Invisible Source Of Imbalance That Greatly Impacts Immunity

There’s no denying the fact that protection from germs is top of mind for all of us. 
But there’s another invisible source of imbalance that greatly impacts immunity and overall health (and it isn’t mentioned nearly as much). 

Many are reaching out to Bernadette Judge (Nurse B), RN, operations manager of San Diego’s Nupeutics Naturals a resource for insights on natural and integrative medicine istalking about inflammation!  Her advice below is so crucial!

This internal swelling is a natural physical response that helps us fight foreign invaders like germs and bacteria. It can also signal the body to repair damaged tissue after injury. But sometimes, inflammation can be ongoing (or chronic), occurring in response to the foods we eat, the chemicals in our body products, or pollutants in the air. It can trick the body into staying in a reparative state indefinitely when there is nothing to repair or fight off. 

If that happens, the immune system can go into overdrive, attacking healthy tissue and cells. This intense, continuous inflammation has been linked to several diseases and symptoms, including thyroid dysfunction and certain types of cancer.
The good news is, there are lots of things we can do to help treat inflammation at its source and restore internal balance.
We know that poor nutrition and gut health, high levels of stress, environmental toxins, and chronic infection all affect the body’s inflammatory response. As a result, we can narrow down six key ways to help keep inflammation in check, all naturally:

  • Load up on antioxidant-rich foods like berries, green leafy vegetables, and fatty fish to help alkalize (or balance) the body and reduce inflammation. 
  • Limit dietary and environmental toxins as much as possible. Choose organic, grass-fed meats free of pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Try to avoid refined carbs, sugar, and fatty fried foods, which feed inflammation. Look for naturally-derived hygiene products crafted without endocrine (hormone) disruptors or volatile chemicals.
  • Practice good gut health by taking a quality probiotic supplement and cleansing when necessary to help detoxify your fragile microbiome. 
  • Manage stress levels with daily meditation, talking about worries and anxieties with a trusted friend or family member, or keeping a journal
  • Get regular exercise. Taking a walk for just 20 minutes each day can make a huge difference!
  • Get targeted support from a high-quality nutritional supplement like our herbal Inflammation Master. Featuring naturally-derived Piper Nigrum (from the black pepper family) and Yellow Turmeric, this holistic blend combines some of nature’s most potent inflammation-fighting elements to help you feel and perform at your best. 

7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis

Written By: The Happiness Center

A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters – 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis

In our interconnected world, global events impact all of us in one way or another. Knowing how to help ourselves, our families and our organizations navigate a crisis can profoundly affect our emotional health and well-being

7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters is a must-read for anyone seeking to thrive during challenging times. Written by clinical psychologist Elia Gourgouris and change management expert Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, this easy-to-read book offers powerful, yet practical, insights to help minimize the negative emotional impact of pandemics, natural disasters, financial challenges and other major disruptions.

“Not only will individuals and families find the book helpful in a crisis, so will first responders, healthcare professionals, mental health counselors and wellness coaches,” said Dr. Gourgouris.

Drawing from their real-world experiences, Dr. Gourgouris and Apostolopoulos explain the following seven keys to navigating any crisis:

7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis

1. Start with self-care. Be aware of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

2. Practice awareness. Listen to your intuition or inner wisdom.

3. Choose flexibility so you can adapt, pivot and avoid unnecessary pain.

4. Act now! Preparation is key to your survival.

5. Take initiative by moving into action. Become the navigator in your life’s journey!

6. Cultivate a positive attitude filled with faith and hope.

7. Show kindness to others.

“Each chapter has an end section including points to ponder, questions to consider and action steps to take, so the reader can move beyond just surviving to thriving in a crisis situation,” added Apostolopoulos.

Author Elia Gourgouris, PhD, is the Founder of The Happiness Center, an organization of world-leading experts in the field of positive psychology. Dr. Elia’s previous book, 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness, became an Amazon #1 best-seller. He is an international keynote speaker and happiness expert focusing on corporate wellness and leadership training. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a UCLA graduate. Dr. Elia is certified by the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health Services, having assisted in the 1994 Los Angeles and 2010 Haiti earthquakes, the 1999 Columbine High School shooting and other crises. He’s the co-host of The Kindness Happiness Connection podcast and a Thrive Global contributor. Please visit:, or

Co-author Konstantinos Apostolopoulos is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a performance consulting and training provider. As an award-winning facilitator and coach, he has successfully delivered hundreds of custom learning events in the US, Canada and Europe for diverse audiences and industries. He is a regular contributor to Thrive Global and other industry publications. As a young man in Greece, he experienced firsthand the devastation left behind by natural and economic disasters. As an adult, he was fortunate to help play a small part in the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Today, he helps others navigate the challenges brought by major events in their lives. Please visit:

Dr Elia

For more information, please visit www.dreliagourgouris.com; or

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The ABC’s of Natural Plant-Powered CBD Skincare (BOTA)

The conversation surrounding plant-based skincare is expanding, and luckily for us Balanced Health Botanicals (BHB) has recently launched a plant-based skincare line enhanced with Nautral Plant-Powered CBD: BOTA.

BOTA is on a mission to provide gentle AND effective skincare that’s free of harsh chemicals that can damage skin. Whether you are seeing changes in your skin and are searching for products that are kinder and chemical-free, or are just curious about how CBD can help you achieve your skincare goals, the natural, hand-selected botanicals found in each BOTA product are sure to upgrade your skincare routine and leave your skin feeling its best.

Bota Core Products

BOTA’s Core Products: 

  • Warming Muscle Melt Crème- $28.00
    • Our ancestors have used cinnamon oil as a natural warming mechanism for centuries. So the next time you have a draining day or complete a tough workout, melt away with BOTA™ Warming Muscle Melt Crème. This crème combines warming cinnamon oil, shea butter, and hemp extract to help you unwind.
  • Ultra-Rich Body Crème- $25.00
    • We’ve combined the forces of shea butter, jojoba seed oil, and hemp extract to give your skin the gift of BOTA™ Ultra-Rich Body Crème. You’re now able to give your skin the plant-based care it craves. This body crème will be your new favorite go-to!
  • Age Defying Hand Lotion- $15.00
    • With BOTA™ Age-Defying Hand Lotion, we combined three of our favorite things: plant-based ingredients, a non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly, and hemp extract. Our hand lotion naturally soothes your skin with apricot oil, avocado oil, and shea butter.

There are many potential benefits of CBD Infused Natural Skin Care, #BotaSkin breaks it down for us:


“Switching to plant-based skincare products can refresh your skincare routine. You may even find you need fewer products to achieve better results.

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid naturally found in cannabis. The natural benefits of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) create an ideal pairing with a variety of botanicals to help you look and feel your best. All skin types can benefit from the calming and nourishing properties of CBD.”

The brand also breaks down a #DayTime and #NightTime Routine and I’m thinking to myself; yes, I need a little guidance in my life. Please, tell me what to use and when to use it.

If you’re interested in their products, you can check out their website

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Reverse Aging, Improve Health & Shed Pounds

“Did you know that using a Glucometer may help you guard against illness, obesity and may help you avoid any virus? Nationally known R.N., MSW, and CHC Candice Rosen, author of Forget Dieting!: It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling, shares a science-based nutrition plan designed to reverse aging, improve health and shed pounds.”

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COVID-19 is a wake-up call! Now more than ever, health and weight are major factors in your ability to combat any virus. Today, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U.S. are dieting; yet we’re getting sicker and fatter. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are rampant—simply because we don’t understand how to properly fuel our body. In her new book, Forget Dieting!: It’s All About Data-Driven Fueling! (Rowman & Littlefield), Candice Rosen, R.N., MSW, Certified Health Counselor and author, shares a science-based, precision nutrition plan designed to reverse aging and improve health…permanently. Rosen, who just turned 66, reveals how she used a glucometer to register the data from her body, which helped her to lose 36 pounds over 12 years ago without any vigorous workouts or any weight gain—ever. Now, you too can keep trim and improve your health.

6 Takeaways Needed To Improve Health And Lose Weight Without Extreme Exercise

1. Avoid the Hospital. The majority of COVID deaths occur in individuals with pre-existing conditions. Age was not the only contributing issue in the mortality numbers of the elderly; they too had pre-existing conditions. A lifestyle that helps you prevent or reverse non-communicable diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, low testosterone, renal issues, some cancers, and more … is not that difficult to envelop.

2. Embrace Food Combining. By combining specific foods and avoiding others will lower blood sugar spikes that put your pancreas and other organs on overload. Would you ever put a milkshake in the gas tank of your car? No! So why feed your body non-nutrient foods that compromise its ability to work efficiently, burn calories and keep you healthy?

3.  Use a Glucometer. Rosen wants every household to keep a glucometer next to their thermometer. By testing your blood glucose level, you won’t need to second-guess your food intake; your body will register what’s right and wrong based on the blood glucose levels 90 minutes after you eat a meal or a snack. Rosen says, “Why follow another person’s universal diet, when your body will give you all the answers you need?”

4. Your Mouth Is Not Supposed to Have a Party at Every Meal! Don’t eat as if every meal is your last. It’s all about fueling your body/organic machine. Give it something to work with: wholesome, nutritious, responsibly grown, pancreatic-friendly foods.

5. Avoid dairy or significantly reduce your consumption. Dairy is highly inflammatory and  is actually linked to increased rates of osteoporosis in women.

6. Make Wednesdays and Fridays Vegan Days. Reduce your consumption of animal protein to benefit your health and reduce animal suffering (think factory farming), and have a positive impact on the environment.

About The Author

Candice P. Rosen, RN, MSW, CHC, lives in Los Angeles. She’s a founding member, its first executive director, and program director at Gilda’s Club (Chicago), where she created and coordinated a diverse array of wellness-related programs. She was appointed by Mayor Richard Daley to serve as Chair of Healthcare Initiatives for Chicago’s Sister Cities International Program (CSCIP). Rosen advocated for preventive medicine, improved maternal and infant healthcare, disability access, nutrition, and illuminated the obesity and diabetes epidemics. She is married, has four adult children and one granddaughter.

You can order her book on Amazon or visit her website for more information:  

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CBD Experts Create Blush Wellness

Two MAJOR things I struggle with is Life Balance & PMS so when I came across Blush Wellness, I was so happy!

The brand was created by woman, for woman and are infused with CBD nutrients to help you find balance in your mind and body while staying focused and calm.

I started getting worse and worse cramps after a voluntary procedure back in November and although my overall Mental state has been better, I was really struggling during my cycle. I decided to start using #Blush and another product called Livia, which is a product used to help with the pain associated with my period. Well, these two products have changed my life. Not only am I able to keep my PMS Symptoms at bay and my pain managed, but I am also no longer tied to my bed for days at a time. I don’t have to take off of work, I can go through my days normally, and I don’t feel the need to CRY DURING A PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE COMMERCIAL. Yes, it happened, LOL. Anyway here is a list of my go-to products from Blush Wellness. You can also check out their full shop here.

My Favorite Blush Products

PMS CBD Bath Salts | $24

A powerful and calming blend of Broad Spectrum CBD, Epsom, and Himalayan Salts formulated to help ease body discomfort.

PMS CBD Chocolate Bites | $15

Powerful CBD PMS & Period relief via delicious chocolates that will also soothe your cravings.

PMS CBD Roll-On | $32

A powerful blend of CBD and botanically-derived essential oils for PMS and period-related discomfort.

More About Blush Wellness

“Here at Blush we believe that when you feel good you look good. Our CBD products are formulated to alleviate the pressures of everyday life. We did this by creating two lines of products: Blush Beauty and Blush Desire.

Blush Beauty combines high quality ingredients from the beauty industry with the benefits of broad-spectrum CBD to create a line of products that will be your new skin and hair regimen. This line was designed to protect, soothe, and slow down the pressures of everyday life on your skin and hair.

Blush Desire was designed to alleviate the pressures on your body and mind. This line combines broad spectrum CBD with the benefits of essential oils, crystals, and vitamins. There are five Desires: Balance, Awaken, Soothe, Serenity, and PMS.

Let’s face it, it’s hard to look good when you’re not feeling good.

Millions of dollars are spent every year on products that will make you look good in hopes that it will make you feel good. We reversed that, our products are made to start within. Once you are able to feel good you will naturally look good.”

You can check out their other products on their website which range from Skin Care Products, Bath, Oils, Edibles and #BlushWear. Get FREE Shipping on all orders over $40.00 while you can!

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“Is Bamboo Silica The New Collagen?”

Bamboo is not only the strongest, fastest-growing plant in the world. It has the highest concentration of plant-based silica on the planet, silica is an essential mineral that has incredible benefits for our beauty and our health. While it’s been compared to collagen, it’s actually a collagen booster.

Its beauty benefits include: 

  • Nourishment and revitalization to hair, skin, and nails
  • Reduction of hair shedding
  • Improved skin tone/texture

Consuming bamboo silica has other positive effects on your health that include:

  • Immune system enhancement
  • Cardiovascular support
  • Bone strengthening and support
  • Improved digestion

What’s one of the best ways to experience the power of bamboo silica? Add Beautifully Bamboo’s Beauty Tea to your teatime ritual and treat yourself to some beauty from within. 

Each caffeine-free tea bag has a wonderfully mild flavor that tastes great even without sugar. In addition to this plant-based silica, it’s rich in minerals and antioxidants. 

For the non-tea drinkers looking to support healthy hair, skin, and nails, the Silica Supplements are another top-selling favorite.

Look for Beautifully Bamboo on Amazon, Shopify, and

The company offers a variety of other products including Protein Powder, Facial Oil, & A Conditioner Boost. You can check them out on their Website

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