Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month August 2011……Arcona Skin Care Sunscreens

“Summertime anti-aging tip”

With the wonderful weather and longer days, most of us are spending more time in the sun. Protecting our skin with a good full spectrum sunscreen is one of the most effective anti-aging tools you can use.

One of the most versatile, “natural” sunscreen lines is Arcona Skin Care’s Reozone. They offer 3 different full spectrum sunscreen formulas for face & body ranging from SPF 20 – 40 in both transparent and lightly tinted without the harmful chemicals many sunscreens include.

My favorite is Reozone SPF 40 with a universal skin tone, light tint. This product has a wonderful mousse like consistency that glides onto your skin for superb coverage while camouflaging minor skin pigmentation and evening skin tone. It also contains sodium hyaluronate to soothe and restore skin.

To order contact:

The Arcona Studio
(877) 272-6620
www.Arcona.

Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month For July 2011 Arcona Skin Care

“NATURAL SKIN CARE MADE SIMPLE”

With so many skin care lines available to choose from, finding the right one can be a daunting, costly and time consuming process including a lot of trial and error.

Because what goes onto your skin goes into your body, as a holistic health care practitioner, I feel it’s of primary importance to choose a skin care line that is formulated from high quality natural ingredients.   The next step is finding products that suit your individual needs and work effectively.

One of my favorite natural skin care lines is Arcona.  They offer non-animal tested products free of chemical stabilizers, toxic ingredients, dyes, and perfumes.  All their products are cold pressed in small batches at low temperatures in order to preserve the natural activity of the concentrated ingredients.

Unlike many heavy commercial “moisturizers” that just sit on the surface of your skin,  Arcona’s effective hydrators penetrate the skin to moisturize from within restoring your skin to it’s natural balance.

Arcona’s “Basic Five” programs are as the name suggests, a five product skin care foundation plan that is available for six different skin types.  Each of the “Basic Five” plans is synergistically formulated to produce powerful results that deepen over the long haul.  This line also offers a large selection of additional specialty products to target the individual’s specific needs.

With my busy schedule,  I really appreciate that the “Basic Five” routine is so simple and easy to use..taking only minutes morning and evening.  It takes all the guess work out of creating beautiful skin.

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to visit, make sure to schedule an appointment at the luxurious Arcona Studio for a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating Arcona Signature Facial Contouring.

The Arcona Studio is also home to the Arcona store where the staff can help you to select a customized skin care program.

Every 6-8 weeks I drive 2 1/2 hours each way to treat myself to a Signature Facial Contouring..and that says it all !!

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact:

The Arcona Studio

425 Broadway

Suite B

Santa Monica, Ca. 90401

(877) 272-6620

(310)458-3800

Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month For June 2011..natural anti-aging tip

One of the simplest anti-aging products you can add to your toolbox is to invest in a pure silk pillow case.

We all spend 6 plus hours a day for our entire lives sleeping. The repeated weight of your head pushing your face against a pillow case that grabs the skin or bunches up will create “sleep creases” that do not disappear overtime and that will actually worsen existing lines.

The slippery texture of natural silk allows your skin and hair to glide over the surface when you change positions during the night making for more restful sleep and reduced skin drag. This luxurious addition also helps keep your head and face cooler which can induce a deeper state of sleep. Best of all, you wake up free of the dreaded “bed head”.

The most economical, high quality silk pillow cases I have found come from “Feeling Pampered”. They offer several sizes and styles in lush fashion colors as well as in 100% natural undyed.

To order contact:

Feeling Pampered

(626)297-8668

or visit their website: www.feelingpampered.com

Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month For May 2011

With 21st century hectic lifestyles, “on the go” food choices and nutritional deficiencies prevalent in the soil our food is grown in, most of us need some additional support in the form of supplements, particularly minerals in order to stay healthy.

Two products I most frequently recommend to clients are Pure Essence “Ionic Fizz Calcium Plus” either with or without the additional vitamin D and “Magnesium Plus” by the same company.

The Ionic Fizz line of products come in many delicious Stevia sweetened flavors and provide one of the most easily absorbed calcium/magnesium with support mineral formulas I’ve come across.

The slightly higher ratio of magnesium to calcium in the “Calcium Plus” formula assists bone health, helps to quell sweet cravings and aids in promoting general health.

If you are under stress, indulge frequently in sugar or alcohol, are experiencing sleep disturbances, or signs of hormonal imbalance, adding additional magnesium in the form of “Magnesium Plus” can be a great help to putting you on the road to health.

Pure Essence products are available through most natural foods stores. For a list of retailers in your area or to buy direct contact:

www.pureessencelabs.com .

Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month For April 2011

This month’s product of the month is actually a free online newsletter about natural hormones that I recommend to all my clients.

Virginia Hopkins Health Watch is unique in that the information presented in the newsletter bridges the gap between science and complimentary medicine with common sense, easy to understand articles. This newsletter is all about educating men and women in the safe use of bio-identical hormones as well as providing a no nonsense approach to nutrition, prescription drugs, and prescription drug alternatives.

The archive section is an immense resource not only for articles on complimentary health care and bio-identical hormones, but also contains contact information to relevant products that are economical..and work.

Virginia Hopkin’s ebooklet “10 Steps To Hormone Balance” is a must have for women of all ages.

Also offered on the site are ZRT Saliva & Blood Spot Hormone Test Kits as well as effective natural remedies for common ailments we all experience from time to time.

TO START YOUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION GO TO:

www:virginiahopkinstestkits.com / (888)438-1211

About Virginia Hopkins:

Virginia Hopkins co-authored 2 of Dr. John Lee’s best selling books on natural hormones as well as editing Dr. Lee’s wonderful newsletter on the same topic until he passed away in 2003. Dr. Lee was an amazing man who pioneered the now trendy field of bio-identical hormone therapy.

Kaaren’s Product Pick Of The Month For March 2011

Coming into the spring allergy & virus season, it’s a good idea to have some immune boosting tools on hand to help.

I like to relax in a warm epsom & sea salt bath infused with essential oils at the end of a hectic day. This helps to keep my immune system strong by reducing stress and detoxifying my body. The perk is that is leaves my skin silky smooth.

EPSOM & SEA SALT SOAKS

1 -2 cups of pure epsom salt
1-2 cups of your pure sea salt or Himalayan salt
A few drops of your favorite essential oils

Add the above to a warm to hot bath & soak for 15-20 minutes.

If you have a medical condition such as heart or kidney disease, consult your medical doctor before using.

Because whatever our skin is exposed to is absorbed into our bloodstream, I choose carefully the soaking salts I use.

My favorite epsom & sea salts are sold by Salt Works. They offer a wide range of pure sea & Himalayan bath salts in fine, medium, & coarse grind choices as well as pure, high quality epsom salts at economical prices. Salt Works also carries one of the largest selections of gourmet table salts I’ve ever seen.

To order, contact Salt Works: (800)353-7258 / saltworks.us.com

February Product Pick of the Month

I’m just about finished writing my book “Ageless Beauty From The Inside Out” which is a holistic guide to natural facial rejuvenation. The book will include simple steps to create your own daily plan to turn back the clock , reduce stress, & enhance wellbeing.

This month’s product pick is a “must have” supplement to jump start your wellness & natural facial rejuvenation program.

BIOSIL, aka-orthosilic acid complex, helps the body to regenerate it’s own collagen which decreases with age. Along with enhancing collagen formation & skin elasticity, it also reduces fine lines and wrinkle depth. Other perks from taking orthosilic acid is that it promotes healthy bones & joints, supports the cardiovascular system, and strengthens hair & nails.

Only a few drops a day in juice does the trick.

It does take a few months of daily usage to begin to see changes, but it’s well worth it for all the benefits and economical price.

Both Jarrow & Natural Factors brands make excellent Biosil products. They can be found in most natural foods stores supplement section as well as online at “i herb store”.

A Votre Sante,

Kaaren

Stay tuned next month for more holistic natural facial rejuvenation tips.

January Product Pick of the Month

This review will be the first in an ongoing monthly series of natural products that I have found to be effective and economical.

“Sovereign Silver” First Aid Gel is a must to have on hand for any household. It’s child and animal friendly as well.

It’s an amazingly effective natural , homeopathic first aid gel that really works on a wide range of minor injuries and does not sting.

This odorless, transparent, colorless gel takes the itch out of insect bites within minutes, helps with pain from cuts, minor scrapes, blisters, sunburn, minor kitchen burns, and bruising. Skin eruptions from acne and pimples to rashes seem to disappear with a few applications.

I keep one on hand in the kitchen,, one in my purse, one at the stable where I keep my horses, and carry another in my waist pouch when I go out on trail rides for both me and my horses!!

Definitely would not be without this product to help with life’s little accidents.

You can order direct from Natural Immunogenics Corporation in Florida.

(888)328-8840

(954) 979-088

Kaaren Jordan

Quick and Easy Sweet Fondue

Here’s a recipe for our favorite holiday party treat that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. Great for serving those last minute holiday drop ins!!

Quick and Easy Sweet Fondue

1 bag Carob or Organic Chocolate chips
3/4 cup coconut oil
Choice of natural extracts: peppermint, almond ,vanilla ,orange, raspberry or coffee

Assorted goodies to dip with bamboo or metal skewers:

Natural pretzels or small organic cookies.

Have a happy and healthy holiday season!

Kaaren

Eating Seasonally Using Fall’s Bounty

Fall was a time in traditional societies to harvest the bounty of produce grown and to prepare them for storage over the winter months.  It was also a time to gather resources in preparation for the colder weather.

Now it’s also the time to set the stage for your health and well-being over the coming holiday season.  Your food choices now will help determine your health during the coming winter months.  By eating health supportively now, you boost your immune system and keep a healthy weight which becomes a foundation to see you through the next 4 months of frequent holiday celebrating.

Fall gives us an amazing selection of immune building foods like the pumpkin and winter squash families as well as tubers like yams and carrots.  These complex carbohydrates give us a naturally balanced sweet taste and stabilizes blood sugar fending off the munchies.  This in turn gives us a steady stream of readily available energy throughout the day.  The naturally sweet complex carbs also help us to adjust to the shorter days.

Combining these yellow and orange friends with a serving of whole grain such as brown rice, quinoa, or millet and a helping of protein along with ample amounts of low startch veggies gives you a health building, tasty meal which will also help keep your weight stable through winter.

SEASONAL PRODUCE PICKS:

Starchy Veggies:  Pumpkins, winter squashes (kabocha, banana, acorn) carrots, yams

Low Starch Veggies:  Brocolli,  Choy, Chard, Cauliflower, Kale

Fruits:  Apples, pears, persimmons, figs, pomegranates

Fall is the time to harvest many varieties of nuts to use as condiments or crunchy additions to grain and veggies recipes.  Enjoy the bounty of produce available through the coming months by creatively adding one new veggie, grain or fruit recipe each week.

A Votre Sante,

Kaaren