Thrive Wellness Blog

Aromatherapy…Smelling Your Way to Better Health

by Meghan Nicholson, CMT, Reiki Master

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to help stimulate health, recovery, and relaxation for the body and mind. Essential oils are natural extracts from seeds, roots, stems, flowers, leaves and the bark of plants. The two most common methods of using essential oils are topically and aromatically. Topical […]

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Parmesan Pine Nuts

We are loving zucchini or summer squash right now.  Grill it, chop it, or spiral-ize it, any way is good for us.  However, we are using our spiralizer for everything right now and it’s a great way to enjoy zucchini.  This side salad is easy, healthy, and yummy!  The zucchini in this salad paired […]

Pineapple, Tomato, Chicken Kabobs

Is there anything easier than grilling chicken kabobs?  All you have to do in this recipe is slice some pineapple, onion, chicken and tomatoes, marinate, and grill.  Place on top of cauliflower rice or serve with a simple side salad.  But, really try to marinate the chicken for a good amount of time (2 […]

July Beer of the Month

Summer time is Farmhouse Ale time!  This month’s Thrive beer comes from Kansas City, MO from Boulevard Brewing Co.  Their Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale (also can be called a Saison) is a perfect beer for this time of year.  The combo of citrus, pepper, and a fun little sweetness make it an extremely enjoyable and […]

CranioSacral Therapy – The Ultimate Unwind

What is CranioSacral Therapy?  by Jeannette Candau

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach to healing that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – […]

Cucumber, Tomato, and Feta Salad

With the hot summer days and warm evenings upon us, cool off with this easy summer salad.  All you have to do is chop, mix, and serve, although we do suggest that you add the feta right before serving to avoid a soupy salad.  Tomatoes and cucumbers are in the heart of their season […]

Could Poor Posture Be Causing Your Headaches and Neck Pain?

Written by Robin Sol

For many years I convinced myself that headaches and neck pain were just part of living a busy life, of dancing 20 hours a week.  They were the trade-off for cross-country car trips every summer, a concession for on-the-go living.  Having dealt with chronic headaches and neck pain for 20+ years, […]

Headaches & Acupuncture

We love treating headaches!  According to this Duke University review of over 30 studies, acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities can be very effective in quickly reducing and relieving headaches.  In TCM, not all headaches are the same; and treatments, modalities, and herbs all differ according to the following factors:

Location of headache (different […]

Stir Fried Kelp Noodles With Ground Beef, Broccoli Slaw, and Spinach

Kelp noodles = delicious and uber healthy. This is a super warming and filling meal that pretty much hits every macro and micro nutrient.  Kelp noodles are a little hard to find if an Asian market is not close (Whole Foods does carry).  But, the health benefits of these replacement noodles are second to […]

Scrambled Eggs with Lox and Capers

Now here is a reason to get up in the morning…lox and eggs courtesy of Primal Palate. A solid start to the day and made in no time.  Sometimes we fry the egg and just layer with tomato and egg.  Also, adding a little dollop of cream fraiche or greek yogurt (if you do […]