Last Friday, my partner-in-crime and fellow beauty lover, Chrissy, and I ventured to Venice for a tasting at the hip juice bar Moon Juice. If you haven’t been, it’s a MUST while in LA. I especially recommend venturing to their Venice location which feels more intimate than the others. There you’ll find tonics, milks, elixirs, juices, fermented snacks and adaptogen powders all created by Amanda Bacon with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic principles in mind. The wellness brand currently has twenty juices/elixirs/milks available with rotating seasonal additions. While the juices seem on par with other juiceries, like Pressed Juicery, their milks…

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When a container of Happy Tea landed on my doorstep from the San Francisco based, green beauty shop, Ayla Beauty, I was very excited. I love tea. When I finally gave up my three cups of black coffee a day (a necessary evil while I lived in New York City), I moved onto tea (and a healthier lifestyle in Los Angeles). The shift started with black tea, English Breakfast and Darjeeling were my faves, then I was able to taper my caffeine intake down even more to green tea. The last few years I even quit drinking green tea and…

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Last month I was gifted the Lumity Anti-Aging Nutraceutical Dietary Supplement kit. Each kit includes 84 morning soft gels and 84 nighttime soft gels. The instructions say to take three pills in the morning and three pills in the evening. I reviewed the ingredients, like I normally do with supplements, and everything looked good: Flax seed oil, vitamins, trace minerals and the Lumity Renew Complex and the Lumity Vita Complex; both made up of amino acids.  After one week of taking the supplements, I started to experience nausea, lightheadedness, and extreme fatigue in the mornings until midday. One night I even woke up with…

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While visiting my older sister a few months ago, she held up my archaic ‘Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc’ daily pharmacy plastic pill case one morning, shook it, looked at me and asked in mocked horror, “Um, how old are you?” I grabbed my giant case back and explained, yes, I take a lot of supplements, but for good reason – I turned thirty this year.

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