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.

Naked Nutrition – Nutrition With Nothing To Hide

Naked Nutrition – I love this brand of clean protein powders, supplements and so much more. I also love that they come in simple, clean, non-flavor flavors – so you can get creative and make your own without piggybacking on a chocolate or vanilla, for example, that you’re not in love with. That being said, I love both of those from Naked Nutrition.

For example – check out what’s in my fave WHEY powder:

Naked Whey is sourced from small California dairy farms. Our cows are grass-fed year-round, and raised without growth hormones like rBGH or rBST. Each serving includes 25 grams of protein and 5.9 grams of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). Naked Whey is completely free of additives and artificial sweeteners. .

Same for the collagen – CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN:

Naked Collagen has only one ingredient: Bovine hide collagen peptides sourced from pasture-raised cows in Europe. It is odorless, tasteless, and easy to mix in with your favorite drinks. Each serving includes 9 grams of protein and only 35 calories. Naked collagen is free of additives and artificial sweeteners. We are committed to shortening the steps between our farms and you. Don’t let the supplement industry fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health.

And if KETO is your thing – check out this Keto Fat Bomb – avail in “plain”, vanilla and chocolate.

Naked Keto is a premium keto fat bomb designed for a ketogenic or low carb diet. We’ve combined high oleic powdered sunflower oil and powdered MCT oil for two specific reasons. High oleic sunflower oil powder supports muscle growth, preserving lean muscle mass, and reducing body fat. MCT oil powder promotes better metabolism to aid weight loss. No additives or artificial sweeteners. Don’t let the supplement industry fool you; additives are for their bottom line, not your health.

HIDE THE IPAD WITH LOCKABOX

December 16, 2020

Lockabox: The best under $40 gift you’ll get this year.

The fights over the iPad are officially out of control in our house. There is only one option – Lock It Up!

We fell in love with this compact and hygienic box which you can read more about on their site.

Lockabox is avail on Amazon!

  • Made with food and medical grade materials
  • High impact and shatter resistant polycarbonate construction
  • Changeable 3-digit combination code lock
  • Patented clamshell design
  • Stackable and can be drilled and fixed as required (‘Fixing Guide’)
  • Suitable for fridges and freezers (down to -80*C)
  • USB ports to allow for easy charging of devices whilst locked.
  • Innovative design does not restrict mobile or wifi signal
  • Made in Britain and from recyclable polymer
  • Fully assembled and ready to use
  • 2 year warranty and 60 day free returns