Sunday

element Beginner Level Yoga For Toning Flexibility & Stress Relief

I love doing yoga, and beginner level is perfect for me.  Why?  I have had a hip replacement... plus... I am no spring chick.  So the beginner level works well for me.   I also have Alanna's Beginner Level Yoga DVD that I do practically every day.  Now I have this one to switch off with.

I am not as flexible as I use to be and my range of motion isn't what it used to be either, so I am happy that Alanna is helping me work on that.   Actually, Alanna helps me keep my back in place with her beginner level yoga program.  Now, that have have these two DVDs, there should be no excuse.

The three beginner level programs for toning, flexibility and stress relief are designed to help you receive all the benefits that yoga has to offer and feel like you are getting a one-on-one instruction in the comfort of your home.

Toning focuses on toning muscle and building strength while emphasizing core stability.  It uses traditional yoga poses as strength training exercises to create a beautiful and balanced shape for your entire body.

Flexibility is designed to increase the flexibility in your major muscle groups and improve your free range of motion.  The goal is to help you move through all the activities of your day with ease and comfort.

Stress Relief takes you through a slow moving sequence to calm your mind while unwinding away an stress from your body.  It includes added breath meditation and verbal inspiration to help you let go and relax deeply, free of any tension.

Anyone can `do` yoga.  The challenge isn't so much about perfecting the complicated poses.  It's in finding the teacher who can help anyone be present and learn to be more compassionate with one's self, while also making the physical aspects of the posture clear as well.  The beauty of beginning a yoga practice by DVD is that it allows the best instructors into anyone's home.  Alanna Zabel has turned thousands of people of all ages into yoga lovers with her Element: Beginner Level Yoga DVD.  Now, those yogis, plus those who may have never tried yoga before, may experience her newest DVD, Element: Beginner Level Yoga for Toning, Flexibility & Stress Relief.  It will be available on DVD and to rent or download on Amazon beginning December 6, 2016 with a suggested retail price of $14.98 from Anchor Bay Entertainment.

This DVD provides three yoga practices - for toning, flexibility and stress relief.  In each, Zabel has carefully selected moves that can safely be done at home by beginners.  At the beginning of each section, she opens a dialogue with the user where they are asked to set their intentions, find their focus and use teir breat to reduce stress both on and off the yoga mat.  Here's an example of Alanna's prompts from the flexibility program, "I am flexible, I am able and willing to go with the flow.  When I allow myself to be flexible, I am able to live more happily in each moment, instead of worrying about things going on according to any specific plan"  The DVD was filmed an a serene garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Alanna Zabel is the founder of AZIAM Yoga, the author of As I Am, the creator of the Yoga Barre technique and the World's First Yoga Doll collection.  She is a registered E.R.Y.T.-500 yoga instructor, Pilates and fitness instructor with over 24 year of experience teaching yoga.  She was named one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014.  Alanna is passionate about teaching holistic and organic wellness while helping others to discover their authentic self.  As one of the most sought after instructors in the country, Alanna's clients have included everyone from Hollywood executives and busy working moms, to Maroon5's Adam Levine and NBA Rookie of the Year 2005 Emeka Okafor

To learn more about the DVD, visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray and DVD formats.  The company has a long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and Entertainment Studios, among others.  Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif., Anchor Bay Entertainment is a full service distributor in the North American market.

Tuesday

Ilyse Baker Dancinerate DVD Review ~ For The Dancer In All Of Us

I think most of us love to dance.  I know I do, even though I don't do it well...  I haven't been out dancing in years.  But now with Ilyse Baker's Dancinerate™ I can dance to my hearts content .... And not care who is watching!
Dancinerate™: Burn with the Beat works for everyone, whether you’re on the dance floor every night or just a novice. This high-energy total body workout showcases two dance styles in two workouts. Sexy Broadway Jazz fuses three styles of dance into one fun workout, ballet, modern dance and jazz, and focuses on your upper body and core while Hip Hop Funkfocuses on the lower body, legs and core with killer moves that will make your inner music video dancer come out in style. These workouts are topped off topped off with a 5-minuteDancers Abs and Buns bonus workout that focuses on your core.
You’ll have so much fun you won’t realize you’re exercising with this innovative, high-energy total body workout.
You can do the workouts separately to focus on either your upper or lower body or back-to-back for a full body workout that can be taken directly to the dance floor.

Welcome to Dancinerate® Sassy Jazz and Hip Hop Fusion, a fun and exciting way to lose weight, stay in shape and reach your fitness goals. The total body program consists of two workouts designed for all workout levels and will leave you feeling confident and SEXY!
SASSY JAZZ is a sexy, hot sizzling 26 minute cardio workout that focuses on your legs, glutes and core. Let your inner diva out; by the end you’ll have one hip shaking Burlesque and music video dance routine that will make you feel empowered and SEXY!
HIP HOP FUSION will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone with a 26 minute workout focusing on your legs and booty while toning your entire body. Lose yourself in the music and movement; you may be surprised at how good you really are!
5 MINUTE BALLET GROOVES is an easy, high-energy bonus workout designed to strengthen and lengthen your core while incorporating ballet, modern, a big of African dance and more. Have fun flattening your abs and sculpting your arms, shoulders, legs and derriere.
Total running time: 60 minutes.

Meet Ilyse BakerCelebrity trainer, Ilyse Baker has a personality that is as contagious and charismatic as her enthusiasm for fitness and dance. She is the creator of the dance fitness program Dancinerate® that she trains and teaches nationwide.
Her 3 DVDs, Dancinerate®: Burn with the Beat, Dancinerate® Sassy Jazz 
and Hip Hop Fusion, and Your Sexy Everything: Booty, Legs & Thighs are 
available on Amazon and www.ilysebaker.com.   Ilyse is a lead instructor for multiple global fitness brands including Weight Watchers, FitnessGlo, Wellbeats and QiClub. Based in Los Angeles, Ilyse travels the globe showing people the power of expressing themselves through dance movement. Her upbeat music and sexy Broadway dance style
takes students on a journey to step out of their comfort zones and ‘Dance like Nobody Is Watching, But Knowing That Everyone Is.’
Ilyse has been called upon to choreograph multiple dance programs for television, film and DVD. Her work and celebrity clientele have been featured on TV shows such as Extra and Access Hollywood and have appeared in major publications like Us Weekly, Self Magazine, Shape and 
American Fitness, to name a few. 
Ilyse is an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and has a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance and Dance Education from Point Park University. In addition to her Dancinerate® DVD series, Ilyse has a branded line of women’s tanks and tees that tout some of her favorite sayings like 
#YoullThankMELater and Leave It On the Dance Floor.
You can find Ilyse Baker DVDs at  http://ilysebaker.com/

Connect with Ilyse socially at: www.ilysebaker.com, facebook.com/ilysebakerdancinerate, 

Instagram.com/ilysebaker, twitter.com/ilysebaker, youtube.com/ilysebaker 

Thursday

Keeping Alkaline With Baking Soda And Maple Syrup

I have had a tight feeling in my neck and tongue for a long time.  My tongue burns, my neck gets tight as well as my tongue.  It is a terrible feeling.  It usually comes on after eating.  I tried everything to get rid of it and I did.... for awhile.  But it always came back.

I found it was from eating to many carbs and sugars.  Even though I was eating good carbs, good sugars.. it was just too much.  Even though I ate a lot of vegetables, I still have to watch the carbs and sugars.

That is when I decided to use those PH test strips to test my urine to see how acidic or alkaline I was.  Oh man.... Not good.  I was more acidic than I thought.   That was when I figured out acid might be a lot of my problems.

I did everything I could think of to get myself to alkaline.  I was driving myself and my Husband crazy.

Then I tried the Baking Soda and Maple Syrup Protocol.

Here is the recipe for the Maple Syrup and Baking Soda. I am not sure if it works for cancer or not... I know some people swear by it in a group I am in.  I am just using it to keep myself alkaline and to stop my tongue from burning. It does work for that. I do have to be careful that I don't become too alkaline. That is as bad as being too acidic.
Baking Soda And Maple Syrup Treatment

3 Parts Maple Syrup
1 Part Aluminum free baking soda

For cancer take 3 teaspoons a day for 1-2 months
For candida take 1 teaspoon a day for 1-2 months


Eliminate from diet
Meat   (I still eat meats with no problems)
Sugar
White Flour


How this is suppose to work ..... Both Candida and Cancer
thrives on sugar and can't live in an alkaline enviornment.
By mixing the maple syrup with baking soda, cancer eats the maple syrup 
and the baking soda is delivered right into the cancer cells to
make them alkaline from the inside out.

I had bought a 3 pound bag of baking soda on amazon and I did a video review.  In the video, I show how I mix it up with the maple syrup and drink it.  

https://www.amazon.com/review/RJZ67IUNKFETH/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0151ZXCHG

Doing this baking soda and maple syrup protocol  is working great for me.  My sister is doing it also.  She has lichens sclerosis and used to have to do a sitz bath often... like a couple times a day.  Now,  she doesn't ever do a sitz bath and considers herself to be free of lichens sclerosis.  She has been dealing with it for probably 20 or more years.  Now, keeping herself alkaline is working.   It probably took a few months before she stopped doing the sitz bath, but she could feel herself getting better each day.

Here is the problem that I had to watch out for.....  Getting too alkaline.
When that happens, I have to take less of the baking soda and maple syrup.    I am down to 1/2 teaspoon a day of the baking soda mixed  1 1/2 teaspoons of the maple syrup.
Sometimes I even go less.  I do 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon maple syrup.

When I am doing a detox or cleanse, I stop the baking soda and maple syrup, but resume as soon as I finish.

The next thing I am doing is a Heavy Metal Cleanse!


Monday

Don't Let Sun Poisoning Ruin Your Good Times! Wear Protective Clothing

It is starting to look a lot like fall here in Pennsylvania.  That means cooler temperatures are on the way.  That also means we will be heading south to catch the suns rays!

I should have gotten a picture earlier when the rash
was really bad.  This is toward the end of it.
Speaking of the sun.  I got such a sunburn early on this year that I ended up with sun poisoning.  It was the worst I had ever had and took a long time to get rid of the rash on my arm.    It itched so bad that I would make my arm bleed by scratching it.

Since May, I have been wearing outfits with sleeves to try and protect my arms, shoulders, back, neck.  I look like I am dressed for winter when I go out.
Do you know that you can put on all the clothing you want and most times the sun still gets through?
I really didn't realize that until my arm kept getting worse, even though it was covered.

After doing some research, I am better prepared for traveling south and I am ready for the Sun!   Bring it on!  I will be wearing HydroChic Sun Protective Active Wear For Swim & Sport.

I am older and don't want to wear the traditional bathing suit that shows all my sags and wrinkles so I was happy to find a company that offers so many solutions to all ages of women.  HydroChic has a collection of swimwear for missy, plus sizes and young girls.  The style can convert to gym wear by adding coordinating pieces... and if you want to go from the gym or swimming to a restaurant, just put on one of their swim dresses.

We are renting a condo in Venice, Florida, close to the beach.  I like to go looking for black shark teeth.   Usually when I am finished playing in the water, looking for the teeth, we like to go to the restaurant (Sharky's On The Pier) just steps away from the beach.   This outfit will work perfectly for going from the water to the restaurant.  It is quick drying and dual purpose.  Normally, I would have to either go back to the condo or change in the restroom to get out of my wet clothing.  Not anymore!

I picked the Baseball Babe Inspired Long 3/4 Sleeve Rash Guard Swim Suit Shirt and the Land and Sea Swim Capris.
And check out this bra! You can read my review here The Bra For Women Who Hate Bras




All the clothing at HydroChic is made from high quality, quick drying fabrics that  has sun and superior Ultra® chlorine resistance built into the fabric. UPF 50+ Sun Protection.  Now if I go out in the sun and get burned, it is my own fault.  With all the clothing choices HydroChic offers, I have no excuse.

To see more, check out my video on facebook

HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel.  PLUS, you can buy it online at www.hydrochic.com.

HydroChic, LLC. was co-founded by Daniella Teutsch and Sara Wolf, and launched in May, 2008. The idea came to them one day at the Jersey Shore as they watched women of all ages slather themselves with sunscreen and pull sloppy men’s t-shirts over their traditional bathing suits to protect their skin from sun damage. They knew that more fashionable coverage options were missing in the swimwear market. Only then did they realize how many other women were searching for the very same swimwear solutions. HydroChic is based in New Rochelle, NY. 

The Bra For Women Who Hate Bras ~ HydroChic Supreme Swim and Sports Bra

I hate wearing a bra, but since I have fibroid tumors.  Lots of them! I have to wear a bra that supports me fully and is comfortable. My right breast has more of the fibroid tumors than my left.   They can be very, very painful, especially painful if you wear the wrong bra.

I have a couple of lumps right where the lower part of the bra lays.   So, I have to find a bra that supports and is comfortable as well.   It may sound easy to you ... but finding a bra that works for me is not an easy job.
Under wire bras are OUT!!  The wire lays right where I have a couple of lumps in my right breast.   Wireless bras provide no support, especially when I am exercising.
Who designs these bras anyway????  Most likely some man who has no idea what a bra should feel like.

How would you like a bra that was designed by women, for women?   Yes Please!!  Well you are in luck.  HydroChic makes a Supreme Swim and Sports Bra that ROCKS!!  So comfortable and it supports me to where my boobs don't bounce when I am exercising.   This bra is so comfortable that I don't want to wear anything else.   It is like not wearing a bra at all... That is how comfortable it is.
It is so lightweight that I wonder how it supports, but it does and it supports me very well.

Have you ever worn a bra and your fat hangs out the bottom under the band?  I have that problem and I think it looks terrible.  The Supreme Swim and Sports Bra with it's modest cut, keeps my fat from showing... at least directly under the bra... it still hangs out at my waist area but that has nothing to do with the bra.  I need to work on that part.
It has a double layer construction, a soft under the bust band, and, if you wear it swimming it is quick drying no see through padding.
They not only make this bra in Missy size but in a Plus Size Classic Cut.

The Supreme Swim and Sports Bra is great to exercise in.  It moves right with me to where I feel like I have no bra on at all.  Perfect for my yoga.

And by the way all clothing made by HydroChic have UPF +50 Sun Protection and is Chlorine Proof.  Just wanted to let you know that you can wear these in the sun to help keep you from getting burned, and when you wear them in a pool with chlorine, you don't have to worry about them fading.

Check out my video on facebook 

Also you can learn more about HydroChic by visiting them on  or check out their facebook page.

Wednesday

Eat Well Move Well Live Well By Roland and Galina Denzel #BookReview

I have family and friends that want to live a healthy lifestyle, they try hard.  But they just can't do it.  There is a lot more to actually living healthy than you think and it can be very overwhelming.

Right now, a friend of mine is having a lot of stomach issues.  I know how to help her, but I am not going to butt into her life and try to tell her how she should be eating, drinking, moving.... LIVING. Instead, I am going to ask her if she would like to read the book,.. Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well, 52 Ways To Feel Better In A Week by Roland and Galina Denzel.
This book has everything in it she needs to fix her problem.  Oh... did I mention she is also having problems with her legs?  Well, she is.  My thoughts is she needs to Eat a Healthy diet.  Exercise More. I could go on and on.   But if I tell her that, she would be very offended.  So instead, I am going to tell her about this great book I just read and tell her she would love reading it also.

Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well covers everything from cooking, eating, nutrition, movement, exercise, to your lifestyle, mind and body.  It covers everything.  And if you think you know a lot about being healthy.. Think Again!  Each page I turn in this book teaches me something I didn't know.

One of the chapters, Food Is Medicine.  I have been saying that same thing, and living it for a long time now.  It has become second nature to me to eat for my health.   I use herbs daily not only for spicing up my food, but for healing.  I actually grow my own herbs, or some of them.

Speaking of Food as medicine.  I have been infusing my water with herbs for years and wondering why it never tasted very infused.   Well after reading this book, I learned why.  Now, my infused water tastes of the herbs I use in it.
If you get a white, yeasty tongue in the mornings or throughout the day.  Try infusing some lemon, basil, sage, thyme, oregano, peppermint and I throw in a hot pepper to the mix.  Works great to keep your tongue fresh and clean and tastes so refreshing.  Especially now that I know how to infuse the right way.






Choose Your Own Health Adventure
Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well 
Gives 52 Ways to Feel Better In A Week!

With confusing new headlines released each day, navigating a healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming.  With this in mind, Galina and Roland Denzel, authors of "The Real Food Reset" and Roland's how-to-weight-loss memoir "Man On Top", created a fail-proof approach to "healthy up" your life.  Pick a single chapter (out of 52) in any category; Cooking, Movement & Exercise, Nutrition, Work & Home, Mind & Body and feel better in a week.  With humor, compassion, a solid scientific foundation and over 200  "Take Action Right Now" tips, their newest book "Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well: 52 Ways to Feel Better in a Week" introduces readers to small steps that can lead to big changes toward more fulfilling lives. (Propriometrics Press)

For example, as you read this, are your ears over your shoulders?  Do your neck a favor and line them up.  Do you have a "sucky-day" menu to help recover from a day gone south?  If not, this book will help you create one.  "Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well" includes suggestions on everything from alignment and walking to fish, fats and fermented foods.  Sleeping, vacationing, working, de-stressing, building a support network and so much more are explored.  Each chapter includes simple tasks to enable anyone to embark on real, immediate change.  The book features interviews with relatable experts, exercise with photos and recipes alongside the authors' own personal anecdotes about their growth toward better health.  With insight into habit-changing and human behavior, the book challenges commonly held ideas of normal, helping you wade through fads to find teh way toward lasting change. 

About the Authors
International wellness coaches Galina and Roland Denzel help people achieve their health goals through simple solutions brought about by easy, manageable changes.  They share a practice in Southern California and reach thousands more via their website, EatWellMoveWell.com.  Between them they've published numerous books, including "Man on Tp" their weight loss guide based on Roland's own seventy five pound weight loss journey.  "The Real Food Reset", a practical thirty-day guide to reconnecting with real food and several whole-food cookbooks.  Along with their training in corrective exercise, nutrition and coaching, they bring a wealth of personal experience, warmth, humor and a heavy dose of wisdom to the table.


Learning You Have Macular Degeneration Calls For A Lifestyle Change.

My Husband has been misdiagnosed for over 2 years now. He went to a few different eye doctors including The Cleveland Clinic, because he was having dark blurry areas. They said they couldn't find anything. He had a lens put in 2 years ago because of glaucoma, so they kept saying he was still healing. Finally.... a doctor in Pittsburgh figured out his problem. Dry Macular Degeneration. Not good, but at least we have an answer and someplace to start treating it.

The doctor suggested he get the AREDS 2 Formula because there have been studies done on this particular brand and has been proven it works. He said his patients have had good luck with it. I won't reverse the disease, but may stop it from getting worse.

Here are some other things the Dr suggested he do.
Bilberry (we just ordered 2 bottles on amazon)
No Caffeine ( he now drinks herbal tea)
No Smoking (he stopped many years ago)
Healthy Diet
Exercise
Wear a good pair of UV blocking sunglasses

There are a few other things he is doing ... like taking rutin. Rutin shrinks capillaries and is suppose to help with high blood pressure so he is taking it.  He is also taking Omega 3.

There is also a grid he uses to monitor the macular degeneration between Dr visits.

Hopefully, everything we are doing is going to help to save his vision.

If anyone has or knows of anything else we can do, or a great book on macular degeneration... I would be interested.   The problem with most of the books though is the author doesn't know what they are talking about.   I want a GOOD BOOK!!

Sunday

Movement Solutions For The Under-Motivated Areas Of The Body

If we were to think of exercise as food, a five-mile run might be a steak.  It is full of nutrients and can be very satisfying, but without side dishes, it's not a complete meal.  If you ever eat steak, you'll soon miss important vitamins and begin feeling the symptoms.  Similarly, your current workout might be rich in certain "movement nutrients" and lacking in others.

This is why biomechanist Katy Bowman has created a movement supplements in the form of two new DVD releases; "Nutritious Movement's Daily Movement Multivitamin" and Nutritious Movement for a Healthy Pelvis".  Each includes exercises, stretches, and alignment tips to help all bodies to improve the nutrition of their current movement diet.

The DVDs are available now for $19.95 at Amazon.com and www.nutritiousmovement.com/shop.  They may also be downloaded ate NutritiousMovement.com.


According to Katy Bowman, M.S.,  "We tend to focus on a few exercises in hopes to melt pounds away or chisel six-pack abs.  Despite our best intentions to exercise, whether it be running marathons, practicing yoga, or winning the CrossFit games, certain areas of the body remain under-moved.  These moves are designed to decrease typically sedentary areas within the body, and help users feel better in their bodies at any age and any fitness level."

As the name implies, the "Daily Movement Multivitamin" fills in the movement gaps left by many conventional fitness programs.  Sore feet, headaches, backaches, aching knees, digestive problems, cardiovascular disease, and so many more ailments can be symptoms of a poor movement diet.  This DVD hits the reset button to help nourish what Katy considers the "sticky spots" in the body.  It includes a standing and a floor sequence, a posture recap, a five-step alignment lesson and a printable exercise routine.  Some props are helpful including a chair, bolster or towel, a yoga block or thick book and a yoga strap (or even a long scarf).  It is appropriate for all age and fitness levels.

According to Voices for PFC, 25% of women 20 and older suffer with pelvic floor disorders. And it isn't only a problem for women.  "Nutritious Movement for a Healthy Pelvis" take a whole-body, holistic approach to improving the strength, mobility, health and function to the pelvis naturally.  You won't find any kegels spot-treating the issue here.  The DVD provides six foundational exercises, five advanced exercises, a three-minute flowing routine and a printable reference guide.  The same props are useful.  It will benefit men and women of all ages and fitness levels.

About Katy Bowman
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy has the ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor, earning her legions of followers.  Her award-winning blog and podcast,  Katy Says, reach hundreds of thousands of people every month.  Thousands have taken her live classes.  Her books, the bestselling "Move Your DNA" (2014), "Diastasis Recti" (2015), "Don't Just Sit There (2015", Whole Body Barefoot" (2015), "Alignment Matters" (2013), and "Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain and Relief" (2011) have critically acclaimed and translated worldwide. In between her book-writing efforts, Katy directs and teaches at Nutritious Movement Center Northwest, travels the globe to teach the Nutritious Movement courses in person and spend as much time outside as possible with her husband and two young children.  She is a regular source for national health publications and is often featured on radio, television talk shows and news segments.  IDEA recently named her one of their "Top 14 Rising Stars in Fitness."
 Katy's program and center can be found at
Nutritiousmovement.com
Twitter @NutritiousMvmt
Instagram @nutritiousmovement
Facebook facebook.com/NutritiousMovement