The holidays are a wonderful time, full of family and fun, but we all know they can be hectic as well. I know for me, making time for exercise and adequate sleep becomes harder than ever between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Throw in a few too many rich foods and just staving off the common cold can become a real challenge. With so much to get done and so many people to see, it can be hard to stay healthy, let alone relax during these busy months.
Whenever I discover amazing wellness products that have made a difference for me or others, I want to share them! I love to give gifts that empower my friends and family to enjoy greater vitality, deeper relaxation and more quality time with their loved ones.
The season for giving is upon us so I thought it would be a perfect time to share some healthy gift ideas with you. Here are a few of my favorites.Healthy (and Tasty) Gifts from Our Favorite Wellness Enthusiasts
Amid all the holiday treats, I always enjoy the chance to try out some delicious and nutritious foods and recipes. Plus, they help me jump-start a More >
Last month I was excited to attend the 3rd annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference in Pasadena, Calif. As you may know, Bulletproof is the brainchild of Dave Asprey, a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent 20 years and $300,000 learning how to achieve a state of optimum physical, mental and overall life performance.
The Biohacking Conference is a meeting of the minds for all things Bulletproof: speakers, attendees, vendors and new technologies. Everyone was there to share their knowledge, learn and improve. Dave defines biohacking as “the art and science of becoming superhuman,” and the conference provided a blueprint for doing More >
Recently I had the opportunity to participate in the Mindshare Summit, an annual meeting of health and wellness experts held in gorgeous Rancho Mirage, Calif. Nutrition and fitness expert J.J. Virgin founded the event to create a place for like-minded wellness practitioners and entrepreneurs to collaborate on how to make a difference by empowering wellness. What an exhilarating weekend it was!
J.J. believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and her conference definitely embodies this idea. During the Summit I met a fantastic group of thought leaders and wellness practitioners who truly believe that we can all unite and get the More >
Many people use saunas to improve their general health and well-being, as well as to heal chronic illness, detox, and lose weight. But did you know there are many ways to optimize the sauna experience in your everyday life? This blog is the first in a series that will introduce different ways to maximize the benefits of sauna use. Today we’ll talk about digestive health, and a few foods that can augment the detoxifying benefits of infrared sauna use.A Healthy Gut Leads to a Healthy Body
Though you may not realize it, your overall health is directly linked to the health of More >
Today, the health benefits of saunas are widely known. When Sunlighten saunas were featured on Oprah as an extreme life extension tool in 2009 and again on Dr. Oz in 2010, infrared saunas suddenly became mainstream and more and more people began taking notice of the therapeutic effects of infrared light. But that hasn’t always been the case. When Sunlighten was founded in 1999, infrared saunas were anything but trendy. We’re passionate about helping people become healthier and happier, which is why we’re proud to be pioneers in the infrared sauna industry!
The science behind a sauna makes all the difference in terms of its therapeutic benefits. But many of us don’t know much about “infrared energy,” let alone what it means for our health. To help educate consumers, we’re launching a series of blog posts that will address the characteristics and benefits of each infrared wavelength. This post focuses on far infrared energy, and in subsequent posts we’ll go in-depth and explore the benefits of mid and near infrared.
Let’s start with the basics:What is Far Infrared Energy?
Energy produced by the sun travels to Earth as electromagnetic waves of various lengths. The complete range of wavelengths is More >
Have you ever asked yourself the question “how can I live in vitality?”
In a way, it’s a much better self-question than “how can I eat better?” Or “how can I exercise more?” Or “how can I have more energy?”
I know that for me, it is not just about healthy eating and exercise — it’s about enjoying the life I have chosen and living in vitality. That’s the big goal. And if I’m truly living in vitality all of those other factors fall into place. I think it also means that my body’s innate wisdom and systems are working together to not only maintain my More >
Doctors and health experts like Dr. Amy Myers and Dave Asprey frequently extol the benefits of infrared saunas for everything from skin purification to improved circulation. Whether you’re looking for a sauna to improve your general health and wellness, or to treat or prevent a chronic condition, it’s important to choose the right sauna for you—one that’s effective, safe, and proven.
Buying a sauna is a big investment and researching the many technical specifications to ensure that you’re purchasing the right one can take time. It may be tempting to jump on a good deal or snap up the first one you see in More >
As summer fades into autumn, another season also begins – cold and flu season. While cold temperatures alone don’t cause viral infections, a lowered core body temperature can weaken the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. Help yourself stay healthy with these six immune-boosting strategies.
Choose Immune-Boosting Herbs
A variety of herbs can help your immune system fight off illness:
- Echinacea tea helps fight off upper respiratory tract infections, including cold and flu viruses.
- Panax ginseng contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Garlic doubles as an antibacterial and immune booster.
- Ginger promotes healthy lung function and may help reduce cholesterol.
- Turmeric helps protect the liver and adrenal More >