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Rosemary Boosts Brain Power!

Rosemary-Shakespeare Quote

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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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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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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HEART HEALTH MONTH – Decrease Stress & Save Your Heart

February is American Heart Month!

Which means it’s the month to focus not just on the love in our hearts, but also on the health of this vital organ that’s known as “the seat of our will, our feelings, and our emotions.”  So, while visions of heart-shaped boxes of Godiva chocolates and robin blue boxes of sparkly baubles may be dancing in your head, it’s essential that you also focus some attention on valuable steps that you can take TODAY to keep you heart strong and healthy TOMORROW. Read more »

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Are you one of the millions of people who, on December 31st, resolved to get fit and lose weight in 2013?  Starting a workout regime is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and for those of you who did it, you’re probably in a bit of pain right this very minute.  Well, join the club because after my first pilates class of the year my legs feel like they were run over by Mack truck and I can barely stand up without wincing like an 80-year old grandma!

Whether you’re running, lifting weights at the gym, taking yoga, pilates, or simply walking, you need some help to get your weary body through these first few painful weeks and push the excess lactic acid buildup out of your muscles. Here’s my best remedy Read more »

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Powerful All-Natural Cold & Flu Remedy

So many people I know are suffering from a cold, cough or flu right now.  I know, it SUCKS! Especially when you’re sick and the kids are sick too.  Here’s my secret concoction you can make in minutes to combat those pesty germs that are wreaking havoc on your body.  Read more »

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