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DIRTY LEMON Drops First Seasonal Drink, +aloe, To Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Summer

June 15, 2019

Summer is here! Let’s celebrate!!

My fave go-to, DIRTY LEMON, captures the essence of summer in a bottle with its first limited-edition seasonal release, +aloe. I am obsessed with Dirty Lemon and their new wellness formulations and cutting edge eye on beauty enhancing ingredients.

The formula combines the benefits of aloe vera and coconut water to deliver a thirst-quenching daily beverage to hydrate, cool and soothe summer skin. Perfect for, well, all day everyday, this summer.

“Proper hydration is often overlooked as a necessity for optimal skin health,” says Dr. Laurie Brodksy. “The vast majority of us don’t drink as much water as we should and when we become dehydrated, as we do by spending more time outside during the summer, our skin requires restoration to correct this imbalance.”

DIRTY LEMON’s +aloe is designed to replenish this moisture loss and maintain optimal hydration levels needed to prevent the most common skin concerns associated with dehydration and ensure a healthy summer glow.

The flavor profile is inspired by a beachside favorite, the mojito. The refreshing and tropical elixir contains aloe vera juice harvested from Mexico blended with organic Idonesian coconut water and paired with vanilla, mint and lime. Each bottle contains only 15 calories and less than 1g of sugar.

+aloe FORMULA:

● Aloe Vera —Packed with over 200 biologically active amino acids, minerals and immune-boosting polysaccharides to soothe, cool and hydrate inflammatory skin problems, such as sunburn, acne and rosacea

● Coconut Water —A great source of natural electrolytes as well as vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium and glucose, the primary energy component of skin cells

● Lucuma —†Abundant in beta-carotene, zinc, iron and vitamin B3, studies show the Peruvian superfood has wound remedying properties and supports skin rejuvenation

+aloe BENEFITS *Provided by Dr. Brodsky:

● Hydrates —Aloe vera contains mucopolysaccharides (sugar molecules) that help bind water droplets to the skin, replenishing cells from the inside out

● Heals —Studies show ingesting aloe vera reverses the effects of aging and visibly reduces wrinkles. The amino acids in aloe vera soften dehydrated skin cells, while zinc acts as an astringent to tighten enlarged pores for a more supple appearance.

● Protects —Aloe vera provides an antioxidant-rich barrier to fight off acne-causing bacteria and inflammation associated with free radical damage

Plumps —Studies show drinking aloe vera stimulates fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin fibers, helping skin look smoother and feel more elastic

+aloe is available for a limited time only on June 17th from $45/case. To order visit DIRTYLEMON.com

DIRTY LEMON’s in-house naturopath, Dr. Laurie Brodsky, is a state-licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Doctor whose focus is redefining health and wellness utilizing integrative medicine. Dr. Brodsky’s unique and powerful approach to healing addresses the root cause of illness, applying all-natural, safe and effective foods, supplemental therapies, remedies, and techniques to support the body’s individual, innate and superior ability to heal from the inside-out.

ABOUT DIRTY LEMON

DIRTY LEMON was created to meet the evolving taste and preference of the modern consumer. The brand offers a range of innovative, ready-to-drink beverages to improve customers’ everyday routine.

Each beverage incorporates high quality, functional ingredients that have been used in the naturopathic space for decades, blended with a base of organic lemon juice, ocean minerals and pink Himalayan pink sea salt (a natural source of electrolytes). Each beverage has less than 30 calories and less than one gram of sugar. The company’s SMS-based distribution technology enables seamless communication with customers and frictionless access to its portfolio of beverages by selling exclusively via text message.

ABOUT IRIS NOVA

Founded in 2018, Iris Nova, Latin for “new lens,” is the parent company to DIRTY LEMON and the first company in the world to sell its product through a direct-to-consumer conversational commerce (cCommerce) model, which interacts with customers exclusively via text message. Iris Nova’s disruptive distribution strategy enables the company to meet the rapidly evolving tastes and preferences of the modern consumer.

Pali Wine, Arts District Food and Wine Pairing Event!

May 22, 2019

 
Pali Wine Co (www.paliwineco.com) was created in 2005 and has since grown into one of California’s premiere wineries producing over 50 types of wine with 5 tasting rooms in Southern California, including: Funk Zone – Santa Barbara, Wine Ghetto – Lompoc, Little Italy – San Diego, Anaheim Packing District – Anaheim, and the newest, Arts District – Downtown Los Angeles. 

Each tasting room brings an authentic winery experience to the neighborhood while collaborating with local artists, performers and restaurants to create a unique neighborhood experience.

In honor of the one-year anniversary of  Pali’s Arts District tasting room, Pali Wine Co. is excited to announce that they will be hosting a food & wine pairing event in partnership with Porto’s Bakery & Café on Sunday, June 2nd from 3-6pm in their Arts District Downtown Los Angeles tasting room (811 Traction Ave, Los Angeles).

Porto’s will be debuting two new salads and a dessert at the event as a Pali event exclusive. Porto’s Head Chef, Tony Salazar will be on hand to present their carefully-curated wine pairing menu.

The $25 menu includes either: Mini Guava Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mini Medianoche or Potato Ball Trio® – A Porto’s classic that is available year-round on the Pali tasting room menu. All entrées are paired with a glass of Pali wine and one of Porto’s two new salads that will make their debut at the event. For dessert, Porto’s will be serving their all new Mini Milk n’ Mango Cake and debuting their new Guava Creme Brûlée, not yet available in stores. The evening will be capped off with a DJ and giveaways to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Pali tasting room

link to purchase tickers here!
http://www.paliwineco.com/Events

Looking for Wines That Won’t Slow You Down This Summer

May 2, 2019

As tempting as a second or third glass of a refreshing white wine or sparkling rose sounds on a hot summer night, it’s easier to resist when thinking about the aftermath: the dreaded hangover or maybe you’ve been working on that summer body and are counting the calories.

Enter: Dry Farm Wines. What we like to think of as the best of both worlds.

Dry Farm Wines is the only health-focused, low-alcohol, natural wine club in the world providing wine imbibers with no-sugar, low carb wines. So you can enjoy a few glasses and still WANT to go to the gym the next morning and not feel guilty. Too many times, due to commercialized and processed wine, we’re forced to compromise our priorities for those little pleasures, but Dry Farm Wines meets us halfway with their quantifiably clean wine that’s healthier for your body. That means no additives, no added sugars, and friendly to every diet including Paleo, low-carb, and Keto – making these wines worry-free.

But you might be thinking, how can they promise all of this? All Dry Farm Wines are lab-tested to ensure they meet all their standards of purity. In lab testing, wines are inspected to be statistically sugar/carb free, mycotoxin/mold free, and low alcohol. Dry Farm Wines believes sugar to be public health enemy #1. All wines are tested for fructose and glucose, leaving the total sugars to <1g/L. And since carbs in wine come from sugar content, that makes the Dry Farm collection statistically sugar free and carb free. While there are no standards or testing for mold in the United States, all Dry Farm wines meet the E.U standard for mycotoxin Ochratoxin A, or OCA—a known carcinogenic. Similarly, alcohol labels in the United States are not required to be accurate and aren’t even tested for accuracy. As long as it’s stated, they’re good to go! With a Dry Farm wine, the alcohol volume is tested to verify it is at or below what is stated on the label.

Basically, you can’t go wrong with a Dry Farm wine this summer, or ever.

To learn more or order you some wine go to: www.dryfarmwines.com

Prolon Discount Code for Groomed LA Readers!!

April 11, 2019

For $25 off a single Prolon box, use: GROOMEDLA at checkout.

For Prolon subscriptions, get 10% off/month ($22.50), with GROOMEDLASUB

Super EASY – click this Prolon link which is my personal page – As you know I am obsessed  with with Prolon and hunted them down (re: stalked) until I was able to get a code for my listeners, readers and followers. This shows them I am not kidding when I say I want to and WILL share the fasting love. WOOT!

I had a few friends joining me on 2nd round (for first timers, it’s recommended to do 3 months in a row) and now I am getting us all mentally prepared for round 3. You totally need to join us on May for Mother’s Day! Yup. What better a gift than the gift of longevity?!

My first tip (and I’ll give a bunch as we get closer to May) is fast with a friend. We all know how the buddy system works. We text, we talk, we get into our feelings about not shoving food in our pie holes JUST BECAUSE. We talk to our hunger! And each other.

Here’s a sneak peak of the sched:

Next, my biggest tip: shift your perception from glass half empty attitude to half full. It’s not about five days going ‘without’ but rather what you will gain. You will be so surprised to discover ALL THERE IS when food is not there (for the most part, or, food on your usual terms). A feeling of spaciousness, quiet, clarity, serenity. You’ll gain control over your hunger (yes, you’ll feel ‘hunger’ and then it passes and you’ll think wow, that’s it?? I am totally fine!) and your fear of hunger once you see what’s on the other side.

But this is just one of psychological and emotional boosts – the Prolon #fastingmimickingdiet is for longevity and health, first and foremost. However I do believe our psychological attachment to food is the hardest thing to get over and why some people will lose out on the health benefits – for some it seems too scary to get going. Not to mention the fear of failure.

Cool thing is there is a huge community on their Facebook page too – with Q and A’s with the doctors and lots of support.

Head to my podcast with Dr. James Kelly to learn about the science of fasting. I can’t believe we are not all fasting more. (yet!)

So many levels of self-awareness revealed themselves to me, in my first round. But that was just icing on the cake (no pun). The 5 day fasting with food is the only way to get the full effects of fasting only WITH food.

Think: Enhanced Performance: Feel greater focus, clarity and energy, through the benefits of a leaner body. Fat Focused Weight Loss: Fastest way to lose fat (especially belly fat) while protecting lean body mass.Enhance Cellular Function: Trigger stem cell-based regeneration and autophagy, (the clean up of aging & damaged cells) & promote stem cell-based renewal. Metabolic Health: Maintain healthy levels of blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as markers of inflammation for overall wellness.

I completely mastered my hunger (and total FEAR of it) to the point where I’m now on a 36 hour fast and it’s like NO BIG DEAL (Thank you @metabolicmike for your FB group!!).

I feel INCREDIBLE – as in two months later – LASTING effects, weight loss, hunger and mind control – insane energy. It’s so damn good.

My third month is in May – WHO IS JOINING ME??

For $25 off a single Prolon box, use: GROOMEDLA at checkout.

For Prolon subscriptions, get 10% off/month ($22.50), with GROOMEDLASUB

 

3 Essential Ingredients for Glowing Spring Skin Dirty Lemon Has You Covered

March 6, 2019

It’s the age of beauty beverages!

Why? They incorporate key nutrients to promote a fresh complexion and are a perfect addition to a low maintenance beauty routine.  I devour collagen daily – anyway I can – bone broth, supplements, powders. And now, Dirty Lemon.

Veteran naturopath Dr. Laurie Brodsky, N.D., identifies the three essentials to include in your beauty routine to maintain glowing, hydrated skin during the transition from winter to spring.  

  • Collagen — Promotes cellular renewal for enhanced elasticity, plumper skin and fewer wrinkles  

  • Resveratrol — Serves as a protective layer from harsh outside pollutants and neutralizes free radical damage to provide powerful anti-aging and antioxidant support for all skin types

  • Turmeric — Reduces inflammation to accelerate wound healing (aka prevents breakouts and decreases acne scarring)

And lookie what we got here!