“The  FDA-Cleared Device for Mood and Sleep”

“The Fisher Wallace Stimulator® is cleared by the FDA to treat depression, anxiety and insomnia. Twelve studies have been conducted using the Fisher Wallace Stimulator®, including a successful depression treatment clinical trial conducted at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital (published in 2015). The majority of patients in clinical trials experienced significant symptom reduction within the first two weeks of using the device daily for 20 minutes. As a result, more than 9,000 healthcare providers recommend the Fisher Wallace Stimulator® to their patients.”

 

 

Yoga 108

Location: Long Beach, CA

Unique Perks: Infrared Hot Yoga

Website 

Mission:

“At Yoga108, we merge strong physical asana with the ancient teachings of yoga. Students can get a great workout, learn physical yoga technique, find community, and download the deep wisdom of the yoga tradition. Whether you are working on fitness or spirituality, Yoga108 has many offerings: daily vinyasa classes, workshops, events, kirtans, teacher trainings, retreats, and pilgrimages to India.”

Yogalution Movement

Location: Long Beach, CA

Unique Perks: Donation based, Offer free yoga daily

Website

Mission:

“YOGALUTION is a MOVEMENT for PEACE and CHANGE. 

Our mission is to make yoga accessible to ALL, regardless of your financial situation, socioeconomic status, race, religion, spiritual or non-spiritual beliefs, age, gender or gender preference.

Our goal is to provide tools, knowledge and wisdom for health, well-being, and to allow for a balanced body, mind and spirit.

Our Yoga Instructors are not just teachers, they are PEACE AMBASSADORS. We aim to provide the community with instructors who LIVE yoga and LOVE yoga, not just as a physical practice, but as a lifestyle.

Our desire is to Inspire you, to tap into your greatness, your authenticity, not only on your mat, but out in the world. So we strive to provide you everyday with CLASSICAL TEACHINGS for CULTURED LIVING

Join The Movement:

Its a Yoga Revolution !! “

 

Cybersecurity

“Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.

Cyberspace and its underlying infrastructure are vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. Sophisticated cyber actors and nation-states exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and are developing capabilities to disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services.

On May 16.2018, the Department of Homeland Security released a strategy to provide the Department with a framework to execute our cybersecurity responsibilities during the next five years to keep pace with the evolving cyber risk landscape by reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience; countering malicious actors in cyberspace; responding to incidents; and making the cyber ecosystem more secure and resilient.”

Source: https://www.dhs.gov/topic/cybersecurity

Trump and Putin could be reigniting talks to create a cybersecurity task force, an idea experts shot down last year (via Business Insider)

During their press conference in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, President Donald Trump hinted at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire to work together to combat election meddling together by saying that “he has an interesting idea.”

Source: Business Insider

 

 

Secret Documents Expose Monsanto’s War on Cancer Scientists (via Truthout)

Policy makers must not allow corporate-spun science to guide decisions about cancer prevention.

“Two recent journal articles, based on reviews of the Roundup trial discovery documents, report corporate interference in a scientific publication and a federal regulatory agency, and other examples of “poisoning the scientific well.””

Source: Truthout

The Skinny on Collagen

It seems these days there is so much information out there. This or that is good for you, and then just as much information out there that says this or that is bad for you. How can we make decisions when we are constantly fighting over truth and not knowing who or what to trust, and who or what can help us?

Whether we suffer from anxiety, acne, or stomach aches, there just seems to be so many answers, while no answers at all. Nothing seems to work, while we are told to believe that all these magical pills or herbs for that matter will be the solution.

There’s a part of me that doesn’t believe in solutions, or one quick fix, but rather, as many functional medicine doctors would agree, we need to look at the body as a full system and see how everything interacts with each other. In addition, I feel like we relinquish our inner sense of knowing and put our faith entirely into the hand of the experts.

I encourage you to learn to tap into your feelings and intuition and allow that part of yourself to help you make decisions. YOU ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU THINK.

 

With that being said let’s learn the skinny on another superfood/trendy supplement hitting the streets: COLLAGEN. What’s it all about and how crucial is it that we add it to our green tea avocado matcha smoothies in the morning. Here’s the scoop.

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in your body and the entire animal kingdom. Vital for functioning. 1/3 of all the protein in our bodies; accounts for 75 percent of dry weight of our hair, skin, and nails. It is the glue that holds the body together; the connective tissue: skin/muscle tissue/ bones/tendons.

Collagen production declines naturally as you get older. Some say as early as in our 20’s

Ensuring we have adequate collagen in our bodies is very beneficial. We can either take collagen supplements to achieve this, or eat a diet rich in foods (primarily Vitamin C and antioxidants) that help support our own natural production of collagen. I feel like both are great and beneficial ways to go about. So how about both?!

Here is the science that backs supplemental collagen in helping several health ailments.

So as the science is beginning to show, increasing collagen production has a great impact on supporting supple skin. Others agree, that collagen can be used post-workout to help with muscle repair and support.

Also, there are natural ways to support collagen production:

  • Limit Prolonged Sun Exposure
  • Diet low in sugar, STRESS (big one…), cigarettes etc.
  • Drink lots of water… is this all starting to sound familiar by now?
  • Food
    • citrus fruits
      • oranges, grapefruits, limes, lemons, kiwis
    • dark leafy greens: spinach and kale
    • red fruits and veggies: like beets!
    • orange fruits and veggies: like carrots, sweet potatoes
    • broccoli
    • cauliflower
    • onion, shallots, leeks
    • white tea
    • legumes: peas and lentils
    • nuts
    • garlic
    • avocados
    • chia seeds
    • pumpkin seeds

So I guess essentially, just eating healthy? Either way, here is a nice framework for better understanding our bodies and the ways it produces and intakes collagen.

Thoughts on collagen. Natural VS. Supplementing. What are your tips and tricks for healthy supple skin?

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