the truth serum

SEPTEMBER 04, 2019

Is It Possible to Moisturize From the Inside Out?

September 04, 2019

Is It Possible to Moisturize From the Inside Out?

I was recently reading a blog on the Lanshin site https://www.lanshin.com/blog/the-gospel-of-hydration-for-saving-your-skin and I was completely  captivated by the idea of approaching the idea of drinking 8 glasses of water in a different way, here’s what sold me “If you know me, you know I love this book. If you see me at work, I literally do not shut up about it. When I suggest better hydrating, many patients say to me, "but I drink SO much water!" And then I ask them to take a picture of my Quench book and order it, asap.” I ordered it.  Asap.  There’s a chapter that really...

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JUNE 13, 2019

Lunch Plant Bowl Recipe

June 13, 2019

Lunch Plant Bowl Recipe

TIME FOR LUNCH:  BYOB! Nope, I’m not proposing a boozy lunch, we’re talking about a Build Your Own Bowl lunch. Recently, our team took a field trip to JuJuBeet, a local shop that specializes in juices, smoothies, and bowls, using fruits and vegetables from apples to zucchini.  Their food is mostly vegan and gluten-free and is so good we could happily eat there every day. They were hosting a book signing for the new cookbook “Plant Power Bowls:  70 Seasonal Vegan Recipes to Boost Energy and Promote Wellness” with author Sapana Chandra. You can buy it here.  The book is...

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MAY 22, 2019

How to get more Zzzz’s in your life

May 22, 2019

How to get more Zzzz’s in your life

How much sleep do you get a night? Most sleep experts recommend getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Is your response an automatic “Are you kidding!? I’m lucky if I can fall asleep and not toss and turn all night. I can’t shut off my brain.”  A good night’s sleep isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity. Most experts agree that getting enough sleep is equally as important to your health as diet and exercise. A consistent lack of sleep can contribute to many health issues, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain — the list...

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MAY 17, 2019

Memorial Day Potluck Recipe

May 17, 2019

Memorial Day Potluck Recipe

Have you noticed a shimmery feeling in the air lately? Days are getting longer and warmer, and the prospect of dining outdoors beckons. Summer's almost here!  Memorial Day weekend has become the unofficial kickoff of the season, and it's the perfect time to fire up the grill, host a potluck or plan a picnic. So, you'll want to have a few go-to, crowd-pleasing recipes for shareable dishes that are quick to prepare. If the word potluck makes you shudder (Another vegetable platter? Haven't I seen that pasta salad before), don't fret. You can easily change it up. I often turn...

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MAY 13, 2019

The Best $6.99 I’ve Ever Spent

May 13, 2019

The Best $6.99 I’ve Ever Spent

Yes, you heard me right. Round it up to $7, and it’s still a bargain.  I’ve talked before about meditation and the role it plays in my daily life. However, it’s a time commitment practicing TM (Transcendental Meditation) and doing the full two 20-minute sessions every day can feel like I’m carving out hours. Enter, “The Shift.” “The Shift” app is a curated selection of practices inviting you to make intuitive choices about mood, energy, mindset, and whole health. Cultivate awareness in your daily life through practical ritual, diet, and physical activity. Using all the senses of the body, The...

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MAY 06, 2019

IS IT TIME TO RETHINK YOUR SUNSCREEN?

May 06, 2019

IS IT TIME TO RETHINK YOUR SUNSCREEN?

Do you find all the talk about UV filters in sunscreens a little overwhelming?  Let’s face it - there’s a lot of information out there, and it’s hard to know what’s best for you. For instance, I find there’s a lot of “chemical confusion” surrounding the different ways to filter UV rays.  At its most basic, there are two types of filters in sunscreens: Physical (aka Mineral) and Chemical. Physical (aka Mineral) sunscreens sit on top of the skin and act as a protective barrier.  These contain either zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide.  I’m a big fan of Zinc Oxide,...

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APRIL 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!

April 04, 2019

Think Green When You Spring Clean!
We just spring cleaned the KG Headquarters. It took a couple days but, in the end, a clean space is the best feeling.  But what doesn’t feel good is looking at a pile of paper towels soaked in harsh chemicals. Definitely makes you second guess that good feeling.  Learn more about green and homemade alternatives that can effectively clean without harming our earth. 
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FEBRUARY 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

February 06, 2019

Love Your Gut

Did you know your stomach is a smarty-pants? Our digestive system is the second largest part of our neurological system - that’s why it’s called our second brain. Would you be surprised to know that 70–80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract? We’re used to thinking of bacteria as nasty germs; however, there’s plenty of healthy intestinal bacteria inside us as well. (Also called microflora, which is such a prettier word, isn’t it?) The trick is to keep all these microorganisms in a healthy balance. Digestive experts agree that the balance of gut flora...

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JANUARY 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

January 23, 2019

SLOWING DOWN

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin “Slow living isn’t about doing everything in life as slowly as possible. It’s about doing everything at the right speed. It’s about saying “no” to the things that don’t add value to your life so you can fully say “yes” to the things that do. Slow living is about well-being and doing everything as well as possible instead of as fast as possible.” — Kyle Kowalski Quick, let’s talk about the Slow Living Movement! I was delighted to find a website that I really clicked with called Sloww.Co. It’s written by...

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JANUARY 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

January 17, 2019

Looking for Health and Wellness Positivity?

Looking for more inspiration for health and wellness? Check out, Katie Cavuto. We’ve long admired the work that Katie does and couldn’t agree more with her philosophy that health is holistic and wellness begins with positive messages of self-love, self-respect, and joy. Katie not only shares health and wellness tips but also tons of good for you recipes! Here are two recipes that are definitely going onto my rotation of easy and simple meals.  “Creamy” Cauliflower Soup with Za’atar Mix and Match Simple, Healthy One-Pan Chicken Dinners Check out Katie Cavuto's blog or follow her on Instagram (psst, stay tuned for a...

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