Category Archives: NUTRITION + WELLNESS

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

June 15, 2019

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.

Heal Your Relationship Space with – Jusstine K

June 14, 2019

I just had a reading and healing with Jusstine K or Psychic Girl as she’s been known amongst celebrities and the like for over 30 years. I read her about Jusstine on GOOP in an article titled Detox Your Heartspace (me!) and had to know more as I have been really struggling in the love department lately.

I was lucky enough to have Jusstine to my home for a personal reading. I came loaded with questions for her. She tuned in with a general about myself first and then we got into specifics. What I loved about this reading was that she didn’t tell me what I was hoping to hear. In other words, no unicorns and rainbows. It was this is not happening here or that is not happening now and rethink this and it’ll be a year before that….

I am for sure in an interesting place! All during the reading, she kept saying, I know this probably isn’t what you want to hear, somewhat apologetically and always with the notion, but we have free will, life intervenes and these are messages she is getting from my guides. Thing is, things can change.

Ok, this all sounds really sad but really it wasn’t at all. We got clarity around my budding business. Jusstine clearly reflected back exactly what was going on with me in my partnership/romance/love/relationships world and the good news is, she has found a way to share healing in this space with everyone by creating a download that is nowhere near her session fee. Phew.

Heal Your Relationship

Effortless Way to Heal Broken Hearts

“After two decades of studying and researching in the physical, metaphysical and spiritual realms, I was inspired to create what I believe is the most powerful relationship tool there is. Heal Your Relationship Space instantly heals your heart and shifts the energy around relationships. It gets you out of emotional pain with just one listen, and then continues to heal you the more you do it!”

– Jusstine K.

Jusstine took me through a healing – one on one – and it was so relaxing from the start that I was immediately open to go deep into the visualization journey with her.

And I am soooo excited about this download because it’s so cheap you don’t even need a discount code or anything – it’s $25!!

“That’s the beautiful thing about my meditation to clear your emotional space: It’s a cheat sheet to healing heartache. It’s like taking a shower from the inside out, so you are ready to attract what’s best for you.” – Jusstine on Goop.

Ok somehow I just copied and pasted this button from her site – so wow – you can just click this big pink button below!

“Heal Your Relationship Space is a 15 minute MP3 download. All you do is close your eyes, listen and you will heal. Since everything on the outside of you is a reflection of what’s happening on the inside, as you heal yourself spiritually the physical naturally follows. Just imagine being able to wash away every traumatic relationship experience that has made you who you are today. Heal Your Relationship Space does just that! It is like giving your spirit a shower from the inside out.” 

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Jusstine Kenzer

A psychic, a healer, an entrepreneur at heart Jusstine Kenzer has been featured in publications around the world from Glamour to InStyle, from Newsweek to Time, picked the Best of DailyCandy & a reality TV favorite. Jusstine landed on the cover of UK’s The Sun when news broke Cheryl Cole divorced her then husband Ashley Cole after seeking Jusstine’s guidance. Much more than just your average psychic, Jusstine’s true passion lies in creating exciting content that helps people get unstuck, move on and get what they want in their life!

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You can learn more about Jusstine Kenzer at PsychicGirl.com

Quim – The Eye Cream For Your Lady Parts!

May 24, 2019

A self-care line for humans with vaginas and humans without vaginas who love vaginas™️.

WHAT’S OUT THERE AIN’T WORKING, FOLKS.

Ladies! We are in a new-gen of vag-love. Out are the creepy chemical ‘odor-blocking’ washes from CVS. Let’s talk honestly about vaginal health and sexual wellness in a way that takes a sustainable, proactive, self-care approach.

Buh-bye to glycerin-based lubes and no thank you to bacteria/fungus feed on the sugar in glycerin. Do we really need another UTI?

This is where Quim was born.

I am obsessed with my bottle of Quim. I never thought of taking care of my V in this way! Now, it’s the first step I take when I get out of the shower and the last self-care I do before bed (while I use my VFit!!OBSESSED!!!!)

Intimate wellness is now a number one priority for me, especially as I am now deep into middle age. So thrilled to add Quim to my v-love-routine. And oh swoon, the packaging!!! To die for. This is a must to get your V-care going.

“Our mission at Quim is to create products that deepen the connection you have with your own body and empower you to care for it in the way that makes sense for you. Because it’s high time we started treating our quims with the same TLC as our diligently serumed/SPF’d/charcoal-masked faces.”

– Cyo Ray Nystrom & Rachel Washtien, Co-founders of Quim

Currently using and loving:

HAPPY CLAM EVERYDAY OIL

Designed to keep your quim happy, healthy and moisturized. Think of it as eye cream for your vagina.BUY NOW

How to Use

Apply after bathing, before bed, after sex, when PMSing or menstruating, postpartum, or anytime your quim is in need of some tender loving care.

Dosing

1.5-2mg CBD  (3-5 pumps)

Ingredients

Apricot Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, MCT Oil, Calendula, Olive Oil, Damiana, Tea Tree Oil, Violet, Hemp CBD (Full Spectrum Hemp Flower Oil)

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CBD or Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. It has been shown to help moisturize delicate skin and alleviate inflammation and pain.

Tea Tree is an essential oil that has been applied topically for hundreds of years. Think of it as Mother Nature’s antifungal and antiseptic (helps keeps those UTIs and yeast infections at bay).

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Damiana is a plant that has been known for its aphrodisiac properties whose use dates back to Mayan civilization. It has been used to help increase sexual arousal and stamina, increase the frequency of orgasms, and reduce vaginal dryness.

Violet has historically been used topically as a circulatory stimulant as well as to soothe dry or chaffed skin.

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Apricot Kernel Oil contains gamma linoleic acid which can help support skin health. It also contains Vitamin A and E, and is known to help soothe irritated skin.

Introducing Rootine: A daily vitamin supplement customized to your DNA

May 16, 2019

Rootine is finally here to help us live our healthier, best lives! Rootine is a groundbreaking new wellness company that uses your genetics, lifestyle, and blood levels to create a truly customized vitamin routine. The problem with most vitamin supplements on the market today is that they use one standard dose for everyone, yet each person has unique nutrient needs based on their DNA, blood nutrient status, and lifestyle. 

This is where Rootine’s DNA, blood level, and lifestyle analysis comes in to give you your personalized vitamins you deserve. By reviewing and combining these three key data points, Rootine determines which vitamins and minerals your body needs and creates a custom curated regimen of slow-release microbeads, optimized just for you.  

Microbeads do it better

Unlike traditional vitamins, Rootine drops the capsules and pills. This ensures the best quality product and optimal delivery for vitamins and minerals in the form of slow-release microbeads. (say goodbye to swallowing those horse-pill vitamins).

Each shipment of Rootine contains a three-month supply of custom microbead packets that contain the right dose of nutrients for your specific needs. Rootine spent three years engineering the unique microbead technology. The innovative slow-release microbeads deliver a customized dosage of vitamins into your bloodstream throughout the day, which is how your body naturally likes to absorb nutrients – in the same way it would from food. To take the vitamins, all you have to do is swallow the microbead packet with water, or get creative and stir them into your yogurt or sprinkle them on any meal. 

“Before Rootine, I was skeptical of vitamins.  I often wondered why it made sense for me to take the same vitamin as everyone else (answer: it doesn’t), or how a company could know  what I needed based on a simple lifestyle quiz? (answer: they can’t). Standard multivitamins are built for the “average” person, filled with standard dosages and often have unnecessary fillers or unhealthy ingredients, ” says Rachel Sanders, co-founder of Rootine.

The nutrients

Rootine’s vitamin packs contain 18 different types of vitamins and minerals. Here is an example of the vitamins and nutrients that may be included in your pack; Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin D3, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin E, Phytosterols, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, MSM, Selenium, CoEnzyme Q10

How it works:

Purchase online on our website, www.rootinevitamins.com then:

  1. Take the lifestyle quiz.  A simple lifestyle assessment asking about your diet, stress levels, energy levels, exercise habits and other lifestyle factors.
  2. Take the DNA test OR upload your 23 and Me or Ancestry.com raw data.  DNA gives you an in-depth understanding of the nutrients that are most compatible with your body. 
  3. Upload your blood data (if you have it).  You can better assess your current nutrient status. 

Price

$60/month, which includes an at-home DNA test valued at $200 and an in-depth report on exactly what your body needs  

About Rootine

Rootine is the only vitamin that incorporates your DNA, blood testing, and lifestyle factors (like diet), because one-size-fits all actually fits no one.  No more guesswork, just convenient daily vitamin packs, made for you, delivered directly to your door. 

Rootine was founded to change the industry standard and focus on customers first – offering 100% personalized products based on real data and research.  Because we believe everyone deserves a better vitamin built just for them – to help them live their best life. 

Rachel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has spent the last eight years in the health and wellness sector. Daniel holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Bsc. in Molecular Biology and is a serial entrepreneur, with 10 years of experience in medical genetics. 

‘Braintapping’: Healing Your Body Starts With Retraining Your Mind

May 12, 2019

If you haven’t heard of “biohacking” yet, you will soon. It brings the
concept of mindfulness to the next level and its development has been
rapid and recent.

Biohacking combines science, biology, and self-experimentation to
optimize health, well-being, and focus. Simply put, it’s a DIY approach to wellness that refers to a wide range of activities including meditation,
yoga, cleanse diets, and more. Once considered new-age and radical,
these practices have risen in popularity. 

With more research and investment dollars being spewed into the industry, this health trend is dominating the wellness space and is on the
verge of changing the industry. At the forefront of the biohacking
community is neuroscience expert Dr. Patrick Porter.  

“Biohacking has hit the mainstream and whether you believe in these
practices or not, they will undoubtedly impact the health industry…” …
says Dr. Porter, who presented research along with Ariana Huffington
and other notable biohackers last month at the National Biohacking
Conference in Los Angeles. Biohacking has made tremendous advances
in treating conditions like mental health and addiction. Although in the
past, biohacking has received criticism for being unregulated, biohackers argue that’s exactly why it needs to be studied and have close attention
by the public. “It’s all about open access to science and what works for
you. When it comes to health, you are your own best advocate. No one can watch over you better than yourself,” says Porter.  Porter’s contribution to biohacking involves research on brainwaves and technology. A pioneer
in this area, Porter has emerged as a leader in the digital health and wellness field. He is the creator of the BrainTap Pro mobile app, a mind-
development tool designed to help users de-stress while achieving
physical, mental, and emotional balance. Using frequency-following
technology as well as guided visualization, the app gives anyone the
ability to achieve the mental state they want in mere minutes (unlike
traditional meditation which can take years to master.) While other apps only focus on one brainwave (such as alpha waves that calm and soothe) 

BrainTap is based on the understanding that no complex human task hasonly one brainwave state but rather a symphony of waves working together.  
“You can actually trigger neurotransmitter production through brainwave entrainment and this is a game changer for mental and physical health,” 
says Dr. Porter.  

Unique Brainwave Training Can Help Reduce Stress and Fatigue

By Dr. Patrick K. Porter, Ph.D.

Why do we need to take care of our brains? This is a fundamental question we should all be asking because it’s just not possible to have a genuinely healthy body without a freely functioning nervous system (and because about 70 percent of the nervous system is in the brain, it makes sense that healing the body must start with the brain).

One increasingly popular strategy to revitalize and reboot your mind is brainwave entrainment. Also known as “braintapping,” this method can help people that experience high stress, difficulty sleeping, low energy and other lifestyle challenges, to mentally shift gears, recharge and relax.

Backed by neuroscience and research, training your brainwaves helps guide the brain from an awake, reactionary mind into an intuitive, creative state, and then to a place where super-learning and healing can occur, with the outcome being a heightened state of consciousness with crystal clear focus. The practice creates a symphony of brainwave activity and a feeling of calm focus that’s ideal for learning, productivity, healing and clarity.

Activating the Right Mental States at the Right Time

You can incorporate brainwave training into your daily life – it helps you de-stress while also achieving physical, mental and emotional balance.

Unlike traditional meditation programs, brainwave entrainment’s neuro-algorithms gently and naturally guide the brain through a broad range of brainwave patterns. The result is a complete spectrum of brainwave activity. The restful, rejuvenating effects of even just 10 to 20 minutes of this approach can help balance your nervous system and protect against common stressors of everyday life.

In other words, the strategy trains the brain to be more resilient and creative, activating the right mental states at the right time. 

How Does It Work?

The science behind training your brainwaves relies on four key elements that enable the technology to induce brainwave entrainment.

The four areas include:

  1. Binaural beats: When two different tones, separated in frequency by only a few Hertz, are introduced — one in each ear — the brain perceives a third, unique tone. Binaural beats work by creating this phantom frequency, which the brain then mimics. The process of braintapping has shown to produce a state of calm and concentration in the brain, yielding the full effect of the guided visualization, and resulting in extraordinary levels of performance that would otherwise take years of practice to achieve.
  2. Guided visualization: In general, the visual imagery process involves setting aside a period for relaxation, during which you contemplate mental images depicting a desired result or goal. Visualization has been studied for decades and is known to have the power to affect mental states, improve physical performance and even heal the body. And when combined with the other elements of braintapping, these effects are increased and optimized.
  3. 10-cycle holographic music: Another aid to the guided meditation is 10-cycle holographic music, a sonic technology that produces a 360-degree sound environment. In this sonic environment, the visualizations become more real to the mind, helping you take full advantage of the power of the visualizations by creating a more receptive learning state.
  4. Isochronic tones: Isochronic tones are equal intensity pulses of sound separated by an interval of silence. They turn on and off rapidly, but the speed depends on the desired brain frequency. The discrete nature of isochronic tones makes them particularly easy for the brain to follow.  

Turn Your Brainwaves Into a Symphony

The power of the mind should not be underestimated. It’s when you change your mindset –especially if you work to retrain your brainwaves – that you can change your life for the better.

Keep in mind, in many cases, it takes more than a one-and-done approach for us to heal and retrain our brainwaves. But with daily brain entrainment practice, you can create a path of your own destiny so that you can more easily move through life in a connected, more fulfilling way.

About Dr. Patrick Porter:

Dr. Patrick K. Porter, PhD, is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He is the creator of BrainTap Technology™ a company that produces digital tools for health and wellness. BrainTap’s mind development apps and accessories use Creative Visualization and Relaxation to help people overcome stress and insomnia, lose weight, stop smoking, manage pain, accelerate learning, and much more.