Thursday, November 3, 2016

REVIEW: The Fascia Blaster & The Cellulite Myth

About 6 months ago I was scrolling through my Facebook feed just like any other normal day when I came across a "suggested post" that looked like another one of those, too good to be true, Gimmicks. This one claimed to make cellulte disappear along with a host of other amazing health benefits.

I didn't pay much attention to it at first but after seeing the ad a few times over the next few days I decided to click to take a closer look. I mean if there really was a cure for cellulite I wanted to know about it. 

I was immediately drawn in as I watched video after video of testimonies and tutorials showing the magical powers of this white stick with pronged claws referred to as the "FasciaBlaster." 

Light bulbs switched on in my mind as I began to understand the very real science behind how the FasciaBlaster worked to reduce the look of cellulite, break down fats cells, improve muscle access, reduce scar tissue and joint pain, improve circulation and so much more.

"While diet and exercise are both so important for overall wellness and living a healthy life, neither of them address the root cause of the appearance of cellulite, which is tight fascia trapping the fat. Any fat that we have will push up through that “grid” like a marshmallow pushing through a chain-link fence. The FasciaBlaster® will scrub through the surface fascia, allowing fat to redistribute and lay flat, causing a more aesthetic look." ~ Ashley Black

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Smart Solution to Clean Up Your Diet & Your Life

It’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed by the constantly changing information from the media and the Internet about what is healthy and what is not.

Much of this is just sales hype and not based on any real science. It's created to feed off of our desperate search for a magic pill to fast track weight-loss and skip the healthy lifestyles that we all know we need to implement to look and feel better.

After all the fad diets have come and gone, one thing we all can agree on is that swtiching to CLEAN and Nutritionally BALANCED foods are important. Adding them to regular physical activity and making this combination a lifestyle is key. 

Support & Accoutability have also been shown to help us stick to healthy lifestyle habits.

Customization & Personalization play an important role because while we all have the same core fitness and nutrition requirements, every person is UNIQUE in their deficiencies, health concerns, and wellness goals.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ULTIMATE Greek Salad with Quinoa + Avocado

Prep time:  20 minutes  Yield: Serves 8


  • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 large cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1-2 cups cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup pitted black olives (preferably brine-cured), chopped
Organic Ingredients are always best.

Monday, October 3, 2016

8 Simple DIY Green Cleaners for a Healthy Home

With just a few inexpensive ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen you can mix up healthy versions of all those colourful toxic cleaners you'd otherwise waste your hard earned money on. It's time to clean not contaminate. 

Taken from one of my "go-to" books for keeping a Healthy Home, the New York Times Best Seller, The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers by Dave Wentz & Myron Wentz, PH.D.

DIY Green Cleaner #1 
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER: One Quart of warm water + 4 Tbsps Baking Soda + 1 Tsp white vinegar

DIY Green Cleaner # 2
CARPET STAIN REMOVER: Baking Soda + water OR Club Soda

DIY Green Cleaner #3
WINDOW CLEANER: 3 Cups water + 1/4 cup White vinegar + 1 1/2 Tbsps Lemon Juice

DIY Green Cleaner #4
WOOD POLISH: Refrigerate two parts Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil + 1 part Lemon Juice

13 Healthy Home Tips to Reduce Your Toxic Exposure

Buy it on Amazon: The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers by Dave Wentz & Myron Wentz, PH.D.

Healthy Home Tip #1 - Reduce the number of chemical cleaners you use, especially aerosols. Use cleaning products with ingredients that have been used for hundreds of years and have shown no toxic effects. Here are some simple DIY cleaners using safe natural ingredients. (pg. 68 of The Healthy Home Book)

Healthy Home Tip #2 - Use Gloves when cleaning with any product you wouldn't eat.  Cleaning products put toxins into our bodies through our skin and as we breathe.  Also add a few drops of real citrus scent/essential oil to a spray bottle of water to mist rooms for a fresh scent. (pg. 189 of The Healthy Home Book)

Healthy Home Tip #3 -  Use Skin Care products - lotions, antiperspirantcleaners, makeup and hair & body products - without chemical preservatives such as parabens and formaldehyde releasing ingredients. Preservatives are designed to be cytotoxic, ie: they kill cells. Don't put anything on your skin that you would be toxic if you put it in your mouth. (pg. 69 of The Healthy Home Book

Healthy Home Tip #4 - Read the Label on your tube of toothpaste. Does it contain Fluoride? If so check the warning. Did you know that it can be fatal, especially in young children if swallowed. Read more about the dangers on page 87 and 88 of the The Healthy Home Book, and considering switching to a flouride- free toothpaste that contains safe and natural ingredients to give your family truly healthy and clean teeth.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nourish, Protect & Renew with Cellsentials & The Happy Cook

Did you catch yesterday's episode of The Dr. Oz Show? 

I am so excited to try that Grilled Chicken & Fruit Salsa recipe Daphne Oz shared from her new book, The Happy Cook -- it looked absolutely Delish. Click Here for the recipe....mmm...mouth watering!

As a busy mom myself I can SO relate to the frustration of cooking meal after meal in the kitchen. Daphne's attitude of keeping cooking simple and fun while staying healthy was Refreshing!

Right after, The Happy Cook segment, Dr. Oz lead into the next topic of How to Nourish, Protect and Renew our bodies from the Inside Out. 

He brought on two Scientistic Experts, to help him explain:

1. Dr. Myron Wentz - my "Health Hero" and world renown Pioneer in Cellular Technology who also happens to be the Founder of USANA Health Sciences

2. Rob Sinnot, PHD - Chief Scientific Officier of USANA Health Sciences & leader in Life Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology & Nutrition

I think I replayed what they talked about at least 5 times because I could tell it was really important and exciting but it took my brain THAT long to process all the if all the science talk flew over your head as well, you are not alone. Here is the normal person interpretation:
  • Up until now, multi-vitamins have had the sole purpose of nourishing our body...we all know that good nutrition is important --  It helps improve everything from digestion to sleep to increasing energy levels.
  • Antioxidants from nutrition help our body protect itself from things like pollution, stress, illness & disease -- this is pretty much common knowledge as well.
  • What USANA has done with their CellSentials™ is added New Incelligence technology that triggers or signals our cells to make their own antioxidants which are many times more powerful than antioxidants from food or supplements, in protecting cells from damage and also renewing them or helping them regenerate themselves even after they have been damaged!
Did you just catch that?? This is a MASSIVE BREAK THOUGH is empowering our Bodies to HEAL themselves!

This is something we have suspected is possible for along time but NOW we have the actual science of how it can be TRIGGERED. 

USANA CellSentials™ are the ONLY Comprehensive Triple Action Support Multi-Vitamin Supplement that has this Powerful Technology!

This is a not just a step in the right direction but a Huge Leap forward & Discovery to Celebrate for families battling Degenerative Disease all over the World!

Dr. Oz said, "Just to be Clear to everybody, what we are saying here is that You Naturally, right now this minute inside of you have the ability to Heal Yourself. You knew that already, but think about how different life would be if you could figure out ways to let your cells clean themselves up, instead of allowing toxic substances to float around, they could scrub themselves clean and allow you to Live the Best Life Possible "

A Daily Dose of the CellSentials™ is 2 Core Minerals + 2 Vita-Anti-Oxidants in the AM with food & repeat in the PM.

Now you might be Wondering...Yeah but, how much does this stuff cost? 

  • In Canada a daily dose is $2.28
  • In the US a daily dose is: $2.08
I think you'd agree that is pretty affordable since we the average person normally spends that or more on coffee and treats per day!

Now I will Shamelessly plug myself as a USANA Wellness Consultant ;)
Yes I have upgraded my multi-vitamin to the Cellsentials and I recommend you do as well! I help people just like you create a personalized wellness plan to get the results you are looking for. 

To Get Started Take the Free Online True Health Assessment.

For returning customers Click here to login & place your order & save or simply contact me.

For New Customers Click here to Start your Order & get your free Customer Account!

Love Life & Live it in Happiness & Health,

Friday, August 26, 2016

UnLock the Cellular Code for Personalized Optimal Health

USANA has been teasing a BIG Scientific Discovery for the past year and yesterday it was finally announced -- A New Era of Nutritional Science has been unlocked with USANA InCelligence Technology™

As a USANA Wellness Consultant, I had the privilege of learning all about this ground-breaking technology direct from the USANA scientists themselves via Lifestream. I am still wrapping my brain around it all and will be getting into the details in a future post but here is why you should get excited and learn all you can about the power InCelligence has to Optimize your Health!

Friday, August 19, 2016

My Smart Watermelon Refresher Protein Smoothie Recipe

I have been having a lot of fun this summer creating new protein smoothie recipe's using USANA's new MySmart Shake 3 Step System that was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show with Jenn Brown.

Watermelon is one of my favourite summer treats and so I thought why not throw it in a smoothie?

Turns out, it's quite refreshing and delicious! I even created a fun how-to video for it to kick start my new LiveWellMom Youtube Channel!

Here's the super simple recipe with links to where to get your own MySmart Shake Bases, Flavour Optimizers and Protein & Fiber Boosters.

MySmart Watermelon Refresher Protein Smoothie Recipe:

  • 6 Large Ice Cubes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 scoops MySmartShake Protein Base of your choice: Whey, Plant or Soy (I used Whey)
  • 2 cups of cubed watermelon
  • Blend & enjoy!

Did you like this Video? Please Like, Share & Subscribe to my new LiveWellMom YouTube Channel đź‘Ť

Monday, August 8, 2016

An HONEST Review of USANA MySmartBars featured on Dr. Oz

Recently USANA Health Sciences launched an All-New Ultra Clean line of protein packed Shakes and Bars called USANA MySmartFoods. I have been a fan of the USANA foods for many years and our family consumes them daily so we have been much anticipating the launch of this re-formulated line.
I have been gearing up for the launch by taking in as many of the webinars and training as possible and have been blown away at the scientific research and development that has gone into re-formulating the USANA Foods. 

Let me tell you....

There is a reason why USANA has been named "The World Leader in Personalized Nutrition." 

Their team of scientists take macro-nutrients just as seriously as they do micro-nutrients. Over the past number of years deciphering what is actually "good-for-you" and what isn't has become increasingly confusing, wouldn't you say? 

I appreciate that USANA has not been quick to jump on all the latest health craze bandwagons and has spent the time, effort and money into getting down to the facts of things like sugar, sugar substitutes, fibre, carbs, fat, coconut oil, different types of protein, GMO ingredients etc. and their affect on and function in the human body.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dr. Oz's 3 Step Plan for Joint Health

STEP 1 — Reverse Inflammation by including Omega-3’s in every meal. 

Omega-3’s douse the fire so-to-speak. They lubricate the joints and other parts of your body. 

Dr. Oz's Dietary Do’s:

Add chia seeds to your morning shake, greek yogurt or salad. You can also make a delicious healthy jam using fruit, honey and chia seeds to spend on whole grain toast! Other excellent sources of Omega-3’s are walnuts and salmon.

Dr. Oz's Dietary Don’t:

Avoid Added Sugar — Sugar trigger the release of inflammatory chemicals that cause pain in your joints

Food as Information: Unlocking the Code to Cellular Health

We know that the food we eat is fuel for our bodies. We often think of it in terms of calories.

We also know that the type of food equals the quality of fuel or calories which affect the health or un-health we experience in our bodies.

But have you ever thought about the food you eat as information--or misinformation that your cells use to communicate with each other?

That is the basis of what USANA Scientists have recently been focusing their cutting edge research and product development on. 

"We are about to take another dramatic leap forward in personalized nutrition... An announcement just as ground breaking to the world as our message was 20 years ago." 
~ Dr. Myron Wentz, Founder of USANA Health Sciences, Sanoviv Medical Institute and Albert Einstein Award Winner

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Closer Look at USANA My Smart Shakes, featured on The Dr. Oz Show

My Smart Food Benefits...

  • High-Quality, complete protein
  • Clean, Pure Ingredients
  • Beneficial fats from Coconut Oil
  • Beneficial macronutrient balance
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten free
  • No trans fats
  • Excellent Source of Fibre

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Closer Look at the Science of Sense™ Skin Care - featured on Dr. Oz

May 5, 2016 on The Dr. Oz Show, Dawn McCoy shared some excellent tips on how we can get Healthier Looking Skin and actually reverse the Skin's Natural Aging Process.

She recommended we be consistent with our Skin Care regimen and make sure to keep the skin hydrated.

In selecting a skin care line she instructed viewers to look for Look for science-based ingredients that moisturize and smoothen and brighten up the skin PLUS repair & protect it.

The Sense Beautiful Science Skin Care, formulated and manufactured by USANA Health Sciences was featured as the go-to Skin Care line that had all the science to back up it's claims and benefits we are looking for.

The Basic Pack includes: Gentle Daily Cleanser, Hydrating Toner, Night Renewal Creme and Daytime Protection Emulsion

The Deluxe Pack with Perfecting Essence includes: the four basic pack products + Eye Nourisher, Rice Bran Polisher, Nutritious Creme Masque and Prefecting Essence.

The Deluxe Pack with Serum Intensive includes: the four basic pack products + Eye Nourisher, Rice Bran Polisher, Nutritious Creme Masque and Serum Intensive.


As the body’s largest organ, your skin absorbs healthy and unhealthy substances applied to it. SensĂ© products utilize cutting-edge technologies to deliver visible results while being better for you.

“Our patented preservative technology will change skin care as we know it. The cosmetic industry has been trying to discover a way to preserve products without adding parabens or harsh chemicals for years, and by introducing our new self-preserving technology in the SensĂ© product line, USANA continues to establish itself as the leader in the industry. The SensĂ© skin-care line has raised the bar for cosmetic companies around the world.”—Dr. Myron Wentz, Ph.D.,internationally recognized microbiologist and immunologist and 2007 Einstein Award Winner

Among the many cutting-edge innovations of the Sensé skin-care product line, one stands out: Self-Preserving Technology, a patented blend of botanicals, antioxidants, and active ingredients that keep every Sensé product fresh without the need for harsh chemical preservatives or added parabens. Containing only pure ingredients, the products are more gentle and healthy for your skin and your body.

Self-Preserving Technology: A revolutionary U.S.-patented formula ensures every Sensé product stays fresh naturally.

In addition, the world-class scientists who developed the SensĂ© skin-care line have created two unique topical nutrition blends based on clinically proven studies and well-established dermatological and nutritional science. Proflavanol-T and Proteo-C topical nutrition complexes in every SensĂ© product work synergistically to nourish and protect the health and look of your skin—where beauty starts.

Proflavanol-T®: A proprietary antioxidant blend that supplies the right nutrients for perfectly balanced, younger-looking skin.

Proteo-C™: An exclusive vitamin C blend offering powerful beauty therapy.

Experience the dramatic difference of these anti-aging technologies:

Regenisomes™ Enzyme Technology: Marine enzymes help boost the skin’s natural defenses against environmental damage.

Dermal Surface Renewal™ (DSR) Skin-Care Technology: Gentle formulation helps to refine the complexion.

Even more, every product has been dermatologist/allergy/clinically tested.

Read the next article to learn the 3 Step Morning & Evening Routine.