

July’s Guide for Locavores: Get Your Greens In!

This is part one in a recurring series spotlighting seasonal, locally available produce at farmer’s markets and via CSAs in the Tri-State area. 1. Baby spinach Ideal storage time: 3 days Nutritional highlights: High in Vitamins K and A. Also a good source of manganese, magnesium and calcium. Try this: Lightly sautee spinach with chopped red onion, dill, salt, pepper and feta cheese (optional) for a spinach pie-inspired flavor. Season generously with fresh lemon juice. Spinach can also be enjoyed […]

Your Guide To A Digital Detox

“Digital detox” and “digital diet” are two catchphrases I’ve seen used a lot lately in the wellness sphere. Or maybe I just noticed these phrases used so often because frankly, it’s what I needed to do. Living life with 100 tabs open in my mental “browser” can quickly become my norm if I allow it. Between managing three e-mail addresses, two Instagram accounts, a Facebook account, a blog, and (my guilty pleasures) Snapchat and Pinterest, I could easily be glued […]

Your Processed Foods Are Lying To You

You’ve probably heard the advice to “shop around the edges of the supermarket.” There’s some truth to this. You’ll find fresh produce, meats, eggs and many other whole foods stocked around the perimeter of the market. But this piece of advice has its limitations. If you want good cooking oils, whole grains, dried herbs, spices, beans, nuts and seeds, you usually need to venture into the actual aisles of the supermarket. This is where things get tricky. Within the aisles […]

Chocolate Banana Nice-Cream

When summer cravings for ice cream hit, this sugar-free, unsweetened treat with only three ingredients does the trick. Ingredients 2 large bananas, chopped and placed in a sealed container in the freezer for at least 5 hours 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon (optional) Simply add frozen banana slices, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to your food processor and blend! If you find you’re not getting a smooth consistency, add 1/4 cup of […]

EWC’s Top 10 Pregnancy Superfoods!

Hello everyone! We get asked all the time: What should we eat while pregnant. Well, here is our list of the top 10 superfoods to eat while pregnant. Hint: They are amazing for you when breastfeeding too…. and just for everyday health and wellness! After our list, keep reading for some recipes to sneak them in! EWC’s Top Ten Pregnancy Superfoods: (Goal: one or more per day!) Lentils – protein, iron, folate, fiber and calcium Spinach – folic acid, iron, […]

Citrus Cod with Vegetables and Herbs En Paupiette

A bright colorful and healthy dinner in 25 minutes from prep to eating.  You simply wrap wild caught white fish with any veggies of your choice with the below herbs and seasonings in parchment paper and bake.  We adore the simplicity of this and the ease of clean-up with no additional pots and pans! It makes for a beautiful presentation for a dinner party or a quick and healthy family meal. It can also be made in individual servings, for […]

Elderberry Syrup-Holistic Remedy for Colds

It’s ALMOST Spring, but brrrrhhh is it cold out! Our little one was sick and many of our friends have sick kids. Parents, we get how hard it is to see your kids suffer through a cold. So, we went to work and made this holistic cold remedy. Elderberries are high in antioxidants, contains vitamins A, B, and C, is antiviral and stimulates the immune system. Make once and it lasts all season. It takes 5 minutes to prep and […]

Winter Bowl: Sautéed Greens and Seeds with Sweet Potato Puree

Winter is here, and that means root veggies and squash season. The cold weather brings about changes in what our bodies crave and we find ourselves seeking comfort in a bowl. This recipe is warming and nourishing while being so simple to prepare. This sweet potato puree will become your new favorite dip, side dish and condiment for any meal! We love to make this for a Holiday Party a a unique and surprising dip. It is filling and so pretty on your table. Sweet […]