Category Archives: PREVENT


July 28, 2016



June was Brain Awareness Month.

As we age, there’s no avoiding a natural decline in brain wellness—due to a variety of factors from the normal aging process to poor diet, alcohol consumption and environmental stressors. These factors cause memory loss, slower reaction times and diminished alertness and I can tell you I suffer this daily. I am sort of well – losing it! I can’t remember words and well, I prolly have early onset Alzheimers. I just started taking it and hopefully it will help with word recall?!! Let’s see. I just may forget to follow up if it doesn’t work. 🙂

EHT® Age Defying Supplement – Mind Enhancement™ Formula – from Nerium International helps keep neuronal connections (the so called ‘wiring’) in the brain strong and healthy.

EHT helps improve brain performance, specifically COGNITIVE FUNCTION, MEMORY and RECALL, FOCUS and MENTAL ALERTNESS.


EHT Supplement

30 tablets $80.00

EHT® Supplement is a breakthrough supplement that features the patented EHT molecule and other key beneficial ingredients. Nerium has exclusive rights to the use of the EHT molecule. Each box contains a full 30-day supply.


Rejuvenate Your Skin and Reverse the Effects of Aging with Dynamic Innovation Labs

July 27, 2016


You want luxury, science, function and results? Here it comes…

You know by now that stem cells contain two key components: growth factors, which play a role in cell division, the growth of new cells, and the production of collagen and elastin; and proteins, which regulate that stem-cell division.

So, when applied to your skin, these two components help firm wrinkles and slow the development of new lines.

Let me introduce you to the motherlode…

Dynamic Sonic Innovation is a health-oriented skin rejuvenator, which tights the skin by Warm compress or Cold compress with Vibration and shifts from hot to cold in just 3 seconds to make an instant skin rejuvenation. It is really a good partner for facial care in daily life.

This is high grade top of the line product. I have only been using it for a week but I could not wait to share about it. Read on!!


This ultrasound device by Euphorie is adapted for home use, so you can enjoy professional aesthetic skin treatment results from the comfort of your own home; with a safe, effective and easy-to-use device. For the first time you will see results without pain. After the treatments, your skin will feel firmer. It reduces wrinkles and improves the appearance of your skin, which leads to a youthful glowing complexion.

The best and most cost-effective alternative to face-lift surgery, Botox and other professional procedures. In short, it is effective to reverse the signs of aging and it works for all skin types.

This unit is for:

– the daily facial care – Acne Care – Eye Care – edema – Sensitive skin care.

Clinical research and scientific measurements show that after 6-8 weeks of use, 30% of fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced to 16%. If you follow the advice of the instructions, the skin is significantly improved.

 Dynamic Sonic Device Benefits: 

  • Warm Compress: At 122F, this setting open pores and helps your skin to effectively absorb Dynamic syringe serums.
  • Cold Compress: At 47F, this setting tightens skin, shrinks pores, improves skin texture, and removes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Adding Sonic Vibration: This setting increases circulation and augments the effects of the warm and cold compresses. 

The ultimate bundle is for anyone who wants to indulge in the complete line from Dynamic Innovation Labs, this set contains a full size, .5 oz syringe of each of the 5 serums plus the Instant Eye Lift cream, as well as the breakthrough, handheld skin rejuvenating device, the Dynamic Sonic.

Use the machine’s hot, cold, or massage settings (love to do this while writing!!) to activate the ingredients in the 5 serums to achieve maximum firming, smoothing, and lifting results.

Included in the bundle are:

Dynamic Sonic Device – For use with all serums or alone (not for use with Instant Eye Lift)

Hemp Skin Stem Cell Serum – For use on face

Vitamin C 20%, Ferulic, B3, B5 & Vitamin E Serum – For use on face

Instant Eye Lift – For use on eyes

Collagen Cycle Serum – For use on eyes or face

Neck & Décolleté Serum – For use on neck

Multi-Peptide Facial Serum – For use on neck or face

Dynamic Sonic Device Benefits:

  • Warm Compress: At 122F, this setting open pores and helps your skin to effectively absorb Dynamic syringe serums.
  • Cold Compress: At 47F, this setting tightens skin, shrinks pores, improves skin texture, and removes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Adding Sonic Vibration: This setting increases circulation and augments the effects of the warm and cold compresses.

Hemp Skin Stem Cell Serum benefits:

  • Tightens and smoothes the skin
  • Increases fibroblasts & stimulates cellular growth
  • Rearranges the skin’s extracellular matrix for a smoother appearance
  • Increases skin elasticity, density and volume
  • Helps reduce damage caused by free radicals

Directions: Apply 2-3 drops and gently massage into clean, dry skin in the evening.

Vitamin C 20%, Ferulic, B3, B5 & Vitamin E Serum benefits:

  • Provides unrivaled antioxidant benefits
  • Actives work synergistically to boost one another
  • Hydrates and moisturizes
  • Helps lighten dark spots

Directions: Apply 2-3 drops and gently massage into clean, dry skin in the morning.

Instant Eye Lift benefits:

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Extremely tightens and firms while you feel it working
  • Aesthetically enhances complexion
  • Instant results

Directions: Apply to clean skin, using ring finger. Gently smooth and tap a thin layer over facial lines and puffiness under eyes. Do not rub. Keep face expressionless until dry. If white residue is visible, smooth over the area with damp finger or moisturizer.

Collagen Cycle Serum benefits:

  • Restore types 1, III and IV Collagen
  • Structures and organizes Collagen fibrils
  • Prevents the natural breakdown of Collagen
  • Increases skin suppleness and elasticity
  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Moisturizes and rehydrates

Directions: Apply 2-3 drops and gently massage into clean, dry skin in the morning and evening.

Neck & Décolleté Serum benefits:

  • Helps prevent the loss of skin elasticity
  • Reinforces the skin’s natural tightness
  • Promotes the proliferation of collagen cells
  • Reinforces connectivity in the derma epidermal juno
  • Moisturizes

Apply a liberal amount of cream to the neck and décolleté area in the morning and evening. Use upward stroking motions and include the jaw line.

Multi-Peptide Facial Serum benefits:

  • Reduces wrinkle depth and volume
  • Inhibits muscle contractions
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Promotes cell proliferation and increases elasticity

Directions: Apply morning and evening to clean dry skin; apply to line prone areas only.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm “Blood Cream”

July 8, 2016

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In this day and age of eternal youth and beauty, I found a gem in Dr. Barbara Sturm. I recently met this German, pint sized powerhouse scientist and renowned beauty doctor, famous for her Hollywood A listers and international  clientele, in Los Angeles.  She’s developed a unique line of skincare products that combine medical expertise and cellular healing substances designed to slow down the aging process and keep cells younger longer. Dr. Sturm believes in maximum results with the minimum number of products.

That’s why she created her signature “blood cream” a.k.a. MC1 cream. It’s a holistic, effective face cream made from a patient’s own blood which naturally contains proteins and growth factors that reduce inflammation and stimulate the healing process.  It claims to reduce the signs of aging by building collagen, shrinking pores, reducing wrinkles, relieving inflammation and clearing up skin conditions like psoriasis and other common complaints.  It’s free of mineral oil, fragrance, and parabans.  

FullSizeRender-1 IMG_3814The concept is based on the understanding that a person’s blood cells have a natural ability to heal the body without the stress of using foreign substances.  She asked if I’d like to try it and I eagerly agreed. She drew blood, surprisingly pain-free, and the next day my $1400 custom “blood cream” was ready for pick up.  Along with that, she also gave me her Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Ampoules. A favorite of Jada Pinkett Smith, it’s designed to diminish fine lines, boost elasticity, and make your complexion firmer. I’ve been using both for about two weeks now and have happily been able to ditch the topical steroid cream I had become addicted to for so many years.  MC1 has a substantial, creamy consistency that absorbs nicely into the skin, not greasy. Its meant to be used both day and night. I’m really looking refreshed, younger and natural. It’s like my skin is breathing now.  The texture is firmer and I have a more youthful tone.  Well worth it if you want to indulge.  

Dr. Sturm is not a fan of make up and believes women look much younger with less make up and naturally radiant skin.  She told me that she wanted me to lay off of the make up since my skin was great. We’ll have to see about that!  

While Dr. Sturm’s proprietary MC1 cream is available exclusively to her patients, she has created a high performance skin care range that harnesses the power of Pursulane to address the signs of skin aging. The line is currently sold on Net-a-Porter and will launch at Violet Grey in September 2016. 


Summer Glow ASAP with ‘The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials’ line out of natural, non-toxic, and organic ingredients

June 23, 2016

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Ok got it! That coveted summer glow.

The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials has it. This is newly discovered non-toxic, natural skincare line that will actually give you the day-of-facial glow every single day without leaving your house. And it works. I MEAN IT.

(The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials is the go-line among celebrities, with Zooey Deschanel’s perfect skin serving as a testament. But who gives a F about celebs? Not me.)

The creator, Dr. Trevor Cates, is a naturopathic physician who specializes in natural skincare and she is also known as the ‘Spa Dr.’ She has developed ‘The Spa Dr.’s Daily Essentials’ line out of natural, non-toxic, and organic ingredients.

Yes, it’s totally possible to ditch the toxins and enjoy clear, vibrant, and glowing skin. 


1. CLEAR: Gentle Cleanser

2. NOURISH: Antioxidant Serum

3. RENEW: Enriched Moisturizer

4. ENHANCE: Glow Boost

It is on sale NOW for $229 and you can check it out and buy it here

Fat’s dirty little secret: Lipedema. Meet Dr. David Amron: Leading Body Contouring & Body Proportioning Specialist

May 16, 2016

before-after-01An interesting thing happened on my way to try a new body contouring instrument called SculpSure over at The Roxbury Institute , founded by Dr. David Amron. The institute is the wonderfully stunning new home to expert Beverly Hills cosmetic  surgeons Dr. David Amron, Dr. Jennifer Ahdout and Dr. Jason Emer.

Dr. Amron, the leading world expert in all things liposuction, turned me away.

I immediately loved him for it.

Rarely do you meet doctors who turn you away for a simple, painless, office treatment/procedure. Let’s be honest, these are the no-down-time devices that have become the bread and butter for so many practices. They are painless, some even feel great, are affordable and make patients happy, immediately. You can avoid surgery and get a little bit of the job done. But Dr. Amron did.

After doing a thorough and detailed investigation of my body, he looked at me and said, it’s a waste of time and money. It wouldn’t do anything. Why? It turns out that the extra fat on my body is not your normal, every day fat. Or is it?

It’s stage one Lipedema.


Rarely talked about, the disorder known as Lipedema has affected 17 million in the United States and 370 million worldwide. A vast majority of the individuals affected by this disorder are women.

This chronic disorder affects the legs and arms, causing an abnormal accumulation of fat cells and producing a noticeably disproportionate appearance. This condition not only causes emotional distress but is also very painful and potentially debilitating.

Lipedema is commonly misdiagnosed as weight gain or lymphedema. The diagnosis of lipedema has to be done on a clinical basis. Lipedema is categorized into 3 stages:

  1. Mild
  2. Moderate
  3. Severe or Advanced

This disorder gives the individual a profound “tree-like” disproportion of the legs, where the fat fully encompasses the thighs, knees, calves and ankles. There is commonly a cuffing that occurs around the ankles that does not affect the feet. Lumpiness and cellulite are common characteristics that can occur. When the disorder gets to an advanced stage, there is a definite possibility the arms will also be affected. Pain, tenderness, decreased mobility, numbness, heaviness and easy bruising are symptoms or signs that many patients experience. Early diagnosis and treatment are important as it affects the long-term prognosis.

Lipedema strikes both thin and obese individuals alike, and generally no amount of diet or exercise can cease or prevent it. This disorder typically becomes present in an individual’s teenage years and then becomes progressively worse. However, Dr. David Amron, one of the finest best dermatologic surgeons with a specialty in liposuction, has found success for his patients through his specialized liposuction technique.

This is where things got first depressing, and then uplifting. We looked at my thighs, calves and upper arms which have started to swell over the past few years. We looked deeply at my fat and the way it lives in my body. While I am not grossly overweight and don’t have pain or bruising, I come from a long line of women affected by this and I for certain had it too. My mother, to a severe degree and my sister as well.

before-after-02 before-after-03The good news is that I was in the hands of the world expert. Ok, ok, this was comforting. He discussed his approach and it sounded incredibly tolerable. It’s second on my list after doing all things FACE (stay tuned for my article on the Liquid Lift he gave me – stunning, incredible and a fantastic gift any woman in her 40’s must give to herself!!) and the downtime in minimal.

Most importantly, this was eye-opening. I have struggled with bulges on my legs my whole life.  My now thickening quads and calves really clued me in to something being off. I wonder how many women are suffering, dieting and exercising only to watch their legs get bigger by the year? My world was rocked with this news. It was such a relief. The great news is that I have the opportunity to share this my like-minded readers, like you, who very well may have wondered “what the fuck is wrong with me?!”

The Amron Approach to Treating Lipedema

Using a highly technical and customized method of body contouring, Dr. Amron has established the most effective Lipedema treatment known today. Surgical intervention by liposuction to remove the disproportionate fat storage tissue is the only recognized treatment that can truly alter the course of lipedema. Lymphatic sparing tumescent liposuction under local anesthetic is the recommended approach by Dr. Amron.

Dr. Amron’s Philosophy On Liposuction: Addressing Disproportion Instead of Weight (in his words)

My surgical practice is exclusively dedicated to liposuction procedures. As you might imagine, my approach is very focused and methodical and I take every aspect of my work very seriously. My approach to evaluating potential candidates is stringent and exacting. At the core of my philosophy lays one important fact that every patient must understand: liposuction is not for everyone.

Regardless of how much excess weight a person may carry, body fat itself does not qualify someone as candidate for liposuction. As I often tell my patients, liposuction is about balancing one’s physique and eliminating areas of genetically disproportionate fat storage. It is a medical technique designed to treat excess fatty tissue that does not respond to traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise. When a patient comes to me that does not fit into this category I never hesitate to recommend an alternate course of treatment. It is my adherence to this principle that truly distinguishes myself and my approach to liposuction surgery.

Meet Dr. David M. Amron

Best Liposuction Surgeon Los Angeles

Dr. David Amron is a board-certified, Beverly Hills dermatologic surgeon specializing in a liposuction and body contouring. For the past 20 years Dr. Amron has focused his research and practice on surgical and non-surgical liposuction and body proportioning as well as other integrative therapies relating to weight loss. Over this period of time he has gained invaluable insight into the genetic function and structural proportions of the human form and developed a refined and comprehensive approach to the art of liposculpture. In our current day and age, educated patients recognize the need for a highly tailored and scientific approach to liposuction. That’s why patients come from all over the world to see Beverly Hills liposuction specialist Dr. David M. Amron, and consider him one of the best liposuction surgeons Beverly Hills has to offer.

450 N Roxbury Dr #400, Beverly Hills, CA 90210