Health & Wellness

Exploring Scientific Evidence for Sound Healing at Integrative Medicine Conference

An Interview with UCLA Researcher and Professor Helen Lavretsky on Sound Healing Doctor Helen Lavretsky is both a scholar and recipient of health effects of sound healing.  She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, as well as a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist who studies the effects of chanting meditation practices such as Kirtan Kriya on [...]

By |2018-03-29T19:12:39+00:00March 27th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

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 |2018-03-06T01:58:49+00:00March 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 |2018-03-07T15:51:51+00:00March 6th, 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 |2019-01-03T07:27:56+00:00January 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 |2018-03-22T15:18:32+00:00January 28th, 2018|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 |2017-12-14T20:37:41+00:00December 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 |2017-10-03T02:22:51+00:00October 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 |2017-10-03T01:11:10+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments