DIY Kids’ (Or Grown-up!) Bento Lunch Ideas

Remember sack lunches growing up? You’d unroll your brown bag to find a white bread PB&J, maybe a fruit cup, a squeezable neon green beverage. And if you got a prepackaged snack cake, you were the envy of the rest of your lunch table. These days, we want our kids to have healthier choices while … Read more

Sleep Science: Massage for Insomnia

Does massage impact sleep and sleep quality? Research – and Zeel’s well-rested regulars – say yes! As any massage therapist can attest, massage will help you sleep. In fact, many of our clients enjoy a light snooze right on the table!  Massage relaxes the body and mind to a deep state both during your massage … Read more

Do You Know How to Properly Hydrate? It’s Not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Hydration seems like it should be so easy: drink some water, go about your day, the end. Back in this blog’s early days, and when I first published The Primal Blueprint, my hydration advice was simple: drink when you’re thirsty. Over the years, however, my thinking on the hydration issue has become more nuanced. When … Read more

Are Salt and Sodium Bad for You?

Other than saturated fat, I can’t think of a nutrient that’s been so universally maligned and demonized as salt. All the experts hate it and recommend that we get as little of it as possible. They even all seem to have their own little anti-salt slogans. The American Diabetes Association recommends between 2300 and 1500 … Read more

VIDEO: Keep Your Body in Perfect Alignment with Posture Corrector Exercises

Sustaining a good posture is an important part of our well-being. We spend so much time focusing on our work, education and daily responsibilities, we don’t take enough time to care for ourselves. An easy way to start feeling better physically is by realigning your posture. This can help prevent or relieve musculoskeletal pain in … Read more

Spring Clean Your Wellness Routine: 5 Ways to Shake the Pandemic Out of Your System

Spring cleaning helps us clear away the old and welcome in the new. After a long year of surviving a global pandemic, we’ll take all the spring cleaning we can get! If the pandemic has disrupted your physical and mental health routines this year, you’re not alone. Most of us have found ourselves being more … Read more

How to Simplify Your Life: Streamline Your Food, Home, Workouts and More

Stressed, anxious, overcommitted—the unholy trinity the undermines mental health and wellbeing for so many people today. I’d argue that chronic stress is the number one threat to health and happiness. Yes, even more detrimental than modern diets, being too sedentary, overexercising when we do exercise, and all the other ways we mismanage our genes nowadays. By … Read more

Is Alcohol Bad For You If You’re Not Addicted?

What do we make of alcohol? In sufficient amounts, it’s a poison. It’s incredibly addictive. It destroys entire communities. It tears families apart and compels otherwise reasonable, upstanding individuals to commit terribly senseless acts. On the other hand, it’s a powerful social lubricant. The good stuff tastes great and can enhance the healthfulness of certain … Read more

VIDEO: Yoga for Lower Back Strengthening and Pain Relief

If you’re experiencing tightness or pain in your lower back, yoga might be exactly what you need. It can help work out imbalances in your body, increase mobility and strengthen your back muscles. Yoga is a gentle practice, but can have a big impact. Try practicing just a few minutes a day and notice how … Read more

How COVID-19 has Accelerated America’s Drinking Problem

In a year when light-hearted day-drinking launched a thousand memes, it’s easy to forget that alcoholism is third-leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Even prior to the pandemic, a 2020 study found that the number of alcohol-related deaths more than doubled between 1999 and 2017. No one has yet to determine if the … Read more