Category Archives: WELLNESS

Kiva Confections, Cannabis And Keep A Breast

January 14, 2021

Keep a Breast, is a nonprofit devoted to early breast cancer detection through consumer education and the promotion of regular self-checks.

Called CHECK YOURSELF, this campaign is spearheaded by cannabis manufacturer Kiva Confections in tandem with San Jose dispensary Airfield Supply Co.

Kiva created a new limited edition Lost Farm Live Resin Passionfruit Gummy, the sales of which will support Keep a Breast. The campaign’s goal is to raise $20,000 for this nonprofit.

The Lost Farm Live Resin Passionfruit gummy is available for purchase at Airfield Supply Co. (San Jose), The Apothecarium (San Francisco), Jayden’s Journey (Modesto), King’s Crew (Long Beach), March and Ash (San Diego), Solful (Sebastopol), and Sweet Flower (Los Angeles).

Additionally, you can support the work of Keep A Breast through point-of-sale donations at Airfield and Sweet Flower’s registers.

SWEET FLOWER

8163 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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

Fun Fall Goodies To Cheer Us Up

September 20, 2020

Lashed By Sandi

Magnetic lashes just as gorg as extensions?! Sign me up! These are stunning and they come in all fun lengths, styles and vibes. I also love that the magnetic black eye liner happens to be a GREAT LINER.  It will take a few tries to master it. The price is so good, you’ll want to snatch up a bunch.

EASIER THAN MASCARA: Lightweight, hypoallergenic magnetic eyelashes give you thicker, longer eyelashes in SECONDS with less damage than heavy glue eyelashes.

NO SHOW BAND: Natural magnetic eyelashes have a no-show band and blend in perfectly into your natural eyelashes. Magnetic particles in the liquid eyeliner create a tight seal for firmly and easily attached lashes.

BARBIE GONE BAD: These Lashed by Sandi magnetic eye lashes with eye liner are designed to bring some drama to your lashes. These lashes are thicker to bring that bold look to your eyes and work best for a cat shaped eye. These lashes are accent lash meaning that they are not full-length lashes but are specific for placing where you want to extend the natural look of your lashes for that dramatic pop of the eye. These Barbie Gone Bad lashes are 22mm long and have 4 magnets that lock into the line

HANDMADE: Reusable magnetic eyelashes are handmade thin & lightweight lashes designed by a celebrity lash artist. These high-quality magnetic eye lashes are made of hypoallergenic synthetic thin fibers which are available in different shapes & sizes including 16mm. These reusable magnetic lashes if cared for properly can easily last 5 to 10 uses! Lashed by Sandi are designed to bring you a natural eyelash extension that accentuates your natural beauty!

Terra & Co Brilliant Black Oil Pulling

I love oil pulling! Activated charcoal whitens naturally, helps to trap bacteria and removes stains, cleansing and whitening teeth naturally for a glowing smile, even if there is zero to smile about right now. Sorry, I’m dark AF. Terra & Co, is a super cool company – love the back story!!

Brilliant Black Oil Pulling is powerful Ayurvedic coconut oil with activated charcoal teeth whitening blend packed with super-ingredients of activated charcoal and vitamin E. The gentle peppermint taste freshens, invigorates and helps to cleanse your teeth, mouth, and gums. Our amazing organic oil pulling teeth whitening product is vegan and fluoride-free!

Great for Oral Health and Hygiene – This divine atural oil pulling combats bad breath. It also keeps the gums moisturized by promoting a healthy amount of saliva secretion to fight dry mouth. Oil pulling also promotes saliva production and works to moisturize gums to keep them healthy.

Enriched with Vitamin E – This oil pulling blend is rich in Vitamin E which provides effective relief to inflammation or irritation in the gums. It is gentle and suits even the most sensitive teeth and gums.

The ancient Ayurvedic tradition recommends the practice of oil pulling with coconut oil—swishing oil around the mouth—as part of your daily self-care routine since it helps to strengthen teeth and gums and maintain overall oral health.

The blend of coconut oil and activated charcoal works to naturally reduce inflammation, build-up, and bacteria that cause bad breath and dry mouth. Coconut oils natural microbial properties work to reduce pathogens in the mouth and further help to freshen breath, and the healthy fat in coconut oil strengthens tooth enamel.

Also !!!

The Future is Female. Terra & Co. is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC). We not only support other women entrepreneurs, but also help out low-income and homeless women. As Bosnian refugees, we know firsthand about receiving aid—which is why every purchase goes back to organizations like the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.  

Every time you restock your oral care products, you’re helping Terra & Co help women in our local community and around the globe. Who could have thought that simply brushing our teeth could contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future?

StemCell Revive Kit

I love everything about this kit – so fun – my skin looked AMAZING after!

 

The Kit contains everything you need for a complete StemCell Revive treatment. It is easy and takes only minutes to apply. No needles, painless and no downtime.

The Kit includes:  Intensive Allograft Skin Serum with growth factors and polypeptides (in disposable mixing syringes), our reusable StemCell Revive Pen (with two disposable nano mesh application cartridges) and thirty (30) 1-ml Hyaluronic Essence ampoules for daily moisturizing aftercare. I am using these daily now.

Once available only in medical spas and clinics, founder Majara Belisle(herself founder and owner of a medical spa) has devised a way to bring this technology into the home.

The StemCell Revive kit comes with Intensive Allograft and Polypeptide serums, preloaded in 2 connected syringes for easy at-home mixing.  It also includes an electric application device called the StemCell Revive Pen, which is tipped in nano-mesh and creates micro-channels for delivering the serums deep into the skin. The pain-free treatment delivers stunning, noticeable results within 72 hours of use.

CaPao 

I am throwing these at my kids while home learning right now – and I mean THROWING. Every time I hear “Mom, I’m hungry!!!” I legit, just toss a few single wrapped balls in and everyone is happy. They are divine. We carried them in bags to the beach all summer, in bike baskets, in purses. They are the perfect snack and even though it seems they are for smoothies – they have been gobbled up WAY BEFORE making their way into any blender around here.

Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

GOLDEN BERRIES, APRICOT & CHIA SEEDS

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Dried Apricots, Cashews, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Dried Golden Berries, Chia Seeds, Chicory Root Fiber, Cocoa Butter.

MANGO, CASHEW & COCONUT

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Dried Mango, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Desiccated Coconut, Chicory Root Fiber, Dried Apples, Cocoa Butter.

APRICOT, PLANT PROTEIN & GOLDEN BERRIES

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Dried Apricots, Concentrated Cacao Pulp Extract, Cashews, Pea Protein, Dried Golden Berries, Cocoa Butter.

JOYA ADAPTOGENS

Drinking an iced-turmeric GLOW latter as we speak. This line of superfoods and functional foods “make the good feels extend past your taste buds and into your mind, body & soul.”

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t inhahle a powder, blend, elixir or chocoate.

The pure adaptogens used in JOYÀ’s functional elixirs increase vitality and will supercharge your immunity, bringing you back to balance. Adaptogens are super-herbs that help our bodies adapt to everyday stressors. And we all need a bit of help these days! JOYA’s superfoods are perfect in coffee, smoothies for baking and more!

JOYA prioritizes sustainability and just announced its partnership with rePurpose Global where the purchase of every product eliminates 1lb of plastic waste bound for nature.

Bliss - Cacao Elixir BlendBliss - Cacao Elixir Blend
Focus - Matcha Elixir BlendFocus - Matcha Elixir Blend


THE FOCUS MATCHA ELIXIR
This zen inducing elixir made with ceremonial grade matcha paired with Lion’s Mane, Ashwagandha, Pine Pollen and Moringa Leaf is the perfect brain boosting, antioxidant rich, stress supporting beverage that delivers mindful alertness

Glow - Turmeric Elixir BlendGlow - Turmeric Elixir Blend

Elevate Loose Leaf Herbal TeaElevate Loose Leaf Herbal Tea


ELEVATE
: Your morning ritual is about to get elevated (and energized!). An aromatic blend of Maca, Rhodiola, Chicory Root, Dandelion Root and Ginger for a perfectly uplifting tea experience. Expect to feel invigorated with enhanced mental stamina and joyously alert. The perfect morning or mid-day pick-me-up, minus the caffeine jitters. Certified Organic

ZING: A zesty tea made with Ginger, Licorice Root, Astragalus Root, Lemongrass and Rooibos. The robust blend with a kick promotes digestive function, relieves bloating and soothes cramps. Ideal for getting the juices flowing, kickstarting the immune system and bringing the mind and body into balance.  Certified Organic, unsweetened and naturally caffeine free. 3.5oz tin-$38 

PHILIP B CBD SCALP + BODY OIL

Philip B CBD Oil

I am super into drenching my now VERY BLEACHED hair in this luxurious oil. I have always been a massive fan of anything Philip B debut. I use several of his products in my daily routine – but this is giving me life right now. It was only a matter of time before the line found a way to incorporate the powerful combination of CBD and CBG, derived from hemp (Cannabis Sativa) into a product.

The addition of Terpenes accelerates the soothing and calming benefits for stressed-out scalps and skin.

This fast-absorbing and deeply moisturizing oil immediately reduces the appearance of redness and irritation from environmental stressors.

  • Features 100mg of CBD, which can help potentially relieve a variety of ailments such as pain and inflammation.
  • The “mother” of cannabinoids, CBG (25 mg), is the precursor from which all other cannabinoids are synthesized. This unique property infuses CBG with enormous therapeutic promise.
  • Terpenes (Humulene, Nerolidol, Ocimene) are a major component of the essential oils from plants. Aromatherapy uses the medicinal properties of these Terpenes to regulate mood, sleep problems, acuity and overall health. Terpenes have direct interactions with the human body. For instance, when CBD and Beta-Caryophyllene are consumed together, they display synergistic properties.
  • Formulated with Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, and Walnut Oil to help nourish and moisturize.
  • This soothing and calming oil is suitable for all skin types.

I drop it into my part, my scalp, mush it around then brush it through. Then I take my hands and rub into skin.  THE BEST!

Smarty Pants – Wellness For Kids

March 28, 2020

With our ever-changing lives flipped upside down, we are home and focusing on our wellness more than ever. At-home workouts, recipes and more are inundating our inbox and I was excited to learn about SmartyPants a leader in whole family wellness, led by fellow mom Courtney Nichols Gould who launched the brand while on a mission to simplify health without sacrificing quality.

The product line currently consists of toddler, kids, teens, prenatal, women’s, men’s and 50+ with baby launching soon. As part of their commitment to the consumer’s health and best interest in mind, SmartyPants bases their formulas on the daily recommended intakes of nutrients as advised by the latest scientific research, their scientific advisory board and the most up-to-date recommendations by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

The brand just announced their expansion with the launch of their newest product – Baby Multi & DHA—the first baby multivitamin with omega-3 DHA and lutein, designed to focus on cognitive development and healthy growth for the first years of life. The new product completes the company’s extensive vision to provide cutting-edge, science-backed supplements for all stages of life, from pre-natal through 50+.

The pediatrician-designed liquid supplement (naturally flavored) is made for children 6 – 24 months and includes 13 premium nutrients including omega-3 DHA essential fatty acids (from algal oil) for brain and eye health, vitamin D3 for bone health, vitamin C for immunity, and lutein, choline and iodine for cognitive development — all in one delicious serving without any artificial colors and flavors. SmartyPants designed its Baby Multi & DHA to help in the critical transition from breast milk and formula to a diet that emphasizes solid foods. SmartyPants focused on developing its product so it included important nutrients such as DHA, lutein, and choline as these nutrients become less prevalent in their primary food sources.

In our current climate, it is always important to give back, and SmartyPants isn’t short of that philosophy. For every bottle sold, a 1•for•1 nutrient grant is made to Vitamin Angels to help get life-changing nutrients to mothers, children and babies in need around the world. To-date, SmartyPants has made over 12 million grants, making it Vitamin Angels’ largest brand contributor.

SmartyPants Baby Multi & DHA will be available on Amazon and in the vitamin aisle of Target and other retailers early April.

For more information, please visit www.smartypantsvitamins.com.

New Meditation Studio On The Block: CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness

August 11, 2019

A gorgeous, new meditation space has opened up in the heart of Atwater Village!  CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness is a family-run center offering a wide range of drop-in classes, healings, private sessions, and workshops. Owner Jen Stavitsky was inspired to create a facility with a strong sense of community, inclusivity, and support that serves LA’s eastside, which was lacking a dedicated meditation center.

CULTIVATE’s team of facilitators all live locally and are excited for the opportunity to serve their neighbors with daily classes that cover everything from mindfulness to Yoga Nidra to sound healings, hypnotherapy and more.

It’s a deeply serene space, with a gentle design palate inspired by the soft tones of the South Western desert. Its prismatic skylights cast soothing patterns which slowly evolve throughout the course of the day. It has a large main studio capable of accommodating up to thirty guests, and a smaller second studio designed for healings, workshops and private sessions. All in all, the space feels inviting and deeply relaxing.

While offering a wide variety of traditional meditation and wellness classes, CULTIVATE  also branches out into more playful and unique offerings, like ASMR meditations and sound healings facilitated by a classical harpist.  Their goal is to make meditation fun, interesting and accessible with a style suitable for all walks of life, including first time meditators, adventurous spirits, and those with a deep practice.

CULTIVATE Meditation + Wellness is located at 3229 Glendale Blvd, LA CA 90039. You can visit their website Cultivate-LA.com for scheduling, bookings and additional details.

Welcome to Atwater!!