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May 22, 2017

Take Two of These Hangover Pills And Call Me In the Morning

 

Despite my best efforts, I just can’t drink like I used to. I’m not sure if it’s my body that’s changed, or my tolerance for hangovers, but these days if I’m going to imbibe it better be worth it. Even then, more than two drinks—especially if they involve hard alcohol—can give me a raging headache and that awful lethargy the next day. Hydration and a good night’s sleep are key, but I’ll take all the additional help I can get to keep a hangover at bay. I’ve been testing a new natural supplement called Flyby expressly for this purpose and making everyone who’s drinking with me try it, too (you know, party favors). Flyby was created to help your liver break down alcohol-induced toxins that build up when you drink—especially when you have more than one drink an hour. It’s formulated with milk thistle, Vitamin C and a cocktail of other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that support liver function, replenish nutrients and metabolize toxins like acetaldehyde. Simply take two capsules with water right before you drink, or before you go to bed. Three capsules if you plan on having a really good time. I’ve definitely noticed a difference the next day when I use Flyby—I feel better than expected and recover faster even if I do wakeup a bit sluggish. There definitely isn’t a downside  This weekend was the final test: I asked two of my supplement-savvy friends to try Flyby at a dinner party and both reported back the next morning with a resounding YES, this stuff totally works. You can try Flyby for FREE, serve the individually wrapped packets at your next party, or go all in with the 60-count bottle, which costs the same as a nice bottle of wine. I’ll drink to that!

 

 

 

 

February 27, 2017

ep. 4: Natalie Davis, Colonic Therapist

We all need healing, whether from a broken heart or a chronic health condition. Join self-help obsessed writer and founder of BeautyBets.com, Elizabeth Dehn, on a weekly spirit journey with the teachers and gurus who are transforming lives in unconventional ways. These modern-day healers will change the way you view the universe—and your ability to heal yourself.

Natalie Davis is the butt of a lot of jokes. A former candida sufferer, she saw five different doctors before finding relief with colon hydrotherapy. Now the founder of Move Colonics, Davis administers warm water using a really big tube to help people flush out the toxins that can cause everything from bloat and constipation to acne and autoimmune diseases. It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it.

NOTES FROM THE SHOW
Move Colonics
–Natalie’s DIY Detox Tips
Parasite Cleanse
–Article: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat (NYTs)
Dandy Blend Tea (coffee alternative/liver detoxifier)
Sun Potion and Moon Juice
The Candida Cure

Thank you so much for listening! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or share #healerswanted with your friends on Twitter or Instagram!

P.S. Are you a healer who’d like to appear on our show or a business interested in sponsoring an episode? E-mail elizabeth@beautybets.com for more information.

February 13, 2017

ep. 2: Katie Jasper, Prescribe Nutrition

 

We all need healing, whether from a broken heart or a chronic health condition. Join self-help obsessed writer and founder of BeautyBets.com, Elizabeth Dehn, on a weekly spirit journey with the teachers and gurus who are transforming lives in unconventional ways. These modern-day healers will change the way you view the universe—and your ability to heal yourself.

We are inundated with diets, detoxes and juice cleanses. But what we aren’t talking about is our relationship with food. How we it to self-medicate while it’s also the very thing that’s making us sick. Katie Jasper is a functional nutritionist, recovering anorexic and the co-founder of Prescribe Nutrition, whose mission is to help us feel better. It’s less complicated than you might think, but it starts with tuning in to the thing you’ve been neglecting: you. Other highlights from the episode: the booze blues, yeast infections, and the one thing we should stop eating. Katie was in the throes of a sinus infection when she joined me in-studio, a reminder that our bodies are always telling us what they need—and when to slow down.


NOTES FROM THE SHOW

Prescribe Nutrition
Whole 30
A Month Without Sugar (The New York Times)
The Insidious Yeast Infection We All Have and How to Treat it (GOOP)

Thank you so much for listening! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes or share #healerswanted with your friends on Twitter or Instagram!

P.S. Are you a healer who’d like to appear on our show or a business interested in sponsoring an episode? E-mail elizabeth@beautybets.com for more information.

 

October 11, 2016

Sober October Update + Skin Saver Smoothie

Sober October Update - Skin Saver Smoothie + Prescribe Nutrition | Beauty Bets

Hi guys! I’ve been keeping a diary during Sober October that I can’t wait to share with you in a few weeks (it’s a doozy). One of the surprising outcomes so far is how much more tuned in I am to ALL of the things I do to self-medicate—particularly eating. Food has always been a drug of choice, but I’m now hyper-aware of how boredom, stress and anxiety trigger me to consume foods that don’t nourish my body, not to mention the skewed perception I have about portions. The fact that I continue to eat even when I’m not hungry is a major red flag. While I’m not brave enough to double down on detoxes this month, I’m revisiting some of the lessons I learned from Prescribe Nutrition’s Prescribe 20 and making manageable changes that I can sustain for the long haul. Like more green juices instead of coffee. More healthy proteins, less gluten and dairy. And smoothies instead of sugar when I need an energy boost. Prescribe was generous enough to share this satisfying smoothie from their recipe collection, which you get all-access to when you sign up for Prescribe 20. Beauty Bets readers get 30 percent off the program! Sign up now for Prescribe 20 using discount code goaljeans at checkout, but start anytime. Maybe I’ll join you in November for a little Thanksgiving prep?! Sober October Update - Skin Saver Smoothie + Prescribe Nutrition | Beauty Bets

SKIN SAVER SMOOTHIE
makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies

1 ½ cups non-dairy milk or water (more if needed to thin)
4 kale leaves, center ribs removed
¾ cup blueberries, frozen
¾ cup pitted cherries, frozen
5  strawberries, frozen
1 tablespoon almond butter
2 teaspoons flax seed
½ avocado, peeled and pitted
*Protein powder (optional)

Blend non-dairy milk,  greens, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, almond butter and flaxseed in a high speed blender until well blended.  Add the avocado last and blend until just incorporated. To make a complete meal, use protein powder.  Add protein at the very end (you don’t want to overblend protein powder). Top with an extra sprinkle of flax seeds and enjoy!

photos // Mollie Michura

January 26, 2016

Why Epsom Salt Baths Are Still The Best Thing Ever

Why Epsom Salt Baths Are Still the Best Thing Ever | Beauty Bets

I think I went a good 30 years before I even know what epsom salts were besides my grandmothers had mentioned in passing. Surely they were something for aches and pains and old people? Leave it to Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham to make me pay more attention. At first I was skeptical. How could a soak in some salt take off inches? But it makes sense. I’ve experienced similar benefits sitting in hot springs and mineral baths around the world so why not in my own tub? So for the past year I’ve kept a stash of this drugstore staple on hand, adding a couple cups to my baths whenever I feel tired, sick, stressed, or want to look my best in a bathing suit (embarrassing but true). My understanding is that Epsom salt contains magnesium and sulphate which are absorbed through the skin. The reverse osmosis that takes place draws toxins and excess fluids out of the skin. What I can tell you is that it works. I’ve consistently experienced the following benefits from a 20-minute Epsom salt soak:

* reduced bloating and a flatter stomach
* inches lost (albeit temporarily); clothes fit better
* helps cure jet lag and hangovers
* soothes muscle tension and body aches
* relaxes the entire body for a better night’s sleep

Have you tried Epsom salts? Pick up the basic, unscented stuff at your local drugstore or supermarket, or for a few dollars more try Dr. Teal’s Relax & Relief Blend with essentials oils. Divine.

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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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