Why Imbue Botanicals CBD Products Are the Best

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Imbue Botanicals CBD Products Are Game Changing

Imbue Botanicals CBD products are super effective, plus you can trust their cannabis sourcing and extraction methods. They use organically grown plants, flowers only, and a long, slow extraction using food-grade ethanol, water, and low heat. Hubby and I can tell the difference in taste and efficacy, and so will you.

Hemp and hemp products are legal in all 50 states, and the research on CBD (one of the many cannabanoid compounds found in hemp and cannabis) shows positive effects in many areas, including sleep, pain, depression, seizures, and inflammation. The increase in market demand means many companies are looking for the least expensive ways to source and process CBD. This can include purchase of extracts and isolates from China and Romania, using only less expensive stems and seeds for extraction, and using cheaper extraction methods involving industrial-grade chemical solvents.

Not Imbue.

Extraction Process

The global Cannabis Oil community has long been in debate over the use of solvents in the preparation of Cannabis Oil. Rather than enter into that debate, Imbue chose to stick with what they know - that Food Grade Organic Ethanol Extraction done under strict laboratory conditions produces the safest and most potent whole-molecule oil.

It also should be no secret that the quality of the oil that comes out is dictated by the quality of the materials that go in. Imbue produces Flower-only Full Extract Cannabis Oils (FECO), Tinctures, and other products using just 100% Organic Food Grade Ethanol, Low heat, and Water.

According to Imbue founder, Dan Ianotte,

There are many ways of preparing and producing Cannabis Oil, however we believe keeping the medicine as close to its source is vital. We believe in slow, low-temperature, gentle preparations that leave the medicine and its full terpene profile intact. Further we do not artificially manipulate or believe in mass produced compounding. We believe in handmade, high grade, lab tested, Full Extract Cannabis Oil and have seen the results for ourselves. Lab tested Full Extract Cannabis Oil or FECO is what we know as the whole molecule essential oil that is the most curative. We believe in: gentle temperatures, slow processing, diagnosis specific protocols, solvent free natural preparations...

And hubby and I can tell the difference!

Known Supply Chain and Corporate Responsibility

Imbue believes in corporate responsibility. This means that they follow the product from seed to extraction, using only pesticide-free, food-grade, organically grown, non-GMO hemp grown in Colorado. This “Earth First” approach means they never use pesticides our harmful chemicals in growing or processing our products. Even their packaging materials are fully recyclable.

Imbue Botanicals also donates to animal rescues and provides discount programs for veterans and disabled customers. Basically, you can feel good about using Imbue Botanicals CBD products on many levels.

Effectiveness

Of course, I also care about effectiveness, and Imbue delivers in spades. We primarily use the 25mg CBD capsules, the Elevated tincture, and the Embody topical salve. The capsules and tincture help hubby with depression, and help us both with chronic pain and insomnia. The salve helps with muscle aches, eczema, and psoriasis.

Imbue also makes pet products and has launched a face cream, which I am super excited to try!

We have tried other brands, including Charlotte's Web and Receptra, but I continue to purchase Imbue Botanicals CBD products because I trust them and they work without fail.

Imbue Botanicals Testimonial - Depression

As someone who has dealt with depression off and on for 10+ years, has tried several anti-depressants and anxiety medications… I have never experienced results as life changing as the ones I have experienced from Imbue. Although I do have some hard days here and there, they are nothing close to the extreme depressive episodes I experienced before. Imbue 25mg capsules really help to elevate my mood and keep me in a more positive state. Thank you for creating this wonderful product!!

Have you tried Imbue Botanicals CBD? You should!

Why I Take Probiotics

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I take quality probiotics every day, and since I started my health has been better, I sleep better, and my digestion and elimination are much more regular. There are several quality brands of probiotic supplements on the market. Probiogen and Hyperbiotics are two of my favorites.

Why Take Probiotics?

The bacteria in our guts plays a role in most of our important body functions. We now know that the micro-organisms in our guts have a direct relationship on our digestive health, our immune systems, brain and nervous system, urinary tract health, allergies, and levels obesity. That's a lot!

Our levels of bacteria are affected by pollution, stress, poor diet, and antibiotics. Since I live in NYC, have a reasonable amount of stress, and have only recently lost over 40#, my gut flora are a concern.

Choosing a Probiotic

The most important qualities in a good probiotic are that it contains useful strains of bacteria, and that they are alive in sufficient quantity when they hit your gut. Your supplement can contain billions of bacteria, but if they are all dead or not of a useful form, the supplement is useless.

Your supplement should not require refrigeration. If the bacteria cannot survive heat, how exactly will they survive your digestive tract? You want live spores in your digestive tract. Really!

Probiogen

Probiogen is formulated by microbiologist Kiren Krishnan, who specializes in nutrition research. He chose the most needed and effective bacteria, DNA-verified the strains, and made sure they could stay alive.

probioticsThey make several formulas, including allergy, stress and mood, and weight balance. I have tried just about every formula, and my body has responded well. The herbs that support the probiotics are well chosen, and the supplements do help.

For the weight balance supplement, Krishan did his own hunger study with healthy college kids, testing their ghrelin levels after a fasted state and also after a 2000 calorie fast food breakfast.  The out-of-whack Western ghrelin response was nearly identical. But after 30 days on the probiotic strain included in the Probiogen Weight Management formula, their ghrelin levels dropped after the calorie-laden meal, as did their insulin responses.

Easy to take and no refrigeration needed. Dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, non-GMO.

Hyperbiotics

probioticsHyperbiotics was founded by Jamie Morea, who developed the line after she took a life-changing trip from Guatemala to Thailand and contracted Entamoeba histolytica, a rare intestinal parasite most common in developing countries.

She pulled together a team of microbiologists and started creating a probiotic supplement that works. Hyperbiotics also gives back with carbon-offset programs and the Change for Women Collective.

Again, easy to take, no refrigeration needed, and these you can buy at Target!

Celebrate Summer!

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Celebrate Summer! New Logo - Cute Juniper Peanut Video - Half-off Pilates eCourses & Audios Today Only - Summer Appointments Available - Half-off Skype Pilates Sessions

Summer is finally and officially here and we are very happy at my house.

I am very happy with my new logo. What do you think? My website is also being revamped as I type this. Let's celebrate summer!

1. Celebrate Juniper Peanut's Video of the Week

Juniper Peanut continues to come out of her shell and delight us! Here she is showing off her new doggie trick - a full 360-degree turn on her back legs.

2. Half-off Pilates eCourses and Audios Today Only

Starting right now through tomorrow, get any Pilates Audios (back pain, neck pain, ring/roller, basic mat), the Pilates for Back Pain eCourse, and/or the Usui Reiki I eCourse ALL AT HALF PRICE! No code needed. 50% discount will show up in cart automatically. Save up to $80! Just click here to buy all of my audios & eCourses at half-price.

3. Summer Appointments Available

For much of the year, it is almost impossible to get an appointment with me in the studio. But that eases up in the summer! I would love to see you at either Real Pilates or Pilates on Fifth this summer.

We can create a program that works for you, and I have a number of great teachers that you can continue with in the fall in either location.

To sweeten the deal, new clients can purchase their first session with me this week for just $100 using this link.

I will be in touch to schedule as soon as I see the Paypal notification! Only 6 spots available - 1 per customer. New clients only!

4. Half-off Skype Pilates Sessions Today Only

Starting right now through tomorrow, new clients can click here to buy their first Skype/Facetime Pilates Session for just $40.

I will be in touch to schedule as soon as I see the Paypal notification! Only 6 spots available - 1 per customer. New clients only!

There Is Still Time To Get Fit This Summer!

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Don’t think you have time to get bikini ready?Want to rock those shorts, but don’t think you can make it happen? And would you like a solution that is easy to implement, is backed by science, and is sustainable and healthy for the long term?

The people in my FASTer Way to Fat Loss program are slaying their summer body goals, and you can do the same! There is still plenty of time left to get lean, toned, and fit so you can feel confident hitting the beach this summer.

BUT… lean is not the only thing you will get through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Your results will stretch way beyond a rocking summer body! Don’t worry, you will find those abs and sculpt those legs...but the FASTer Way is about so much more.

  • The FASTer Way is about getting the most fit, healthy body possible...all year round. 
  • The FASTer Way is about increasing your energy so you can live your life more fully present.
  • The FASTer Way is about feeling more in control of what you eat, so you can live in freedom, not guit. 
  • The FASTer Way is about creating greater health, building your immunity and enhancing your overall quality of life so you can be there for your family and friends. 

And of course, the FASTer Way is about helping you look incredible whether you are hitting the beach, the ballfield or a night out on the town.

There are lots of ways to get bikini ready for a short period of time, but most will have you yo-yoing back to your pre-summer body before the leaves start to change colors.

The FASTer Way is not a quick fix with results that will be gone faster than they appeared! Instead, it is a flexible, simple lifestyle that can be done at home and on vacation. It will not only help you look amazing, but will help you feel incredible.

It won’t JUST get you that summer body, but it will get you in shape year-round.

There truly is no program on the market as effective as the FASTer Way in terms of better health, improved energy, effective fat burning and greater confidence. Thousands of people have experienced the life-changing power of this program and you could be one of them!

It’s not too late to join us. In fact, there is NO better time to get leaner, stronger, healthier and more confident than today. You still have time to smash those summer body goals and carry that confidence, energy and strength into the year ahead!

To join my next round of the FASTer Way, beginning July 10th, click the link below.

This program will truly change your life and finally give you the tools, accountability and support you need to hop off the diet hamster wheel that’s left you feeling defeated for years. It’s time to finally start seeing results that last.

Join us! Spots are almost gone!

Sign Up Here!

More info on the program - FASTer Way to Fat Loss.

Skype/Facetime Sessions are a great way to fit private Pilates and Fitness training into your life! We can do just about anything, including Pilates mat and apparatus (if available to you), bodyweight training, TRX, and weight training, Click here to buy 3 sessions for $200 (save $70).

 

I Tried Receptra Prime CBD Oil for Pain - Here's What Happened

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Receptra Prime CBD Oil Helps with Pain

In the past few years, the use of hemp products for pain and inflammation has greatly increased, due to research and anecdotal evidence showing how well it works. Legal hemp products target CBD, which is one of the many active ingredients of hemp. Unlike THC, CBD doesn't get you high, but does have positive effects on the body.

Important Things to Look For In CBD Products

There are many CBD product lines in the marketplace right now. Not all of them are great quality. When looking at CBD products for pain, Receptra Prime is one of the best.

Receptra Hemp uses only hemp flowers, no stems or seeds. They grow organically on sustainable farms in Colorado. They use a very clean ethanol extraction process, and their carrier oils are clean coconut and sunflower oils.

Review of Receptra Prime CBD Oil

I received a bottle of 750mg Receptra Prime CBD Oil, along with some topical samples. The oil is used sublingually (under the tongue) for best absorption. Each dropper contains 20mg CBD, and the suggested dose is 2-3 times per day.

First impressions - the flavor is Triple Berry, but there is no real smell other than a spicy hemp smell. When I put the oil under my tongue, there is no berry flavor at all (or any flavor, really). When I swallow it 30 seconds later, I just taste oil. I don't mind this, but if you hate oil in your mouth, this won't work for you. You may need a capsule or a different kind of tincture.

While the effects of CBD are not immediate, I did notice some interesting good effects after about a week of use. I am sleeping better, my energy is better, and I am taking less pain medication for my chronic joint and nerve pain. Plus, there have been no negative side effects. Just none!

I highly recommend trying the Receptra CBD products, especially if you have chronic pain and inflammation.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Receptra Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine.

Great Gut Prebiotic Fiber Review & Giveaway

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Great Gut Works!

Fiber is a crucially important part of our diet. Seriously, fiber is what bulks up our stools so that they pass easily, allowing us to process nutrients and handle waste efficiently. Our contemporary diet contains precious little fiber, especially in the US, where produce consumption is down while fast food consumption is up!

What Is PreBiotic Fiber?

Prebiotics are a special class of functional food ingredients that resist digestion in the stomach and are selectively fermented in the colon. They stimulate the growth of the good bacteria in our gut that have been associated with positive health benefits, particularly in combination with a gut health diet. Note that probiotics are the good bacteria. Great Gut Prebiotics stimulate the growth of probiotics as they add fiber.

Unlike psyllium, and other purely bulk producing fiber supplements, prebiotic fiber mixes easily in hot or cold water, without making them slimy and weird. Plus, they promote regularity while balancing out your gut flora, which is always a good idea.

The Great Gut Promise

I found this product during a search for a fiber supplement that was unflavored and wouldn't turn everything I mixed it with into a gross slimy gel. Great Gut promised easier bowel movements, a healthy gut, no flavor, and easy blending. Plus, you get a good number of servings in the tub.

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The Good: The dose is small. Just a small scoop (1t). Blends easily, especially into warm beverages, soups, and warn cereals, so you can have fiber in your coffee or tea! Very little flavor. What is there is a bit sweet, but unnoticeable in most foods. I have tried it in chili and soup, as well as oatmeal and yogurt, and no noticeable taste. Bowel movements are definitely better - easier, more formed, more regular.

The Bad: It doesn't always dissolve well in colder liquids, but is fine in cold yogurts and puddings. So really, not so bad.

I don't use Great Gut all of the time, as I have a pretty good whole foods diet with tons of fiber, but I use it as needed and it always works, in a very gentle and efficient way.

The Great Gut Giveaway

Two of my fabulous readers will win a tub of Great Gut! And hey, when you try it, please leave a Great Gut review on Amazon and let folks know your experience. It helps!

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Last Call for May 22 FASTer Way To Fat Loss

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Hello There!

I have been posting a lot lately about my FASTer Way To Fat Loss 6 week online program, and now there are just 9 spots left in the next round that starts prep week Monday, 2/19/18.

Why am I so excited about the FWTFL? Because this cutting edge approach to nutrition and exercise is easy to learn, sustainable, and wonderfully effective!

Most of my clients are either under-fed and over-exercised or over-fed and under-exercised. The FASTer Way will help you find balance. You will be well fed and properly exercised, and will discover more energy and better sleep.

This program helped me lose 40# and 16", balance my insulin and cortisol, and improve my cholesterol ratio and blood pressure. And I still eat cookies!

Join us!

The next round of  FASTer Way to Fat Loss™ begins on Monday, 2/19/18 - Register Now!