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Lips Like Butter!

No Sunscreen. No Scents. No Flavors. No Colorants. No Palm Oil. No GMO’s.

That sun is strong, the wind and elements of weather too – think protection and indulge your lips with J. R. Liggett’s layer of protection. We all have habits, this is a good one, slide it on!


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KOKUM BUTTER is added to the ingredients above to specifically protect lips (the thinnest skin on your body) from damage caused by dry peeling skin by keeping them hydrated and moisturized. Kokum Butter provides a thin protective barrier that keeps a hostile environment at bay. The result is healthy soft and sumptuous lips that are luxuriously smooth. Kokum Butter has a pleasant nutty earthy smell that is rich and buttery in taste. It is non-greasy, readily absorbs into your lips, and resists oxidation. It also offers It also offers anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants  that can help protect against the harmful rays of the sun, naturally!  Garcinia Indica or Kokum as it is locally known is a smooth white butter that comes from the fruit kernel of an indigenous evergreen tree that grows in southern India.

COCOA BUTTER is the raw organic cocoa butter that we use in our COCOA LIP BUTTER. You will notice a slight hint of chocolate in its taste and smell that is wonderful. It is high in fatty acids which is praised widely for its ability to hydrate and nourish lips while improving elasticity. It further offers a protective barrier between the sun and your lips, and is claimed to also aid in blood flow, and slow skin aging caused by harmful UV rays. Cocoa Butter added to the ingredients above make for a healthy, soft and smooth, moisturizing luxury that protects your lips. Cocoa Butter comes from the Cacao Plant, a small evergreen tree native to Mexico. It was eaten, used as barter and utilized in medicine 3000 years ago by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans.

MANGO BUTTER comes from the mango fruit seed and was used in Ayurveda (medicine) and in Rasayana formulations in ancient India. Rich in nutrients such as : Vit A, C, B6, E, Calcium, Folate, Iron, Potassium, magnesium and zinc, it is also full of antioxidants and phytochemicals like gallotannins and mangiferin. Organic mango butter along with the ingredients listed above make our MANGO LIP BUTTER and has a gentle and fresh smell, reminiscent of the fruit itself. It protects against dryness by creating a thin barrier that leaves your lips soft and smooth, it is light and moisturizing without being greasy. Mangifera Indica commonly known as Mango is a large indigenous fruit bearing tree that was domesticated 4000 years ago and native to India.

Tea That Makes You Want To Whistle!

The Whistling Kettle Tea makes you want to whistle since your taste buds are spoiled with amazing flavorful sips! Raise your pinky and delve into some Chocolate Chai…or perhaps some fruity tea – Raspberry Cherry Compote. Cap off the night with a Chamomile Bilberry Bliss!

Tea is always a great idea!

Forget tea for two, these teas reach the masses!

Read more about their tea procurement and testing.

3 Reasons why an Ayurvedic Approach to Weight Loss is more Sustainable and Healthier than a diet approach. By Laure Carter

1) We expect long term results from a short term remedy
These days it can be quite confusing to choose the right weight loss diet. Do you choose keto, paleo, blood type, vegan, vegetarian, Mediterranean? With all the nutritional information and a new diet coming out almost every year, how do you know which one is right for you? Right?

Perhaps, this is the wrong question to ask. Rather than asking what is the right diet for you, you may want to ask yourself what can I do to not only lose weight but to keep it off long term?

Diets don’t work. What that means is that the very concept of a diet is that it gives rapid results in a short amount of time. After losing the weight, we gain it right back. That’s something that most of us have experienced multiple times in our lives.

We expect long term results with a short term remedy.
We can’t live on a restrictive diet, no matter what it is, long term. It has nothing to do with our will power. In order to have all the nutrients that the cells of our bodies need to survive, we need variety. We literally are what we eat.

Furthermore, eating IS a sensual and emotional experience. I think God did things right. We need to eat to live, so God made sure we derived joy and pleasure from eating so we could live!

When we use diets as a way to lose weight, we deny all these aspects of ourselves. And the results is that at some point we’ll get bored and rebel.
So in order to lose weight sustainably and permanently and keep our weight stable, we need to look for a long term solution. In other words, we need to learn how create a foundational diet for ourselves.

A foundational diet means, sustainable, daily food choices and habits.
Most of what we know to do in life, we learned how to do it. But when it comes to how we feed ourselves and our lifestyle, we never learned. We adjusted ourselves to a lifestyle, as opposed our lifestyle to ourselves.
Dr. Christopher D. Gardner, director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center who spearheaded a recent study on food and weight loss published in the Journal of American Medical Association, recently said in a New York Times interview that “we really need to focus on that foundational diet, which is more vegetables, more whole foods, less added sugar and less refined grains.”

2) What is Ayurveda?
Here’s where Ayurveda comes in.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest system of natural health care hailing from India. And it’s got over 5,000 years of proven results.
It literally means the Science of Life: Ayur=life and Veda=science, body of knowledge

Prior to the British colonization of India, it was a complete medical system with fields in surgery, pediatrics, herbal pharmacy and more. During their rule, the British imposed their medical allopathic system and rejected any Indian contributions.

It wasn’t until 30 years after India’s independence that Ayurveda came back in the limelight, especially after igniting interest in the West.

Today it’s especially known for its holistic approach to health with a focus on diet and lifestyle the two cornerstones of health and well-being.
Science is now confirming what Ayurveda has known for thousands of years that the root cause of symptoms and imbalances is a buildup of waste, impurities and toxins due to unwholesome food and lifestyle habits and choices.

When the body is no longer able to properly metabolize or digest what we put in it, this creates waste and it’s the buildup of waste that causes symptoms.

3) What’s an Ayurvedic diet?
An Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle approach focuses on the habits and choices that lead to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness. It does not focus on dieting.
From an Ayurvedic point of view, a foundational diet needs to focus on two aspects:
1- The quality of foods
2- The digestability of foods

The Quality of Foods.
When it comes to the quality of the foods we eat, Ayurveda looks at both the food we eat and the products we use on our skin and our environment.
Many things affect the quality of food: pesticides, pollution, chemicals, environmental toxins, added and artificial sugar, fats and salt.
We need to eat a variety of fresh, whole, seasonal (eat in harmony with nature) and organic or local foods that are nutrient rich.

The Digestability of Foods
As important as the quality of foods is our ability to digest them. We can eat great foods and still feel bloated and have gas.

How well we digest our foods affects whether or not our bodies are able to properly eliminate waste and toxins.

Some examples of symptoms linked to faulty digestion are: digestive issues, weight gain, abdominal fat, allergies, fatigue and PMS.

Therefore, we want to support our body’s metabolic function.
Here are 3 ways that Ayurveda helps us do that
4) 3 ways Ayurveda helps you lose weight effortlessly and permanently

1- Eating until 75% full.
I always give this visual of a washing machine. For clean clothes, you want to fill half of the washing machine with clothes, 25% with water and detergent and the rest you want to leave empty for the clothes to move. It’s the same for your stomach.

Also, when you want to eat quietly and consciously, so you’ll be able to notice the body’s satiation signals. Ayurvedic practitioner Myra Lewin says: “Overeating in any one sitting weakens your digestive fire, dulls your mind, and creates an accumulation of metabolic toxins or Ama in your body”

2- Eating the right foods for you.
In every other aspect of our lives, we recognize our differences except with foods. We all want to eat what we want to eat! Yet it’s obvious that we all digest different foods differently. When we’re younger our bodies haven’t accumulated a lot of stress yet, therefore, they have more endurance. But eating the wrong foods for us will catch up with us as we grow older and more toxic.

Dr. Marc Halpern, founder of the California College of Ayurveda says, “Nothing is right for everyone and everything is right for someone”
Ayurveda with its unique mind-body constitutional approach helps you recognize what foods you digest best or how to digest the foods you want to eat properly.

3- Addressing the factors that affect digestion
Our lifestyle also affects how we digest the foods we eat, especially factors like sleep, stress and exercise. The long term quality of our sleep, how well we recover from stressful situations and how we move our bodies daily affect all of our body’s metabolic functions not just our digestion and whether our body will store the energy we take in as fat or use it as energy.
In my online Ayurvedic weight loss group coaching program, 12 Weeks to a Lighter You, I help women lose weight sustainably and permanently. In this program they learn and implement diet and lifestyle strategies based on the wisdom and principles of Ayurveda, I discuss in this article. It’s a holistic and long term approach to weight loss, health and wellness. Find out more at

Freedom In Your Relationship With Food, Myra Lewin
Healing Your Life, Dr. Marc Halpern

Namaseed Youraseed!

Let’s get into a routine…how many times have you said that?  Namaseed ( is the ultimate detox, and a great way to start!  
BlackSeed Oil has been used for centuries to cure health ailments such as a variety of uses ranging from treating allergic skin reactions to use in hair care…’nuff said!  As a natural detox to the anti-inflammatory effects, the black cumin seed oil helps in fighting obesity and helps people to achieve optimum health.

Namaseed is vegan, gluten-free, organic and certified Kosher.  Here’s some key points to make note!

  • Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, Organic
  • Weight Loss: Increases metabolism, detox for your body
  • Digestive System: Relieves stomach pain & cramps
  • Muscles & Joints: Reduces joint inflammation, enhances muscle recovery
  • Allergies: Can help clear up skin reactions, as well as asthma symptoms
  • Immune System:Strengthens the immune system & protects body from infections
  • Hair: Increases hair growth, strengthens & softens, moisturizes for a healthy scalp
  • Skin: Soften, firm out skin; can also lighten or prevent scarring; Clears up acne & eczema
A little bottle will do yah!

FODMAP for you!

The Low-FODMAP Solution

Cinizia Cuneo, MSc

With bright and colorful pictures and recipes to match, The Low FODMAP Solution by Ciniza Cuneo makes cooking lively. This book is a key resource for anyone suffering from IBS and abdominal pains. By combining a specific and personalized approach, Ciniza Cuneo’s guide reads like a discussion with a close friend. I really liked the brief explanation of the principles of the LOW FODMAP diet and the weekly chart of exact meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Low FODMAP Solution proves to be a super helpful guide for anyone seeking a healthier life.

Reviewed by Jasmine Lang

Oh Honey Stinger!

Anyone… that is on a Gluten-Free lifestyle…you need to try these!  Taste is delicious and these stinger gems will get you going!  The packaging is convenient for tossing in your bag or pouch when you’re heading out…

Anytime… of day!  Breakfast…An Organic Maple Waffle with a cup of tea…bingo!  Snack on the go?  Yep!

Anywhere… !  So good, you might just take them into the movies with you!

Honey Stinger — Gluten-Free Waffles, Energy Gel & Protein Chews it’s a one stop shop for athletes too!  I noticed that they have some great sponsorships stingerbuzzz –pass that on too!

You have to check out the entire selection:

DietarySupplementNews just got stung!

Mega Healthy Women!

When it comes to your health, the word Mega for a vitamin is certainly an eye catcher!

MegaFlora® offers Women, in various situations and age groups, some overall well-being supplements.

Starting with MegaFood® MegaFlora® for Women:

MegaFlora for Women: Includes Organic Cranberry, a super fruit rich in proanthocyanidins which naturally support urinary tract health, provided by MegaFood farm partner James Lake Farms. The addition of Beet, Burdock and Dandelion Root together nourish existing microbiome and feminine health, and enhance the effectiveness and colonization of the probiotics.

Then there’s:

MegaFlora for Baby & Me: Promotes immune health and nutrient absorption in pregnant mother and child. Organic Ginger, supplied by MegaFood farm partner Kauai Organic Farms, also gently supports digestive function.

And finally:

MegaFlora for Over 50: Contains a broad spectrum of probiotics designed to encourage regularity, healthy bowel function and proper digestion for reduced gas and bloating. Certified Organic Turmeric Root from Kauai Organic Farms also promotes a healthy colon in both men and women.

All of the MegaFlora products contain a signature 14 strain blend, along with additional strains chosen for their clinically-shown ability to offer tangible health benefits to the digestive system, immune health and overall well-being of each unique segment.

GMO Thriller


Consumed is a narrative dramatic thriller set in the complex world of GMOs. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son’s mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, and two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery.

Directed by Daryl Wein; Written by Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards, Lola Versus)

Starring: Zoe Lister-Jones (currently starring on CBS hit show Life in Pieces), Victor Garber (Argo), Beth Grant (The Mindy Project), Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Anthony Edwards (ER), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club) & Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon)


Consumed is a call to action movement film, watch it for our future, and be involved!” 

Superfood Kunachia!

Kunachia® is a superfood blend that combines chia with a probiotic, Chia+Probiotics.   Fabulous!


Kunachia® is an excellent source to sprinkle some health into almost everything your are eating.  Truly a Superfood Blend.  This has Omega-3 Antioxidants and supports  digestive health, bone health and provides protein acheter generique viagra. It doesn’t stop there!  Keep in mind the minerals and calcium.

Here’s some great “seals of approval” on their packaging; certified organic, vegan-friendly, dairy free, gluten free and GMO-free.


Kunachia® combines an ancient superfood and the latest technology to increase health benefits.

The origin is Ecuador from which these blends goes through a strict quality control process from sowing until harvest, cleaning and packaging, avoiding use of pesticides to ensure that the best seeds are distributed and consumed.

Try it in your yogurt or shakes, it’s – again – Fabulous!

Powered by Enzymes! can understand why Enzymedica’s Enzyme NutritionTM Multi-Vitamin was Named Among Top CPG Products for Innovation and Market Impact; it just makes sense.  Our enzymes are working hard, let’s work along with these like miraculous molecules and give our bodies an extra power!



Probiotics is a word being thrown around more and more, so much so, we’re looking for it.  It’s on this bottle, along with other key words for our health; dairy free, soy free, gluten free, certified organic and the infamous NON-GMO!  Working with your food and lifestyle, this is an enhanced deliveryand optimization for all aforementioned.

The Enzymedica supplements are providing major natural chainstores and fine health food stores nationwide.   Their products are made from only the highest quality vegetarian enzymes.

DigestGold GlutenEase DigestSpec

Enzyme Nutrition Multi-vitamins contain enzymes, minerals, probiotics and vitamins in natural form.  This is to ensure that the body recognizes and utilizes the nutrients as whole food, thereby creating a more potent, digestible multi-vitamin; Powered by Enzymes!

These many different formulas support immune function, heart health as well as bone, brain, breast, hormone, hair, skin and nail health, and can also provide an increase in energy and stamina*; they have it covered.