Curious About Health Deficiencies? This Is Where I Go For Nutrient Tests

January 18, 2021

If you’re feeling like it’s time to get really REAL with what’s going on – inside – then I can’t recommend  Proactive Health Labs (pH)  enough.

Founded by veteran and health expert, Joy Stephenson-Laws, Proactive Health Labs (pH) is where I landed (in Sherman Oaks) to get fully tested. After one session, (blood draw and questions with the doctor) they whipped up an extensive report to identify my unique markers. Everything is so, so, so detailed and extensive – we assessed my body’s need for antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and digestive support. After my session and follow up I felt totally empowered with the information to tailor my diet and lifestyle to exactly what my body needs to function at its best.

What I love about this is how specific and streamlined this process is. Do you ever wonder if maybe you’re wasting money on stuff you don’t even need? And you’re taking it because it’s trending or read that it’s “good for you” ?  My suggestion is stop wasting money and time – find out exactly what you need and call it a day.

It’s time to definitively find out what your body needs, and tailor your diet and lifestyle accordingly. That’s what a nutrient test offers. For instance, you can find out if you have a deficiency in vitamin D– a key vitamin that helps build your immune system.

And now with COVID, a tailored regime is more important than ever.

Infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci touted vitamins C and D as ways that might generally boost the immune system. “If you’re deficient in vitamin D,” he noted, “that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself, taking vitamin D supplements.”

pH Labs’ is a national nonprofit health information organization with a diverse team of health care professionals who are experts in making complex health and health-related topics easy-to-understand and easy for your audience to apply to their daily lives.  In addition to founding pH Labs and several decades as a top healthcare attorney, Joy is also the co-author of the book, Minerals.

They were Covid protocol up the ying-yang. Clean. Safe. Lovely.

Here’s a peek at what’s going on with me! The full printout is over 21 pages!

  1.  Take an Alpha Lipoic Acid supplement ( Metagenics has one named Meta Lipoate).  It will help glucose metabolism.
  2. Take a B Complex for your B vitamin deficiencies OR a multivitamin.  Metagenics has a Phytomultivitamin which is plant based if you prefer one.  As discussed it will help with any neurological and psychological symptoms including mood disorders.
  3.  Take and extra Magnesium in the form of Chelate or Bisglycinate or the one in Lyposphere is also a good type.  Others may cause diarrhea.  The above may help you sleep better too.
  4. Take a probiotic from Metagenics.  Ultraflora Spectrum may be good for you.  You may take other brands if you desire.
  5. Take a digestive enzyme of any kind but again, Metagenics has one called Spectrazyme.
  6. You may take Milk Thistle or Chlorella or Glutathione for detoxing your elevated tin.  You can take this for three months to six.

 

Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs (www.phlabs.org), a national 501c3 nonprofit health information company that provides education and tools needed to achieve optimal health. In addition to her day-to-day leadership role with pH Labs, Ms. Stephenson-Laws is also the founding and managing partner of Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman (SAC), the health care industry’s premier litigation law firm established in 1989.  Her most recent book is Minerals – The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, available through Amazon, iTunes and bookstores.

Proactive Health Labs has been awarded a Platinum Seal Of Transparency by Guidestar, the world’s leading source of non-profit information. Click here to view our profile on Guidestar.

14619 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403  (855) 745-2271

Kiva Confections, Cannabis And Keep A Breast

January 14, 2021

Keep a Breast, is a nonprofit devoted to early breast cancer detection through consumer education and the promotion of regular self-checks.

Called CHECK YOURSELF, this campaign is spearheaded by cannabis manufacturer Kiva Confections in tandem with San Jose dispensary Airfield Supply Co.

Kiva created a new limited edition Lost Farm Live Resin Passionfruit Gummy, the sales of which will support Keep a Breast. The campaign’s goal is to raise $20,000 for this nonprofit.

The Lost Farm Live Resin Passionfruit gummy is available for purchase at Airfield Supply Co. (San Jose), The Apothecarium (San Francisco), Jayden’s Journey (Modesto), King’s Crew (Long Beach), March and Ash (San Diego), Solful (Sebastopol), and Sweet Flower (Los Angeles).

Additionally, you can support the work of Keep A Breast through point-of-sale donations at Airfield and Sweet Flower’s registers.

SWEET FLOWER

8163 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

A New Coldbrew With Nootropics And Adaptogens, Yes, Please!

January 11, 2021

There’s a new coldbrew in town and it’s divine.

Pivot Coldbrew, is a ready-to-drink coffee with nootropics and reishi and you can grab it in LA….from Erewhon to Earthbar.

Developed by local entrepreneur David Stroud, Pivot Coldbrew features
locally-roasted beans and cognitive enhancers designed to minimize jitters
and eliminate the caffeine crash.

WHO:

LA local and former entertainment executive David Stroud took the leap to entrepreneurship in 2017 when he began developing Pivot Coldbrew. This premium coffee was designed to fill a gap in the market of ready-to-drink, bottled cold brews. Stroud and his team found that most bottled coffees tasted overly-roasted, while also leading to a jittery feeling and inevitable caffeine crash. They also couldn’t find flavored coffees that weren’t loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients, masking the coffee’s natural flavor.

A lifetime coffee lover and passionate optimist, Stroud lives by the belief that “good energy makes great things happen,” and he was determined to develop a product that would allow his customers to live their lives to the fullest, while addressing the pain points within the market.

“While life throws us challenges, it’s how you pivot to something better that’s most important,” says Stroud. “When we feel good, we do good. That’s the whole idea behind Pivot Coldbrew and the guiding force in developing our proprietary energy stack, in collaboration with a renowned ethnobotanist.”

WHAT:

Pivot Coldbrew is a new approach to bottled coffee, offering the caffeine we all crave with the balancing and transformative effects of nootropics and Reishi, a powerful adaptogen. Their proprietary formula of “cognitive enhancers” was developed to optimize the functional effects of caffeine, while eliminating the jittery effects to yield a more sustained and relaxed energy for greater mental clarity and focus. For the coffee itself, Pivot sources single-origin, 100% Arabica beans from Central and South America, and partners with a 120 year-old local family roaster. The coffee is roasted to a medium level, allowing natural flavor notes like chocolate and citrus to shine through in every bottle.

Proprietary Energy Stack ingredients with clinically proven benefits:

– Cognizin® Citicoline (nootropic): fuels and nourishes the brain for greater mental stamina

– Alpinia Galanga (nootropic & botanical): natural caffeine amplifier – extends energy with no crash

– L-Theanine (nootropic): calm focus

– Reishi (adaptogen): immunity booster

– L-Ergothioneine (nootropic): natural cellular protection

– Formula is never heated (which diminishes efficacy) and is 100% soluble for optimal taste and texture

Premium Coffee Details:

– Well sourced, carefully curated single origin 100% Arabica coffees from Central and South America

– Optimally roasted to produce distinct coffee roast levels with notes of citrus and Chocolate

– Perfectly brewed to craft a great tasting cold brew with a rich body and smooth finish

Flavors and Nutrition Facts:

– Fearless Black: 5 Calories and 0 Sugar

– Laid-Back Black: 5 Calories and 0 Sugar

– Perfectly Sweet: 25 Calories and 5g Sugar

– Harmonious Vanilla: 40 Calories and 5g Sugar

– Rejuvenating Ginger: 35 Calories and 7g Sugar

WHEN:

Pivot Coldbrew is now available at retailers throughout Los Angeles, with a direct-to-consumer online launch slated for January 2020.

WHERE:

Erewhon (all locations), Earthbar West Hollywood, Rainbow Acres Natural Foods, OP Market (Santa Monica), The Farms (Santa Monica), Glen Market, Vicente Market Brentwood

Full list of retailers here.

About Pivot Coldbrew: For people who want to live life to the fullest, Pivot is the world’s first chillbrew. A precision-crafted blend of cold brew, with proven adaptogens, nootropics and botanicals to transform cold brew into good energy. Born and brewed in Los Angeles, CA, Pivot Coldbrew produces small batch cold brew at their state-of- the art facility in Commerce, CA. Pivot Coldbrew sources coffee beans from a local 120 year-old family roaster and has worked with coffee and formulation specialists to achieve the premium high quality product. The proprietary energy stack was formulated by a renowned ethnobotanist. We believe in creating good energy that radiates and always adds to others’ lives.

Connect with Pivot Coldbrew on social media @pivotcoldbrew. Learn more at www.pivotcoldbrew.com

 

The Effects of Stress On The Body From An Integrative Medicine Doctor

January 6, 2021

Consider the facts: most of the world’s population is under some form of stress right now. Standing between a collective standstill and a cultural revolution, no one person can predict whether we’ll ever go back to how things were, or if we even want to. It’s under these unprecedented times that our bodies are undergoing unprecedented stress.

Stress can look like different reactions. And during a pandemic, our bodies’ normal responses to stress might look a bit different. From a doctor’s perspective, stress can cause the body to constantly live in fight-or-flight mode, meaning the sympathetic nervous system goes into overdrive. This response essentially short-circuits the brain, rendering the body tense, uncomfortable, and unable to perform daily vital functions with ease. And at times when the sympathetic nervous system has finally exhausted itself, we fall into a deep period of depression and fatigue. It’s a vicious cycle that many can relate to yet few have been able to fix.

What does stress look like from the outside? For one, it can lead to weight gain thanks to the dysregulation of your adrenal glands. Another physical manifestation of stress is premature aging through a variety of different hormonal imbalances. Calling stress “the silent killer” isn’t an exaggeration. Not only can it contribute to an increased risk of heart attack (which is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women in America), but it depletes your immune system, rendering it unable to adequately protect you from outside attacks from viruses and bacteria, leaving you susceptible to a host of even more problems.

Stress can come in many forms, and one form can always lead into the next, be it physical, or environmental. By identifying what stress looks like in your own body, then you can take the first steps to thwart its negative effects and being prepared for any type of stressful situation.

Simple tools to both identify and fight stress:

When things get out of hand, try to bring your focus to your breath, even just for a few minutes. An easy way to do this by simply counting your breath for 1 minute. Then move to 5 minutes, then 10. Slowly, you can build up your practice and discover other forms of breathwork that are more advanced. This is often the saving grace for people under any sort of strain, especially in moments of high-stress.

Animal therapy is a powerful tool, and one that I am a strong proponent of. I believe that humans need more animal interaction, always. If adopting a dog or cat isn’t in your abilities, then find some friends with pets and ask to spend more time with them, or reach out to your local shelter and see if you can help walk the dogs. This is a great way to both volunteer your time and alleviate pressure—a win-win scenario!

● More time spent outdoors . Take a picnic, walk in the park, go hiking with a friend. Do anything that gets your body moving outside. It provides much-needed perspective and natural wonder. Trust me.

This is one not too many people know about: make sure you get enough B  vitamins. Checking levels of all the B vitamins is important to assess deficiencies and see where you should be focused on supplementing. By ensuring you are getting the right amount of vitamin B, you’re facilitating overall brain health which is vital to stress reduction. Do more research on the importance of B vitamins and check with your doctor to check your levels.

● Let it go. Sure, easier said than done, but once you learn to not sweat the small stuff, or even let go of a longtime grudge or issue, you’ll unlock the priceless key to living an anxiety-free life. A calm brain is a calm life.. The next time you find yourself dwelling or fuming over a situation out of your control, try repeating this matra: the things that are in the past should remain in the past. Then count your breath, and see if that doesn’t help your mood.

● Listen to more Mozart. Studies show that Mozart can help heal and sharpen the brain. The different range of frequencies helps mobilize the brain into focus and reason. Music heals, after all. I like to listen to Mozart at least once a week, even if I don’t consider myself stressed. It’s part of my mental health regimen. Find your checklist, commit to it daily or weekly, and I promise you’ll find some of the secrets to living a stress-free and happier lifestyle.

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Dr. Rahi has a clinic in Beverly Hills that has changed life physically and emotionally. She is a known name in the field of aesthetics, integrative and anti-aging medicine in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Her experience and the number of successful cases precedes her image. She has the reputation of an innovator whose mission is to build perfect solutions that carry both cosmetic rejuvenation and inner health.

For her patients, she has given them hope and confidence through modern services. Her patients come from all over the world to get treatments including:

  • Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
  • Fillers, Botox, PDO Threads
  • Innovative Radio Frequency Treatments
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Integrative Functional Medicine
  • Supplements, IV Drips, Blood Testing
  • Hormone Therapy

Bluestone Sunshields: Privacy Gets Reflective

If you’ve ever seen me on a hike, you’ll find me in my most Devo-mode. I always wear a futuristic sun shield. They’re just my jam. The problem is, not all sun shields are created equal. I love my Bluestone Sunshield because they feel the best on. It’s a simple, comfy visor that just slides on. Another brand I have literally squeezed my head like a vice. Bluestone doesn’t.

The Full Lux Rainbow is my fave.

Bluestone Sunshields was founded by Esthetician and Global Operations expert, Jen Podany, who saw a need for fashionable, practical options for doctors and patients offering both privacy and sun protection, post procedure.

Not only does Bluestone Sunshield provide fashionable privacy and sun protection, but it is now regarded as an essential tool for healthcare workers providing a transparent barrier between patient and specialist allowing for safe treatment. I even have a clear one.

Even the clear one does all this:

  • Blocks 99% UVA/UVB rays
  • Protects from Blue Light
  • ANSI Z80.3 Approved
  • Heat Resistant / Adjustable / Transparent Lens
  • Ideal for long days in the sun and ultimate sun protection
  • Blocks 99% UVA/UVB rays
  • Protects from Blue Light
  • ANSI Z80.3 Approved
  • Heat Resistant / Adjustable / Transparent Lens
  • Ideal for long days in the sun and ultimate sun protection
  • $68

Also, they make these adorable ones for kids.

KITTY LUX 

  • Blocks 99% UVA/UVB rays
  • Protects from Blue Light
  • ANSI Z80.3 Approved
  • Heat Resistant / Transparent Lens
  • Ideal for outdoor activities, sports and kids
  • Adjustable Headband
  • $52

Bluestone Sunshields has donated over 5,000 PPE items to hospitals and health workers.