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10 Wellness-Focused Books Worth Reading

Reading good books can benefit your health and wellbeing. And, a healthy lifestyle delivers the same benefits. So, why not combine the two? Over the years, and especially in the last decade, a number of authors have released a wide range of wellness-focused books that have wowed both critics and audiences. These books have garnered critical acclaim, topped bestseller lists, and become cultural icons.

Each of them focuses on a different wellness trend or aspect of healthy living that you can embrace. We’ve gathered them in a single list of the top 10 wellness-focused books ever written. This list has a little something for almost everyone. So, dive in: borrow or buy the books, and start walking the path towards happiness and wellbeing.

Disclaimer: the list below isn’t ranked in any way. The quest to find the best “wellness-focused book” on earth is an impossibility. Instead, each of the books featured below stands in its own right and deserves consideration.

1) Lifespan: Why We Age, and Why We Don't Have To (2019)

by David A. Sinclair

Aging and wellness are almost indisputably connected. Much of what we learn about living a healthy lifestyle is designed to help us live longer. In this book, however, one of Time magazine’s most influential people takes a different approach.

In his book, Sinclair — a Harvard-based researcher by trade — doesn’t just focus on living longer. He focuses on the elements that help us stay healthy for longer, and he highlights surprising truths about the connection between stress and the ability to keep our minds fresh. 

Like so many other relatively recent wellness-focused books, this tome also explores the topics of intermittent fasting and its potentially healthy benefits. Sinclair is careful, of course, to avoid making outrageous claims that can easily be refuted by medical professionals. In fact, the science-based research and the candor with which he discusses his topics are one of the main reasons why the Scientific Inquirer had many positive things to say about the book:

After 400 pages of Sinclair’s solid research and blunt social commentaries, most readers may feel that Lifespan is promising us the equivalent of Ponce de Leon’s “Fountain of Youth.” Sinclair’s message, however, is startling simple: “There is no biological law that says we must age… it takes radical thinking to even begin to approach what this will mean for our species.”

2) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (2014)

by Marie Kondo

This is the book that inspired the Netflix series, itself on our list of top streaming shows related to wellness. So, you may be familiar with the book’s basic concept: that decluttering your home (and your life) can change both for the better.

The book that made Marie Kondo a mainstream influencer became a #1 bestseller on the New York Times list upon its release. More comprehensively than a TV show ever could, it takes its readers through each step of her KonMari method of de-cluttering and de-stressing. If the show was about entertainment, this is the self-help guide to your own wellness.

Does it work? Ultimately, that depends on your personality. No wellness advice is a magic bullet that solves all the problems in the world. However, some of the tips are so profound, straightforward, and eloquent, that it’s well worth a read. As the Today Show puts it when trying out the KonMari method:

The best part about Kondo’s book is her advice on how to deal with the hardest items to get rid of: those things that make you feel guilty. That dress I bought five years ago and wore just once, because it makes me feel dumpy? It’s survived many a purge because I can still remember how much it cost, and it’s in perfect condition — even though I know I’ll never wear it.

3) Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)

by Shunryu Suzuki

Not all wellness-focused books are from within the last decade. Perhaps, no book exhibits that more than Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, a transcription of teachings by the late Shunryu Suzuki, the monk who popularized Buddhism in America.

Few words describe this book better than the word “wisdom.” In particular, the teaching on mindfulness will stick with you, focusing on simplicity not as a starting point but a worthy goal. Truly achieving that calm, clear simplicity is the guide behind much of what Suzuki teaches in this book.

The underlying message: trust in yourself. Let go of the things that could harm you. Discover who you truly are, and leverage that knowledge to live a more satisfying life. This isn’t one of those books you read once and put away, either. As a Patch.com reviewer puts it:

It’s interesting to note, as time goes by, which parts of the book speak to me. As a middle-aged parent almost twenty years removed from that reciting newlywed, I am struck by Suzuki’s, or perhaps Zen’s, insistence that if we remain steady within ourselves, everything outsides of ourselves will be steady as well. He offers what may well be the best parenting advice I have ever encountered.

4) 10% Happier (2014)

by Dan Harris

Zen Mind takes on meditation at its most profound level. On the other hand, 10% Happier makes it more of an everyday activity. This is the personal story of Dan Harris, the former ABC News correspondent whose on-air panic attack caused him to rethink and change his life.

This book is helpful but also funny. In fact, the lightheartedness with which Harris details the journey to mindfulness makes you fly through the pages without realizing that all his points are substantiated by real science.

In a nutshell, this is a “learning-by-doing” book. As Psychology Today points out, the title deliberately highlights the experience of someone who doesn’t fanatically practice meditation but has found more joy in life as a result:

Harris is a skeptic who has found something that works. It may seem grand and overly ambitious to imagine a world in which everyone meditates. But, as Harris points out, before World War II, most people didn’t brush their teeth. If we could have a revolution in dental hygiene, then why not a revolution in mental hygiene?  Why not a world in which everyone is 10% happier?

5) The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (2017)

by Arianna Huffington

This celebrity-authored tome is one of the most influential wellness-focused books on the market. Written by the founder of the Huffington Post, it focuses on sleep (or the lack of it). Forget about the advice you read about successful people waking up at 4 a.m. every morning. Here, Huffington outlines how her daily eight hours of sleep and regular power naps have helped her productivity take off.

It’s all backed up by science, of course. The book offers many actionable tips, including stretches to do before going to bed. The simple takeaway: if you don’t get the sleep part right, you may negatively affect your health and every other portion of your life. 

Overall, it provides a good read at 300 + pages, even if some of the advice may sound similar to what you’ve heard before. Or, as Publisher’s Weekly described the book in its 2017 review:

Much advice is familiar—put aside the electronic devices, exercise more, and meditate—but some is less so, including suggestions on how to use the latest sleep-tracking devices and sleep-optimizing hotels. Huffington proves herself a powerful advocate for those suffering from what she identifies as the current “sleep crisis.”

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6) The Telomere Effect (2017)

by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel

Get ready to learn about biology and chemical compounds. We’re fans of research that digs deep — have you heard about terpenes? —so, naturally, The Telomere Effect had to make the list.

Co-written by a Nobel Prize winner, the book highlights the source of Blackburn and Epel’s winning research: a biological enzyme called telomerase that scientists say is a core component for living longer. Here’s why: telomerase promotes healthy cell regeneration. As it turns out, this enzyme is activated through diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

All of this sounds complex, but Blackburn and Epel manage to explain it in an approachable, casual way. We’ll let Psychology Today explain it for us:

Blackburn and Epel end their wonderfully informative and readable book with what they call “The Telomere Manifesto”. They urge us to “Mind…Maintain…and Connect Your Telomeres” as well as to “Create Telomere Health in Your Community and the World (which focuses on the social determinants of our health and mental health)”… The result, as has been said, will be priceless.

7) Medical Nemesis (1974)

by Ivan Illich

Prepare yourself for some controversial prose. Medical Nemesis (also known as Limits to Medicine) has been criticized for not taking the modern medical establishment at face-value, preferring instead to question its inflexibility. Still, this isn’t an anti-establishment manifesto. Instead, it’s an embrace of the uniqueness of every human being and the need for personalized treatment as a result.

Crucially, Illich isn’t a medical practitioner but a philosopher. As such, his book should be read not as medical advice but as an inspiration for listening to our bodies. That said, it’s important to know that some of his more controversial views, like the warnings against the over-prescription of drugs, have found prominent support from members of the medical community.

Illich’s treatise is one of the most important wellness-focused books of the 20th century. He invites us to examine the human condition. Or, as the New York Times puts it in 1976:

He uses medicine to ask us what we want from life, and he questions our dreams of reason. He cares deeply about the human condition, and he has maintained the essential ingredient of that oaring, a capacity for outrage. If we can confront his outraged—and outrageous —questions, we will, inevitably, begin to change.

8) The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016)

by Mark Manson

Certainly, the title is attention-grabbing. So, you reach for it on the library (or digital) shelf. However, the wisdom in this book goes way beyond the tongue-in-cheek title. According to Manson, wellness is about letting go of the things that don’t really matter and focusing only on the things most important to us. 

Granted, it’s a bit ironic that an online influencer with a six-figure social media following advocates against distractions like Facebook and Twitter. But, it’s just as refreshing to hear Manson’s recommendations against being positive for its own sake. Instead, he advises taking a more realistic approach to things that are “f**ked up” and learning how to live with them.

Essentially, Manson’s theme is: Life is imperfect. So, make the best of it. If that’s not a wellness lesson, we don’t know what is. And, as Huffington Post maintains in its book review, the crude language is just a cover for the profound life lessons in this book:

There are no soft puffy cloud prancing unicorns offering hugs on colorful rainbows, only F-bomb explosions and brutal smack-you-in-the-face reality slaps. But by the time you finish reading it, you’ll find yourself tingling with promise. The world suddenly seems brighter and lighter. You’ll feel free, and oddly, good, despite the shit sandwiches served throughout the book.

9) The Rhythm of Life (2016)

by Matthew Kelly

What does it mean to thrive? How can I feel empowered in a world that engulfs me in seemingly endless busywork? Those are exactly the types of questions you’ll find in one of our favorite wellness-focused books.

Kelly maintains that wellness is about slowing down. It’s about looking around and reflecting on what our eyes see and what we experience. Most importantly, it’s about finding that rhythm that lets us live a more successful, reflective, and fulfilling life.

Kelly calls it “the habit of thriving.” He prescribes a diet of the mind, from the books we read to the thoughts we focus on. Solitude becomes an asset, not a thing to avoid. From a 2016 Entrepreneur.com review:

I came across this book during a very dark time in my life. I just reached an injury settlement with the Chicago Bears, and I was very uncertain about what was in store for me at the time. After reading the book, I was very eager to put into practice all that I had learned and started to really pay attention to my needs and give them the attention that they needed in order for me to truly thrive.

10) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (2012)

by Greg McKeown

Out of all the books on this list, Essentialism comes the closest to examining the true meaning of life. It focuses on the parts of everyday life that make it worth living and offers actionable tips to help you cut out those things that don’t.

This isn’t a book about how to get more accomplished. It’s about how to get the right things accomplished, the things that truly add value to your life. McKeown masterfully explains that success can actually be a detractor because it also leads to more distractions away from what is truly essential.

How did McKeown get to these insights? After leaving his wife and newborn in the hospital room for what turned out to be an unproductive business meeting, he had an epiphany. It changed his life considerably. Instead of taking on everything asked of him, he began to commit only to those projects that held meaning for him and that he had time for. The result was greater peace and more satisfaction with his life. This book is an easy read full of actionable tips, as Publisher’s Weekly points out:

By making better choices, and not taking on the weight of other people’s problems, readers can realize the non-essential nature of virtually everything in life, and learn to be present and spend more meaningful time with family and friends. This is a smart, concise guide for the overcommitted and under-satisfied

Enjoying Wellness-Focused Books and Practicing Mindfulness for a Healthier Life

Reading wellness-focused books like the above is immensely satisfying. They teach fundamental lessons and tend to inspire life changes that are just as fundamental. In a nutshell, they correlate with our concept of achieving optimal wellness

How we get there, of course, differs from person to person. You may want to orient your attention toward the world’s most innovative wellness companies. That alone will introduce you to products that can help you live a happier and healthier life.

Speaking of products: as you look for ways to increase your wellbeing, consider using Hemp Oil for relaxation. We believe our sustainable farming methods and LipidTrans™ Infusion Process produces the highest-quality Hemp Oil on the planet. In addition, its effects on the body tend to line up well with many of the concepts highlighted in the books above, helping you transition to a healthier life.

Either way, we’ll be glad to be at your side as you embark on a journey of lasting health. Tell us: what are your favorite wellness-focused books? Share your thoughts with us, and let’s have a conversation about mindfulness and relaxed living.

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The Top 10 Must-See Wellness Movies to Stream at Home

As we live through unprecedented times, the use of streaming services to access TV shows and movies has increased dramatically. Many of us are looking for new forms of diversion, even as health dominates the national conversation. So, why not combine the two? In addition to highlighting new ways to live a healthy lifestyle, these wellness movies also offer great entertainment value. That’s why we’re proud to present to you our selection of the top 10 wellness movies to watch.

To make it simple, we’ve kept our focus on selections from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Some require a small fee to rent, which we’ll note where relevant. Unique as each may be, these wellness-focused movies have one thing in common: they educate and inspire us to take a look at our own lives in the process.

Embrace (Amazon Prime)

Embrace is the story of a single person, but it has resonated with many. The documentary, which streams free for Amazon Prime subscribers, follows body image activist Taryn Brumfitt as she explores not just “body shaming” but the broader concept of “body loathing.”

Originally released in Australia in 2016, the film has acquired a global following. It’s an inspiring work designed to help women of all ages rethink the way they feel about themselves. Here’s what The Guardian had to say about the documentary in 2017:

Brumfitt sets out on a round-the-world expedition to understand the issues better, meeting assorted experts and opinionated celebrities such as Amanda de Cadenet and Ricki Lake, as well as a woman with a terrible eating disorder, a severe burns survivor and a delightful young lady whose hormone imbalance gives her a beard. It has an indisputably worthy message, and should be essential viewing (…).

Embrace is also one of the few wellness movies that boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (HBO)

Moonlight Sonata gained fame during the 2019 Sundance Festival, where it emerged as an underdog to capture the imagination of audiences everywhere. It’s now available for HBO subscribers looking for an inspiring story with essential life lessons built-in.

The movie highlights Jonas (a young boy) going deaf, but it also connects the tragedy to Ludwig Van Beethoven — perhaps the most famous deaf person in history. The two stories interweave as 11-year-old Jonas learns to play the Moonlight Sonata, written by Beethoven when he began going deaf. Jonas’ music education is overseen by his grandfather, who has been deaf for most of his life.

This selection is likely one of the most heart-wrenching, inspirational wellness movies on this list. Where it shines is its ability to encourage us to find our inner strength, never knowing where our talents may lie. If a deaf man can compose one of the greatest musical pieces ever written and a deaf child can play it, perhaps each of us is capable of more than we realize.

Or, as a recent review in the Washington Post puts it, “Moonlight makes its points softly, but with resounding conviction.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)

“Does it bring you joy?” You may have heard that question once or twice in early 2019, when the first season of this TV show swept the United States. Marie Kondo is an organizing expert originally known for her KonMari method of getting rid of physical things that don’t add joy to life. The Netflix show catapulted her to new levels of fame.

In each episode, Kondo helps a person or family in various stages of life (from a family with toddlers to a widow grieving the loss of her husband). She frequently cites scientific facts to highlight the negative effects of clutter on the mind. For the audience, it’s easy to follow along, develop an understanding of the method, and maybe even take on a similar project. 

A review in The Atlantic (shortly after the show was released) best explains why it’s worth watching:

The genius of Kondo’s approach is that she cares not at all about renovation or decor. Her clients’ homes might be stylish or drab, spacious or cramped, but she treats them all the same: Every newly tidied room gets the same gasp of delight that signals Kondo’s pride in the family’s accomplishments. The host never suggests adding an accent wall or some trendy shiplap to spruce things up. Instead, she shares her clients’ joy at finding space and reconnecting with meaningful heirlooms.”

Happy (Amazon Prime)

In one way or another, we’re all searching for satisfaction in life. So, why not watch a movie about the quest for individual happiness? That’s exactly what the documentary Happy (free for Amazon Prime subscribers) is all about.

The documentary was actually released in 2012, but it resonates as much now as it did eight years ago. Filmmaker Roko Belic masterfully blends heart-wrenching personal stories with cerebral interviews featuring scientists. The result is a movie for everyone, a treatise on happiness that’s as light as it’s profound. Or, in the words of the Huffington Post:

This movie is for you. For me. For everyone. It brings full circle a wealth of scientific, empirical, and national research on happiness and delivers it in a documentary-type format so mesmerizing you’ll be recommending it to friends and family before you get halfway through.

Grass is Greener (Netflix)

We know cannabis as a plant capable of producing healthy supplements like Hemp Oil. But of course, it’s also responsible for some of the biggest controversies in the 20th century, with the psychoactive THC component in marijuana playing a central role in the war on drugs.
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That relationship is explored throughout this documentary, which interviews both medical experts and celebrities like Snoop Dogg. In the process, it dives into heavy topics like institutional racism and prison reform. As such, it’s one of the most unique wellness movies on this list. In addition, it ends with a strong argument for the legalization of cannabis and connects that movement to a move towards racial equality:

It’s hard to argue with pain and suffering and the way a filmmaker chooses to present it. Even if you’re not the “greenest” person on the planet, there’s still much to be learned here. With sources and information like this, “Grass is Greener” simply makes itself.

Plastic Paradise (Amazon Prime)

The oceans are changing and not necessarily for the better. While we continue to frequent beaches along America’s coastlines, the truth is uglier elsewhere. Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year and this leads to massively negative impacts on both wildlife and nature.

That’s where this documentary picks up. It focuses specifically on the example of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a collection of trash in the Northern Pacific, that (at 1.6 million square kilometers) is twice as large as the State of Texas.

From there, it explores larger climate issues in interviews with scientists, experts, and celebrities. You’ll also be treated to a surprising appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger. In all, it’s one of the best wellness movies for inspiring a more sustainable lifestyle. Brands like us, that recycle ocean trash to produce plastic bottles like the ones used for our Hemp Oil, are trying to help reverse the trend.

The Truth About Alcohol (Netflix)

How do you feel about alcohol? For some, it’s a scourge of society. For others, it promotes relaxation at the end of the day. Opinions range from “harmless” to “extremely harmful.” As this documentary argues, the truth is probably somewhere in between.

At less than one hour long, this movie is immensely accessible. ER doctor Javid Abdelmoneim talks to experts and presents findings that explain the science of drinking. This documentary offers a British perspective, but that doesn’t diminish its watchability the least bit. From why some people get drunk faster than others to the short- and long-term effects of alcohol on health, The Truth About Alcohol serves to inform as well as to entertain.

The obvious conclusion, per The Guardian:

So, no massive surprises here then. It’s pretty much as you were: booze is basically not good for you and you should almost certainly drink less, and less often. The only problem being that it’s also brilliant, and Javid knows it.

Free Solo (Hulu)

Think about hanging from a 3,200 foot-high legendary rock without any type of safety net. If that doesn’t give you vertigo, this movie may just be for you. Free Solo made global headlines when it was first released in 2018, eventually winning an Academy Award for Best Documentary. It’s been somewhat of a phenomenon ever since.

Yes, the film is first and foremost a biopic of free solo climber Alex Honnolt. However, it’s so much more than that. The sweeping vistas of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park would be enough to keep you glued to the screen. Beyond that, the tale of mental strength and physical preparation is truly something to behold. And it’s a constant tension, as The Atlantic points out:

Even Chin, Vasarhelyi, and their camera operators have to confront the possibility that, in trying to make their movie, they may instead capture someone’s final moments. It’s this profound, human tension that makes Free Solo such a gripping and rewarding documentary to watch.

The Goop Lab (Netflix)

What if you could watch an iconic actress delve into some medical topics that have been controversial for a while? That’s exactly what the Goop Lab, headlined by Gwyneth Paltrow and available on Netflix, promises. In six episodes, Paltrow explores topics that range from psychedelic psychotherapy to the iconic ice swimming exercise.

Note, however, that the show isn’t supposed to serve as serious medical commentary. Paltrow’s offering is pure entertainment. The producers combine a tongue-in-cheek approach with worthwhile moments, however. What results is a highly entertaining romp through some fascinating topics. As the New Yorker highlights, it’s worth checking out:

“The Goop Lab, lowbrow TV with high production values, is the most unsettling kind of sponcon—the soulful kind. Wim Hof, a popular healer who, following the death of his wife, came to believe in the salutary benefits of breathing exercises and immersion in freezing water, teaches a group of Goopers “snowga.” A bodywork expert asks several employees to lie down on massage tables, and then, like a puppeteer, pulls at the air above them as they writhe, moan, and weep. In every episode, the skeptics are converted, and the believers are reaffirmed.

Take Your Pills (Netflix)

We end with a documentary that’s as unsettling as it’s important. You may have heard about drugs that are designed to help you focus but comes with potentially dangerous side effects. Just how dangerous? That’s what this film explores.

Take Your Pills focuses on Adderall, but its lessons are universal regarding artificial psychotropic stimulants of all kinds. Over the course of just under 90 minutes, filmmaker Alison Klayman tries to unearth the origins of these types of drugs. She also delves into the reasons certain hard drugs have become mainstream while close relatives like cocaine have been criminalized. The documentary is set against the backdrop of a society that demands access to the benefits Adderall promises to solve:

The title of “Take Your Pills” sounds innocent enough, until you realize it’s the society as a whole that’s issuing the directive: Take your pills Or else what? Or else you’ll be left out in the cold, with a mind that’s racing to play catch-up instead of one that’s been stimulated, or maybe just stoned, into perpetual overdrive.

From Watching Wellness to Practicing Wellness: A Natural Transition

Take a look at the cumulative list above, and you’ll see a wide range of wellness movies and documentaries. Some are unyielding in their positivity, while others are more contemplative. Still, others paint an undoubtedly scary picture of the world. However, they all have one thing in common: an earnest desire to educate the American public about the importance of wellness, subtly or overtly.

They also represent a greater trend: the increasing willingness of the American public to examine formerly taboo topics in the search for a healthier lifestyle. Each of these options will, in their own way, motivate you to practice healthier, wellness-focused living.

That same drive is also what encouraged us to start our company. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil has many potential benefits that allow you to build a healthy lifestyle in a way that works for you. If you’d like to learn more about this natural supplement and its many potential benefits, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact us today to learn about our products and how we aim to contribute to a society that prioritizes health and wellness.

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The Most Innovative Wellness Companies to Recognize and Celebrate

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True innovation facilitates meaningful change without endangering stability. While many companies make grand statements about innovation, little is accomplished unless that innovation translates into real solutions that deliver intrinsic value.

In reality, true innovators are a step ahead of the pack. They’re the people questioning the status quo, launching new concepts, and highlighting what can be accomplished by living outside the box. Some innovators introduce ideas that change the trajectory of an entire industry. Meanwhile, others create products and services that keep us healthier, happier, and more connected to the world around us. Today, we take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate some of the most innovative wellness companies in the world.

SheFinds.com: Offering Stress-Free Shopping and the Latest Lifestyle Trends

SheFinds.com is a virtual shopping destination, a favorite among passionate, engaged, and socially-aware women. With a motto of “Life Stage, Not Age”, SheFinds.com offers articles on fashion trends, life hacks, product launches, beauty news, and style tips. The content is meant to inspire and educate. Above all, the site’s content creators write for women grappling with life, social, and health challenges.

At this premier online destination, you’ll find the editorial approach undeniably candid, inspiring, and eloquent. Whether you’re looking for the latest in style trends, ideas for a weekend getaway, or new brands to try, there’s something for everyone at SheFinds.com.

The owners created the site with the busy career woman in mind. As a result of hectic schedules, the latter may have little time to shop or surf the internet. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women own close to 10 million businesses, and 75% of mothers with young children are fully employed. With featured deals from popular fashion retailers and up-to-the-minute trend coverage, this click-to-buy site takes the stress out of shopping. Site visitors can also shop Korean and Asian beauty brands, bridal jewelry, fitness accessories, and wellness products. Overall, SheFinds.com is one of the most innovative wellness companies dedicated to the empowerment of women.

Purple®: Online Access to Innovative Sleep Technology at Affordable Prices

Brothers Tony and Terry Pearce founded Purple® in 1989. Combining their expertise in advanced aerospace engineering, manufacturing, and project management, the brothers set out to create high-tech wheelchairs and carbon-fiber sporting goods. In due time, however, the chairs needed better cushioning. This eventually led to the creation of Floam™, the lightest-weight cushioning fluid on earth.

Basically, the brothers used Floam™ to cushion footwear, golf bag straps, critical care medical beds, and even NICU preemie “nests.” In their quest to develop a revolutionary, lower-cost Floam™ alternative, the Pearce brothers subsequently developed Hyper-Elastic Polymer™, the predecessor to Purple®.

By 2013, the brothers set out to use their knowledge of cushioning to develop a new type of mattress. However, Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ had never been molded into pieces large enough for a king-sized mattress. The brothers solved this challenge by creating a machine called Mattress Max™. With Mattress Max™, the Pearce brothers were able to achieve their goal of selling high quality, no-pressure mattresses online at affordable prices.

Dubbed “the bed that broke the internet,” the Purple® mattress adapts instantly to every body type. The inner “Purple Grid” intelligently flexes to adjust to pressure points for a unique zero gravity-like sleeping experience. In addition, the Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ also neutralizes body heat, so Purple® mattress customers can sleep comfortably throughout the night. And, as producers of the most advanced cushioning products in the world, Purple® has unquestionably become one of the most innovative wellness companies on earth.

Getaway: Innovative Getaways to Unplug, Rewind, and Reconnect With Nature

A growing body of evidence suggests that spending time in a natural environment can positively impact health and wellbeing. Although many people find the Great Outdoors relaxing, most don’t have access to a secluded cabin in the woods.

While living in a travel trailer, working remotely, and traveling the country, Jon Staff discovered the joy and simplicity of tiny house living. Today, Staff is the CEO and Co-Founder of Getaway, a company that constructs outposts replete with luxurious eco-cabins. Staff and co-founder Pete Davis started the company by renting three cabins on land leased in New Hampshire. Their business soon expanded to include outposts in several states.

When booking a cabin at a Getaway outpost, you’ll have everything you need for an enjoyable overnight experience, such as queen beds, clean towels, fresh linens, a mini-fridge, and a two-burner stove. You’ll also have the option of purchasing any extras you may need. Each cabin has its own fire pit, chairs, and a picnic table.

While the cabin is equipped with a landline for calls to emergency services and the Gateway team, there’s no Wi-Fi. By and large, this vacation concept centers on providing a respite from modern distractions and stresses. Plus, you won’t need to leave Fido at home: Getaway offers dog-friendly accommodations and provides dog bowls, waste bags, and treats for canine visitors.

Clark's Botanicals: Innovative Skincare Products Combining the Best of Science and Nature

In 2002, a young man with a promising career became paralyzed from the neck down after diving into a pool. Then 24-year-old Francesco Clark lost the ability to walk, the tragedy throwing his life into turmoil. The damage to Francesco’s central nervous system also impaired his ability to sweat. Subsequently, he experienced facial skin problems, and his appearance became haggard. With the help of his father, an M.D. and homeopath, the duo set out to find a solution for Francesco’s prematurely aging skin.

After four years and nearly 80 iterations, Francesco and his father determined that the antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of jasmine produced favorable results. In essence, the discovery of Jasmine Absolute, the proprietary ingredient in many Clark’s Botanicals products, changed Francesco’s life. The pair also found that combining jasmine with other natural ingredients delivered spectacular results. With its first product Smoothing Marine Cream, Clark’s Botanicals was born.  

Today, jasmine remains at the core of Clark’s Botanicals. Its skin-soothing properties deliver gentle, non-toxic skincare. That’s what makes Clark’s Botanicals wholly unique and one of the most innovative wellness companies out there. As a company that adheres to the strictest industry standards, all Clark’s Botanicals skincare products are naturally fragranced, environmentally friendly, gluten-free, and cruelty-free (not tested on animals).

Wthn: An Innovative Modern Aesthetic Based on Ancient Healing Practices

With the goal of bringing ancient medicines to a national audience, Wthn (pronounced within) offers herbal remedies, facial rejuvenation sessions, and acupuncture treatments in a spa-like setting. Based in New York City, Wthn demystifies acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine with a “cheeky” menu, sound therapy, and warm tea. Wthn’s herbal remedies are divided into three categories: “Prevent,” “Heal,” and “Glow.” 

The Wthn approach to health and wellness is based on 2,500 years of time-tested practices. Significantly, the efficacy of these practices has been verified by the latest scientific research. Within five months of opening their first Wthn location, co-creators Michelle Larivee and Dr. Shari Auth launched a line of herbal supplements. Wthn herbal blends comprise a modern mix of traditional Chinese formulas and adaptogens that offer maximum therapeutic potential. Covering a wide range of wellness concerns, including mood support, digestive health, and sleep support, Wthn makes it easy to find the best combination of Chinese herbs for your needs.

Haielle: Innovative Beauty Products that Won't Harm Your Health or the Environment

After working behind the scenes as the COO of a salon product manufacturer in Venezuela, Haielle founder, Yoel Vaisberg, decided to step out of his comfort zone. With hopes of expanding his business, he brought salon-quality hair and nail products from Venezuela to the U.S. Soon, the stress of relocating to a new country and planning a wedding triggered sudden hair loss and a chronic skin condition. After trying different topical products for his symptoms, Vaisberg decided that the solution required a balanced, holistic approach. 

With a new awareness of the therapeutic potential of natural ingredients, Vaisberg and his partners crafted another business plan. In light of the change in direction, they determined that beauty products should never compromise personal or environmental health.

Noting the widespread belief that all-natural ingredients are safe and all synthetics harmful, Vaisberg decided to change the narrative. Thus, Haielle is based on the premise that a “holistic perspective” is the path to true wellbeing. The founders believe modern beauty care requires balance, social awareness, and openness to make the best decisions for personal health and the environment.

Petite Histoire: An Innovative Luxury Fragrance Company that Believes in Sustainability and Fair Trade

Many perfumes, colognes, and body sprays explicitly contain hazardous ingredients. As consumer awareness of the associated health risks increases, so does the demand for natural fragrances. Yet, far too many natural perfumes lack the “finesse” of their synthetic counterparts. Thus, many people never get the chance to experience the sublime nature of natural fragrances.

After five years in the fashion and beauty industry, Jeff Smith began exploring green beauty brands and natural fragrances. Not finding anything he cared for, Smith created his own, Petite Histoire.

A French phrase meaning “the backstory between lovers,” Petite Histoire offers luxury perfumes crafted from earth’s most natural ingredients. In addition, each fragrance features aromatherapy grade extracts in a moisturizing coconut oil base. By comparison with many other green companies that tend to be vague about their production practices, Petite Histoire is refreshingly transparent.

Presently, the company’s ingredient partner Robertet has a “seed to scent” partnership with global communities to deliver sustainable raw materials. The partnership protects crops in ecologically fragile regions through reforestation programs, solar-powered extraction methods, and distillation processes that utilize recycled materials. As a result, Petite Histoire perfumes and candles are indulgent, seductive, intoxicating, and completely natural.

The Most Innovative Wellness Companies Offer Products with Full Therapeutic Potential

As our national fascination with all things hemp continues to grow, many companies are eager to add CBD and other Hemp Oil products to their inventory. Many of those companies are experimenting with planting, harvesting, and extraction for the very first time. While most companies claim their Full-Spectrum CBD Oil contains all the additional cannabinoids and other phytonutrients as the original plant, these claims can be misleading for the most part.

For example, many CBD companies use harsh extraction methods, processes that can include high heat, pressurized CO2, or chemical solvents. These extraction methods subsequently compromise the integrity of the Hemp Oil by damaging its active plant elements, stripping its essential fatty acids, and removing plant waxes and fibers that contribute to overall health and wellbeing.

By comparison, Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum, Whole-Plant Hemp Oil tinctures, capsules, and skincare products are different.  With more than two decades of experience cultivating proprietary hemp plants, Synchronicity™ understands that preserving the integrity of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil requires gentle production methods.

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Specifically, the Functional Remedies LipidTrans Infusion™ process preserves and transfers the plant’s phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other potentially beneficial plant elements to a heart-healthy oil (MCT or coconut oil) in small hand-pressed batches. Preserving all the active components and phytonutrients ensures a True Entourage Effect™, where plant elements work synergistically with each other to enhance their therapeutic potential.

Pampering Yourself with Products from the Most Innovative Wellness Companies in the World

While we recognize that innovation inspires change, the latter rarely qualifies as true innovation. Instead, the true innovators are those who identify the gaps between what’s available and what’s needed. They apply their talents and unique perspectives to provide meaningful solutions. It’s these innovators that give us new ways to calm our minds, nurture our bodies, and reconnect with our inner selves. For that, they should be celebrated.  

If you’re intrigued by some of the latest innovations in the wellness industry, consider entering the Pamper Yourself Sweepstakes at FindKeep.Love. This co-branded giveaway features $2,875 in prizes from the most innovative wellness companies on earth, many featured above. Enter to win a two-night cabin stay, valuable gift cards, holistic hair care, and more!

Discover What the True Entourage Effect™ of Synchronicity™ Can Do for You

Once you’ve entered the sweepstakes, visit Synchronicity™ to view our selection of Full-Spectrum, Whole-Plant Hemp Oil Tinctures, topicals, and capsules. While there, take a few minutes to browse our blog or read the answers to frequently asked questions.

The many cannabinoids and phytonutrients in Synchronicity™ Hemp Oil interact with receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the largest regulatory system in the body. In essence, Hemp Oil provides ECS support, restoring balance to bodily processes. The only way to know what Full-Spectrum, Whole-Plant Hemp Oil can do for your overall wellbeing, skinhair, and sleep quality is to try it and then Ask Your Body™. For your safety and peace of mind, all Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum, Whole-Plant Hemp Oil products are produced in a cGMP certified facility and third-party tested to ensure purity and potency.

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