Archives for 2020

My Drugstore Favorites

Hello Ladies,

I am following up with you with my list from the video live chat  HERE  I did with She’s Determined To Rise founders Jennifer Gularson & Laura Hardnett last week.  I shared some of my drugstore favorites that you can easily get from any drugstore or off Amazon.  So here you go:

  • Sally Hansen airbrush for legs ( several shades )
  • Jergens foam self-tanner
  • Maybelline NY lash discovery mascara in black ( thin wand)
  • Loreal voluminous mascara in black
  • Maybelline “the falsies” lash lift in black ( MY NEW FAVORITE).
  • Maybelline Liner Master Kajal Liner in Black ( upper water line or smokey eye)
  • Maybelline The city mini palette in 540 Diamond District (great neutral shadows and using for contour the gray taupe shade – lmk if you want a video on that).
  • All of the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink ( I love the nude color line – but they all are great).
  • NYX That’s the point artistry liner black ( great stay put liner super for aging eyes doesn’t smudge and can do a cat-eye). See photo here all of this makeup used. maybelline nyc, maybelline mascara, maybelline makeup, cvs beauty, nyx liner, nyx makeup, lori tauraso, shes determined to rise, urablankslate, dry run ranch, tom ford beauty, saks fifth ave, neiman marcus, dc city center, kkw lip liner, kkw beauty, kuwtk, maybelline falsies mascara,
  • NYX Angel Veil – perfecting primer
  • Maybelline brow pencil in med brown for brows, eyeliner, lip liner ( a MUST).
  • KKW beauty lip liner, lipstick, blush pallets

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A few other things I mentioned in the video that are not drugstore:

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I hope you try a few of these products and tell me what you think – would love to hear and see your results – tag me on insta @loriannmd

XOXO

First Impressions : Front Doors & All The Trimmings

Let’s Talk Front Doors,

We are finally at that stage where I am finalizing some parts of our new home and right now it’s millwork and doors.  I find myself paying close attention to the details and the “bones” of the house.  Particularly doors trim and windows.  First impressions like the front doors and trim will be very impactful.  I will have two double doors when you enter the home.  Mike and I drew the house plans out ourselves last year and took to our friend Bill Ellison of Caddworks to CAD out an engineer for us.  Along the way, I found I made the home very traditional – very European so to speak.  I call it “French Euro Country”.  I have tons of windows and love the look with a nice size pediment at the front.  The question now is…….glass doors to bring light to the foyer?  Or an old-world lot of millwork solid wood door?  Stained white French oak?

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The look of something old – just brings me so much joy and the front door really can set the tone to your house.  There will be a courtyard that you walk through and a small porch.  I will have a french door at the mudroom entrance it is at the far end of the front elevation see here:elle decor, rue magazine, dc magazine, modern luxury, washingtonian magazine, dry run ranch, lori ann tauraso, mike tauraso visit frederick,

So the question is what kind of statement do I want to make?  The front door sets the tone really is the first impression to your guests, family, and friends.  I already think about how I will decorate it for the holidays.  Our builders (North Market Construction – Frederick, MD) Sent us to TW Perry in Germantown, MD to get siding, windows, doors, and trim.  I gave them a few pics from my Pinterest board here are some favorites:

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This one below is my inspo and envision a big double entry door:  This is my favorite look by far.

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So today after our meeting we decided to go with the solid wood custom door!  It will draw inspiration from the door pictured right above.  I am so over the moon!  It will be stunning and give that rustic old world touch I have been dreaming of from the beginning.  I mean look at the hardware – just imagine it being a matte brass look!  Ahhhhhhhhh

Next, we moved on to trim and I had in my mind to do a really large baseboard from the start.  It is important to note that because it can change the placement of the windows and the types of casing you choose as well.  Mine is a whopping 7 inches high!  YES!  That says solid and European.  If you don’t do this in the planning stages if can be a really costly fix.  We will have some picture frame type molding going up the stairs like this :

You can see all I have used as inspo on my Pinterest Board HERE

My interior doors are similar to these very simple but grand at 8ft tall!

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For my fixtures I am going to do mixed metals but leaning more towards matte brass or satin finish – Rome & Emtek make lovely hardware and thinking to do some door handles like this: elle decor, rue magazine, dc magazine, modern luxury, washingtonian magazine, dry run ranch, elle decor, emtek, rome hardware, elle decor, rue magazine, dc magazine, modern luxury, washingtonian magazine, dry run ranch, AD Magazine, decor, emtek, rome hardware,

 

 

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I am also looking at marble for the large island ( 5ft x 12ft) thick edge no waterfall here and as much marble as I can afford for the master bath.  I am loving the Calcutta viola marble with strong veins and white background.elle decor, rue magazine, dc magazine, modern luxury, washingtonian magazine, dry run ranch, elle decor, emtek, rome hardware, emtek, calacutta viola,

I can hardly stand it – it is so elegant and strong and sexy – just what I want in my bath.  Luxury at its best.  Everything else will be white with matte brass fixtures.  I posted what I fell in love with on my instastories

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Well, a few of the items are finalized but some are still in planning sessions.  I will bring you with me to the local stone yard and we can see slabs in person.

Ciao Bella Until Next Time – xoxo

GO NUDE………The Nudist Guide

Go Nude,

The Nudist Guide to dressing.  I am so in love with Nude in fashion, decor, and makeup.  I am sharing my top picks that you may want to check out for yourself and come on over to the Nude Side of the street.

Shoes are one of my favorite things period.  Nude shoes even more of a thing for me.  They go with everything (great for travel packing), elongate your legs and just look classy and elegant.  Stuart Weitzman does it well.  And I mean very well.  See some of my favorite examples below.  The Nude Collection from SW

They even come in a few shades of Nude to give you the perfect look.  These are a MUST for any closet!

The next one is very pale, not nude per se but called ‘AIR” I love that name – Side note  I’m gonna customize a paint with that name – stay tuned…. for the farm anyone remembers The Tasting Room when I did a remodel its called used to paint outside ( still up today even under new ownership)  “Nip & tuck”  dark almost black with a hint of red!  Sherwin Williams, you can get it too.   

Anywho they are a bit more white but I really like the accessible /walkable heel.

The list would not be complete without the iconic Christian Louboutin – Pigalle Nude red bottom shoes.  They kill your feet but darn look so good.  I had a pair that were too small to start gave them away may get new open toe version.  Cuz I love some red bottom shoes!

so darn pretty…… here are another pair by CL – So classic elegant and I just love them – these are a must in my closet.

 

Below are a pair of my favorite “dad sneakers”  I don’t have them but when they come in my sized again I sure will!

 

One of my all-time best are Mules.  They are easy to walk in – don’t pinch my heel look classic and just plain easy.  Run don’t walk to get yours.

 

Now for some simple nude dresses & clothes easy to mix and match every so KKW…… 

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Some classic designer nude, camel, sand color Max Mara does it best for me – hand down.  I was so happy I got my iconic Manuela Icon coat in camel – its the perfect mix of classy, elegant and luxury See it here

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It is by far one of my favorite things Mike ever bought me.  This was always a must for me in my closet!

Now for my favorite Nude lip colors……… Maybelline, KKW, and Tom Ford are my fav’s for this.

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Now Go Get Naked!  Some things are good for Spring Summer but that coat – pre-order yours now!  You will thank me later!

XOXO – TAKE A DEEP BREATH & LOVE YOURSELF – IT’S BEEN ROUGH OUT THERE. 

 

 

 

COVID-19 AT HOME DIY BEAUTY

Well, My People,

Here we are still at home.  A few things are lifting but it is slow and going on 11 weeks here in the DMV.  I hope first and foremost you and your family are healthy and safe and sound.  With that being said.  Life is different – no hair appts. no nails, botox, hydrafacials, laser treatments, spray tans dentist appts. its all on hold.  Well listen here baby we gotta keep ourselves feeling good on the inside and the out!  I am here to give you some Covid-19 at-home DIY beauty treatments I have done for years.  Now, these types of things are more important since we can go anywhere, am I right?   I am going to give a list of pretty basic products and the recipes to have at ti.  This Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to treat yourself or maybe even your mother, daughter, and spouse.  (Mike loves facials and foot soaks just saying they may need a little TLC too).  I will give you the list of products and break treatments down to two posts.  See the list below.

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  • 1-2 eggs
  • lemon (2 or so)
  • honey
  • olive oil ( good EVO)
  • coffee grounds ( stronger the better – brewed taken from the filter)
  • apple cider vinegar – APV
  • milk powder
  • baking soda
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • Epsom salt
  • tapioca powder – (for any blemishes if not blemish-prone skip this one – found in Asian markets or health food stores)

If you’re extra:

  • essential oils – I love eucalyptus and lavender
  • dry brush
  • self-tanner
  • Aquaphor
  • old socks
  • old sweat outfit or robe

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Then put it over your face – I concentrate under my eyes and around my nose area anything puffy in the morning.  let it sit for 10 min. with a towel under you – they dry and drop off   Or do it in the bath.  Your skin may begin to tingle this is good its the acids in the coffee working.  Tolerate as long as you can up to 10 min then rinse with warm water and finish with cold water rinse – add moisturizer and Volia – Lovey start and a smooth blank canvas for the day.

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Below is immediately after….. no puffy here and it exfoliated under my eyes too – win-win.  Weird angle & odd pic but its early in the morning people give me some leeway

 

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You tell me that this is not the best …… comment below.

Next cleanser boost

  • Remove makeup with a tablespoon olive oil and hot washcloth rub all over and gently rub even near your eyes.
  • Next use your cleanser – gentle or cream-based no really harsh ones, please, and wash grime and oil off.  Don’t worry we are not done
  • baking soda

Mix the two together and make a paste or put cleaners on face lather than add 1 tablespoon baking soda on top and gently rub all over – even under the eyes – it’s natural so should be fine

(reminder if anything feels bad – stop it and rinse your face off entirely).  Your face will be baby smooth – don’t forget your next and hands.

After rinsing your face with warm then cold water and finish with your nighttime serums moisturizer eye creams.  Don’t forget your lips.

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Bath Time:  Even better when puppies are involved like my baby Lincoln here….. 

Fill the tub with hot water (hot as you can stand) add 2-4 cups Epsom salt depending on tub size than add 1/2 cup baking soda – use the dry brush all over before getting into the tub.  this is not a great feeling but don’t do it to make yourself hurt just to get things moving and always go towards your heart.  Next soak for 20 min.  Sip on lemon water while in there not to get overheated.  I also add my essential oils whichever one you prefer mine is ALWAYS eucalyptus.  I will have two washcloths handy to one to put cold water on and then top my head and face when I’m too hot and one to ut essential oils on with the hot water and lay on my chest and inhale deeply.  I will set my iPhone to some soothing music and just breathe.

Come back tomorrow I’ll show you some of the other DIY Pantry Beauty treatments to do from the list – you will love them promise – esp the egg and apple cider vinegar with milk powder….

Stay Well – Be Kind To Yourself!

Love ya xoxo,

One Of My Favorites – Friday Night Dinner & Enough For Lunch This Weekend Too

OK Ladies (& Gents),

 

It has been almost one week of this cleanse – I am going for 3 weeks maybe a month.  I am down about 4 1/2 pounds.  I did cave yesterday and have a Jumbo Rice Crispy treat but other than that pretty darn good.  Sunday morning I am getting into the gym.  I am fortunate enough to have one in the basement and time to kick off the dust!  This Friday night dinner recipe is one of my favorites that I found on Foodie Crush who found it from the fantastic cookbook – Nourishing Superfood Bowl:  75 Healthy and Delicious Gluten-Free Meals to Fuel Your Day by Lindsay Cotter blogger Cotter Crunch.  I have modified it a little bit to cut out the sugar ( like ya don’t need honey or marmalade ) the sweetness of the oranges or clementines cuts the wee bit of spice – you can easily modify all this to your liking.

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Photo Credit for above and just below from Foodie Crush – Love her blog all the recipes I’ve tried from her are the bomb dot com!  Now down to business.

Meal prep tip #1: This simple marinade can be made and mixed with the chicken the day before, then baked or grilled when you’re ready to eat.

Add fresh orange slices to tamari (certified gluten-free if you’re going for it) or soy sauce for that umami, salted flavor, to a blender to mix well and serve as a marinade and a dressing, both.

Meal prep tip # 2: Grill or bake the chicken ahead of time, and dinner is ready when you are.

Add the oranges to the grill or oven and roast for even more sweetness.

Meal prep tip #3: Make the broccoli rice, stick it in the fridge, and add a healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free alternative to rice or pasta to this pasta bowl at your service.

While you could try and chop the broccoli to this fine consistency, whizzing in a food processor until fine, to me, is the way to go.

I added a whole tablespoon more sesame oil to the broccoli for flavor than Lindsay’s original recipe, so add to meet your own tastebuds, like so many other recipes out there!

Meal prep tip #4: Assemble the ingredients in a bowl and drizzle with extra orange marinade and toss with fresh herbs because that’s what makes it all so good.

 

MY ASAIN SLAW – GOOD ANYTIME – ESP DURING THIS CLEANSE…….

Ok, Gang another delish dish you can have as a main item or on the side.  My Asain Slaw – good anytime – esp during this cleanse.  I snack on it all day long.  Once you get the base down you can mix it up to your liking.

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  • 1 lb shredded veggies (your choice of purple and white cabbages, carrots, snow peas, broccoli slaw, Brussel sprouts, etc) anything your heart fancies – roughly 6-7 cups.
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro ( or Italian parsley or mint) chopped

Asian Slaw Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  •  3 tablespoons brown rice syrup, agave or honey ( any sweetener you have)
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari (or GF alternative like Braggs or Coconut Aminos)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced ( use a garlic press)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes or chili paste ( optional) or sambal is also a great choice for some mild heat

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Optional toppings:

  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • roasted, crushed peanuts or cashews

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  1. Toss slaw ingredients together in a large bowl. Add cilantro and scallions.
  2. Whisk Asian Slaw Dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Pour dressing into slaw and toss well.
  4.  Garnish with sesame seeds and/ or nuts.

notes

  1. Salad will keep up to 3-4 days in the fridge.

I eat this by itself paired with dinner – esp good with sauteed tofu or poached salmon (BTW that’s on the menu tomorrow poached salmon that is by Chef Mike Tauraso aka my hubby).

If you want to know how to poach salmon comment below…. really very easy…

 

ANTI – BLOAT DRINK – JILLIAN MICHAELS RECIPE

Anti bloat drink:

Here you go fellow cleansers the anti-bloat drink recipe – famous from Jillian Michaels You can sip on this all day long – really helps I enjoy the bitter taste. It super simple to make only 4 ingredients and one is water! 

This is Jillian Michaels’ detox water.  It consists of distilled water, cranberry juice, organic dandelion root tea, and lemon juice. Why these particular ingredients mixed together? It’s a natural diuretic drink!

But WAIT! Isn’t distilled water bad for you? The short answer is no…distilled water isn’t bad for you. Many people have this misconception because distilled water is slightly acidic and doesn’t contain any organic minerals because everything except for the pure H2O is removed during the distillation process. You want to use distilled water for a cleanse or detox because you want the pure water to help remove toxins from your system, not add more toxins back into your system!

Moreover, your kidneys regulate the minerals you consume through the foods you eat, so unless you have existing kidney issues, this drink will not harm you however if you have questions ask with your doctor or ask Jennifer from yesterday’s post on Instagram:  @ jennifergularson she is a PA-CIFMCP Functional Medicine practitioner With that said, we use spring water or alkalized water for daily water consumption while not detoxing. We don’t recommend distilled water for daily consumption because our diets are already very acidic by nature, so alkaline water is the best way to go to keep your pH balance in check.

This is a detox water that you drink along with your clean, healthy meals…it is not designed to be a full-fledged cleanse, rather it should be used to reduce bloating and water weight. It’s perfect to drink when you’re seven days away from a big event. ours on Amazon. Below are a few links to the products: Organic Dandelion Root Tea Bags Pure Cranberry Juice Pure Lemon Juice

What you need:

  • Organic Dandelion Root Tea Bags
  • Pure Cranberry Juice ( must be pure kind NOT cocktail juice)
  • Pure Lemon Juice
  • distilled or purified water

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That’s it – now check back for more healthy recipes as well as some easy movements and self-massage for your tummy to keep things moving.  Than k you to all who are doing this with me.

BTW – I weighed myself this morning and down 1 1/2 pounds!  I weigh the same time every day in the morning after my one cup of coffee.  Oh yeah, any of you get the ballerina tea?  How’d that go?  Really “gets things moving right? ”  Removes all the sludge from your body.

Buy your lemons by the bag when possible – we will be using them for lots of things – along with beauty and clean home cleaning solutions.

Share your results with me below and stay tuned tons of stuff this week that you like:

Poached Salomon by my hubby Chef Mike Tauraso – Asain Slaw – Fruit & Green Salad with a fantastic vinaigrette just to wet your whistle.

XOXO

The Quarantine Cleanse – We Can Come Out Of This Better – Stronger – Glowing

Morning All & Happy Sunday,

As I mentioned on FB & Inta yesterday – I am done with the gorging and bad eating during this isolation from COVID’19.  So yesterday I started to eliminate some yucky foods – I did NOT have my normal cherry ice before bed, cut out fast food, chips, etc… I began with some green juice which I shared and gearing up for giving my digestion a break, cleaning out my body and resetting so I feel light, glowing, and energic.

We are going to make chicken stock today and probably 3x’s a week this will be used for soups, but also to sip on through the day – I often add apple cider vinegar (ACV) to it as well to calm your tummy, give it a rest and promote an alkaline environment in your body.  FYI I am a sugar addict always have been and I find this drink really helps me curb the cravings and it so yummy to boot.  You will get collagen from the stock protein and warm your body which in turn is extremely healing.  You may want to grab a copy of this book.  See the book here:  Click here to order the book from my Amazon list. A wealth of information and recipes I will be referring to it often. loriannmd, lori tauraso, clean program, dmv bloggers, the dc bloggers, hot detox, hibernation 2020, maryland bloggers, tauraso food group, anti aging health.

You are going to want to invest in a juicer for veggies and such and a handheld citrus juicer or small plugin one.  I use a Breville juicer and love it but as long as it extracts your juice use whatever you can afford or want.  Here are a few I like and have owned over the years.  Breville Juicer  Hamilton Beach

 

Chicken Stock For The Soul

I will use this stock for soups and to sip on during my cleanse

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 1
Author Lori Tauraso

Instructions

  1. clean a whole chicken - you can poach whole for a clear stock or cut up and brown for a more rich savory stock (chicken thighs can be used too)

  2. in stock pot get pan hot then add olive oil to coat bottom and 1 tablespoon butter

  3. add 1 half large onion - sweet or white - chopped Lightly S&P (use kosher salt) you are building flavor in layors and we do not want too much salt in here.

  4. add 4 stalks cleaned chopped celry

    Lightly brown

  5. Add chicken pieces and stir often getting all parts brown but not burnt - Med-High heat

  6. Add garlic cloves about 4 chopped turn heat down (DO NOT BURN GARLIC)

  7. ADD Filterd water to cover2 /3 from top of pot - turn up heat to almost high and bring to a boil.

  8. Foam may start tocome to the top you want to skim this off - this is yuck from the bones of the chicken and things we dont want. While on Med - High heat move pot to one side of flame you will see foam settles toone side and easier to skim off.

  9. Simmer down to enhance the flavor of the stock - I will than chill over night - bring to boil again in themorning - stain through sive or colander put chicken aside - veggies etc. discard or save for your pups like I do.

    You now have stock to freeze, sip on or add to soup.

I will be making this soup today – one of my favorites Escorle Soup – you can sub with any green you like just be sure to rinse very well the leaves have lots of dirt and sand. My Escarole Soup

or try the Cauliflower White Bean Soup to use with the stock

Shopping list – feel free to use up what you have in the house we do not want to be wasteful or serve others in the house or friends.

Chicken – whole or thighs – organic farm-raised best if possible

Celery, Lemons, spinach, onion, garlic, baby kale or escarole, banana, red lentils ( really orange in color easier to digest), chia seeds, flax seeds, raw almonds, almond milk unflavored unsweetened, cayenne pepper, maple syrup organic grade b, dandelion tea, cranberry juice, smooth move tea, or my ballerina tea, purple cabbage, rice wine vinegar ( Ethnic Asain isle) scallions, ginger root, tamari, good olive oil, apple cider vinegar ( Braggs is my favorite, almond butter, apples, sweet potato, wild-caught salmon ( later this week) a probiotic ( see an article from my friend and Jennifer Gularson, PA-C, IFMCP = Board Certified Functional & Aesthetic Medicine PA – this means she’s SMART) Below is info from Jennifer – she is wonderful and you can find her on Instagram HERE  to set up a virtual call for your specific needs and or questions.  I Highly recommend her and have known her for over a decade.

A detox program results in improved symptoms and an increased sense of wellbeing for most individuals. Many who participate in a personalized detox program describe the improvement in pain and fatigue levels, enhanced cognitive function and moods, more effective and satisfying sleep cycles, and weight loss.

On a daily basis, your liver, kidneys, large intestine, lymphatic system, and sweat glands work to reduce the body burden, or buildup, of environmental contaminants.

Your toxic body burden is a result of three main factors:

  • The number of toxicant exposures from both internal and external sources.

  • Your ability to produce detox enzymes for processing these compoundS. This is based on your unique genetics and familial influence.  

  • The amount of detox supporting nutrients consumed in your diet. Specific foods support the processes of changing toxic chemicals and waste products to less harmful forms and assist in their elimination. 

This is why part of efficient detoxification is ensuring you have all of the nutrients necessary to complete the dozen or so reactions required to turn toxins into inert substances that can be eliminated from the body. Without them, your body simply cannot do what it needs to do to keep you healthy and thriving.

Many times people who are going through a detox program, jump in with 2 feet and do things a little too quickly.   To use an analogy, they fill the bathtub up with water and have not made sure the drain is working.  To avoid this there are a couple of things you should make sure you are doing before taxing your body to detox.  

  • Water, water, water – making sure you are hydrated to perform all these processes efficiently 

  • Elimination (pooping) – once you detoxify these compounds we need to get them out of our system. Making sure you are having good stools at LEAST once a day 

  • Movement – you want to make sure you are walking or moving each day to promote healthy elimination

  • Sweat – saunas are good or even a hot bath, you can eliminate toxins this way too

 

To make sure your gut health is up and running prior to detoxification, here are some things you can add to your diet to get things moving:

  • FIber – ground flax works well or inulin powder

    • Fiber not only provides bulk to your stools and binds toxins for excretion, but it also makes up one of our body’s physical barriers. 

    • Fiber increases glycoproteins called mucins, which help to make up mucus. Mucus protects the lining of the gut, provides lubrication, and prevents the translocation of toxins and other harmful substances. 

  • Probiotics –  good bacteria to help promote gut health

  • L-Glutamine – to help heal and seal your gut lining

  • Collagen supplements – bone broth is good for this

  • Cilantro, chlorella and other dark leafy green vegetables for the chlorophyll

 

 

Your body detoxifies in two phases and then eliminates those toxins.  As you lose weight, you are liberating what is stored in fat cells.  Toxins that are not able to be eliminated quickly usually end up in your fat storage.  So as you lose weight, your need for detoxification increases. Each of the phases of detoxification requires certain nutrients to be present to do it effectively. 

Phase 1

Detox phase 1 takes place in your liver and is carried out by cytochrome P450 enzymes and (caution, technical words here) includes dehalogenation, hydrolysis, hydration, oxidation and reduction reactions. 

The nutrients needed for Phase 1 reactions are:

B-vitamins (Methylated or Co-enzymated/Activated B-Complex is best):  Riboflavin (aka, B2), Niacin (aka, B3), B6 (aka, pyridoxine), Folic acid (aka, B9), B12

Vitamin C – Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in detoxification, including the metabolism and elimination of heavy metals 

Vitamin E

Magnesium Glycinate

Glutathione and N-acetylcysteine (NAC)

It’s impossible to talk about detoxification without discussing the role of glutathione. Essentially, glutathione functions as an antioxidant, which helps reduce oxidative stress and remove free radicals generated during the detoxification process (Phase 1). Glutathione also acts as a cofactor for a number of antioxidant enzymes and aids in recycling antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E. 

Due to its poor absorbability in the human digestive tract, glutathione supplements are commonly prescribed in liposomal form. This can be costly and sometimes difficult to find. Enter NAC! 

N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a precursor to glutathione, helps to maintain glutathione levels and neutralize free radicals.  It is readily available and helps your body create its own Glutathione.

Phase 2

Once the liver has done its job, the secondary detoxification organs work to eliminate waste from the body. Our skin helps eliminate toxins through sweating, while our lungs do the same through respiration. The gastrointestinal tract and kidneys help us eliminate toxins that have been filtered through the liver via bowel movements and urination.

Supplements to help support Phase 2 Detoxification:

Curcumin (Tumeric)

Essential fatty acids (Fish Oil) 

Sulfur-containing compounds from the onion and cruciferous vegetable families

Sulforaphane – (BROCCOLI SPROUTS!!)

Sulforaphane is a phytochemical metabolized from glucoraphanin and can be obtained through the diet by consuming glucoraphanin-rich foods such as broccoli and broccoli sprouts, brussels sprouts, and cabbage (James et al., 2012). Sulforaphane is an essential component of the detoxification pathway as it activates the production of phase II liver enzymes.

Jennifer Gularson, PA-C, IFMCP

Functional & Aesthetic Medicine

Osteopathic Center for Healing
3200 Tower Oaks Blvd #430
Rockville, MD 20852

Now – here is a link to the right with a vast shopping list – get what you want but this is the gold standard I try and use as my guide.  CLEAN PROGRAM SHOPPING LIST – GUIDE

These are foods to avoid – again this is just a guide to reset your body I DO NOT WANT YOU TO WASTE FOOD OR MONEY – just a guide you decide how intense you want to go:

Excluded Foods to Avoid

Fruit: Oranges, Orange Juice, Grapefruit, Strawberries, Grapes, Banana, Goji Berries, RaisinsPlantains

Dairy: All Milk, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Cream, Yogurt, Butter, Ghee, Ice Cream, Non-Dairy Creamers

Grains: Corn, Barley, Spelt, Kamut, Farro, Rye, Couscous, Oats, Triticale, Wheat, White Rice, Tabbouleh, Cous CousWheat-Based Pasta or Noodles

Meat: Eggs, Raw Fish, Pork, Beef, Veal, Sausage, Cold Cuts, Canned Meats, Hot Dogs, Shellfish, Frankfurters, Kielbasa, Baconsmoked meats of any kind

Plant-based protein: Soybean Products (Soy Sauce, Soybean Oil in processed foods, Tofu, Soy Milk, Soy Yogurt), Textured Vegetable Protein, Soy Cheese

Nuts: Peanuts, Peanut Butter

Vegetables: Corn, Creamed Vegetables, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Eggplants, All Peppers

Oils: Butter, Margarine, Shortening, Processed Oils, Canola Oil, Salad Dressings, Mayonnaise, Soy-based Spreads

Beverages: Alcohol, Coffee, Soda Pop, Soft Drinks, Black or Oolong tea, Fruit Juice (unless it’s fresh-pressed)

Sweeteners: Agave, Brown Rice Syrup, Refined Sugar, White/Brown Sugars, Honey, Maple Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Evaporated Cane Juice, Splenda®, Equal®, Sweet’N Low®, Molasses, Erythritol

Condiments: Chocolate, Jam & Jellies (made with sugar), Ketchup, Relish, Chutney, Soy Sauce, Barbecue Sauce, Teriyaki, Bragg’s Amino Acids, other condiments, Gum (unless natural & organic, there are some made with stevia- Spry brand is allowed, same for mints)

Things to Watch For: Read ingredient labels carefully!

  • Corn and potato starch is often present in baking powder, beverages, and processed foods.
  • Vinegar, mayonnaise, and some mustard can often include wheat, corn or soy as well as added sugars.
  • Breads advertised as gluten-free still might contain sugar, oats, spelt, kamut, potato starch or corn.
  • Many amaranth and millet flake cereals contain oat or corn.
  • Many canned tunas contain textured vegetable protein, which is from soy; look for low-salt versions, which tend to be pure tuna, with no fillers, and get water-packed if canned.
  • Multi-grain rice cakes are not just rice. Be sure to purchase plain organic brown rice cakes.
  • “Natural flavors” can mean it contains MSG.

Now off to juice my celery and sip on stock while starting the day – I will be posting often on my insta stories and am here to help in any way.  The above list is from http://www.cleanprogram.com

CHEERS AND HAPPY MONDAY.

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‘THIS IS IT” I ANNOUNCED TO MIKE DOING JUICES – SMOOTHIES GIVING MY TUMMY A BREAK – NO MORE ISOLATION EATING FRENZY

I have many books here at home on cleanses, juicing, smoothie but I stumbled across this blogger and wanted to share some of her articles. ( The ingredient list below is from Hello Glow  – go ck her out – just love all the useful info) I announced to Mike yesterday that “THIS IS IT”!  This self-isolation is killing my mojo and my diet – so come the weekend (today) changes are coming. I’m starting the day with juicing some celery, ( i use the Breville juicer but any juicer will do for years I used the Jack LaLane juicer) I drank my famous “ballerina tea” last night so – things are…… ummmmm cleaned out – those who know me – know……. TMI but a must for cleanses and fresh starts.  Below listed are some other things I will grab at the store (if available – may hit the common market or Hmart if needed) along with their benefits. loriannmd, lori tauraso, blankslate, urablankslate, the dc bloggers, shop style collective, blogher, maryland bloggers, antiaging, green drinks, this is fifty, grow old with me, cheers, mocktails, one day at a time, black hog bbq, dcfoxfive,

 

Cilantro contains phytonutrients, flavonoids, and active phenolic compounds. It helps your body get rid of heavy metals by binding to them and moving them out. Eating a diet rich in cilantro can also have great anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.

It is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from the aging effects of UV light exposure.  If you’re one of the thousands of people who can’t stand cilantro, try adding it in small amounts to pesto or smoothies to reap the benefits without being overwhelmed by the flavor.

Green tea is high in flavonoids (antioxidants) and is the best source of catechins. Catechins are a group of antioxidants that fight disease by stopping cell damage in its tracks. These guys are even more powerful than vitamins C and E. Green tea appears also to lower the risk of certain kinds of cancer and help prevent heart disease.

Cucumbers don’t get as much attention as they should—they are great sources of vitamin C, K, beta-carotene, and molybdenum. They are full of phytonutrients that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. ( where I got this info )

Pineapple is one of the best sources of vitamin C around. Just one 8-ounce serving provides 131% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C. It is also an excellent source of bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion  Pineapple is also an excellent source of manganese, as well as several of the B vitamins.

Ginger has long been known to help with digestive troubles, but more recently, studies have shown that it also has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Ginger contains gingerol, which can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis. It also helps with circulation and gives your metabolism a big boost.

Avocados are a superfood, serving as an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and high amounts of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. The high healthy fat content in avocados helps the body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, D, and K. Adding in some avocado each day will also help add fiber to your diet, which in turn helps with digestion.

Lemon juice is a natural diuretic with cleansing and detox properties. It’s high in vitamin C, citric acid, magnesium, and calcium, all of which give the immune system a boost. Starting the day with lemon juice will help improve digestion. It works with the liver to cleanse the body, balance pH levels, and clear the skin.

So this morning I am using what I have in the fridge and starting off with only one cup of coffee and this juice – join me and let’s do this together.  Full disclosure I am 118lbs right now – ugg about 6 pounds heavier than I want – 110 is my fighting weight but I will start off slowly.  Msg me on insta if you want to start a group inspire team.  I know I’d love the support.  loriannmd, lori tauraso, blankslate, urablankslate, the dc bloggers, shop style collective, blogher, maryland bloggers, antiaging, green drinks, this is fifty, grow old with me, cheers, mocktails, one day at a time, black hog bbq, dcfoxfive,green drinks, juice cleanse, clean gut,

What’s in it you ask – romaine lettuce, lemon, celery, ginger, cucumber, spinach.  I could have added apple and carrot but sometimes that is too sweet especially in the morning.

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I hope you like this – comment and LMK on Instagram @loriannmd what else you want to see and we can stay ( or get ) back on track and healthy during this crazy time. I will bring you with me when I get more things at the store today – going to do some Asian slaw too for good “gut health”.  What do you want to see?

HUGS,

 

HIGH VS. LOW IS IT WORTH IT? (SPOILER ALERT – MOST TIMES IT JUST MAY BE ) I SHARE A FEW OF MY DUPES & GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello Lovlies,

If your new – Welcome and if you’re a friend already I am happy you stopped by.  Things are so crazy and uncertain right now I took a little breather but am back doing what I love.  Sharing what I use, want, love, and need with you all.  Giving honest real reviews.  Sometimes we cant go all Bougie all the time but you know I love to mix my high end and low-end pieces – Like my favorite mixing my target rolling stones T-shirt with Dior boots and LV handbag.  So below I am doing some shopping with and for you.  Some high some low and see where we can save or if you want the lux piece no matter what.  Let’s talk about jewelry.

I’m in love with Tiffany – I mean who isn’t – Mike bought me a circle in circle diamond necklace 20 years ago that is still classic and I wear it almost every day – a few years back they introduced their HardWear line and I’m obsessed.  However I don’t think it is in the cards so I have been searching for a look-alike a bit more affordable – but Mike if your listening.  I still want Tiffany and oh yeah the Cartier watch too – LOL loriannmd, tiffany, tiffany hardwear, gold, chain necklace,

 

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Now below you see on similar my first Dupe and much more affordable – it’s not gold of course but has the look (kinda).

NM Ben Amun Short Gold Chain Link $360.00

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Or This Dupe by Anthro gold chain chocker  for only $68.00 set of twoI did get these and they are super for traveling

 

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Now I love a designer but this one takes the cake and the less expensive version is more comfortable to me – I have had both and now only get the Steve Madden version.

 

 

$695.00 vs $65.00  I’ll let you be the judge………

 

 

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Let’s start with Sunglasses.  A little secret of mine – I’m Obsessed with shades!  High / low I don’t care.  Mike and I usually treat ourselves to a new pair when at the airport shopping before a vacay or preflight.  Nothing like some designer shades to set the tone for the islands….. I recently bought the new LV – La Grande Bellezza shades and I ADORE them – oversized – chic just how I like my sunnies.  steve madden, gucci loafers, gucci dupe, neiman marcus, ben amun, short link chain. gold necklace, shopping high low, dupe, lori tauraso, dry run ranch, the dc bloggers, luxury shopping, spring shopping, ,louis vuitton, sunnies, sunglasses, saks, summer 2020, nyfw2020, shopping, dupe, amazon dupe, lori tauraso, blank slate, urablankslate, luxury shopping, dmv blog, typsons galleria, tysons corner, rakuten, honey coupons, youtube dupes,

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However, they are $495.00 (ouch – but I had saved in-store coupons and gift cards for the purchase ) just so you know.  It got me thinking of some great dupes that I have seen on Amazon and I went ahead and purchased a few pairs. Here they all are – can you tell which is the LV and which is the dupe? Close right?  Comment below and on my Instagram and FB posts to be eligible to win.  The US only at this time.  I thought this would be fun to do during all this madness and quarantine stuff.    FYI – I will be doing Giveaways several times in the next few weeks to share the love and keep a positive spin going out there.

The pair I’m wearing below is really close to YSL, Gucci, and Celine Shades….. What do you think?  Now, of course, they are NOT polarized or prescription but I’m digging them tons.  I got two pairs for under $12.oo ” shut the front door”! amazon dupe, ysl, steve madden, gucci loafers, gucci dupe, neiman marcus, ben amun, short link chain. gold necklace, shopping high low, dupe, lori tauraso, dry run ranch, the dc bloggers, luxury shopping, spring shopping, ,summer 2020, corona 2020 , miamispa, loriannmd, blankslateblog, antiagewithme, travel and leisure, marriott bonvoy, travel blogger, the dc bloggers, selfcare, spa week, maimi spa month, miami wellness club, dc magazine, modern luxury magazine, sass magazine frederick, maryland bloggers, maxines miami, colins ave. pool, tropicale ,amazon dupe, celine sunglasses, louis vuitton sunglasses, runway, shopping,Amazon,

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The couple pair I ordered are pictured below. 

 

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I mean I am pretty happy – I am going to send one of you a pair just for commenting and following me and sharing on your Instagram…….  I thought we could have some fun while stuck inside.  How about that.  US Residents and mailing addresses only.

Now for a big one and I am so torn even though they are a dupe – the Fendi Plattform slides match my new bag???????  Ahhhhhhh so I’m keeping both and ordered black from Amazon too.

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Just so you know – I am keeping both pairs – the amazon ones are super comfy ordered in black too but the Fendi ones match my new bag….. #whatsagirltodo.  Keep Both that’s what this girl is doing – LOL

I hope you liked this dupe post – LMK if you want more like that.  I am trying to set up my Amazon affiliate links so if you want details for purchase I make a penny or two… so when you click on the shades should take you to my amazon acct – but we will see.  Comment below and I am giving away a pair of the amazon cat-eye sunglasses – US residents only.  I will pick a winner this Friday morning.  I just love them tons.  COMMENT TO ENTER TO WIN. amazon dupe, ysl, steve madden, gucci loafers, gucci dupe, neiman marcus, ben amun, short link chain. gold necklace, shopping high low, dupe, lori tauraso, dry run ranch, the dc bloggers, luxury shopping, spring shopping, ,summer 2020, corona 2020 , miamispa, loriannmd, blankslateblog, antiagewithme, travel and leisure, marriott bonvoy, travel blogger, the dc bloggers, selfcare, spa week, maimi spa month, miami wellness club, dc magazine, modern luxury magazine, sass magazine frederick, maryland bloggers, maxines miami, colins ave. pool, tropicale ,amazon dupe, celine sunglasses, louis vuitton sunglasses, runway, shopping,Amazon,

Tauraso Grilled Chicken on Rotisserie and Fire Roasted Poblanos

Ohhhh Everybody – I hope you are well,

This whole at home Social Distancing is really getting to me but we are trying to make the best of it.  So I wanted to share a good grill recipe that your whole family will love and it’s super easy.  Really getting into the swing of real barbecue grilling season – for us at home that’s all four seasons but I wanted to share with you this very easy delicious spring-summer dinner: Tauraso Grilled Rotisserie chicken & Fire roasted poblano peppers one fresh organic chicken from Hillside farms in Thurmont MD  https://hillsideturkey.com/  best chickens around ground turkey too-  lots of things you really should check it out it’s a huge difference from grocery store chickens I’ve been spoiled and I can’t eat those anymore. I will just take it out of package wash it & pat dry and then coat it with salt pepper maybe a bit of paprika and a little bit of olive oil & rub that bird 🐔 down haha

Poblano’s as many as you want they shouldn’t have any marks in them just nice firm the bigger the better place in a plastic Ziploc baggie coat with olive oil both things will go on the grill if you’re lucky enough to have a rotisserie skewer that and put the chicken on there a medium size chickens gonna take about an hour give or take and we use natural wood charcoal you can get at Lowe’s Walmart sometimes the grocery store like the cowboy bag. ..

When the poblanos are done put them back in the bag they’ll be steaming in there for a little while and it’s easy to remove the skin and seeds if you’d like I’d like just the skin removed and keep just a little bit of the seeds.   See how Mike does it here. tauraso, mike tauraso, tauraso cooking, blank slate, lori tauraso, frederick food, dmv food, the dc bloggers, sass magazine, tik tok, eating right, loriannmd, black hog bbq

 

 

Now get the kids and make a salad or your favorite veggie and voilà… dinner is served

Bon appétit.

Healthy clean easy you and your family will love it💜. Let me know what you think…

Here’s to your health 🤗I will be posting a few more recipes and some great skincare tips and masks to make an at home spa plus  doing some give aways 

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