Category: Healthy products we love

GCH: Natural Skincare, Bone Broth, How To Heal Injuries

The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website!  Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests.


DIY Treatments For An Itchy Scalp

Whether you have scalp psoriasis, or just irritation caused by a dry, flaky scalp, here are several natural and affordable do it yourself DIY treatments to help soothe your symptoms.


Healthy Foods You Can Use To Offset Your Cravings

Can’t stop thinking about that Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey that’s just sitting there in your freezer? How about when you’ve had a long and busy day: surely you deserve that bag of chips? What about when you’re tired and you need some extra sugar as a pick-me-up? Thoughts like this aren’t uncommon, and food […]


It’s all About Balance! The Yin and Yang of Beauty

Taoism is one of the many ancient philosophies of Asia – it’s sometimes called a religion, but really it’s more of a philosophy – and one thread of Taoist thought for 2,000 years has concentrated on the idea that the happiest and best way to live is in harmony with the natural flow of energy […]


Can the Lotus Plant Give you Beautiful Skin?

It looks a bit like a water lily and is the national flower of India. It’s a symbol of purity in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. It’s prized for it’s healing properties throughout Asia. It’s the lotus plant!


The Cleanses that we Love!

It’s cleanse season again! Spring is the time of the Liver in Chinese medicine, which makes it the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning in your body. The liver is a major organ in the body that helps to detoxify and clean the blood. It relies on the kidneys, urinary bladder, intestines and […]


Nourishing Winter Skin

It’s the coldest winter New York has seen for a while a very dry and trying time of year for our skin. Many of us have to deal with itchy, dry, cracked, and chaffing skin through the cold seasons, and this year is no exception! And for those with chronic skin issue such as eczema, psoriasis, […]


The Power of Sriracha

It’s Thai. It’s trendy. It gives your food a tangy kick in the taste buds. And you’ve probably heard about it and seen it on the tables of many New York eateries far and wide these days. Sriracha sauce is indeed all that and a bag of…peppers. But there’s more to this sauce than something […]

female shower by Emma Thake

DIY all natural hair mask

I’ve noticed that my hair is getting a little damaged from all the sun and heat and occasional ocean dips. I wanted to see if there was a way to rejuvenate my hair naturally and this is what I found!


The neti pot: Natural sinus relief

Here’s a term you don’t hear every day: Nasal irrigation.  If you are familiar with it, you have probably heard of neti pots, and you may be one of the many people who have found relief from sinus and allergy distress with this simple tool.  It can seem a little strange at first, but for […]

school bus by Emma Thake

7 ways to prep yourself and your family for back-to-school

Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner. For so many people the beginning of the year feels like if falls around this time and that’s because school is almost back in session.  It’s a transitory season for many, whether you’re getting your kid ready for their first day being a third […]


Take a walk down our wellness street!

The YinOva center, tucked away on a quieter street, is near all sorts of busy busy locations: five minutes one way is Union Square and five minutes the other way is Saint Marks Place.