The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Massage

We’ve often heard from Zeel customers that they wish they could get a massage every day.  With self-massage, you can—filling in the gaps between professional massages with a little good old fashioned at home DIY massage. The AMTA defines self-massage at “the application of massage strokes to your own body for therapeutic purposes.” Self-massage has … Read more

Ask a Health Coach: How Bad Is It Really?

Love your weekly cheat meal? Got picky eaters in your family? Or maybe you’re high-tailing it to get the perennial favorite, the PSL as we speak. This week, PHCI coaching director, Erin Power is here to answer the pressing question: how bad is it really? And you might be surprised at the answers. Remember, you … Read more

What Are the Best Probiotic Strains?

“You should take probiotics.” “I heard probiotics are good for you.” “Oh, probiotics are so, so important.” Yes, yes. These are all true statements. But they are broad. Which probiotics? Which strains for what purpose? Simply saying “probiotics” tells us very little about what we’re supposed to be taking. It’s like saying “You should eat … Read more

The Definitive Guide to Saturated Fatty Acids

What are saturated fats, exactly? Today, I’m diving into the nuances of saturated fatty acids — a guide to all the individual fatty acids that make up the saturated fats we eat, store, and burn. I won’t cover every single saturated fatty acid in existence. Some don’t play any significant role in human health or … Read more

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpkin spice takes center stage, it’s not actually the pumpkin you’re after – it’s the cinnamon with other … Read more

5 Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Adults with Recipes

When was the last time you made yourself a nice lunch for a work day? If you’re like most people, lunch is a bit of a scramble. That’s why we came up with 5 bento box lunch ideas for adults, so you can take a breather in the middle of the day with a meal … Read more

How Massage Can Ease the Burdens of PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a psychological condition caused by experiencing, or being exposed to, a traumatic event. Such events may be, but are not limited to, physical and/or sexual violence, natural disasters, serious accidents, and war. While PTSD was first formally identified in veterans of the American Civil War, it may … Read more

Is the Normatec Pulse 2.0 the Ultimate Muscle Recovery System?

When you’re between in-person massages, there are many other interim options to relieve stressed muscles—hot baths, rolling tennis balls under the feet, topical rubs. If, however, you’re an athlete, marathoner, recovering from injury, or just someone who’s started walking longer distances than the few feet between your chair, your bed, and the fridge, consider the Normatec … Read more

Virtual Ergonomics & Mobility with Dr. Tom Oddo

Dr. Tom Oddo is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Manhattan, NY. He stays up-to-date with post-graduate seminars in ergonomics, physical therapy, biomechanics, diagnosis, and sports performance. He specializes in musculoskeletal pain, treating all areas of the body, and works to teach patients to keep themselves out of pain. Working … Read more

The Pandemic’s Toll on Mental Health and Relationships: What Can We Learn?

When Mark asked me to write a post about the toll the pandemic is taking on mental health and relationships, I didn’t want simply to detail the ways it’s hard to live through a pandemic. Nor did I want to throw a bunch of statistics at you about how many people are having a difficult … Read more