Low-supply is one of the most, if not the most, frustrating thing that can happen for a breastfeeding mom. At least it is for me, and I’ve dealt with various challenges on this breastfeeding roller coaster: oversupply, engorgement, leakage, plugged ducts, blebs, and those early days of cracked, bruised nipples (shudders). Yes, all of this sounds challenging, but none of it compares to the frustration and heartache that comes with low-supply. You want to nourish your baby, your baby is hungry and fussy, and yet your body just isn’t producing enough milk for whatever reason to satisfy your baby’s needs. It’s heart-wrenching.…

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It’s kind of crazy to think over a year ago my hair was limp, thinning, my hairline severely receding and my scalp was constantly itchy, irritated and oily. I was desperate for a solution. And when I turned to the internet for answers I realized I’m not the only one battling hair thinning struggles.  Hair thinning is as common in women as it is in men, but is less talked about due to social stigma. Hair thinning and hair loss will affect one third of the female population in America this year; roughly 50 million women (Harvard Medical School). Stressful life events…

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I found out two weeks ago that I have been living with low-grade to mild perioral dermatitis. What always appeared to just be nostril and chin redness (perhaps, due to years of sun damage or smoking I wrongly presumed) was in fact the dreaded PD. Thankfully, as fate would have it I met up with my aesthetician girlfriend for hot yoga one morning. As we were walking out of the ninety-eight degree torture chamber (I only go to these types of things at the behest of friends), I could feel the skin around my face begin to itch. It felt tight, inflamed and…

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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 have been…

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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 my heart…

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