Category Archives: FIT + WELL

BODY VIBES Smart Stickers

May 28, 2017

“The universe doesn’t speak English, Chinese, or Spanish;
it speaks frequencies.”

Body Vibes are smart stickers programmed to deliver natural bio-frequencies through energy resonant exchange to optimize brain and body functions, restore missing cell communication, and accelerate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Body Vibes work by targeting the Central Nervous System, a hub of energy powered by a network of electrical signals that vibrate along our nerves. It controls everything we do, including our responses to pleasure and pain. The bio-frequencies programmed into Body Vibes mimic the same frequencies that are already found in our body. For this reason, they are able to travel across our electrical pathways, replenishing any deficiencies and raising our vibration to the perfect frequency. We recommend wearing Body Vibes daily for at least one month to experience a positive energy shift that sparks the body’s amazing ability to heal from within.

MEET THE FOUNDERS:

Leslie was introduced to bio-frequency technology through her husband, who was suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was a given non-chemical frequency patch to manage his pain, an application that provided tremendous relief without the side effects. As fortune would have it, the technology covered a wide range of health concerns that included anxiety, which Leslie had been living with since childhood.

“It was such a blessing to find something that controlled my anxiety and brought my system back into balance,” said Leslie. “I was prescribed Ativan for my anxiety, and although it helped, it carried many side effects. The frequency stickers slowly rebooted my nervous system, giving me the space to regain my perspective and equilibrium.”

She introduced the frequency technology to her business partner, Madison, who had been dealing with shoulder pain for years. She tried the pain relief frequency, and was amazed at how much better she felt afterward. Madison then shared the technology with her sister, who, at the time, was taking anti-anxiety medication to manage her severe anxiety. She now uses several of the stickers regularly as an alternative to her prescription medication.

Leslie and Madison knew they had to share this technology with their clientele, but wanted to do so in a way that connected more with today’s culture. They partnered with Bio-Energy Synthesis Technology developer Richard Eaton of AlphaBio Centrix to create a line of fashionable, wearable smart stickers. Thus Body Vibes was born.

With all the positive feedback and heartfelt testimonials received since its inception, Leslie and Madison are excited to finally share Body Vibes with the rest of the world. Their collective dream is to have everyone vibing at the perfect frequency.

From left to right: Madison De Clercq and Leslie Kritzer, Body Vibes Co-Founders

   YES ! Energy frequency stickers.   

Hydrate: Bio-frequencies stabilize negative ions, balances PH, hydrates and aids absorption. Water helps circulates electrolytes which in turn transports glucose and amino acids in and out of cells.  Feel refreshed!  

Detox: Detoxification frequencies help with reducing toxic substances in the body.  Natural frequencies of lemon, apple cider vinegar, cucumbers and watermelon.  Clean living!

The color blue is blue, because it has the specific frequency that makes it blue. We are able to hear sounds because our bodies have the ability to translate frequencies into sounds that make sense to us. It’s the same way we form visual images. Our bodies are natural energy sources; we absorb and generate energy.

All of our bodies operate at an optimal internal frequency – a sweet spot in the neighborhood of 62-72Hz. Studies have shown that when your frequency slips, your immune system is compromised, which opens the door to getting sick. In fact, scientists have discovered a frequency for virtually every known illness. Can’t shake that cold or flu? You’re down in the 57-60Hz range, a danger zone where you’re also more vulnerable to disease.

LUXE FITNESS FAT BURNING PROTEIN POWDER AND SUPPLEMENTS

May 24, 2017

GET FITTER, HEALTHIER, LEANER AND STRONGER.

Luxe Fitness is a New Zealand based company, launched in April 2016.

Luxe products are New Zealand made & manufactured from mostly local ingredients.
New Zealand is renowned for it’s world class dairy industry.
Luxe Protein Powder is made with the cleanest and highest quality whey
in the world (Grade 7).

Comes With:

1.2kg Bottle of LUXE Fitness Fat Burning Protein Powder USUALLY: $69 USD
1 Bottle (90 Capsules) of LUXE Fitness Fat Burners USUALLY: $45 USD
400ml LUXE Fitness Protein Shaker USUALLY: $5 USD
14 – 28 Day LUXE Matcha Detox Tea USUALLY: $59 USD
LUXE Workout Plan + Food Guide (E-Book) USUALLY: $99 USD

 

LUXE Fitness Fat Burning Capsules

(90 Vege Capsules)

• Support weight management

• Promote fat to be used for energy (fat burning)

• Increase metabolic rate (the rate your body turns food into energy)

• Appetite control

• Encourage thermogenesis (burn more calories to generate heat and produce energy)

• Promote healthy energy levels

 Low in caffeine

 

WHEN & HOW TO USE

LUXE Fat Burning Capsules are to be used in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet.

Take one capsule twice daily 30 minutes before a meal with a glass of water.

2 capsules MAXIMUM per day

INGREDIENTS PER CAPSULE

Green Tea (98% Polyphenols) 3400mg

Green Coffee Bean (50% Chlorogenic Acid)

200mg
L-Carnitine (from L-Tartrate) 100mg
Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate) 8mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 6mg

 

Vege Capsule – Suitable for Vegetarians 

Luxe Fat Burning Protein Powder is an advanced, high-protein formula:

• Promotes muscle growth and strength

• Increased muscle mass can speed up your metabolism

• Supports muscle recovery after exercise

• Top up critical micronutrients (Vitamins & Minerals)

• Meals high in protein are satiating, causing you to feel fuller for longer 

• Contains BCAA’s that aid in reducing muscle breakdown

• Green Tea promotes an increased metabolic rate

• L-Carnitine encourages fat oxidation (using stored fat to produce energy) – In Chocolate Flavour ONLY

• 100% Gluten Free

 

PREMIUM QUALITY 100% NEW ZEALAND DAIRY

Straight grade New Zealand Whey Protein Powder sourced from happy hormone and chemical free cows that graze on lush green New Zealand pastures known to produce quality dairy.

The result is the cleanest whey protein powder available in the world.

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What is Protein Powder for?

Protein helps to build and maintain lean muscle mass, strengthen your immune system, repair damaged cells and tissues (muscle recovery), top up micronutrients within your body (vitamins and minerals). Whey Protein also contains BCAA’s that aid in reducing muscle breakdown

If you are trying to ‘lose weight’, you want to lose more fat and less muscle. Substituting carbs and fats within your diet with more protein will go a long way toward ensuring the weight you carry is muscle, not fat (change your body-fat composition). An increased muscle mass can speed up your metabolism.

Protein Powder is a low calorie way to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain little if any grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of their calories come from protein. Meals high in protein are satiating, causing you to feel fuller for longer, keeping your hunger at bay. 

 

When are the best times to consume Protein Powder?

Immediately after exercise 

Solid food takes time to digest and break down protein, whereas Protein Powder shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach your muscles after consumption to begin healing muscle tissue.

When you wake up 

This will prevent the muscle breakdown that occurs as a result of fasting (not eating) overnight. Sprinkling some powder in your oats or pancake batter can help turn breakfast into high-protein meal.

As a snack 

When you’re strapped for time, getting a decent amount of protein in your diet can be challenging. Mixing Protein Powder into a shake or smoothie can help you hit your protein goals wherever you go.

Before weight training 

Enhance muscle strength and increase endurance during your workout.

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Bottle: 1.2kg

Serving Size (2 Flat Scoops): 32g

Servings Per Bottle: 37.5

 

VANILLA – NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Typical Values                 Ave Quantity (Per 32g Serve) Ave Quantity (Per 100g)
Energy (kJ) 525kJ 1640kJ
Calories (kcal) 125kcal 392kcal
Protein 22.4g 70.1g
Fat (total) 1.8g 5.5g
Fat (saturated) 1.1g 3.5g
Carbohydrate 4.7g 14.7g
Sugars 0.9g 3g
Sodium 113mg 352mg
Green Tea Extract 100mg 312mg
L-Carnitine (L-Tartrate) 100mg 312mg
BCAA’s 7.3g 22.6g

 

VANILLA – INGREDIENTS

New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla flavour, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate,Green Tea Extract (98% polyphenol)L Carnitine (L- Tartrate), Xanthum gum, Sucralose, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Niacin (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Allergen Warning

Contains Dairy (Whey)

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CHOCOLATE – NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Typical Values                 Ave Quantity (Per 32g Serve) Ave Quantity (Per 100g)
Energy (kJ) 531kJ 1660kJ
Calories (kcal) 127kcal 397kcal
Protein 22.6g 70.7g
Fat (total) 2.1g 6.7g
Fat (saturated) 1.3g 4.2g
Carbohydrate 3.9g 12g
Sugars 0.9g 2.9g
Sodium 115mg 360mg
Green Tea Extract 100mg 313mg
L-Carnitine 100mg 313mg
BCAA’s 7.3g 22.6g

 

CHOCOLATE – INGREDIENTS

New Zealand Whey Protein Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Cocoa, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, L-Carnitine (L-Tartrate), Green Tea Extract (98% polyphenol), Sucralose, Dark Chocolate flavour, Vanilla Flavour, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Niacin (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).

Allergen Warning 

Contains Dairy (Whey) and Soy (Cocoa)

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VEGAN VANILLA  – NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Typical Values                 Ave Quantity (Per 32g Serve) Ave Quantity (Per 100g)
Energy (kJ) 522kJ 1630kJ
Calories (kcal) 124kcal 390kcal
Protein 22.8g 71.4g
Fat (total) 2.7g 8.36g
Fat (saturated) 0.6g 1.89g
Carbohydrate 1.98g 62g
Sugars 0.08g 0.25g
Sodium 368mg 1150mg
Green Tea Extract 100mg 312mg
L-Carnitine 100mg 312mg
BCAA’s 7.3g 22.6g

 

VEGAN VANILLA –  INGREDIENTS

Pea Protein Isolate, Vanilla flavour, Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, Green Tea Extract (98% polyphenol), L-Carnitine (L-Tartrate),Xanthum gum, Sucralose, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Niacin (Vitamin B3), D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

 

LUXE Fat Burning Protein Powder contains the following Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin D (cholocalciferol)

Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol)

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Vitamin B3 (niacin)

Vitamin B5 (pantothenate)

Vitamin B6 (pyriodoxine)

Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)

Magnesium

Zinc

 

WARNING: Not suitable for children under the age of 15 years old. If pregnant, breastfeeding or on prescription medicine seek professional medical advice prior to use.

 

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Luxe Matcha Cleansing Tea is packed with ingredients traditionally known to help reduce bloating, cleanse your system, support metabolism, and boost energy.*

• Made in New Zealand

• Whole plant dandelion supports liver and kidney detoxification

• Cranberry fruit powder soothes and cleanses the urinary system

• Beetroot powder encourages cleansing of the blood and liver

• Celery seed targets fluid retention

• Ginger soothes gas, discomfort and bloating

• Japanese matcha green tea supports a healthy metabolism

• Nettle supports cleansing and healing

 

 

14 DAY DETOX

Add 1 scoop to a cup of water (either near boiling or cold). Consume twice daily on an empty stomach and avoid eating for 20 minutes after.

 

28 DAY DETOX

Add 1 scoop to a cup of water (either near boiling or cold). Consume once daily on an empty stomach and avoid eating for 20 minutes after.

Dietary Supplement

Net Weight: 112g

 

WARNING:

Results from consuming Luxe Matcha Cleansing Tea may vary from person to person.

Not suitable for children under the age of 15 years old. If pregnant, breastfeeding, on prescription medicine or have any specific medical conditions seek professional medical advice prior to use. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Adrenal Fatigue and The Perils of Running on Empty

May 21, 2017

Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories weighs in…

We all have those moments of feeling like we’re running on empty. It’s all too common in these fast-paced times, and generally we’re pretty good at finding ways to recharge—whether it’s going for a walk, relaxing with friends, planning a vacation, or taking a nap. But if that feeling of fatigue or exhaustion just won’t subside, no matter how much rest you are getting, there could be a deeper issue. You may be suffering from adrenal insufficiency, more commonly known as “adrenal fatigue.”

The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and manufacture and secrete steroid and catecholamine (adrenaline) hormones, including cortisol, DHEA and epinephrine, the three main stress hormones. These hormones are essential for life, health and vitality; they modulate the functioning of every tissue, organ and gland in your body to keep you alive and maintain balance from different sources of stress. They also have effects on the way you think and feel.

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe adrenal gland exhaustion causing insufficient production and secretion of hormones. Abnormal adrenal function can be influenced by mental/emotional, biochemical and physical stressors, which affect many functions of the body. While we cannot control the occurrences of all of life’s stressors, we can control our diet and nutrition, which—if poor—can cause biochemical stress. Adrenal fatigue can then present itself through some of the common symptoms of hormone imbalance including:

  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Craving for sweets
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

Many of these symptoms are interrelated. For example, although each of our bodies reacts differently to different foods, many people suffer from adrenal fatigue as a result of blood sugar imbalances due to gluten sensitivity. In this case, gluten acts as a toxin, prohibiting the absorption of vital nutrients and causing instable blood sugar levels. This can then trigger headaches, excessive fatigue, cravings for sweets and so on.

But it is important to recognize that adrenal fatigue can be the cause or effect of more serious conditions. When adrenal gland function is compromised, your body’s ability to respond to illness can weaken, making you more susceptible to developing other conditions, such as autoimmune-related diseases. Conversely, adrenal fatigue can be the effect of preexisting diseases due to excessive adrenal response. In the instance of gluten sensitivity leading to adrenal fatigue, blood sugar imbalances can cause hypoglycemia or even diabetes, whereas adrenal fatigue could also be the effect of a poorly managed, preexisting case of diabetes.

While the adrenal glands assist our bodies in managing stress, we can return the favor and support our adrenals by maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. For those who may be suffering from adrenal fatigue, an optimal diet would consist of high-quality protein, healthy fats and organic whole foods, while avoiding sugars, caffeine, grains and alcohol. For targeted nutritional supplementation, Vitamins C and B-Complex, herbal adaptogens and adrenal gland extract can also be of benefit. But as each one of us is unique, it is important to listen to your body and observe your response to different foods.

If you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned or suspect that diet might be affecting consistency in your body’s energy level or overall function, testing for food sensitivities is a great place to start. Cyrex Laboratories, a clinical laboratory specializing in functional immunology and autoimmunity, offers advanced, innovative tests designed to detect and monitor autoimmune reactivities and their possible triggers. The Array 3 – Wheat/Gluten Proteome Reactivity & Autoimmunity Screen™ and the Array 4 – Gluten-Associated Cross-Reactive Foods and Foods Sensitivity Screen™ are recommended.

It is important to stay current on wellness exams and seek professional medical attention if you are feeling like you don’t have any gas in the tank and can’t seem to shake it. There are many things you can do to manage stress and improve quality of life on your own as well. Keeping your diet and nutrition in check is essential for achieving optimal health, enjoying life—and one of the easiest ways to balance your adrenal function.

Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS, Advisor and Consultant on Clinical Consulting Team for Cyrex Laboratories. Dr. Larson holds a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He particularly pursues advanced developments in the fields of endocrinology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and environmentally-induced chronic disease.

Carino Massage: A Private Sanctuary Studio In WeHo

May 12, 2017

  ca·ri·ño – m. ~ (esmero) extreme care/meticulousness, attention,
(
caricia) caress, (afecto) affection, (amor) love, tenderness.

I just tried a wonderful therapist called Cariño Massage by Johnny Ray. Ray is more than an experienced technician with over 25 years behind him. He’s a true healer. He tunes in and becomes one with what your body is aching and crying for. It was a deeply healing and relaxing experience from the moment I walked into this delightful warm, candle lit studio. It really was  a whole-being, therapeutic vacation. I suggest you go for at least a 90 minute massage, my hour massage felt like just the warm up – I wanted more!

Cariño Massage brings massage out of the day spa and into an exclusive “massage-only” space, making it an accessible part of your healthy life ritual. Modern massage techniques combined with Ancient Mayan practices makes Cariño Massage a place to heal your body and center your mind.

Schedule Now

Cariño Massage
8350 Melrose Ave, Suite 9
West Hollywood, CA 90069323.782.0585
CarinoMassage@yahoo.com

ORIGINS OF THE “CARIÑO” MASSAGE

Meet the creator of the “Cariño” technique ~ Johnny Ray Nelson, CMT of 20 years

In the two decades since Johnny Ray first obtained his massage certification, he has studied a wide range of therapeutic techniques that serve as the foundation for his signature style called the “Cariño Massage.” These techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Thai, Pre/Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology and Integrated Breathing. He mastered these techniques through the many hours he has spent working with chiropractors, physical therapists, geriatric therapists, and at exclusive spas in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The birth of the “Cariño Massage” stems from a terrifying incident in 2003 when an airplane crashed into Johnny Ray’s apartment building in Hollywood. A three-story fall from his apartment left Johnny with life-threatening injuries, among them a broken back that required immediate surgery.

Professionally, physically, and financially devastated by the accident, and told by physicians in Los Angeles that he would never be able to practice massage again, Johnny Ray sought low-cost rehabilitation in his family’s home country of El Salvador.

In El Salvador Johnny Ray’s path to recovery was facilitated by a blind healer who used Ancient Mayan and Papil Indian traditions and beliefs for healing, centering, and realigning the body. These Ancient principles forever altered Johnny Ray’s approach and attitude towards healing and would ultimately form the foundation for the “Cariño Massage” technique.

Cariño is a Spanish word used to express deep caring for someone or something, and it was the “Cariño” that was gifted to Johnny Ray in Central America that restored his body, mind and spirit. This new understanding of healing gave him the faith in himself to start massaging again.

After four challenging years rebuilding his business and fully developing the “Cariño Massage,” Johnny Ray has expanded his private practice into a high-end massage boutique in the heart of West Hollywood. It is here that he keeps the Ancient traditions passed down to him by the blind healer alive by sharing the gift of Cariño with his exclusive client base, and training other licensed, certified massage therapists in his trademark “Cariño” style.

IMMORDL is Slaying the Nitro-Infused Coffee Game With Their Super Food Elixir

May 10, 2017

SUPER FOODS, SUPER HERBS, ANCIENT BOTANICALS, SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL HARMONY, UNIQUE TRIPLE DISTILLED INFUSION, 100% ORGANIC CHIA PROTEIN, WILD HARVESTED ROSEA (adaptogenic herb) 

Another reason to run across the street to EREWHON.

Scott Holmes. I LOVE YOU AND YOUR TEAM for making the sickest, best, most divine coffee elixir on the market.

Scott, who along with his veteran health and wellness team introduced IMMORDL to world and it’s a better place now.

WHAT:  The world’s first nitro-infused super coffee supplement elixir. They recently walked away winning VegWorld Magazine’s prestigious “Best of Show” Award, and was named leading “Standout” product by super food chef and New York Time best-selling author Julie Morris, who wrote “This stuff is liquid luxury. Seriously.” 

To me it tastes like velvet. 

IMMORDL Nitro Super Coffee Energy Supplement is designed to give clean, stable and sustained energy and vitality, without the spike or crash.

They are disrupting the market by defining a new superfood supplement category all their own that incorporates energy, coffee and functional supplements.

IMMORDL recipe and formula is remarkably unique and hitting the shelves this spring only in Southern California. 

One botlle has two servings with 180 calories each so plan accordingly and share with a friend. The fat is the GOOD coconut oil. This is a SUPERFOOD. That tastes like I’m licking the gates of heaven. It’s retailing for $7.99 which is less than you’re paying for the fancy juice and just as valuable to your system (if not more?).

IMMORDL begins with a labor intensive, triple-distillation process of their organic, Arabica coffee, and infuses organic and wild-harvested superfoods into a smooth coconut base. The added benefit of the coconut, beyond tasting amazing, is to help facilitate the functional herbal supplements into the body. IMMORDL sources organic Maca, from the high elevations of Peru; wild-harvested Rhodiola Rosea; and organic Guarana, used by ancient Aztecs for energy.

Crafted in California, IMMORDL is a conscious and mindful approach to living a good life, and have already established themselves in leading West Coast healthy grocers and juice bars. They are currently served fresh on tap from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, including Erewhon Market, Juice Ranch, Sunlife Organics, Organic Muscle and Romancing the Bean.  

IMMORDL brings their one of a kind multicultural blend of herbal supplements and plant based ingredients together, creating a full-spectrum energy solution. While doing so, they are committed to produce products that ensure positive environmental impact and both solution-based and sustainable, by their commitment to no plastic bottles, and make every effort to work in harmony with farmers who supply IMMORDL ingredients. This paleo and vegan-friendly energy elixir supplement is non GMO and Gluten free.