Category Archives: FIT + WELL

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

 

WELLNESS WEEKEND WITH LOCAL MERCATO AND THE GRIFFIN CLUB

March 11, 2019

GRIFFIN CLUB: Address3084 Motor Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Check out the link here!

Join Local Mercato & the Griffin Club for a weekend of self care. Each day will focus on cutting edge restorative wellness, health & fitness.  Learn from experts (doctors & scientists), listen to community thought leaders, engage in workshops, and experience the latest in beauty and fitness.

Daily Programming from 9-4pm

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What you get:

  • Workouts
  • Speakers
  • Self Care (Mini Restorative Treatments & Workshops)
  • Shop a curated wellness marketplace of brands: HPE Athleasure, Roam Shoes, Cannabis Pop-Up + ULIV Skincare
  • All day access to one of LA’s most distinguished sports and lifestyle members only clubs . Enjoy the pool, locker room (sauna, steam, shower), and more
  • Delicious & Healthy Snacks throughout the day + Lunch
  • Restorative swag bag
  • Full day programming (see below)
  • Tickets: $60 (1 day pass) or $90 (2 day pass)
Phone(310) 836-4400

CBD Oil – Is the Hype Real?

February 26, 2019

Since medical marijuana has started to become legalized in some states of the U.S., cannabidiol (CBD) oil is the new craze sweeping the nation. The thought is that this non-intoxicating extract is able to help treat a wide range of medical issues such as seizures, mental health problems, inflammation and insomnia. However, experts have been saying that the evidence found is insufficient to prove most of the benefits it is supposed to possess. So, is the hype real?

About CBD and Legalization

Marijuana or hemp plants can have cannabidiol extracted from their flowers and buds. It doesn’t contain the chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which causes intoxication in people who smoke the plant.

Thirty states have now legalized CBD oil. These states have also legalized recreational and/or medical marijuana. An additional seventeen states have laws that are CBD-specific on the record.

As its legality increases, so does its availability. It can be found in pharmaceutical stores as well as online. US Hemp Wholesale is one of the popular companies that provide CBD products. If these products really work for you, then this site sells it wholesale which will help save you money in the long-run.

Strong Evidence Supporting Epilepsy Treatment

There is a significant amount of scientific evidence that supports the use of CBD oil to effectively treat epilepsy. In May 2018, a study was completed by the NYU School of Medicine which found that CBD could significantly reduce the number of seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome; one of the most serious forms of epilepsy. An earlier study published in 2017 by the National Neurological Institute in Pavia, Italy, had similar findings in regards to controlling seizures.

Recently, a unanimous decision was made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel to approve recommending CBD medication ‘Epidiolex’ as a remedy to help with the treatment of two rare forms of epilepsy in children. This is the main area where there has been enough evidence for the FDA to accept the new drug as a prescribed treatment.

Positive Results as an Anti Inflammatory Medication

Further studies have found that cannabidiol oil is proving useful as an anti-inflammatory treatment. Although most of the positive results so far have come from studies on animals, there is strong evidence to suggest that CBD is 20 times more effective than aspirin when used as an anti-inflammatory, and twice as effective as prescription hydrocortisone. It is because of this that it is currently being used by patients suffering from swelling, cardiovascular inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Other patients that CBD may aid include those with alcoholic liver diseases, which are associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, and those who have suffered from strokes. More research is of course still necessary, but many believe the studies on humans will have similar results to those performed on rats.

CBD Proving Useful for Those with Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Anxiety and panic disorders are believed to affect as much as 5% of the world’s population, with many sufferers managing their conditions through a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. However, studies completed in 2017 found that CBD may be a promising alternative treatment. Better yet, researchers have found that CBD is a non-addictive form of treatment, and a patient’s tolerance level for it doesn’t increase when used overtime. Because of this, it may be a better treatment option than the current medication options (antidepressant drugs and benzodiazepines) for the 350 million + who suffer from anxiety. It is believed that further studies may have similar outcomes for those suffering from other psychiatric disorders.

To summarize, there is some supporting evidence that this revolutionary new drug works for the consumer/patient and due to this research, it has become a prescribed medication for epilepsy. There is also a strong possibility that it is able to effectively work as an anti-inflammatory and as an anti-anxiety drug and we could start seeing CBD prescribed for these conditions in the future as well. As more studies are completed, we will likely see even more benefits of CBD come to light; one day there will be proof that this new hype is worth being excited about.

LES MILLS’ BORN TO MOVE is Inspiring Young People to Fall in Love with Fitness

I’ve recently had the chance to experience a trial period of Les Mills On Demand which is created to make exercise effective, motivating and accessible at home. I ended up trying a class with my daughter and she loved it. I began looking for more videos that she might like when I discovered a program made specifically for kids! Les Mills’ has a series of classes created specifically for kids titled BORN TO MOVE™. It is designed to encourage movement and to help shape a positive and healthy attitude towards fitness beginning from a young age. Les Mills is taking steps to put a stop to the cycle of inactivity, bad habits and inspire a lifelong love of fitness sparking energy and positive self-esteem. Kids have a natural need to move and keep active and BORN TO MOVE is a fun way to inspire them to do this. 
 
Les Mills has a completely free set of programs that are all available online and tailored toward kids ages 2-16. The programs are separated into five age groups, starting with toddlers through to young teens. Each program specifically designed to make that age group inspired to get moving and most of all to have fun. Videos for small children apply imagination and exploration while classes for teens use top 40 music hits and exercises athletic skills including dance and martial arts. 
 

Les Mills designed the programs using extensive research and world class training to help develop healthier habits at a young age. Les Mills Chief Creative Officer states, “The early years of life are a critical window to form positive habits. That’s why we’ve developed BORN TO MOVE. We want to instil a love of being active in children so they can grow into active, healthy and happy adults.” 

Even better the Born to Move videos are free and available on LesMills.com making it accessible to parents encourage their kids to fall in love with physical activity. To access BORN TO MOVE videos visit https://www.lesmills.com/borntomove

Packing Punch: Quiet Punch Home Boxing

February 9, 2019

The Quiet Punch tagline is “Fitness and Stress Relief in any Doorway” and nothing could say it better. When I saw this on my IG feed I knew I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean, WE had to have it – as in me and my KIDS.

TENSION RELIEF, in a tidy little (cute as heck) piece of home gym tech.

In case you haven’t noticed – workouts are moving into the homes. We’ve got Peleton, Tonal, The Mirror and if I told you the amount of fitness apps I get pitched daily, it’s enough to make your head spin. And for good reason – home fitness is the wave of the future. Quiet Punch is the perfect addition to your home fitness fun.

Totally affordable ($99!), moveable, light, beyond easy to assemble (took me less than 5 mins) and FUN. And more great news!

There’s an APP with over 100 exercises and a Spotify playlist to take you through the punches. Love.

You know I’m crushing when I open up a product and I’m writing about it minutes later. This just happened. My hope is that my 8 year will punch the crap out of it when he’s having a tantrum and then, I’ll soon join him. Cuz mommy always needs to punch something.

Made perfectly for 28″ – 36″ doorways, perfect for temporary setup that doesn’t mark the door, and was built for all beginners alike.

This awesome totally easy to install doorway punching bag is the brainchild of Brian Pedone, who’s had a passion for boxing since the age of 13. Quick backstory: Life-long entrepreneur turned computer geek, combines his computer and boxing obsession into one and there you go – Quiet Punch is born. To read the full story behind the product, click here.

This is a big recommendation from me. It’s probably great if you have a spare doorway. Looks like I will just keep it in my kids’ doorway with might be a bit annoying to walk around but I also love that we are just throwing some punches every time we enter or exit the room.