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Product Review: Charcoal toothpaste

I thought from the look of it, that this was going to be terrible! However; there isn’t a taste! It’s like dry ash in your mouth.

My Directions: wet your toothbrush and dab it into the charcoal toothpaste. A little Dab will do ya!

Brush your teeth just like you normally would. That’s it! It’s that simple. They even give you a black toothbrush so you don’t get grossed out by the white toothbrush getting stained (I assume).

It did brighten my teeth a little and made them super clean.

I only tried it twice, I want to see what prolonged repeated use does, so stay tuned!

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Product Review: Dragonfly Effect Naturals – Detox Toothpaste 

   
   
This has got to be the nastiest shit I have ever put in my mouth! 

It has diatomaceous earth in it! That’s the white shit you put in your pool filter! Crazy!! 

It also has bentonite clay! 

It was disgusting tasting! I taste no cinnamon! All I taste is sea salt! And it has a horrible texture. 

Ok all that being said. How does it work? 

FUCKING AMAZING!  Yes; I am cursing a lot this post, but it is purely for effect! This stuff is amazing! Once you get past the gross factor; it actually makes your teeth and mouth feel cleaner than it’s ever been! 

Furthermore; I have problems with keeping my teeth white as I brush too hard and always make my gums bleed and that stains my teeth yellow. 3-4 times brushing with this and my teeth are several shades whiter! 

I can’t believe it! This stuff is amazing on so many levels! Next time I will definitely get the spearmint or wintergreen flavor!

Each ingredient has a specific purpose for

HOLISTIC DENTAL CARE

Xylitol not a sugar at all although it tastes and behaves like one. It is a wood alcohol that is low in glycemic index. It also has incredible antibacterial, antivral, and antifungal properties. Xylitol is a great sugar alternative because it only feeds probiotics and not candida.

Essential Oils are extracts from fruit, leaves, stems, flowers, roots, and bark. Each essential oils serves a unique purpose, from antibacterial to antiviral, or to energize, calm, detoxify, or aid in body processes. They also smell and taste great!

Sea Salt adds grit to an otherwise smooth consistency and contributes a fair amount of trace minerals.

Baking soda is a perfect ingredient for mouth cleaning. It alkalinizes mouth acidity and combats fungal growth. It removes plaque and has anti-cavity properties.

Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells, otherwise called silica. Silica helps with calcium absorbtion, cleansing parasites and heavy metals, and more.

Bentonite Clay is usually derived from volcanic ash that has fallen into prehistoric bodies of water that eventually dried up, leaving behind mineral rich deposits. Bentonite is extremely efficient at removing toxins, heavy metals, and radiation from the body.

-dragonflyeffectnaturals.com


Restaurant Review: Organic Avenue – cold-pressed juices to grab and go plus!

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Organic Avenue is the only organic plant-based grab-and-go brand in the U.S., providing fresh breakfast, lunch and light dinner entrees and cold-pressed juices that make healthy eating easily accessible and delicious. With an engaging community atmosphere across 12 New York City stores, including a new flagship at 5 Bryant Park, Organic Avenue offers flavor-focused hot and cold wraps, hot grain bowls, soups, oatmeals and juices that blend tasty options with optimal nutritional benefits. Customers are encouraged to interact with Wellness Concierges and knowledgeable store advisors, who provide a welcoming experience with their nutritional and lifestyle information and interactive community events. Organic Avenue is owned by Weld North, an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses.
Follow Organic Avenue on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Denise Mari, Founder

Denise founded Organic Avenue in 2000, combining her passion for whole foods, healing, vegetarianism and entrepreneurship. She is the author of Organic Avenue: Recipes for Life, Made with LOVE* and continues to be inspired by the implications of a Live, Organic, Vegan, Experience.

I was surprised at how delicious all the food was! The coconut yogurt (fake yogurt like substance) tasted like yogurt even though the wasn’t any dairy in it! The Chocolate Mousse didn’t taste like Chocolate Mousse but it was delicious and the base ingredient is avocado! Which is a staple in my current diet! The Matcha Tea and Chia seed was also delicious! It’s flavors were layered nicely! At $6-8 I would buy all of the products again, but not too often!

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The Dragon’s Breath was $4 and wasn’t bad the flavors were layered first the lemon then the ginger and pow the cayenne! I saved it for preworkout and it was nice!
I want to try to reverse engineer it for myself! It seems easy enough to make.


Restaurant Review: Liquiteria – smoothies plus!

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In 1996 Liquiteria pioneered the original cold pressed juice in
New York City, delivering health and balance to our devoted guests
who quickly become a part of the Liquiteria extended family.

Our cold pressed juice is packed with easily digestible raw vitamins, minerals and enzymes from fresh fruits and vegetables, flooding your body with wholesome nutrition and the nourishment you crave.

We are committed to offering the finest nutritional options available. Our stores are a healthy oasis, delivering a fun, vibrant, and comfortable atmosphere. Sit back and relax with friends, hang out with our team, or just pop in, grab and go—we’ve got something for everyone.

Our Cleansing Coaches and Ambassadors are energetic, approachable and knowledgeable. This passionate team strives to personalize your Liquiteria experience; they’re always on hand to guide you and answer your questions, no matter your health goals or lifestyle.

The Liquiteria menu offers a wide range of cold pressed juices, cleansing options, superfood smoothies, herbal supplements, healthy snacks and remarkably fresh and wholesome grab and go options. Our menu is custom designed to ensure that you don’t just survive, you thrive.

Liquiteria is about inclusion—we welcome everyone. We believe balance and not extremism is the key to reaching your full potential. No matter your current lifestyle, our mission is simply to inspire you to live a life filled with health and vitality.

What is Cleansing?
The cleansing process allows your digestive system to rest while fully nourishing your body with live enzymes and nutrients. Our cleanse programs are designed to rejuvenate and alkalize your body. The reward of a successful cleanse is enhanced well-being at all levels: you will feel leaner, have a glowing complexion and live each day with increased vitality and energy.

The duration of a cleanse varies based on your current level of health and prior experience with cleansing and cold pressed juice. We offer four options for beginners and expert cleansers alike. In addition, our Cleansing Coaches are available to personalize a program to suit your individual needs.

Why Cleanse?
Is your body functioning at its optimum health? We can all benefit from recharging our systems by eliminating toxins and flooding our bodies with nutrients. During a fresh juice cleanse, your digestive system has the opportunity to rest, allowing your body to utilize the energy normally required for digestion to restore your entire system.

Positive effects of a cold pressed juice cleanse include:

Increased energy
Improved mental clarity
Reduced bloating
Boosted immune system
Heightened senses
Rejuvenated skin
Normalized digestion
Reduced inflammation
Improved metabolic function
Deeper and more restful sleep
Weight loss
Reduced cravings for unhealthy foods
Restored alkalinity
Toxin release
Before a Cleanse
To ensure you get the best results from your cleanse, we suggest modifying your diet up to a week before you begin.

We recommend eliminating:

Caffeine
Alcohol
Nicotine
Refined Sugar
Wheat
Processed Foods
In place of these items, we suggest consuming 80% raw foods, including fresh fruit and vegetables and an ample amount of water to keep you hydrated. To introduce the juices to your system before cleansing, you can also drink two to four cold pressed juices during the day and enjoy a dinner consisting of salad, steamed vegetables and a serving of lean protein.

During
Drinking a juice every two to three hours ensures that you flood your body with rich nutrition throughout the day.

Water is extremely important during your cleanse as it flushes your organs and blood system of toxins. Juices drench your body with live nutrients, encouraging your cells to release toxins and allowing the water to carry them away.

As you become a more experienced cleanser, you will learn how your body responds best. The process of periodic cleansing will become easier over time and your results will enhance every time you cleanse.

For the best results during your cleanse:

Drink all of your daily cold-pressed juices in the order as directed
Drink your bodyweight in ounces of water daily
Drink one juice every 2½ to 3 hours
Rest when you’re tired
Exercise lightly to promote blood circulation; try yoga, deep breathing and gentle cardio
Exfoliate your skin, take saunas and hot baths
Post
Coming off your cleanse properly is important. The first day after a cold pressed juice cleanse, drink juices and smoothies, eat soups and consume lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. At this point, your body will feel deeply rejuvenated—take this new experience to build momentum toward a healthier lifestyle.

Lifestyle
Cleansing is a remarkable and effective process that heals and nourishes your body. Once you have achieved your desired results, maintaining is simple if you follow what you learned during your cleanse.

The best maintenance program includes keeping your diet clean:

Drink 2 to 3 fresh cold-pressed juices daily
Keep your food intake at 80% fresh fruits and vegetables
Drink your body weight in ounces of water daily
Exercise regularly
Exfoliate your skin regularly
Alkalinity
We suggest your dietary goal be to maintain an alkalinity of 7.36, as your body performs best when the blood is slightly alkaline.

The body’s pH is measured on a scale of 0–14. At 7.36 your pH is balanced and anything below 7.36 too acidic. An acidic body is prone to fatigue, stress and inflammation, and can experience a loss of lean muscle mass and weight gain. Keeping your body’s alkalinity at 7.36 or above is optimal and achievable with a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruit and cold pressed green juice.

Alkalization is the process of alkalizing your body, allowing it to thrive and ward off disease.

To achieve an optimal alkaline balance:

Drink nutrient-dense, live green juices full of chlorophyll
Drink your body weight in ounces of pure water per day
Maintain 80% of your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables
The paramount way to reset your alkalinity is to complete a 3 to 5 day cleanse with fresh cold pressed juice.

our menu
we deliver in new york city

Smoothies
Liquiteria smoothies deliver dense nutrition to your body; they are rich and velvety—a pleasing result of fresh fruits, vegetables and superfoods.

MEAN GREEN
kale, spinach, mango, bananas, golden pineapple & fresh golden pineapple juice

Benefits: The only smoothie on the menu with fresh leafy greens blended inside! Great source of vitamin C and packs a big energy boost.

PEACHES AND DREAM
peaches, strawberries, bananas, apple cider, aloe vera, energy memory & cinnamon

Benefits: This smoothie has aloe used for detoxifying the digestive tract and skin, energy memory for a boost in mental energy and clarity plus cinnamon for circulation.

BERRY POWERFUL
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein & flax seeds

Benefits: This smoothie is packed with antioxidants from the berries to build muscle and burn fat. It’s a great meal replacement!

HANGOVER CURE
papaya, peaches, bananas, apple cider, vanilla almond milk, coconut, vitamin c, liver-kidney-lymph detox & honey

Benefits: Papayas are high in enzymes that aid in digestion.

BULLDOZER
bananas, peanut butter, vanilla almond milk & chocolate whey protein

Benefits: Our highest protein content smoothie. Very filling.

POWER PIÑA COLADA
golden pineapple, strawberries, bananas, apple cider, coconut & bee pollen

Benefits: Bee pollen is one of nature’s perfect foods, high in amino acids and protein. This smoothie is also high in vitamin C.

COFFEE AND CACAO
fair-trade coffee, raw cacao, almond butter, bananas, chocolate almond milk, chocolate whey protein & raw coconut sugar

Benefits: One of the healthiest smoothies on the menu. This combination of high quality, raw ingredients ensures you are receiving the most nutrient-rich smoothie possible.

DEEP BLUE AÇAÍ
acai, blueberries, mango, vanilla almond milk, orange juice, ginger, vitamin c & raw coconut sugar

Benefits: High in antioxidants and vitamin C, this smoothie has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts the immune system.

“GREEN” MONSTER
blueberries, strawberries, bananas, apple cider, super green food & vegan protein

Benefits: Super Green Food – chock-full of vegetable, grass and sprout powders, high in nutrients and amino acids. Vegan protein, berries and apple cider make it incredibly nutritious yet light enough before exercise.

MUDSLIDE
blueberries, bananas, vegan protein, spirulina & vanilla almond milk

Benefits: High in protein, vitamins and amino acids. Recommended for building muscle and boosting the immune system. Our lowest calorie smoothie.

SKINNY
bananas, strawberries, apple cider, fat burner & vegan protein

Benefits: Great way to start the day and burn fat. Rich in vitamin C and a solid meal replacement.

Boosters
Our boosters include a mix of superfoods and organic herbal blends designed to enhance your overall health.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

FAT BURNER
Accelerates the fat-burning process, increases energy and decreases sugar cravings.

IMMUNITY NOW
Strengthens the immune system.

FRESH GINGER
Relieves nausea and indigestion.

ENERGY MEMORY
Fights fatigue and rebuilds energy.

LIVER-KIDNEY-LYMPH DETOX
Increases rate at which your body removes toxins.

COLD & SINUS BLASTER
Increases immunity with a focus on the common cold and sinuses.

GRASS-FED WHEY PROTEIN
Burns fat and builds muscle, gluten and soy-free (choice of vanilla or chocolate).

PLANT BASED VEGAN PROTEIN
Rich in essential amino acids, gluten and soy-free.

SPIRULINA
Antioxidant rich, boosts energy and supports cellular health.

VITAMIN C
Strengthens Immune System.

ALOE VERA
Pure digestive healer

BEE POLLEN
Promotes vitality and stamina.

CAYENNE
Revitalizes respiratory system.

FLAX SEED OIL
Benefits cardiovascular system.

HONEY
Fights allergies and soothes sore throats.

SUPER GREEN FOOD
Blend of greens, fiber, enzymes and antioxidants.

Grab-n-Go
Our chef and nutritionist has developed a revolutionary menu based on solid, contemporary nutritional principles, using ingredients assured to energize and keep you balanced. Our menu appeals to everyone: vegans, vegetarians, carnivores – we have what your body craves. All items are prepared daily using only the freshest gluten and dairy-free ingredients. Our menu includes wholesome, nutritious soups, salads, entrees, snacks and desserts.

HOT OATMEAL
Your choice of milk: regular, rice or almond milk.
Choice of toppings: walnuts, cinnamon, raisins, honey, brown sugar, green apple, banana, strawberries, blueberries and honey.

PEANUT BUTTER AÇAÍ BOWL
Açaí blended blended with apple cider, almond milk and banana, topped with granola and a big scoop of peanut butter.

MEAN GREEN AÇAÍ BOWL
Açaí blended with spirulina, super green food, apple cider, vanilla almond milk and banana, topped with sliced banana, fresh blueberries & granola.

AÇAÍ TOPPINGS
Choice of additional toppings:
fresh berries
sliced banana
peanut or almond butter
boosters

-liquidteria.com

This place was really cool, fun and bright! But highly overpriced!

The Raw Chocolate Chia pudding was extremely tiny and about $8.00

The PEANUT BUTTER AÇAÍ BOWL was $7.50 and twice the size of the Chia pudding.

All that being said they were both delicious! The pudding was creamy and with the fresh raspberries the flavor just jumped out unexpectedly when you bit them. Would I get it again? Absolutely! But not very often due to the price!

The PEANUT BUTTER AÇAÍ BOWL was totally marketed wrong! I wasn’t sure exactly what I was getting! It turned out to be like frozen yogurt. I wasn’t sure if it was hot or cold, or just a bowl of fruit in a bowl with peanut butter on top.

They also had almond butter for those that prefer that.

Overall; check this place out! There are numerous locations around NYC. If you are in the area stop by!

**Update** July 7th 2014
I had a fee products over the weekend. The Killer XX juice was potent and it’s kind of like fire cider, but it’s more gentle due to the apple in it, but the cayenne and ginger is still strong! I liked it a lot.

The quinoa brownie was dry and tasted like wood chips just like the carrot cake both I can do without!

Now comes the smoothie!
The Blue Velvet is amazing! The nut butter is strong and the berries enhance the flavor overall it’s probably one of the best tasting and healthiest shakes I have ever had! I love it and will definitely get it again! However; I want to see how much whey protein they add next time!

**Update** July 17th 2014
Tried to make my own blue velvet today, it was close and was delicious, but not quite.


Supplement Review: Farmer Jim’s Small Batch Ketchup *

Farmer Jim’s is a craft producer of ketchup, meaning we make it by hand.
Why Farmer Jim’s?
It’s the best ketchup in the world.
Slow cooked in small batches, it comes in two flavors – Original and Spicy Chipotle.
It’s made with pureed tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, honey, molasses, and a secret blend of spices.
It has only 55mg of sodium per serving, and 1g of sugar.
It’s proudly made in Montclair, New Jersey

farmerjimsco.com

His website really sucks! But don’t hold that against him!

Stay tuned for review!

My diet has been weird and I haven’t had the opportunity for ketchup until today, I had a few hard boiled eggs today, so I opted for my Farmer Jims small batch Chipotle Ketchup and let me tell you, it’s the best tasting ketchup I have ever had! It was delicious! It had a ragu tomato sauce like consistency but tasted like a rich ketchup and it also has a kick! I love it!

What is better than the taste? The nutritional value! It’s only 10 calories per serving and only 2g of carbs! With 1g of sugar! That’s ridiculous!! Plus it’s organic and unlike Heinz it does not contain horrible products like high fructose corn syrup!

I actually wrote Heinz about them containing High fructose corn syrup and this is their response:

May 5, 2014
Dear Louis,

Thank you for visiting our website.

As you can imagine, consumer feedback is very important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns about the use of high fructose corn syrup in Heinz products.

Recent media reports have called attention to high fructose corn syrup and its role in the U.S. diet. Many of these articles attempt to link its consumption to obesity.

It is always important to recognize that excess calories from any source can contribute to increased weight in the absence of exercise. It is incorrect to focus on any specific food or ingredient in attempting to address obesity. In moderation, all foods can fit into a healthful, balanced diet.

The Food & Drug Administration’s Obesity Working Group released a report whose primary recommendation was ‘calorie count.’ This recommendation reflects sound science and a wealth of research. This report suggests that instead of focusing on any one food ingredient, the most important message is that, to manage weight, you must balance calories consumed against energy expended. To lose weight, calorie expenditure must be greater than calories consumed.

Heinz is committed to providing a variety of options for different consumer lifestyles. As a result, we extended to our consumers yet another choice for enjoying Heinz Ketchup – to include Simply Heinz Tomato Ketchup which is made with sugar. Production began 2010 and product is now available nationally in supermarkets. This adds to our Heinz Ketchup line selection, which, beyond our base ketchup, also includes Heinz Organic Ketchup-made with organic sugar, Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup-made with Tabasco, Heinz No Salt Added Ketchup and Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup.

Once again, we are always glad to hear from our consumers, especially one as loyal to Heinz products as you.

Heinz Consumer Resource Center
HeinzConsumerAffairs@us.hjheinz.com

When contacting us, please refer to the following reference number: 003859972A

Really?? Here was my response to their response:

Arsenic can be tolerated in ultra small doses, I don’t recommend you eating that either!

Sincerely,

SSG Louis J. Bianco

Really Heinz if you stuck with your original recipe from the originator you wouldn’t need all those other types! And I guarantee high fructose corn syrup wasn’t in the original recipe!

Try Farmer Jims and then write Heinz and tell them what you think about their products!

Will Farmer Jim’s plain be as good as the chipotle? Not in my eyes I love spicy! But will it be better than other ketchup? I’m sure it will! Stay tuned for that!


Product Review: Go Raw – Organic real live Flax Bar and 100% Organic live Pumpkin Bar

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