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Stay Fit this Valentine’s Day with Active Date Ideas

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/13/2017 to Exercise

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, whether you celebrate with your significant other, your friends, your family or your dog. Many of us spend this holiday either out on the town or curled up on our couch watching Netflix.  Although the typical dinner and movie (or quiet night in) is nice, why not try something new for a change?

Turmeric Golden Milk

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/2/2017 to Natural Remedies


Turmeric milk contains medicinal properties that reduce inflammation, detoxify the body, restore the gut, and improve skin and mood (to name a few). Its versatile uses make it an excellent beverage to keep on hand whether you are getting sick or if you just want that nutritional boost for overall wellbeing.

I came across this recipe on Pinterest from Integrative Nutritional Therapies about a week ago, and I decided to give it a whirl. I wish golden turmeric milk came into my life sooner, because this drink is the bomb! 

Attending Gasparilla this Saturday? Here’s your Survival Kit

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/27/2017 to Community

For those who are attending the Pirate Fest this Saturday, you know it’s going to be an exciting day filled of beads, booze, pirate outfits, and lots of walking in Downtown Tampa. Pirates take this day quite seriously; many start drinking as early as 7 am and keep the party going until 2 am. Since this will be by seventh year attending, I have a good feel on how the day will go and what I’ll need to do to stay on top of my game.

Based on my past experiences, I’ve created a Gasparilla Survival Kit that will not only help you make it through the day but it might even prevent you from getting a hangover (say whaaa?).

To avoid feeling absolutely terrible later on, make sure to at least include a few items (if not all) in your Gasparilla Survival Kit:

Coconut Almond Peanut Butter Smoothie

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/23/2017 to Diet and Nutrition


I just ran out of Vega One’s Nutritional Shake in mixed berry so I decided to switch it up and try the coconut almond flavor. Needless to say, it tastes amazing! Vega never seems to disappoint when it comes to quality.

I love experimenting in the kitchen when it comes to nutritional shakes/protein powders, and I was eager to see what I could come up with. I made the following smoothie this morning:

Stay Healthy this Winter with these Warm Beverages

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/16/2017 to Natural Remedies


The cold can unmotivated us; we hesitate to go outside, move around, and get our blood circulating. Coming from a Floridian, I don’t have too much experience with ‘”winter” but on the few days winter does decide to make an appearance, I’m bundled head to toe and prefer cuddling with my pups on the couch as opposed to taking them for a walk outside.

Winter is the time of year to nourish our body with warm food and drinks, so it’s important that we listen to our body and provide it with the proper fuel to power through the day. To help you get through these cold times, I’ve comprised a short list of warm, nutritious beverages that will protect your immunity and give you the energy boost you need. 

Camp Gladiator

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/10/2017 to Exercise

My co-worker Marianne attends Camp Gladiator, a 60 minute group fitness boot camp that is designed to test endurance, strength, agility, stamina, and speed. Since she’s an active member, she was able to give the gift of health for the holiday season, and offered me one free month of CG.

Resetting Your Body for the New Year

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/2/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals


When it comes to holiday festivities, we tend to veer off track as far as nutrition and exercise goes. We consume foods that are high in sodium, sugar and fat which often leaves us feeling tired and sluggish. Many people strive to better themselves at the beginning of the new year through diet and exercise, but some lose motivation and fall into old habits.

Whether you are trying to bounce back into your normal routine or wanting to make lifestyle changes to your daily regimen, it’s important to reset your body so it’s prepared to make a healthy transition. Make sure to set attainable goals that aren’t too extreme; that way you will be more motivated to stick to your plan.

I have provided a list of recommended supplements to help you kick start 2017. 

Favorite Picks from 2016

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/29/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

There are many products I’ve tried from Vitamin Discount Center, and they all have benefited my health in some way or form. Although it was tough, I have narrowed down my top three favorite picks for 2016. If you haven’t already, I encourage you try one of these products this new year.

Healthy Holiday Treats

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/21/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

When it comes to holiday desserts, the possibilities are endless. Whether you are in the mood for something sweet, rich, crunchy, fruity or savory, there is a Pinterest recipe (if you don’t have your grandmother’s recipe) for everything.

While trying to find some inspiration in the kitchen, I stumbled across a few recipes that—although on the healthier side—will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Friday's Feature - CBD Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/16/2016 to Stress Management

CBD, or cannabidiol, has been used medicinally for decades. A phytocannabinoid found in agricultural hemp (not to be confused with medical marijuana), this plant is packed with nutrition to support general wellbeing. Hemp is also eco-friendly; it enriches soil and is reusable in over 250,000 ways, from food to building materials to fuel. 

Your Food Labels Exposed

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/13/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

Growing up, I believed there was only healthy food and junk food. I thought all fruits and vegetables came straight from the earth- natural and pure. I wasn’t aware of processed and artificial ingredients, but I knew junk food was packed with sugar and salt. Years later I came to the realization that not all food is treated equally, by any means. I remember reading an “organic” label and thinking, isn’t food already organic? If it’s not, then what is it? What’s happening to our food?

Friday's Feature - Kyolic Garlic Extract

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/9/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Garlic has been used all over the world for centuries. Known for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, Greece, Egypt, and East Asia prescribed garlic to help with problems ranging from digestive issues to fatigue to cardiovascular health. 

Taking Care of Your Body during the Holiday Season with Enzymes and Probiotics

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/6/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

The holiday season is a time to eat, drink and be merry, however these festivities may be tricky if we are trying to be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies.  We tend to overindulge on appetizers, alcoholic beverages, turkey and ham, multiple side dishes, and desserts. I am guilty of overeating as well, although I try my best to control my portion size. There’s just so much food!

Friday’s Feature: Procera XTF

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/25/2016 to Stress Management

Procera XTF is a nutritional supplement that provides a boost in energy and mental clarity. It helps nourish depleted neurotransmitters and provides antioxidant protection for improved cognitive performance...

Behind the Scenes with Now Foods

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/23/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Now Foods was founded by Elwood Richard in 1968. His goal was to provide natural, high quality products at affordable prices. He was able to reach this goal by maintaining relationships with ingredient suppliers, hiring engineers and mechanics to refurbish used manufacturing equipment and establishing in-house laboratories. Since then, Now has grown into one of the most respected manufacturers with customers nationally and abroad.

Superfood Profiles

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/15/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

What makes food a "superfood"? There is no legal or medical definition for the term, but it generally means any food, spice or herb that is nutrient-dense and supports overall health and wellbeing. Superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and polyphenols which help keep you healthy from the inside out. Although there are tons of superfoods out there, I have put together a list of my favorites, along with their health benefits.

Friday's Feature - Solaray Horsetail Extract Giveaway

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/11/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

In Solaray's Guaranteed Potency Horsetail Extract, each easy to swallow capsule contains 10 percent silica, which is concentrated in the shoots of the plant. Silica helps restore nutrients in brittle nails and hair, and maintains collagen and elasticity in the skin...

Friday's Feature - New Chapter's Holy Basil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 11/4/2016 to Stress Management

Holy basil, also known as Tulsi, is an herb native to tropical Asia. It’s been grown in India for over 3,000 years and has been used in medicinal practices such as Ayurveda, Greek and Siddha. It’s a member of the mint/Labiantae family and is known for its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.

Race for a Place

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 10/27/2016 to Exercise

This 5k/10k walk/run will take place in Cory Lake Isles Beach Club, Saturday, November 19th to support the homeless pets of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Shapes Fitness for Women and The Advisor Magazine will be hosting the event, and there will be an awards party with food and beverages to follow...

Food Allergies

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 10/19/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

Food sensitivities and allergies are pretty common in today’s society; they have become more popular due to all of the processed and chemical-laced food that’s on the market. Symptoms can range anywhere from digestive issues to skin breakouts to swelling of the lips, tongue or throat.

Here are some of the most common food allergies/sensitivities...

Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bowl

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 10/11/2016 to Diet and Nutrition


Satisfying a sweet tooth can be difficult, especially if you’re in the mood for lots of chocolate, but you also want to be healthy. I was rummaging around in my kitchen the other day and made the most tasteful dessert I have ever created. Behold, the Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bowl!

Friday’s Feature: Pacific Resources Maunka Honey

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/30/2016 to Natural Remedies

Manuka honey comes from the Manuka bush in New Zealand. This medicinal honey contains a higher level of enzymes than regular honey...

Trust Your Gut

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/28/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

Our gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms, with over 500 diverse bacteria species. Our digestive tract is responsible for the majority of our immune system, and it controls our allergies, mental health and joint health.  Since our digestive tract plays such a large role in our overall health and wellbeing, it’s crucial to take care of our gut to prevent chronic illnesses and diseases. A whopping 90 percent of chronic illnesses are due to an imbalanced gut flora.

Friday's Feature - Nutrex Hawaii's Spirulina

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/23/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Spirulina is a blue-green algae found in freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. This superfood is packed with vitamins, nutrients and minerals such as iron, protein, antioxidants, potassium and zinc just to name a few...

How to Get a Peaceful Night’s Rest

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 9/12/2016 to Natural Remedies

Approximately 40 percent of U.S. adults admit to having trouble falling or staying asleep due to stress. Other culprits such as stress, technology, caffeine, sugar, children and pets can also play a role in sleep deprivation. I have had a handful of restless nights, and nothing drives me crazier than not getting any sleep as the clock inches closer to morning.