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Celebrity Detox Diet

There are a lot of arguments nowadays when it comes to detox diets. Several experts still claim that there believably is little proof that detoxing can really flush toxins out of the body and get rid of that unwelcome fat. That being said, there are still a lot of people using this type of dieting. Even famous people like Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce Knowles, and Gwyneth Paltrow just to name a few. All of them are practicing their own celebrity detox diet and making good impressions on their fans.

So who wouldn’t wish to follow what they are doing? All of them, except for Oprah have amazing bodies. Oprah then again is trying her best to trim down again after gaining weight. However, everybody knows that when Oprah Winfrey sets her mind to something, she will definitely succeed.

All of those famous people have their own famous detox diet to follow. They commonly have their own specialists to help them get back to being fit and a trainer to lead them with the appropriate detox plan. Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce are known believers in celebrity detox diets. In fact, they are recognized for trying different cleansing procedures. Many of their cleanses have obtained a lot of criticism since critics are still doubtful as to whether or not they can really cleanse or not. But they still use it! Gwyneth does however seek advice from a famous detox doctor who has helped her with her New Year detox.

The very sexy Angelina Jolie did a popular detox diet and attempted to lose 21 pounds in 21 days. According to reports, as a result of this detox, she ended up in fatigue and stopped her detox diet to be able to eat some small meals. When doing a cleanse or detoxing, it is crucial to listen to your body.

There are a lot of benefits in doing a detox diet, although the procedure is difficult, the result of this can also be good since we will feel more alert and have more energy. This is especially the case after the regimen is done. All the same, like ordinary people, celebrities can also go overboard and can suffer the same weariness as us even if they are working with their famous specialists. If they do their detox plan longer than expected, they can end up in having a damaging result. Just a healthy precaution for dieters- although doing your detox diet may be good for you, do not attempt to imitate what some celebrities do, even their famous experts can’t help them when they are fainting, and starving. Some of them taking it to the extreme and don’t properly follow their cleanse. When cleansing, follow the directions of the cleanse, don’t invent your own.

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Celebrity Diets

You probably wonder how celebrities always look so slim and trim. Here’s the way I understand Celebrity Diets. You hear them say that they eat right and work up a sweat exercising. Some are telling you the truth but others do some pretty weird things to look  trim and slim.

Most of the truthful celebrities do the following or close to them.

They eat breakfast. One celebrity trainer suggests to his celebrity clients (which includes Jennifer Lopez, leah Remini and Penelope Cruz that they eat within 30 minutes after waking up he claims that this tells your body that you’re not hungry. He suggests something like a cup of oatmeal, some fruit for fiber and scrambled egg whites for protein.

Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more successful at long term weight loss than those that don’t eat breakfast. Eating breakfast gets your metabolism going helps you control your eating habits throughout the day.

Another celebrity trainer suggests cutting out white food (carbs) such as bread, cookies, rice and pasta. They are all high in sugar. Sugar burns off first rather than the stored fat. One of his famous clients, Cameron Diaz, gets her carbs from fruits and vegetables instead. If you stop eating white foods and go to whole wheat products. They are almost as bad for you. Just use common sense and substitute for food that you, yourself know is nutritious and healthy for you.

They choose the right vegetables. How about eating watery vegetables and fruit such as lettuce, celery, cucumbers, melons, oranges and grapes. They help you not to bloat by flushing out your system. Fergie and Denise Richards practice this on the advise of their nutritionist. Another nutritionist advises Charlize Theron to pile her plate high with asparagus and green beans because she claims they’re high in fiber and less likely to expand in the stomach area.

Another New York nutritionist claims produce like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beans, apples, pears and prunes lead to gas and bloating. She also advises to cut out diet drinks before an event that you’d like to look your best at because the carbonation and artificial sweeteners can also lead to bloating. Try dandelion, peppermint or chamomile tea instead. They have calm, soothing effects without the bloating.

A super model trainer with clients like Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler helps them keep in shape by advising them to add red pepper flakes, chopped jalapenos or hot pepper sauce to their food. He claims outside of adding a great flavor, you are less hungry so, of course you have a tendency to eat less. But remember, more isn’t better. Just use about a quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a dash of Tabasco.

Celebreties also snack another celebrety trainer has Jennifer Garner and Elizabeth Berkley carry 150 calorie snacks in coolers. The snacks may include apple slices, low fat string cheese and a few crackers with chicken salad or a few slices of rolled up turkey and a handful of grapes.

Hollywood loves organic. The pesticides on non organic fruits and vegetables stunts homonal growth that leads to weight gain and is just plain poisonous to your system. Most celebrities in the know try to stay away from processed and packaged foods. They are full of preservatives and salt. This is very difficult to do these days because packaged and processed foods outnumber outnumber our healthy choices by a very large margin. Also look for range free eggs and beef and chicken that is natural rather than pumped full of hormones.

A Hollywood celeb trainer advocates the 3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Gone plan. He helped Jessica Alba and Halle Berry get back in shape after their pregnancy. They ate 3 meals, 2 snacks and drank a liter of water per day. They ate about 1700 calories per day and totally avoided refined sugar, salt and sauces.

And lastly and unfortunately some celebrities use meds to lose weight. Amongst other drugs, they are using Adderall, an ADD medication. It was marketed in the 60’s and 70’s as a diet pill because it decreases appetite and speeds up your metabolism. Paris Hilton was in the news not too long ago for using it and being hospitalized for it. Needless to say, stay away from this type of weight loss.

If you decide to follow any of these Celebrity Diets, you probably should ask expert advice, such as a dietitian or your doctor before starting it.

Glen Nordstrom is a writer who specializes in dieting. You can check out his latest website at Successful Diets

Barnabas Health Teams Up With Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot To Launch “Life Is Better Healthy” Cooking Video Series

West Orange, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Barnabas Health, the state’s largest not-for-profit health care system, today announced the launch of a new healthy cooking video series starring celebrity chef Sam Talbot. Talbot, a season two semi-finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef, teamed up with Barnabas Health to showcase recipes and dishes that promote wellness and healthy living. In support of the series, Barnabas Health is also re-launching an enhanced Wellness Website and the videos will be showcased on social media.

“Building healthier communities is a crucial part of Barnabas Health’s mission,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “As we become more intimately involved with our communities’ wellness in places where people work, live, and play, we will be providing education programs that will yield measurable behavior changes and health outcomes. This video series is another way for us to impact the well-being of the communities we serve.”

Diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 Diabetes, Talbot lives with a deep understanding of the impact food can have on a person’s life. This perspective has allowed him to develop unique recipes highlighting the importance of eating right and cooking healthy.    

Talbot is featured in 11 videos with Barnabas Health dieticians combining the science of nutrition as it relates to healthy eating and wellness with the art of cooking.

“Partnering with a health care system like Barnabas Health has been a wonderful opportunity to fulfill my mission to showcase the special blend of science and the art of cooking while promoting health and wellness, said Talbot. “The videos and unique recipes were designed to make cooking enjoyable and help educate families on the importance of nutrition and eating healthy.”

The “Life is better healthy cooking series with Sam Talbot” was designed to help educate families on how to eat healthier in a fast paced, fast food environment. The series also highlights the importance of making healthy choices of fruits and vegetables instead of highly processed, fast and convenient foods. These recipes are simple, quick, nutritious, and inexpensive.

The 11-episode series includes videos on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacking, fast food, processed food and balanced diet as well as episodes featuring seasonal foods and recipes.

Content for the videos were developed by Talbot in conjunction with Barbara Mintz, RD, Vice President of Healthy Living and Community Engagement for Barnabas Health.

In addition to the ‘Life is better healthy’ cooking videos, the enhanced Wellness Website also features healthy recipes, health quizzes, diet and exercise tips, age-specific guidelines for appropriate health screenings and tests, as well as health blogs and an A to Z health library.

“This website and the new, interactive content featured were developed to promote healthier eating habits and healthier living,” says Ms. Mintz. “Our goal is to help the community become more informed about the importance of healthful eating and the positive impacts it can have on their overall health and wellness.”

“At Barnabas Health, ‘Life is better healthy’ is not just our motto – it’s our way of life. We incorporated that philosophy into this website redesign and truly made it all about the people we serve and gave them access to resources they can use to achieve optimal health,” added Ms. Mintz.

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Nap Like a Celebrity with NapAnywhere’s Oscars

Williamsburg, Virginia (PRWEB) February 19, 2015

It’s time to nap like the Oscar celebrities! Academy Award nominees can rest assured that they will receive a good flight’s sleep as they return home. A NapAnywhere® will be in every Oscar Gift Bag. We thought that you and your friends deserve a good flight’s sleep too!

NapAnywhere, LLC, is thrilled to announce that they will be participating in the Distinctive Assets “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®“Gift Bag. The Gift Bags will be given after the February 22nd Oscars ceremony. It will be presented to non-winning nominees in the Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director categories because “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®”. One will also be given to the host, Neil Patrick Harris. The gift bag, worth approximately $ 80,000, will also include Mediterranean sea salts, travel vouchers, and fine art.

The NapAnywhere minimalist sleep device facilitates a restful sleep wherever a traveler ventures.

The patented NapAnywhere has received many awards and distinctions. It received the 2014 Product Innovation Award at the International Travel Goods Show. It has appeared on Kym Douglas’ Hallmark Channel segment titled, “Kym’s First Class Feeling.” The NapAnywhere has also been featured on Gizmodo, NPR, and at the Travel and Adventure Show.

“We are honored to have been chosen to be part of the “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®” Gift Bag. Everyone deserves a good ‘in flight’ sleep” said Dr. Ravi Shamaiengar, creator of the NapAnywhere pillow. Dr. Shamaiengar’s innovative design was the result of many painful and sleepless flights.

When not in use, the NapAnywhere pillow can easily fit inside a purse or a laptop bag. The device conforms to fit the shape of the sleeper’s head and, most importantly, the angle to which their head is tilted. After using the NapAnywhere, fliers can wake refreshed, alert, and ready to take on the coming day.

NapAnywhere is offering everyone a chance to travel in comfort with the NapAnywhere “Nap Like a Celebrity – NapAnywhere Oscars® Giveaway”. To participate in the drawing visit and enter the coupon code NAP@OSCARS before Feb 22nd @ 11:59pm CST and receive 15% off the product (regular shipping and handling required). You will be entered in the drawing to win 5 more NapAnywheres for friends and family (a $ 350 value). Participants can give NapAnywhere travel pillows to their own Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director. Winners will be notified on Monday, February 23rd.

More information about the NapAnywhere can be found at The Distinctive Assets’ Everybody Wins at the Oscars® Gift bag has no affiliation with any official Oscar® bag or A.M.P.A.S®.

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Achieve Fitness Success in 2015: Tips from Topical BioMedics and Celebrity Trainers Laurie Towers and Elite-Ilit Ziegelman

Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2014

The New Year is here! January is a time of new beginnings, when people are inspired to take action so they’ll look and feel better—which usually includes losing weight and shaping up. Topical BioMedics, Inc., the makers of natural Topricin Pain Relief and Healing Cream formulas, and celebrity fitness trainers and radio show co-hosts Laurie Towers and Elite-Ilit Ziegelman offer the following tips for getting a new regimen off to the right start and strategies for saying the course so it becomes a lifestyle.    

Ms. Towers, who founded Physical Advantage in Manhattan and Los Angeles and co-founded The Bridal Body Shop on the east and west coasts with personal trainer Ms. Ziegelman says, “Interestingly, the fitness industry is a multibillion dollar one that tends to work for people mainly in the short term rather than the long run. We have a tendency to use getting into shape—or the ideology of it—based on a calendar incentive rather than a general way of living. We don’t invest in what I call our ‘Physical 401k’ and it truly is about everything we do for our bodies now that determines how well we age. Embracing a regimen of healthy eating and exercise as a lifestyle is the only way to see results.”

Proper planning and execution both pre- and post-workout are important for fitness success and sticking with a regimen. Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY, says, “There’s a tendency for people to start a new exercise program with a manic zeal. They don’t prepare their body, they work out too long and with too much intensity, and then they don’t allow the proper amount of time for the body to rest and recover. Basically, they just overdo it. As a result their muscles and joints become sore or injured, and they get turned off to working out.”

Here are tips offered by Ms. Towers, Ms. Ziegelman, and Mr. Paradise to get and stay on the fitness track for lasting results and better health.

— Pick activities you like to help you stay motivated. There are lots of choices, from circuit machine training and yoga to spin cycling and Zumba. If you aren’t someone who enjoys the gym or are pressed for time, take walks, buy a set of free weights, or workout with a fitness DVD at home. If you’re a morning person, set your alarm a little earlier to fit in a workout; if you’re a night owl, schedule your routine toward the end of the day. If you enjoy what you’re doing, and carve out the time, you’re more likely to stick with it.

— Set realistic goals. And persevere—results take time. Enjoy the transformation of your body as it happens, little by little, and applaud each success.

–When you’re short on time, break your routine up. You don’t have to do your workout all at once because shorter but frequent sessions are also beneficial. Fifteen or twenty minutes of exercise two or three times a day may fit into your schedule better than a single session.

–Get your body used to exercising. Start slowly, be consistent, and work your way up to a more ambitious routine.

–The body likes challenges and variety. Stave off boredom by mixing up your program—for example, do something aerobic one day, weight-bearing/calisthenics another, yoga the next.

–Enlist friends to join you. The buddy system is a great way to stay focused and motivated.

–Don’t let injuries derail you. Take steps to prevent them by warming up, cooling down, and stretching properly. Also avoid the temptation to overdo it—there’s a difference between challenging yourself and punishing your body.

–Be consistent. Ms. Towers says, “Embrace a marriage of eating well and exercising with the same dedication that you have to brushing your teeth. You would never consider a day where you didn’t take the time to pick up a toothbrush, and exercise should be the same thing. Start a routine, make it a habit, and stick with it. Before you know it, it will become a lifestyle.”


When it comes to exercise, realize there can be too much of a good thing. Says Ms. Ziegelman, “Giving your body the time it needs to rest and recover between workouts is an important part of a fitness program. So is varying your routine so that you work every muscle group without overworking any of them.”

What about the pain and gain equation? Post-workout soreness is one of the main reasons why people quit a new exercise routine. Although a certain degree of soreness is to be expected, it can be controlled so that it doesn’t undermine your efforts. Warming up, cooling down, stretching, pacing yourself as you push yourself, and allowing adequate time for recovery all come into play to help you make the most of your workouts without undo suffering or injury. In addition, your cells need water, so it’s important to stay hydrated. Plan to drink one 20 – 24 oz. bottle of water per hour of working out.

The reason for soreness—and the importance of taking the time to rest and recover—is that muscles grow and become stronger when they are subjected to forces that cause tiny tears in the muscle fibers. During the recovery period following a workout, the body works to repair these fibers and builds new blood vessels to the stressed area. In addition, during recovery, the energy-generating components of the cells develop a higher work capacity, and your bone density increases.


Topricin natural biomedicine cream formulas can assist new as well as experienced athletes in their endeavors to stay active. Mr. Paradise explains, “Topricin provides safe, effective relief and recovery, and addresses the physical demands of working out. Applied pre- and post-workout Topricin can help prevent injury, improve performance, and promote faster recovery.”

Top sports doctor Robert Gotlin—director, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation—encourages the use of Topricin for athletes. He says, “Whether it is an ankle sprain, low back disc disease or carpal tunnel syndrome, debilitating pain often interferes in recreational and professional sporting activities. While there are many modalities available for treating these conditions, many carry significant side effect profiles and others can be overly sedating. Fortunately, I was introduced to Topricin. This odorless and greaseless topical has become a mainstay in my medical toolbox.”

Topricin provides athletes with another significant advantage. It not only intends to heal the aches of pains of working out, it also proves a viable alternative to chemical pain medications and their hazardous side effects. According to Mr. Paradise, “Using oral pain medications or topical ointments with menthol, camphor, and/or other counterirritants does absolutely nothing to promote the healing process. In fact, these products literally shut down the healing process as they address the symptoms, not the cause of the pain. Conversely, Topricin quickly relieves pain by delivering a combination of synergized molecular biomedicines through the skin that stimulate the draining of toxins and fluids through the lymphatic system. This allows a return of oxygen rich blood flow in the micro-capillaries to the affected area, maximizing the body’s healing and repairing process.”

Physical Advantage and The Bridal Body Shop trainers use Topricin as protocol with their clients. Ms. Towers explains, “The most important part of any workout is the recovery phase, so I wouldn’t put my faith in a product that does anything less than aiding and abetting this process.”


A healthy lifestyle regimen includes eating well, and many people make a New Year’s resolution to diet as well as work out. But diets are not a ”magic bullet” and in fact can be counterproductive when an individual feels deprived or gets discouraged when they reach a weight-loss plateau. Like working out, the key is to make healthy eating a lifestyle.

Ms. Ziegelman says, “A great body is not just made in the gym, it’s made in the kitchen and dining room. Getting your body to look the way you want takes time, so don’t lose patience or motivation. There is no greater investment than your health, so make sure that you remind yourself of this constantly.”

Ms. Towers and Ms. Ziegelman offer the following tips for successfully transitioning to a healthier diet.

–Take inventory of what’s in your refrigerator and in your pantry. Get rid of the food and snacks that you know will sabotage your healthier eating habits, so you won’t be tempted when you experience a moment of craving.

–Bring your lunch to work instead of ordering in. Just by doing this you are ensuring both quality control and well as quantity…Not to mention the added benefit of keeping your wallet fatter.

–Rather than sitting at the table after dinner, enlist your dining partner in a walk to burn off calories and get your blood circulating.

–Cut calories without sacrificing taste by substituting sugar with healthier sweeteners when you are cooking, or even in your coffee or tea. A better, natural choice is stevia.

–Nobody is perfect. Says Ms. Towers, “Remember that it is not only natural but desirable to allow yourself a ‘cheat day’ and indulge in the less-than-healthy foods you enjoy. The key is to use that day as a reward for a well-balanced nutritional investment that you abide by the rest of the week.”


Founded by massage therapist and personal trainer Laurie Towers and personal trainer Elite-Ilit Ziegelman, The Bridal Body Shop is based in New York’s Upper East Side and Staten Island, as well as Los Angeles, California, with clients across the country. The business’ arsenal of trainers provide home service, gym sessions, and “virtual training” programs customized for brides, grooms, their parents, and bridal parties to make it all about convenience during this hectic period.

“Our mission is to get brides in the best possible shape to embark on their new life—without drugs or plastic surgery,” says Towers. “Our personal trainers will create a fitness and diet plan specifically tailored for the individual’s needs for results, health and lifestyle. So with “The Bridal Body Shop,’ it couldn’t be easier and safer for the bride-to-be to get in the shape she’s always wanted to be in. And of course, grooms, too.”

For more information on “The Bridal Body Shop” and its services, visit To access The Bridal Body Shop Internet Radio show:


Physical Advantage is Manhattan’s premier sports and performing arts massage and fitness center, with offices in Los Angeles, California, as well. Armed with celebrity trainers, Physical Advantage provides the ultimate in easy access to a better body, stress reduction, and overall wellness. Perennially named to New York Magazine’s “Best of” issue and featured on Fox TV, it has established itself as the premiere “serious” rehabilitative massage and personal training center in Manhattan. Professional athletes, marathoners and triathletes, dancers, actors, and opera singers regularly visit Physical Advantage to get the kinks out and help their bodies heal, recover and renew. All therapists and personal trainers are licensed and certified, and are skilled at providing treatments designed for both short-term pain relief and long-term results.

Physical Advantage treats customers on location and also makes house calls. For more information, visit


20 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, and was listed among the Top 100 Green Products of 2012 by Healthy Holistic Living.

The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations). Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

For over 20 years, the company has assisted hundreds of thousands of people suffering with pain and those addicted to painkillers to achieve fully restored and robust healthy living. Unfortunately, millions of people continue to suffer in pain, with many experiencing the hazardous side effects of OTC chemical pain pills or negative effects of narcotic Rx painkillers—an epidemic that turns the lives of American families upside down and is undermining the very fabric of our country.

Because of the company’s experience in addressing these challenges, it has launched its

“Get Relief, Give Relief” initiative: for every Topricin product purchased directly from the company, it will donate a tube of Topricin to a free pain clinic or charitable organization. To participate in “Get Relief, Give Relief,” order from or call 1-800-LES-PAIN (537-7246).

Topical BioMedics now offers TopTrack, a new app for on-the-go pain tracking and monitoring. TopTrack is available free of charge for iPad via the App Store, and will roll out on additional devices in the coming months.

Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

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