• Fashion,  Gift Guide,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    Take Care of Yourself – The Mental Health Collection from TAFT

    Destigmatizing mental health issues is no easy feat, however, beginning the conversation is a great start. For World Mental Health Day, TAFT has ventured outside of footwear for a moment, creating a limited edition clothing collection with a percentage of proceeds donated to charities — bringing awareness to a cause that many people could resonate with and support.

    Mental Health has always been at the heart of TAFT. People always come before shoes. Because of this, the brand has created its Mental Health Awareness Collection, inspired by co-founder Kory Stevens’ personal mental health journey and battle with depression. Retailing for under $150, the collection contains eight styles, dedicated to helping normalize mental health issues and encouraging others to seek help without shame or judgment.

    TAFT will be donating 10% of total proceeds from the Mental Health Collection to two of the brand’s favorite organizations: Mental Health America, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all, and Made of Millions, a global advocacy nonprofit organization on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health.

    About TAFT

    TAFT is a direct-to-consumer men’s footwear brand specializing in unique, bold shoe designs. Founded in 2014, TAFT shoes are produced in Spain and Portugal with textiles ranging from suiting wool, to woven upholstery fabric, to Charles F. Stead leather. TAFT prides itself on having an inclusive vibe among its customer base, and on consistently delivering exciting new styles.

    About Remi Labs

    Remi Labs makes the promise of NFTs a reality for businesses. By providing everything a company needs to create and launch NFTs, Remi Labs removes the complexity and makes it easy for brands to sell products, experiences, access, and memberships in a way that turns customers into superfans. For more information, visit www.remilabs.xyz.

  • Art,  Children's Books,  Health

    Fun-Filled Tummy Tour Teaches Kids the Importance of Gut Health

    Emily Enzyme and a host of unforgettable characters lead a little girl on an amazing journey of her digestive system in the book, Ewww! Lulu Meets the King of Poo, from occupational therapist and nutrition enthusiast Jan Maximov Condon.

    Scientifically accurate without being overly detailed, Ewww! Lulu Meets the King of Poo uses colorful illustrations and giggle-inducing rhymes (“It’s our most important duty: We make things happen in your booty.”) to introduce audiences as young as 2 years old to the existence of gut microbes and their vital role in our overall health.

    “I was 55 when I learned I had a universe inside me, and that I could help myself by my food choices,” Condon said during a recent interview.

    In Ewww! Lulu Meets the King of Poo, Lulu is feeling anxious about her upcoming school science report. She falls asleep and dreams that she swallows herself! Emily Enzyme takes Lulu on an “incredible digestible” tour, first through the small intestine, where Lulu meets Abby Acidophilus and dances the Acidophilus Hula. In the colon, Lulu meets Benny Bifidus, the King of Poo, who tells her, “Here we are – we all work together. If you take care of us – we’ll help you forever!” (song: “Do the Acidophilus Hula!” on http://janmaxcon.com/)

    Condon’s second book, Lulu How Do You? (How Do You What? Be Good to Your Gut!) is a graphic novel suitable for children 8 years old and up that builds upon the concepts from the first book. Lulu How Do You? follows Lulu on another adventure during which she asks the digestive organs and microbes about their favorite and least favorite foods — and why. It’s a lesson about the effects that sugar and toxins can have on the body.

    Both stories are brought to life through brilliant and playful illustrations by Steve Ferchaud and Chris Ficken. With glossaries and pronunciation guides, Condon’s books are as educational as they are entertaining and aim to increase awareness from a young age about the importance of our gut microbiome and making healthy food choices.

    Ewww! Lulu Meets the King of Poo

    Publisher: Bowker

    ISBN-10: ‎ 1736960849

    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1736960844

    Lulu How Do You? (How Do You What? Be Good to Your Gut!)

    Publisher: Bowker

    ISBN-10: ‎ 1736960822

    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1736960820

    Both books are available from Amazon.com.

    About the Author

    Jan Maximov Condon is a part-time occupational therapist with a keen interest in nutrition for wellness. Her passion to share her important message about gut microbes came from personal experience: the overuse of antibiotics in childhood and the problems it led to. Condon and her husband, Frank, live in Chico, California, where they enjoy brisk, long walks, yoga and the joy of being alive. Condon is 81 years young and can still stand on her head!

    For more information, visit http://janmaxcon.com/, or connect with the author on Facebook or Instagram at Janslulubooks.

     

  • Gift Guide,  Health,  New York,  San Diego

    Full spectrum CBD gummies are made with organic ingredients and contain no artificial colors or flavors

    Fruit gummies are a delicious and appealing way to add CBD to your health regimen. Nuleaf Naturals full spectrum gummies are made with organic ingredients and contain no artificial colors or flavors!

    CBD gummies offer all the benefits of CBD oils but in a more convenient and palate-pleasing form. Nuleaf got two new products that are must-haves to add to your wellness journey — CBD and CBD:CBN Full Spectrum Gummies.

    Nuleaf full spectrum CBD gummies are made with organic ingredients and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Lab tested to ensure purity, their plant based fruit gummies are precisely dosed at 15mg/gummy. NuLeaf Naturals suggests a starting dose of two gummies (30mg) daily or as needed.

    Available in four flavors:  Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, and Blueberry

    Nuleaf Full Spectrum 3:1 CBD:CBN gummies are made with organic ingredients and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Lab tested to ensure purity, their plant based fruit gummies are precisely dosed at 20mg/gummy to promote rest and relaxation. NuLeaf Naturals suggests a starting dose of two gummies (40mg) daily or as needed.

    Available in two flavors : Goji Berry and Mixed Berry

    Nuleaf’s proprietary genetics allow them to naturally create a whole plant CBD extract that is highly concentrated in CBD andtains significant amounts of secondary cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, and more. Cannabinoids work synergistically with each other and are more effective when they are found together versus when they are isolated. This is known as the entourage effect. Nuleaf’s advanced cultivation program promises continued enhancement of their natural genetics and ensures a safe and regulated product, with unsurpassed potency and consistency. Their organic hemp plants are grown in Colorado with pristine rocky mountain water and harvested at peak perfection. Nuleaf controls the entire farming and production process from seed to shelf to guarantee their products are of the highest quality.

    Nuleaf uses advanced subcritical and supercritical CO2 extraction to obtain a complete range of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and other beneficial phytonutrients. This yields a more potent blend and requires no harsh chemical solvents. CO2 is safe to use in food products and is commonly found in carbonated beverages. Our bodies even produce CO2 when we breathe.

    Nuleaf encourages customers to establish a routine, be patient with their bodies, and be mindful of the changes they feel for 60 days of consistent, daily use. If you are having trouble finding a dosage that works for you, please reach out to the NuLeaf Naturals Expert Team. They would love to coach you through this process and help you reap the benefits they know are possible, even sooner than 60 days.

    Cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in a variety of physiological processes. When absorbed by the body, CBD increases the ECS’s ability to promote balance and optimal health. CBD is non-toxic and non-intoxicating.

    Nuleaf is committed to providing customers with the highest-grade cannabinoid products on the market. Their industry-leading extracts contain a full spectrum of synergistic cannabinoids and terpenes to optimize your wellness. All of their products are independently verified by third-party labs to ensure a safe, consistent, and effective product with unsurpassed potency. NuLeaf Naturals is one of America’s top pioneering hemp companies. Founded by a group of plant medicine aficionados, their vision is to pave the way for a line of cannabinoid wellness products that promote a healthy body and mind.

    Since 2014 NuLeaf Naturals has been committed to creating the world’s highest quality cannabinoid products in their most pure and potent form. Their full spectrum cannabinoid extracts contain no additives and the only ingredient is organic hemp. With over 25,000 highly rated customer reviews, NuLeaf Naturals is committed to creating safe, consistent, and effective products. They use independent labs to confirm their CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN and Delta products are free of pesticides, herbicides, mold, fungi, heavy metals, and mycotoxins. The testing also guarantees their products contain the optimal amount of cannabinoids and terpenes.

     

  • Health,  Los Angeles

    FOREVER BRANDS LAUNCHES SUPERFOOD POWDER LONGEVITY BY BROOKE BURKE BODY

    The next evolution of Brooke Burke Body begins today with the launch of Longevity: a nutrient dense, plant-based superfood free of wheat, gluten, and dairy. Through an online subscription, Longevity superfood blends can become part of your daily routine to provide more energy, better focus, increased endurance, and faster recovery in as little as  seven to 10 days of regular use.

    The foundational launch includes two carefully crafted, proprietary blends made up of the ideal combination of non-GMO, raw, organic, plant-based superfoods in either Cacao or Cafe Mocha flavor. Each flavor blend is packed with therapeutic levels of chia seed, flaxseed, green tea, probiotics, goji, and more in a single scoop serving. These carefully selected and concentrated nutrients, along with an active and healthy lifestyle, can improve overall physical and mental health and well-being. Consumers can find custom recipes that are simple and easy to follow on the Longevity website and via Longevity’s Instagram and TikTok channels, as well as on BrookeBurke.com and the Brooke Burke Body fitness app.

    Longevity aims to simplify wellness by creating natural, energizing products that work in harmony with consumers’ daily routines and allow them take control of their health.

    “The ingredients in Longevity have been part of my personal health and wellness routine so I can say with confidence THEY WORK!” said Brooke Burke, Founder and CEO of Brooke Burke Body. “Brooke Burke Body has always been about making exercise and nutrition available to everyBODY – no matter your fitness level, access to gym equipment, or time commitment. I am thrilled to team up with Forever Brands to bring Longevity to the world and further showcase how simple health and wellness can truly be.”

    Brooke Burke is a mother, author, entrepreneur, fitness educator, philanthropist, television personality, and the Founder and CEO of Brooke Burke Body. Recognized for many network television stints, Brooke is most recently known for winning season seven and hosting seasons 10-17 of “Dancing with the Stars.” A social media influencer with nearly 4 million combined followers, Burke was named by Forbes as one of America’s top 10 moms to follow. She is a content creator, a fitness influencer, and  an encourager of all things health and  wellness.

    Longevity is now available direct-to-consumer on www.longevitybybrookeburkebody.com with prices ranging from $39.95 – $57.95 with subscriptions options available.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles

    BROOKE BURKE AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF LONGEVITY BY BROOKE BURKE BODY

    Brooke Burke and more celebrated the launch of Longevity by Brooke Burke Body on Thursday September 22, first at Rafi Lounge then at a private residence in Malibu for an evening event. The Dancing With the Stars icon and fitness personality was joined by Scheana Shay, Raquel Leviss, Debbie Matenpoulos, Christa Allen, Melissa Molinaro and more. Guests celebrated the release of Burke’s new Super Food supplement with a meditative Cacao Ceremony at Rafi Lounge followed by vibey music, ocean views, and Longevity-infused bites at a mansion in Malibu.

    Longevity by Brooke Burke Body is a nutrient dense, plant-based superfood free of wheat, gluten, and dairy. Through an online subscription, Longevity superfood blends can become part of your daily routine to provide more energy, better focus, increased endurance, and faster recovery in as little as seven to 10 days of regular use.

    The foundational launch includes two carefully crafted, proprietary blends made up of the ideal combination of non-GMO, raw, organic, plant-based superfoods in either Cacao or Cafe Mocha flavor. Each flavor blend is packed with therapeutic levels of chia seed, flaxseed, green tea, probiotics, goji, and more in a single scoop serving. These carefully selected and concentrated nutrients, along with an active and healthy lifestyle, can improve overall physical and mental health and well-being.

    Photo Credit: Michael Simon for Longevity

    ABOUT LONGEVITY BY BROOKE BURKE BODY

    The next evolution of the Brooke Burke Body brand launches today with Longevity Superfood Powder: a proprietary formulation of wheat free, dairy free and gluten-free superfood powder that can become part of a daily routine and healthy lifestyle through an online subscription. It can provide better energy, focus, endurance and recovery with subscribers experiencing immediate and tangible results within 7 to 10 days of regular use.

    Brooke Burke is a mother, author, entrepreneur, fitness educator, philanthropist and television personality. Brooke is recognized for many network television stints, most recently known for winning season seven and hosting seasons 10-17 of Dancing with the Stars. A social media influencer with nearly 4 million combined followers, Burke was named by Forbes as one of America’s top ten moms to follow. She is a content creator, a fitness influencer & an encourager of all things health & wellness, which is why launching this brand with her was a no brainer.

  • food,  Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  San Diego

    If you are missing out on your daily dose of essential nutrients, grab a bottle of Beetology!

    Did you know? Beets are rich in vitamin B9, also known as folate! Vitamin B9 aids the body in healthy cell growth and function. This vitamin also has many great health benefits: Can increase brain function; Supports heart health; Supports mental and emotional health.

    Beetology juices are 100% cold-pressed to keep the maximum amount of nutrients like Vitamin B9! Beetology juice has zero preservatives, additives, artificial colors, or flavors so you can enjoy only fresh, organic ingredients in your juice.

    Upgrade it to a Everything Bagel Beet Hummus

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups cooked or canned  chickpeas plus 1/2 cup reserved cooking water/ chickpea water, you can save a few chickpeas to garnish with.
    • 1.5-2 Beetology Whole Beets
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 cup Mighty Sesame Tahini
    • 2 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning (plus additional for garnish)
    • Olive oil, for drizzling
    • ¼ cup Parsley for garnish

    Directions

    1. Place chickpeas, beets, garlic, tahini, and everything bagel seasoning  in a food processor and blend till smooth. Add the chickpea water gradually until you reach the desired consistency.
    2. With a tablespoon, spread the hummus in circular fashion on a plate. Place chickpeas in the center, drizzle with tahini, olive oil and chopped parsley, and top with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.

    Beets are almost as good for puns as they are for you: Beetology is a “beet” obsessed with beets. Their health benefits can’t be “beet” – did you know that they’ve been shown to be great for your heart, blood pressure and brain? Beets are like music for your body; they just make everything better, and after you try all the varieties of Beetology juices, we’re sure you’ll agree.