My Favorite Natural Skin Care

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Here you go – My favorite Natural Skin & Body Care

Yes, these are the products I actually use!

People tell me that I have great skin, and I know that a lot of that is genetics. As a teen I had very few breakouts, and in my 50s I have very few lines and wrinkles. Here are the skin care products I use every day.

1. Oil Cleanser

I use oil to cleanse my skin, and like to keep it as simple as possible. I use Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil, which is grapeseed oil.

2. Serums

In the morning I use Source Vital Liposome Serum, which a blend of oils, and in the evening I use the moisture-boosting Vichy Mineral 89.

3. Oils

I am super-picky about the skin care oils I use, and BR Naturals out of Canada produces the cleanest oils I have used. They sent me some free products, and I love all of them! In the morning I use Black Cumin Seed Oil for its healing properties, and at night I use Papaya Seed Oil to help exfoliate and heal. I just use 3 drops.

Also, I eat a lot of unsaturated oils, and BR Naturals does a perfectly sweet and mild Avocado Oil, a mellow and nutty Sesame Oil, and a flavorless Safflower Oil. I have used the avocado oil as a dip (a little salt and pepper, Eataly bread), and have used all three in various salad dressings. The sesame oil is delicate, so works well in recipes where traditional asian sesame oil is too much.

4. Moisturizer & SPF

For day, I use Garnier’s Clearly Brighter lotion with SPF, and at night I use CBD For Life Pure Face Cream.

5. Eye Cream

For eyes I need a de-puffing treatment, and the two best that I have found are Source Vital Cucumber Eye Cream and CBD for Life Eye Serum.

For body care, we use a large number of brands, including the above-mentioned BR Naturals (great soaps and lotion bars), Seaweed Bath Company (soap, body wash, and lotion), and Serenity Acres Farm (soap, body cream).

There you go!

 


Celebrate Summer!

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).

 

Win A Cibaderm CBD 5-piece Beauty Kit ($199 value)

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I Tried the 5-Piece Cibaderm CBD Beauty Kit and you can too!

Hubby and I are big fans of Cibaderm CBD products, as well as all CBD products. These products are made from hemp and contain little to no THC, so are legal in all 50 states. Applied topically, CBD can help your skin as an anti-inflammatory agent that stops redness and itching, and since topical products do reach your bloodstream, you may see some internal benefits, such as less pain and better sleep.

I have eczema and hubby has psoriasis, so we are always on the lookout for products that keep our skin moisturized and calm, without feeling heavy. Cibaderm CBD delivers!

The scent is a light eucalyptus mint, and the products are thin in consistency and almost a green color. I would be careful with the shampoo and conditioner on bleached or blond hair, as some folks say it left a greenish tinge. I can’t speak to that!

Our experience with these products has been great. They smell nice, work well, and our skin and hair are happy.

Now you can enter to win one of these Cibaderm 5-piece CBD Beauty Kits! Enter below. Winner will be announced 7/4/17!

And if you want to order a kit, or any products from US Hemp, use the code wearehemp and receive 10% off your order.

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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.

Is Your Body Ready for Summer?

Summer is here! Is your body ready?

Summer in NYC is always interesting. We have lots of beaches in Brooklyn and Queens, lots of grass on Governor’s Island and in Central and Battery Parks, and we all walk everywhere!

I have been getting my body ready along with my FASTer Way to Fat Loss ladies, and am rocking new shorts, tank tops, and workout clothes. I buy mostly online, and it is so much easier. I mean, you can order full on band instruments at guitarcenter.com on line, so why not clothing?

Look out for new stuff from me this summer! I am getting a new logo done now, and new website in the next few weeks. I will be adding more online Pilates workshops, group Going More Joe mentorships, and of course more FASTer Way groups!

Are you ready for summer?

Great Gut Prebiotic Fiber Review & Giveaway

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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