Health & Wellness

Organic Menstrual Products

  Photo Courtesy of the Flex Company The following organic, natural, and toxin-free brands include manufacturers and distributors of underwear, liners, pads, tampons, cups, and discs. Cutting-edge designs include the use of body-safe, technologies that emphasize comfort, security and sustainability. Obtaining these organic menstrual products is made even easier with the proliferation of [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Advice for Choosing Organic Menstrual Health Products

  Photo Courtesy of Diva Cups Making an Organic Choice Reading labels on menstrual health products As an OB/GYN, when it comes to giving advice for choosing menstrual health products, there are two primary issues I consider. These are women’s well-being and the environmental impact. Health and Menstrual Health Products First, health! The [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

6 Essential Oils to Support Blissful Sleep

Blissful Sleep with Essential Oils on Your Feet One of the most precious commodities for vibrant health is a good night's sleep. Although there are many factors that affect the quality of your sleep, consider using essential oils on the bottoms of your feet before bedtime. Doing so can help you drop in, unwind, relax, [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The New Queer Eye Grooming Expert Jonathan Van Ness Believes in Savasana, Self-Care, and the Power of Compassion

  Photo of Queer Eye's Fab 5 Courtesy of Netflix Sometimes we need help not only feeling better about ourselves but sharing our best selves with the world. From 2003-2007, Bravo’s show Queer Eye (originally titled Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) featured a fresh and funny take on makeovers. The messages and [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Your Happiness – What is The Cost?

Have you ever taken a moment to observe a child playing? With an empty box, a metal pot, or some water and dirt, they can create an adventure. They are naturally happy. As we grow up, the cost of our happiness increases. We may route our happiness through earning an education, having a family, developing [...]

By | January 28th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Detox Your Life: Practices to Support Positive Patterns

There is more to detoxification than doing a juice cleanse. A full program during which you can detox your life includes being mindful of what we surround ourselves with--such as our thoughts and our environment. We schedule our yoga classes, spinning, workout, our meditation and we feel great for an hour or more. We think, [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Amplify Acupuncture in Santa Monica

      When you first walk in the doors of Amplify Acupuncture, you immediately notice the serenity and sense of expansiveness. On Main Street in Santa Monica, this space is an oasis of tranquility. June Beristain opened Amplify on November 17 with a team of practitioners who are graduates of four-year Masters of Acupuncture [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Throat Chakra: Aromatherapy and Techniques to Speak your Truth

  Practicing yoga and meditation can help us to become more aware of the connections between our body, our mind, and our emotions. This awareness is amplified when we combine asana with meditation, affirmations, conscious breathwork, Polarity (and other energy exercises), attention to the chakras, and aromatherapy with essential oils. Integrating practices serves to restore [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Self-Care Surrounding Surgery

  When scheduling surgery is necessary, then planning wellness-based pre- and post-operative self-care should be non-negotiable in ensuring a healthy recovery. Having recently undergone surgery, I found that surrendering to my situation, resisting the urge to fast-track life, and cultivating compassion helped keep me at ease in mind, body, and spirit.   Today, I’m fighting [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Open Doors: La Maida Institute

  “Listen to your inner teacher” is a common refrain among yoga and meditation instructors. In this busy, fragmented world, how do you tune in to that internal frequency? Where do you identify, strengthen and practice the tools that empower you to be your own best teacher?   La Maida Institute, contained in a historic, [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments