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Menopause Drenched Sheets Just Met Their Match: Meet SOMÉ

March 19, 2023

Did you know that over 41% of adults experience night sweats and that 80% of women suffer from night sweats?

Lara Smith, Founder of the award-winning cooling sleepwear brand, Lusomé, applied its proprietary technology to sheets and created SOMÉ Continuous Cooling Performace Sheets, a first-of-its-kind dynamic temperature regulating sheets, so that one can keep cool when they sleep. As a menopausal woman – I am giving a round of hand claps. Times ten.

Its cooling phase-change technology will prevent night sweats by helping you keep a stable body temperature.  It can regulate body temperature up to 5 degrees.

Most “cooling” sheets on the market are made mainly with bamboo fabrics and treated polyester, neither offering true cooling nor thermoregulating properties. SOMÉ’s sheets are soft and breathable because they are made with 400 thread count and 80s cotton.

More than one-third of the population is not getting enough sleep, and it’s no wonder: 41% of adults experience night sweats that keep them up at night.

As women, we have it even worse, with 80% of us enduring night sweats for an average of 7 years in our lifetime. While there are a variety of cooling sheets on the market that have offered a solution, the bamboo and treated polyester fabrics used to design them do not offer true cooling or thermo-regulating benefits, which independent lab tests have proven to keep one at their optimal body temperature.

Finally, there is a new solution that actually delivers—introducing, SOMÉ Continuous Cooling Performance Sheets. Powered by SOMÉ’s exclusive XirotexTM Cool fabric, a first-of-its-kind dynamic temperature regulation technology, SOMÉ Continuous Cooling Performance Sheets promises both instant and continuous evaporating cooling to ensure your body is kept at an optimal temperature all night.

Here’s how it works.

As the body starts to warm up at night, the heat energy is pulled into the fibers and stored before the body releases moisture vapor and sweat. This dynamic response to body heat ensures that an optimal body temperature is maintained. Meanwhile, the vaporizing energy action ensures continuous cooling, activated by heat and sweat. The best part? Bed sharers will fall asleep peacefully knowing their bodies will each be kept at an ideal temperature.

“Sleeping hot and night sweats negatively impact the quality of sleep, resulting in a host of health issues,” says Lara Smith, CEO of SOMÉ the parent brand of Lusomé, the award-winning cooling sleepwear brand. “To think that we have finally solved this issue for so many adults with our exclusive XirotexTM Cool fabric is something our team is extremely humbled by. Those whose sleep is disrupted by overheating will sleep comfortably from now on.

To learn more about SOMÉ please visit

About SOMÉ:

SOMÉ is a global luxury wellness brand devoted to innovating the quality of sleep through technology and science-infused fabrics. SOMÉ was envisioned through the COVID-19 pandemic by Lusomé founder Lara Smith when the demand for Lusomé tech pajamas skyrocketed. Powered by the Xirotex family of proprietary technologies, SOMÉ is devoted to improving sleep quality through the thoughtful integration of science and technology with ultimate luxury.

If you ask Lara Smith what led her to create SOMÉ the new umbrella brand to Lusomé, she would tell you it was partly circumstantial, partly destiny.

She kicked off her 20-year career at two of the biggest fashion houses in the world – Ralph Lauren and Gucci – and quickly worked her way up as a senior executive at some of Canada’s largest retailers. There, she traveled the globe to discover and create innovative apparel solutions that would make a difference in the lives of consumers.

But it wasn’t until Lara watched her sister battle with breast cancer and the uncomfortable, long-term side effects that resulted from her treatments that she set out to find the most important solution of all – a solution to preventing overheating and night sweats in the clothing that is meant to make us feel beautiful. Lara looked throughout North America and Europe for a sleep brand with beautiful style and fabrics, but they were using 100% polyester and chemicals in the finishing process. Not to mention, their cooling technology never truly worked.

That’s when Lara decided to create her own solution, one that fuses beauty, comfort and science. Her vision came to life through Lusomé, now a 10 year old pajama brand that promotes the health and sleep of its wearers through first-of-its-kind technology that stops night sweats before it starts. While the demand for Lusomé pajamas surged during the pandemic, Lara also fought off a hostile takeover by one of the biggest players in this category. She did this while creating SOMÉ Continuous Cooling Performance Sheets using the same groundbreaking technology as a solution to the global sleep crisis.

Supercharge Your Mitochondria: High Dose NAD+ No Needles: ION LAYER Brings It Home

March 18, 2023

All of the benefits of high dose prescription strength NAD+ IVs without the needles, all at home, whenever you want, for a fraction of the cost. And I absolutely love it. I feel energized but not jittery, hyper or caffeinated. I feel focused, centered and embodied. The word is – I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

Here is the full deal on this!

Ion Laye’rs iontophoresis transdermal patches provide a non-invasive process to replenish and increase the bioavailability of NAD+ in your body. Apply your IonLayer patch like a bandaid and go about normal day-to-day activities while getting a steady drip of NAD+. After 4 hours, toss it and you’re done!

IonLayer Patch > IVs > Supplements


What Is Ionotophoresis?

Iontophoresis, pronounced eye-ohn-toe-for-e-sus, is usually administered with large machines, cables, and enormous localized patches that use a low electric current to deliver medication through the skin, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands (small glands that keep your skin moisturized) and into the underlying tissue.

The molecule you want to deliver is applied to an electrode pad with a similar charge and saline is placed on the opposite pad. Once the patch is applied to the skin, the electric circuit is complete and the compound begins to make its way through the skin.

For anyone that actually paid attention in physics class, this is where the principle of “like repels like” kicks in and repels the drug away from the similarly charged electrode pad and into the skin. Remember trying to push two magnets together at their similarly charged poles? That is exactly what is happening here.

While the technology of iontophoresis has existed for a long period of time, new innovations have led to single use patches that have a small battery that drives the electric charge compared to an enormous, antiquated machine that powers the patch.

Some of the unique benefits of Iontophoresis? Well, by delivering compounds using this very low current over a long time duration, this process allows more of the compound to actually penetrate the skin. Delivery through iontophoresis also generally reduces the symptoms that would arise from an enormous bolus dose injected directly into a blood vessel, which is how a lot of compounds are delivered today.

This leads to effective treatment with a very low incidence of side effects and most importantly—no needles!‍

So What Does The Science Say?

Studies like this one and this one have demonstrated the efficacy of iontophoresis delivery for compounds like vitamin C and dexamethasone, a corticosteroid commonly used to treat inflammation.

This other more specific study looked at the delivery of a compound using a iontophoresis patch and concluded that not only was the treatment well tolerated, but it also allowed for the delivery of “therapeutic drug levels for longer periods than currently possible.” This is important since delivering a compound over a long period of time is a key piece in mitigating uncomfortable side effects.

So if you like schlepping it all the way to your nearest clinic, wasting time in a waiting room, and then getting pricked by a needle to get your treatment, then maybe Iontophoresis isn’t for you.

But if you want to be able to get medication delivered through a painless patch that allows you to go about your day while getting treatment… well, then this might be the solution you’ve been waiting for.


Why Is Everyone Taking High Dose NAD+?

The world’s top physicians, biohackers, celebrities, and athletes are turning to high dose NAD+ infusions, but why?

NAD+ is a critical coenzyme your body uses to produce energy & regulate key bodily functions. The problem is that as we age the level of NAD+ in our bodies decreases which is associated with the acceleration of your body’s aging and most disease processes.

The good news? You can increase it.


Boosted Energy & Metabolism

NAD+ has been shown to increase your mitochondria function and ATP production, the “power plant” and energy currency of your cells that drive your energy and metabolism.[*]

Reduced Inflammation

Raising NAD+ status for only one week has shown reduced expression of inflammation markers such as TNFa and IL-6 and has been shown to reduce symptoms of inflammatory autoimmune conditions.[**]

A Better Working Brain

NAD+ pathways have been shown as critical to prevent neuronal degradation, increase neuroplasticity, and counteract processes that lead to cognitive decline seen in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.[*]

Improved Performance & Recovery

Increasing NAD+ levels in mice has been shown to increase endurance, capacity, stem cells, and regeneration of skeletal muscle tissue.[*]

Improved Longevity

NAD+ levels decline as you age. This decline is linked to age-related diseases like cognitive decline, cancer, metabolic disease, and frailty. Many of these processes have been shown to slow or even reverse by restoring NAD+ levels.[*]

Better DNA Repair

DNA damage has been linked to a variety of diseases and aging. NAD+ status improvement has been shown to increase angiogenesis, DNA repair and synthesis, and liver regeneration.[**]

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Join Ion Layer to get 6 needle-free at-home NAD+ treatments up to $150 off.

What you Get:
1 complete kit per order
6 RX-exclusive Iontophoresis patches
3,000 mg NAD+ coverage per month (500mg/ patch)
Easy to apply


Some people claim that taking the supplemental precursors of NAD+ (like NMN and NR) can boost NAD+ and have a beneficial effect — I don’t buy it. There are plenty of people much smarter than I am who have debunked this and anecdotally I have taken a lot of the precursors and have felt nothing. I have tried creams, liposomal gels, pills, etc., and have noticed nothing from them.


Getting NAD+ straight into your bloodstream seems to be the most effective way to boost levels, and that’s where we’ve noticed the most amount of benefits as well. The only way to really do that right now is via IV drips. But IV NAD+ isn’t ideal. It is super expensive ($700-1400+ per IV depending on the place and amount of NAD+!), you have to go to the clinic and sit there for hours, and because of the concentrations you get, it feels like your insides are going through a meat grinder and like you are internally vomiting. You also ideally have to go multiple days in a row, which alone is nearly impossible for most people.

IonLayer Patch > IVs > Supplements

We use iontophoresis transdermal patches that provide a non-invasive process to replenish and increase the bioavailability of NAD+ in your body. Apply your IonLayer patch like a bandaid and go about normal day-to-day activities while getting a steady drip of NAD+. After 4 hours, toss it and you’re done!

The NAD+ is delivered straight into the bloodstream, right at home, at a fraction of the cost, and with no needles. Win-win-win.

How Ion Layer Works
Mix NAD+ Solution
NAD+ is most effective when it is used immediately after it is reconstituted. This is why we offer you individually portioned vials of NAD+ and sterile water solution (blue bottles) to mix right before use.
Apply Solution to Patch
To power your Ion Layer patch, apply the provided salt solution (pink bottles) on the negative side and your NAD+ solution on the positive side. This will help push the NAD+ into your bloodstream without needles.
Apply Patch to Skin
Place your Ion Layer patch anywhere on your body that is free of hair. The included battery will begin powering the patch automatically and delivering the NAD+ to your bloodstream without any sensation.
That’s it!
Go about your day without restrictions and wear the patch for at least four hours to get a steady drip of high-dose NAD+. After fourteen hours, remove the patch just like you would a bandaid and toss.


What is NAD+ and how does it really work?

NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is a coenzyme that is required for over 500 biological processes (that we know of now) in the body including metabolism and energy production, cellular and DNA repair, organ function, and more.

NAD+ is the form of NAD that essentially acts like a shuttle which is able to carry electrons around the body and drop them off at certain places we need them to carry out enzymatic reactions. The more electrons available to do work, the more capacity your body has to do a whole host of things.

We naturally produce it and it’s a derivative of a B vitamin, but we produce much less of it as we age, and even less as it gets “used up” by inflammatory processes.

If you increase the amount of NAD+ it has been shown to improve energy production, reduce inflammation, extend lifespan, and impact nearly every single organ system in a positive way. You’ve probably noticed fringe health people taking NAD+ from everything from detox like us to longevity and peak health optimization and everything in between.


Therapeutic potential of NAD-boosting molecules: the in vivo evidence, Wajman and Sinclair, 2019
So how do you increase NAD+? The obvious ways of having a clean diet, heat/cold exposure, exercise, etc. But you can also get NAD+ exogenously (sort of similar to ketones).

That’s where IonLayer comes in. Our goal is to make high-dose NAD+ available without the needles, all at home, and for a fraction of the cost. 

If you have any questions about IonLayer or NAD+, don’t hesitate to hit reply and reach out.



March 5, 2023

Quantum Clinic is a cutting-edge wellness center located in Elysian Valley. The clinic was founded by Dr. Maria Ramos and Dr. Katelyn Lehman, two psychologists with expertise in treating trauma, addiction, and stress. The Quantum Clinic offers a range of innovative treatments that are designed to promote deep cellular resonance and heart-brain coherence and to empower individuals to transform themselves from the inside out.

The mission of Quantum Clinic is to provide a place to unplug and tune in. “When you are empowered with the tools to reverse stress and connect to your inner wisdom, everything changes,” states Dr. Maria Ramos. “You become lighter. You show up differently for the task at hand. You deepen your compassion for yourself and others. You gain clarity on your purpose, and courage to fulfill your mission.” 

One of the clinic’s signature treatments is the Scalar Upgrade, which is designed to help individuals heal from trauma and toxic stress, harmonize and clear energetic blocks, and boost their energy levels. This treatment involves the use of scalar waves, which are non-electromagnetic waves that are believed to be capable of penetrating and influencing the body at a cellular level. This is the treatment I chose and it was divine. I look like I had been on a week vacation afterward. It’s one of those experiences you just need to DO.

Another popular treatment at the Quantum Clinic is Floatation REST, which involves floating in a sensory deprivation tank filled with warm saltwater. This treatment has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve performance, increase mental clarity and focus, relieve chronic pain, and promote alpha or theta brainwave shifts.

The Quantum Clinic also offers Frequency Therapy, which is designed to regulate the central nervous system, improve mental processing and flexibility, increase attention and concentration, and promote emotional processing. This treatment involves the use of sound and light frequencies that are believed to influence brainwave activity and promote deep relaxation.

Dr. Ramos and Dr. Lehman are both deeply committed to empowering individuals to take charge of their own healing and transformation. As co-founders of the Quantum Clinic, they have created a safe and supportive environment where individuals can unplug from the stresses of daily life and tune into their inner wisdom.

Dr. Ramos, a veteran of the United States Navy, is particularly interested in researching posttraumatic stress and suicidality in veteran communities. Dr. Lehman, on the other hand, has worked with diverse populations around the world, ranging from people seeking asylum to chief executives across industries.

At the Quantum Clinic, the focus is on empowering individuals to reset their baseline and transform themselves from the inside out. By using evidence-based treatments that are rooted in an understanding of epigenetics and biophysics, the clinic aims to promote deep cellular resonance and heart-brain coherence and to help individuals develop the tools they need to reverse stress and connect with their inner wisdom.

Overall, the Quantum Clinic is a unique and innovative wellness center that offers a range of cutting-edge treatments designed to promote healing and transformation at a deep cellular level. Whether you are looking to heal from trauma, reduce stress and anxiety, or simply tune into your inner wisdom, the Quantum Clinic is a great place to start.

2828 Newell Street. Suite 6, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Treatments provided at Quantum Clinic in more detail:

Floatation-REST or reduced environmental stimulus therapy: increasingly the go-to service offering for elite athletes and special forces, what sets this service apart from other facilities is the inclusion of evidence-based Frequency Protocols that are played in the surround-sound speakers of their elegant floatation tanks.  Research on Floatation REST demonstrates it is an effective therapy for a variety of stress-related disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, and chronic pain. Floatation REST has also been researched as an effective offering for people with anxiety, depression, addictions, and trauma.

The Scalar Upgrade:  This is a premium service ideal for someone who has “tried it all.” This unique service is delivered using a plasma energy device, The Rasha, with a Base-12 frequency collection that protects, enhances, and harmonizes the autonomic nervous system. This technology-assisted service relieves stressors, transmutes negative habitual patterns, supports relaxation, cellular detoxification, and healing from electro-smog and geopathic stress. Their frequency generating software empowers participants to experience cutting-edge resonance science for self-healing.

In addition to their treatments, Quantum Clinic offers monthly events and classes.  Their shop carries a variety of natural and organic products from brands like Ingredients, Nature of Things, Campo, Saya, and Esker. The shop also carries artisanal products like incense, artist sculptures and prints, journals, self-improvement books, and the HeartMath biofeedback sensor used in their services.

Quantum Clinic opened its doors in January 2023.  They are located at 2828 Newell Street, Suite 6, Los Angeles 90039.  For more information and to schedule a treatment or event, go to: 

For more information on all of Quantum Clinic’s services, visit:

The Intoxicating World of Initio Parfums: A Journey Through Scent and Sensory Delight

February 13, 2023

There is no way for me to describe INITIO – nope NONE. Sorry – the scents are beyond words. The entire experience of their line is FULL BODY, however I shall attempt to capture…

When it comes to fragrance, Initio Parfums stands out as a brand that truly embraces the art of perfumery. From the moment you receive their iconic packaging to the moment you open the bottle, Initio takes you on a sensory journey that is unrivaled.

The Experience of Unpacking Initio

Opening an Initio perfume is a luxurious experience that is truly one of a kind. The brand’s packaging is sleek and modern, yet harks to some ancient, mystical practice, featuring a sleek black box adorned with gold lettering and an embossed Initio logo. Every moment of the experience feels daring and alluring.

As you open the box, the scent of the perfume wafts through the air, already beginning to seduce your senses. Inside, you’ll find the brand’s signature alluring bottle, carefully nestled in its soft black bed, resting until you engage with it and give it new life.

The Art of the Bottle

The bottle is a work of art, designed to be as beautiful and alluring as the scent it holds. With a sleek, modern silhouette, each bottle is crafted from the finest materials, with a heavy weight and a smooth, cool texture. The thick glass walls of the bottle ensure that the scent is protected and preserved, while the unique, adorned cap adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. Whether displayed on a dressing table or carried in a purse, an Initio perfume bottle is a statement piece that is sure to turn heads.

The Scent of the Unusual

Of course, the true beauty of an Initio perfume lies in its scent. Each fragrance is carefully crafted by the brand’s talented perfumiers, using only the finest, high-quality ingredients. From spicy, warm scents to fresh, light fragrances, Initio has something for everyone. What sets the brand apart is its commitment to creating truly unique, out-of-this-world scents. Whether you prefer a classic floral scent or something a little more daring and unusual, you’ll find a fragrance that speaks to you in the Initio range.

Initio Parfums is a brand that truly embraces the art of perfumery. From the moment you open the package, to the texture of the alluring bottle, to the bespoke, out-of-this-world scents, Initio takes you on a sensory journey that is truly unique and intoxicating. Whether you are looking for a special gift for a loved one, or want to treat yourself to a luxurious experience, Initio Parfums is the brand for you, a friend, a lover, a soon-to-be lover – well…anyone.

This has been my scent of choice since discovering it. My goal is to collect them all – because once you partake in the Initio experience, you never look back.

Getting warm and staying warm can be a struggle! Create the perfect temperature with CozyThrow💤

February 3, 2023

These new, patent-pending blankets are designed with comfort, warmth, ease, and flexibility.

PERFECTION for my kid who has a major Sensory Processing issue. She LOVES it.

Liz Holland, the CEO of Sensory Product Design, didn’t know she had Sensory Processing Disorder until her 50’s. Following her diagnosis in 2015, she realized her entire life had been spent making prototypes and devices to help others with SPD.

The daughter of an inventor who held more than 100 patents, Liz launched CozyThrow💤(pronounced “cozy throw-zees”) & CozyCo💤(pronounced “cozy co-zees”). Designed by someone with Sensory Processing Disorder, who’s range of comfort is very narrow, this blanket is the most versatile blanket you’ll ever own.

“I want to shine a light on SPD, Sensory Processing Disorder and help people start to understand this complex neurological disorder,” said Liz Holland, CEO of Sensory Product Design. “After I was diagnosed with SPD in my early 50’s, I began to put the pieces together and started my mission to help people find solutions. CozyThrow💤and CozyCo💤can fend off triggers before they happen, thanks to their plush, non-pilling quality fleece fabric and ability to regulate temperature, saving people time and energy.”

Beyond warmth, CozyThrow💤 and CozyCo💤promotes a sense of calm. It’s perfect for busy toddlers that have a hard time settling down. The CozyThrow💤offers adults the same sensation of settling the nervous system.

CozyThrow💤 and CozyCo💤 include a foot pocket that is double lined with polar fleece and flares around the ankles. The hand pockets have finger & thumb openings that offer total, unrestricted comfort and the ability to hold almost anything to ensure warmth and mobility.

The super-soft, plush, non-pilling quality fleece fabric reduces potential sensory triggers and is comfy for everyone. It also stands up well to continuous use. It’s made to blend seamlessly into the home and use as an everyday throw blanket.

These durable blankets are designed to last while relaxing or during play. They can also be tossed in the washing machine and used as an everyday throw blanket.

CozyThrow💤and CozyCo💤are available for pre-order at a discounted price of $39 and $49. To pre-order, click here.