Category Archives: women's health

Fave Picks from the Natural Products Expo West

Some of my friends are dubbing last weekend’s trade show the Unnatural Products Expo, and I tell you —  the very fact that jelly beans and peppermint candy were being given away makes me kind of agree with them. Plus, no one was recycling. My friend Jen Khatchatrian would’ve had a heart attack. What’s up with the Anaheim Convention Center.. or how about the vendors…. ?

Nevertheless, the Dougs and I tasted  our samples and saved our containers until we found  the ONLY recycling bin around. The O.N.E. Coconut Water folks brought their own recycling container. Bless them.

So, What did I find Delicious or Desirable?

Teeccino: Have you tasted this yet? This is an alkaline herbal (tea-like) beverage that  tastes like coffee. For a treat it totally rocks and would be an excellent coffee replacement.

What’s in it?

Well, the hazelnut variety contains carob, barley, chicory, dates, almonds, natural hazelnut flavor and figs.

So you’ve got some minerals, fiber, natural sugar and GLUTEN.

I had some thinking it was gluten free. I honestly did not notice a bad reaction. Gluten normally gives me instant achy joints and head pain.

Real Coffee, on the other hand, makes me very sick to my stomach — and this did not.  Coffee steals your minerals and leaves your blood acidic.

Remember that life’s all about balance. If you get coffee cravings you will definitely want to check this out as a healthier alternative.

Tanamera: Post Partum Care Herbals and Wellness

Toward the end of the show I met Valerie Lynn McDonough who shared some very valuable info for all American Women.

Post partum depression affects 1 in 8 of us and 80% of American women experience poor health and “the blues” after we give birth.  Tanamera wellness combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and ancient Malaysian cultural practices.

In Malaysia, only 4% of women experience postnatal problems.

Tanamera offers an entire natural self-loving post partum plan.  This includes, herbs, teas, oils and even a  special apron used to help posture and tighten skin.

They are not on the market yet… but keep an eye out.

And, if you are pregnant or have recently given birth, you may want to check out Malaysian postnatal care.

Other Good News about the Convention

We are seeing more treats sweetened with whole fruits, stevia and birch xylitol. This is good news for the diabetic and all of us who need to cut down on sugar. Still, when you consume white powdered stevia, do understand that it has been processed.

Many of these products, while “natural” are not really the healthiest. Consider them treats.

Did anyone else attend the show? What did you think?

Blissing Out to Wish: The Raw Divas’ Amazing Production for Women Across the Universe

WISH | Women's International Summit for HealthSex, Food, Mood, Family, Spirit –YOU! They’ve Got it all covered.

OOOOOOOOOOOH my oh my. I cannot believe that I waited until now to tell you this.

The Raw Divas have put out this Fantastic Online Summit, WISH for women around the world (and you men who totally dig us). WISH stands for Women’s International Summit for Health.

But it is so much more than just that. Much like The Raw Mom Summit, WISH is full of experts and real people sharing their experiences in order to inspire and lift us.

Shannon Leone and Tera Warner interview gracious storytellers from every corner of the Health and Wellness spectrum.

I fell asleep to the inspiring vibe of Marianne Williamson, and literally closed my eyes feeling more sure of myself. She talked about how much easier life would be if we took the time to pray or meditate before taking on our challenges. Sounds simple, right? But how many of us actually do that?

If you want to  be successful in life and love and health, I think being coached and inspired is a MUST.

WISH is just like that. Like life coaching mixed with a big pow-wow and slumber party. Its the advice you WISH you wrote down years ago. Its finally giving yourself the chance to sit back and absorb the blessings you have and understand how to move forward.

WISH lays it all out there…. and makes you start believing in your own beauty again.

You Must hear it for yourself. You can still listen in on the calls for FREE. And, even if you just feel attracted to one speaker or one subject — I assure you that by the end of the hour you will be hooked!

Where can one REALLY get such heartfelt knowledge and experience in one place FOR FREE?

Shannon and Tera I love you for sharing this. Just that one call has changed my life. I will be listening in on as many as I can and will be purchasing the complete set to keep close to my heart forever.

The Summit runs free until March 19, and you can still hear  more than 20 wonderful speakers at no cost. Just sign up through this link and the Divas will send you email links to the calls.