Planters With Character From 30 Watt

Unique Planters Make the Perfect Back-To-College Gift

30 Watt’s Face Plant and Silicone Planter are ideal for plant lovers who enjoy fun, design, and functionality perfect for a small space.

30 Watt has released the ideal back-to-college gifts for plant lovers. The Face Plant and Silicone Planter are must-haves for green thumbs living in tight quarters, especially those who are looking for fun and functionality, and who want to express their creativity and individuality.

The Face Plant gives plants a personality, so you never feel awkward talking to your plants again! The planter combines the functionality of a minimal, high-design house planter with the functionality of a creative place to keep your glasses in plain sight, so you never lose them. To add more fun to the mix, the Face Plant can be personalized with facial expressions and messages using any dry erase marker. It is made of 100 percent ceramic and has drainage holes in the bottom for proper plant care.

The Silicone Planter is the ultimate space-saving, natural light-absorbing planter. It clings to any shiny surface using a patented technology, without the use of glue or suction cups. The planter will hold most small plants two inches in diameter and works as a stylish accent décor piece. The Silicone Planter will cling to mirrors, windows, filing cabinets, whiteboards, and more.

The Face Planter (marker not included) is available at Target and Target.com. Both the Face Planter and Silicone Planter are available on Amazon.com.

Also, for the first time since 2018, all 30 Watt products are now available on the recently re-launched www.30Watt.com. Users can browse 30 Watt’s entire catalog of products, including some re-releases of key items from the past few years.  Fan favorites have included funny gift bags, barware, novelty items, and 30 Watt’s flagship shower drink holders. 30 Watt accepts Amazon Pay, Pay Pal, Google Pay, and credit cards.

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30 Watt’s CEO, Ryan Walther, began his career as an early partner at The Onion, during his college days in Wisconsin. He aided their rise to a household name, sowing his comical oats there for over 20 years.

It was there that he met Arik Nordby – the creative mastermind behind The Onion’s most popular product at the time (a prank gift box affectionately known today as the Prank Pack). They co-founded 30 Watt on the basis of a simple idea: bring The Onion style of humor and content to the product world.

30 Watt develops, designs, and manufactures unconventional products that empower people to be clever. The company tells funny stories and solves unique problems through form and function.

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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. 

9 Subscription Boxes That Will Have You Waiting By The Door!

I don’t know about you, but spending so much time at home has made me appreciate the little things in life and now a package delivered to my door is one of those simple joys.  With Amazon’s shipping delays and out of stock issues, subscription boxes have seen another resurgence.  Check out these unique subscription boxes that you will soooo look forward to arriving!

9 Subscription Boxes You’ll LOVE

1: Scents Of Amelia Island Soapery | Monthly Subscription $59

The incredible scents that have come to be known as the Scents of Amelia Island flow from their historic building where they hand make all of your favorite bath & body products. At the request of many, they have created the Scents of Amelia Island Monthly Subscription Box. Every month you will receive a box full of your favorites as well as new and exciting products. Bath Bombs, Shower Steamers, Shampoo Bars, OH MY!

2: Outlaw Sundries | Bi Monthly Subscription $16-$55

Outlaw Sundries put the “Yippee Ki Yay” back in your day with soap, lotion, body wash, deodorant, solid cologne, and more; all made in the USA. Outlaw creates scent profiles that include whiskey, campfire and fresh grass. Get rodeo-ready with scents like Fire in the Hole, Blazing Saddles, and The Gambler

YVY Naturals  | Monthly Subscription $24 +

YVY Naturals (pronounced ee-vee) is revolutionizing the way you clean by giving nature the say in what you use. These high-performance cleaning agents are made with 100% Brazilian citrus and Amazonian flowers. You no longer have to worry about the limited supplies on empty store shelves to get the products you need as they’re delivered right to your doorstep. It’s the only cleaning brand in the world that saves 83% plastic with reusable capsules that are no more expensive than the products you’re already using. Sign up for the subscription that fits your needs so you never run out of cleaning supplies.

My Little Mascara Club  | Starting at $9

Made With 90% natural ingredients, this little mascara won’t flake, clump, smudge and washes off with water only. It’ll easily become your favorite mascara that you can use daily or keep in your purse. The little mascara gets its name from its size – a little bottle means a short wand that’s easier to use and the special brush fits your lash line like a glove — making it easier to apply the mascara to your lower lashes. Choose from gift sets or a subscription box to purchase. 

Shrewd Food | Monthly Subscription $14.24 +

Being mindful of your snacking doesn’t have to be a daunting, tasteless task! Shrewd Food is making honest snacking easier, and a heck of a lot more delicious! Crunchy, healthy and flavorful, their protein packed treats feel and taste indulgent, without any of the guilt. Whether you’re craving something savory and tangy, or you’re in the mood for something comforting and sweet, Shrewd Food has got you covered! They offer the perfect variety of different snacks for the most shrewd snackers like,  Protein Puffs, Protein Croutons, Protein Chocolate Dippers, Keto Chocolate Dippers and Protein Cookies. With Shrewd Food, convenience is key! All snacks are available in different sizes and can be shipped right to your doorstep with standard and expedited delivery options.

mintMONGOOSE | Starting at $15.99

mintMONGOOSE delivers exclusive jewelry pieces you can’t find anywhere else, delivered right to your door — a delightfully affordable and convenient solution to the costly and time-consuming store-bought alternative. Love silver, gold, rose gold, or all? Don’t have pierced ears? Your monthly delivery of high-quality pieces will be customized 100% according to your preferences! Customers can sign up for their subscription box for just $15.99 AND the first box ships in just 48 hours. 


Veestro | $9.99 Per Meal

Veestro is a meal delivery service that makes it easy to get more plant-based foods into your diet without sacrificing taste or convenience. No chopping. No cooking. No cleanup. Simply heat up in the oven or microwave. Veestro is about what feeds us, body and soul—delicious, organic, healthy, sustainable, from plants. And it’s fully prepared for any time we need to eat it. Veestro is 100% plant-based with fresh ingredients. 

-Each meal is 100% plant-based and made with fresh, organic ingredients—no preservatives used

-Choose from dietary preferences: gluten free, nut free, low calorie and kosher to name a few

-Flexible Plan options include weight loss (5 or 7 day plan), chef’s choice or a la carte (choose 10, 20, or 30 meals) allowing for the customer to meet their specific needs

-Meals are prepared fresh and shipped frozen which allows you to eat them within 8-10 weeks minimizing food waste

Drift | Starting at $8

Heading out for a road trip or camping in an RV? Drift is the new way to keep your vehicle smelling fresh with a monthly subscription of air fresheners that seamlessly clip to the car visor. Drift is delivered to your doorstep each month, to keep your scents smelling fresh. The wood visor clip air freshener is made in the USA from sustainably sourced cedarwood. It is soaked in essential and fragrance oil to deliver real scents free of harmful chemicals and magnetized to fit perfectly on your visor with a metal clip.

Little GF Chefs  |

A sweet (or salty) subscription kit that’s a safe treat for kids with diet restrictions like those with Celiac or other allergies? It’s totally a thing now! Little GF Chefs is welcoming these children back into the kitchen with gluten-free, allergy-friendly baking kits. You can buy them individually but you’d soon realize the subscription option is the way to go. Options to choose from include 1,3, 6 and 12 month subscription, plus refill kits too!

Tell us what your favorite subscription box is for a chance to win a 6 month subscription!

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Michael Todd Beauty To Launch Clarisonic Compatible Replacement Brushes

Michael Todd Beauty, the leading maker of at-home beauty devices, including the Soniclear brand of sonic facial cleansing brushes, announced today plans to launch a line of Clarisonic compatible replacement brushes. The decision is in response to retail partners and Clarisonic users alike reaching out to the Company for a trusted source for replacement brushes following L’Oreal’s decision to shut down Clarisonic.

According to Lewis Hendler, Michael Todd’s chair: “Michael Todd Beauty – long known for its obsession with product quality and customer satisfaction – is best situated to fill this void. The millions of Clarisonic users in the marketplace deserve great facial cleansing at a fair priceOur Clarisonic compatibles will do that! By launching Clarisonic compatibles, Michael Todd will fulfill its role as steward of the category, strategically ensuring the needs of Clarisonic users are met despite the withdrawal of Clarisonic from the market.”

Michael Friend, the Company’s President continues: “Clarisonic compatibles will feature polished bristle tips for gentle, non-irritating cleansing and Michael Todd’s signature LIFE antimicrobial protection, the same features we offer in our Soniclear brushes. The new Clarisonic compatible brushes will thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, polish and improve the complexion in a single 30-second cleansing and stay cleaner, fresher longer between uses with our patented antimicrobial technology.” Concludes Friend, “For these reasons, Soniclear brushes are and the Clarisonic compatible brushes will be superior to competitors’ silicone brush systems which lack our antimicrobial protection and take more time and multiple steps such as firstly using makeup wipes to remove dirt, oil and makeup prior to cleansing with a silicone system. There’s just no comparison – the Soniclear cleansing brushes remove a full face of makeup, dirt, SPF and oil – in one step and in seconds.”

Michael Todd’s Clarisonic compatible replacement brushes will come in two skin types initially: regular and sensitive. Other models with additional features are also being planned. Clarisonic compatibles will be available on the Company’s website www.michaeltoddbeauty.com, where pre-orders are being accepted starting August 1st, 2020. Additional retailers will soon follow.

About Michael Todd Beauty LP
For more than a decade, Michael Todd Beauty has been providing great home-use beauty devices at fair prices addressing a broad range of health and beauty concerns. The Company’s mission is to make the home feel like a  day spa and the treatments like a professional performed them.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thehappinessdoctor/,  https://www.instagram.com/dr.eliag/ or https://www.facebook.com/DrElia.

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: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachkon/.

Dr Elia

For more information, please visit www.dreliagourgouris.comhttp://freshbizsolutions.com/; or

https://www.thehappinesscenter.com

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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:

THE MANY POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF CBD INFUSED NATURAL SKINCARE

“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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Do you currently have any CBD Products in your routine? Let us know in the comments

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Meditation For Essential Workers

As the COVID-19 Cases Explode, Essential Workers Use the Power of the Mind to Destress from Anxiety.

Therapist, coach and consultant Keith Allen West launched a free, downloadable 30-minute guided meditation for all Essential Workers needing self-care in this time of extreme stress. It can be downloaded from his website Clear Light Therapy

“Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially if you’re an Essential Worker. But you’re not powerless. Listening to a hypnosis-based meditation before bed every night can help you get through,” said West.

It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. Some of us are in areas that have already been deeply affected by coronavirus or seeing a new wave of infections. Others are bracing for what may come. And all of us are watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?”

Using guided meditation, we can get the mind out of exhausting stress induced “fight or flight” from our old reptilian brain and into a place of self-love and self-care.

In addition to his acting career, Keith Allen West is an accomplished therapist, marketing expert, journalist, motivational coach and leader in the climate crisis. West is becoming an expert in Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT) with training from Marisa Peer. RTT is in essence a super hybrid therapy combining hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuroscience linguistic programming and cognitive behavioral therapy which allows you to very rapidly identify deeply embedded blocks and beliefs that stand in the way of living a healthy and vibrant life. He is the creator of a full line of products focused on “Do What You Love.”

According to world-famous therapist Peer, “Self-hypnosis is where you induce a deep sense of relaxation in your mind and body. This allows your mind to be open and receptive to the positive suggestions you wish to give it. The most effective way to do this is through a self-hypnosis audio. Hypnosis can have powerful, lifelong, and positive effects on the mind.”

Once certified as a Rapid Transformational Therapist®,  West will focus on freeing highly-motivated people from bad habits, pain, creative blocks and negative self-image to live their most loving, highly successful and enjoyable lives.

“I know the meditations I listen to help my anxious mind get grounded and allow me to get some much-needed sleep before I face the next day’s stress, ..we have to talk about stress and the toll it takes on us. Mental Health is often overlooked.”

Keith Allen

More About Keith

Keith Allen West has become an accomplished therapist, actor, marketing expert, journalist, motivational coach, and leader in the climate crisis. West is an expert therapist in Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). RTT is in essence a super hybrid therapy combining hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, neuroscience linguistic programming, and cognitive behavioral therapy which allows you to very rapidly identify deeply embedded blocks and beliefs that stand in the way of living a healthy and vibrant life.

Throughout his life, he has worked to unlock his personal and business potential. Since 2014 he has reached the Inc. 500/5000 list with two of his cosmetics companies by growing revenue over 1,000%. Urban Fresh Cosmetics sales ballooned from $200,000 to $5.1 million in just three years. He consults with other quality brands to grow their sales with his trusted methods.”

Meditation, covid-19, therapy

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Plastic Surgery In A Pandemic World: Safety Protocols Your Doctor Should Use

People still want to look their best – even when few are looking at them. As the pandemic continues and social distancing remains an important public safety measure, cosmetic surgery is resuming across the country. The elective medical procedure was prohibited in most states throughout the peak months of the pandemic, but the phasing in of business reopenings has brought it back. Daily operations won’t be the same as before, though, due to heightened health priorities. 

“It will seem and look a little different when a patient visits the office, but the approach by the professional should always be the same: patient first,”

Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller, (www.MillerCosmeticSurgery.com), is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon. “Plastic surgery requires head, heart, and hands. Head for knowledge and vision, heart for empathy, hands for technical expertise. “Patient safety is always No. 1, but now it’s incumbent on all surgeons to ensure they and their staff leave no stone unturned when it comes to keeping their facility clean. Strict and consistent health and safety practices have to be followed every day.” Dr. Miller discusses what safety protocols patients should now expect at a plastic surgery facility:

  • Pre-screening before arriving. Several days before a scheduled surgery, patients are pre-screened to go over their recent health. “It includes whether they have had any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, loss of smell/taste, etc.,” Dr. Miller says. “Additionally, you need to know if they’ve traveled anywhere in the U.S. or abroad in the previous three weeks, or if they’ve had any contact with people who had symptoms. They’ll also fill out a form including these kinds of questions when they arrive.”
  • Increased sanitization. “Regular and deep sanitization efforts to keep the facilities as germ-free as possible are essential,” Dr. Miller says. “This includes continually disinfecting common areas and high-touch surfaces, starting from the front-office check-in area to each treatment and exam room before and after each patient interaction. Medical-grade air purifiers that circulate the air are very important. There are also machines that create a suction field over the head of a patient who is receiving facial injectables, clearing the air of potentially infectious particles.”
  • Strict adherence to CDC recommendations. All patients should be temperature-screened when they arrive. “And like many medical and dental offices,” Dr. Miller says, “plastic surgery facilities are limiting and staggering appointments to stay within social distancing guidelines, keeping their waiting rooms mostly sparse. New patients’ first consultations are often done by video conference. Also, patients should wait in their car until the staff is ready for their appointment.”
  • Wearing full PPE gear. “Providers and their staff will have to completely safeguard themselves and patients with increased personal protection equipment,” Dr. Miller says. “Everybody wears N95 respirator masks, gloves, scrubs, gowns and eye protection during direct patient contact. For procedures such as lip fillers, wearing an N95 mask, the surgeon’s approach is from above and the side, thus preventing close face-to-face frontal exposure and avoiding droplets in either direction.”

“People will keep wanting to help their appearance, to get a renewed look back,” Dr. Miller says. “The various ways of cosmetic surgery can still be done safely, and that’s a team effort between patient, doctor, and staff. Everybody has to pay careful attention to ensure safety.” 

Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller (www.MillerCosmeticSurgery.com) is a board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon and the founder of Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center. He earned his medical degree from the University of California Irvine, College of Medicine and performed his plastic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Miller took a prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Bruce Connell, M.D.; is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.; and a voluntary clinical instructor and assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of California, San Diego. A sought-after speaker, he has published numerous scientific articles and textbook chapters and has been honored many times for his contributions to aesthetic surgery.

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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: www.candicerosenrn.com.  

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New Skin Rejuvenation Procedure From Nurysh

Deep + uniq, the latest offering from leading skincare innovator Nurysh, features a revolutionary “press & lift” action applicator not available in other skin rejuvenation products on the market.

Utilizing skin needling, or microneedling therapy, deep + uniq revitalizes tired and lusterless skin using a dynamic two-pronged approach led by the innovative, one-of-a-kind deep applicator. A pain-free, non-surgical skin rejuvenation device, deep gently punctures the skin to create a controlled skin injury – triggering the body to fill these micro channels by producing new collagen and elastin. These simultaneous processes of neovascularization and neocollagenesis promote improvement in skin texture and firmness, while safely and effectively reducing wrinkles, scars, pore size and stretch marks.

Along with boosting elastin and collagen production, the deep applicator also has an equally important role: that of delivering uniq – a powerful serum of niacinamide, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Deep‘s innovative technology facilitates the penetration, absorption and effectiveness of the topically applied uniq serum to restore skin’s luster, vibrancy and texture.  

“At Nurysh, we’re dedicated to creating the most cutting-edge and evidence-based skincare products for men and women interested in healthy, vibrant and younger-looking skin,” explained Thomas Kraft, Nurysh partner. “We’ve done just that by developing the ‘press & lift’ deep applicator that delivers topical serums where they’re needed most, allowing skin to be repaired from the inside out – safely, painlessly and efficiently.”

For optimal results, deep + uniq should be used two to three times per week on smaller, targeted areas of the face like nasolabial folds, around lips and eyes, and between eyebrows.

Nurysh is currently developing a product for hair loss and regrowth that would utilize the deep applicator as well, creating another market for this highly specialized skin rejuvenation device.

For a limited time, deep + uniq will be available on Amazon at a special price of $89.95 (regularly $129).

To learn more about the one-of-a-kind deep applicator, watch the user guide video at www.nurysh.com.  

About Nurysh 

Launched by Uplevity in 2016, indie beauty brand Nurysh is an evidence-based clinical skincare company that provides professional skincare products and effective skincare solutions.  Dedicated to developing clinically validated skincare products and devices that improve the physical and emotional well-being of people around the world, Nurysh utilizes the latest anti-aging, balancing, hydrating and illuminating technologies to advance the science of skin health, one face at a time.

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Prima Is The First Hemp CBD Brand To Become EWG Verified!

The Environmental Working Group (EWG)  is widely recognized as the most trusted and rigorous evaluator of chemical safety in consumer products. Its prestigious mark is awarded only to products that meet the most stringent ingredient and transparency requirements.

“As active stewards and vocal champions of the highest quality standards in product safety, purity and sustainability throughout our careers, we are incredibly proud that Prima is the first brand in the hemp CBD industry to have products “EWG VERIFIED™,” 

Laurel Angelica Myers, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Prima.

Prima’s hemp CBD skincare products now officially EWG VERIFIED™ are The Afterglow, Enlightenment Serum, R&R Cream, Bath Gem and Night Magic. 

“In a new and unregulated industry, EWG’s mark is critical in helping vulnerable consumers easily identify products that are non-toxic and healthier. This validation and verification furthers Prima’s industry-defining commitment to clean, science-driven, credible and transparent business practices, setting the bar even higher for the CBD industry at large,” said Christopher Gavigan, Founder and CEO of Prima.

Prima Co-Founders Christopher Gavigan, Laurel Angelica Myers and Jessica Assaf have a collective 30 years of working with EWG through their careers as health and clean product activists and mission-oriented operators. 

“As the clean beauty and skincare market continues to grow, it is vital that we at EWG continue to grow with it. The five Prima CBD products marks a first for the EWG VERIFIED™ program, and an important milestone for EWG, Prima and the skincare industry as a whole,” said Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder of the Environmental Working Group.

The EWG VERIFIED™ mark ensures that the product avoids EWG’s chemicals of concern (ingredients with health, ecotoxicity and/or contamination concerns), provides full ingredient transparency and disclosure, and is manufactured according to good manufacturing practices. 

“The CBD industry needs regulations and standards to protect consumer health and safety, and EWG’s rigorous independent verification process sets the bar high for CBD brands and the industry at large to follow our lead. We’re proud to have EWG’s support as we deepen our industry-defining standards,” said Jessica Assaf, Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer of Prima.

Prima launched in June 2019  and now offers 11 products available on prima.co, Sephora.com, and other specialty retailers.  Since the brand’s launch in 2019, Prima has been committed to creating hemp wellness products that contribute to overall betterment. Prima became a certified B Corporation in June 2020.

ABOUT PRIMA
Prima is the science-led, purpose-driven holistic wellness brand elevating hemp-based CBD and functionally innovative botanicals. Its core mission is to rise up against the modern day stress epidemic through education and products made with the highest standards of purity, potency and transparency. Prima is built on the essential principle that balance is a critical part of health, healing, and happiness — and that we all deserve better. Prima is a privately held Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) based in Santa Monica California. https://www.prima.co/

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP
The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action. https://www.ewg.org/

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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 https://www.beautifullybamboo.com/.

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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