Let’s face it, between the skyrocketing temperatures and festive outdoor activities, summer - as wonderful as it is - is definitely “oily” season. Luckily, the plethora of summer fruits and veggies makes it easier than ever to tweak your diet so you can decrease excess oil production. Here are a few nutrition and beauty tips I give my clients with oily skin to help them balance their skin naturally.Read More
Do you know how much water is ideal for YOUR unique and beautiful body? I had no idea a magical number existed until I studied water (yes, water!) in my Nutrition Therapy program. Knowledge is power, so read on to find your base amount to be drinking daily.Read More
As a holistic nutritionist, I've learned many root causes for chronically dry skin and how to tame it from the inside-out. I get asked often what to do about dry skin, so I thought I'd share a few expert tips with you. These are simple and easy to implement in your daily life and will set you on a journey to naturally supple skin!Read More
As a nutrition therapist, I often think about disease prevention and what it really means to be healthy. I’ve been coming up with checklists lately that I am certain will help us all live more healthful lives and joyful existences. Some lists, like the one below, are based on food (actually, many lists are based on food!) while others focus on supplements and lifestyle choices. I spend a lot of time educating people on actions that will help them regain their health and vitality, but what if we took actions to prevent disease and vigorously maintain wellness instead?Read More
After spending a small fortune on a (very well-loved) Vitamix blender, I've had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I also want a $400 juicer. But I was in a conundrum recently when a fellow nutritionist friend made me a game-changing juice. I say game-changing because never before has a juice felt so intensely refreshing and satisfying - as though every cell in my body was singing. As crazy as it may sound, I literally couldn't stop thinking about that juice and I was determined to find a way to make it, sans juicer. So I started experimenting with my beloved Vitamix - and who knew? It juices!Read More
I may have been called a tree hugger once or twice in my life, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that BLOOM plants a tree for every single order we receive through the Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion Campaign. This is an initiative near and dear to my heart and one that I am committed to for a very long time (or a billion trees, whichever comes first).Read More
We all know that vitamin D plays a crucial role in calcium absorption and strong bones (among countless other tasks). But did you know that your body evolved over millennia to create its own preferred form of vitamin D from sunlight? Put simply, special cells in our skin produce vitamin D3 when activated by ultraviolet (UVB) light. The perfect vitamin D - just like that, free of charge, with no trips to the supplements store.Read More
I am unabashedly a smoothie addict. I have a smoothie for breakfast six days a week and am sad on the seventh without it. I am currently creating a deep body cleansing protocol and one of the rules is that breakfast be either a high-protein, nutrient-dense smoothie or soup. Obviously, I’ve been going crazy creating smoothie recipes!Read More
If you’re into green beauty and live on the North American continent, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the work of Sheri Stroh. A champion of the clean skin care and cosmetics movement, Sheri is a Toronto-based makeup artist who could (and should!) write the book on dewy, glowing, youthful skin. I was charmed instantly by her vivacious and warm personality, but soon learned Sheri is also a no-nonsense powerhouse and cancer survivor who has advice, tips and recommendations on just about anything you want to know. In our interview, she dishes on her professional techniques for top-model skin, the perfect bedtime, and knowing when it’s time to shut it all down and take a vacation. Sheri is proving - one photoshoot at a time - that green beauty is here to stay. I am honored to share a deeper look into her fierce and fabulous life.Read More
I am not a recent convert to green beauty, but following top London makeup artist Lauren Kay on Instagram solidified my belief in the power of natural cosmetics. Lauren is revolutionizing the world of green beauty one jaw-dropping image at a time by creating seriously bold, iconic looks using all-natural and cruelty-free beauty. Her range as an artist swings effortlessly from pristine innocence to untamed goddess. In short, a brief scroll down her Instagram proves that the days of under-performing natural skin care and cosmetics are long gone. In our interview, Lauren gives us an inside look at her journey to green beauty, professional skin care tips, her upcoming Alice In Wonderland wedding (complete with a vintage carousel) and her mission to help teenage girls navigate the “smoke and mirrors” behind the beauty industry’s unquenchable thirst for perfection.Read More
Create Supple Skin By Increasing Your Hyaluronic Acid Levels Naturally
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a major buzzword in the beauty industry, and for good reason. A carbohydrate found naturally in your body's tissues, HA supports skin cell renewal, builds collagen, and heals wounds to the skin. Unfortunately, our body's natural HA levels decrease as we age, which makes it all the more important to get plenty of hyaluronic acid from outside sources. Luckily, you can confidently boost your body's levels of this beauty nutrient effectively and deliciously by incorporating a few key foods into your life.
BLOOM is on a mission to save some of the earth's most valuable forests and the millions of plants and animals that dwell within them. For every order we receive, BLOOM will plant a tree as part of The Nature Conservancy's Plant A Billion Trees Campaign.
This unprecedented restoration initiative works to restore Brazil's Atlantic Forest - of which 85% of the original 330 million acres has been cleared for timber. In the United States, the campaign plants tree seedlings in areas that have been highly degraded, and assists the natural regeneration of the forest by removing barriers to the forest’s ability to heal itself. A new campaign in China protects the forests of the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces that are home to the endangered Yunnan golden monkey and the iconic panda - species that could disappear without the richness of their forests.Read More