Saturday, January 2, 2010

Free Elixirs + Training for New Year's

Almost everyone sets New Year's resolutions for eating healthier, losing weight, exercising, you name it. So with respect to these great resolutions, One-on-One training is 15% to 20% off until January 31st. If you feel that you need more motivation and a plan to stick to, please feel free to ask for help.

In addition, everyone who places their Elixir of Beauty, Vitality, or Immortality order by January 7th will receive 1 Free Elixir. There's no minimum order or code to enter. Shop for elixirs here:

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

5 Easy Anti-Stress Tips (Great for Staying Sane for the Holidays)

1. BREATHE. Do this with me right now: Breathe in slowly through your nose for 7 seconds. Hold that breath for 5 seconds. Breathe out slowly through your mouth for 7 seconds. Repeat as many times as you'd like. Do it while driving, working, whenever. It's free and easy, and it instantly calms you down and allows your body to reduce its cortisol (stress hormone) levels.

2. LISTEN. Listen to anti-stress or meditation CDs. Look them up on Amazon, read reviews, pick some good ones, and listen! Easy. You could also go on iTunes and listen from you computer, iPod, or an iPod speaker dock.

3. STRETCH. Stretching and yoga are two enjoyable ways to release "happy" hormones and circulation, which leads to feeling good and dealing with stress in a positive way. Stretch for a few minutes every morning before getting ready for the day (I have a stretch routine video on YouTube you can watch). Go to yoga class twice per week and/or buy one or two yoga DVDs to do at home. Gaiam makes some great yoga series DVDs.

4. READ. Read A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie. This is one of the best books for reducing and eliminating your stress through a simple shift in your mindset and thoughts. Easy to understand and an enjoyable, calming read.

5. MAGNESIUM. Magnesium has incredible relaxing and detoxifying effects, in addition to balancing all the calcium we get from our food. Our diets are so lacking in magnesium, it is no wonder we are often over-stressed and riddled with calcium-related issues like arthritis and constipation. Eat more fresh organic fruit and steamed vegetables. Try Pure Essence Ionic-Fizz Magnesium Plus or Peter Gillham's Natural Calm powder, and follow the directions on the jar.

BONUS TIP: ASHWAGANDHA. This is a wonderful herb that reduces stress and improves brain function. I've been using it for years since it rebuilds dendrites in the brain, and you can never be too careful if you've spent 12 years as a pro cage fighter getting hit in the head. ;D Cedar Bear Naturales' makes a great glycerin tincture. You can also try an alcohol-based tincture, since alcohol penetrates the brain and blood better than glycerin.

If you are still shopping for your family and friends, but are on a budget, this is just a reminder that Epic Elixirs are a delicious luxury gift for under $20. We will be shipping every day up to December 21st to ensure holiday delivery (usually we only ship every Monday after they are made fresh to order). Click here to shop for elixirs. Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 20, 2009

1 Easy Way to Eliminate Headaches, Fatigue, Allergies, & Breathing Problems

What is the one thing that can eliminate headaches, reduce fatigue, reduce or even eradicate allergy symptoms, asthma, and other breathing problems?


Yes, good old fashioned plants. 1 out of every 4 Americans have asthma and allergies to their environment, which is most often caused by pollutants and chemical sensitivities. By helping to clean out the body and remove accumulated toxins, your system can repair and eliminate many conditions and symptoms you may currently have.

Watch this engaging, short video and then read on:

Find a quality plant nursery in your area and show up with this list in hand:

Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens)
Removes CO2 and coverts it into oxygen.
4 shoulder-high palms per person.
Wipe the leaves regularly (daily for polluted cities, once-weekly for cleaner environments). Take the palms outdoors every 3-4 months.

Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Converts CO2 into Oxygen at night.
6-8 waist-high plants per person.

Money Plant (Epipremnum aureum)
Removes Formaldehyde & other volatile chemicals.

Hemigraphis alternata (purple waffle plant)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Hoya carnosa (variegated wax plant)
Asparagus densiflorus (Asparagus fern)
Tradescantia pallida (Purple heart plant)

And don't forget, pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exist in our air AND water. If you suffer from breathing problems, not only should you pick up the plants mentioned above, but look into purchasing a quality water filtration unit for your home, shower, or sink. I personally recommend Environmental Water Systems and have my own whole-home water system for filtering chlorine, pesticides, gasoline, and other harmful chemicals out of the water I shower in and drink.

Remember that chlorine is one of the most harmful substances to our lungs and skin, and is the thought to be one of the causes for the rise in asthma, eczema, psoriasis, and other lung and skin conditions. Filter it out of your water and improve your air quality and you will be 100% better.

**Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants. ScienceDaily.