Wellness Library

Wellness Spotlight: Taylor Trevizo, Influencer Marketer

November 12, 2020 6 min read

I live in Northwest Arkansas - I specifically call out the region because it’s a distinct part of the state, unlike the rest. I love it here - it gives me the progressive nature of a larger city with the comfort of community. There’s still opportunity for growth and change, so I’m happy to be a resident who can play a part in its future.

An Ultimate Guide to Stress: The Science Behind Why You Get Stressed

October 29, 2020 20 min read

This guide is designed to explain everything you may want to know about stress’ effects on the body in an easy to understand manner (because your time is valuable after all) while also providing a breadth of detail into the science of stress. We’ll also be covering some ways you can have balanced levels of stress in your life by giving some lifestyle tips on reducing excessive stress you may accumulate from day to day life.

Mushroom Extracts vs. Mushroom Powders: Which is Better and Why?

October 16, 2020 6 min read

If you’re reading this, it’s most likely because you are interested in taking mushroom based supplements, and have discovered there are two main offerings - powdered mushrooms, and extracts. This article is here to help you know the difference between the two, and which one you should take for the most possible benefit.

Top 5 Mushrooms For Immune Support

October 15, 2020 10 min read

In this article, we’ll cover the top 5 medicinal mushrooms that currently have the most research, evidence, and investigation done in regards to their ability to support, improve, or help maintain the immune system, along with some basic information on the mushrooms themselves.

Mycelium vs. Mushroom Fruiting Body: Which is Better and Why

October 08, 2020 5 min read

So you’re interested in taking mushroom supplements - whether that be for dietary reasons, wanting to incorporate adaptogens, or for specific compounds found in mushrooms - and you notice that certain supplements mention mycelium, but others don’t, and are now wondering why that is. That’s what we’ll clear up in this article. 

Top 5 Medicinal Mushrooms for Nutritional Value, Immune Support, & Overall Health

October 08, 2020 9 min read

In this article, we’ll cover the 5 best medicinal mushrooms for those seeking an adaptogenic and/or healthy, plant based lifestyle. These mushrooms are highly nutritious, and have a decent amount of research into them as well that show evidence of other health benefits too!

Berry Delicious Acai Bowl

September 03, 2020 1 min read

This antioxidant packed bowl contains our brain boosting adaptogen blend, Nourish My Brain. Prepped in less than 5 minutes, this is a goto breakfast or late night snack!

Wellness Spotlight: Dee, content creator & mom

August 31, 2020 3 min read

‘Beauty’ is something I've struggled with for many years. Especially in my adulthood and now motherhood. 

There are days that I associate beauty with not being enough or worthy because I don't look a certain way - Especially after bringing two tiny humans into this world. 

But i'm working on it. I promise :) And on the bright side those days are very rare. Over time, I've come to understand that true beauty starts from the within and it's a never ending journey that changes with every season in your life.

Ashwagandha: What It Is and The Science Behind It's Health Benefits

August 18, 2020 20 min read

In this article, we’ll cover the health benefits of Ashwagandha in detail, covering the research with the most medical and health that has been done on this adaptogenic herb. But first, a little history as to why this plant has caught the attention of medical and health researchers in the first place.

Pop-In@Nordstrom X Peak and Valley

August 08, 2020 1 min read

We're teaming up with Pop-In@Nordstrom, from August 7th to November 1st! This New Beauty-themed Pop-In, curated by Nordstrom VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, is all about the best of what's next in beauty, wellness, and beyond. For a few months, you can find Peak and Valley at Pop-In@Nordstrom New Beauty, at 7 different locations across the country (plus at Nordstrom.com/Pop). We will be showcasing out Balance My Stress, Nourish My Brain, and Nurture My Skin blends in the below locations: 

Wellness Spotlight: Mackenzie Richmond, Plant-Based Private Chef

August 07, 2020 5 min read

To me, beauty has absolutely nothing to do with what you put on your skin, or how you eat, or what yoga studio you go to. Beauty is the kindness, the effervescence that pours out of your heart. Beauty is the way you interact with the world around you and the way the sun hits your teeth when you smile! The most beautiful people are confident, comfortable, and joyous in their soul and their existence. 

Mango-Greens Adaptogen Smoothie

July 13, 2020 1 min read

Get your greens and enjoy 'em too with this delicious smoothie with mango, banana, and spinach!

Lavender Matcha Latte

July 04, 2020 1 min read

A floral twist on your morning matcha latte. The energizing mixture of caffeine and calming L-Theanine produces comes from the matcha, while stress relief comes from our Balance My Stress adaptogen blend.

The Ultimate Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms: History, Health Benefits, Top 10

July 03, 2020 29 min read

Medical Mushrooms are mushrooms that are used or can potentially be used in the future to make medical drugs. They contain one or more compounds that can have various health benefits as well, such as antiviral or anti senescence properties. Many medical mushrooms also contain adaptogenic properties which are under study, such as compounds which boost the immune system by stimulating lymphocyte production, or novel anti inflammatories.

Wellness Spotlight: Kyra Rickards, Poet, Model, and Brand Manager

July 02, 2020 7 min read

"Seeking wellness, seeking beauty, seeking self-care - these are tender, loving, considerate concepts which have amazing opportunities for growth and renewal. Wellness also means seeking what you deserve and affirming healthy habits that reinforce your self-worth, mental health, and balance. We all deserve to feel well, happy, and secure. We deserve what makes us feel most alive and creative. It’s as simple as this - we deserve to feel good."

Herbal Highlights: Cordyceps Mushroom - Effects on Fatigue, Stress, Physical Health + Nutritional Profile

June 22, 2020 6 min read

Cordyceps Militaris is an edible (when cooked) mushroom that is now safely and effectively cultivated, which seems to have various positive metabolic effects in humans due to its wide range of novel polysaccharides and because of the compound Cordycepin.

Get Your Greens Smoothie w/ Balance My Stress Blend

June 15, 2020 1 min read

Not enough greens on your plate? Have no fear - this green smoothie recipe packs chlorophyll filled kale, spinach, and wheatgrass with our signature Balance My Stress adaptogen blend for a delicious morning drink!

Herbal Highlights: Lion's Mane Mushroom - Effects on Cognitive Function, Health Benefits, and Nutritional Profile

June 15, 2020 5 min read

A tasty and highly nutritious mushroom popularly eaten in Asian countries which may have some mood stabilizing effects, but currently does indeed seem to improve cognitive performance with daily consumption.

Wellness Spotlight: Amanda Smith, Writer and Content Creator

June 15, 2020 4 min read

"Wellness to me includes your body, mind, and spirit. For me it’s all about balance and checking in with myself daily, weekly, monthly, etc… You know yourself more than you think, and being honest with yourself about bad habits, toxic relationships, or foods that are not healthy, is the best thing you can be. I have cut out habits that are not good for me, but I also love a Dr. Pepper on the weekends. I love working out, but I don’t beat myself up if I miss a week. I love journaling, but I give myself grace when I miss out on it. It’s about balancing your needs as a whole and giving yourself the love and energy you need. Whether that be with food, physical activity, or how you deal with emotions and thoughts! "

Sunrise Smoothie with Adaptogenic Mushrooms Recipe

June 01, 2020 1 min read

Adjectives for this recipe? Fresh, Tangy, Sweet, Skin Nourishing. A delicious smoothie to cool down with during the hot summer!