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10 Tips to Stay Healthy at Expo West 2015

Simply put,  being at Expo West for the weekend is exhilarating, fun, exciting, fun, delicious, work, fun... and overall exhausting. Besides all that work and play, Expo can rear it's ugly head in the most apparent of ways, most notably regarding our health and well-being. Let it be known, the effects of Expo will wear on the vocal chords, deplete your chi, stress the adrenals, disrupt your digestion, zombify you (i.e lack of sleep), and whatever happens to you when you (the person reading this) falls off center. I've been to about 10 trade shows and, while it’s super fun every time, it’s also … [Read More...]


Your Juice Is Old (but they won’t tell you that).

When I recently made this image my intentions were pure. Communicate to the uneducated, juice-consumer market what many HPP juice companies don't. And that is this: Your juice is old. However the downside to this is those HPP juice companies are not in any way, shape, or form about to tell you that. What Is HPP? HPP (which means High Pressure Processed) is a method of preserving a raw juice without having to pasteurize or flash pasteurize post production. Basically, without getting into the nitty gritty, HPP is accomplished by submerging the bottled juices into a cold-water chamber. The … [Read More...]

Natural Products In Review

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Uplevel Your Nutrition

As one of my earlier nutrition mentor's, David Wolfe used to say, "one thing leads to another!" In the field of nutrition, this couldn't be more relevant. So we're going to talk about one of my favorite health enhancing meals; the smoothie. Smoothies offer you an easy and affordable way to get nutrients where you may not be already getting it. Simply put, if you consume more green smoothies in your life, you will get healthier! One of the simplest recipes that I love making is only 3 … [Read More...]

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Temple Step: Tumeric Alive Transforms Itself

BevNet's introduction of the new face of Tumeric Alive exults "Organic-minded proofreaders everywhere, rejoice!" Clearly, proofreaders and copywriters everywhere can delight in the announcement that the brand has changed it's name and finally spelled the word Turmeric correctly. But more importantly, will the rebrand also win over consumers? Introducing, Temple Turmeric. I had the pleasure of working with founder Daniel Sullivan in New York City in 2010 when he was still delivering his … [Read More...]

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It’s Epic

For years, beef jerky has graced the isles of convenient marts and 7-Eleven's alike, growing a segment of dedicated consumers along with it. And for years, nobody in the natural sector seemed to car e to expand on it, until they did, and eventually the small market segment for beef, turkey and even salmon jerky reached it's zenith on small end-cap displays at the store level. So, how does a new brand of  sustainable//pasture-raised//hormone free beef, turkey, lamb and bison, edging to compete … [Read More...]

From The Health Coach

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Mineralize Your Water?

Adding Seaweed to your purified water is essential to awaken it's inert state. So many of us are drinking reverse osmosis. The problem with this kind of water is it's missing everything. We need salts and minerals like magnesium, manganese, calcium, and other trace minerals in water to activate it. Andrew Weil recently said, "The reduced availability of salt to body tissues can interfere with brain, heart, and muscle function." Water without it's natural salt content could interfere with … read on...

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5 Simple Steps for a Better Day

Today I woke up, stretched on my yoga mat, breathed a little, made some digestive-warming tea, ate breakfast and chose to feel good. It wasn't until I was walking to a local coffee shop to set up my laptop for the day that something occurred to me, this is a healthy way to start the day.  I began to appreciate my health and nutrition training, as I so often do, and the many gifts it has presented me. Like I know if I ever get sick or stuck in my life, I can always turn to food to help move me … read on...

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Fall Reset

Autumn is here.. the winds of the west are calling and we are moving into darkness! For a lot of us this is a time of sadness; no more summer!?! Darn-it! But the truth is you can be happy and inspired all year round, if you approach each season properly. So, what's proper about it then? The season changes and so shall we. In fact, if we move with what the season is telling us, we will be in alignment with our outside environment. You may have heard of that word called "balance", but do you … read on...

Expo West

What Is Natural Product Expo West!? (pt. 1)

As I prepare my travel and accommodations for the greatest show on earth 2.0-style, Natural Products Expo West (aka- the next best thing since sprouted, locally harvested and milled, sliced artisan chia bread) I am resourcing myself, my inner-self, and..  my inner-inner self to get ready for a very stimulating, magical experience. Actually, I take that […]

Expo West (pt. 2) 10 Ways to Stay Grounded at Expo

Now you you know what Expo is (about either from experience or bc you read my colorful article above) you know, or could imagine, that being at expo for the weekend is exhausting. It can tax the vocal chords, can deplete chi, stress the adrenals and have you fall off your center. I’ve been to […]

(8 short videos) Brandon + Expo West + Vine.

I have to say, Vine is really freaking fun to play with. And when combined with the excitement of expo west, the innovation of brands and the creativity of the people who make up this industry, what you get is the possibility for new age marketing. Here are some Vines I created from my time […]