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Rosemary Boosts Brain Power!

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I knew there’s a reason why I love walking by a hedge of rosemary, and why I adore roasted potatoes with rosemary!  Scientists in the U.K. have uncovered evidence that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oil can sharpen your mental abilities.  (Shakespeare was right!) Hey, who couldn’t use a little sharpening in that department?  I say, if it can help me remember where I put my keys every day then “Gimme some rosemary right now! Read more »

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Aromatherapy 101

Have you ever caught the whiff of a scent (either glorious or stinky or somewhere in-between) and suddenly felt transported to another place and time?  Recently we had the great pleasure of relaxing at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California.  In this beautiful oasis surrounded acres of lavender and rosemary, I had an olfactory experience that evoked deep-rooted memories and transported me to places I hadn’t thought of in decades. (I realize how sophisticated that last sentence sounded… but no joke it was that serious a feeling!) Read more »

Botox Stops Underarm Sweat!

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BOTOX:  Wrinkle miracle cure & underarm sweat-buster extraordinaire! Who knew? 

Let’s be honest: When most women, including us, think of Botox , they usually think of their faces, not their underarms. Well ladies, we have news for you. Believe it or not, Botox can safely reduce underarm sweat for up to six months!

Considering the crazy heat waves this summer, we thought it apropos to show you how Botox can keep you sweat-free and bring lasting relief to the more than a million people who suffer from an embarrassing condition called “axillary hyperhidrosis,” excessive underarm sweat.  People with this condition sweat up to 4x more than normal in order to maintain a normal body temperature, and they often suffer from difficulty in social situations and say it significantly interferes with their daily activities. However, as moms we know there are many situations that we face everyday that make us sweat!

We know, you’re wondering if it’s safe.  Apparently, it is!  In 2004, the FDA approved Botox for treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (a.k.a you’re sweating a lot!) that can’t be resolved with prescription creams or antiperspirants. In studies, researchers found that after the first treatment, 82% of patients had up to a 75% reduction in sweat production in four weeks after the injection. They also found that the treatment had a positive effect on the patients’ quality of life by easing the social stigma of sweat.

Call us crazy (it wouldn’t be the first time), but we had to check this out for ourselves.  We had the pleasure of giving this lovely treatment a try at the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Rady Rahban, M.D. F.A.C.S. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.  After a little numbing cream to take the edge off, and a few pricks to our underarms (okay, quite a few pricks to our underarms), we were transformed into sweat-free moms in less than 2 weeks. It worked!!  We can say that both of us,  after undergoing this treatment, are part of that 82%.  No sweating. Really.

Minimal pain, TONS of gain!

If you’re on the fence about this, or if you’ve done this before, send us an email or leave a comment below.  We’ll answer any questions you may have and would love to hear about your experience with this treatment.

Check out our video, have a laugh, and see how botox can make you sweat-free too (and save you some dry-cleaning $ at the same time!)

Thank you again, Dr. Rahban!  This was amazing!

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3-Day Cleanse – Lose Weight Fast!

Cleanse“I regret eating healthy today,” said no one in the history of ever. 

Coming off a four day weekend fueled by way too many margaritas and all-American BBQ’d everything, there’s no better time to consider detoxing your body and shedding a few unwanted lbs. with a “cleanse.”  After all, it’s summertime and bikini season is here whether we like it or not!

While some extremists may opt for the “Master Cleanse” (which I recommend only if you’re lucky enough to have absolutely no kids around you and the opportunity to sleep all day… so, NEVER), I suggest trying a more sensible and realistic approach to cleansing such as the 3-Day or 5-Day Cleanse from The Juice Club. Read more »

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Summer Detox Fix


It’s July, temperatures everywhere are hitting record highs, and everyone is running to the beaches, to the pool, to WATER!!  And where there’s water, there’s bathing suits… and where there’s bathing suits, there’s STRESS. 

Well, we’re here to tell you that there are two very easy ways to ease your ‘bathing suit stress’ AND get you feeling happy and healthy.

mgz-juice-videoSummer Detox Energizing & Cleansing Juice Recipe

 

 

Secret Geisha Facial at Valentina MedSpa

The Geisha Facial (a.k.a. “Bird Poop” Facial)

GeishaHave you ever wondered how Japanese Geisha’s have such blemish-free, porcelain-like complexions? Well, we have the answer, and it’s not just their makeup.  It’s BIRD POOP!  Specifically, Nightingale bird poop (see cute birdie below).  Yes, ladies, the answer to your skin problems is literally for the birds.  You read it right, BIRD POOP!! Read more »

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A Multi-Vitamin A Day Can Keep Stress Away!

 

WARNING I AM STRESSED OUTStress.  We all suffer from it at one point or the other, if not daily.  Nervousness, irritability, the feeling that you want to strangle the living sh*t out of anyone that crosses your path… mental exhaustion.  Do you pick up what I’m putting down?

Look, stress doesn’t just affect the way you feel, there are actual physical reactions that your body goes through. Some of them include: (I’m going to sound very doctor-y right now)

  • Central Nervous System: Anxiety Depression & Fatigue
  • Cardiovascular System: High Blood Pressure/ Heart Attack Risk
  • Digestive System: Stomach Ulcers, The RUNS!
  • Respiratory System: Shortness of Breath
  • Immune System: Lowered Resistance To Infections
  • Endocrine System: Menstrual, Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders
  • Skin: Eczema & Rashes

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Flu Season! Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanse

 

Flu Season is just about to peak and it’s time to fight back!  What better way than with a body cleanse! Let’s do this! It’s easy and will not only detoxify your body, but will cleanse your skin and if you’re fighting the last of that stubborn cold or feel one coming on, boost your immune system.  What is this magic cleanse I speak of?  Why it’s the Apple Cider Vinegar cleanse! Read more »

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Jump into Spring & Boost Your Metabolism

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Spring has almost sprung and you should too! It’s time to shed that winter sluggishness and rev up your metabolism for the ‘tank-top & shorts’ season that’ll be here before you know it.  One of the best and, I think, most fun ways to boost your metabolism is by simply JUMPING! And all it takes is 2 minutes. Read more »

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3 Steps to the Ultimate Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Everybody loves and needs a little romance today. Here are 3 sure-fire things that you can do to spice up the night and get things going in the right direction. Read more »

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