Category Archives: WELLNESS

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.

‘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.

101 of How Can CBD Products Make Your Fitness Game Stronger

May 8, 2019

Hemp oil, Medical marijuana products including cannabis leaf, dried bud, cbd and hash oil over black wood background

Many fitness enthusiasts reach a plateau and stall. They struggle to break through this plateau, which is intensely frustrating. Small tweaks to diet and training plans often have the desired effect. Sometimes, having a break can help, and you’ll return to your training stronger and more motivated than ever before. But what happens if none of the above make a difference?

CBD products are a rising force in the health and wellness industry. CBD oil can help treat various mental health disorders, including depression and anxiety, and it can reduce inflammation and pain. Sabaidee has several different products, including Good Vibes pure hemp extract with coconut oil. In this article, we are going to examine how CBD products can give your fitness game a significant boost.

Recover Faster with CBD

Recovery is an important component of any fitness regime. Every time you push your body to the limit, you are breaking down muscle fibers, so they grow a bit stronger. Inflammation is all part of your body’s recovery time. It’s the reason why your muscles ache after a tough workout. Stretching, ice baths, and taking anti-inflammatories help, but CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory that won’t hurt your stomach or cause you discomfort. Take CBD after workouts to reduce the time it takes your body to recover.

Keep a Handle on Your Anxiety

When you reach a certain level in your fitness game, it is not unusual for anxiety to rear its ugly head. Many athletes competing at a high level struggle with anxiety, particularly before a major competition. If you are not careful, anxiety and nerves can seriously derail your training and make it impossible to take part in events.

This is one area where CBD products have proven to be very effective. Many people who have used CBD products have noticed a fall in their anxiety and stress levels. CBD is known to affect the body’s serotonin levels, which are the neurotransmitters that affect our mood. When our serotonin levels are low, we feel anxious and depressed, which has an effect on our training. After all, it’s much harder to start a workout if your mood is low.

If anxiety and stress is impacting your fitness goals, try taking CBD products, such as edibles, oil, or vape juices. It might be enough to stabilize your mood and help you push through that plateau.

Are CBD Products Legal?

CBD products extracted from industrial hemp are legal in all states. Hemp-based CBD contains very low levels of THC, so you don’t get ‘high’ from taking it. Always check that any CBD products you buy are made from hemp, not marijuana, as marijuana CBD is still illegal in some states.

How to Take CBD

CBD comes in several different forms. CBD oil is popular, as it is quickly absorbed when ingested. Many athletes put a few drops of CBD oil under their tongue to keep inflammation at bay. You can also buy CBD edibles, which last up to five hours. Another way to take CBD is to buy it in a salve, which you can rub into affected areas. Again, this is useful if you want to keep inflammation at bay. Finally, if you vape, try CBD vapes. It is fast-acting and, therefore, useful if pre-race anxiety is a problem for you. The effects are not as long-lasting, though.

CBD Side Effects

While side effects are rare, some people report dizziness, changes in blood pressure, a change in appetite, and a dry mouth after taking CBD products. Be on the lookout for side effects and if you experience any adverse effects, stop taking the CBD immediately.

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

 

Veda Spa – Your WeHo Home For Holistic Ayurveda Everything

April 9, 2019

How is it possible such a precious healing center is so close to me and it’s taken me months to get here? NO IDEA!
Anyway – let’s get right into this beauty. The ONLY true integrative wellness and treatment center in town.  

VEDA is the perfect combination of holistic ancient modalities with a totally savvy modern flair.

The perfect balance of our physical and spiritual selves. 

The treatments are a combo of Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Astro Psychology, Physical Therapy, Cupping, Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing, Physical Release Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Diet Management for preventative measures and in healing the mind, body, soul.

Seriously, what else IS THERE?

Panchakarma - 5 Day

“We are not your standard wellness center, our approach encourages the maintenance of health, strengthening the immune system, removing toxins and renewing energy by paying close attention to balance. Starting with a Consultation, our Therapists work with you to determine what internal imbalances may be causing discomfort, food sensitivities or intolerances, a sluggish metabolism, digestive issues, infertility or skin problems (just to name a few). Our Therapists use your test results to customize a dietary, physical and supplement protocol that fits your lifestyle to repair and balance your biochemistry to promote optimal health and happiness.”

Panchakarma - 7 Day

I walked into this gem of a retreat nestled right across from Urth Cafe. It is so pretty, you’ll want to sit and chill and well, never leave. Especially after being greeted by the loveliest of women, warm and open-armed – clearly in the mode to give and share their expertise.

The Ayurvedic principles seek to balance the natural elements: Water, Air, Earth and Fire. I need this is spades. 

Panchakarma is something I have been dying to do. It’s a daily commitment ( 5 to 7 days) and this is the only place in town that offers it.

“This traditional healing system promotes deep relaxation in the mind while balancing the entire nervous system. All treatments integrate herbal oils from traditional recipes and are prescribed according to your specific body and mind type. Panchakarma also includes a unique diet program and counseling, basic yoga therapy, herbal teas and recommendations on herbal supplements. Panchakarma can be effective for addressing acute ailments and is highly recommended on a yearly basis as a comprehensive part of health maintenance to promote longevity, beauty along with overall mental health and wellness. Private consultations with our professional certified practitioners, will determine your mind / body type to create a unique Panchakarma health program for you. Pancha Karma programs are designed to various health care needs from preventative health, for weight reduction, sleep issues, stress and even toxicity.”

Shirodhara Balancing Oil Treatment

Two Hand Abhyanga & Swedan

Abhyanga and Swedana therapy begins with Abhyanga, a rhythmic gentle body massage that uses warm medicated herbal oils to stimulate the circulation of blood, lymph, and prana (energy). After this relieving massage, you will enjoy Swedana, a herbal steam tent that removes toxins from the cells, stimulate lymph movement, improves circulation, detoxifies, relieves stiffness, loosens muscles and helps skin tone. This treatment combination improves blood circulation and reduces stress while nourishing the skin and opens up blockages.

Duration – 70 Minute

Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage

This Natural Face Lift Massage & Facial Rejuvenation is an anti-aging technique based in Ayurveda and is a gentle face massage that relaxes the facial muscles and stimulates the marma points (Energy Points) which helps remove physical and emotional energy blockages. It increases facial micro-circulation, lymph flow and, the natural metabolism of the skin tissue, thereby promoting regeneration of healthy, younger looking skin, as well as; improving the skin’s natural capacity to retain moisture. Through the use of warm fragrant oils and strokes, this treatment not only leaves the skin feeling smooth, glowing and revitalized, but also, relaxes the mind. Combining outer beauty and inner balance.

Duration – 60 Minutes

Visceral Manipulation / Craniosacral Therapy with Accupressure

Visceral Manipulation / Craniosacral Therapy with Accupressure

The first part of the treatment will include a visceral massage that focuses on your abdominal organs such as liver, kidneys and intestines. This gentle manual therapy aids your body’s ability to release restrictions that cause pain and dysfunction. The second half of the treatment will include a gentle touch craniosacral therapy. During this part of the treatment you’ll experience a wave-like rhythmic pulse that goes through the entire body which helps to heal musculoskeletal diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, Neck & Back pain, colic, migraine headaches and central nervous system disorders.
Duration – 90 Minutes

Shirodhara Balancing Oil Treatment

A deeply relaxing Third-eye Therapy where a stream of Ayurvedic herbal medicated warm oil is poured continuously over the forehead to promote physical and emotional balance. It calms the central nervous system as it opens up blocked energy channels. Benefits of this treatment include imbalances, stress, anxiety, depression, and  insomnia. Promotes circulation and detoxification giving you a peaceful state of mind.

VEDA

606 Westmount Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Hours
Monday – Saturday
9am – 6pm

Phone
424.284.3800