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My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 3

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/24/2017 to Exercise

Oh my, where to begin? I have grown so much in the past two months.  I’ve been getting more comfortable with my postures, and we’ve been discovering the many uses of yoga props. Our class has been learning the breakdown of each asana (posture), the benefits and contraindications....

Goat Yoga

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/19/2017 to Exercise

Two Saturdays ago, I took a goat yoga class with my boyfriend and old co-worker, Marianne at Hat Trick Ranch. I first heard about goat yoga on Facebook, from a farm in Oregon. It looked like something I’d love to try, but Oregon was slightly out of my reach, and there was a huge wait list.

When I found out there was goat yoga near my town, I knew I had to sign up right away! 

Dandelion Profile

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/17/2017 to Natural Remedies
Dandelion, (translates to lion’s tooth in French) is part of the Asteraceae family. It’s native to most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but can grow almost anywhere in the world.

This herb is known for providing health benefits to both our bodies and the environment it thrives in. When it comes to gardening, dandelion adds minerals and nitrogen to the soil. It releases ethylene gas, which helps fruit ripen, and attracts pollinating insects.

Medicinal use of dandelion dates back to ancient times...


The Yoga Mudras and Benefits

Posted by Lorena Saavedra Smith on 5/9/2017 to Stress Management

Mudras are known as sacred gesture realized with the hands and that are able to lead to different states of consciousness.

Mudras are usually done with the hands, but there are also mudras that are made with the eyes, the body (asanas) or through breathing techniques (pranayamas). The origin of the mudras is a mystery, we can find mudras in different traditions of the world as in Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and in many ancient cultures are represented in statues and paintings...

Turmeric Coconut Chai Smoothie

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/4/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Wake up your digestive system with this anti-inflammatory smoothie! It contains antioxidants, detoxifying greens, fiber and probiotics. It’s the perfect amount of spice and creamy with a hint of sweetness.


Bluebonnet Osteo-Bone Formula

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Bluebonnet’s Osteo-Bone Formula contains essential nutrients that assist with absorption of minerals that help with functions and structures of bones and teeth. 

Benefits of Turmeric

Posted by Markus Bryant on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family; it is native to southern Asia and has been making a huge wave in the US. Some may say it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence! Studies have shown that turmeric can improve brain and bodily functions, along with many other benefits. Here is more information on the benefits of turmeric:


Z!nt Collagen for Skin and Overall Health

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/26/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our skin, muscles, bones, joints, blood, and digestive system. It replenishes our bodies with new skin cells, and provides strength and elasticity to our skin.

Overnight Baked French Toast

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/20/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

This overnight french toast is sweet, healthy and packed with a ton of protein!

4 Ingredient Protein Bars

Posted by Markus Bryant on 4/12/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Try this quick and easy protein snack to get you through the day!

Garlic Roasted Carrots

Posted by Markus Bryant on 4/6/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

Looking for a new way to eat carrots? Check out our recipe here...

Power Pollen Gradules by Premier One

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/5/2017 to Natural Remedies


Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains an assortment of amino acids and trace vitamins and minerals such as B-complex and folic acid. It’s also 40 percent protein, which is more protein than any other animal source of equal weight.

My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 2

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/31/2017 to Exercise

This past weekend, I had my first long weekend of yoga. 22 hours to be exact. This weekend was filled with meditation, breathing exercises, sun salutations, different styles of yoga, Indian Philosophy, Ayurveda, and numerous terminology used for describing energies, sheaths, and other forces both within and outside of the body...

Friday's Feature - Redd Remedies Sinus Support

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/24/2017 to Natural Remedies


Allergy season is upon us. My nose has been stuffy for a few weeks now, so much so that I can’t enjoy tasting my food and I can’t swallow without feeling a lump in my throat. Thankfully, we carry an array of allergy supplements such as Redd Remedies Sinus, which can alleviate my symptoms and protect my immune system...

Homemade Face Masks and Body Scrubs

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/7/2017 to Natural Remedies

If you haven’t incorporated face masks or body scrubs into your beauty regimen, you might want to start! Scrubs and masks are packed with an assortment of nutrients that cleanse, exfoliate and improve blood circulation. They clean deeper than body washes or soap bars, so it’s best to use them a few times a week for a glowy, dewy complexion.

I have found a few different masks and scrubs you can make home that will restore, firm, and hydrate the skin. These are all easy to make and only you can adjust the ingredients however you see fit.

My Yoga Teacher Training Journey: Part 1

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/28/2017 to Exercise


Around November or so, I was going through a rough patch. I’ve been feeling lost and unfulfilled for quite some time, and my mind was tangled in thoughts that kept reaching dead ends. All of my friends were pursuing their dreams and chasing their passions…but where was mine? What was my passion, and what was my purpose in life? I was in desperate need of guidance, of any sign that would set me on the right path.

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 Diet and Nutrition

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 Diet and Nutrition


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 Diet and Nutrition

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.