In episode #17 we are learning how to buy good quality supplements from Dr. Matt. Dr. Matt is a naturopathic Physician. He received his medical training at Bastyr University the premier medical school for natural health training and one of only four fully accredited naturopathic doctorate schools.
He did his undergraduate studies at Oral Robert’s University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science with pre-medicine emphasis. Before transferring to Oral Robert’s after his sophomore year he attended Warner Pacific College where along with nutrition studies also played basketball and ran for the cross country team. In this podcast we are discussing the power of supplements. It’s not just about taking supplements, but knowing what kind, how much and how often.
This month the Art of Organics September Box: Embrace is here! The theme Embrace is quite appropriate for the changing of seasons. As much as I love summer weather I do love fall/autumn and I’m ready to embrace it with open arms! This month we are seeing two different brands in the box. One is Odacite with it’s Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum and the other is Wabi Sabi with their Age Gracefully Targeted Treatment Serum. I had previously tried the Odacite’s Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum and was excited to see it in the box. I’m somewhat familiar with Wabi Sabi- trying one of their products in the past.
If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics and this green beauty box, then keep reading as I explain why this box is one to get a hold of. Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty. I couldn’t agree more! Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products. Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness. I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail. They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme. The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application. The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products. They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic. They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.
I was pleasantly surprised by this lovely serum! Upon first use I noticed how rich of an oil it is. I love how it felt thicker but yet didn’t leave a greasy hue on my skin. I also noticed how their wasn’t much scent- it really smelled natural- haha, if that makes sense. When I looked further into the serum I read how it actually contains no essential oils or added fragrance. Something I was pretty excited about! Many people are so sensitive they can hardly tolerate even natural essential oils. This is a great product for them- very pure and unadulterated. It contains 3 powerful ingredients- organic cacay oil, organic acai fruit oil and organic green coffee oil. The formal is meant to help fight fine lines and wrinkles, as well as fight free radicals and provide fresh oxygen to the skin.
What I found very cool about the serum is that it can be used in multiple ways! You can use it as an eye serum around the eye area. As a finishing oil, like you would normally use an oil/serum at the end of your skincare routine, or add it in your favorite mask or add some to your favorite moisturizer. So many uses! I loved using it as an eye serum and as a finishing oil. It made my skin feel so supple and plump. Waking up from applying it at night I noticed my skin felt so lovely and redness was minimized. Overall, I was super impressed with the Serum’s performance! I found myself wanting to use it more and more.
Art of Organics September Box: Embrace with Wabi Sabi
This has been a staple in my routine since the beginning of summer! I just can’t get enough of it. I use it as the final step in my night time skincare routine. I love that my lips have a serum now too and not just my face! I had never used anything on my lips except a lip balm but then this genius product came along and I just can’t stop. It’s packed full of all the good stuff from CoQ10, vitamin C, moringa, and pomegranate. Helps with fine lines, and plumpness-(can I get an amen?!) It has a slight tingle when you apply it too. My lips feel smooth, and supple the next morning. I apply this first and then I add my lip balm after. I’ve noticed adding a little hydration after takes it over the top for the ultimate lip treatment!
This box is another great one from Art of Organics. Love being introduced to quality products but for a fraction of the cost! I would hop on this month’s box! Snag it here!
Still not sure what Art of Organics is? Well each month not only do you get quality products from Art of Organics but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar green beauty. You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months! At 6 and 12 months you start saving. Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.
In episode #10 we are learning how to manage autism, asthma, eczema, and allergies holistically with Dr. Kendra Becker. Dr. Kendra Becker is an integrated physician practicing in for over 10 years; She is Connecticut’s “4A Specialist” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). She holds an ND degree and MS, APRN . She is board certified in both areas. Her specialties include MTHFR, fertility and treatment of “the 4As” (asthma, autism, allergies, atopy/eczema). Dr. Becker focuses on primarily treating the pediatric population and their parents. Dr. Becker is adjunct Faculty at 2 prominent universities, where she teaches physicians and precepts student Doctors and Nurse Practitioners. Dr Becker lectures all over the country on topics such as autism, the immune system, MTHFR & genetic mutations that have health implications and “Keeping Healing in the Home” Dr Becker is the author of “A Delicious Way to Heal the Gut” and her recently published second book “All You CAN Eat”. Dr Becker has been selected as one of Connecticut’s “Top Naturopathic Doctors”.
Join Dr Becker and learn how to heal your body from the inside, and begin your journey of healing and resilience, starting with your cells. Learn how food can be your medicine or your poison and that your genes do not define you, but certainly help guide the way of your healing.
In episode #9 we are learning how to increase your chances of conception with Sarah Morgan. Sarah Morgan is a modern-day inventor. Known for her innovative ideas that connect science to everyday life, she delivers impactful, science-based solutions for common health problems. A functional nutrition powerhouse, Sarah is the CEO of several health and wellbeing companies, Buddies In My Belly, EVEN and VitaminIQ. Buddies In My Belly is a health education company that recently launched a line of probiotics, a children’s book and stuffed toys. EVEN provides supplement support for those taking prescription medications and VitaminIQ is line of intelligent supplements for women’s unique needs, including products tailored to prenatal health, fertility, mommy brain and more. Using food and nutrients to optimize gene expression, Sarah has helped thousands of individuals with complex health issues. For more than 12 years she ran a clinical practice in Denver, enabling individuals, communities and corporations to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Sarah is highly sought after resource by the mainstream media, including Parents, SHAPE, Reader’s Digest and Huffington Post. She has been also featured as a guest on several of the top health podcasts and online health summits and on national television. Sarah is married to her best friend and champion, Matt, and finds her inspiration from her daughter, Madison. Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She holds a Master of Science in Functional Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.
In episode #5 of The Golden Hour Podcast, we are talking about Histamine, Pregnancy, and Strategies for Healthy Digestion with Dr. Emily Hecker. Dr. Emily Hecker is a board certified chiropractic physician who specializes in functional medicine supporting those with autoimmune diseases, MTHFR polymorphisms, food sensitivities and inflammation. She has had extensive training in understanding the methylation pathways trained by Dr. Ben Lynch, world leader and expert in MTHFR. She has post doctorate training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Neuroimmunology, Thyroid Disorders, Chiropractic Craniopathy, and the Webster Technique. She is an active provider for the Shape ReClaimed anti-inflammatory program and uses a supervised ketogenic approach for weight loss in her practice.
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